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Where to Celebrate Memorial Day 2023 Across Florida

Memorial Day is a holiday meant to celebrate and honor the fallen soldiers of the U.S. military who have served our country. This year, hotels across the sunny state of Florida are activating their spaces with beachside bashes, watch parties and discounts for veterans for the long weekend.

Photo Credit: Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Check out our Memorial Day Guide for locals and visitors alike looking to celebrate our American heroes from Key West to Miami to the Florida panhandle.


BBQ & Reggae Rehab Pool Party at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort

Get into a groovy mood this Memorial Day weekend and celebrate at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort’s Reggae Rehab Pool Party with popular band, Reggae Lou & The Kind Budz, as well as Ketel One Botanicals and Smash Burgers on Sunday, May 28 at 1 p.m. With every Ketel One Botanical bucket purchase, you’ll receive a free Booze Bandage to cure your hangover the next day. Nothing screams Memorial Day Weekend like live music, a pool party, delicious BBQ bites and booze in Key West. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Registration is available on the Eventbrite.


Honor the Veterans at The Balfour Hotel

The Balfour Hotel in Miami Beach's South of Fifth neighborhood welcomes all U.S. veterans on Memorial Day weekend to celebrate. On May 27 and 28, the hotel will feature a veteran’s special that includes a 20% discount on F&B when presenting a veteran ID. The weekend specials include a Bucket of Beer + Wings ($39); BBQ Sliders ($18); or Sliders ($14). The festivities don’t stop there. The hotel will also host a firework watch party on Sunday, May 28 on its rooftop from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an all you can drink bar priced at $30 per person. The special menu will also be available at the hotel’s rooftop for the watch party.

Salute American Heroes at The Gabriel South Beach

This Memorial Day weekend, visit The Gabriel South Beach, a boutique property on Ocean Drive in South Beach for a watch party of the Air and Sea Show. On May 28 from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m on the hotel’s hidden rooftop, guests will find the space adorned in patriotic decor and will feature an exclusive bar stocked with specially crafted beer, wine and cocktails. The hotel is also the ideal location to spend this holiday as it is just steps away from the beach, perfect to welcome the summer season.

Bar & Binge at The Gabriel Miami

The Gabriel Miami is a 129-key lifestyle hotel in Downtown Miami offering spacious rooms and suites with views of Biscayne Bay, perfect for watching the sunrise over the Miami skyline this Memorial Day weekend. Guests visiting Miami for the holiday weekend can book the Bar and Binge package that comes with a daily $50 F&B credit to be used at G Bar or the hotel’s rooftop pool bar, Bella’s Bar, a 1 p.m. late checkout and room upgrade based on availability. The link to book this special package can be found here. The Gabriel Miami boasts two pools on the 14th-floor pool deck: a serene resort-style rooftop pool with cabanas and an infinity lap pool with sublime views of the Intracoastal, Miami Beach, PortMiami and Biscayne Bay. The ultimate venue for relaxation in the city’s cultural epicenter, The Gabriel features 28 cabana rooms, which offer seating surrounding the resort-style pool.


Memorial Day Celebration at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend on the sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and kick off the summer with a special weekend celebration from Saturday, May 27 through Sunday, May 28 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Locals and guests are invited to the charming pedestrian village boasting a diverse collection of specialty stores, award-winning restaurants and more to enjoy live beats by Forrest Williams Band on Saturday, May 27 and Trest Richerson Band on Sunday, May 28. Plus, enjoy tons of activities for kids and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 28.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of each featured venue/hotel on this story.


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