Dozens of airplanes and watercraft swarm Miami Beach’s shoreline for the entertaining military showcase. Organized to honor first responders, the two-day event features civilian aerobatic acts, powerboat racing and extreme water sports. If you don’t mind the crowds, you’re in for a genuine spectacle right on the sand. Don’t miss popular country duo, Big & Rich (of “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” fame), who will headline the Musical Explosion on Sunday. May 27–28
The ultimate trifecta of celebration, exhilaration and relaxation, Memorial Day in Miami offers an unforgettable experience for locals and visitors alike. Yes, the annual Air & Sea Show and beach festival remains a marquee event, and if you're willing to brave the crowds, it's a spectacle worth experiencing at least once.
But Memorial Day events in Miami span the full weekend (May 27–29), and whether you’re soaking up the sun on South Beach, visiting a new exhibition around town or knocking back a drink (or two!), there’s something for everyone to enjoy a well-deserved day off while saluting our military heroes. Below, we've rounded up some of the best Memorial Day events in Miami to keep on your radar.
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