Blessing of the Blossoms

Blessing of the Blossoms

Sunday, May 16, 2021

2:00 pm

Michigan State University Research & Extension

1737 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor


The Blossomtime Festival is excited to announce another event taking place this spring, the Blessing of the Blossoms. The Blessing of the Blossoms was first held by the Rev. W. J. Cady in 1906 and is credited as the beginning of the Blossomtime Festival. The Blessing of the Blossoms is a non-denominational service that is the foundation and the core of the Blossomtime Festival itself.

The Blessing of the Blossoms will include Miss and Mr. Blossomtime and their Courts, Miss Teen Blossomtime, Miss Junior Teen Blossomtime, the Bud Prince & Princess, and 2020 Community Queens and Kings, as well as clergy from participating communities.  The event is designed to celebrate the blessings of the past and ask for God’s blessing on this year’s season in a multi-community setting of reverence and fellowship. 

The Blessing of the Blossoms is sponsored once again this year by Florin Funeral Services in memory of H. Paul Florin; He was a long-time supporter and Board member of the Blossomtime Festival for over 40 years.  It is to be held outside with limited seating. No restrooms available. Please feel free to bring a lawn chair. If the weather is uncooperative, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 23rd at 2:00 p.m.  There is no admission fee. We ask that you please adhere to the CDC Guidelines with social distancing and wearing masks.

Immediately following the Blessing of the Blossoms, the Blossomtime Royalty partakes in yet another time-honored tradition, pairing up with the House of David “Echoes” Baseball Team the Blossomtime “Royals” face off in a game of baseball holding true to the early 1900’s rules and regulations of America’s favorite pass time. This event is open to the public and free of charge.  Come watch the fun and cheer on your favorite team at Eden Springs Park in Benton Harbor.


For further information, please contact the Blossomtime Office by calling 269-982-8016 or emailing

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