5 Midwest Spring Flower Festivals | Midwest Living

5 Midwest Spring Flower Festivals

Each May, the Dutch-theme Tulip Time festival blooms in Pella, Iowa, one of many Midwest towns throwing huge street parties to greet spring—and you're invited!

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Blossomtime Festival

In southwest Michigan, the Blessing of the Blossoms kicks off the state's oldest and largest multicommunity festival. Other highlights include a Shoe Box Float Parade, vintage baseball game and Grand Floral Parade. April 27-May 3, 2014. (269) 982-8016; blossomtimefestival.org


Dogwood-Azalea Festival

In Charleston, Missouri, a 6-mile, luminaria-lined route showcases historic architecture and spring blooms. The 44th annual fest honors the town's 175th birthday with a parade, home and garden tours, an ice cream social and more. April 10-13, 2014. (573) 683-6509; charlestonmo.org


Tulip Time Festival

Topeka, Kansas, welcomes spring with more than 200,000 tulips and daffodils blooming at historic sites, parks and gardens throughout the city. April 4-20, 2014. (800) 235-1030; visittopeka.us


Orleans Dogwood Festival

Bike rides joined the lineup last year at this family-friendly Indiana fest. Bring cash for town-wide yard sales, plus carnival rides and crafts vendors. April 30-May 3, 2014. (812) 865-9930; orleansdogwoodfestival.com


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