Special Events

MemParade2016VVAWebDearborn is alive with more than 100 special events, including Michigan’s oldest and largest Memorial Day parade and the annual Dearborn Homecoming, which attracts 150,000 people to the city each August.

Memorial Day Parade
Dearborn’s parade is the oldest continuous Memorial Day Parade in Michigan and one of the largest in the country. The Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council organizes the parade with support from the City of Dearborn. This long and respected tradition of honoring veterans and those who lost their lives while serving their country takes place on Michigan Avenue, from Greenfield to Schaefer.

Click here to see photos from the 2016 Memorial Day Parade

homecoming 2016 swingsDearborn Homecoming
Spectacular fireworks are the hallmarks of Dearborn’s Homecoming festival held the first weekend in August in Ford Field Park. This annual community fair also boasts carnival rides, wacky contests, children’s games, Dearborn high school reunions, food and world-famous entertainment. The nonprofit Dearborn Community Fund is taking the lead on this Dearborn tradition, which boosts charities and services clubs benefitting our city.

Click here to see photos from the 2016 Dearborn Homecoming festival

For more events, browse the City’s online event calendar to find other community activities that interest you!