It’s Memorial Day Weekend! That means parades and hotdogs (really big ones). We also have music and comedy, genies and roller coasters, cars and racing. And more!

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

Click on the event title for additional information.

 

  • 1

    See the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile

    Friday, May 24, 2019:

    Family Fare at 993 Butternut Dr., Holland, MI - 9:00 am-12:00 Noon

    Family Fare at 1185 S. Washington, Holland, MI - 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Saturday, May 25, 2019:

    Family Fare at 9479 Riley St., Zeeland, MI - 9:00 am-3:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    The 27 foot long, 11 foot high hot dog on wheels will be visiting select Family Fare stores this weekend. Check it out for yourself on Friday and Saturday.

  • 2

    Aladdin Meet and Greet

    Celebration Cinema - GR North, 2121 Celebration Dr., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Friday, May 24th, 2019 - 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Admission: Free Meet and Greet

    Join Aladdin and his beautiful Princess at Celebration Cinema North on Friday! Make it a complete enchanted evening with tickets to see Disney's "Aladdin" at Celebration Cinema North that same night! They can't wait to make some wishes with you! This event has been sponsored by Celebration Cinema and Olivia Grace & Company, making it FREE to the public! No movie/admission ticket purchase necessary to meet the characters.

  • 3

    Simply Queen - Live Tribute with The Soul Syndicate

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, May 14th, 2019 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $18.00

    Simply Queen is a Queen tribute band fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire Rick Rock. Guitarist Bob Wegner was hand-picked by Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor to play guitar in several productions of the award-winning "We Will Rock You" musical. Drummer Phil Charrette and bassist Mitch Taylor are veterans of the southwestern Ontario and Detroit circuits. The band performs all the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time.

  • 4

    Comedian Dwayne Kennedy

    Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, May 24th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets are $10-$15 depending on time of show

    Dwayne Kennedy is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer whose TV writing credits include "The Arsenio Hall Show" (CBS), "The Orlando Jones Show" (FX), and the critically acclaimed FX/FXX original series, "Totally Biased" with W. Kamau Bell. His satirical diversions and piercing perspective on social and world issues showcase a comedic genius heralded by the likes of Chris Rock and Marc Maron. Dwayne’s stand-up has been featured on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

  • 5

    Flags on Veterans' Graves Memorial Day Commemoration

    Rest Lawn Memorial Park, 3450 Eastern Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 - 9:00 am-12:00 Noon

    Cost: Free

    In honor of Memorial Day, American flags will be placed on veterans' graves. Many flags have already been placed on graves at many cemeteries. On Saturday beginning promptly at 9 am volunteers are needed to put out the flags at Rest Lawn Memorial Park.  Park and meet in the back of the cemetery. Please dress for the weather. All welcome, including friends and family members.

  • 6

    “Changing America” Exhibit Opens

    Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Opens Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Runs through October 2019

    Admission: Free with general admission

    Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963, a traveling exhibition opening at the GRPM on Saturday, examines the relationship between two great people’s movements, which both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. One hundred years separate them, yet they are linked in a larger story of liberty and the American experience – one that has had a profound impact on the generations that followed. The GRPM is adding a twist to the exhibition, using artifacts and stories from a local perspective. In addition to artifacts from the GRPM Collections, many artifacts on display will be on loan from the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives. Local stories will be told through the eyes of our community in the form of oral histories. The exhibition will also include a place for visitors to share their story. Shared stories will be saved in the GRPM’s digital archive found at grpmcollections.org.

  • 7

    Buy a Car!

    Summit Place Kia West, 4575 Plainfield Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 - 11:00 am-1:00 pm

    Cost: Depends on the Car You Buy!

    Join WFGR’s Scott Winters out at Summit Place Kia West on Saturday for their Summer Sticker Sales Event. Ten percent of Summit Place KIA’s giant inventory has been marked down with Super Savings Stickers, for a chance to save up to an additional $2,000 off the dealer’s discount. Plus, we will also have the WFGR Prize Wheel for you to spin for a chance to win a prize!

  • 8

    Michigan's Adventure Opens

    Michigan Adventure's, 1198 W Riley-Thompson Rd., Muskegon, MI 49445

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 - 11:00 am-7:00 pm

    Sunday, May 26th, 2019 - 11:00 am-7:00 pm

    Monday, May 27th, 2019 - 11:00 am-6:00 pm

    Cost: See website for ticket prices

    Michigan's Adventure opens for the season on Saturday! On Sunday and Monday, it’s Michigan's Adventure’s 15th Annual Tribute to the Armed Forces, which means active and retired military members can get free tickets to the park with their military ID and they can receive up to 6 discounted tickets for their family.

  • 9

    Auto Racing

    Berlin Raceway, 2060 Berlin Fair Dr., Marne, MI 49435

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 - 6:30 pm

    Cost: Adult $12

    It’s Memorial Weekend racing and fireworks this weekend at Berlin Raceway. There will be Super Late Model, Modified, Sportsman, 4 Cylinder, and Mini Wedge races.. The Super Late Model race is 75-laps, $4,000-to-Win. Stick around after the races for fireworks!

  • 10

    Memorial Day

    Various Locations and Times

    Monday, May 27th, 2019

    Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. (Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day – Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, whereas Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.) There will be some parades in the area. The Lowell Memorial Day Parade begins at 10:00 am and travels along Historic Main Street in Lowell, turning north on Monroe St., ending at Oakwood Cemetery.. The City of Walker Memorial Day Parade will happen on Lake Michigan Drive from 12:00 Noon-2 pm on Monday.