Memorial Day Grand Rapids

Memorial Day Grand Rapids

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Memorial Day Grand Rapids

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer!  This year Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 30, 2022.  We have rounded up some of the most popular places to spend your Memorial Day in Grand Rapids with your family and friends.

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Parades and Memorials

Honor our fallen soldiers at one of the many parades and memorials that are being held around the Grand Rapids area on Memorial Day.

Walker Memorial Day Parade – Walker’s annual Memorial Day Parade starts at noon on Monday, May 30 at Walker City Hall and continues down Remembrance Rd.

Cascade Township Memorial Day Program – Cascade Township is holding its Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. outside of the Kent District Library – Cascade Branch.

Wyoming Memorial Day Ceremony – Wyoming will be holding their Memorial Day Ceremony in Wyoming Veterans Memorial Garden on Monday, May 30 from 7 – 8 p.m.  Guests are encouraged to arrive early as well as bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Go Axe Throwing

BattleGR is Grand Rapids #1 Best Gaming Venue with a one-of-kind facility that brings family and friends together while competing in fun games of AxeThrowing and Laser Tag. There are over 6 different games to choose from Tic Tac Toe, Connect 4, Zombie, Duck Hunting, Target, and a theme game. The professionally trained staff will teach you the correct way to throw an Axe to ensure it sticks to the target.

Hit the Beach

With Memorial Day being the unofficial start to summer, it is a great time to check out some of the great beaches and bodies of water that the Grand Rapids area has to offer. 

Holland State Park – offering not one but two beaches, head to Holland State Park and enjoy Ottawa beach on Lake Michigan.  Ottawa beach has modern bathrooms, a café with a beach shop, a playground, and picnic areas with grills.

Grand Haven State Park – Grand Haven State Park has a great sugar sand beach on Lake Michigan, offering a playground, and modern bathrooms, and is located within walking distance of many of the great restaurants and shops Grand Haven has to offer.

Millennium Park – Millenium Park is in Walker and is a great option for kids on Memorial Day in Grand Rapids. Millennium Park has a huge beach on Millenium Park Lake, a splash pad for kids, a playground, picnic areas, and boat rentals.

Versluis Park – Versluis Park is on an artificial 50-acre lake in Belmont with a beach, playground, picnic area, and fishing.

Take a Wine Tour

Settle in, as we take you and your date on a VIP wine tour to some of the hottest wine and food spots around our great city!

Our upscale wine tour experience is designed for wine lovers, foodies, or those who are new to both but want to learn more. So whether you’re brand new to wine or you’re a wine connoisseur, we have something special for you! Raise A Glass has partnered with some of the best wine and food venues around to create our own unique experience around wine, food, and culture for our guests.

Go Camping

Grab your tent or RV and head to one of these local Grand Rapids area campgrounds for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend!

Grand Haven State Park – Grand Haven – 174 sites on Lake Michigan

Holland State Park – Holland – two separate campgrounds – Holland Modern Campground with 98 sites on Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa with 211 sites on Lake Macatawa

Hoffmaster State Park – Norton Shores- 297 sites

Muskegon State Park – North Muskegon- two campgrounds – Muskegon Channel Campground with 139 sites and Muskegon Lake Michigan Campground with 106 sites

Conestoga Campground – Coopersville – on the Grand River with 100 sites

Muskegon KOA – Muskegon – Located between two private lakes with great amenities for kids

Allendale/ West Grand Rapids KOA – Allendale – Great amenities for kids and has a pool

Oak Grove Campground and Resort – Holland – RV and cabin campground within walking distance to Lakes Michigan and Macatawa

Wabasis Campground – Greenville – On Wabasis Lake with 75 sites

Woodchip Campground – Byron Center – Campground with a pool and many fun amenities for kids scheduled through the year with 122 sites

Go Fowling

The Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids is the home of the original football bowling pin game called Fowling! Rain or shine, it’s a great entertainment venue perfect for individuals, families, groups, and large teams to gather, play, have a few drinks, and have a blast! Never been a quarterback? No worries – ANYONE can do it! You’ll enjoy the teamwork, competition, and all the high fives. To win you just have to knock all of your pins down before your opponent knocks down theirs! The 45,000 sq. ft venue features two 45-foot-fully stocked bars, the $2 Mystery Beer Machine, and 30 lanes of Fowling fun and the Bonk Honk!

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