President's Day is a public holiday celebrated every year on the 3rd Monday in February. The observed federal holiday is actually called George Washington's Birthday. Certain states, however, list the holiday as Presidents' Day.
The holiday celebrates and honors the life of George Washington, the first President of the United States, which records show his birthday to be on February 22. The holiday honors all past presidents as well.
This year it will be on Monday February 17, 2020.
Federal government offices are closed on President's Day. Businesses and stores remain open, specially stores as this is quite a big weekend for excellent sales.
Shopping centers and malls
Federal, State, Regional Parks
The 2020 President's Day weekend in Miami is a busy one with some fantastic outdoor annual events happening over the long weekend and a great chance to take advantage of our marvelous weather: the Miami Boat Show will be taking place in Virginia Key, the Coconut Grove Art Festival is another favorite and Art Wynwood in its new location by the water in downtown Miami.
For nature lovers, a visit to the Everglades is in order as this is one of the best times for wildlife viewing. Bird-watchers and photographers will be in their element.
Here's what's happening this Labor Day in Miami as well as some popular see's and do's to take advantage of the long weekend!
This Year's President's Day Weekend Highlight Events
President's Day Concerts and Sports
- Cirque du Soleil Alegria - now through February 17, 2020 at the Grand Chapiteau at Hard Rock Stadium
- Leoni Torres - February 13 - 14, 2020 at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater Miami Beach
- Armando Manzanero & Nicola Di Bari - February 14, 2020 at the James Knight Center Miami
- Gilberto Santa Rosa - February 15, 2020 at the James Knight Center Miami
- Hamilton - February 18 - March 10, 2020 at the Ziff Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center
- New World Symphony WALLCAST® Concert: Fire and Romance - Saturday February 15, 2020
- Florida Panthers vs. Philadelphia Flyers - February 13, 2020 at the BB&T Center, Sunrise
- Florida Panthers vs. Edmonton Oilers - February 15, 2020 at the BB&T Center, Sunrise
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President's Day Weekend Things To Do
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President's Day Weekend Highlight Events
Miami International Boat Show
February 13 - 17, 2020
The latest and greatest in Boating, Fishing, Sailing, Diving...
Cruising Boats, Racing Boats, Sailing Boats, Catamarans, Power Boats, Mega Yachts... some serious boat eye candy
all in lovely South Florida weather, definitely a "do not miss" event specially for boating enthusiasts.
This is quite an impressive 5-day event which recently moved to its new spectacular home at Miami Marine Stadium in Virginia Key just across the Bay from downtown Miami and RIGHT ON THE WATER! Exactly where
a Boat Show should be!
Here's more on the Miami Boat Show.
Art Wynwood - February 13 - 17, 2020
Art Wynwood is a relative newcomer to Miami's art show scene but quickly gaining recognition
among contemporary art lovers, collectors and connoisseurs.
Art Wynwood is back on President's Day weekend and continues to showcase a dynamic array of works completely reflective of the original Wynwood District cutting edge and dynamic environment. Emerging talent from the contemporary art scene as well as blue chip modern masters will be featured.
New this year is the debut of the Miami Yacht show just accross from Art Wynwood and on the waterfront.
When? February 13 - 17, 2020
Where? New location at One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street in Downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways. Convenient with the Metromover, use the Arsht Center stop which is only a block away.
Free shuttle buses will run every 30 minutes from the Marriott Marquis during show hours.
How Much?: TBA, last year: One day fair pass $25, Multi-day $55, Students 12-18 $15, Seniors $15, under 12 FREE
More Info: www.artwynwood.com.
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival
February 15 - 17, 2020
The Coconut Grove Art Festival is legendary, a weekend filled with live music, exquisite food, fun outdoor entertainment, and art, art, art...
When? February 15 - 17, 2020
Where? Streets of Coconut Grove. The Festival runs along McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.
How Much?: Adults $12 (early bird) $15 at the door, free for children under 12, Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders. Coconut Grove Residents (zip code 33133, bring ID) $5
Here's more on the Coconut Grove Art Festival.
President's Day Weekend Concerts, Entertainment and Sports
Cirque du Soleil Alegria
When? December 21, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Where? The Grand Chapiteau at Hard Rock Stadium
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Armando Manzanero & Nicola Di Bari
When? February 14, 2020
Where? James Knight Center Miami
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Hamilton - The Hit Musical
Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed musical, HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary.
Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
When? February 18 - March 8, 2020
Where? Adriene Arscht Center Miami
How Much? Likely to sell out
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New World Symphony WALLCAST® Concert
These are live classical music performances by the New World Symphony which are projected into a 7,000 square-foot wall at the New World Center for thousands to enjoy in a fantastic outdoor atmosphere.
The concerts are typically on the third Saturday of the month and the season runs from October through May.
New for the 2019-2020 season, WALLCAST® Concerts will utilize 4K Ultra High Definition visual technology for projections on the wall at the New World Center.
As President's Day Weekend overlaps with Valentine's Day, this month's WALLCAST® performance is aptly named Fire and Romance and features Michael Tilson Thomas - conductor, Nicola Benedetti - violin, Chad Goodman - conductor
When? Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 PM
Where? SoundScape Park at 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
How Much? FREE! Bring a picnic, blankets, beach chairs, cocktails... yes, there are restrooms available at the south-east corner of SoundScape Park.
More Info: New World Symphony Wallcast Concert Series
Florida Panthers President's Day Weekend Home Games and Hockey Tickets
Panthers are pouncing, get over to the BB&T Center to see first-class teams
battle it out on the ice! The Panthers take on the Montreal Canadiens this weekend
Vs. Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday February 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Vs. Edmonton Oilers on Saturday February 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise
How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!
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Fun Things To Do This President's Day Weekend
Take An Airboat Ride Through The Everglades
Zipping around these noisy vehicles through the vast wilderness of the Everglades is a fun adventure for everyone and
a great way to explore and enjoy the wildlife that this area is loved for and this is the perfect time of the year, our "dry" season when animals concentrate in the wetlands in great numbers and are easier to spot.
Alligators, turtles, all sorts of wading birds... and wonderful panoramic views of the marshes and hammocks at our beautiful "River of Grass".
A Cruise On The Bay...
This President's Day Weekend, enjoy a fantastic outing in the sun, enjoying the breeze and beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay and our magical skyline. Yes, this is Miami in February! And specially with the Boat Show going on, a cruise on the bay is the perfect way to take it all in.
There are many options for cruises and on special holidays, many charters will be hosting special
deals and programs like buffets, brunches, barbeques, etc.
For the different types of cruises, check our Biscayne Bay Cruise options page.
Most Popular Excursions
Get Out Of Town...
This IS a three-day weekend! Why not spend some time exploring our surroundings? The Florida Keys are at our doorstep and you can be there within an hour from Miami. Get out your snorkel or dive gear and head south! John Pennekamp Park in Key Largo is a fantastic destination for all sorts of water sports and outdoor activities, snorkeling, diving, kayaking... And of course, Key West, as far south as you can go, famous for wonderful sunsets, its street art scene, shops, outdoor cafes, restaurants and historic sites has also much to offer.
Heading north, you can stop at the Kennedy Space Center or spend a couple of days at the theme parks in Orlando.
And the Bahamas are equally accesible, there are regularly scheduled ferries to bring you to the Islands.
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