Best things to do on Labor Day
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.
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.
Rhythm & Rum goes down on the glorious rooftop of 1 Hotel on Monday. Is there a better way to celebrate a day off work than sipping rum, enjoying complimentary hair braiding and vibing out to reggae? We think not. Mon at 7pm free with RSVP to 1SBEvents@1Hotels.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.