Welcome Summer at Miami’s Giant Memorial Day Beach Party

Miami ushers in summer with a giant bash over Memorial Day weekend. As one of the biggest beach parties in the U.S., the non-stop weekend of music, dancing, food, drinks, and fun explodes from Miami’s clubs into the streets and onto the beach. The city’s Memorial Day celebration starts with summer kickoff parties throughout the city, all winding up to the big event on Sunday: the Best of the Best Concert. Keep reading about this event and find a Memorial Day beach party for the group.

Memorial Day Beach Party: Best of the Best Concert

A musical extravaganza of live reggae, hip-hop, R&B, Soca, Caribbean and urban beats, Best of the Best ranks among the largest international music festivals in North America. In fact, the event draws more than 25,000 fans to see A-list performers. To see each one, arrive at 2 p.m. and plan to hang out until midnight when the last performance ends.

The entire family is welcome to attend the event, and children under 12 get in free as long as they’re accompanied by an adult. In addition to live performances, concert-goers enjoy shopping local vendors and meeting big names in entertainment. Those without children should attend the official pre-party held on Friday night.

Wings Over Miami

For tamer entertainment during your Miami vacation, head for the Wings Over Miami Air Museum at Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport for a day of classic cars at an open car show. Meet the famous Tuskegee Airmen and watch aerial performances as planes take to the skies. Just bring a lawn chair, picnic, sunscreen and get ready for some outdoor fun. Those who can’t make it to the event can tour the museum Wednesday through Sunday.

Miami Vacation Rentals During Memorial Day

Miami beach rentals offer a private place to stay if you plan to join the party in Miami on Memorial Day weekend. Condos with spectacular views of the city and Biscayne Bay offer a respite from crowds and give groups a relaxing place to slip off dancing shoes between parties. Many also have home-like amenities, pools and place to spread out and recoup.