Memorial Day weekend draws large crowds to events in South Florida

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Florida. – This Memorial Day weekend, South Florida honored America’s heroes with several exciting events taking place in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. On Sunday morning, boaters and personal watercraft lined up at loading

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Florida. – This Memorial Day weekend, South Florida honored America’s heroes with several exciting events taking place in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

On Sunday morning, boaters and personal watercraft lined up at loading docks across the city.

They were eager to get out on the water and enjoy the weather and festivities, like the annual Miami Beach Air Show.

Parties and events have also been scheduled at several of South Florida’s popular beaches.

Officials offered warnings to those heading into the water for Sunday’s fun activities.

“Have a plan when you go out and make sure you have an experienced boat captain,” said Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Pete Sanchez. “Your life jackets are very important. You must have one per person, and if you are 13 and under you must have it at all times when the boat is moving.

Sanchez also advised checking local forecasts and planning accordingly.

A d

“Miami’s weather is very, very irrational, it could change in the blink of an eye, so make sure before you go out that you know what the weather is going to be like, and if you see bad weather coming, don’t take it. the risk. Don’t stay out. Just come back because it can get very dangerous out there,” Sanchez said.

He said so far over the holiday weekend people have been behaving and taking appropriate warnings seriously.

“It’s been pretty quiet,” he said. “It seems everyone has heeded our safety measures and advice, and we continue to ask you please that your designated (boat) captain is also a designated driver, as this could be very dangerous, even deadly, if you drink and sail.”

On Saturday, Miami Beach officials said more than 850,000 people were in attendance to watch flight displays, musical performances and, most importantly, to honor military heroes.

There was also a fireworks display.

A d

In Fort Lauderdale, the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team will drop into Las Olas Oceanside Park as part of a tribute.

The event also included live band performances, water slides, a classic car display, an art exhibition, and a sand sculpture competition.

Copyright 2022 by WPLG Local10.com – All rights reserved.