The Buzz, May 25: Memorial Day

Published 2:59 pm Thursday, May 24, 2012

Memorial Day parade

Noon today

Downtown St. Joseph, Mich.

St. Joseph honors veterans who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom with its annual Memorial Day parade on Lake Boulevard.  Visit

New Territory Arts Association Art Hop

5 to 9 p.m. today

Benton Harbor Arts District, Benton Harbor, Mich.

See Benton Harbor in a new light at the New Territory Arts Association Art Hop in the arts district. Most events are free. Visit


8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

Downtown Buchanan, Mich.

Take a road trip to Buchanan for art and music at Un-Sanctioned. Visit the antique stores and art galleries and catch a live performance by Jeff Comfort, the Shady Grove Fiddle Fest and Deborrah Wyndham. Event is free. Visit

Lemon Creek Wine and Art Festival

Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Lemon Creek Winery, Berrien Springs, Mich.

This popular winery kicks of summer with its art and music festival. Artists will exhibit stained glass, jewelry, pottery, photography and fine art paintings. Blues guitarist Keith Scott will perform both days. Outdoor Kitchen will serve Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, brats and other goodies. Visit or call (269) 471-1321.

Edwardsburg Memorial Day Festival and Parade

11 a.m. Monday

U.S. Highway 12/Gunn Park, Edwardsburg, Mich.

The village of Edwardsburg’s biggest festival of the year is on Memorial Day. It boosts a large parade and festival with kids’ games, vendors and arts and crafts. The parade and a Memorial Day ceremony start at 11 a.m.; the festival is from 11:30 to 2 p.m. in Gunn Park. Event is free.

Mishawaka 62nd Annual Memorial Day Parade

9:30 a.m. Monday

Third and Main streets to Battell Park, Mishawaka, Ind.

Mishawaka Community by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 360 and Ryan Balmer American Legion Post 161 have hosted the Memorial Day parade for more than 60 years. Visit