Picnics and BBQs. Parades and patriotic programs. Plenty of events honoring heroes in the Armed Forces are featured in Miami-Dade, Broward and greater Palm Beach Memorial Day weekend. Restaurants and businesses are offering deals, some for everyone, and some exclusively for military and veterans.
Patriotic events & programs:
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023. Hollywood's Salute to the Fallen includes food trucks, DJ, and live band, the Silver Wings. The event is at Boulevard Heights Amphitheater, 6770 Garfield Street. Bring chair or blanket. No single use plastics. Parking is free.
The City of Sunrise's Memorial Day Ceremony will start at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 29. The tribute to the U.S. military personnel who lost their lives will include speakers, placement of a wreath, bagpipes and the presentation of colors. The venue is Sunrise Civic Center Theater, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard.
The Boy Scouts of America will host a Memorial Day Parade and Service starting at 10:15 a.m. Monday, May 29. The parade will begin at the Davie Fire Administration building, 6901 Orange Drive, and conclude at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.
Other events included on Fort Lauderdale tourism website.
Greater Palm Beach (link)
Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m. The City of Miami Beach, in partnership with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars 3559 Miami Beach Post, pays tribute to the memory of the men and women who fought and died for freedom with a wreath-laying ceremony and 21-gun salute this Memorial Day. The ceremony will take place at the War Memorial Cenotaph in front of Miami Beach Police Headquarters, 1100 Washington Ave.
North Miami Beach
Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m. there will be a Memorial Day Service at Corporal Howard B. Hinson Park, located at 160 St. and NE 14 Ave.)to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
Some of the deals are only for military personnel or veterans, while others are available to all. Some of the deals aren't specifically for Memorial Day, but they're valid over the holiday weekend.
Celebrate the holiday weekend with bargain burgers! McDonald’s is offering a big deal — buy one Big Mac, 10-count Chicken McNuggets or Quarter Pounder with Cheese and get a second for just $1. There’s no limit, so everyone can chomp on the cheap for a family picnic or gathering.
Get two of the same items or mix-and-match! The special runs through June 12 and is available in-restaurant or online via McDonald’s site or app.
National Hamburger Day
National Hamburger Day fittingly falls over the Memorial Day weekend — on May 28. Kick off summer with lots of juicy deals on burgers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Smashburger and more. Find lots of bargain burgers here.
If you take the whole family to Olive Garden, enjoy an extra take-home entrée for just $6. Pick up enough extra meals to enjoy over the holiday weekend. Choose from Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Pizza is perfect for every holiday, including Memorial Day. Have an inexpensive pizza party over the holiday weekend, thanks to Pizza Hut’s ongoing deals and discounts. Share a slice of pizza and fun with the family…plus, it’s an easy set-up (and clean-up) for the party planner.
Texas de Brazil
Active duty military and veterans with valid badge or ID receive 15% off their lunch or dinner prices at Texas de Brazil. The offer applies to accompanying diners — up to four at the table. The offer is available year-round, but not on holidays. (Don’t worry, Memorial Day is not one of the blackout dates.)
Grab a penny for a bargain burger! From May 26 to June 1, Wendy’s is offering a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger for just 1¢ with any purchase. The offer is only valid via the Wendy’s app.
As part of its annual One Million Flag Giveaway every Memorial Day weekend, Ace Hardware is again giving away a FREE 8″ x 12″ U.S flag on May 27 — no purchase necessary. The flags are available at participating locations, while supplies last.
Go to the movies over the holiday weekend. AMC Theatres offers 30% off evening ticket prices every day before 4 p.m. See the latest summer blockbuster with blockbuster savings!
Grilling on Memorial Day is an annual tradition for many — the perfect kick-off to the start of summer. If you’re looking for hot deals on everything you need for outdoor cooking, BBQGuys is holding a Memorial Day Sale with lots of summery savings on grills, equipment and more — up to 60% off.
Save big at Big Lots! The discount store is offering lots deals on everything you need for summer fun, including patio furniture, pools & accessories, outdoor lighting, grills and more. Plus, through May 26, Big save $10 on ANY purchase of $40 or more, in-store and online — get coupon here.
In addition, veterans, active military and their families can enjoy a year-round discount of 10% off all in-store and online purchases.
Rev up the savings for your service. Ford offers a special discount on vehicles for military personnel and first responders. This offer is valid year-round. Enter your zip code to find the nearest Ford dealer for more details.
Military and veterans (and their families) receive 20% off eligible regular-priced items at Walgreens — from May 26 to 29. The offer is only valid in-store with myWalgreens membership and proof of service.