When you start thinking about Mother's Day, you also might start thinking about what kind of flowers you might get for your own mom. Grocery stores and stands are usually overflowing with buds as that Sunday approaches. You might not know that one week after Mother's Day is a date that you should keep your eye in if you want to score some blooms at Flower Day

Flower Day at Eastern Market has been a tradition of the city for over fifty years and it's still going strong. 

Back when this custom got started, Michigan was growing a ton of flowers, but not a lot of them were staying in state. A group of farmers got together and decided that they would do something about it.

They put up a huge display of flowers and since then Detroiters haven't been able to stop coming back. 

7 a. m. does sound ridiculously early, but if you are hoping to get your pick of the best flowers the market has to offer, then getting there early might be your best bet.

You'd be shocked at how cleared out the place is even just a few hours after they open.

Amongst the tulips and geraniums, there are also plenty of local vendors and food trucks to explore. 

Vendors will also be selling other flower-related things, like prints and accessories. 


One thing you don't have to worry about the market running out of will be food. 

You can check out a list of the best bucket place eats at this place here

Flower Day at Eastern Market 

Price: Free

When: May 17, 2020, starting at 7 a.m.

Address: 2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI

Why You Need To Go: Even if you're not about to buy a bunch of flowers to start a garden, it's so worth it just to wander through all of the varieties of nature with a friend. There are always puppies at the market and tons of things to eat and drink!

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