Midwestern Memorial Day Celebrations

A crowd of people at the annual Detriot’s Movement Festival, one of the largest cultural music event in the Midwest. Photo by: Syd Vicious/ YourEDM

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah


There’s no region that commemorates the service of the United States Armed Forces quite like the Midwest. Middle America is the intersection of the historical and cultural celebration of our country’s fallen and active heroes. For Midwesterners who are traveling or scouring for events to attend, we’ve put together a brief list of three events taking place in a city near you.

Memorial Day Parade- Chicago, IL

On Monday, May 27th, more than thousands of military servicemen and women will be marching at the annual Memorial Day Parade in the city’s downtown. The event will take place from 11a.m. till noon, beginning with a Wreath Laying Ceremony on Daley Plaza, and followed by the parade at noon from State Street to Van Buren. Notable attendees will include Major General Marion Garcia, the Commanding General, 200th Military Police Command, United States Reserve.

For more information visit: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/memorial_day_parade.html


Movement Festival- Detroit, MI

Celebrate Detroit’s legendary musical culture at the Movement Festival tomorrow in the city’s Hart Plaza from 2 p.m. until 12 a.m. The 3-day event, which ends on Memorial Day, includes a 5-stage lineup from an influx of artists such as Gucci Mane, Danny Brown, and Chris Lake. Tickets are still available on the event’s website.

For more information visit: https://wl.seetickets.us/event/Movement-Detroit-2019/369148?afflky=Paxahau


Wisconsin World’s Largest Brat Fest- Madison, WI

Every year, thousands of Wisconsin residents partake in the communal celebration of the family-friendly, free, and non-for-profit World’s Largest Brat Fest in the city of Madison. The festival features musical performances, food, a worship service, and sports activities. Although tonight marks the last day of the 3-day festival, rock music lovers can still enjoy a live performance from Fastball and Wayland.

For more information visit:  https://www.bratfest.com/


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