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Memorial Day Festivities In Metro Detroit

Many people will fill their Memorial holiday weekend this year with barbecues and trips to the beach; concerts and festivals. The moms at DMB are more than ready to jump start this summer with some outdoor fun! So who better to bring you all the latest happenings in your neighborhood so you can enjoy a beautiful Michigan weekend with the family? We want you to get out there and shake the winter off with one of these wonderful family friendly events!

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At the same time, let us not forget that Memorial Day is a day to honor the men and women who have died while in service of this great nation. At DMB, between the family gatherings, the games of horseshoes and unofficially kicking off the summer season, we will take some time to celebrate and honor the lives of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We’ve included many opportunities to take your family to help honor them as well.

Events/Festivals:

Addison Oaks Campground: May 27 – May 30

Honor our Veterans with a decorated bicycle parade, patriotic crafts, bingo, face painters, magic show, team games, inflatable, DJ dance, wagon rides and bands.

Detroit Electronic Music Festival: May 28 – May 30, Hart Plaza 12pm – 12am Daily

Celebrating its 10th anniversary Movement continues to embrace its tradition of promoting up-and-comers, local luminaries, trailblazers and pioneers of electronic music, in the birthplace of Techno.

Flint: Summer Kick-off Celebration: May 28, 2016

Welcoming summer 2016 with their Annual Summer Kick-Off Celebration.  FREE family fun including bounce houses, live music, activities, and everyone’s favorite, FIREWORKS! 

Frankenmouth: Balloons Over Bavarian Inn Festival:  May 27 – May 30:

Event and activities include Frankenmouth: Balloons Over Bavarian Inn Festival (May 30), Dog Bowl Lots of great events for your pup! Hot Air Balloons competing in morning and evening flights as they float over Frankenmuth. 

Greenfield Village: Civil War Remembrance: May 28-30, 2016

Hundreds of Union and Confederate re-enactors, civilians, musicians and historic presenters — all in period clothing — converge, eager to share their knowledge with you.

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Groveland Oaks Campground: May 27 – May 30

Honor our Veterans with a decorated bicycle parade, patriotic crafts, bingo, face painters, magic show, team games, inflatable, DJ dance, wagon rides and bands.

Hazel Park Memorial Festival: May 27 – May 30

This five day festival includes a carnival, refreshment tent including live music, baseball exhibition games, car show, bingo, and culminates with the Memorial Day Parade.

Lake St. Clair Metropark: Sunday Night Concert with Nicole New: May 29, 2016

This Detroiter’s eclectic style of singing, drawing from her early influences of performing Jazz, pop, opera and musical theatre has transformed into a sound all her own.

Mackinaw City Pageant, Bridge Walk and Fireworks: May 28 – May 30, 2016

Re-Creation of historical events and visitors can meet famous Indian Chiefs in the longest running FREE historical Memorial Day performance in the nation. Fireworks are May 28th at dusk.

Orchard Lake: St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair: May 27 – May 30,

Events and activities include carnival rides, food, Dancing, Bingo , Raffle, shopping and a kids area with things to do and see!

Rochester Heritage Days Festival: May 28 – May 29

Events and activities include lumberjack shows, craft show, live animals, car show, food and a historical civil war encampment.

Stoney Creek Metropark: Hook Line and Sinker Fishing Tournament: May 28, 2016

Benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Includes continental breakfast and prizes!

Troy Family Aquatic Center – FREE ADMISSION! : May 27, 2016 (Noon to 7:30 pm)

USPBL Baseball – Opening Day: May 30, 2016

Opening Day of this league in their brand new ball park in Utica, MI!

 

Parades/Remembrances:

Auburn Hills Memorial Day Parade: May 30, 2016

The parade begins at the American Legion Hall on Churchill and then proceeds to the cemetery and then back to the Legion Hall.

Beverly Hills Memorial Day Parade and Carnival: May 30, 2016

The parade begins in the east parking lot of Groves High School, travels north on Evergreen to Beverly and concludes at Beverly Park. Carnival follows the Parade at Beverly Park.

Birmingham Memorial Day Service: May 30, 2016

Shain Park – The program includes a wreath laying at the monuments and live music.

Chelsea Memorial Day Parade: May 30, 2016, 10:00am

The parade route heads south on Main St., east on Park St., north on East St. and east on Middle St., ending at Oak Grove Cemetery for a traditional ceremony honoring our veterans.

Clawson Memorial Day Ceremony: May 30, 2016

Honor and remember our military as sponsored by Clawson’s American Legion.

Dearborn Memorial Day Parade: May 20, 2016

The parade will begin at Maple and Michigan and travel west on Michigan Avenue to end the new Veterans Park and War Memorial.

Farmington Memorial Day Parade: May 30, 2016,

Parade begins near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Orchard Lake Road and travels one mile west on Grand River.

Lake Orion Memorial Day Parade: May 30, 2016

Pay homage to our veterans with military salutes, a wreath-placing ceremony, special guests and music.

Livonia Memorial Day Ceremony: May 28, 2016

Corner of 5 Mile and Farmington Rd. A tribute to our Veterans – complete with military salutes, a wreath-placing ceremony, special guests and music.

Madison Heights Memorial Day Parade and Pancake Breakfast: May 28, 2016

Begins at Dartmouth and John R and travels north along John R to 13 Mile, and will conclude in front of City Hall.

Northville Memorial Day Parade : May 30, 2016

The parade draws thousands of people each year to honor our veterans.

 Novi Memorial Day Parade : May 30, 2016

Parade route travels along Ten Mile beginning at Karim Blvd.  Memorial Service at the Novi Civic Center after the parade concludes.

Rochester Memorial Day Parade : May 30, 2016

The opening ceremony begins Mt. Avon Cemetery and travels to Veterans Memorial Pointe.

Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade May 30, 2016

Starting at Main St. and Harrison, proceeding North to 2nd Street, then east to the Veteran’s Memorial.

Southfield Memorial Day Ceremony : May 27, 2016

Pay homage to our veterans with military salutes, a wreath-placing ceremony, special guests and music.

St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade: May 29, 2016, 1:00pm traveling North along Harper Avenue from Little Mack to 11 Mile Road.

Troy Memorial Day Ceremony: May 30, 2016

Veterans Plaza in front of City Hall.

Waterford Memorial Day Parade: May 30, 2016

Parade begins at Burke Lumber and continues North to Walton Blvd./Williams Lake Rd

Walled Lake Memorial Day Parade: May 30, 2016

The parade begins at Walled Lake Dr. and Maple and runs along Pontiac Trail.

Westland Veterans Memorial Day Parade: May 29, 2016

Parade begins at the Wayne Ford Civic League and ends at the Westland Public Library.

Ypsilanti Memorial Day Parade: May 30, 2016,

North down Huron St. to Cross St. and on to River St. ending at the cemetery.

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