Want an easy way to make someone’s day? Gift them flowers! Buy some beauties for your home too in celebration of this Flower Day 2023 in Detroit. The whole country and even planet can join in. It’s more than a day and event here in the city. This May 2023 Eastern Market Flower Show will display over millions of hanging baskets, bedding flats, pots, containers, and more. It’s also okay if you miss Flower Day because there’ll be more exciting opportunities at Eastern Market, including the First Day of Summer – Monday June 21st.
Get ready for official Flower Day posters & shirts designed by Detroit artist Cydney Camp, and additional flower shopping options throughout the season. Detroitisit rounded up a fresh list to help you prepare for what’s to come this Eastern Market Flower Day 2023. Let the natural beauty of flowers shine during the summer months!
THE HISTORY OF FLOWER DAY
Before you enjoy the scents and sights of Flower Day 2023 in Detroit, it’s helpful to know a little history! In the 1960’s southeastern Michigan had the largest production of bedding plants in the United States. Unfortunately, two-thirds of the crop was sold out of state. In 1966, a group of 20 flower growers in the metropolitan Detroit area formed the Metro Detroit Flower Growers Association (MDFGA) to promote awareness and local sales. The first Flower Day was held at the Michigan State Fairgrounds and featured displays, not sales, by local growers. In 1967, after the success of the event at the fairgrounds, MDFGA moved its event to Eastern Market, where growers could sell as well as display their products
FLOWER DAY DETAILS
Date & Time: Flower Day is Sunday, May 21st, 2023 from 7 AM – 5 PM
Flower Season Tuesday Markets (Remaining): May 16, 23 & 30 2023, from 9 AM – 3 PM, Saturday Markets: Saturdays Weekly from 6 AM – 4 PM, Year-Round
This event will feature over 15 acres of flowers from Metro Detroit Flower Growers Association and Eastern Market vendors from all over the Midwest. Stay for some more fun! Enjoy the food and festivities. It’s free and for all ages. Expect businesses around the Eastern Market district to be open with extended hours and special plans for the day. Russell Street will be closed from Wilkins Street to the Fisher Freeway Service Drive and filled with Eastern Market vendors, food trucks, and more. RVSP for Flower Day on Facebook HERE.
FLOWER SEASON TUESDAY MARKETS
Date & Time: May 16, 23 & 30 from 9 AM – 3 PM
Can’t make it on Flower Day this Sunday, May 21, 2023? In addition to Flower Day, Eastern Market will host three remaining Flower Season Tuesday Markets on May 16! Enjoy the Tuesday Markets flower selections from Eastern Market growers. Growers will also be under Shed 6, starting on Mother’s Day until Father’s Day, from sunrise to sunset. This is also a great option for anyone that isn’t too keen on large crowds, plus there’s easier parking.
Flowers can also be purchased at Saturday Markets throughout Flower Season. Saturday Market is open weekly, year-round from 6 AM – 4 PM with peak season for flowers at this market will be from roughly mid-April through June.
OFFICIAL FLOWER DAY ARTWORK
If you thought Flower Day 2023 in Detroit couldn’t get more colorful and vibrant, then take a look at the art! What better way to celebrate this Detroit tradition for years to come with an original print designed and signed by acclaimed local artist, Cydney Camp? Posters & shirts featuring this artwork will be available starting on Flower Day at the merchandise booth outside Shed 3. The first 50 posters will be hand-signed with editions priced at $50, with the remaining posters priced at $20. Flower Day is the gift that keeps on giving because sold at Eastern Market’s Saturday Markets while supplies last. They won’t be sold online, so make sure you don’t miss out!
MORE FLOWER DAY 2023 EVENT DETAILS
For all Flower Day enthusiasts, you can keep up with the countdown clock. You’ll also be able to keep a watch on future Flower Day events at Eastern Market. Get a better idea of the 2023 Easter Market Flower Day Hours, crowd sizes, number of flower vendors, flower deals, and what else to expect. According to the website, many shoppers say that (May-June) Saturdays are actually bigger summer season flower sales events, offering more price bargains. Click HERE to view the website for more useful information as well as shopping tips and other event details.
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