Memorial Day is the traditional start of the summer season. With stay at home orders in place,Memorial Day 2020 looks very different. Pools are not opening, parades are canceled, and large parties are not allowed.
Ann Arbor Memorial Day Parades
There are typically several Memorial Day Parades in the Ann Arbor area. These parades tend to be simple, respectful parades that often include a remembrance ceremony at a cemetery. These parades are canceled for 2020.
Instead of attending a parade consider walking through a cemetery to honor veterans while maintaining social distancing.
Swimming – Not This Year
Memorial Day weekend usually marks the start of the summer swim season. All pools and water parks are closed through the current Stay at Home orders. Most local pools and water parks have announced that they are not opening for summer 2020. Independence Lake Beach is opening in June.
Usually we would recommend our parks for splashing and activities like boating. However, with heavy rains earlier this week water levels are high and there was a sanitary sewer overflow into the Huron River. So, we are not recommending river activities this weekend.
Places that are Open
With stay at home orders, many places are still closed. The only places open are essential retail and restaurants for take-out.
Places that are Closed
With stay at home orders, the default assumption is that restaurants are take out or delivery only, non-essential retail is open only for curbside, and entertainment venues are closed. Museums, Libraries, Gyms, Entertainment, and more are all closed.
- The Ride – Ann Arbor Transit Authority will not be providing services on Memorial Day.