Brightline, soon to be Virgin Trains USA, will be celebrating its first year of service into Miami with its second annual 305 Weekend, scheduled for Friday, May 17, through Sunday, May 19, at Virgin MiamiCentral. Guests can ride throughout the weekend with fares starting at $5. The weekend celebration will feature continuous programming and special offers each day, including live music, activations, social media moments and pop ups. It also commemorates the much-anticipated opening of Central Fare – Miami’s new hub for all things food, beverage and specialty goods, with restaurants like La Estación American Brasserie by Juvia Group and World Famous House of Mac.
The weekend’s festivities will begin with two full days of special family-focused events, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., including face painting, sketch artist and a slime station. Additionally, as part of Brightline’s ongoing Wizard of Oz 80th Anniversary exhibit in partnership with the Miami Children’s Museum, a variety of Wizard of Oz characters will be celebrating with those who attend the events through a series of interactive experiences.
There will also be a 305 Weekend Sweepstakes. With a variety of ways to win, Brightline will pick five lucky winners who will receive the following prizes.
- 7-night cruise on MSC Cruises Seaside for two people and RT Brightline SmartPLUS tickets
- Hard Rock Hotel “Party Like A Rock Star” guitar basket
- Two sets of four tickets to THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride in Fort Lauderdale
- Miami HEAT signed merchandise
In addition to La Estación, Central Fare guests will also be able to dine at World Famous House of Mac, which officially opens its doors over the celebratory weekend. Additional Central Fare outlets include Bucks Crepes, Patagonia Flavors by Delicatessen Patagonia, Bio Bio Gelato, Parliament Coffee & Espresso Bar, Rosetta Bakery as well as Joe & The Juice located on the ground floor of the station. The Counter Culture Kombucha and Acai&Fruits carts will be open throughout the weekend. The Chick-fil-A pop up will be open Friday.
Live entertainment during 305 Weekend at Virgin MiamiCentral includes some of Miami’s most celebrated acts, starting with Saturday performances by DJ Mark Levine from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., DJ Pirate Stereo from 1 – 4 p.m. and Xperimento from 5 – 8 p.m. On Sunday, Envee Jazz Quartet kicks off the day from 11 a.m – 2 p.m., followed by DJ Richie Hell from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. and DJ Yissel from 5 – 7 p.m.