It’s easy to only see the pleasure in a 3-day weekend and forget just what Memorial Day is all about. So while you’re planning your parties and beach days, just remember to take the moment to commemorate the many brave soldiers who have fought for our country in the most authentic way you can. Whether that’s spending time with family, relishing delicious food, or even letting loose in your own way, here are some fun things happening in South Florida this holiday weekend:

Celebrate Our Soldiers

This Memorial Day, Española Way is commemorating veterans by partnering with the “Hyundai Air & Sea Show” for a street-wide celebration on Friday, May 28, 2021, from 6-8PM. There will be a public performance on the street by the official United States Army Band and complimentary refreshments and bites for all military members & veterans (proof of Military ID required) provided by Cigar Bar and other participating restaurants. Admission to the street is free and a great way to thank our troops. MORE INFO

Espanola Way

Fun Markets

The Tank’s Off Beat Market – Looking for fun plans for this Memorial Day Weekend? The Tank Brewing Co. invites you to stop by and support local businesses at their third Offbeat Market! This Sunday, May 30, get ready to enjoy refreshing bottomless beers, mimosas, and homemade as well as a live music performance by Carlos Andrade, starting at 1:00 pm. MORE INFO

The Market at Miami Design District – The Market at Miami Design District will be something to look forward to every Sunday, bringing unique local businesses and live entertainment together for the Miami community to enjoy. The Market will host a variety of local vendors. Whether you’re looking for locally sourced produce, culturally influenced food, or wanting to purchase one-of-a-kind creations. MORE INFO

The Tropical Flea – If you’re staying in town (or coming in town from elsewhere), The Tropical Flea on Sunday, May 30th is how you should spend your Sunday plans. Head on over to the magical Ace Props warehouse & compound in Little River for an afternoon of supporting your local businesses. Bring your families, dogs, and friends and peruse over 50 hand-picked vintage, artisan, and handmade vendors. Munch on some mouth-watering food and enjoy a fun Sunday in our backyard. MORE INFO

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Funky Parties

The Marker Key West Harbor Resort is ready to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with General Horseplay, one of Key West’s most loved cocktail bars. This iconic collaboration will be hosting a rad, 80s-themed Pool Party at The Marker bar on Sunday, May 30th from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. MORE INFO

The creators of ART WITH ME — Internationally acclaimed world class arts & cultural festival — bring its music pillar, DANCE WITH ME, to Miami. For one day-only on May 29th — DANCE WITH ME brings the magic of Tulum and Ibiza to Miami in a unique collaboration with SOUNDTUARY — Miami’s own effortless imagination and creativity producers –, and powered by DAYTRIP — from the creators of the multi-awarded Woomoon, Storytellers, and Moonbow Festival. MORE INFO

WHERE ARE MY KEYS is back for 17hr jam on Memorial Weekend! Taking place at a unique historic location among trees and airplanes, the party starts with a beautiful sunset and goes until sunrise. Featuring DJ Harvey [Extended set], Moodymann, Soul Clap [Extended set], Mystic Bill, Terence Tabeau, Will Renuart, Benton, Brad Strickland, Inbal, Puma, Party starts on Sunday 4PM until Memorial Day Monday 9AM. MORE INFO

Where Are My Keys

Mouth-Watering Feasts

Round up your family to celebrate Memorial Day weekend and kick off the summer enjoying delicious eats and refreshing drinks with us! Join The Doral Yard and eateries along Main Street in Downtown Doral as we celebrate Memorial Day weekend and welcome summer with Downtown Doral Burger and Bao: A Kickoff to Summer on Saturday, May 29, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. MORE INFO

La Traila Barbecue, Miami’s genuine Texas-style craft barbecue pit spot, is set to open its first brick n’ mortar location on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Founded by Austin native and pit master Mel Rodriguez and Miami native/Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Isaiah McKenzie, the hotly-anticipated barbecue hotspot is located in Miami Lakes. The opening will signal La Traila brand’s first permanent home to date; it has only existed as a “first come, first served” style pop-up, a holy grail-ish “must try” for local barbecue enthusiasts. Smoked to absolute perfection, barbecue lovers have quite the menu to choose from. MORE INFO

As the first long weekend (for some of us) in 2021, Memorial Day is to be celebrated with bottomless bubbly and breakfast bites. On Monday, May 31, join American Social for an extended weekend brunch available from 11:30AM – 4PM. Guests can find AmSo’s popular brunch menu items including the Breakfast Sandwich, Cinnamon French Toast Crunch, Wide Awake Steak & Eggs and Breakfast Pizza. Accompany your sweet and savory breakfast selections with a splash of OJ and prosecco – bottomless mimosas are available for $25. MORE INFO

La Traila BBQ

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