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Memorial Day Parades & Services in Northern Michigan

May, 2023

*Events are on Memorial Day, unless otherwise noted

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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 and a way to remember those who gave all.

Boyne City

  • 8am – Service at Veterans Memorial Park- 207 N. Lake City St., Boyne Falls
  • 8:25am – Service at Village Green Park- 4454 M-75, Walloon Lake
  • 8:50am – Service at Evangeline Cemetery- 2050 W. Clute Rd., Boyne City
  • 9:15am – Service at Dyer Cemetery- 5268 Camp Daggett Rd., Boyne City
  • 9:40am – Lost at Sea Remembrance at Veterans Memorial Park- 207 N. Lake St., Boyne City
  • 10:35am – Wilson Cemetery- 272 Leroy St., Boyne City
  • 10:45am – Maple Lawn Cemetery 1050 Boyne Ave., Boyne City
  • 11:45am – Parade travels from American Legion Post 228 (302 S. Lake St., Boyne City), down Lake St. to Veterans Memorial Park
  • 12pm – Memorial Service at Veterans Memorial Park


  • 9am – Service at Veterans Park- 400 Bridge St., Charlevoix
  • 10am – Service at Brookside Cemetery- 2500 N. M-66, Charlevoix

East Jordan

  • 10:45am – Parade beginning at GAR Park- GAR Park across from American Legion Post 227- 305 E. Main St., East Jordan
  • To Follow Parade – Service at Memorial Park- 101 Spring St., East Jordan

Harbor Springs

  • 7-9am – Breakfast at American Legion Post 281- 101 E. 3rd St., Harbor Springs
  • 8am – 5k Run/Walk on the Waterfront beginning at Zorn Park- 151 E. Bay St., Harbor Springs
  • 10am – Parade on Main Street
  • To Follow Parade – Service including gun salute, speech, and music at Zorn Park
  • To Follow Program at Zorn Park – Service at Lakeview Cemetery- 7577 Cemetery Rd., Harbor Springs

Indian River

  • 1pm – Parade beginning on Straights Highway with stops at memorials along the way
  • To Follow Parade – Reading of Names at VFW Post 7439-4584 S. Straits Hwy., Indian River

Mackinaw City

Saturday before Memorial Day

  • 6am-12pm – Annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race
  • 1pm – Parade through downtown from Huron Ave, to Central Ave, to Nicolet St. The parade includes the cast of the Fort Michilimackinac Pageant along with a variety of floats and clowns.

All Weekend

Memorial Day

  • 10am – Service on the marina lawn near the cannon- 107 S. Huron Ave., Mackinaw City
  • 10:30am – Ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery- W. Central Ave., Mackinaw City


  • 8:45am – Ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery- 105 Greenwood Cemetery Rd., Petoskey
  • 9am – Ceremonies at World War II and Korean War Monument off Mitchel St., Petoskey
  • 9:15am – Ceremony at World War Monument near City Hall- 101 E. Lake St., Petoskey
  • 10am – Parade along Mitchell St. and ending at the Pennsylvania Park Gazebo- 411 E. Lake St., Petosky
  • To Follow Parade – Memorial Service at Pennsylvania Park that includes speeches, wreath placement, music, a salute, and taps.
  • To Follow Memorial Service – Luncheon at American Legion Post 194- 455 Bay St., Petoskey

Stay tuned for updated information on Memorial Day Parades and Services Up North in 2023!

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