Miami’s Hottest Events in May

By: Kara Franker

Don’t miss these events in Miami in the month of May.

From pool parties to an orchid show and a variety of festivals, May is brimming with an impressive line-up of events.

Miami Museum Month: May 1 - 31

Celebrating the city’s rich cultural history, participate in Miami Museum Month and experience your own “museum hop.” Participating museums like HistoryMiami, Miami Children’s Museum, Pérez Art Museum Miami and many more, are offering special deals throughout the month.

Orange Bowl Paddle Championship: May 7

Calling all SUP enthusiasts! The Windhaven Insurance Orange Bowl Paddle Championship will showcase more than 300 elite competitors in stand-up paddle boarding as well as amateur participants and thousands of spectators. Registration begins at Miami Marine Stadium at 7:30 a.m. and the races kicks off at 9 a.m. Registration starts from $65 per person and all proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami.

Brew at the Zoo: May 7

Throw a few cold ones back and enjoy live music at the Miami New Times’ and Zoo Miami’s annual Brew at the Zoo. Sample more than 100 kinds of beer from all around the world. General admission tickets start at $50 in advance and $80 at the door.

All Kids Included Family Arts Festival: May 7

The Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is hosting the 10th edition of the All Kids Included Family Arts Festival including art programing and activities for children with and without disabilities.

Mother's Day: May 8

Celebrate mom by treating her to a weekend trip to Miami or a special Sunday brunch! Here are a few ideas to get you started: Where to Celebrate Mother's Day in Miami.

Moonlight Concert at the Barnacle: May 8

Enjoy an evening of live music by Keith Johns under the stars at The Barnacle in Coconut Grove. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 per person.

Aqua Girl: May 11 - 15

A fun-filled event designed especially for the ladies, Aqua Girl is a week-long celebration of women, wellness and equality. Enjoy dance parties, live music, comedy shows, dining events and a VIP reception. Proceeds benefit the Aqua Foundation and go towards scholarships and grants promoting the LGBT community. Admission starts at $95 per person.

Redland International Orchid Show: May 13 - 15

Head to the lushly landscaped Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead for one of the largest annual orchid shows in the country. The Redland International Orchid Show is a three-day event open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and featuring more than 50 booths of orchid vendors. Tickets are $10 per person.

Taste of Haiti: May 14

Taste a wide range of delectable Haitian cuisine at the Taste of Haiti at the MOCA Plaza in North Miami from 2 to 10 p.m. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party: May 21

Part of the Fontainebleau BleauLive concert series, iHeartRadio's Summer Pool Party is back on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Expect high-energy performances poolside by Jason Derulo, DNCE, Flo Rida, Lukas Graham, Kygo and more. Tickets are available through two or three-night hotel packages at the Fontainebleau starting at $499 per night.

Haitian Compas Festival: May 21

Head to Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami for the largest gathering of Haitian music fans in the country. Enjoy performances at the 18th annual Haitian Compas Festival by Djakout #1, Tvice, Carimi and more. Tickets start at $40 for general admission and $80 for VIP.

Best of the Best Concert: May 29

Enjoy an impressive musical line-up featuring bands performing hip-hop, reggae, pop and more at the annual Best of the Best concert at Bayfront Park. General admission tickets are available for $49 and VIP tickets start at $130.

Memorial Day: May 30

Not only is Memorial Day a federal holiday dedicated to remembering those who gave their life while serving in the armed forces, it’s also the unofficial kick-off for summer vacation season! In Miami, there are a number of ways to commemorate the three-day weekend. Here are a few options: Memorial Day in Miami.

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