Memorial Day Weekend Events…
It’s Memorial Day weekend. A time to celebrate and honor our fallen heroes and current servicemen and women. Remember this weekend why you don’;t have to work on Monday!
Thanks to the great folks at grnow.com for this comprehensive list of Memorial Day Weekend parades and events!
Grand Rapids – The annual parade will be held on Monday, May 30 this year at 7:30 p.m. The route will remain the same with the parade traveling south on Division to Fulton and east to Veterans Park, where a ceremony will be held.
Alpine Township – The annual memorial service at Pine Grove Cemetery (6200 Vinton NW) honoring all American veterans buried at Township cemeteries begins at 11 a.m.
Caledonia – The Caledonia American Legion Post 305 will hold its annual ceremonies at the following local cemeteries on Memorial Day: 9 a.m. in Alaska; 9:45 a.m. in Blain; 10:30 a.m. in Dutton; 11:15 a.m. in Holy Corners. The Caledonia parade will begin at noon at the corner of Kinsey and Main streets in the downtown area.
Coopersville – The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. along Main Street, before heading up to Veteran’s Memorial Park on W. Randall Street. A memorial service follows immediately. The Coopersville & Marne Railway Memorial Day Troop Train (vets ride free) will make 2 runs that day also.
Fruitport – The parade begins at the Edgewood and Middle School parking lots on Pontaluna Rd. and features floats, marching units, motorized units, equestrian units, classic cars and more! The line-up begins at 10:30 a.m., with judging and awards from 11 a.m-11:30 a.m., then the big parade kicks off at noon!
Grand Haven – The annual community parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on Franklin Street & Washington and proceeds to Waterfront Stadium.
Grandville – Veterans and residents are invited to attend the Memorial Day ceremonies at Wedgewood Park beginning at 9 a.m. At 9:30, a parade will follow and head down Wilson and Prairie to the Grandville Public Cemetery.
Holland – The parade will travel from 8th Street and River Avenue to Columbia Avenue, then south to 16th Street and east to the Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Pre-parade music by the American Legion Band. Starts at 9:30 a.m.
Jenison – The Jenison Memorial Day Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. and travels from Baldwin St. and 20th Ave to Cottonwood Dr. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Georgetown Township Cemetery.
Lowell – The parade in downtown Lowell is set for 10 a.m.
Middleville – The annual parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at McFall Elementary, heads east on Main and continues to the bridge on the Thornapple River to perform an observance in honor of those who have served in the Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and Navy. The parade continues to Mount Hope Cemetery, where the Memorial Day service continues with speakers honoring our veterans.
Muskegon – The parade will begin with a fly-over by the “Hooligans”, then steps off at 9:00am on Clay St. and travels to Hackley Park for a 40 minute program featuring keynote speaker Richard Mullally and a 21 gun salute! Enjoy floats, bands, classic cars, military vehicles, the Mona Shores Marching Band and much more
Rockford – The American Legion Post 102 hosts the 9 a.m. parade in downtown Rockford.
Saugatuck/DouglasThe Saugatuck parade follows Butler Street beginning at 9 a.m., while Douglas’s parade on Center Street gets underway at 10 a.m.
Spring LakeThe parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Savidge and Exchange Streets and will conclude at the Spring Lake Township Cemetery where a Memorial Service will be held to honor all past and present Veterans.
Walker – The Walker Memorial Day Parade held at at noon will follow Lake Michigan Dr. NW between Lincoln Lawns and St. Clair. Veterans, marching bands, floats, and local groups/organizations will be participating.
Zeeland – The annual tribute to remember veterans parades through Downtown Zeeland at 9 a.m. A patriotic ceremony will follow at Zeeland Cemetery.