Labor Day Weekend parties and activities in Miami
Labor Day means an extra day to party. Here are some of the best events going on in Miami and South Florida during the long weekend.
Friday, Aug. 30
Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show
The Southeast’s largest home improvement and design event returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center with an international showcase of residential decorating, remodeling, home improvements and a large collection of furniture and home accessories. Special guest speakers offer tips in free seminars, headlined by Ricky Paull Goldin of HGTV's Spontaneous Construction.
Aug. 30-Sept. 3; Friday 6-10:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon – 10:30 p.m.; Monday, noon – 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday 6-10:30 p.m. at Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr. , Miami Beach; www.homeshowspecials.com; $10; $1 for kids 10 and under, (advance tickets online are $3)
Miami Hurricanes vs. Florida Atlantic University Owls
College football kicks off with the Miami Hurricanes playing Florida Atlantic University.
8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199 St., Miami Gardens; Ticketmaster.com; Tickets start at $22.30.
Church 19th Annual Miami Rock Festival
For those looking to rock out hard on Labor Day, check out Churchill’s 19th Annual Miami Rock Festival with a showcase of metal bands from around the state and country. Sharing the stage are Mysteriarch, Virulentus, Terrorist, Nuclear Winter, Suns of the Morning Star and Sapraemia for a night that will undoubtedly rock.
9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at Churchill’s, 5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami; www.churchillspub.com; $8.
David Guetta at Story
Grammy-winning French house-music DJ and producer David Guetta who hit it big with the hit “When Love Takes Over” (with Kelly Rowland) and the Black Eyed Peas’ hit “I Gotta Feeling” takes the party to another level.
11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at Story Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $75-$175.
Saturday, Aug. 31
Nabor Day at Jungle Island
Labor Day at Jungle Island is filled with all kinds of deals available via online pre-sale including a special all-access package, and discounts on general admission. The most popular offer starts at $35 and includes admission to the park, a buffet meal, complimentary photo and 20% off in the park’s gift shop.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Monday at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; www.jungleisland.com.
Electric Piquete at Jazid
Electric Piquete will be performing at South Beach’s longest-running live music venue, Jazid, with a special Labor Day weekend "Latin Funk Slam" featuring two incendiary 45-minute sets of music begins at 10 p.m.
9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Jazid, 1342 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; www.Jazid.net or 305-673-9372; $10
Laidback Luke at Space
For those looking for a big bash while avoiding the beach chaos, head to Space in downtown for a wild night of music with headliner DJ Laidback Luke (who regularly makes DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list). Also joining the master DJ behind the decks is his wife and fellow DJ Gina Turner.
10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Space, 34 NE 11 St., Miami; clubspace.com; $40-$50.
Scaramouche VI featuring the Black Madonna
Celebrating the roots of contemporary EDM that originate from disco and house music, Scaramouche will be throwing the sixth edition of its wild bashes at the Vagabond with headliner the Black Madonna (currently the resident DJ at legendary Chicago hotspot Smart Bar). Supporting the Black Madonna are local DJ wunderkinds Laura of Miami, Gooddroid, Patrick Walsh, Stravinsky, DJ Wasabi, as well as local vogue dancers showing off their moves. In addition, first 40 guests wearing all-black receive a gift bag compliments of KOTO Gift Shop.
10 p.m.-5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th Street, Miami; Pre-sale tickets $10. More info and tickets here.
Miami Nice 2013 All White Yacht Party
If you prefer to party on swanky sea vehicles, rock the boat at this yacht party hosted by Nikko, star of the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.” DJs Prince and Snap will be providing the hip-hop beats on board the South Beach Lady for this crazy midnight cruise.
11:30 p.m. departure, return at 4 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 on the South Beach Lady docked at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; https://miaminicelabordaywkd.eventbrite.com; $75.
Sunday, Sept. 1
Labor Day Endless Summer Party
SoFi hotspot Nikki Beach throws a Labor Day edition of their World Famous Sunday Brunch with a swanky daytime party in the sun. Enjoy beats while you feast on a buffet with freshly prepared food from live action stations, rotisserie, carved meats, sushi and desserts. $7 Bloody Marys, mimosas and house champagne with the purchase of brunch.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at Nikki Beach, One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. $49.95 per person.
