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10 Miami events this Memorial Day weekend, mapped

From book fairs to concerts to home shows

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There’s always a ton to do in the Miami area at all times of the year, but Memorial Day weekend amplifies it to another stratosphere.

Among this holiday weekend’s festivities are concerts of varying genres, book fairs, the first Air & Sea Show on the beach, Urban Beach Week, comedy shows, and the kickoff of the 10-day WorldOut Games. With the aid of the Herald, SouthFlorida.com, and the New Times, we compiled a list of 10 diverse events for you to choose from, outlined in map form of course.

So if you’re not among the large chunk of folks who like to chill and grill with family and friends, and instead prefer to get out of the house, you’ll definitely be able to find something of interest here.

Note: Our map is ordered from south to north and features a couple of Fort Lauderdale offerings, since it’s really not far of a drive for many Miami residents.

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Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony

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Held by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee is a wreath-laying ceremony with a performance by the Singing Miamians chorus. It begins Monday at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Park Cemetery to honor our fallen heroes.

10th Annual Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival

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This year’s show , at the James L. Knight Center, features comedians Bruce Bruce, Bill Bellamy, Luenell, DC Young Fly, Lavar Walker, and Malik S.

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Best of the Best Concert

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Sunday’s concert in downtown Miami features a family-friendly affair with live reggae and R&B music in addition to Caribbean food and beverages. Kids under 12 are free and tickets start at $45.

Urban Beach Week

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South Beach will be a fascinating place this weekend. Highlighting the action is the annual Urban Beach Week, which isn’t an event in itself but encompasses oodles of parties, concerts, and day-drinking emanating from Ocean Drive and Washington Avenue.

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Air & Sea Show

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Also in South Beach is the Air & Sea Show on Saturday and Sunday, showcasing all five branches of the U.S military as well as police, firefighters and first responder agencies. There will be civilian aerobatic acts, offshore powerboat racing demonstrations, extreme water sports and more.

It’s best viewed between 10th and 14th Streets on the beach itself. The event schedule is over here.

Memorial Day Barbecue

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Another downtown offering will be held at PAMM on Monday in the form of a barbecue with live music on the terrace, with a special appearance by Coast Guard Air Station Miami. The event is free for military personnel and vets.

Perez Art Museum Photo by Daniel Azoulay

The WorldOut Games

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Also in South Beach is the World OutGames IV, a 10-day extravaganza licensed by the GLISA (Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association) with over 400 events across sport, culture, and human rights.

Update: Nearly all of the sporting events were canceled due to funding issues.

Still, expect MAJOR traffic in South Beach all weekend.

Little Haiti Book Festival

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Taking place on Saturday and Sunday at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, this book festival “features two days of vibrant cultural exposure to writers, booksellers, performers, and more,” per the event’s Facebook page.

Home Design and Remodeling Show

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This one’s in Fort Lauderdale (at the Broward Convention Center), taking place on Sunday and Monday. It’ll feature the latest in interior design, furniture, fine art, home security, and landscaping. HGTV’s Anthony Carrino and John Colanerihi of Cousins Undercover will hold a seminar and Q&A.

Indie Craft Bazaar

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Also in Fort Lauderdale is this one-day independent art and handmade festival featuring over 65 artists, crafters, and designers, with do-it-yourself activities, food, and refreshments. Tickets are $5 with free admission for kids 10 and under.

There’s more info here.

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony

Held by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee is a wreath-laying ceremony with a performance by the Singing Miamians chorus. It begins Monday at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Park Cemetery to honor our fallen heroes.

10th Annual Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival

Bruce Bruce
via James L. Knight Center

This year’s show , at the James L. Knight Center, features comedians Bruce Bruce, Bill Bellamy, Luenell, DC Young Fly, Lavar Walker, and Malik S.

Bruce Bruce
via James L. Knight Center

Best of the Best Concert

Sunday’s concert in downtown Miami features a family-friendly affair with live reggae and R&B music in addition to Caribbean food and beverages. Kids under 12 are free and tickets start at $45.

Urban Beach Week

Ocean Drive
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South Beach will be a fascinating place this weekend. Highlighting the action is the annual Urban Beach Week, which isn’t an event in itself but encompasses oodles of parties, concerts, and day-drinking emanating from Ocean Drive and Washington Avenue.

Ocean Drive
via Creative Commons

Air & Sea Show

Also in South Beach is the Air & Sea Show on Saturday and Sunday, showcasing all five branches of the U.S military as well as police, firefighters and first responder agencies. There will be civilian aerobatic acts, offshore powerboat racing demonstrations, extreme water sports and more.

It’s best viewed between 10th and 14th Streets on the beach itself. The event schedule is over here.

Memorial Day Barbecue

Perez Art Museum Photo by Daniel Azoulay

Another downtown offering will be held at PAMM on Monday in the form of a barbecue with live music on the terrace, with a special appearance by Coast Guard Air Station Miami. The event is free for military personnel and vets.

Perez Art Museum Photo by Daniel Azoulay

The WorldOut Games

Also in South Beach is the World OutGames IV, a 10-day extravaganza licensed by the GLISA (Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association) with over 400 events across sport, culture, and human rights.

Update: Nearly all of the sporting events were canceled due to funding issues.

Still, expect MAJOR traffic in South Beach all weekend.

Little Haiti Book Festival

Taking place on Saturday and Sunday at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, this book festival “features two days of vibrant cultural exposure to writers, booksellers, performers, and more,” per the event’s Facebook page.

Home Design and Remodeling Show

This one’s in Fort Lauderdale (at the Broward Convention Center), taking place on Sunday and Monday. It’ll feature the latest in interior design, furniture, fine art, home security, and landscaping. HGTV’s Anthony Carrino and John Colanerihi of Cousins Undercover will hold a seminar and Q&A.

Indie Craft Bazaar

Also in Fort Lauderdale is this one-day independent art and handmade festival featuring over 65 artists, crafters, and designers, with do-it-yourself activities, food, and refreshments. Tickets are $5 with free admission for kids 10 and under.

There’s more info here.