After being downsized for the past two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Flower Day is returning this spring entirely in-person.
The massive flower sale is scheduled for Sunday, May 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Detroit’s Eastern Market and includes over 13 acres of vendors from the Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association.
Sam Morykwas is the senior marketing manager for Eastern Market Partnership. He says for Michiganders, Flower Day is about celebrating the change of seasons.
“I think for many people, Flower Day is a family tradition,” Morykwas says. “They come every single year and it’s sort of the kickoff to their spring.”
In addition to Flower Day there will be five Flower Season Tuesday Markets scheduled for May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
Morykwas says Tuesday markets have fewer vendors compared to the Saturday markets but are ideal for shoppers who prefer a more relaxed experience.
The May 15 event will include food vendors and activities for all ages.
This year there will be no online sales.