Courtesy of City of Miami Beach -Memorial Day Weekend checklist - What to Do in Miami Beach

Dated: May 26 2022

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Memorial Day weekend rumbles into Miami Beach this year with the return of the popular Hyundai Air & Sea Show on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. Check out the guide below so you can be aware of the traffic impacts and enjoy all of the weekend's events safely.

In preparation for the holiday weekend, the city has been planning diligently to implement a comprehensive and coordinated plan to ensure residents and visitors are able to enjoy the beach and various events, while maintaining safety and resident quality of life.

The city will host a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. to discuss preparations for the holiday weekend. Click here for the Zoom webinar.

EVENTS

Hyundai Air & Sea Show

“The Greatest Show Above the Earth” showcases the men, women, technology and equipment from all five branches of the United States Military as well as our police, firefighters and their first responder agencies. This two-day spectacular event on Memorial Day weekend features offshore powerboat racing exhibitions, extreme water sports, military display village and more, all on the beautiful shores of Miami Beach.

 

Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29

Ticketed Beach Club:

11 AM - 5:30 PM

East of Lummus Park between 11 to 14 streets 

Free and open to the public Display Village:

11 AM - 5:30 PM

Ocean Drive between 11 and 15 streets

Beach viewing from 1 to 21 streets:

12 PM - 5:30 PM

Miami Beach residents are eligible for a 10% discount on tickets. Just enter the promo code "MIAMIBEACH" at checkout. Click here to purchase tickets.

City of Miami Beach Kids Fun Zone

Children and their parents can participate in themed arts and crafts, fitness, relay races, face painting and the opportunity to write letters to our service members.

 

Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29

9 AM - 4 PM

Ocean Drive and Lummus Park between 12 and 13 streets

City of Miami Beach K.I.D.S. (Kid ID Station) 

Miami Beach Police personnel will host a wristband ID program for children and adults with special needs. This free program aims to give parents, guardians and caretakers greater peace of mind. Children and adults with special needs will receive a free ID wristband with their name, guardian’s name and contact information. The stations will be located in City of Miami Beach tents staffed by Goodwill Ambassadors. Look for portable signs in front of the tents. The Goodwill Ambassadors will maintain a spreadsheet with the names of each child or adult who registers. The K.I.D.S. program is open to both visitors and residents.  

 

Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29

9 AM - 4 PM

Lummus Park at 5, 8, 10 and 12 streets

Hyundai Air & Sea Show Concert & Fireworks

Saturday, May 28

5:30 PM

Music Explosion begins at 5:30 p.m. and features international rock band 3 Doors Down and performances by various U.S. Military Bands and Drill Teams.

Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 9:15 p.m.

The Miami Beach Rock Ensemble’s 50th Anniversary Concert

Enjoy a four-hour rock n’ roll concert featuring over 100 alumni musicians spanning from 1972 to 2022. Hundreds of thousands of Miami Beach residents have been inspired and affected by this legendary ensemble founded by the late Doug Burris and the celebration will take place at the Miami Beach Bandshell on the Clark Douglas Burris Stage. 

Saturday, May 28

Doors open at 6 PM

Miami Beach Bandshell

7275 Collins Avenue

Click here for tickets.

Livestream: www.RockEnsemble.com

Family Day at the Bass

Visit The Bass on the last Sunday of every month for free museum admission and fun-filled art activities for kids and families.

Sunday, May 29

2 PM - 4 PM

The Bass Museum of Art

2100 Collins Avenue

Click here to learn more.

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series 

Join the Ocean Drive Association for a performance by Nu-Deco Ensemble. Don't forget to bring your blankets and folding chairs!

Sunday, May 29

5 PM

Lummus Park

Ocean Drive between 14 Street and 14 Place

ArtScape Concert presented by the Collins Park Neighborhood Association

Performances by French Horn Collective Allstars and Shira Lee, Wendell Morrison and Fabi Patino. There will be food vendors onsite.

Sunday, May 29

5 PM - 7 PM

Liberty Plaza

2200 Liberty Avenue

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

An evening traffic mitigation plan will be implemented on Thursday, May 26 through Monday, May 30 beginning at 6 p.m. Traffic will only be allowed to enter Ocean Drive through 13 Street and exit through 5 Street, with no access to any other entry/exit points. Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue will flow north and southbound, with no east or westbound access except for 5 Street and 16 Street.

Protected residential zones for the Flamingo Park and South of Fifth neighborhoods will be in place each evening from 6 p.m. through 4:30 a.m. starting on Thursday, May 26 through Monday, May 30 with barricades in place to restrict cut-through traffic in these residential areas. Flamingo Park and South of Fifth residents are encouraged to use Alton Road to enter and exit their neighborhood. There will be enhanced police presence in other surrounding neighborhoods.

