May 2018
Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

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

Easter has come and gone, temperatures are picking up but we still have some fantastic outdoor events before the scorching heat of summer kicks in!

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, the National Salute to America's Heroes is back, 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 2018 features:

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Specially for kids and families:

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JLo in Miami

Jennifer Lopez - This is Me Live

Kaseya Center aka Miami Heat Arena
June 28 - 29, 2024

Copa America Final in Miami

Copa America Tournament Final

Hard Rock Stadium
July 14, 2024

Jonas Brothers in Miami

Jonas Brothers - Five Albums. One Night. The World Tour

Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hotel & Casino
August 2, 2024

Shakira in Miami

Shakira - Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran World Tour

Kaseya Center aka Miami Heat Arena
November 20, 2024

Andrea Bocelli in Miami

Andrea Bocelli

Kaseya Center aka Miami Heat Arena
December 22, 2024

Candlelight Concerts in Miami

Candlelight Concerts

Several Venues
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May 2018 Highlight Events in Miami

SunFest Music and Arts Festival - May 3 - 6, 2018

SunFest Music and Art Festival

Every year in the spring, the West Palm Beach waterfront becomes the stage of a gigantic party, a weekend 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 2018 lineup features Pitbull, Billy Idol, Nick Jonas, KC and the Sunshine Band, Olivia O'Brien, 311 and many, many, MANY more!

You can check this year's full lineup.

When?: May 3 - 6, 2018:
Thursday - 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday - 5:00pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday - 1:00 pm 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 (13+) $49-$54, Early-Bird (Advance Purchase) $37 - $43, discounts for youth and seniors, kids 5 and under FREE. Multi-day passes and group rates available

For tickets and parking info:

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 12, 2018 - 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
  • Brewmaster $70 (Admission at 7 pm)
  • VIP $80 (Admission at 7 pm plus complimentary food, full size beer and spirit samplings) BATZ 4-Pack $200.

Must be 21 or older!

More Info and Tickets: Brew At The Zoo.

Groupon Offer: $70 $39 for Brewmaster Admission.

Rolling Loud - The Largest Hip-Hop Festival in the World

Rolling Loud

The largest Hip-Hop festival in the world now only on its 4th year, it has managed to attract some of the best rap lineups ever curated.

Some of the biggest names in Rap/Hip-Hop today have made an appearance at the festival... Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne...

This year line up features J.Cole, Future, and Travis Scott. Full line up of over 100 artists will be split across THREE stages.

When? Friday to Sunday, May 11 - 13, 2018
Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
How Much? General Admission $299+ - VIP $699+ (must be 21 or older)
More Info and Tickets: Rolling Loud Festival.

Redland International Orchid Show - May 18 - 20, 2018

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 18 to 20, 2018 - 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.

Surfside's First Ever Paddletopia Festival
May 19 - 20, 2018

Paddletopia Festival Surfside

This groovy two-day affair will transform the 96th Street waterfront park in Miami's Uptown Beachtown into a weekend-long festival with paddle boarding, wellness brands, fitness demos, healthy snacks and family activities.

Paddletopia will feature stand-up paddle boarding along the intracoastal including complimentary paddle boards in partnership with Miami Beach Paddle Board and kayaks available to the public at a pop-up dock on the waterway bordering the park.

There will be a wellness expo with fitness classes and family boot camp, eco-fashion shows, live DJ, "chill out" lounges and much more. Stay fueled with healthy fare available for purchase from a retrofitted vintage trailer, as well as free smoothie and juice samples and more.

Activities for the kids will include an eco-friendly ball pit, a graffiti "train" where children can decorate an inflatable subway car, and a fishing pond. Participants can also enter into contests for a chance to win neat prizes and giveaways.

When? Saturday and Sunday May 19 - 20, 2018 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where? 96th Street Park at 9580 Bay Drive, Surfside
How Much? Admission is FREE; open to the public. You must register for Paddletopia.
More Info:

Memorial Day Weekend: Miami Beach Air & Sea Show and Music Explosion
May 26 - 27, 2018

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, 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 26 - 27, 2018
Where? Along the shores of Miami Beach
How Much? 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.

Holidays in May 2018

Mother's Day - Sunday, May 13, 2018

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 13, 2018. 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!

Memorial Day - a Public Holiday - Monday, May 28, 2018

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 be back on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday May 26 and 27, 2018. 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.

Miami Concerts and Entertainment this May 2018

Broadway in Miami Presents: Chicago The Musical


CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.

It's no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. And now it's coming to Miami, the longest-running American Musical in Broadway history.

When? May 8 - 13, 2018 - several performances
Where? Ziff Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami
How Much? $60+
›› Chicago The Musical Tickets

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

When? May 8 - 20, 2018 - several performances

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

How Much? $40+

›› Jersey Boys

Justin Timberlake Man Of The Woods Tour

Justin Timberlake

Two South Florida performances:

In Miami:

When? Friday, May 18, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Where? AmericanAirlines Arena
How Much? $50+
›› Justin Timberlake Tickets - AA Arena

In Broward:

When? Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise
How Much? $50+
›› Justin Timberlake Tickets - BB&T Center

Miami For Kids And Families This May 2018

Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock! - May 5, 2018

Bubble Guppies Live in South Florida

When? Saturday May 5, 2018 - 2:00 pm

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

How Much? $30+

›› Bubble Guppies Live! Tickets

The Rainbow Fish - May 6, 2018

Rainbow Fish on Stage

When? Sunday May 6, 2018 two performances 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Where? Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Aventura

Tickets ›› The Rainbow Fish

Aladdin Jr. - May 8 and 10, 2018

Aladdin Jr on Stage

When? Tuesday and Thursday May 8 and 10, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Where? Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Aventura

Tickets ›› Aladdin Jr.

Peppa Pig Live! - May 23, 2018

Peppa Pig Live

When? Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:00 pm

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

Tickets ›› Peppa Pig Live!

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:

For Miami Sports Fans This May 2018

Miami Marlins Schedule - May 2018 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 but you have to be quick! Find Tickets

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