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Memorial Day events & deals in Miami, Broward & Palm Beach

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:

Hollywood

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.

Sunrise

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.

Davie

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)

Events in the greater Palm Beach area

Miami (link)

Deering Estate discount for Memorial Day weekend

Miami Beach

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. 

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Restaurant deals

 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.

McDonald’s

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

Olive Garden

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 Hut

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.)

Wendy’s

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. 

Shopping Deals

Ace Hardware

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. 

AMC Theatres

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! 

BBQGuys

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

Big Lots

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.

Ford

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.

Walgreens

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.

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Free & inexpensive things to do this weekend in South Florida

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Florida Renaissance Festival

$0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Junior flea market in Dania Beach

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Dania Beach Frost Park

Delray GreenMarket

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE

Free TurtleFest in Juno Beach

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Loggerhead Park

Orange Blossom Parade & Festival in Davie

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Bamford Park in Davie

Lake Worth Beach Street Painting Festival

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Lake Worth

Regal Cinemas Saturday Morning Kids Flicks for $2

10:00 am | Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Tri-Rail Fun Day in Dania Beach

10:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Tri-Rail Station in Dania

Celebrate our Families Festival

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | North Shore Park

Free family event, Fantasy Theatre Factory, Miami Beach

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | North Shore Park

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Reggae Jam in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Miami Street Food Festival

2:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $7.99 | Dolphin Mall

Butterfly Festival Coconut Creek

2:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Sabal Pines Park

Global Frontier Film Series

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

Jungle Island Luminosa deals

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | $32.00-39.00 | Jungle Island

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Fort Lauderdale Art Walk

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Music & Arts South of Sunrise district

City Reads on Key Biscayne

6:00 pm | FREE | Key Biscayne Community Center

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Night hike at park in Davie, reservations required

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Military Trail Natural Area

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free New World Symphony WALLCAST Concert

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | New World Center, Miami Beach

Broward Symphony Orchestra in Davie

7:30 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Hall in Davie

$10 Student tickets: New World Center, Miami Beach

7:30 pm | $10.00 | New World Center, Miami Beach

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Florida Renaissance Festival

$0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park Tamarac

Orange Blossom Festival in Davie

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Bamford Park in Davie

Lake Worth Beach Street Painting Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Lake Worth

Orange Blossom car show

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Old Davie School Historical Museum

Fur The Love Pet Fest

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | $10.00 | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free Mardi Gras event in Hollywood

1:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

African Drumming with Abasi, for kids, West Palm Beach

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Free Family Day at Bass Museum of Art

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Bass Museum of Art

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe with entertainment & games

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Dania Pointe

Miami Street Food Festival

2:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $7.99 | Dolphin Mall

$10 Student tickets: New World Center, Miami Beach

2:00 pm | $10.00 | New World Center, Miami Beach

CMX Classics discount film

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $6.00-7.00 | CMX Cinemas

Dancing by the Sea

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Anglin Square

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Jungle Island Luminosa deals

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Jungle Island

Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Magic City Fronton, Miami

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, February 26, 2024

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Jungle Island Luminosa deals

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Jungle Island

Free Screening of "There's Always Tomorrow"

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

Free Improv class every Monday in Palmetto Bay

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Palmetto Bay Library

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill, Miami-Dade

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-7.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Food Truck Tuesdays at Haulover Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Haulover Beach Park

Jungle Island Luminosa deals

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Jungle Island

$5 Retro Replay Films

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Landmark Theatre at Merrick Park, Coral Gables

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free Big Band concert: 'Montage,' Palm Beach State College

7:30 pm | FREE | Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens

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About Patti Roth

Patti Roth, the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, scouts out state and national deals, discounts and coupons for our readers, finding the real deals and presenting them in an easy-to-read format. A veteran newspaper and magazine writer and a longtime South Florida resident, she has written for The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Travel and Life, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Earth911.com. Send your cheap tips to her at info@fortlauderdaleonthecheap.com.

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