Memorial Day Weekend


Check out these exciting, FREE events happening on Miami Beach this Memorial Day Weekend.

Happening All Weekend: THURSDAY, MAY 23 – MONDAY, May 27

  • “I See You, Too”
    An exhibition about how propaganda and misinformation have compromised us. Curated by Octavia Yearwood and Naiomy Guerrero
    Opening Thursday, May 23 at 6 PM through Monday, May 27 | 737 Lincoln Road
  • Digital Signs by Michelle Lisa Polissaint
    Large digital road signs can be seen throughout Ocean Drive with poetic and witty intervention that subvert common narratives.
    Thursday, May 23 through Monday, May 27 | Ocean Drive between 5 to 15 streets

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 25

  • National Salute To America’s Heroes – Hyundai Air & Sea Show (parachute)
    10 AM to 6 PM | Beach viewing from 11 to 14 streets | Display Village along Ocean Drive
    www.usasalute.com
  • PLAY, LAY, AYE at the Bass
    Explore a contemporary queer interpretation of tete-a-tete, a classic French design, which translate to “head to head”. The structure acts as an intimate meeting point with its completely open design acting as a declaration, a place to not feel shame or need to justify one’s self. This new design is now a place for openness and outness.
    10 AM – 6 PM | The Bass, 2100 Collins Avenue
  • Out of Context by Chris Friday
    Operating with the belief that education is not limited to a classroom, Friday creates “learning environments”, reflecting information that has undergone a context change, back at the viewer. In this way, Friday investigates themes of Identity, Race, Gender, Sexuality and the effects of popular culture on the perceptions of brown bodies. Friday’s brunch opening will feature an interactive piece surrounding the theme of trust being the currency.
    Open Reception 10:30 AM – 12 PM | On view for remainder of the day | FIU – Miami Beach Urban Studios, 1618 Washington Avenue
  • ReFrame Photo Pop Up
    An immersive photo pop-up where photographer Michelle Polissaint will capture the true essence of Memorial Day Weekend on Miami Beach.
    All Day | Ocean Drive between 5 to 15 streets
  • Movies on the Lawn – Black Panther (2018)
    Grab a blanket and enjoy the biggest screen in Miami Beach for an outdoor movie experience at SoundScape Park.
    8 PM | SoundScape Park, 400 17 Street

SUNDAY, MAY 26

  • National Salute To America’s Heroes – Hyundai Air & Sea Show
    10 AM to 6 PM | Beach viewing from 11 to 14 streets | Display Village along Ocean Drive
    www.usasalute.com
  • PLAY, LAY, AYE at the Bass
    Explore a contemporary queer interpretation of tete-a-tete, a classic French design, which translate to “head to head”. The structure acts as an intimate meeting point with its completely open design acting as a declaration, a place to not feel shame or need to justify one’s self. This new design is now a place for openness and outness.
    10 AM – 6 PM | The Bass, 2100 Collins Avenue
  • Out of Context by Chris Friday
    Operating with the belief that education is not limited to a classroom, Friday creates “learning environments”, reflecting information that has undergone a context change, back at the viewer. In this way, Friday investigates themes of Identity, Race, Gender, Sexuality and the effects of popular culture on the perceptions of brown bodies. Friday’s brunch opening will feature an interactive piece surrounding the theme of trust being the currency.
    All Day | FIU – Miami Beach Urban Studios, 1618 Washington Avenue
  • ReFrame Photo Pop Up
    An immersive photo pop-up where photographer Michelle Polissaint will capture the true essence of Memorial Day Weekend on Miami Beach.
    All Day | Ocean Drive between 5 to 15 streets
  • Concert on the Beach featuring South Florida’s very own FLO RIDA!
    4:30 PM to 10 PM | Lummus Park, 1300 Ocean Drive
  • Movies on the Lawn – Crooklyn (1994)
    Grab a blanket and enjoy the biggest screen in Miami Beach for an outdoor movie experience at SoundScape Park.
    8 PM | SoundScape Park, 400 17 Street

MONDAY, MAY 27

  • Miami New Drama presents Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo for a Memorial Day Concert
    A vibrant Afro-Carribean performance laced in storytelling presented by the Miami New Drama at the Colony Theatre.
    5 PM | Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road

Still looking for something else to do? Check out www.mbartsandculture.org

The Welcome Center at the Miami Design Preservation League at 1001 Ocean Drive will also be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How to

Goodwill Ambassadors are available throughout the South Beach area to assist you with your questions, concerns and/or complaints during major event weekends. Goodwill Ambassadors can be identified by their bright green t-shirts.

