5 Memorial Weekend Events You’ll Want to Attend

Modified: February 28, 2020 | Story by Lori Bremerkamp | Photos by Joe Gall

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and, for many, a highly anticipated long weekend. Make the most of it with the below tips on things to do over Memorial Day weekend in metro Detroit!

St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair

May 26–29
A Michigan tradition for 46 years, this annual fair held on the picturesque campus of St. Mary’s Preparatory School, which overlooks Orchard Lake, is a Memorial Day weekend must. Enjoy carnival rides (including an 80-foot roller coaster!), music, dancing, entertainment, a Vegas tent, bingo, raffles, shopping and plenty of authentic Polish food all weekend long. This year, the Kid’s Area will feature face painting, balloon animals, magic shows and unique make-and-take items.


Eddie Money at DTE Energy Music Theatre

May 26
This year marks Money’s 26th consecutive time as the venue’s season opener. He’ll be joined by his daughter, Jesse, who provides back-up vocals and adds an exciting twist to the duet “Take Me Home Tonight.” The show will also include performances from his sons Dez on guitar and Julian on drums.

Hip-hop artist Future will keep the Memorial Day weekend excitement going when his Nobody Safe Tour, which includes special guests Young Thug, Kodak Black and Zoey Dollaz, makes a stop at DTE on May 28.

Tickets for both shows are available at palacenet.com.

Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour

May 26
Jermaine Dupri’s “SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour” stops in Detroit at the Fox Theatre on May 26. The tour features acts seen on the first three seasons of Lifetime’s The Rap Game, including winners Miss Mulatto, Mani and Nova. The following night, Hip Hop Smackdown 2 takes the Fox Theatre stage, featuring Mystikal, Ying Yang Twins, Uncle Luke, Too Short and Lil Jon. Tickets for both shows are available at olympiaentertainment.com.

Civil War Remembrance at Greenfield Village

May 27–29
Honor the sacrifices and achievements of all those who bravely fought — and continue to fight — in defense of our great nation during Civil War Remembrance weekend at The Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village. Enjoy reenacted events, music, historic presentations and much more. Free with Village admission.


Movement Electronic Music Festival

May 27–29
Experience electronic music in the birthplace of Techno. Arguably one of the most regarded music festivals in the country, Movement has been a Detroit summer staple since 2000, when it was called the Detroit Electronic Music Festival.

It returns to Detroit’s Hart Plaza this Memorial Day weekend with more than 100 scheduled performances, including world-renowned electronic music artist and producer deadmau5 (under his Testpilot alias) as Sunday’s Main Stage headliner and Techno pioneer Richie Hawtin as Saturday’s Main Stage headlinerMovement Electronic Music Festival Hart Plaza_650x291


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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

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    Movement Electronic Music Festival
    Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226
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    The Henry Ford
    20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124