Memorial Day Weekend Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Pay homage to our fallen soldiers at one of these 2022 Memorial Day weekend events.

Memorial Day means more than just a long weekend. It’s a chance to get out of the house and honor our fallen soldiers.

This year, the weekend is full of ceremonies, services, parades and family fun activities all across Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, that are sure to provide fun for everyone. Cake on the sunscreen and line the streets to watch a parade in the morning, then grab your cooler for a fun carnival treat later in the day!

All Memorial Day events are subject to change. Check websites for updates.

Memorial Day at Fuerst Park

May 25, 2022

This Memorial Day event will feature a patriotic-themed concert, dinner for veterans and refreshments for the community. 

A Soldier’s Tribute: A Walking Tour of Mt. Avon Cemetery Tour 

May 26, 2022

Celebrate Memorial Day with a walking tour of Mt. Avon Cemetery. It features soldiers and families from World War I and II, the Civil War, the Toledo War and the Revolutionary War.

Southfield Memorial Day Ceremony

May 27, 2022

Join the city of Southfield for their Memorial Day ceremony at Southfield City Hall.

Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival

May 28-29, 2022

Enjoy this annual family-friendly festival, which features a car festival, pancake breakfast, art show with handmade artwork, plant sale, food trucks, live performances and more.

Movement Electronic Music Festival at Hart Plaza

May 28-30, 2022

This festival makes its appearance in Detroit on Memorial Day weekend. Thousands of people from across the globe gather here to celebrate the birthplace of techno. This dance music festival showcases new and old music influences. Aimed at older teens and grown-ups.

Holly Memorial Day Ceremony 

May 29, 2022

Attend a Memorial Day Ceremony at Great Lakes National Cemetery honoring deceased veterans. The VFW State Honor Guard will present the colors and perform a rifle salute during the ceremony. There will be patriotic music, too.

St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade 

May 29, 2022

  • Address: Along Jefferson Ave., from Nine Mile to 11 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores
  • Cost: Free

The 69th parade includes military and veteran groups, high school marching bands, public officials, clowns, motorcycles, Jeeps and more.

Annual Memorial Day Service at Resurrection Cemetery 

May 30, 2022

Starts off in Section 55 and is followed by a service to dedicate Veterans inscription tablets in the Veterans section of the cemetery.

Dearborn Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2022

  • Address: Downtown Dearborn area
  • Cost: Free

This 96th annual event brings local bands, businesses and organizations together to honor our fallen heroes.

Farmington Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2022

  • Address: Along Grand River Avenue, between Orchard Lake Road and downtown Farmington
  • Cost: Free

The parade ends with a ceremony at Memorial Park at Grand River Avenue and Oakland Street. A free community luncheon follows.

Grosse Pointe Memorial Day Service 

May 30, 2022

Honor the sacrifice our fallen soldiers made at this annual service. Pre-registration is required.

Highland Township Memorial Day Ceremonies

May 30, 2022

These brief ceremonies honor Memorial Day. Make sure to get to the events well before they begin. All three are conducted by Highland VFW Post 9914.

Memorial Day Parade in Milford 

May 30, 2022

All veterans and active military are invited to march in Milford’s annual parade for Memorial Day. Donations are welcome.

Novi Memorial Day Run

May 30, 2022

Sign up for a 5K, 10K or one-mile family run at this 10th annual event. Awards for all finishers. Dogs are welcome. Registration required.

River Edge Run

May 30, 2022

Take part in Milford’s 5K, 10K or kid’s run on Memorial Day. The races begin at Carl’s Family YMCA and go along the Milford Trail. Registration required.

Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony 

May 30, 2022

Celebrate Memorial Day at this annual procession. A ceremony will follow after.

South Lyon Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2022

  • Address: Downtown South Lyon area
  • Cost: Free

The parade starts at Bartlett Elementary and heads down 10 Mile Road. It goes through downtown and ends at the South Lyon Cemetery with a ceremony that commemorates the holiday and the veterans that sacrificed their lives.

Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade 

May 30, 2022

Hundreds gather for a solemn tribute to the fallen at this 43rd-time event. There will be a parade to follow that kicks off from the City Center parking lot.

Walled Lake Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2022

  • Address: Downtown Walled Lake area
  • Cost: Free

The parade will take place in downtown Walled Lake. They will be passing out candy along the way so make sure to bring a bag to collect it in.

Looking for even more family fun things to do this weekend and beyond? Visit the Metro Parent calendar for more.  

This post was originally published in 2018 and is updated regularly.

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