Kid holding american flag The City of Miami Beach will be hosting a Kids Zone at Lummus Park on Ocean Drive between 12 and 13 streets on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children and their parents can participate in themed arts and crafts, kid fitness, relay races, dance-a-thon and the opportunity to write letters to our service men and women.

The Miami Beach Police Department has established a wristband ID program known as K.I.D.S. (Kid Identification Station). This program is designed to add another level of security by voluntarily issuing an ID wristband to children of all ages and/or adults with special needs. The wristband will contain the guardian’s name and contact information.

Kid ID Stations will be operational on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 8, 10 and 12 streets at Lummus Park. Each station will have a City of Miami Beach tent, portable sign and will be staffed with Goodwill Ambassadors.  Ambassadors will maintain a spreadsheet with the names of each child registered, in addition to the guardian’s contact information. This program is a free service for visitors and residents.

Parking Statistics Upon arriving to Miami Beach, don’t circle the block looking for parking. Use the free, Park Me—Miami Beach app to find parking near your destination. This mobile app shows you available parking and rates for lots and garages, including real-time occupancy information for certain facilities.

There are numerous ways to get around Miami Beach on public transportation once you arrive, including the free Miami Beach trolleys and Citi Bike.

MDW rules noticeVisit our concession stands for all your beach needs. There will be checkpoints at the beach entrance points enforcing our rules.

If you are coming to play on Miami Beach this Memorial Day Weekend, play safe. Play by the rules.

  • No one likes litter. Stash your trash.
  • Drug and alcohol consumption laws will be strictly enforced.
  • No open containers. It’s the law.
  • No tents, tables and similar structures.
  • No glass containers or Styrofoam on the beach.
  • No coolers, backpacks/beach bags or inflatable devices.
  • No loud music, MBPD will be enforcing the County's arrestable noise ordinance.

Important Numbers

Emergencies: 911
Miami Beach Police (Non-Emergencies): 305.673.7900
Miami Beach Information: 305.604.CITY (2489)
Miami Beach Tourism Hotline: 305.673.7400
Miami Beach Trolley Customer Service: 305.673.7117
Miami Beach Parking: 35.673.PARK (7275)
Beach Towing: 1349 Dade Boulevard, 305.534.2128
Tremont Towing: 1747 Bay Road, 305.672.2395
Mount Sinai Medical Center (Miami Beach): 305.674.2121
Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami): 305.585.1111
Miami-Dade Corrections (Detention): 786.263.4100

Visitor Websites
www.miamiandbeaches.com
www.miamidade.gov/transit

Ocean Drive will be closed to traffic beginning Friday, May 24 at 7 a.m. and ending Tuesday, May 28 at 7 a.m.

To assist with traffic management, we will be implementing a traffic loop Saturday and Sunday nights beginning at 7 p.m. and will return back to normal traffic flow by no later than 7 a.m. each day. The loop directs traffic northbound on Collins Avenue to 16 street. From there, traffic is directed westbound to Washington Avenue, then southbound in the northbound lanes on Washington Avenue and continues south to 5 street. The traffic loop will have barricades to restrict access to residential neighborhoods. Residents can access their neighborhood with a valid photo ID or proof of residency.

During hours of when the traffic loop is in place, the South Beach Trolley service and Miami-Dade County transit service will operate in southbound direction along Washington Avenue and in northbound direction along Meridian Avenue in lieu of Washington Avenue. City’s trolley tracker “Rider Alert” feature will be updated as needed to reflect service changes and important updates.
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