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The best things to do on Labor Day in Miami

Enjoy every second of the holiday weekend with our guide to the best things to do on Labor Day in Miami
1 Hotel South Beach
Photograph: Courtesy 1 Hotel South Beach

Finding things to do on Labor Day in Miami can be surprisingly tough. Many Miamians use the long weekend as an excuse to leave town. But even if your roster of friends isn’t looking strong, there’s still no shortage of things to do. This is Miami, after all, and even a quiet weekend here is louder than most cities. You’ve got options this Labor Day Weekend. Want to hit up a pool party at one of the best swimming pools in Miami. No problem. Or would you rather grab tickets to one of the hottest concerts in Miami? You can do that too. Yup—after watching your Instagram story over the weekend, your friends are going to be just a little pissed they left at all.

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Best things to do on Labor Day

Jay Z and Beyoncé
Photograph: courtesy of the artists
Things to do, Concerts

Beyoncé + JAY-Z

The most powerful power-couple, JAY-Z and Beyoncé, are about to invade Miami and have an entire stadium shaking. Their co-headlining tour, OTR II, will mash up JAY’s increasingly conscientious hip-hop with Bey’s immaculately choreographed anthems. It’s a concert experience you really do not want to miss. Fri at 8pm; purchase tickets here.

Ball & Chain
Photograph: Michael Strader Marko
Things to do, Concerts

Ball & Chain Music Festival

Love Ball & Chain’s regular repertoire of free live music? Then you need to head down to the Little Havana hotspot at some point during Labor Day weekend for the annual Ball & Chain Music Festival. See some of Miami’s most popular acts for three straight days of salsa, jazz and more. Expect more than 100 musicians to partake. Some of our favorites include PALO!, Suénalo, Lemon City Trio and more. Fri, Sat and Sunday from noon to 3am; free.

Kiki on the River
Photograph: Chat Chow TV
Restaurants, Greek

Kiki on the River

icon-location-pin East Little Havana

Kiki on the River is celebrating for the entire long weekend. On Friday, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, grab a $10 Aperol spritz. On Saturday, Kiki is channeling its inner São Paulo with a Brazilian themed day party. And on Labor Day, stop by via boat and enjoy complimentary docking (if space is available). That’s normally $5 per foot, so you’ll save some dough—especially if you’re rolling up in a VanDutch.

Standard, Hotels, Miami
Photograph: Alys Tomlinson

Standard Spa, Miami Beach

icon-location-pin Belle Isle

On Labor Day, the Standard throws its Labor of Disco Love party. One can expect, obviously, some funky disco sounds courtesy of SuperMarket Creative and friends. One can also expect, as is always the case at the Standard, smashing views and trendy folks. Mon at 2pm; free with RSVP.

Nautilus South Beach
Photograph: Yelp/Nautilus South Beach, a SIXTY Hotel
Hotels, Chain hotels

Nautilus South Beach

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The Nautilus has teamed up with the whiskey superstars over at Jack Daniels for two back-to-back pool parties on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday Miami’s favorite radio voice Lucy Lopez stops by and Sunday sees Alex Sensation, Chyno and more step behind the decks. Sat at 1pm; free.

Carillon Miami Beach
Photograph: Courtesy Carillon Miami Beach
Hotels, Spa hotels

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

icon-location-pin North Beach

Like a little cardio with your partying? Stop by the wellness-focused Carillon for a Zumba class followed by a Zumba pool party. You will burn calories and then have the opportunity to consume them again at the pool bar. Sun at 10am; $59–$149.

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