Nicknamed the “Greatest Show Above Earth,” the Hyundai Air & Sea Show returns on May 27 and 28 to wow spectators lined up along the shore once again. Take in the show-stopping view as F-16s, B-52s and dozens of different jets fly above Miami Beach, complete with divers, boats and parachute teams!
The beloved annual event will feature two days of various military aircraft, Cigarette Offshore powerboat racing, extreme water sports with professional jet skiers, musical performances and a fireworks extravaganza.
In addition to the action, there’s certainly no shortage of engaging activities for the family. On Saturday, March 27, the U.S. Army SaluteFest will showcase some of the latest technology the Army has developed, in addition to an evening music festival, 500-piece drone show and fireworks.
There will also be a 4 city-block-long Display Village that features a Kid Zone, flight and rifle range simulators, tactical training equipment and action-packed motocross performances by Keith Sayer’s FMX demonstration team at the Monster Energy Action Zone.
This year’s Music Explosion Concert, on Sunday, May 28, will be headlined by country music stars Big & Rich and will feature various U.S. military bands before ending the night with a dazzling fireworks extravaganza.
Year after year, the spectacular show highlights the men, women, technology and equipment from all five branches of the United States Military as well as local police, firefighters, and their first responder agencies.
“There is no better time than Memorial Day weekend to pay tribute to our military, First Responders, and those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our freedom,” said Mickey Markoff, Hyundai Air & Sea Show Executive Producer.
Admission is free on both days for any beach-goers, and considering the show itself takes place both in the sky and in the water, you can’t go wrong with a prime beach view. And if you’re looking to level up your experience on the beach, there is a bevy of sky suites, VIP and hospitality experiences to choose from. Check them out here.
In case you’re not a beach fan, these spots are just steps from the event’s epicenter:
The Moxy South Beach
Head to the The Upside at Moxy South Beach for a rooftop cookout and an Air & Sea show watch party with DJs as you catch all the action. Taking place May 27 and May 28 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Upside will feature a menu including items such as pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, the Moxy Burger, potato salad and more. Available drink specials include a $40 bucket of Jack Daniel’s and Coca-Cola canned cocktails, $30 buckets of beer, and $9 well spirits.
Where: 915 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Gabriel South Beach
On May 28, from noon to 5:30 p.m., The Gabriel will host a watch party for the Air & Sea Show on its hidden rooftop. Embellished in patriotic decor, the party will feature an exclusive bar stocked with specially crafted beer, wine and cocktails. The panoramic views of South Beach from the rooftop and its glass-bottom pool provide a scenic perspective of the ocean and sky – perfect for the “ Greatest Show Above Earth.”
Where: 640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Nautilus by Arlo
Located on the shores of Miami Beach and home to a 1,890-square-foot heated saltwater pool with an underwater sound system, Nautilus by Arlo is the ideal place to stay to experience the thrill of the Air & Sea Show. The eight-story, 250-room beachfront hotel designed by revered architect Morris Lapidus in 1951 is the first Arlo Hotels property to open outside New York.
Where: 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Interactive military and civilian displays will run from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, and special demos and performances will occur several times throughout the day. While the show flies all over Miami Beach, all the action will be stationed along Ocean Drive between 11th and 14th streets at Lummus Park. You can find more information and frequent updates on their website here.