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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. Whether it be a parade, observance, ceremony or wreath laying there are many ways to show your support and solemnly remember those that 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 and Weekend Events – 2019

Southwest Michigan is full of parades and events the entire Memorial Day Weekend. Some events are to honor our fallen heroes, and others are to kick off the unofficial start of summer. Whatever your plans, we hope you take a moment to remember our nation’s military veterans.

Friday May 24, 2019

River Through Time & Civil War Days Free Family Fun Event

Location: Heritage Park- Coldwater – 1776 Heritage Park Drive Coldwater
Join us for a journey through time Every Memorial Day Weekend This is one of the best free events Michigan has to offer! Our event is held at Heritage Park, in Coldwater, Michigan. Children and adults will get hands on experience with these historical timelines Voyageurs/Fur Trade Era, French & [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Memorial Day Parade in St. Joseph

Location: Lake Bluff Park – 201 Lake Blvd 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 25, 2019

River Through Time & Civil War Days Free Family Fun Event

Location: Heritage Park- Coldwater – 1776 Heritage Park Drive Coldwater
Join us for a journey through time Every Memorial Day Weekend This is one of the best free events Michigan has to offer! Our event is held at Heritage Park, in Coldwater, Michigan. Children and adults will get hands on experience with these historical timelines Voyageurs/Fur Trade Era, French & [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday May 26, 2019

2nd Annual Memorial Day Flowers-Fort Custer National Cemetery

Location: Plumeria Botanical Boutique – 1364 W. Michigan Ave Battle Creek
Join us for the 2nd Annual Memorial Day Flowers-Fort Custer National Cemetery event on May 26, 2019. In 2018, thanks to our generous donors and awesome volunteers, we were able to place a single rose on 7,500 graves. Due to the success of this event we are raising the bar [...]
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

River Through Time & Civil War Days Free Family Fun Event

Location: Heritage Park- Coldwater – 1776 Heritage Park Drive Coldwater
Join us for a journey through time Every Memorial Day Weekend This is one of the best free events Michigan has to offer! Our event is held at Heritage Park, in Coldwater, Michigan. Children and adults will get hands on experience with these historical timelines Voyageurs/Fur Trade Era, French & [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

31st Annual Lost Boat Ceremony

Location: USS Silversides Museum – 1346 Bluff St. Muskegon
Sunday, May 26 at 11:00am, the USS Silversides Submarine Museum will be holding the 31st Annual Lost Boat Ceremony.  It features a tribute to the 52 submarines that were lost in World War II taking the lives of over 3,500 brave young Americans who remain on eternal patrol to this [...]
Time: 11:00 am

Michigan Adventure’s Tribute to the Armed Forces

Location: Michigan’s Adventure – 1198 W. Riley-Thompson Rd. Muskegon
Michigan’s Adventure appreciates the commitment of our military troops. In an effort to honor this extraordinary brand of men and women who preserve our freedom, a cause greater than self, they have an offer for you.  Michigan’s Adventure celebrates America’s best by offering thrilling rides, super-fast water slides and ginormous [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Monday May 27, 2019

Bloomingdale Memorial Day 5k

Location: Bloomingdale High School – 629 E Kalamazoo St Kalamazoo
On Monday, May 27th the Bloomingdale Public Schools Athletic Department will be hosting its 12th annual Memorial Day 5k road race. The beautiful course begins at Bloomingdale High School and takes you on a scenic route east of town before returning runners along the shade of the Kal-Haven Trail to [...]
Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

River Through Time & Civil War Days Free Family Fun Event

Location: Heritage Park- Coldwater – 1776 Heritage Park Drive Coldwater
Join us for a journey through time Every Memorial Day Weekend This is one of the best free events Michigan has to offer! Our event is held at Heritage Park, in Coldwater, Michigan. Children and adults will get hands on experience with these historical timelines Voyageurs/Fur Trade Era, French & [...]
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

2019 Climax Memorial/Founder's Day Car Show & Parade

Location: Climax-Scotts High School – 372 South Main Street Climax
This show has many, many awards. Participants can also participate in the Parade. Parade starts at 10am.
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Saugatuck Memorial Day Parade

Location: Downtown Saugautck – Water Street Saugatuck
Everyone is invited to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country at the annual Memorial Day Parade(s).  The parade begins at 9 AM in downtown Saugatuck and then again at 10 AM in downtown Douglas.  Choose to attend one or both!  The Memorial Day Parade is sponsored [...]
Time: 9:00 am

Otsego Memorial Day Parade

Location: Otsego Memorial Park – Dix and Farmer Street Otsego
Parade goes from cemetery, south on Farmer, ending at Memorial Park.
Time: 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Douglas Memorial Day Parade

Location: Downtown Douglas – Center St Douglas
Everyone is invited to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country at the annual Memorial Day Parade(s).  The parade begins at 9 AM in downtown Saugatuck and then again at 10 AM in downtown Douglas.  Choose to attend one or both!  The Memorial Day Parade is sponsored [...]
Time: 10:00 am

Kalamazoo Memorial Day Parade

Location: Downtown Kalamazoo – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo
The annual Kalamazoo County Memorial Day Parade will be held at 10:00am on Memorial Day with a wreath dedication at Rose Park Veterans Memorial and presentation at Riverside Cemetery. The parade will follow the traditional route from downtown to Riverside Cemetery.  Attendance is encouraged at the post-parade ceremony and Memorial [...]
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

Portage Memorial Day Festivities

Location: Southland Mall – 6290 S Westnedge Ave Portage
Parade starts at 10 am in front of Southland Mall. After the parade, is the ceremony at the Veterans Memorial by the Portage Cemetery. After the ceremony, there is a pot luck back at the post (Portage VFW Post 5855) at 1 pm.
Time: 10:00 am

Vicksburg Memorial Day Parade

Location: Downtown Vicksburg – Main & Prairie Streets Vicksburg
Memorial Day Parade in downtown Vicksburg. Begins 10 a.m.
Time: 10:00 am

Michigan Adventure’s Tribute to the Armed Forces

Location: Michigan’s Adventure – 1198 W. Riley-Thompson Rd. Muskegon
Michigan’s Adventure appreciates the commitment of our military troops. In an effort to honor this extraordinary brand of men and women who preserve our freedom, a cause greater than self, they have an offer for you.  Michigan’s Adventure celebrates America’s best by offering thrilling rides, super-fast water slides and ginormous [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Plainwell Memorial Day Parade

Location: City of Plainwell – 141 N. Main Street Plainwell
Parade starts at 11am Floats, bands, bikes, walkers, classic cars & more!
Time: 11:00 am

Summerfest Memorial Day BBQ

Location: Lawton Fire Department – 125 S Main St Lawton

Time: 11:00 am

 

 

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