5 Reasons to Stay in Miami for Memorial Day Weekend

Why is it that Miami locals notoriously choose Memorial Day weekend as their time frame to vacate the city?  This preconceived notion that all of Miami suddenly becomes undesirable during this three-day weekend is unequivocally false. Here are five reasons why you will be missing out if you decide to skip town this weekend.

1. Memorial Day BBQ at the Perez Art Museum

Monday, May 28th 1:00pm-4:00pm

In conjunction with the kick-off of their Blue Star Museums, the Perez Art Museum will offer a Memorial Day BBQ on their waterfront terrace.  Enjoy a memorable afternoon that includes a live music performance by the band SunGhosts, creative art experiences with PAMM art teachers, and a special Memorial Day guest appearance by the Coast Guard Air Station. Admission is free and BBQ food and beverages will be available for purchase.

2. Miami Beach Air and Sea Show

May 26th-28th

In spirit of Memorial Day, what better way to support our military than a military-themed air and sea show.  This two-day extravaganza will exhibit and exhilarating show with fighter jets and other equipment from all branches of the United States Military and our Firefighters, Police, and First Responders.  In addition, after the showcase, there will be live performances by Kent Jones, Shaggy, Max, DJ Irie, and the U.S. Air Force band “Max Impact.”  Don’t miss out on this action-packed weekend dedicated to supporting our troops!

3. The Power of Poison Exhibit at the Frost Science Museum

Opening Saturday, May 26th

The Frost Science museum will be opening their new exhibit that conveys the power of poison.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore poison’s role in nature, humans and its common myths. You will be able to personally observe an array of the most venomous species from around the world and from our own backyard.  The exhibit will have many highlights including interactive shows, live species, and a chance to solve poisoning mysteries.

4. Artist-Filled Appearances at Nightclubs

May 25th-28th

For those looking for Memorial Day Weekend parties, Miami is arguably the best place to find them.  Nightclubs including: LIV, Story, Rockwell, Mokai, Wall and many more will be featuring dazzling artists and celebrity appearances all weekend in honor of Memorial Day. Artists such as Future, Migos, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Gucci Mane are just to name a few.  Make sure not to miss out on a night out and a chance to see celebrity appearances and performances this weekend at Miami’s hottest nightclubs!

5. Annual Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival

Sunday, May 27th at 8:00pm

The James L. Knight Center located in downtown Miami will be home to the 11th annual Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival.  Enjoy a night full of laughs and fun.  Past comedy performers have included names such as Bill Bellamy, DC Young Fly, Bruce Bruce, and Lavar Walker. This year, the festival will be hosted by Marlon Wayans and will include comedy performances by Affion Crocket, Deray Davis, Majah Hype, and Toya Turnup. Tickets are available for purchase on Ticketmaster.

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