LIST: Memorial Day parades and events in West Michigan for 2021

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan will honor the men and women who’ve died serving our country with many parades, ceremonies and virtual events this Memorial Day.

The national holiday falls on Monday, May 31 this year, and marks the unofficial start of summer.

Find a celebration near you here:

Allegan County

Barry County

  • Middleville Lions Club parade | Monday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Event details

Ionia county

Kalamazoo County

  • Kalamazoo MCL ceremony | Monday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. | Event details
  • Portage ceremony | Monday, May 31, at 11 a.m. | Event details

Kent County

  • Caledonia cemeteries parades | Monday, May 31, at 9 a.m. at Alaska Cemetery; 9:45 a.m. at Blain Cemetery; 10:30 a.m. at Dutton Cemetery; 11:15 at Holy Corners Cemetery; 12 a.m. at Caledonia Cemetery | Event details
  • Cascade Township ceremony | Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m. | Event details
  • Grand Rapids city-wide light event | Friday, May 28 at 12 a.m. to Monday, May 31, at 12 a.m. | Event details
  • Plainfield Township virtual commemoration | Available beginning Friday, May 28 at 12 p.m. | Event details
  • Walker parade | Monday, May 31, at 12 p.m. | Event details (pdf)
The route for the Walker Memorial Day parade (courtesy Walker city)
  • Wyoming ceremony | Monday, May 31, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Event details
  • United Veterans Council of Kent County’s virtual event | Available beginning Saturday, May 29 at 9 a.m. | Event details

Muskegon County

  • Muskegon ceremony and USS LST 393 tours | Monday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Event details

Ottawa County

  • Grand Haven ceremony| Monday, May 31, at 11 a.m. | Event details
  • Holland ceremony | Monday, May 31, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Event details
  • Hudsonville service | Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m. | Event details
  • Jamestown Township parade | Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m. | Event details
  • Jenison parade | Monday, May 31, at 9 a.m. | Event details
  • Olive Township service | Monday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Event details
  • Zeeland ceremony | Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m. | Event details

Van Buren County

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