South Florida's Ten Best Memorial Day 2016 Parties

Memorial Day 2016 is upon us, and beyond honoring the American soldiers who died serving our country, it's a great opportunity to take a well-deserved break from our busy lives and relish in our hard-earned freedom.

Take a load off, kick a few back, and reflect on just how awesome we've got things here. These are the ten best Memorial Day Weekend parties in South Florida.

10. "Bottomless" Memorial Day Brunch at Tap 42. Monday, May 31, 421411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
It's just like every other amazing bottomless brunch at Tap, except this time, it all goes down on a Monday. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy unlimited bloody marys, mimosas, and Funky Buddha Floridians for $15.

9. Funky Arts for Freedom: Art Show, Sale, & Fundraiser at Funky Buddha Brewery. Sunday, May 30, 1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park. Visit Facebook for more info.
Local vendors like the Wander Shop and Tipsy Gardener will come together to raise money for Rebuilding Together Broward County: Veteran Housing Initiative. They're also offering wristbands for $1 off all Funky Buddha drafts during the event with a donation of $5 or more.

8. RSC: The 10th Ever Cheesy '80s Prom at Respectable Street. Sunday, May 29, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Visit Facebook for more info.
A balloon archway will set the stage for cheesy prom pics at Respectable's tenth edition of its '80s prom night. Spiked punch all night and prizes for the best-dressed "Prom King and Queen" make this no-cover event particularly enticing.

7. Memorial Day Weekend Celebration: Three Nights at Vibe Las Olas. Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29, 301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Visit Facebook for more info.
Downtown Fort Lauderdale's bumping nightclub will throw down three nights of party-starting beats to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in style, featuring DJs Henrix, Richard Fraioli, and Frankie P. Table service is available.

6. Spoonbeach Memorial Day Weekend Concert at ArtsPark. Saturday, May 28, 1 North Young Circle, Hollywood. More info at
Miami's high-energy Latin rock group Spoonbeach will provide the tunes at downtown Hollywood's Memorial Day Weekend concert special, kicking off at 8 p.m.

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