Flower Day is Fur Day in Detroit
Flower Day is Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the 50th Flower Day hosted by the Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association, in partnership with Eastern Market.
This annual tradition draws thousands from the region to Eastern Market. Visitors peruse flower growers from Michigan, Ohio and Canada – all offering their expertise in addition to a variety of flowers, plants, shrubs and the like. Guests can also take advantage of free pick-up and drop-off services available for purchases at two locations in the Market.
It’s also Fur Day for Wolverine Furs’ Detroit area customers! You can drop your furs off for climate controlled cold storage and then enjoy the rest of the day knowing your furs are in safe hands.
We’ll be open both days and you can call us at (313) 961-0620 for parking. You can also reserve fur storage pickup service online here.
The History of Flower Day
In the 1960’s southeastern Michigan had the largest production of bedding plants in the United States. Unfortunately, two-thirds of the crop was sold out of state. In 1966, a group of 20 flower growers in the metropolitan Detroit area formed the Metro Detroit Flower Growers Association (MDFGA) to promote awareness and local sales. The first Flower Day was held at the Michigan State Fairgrounds and featured displays, not sales, by local growers. In 1967, after the success of the event at the fairgrounds, MDFGA moved its event to Eastern Market, where growers could sell as well as display their products.