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What you need to know for Memorial Day Weekend

Written by on May 23, 2019

Hey Revolution 93.5 Family!

We want you and your loved ones to be safe for this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend and wanted to share accurate information on some of new laws and provisions that could affect you if you decide to make your way to South Beach!

This is direct from the Mayor’s office of the City of Miami Beach!




There will be plenty of events you can attend in Miami Beach by clicking the links below friends of Miami Beach and we welcome you!

In addition to the city’s cultural activations, the National Salute to America’s Heroes Hyundai Air & Sea Show will take place on May 25 and 26 for a third year in a row on the sands of Miami Beach — showcasing the men, women, technology and equipment from all five branches of the United States Military as well as first responder agencies. A beach concert headlined by FLO RIDA will be part of the festivities on Sunday evening. Click here to learn more.

With thousands of people expected to spend the weekend on Miami Beach, the city will be implementing a comprehensive and coordinated major events plan to ensure the safety and enjoyment of visitors and residents alike.

As part of the plan, dozens of friendly goodwill ambassadors wearing bright green shirts will be deployed throughout South Beach to answer visitor questions and provide directions. The city will also host a Kids Fun Zone at Lummus Park on Ocean Drive between 12 and 13 streets on May 25 and May 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children and their parents can participate in themed arts and crafts, fitness, relay races, face painting and the opportunity to write letters to our service men and women.

For the enjoyment of residents and visitors, Ocean Drive will be pedestrian-only starting Friday, May 24 at 7 a.m. through Tuesday, May 28 at 7 a.m. The Welcome Center at the Miami Design Preservation League at 1001 Ocean Drive will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be an evening traffic loop along Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. Collins Avenue will become one-way northbound and Washington Avenue will be one-way southbound from Fifth to 16 streets. The traffic loop will be in place each evening between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.  Access to east/west streets between Fifth and 16 streets will be restricted to residents carrying a valid photo ID. Visit to view the traffic loop and residential zone maps, under the “traffic information” tab.

Beginning on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, License Plate Readers (LPRs) will also be deployed on the MacArthur and Julia Tuttle causeways. To accommodate these LPRs, the MacArthur Causeway will only have one eastbound lane open for travel and the Julia Tuttle Causeway will have two eastbound lanes open.

Upon arriving to Miami Beach, don’t circle the block looking for parking. Use the free, Park Me—Miami Beach app to find parking near your destination. This mobile app shows you available parking and rates for lots and garages, including real-time occupancy information for certain facilities.

There are numerous ways to get around Miami Beach on public transportation once you arrive, including the free Miami Beach trolleys and Citi Bike.

As an additional security measure, the Miami Beach Police department will have a wristband ID program known as K.I.D.S. (Kid ID Station). This program is designed to add another level of security by voluntarily issuing an ID wristband to children of all ages, their guardians and/or adults with special needs. The wristband will contain the child’s name, guardian’s name and contact information.

Kid ID Stations will be operational on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Fifth, Eighth, 10 and 13 streets at Lummus Park. Each station will have a City of Miami Beach tent, portable sign and will be staffed with Goodwill Ambassadors.  Ambassadors will maintain a spreadsheet with the names of each child registered, in addition to the guardian’s contact information. This program is a free service for visitors and residents.

For updated information on Memorial Day weekend activities on Miami Beach, visit


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