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memorial day weekend events

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 25: Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Blvd. 10am-8:30pm
Featuring music, live performances and activities for the entire family including a kids zone, sand castle contest, an art show, and a free movie showing on the beach! Six bands will perform on two stages throughout the day treating crowds to a variety of rock 'n' roll, country, funk, dance favorites, and more. 

Memorial Day KidzFest at Flamingo Gardens
May 25-27: 9:30am-4pm. Celebrate the opening weekend of the Lost World of Dinosaurs exhibit presented by NBC 6 at Flamingo Gardens’ KidzFest this Memorial Day Weekend. The exhibit features 27 realistic dinosaur replicas staged throughout the jungle-like gardens. In the gallery, view Robert DePalma's Echoes of Extinction fossil showcase exhibit featuring complete dinosaur skeletons, fossils, amber, interactive displays, dinosaur touch bone, and a replica dino dig. Meet world renowned paleontologists to learn from the experts with presentations and guided tours. Take a tour of the new cycad garden to see and learn about some of the plants from the age of dinosaurs. In addition, kids can make dinosaur crafts and go on a dinosaur scavenger hunt. $19.95 ages 12+, $12.95 ages 3-11, members and children 2 or younger free. Narrated Tram Tour is included.


ceremonies & parades


City of Coconut Creek: Ceremony
May 27: Veterans Park, 3550 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek. Speakers and Coconut Creek Police Department Honor Guard. Ceremony 9-10am.  954-545-6670.

City of Coral Springs: Memorial Day Celebration 
May 27: Veterans Park, 8601 Royal Palm Blvd, Coral Springs
Celebration begins at 9am. 954-345-2200

Town of Davie: Memorial Day Parade & Service 
May 27: Orange Drive to Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Rd, Davie
Parade at 10am, Ceremony begins at 11am.

Deerfield Beach: Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony Honoring all Vets
May 27: Historic Butler House 380 E Hillsboro Blvd. Free concert follows ceremony. Noon-2pm.

City of Hollywood: 65th Annual Fred Hunter Memorial Day Service
May 27: Hollywood Memorial Gardens, 6300 Taft St. Patriotic, traditional remembrance honoring veterans of all wars and veteran’s organizations.  Begins at 11am.

City of North Lauderdale: Wreath-Laying Ceremony
May 27: 10am. North Lauderdale Veterans Memorial, at Kimberly Boulevard and Rock Island Road in North Lauderdale. 954-724-7061.

City of Pembroke Pines: Ceremony
May 27: 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 27: 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.

City of Tamarac: Ceremony & Honor Wall Dedication 
May 27: 10:30am. Veterans Memorial Park, 7825 Southgate Blvd., Tamarac. Veterans Affairs Committee and elected officials join to remember our veterans.  Call 954-597-3500.

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