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Memorial Day

This Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, we remember and honor the sacrifices of men and women who served to preserve our freedom. Take a look at some activities you can enjoy during the holiday, and tips to ensure a safe Memorial Day weekend.

County Services

Miami-Dade County offices will be closed on Monday, May 30.

  • Transit will be running on a Sunday schedule.
  • County waste and recycling collection services are scheduled as normal. Facilities will also operate under normal operating hours. Administrative offices are closed.
  • Miami-Dade County libraries will be closed Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.

Events

Activities

  • Miami Seaquarium: From May 23 - 30, all military, veterans and first responders receive free admission, plus 50% off for up to four family members.
  • Jungle Island: From May 28 - 30, all military, veterans and first responders receive free admission, plus 50% off for up to four family members.

Traffic and Safety

Use these tips to keep your weekend safe and free of stress.

  • Memorial Day Weekend means major changes in traffic patterns on the roadways in and around Miami Beach. Here's what you'll need to know about traffic and parking restrictions in the area.
  • If you're planning a boat excursion, always wear a life jacket and be sure to call ahead before heading to Miami-Dade County marinas to find out the best launch times to avoid delays, as well as to get updates on traffic and parking conditions. Sign up for Miami-Dade Marina Alerts for text messages about boat ramp closures and re-openings sent to your phone.
  • Keep hydrated in the heat to avoid symptoms of heatstroke and heat exhaustion.
  • When at the pool, keep an eye on young children and make sure they are supervised.
  • Pool safety lights create be a hazard at home. Learn about a permit for a safer, low-voltage option for residential pools now available or other options to avoid potential danger.
  • It's that time again for barbecue and grilling. Stay safe by following these tips from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
  • Enjoy a safe day at the beach.
  • Hurricane season is just around the corner, starting on June 1.
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