Memorial Day Weekend Events – 2015


Everything homeowners could want or need to improve their dwelling, inside and out, can be found at the Fort Lauderdale Home Design & Remodeling Show, which features celebrity speakers, seminars, daily cooking shows, real estate advice, one-on-one interaction with experts, interior design, info and help on every kind of renovation, and even art exhibits.

Details: 4-9:30 p.m. Friday, noon-9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and noon-7:30 p.m. Monday, at the Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale;; $10, kids 10 and under $1.


Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) honors the troops with a Memorial Day BBQ on the terrace under the hanging gardens and overlooking Biscayne Bay. There will be music by local indie folk band, The Wynwoods, and barbecue and drink specials starting at $5 by Verde Restaurant and Bar. Inside the galleries, guests can participate in a scavenger hunt, exploring PAMM’s exhibitions by Nicolas Lobo, Antoni Tàpies, Iman Issa, Eugenio Espinoza and more.

Details: 1-4 p.m  (Galleries open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)  Monday at Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami;; $12-$16, free to Active Duty service members and family (with valid U.S. Military ID) Free to those arriving by Metromover (with proof of transport).


Celebrate the holiday with games and activities, arts & crafts, bounce houses, butterfly encounters, animal presentations, a scavenger hunt, martial arts demonstrations and even free pony rides at Flamingo Gardens’ Kidz Fest.

Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie;; $18, $5 age 3-11, free for 2 and under.


Vizcaya Museum and Gardens offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day (May 25) through Labor Day (Sept. 7). Experience the European-inspired estate with 34 decorated rooms reflecting a variety of periods and styles, magnificent views of Biscayne Bay, innovative technologies and modern conveniences of the early 20th century, and gardens that mix Italian and French design with subtropical plants.

Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Sept. 7 at Vizcaya, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami;; $10-$18, active duty military personnel and their families free, children under 5 free. .


Blast through the entire space-time continuum in one sitting at O Cinema’s Back to Back to Back to the Future Marathon, screening the “Back to the Future” trilogy in its entirety. At 8 p.m. don your favorite fashion of any era for the Enchantment Under the Sea party, which will be followed by yet another screening of “Back to the Future.”

Details: Marathon screening begins at 2 p.m.,  party at 8 p.m. at O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St., Miami;; Admission for Marathon and Party $27 ($15 Kids Under 13); Party and Movie $15.


The Marlins are taking on the Baltimore Orioles in a three-game home series Friday through Sunday, but if you care very little about baseball but a whole lot about beer, head over Saturday for Beerfest at the Clevelander to sample brands from around the world and down the street.

Details: Beerfest 4:15 Saturday, game time 7:15 p.m. at Marlins Ballpark, 501 Marlins Way, Miami;; $30-$45.