Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day is a day where our nation comes together to honor the men and women who have died serving in the U.S. Military. It is a day where so many of us visit cemeteries and memorials to pay our respects and thank those who have served.

KZOOKids wishes to thank all of the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. May it never be forgotten.

Southwest Michigan Memorial Day Parades – 2018

Friday May 25, 2018

St. Joseph Memorial Day Parade

Location: Downtown St. Joe – Lake Boulevard St. Joseph
A parade to honor those veterans who have served this great country of ours and sacrificed their lives to keep our freedom. Parade starts at the intersection of Lake Blvd. and Park St. and travels down Lake Blvd. to the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. A short program at the bandshell [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Saturday May 26, 2018

Branch County Civil War Days

Location: Heritage Park- Coldwater – 1776 Heritage Park Drive Coldwater
Relive history at the Branch County Civil War Days atHeritage Park in Coldwater, Michigan. This living history is filled with civil war historical clothing outfits, Union and Confederate units with live, authentic cannons and firearms to historically complete the Civil War drills and Battle reenactment. Throughout the Branch County Civil [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday May 27, 2018

Branch County Civil War Days

Location: Heritage Park- Coldwater – 1776 Heritage Park Drive Coldwater
Relive history at the Branch County Civil War Days atHeritage Park in Coldwater, Michigan. This living history is filled with civil war historical clothing outfits, Union and Confederate units with live, authentic cannons and firearms to historically complete the Civil War drills and Battle reenactment. Throughout the Branch County Civil [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday May 28, 2018

2018 Climax Memorial/Founder's Day Car Show & Parade

Location: Climax-Scotts High School – 372 South Main Street Climax
2018 Climax Memorial/Founder's Day Car Show & Parade will be on Monday, May 28, 2018. It is ALWAYS on Memorial Day Monday. From 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. At Climax-Scotts old Intermediate School (Which is behind the High School) at 372 S. Main St.., Climax, MI 49034. We have many [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Greater Muskegon Memorial Day Parade

Location: Downtown Muskegon – Morris Ave. Muskegon
The 2018 Greater Muskegon Memorial Day parade begins at 9:00am Monday, May 28.  Bands and marching units will highlight patriotism and citizenship and will begin from Morris Ave. by the Social Security building, then march to Terrace St. past the Muskegon Farmer’s Market, to Clay Ave., then to Hackley Park.  [...]
Time: 9:00 am

Zeeland's Memorial Day Parade

Location: Downtown Zeeland – Main Street and Centennial Street Zeeland
Zeeland's Memorial Day Parade A day to honor the fallen. Monday, May 28, 2018 9AM Parade Route: -West on Main Ave from Centennial Street to State Street -South on State Street to Central Ave -East on Central Ave ending at Maple Street
Time: 9:00 am

Kalamazoo Memorial Day Parade

Location: Downtown Kalamazoo – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo
Join the Kalamazoo Sunrise Rotary Club as we pay tribute to our service men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country.  Parade starts at 10:00 am in Downtown Kalamazoo, at Michigan Avenue and Church Street and continues to Riverside Cemetery for a Memorial Day ceremony and speaker.
Time: 10:00 am

Marshall Memorial Day Parade

Location: Downtown Marshall – W Michigan Street Marshall
Please join us in honoring the brave men and women who served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice.  There is a special ceremony that is directly after the parade at the historic Oakridge Cemetery so that we may never forget what they have done so that we can live [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ravenna Memorial Day Parade

Location: Downtown Ravenna – Stafford and Conklin Ravenna
Monday, May 28 at 10:00am, bring the whole family to enjoy the Ravenna Memorial Day Parade!  The parade will begin at the corner of Stafford and Conklin and is sponsored by American Legion Post #297.  If your group or organization would like to participate, there’s no need to register, just [...]
Time: 10:00 am

Vicksburg Memorial Day Parade

Location: Downtown Vicksburg – Main & Prairie Streets Vicksburg

Time: 10:00 am

Lakeside Memorial Day Parade

Location: Lakeside Vets Club – 1777 Lakeshore Dr. Muskegon
The Lakeside Memorial Day Parade happens Monday, May 28 beginning at 10:30am at the Lakeside Vets Club, located at Lakeshore and Bourdon drives.  It will proceed to McCracken St., to Sisson St., then to the veterans’ section of the Lakeside Cemetery where there will be a memorial service at 12:00pm.  Afterwards, [...]
Time: 10:30 am

Union City Memorial Day Parade and Cemetery Service

Location: Union City Chamber of Commerce – 220 N. Broadway Street Union City,
The Village of Union City and the Union City Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the 49th annual 2018 Union City Memorial Day Parade and Cemetery Service honoring our nation’s veterans. The parade will be Monday, May 28, 2018 and will begin at 10:30 AM sharp from the [...]
Time: 10:30 am

Martin Memorial Day Parade

Location: Martin Main Street – 1609 10th St Martin
Almost time for the Memorial Day parade! If you need more information on how to participate, please contact Alice Kelsey at the Village Office, 672-7777.
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Walker Memorial Day Parade

Location: Walker Ice & Fitness Center – 4151 Remembrance Rd. NW Walker
The City of Walker will be hosting the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th at 12:00 p.m. If you have questions, please contact our Recreation Dept. at 616-735-6286 or email sjohnson@walkericeandfitness.com or mmay@walkericeandfitness.com.
Time: 12:00 pm

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Other Memorial Day Weekend Events

Portage Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 28th at 10:00 AM

Southland Mall, down Westnedge to the cemetery near the Portage District Library. A memorial will be held at the cemetery following the parade.

 

31st Annual Lost Boat Ceremony

Sunday, May 27th at 11:00 am

The USS Silversides Submarine Museum will be holding their 31st Annual Lost Boat Ceremony. The ceremony is a solemn and joyful celebration designed to honor the loss of 52 U.S. submarines and 3,600 submarines during WWII. The ceremony concludes with the starting of Silversides’ engines. Following the ceremony, you’re invited to join them for a hot dog lunch and some time to explore the museum and vessels. There is no charge to attend the ceremony or the lunch.

Coldwater Civil War Renactments

Saturday, May 26th – Sunday, May 27th at Heritage Park in Coldwater

Do you have a history buff? Join in a weekend of living history complete with Civil War Battle Re-enactments, Sutlers and period dance. Spectators can take part in a Civil War Church Service, ride the Steam Engine Train and chat with President Lincoln.

Michigan Adventure “Tribute to the Armed Forces”

Sunday, May 27th – Monday, May 28th at Michigan Adventure in Muskegon

Michigan Adventure will celebrate their “Tribute to the Armed Forces” by offering military personnel of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve a free admission on May 27th and 28th. In addition, military personnel may purchase up to six additional tickets for immediate family members at $26.00 each. Guests will be required to show one active military ID, DD-214, military designated driver’s license or Veteran’s Administration Hospital ID to qualify for the discount. Tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable and are valid for admission on one of the listed dates only. Tickets must be purchased at the park on the day of your visit.

 

 

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By |2018-05-21T14:51:09+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, spring, Things to Do|Comments Off on Memorial Day Parades and Events in Southwest Michigan 2018

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