May 2021
Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

Mother's Day, SoBe Food and Wine,
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 the largest Orchid show in the country and South Florida will be hosting the 69th Miss Universe Competition at the iconic guitar-shaped Hard Rock Seminole Hotel & Casino.

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 on Memorial Day weekend.

This Month's Miami Highlight Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in May 2021 features:

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Holidays this Month:

In the Sports Calendar:

Specially for kids and families:

FREE or almost FREE Ongoing Events in Miami:

Activities, Tours, Attractions that are OPEN

It's time to get out! You can book with confidence as there is a free cancellation policy for most of the activities listed here, if your plans change and you cancel up to 24 hours in advance you will receive a full refund.

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Candlelight Concerts in Miami

Candlelight Concerts

Several Venues
Select Dates

Drake in Miami

DRAKE It's All A Blur Tour

Kaseya Center (FTX Arena)
September 28 - 29, 2023

Jonas Brothers in Miami

Jonas Brothers The World Tour

Kaseya Center (FTX Arena)
October 14, 2023

May 2021 Highlight Events in Miami

SunFest Music and Arts Festival - 2021 Suspended

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, an Art District, Floating Bars, a 5k race and fantastic food options.

Performances take place on three stages and naturally include some great names, which in the past have featured Darius Rucker, Illenium, Adam Lambert, Juanes, Slightly Stoopid, Melissa Etheridge, Cage The Elephant, Nelly, Kevin Gates and many, many, MANY more!

You can check this year's full lineup.

When?: 2021 SUSPENDED
Thursday - 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday - 5:00pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday - noon to 11:00 pm
Sunday - noon to 10:00 pm

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

How Much?: One-Day Pass $40 pre-sale $55 at gate, discounts for youth (6 - 12) and seniors, kids 5 and under FREE. Multi-day passes and group rates available

For tickets and parking info:

Bayfront Jazz Festival - April 30 - May 1, 2021

Bayfront Jazz Festival

The 1st edition of the Bayfront Jazz Festival will occupy two exciting days of live music on April 30th and May 1st, 2021, hosting legends of jazz, afro cuban, and electronic music in an open air iconic venue.

This year's unique line-up includes Roy Ayers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola and Mark Guiliana's Beat Music.

When?: Friday and Saturday April 30 - May 1st, 2021
Where?: Miami Bayfront Park
How Much?: $20 - $350
An Internet ticketed livestream video will also be in place through Eluvio LIVE allowing happy fans from the world. Part of the ticket sales will be given to American Hospitals for fighting Covid.

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The 69th Miss Universe Competition - May 16, 2021

Miss Universe

One show, one night, one crown: witness history as women from around the world compete to be the next Miss Universe at the 69th Miss Universe Competition.

Finalists will compete in interview, evening gown and swimsuit as they vie to bring home the victory to their home country during this three-hour telecast production.

When?: Sunday May 16, 2021
Where?: Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
How Much?: $173+

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Miami International Auto Show - Postponed to October

Miami International Auto Show

In 1971, Datsun introduced the 240Z, gasoline was 36 cents a gallon and the Miami lnternational Auto Show launched its first exhibition. Today, this same show is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation.

A venue for national product introductions, the auto show showcases more than a thousand new vehicles from over 40 manufacturers from around the world - a collection that auto enthusiasts wait all year to see.

This signature South Florida event is back with popular returning exhibits, including Memory Lane celebrating nostalgia of the 50s and Ride & Drive where you are more than an spectator and take the wheel!

When?: May 8 - 16, 2021 - Postponed to October
Where?: Miami Beach Convention Center
How Much?: Adults $15.00, Children 6-12 $6.00, Children under 6 Free. All tickets plus $1 fee. Check Groupon for offers $16 $12

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South Beach Wine and Food Festival
presented by Food & Wine - May 20 - 23, 2021

South Beach Wine and Food Fest

This five-day affair of glorious food, famous chefs, flowing champagne, or wine... or beer... will be attracting its share of foodies once again to gorgeous South Beach.

