One of the oldest, best and broadest-based parades in Michigan is waiting to be discovered by you in downtown St. Joseph on May 1. The Blossomtime Festival’s Grand Floral Parade features more than 125 colorful, creative floats, including units with community queens and their courts, antique cars, bands and costumed characters. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill Team will lead the parade as it has for the past 46 years.
Blossomtime Festival began in 1906 and has annually celebrated Southwest Michigan’s incomparably-diverse agricultural industry ever since. The festival spans 25 communities and hosts some 250,000 parade watchers from across the Midwest.
If a May Day parade on a sparkling day in a Lake Michigan Harbor Town sounds like your cup of tea, join us on the parade route from Main Street and Pearl in St. Joseph at 1 p.m. Enjoy two glorious hours of pageantry while the parade marches along the main drag and across the river to neighboring Benton Harbor.
When evening nears, choose from a host of Lake-to-Lake-member bed and breakfast inns in and around St. Joseph. You’ll find quality-inspected inns right in town, next door in Stevensville, and just down the road in Lakeside and in Union Pier. Why choose a Lake to Lake-member inn? The Michigan Lake to Lake Bed & Breakfast Association guarantees you will “rest assured.” Our member B&Bs are the best of the best.
Linda Singer, Executive DirectorMichigan Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Association 6757 Cascade Rd SE Ste 241, Grand Rapids MI 49546 (616) 575-1610 Office (616) 575-0270 Fax