Join us for a tribute to veterans of Muskegon, Newaygo, & Oceana Counties and our United Way Heroes.
The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to the Lakeshore! United Way of the Lakeshore & Tyler Sales will be celebrating our heroes the week of November 8th in honor of Veterans Day. See below for the festival lineup!
Schedule of Events:
Honoring Newaygo & Oceana County in Downtown Fremont:
Wednesday, November 10 - Downtown Fremont
4:00 PM Heroes Tribute Parade - Budweiser Clydesdales & Local Veteran Community Groups will parade downtown Fremont. For more information see below under the Fremont section.
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Veterans Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park - Immediately following the parade will be a Veteran's Tribute Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Fremont featuring free cider and donuts, food trucks (for purchase), and the Clydesdales on display for pictures.
Celebrating Our Heroes in Downtown Muskegon:
Thursday, November 11 - Western Ave. - Downtown Muskegon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Heroes Tribute Parade - Budweiser Clydesdales & Local Veteran Community Groups, & Service Members will parade downtown Muskegon on Western Ave. For more information see below under the Muskegon section.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Budweiser Clydesdales on display for the public and photo opportunities.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Celebration Concert - Featuring Westside Soul Surfers & Brena! See below for concert information under the Muskegon section.
Click The Gray Bars For More Information In Each Location Including Parade & Concert Details!
Join United Way of the Lakeshore's Newaygo & Oceana Office in Downtown Fremont for a Heroes United Celebration Parade!
The parade starts at 4:00 PM down Main Street in downtown Fremont!
Community Celebration to conclude the parade at the Veterans Memorial Park. Snacks and refreshments are provided, Food Trucks are available for purchase, and more!
The parade will start on S. Stewart Avenue, turn down Main Street, and end at the Veterans Memorial Park.
The parade will begin at 4:00 PM!
Parade MC - Tim Bitson
- Agathon Solar
- Boy Scouts
- Fremont High School
- Fremont Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
- Fremont VFW Honor Guard
- Gerber Federal Credit Union
- Girl Scouts
- Heritage Farms
- Lions Club
- Little Horses Big Smiles
- Michigan State Police
- MPH Transportation
- Police Pipes & Drums
- Shelby Village President and Vietnam War Combat Veteran
- TrueNorth Community Services
- WarFrog Foundation
Parade Celebration Activities:
Kickoff Performance By Fremont High School Band!
Free Snacks & Refreshments:
- Donuts - Provided by Meijer
- Apple Cider - Provided by Peterson
Donation of cups, napkins, and plates provided by Walmart.
Food Truck Line Up!
Two Hot Tamales:
About Two Hot Tamales:
Our catering service is perfect for all of your party needs. We cater office and holiday parties, bridal and baby showers, graduations, family-style dinners, individual orders all year long, and Event sales during the summer.
We strive to bring you the finest ingredients by using fresh, locally grown produce. All of our authentic food meets the highest level of standards guaranteeing you an excellent meal and experience.
Typical Menu Items (All may not be available at the event):
- Burrito (Beef/Chicken)
- Quesadilla (Beef/Chicken/Cheese)
- Taco Salad (Beef/Chicken)
- Nachos Deluxe (Beef/Chicken)
- Chicken Fajita
- Beef Taco
- Chip - N - Cheese
- Walking Taco
- Tamale (Pork)
Old Iron Bar:
About Old Iron Bar & Grill:
Looking for a Dine In restaurant in the Newaygo County area? Come on down to Old Iron Bar & Grill where we cook our food fresh every single day. All of our dishes are fresh, local, homemade... Always! This means it may take longer to prepare than you are used to; but that’s because we’re going to serve you the freshest food possible, prepared the old fashioned way!
Parade starts at 4:00 PM!
The route will start at the corner of 7th Street and W Western Ave (by the Muskegon Eagles). The parade will continue down Western Ave and end at the Mercy Health Arena. The parade walkers will continue to the roundabout on Third and turn onto Third, and then turn onto Clay where you disperse.
Can't make the parade? Join Shelley Irwin and the WGVU Public Radio for a Live Stream on their Facebook Page!
Veterans, First Responders, United Way Leadership Donors, & Everyday Heroes Have Free Admission! Tickets pre-registered will be available at a Will Call table in front of the Mercy Health Arena.
Location: Mercy Health Arena - 470 W. Western Ave. Muskegon MI, 49440
Doors Open at 5:00 PM, concert starts at 6:00 PM
About The Bands:
Westside Soul Surfers:
Made up of some of the finest musicians the Muskegon area has to offer, the Westside Soul Surfers are a smokin’ 10-piece R & B, funk and soul powerhouse that plays a little bit of everything, including Steely Dan, Santana, Toto, Etta James and Joe Cocker. “We just find some of the best songs with horns and do them!” And they do, with trumpet, sax, trombone, and more. A bold, big brass sound that will make you want to get down and rock out.
Brena - The West Michigan Party Band:
Their six member band, featuring guitars, drums, horns, violin, keyboards, and tight vocal harmonies, will keep your guests dancing all night long. Their wide variety of songs offer a little something for everyone; ranging from oldies, to current top 40 hits, classic rock to smooth R&B, country to high energy dance music, and everything in between.