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May 2016 Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

Mother's Day, Orchid Festival, Miami Heat Playoffs

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Top Miami Events for May 2016

Fabulous SunFest, Mother's Day, A Colorful Orchid Show, our Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals!...

Orchid Show in May

Easter has come and gone, temperatures are picking up and it's time to head out to the beaches!

This month brings us to West Palm Beach for SunFest, the annual waterfront music and arts bash that needs no introduction.

Then we head south to Homestead for the largest Orchid show in the country.

Don't forget Mother's Day, and May also marks the "unofficial" start of the summer vacation season with Memorial Day at the end of the month.

This Month's Signature South Florida Events and Festivals:

The concert and entertainment scene in May features:

Specially for kids and families:

Holidays this Month

In the Sports Calendar:

Limited Time hot offers and half-price tickets

$18 Sightseeing Boat Cruise for 1 $35 for 2
Bayside Tour in Miami
90-minute Bayride tour of Biscayne Bay, departs from Bayside
(Reg $26)
$15 Jet Boat Miami for one, $28 for two
30-minute adrenaline junky twister ride from Jet Boat Miami, leaves from Sea Isle Marina (Reg $29.95)
$45 Brewmaster Tickets
Brew At The Zoo
Brew at the Zoo Discount Tickets
Miami's Largest Craft Beer Festival at Zoo Miami
Saturday May 6, 2017 (Reg. $70)
$41 VIP Club Access, Appetizers and Drinks
$41 for Ticket with VIP Club Access, Appetizers, and Drinks with World Crawl Miami (Reg. $90.67)

For the following deals you must be a Goldstar member. Goldstar membership is FREE, sign up here.

$39.25+ Cirque Du Soleil Ovo
Cirque du Soleil Ovo
July 13-23, 2017 at BB&T Center
$50-$65 Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical
April 25-May 7 at Au-Rene Theater

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El Clásico: FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid
El Clasico in Miami Tickets
Hard Rock Stadium
July 29, 2017
2017 MLB All Star Game in Miami
MLB All Star in Miami
Marlins Stadium
July 7 - 11, 2017

Cirque Du Soleil OVO
Cirque du Soleil Ovo
AA Arena & BB&T
July 13 - 23, 2017
Hard Rock Live!
July 16, 2017

Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour
Hard Rock Stadium
Monday August 28, 2017
Lady Gaga
Joanne World Tour
Lady Gaga Miami
AA Arena
Thursday November 30, 2017

SunFest Music and Arts Festival - April 27 - May 1, 2016

SunFest Music and Art Festival

Every year in the spring, the West Palm Beach waterfront becomes the stage of a gigantic party for 5 days with a full lineup of top musical acts, a Fine Art and Crafts competition and exhibition, a 5k race and a stupendous fireworks display on the final day.

This year's performances taking place on three stages will include some great names as it has in the past. The 2016 lineup features Duran Duran, Alabama Shakes, Train, Jason Derulo, ZZ Top, Meghan Trainor, Steve Aoki... and many, many, MANY more!

You can check this year's full lineup.

When?: April 27 - May 1, 2016:

Wednesday and Thursday - 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Friday - 5:00pm to 11:00 pm

Saturday - noon to 11:00 pm

Sunday - noon to 9:00 pm Fireworks are at 9:00 pm

Where?: Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront along the Intracoastal Waterway from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue

How Much?: One-Day Pass for Adults $40, Early-Bird (Advance Purchase) $35, $45 at the gate, discounts for children, youth and seniors available as well as multi-day passes and group rates.

For tickets and parking info:

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Conch Republic Independence Festival
April 22 to May 1, 2016

Conch Republic Independence Celebration

Key West is the place to be this week!

Ten days of Conch block parties, Parades and floats, the Conch Cruiser Car show, the Conch Republic Music Festival, Crafts and Food Fairs, Pub Crawls, a Pirate's Ball, Naval Parades and Battles and of course, a Victory Party...

