5 Day Trip Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend
Planning to stay in Macomb Township for Memorial Day Weekend? Here are five family-friendly events and activities that don't require too much travel.
Sun & Surf
The swimming pools, beaches and spraygrounds at Lake St. Clair Metropark and Stony Creek Metropark are all open.
The swimming pool at the Macomb Township Recreation Center has modified hours on Memorial Day (May 28): open swim, noon-4 p.m.; lap swim, 6 a.m.-noon.
A vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is $25 annually for regular admission, $15 annually for seniors or $5 daily.
Partridge Creek Concerts
- Saturday, 4-8 p.m.: The Randy Brock Group
- Sunday, 1-5 p.m.: Rick & Dayna Lieder
- Monday 1-5 p.m.: Cancel Monday
Macomb Fair & Expo at Gibraltar Trade Center
The carnival runs May 25 through June 10.
- Saturday: noon-midnight
- Sunda: noon-11 p.m.
- Monday: noon-11 p.m.
The fair cinludes thrill rides, such as White Water Flame, Enterprise, Fire Ball, Zyclon Roller Coaster, Drag Strip Slide, Fighter and Twister, as well as plenty of kiddie rides, skill games, fair food and more. Kids can visit the petting zoo or watch the Banana Derby monkey jockeys, while adults can enjoy the beer pavilion open daily.
Pay-one-price armbands are $22. Download a $4 off coupon here.
The Detroit Zoo will remain open until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. On Memorial Day, the zoo will close at the regular time of 5 p.m. The zoo opens at 9 a.m. daily.
Admission is $14 for adults ages 15-61, $12 for senior citizens age 62 and older, and $9 for children ages 2-14 (children under 2 are free).
Family Picnic in the Park
Don't forget to bring your own sports equipment or kite!
And for area military ...
The Detroit Institute of Arts will offer free general admission to active military personnel and their families (military ID holder and five immediate family members) from Memorial Day to Labor Day (Sept. 3) as part of the Blue Star Museums program.
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for DIA members.