Miami Beach Rolls Out the Red, White & Blue Carpet this Memorial Day Weekend
(Miami Beach, FL) May 9, 2018 -
Soar into Miami Beach this Memorial Day weekend and relish the white sandy beaches, Art Deco history and many event happenings — including the National Salute to America’s Heroes Hyundai Air & Sea Show, a beach concert headlined by Grammy Award-Winner Shaggy and a variety of other exciting city sponsored events to promote unity and diversity. “We look forward to welcoming everyone to our tropical metropolis — from near and far— as we remember and honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives for this great nation,” said Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy L. Morales. “This year, we have also organized a series of free cultural events that are sure to impress.”
With thousands of people expected to spend the weekend on Miami Beach, the city will be implementing a comprehensive and coordinated major events plan to ensure the safety and enjoyment of visitors and residents alike. As part of the plan, dozens of friendly goodwill ambassadors wearing bright green shirts will be deployed throughout South Beach to answer visitor questions and provide directions. The city will also host a Kids Fun Zone at Lummus Park on Ocean Drive between 12 and 13 streets on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children and their parents can participate in themed arts and crafts, fitness, relay races, face painting and the opportunity to write letters to our service men and women.
For the enjoyment of residents and visitors, Ocean Drive will be pedestrian-only starting Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. through Tuesday, May 29 at 7 a.m. There will also be an evening traffic loop along Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue from Fifth to 16 streets where Collins Avenue will become one-way northbound and Washington Avenue will be one-way southbound beginning Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m. through Monday, May 28 at 7 a.m. Access to east/west streets between Fifth and 16 streets will be restricted to residents carrying a valid photo ID.
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.
As an additional security measure, the Miami Beach Police and Emergency Management departments will have a wristband ID program known as K.I.D.S. (Kid ID Station). This program is designed to add another level of security by voluntarily issuing an ID wristband to children of all ages, their guardians and/or adults with special needs. The wristband will contain the child’s name, guardian’s name and contact information.
Kid ID Stations will be operational on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Fifth, Eighth, 10 and 13 streets at Lummus Park. Each station will have a We are committed to providing excellent public service and safety to all who live, work and play in our vibrant, tropical, historic community. 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.