Memorial Day Parades & Services

Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff to summer in Northern Michigan. Each Up North community offers a variety of weekend celebrations, a great way to begin another summer season.

Boyne City

Memorial Day services are at 8am, Memorial Park, Boyne Falls; 8:25am, Memorial Park, Walloon Lake; 8:50am, Evangeline Cemetery, Evangeline Township; 9:15am, Dyer Cemetery, 9:40am, Lost at sea remembrance, Veterans Park, Boyne City. Bay Township; 10:10am, Advance Cemetery, Eveline Township; 10:35am, Wilson Cemetery, Wilson Township; 10:45am, Maple Lawn Cemetery, Boyne City.
The parade starts at the American legion down Lake Street to the Veterans Memorial Park starts at 11:45am. Memorial services at Veterans Park at noon.


Charlevoix’s Memorial Day observances are planned for 9am Monday, in Veterans Park and at 10am in Brookside Cemetery.

East Jordan

Memorial Day Parade will form in GAR Park across from the American Legion Hall at 10am. The parade begins at 10:45am with a program following in Memorial Park.

Harbor Springs

Memorial Day begins with a breakfast, 7-9am, at the American Legion. The 5K run/walk begins at 8am on the waterfront. The parade begins at 10am and ends at Zorn Park for a service. A gun salute, speech, and music will be part of the service with another service immediately thereafter at Lakeview Cemetery.

Indian River

The Memorial Day Parade begins at 1pm on Straits Highway and stops at memorials along the way. After the parade, a reading of the names takes place at the VFW Post.

Mackinaw City

The Memorial Day parade is Saturday, 1pm, through downtown Mackinaw City. The parade includes the cast of the Fort Michilimackinac Pageant along with a variety of floats and clowns. Saturday is also the day of the 11th Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race 6am-12pm. Mackinaw City celebrates all weekend with the Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant.

On Memorial Day, a 10am service takes place at the marina lawn near the cannon followed by a 10:30am ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery. 231-436-5578.


Services on Memorial Day begin with an 8:45am ceremony at Greenwood Ceremony followed by a 9:am ceremonies at the World War II and Korean War monument off Mitchell Street (near the Marathon station) and a 9:15am ceremony at World War monument near city hall.

A parade begins at 10am along Mitchell Street and ends in Pennsylvania Park at the gazebo for a memorial service that includes speeches, wreath placement, music, a salute, and taps. A luncheon follows at the American Legion Hall.
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Harbor Springs, Michigan -- Harbor Springs is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.
Petoskey -- There's so much to do in Petoskey from the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, to Petoskey State Park, to biking, golfing, hiking, and more.
Charlevoix, Michigan -- Visiting Charlevoix in Northern Michigan is a fun-filled vacation with great beaches, boating, skiing, fishing and year 'round family fun.
Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like Boyne City in Northern Michigan with camping, boating, skiing, year 'round outdoor activities, and of course, the morel mushroom!
Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan -- Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island -- Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike--no cars allowed!
Northern Michigan Activities & Things to Do -- Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!

Last Updated: 05-29-2019 07:56 AM ID: 870