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Things to do Memorial Day weekend in Metro Detroit


The three-day weekend is full of family-friendly fun, electronic music parties, art exhibits, parades and more.
The unofficial kickoff to the summer season is this weekend with Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. Here are some ideas for getting out of the house to celebrate the long weekend. FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN
Memorial Day Parade in St. Clair Shores: Founded in 1952, the 69th annual SCS Memorial Day Parade steps off Sunday with military and veteran groups marching alongside marching bands from high schools in the area, beauty queens, public officials, clowns, motorcycles and more. 1 p.m. Sun. Free. Harper between Ridgeway and 11 Mile, St. Clair Shores. scsparade. org. See also:
96th annual Memorial Day Parade in Dearborn, 10 a.m. Mon. Maple at Michigan. www. cityofdearborn. org
Memorial Day Parade in Royal Oak, 9 a.m. Mon. Washington and Lincoln, Royal Oak. romi.gov/492/Veterans-Events-Committee. Canton Cup Soccer Tournament in Canton: Around 400 boys and girls soccer teams will compete in Canton this weekend in a three-game minimum playoff throughout 40 fields. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend the events, which are presented by the Canton Soccer Club and sanctioned by the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association and the United States Youth Soccer Association. Cantonsoccerclub. com for more details. Memorial Weekend Festival in Hazel Park: A classic carnival with try-your-luck games, big, colorful stuffed animal prizes, sweet and savory concession stands, live music, a beer tent and amusement park rides. On Memorial Day, the city will host a memorial service at 9 a.m. followed by a parade starting at Hazel Park Junior High. Carnival runs 4-10 p.m. Thurs., 4-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat. -Sun. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon. Unlimited ride tickets are $20-$25 per day. Green Acres Park, 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park. (248) 547-5535. hazelpark. org. Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo: Go way back in time with this immersive walk-through experience, returning to the Detroit Zoo this weekend and running through Labor Day. Dinosauria has nearly 30 life-like animatronic creatures including a Brachiosaurus that towers to 65 feet. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting Saturday. $6 and up. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717. detroitzoo. org/events/zoo-events/dinosauria.

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