Northern Michigan Memorial Day Services & Parades

Those who served already know—and those who didn’t will never truly understand—what it means to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States.  Please take the time to commemorate the services of American veterans at one of the following Northern Michigan Memorial Day events in Boyne City, Cadillac, Mackinac Island, and other Northern Michigan towns.

Boyne City

Taking place on Monday, May 26th, 2014:

  • Boyne City Booster Foundation’s Memorial Day Breakfast; Boyne City High School; 7 am
  • Memorial Day Parade; from American Legion Hall on Lake St. to Veterans Memorial Park; 11:45
  • Flag raising with Boyne City HS Band and Gaeyle Gerri-Boss perfroming; Veterans Memorial Park; noon


Taking place on Monday, May 26th, 2014:

  • 16th Annual Stride for Strive 5k; Veterans Memorial Stadium; begins at 8:30
  • Memorial Day Parade; Downtown Cadillac; 9 am to 10:30 am
  • Korean War Veterans Recognition; Veterans Memorial Stadium; 10:30

Call the Cadillac Visitor’s Bureau at 231.775.0657 for more information on any of the above events.


Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City

Taking place on Monday, May 26th, 2014:

  • Memorial Day Observance; Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island; 8:30 am
  • Michilimackinac Pageant; Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City; 9 am, also occurs Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th

To learn more about these events, please visit


Taking place on Monday, May 26th, 2014:

  • Memorial Day Parade; begins at Ludington Ave. to Lakeshore Dr. to Veterans Memorial in Stearns Park; 10:15
  • Memorial service; Stearns Park; 11 am

To learn more about these events and others near Manistee, please visit


Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26th:

  • 9:30 am: Lineup at First St. across from the Baptist Church
  • 10 am: Parade procession begins with short services throughout, the first at Municipal Marina, second at the Village Green and third at Pentwater Cemetery (locaed 1/2 mile north of downtown)

All Veterans, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are encouraged to participate. The Pentwater Band marches in the parade and play in Services.

Please contact Nick Fekken at 231.869.5649 for more information, or visit


Taking place on Monday, May 26th:

  • Memorial Parade and service; parade begins at Central School and ends at Pennsylvania Park, where a short service will commence; parade begins at 10 am
    The parade will start at 10am at Central School and end in Pennsylvania Park where a short Memorial Service will take place.   – See more at:

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