Memorial Day weekend in Miami is synonymous with sizzling sunshine, festive vibes, and a chance to recharge. Whether you’re seeking heart-pumping activities, family-friendly fun, or electrifying nightlife, Miami offers a vibrant mix of options to celebrate the long weekend.

The Hyundai Air & Sea Show

Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those who have bravely served our country. Miami is paying tribute to our soldiers this Memorial Day weekend at the Hyundai Air and Sea Show. This free event highlights technology from all five U.S. military branches, with performances, military displays, and fireworks, plus kid-friendly activities like rock climbing and bungee jumping. On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th, the U.S. Army SaluteFest™ will showcase the Army’s top technology and personnel. The festival will feature three A-list musical acts, the largest military Air & Sea Show®, an interactive display village, a spectacular drone show, and a fireworks extravaganza!

Brunch and dinner vibes

Brunch vibes are strong in the 305, especially over Memorial Day weekend. If savory brunch is your jam, The Henry’s got you covered with an amazing menu and some unique cocktails. For those Memorial Day dinner plans, hit up spots like Toro Toro Miami, Stiltsville Fish Bar, and Rusty Pelican Miami for some epic specials.

Embrace the Beach Life:

Miami’s iconic beaches are the undisputed stars of any Memorial Day weekend celebration. Soak up the sun on the golden sands of South Beach, take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters, or try your hand at paddleboarding or kayaking. For a more secluded escape, head to Virginia Key Beach or Matheson Hammock Park Beach, where you can relax under swaying palm trees.

Dive into Miami’s Event Scene:

The city comes alive during Memorial Day weekend with a plethora of events. Catch live music performances at outdoor venues like Bayfront Park or immerse yourself in the artistic energy of an art festival in Wynwood. Don’t miss the chance to explore Miami’s vibrant nightlife scene with themed parties at renowned nightclubs like LIV or E11even.

Club Kors at Joia Beach

Wednesday, May 22nd through Monday, May 27nd

Guest can enjoy Joia Beach converted into a full-fledged getaway destination, with the Michael Kors Empire Diamond monogram splashed across umbrellas, lounge chairs, and beach towels. Launching at the idyllic Miami hotspot just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Club Kors immerses guests in the energy and glamour that have long been synonymous with Michael Kors. With a special collaboration with Funboy Floats, one of summer’s hottest essentials. The floats will be available for purchase at the on-site pop-up shop. The beach pop-up shop will also feature a special edit of accessories and ready-to-wear, ranging from the brand’s iconic Colby bag to string bikinis and sunglasses. Club Kors at Joia Beach is the first in a series of Club Kors events planned for various destinations around the world. To experience this special, limited-time event, reserve a spot at Joia Beach and learn more at


The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science)

Saturday, May 25: New exhibit, Journey to Space launches at Frost Science 

Guests are invited to experience the opening of Frost Science‘s latest rotating exhibit, Journey to Space. The special exhibition uses interactive exhibits and authentic artifacts to immerse guests in the astounding aspects of life in space, including the very real dangers that astronauts face during their missions above Earth and the adaptations that engineers have developed to help them survive while in space.


New exhibit, The Machine Behind the Art: Inside JR’s Printing Press

Re-launching Memorial Day Weekend to kick off the summer, Superblue invites guests behind the curtain of iconic street photographer JR’s Miami mural, found on the facade of Superblue. Sit in a photobooth, snap a picture, and enter The Machine Behind the Art: Inside JR’s Printing Press, created for Superblue, where you’ll walk through a portal-like door embedded into The Chronicles of Miami mural on the building’s façade. Once inside, visitors find themselves inside the mechanical world crucial to JR’s artistic practice. After taking their portraits in one of four individual photo booths, visitors enter the interior of an oversized, whirring printing press where their portraits escape from the rollers and float to the ground. The Machine Behind the Art: Inside JR’s Printing Press is one of world-renowned artist JR’s most significant immersive works to date.

The Messi Experience 

Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, June 30th

“The Messi Experience: A Dream Come True” is kicking off its world tour in Miami, just in time for Memorial Day weekend! As the city’s newest attraction, this interactive multimedia journey promises to be the highlight of the holiday weekend festivities. From April 25th to June 30th, visitors will explore soccer legend Leo Messi’s remarkable journey, from his humble beginnings to his current status as a global icon. With its immersive storytelling and engaging activities, “The Messi Experience” offers a unique opportunity for fans to connect with their hero in a way that’s never been possible. Against the backdrop of Miami’s vibrant energy, this extraordinary exhibition stands out as the top destination for the long weekend, promising an unforgettable celebration of talent, inspiration and the enduring spirit of soccer. 



