The Blossomtime Festival and parade are the oldest and largest multi-community events in the state, celebrating all that southwest Michigan has to offer.
My fellow area legislators and I were proud to recently welcome the 2011 festival’s pageant finalists to the Michigan Capitol. It was truly a special honor to host these outstanding young people who are excellent representatives of their communities; volunteering throughout the region in their leadership roles.
The 105-year-old festival is a wonderful family-fun event that is only possible because of the volunteers, participants and vendors who make the celebration successful each year.
Thank you for your efforts to help attract thousands of visitors to our community in celebration of the beauty and rich agricultural traditions of southwest Michigan.
I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the festivities.
Here is a calendar of events to remember for this year’s celebration:
April 30: Farm Tour
May 1: Blessing of the Blossoms; Vintage Baseball
May 1-4: Blossomtime Good Will Tour
May 3: Keys to the Cities/Mayors Banquet
May 5: Youth Parade
May 6: Pre-parade Pasta Party
May 7: 5K Run/Walk for the Buds; Grand Floral Parade.
For more information please visit http://www.blossomtimefestival.org.