Q: Where can I get tickets?
A: The National Salute to America’s Heroes is FREE and OPEN to the public. The best viewing for the Air & Sea Show is on Miami Beach between 11th and 14th streets, at show center with a small preferred seating area. Visit the Display Village, which spans more than 6 football fields, and includes interactive displays from all branches of the military, as well as corporate sponsors, food and beverage tents plus memorabilia and merchandise. Fans can WIN tickets into the preferred seating area by listening to the 12 iHeart Media stations in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach or via the iHeart Media App, plus through our own social media.
Q: Where can I park?
A: The festivities begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., but it’s best to arrive at the event early and stay late. The City of Miami Beach has information on parking, transportation and additional visitor services at www.respecthescene.com.
Q: What can I bring to the event?
A: The City of Miami Beach has an information-packed website (www.respectthescene.com) that details the items visitors are suggested to bring and the items that are NOT permitted on the beach. Such PROHIBITED items include: alcohol, glass containers, litter/trash, plastic straws and Styrofoam (in any form). Visit the website to stay updated on the laws of the beach and the rules for the event weekend.
Q: Where can I get the latest information about the event and how can I stay updated?
A: The best way to get up-to-date information is via the www.usasalute.com website or National Salute to America’s Heroes App (for iPhone and Android). Plus, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Q: What activities are available for kids?
A: The City of Miami Beach is hosting a Kids Fun Zone at the Air and Sea Show presented by Hyundai. Located on Ocean Drive between 12 and 13th Streets, next to Lummus Park, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday (May 27-28), kids and their parents can participate in: kids yoga, themed arts and crafts, face painting, relay races, a dance-a-thon, themed bingo, team scavenger hunts and a letter writing station to servicemen and women.
Q: What is K.I.D.S.?
A: Miami Beach Police and Emergency Management departments launches a wrtistband ID program known as K.I.D.S. (Kid ID Station). This program is designed to add another level of security by voluntarily issuing an ID wristband to children of all ages, their guardians and/or adults with special needs. The wristbands contain the child’s name, guardian’s name and contact information. K.I.D.S. is operational Saturday and Sunday (May 27-28) from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. with locations at Fifth, Eighth, 10th and 13th Streets at Lummus Park. Each station has a City of Miami Beach tent, portable sign and is staffed with Goodwill Ambassadors. This program is free for visitors and residents.
Q: Can I watch the Air and Sea Show from my boat on the water?
Yes, the United States Coast Guard issued the following information:
This Marine Safety Information Bulletin is to advise the public of the upcoming safety zone for the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show, in the waters off Miami Beach, Florida. This rule will be enforced from 8:30 a.m. on May 26, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. on May 28, 2017 while aircrafts and show boats are performing or practicing.
The zone will consist of waters of Atlantic Ocean starting from approximately 0.5 miles east of Collins Park (25º 47’52”N, 080º 6’55”W), thence directly south approximately 2.5 miles to the government cut north jetty (25º 45’40”N, 080º 7’16”W), thence west to shoreline to South Pointe Park (25º45’50”N, 080º07’49”W), thence north along the shoreline to Collins Park (25º47’56”N, 080º07’30”W).
No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the zone without obtaining permission from the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
A visual chartlet is included below. Thank you for your commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the ports and waterways of South Florida. Please contact Sector Miami, Waterways Management Division at (305) 535-4317 if you have any further questions.
Q: How can I find out about becoming a vendor?
A: You can get more information on becoming a vendor for the 2018 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and including “VENDOR INFORMATION” in the subject line. Be sure to include information about your company and the items you wish to sell…etc. All vendors for the 2017 event are already secured.