Memorial Day Weekend at Sweet Liberty Miami Beach

This Memorial Day Weekend, acclaimed cocktail bar and restaurant Sweet Liberty in Miami Beach will be hosting a weekend of back-to-back DJs, including DJ Boe, DJ Dinero, and DJ Retrokidd. Sip on incredible world-class cocktails from their renowned beverage program and for Memorial Day Weekend they are offering a special deal on a classic $10 Hot Dog & Miller High Life combo. The full menu is also available which features delectable bites by James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein. Starting Friday, May 25th, Sweet Liberty invites everyone to join them for this exciting weekend! Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Co. 237-B 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139.



Experience the best of Italian cuisine at Mirabella this Memorial Day weekend, offering brunch on Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm and dinner throughout the weekend. Brunch features classic dishes and various buffet stations like the Salumi & Formaggi Action Station, Crudo Station and Dolce Station, catering to every taste. Indulge in the raw bar, pasta and risotto, fish or meat and specialty cocktails like Madonna or Campe Tropicale for dinner. With an array of tasty options, Mirabella promises an experience that will delight guests and create unforgettable memories against the stunning backdrop of Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Rocco’s Tacos (Fort Lauderdale, Boca, Delray)

This year, Rocco’s Tacos will be honoring both current and retired veterans by offering a 50% discount on the entire bill upon verification of service. Enjoy Rocco’s Tacos classics like table side guacamole, tacos de casa and de calle all weekend long. 

The Hampton Social 

This year, The Hampton Social will be honoring Memorial Day by offering a mouthwatering brunch experience until 3PM on Monday, May 27, featuring their timeless brunch favorites like Grandma Swan’s Pancakes, Sunrise Beach Bowl, or the Banana Foster French Toast. 

Faena Theater

Immerse yourself in luxury and laughter at Faena Theater’s inaugural comedy series – Masters of Comedy. The new live comedy series, featuring a lineup of exceptional stand-up comedians and talent, will transform every last Wednesday of the month into an evening brimming with laughs. Faena Theater also offers dinner and a show, featuring delicious cuisine that complements the comedy, creating a sophisticated twist for an evening filled with a memorable fusion of flavors and fun. Masters of Comedy is open to guests ages 18+ and doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets can be purchased online at For group reservations and series information, please call 786-559-6016 or email [email protected].

Faena Theater

Currently onstage at Faena Theater, “Ascension: A New Journey of Allura Cabaret” performs Thursday through Saturday. With captivating music, astonishing light technology, and breathtaking choreography, Allura Cabaret is an immersive ride through parallel universes where world-renowned choreographers, singers, dancers, musicians, and digital artists meld their mastery and mystique into one powerful visionary force. Allura Cabaret is open to guests ages 18+ and doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets can be purchased online at For group bookings 6+ please reach out to the Box Office at 786-655-5742 or email [email protected]. Date: Thursday, May 30th at 9PM | Friday, May 31st 8PM or 10:30PM | Saturday, June 1st 8PM or 10:30PM

Rusty Pelican Miami 

Celebrate Memorial Day at Rusty Pelican Miami with their extended weekend brunch offering until Monday, May 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Enjoy brunch classics with a twist like the Nutella and Belgian Chocolate Chip Pancakes and Lobster Benedict. Sip on their delicious mimosas including the Lavender and Lemonade or Passion Fruit and Tarragon mimosas. 

Rusty Pelican

American Social 

This Memorial Day sip on the Peach Tree with  Horse Soldier Tea cocktail at American Social (Brickell, Las Olas, Boca, Orlando, Tampa). Made with Horse Soldier Straight Bourbon, Montenegro Amaro, Peach Real, Lemon Juice, Monin Yuzu Purée, Liquid Death Peach Tea, Peach, and Mint creating the perfect drink to enjoy as we approach the beginning of summer for $14. Take advantage  of all specials including all Horse Soldier Cocktails for $10, the AMSO Burger and Brunch B.L.A.T for $12, and mimosa specials until 4:00 p.m. 


Celebrate Memorial Day weekend by indulging in Aba’s extended brunch offerings. For Memorial Day weekend, Aba will be celebrating the long weekend with brunch available on Monday from 11:30AM to 3:00PM. The fresh Mediterranean restaurant features a new brunch menu with refreshing dishes that are best enjoyed al fresco like the Açaí Bowl, Spinach and Avocado Frittata and more. 

Glass & Vine 

Kick off the long weekend in style at an outdoor oasis nestled in Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park, Glass and Vine. Offering a menu of classic American dishes with a South Florida twist, Glass & Vine will be celebrating the long weekend with an extended brunch featuring dishes like Tuna Tartar, Dulce De Leche Belgian Waffles, CornFlake Crusted French Toast and more. Glass and Vine also offers an array of specialty cocktails, wines and spirits, all served amidst the lush greenery and giant oak trees surrounding the restaurant. Follow brunch with a stroll through the Grove’s celebrated Peacock Park located just steps away from the restaurant. 