SAFE Holiday Raw Jam with Greg Beato
The Electric Pickle is celebrating Labor Day with emerging local DJ Greg Beato, a techno prodigy who’s already making waves at the ripe age of 19. Also stepping behind the deck are Diego, Gabriel Alexander and JC Santana. Best of all, free before midnight with RSVP!
10 p.m.-5 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave, Miami; www.electricpicklemiami.com; Free before midnight with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Solveig at Story
Fans of Martin Solveig (who collaborated with Madonna on her latest album) are in luck; the world-known French DJ is making an appearance (along with local DJ Dave Sol) at the legendary South Beach nightclub Story for what is sure to be one of the wildest parties this weekend.
11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; storymiami.com; $30-$40.
Knife Party at Mansion
For those who love cutting edge EDM, Australian house duo Knife Party will be heading behind the decks at Mansion to showcase their signature sound that made them a fan favorite this year’s Ultra Music Festival.
11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; mansionmiami.com; $40.
Dream Sunday Rooftop Pool Party
Want to party it up without breaking the bank? Head over to Highbar on the rooftop of the Dream hotel. There you can party poolside with views of the beach while you dance beats by DJ Steffano Ravasini and special guest DJ Nuny Love all afternoon. Best of all? No cover!
Noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at Highbar at Dream Hotel (4th Floor/Rooftop), 1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; free.
Monday, Sept. 2
Native Bird Festival at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens is for the birds this Labor Day with the Annual Native Bird Festival. Experience the birds that make Florida their home with live bird exhibits, birding classes, aviary tours and special Birds of Prey presentations by Laura Wyatt, Flamingo Gardens' Wildlife Curator.
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie, www.flamingogardens.org or call 954-473-2955. Half-Price Day: Ages 12 and up $9, ages 4-11 $5, children 3 or younger and members are free.
Labor Day Pool Party Fiesta
Miami tribal and Latin house superstar Oscar G brings the groove along with Patrick M, ALX and Donnie Lowe for an all-day pool party at one of Miami Beach's hottest clubs, Hyde Beach, a hive for Miami's jet set and nightlife gurus.
Noon-9 p.m. Monday at Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $25-$35.
Surf Shop Presents: Tropically Yours
To wrap up your hectic Labor Day weekend in a fun yet relaxing way, head over to the Freehand hotel Monday night for the film premiere of Tropically Yours, a film that features surfing legends showing off their talents at exotic locales. Also enjoy popcorn, ping-pong and Stolen Rum cocktails, all for free.
8-11 p.m. Monday, September 2 at Freehand Hotel, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; freehandmiami.com; free.
Sublime Pool Party at the W Fort Lauderdale
Gerber Group's infamous Sublime pool party continues with an epic Labor Day party. Book a cabana to receive a complementary bottle of Whispering Angel Rose wine and indulge in lavish cocktail specials including Summer Spice, Paloma and Lavender Margarita as well as Bacardi mojito and margarita pitchers from noon till sunset.
Noon-sunset at WET Pool Deck at the W Fort Lauderdale, 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-8200
Reload Pool Party
The Shore Club offers a packed itinerary of musical fun with DJs like Louis Dee, Ollie Sanderz, Julian Ingrosso, Doc Brown, Patrick A, Hugo M, Joe Paes and Kappa and many more spinning the ultimate Labor Day soundtrack nonstop until sundown.
Noon – 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 at The Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-924-5665.
Clubbing at Candyland
FDR at the Delano hotel is throwing a sweet ending to the holiday weekend by taking partiers on a trip to Candyland. The nightclub will turn into Candy Castle featuring candy concessions all over while DJs Iron Lyon and KillaKa5 mix up a playlist of hip-hop, R&B and trap music.
11 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2 at FDR at the Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-924-4071 or FDRVIP@LIGHTMIA.COM.
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