What's Happening in May In Miami

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Child High Five with a Navy Seal

Courtesy of Hyundai Air & Sea Show and Music Explosion
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Coconut Grove Food and Wine Festival at Regatta Park

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By Kara Franker

Don’t Miss These Events In Miami During The Month Of May.

From concerts to an orchid show and a variety of family-friendly festivals, May is brimming with an impressive line-up of events. It’s also your opportunity to celebrate Miami’s rich culture and entertainment all month long. Check out the many attractions and museums that are offering special rates and programs during the entire month of May.

Cinco De Mayo: May 5

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexico’s independence with a fun and feisty fiesta in Brickell overlooking the water. This year’s block party will take place on the waterfront between the W Hotel and Bank of America building on Brickell Avenue. DJ Laz will be spinning the beats on the main stage along with plenty of live performances by a mariachi band. Sip on salt-lined margaritas and nosh on Mexican food. General admission tickets are $15 if you buy them in advance, or $20 at the door.

All Kids Included Family Arts Festival: May 4

Get ready for artistic fun for the whole family. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is hosting the 13th edition of the All Kids Included Family Arts Festival, which will include art programming and activities for children with and without disabilities. Admission is free.

H.O.T. Challenge Golf Tournament: May 10

Join the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau for the H.O.T. Challenge Golf Tournament at the Miami Beach Golf Club. The event helps fund scholarships for men and women of African heritage committed to working in the local visitor industry upon their graduation, as well as the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Multicultural & Tourism programs. Registration fees vary.

Rolling Loud Festival: May 10-12

Back for its five-year anniversary, the Rolling Loud Festival is returning to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Featuring an incredible lineup of the biggest stars in hip-hop, the three-day festival will include headliners Migos, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, plus performances by Cardi B, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, as well as a long list of impressive acts set to take the stage. General admission tickets are already sold out, but check their site for VIP access and more.

New Times Brew At The Zoo: May 11

Throw a few cold ones back and enjoy live music at the Miami New Times’ and Zoo Miami’s annual Brew at the Zoo. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, sample more than 100 kinds of beer from all around the world. General admission tickets start at $40 and VIP access is $80 per person.

Mother's Day: May 12

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.

Redland International Orchid Show: May 17-19

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, classes and a lecture series. Tickets are available at the door for $10 per person or purchase a three-day pass for $25.

Haitian Compas Festival: May 18

Celebrate the sounds of Haiti at the annual Haitian Compas Festival, featuring dozens of the best musicians from Haiti. Tickets start at $45 for the concert, plus there are special packages that include access to official parties.

Miami Romance Wedding Showcase: May 19

Featuring more than 60 local wedding vendors, get inspiration for the big day at the Miami Romance Wedding Showcase from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 19, 2019. Sip on free Champagne and get to know wedding planners, florists, caterers and more. The event is happening at the Hotel Colonnade in Coral Gables and tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door.

Sizzle Miami: May 23-27

One of the hottest events on the LGBT+ party circuit, Sizzle Miami features five days of day and night events. Whether in a dance club, on the beach or aboard a yacht, there are a variety of venues to party with a cause. Ticket prices vary depending on the event.

Out In The Tropics: May 24 – June 24

Enjoy a month of presentations by artists addressing issues ranging from politics to sexuality. The 10th season of Out in the Tropics presented by FUNDarte will feature a variety of performances at venues such as Centro Cultural Español, The Gleason Room at The Fillmore, The Miami Beach Botanical Garden and more. Tickets start at $25.

Air & Sea Show And The Musical Explosion: May 25-26

Happening on Memorial Day Weekend, the Air & Sea Show is a two-day event presented by Hyundai on Miami Beach that will showcase and salute all five branches of the United States military with jet flyovers and stunts, extreme water sports and more. Dubbed “The Musical Explosion,” there will also be a concert as well-known artists perform on stage while jets fly overhead. Expect fireworks, sand sculpting, lumberjack shows, motocross exhibition and a kids fun zone. The event is free and open to the public.

ReFrame: A Memorial Day Filled With Arts & Culture on South Beach: May 25-26

Join us this Memorial Day for a series of art and cultural happenings that reimagine Memorial Day Weekend on Miami Beach. New this year, ReFrame sparks crucial conversations about inclusion, surveillance, and propaganda using the works of local artists, curators, and organizers. Events start on Thursday, May 23 to Monday, May 27, with the creative minds from Miami New Drama and BASS Museum, and FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios among others.

Best Of The Best Music Fest: May 26

Featuring local and national acts, the annual Best of the Best Music Fest showcases bands across a range of genres including hip-hop, reggae, pop and more. The concert takes place on the waterfront at Miami’s Bayfront Park. General admission tickets are available for $30 and VIP tickets start at $120.

Memorial Day: May 28

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 variety of ways to commemorate the three-day weekend. Check out some of our recommendations on how to spend Memorial Day Weekend in Miami.

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