Stiltsville Fish Bar 

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a late night happy hour at Stiltsville Fish Bar. Located in South Beach’s sunny Sunset Harbour, Stiltsville Fish Bar offers coastal cuisine and fresh seafood in a breezy, laid-back atmosphere and for this upcoming Memorial Day, they will be offering a late night happy hour for guests to enjoy. From $6 beers to $9 specialty cocktails, Stiltsville Fish Bar is the ideal sunkissed destination to celebrate the long weekend. 

Bayshore Club 

Commemorate Memorial Day weekend at Bayshore Club, waterfront bar and grill located in Miami’s historic Coconut Grove neighborhood. Soak up the sun’s rays while overlooking Biscayne Bay and indulge in classic fare such as sandwiches, omelets, french toast and more. For the ultimate long weekend celebrate, imbibe on tropical cocktails such as the Come Fly with Me made with aperol, prosecco, passion fruit puree and lime or the The Slip, made with zyr vodka, St. Germain, lychee puree, fresh dill and lime. Following brunch or lunch, guests can make the most of their weekend and head over to the Messi Experience just steps away from the restaurant.  

Pilo’s Tequila Garden

Pilo’s Tequila Garden, Wynwood’s local hotspot, has recently launched new weekly events just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Every Friday, starting at 10 PM, guests can enjoy Llévame Contigo, where DJs Junior and Red will be spinning the best of merengue, bachata, salsa, hip-hop, reggaeton and dembow jams. But that’s not all – on Sundays, doors open at 8 PM for Que Chimba, where Pilo’s brings Colombian vibes to Miami. Guests can indulge in Colombia’s signature liquor, Aguardiente, and $250 reposado bottles while dancing to sounds by DJ Zona and Jay Bodie. Gather your friends and enjoy the long weekend at Pilo’s Tequila Garden!


Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Mayami in Miami’s artistic Wynwood neighborhood. Indulge in elevated cuisine, uniquely crafted cocktails and a late-night party atmosphere across 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Inspired by the ancient Mayan civilization, Mayami provides a unique experience for all who visit. Don’t miss out on the perfect blend of late-night vibes and fine cuisine at Mayami!

Joia Beach 

Celebrate Memorial Day with Joia Beach Restaurant & Beach Club, the vibrant day-to-night oasis offering guests European-inspired fare on their private beachfront property nestled on Watson Island. This year, start bright and early with Joia’s Memorial Day Boot Camp hosted by Nikki Deluca Fitness on May 27th at 10:30 am. Guests can enjoy live DJ sets, goodie bags and receive a free TFL workout set. In the afternoon, Joia will then host the ultimate beach bash from 12 pm to 8 pm, featuring life-sized games, sweet frozen treats from Bubba Ice and live DJ performances by talent like DJ D. Lux, Max Baum, Sean Bang and Ziv. RSVP through the website HERE.

Strawberry Moon 

Named for the full moon that occurs closest to the summer solstice, Strawberry Moon is the centerpiece of The Goodtime Hotel, offering an energetic gathering place for an ultimate Memorial Day Weekend. Hotel guests and visitors ages 21 and over are welcome to let loose and enjoy a high-energy pool party, and tunes from celebrity guest DJ @chanteljeffries on Saturday, May 25th at 12 PM. As the ultimate destination for sun, fun, and entertainment, The Goodtime Hotel’s vibrant, retro vibe promises guests a plethora of good times poolside with two bars, private cabanas, and live sets. For tickets/how to book please visit and for table reservations please call +1 305.506.2112 or email [email protected].

Family Fun for All Ages:

Planning a Memorial Day getaway with the whole family? Miami caters to all ages. Spend a thrilling day at a water park or explore the fascinating underwater world at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. For a more low-key activity, pack a picnic basket and head to a park for some frisbee throwing or kite flying.

Explore Beyond the City Limits:

Miami offers exciting day trips for those seeking an adventure beyond the city. Explore the lush Everglades National Park and spot alligators basking in the sun, or take a drive down to the Florida Keys for a taste of island life.

Memorial Day Weekend with a Budget:

Stretch your dollar further with Miami’s many free events. Enjoy live music performances or movie screenings under the stars in public parks. Several museums offer free admission days during Memorial Day weekend, allowing you to experience Miami’s rich cultural scene.

Remember the Reason for the Season:

While enjoying the festivities, take a moment to honor the fallen heroes who have served our country. Attend a local Memorial Day ceremony or visit a war memorial to pay your respects.

From basking on pristine beaches to dancing the night away, Miami offers endless possibilities for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend. So pack your swimsuit, grab your dancing shoes, and get ready to celebrate in style!