The Kick-off Party
When? Friday, April 22, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Where? Schooner Wharf Bar

Schooner Wharf Wrecker's Cup Race
When? Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 1:00 pm
Where? Viewing from harbor-front hotels and Mallory Square

The Parade
When? Thursday, April 28, 2016 parade starts at 7:00 p.m.
Where? Corner of South Street and Duval, when the parade ends, the party starts at Schooner Wharf Bar.

The Conch Republic Naval Parade and Great Battle
When?Friday, April 29, 2016 - shoreside viewing party starts at 6:00 pm, battle and parade at 7:00 pm
Where? Key West Harbor, Schooner Wharf Bar for the Victory Party and Surrender Ceremony at 9 p.m.

The Conch Republic Pirates' Ball & Pig Roast and Pirate Costume Competition
When? Saturday April 30, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Where? Schooner Wharf Bar on the harborwalk

The Conch Republic Independence Celebration Conch Cruiser Car Show
When? Sunday, May 1, 2016 - noon
Where? Schooner Wharf Bar on the harborwalk

More Info and detailed Schedule of Events: Schooner Wharf Bar and Galley, the Official Headquarters of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration, 202 William Street, Key West or call (305) 292-3302

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Brew At The Zoo - Miami's Largest Craft Beer Festival
Satruday May 7, 2016

Brew at the Zoo

More than 100 craft beers, live music–including a performance by two time Grammy Award winning hip hop band Arrested Development ("Mr. Wendal", "People Everyday"), food vendors...

General admission includes complimentary unlimited sample beers and access to buy food from vendors and complimentary non alcoholic beverages.

Ticket holders also get into Zoo Miami for free May 8 – 15, 2016 or 50% off admission to Zoo Miami through September 30, 2016.

Ticket holders have the option of redeeming tickets for up to a $30 credit on an annual zoo membership through the end of September 2016.

When? Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Where? Zoo Miami (Metro Zoo) 1 Zoo Boulevard, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami

How Much?

  • General Admission $40. At the door $50
  • Brewmaster $70 (Admission at 7 pm) At the door $80. Check discount tickets at Groupon $70 for $45
  • VIP $80 (Admission at 7 pm plus complimentary food, full size beer and spirit samplings) At the door $90. BATZ 4-Pack $200.

50% Off Discount tickets $40 - $80 $20 - $44 available at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up.

Must be 21 or older!

More Info and Tickets: Miami New Times Brew At The Zoo.

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Redland International Orchid Show - May 13 to 15, 2016

Redland International Orchid Festival

Over 50 booths of colorful blooms at this 3-day event which features the largest annual orchid show in the country.

Along with the beautiful and exotic flowers there will be supplies for sale, lectures by experts in the field, raffles and a great atmosphere to enjoy all sorts of international delicacies.

When? Friday to Sunday May 13 to 15, 2016 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where? Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead: 24801 SW 187th Ave. Homestead FL 33031

How Much? $10

More Info: Fruit and Spice Park.

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The Smashing Pumpkins - In Plainsong
- Sunday, May 1, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins in Miami

When? Sunday May 1, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Where? Au Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderlade

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Footloose: Popular Dance Musical Cuts Loose
April 30 - May 8, 2016

Footloose the Musical

Based on the hit 1984 movie featuring Kevin Bacon, Sarah Jessica Parker and John Lithgow, Footloose was a huge success on Broadway and London's West End.

It's the story of Ren McCormack, a big-city teen who finds himself out of place in a rural town where dancing has been outlawed.

As he tries to carve out a place for himself, he sets off a revolution in the town as the younger generation rebels against the strict rules of the local preacher.

When? Several weekend performances April 30 - May 8, 2016

Where? West Boca Performing Arts Theater, West Boca Raton Community High School at 12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton

How Much? $35

More Info and Tickets: Discount tickets for selected performances $35.00 $17.50 available at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up.

