Family Friendly Things To Do For Memorial Day in Broward


Memorial Day is fast approaching.  Would you like your kids to understand the meaning of Memorial Day and still have some fun?  If so, here are some Family Friendly Things To Do For Memorial Day in Broward County. 


1.  Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds

City of Davie - Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

  • Date:  May 31, 2021 at 10:15am
  • Location:  Bergeron Rodeo Grounds,  4201 Rodeo Way Davie, FL 33314

When is the last time you went to a traditional parade?  I am sure it has been awhile.  For some old fashioned Memorial Day fun, go to the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds.   Grab your flag, wave at the floats,  and honor the service men and women that have worked hard to protect this country.   


2.   Great American Beach Party with Armed Forces Tribute

Las Olas Oceanside Parks - Great American Beach Party

Date:  Saturday May 29, 2021 – 11:30am to 6:30pm

Location:  Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33316

You may be wondering what does a Beach Party have to do with Memorial Day.  This beach party includes an aerial parachute demonstration by the SOCOM Para-Commandos Parachute and a Tribute to the Armed Forces.    In addition, kids can also enjoy the following:

  • Live bands,
  • Kids zone,
  • Classic car show,
  • Sand sculpting demonstration,
  • Art show,
  • Interactive Art Experiences to Honor the troops, and
  • Petting zoo.


3.  Memorial Day Ceremony at Fletcher Park in Pembroke Pines

City of Pembroke Pines - Memorial Day Ceremony

  • Date:  May 31st at 9:00am
  • Location:  Fletcher Park, 7960 Johnson Street Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Attend this Memorial Day Observance Ceremony to honor past and present US Veterans.   There will be a Presentation of Colors by the Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Honor Guard.  

After you discuss the importance of Memorial Day to your kid(s), you can explain that this park was dedicated in the memory of Donnith H. Fletcher.  He was the first person from Pembroke Pines to be killed in the Vietnam War.   

One of the features of the park is a playground.  After the formal ceremonies are over, have a picnic in the park or let the kids play in the playground.   This will allow you to combine a little bit of education and a little bit of fun.

To find more Memorial Day Ceremonies in Broward County, please go to The Kid On The Go, Memorial Day 2021.


4.   Pause For A Minute For National Moment of Silence

Kid Moment of Silence2

  • Date:  3/31/2021 at 3pm
  • Location:  Anywhere

At 3pm on Memorial Day, everyone takes one minute to be silent and honor those who have died in service to the nation.   No matter what your family decides to do on Memorial Day, at 3pm, take a one minute to be silent and honor those who died in service to the nation.  

This provides you with flexibility to do any activity and still acknowledge those that gave up their life for our freedom.


5.   Real Food Academy – Memorial Day Kid’s Class

Real Food Academy - Memorial Day 2021




  • Date: May 29, 2021 at 9:45am
  • Location:   The Real Food Academy, 570 NE 81st Street, Miami FL 33138

Are you tired of doing all of the cooking on Memorial Day?  Let the kids help out.  Kids can prepare some food they can share with the family for Memorial Day.  Kids learn to prepare Crispy Baked Chicken Wings, no potato salad and an American Flag Watermelon Cake.  


6.   Say Thanks To A Vet

Thank you Veterans

If your family knows a veteran, have your kid personally “Thank” them for their service.  



There are so many possibilities for teaching your kids about Memorial Day and having fun at the same time.  Whatever you decide to do, appreciate that we have the freedom to do these things.  Have a great day!


The Kid On the Go logoThis article is from The Kid On The Go.  If you are interested in more kid friendly things to do on the weekend, go to The Kid On The Go – Weekend Events.  


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Zee was born and raised in Miami and attended the University of Florida. Then she spent about fifteen years up North; while building her family and expanding in her career, she always knew she wanted to connect more with the community. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children, ages 5 years old, 5, and 6. Yes, twins! Zee considers these moments that she spends hanging out with them a joy that will last until adulthood. She moved back to the Broward area about 2 years ago. She always had difficulty finding things to do with the kids, so she just decided to create a platform herself! When she launched “The Kid on the Go.” she intended to build a network to serve the community in which other moms would also have a place to find activities for the kids to do in their area. She believes that if we as moms can provide opportunities and activities to keep them busy, it will embrace their creativity. These options are provided so they can engage in positively spending their time. It provides resources in Broward County and South Florida locations where all the kids and their families could have fun together.


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