Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring 2017 Events

Spring feels like it is starting slowly this season, particularly after Kalamazoo's mild winter.  But, warmer weather is coming and it will bring plenty of opportunities to hike or bike or look for birds, wildflowers, or morels.

Many West Michigan festivals and activities celebrate Spring.

Spring events near Kalamazoo

March 1- April 30 Butterflies are Blooming at Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids

April 15-23, National Park Week
April 15 Green-A-Thon 2017 Celery Flats Portage
April 29 Thornapple Woodpecker Festival Middleville
May 6-7  Victorian Days Grand Ledge
May 6 Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade 1pm St Joseph - Benton Harbor
May 6-14 Tulip Time festival Holland
May 13-20 Kalamazoo Bike Week Kalamazoo

May 16  Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival  at Bell's in Kalamazoo

May 20-21 Great Lakes Kite Festival 2016 Grand Haven
May 27 Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones 4th Annual Native Plant Sale People's Food Co-op Kalamazoo 

Also consider:
Vegetable planting dates

Earth Day Activities throughout Michigan
Bike Friendly Kalamazoo's  Event listings

Tawas Point Birding Festival Iosco County May 18–19
birdwatching at Bird Trails and Sanctuaries in Michigan

Discover Kalamazoo's event listing

Events from Pure Michigan
Gazelle Sports Races and running calendar

League of Michigan Bicyclists Michigan Bicycling Calendar

Michigan Festivals and Events Association Events browser

The DNR has calendars of events for State Parks and Recreation Areas.

Sarrett Nature Center's Event list Benton Harbor
Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange  May  Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Hickory Corners

Spring weekend getaways