Crack open a cold one, fire up the grill and read this list for all you need to know to have a happy Memorial Day in Dearborn.
1. Will Mother Nature cooperate for Memorial Day? According to the National Weather Service, it's going to be hot, humid–and possibly rainy. Look for a high around 90 degrees (stock up on cold drinks!) and a 30 percent chance of rain, which could come in the form of an isolated thunderstorm.
2. School is out for the day and all public libraries, , post offices, the , the , the senior center and the are closed today. Also, trash service will be delayed one day for the rest of the week and is still closed due to flooding.
3. So what is open? and pools, which open for the season May 26! The Dearborn Hills Golf Course is open, with tee times from 7:30 a.m.-dusk. Also, be sure to check out the Memorial Day Parade beginning at 10 a.m. along Michigan Avenue or the Civil War Remembrance Weekend at . And if you're looking for a place to golf–as well as swim, fish, camp or play–Camp Dearborn is open for the season. Rates are available on their website.
4. If you are traveling around town, remember that Michigan Avenue will be closed at 8 a.m. from Mercury Drive to Calhoun, east of Schaefer for the parade on Monday. Also, Schaefer will be closed at 8 a.m. from Ford Road to Osborn, just south of Michigan. Public parking for the parade is allowed in the city’s parking deck next to the Dearborn Town Center. It can be accessed from Osborn off of Schaefer and from Calhoun, off of Michigan Avenue. Parking is also available in the lots just north of Michigan Avenue.
5. Want to know the history of Memorial Day? Waterloo, NY was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, but the true origins of the holiday have been traced back as far as 1868.