In 1896, Detroit, Michigan started celebrating Columbus Day in recognition of Christopher Columbus, a Portuguese explorer who discovered America in 1492. Columbus Day is recognized on the 2nd Monday in October, every year and is considered a national holiday in the United States.
Although there are not very many events around the Metro Detroit area that are in celebration of Columbus Day, listed below are a few places you can celebrate the discovery of America and Christopher Columbus.
On October 3, 2010 at 11am, the Columbus Day Celebration Committee members along with others will attend a mass at the Historic Holy Family Church in Downtown Detroit. Following the Mass, there will be breakfast and a wreath ceremony.
The Historic Holy Family Church
641 Chrysler Drive
On Sunday, October 8, 2010 the annual Columbus Day Banquet will be held at Club Venetian in Madison Heights, Michigan. A dinner is served at 7pm and entertainment will be provided by the band, Paradise.
29310 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
The Annual Columbus Day Parade is being held on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 1pm in Clinton Township on Romeo Plank Road. Starting at Erie Elementary and ending at the Clinton Township Senior Center.
42276 Romeo Plank Road
Clinton Twp, MI 48038-2194
Clinton Township Senior Center
40730 Romeo Plank Road
Clinton Twp, MI 48038-2942