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May 2017 Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

Memorial Day Air Show, Mother's Day, Orchid Show

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Top Miami Events for May 2017

Fabulous SunFest, Mother's Day, A Colorful Orchid Show, and a Fantastic Air and Sea Show to Honor our Heroes on Memorial Day

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 to finish off the month, this year we have the inaugural event of the National Salute to America's Heroes, a fantastic Air & Sea Show and Music Explosion on Memorial Day weekend.

This Month's Miami Highlight Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in May 2017 features:

Holidays this Month:

In the Sports Calendar:

Specially for kids and families:

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

May 2017 Highlight Events in Miami

SunFest Music and Arts Festival - May 3 - 7, 2017

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 2017 lineup features Snoop Dogg, Flo Rida, Marshmello, Christopher Cross, Ambrosia, Steve Winwood, and many, many, MANY more!

You can check this year's full lineup.

When?: May 3 - 7, 2017:

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 $41, Early-Bird (Advance Purchase) $35, $47 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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Brew At The Zoo - Miami's Largest Craft Beer Festival

Brew at the Zoo

More than 100 craft beers, food vendors, and live performances. This year will feature musical performances by Patrick and the Swayzees, Inna Sense and Bachaco.

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

When? Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

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

How Much?

Must be 21 or older!

More Info and Tickets: Brew At The Zoo.

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Redland International Orchid Show - May 19 - 21, 2017

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 19 to 21, 2017 - 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: Redland Fruit and Spice Park.

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Memorial Day Weekend: Miami Beach Air & Sea Show and Music Explosion
May 27 - 28, 2017

There is no better time to pay tribute to our military, first responders and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country than Memorial Day Weekend, and in this spirit, a fantastic event to mark the kick-off of the National Salute to America's Heroes initiative will take place on our sandy shores with all five branches of the military represented: The Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines and the Coast Guard as well as our police, firefighters and first responder agencies.

What? A two-day music festival, a world class Air & Sea Show, and Fireworks!

When? Saturday and Sunday May 27 - 28, 2017

Where? Along the shores of Miami Beach

How Much? TBA - FREE from the public beaches on the North and South ends of the event site. Tickets available for hospitality chalets, family seating area, VIP clubs and hotels packages.

More Info: Memorial Day Weekend Events in Miami.

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Holidays in May 2017

Mother's Day - Sunday, May 14, 2017

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 14, 2017. 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 29, 2017

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.

This year, the National Salute to America's Heroes will launch its inaugural event on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday May 27 and 28, 2017. There will be an exciting Air And Sea Show as well as stage shows and entertainment on the beautiful shores of Miami Beach.

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

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Miami Concerts and Entertainment
May 2017

The Weeknd - May 11, 2017

The Weeknd

When? Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $50+

›› The Weeknd

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Jersey Boys - May 8 - 20, 2017

Jersey Boys

When? May 8 - 20, 2017 - several performances

Where? Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

How Much? $40+

›› Jersey Boys

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Broadway in Miami Presents: The King And I

King And I in Miami

When? May 9 - 14, 2017

Where? Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center

How Much? $60+

›› The King And I Tickets

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Carlos Vives - Saturday May 13, 2017

Carlos Vives in Miami

When? Saturday May 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Where? American Airlines Arena

How Much? $50+

›› Carlos Vives Tickets

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Mamma Mia The Musical - May 19 - 21, 2017

Mamma Mia in Miami

When? May 19 - 21, 2017 - several performances

Where? Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

How Much? $48+

›› Mamma Mia The Musical Tickets

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Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey - May 27, 2017 Postponed August 10, 2017

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey

When? Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $46+

›› Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey

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Miami For Kids And Families This May 2017

Matilda - The Musical - April 25 - May 7, 2017

Matilda the Musical in South Florida

Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The plot centers on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life.

When? Several performances April 25 - May 7, 2017

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

How Much? $65 - $85

Find Discount Tickets $50 - $65 at Goldstar. You must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up, it's worth the savings!

›› Matilda The Musical Tickets

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Lyle Lyle Crocodile - May 6, 2017

Lyle Lyle Crocodile in South Florida

When? Saturday May 6, 2017 - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Where? Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center For The Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale

How Much? $25+

›› Lyle Lyle Crocodile Tickets

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Summer Savings Pass 2018

Miami Summer Savings Pass

This is a great savings pass for unlimited visits to

How Much? TBA, last year Adults $58, Children (3 - 12) $48, all summer long! (plus tax)

Pass is valid from mid-May (exact date TBA) 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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For Miami Sports Fans This May 2017

Miami Marlins Schedule - May 2017 Home Games
and Baseball Tickets

Miami Marlins schedule and tickets

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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