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Memorial Day Events in West Michigan

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By Clayton Cummins

The forecast for Memorial Day 2014 in West Michigan is shaping up to be the best weather we’ve seen in months. With many of Michigan’s construction projects being put on hold and gas prices not forecasted to rise, according to AAA, this Memorial Day should certainly be something to remember.

AAA predicts that 36.1 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home this holiday weekend. For those looking to stay local, here are a few events you may want to check out.

Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Memorial Day Parade will begin on Division Avenueheading north toward Fulton Street. The parade will turn east onto Fulton and end at Veterans Park where a ceremony will be held.

Grand Rapids Memorial Day Parade

May 30

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Grand Rapids

The Army and Navy Club will hold a Memorial Day Observance at Veterans Park in Downtown Grand Rapids. Rob VerHeulen, representing Michigan’s 74th District, will be the keynote speaker.

Army & Navy Club of Grand Rapids Ceremony

Veterans Memorial Park in Downtown Grand Rapids

May 26 2014

10 a.m.

Grand Haven

If you’re heading to the lakeshore this Memorial Day, Grand Haven is holding it’s VFW Rib Fest at the VFW Post in Downtown Grand Haven. Live entertainment, brats and hot dogs will be available, along with ribs.

VFW Rib Fest

20 N. First St in Downtown Grand Haven

3 p.m. to Midnight May 23

11 a.m. to Midnight May 24