The Best Memorial Day Activities to Do in Miami

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Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and there are tons to celebrate. Not only does the holiday signal the start of the summer season, but it also serves to remember the troop’s great sacrifices for the country. Memorial Day should not be taken lightly with so much significance – it’s the time to celebrate! This upcoming week, there are many beaches to visit, multiple parades to observe, and numerous people to hang out with. To help you with your holiday plans, here are some of the best activities to do in the Miami area for this Memorial Day Weekend:

1. Miami Beach Air and Sea Show

This two-day event will be part of the national salute to the brave servicemen and women. To pay tribute to the country’s military, jets will fly above the Miami coastline as powerboats flash across the waters. Even more, the spectacle will also feature aerobatic acts, boat racing, extreme water sports, and everything that Miami Beach has to offer. On May 29 and Sunday, May 30, the events begin at 11 AM and go until 4:30 PM. The event map shows all the viewing areas available, with free public viewing spots between the 13th and 14th streets. Get there early and enjoy this celebration of America!  

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2. Visit the Exhibition “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience”

For art and culture lovers, Ice Palace Studios are offering a multisensory art experience that brings the work of famed artist Vincent Van Gogh to life. Engineered by internationally known audio designers and technicians, this exhibit offers dream-like, immersive projections that transport you into the works of the Dutch artist. Journey through the blurred and ethereal landscapes of Van Gogh, connecting to every hill, house, and flower of his creations. And symphonic music plays around your every step as colors and shapes come to life. Book your tickets now!

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3. Join Ft. Lauderdale’s Memorial Day Great American Beach Party

The city of Fort Lauderdale is offering an entire day dedicated to fun and entertainment for all families. On Saturday, May 29, the city commemorates both the fallen and community members who dedicate their lives to protect and serve their fellow citizens. The party offers beach games, face paintings, and a petting zoo for the kiddies. A farmer’s market and classic car show will be available for the grown-ups and live entertainment from local artists like Big Harvest and Pitbull of Blues. The showstopper will be the precision free-fall parachute jump, as para-commandos skydive from over 12,000 ft. in the air. The celebration is free to enter, and it runs from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Learn more and plan your visit today! 

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4. Big Bugs Opening at Flamingo Gardens

For the younger crowd, join Flamingo Gardens for their opening of the David Roger’s Big Bugs exhibit. Created by artist David Harry Grodzinsky-Rogers, this collection of giant insect sculptures brings the micro world to massive proportions. These colossal wonders were created with twigs, branches, and wood limbs collected by the artist himself. Be amazed by an 18” long praying mantis that weighs an amazing 1,200 pounds! And a bumblebee that’s 5” long nesting on an enormous wooden flower. Bask in a relaxing stroll through this magical garden of behemoth bugs. The opening weekend runs from Saturday, May 29, to Monday, May 31, hours are 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Reserve your entrance now.

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5. Go on a Snorkeling Adventure at Biscayne National Park

The snorkeling tours are back at Biscayne National Park! Go with a small group or book a private tour to visit this aquatic wonderland. Relax with the crisp ocean air, brilliant sunlight, and serene ocean life as you adventure underwater. Observe local coral reefs and sunken shipwrecks that lie near the Miami coast. Don’t miss out – book your snorkeling adventure!

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With many more activities going around Miami and the surrounding areas, explore all that Memorial Day weekend offers. Have a safe, fun time, and enjoy the magic of this holiday weekend!