There's no shortage of events, whether you're looking to honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice or to kick off the summer season. 

If you're like us and you're not willing to brave the northbound traffic to travel over Memorial Day weekend, never fear - you don't have to look very far for things to do.

BALLOONS OVER BAVARIAN INN

This colorful, family-friendly event in Frankenmuth starts today and runs through Sunday. Find more details HERE.

CITY OF BURTON MEMORIAL DAY RUN/PARADE

The annual 5K run & walk begins at Atherton High School at 9 AM on Monday morning, and the course is USTAF certified.

If you're better at short-distance running, the very first Burton Mile will take place just before the Burton Memorial Day parade at 2 PM.

GREAT LAKES NATIONAL CEMETERY CEREMONY

The annual ceremony, which will feature the VFW State Honor Guard, music and a rifle salute, will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery (4200 Belford Rd, Holly) at 1 PM.

DAVISON MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

A ceremony will take place at City Hall starting at 1 PM

FENTON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Kicks off at 10 AM in downtown Fenton on LeRoy Street

FRANKENMUTH DOG BOWL

It's the world's largest Olympic style event just for dogs, and it's FREE! Pet parade, wiener dog races, and it's all FREE.