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Memorial Day South Haven

Memorial Day Events in South Haven

If you are thinking of visiting South Haven, Michigan in the upcoming weeks, we recommend you plan ahead for an exciting Memorial Day Weekend! Several exclusive events are held each year for this annual holiday, giving you the perfect excuse for your next adventure getaway. Here are some Memorial Day events in South Haven for you and your family to enjoy this year:

Memorial Day Parade

Perhaps the biggest Memorial Day event held each year in South Haven is the annual Memorial Day Parade. This exciting parade starts in the middle of South Haven at Center Street and Michigan Avenue as it marches down Phoenix Street. The parade typically lasts for 45 minutes and is full of participants and floats that are decked out for the holiday. Feel free to follow the parade to its finishing point at the Lakeview Cemetery, where a ceremony is held to remember our fallen veterans. Stick around town and grab the free sloppy joe lunch that will be available from the American Legion. This all-ages event is the perfect way to show your family how South Haven commemorates their armed service members.

Blessing of the Fleet

Start your Memorial Day Weekend off with the Michigan Maritime Museum and their Blessing of the Fleet. Each year the Michigan Maritime Museum welcomes South Haven to join this ceremony that asks for a safe and successful fishing season. Several boats including Friends Good Will and other museum vessels will participate in this annual ceremony. See how these historic vessels continue to have a presence in the town. After the ceremony make sure to attend the fish fry in the Maritime District just off the lake for beautiful scenery and delicious food. This year’s Blessing of the Fleet will take place at the Michigan Maritime Museum. The fish fry is known to be reasonable and fun making for a cheap and tasty meal to start your Memorial Day Weekend on the lake.

Memorial Day Weekend in South Haven

Do not hesitate and start planning your Memorial Day getaway to South Haven today. This holiday is a great way to start the summer with these exciting events and other local attractions to enjoy. Your stay will be like no other when choosing our vacation rentals for your stay. Each rental includes all of the necessities and amenities you expect of a resort but in the peace and privacy of a home. Give us a call today and let us set you up in the perfect rental for your Memorial Day stay!