Memorial Day Weekend is almost here. Are you looking for something fun to do? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of the hottest performances, places to visit and things to do for your holiday. This article will be constantly updated until the big day.
Memorial Day Weekend in Vegas
In Las Vegas, Hakkason Bar and Night Club at the MGM Grand features Lil Jon’s About Last Night show on Thursday, May 24th. It’s touted as a wild night out with impromptu celeb visits, and then of course there’s Lil Jon!
The MGM Grande Hotel
The Hakkasan has a full calendar of events for Memorial Day. The Hakkason is located in the MGM, so snap up a reservation before it’s too late.
The Hard Rock’s Club Rehab
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Rehab Day Club would have reopened by the Memorial Day Holiday. It reopened the last week of April. It’s known at the craziest beach party in Vegas and has been featured on the Travel Channels’ list of the “21 Sexiest Beach Bars.”
Imagine sipping on cool drinks by the pools during while watching the “people show”. When you get a little tired you can go straight up to your room at the Hard Rock. Book your cabana or daybed now for Memorial Day. Rehab is open on the weekends.
The Bellagio is right on the strip. This hotel is perfect for a Memorial Day Weekend getaway. Check rates and availability for the Bellagio.
Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta
Come to Atlanta for the SoulFest 2018. Ledisi, Eric Benet, Anthony David, and Raheem Devaughn will perform on the first day of the festival on May 26, 2018. Lalah Hathaway, Will Downing, Avery Sunshine and Eric Roberson are performing on the second day of the festival on May 27, 2018.
Ticket prices start at $45 and it’s $75 for the two-day festival, held at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater in Atlanta. The amphitheater has free parking and festival goers can bring their own food and drinks. Tickets are available on Ticket Masteror the Wolf Creek Box Office 1-800-653-8000.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival
The Atlanta Jazz Festival takes place from May 26 2018 to May 27, 2018 in Piedmont Park in Atlanta. This huge festival includes performances by Dianne Reeves, Jazzmeia Horn, The Bad Plus, and Cory Henry, the Funk Apostles, and Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings. Visit the festival’s site here.
Memorial Day Weekend in Florida
What’s Up in Jacksonville
Reggae fans, here’s something for you, dancehall music in Miami. The 12th Annual Best of the Best Music Fest is where you need to be if you love reggae. It all goes down at Bayfront Park on Sunday, May 27 2018. Visit The Best of the Best Concert site for concert tickets and more information. This event is a 100% Caribbean music event.
Miami’s Urban Beach Weekend
A weekend to celebrate and remember America’s men and women who have served in the armed forces, the Urban Beach Weekend takes place at South Beach with activities in various locations in Miami.
The event kicks off with a reception on May 24, 2018 on South Beach. Other weekend activities include:
- A comedy show on Saturday, May 26, 2018
- An air show on Saturday, May 26, 2018 and Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Miami Hotels for the Memorial Day Weekend
If you are willing to stay downtown, YVE Miami has great rates ($119 on April 27, 2018). Check out the current rates here.
Dream South Beach is a sprawling resort right on South Beach. You’ll be right near all of the action and excitement of South Beach.
Make your plans now! Here are the closest hotels near South Beach
The Carillon Wellness Resort
Why not chill in Miami in style? If you need The Carillon Wellness Resort, a five star property, is a beachfront hotel, so it’s right on South Beach in Miami. It’ll be convenient to walk to the beach and back to the hotel again. As a huge bonus, you’ll have access to special spa facilities at this wellness resort and over 300 fitness classes. There’s also optimal food for your health.
Photo of the Carillon, courtesy of Leading Hotels of the World
Now, if you are in the market for a very nice hotel with affordable rates, then the Bentley Hotel in South Beach just might be the spot for you. It’s on the ocean. Walk out to the beach. It near restaurants and South Beach fun. It’s also walking distance to a supermarket, movie theater and shops. There’s valet parking available (for a daily fee).
Yes. There’s a Holiday Day Inn Oceanfront in South Beach. So, if you need reasonable rates and want beachfront check out the rates and availability on the Holiday Day Inn Oceanfront.
Photo of the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, courtesy of IHG
The Largest Memorial Parade
The largest Memorial Day Weekend Parade, the Little Neck Douglaston Parade in New York has been going strong for 90 years. This year, the 91st Parade starts at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 28 2018. The parade starts off at Northern Blvd. from Jayson Ave. in Great Neck, New York. Other memorial events begin earlier.
Black Bike Weekend
Black Beach Weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina takes place from May 25th to May 28th. Expect parties and special events at clubs, and of course a lot of bike riding and showing off.
Club 2001 the official party headquarters for Black Bike Weekend. The events kick-off on May 24th with a Welcome Celebration hosted by TRU-IKONZ MC. Club 2001 has a full listing of events.
Stay on the beach or choose a beautiful resort for hotel for Black Bike Week. If you want a modest place to lay your head (because you won’t be spending too much time in your room), you’ll find some great deals for Black Biker/Memorial Day Weekend.