It’s been a long winter in metro Detroit, and while it’s possible we’ll get some snow into April, all eyes are on spring and warmer weather.
With that, places throughout Wayne County will help you celebrate spring and the arrival of warmer air. Check out some of the best events in Wayne County to celebrate spring
Maybury Farm Maple Syrup tours
Maybury Farm in Northville gives you a chance to see the maple syrup process up close, taking a wagon to the forested area of the farm and into the sugar bush where you’ll see how maple trees produce sap flows, how to tap and collect the sap. Then, you’ll see the sap become maple syrup.
Once the tour is done, you can buy some of the delicious Michigan maple syrup and do some shopping.
The tours leave every half hour from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from March 11 through April 2.
Photo courtesy of Maybury Farm on Facebook
Take in a Detroit City FC game
Detroit City FC is Detroit’s professional soccer team, and they play games at historic Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck. Thousands of fans attend each game, which is also filled with local food trucks and cheap drinks.
Le Rouge, as they’re called, have home games at Keyworth from March through October. Specific spring games are on March 25, April 1, April 29, May 6, May 20 and May 27.
Ramadan Suhoor Festival
In Dearborn, thousands of people will gather weekend nights to celebrate Ramadan with the annual Ramadan Suhoor Festival. The late-night event starts at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Fairlane Town Center.
It brings together dozens of food trucks, retail shopping, dessert trucks, drinks and more.
Nothing screams spring like marshmallow drops ahead of Easter. Wayne County will have two marshmallow drops – one at Elizabeth Park in Trenton on April 7 at 9 a.m. and the other at Nankin Mills Park in Westland on April 7 at 11 a.m.
Wyandotte Restaurant & Retail Week
Wyandotte, a beautiful town about 25 minutes south of Downtown Detroit, has a ton of great restaurants. They’ll celebrate restaurant week from April 18-24 with special menus and discounts at spots throughout the city.
Check out Greenfield Village
The historic village next to The Henry Ford, Greenfield Village opens to the public on April 15 after shutting down for the winter.
Spread out over 80 acres, the village has seven districts with important historic buildings like Thomas Edison’s lab, the Wright Brothers’ home, working farms and more.
Downtown Plymouth Spring Artisan Market
One of the first outdoor festivals of the spring happens in Downtown Plymouth with the spring artisan market.
It’s happening on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Gathering near Kellogg Park.
Dozens of vendors will sell local, crafted goods near Kellogg Park. While you’re there, try one of their great restaurants or a brewery on the Detroit Brew Trail.
Hit up a Farmers Market
The arrival of spring also means the return of farmer’s markets. Some Wayne County farmer’s markets are below.
Allen Park – Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting in April
Canton – March 19, April 16, every Saturday starting May 14
Plymouth – Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting May 13
Trenton – Every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting May 4
St. Florian Parish Strawberry Festival
The historic St. Florian Parish in Hamtramck will have the strawberry festival on May 6-7, a combined Polish and strawberry festival to celebrate spring.
There will be Polish food, live music, Polka dancing and much more.
Bark on Biddle
Celebrate the end of spring and get ready for summer with your four-legged friends at Bark on Biddle in Downtown Wyandotte.
The 3-day event will be along the Detroit River in a parking lot and part of Bishop Park from June 2-4. There will be pet-related vendors, dog toys, samples of dog food and treats and much more.