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Memorial Day Weekend

Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with Memorial Day Weekend events throughout West Michigan May 27th through 30th!

Find more events to add to your summer planning on the events calendar

South West Michigan 

Take the RV out for a spin to Camp Turkeyville. Enjoy the start of summer with modern RV facilities, a pool, fishing pond, golf cart rental, and family activities. It’s located among the fields and woods of Marshall, so no highway noise. The campground is part of Cornwell’s Turkeyville, the restaurant that serves everything from traditional turkey dinners to turkey grilled cheese. And don’t forget the pie and ice cream. Their dinner theatre tickets are also available now.

Join the Michigan Maritime Museum for their annual Blessing of the Fleet & Summer Kick-Off on Friday, May 27th. This is a great way to begin your Memorial Day weekend! Festivities begin with the Blessing of the Fleet where the tall ship Friends Good Will, Museum vessels, and other South Haven harbor boats are part of a ceremony for a safe and successful season. The Blessing is followed by the summer kick-off celebration from the most picturesque location in the heart of South Haven’s Maritime District.

Head to Round Barn Brewery & Public House in Baroda for a Memorial Day Weekend Tiki Party on Friday, May 27th. Enjoy cool drinks, island jams, delicious Cajun food, and a place to unwind from 5 to 10 p.m.! Plus, Sunday, May 29th will be the Island Spirits Party at Round Barn Estate. Head to a Southwest Michigan vineyard paradise, where the Round Barn team will be serving up a variety of tasty tropical cocktails, shaken up with Round Barn craft spirits! 

The Hastings American Legion Post #45 will honor veterans who gave their lives in defense of their country with a parade on Monday, May 30th, starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at Riverside Cemetery with a memorial service.

Central West Michigan 

Join the Holland community as they celebrate and remember the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, and honor the many veterans who have courageously served our country. The annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on May 30th at 9 a.m. and conclude with a small ceremony.

Visit Muskegon on Monday, May 30th for the 2022 Greater Muskegon Memorial Day Parade and Music Ceremony. The parade begins at 9 a.m., concluding at historic Hackley Park. Immediately following the conclusion of the parade, a Musical Memorial Day Ceremony will be held in the beautiful Frauenthal Center, featuring the Mona Shores High School Marching Band. This event is free and open to the public. 

Muskegon County is also hosting Fruitport Old Fashioned Days from May 25th-30th. This is a week-long family fun festival featuring a Midway Carnival, live music, Memorial Day Parade, fireworks, car show, and more!

Step aboard the SS Milwaukee Clipper in Muskegon on May 28th for an on-the-water open-house Memorial Day Party! Take this “Maritime Step Back in Time” and be awed by the history and beauty of this Historic National Landmark known as the “Queen of the Great Lakes” and the oldest passenger ship on the Great Lakes.

Start the summer season off right with picnics, campfires and s’mores in Pure Ludington! Visit a campground in Mason County, where you can take full advantage of the forests, dunes and beaches along Lake Michigan over Memorial Day weekend. 

North West Michigan 

Looking to getaway for Memorial Day weekend? The Canfield House Bed and Breakfast in Onekama is running a special for the weekend. Guests who stay Friday and Saturday at normal rates will receive Sunday night for 25% off.

Start the season off at Pickerel Lakeside Campground and Cottages! Their four homey lakefront cottages are located on a wooded, rural, quiet resort. The area offers great fishing and cozy accommodations, allowing you to unplug, unwind, and enjoy their property in Bitely. Semi-rustic campsites are also available in their quiet, family-oriented campground, featuring amenities like a boat launch, volleyball, walking trails, and more.

Kick off the summer travel season with a stay at the four-season destination resort located in Northern Michigan among the chain of lakes region, Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire. With golfing, dining and spa treatments, biking, hiking and more, Shanty Creek serves up countless ways to relax, play and kick off the summer travel season with family and friends.

If you’ll be in Traverse City for Memorial Day weekend, be sure to head to Brewery Terra Firma to kick off the official summer season with exceptional craft beer from Michigan’s 1st agricultural green energy brewery. 

The up north feel will be just beginning over Memorial Day Weekend, and it’s a great time to visit The Highlands at Harbor Springs. Choose from a variety of activities, including equestrian rides, Zipline tours, and Segway adventures! Scenic chairlift rides and the Bike Park will open on Saturday, May 28th, and on the 28th and 29th, don’t miss a special Trackman Range event, perfect for the entire family!

Escape to Walloon Lake for the quintessential Memorial Day Weekend experience at Hotel Walloon. Receive $100 off a boat rental, per day, when you stay with them between May 27th  and May 30th. Barrel Back Restaurant’s Dock Bar will open for the season over Memorial Day Weekend, and Walloon Lake Inn will also kick off promotions like Walloon Wine Time and Sunday Brunch.

Upper Peninsula 

Memorial Day Weekend in the Upper Peninsula is abundant with clear skies, breezy temperatures (usually in the mid-60s), and there is no shortage of outdoor recreation to celebrate the long weekend with friends and family in Marquette. Local favorites include Wetmore Landing and Little Presque Isle Beach for a fun day on the shore. 

An annual Memorial Day Weekend event, Ride the Keweenaw is all about having fun on and off the trails, by bike, foot, or paddle. On Sunday, May 30th, the riding action is all in Copper Harbor, including the opening weekend of Keweenaw Adventure Company! Join in on the action by registering in the Enduro race, jumping on our mountain bike shuttle service, joining a guided mountain bike tour or taking a leisurely self-guided ride of the Keweenaw Peninsula on a mountain bike rental!