Memorial Day is the last Monday in May, but its festivities extend over a weekend. It is always a busy time in Miami with thousands of people arriving in the city to get an advantage of its beaches and parks. Like the rest of the U.S. Miami neighborhoods hold Memorial ceremonies to pay homage to service men and women who lost their lives while serving their country.
Organizations like the American Legion Miami Beach Post 85 and VFW Miami Beach Post 3559 honor the veterans across various locations. A wreath-laying ceremony and a gun salute take place at the War Memorial Cenotaph, near Miami Beach Police Headquarters. Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, and North Miami Beach also hold special ceremonies.
Hyundai Air & Sea Show at Lummus Park in South Beach (May 23–24, 2020, canceled)
The biggest highlight of the Memorial Day Weekend in Miami is the Air & Sea Show at Lummus Park in South Beach. This massive show features lots of live entertainment, including top list musical acts. The two-day event takes place in Miami Beach on Saturday and Sunday, presenting a patriotic concert right on the beach, and many exciting flyovers by fighter jets and bombers. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and local police officers, firefighters, and first responders will contribute to the show. Don't miss powerboat racing, water sports activities, motocross, sand sculptures, kids activities, and acrobatics. The free show will take over the Ocean Drive between 11th & 14th Str.
Best of the Best Music Fest at Miami’s Bayfront Park (canceled in 2020 | May 30, 2021)
More entertainment is available in downtown Miami. Best of the Best Music Fest takes place at Miami’s Bayfront Park. The lineup includes hip-hop, reggae, and pop music acts. The annual Memorial Weekend Miami Comedy Fest presents best comedians, like Leslie Jones, Corey Holcomb, Ms. Jucy, Michael Colyar, Steve Brown, and more. Besides, there are plenty of parties all over town.