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 18, 2019.
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 2019 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
- Andrea Bocelli Valentine's Concert - February 14, 2019 at AmericanAirlines Arena
- Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - February 14 - 15, 2019 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
- Raphael - February 15, 2019 at the James Knight Center Miami
- Michael Buble - February 15, 2019 at the BB&T Center, Sunrise
- Monster Jam - February 16 - 17, 2019 at Marlins Ballpark
- Diamond - A Neil Diamond Tribute - February 16, 2019 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
- Gilberto Santa Rosa - February 16, 2019 at the James L Knight Center Miami
- Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens - February 17, 2019 at the BB&T Center, Sunrise
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President's Day Weekend Things To Do
President's Day Weekend for Kids and Families
President's Day Weekend Highlight Events
Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail
February 14 - 18, 2019
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 14 - 18, 2019
Art Wynwood, on its seventh year, is a relative newcomer to Miami's art show scene but quickly gaining recognition
among contemporary art lovers, collectors and connoisseurs.
Art Wynwood which has moved to a new location in Downtown Miami 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.
When? February 14 - 18, 2019
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, and the Yacht & Brokerage Show at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.
How Much?: One day fair pass $25, Multi-day $55, Students 12-18 $15, Seniors $15, under 12 FREE
More Info: www.artwynwood.com.
Here's more on the Wynwood Art District and its signature street art.
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival
February 16 - 18, 2019
The Coconut Grove Art Festival is legendary, a weekend filled with live music, exquisite food, fun outdoor entertainment, and art, art, art...
When? February 16-18, 2019
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.
Chinese New Year Festival 2019
Year of the Pig Celebrations
Chinese New Year is the largest festival in the Asian community calendar which this year welcomes the Year of the Pig.
Colorful celebrations featuring Lion Dances and Dragon Parades as well as cultural performances will
take place over the traditional fifteen day holiday period all throughout South Florida. Chinese New Year Day is on February 5, 2019.
Lion Dances and parades are hosted by restaurants and martial art schools throughout the city. Other festivals, spiritual activities and cultural
demonstrations are sponsored throughout the first two weeks of the new year.
The largest celebration takes place at Miami Dade College, Kendall campus, jointly hosted by the Confucius Institute
and the Chinese Cultural Foundation in Miami, normally on the Sunday following Chinese New Year's Day.
What can you expect? Lion Dances, tai chi demonstrations, calligraphy, face painting, acrobatics, arts and
crafts, bounce houses ans slides, and of course, lots of food and the Dragon Parade.
When? Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Show Times at 12:30pm and 3:30 pm
Where? Miami Dade College Kendall Fred Shaw Plaza, 11011 S.W. 104th St. Miami
How Much? $10 for adults, $5 children 6-12, under 5 FREE
More info and planned activities: http://chinesenewyearfestivalmiami.org/ and Chinese New Year Festival Miami Facebook Page
President's Day Weekend Concerts, Entertainment and Sports
Andrea Bocelli is the most successful classical solo artist ever and one of the best-selling artists in music history, period, with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide.
This Italian tenor is back in South Florida, this time at the AmericanAirlines Arena, with one of his signature extraordinary performances just on time for Valentine's Day.
When? Thursday February 14, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Where? AmericanAirlines Arena
How Much? $109+ Likely to sell out
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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" are all the rage all over again. As the play enters its third sold-out year on Broadway, and two touring companies of Jersey Boys travel around the U.S., the real Frankie Valli is packing concert halls coast to coast, and is here in South Florida just in time for Valentine's Day!
When? February 14 - 15, 2019
Where? Hard Rock Event Center at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
How Much? $69+
When? Saturday and Sunday February 16 - 17, 2019
Where? Marlins Ballpark
How Much? $30+
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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
When? Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7:00 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
Here's a handful of fun things to do in Miami and check the offers at the bottom for some great
discounts and limited-time offers.
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.
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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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