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Carlos Vives - Friday May 6, 2016

Carlos Vives in Miami

When? Friday May 6, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? American Airlines Arena

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - May 10 - 22, 2016

Beautiful The Carole King Musical in South Florida

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a jukebox musical with a book by Douglas McGrath that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King, using songs that she wrote, often together with Gerry Goffin, and other contemporary songs.

When? Several performances May 10 - 22, 2016

Where? Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center For The Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale

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Florence + The Machine How Beautiful Tour
Friday May 13, 2016

Florence and The Machine in Miami

When? Friday May 13, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Where? American Airlines Arena

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Miami Symphony Orchestra: Eduardo Marturet & Lola Astanova - Grand Season Finale - May 15, 2016

Miami Symphony Grand Season Finale

When? Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Where? Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

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HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
May 20 - 25, 2016

Hair the Musical

Hair is filled with unforgettable songs... "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Good Morning, Starshine", "Easy to Be Hard"... they all went on to become anthems of the anti-war movement.

The unbridled energy and infectious songs will give you an electrifying look back into '60s hippie counterculture.

When? Several weekend performances May 20 - 25, 2016

Where? Kravis Center for the Performing Arts at 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach

How Much? $45

More Info and Tickets: Discount tickets for selected performances $45.00 $22.50 available at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up.

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Marionetas de la Esquina: Mexico's Legendary Puppetry
Friday - Sunday May 13 - 15, 2016

Marionetas de la Esquina Tickets

A musical without words, "Que Es?" or "What is it?" explores the world of the unknown as a seemingly insignificant table cloth comes to life!

Four friends, more curious than afraid, follow this unknown creature into his world... This mysterious creature grows larger than life and eats everything in sight! What is it?

When? Several performances Friday - Sunday, May 13 - 15, 2016

Where? Carnival Studio Theater at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

How Much? $25

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Aladdin Jr.: Magical, Musical Adventure for the Family
May 20 - 29, 2016

Aladdin Jr Musical Tickets

"A Whole New World"... Filled with magic, mayhem and flying carpet rides, this production of Disney's animated musical is packed full of fun and adventure.

All your favorite characters from the original movie are here... Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the wisecracking Genie...

When? Several performances May 20 - 29, 2016

Where? Area Stage Company in Coral Gables at 1560 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33145

How Much? $ 10 - $25

More Info and Tickets

Limited Time Discount tickets $20 $10 available at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up.

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Summer Savings Pass 2017

Miami Summer Savings Pass

This is a great savings pass for unlimited visits to

How Much? Adults $56, Children (3 - 12) $46, all summer long! (plus tax)

Pass is valid from May 13 to September 30, 2017 and can be purchased online through any of the above participating parks. If you are an annual pass member to any of them check for any additional discounts you might be entitled for the Summer Savings Pass.

More info:

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Mother's Day - Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mothers Day in Miami

This is the day to treat mom. Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States.

This year it will be on Sunday May 8, 2016. Don't forget!

A day at the beach, a lavish brunch, some pretty flowers... anything goes!

Here are some ideas to ponder and make her day extra special!

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Memorial Day - a Public Holiday - Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

This is a public holiday celebrated every year on the last Monday in May in honor of the men and women who have died while serving our country.

Memorial Day is the "unofficial" start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day in September marks its end.

Federal government offices are closed on Memorial Day.

Here's what's happening this Memorial Day Weekend in Miami.

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Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals!
Home Game Schedule and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

The AmericanAirlines Arena is where awesome happens... We welcome the Toronto Raptors this month for Round 2 of the playoffs!

Come catch a game, check out this amazing team in yet another quest for that coveted championship ring.

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Miami Marlins Schedule - May 2016 Home Games
and Baseball Tickets

Miami Marlins schedule and tickets

The Miami Marlins are back at splashy Marlins Ballpark with a fresh new line-up and plenty of young talent that bring some exciting prospects for the season.

Don't miss the chance of seeing them live at their plush new quarters!

When? See schedule below

Where? Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Avenue), Miami, Florida 33125

How Much? Individual game tickets can be had for as low as $11.

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