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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tens of thousands of people are expected in Miami Beach for a busy Memorial Day weekend with the air and sea show returning on Saturday and Sunday, and police are preparing.

Tourists also say they are excited about this weekend’s happenings.

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Shawn Timmons, a tourist from Edmon, Oklahoma, told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “It’s exciting. We know it will be very busy. We are prepared for that too. There are many expectations. I saw Miami on the news. It’s the best place to be. “

Justin Ludlum, also a tourist from Edmon, Oklahoma, said, “I love it. We all know there are so many good things going on here and the weather is great. ”

Hyundai Air and Sea Show attendees were practicing parachute jumps in Homestead, and there CBS4 caught up with Mickey Markoff, executive producer of the Air and Sea Show.

He said, “The whole purpose of the Hyundai Air and Sea Show and salute to American heroes is to thank the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.”

“The Hyundai Air and Sea Show will showcase all kinds of technology from all five branches of the military and it will be a great show that runs from 1130-430. The best tour will be in the area between 11th and 14th streets by the Display Village. ”

Miami Beach Police Spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said, “We will all have more than 400 of our Miami Beach officers working all weekend with no days off and 12 hours a day in straight shifts.”

He said that police officers from other departments would also help.

“This year the Air and Sea Show is back, underscoring the importance of Memorial Day to thank the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. At these major events and with everyone who comes to Miami Beach, public safety is our top priority. “

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“We actually offer a variety of trolley services from various city garages across town to the venue,” said Rodriguez.

“We encourage people to park in outdoor garages and use one of our free cars to get to the venue. Traffic mitigation is everything and a big part of our plan, and we’ll also be using license plate reader technology with traffic every night after 10 p.m. “

Rodriguez said, “The best way to describe it all is that we have to treat Miami Beach like a stadium. We only have that many seats available and when the stadium is full we have to limit or cut off traffic. “

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber says a transportation plan is in place.

“On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. there will be a traffic loop on South Beach that will take incoming vehicles from McArthur Causeway north on Collins to 17th and then to Washington Avenue and back to 5th Street and back. Said Gelber.

Gelber also said: “We are communicating in every possible way that we have no tolerance for speeding violations and regulations, as well as for more serious misconduct.”

There are restrictions on what you can take with you to the beach.

Alcohol, inflatable devices, tents, tables, loud music, refrigerators and glass containers are prohibited on the beach.

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