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Belleville National Strawberry Festival


* 2007 Special Events *

A weekend of fun for everyone, BELLEVILLE, MI
A weekend of fun for everyone, BELLEVILLE, MI – The 31st 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.
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 16th -- 11 a.m. -- 1 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. Belleville High School and Main Street. The Midway at Belleville High School begins on Thursday, June 14th. Ride for one price from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The ride for one price will continue on Friday, June 15th 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 and 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.
6th Annual Cinnamon's Fathers Day Car Show
Sunday June 17, in Shady Victory Park at 5 Points 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, during the 31st Annual Belleville National Strawberry Festival. DJ, music trivia and much more! Annual Friday night KICK OFF party held at Meijer on Belleville Rd, June 15th 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 16th, 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 15th – 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.
Strawberry Prince and Princess Contest
Friday, June 15th, 12:00 p.m. at South Middle School. Contestants must live in Belleville, Sumpter or Van Buren Township. For more information, call 734.697.6110.
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 15, 5pm and 7pm; Saturday, June 16, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm; Sunday June 17, 2pm, 5pm.
Shuttle Service
Use the convenient free shuttle vans to visit the different locations. Or take a ride on the American Legion Train or in the Ford Hydrogen van. 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.
Helicopter Rides
See beautiful Belleville and Van Buren Township from the air. Provided by Phoenix Precision Air, the ride boards behind Belleville High School.
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 15: 1pm, 4pm, 7pm; Saturday, June 16: 1pm, 4pm, 7pm; Sunday, June 17: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. The kids will love this!
The City of Belleville Fire Department
BFD 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.
The 4th Annual Waterball Competition
A competition between the Belleville Fire Department and several other neighboring fire departments will be held on Saturday, June 16, immediately following the Belleville Strawberry Festival Parade, at Main and Third Street. It is an exciting event to watch.
Water Ski Show
Saturday June 16 at 3:00 pm At Horizon Park (behind the Veteran's Memorial)
Presented by: The Belleville Lake Waterski Club.
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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Proud Sponsor of the Belleville Strawberry Festival

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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