kayaks and stand up paddle boards on the shore of Silver Lake in the PInckney Recreation Area
Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Brighton Howell Area

May 20, 2024

Kick off the summer season with the ultimate Memorial Day Weekend in the Brighton Howell Area! With 50,000 acres of parks, 123 trails, 160+ lakes, two downtown areas, and so much more, the area has a plethora of exciting activities and events to fill the entire weekend. Here is how you can spend Memorial Day Weekend in the Brighton Howell Area.


Memorial Day Parades

📍: Brighton, Hartland, and Pinckney

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The Memorial Day Parades in Hartland, Brighton, and Pinckney are more than just community events – they are heartfelt tributes to the brave people who have served our country with courage and honor. Each parade features a vibrant procession of marching bands, veterans groups, local organizations, and community members, all coming together to pay tribute to our nation’s heroes. Spectators line the streets, waving flags and showing their support as the parades pass by. Following the parades, attendees can explore the area’s shops, restaurants, and other unique attractions.


Water Activities

160 lakes, multiple public beaches, and splash pads offer a fun way to beat the heat over Memorial Day Weekend.

There’s something for everyone, from boating and fishing to kayaking and swimming. Thrill-seekers can enjoy water skiing and wakeboarding, while those seeking relaxation can opt for sunset cruises or lakeside picnics. With picturesque lakes and rivers, the possibilities for waterfront fun are endless in this beautiful area of Michigan.


Explore Area Outdoors

The Brighton Howell Area houses three Recreation Areas, two Metroparks, and multiple city parks, each offering a variety of outdoor recreation activities. Explore the area’s natural beauty by hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, and more at one of the many scenic parks. Whether you prefer Brighton Recreation Area’s serene trails or Howell City Park’s lush landscapes, there’s plenty of outdoor fun.


Hit the Links

Once the summer season kicks off, it’s the perfect time to tee up at an area golf course! With over 20 different courses offering their own unique difficulty level, scenic views, and terrain, the Brighton Howell Area is the perfect place for your golf getaway. While you’re in the area for Memorial Day weekend, be sure to hit the links at these area courses.


Shop Sidewalk Sales

Over Memorial Day Weekend, find excellent sales at your favorite locally owned and major retailers! Shop over 50 name brands at Tanger Outlets in Howell at a discounted price. Over the weekend, you’ll find a variety of stores offering sidewalk sales where you can find goods for less. Then, head to the Brighton and Howell downtown areas to support locally owned shops offering deals and discounts to celebrate the weekend.


Head to the Brighton Howell Area this Memorial Day Weekend to indulge in a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities, fun-filled events, attractions, and so much more! Before your trip, be sure to request a Visitors Guide to find everything you need to plan the perfect getaway. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and use the #ExploreBHA hashtag to stay connected.

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