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Published on May 24, 2024
Metro Detroit Memorial Day Weekend: Techno Fest, Art Fairs, BBQ, and Bounce Houses Await!Source: Wikipedia/Myself248, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Memorial Day weekend in Metro Detroit is looking as vibrant and eclectic as the city itself, with a plethora of events to honor the fallen and celebrate the start of summer. According to WWJ Newsradio, techno enthusiasts can rave to their heart's content at Movement Electronic Music Festival. Held at Hart Plaza, it's an opportunity to witness up-close the city's influential beat-making heritage from May 25 through May 27.

The Detroit News highlights the Kensington Art Fair at Maple Beach, offering a chance to explore and purchase works from across the nation from May 25 to May 27. While artists from all over will gather to display their talent against a natural backdrop, families can look forward to hands-on activities and live music.

For those with a knack for barbeque, the Novi BBQ Festival: Ribs & Whiskey is a must-visit. Set in the Fountain Walk at Twelve Mile Crossing, the festival runs from May 24 to May 27, with WWJ reporting over 30 food vendors on-site, ready to serve up some serious BBQ. As eating contests and live music set the stage, foodies will find themselves spoilt for choice.

Honoring those who served and sacrificed, there are various parades and moments of reflection scheduled throughout the metro area. WXYZ shares, "To honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country, the community is gathering for parades, festivals and moments of reflection" To ensure nobody misses out, they've compiled a comprehensive list of events in Metro Detroit on their website.

The Big Bounce America brings its giant inflatables to Steffens Park from May 24 to May 26, according to the Detroit News. Described as a touring inflatable event, it's home to the 24,000-square-foot World’s Largest Bounce House.

Combining cultural immersion with a good ol' swing of the hips, the Detroit Diaspora Day Party at Eastern Market on May 26, recommends a wholesome dose of electrifying DJs, as reported by WXYZ. The 6th annual event is all set to keep the music thumping for those looking for a cultural twist to their weekend.

These events, among others sweeping through the city, are lined up to turn this Memorial Day weekend into an extraordinary blend of respect, remembrance, and celebration.