During hours when the traffic mitigation plan is in place, the Miami Beach trolley service and Miami-Dade County bus service will operate normally. The city’s trolley tracker “Rider Alert” feature will be updated as needed to reflect service changes and important updates.

Beginning on Friday through Sunday evenings starting at 9 p.m., License Plate Readers (LPRs) will also be deployed on the 5 Street corridor. To accommodate this LPR operation, there will be a lane reduction on the MacArthur Causeway’s eastbound bridge.

PARKING

Effective Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m., a flat parking rate of $20 per vehicle will be imposed at all city parking garages in the Art Deco Cultural District (ADCD) except for access card holders and residents. This includes garages at 7 Street and Collins Avenue, 12 Street and Washington Avenue, 13 Street and Collins Avenue as well as the Anchor Garage on 16 Street. The $20 rate is good for a single entrance and exit. No in/out access will be permitted during this time.

On-street parking will be prohibited along Collins Avenue between 5 Street and Española Way commencing on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. through Tuesday, May 26 at 6 a.m. Additionally, the 100 and 200 blocks between 6 Street and 16 Streets will be restricted to Residential Zone 5 permit holders only between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. The parking lot on the northwest corner of 10 Street and Washington Avenue (P13) will be unavailable from Friday morning starting at 6 a.m. through Monday at 6 a.m.

Use the free, Park Me—Miami Beach app to find parking near the events. Please don’t circle the block looking for parking. The mobile app shows you available parking and rates for lots and garages, including real-time capacity information for certain facilities. 

There are numerous ways to get around Miami Beach on public transportation once you arrive, including free Miami Beach trolleys and Citi Bike.

Free Parking Shuttles

The city will provide free shuttle service to and from four designated event parking garage locations. Please look for the special parking shuttle identification signs prior to boarding and use the Miami Beach e-Gov app to track shuttle service in real-time under Trolley tracker. Parking shuttles will operate on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at intervals of approximately 15 minutes.

Designated pickup locations are as follows:

  • 42 Street garage: shuttle will serve trolley stop #219 at Sheridan Avenue and 41 Street.  
  • 23 Street garage: shuttle will serve trolley stop #194 at 23 Street and Liberty Avenue.
  • 17 Street, Pennsylvania Avenue and the City Hall garages: shuttle will serve trolley stop #200 at 17 Street and Convention Center Drive.
  • 5 Street garage: shuttle will serve trolley stop #113 at 6 Street and Lenox Avenue.

All passengers using the free shuttle service will be dropped off at trolley stop #106 located at Washington Avenue and 11 Street. Passengers should use this stop for their ride back to garages. Alternatively, passengers can use the free citywide trolley service.

ADDITIONAL PREPARATIONS

Miami Beach Police will be working 13-hour shifts with an Alpha/Bravo staffing configuration. Several inter-jurisdictional and federal law enforcement partners will be assisting MBPD with crowd control, including Miami-Dade County PD and Miami-Dade County School Board PD. Miami Beach Fire and Ocean Rescue will also have augmented staffing throughout the weekend.

 

More than 150 Goodwill Ambassadors wearing branded “Take Care of Our City” pink t-shirts will be deployed throughout the ADCD to answer visitor questions, provide directions and give tips on how to enjoy the city. 

 

The following special measures will be in effect at 7 a.m. Friday, May 27 through 7 a.m. Monday, May 30, 2022 along the public beach; the MXE mixed used entertainment district (excluding that portion of the MXE district between 73 and 75 streets) and that portion of the CD-2 commercial, medium-intensity district between Pennsylvania Avenue and Collins Court from 5 to 16 streets:

  • All direct or indirect consumption of alcohol will be prohibited on public beaches unless specifically authorized by a special event permit or a concession agreement.
  • Local access restrictions will be enforced on some city streets to limit traffic and improve mobility for residents and business patrons.
  • LPR police details will be focused on eastbound traffic lanes on the 5 Street corridor.
  • The issuance of a business tax receipt to promoters for any dance or entertainment events to be held at an alcoholic beverage establishment located in the MXE and CD-2 districts will be suspended.
  • The suspension and closure of business entities renting or leasing certain vehicles — including golf carts, low-speed vehicles, autocycles, motorized scooters, mopeds, motorcycles powered by motors of 50cc or less and motorized bicycles.

The following additional measures may be imposed as necessary:

  • Limitations may be placed on live or amplified music.
  • The citywide suspension and closure of all or part of sidewalk café operations located in the MXE and CD-2 districts each night (including the removal of any sidewalk café furniture).
  • Coolers, inflatable devices, tents, tables and similar objects may be prohibited from public beaches.

For updated information on Memorial Day weekend, visit www.ourcitymb.com

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