The Best Memorial Weekend Events in Miami for 2024

Memorial Day Weekend in Miami (May 25-26th) is an international, feel-good affair with packed beaches, pools, cultural events, and festivals throughout the city.

Memorial Day Weekend in Miami is unique. Magic City brings its international flavor and beachfront location to everything it does. Yachts in Miami Bay and on the Atlantic flying red, white, and blue flags, the annual Air & Sea Show and beach festival, and a non-stop array of family-orientated cultural festivals guarantee a good time. You’ll likely hear a lively mix of salsa, merengue, dance, R&B, reggae, and reggaeton blasting out of the speakers. Enticing aromas from cuisines worldwide emanate from restaurant and waterfront grills, a testament to the city’s diversity, celebrating a weekend in honor of American servicemen and women.

Here are some essential events happening in Miami around the Memorial Day Weekend:

Hyundai Air & Sea Show and Music Explosion Hyundai Air and

Top Gun jets flying through cloudless blue skies, acrobatic performances, powerboat racing, and extreme water sports—if that doesn’t get your pulse racing, nothing will! The Hyundai Air and Sea Show continues with a spectacle on the sand with the U.S. Army’s “As You Were” band. A display by the U.S. Air Force drill team and The Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Orchestra adds a classy end to the proceedings.

Journey to Space at Frost Science Museum

Ground control to Major Tom — a brand new exhibition blasts off at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science downtown starting on May 25th. Entitled Journey To Space, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience in space travel — without actually flying to the final frontier, allowing visitors to climb aboard a simulated spaceship, exploring what it’s like to live and work in space. Destined to be a family favorite. 

Pink Flamingo Party at Sora Rooftop

Be pretty in pink this Memorial Day at a tropical-themed cocktail party at the Hotel Greystone, along with zesty comfort food. Arrive at 2 p.m. and leave at sundown, having drunk, danced, and devoured delectable dishes throughout the afternoon and evening. It all goes down on May 26th. 

Miami Beach Bandshell

Shimmy away to electronic dance duo, the Thievery Corporation, at the Miami Beach Banchell in North Beach on May 24th. Cool grooves and global influences make this a fun event for everyone.

The Deering Estate

Add a touch of class to your Memorial Day weekend with a visit to the Deering Estate from May 25th-27. Located on the shore of Biscayne Bay in Palmetto Bay, the Deering Estate is time travel without the DeLorean or flux capacitor. Formerly the grand winter estate of industrialist Charles Deering, this early-1900s estate home and museum are spread across nearly 450 acres of mangroves, nature walks, rare and exotic plants, local wildlife, and even ancient Indian burial grounds. Tour the Stone House and Richmond Cottage and learn about the estate’s history; take a nature tour or hop into a kayak and explore the bay. The Deering Estate offers $5 admission Saturday-Monday during Memorial Day weekend, so make it a family affair.

Afrocode Miami All White Day 

Strike a pose in your coolest all-white outfit and strut down to the Brick nightclub in Wynwood for the AfroCode Miami All White Memorial Day Weekend Day Party on May 27th. Dance to soca, Afrobeats, hip-hop, zouk, and more all day. For pro partyers — get there before 4 pm and forgo the cover charge.

Miami Attraction & Museum Months 

Make the most of the last few days of Miami Attraction & Museum Months during Memorial Day weekend and enjoy reduced admission to some of the destination’s top spots, like Pérez Art Museum Miami and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Over 30 art, science, history, and performing arts venues are participating in month-long discounts, including BOGO deals, 25% off specials, and more.

Final Thoughts

Along with the special events over Memorial Day Weekend, Miami is a haven for entertainment, trips, tours, great food, and wonderful weather, guaranteeing a good timesaver the long weekend. Even if you want to beach hop, try a few notable restaurants, splash around in a waterpark, or visit The Everglades, you’ll never be short of things to do. For more Memorial Day activities, click here.



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