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Belleville Strawberry Festival


* Special Events *

A weekend of fun for everyone, BELLEVILLE, MI
The 30th Annual Strawberry Festival in Belleville, Michigan offers something for everyone with three days of nonstop events. The Strawberry Festival celebrates the strawberry season with free special events for the entire family, beginning with Two Midways, beer tent, music and concerts, bingo, crafters, magnificent food, strawberry treats, a children’s area, Strawberry Queen, and Prince and Princess pageants.
NBA Rhythm 'n Rims
Meet your favorite NBA players and legends! Hang with DJ Dallas Green as he spins the hottest sounds! Compete in shooting contests and win authentic NBA merchandise. Two courts, slam dunk rims & much, much more! Don't miss out -- for more information on NBA Rhythm 'n Rims, please call 866-NBA-JAMS or log onto Located on Main Street between 3rd and 4th Streets.
Purina Pro Plam Rally Across America
The Purina Pro Plan Rally Across America tour is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for pet rescue nationwide by providing consumers with the opportunity to participate in a virtual walk to help raise money for local pet rescue groups. See them on Main Street at the Higgerson & Neal parking lot.
Detroit Pistons/Detroit Shock Year-Round Hoops Truck
Shoot hoops for a prize. Meet Hooper, the team mascot. Watch highlights of championship games on a big screen. Located on the corner of Main and Third Streets.
Festival Parade: Saturday June 17th - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
See more than 150 exciting entries of floats, musical entertainment, motorcades, marching bands, clowns, and acrobats that will keep you entertained for two hours. Non stop action as over 30,000 people gather to watch this annual breath-taking parade.
Carnival Rides and Games
Two midways. St. Anthony’s and Main Street. The Midway at St. Anthony’s begins on Thursday, June 15th. Ride for one price from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The ride for one price will continue on Friday, June 16th at both locations from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Belleville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Fantasy Face Painting
Derby & Lovely, making their first appearance at the festival, will showcase their talents with Fantasy Face Painting near the Main Stage at the corner of Main and 3rd Streets. Derby & Lovely are the official fantasy face painters for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions. With numerous awards, these 2 Clowns have been performing for over 15 years. For more information, visit
Stage Entertainment
Special musical entertainment groups will be featured from around the local area. A fantastic variety of entertainment for everyone will take place in the downtown area on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Three stages will keep you tapping your toes. Located at Main and Fourth Streets; Main and Third Streets and Main Street at Frosty Boy.
Arts & Crafts
There is no shortage of arts and crafts throughout the Festival. Featuring craftspeople and artisans from all over the state of Michigan, special market places are located throughout the festival.
5th Annual Cinnamon's Fathers Day Car Show
Sunday June 18, in Shady Victory Park at 5 Points 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, during the 30th Annual Belleville National Strawberry Festival. Over 30 trophies to give away and hourly drawings for door prizes, DJ, music trivia and much more! Annual Friday night KICK OFF party held at Meijer on Belleville Rd, June 16th 6 - 9:00 PM Free soda & hot dogs to all those who pre-register for the Fathers day show. Two best of trophies and door prizes.
Pancake Breakfast
Hosted by the Rotary Club, this festival tradition and favorite, is held at the Belleville High School cafeteria. Fill up on pancakes before the parade. Saturday, June 17th, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Strawberry Idol Contest
Can you sing? Do you think you have what it takes to become "Strawberry Idol"? Enter one of three age divisions of competition and win a studio recording session provided by Talent Live Studios, Canton ( Contest will take place Sunday on the Main stage. Entry forms available online or at the festival office.
Strawberry Queen Pageant, Belleville High School Auditorium
Friday, June 16th – 7:30 p.m. The exciting National Strawberry Queen pageant. Beauty, intelligence, and talent are what you’ll see at this exhilarating competition. Call 734.697.3351 for details.
Mark Rosenthal’s Animal Magic
The popular exotic animal magician returns. Mark will be on the stage at the corner of Main and 4th Streets. Scheduled performance times are Friday, June 16, 5pm and 7pm; Saturday, June 17, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm;Sunday June 18, 2pm, 5pm.
Shuttle Service
Use the convenient free shuttle vans to visit the different locations. Or take a ride on the American Legion Train for $1. Shuttle and train runs continuous loop around the festival starting at the Meijer parking lot on Belleville Road. Shuttle hours: Friday 5pm-11; Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday Noon-7pm.
Rise Above BMX Stunt Team
returns by popular demand. See daring bicycle stunts and courageous jumps at the Frosty Boy on Main Street. Show times are Friday, June 16: 1pm, 4pm, 7pm; Saturday, June 17: 1pm, 4pm, 7pm; Sunday, June 18: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. The kids will love this!
Nothin’ But Throttle Charity Motorcycle Show
Saturday June 17, from 9:30am to 4:30 pm, Nothin’ But Throttle located at 81 South St. in Belleville will hold its first annual motorcycle Show. All proceeds will go to Mott’s Children’s Hospital. Sign up starts at 9:30 am on the day of the show or early sign up can be done at Nothin’ But Throttle starting May 15th. Entry fee is $20.00 per bike and all bikes will be judged by the public. A $1.00 donation or a canned food item will be requested from each person wishing to judge. Trophies will be awarded to class winners. Classes are: Stock Cruiser, Custom, Vintage, Sport bike & hot quad. All makes and models welcome! For more information contact 734-699-6800 or e-mail
The City of Belleville Fire Department
will be at Main and Second Streets with a few tables and chairs for visitors to sit at and eat or just to rest. While there you can view a video of the Belleville Fire Department performing their training practices and responding to fire and rescue calls or buy raffle tickets to win a 52” big screen tv and autographs of your favorite sports players including the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Nascar and UM & MSU.
The 3rd Annual Waterball Competition
between the Belleville Fire Department and several other neighboring fire departments will be held on Saturday, June 17, immediately following the Belleville Strawberry Festival Parade, at Main and Third Street. It is an exciting event to watch.
Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue
will offer pets for adoption under the canopy at the Higgerson-Neal Funeral Home located on Main Street. Stop by to learn about pet care, visit with the rescued dogs and cats and bring home a new best friend! For more information about FMAR cal 734.748.4153.

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For three days each year, the Belleville National Strawberry Festival transforms the town of Belleville into a strawberry wonderland. The Festival attracts over 200,000 people from throughout Southeastern Michigan with free entertainment, attractions and events, not to mention every type of strawberry treat imaginable. The Festival truly is the ultimate for having a berry good time!



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