7 Awesome Springtime Activities in Frankenmuth

Flowers in the sunlight at Zehnder's

1.) The Flowers

Frankenmuth is known for beautifully colored flowers that spread all throughout the city. Every year, the City of Frankenmuth places 350 huge hanging baskets across the Downtown stretch, not to mention the thousands of flowers planted throughout town. Putting those two ingredients together on a 2 mile stretch of road makes for A LOT of color! They are the perfect reminder that Spring is finally here!

Pink flower with Monarch butterfly on it
Flowers in the sunlight at Zehnder's
Woman with head next to huge flower

2.) Enjoying a delicious meal with a great patio view

There is nothing better than enjoying your lunch or dinner and drinks with friends in the beautiful weather on a patio. In Frankenmuth, we have 16 great ways to enjoy outdoor dining! So sit back, bask in the sunshine and watch the horse-drawn carriages go by.

Group of friends sitting outside Prost!
Photo of an iphone taking a photo of a group on the porch at Tiffany's
Close up of beer on the patio of Michigan on Main

3.) Soaking up the sunshine with your furry friend

Frankenmuth is full of parks and we even have a dog park designed specifically for your best friend! And if you are looking to go shopping with your four legged companion, just look for the “Pets Welcome” sign on shop doors. There are many shops in the River Place Shops that welcome dogs.

Pomeranian sitting under a Frankenmuth Bike Rack
Dog with big tounge sticking out
A pug looking at a beignet


Frankenmuth has many places to stop in and grab a scoop. Whether you prefer mint chocolate chip piled high or vanilla in a waffle bowl topped with hot fudge and sprinkles, we can provide the napkins.

Ice cream cone
Two young girls sitting on bench eating ice cream
Family eating ice cream outside on bench together

5.) Spring Festivals

It wouldn’t be Spring in Frankenmuth without festivals to enjoy! From Mid-March through Memorial Day Weekend we have something to celebrate: Bavarian Easter Celebration, Bringin’ Back the 80’s, World Expo of Beer, Dog Bowl, and Balloons Over Bavarian Inn. For our full listing of festivals and events, visit our calendar or call the Visitor Center today at 1-800-FUN-TOWN.

Two boys in front of giant Easter Egg
Three friends at Bringin' Back the 80's
Group of girlfriends at Balloons Over Bavarian Inn

6.) The Cass River is officially open for business

The Cass River has finally thawed and the ducklings are back. Along with the beauty of nature is the beauty of sitting back and relaxing on the gorgeous Bavarian Belle Riverboat, enjoying the scenery and an hour-long narrated tour. If a little wine and chocolate pairing floats your boat, then FunShips Tours & Tasting is just down river. Both boats are ready for passengers by May 1st, 2017!

Cass River shot, Bavarian Belle and FunShips boat are cruising on it

7.) Shopping at local boutiques and businesses

Shopping in Frankenmuth is fun year round. But there is something so wonderful about shopping on a sunny, Spring day. Strolling along Main Street and taking in the beautiful architecture, or walking the paths of the River Place Shops and stopping to smell the flowers. You might even score on a Spring sale!

Girl in hat standing outside of store
Four friends outside shopping
Couple by fountain