Hundreds people set aside some time Saturday to stop and smell the orchids in Traverse City.
The 19th annual Orchids by the Bay show kicked off Saturday morning at the Traverse City Civic Center.
The event features dozens of beautiful displays of exotic, blooming orchid plants as well as a mix of vendors who were selling high quality growing supplies.
This year there is also a mix of orchid artwork, crafts and photography on display.
Northwestern Michigan Orchid Society hosts the event every year and says it's a great educational opportunity for the community.
The show runs through Sunday from 11am to 4pm at the Traverse City Civic Center and admission is free.