Veterans Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Honor and show appreciation to those who have fought for our country at these Veteran's Day events in southeast Michigan

Looking for something to do with your family to celebrate Veterans Day this year? There are many places in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor that will help you do just that. Show your kids why it’s so important to celebrate this holiday and the men and women who have fought so hard for our freedom.

Check ahead for COVID-19 protocols. Many require masks and social distancing still.

Detroit Veterans Day Parade 

Nov. 7, 2021

  • Address: Corktown Historic District, Detroit
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

Head to Corktown to enjoy the 16th annual Veterans Day Parade.

Shelby Township Veterans Day Ceremony 

Nov. 7, 2021

Help celebrate the men and women who have served the nation.

Veterans/Armistice Day Arlington Michigan Display 

Nov. 11, 2021

  • Address: 2150 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor (far southwest corner of Veterans Park with parking at the Veterans Memorial Ice Arena parking lot)
  • Time: 11 a.m.-dusk
  • Cost: Free

The display has one marker for every Michigan soldier lost in the Iraq and Afghan wars (230 markers).

Veterans Day at Sherwood Brewing Co. 

Nov. 11, 2021

Veterans can stop in for a free meal from the special menu. Must provide proof of service.

Veterans Day Celebration 

Nov. 11, 2021

Honor the services and sacrifices of our nation’s veterans at this 25th annual. Registration required.

Veterans Day Open House 2021 

Nov. 11, 2021

Staul’s Automotive Foundations hosts this day to show their appreciation to the veterans and to raise funds for a veterans charity. This year, they’re supporting the Michigan Warriors.

Veteran Appreciation Day at Zap-Zone/Rollerama 

Nov. 13, 2021

All veterans and their families can enter free and all activities and food are included. This is a private event and all veterans must register in advanced.

Looking for even more family fun events for kids? Check out our online calendar.


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