1 – Sunday, May 29 marks the 64th annual St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade featuring over 150 entries with 50 military groups, marching bands, local dignitaries, celebrities and this years’ special guest, hockey legend, Ted Lindsay. Join the city of St. Clair Shores from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 as they pay tribute to our veterans and their families, those that have served, those that continue to serve and the many who paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom. www.scsmdp.com
2 – On Monday, May 30, head to the city of Sterling Heights for the Annual Memorial Day Parade. Sterling Heights’ 37th Annual Memorial Day festivities begin with a 9 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony in the courtyard between City Hall (40555 Utica Road) and the Police Department. The ceremony features remarks from the 2016 Grand Marshal Joe Organek, Jr., Mayor Michael Taylor and Art Commission Chairperson Jeanne Schabath. Music from the Sweet Adelines Great Lakes Chapter and 1st Michigan Colonial Fife & Drum Corps will also add to the respectful patriotic tone of the event. http://www.sterling-heights.net/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=303
3 – Watch Nicole New perform at Lake St. Clair Metropark for the Sunday Night Concert Series. The 28-year-old Detroiter is a passionate and provocative singer alluring crowds with her sensitivity and soulfulness as one of Detroit’s premier band leaders. Nicole’s eclectic style of singing, drawing from her early influences of performing jazz, pop, opera and musical theatre has transformed into a sound all her own! From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 29. www.metroparks.com/Lake-St.-Clair-Metropark/Events
4 – Register for the 5th Annual Sprint and Splash Festival of Races, which will be held on Sunday, June 5. Events include a 5k Run, a Duathlon (5k run and 2-mile paddle) and stand-up paddle board races. All participants receive a finisher’s medal, race shirt, goodie bag and free breakfast. Online registration closes on Tuesday, May 31. www.sprintandsplash.com
5 – Additional Memorial Day Parades throughout Macomb County include: the city of Eastpointe, village of New Haven, and the city of New Baltimore! All three parades will take place on Memorial Day. For individual parade routes, click on the link to each community’s website.