Things to do locally for holiday weekend - WNEM TV 5

Things to do locally for holiday weekend

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Are you staying closer to home this weekend but looking for a place to take the family? Well, TV5 has some options for you.

Bikes, Barks and Balloons is happening in Frankenmuth this Memorial Day weekend, as the unofficial start to summer kicks off.

Festival organizer Jim Engel says "We have professional and serious cyclists racing in downtown Frankenmuth and then out into the countryside Saturday morning. They're expecting nearly four hundred bicyclists. We have nearly four thousand dogs registered for different events at the dog Olympic event and I have thirty-one hot air balloon pilots here from all over the Midwest. They will fly over Frankenmuth in the mornings each day and then we do the balloon glow after dark. "

Now for the train buffs or just the young at heart.

Junction Valley Railroad, just outside Bridgeport, is having a very special memorial weekend, after the loss of the two founders.

Denise Stenger, with the Junction Valley Railroad says, "We made a memorial car for Pa and Grandma and we will release butterflies and then we will unveil the new car for them. And it's going to be a true Memorial Day, but a true wonderful day. "

In Flint on Monday, the annual Memorial Day ceremony will take place, highlighted by the placing of wreaths at the war memorial in Mcfarlan Park.

And if you're still searching for something to do this holiday weekend, remember Memorial Day weekend is also the official start to garage sale season. Have a safe weekend traveling the roads of Mid-Michigan.

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