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Top Memorial Day Events For The Family In South Florida

The three day weekend Memorial Day brings is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality family time. South Florida has no shortage of family friendly events happening Memorial Day weekend. From beach parties, to tea parties and hero remembrance celebrations this list of the top five memorial Day events is sure to be a hit with the entire family. There's even a kidz fest which is sure to make the little ones smile and for the families with older kids don't miss the sunrise kayak adventure!
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Great American Beach Party

Along Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33139
(954) 828-5363

Date: May 28, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This free event is sure to be a hit with the entire family and a great way to start Memorial Day weekend. From live bands, including Sister Hazel, to a sand castle contest and even art and classic car shows, there is something for the entire family at this beach festival. In honor of Memorial Day weekend there will also be a tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces, a walk of fame induction and the U.S. Military Parachute Team will join the fun. For the schedule of events for the day, public transportation options and an event site map be sure to visit the event's webpage.

(Source: Playwright Irish Pub)

Memorial Day Kidz Fest

Flamingo Gardens
3750 S. Flamingo Road
Davie, FL 33330
(954) 473-2955

Date: May 30, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For families this is one of the best and least expensive way to spend Memorial Day. Admission for children ages 3 to 11 are half price for a low $6.45 and ages 12 over are $19.95 but click here for a 25% off adult admission coupon. The event includes pony rides, butterfly encounters, animal presentations, kids games & activities, arts & crafts, a bounce house and live music & entertainment. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates as well as join the Facebook event for Memorial Day Kidz Fest.

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Memorial Day Weekend Sunrise Kayak Adventure

Crandon Park Marina
4000 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 666-5885

Date: May 29, 2016 at 6:30 a.m.

What better way to enjoy Memorial Day weekend than watching the sunrise from the ocean? The tour costs $30 per person and lasts approximately 2 hours. There is also the Memorial Day Weekend Key Biscayne Kayak Adventure starting at 9:30 a.m. for those who aren't earlier risers. This is hosted through Miami Dade Parks Eco Adventures. Head over to their social media for more information: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Related: Top Memorial Day Getaways Near South Florida


Remembering Our Heroes

Woodlawn Park Cemetery
3260 S.W. 8th St.
Coral Gables, FL 33135
(305) 577-5464

Date: May 30, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This special Memorial Day observance ceremony hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is the perfect way to spend Memorial Day. The event includes presentations by the singing Miamians, a parade of color guards and remarks by Brigadier General Kevin M. Liams USMC Commander, US Marine Corps Forces, South. Following the ceremony light refreshments will be served. Be sure to follow the Chamber on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for the latest news and updates.

(Source: Van Dyke Cafe)

Alice In Wonderland Tea Party

Museum of Discovery and Science
401 S.W. 2nd St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 467-6637

Date: May 28 through May 30 at 12 p.m.

This fun event will happen each day during Memorial Day weekend and last from noon until 4 p.m. In addition to the tea party there will be several Alice in Wonderland themed games and activities, such as Mad Hatter Hat Toss , Queen of Hearts Croquet, Army of Playing Cards and even Pin the Grin on the Cheshire Cat. There is also an IMAX 3D theater at this museum, which includes the film Alice Through The Looking Glass, so make it an all Alice in Wonderland day there by catching the movie after the tea party. Check out the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party's Facebook event or follow the museum on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more information.

Related: 5 Best Ways To Observe Memorial Day

Suzy Fielders is a working mom of a spirited 9 year old daughter. She has an MA in Communication Studies and BA in Psychology and Communications. She works in marketing/public relations, is a freelance writer and is very involved in the Winston-Salem community and arts & films scene.

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