Miami Soul Memorial Day weekend guide: PAMM Memorial Day BBQ, Palm Beach Jerk & Caribbean Culture Festival, and more

Miami Soul – your ultimate source for places to go, people to see, and things to do in the black social scene. Check out this week’s weekend guide from Miami Soul. For a list of weekly reoccurring events, check out miami.com/miami-soul.

Nothing new about the fiasco that will be Miami Beach this Memorial Day, and all other beaches will be crammed like packed sardines with locals and tourists alike. If you want to avoid the madness and still get out this Memorial Day, here’s alternative list of things to do aside from the typical club parties.

Miami Under 40
Thursday, May 21, 6PM – 10PM – Segafredo, 1421 S Miami Ave, Miami

Miami Under 40 returns to Brickell for its Young Professional networking mixer. Free RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/miami-under-40-networking-mixer-may-21st-segafredo-tickets-16795617143

After Five Professionals Mixer featuring FUBU Co-founder, J. Alexander Martin
Friday, May 22, 6PM – 9PM – Ocean Manor Beach Resort, 4040 Galt Ocean Dr, Ft Lauderdale

Network with other black professionals and meet and mingle with J. Alexander Martin, Co-Founder of FUBU and super entrepreneur. Advance RSVP for half off at the door, complimentary early bird drink and appetizer specials.

Miami Marlins Beerfest at the Clevelander
Saturday, May 23, 7:15PM – Miami Marlins, 501 Marlins Way

Enjoy samples of international, domestic, and local craft beer starting three hours prior to the first pitch of the Marlins vs Philly game. Beerfest ticket is $30 – $45 and includes a game ticket and beer samples. Tickets available at http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/mia/ticketing/special_events.jsp#beer2.

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Memorial Day BBQ
Monday, May 25, 1PM – PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

PAMM hosts a special Memorial Day celebration on the museum’s Biscayne Bay-front terrace featuring an outdoor BBQ with $5 beer and wine specials and live music by indie bluegrass group “The Wynwoods.” Inside the museum, explore exhibitions by Nicolas Lobo, Iman Issa, Eugenio Espinoza, and more with a gallery scavenger hunt for prizes. Free with museum admission, and free admission for those arriving by Metromover.

12th Annual Palm Beach Jerk & Caribbean Culture Festival
Monday, May 25, 2PM – 11PM – South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach

Enjoy food, music, vibrant culture, and jerk contests at this annual Caribbean cultural event featuring live performances by Morgan Heritage, Maxi Priest, Beenie Man and the Zagga Zow Band, and Romain Virgo. Fun for the entire family including a kid zone with face painting, bounce houses, and other activities. General admission $25; VIP $90. Tickets available at palmbeachjerkfestival.com.

Other activities:

Everglades Airboat Ride
Everglades Safari Park, 26700 SW 8th St, Miami.

Take a thrilling airboat ride through the heart of the Everglades national park, catch a fun alligator, wildlife show, kayak in the Everglades alongside dolphins and manatees. Visit EvergladesSafariPark.com

Day Cruise to the Bahamas
For a quick day trip, you can get to the Bahamas in about as much time it takes you to get to Tampa with a Groupon for 50% off roundtrip transportation on the Balearic Bahamas Express ferry for $59 same day or Bimini Superfast boats that offers free tickets for the third and fourth passenger. The 50% Groupon deal is available at www.groupon.com/deals/balearia-bahamas-express-15?.

Kayak through Oleta River State Park, 3400 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach
Do something different that will make you look cool and adventurous to your social media friends. Aleta River State Park offers guided kayak tours around Biscayne Bay. Visit floridastateparks.org/park-activities/Oleta-River

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