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May 2015 Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

SunFest, Mother's Day, Orchid Festival

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Top Miami Events for May 2015

Fabulous SunFest, Mother's Day, A Colorful Orchid Show...

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

$15 Sightseeing Boat Cruise for one, $29 for two
Bayside Tour in Miami
90-minute Bayride tour of Biscayne Bay, departs from Bayside, use within 120 days (Reg $26)
$20 Everglades Eco-Adventure Airboat Tour
Everglades Safari Park Airboat Tour
$20 for 1, $39 for 2, Eco-Adventure and Airboat Tour at Everglades Safari Park (Reg. $25)

Coming Soon: Hot Tickets Now On Sale

Demi Lovato
& DJ Khaled
Demi Lovato Miami
AmericanAirlines Arena
March 30, 2018

Cirque du Soleil Crystal A Breakthrough Ice Experience
Cirque du Soleil Crystal
July 18-29, 2018
Beyonce & Jay-Z
On The Run II Tour
Beyonce 2018
At Hard Rock Stadium
August 31, 2018

Taylor Swift
Reputation Tour
Taylor Swift Miami 2018
Hard Rock Stadium
August 18, 2018
El Dorado World Tour
Shakira El Dorado Tour Miami
At BB&T and AArena
August 15, 17, 18, 2018

Elton John
Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Taylor Swift Miami 2018
AA Arena & BB&T Ctr
November 23-24, 2018
An American Musical
and Broadway Sensation
Hamilton the Musical in Miami
At the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 18, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019

SunFest Music and Arts Festival - April 29 - May 3, 2015

SunFest Music and Art Festival

Every year, on the first week of May, 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 no doubt include some great names as it has in the past.

You can check this year's full lineup.

When?: April 29 - May 3, 2015:

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) $32, discounts for children, youth and seniors available as well as multi-day passes and group rates.

For ticket and parking info:

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Redland International Orchid Show - May 15 to 17, 2015

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 15 to 17, 2015 - 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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Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis - Thursday May 7, 2015

Ryan Adams in Miami

When? Thursday May 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Where? The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach

How Much? $65 + Find Tickets

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ZZ Top & Jeff Beck Beards'n Beck Tour
Friday May 8, 2015

ZZ Top in Miami

When? Friday May 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Where? Coral Sky Amphitheatre (Formerly Cruzan Amphitheatre) West Palm Beach, Florida

How Much? General admission lawn tickets from $19 + Find Tickets

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Bette Middler - Friday and Saturday May 8-9, 2015

Bette Midler in South Florida

When? Friday and Saturday May 8-9, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Where? Hard Rock Live At The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood

How Much? $140 + Find Tickets

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Kevin Hart: What Now Tour
Two performances Saturday, May 9, 2015

Kevin Hart

When? May 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? $49 + See below for availability

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Dinosaurs LIVE! at Zoo Miami
Now until May 10, 2015

Dinosaurs Live

Dinosaurs LIVE! brings 22 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures to Zoo Miami.

There is of course the T-Rex and the long-necked Brachisaurus, the freshly hatched dino babies and the big-winged flying specimens.

All life-sized, animated with authentic sounds for a cool Jurassic experience for the family!

When? Now until May 10, 2015

Where? Zoo Miami at 1 Zoo Boulevard, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177

How Much? Included with park entrance

More info: Zoo Miami - Dinos

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Summer Savings Pass 2024

Miami Summer Savings Pass

This is a great savings pass for unlimited visits to

How Much? Adults $67.99, Children (3 - 12) $56.99, all summer long! (plus tax)

Pass is valid from May 15 to August 31, 2024 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 additional discounts you might be entitled for the Summer Savings Pass.

More info:

Nitro Circus Live - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Nitro Circus in South Florida

When? Wednesday May 6, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Where? BB&T Center (Formerly BankAtlantic Center) Sunrise, Florida

How Much? $76 + Find Tickets

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Red Bull Global Rallycross - Saturday and Sunday May 30-31, 2015

Red Bull Global Rallycross in South Florida

Red Bull Global Rallycross opens its 2015 season with a brand new event in Ft. Lauderdale, racing on city streets in front of the Bahia Mar Resort & Marina.

The first of two Florida events on the season, drivers will compete on a street course as they look to kick the season off on a high note.

Watching A GRC Race: GRC events offer a unique and unparalleled viewing experience for fans at the track and watching broadcasts alike. Events are designed to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in all of motorsports, without lengthy breaks in the action.

One of the core principles of GRC is the ability for fans to rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the sport. With a completely open paddock, fans are free to walk through, interacting with drivers and watching mechanics at work.

If you are into racing, this is a "must event"!

When? Saturday and Sunday May 30-31, 2015 Gates open 10:00 am

Where? Bahia Mar Resort and Marina, 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

How Much? Two day pass from $55

More Info and Tickets:

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Mother's Day - May 10, 2015

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 10, 2015. 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 25, 2015

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.

  • Government Offices
  • Schools
  • Post Offices
  • Banks
  • Public Libraries
  • Shopping centers and malls
  • Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Federal, State, Regional Parks
  • Public Transportation

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Miami Marlins Schedule - May 2015 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! In town this month are the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Baltimore Orioles.

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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