The festival consists of several events, some private, some open to the trade only, and many many more open to the public for all of our enjoyment. What kind of events? Brunches, Cocktail Parties, Seminars, Dinners, Burger Bashes, Wine Tastings, VIP galas... you name it, and of course the Grand Tasting Village set up in tents along 13th Street and Ocean Drive. This year's events may understandably feel a litle bit different, but rest assured, the team is working tirelessly and with the help of FIU's top epidemiologists and infectious disease scientists, they have adapted many new health and safety protocols to ensure the wellbeing of all attendees.

When? May 20 - 23, 2021
Where? Events take place at many different venues, mostly in the South Beach area, some of the regulars: the Delano, the Fountainbleau, the Ritz Carlton.
How Much? Varies, Grand Tasting Village $200, Heineken Burger Bash $250, Wine/Beer Seminars from $85, Italian Bites on the Beach $175 and many FREE online culinary demos...

Here's more on this year's South Beach Food and Wine Fest, highlight events and ticket offers.

Fort Lauderdale Air Show - May 8 - 9, 2021

Ft Lauderdale Air Show

Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team along with military jet flyovers, parachute teams, civilian aerobatic acts and formation flight teams for a fantastic day out on the beach!

Flown from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, the show's main flight line area is between Sunrise Boulevard and 18th Street.

When? Saturday and Sunday, May 8 - 9, 2021 - noon to approximately 4:00 pm
Where? Fort Lauderdale Beach accross from Birch State Park
How Much? Drop Zone Beach - get away from the crowds, food and beverages including beer and wine for purchase plus portable restrooms - Adult $25.50 advance purchase, $42.50 on day of event, Child (6-12) $16.80
Sand Boxes - your own reserved beach area, Sand Boxes accommodate 4 people and include beach chairs - Advance Purchase $222, on day of event $370 (for four)
Flight Line Club VIP - the ultimate spot on the beach, tents with shade, lunch and drinks/beer, parking, golf cart valet - Advance Purchase $169, on day of event $285 pp
Rooftop Balcony at the Pelican Grand Hotel with Open Bar - Advance Purchase $379, on day of event $499 pp

More Info and Tickets:

Event Site Map of Fort Lauderdale Air Show

Rolling Loud - The Largest Hip-Hop Festival in the World - Postponed to July

Rolling Loud

The largest Hip-Hop festival in the world, it has managed to attract some of the best rap lineups ever curated since its launch in 2014.

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 A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Post Malone and many more. Full line up of over 100 artists will be split across THREE stages.

When? May 7 - 9, 2021 POSTPONED TO JULY
Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
How Much? General Admission $299+ - VIP $699+ (must be 21 or older)
More Info and Tickets: ›› Rolling Loud Miami Tickets

Redland International Orchid Show - POSTPONED

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 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - 2021 FESTIVAL POSTPONED
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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    Lasting Impressions: The 3D LED Experience Impressionist Installation

    Lasting Impressions

    Float downstream with Monet's Water Lilies... Walk on the cobblestone streets and parks of Paris... Join Degas dancers in the studio... LASTING IMPRESSIONS is a towering, experiential installation of sight and sound that transports guests into more than 100 of the world's most recognizable masterpieces. Featuring the music of Debussy, Ravel and other composers, as well as French standards by Piaf, Aznavour and Mouskouri.

    This fully immersive experience uses one of a kind 3D/LED technology, projections, music and lighting to create an experience like no other, allowing guests to see the artist's brushstrokes as paintings come to life all around them.

    Perfect for all ages and wheelchair-accessible.

    When? May 19 - June 16, 2021. This is a one-hour, timed-entry experience, safely distanced, limited-capacity presentations are available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m
    Where? Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center
    How Much? $54.60
    More Info: Lasting Impressions: The 3D LED Experience.

    Memorial Day Weekend: Miami Beach Air & Sea Show
    May 29 - 30, 2021

    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 world class Air & Sea Show!
    When? Saturday and Sunday May 29 - 30, 2021
    Where? Along the shores of Miami Beach
    How Much? FREE from the public beaches on the North and South ends of the event site. Options for Preferred Viewing Areas on the beach
    More Info: Memorial Day Weekend Events in Miami.

