Summertime in Michigan means a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables growing throughout the Great Lakes state. We can celebrate fresh eating at farmers markets, corner stands and even festivals but the time is right to celebrate blueberries, now in season through August.
Packed with fiber, low in calories and loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants, Blueberries are a great addition to your diet. The superfood has also been linked to improving memory, fighting against cancer and reducing the risk of heart disease.
There are multiple festivals happening in Michigan during blueberry season, all of which offer fresh, family-friendly fun.
- National Blueberry Festival, South Haven – The 54thannual National Blueberry Festival will be held Aug. 10-13. The festival includes a basketball tournament, live music, downtown sidewalk sales, paint and wine classes, blueberry pancake breakfasts and more.
- Montrose Blueberry Festival, Montrose – This hometown festival takes place Aug. 16-20. Take in a classic car show, pie eating contest, arts and crafts show and more. Parades, races and a carnival mean there’s fun for the entire family to enjoy.
- Wild Blueberry Festival, Paradise – Celebrate the growth of wild blueberries at this festival, which runs from Aug 18-20. Enjoy art, music, nature and of course, food. While you’re visiting Paradise, make sure to experience the nearby natural beauty with stops at Tahquamenon Falls and Lake Superior.