We honor the men and women who have served our country with a memorial service, which includes military ceremonies such as, various honor and color guards; a military fly over; local dignitaries placing a wreath at the memorial, music and guest speakers.
memorial day events
Great American Beach Party May 27: Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Blvd. 10am-8:30pm
Free. Live bands, kids zone, classic car show, sandcastle contest, art show, life-size beach games, U.S. military parachute team and a tribute to U.S. Armed Forces. Special performance: Sister Hazel. Free for all to enjoy.
Memorial Day KidzFest at Flamingo Gardens May 27: 9:30am-4:30pm. A great day just for the kids! Enjoy the opening of the new, Lost World of Dinosaurs exhibit. Discover 27 life-sized dinosaur replicas nestled in the jungle setting of the Gardens. Kids can meet a paleontologist, take special guided tours, and enjoy bounce houses, entertainment, crafts, food and more. $19.95 ages 12+, $12.95 ages 3-11, members and children 2 or younger free. Narrated Tram Tour is included.
Undertow Music Festival May 28: Pompano Beach Amphitheatre. 12-10pm
Alternative music festival will feature Grouplove, K.Flay, Milky Chance, Dreamers, Coin, The Unlikely Candidates and The Heydaze. Tickets: $30-$95 available on Ticketmaster.
ceremonies & parades
City of Coconut Creek: Ceremony May 29: Veterans Park, 3550 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek. Speakers and Coconut Creek Police Department Honor Guard. Ceremony 9-10am. 954-545-6670.
City of Hollywood: 63rd Annual Fred Hunter Memorial Day Service May 29: Hollywood Memorial Gardens, 6300 Taft St. Patriotic, traditional remembrance honoring veterans of all wars and veteran’s organizations. Begins at 11am.
City of Pembroke Pines: Ceremony May 29: 9am-10:30am. Fletcher Art & Cultural Center/Fletcher Park. Presentation of colors, guest speakers and a wreath placing. 954-392-2116.
City of Plantation: Memorial Day May 29: 9:30am. Plantation Veterans Park, 1776 Lauderdale West Drive. South Florida Jubilee Chorus, Speakers, Plantation High School Junior R.O.T.C. and Plantation Police Honor Guard. 954-452-2510.