    Holidays in May 2021

    Mother's Day - Sunday, May 9, 2021

    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 9, 2021. 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 31, 2021

    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 29 - 30, 2021. 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 For Kids And Families This May 2021

    Summer Savings Pass 2023

    Miami Summer Savings Pass

    This is a great savings pass for unlimited visits to

    How Much? Adults $65.99, Children (3 - 12) $55.99, all summer long! (plus tax)

    Pass is valid from May 17 through August 31, 2023 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 2021

    Miami Heat Basketball Schedule May 2021 Home Games and Tickets

    Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

    When? See home game schedule for this month below

    Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

    How Much? As low as $30, but they go quick! Find Tickets
    ›› Check for great discounts for Miami Heat Tickets at Groupon!!!

    Miami Marlins Schedule - May 2021 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 $16. Find Tickets

    ›› Check for Marlins Tickets at Groupon $15

    Inter Miami CF Soccer Schedule May 2021 Home Games and Tickets

    Inter Miami Tickets Lockhart Stadium

    When? See schedule below

    Where? DRV PNK Stadium (Drive Pink Stadium) formerly Lockhart Stadium, Ft Lauderdale at 1350 NW 55th St, Fort Lauderdale. Between I-95 and the Turnpike, north of Commercial.

    How Much? $28 - $150 Find Tickets

    Free Or Almost Free Ongoing Events in Miami

    New World Symphony WALLCAST® Concerts

    WALLCAST Concert at SoundScape Park

    These are live classical music performances by the New World Symphony which are projected into a 7,000 square-foot wall at the New World Center for thousands to enjoy in a fantastic outdoor atmosphere.

    The concerts are typically on the third Saturday of the month and the season runs from October through May.

    When? Suspended

    Where? SoundScape Park at 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    How Much? FREE! Bring a picnic, blankets, beach chairs, cocktails... yes, there are restrooms available at the south-east corner of SoundScape Park.
    More Info: New World Symphony Wallcast Concert Series

    Wynwood Art Walk Block Party

    Wynwood Art Walk

    Every second Saturday of the month, the Wynwood Art Walk Block Party is one of the most iconic events in the city in this up and coming neighborhood which has been transforming the art scene in Miami.

    Wynwood which is best known for its street art and splashy murals puts together a live art show, pop-up shop & gallery experience where you can mingle among the artists and creators, drink in hand, watch as art is being created in front of you and purchase directly from them.

    And beyond the fantastic art there's plenty of gourmet food trucks, cocktails, live music and vendors, yes, it's a party!

    When? Saturday May 8, 2021 and every second Saturday of the month, doors open at noon
    Where? The Wynwood Marketplace at 2250 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127 at the Wynwood Art District
    How Much? FREE! RSVP for a free drink!
    More Info:

    Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) Free Admission on Thursdays

    MOAD Body Electric exhibit

    Located at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) offers groundbreaking exhibitions and programs that aim to foster a reimagined Miami. The new initiative is designed to make art accessible to all in the community, as well as visitors.

    Free admission on Thursday evenings will continue indefinitely and includes admission to the galleries of MDC Special Collections - the Kislak Center and the Cuban Legacy Gallery.

    Currently on view at MOAD is The Body Electric, a major exhibition that looks at our fraught relationship to technology, particularly the increasingly inescapable interface between our bodies and screens.

    When?: Thursday evenings from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Where?: Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College Freedom Tower, 2nd Floor at 600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
    How Much?: FREE

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    Miami Beach Live Music Series

    Miami Beach Live Music Series

    The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District Presents Miami Beach Live Music Series. From upscale hotels, museums, restaurants to clubs Washington Avenue is the new hotspot on Miami Beach. Explore each venue or settle at one while enjoying great music from all around the world. Enjoy the best live Jazz, Latin, Blues, Reggae, Soul, Pop and Rock music in South Florida every 3rd Thursday of the month... FREE of charge!

    When? Every 3rd Thursday of the month
    Where? Along Washington Avenue in South Beach
    How Much? FREE
    More Info: Miami Beach Live Music Series.

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