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 26: 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. Featured artists will include: Swahili Band, Pitbull of Blues, Rogue Theory, Shane Duncan Band, Stall 4, and Pocket Change. At 4:45pm, the Great American Beach Party will also welcome country music icon Lee Greenwood for an exclusive Great American Beach Party engagement.

Memorial Day KidzFest at Flamingo Gardens
May 26-28: 9:30am-4:30pm. Flamingo Gardens is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with KidzFest, in conjunction with the US Premier of the Borowski Art Glass exhibit, "Fables and Fairytales" featuring more than 70 imaginative works of art in glass and metal by the acclaimed glass artists of Studio Borowski, installed throughout Flamingo Gardens this summer. The colorful objects and sculptures are reminiscent of mythical creatures from beloved fables and fairytales.During KidzFest, Memorial Day weekend, children can also enjoy special guided tours, bounce houses, kid's entertainment, games, crafts, vendor and information booths, food and fun surprises!

ceremonies & parades

City of Coconut Creek: Ceremony
May 28: 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 28: Veterans Park, 8601 Royal Palm Blvd, Coral Springs
Celebration begins at 9am. 954-345-2200

Town of Davie: Memorial Day Parade & Service 
May 28: 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 28: Historic Butler House 380 E Hillsboro Blvd. Free concert follows ceremony. Noon-2pm.

City of Hollywood:  64th Annual Fred Hunter Memorial Day Service
May 28: 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 28: 10am. North Lauderdale Veterans Memorial, at Kimberly Boulevard and Rock Island Road in North Lauderdale. 954-724-7061.

City of Pembroke Pines: Ceremony
May 28: 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 28: 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 28: 10:30am. Veterans Memorial Park, 7825 Southgate Blvd., Tamarac. Veterans Affairs Committee and elected officials join to remember our veterans.  Call 954-597-3500.