What you should know about Memorial Day weekend

The long Memorial Day weekend in Farmington and Farmington Hills will include closings, trash pick-up delays, and a parade. Here’s what you should know:

Xemplar Club
Members of the Xemplar Club (and junior helpers) pass out flags during the annual Memorial Day Parade in downtown Farmington. (2017)

Trash and recycling pick-up

Trash, recycling, and yard waste collection will be delayed one day during the week, with no pick-up on Monday, May 28. Friday’s collection will be made on Saturday.

Holiday closures

The Farmington Community Library Main Library in Farmington Hills and Farmington branch will be closed Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. Farmington and Farmington Hills city halls, and the 47th District Court will be closed on Monday, May 28. U.S. Post Offices in downtown Farmington and on 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills will be closed on Monday, May 28. Both have Automated Postal Centers, where customers can buy postage and mail packages up to 70 pounds.

Memorial Day Parade

This annual event starts at 10 a.m. near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Orchard Lake Road. The parade moves one mile west on Grand River. Streets will close about 15 minutes prior to the parade.

Following the parade, a ceremony will take place at the Farmington War Memorial Monument in Memorial Park, at Grand River and Oakland Streets. The American Legion Groves-Walker Post will host a community luncheon sponsored by Weingartz at 31775 Grand River.

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