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!
The Ft. Lauderdale Air Show and Sun Fest open the month, and shortly thereafter for the first time, Formula 1 comes to Miami with the Miami Grand Prix taking center stage at Hard Rock Stadium. The concert calendar is back in full force with J Balvin, Ana Gabriel, Sting, Maluma and many more in town...
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.
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SunFest Music and Arts 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.
This year's performances taking place on three stages will include some great names as it has in the past. Line up will feature Lil Wayne, Bret Young, Adam Lambert, Melissa Etheridge, Boyz II Men, Sam Hunt, Goo Goo Dolls, Slightly Stoopid, Counting Crows, and many, many, MANY more!
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, April 30 - May 1, 2022 - 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 $29.75 advance purchase, Child (6-12) $21, save 40%
Sand Boxes - your own reserved beach area, Sand Boxes accommodate 4 people and include beach chairs - Advance Purchase from $189 (bring your own chair) - $329 (chairs provided)
Flight Line Club VIP - the ultimate spot on the beach, tents with shade, lunch and drinks/beer, parking, golf cart valet - Advance Purchase $179, child $152
Rooftop Balcony at the Pelican Grand Hotel with Open Bar - Advance Purchase $449
This Easter, explore the beauty and diversity of orchids in this breathtaking exhibit of live orchid floral displays set among the lush tropical gardens of Flamingo Gardens, with over 1000 beautiful orchids in bloom with 10 displays, tours, classes, orchid vendors and "Native Orchid Music Installation" on weekends.
When? March 19 - May 8, 2022 - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Where? Flamingo Gardens at 3750 S. Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330-1614
How Much? Free with General Admission: Adults $21.95, Kids (3-11) $15.95
For the first time in the Magic City, Formula 1 comes to Miami and is ready to unleash the fantastic spectacle that is F1 for fans in the USA and beyond. The exciting new event will take place at a temporary 19-turn track which will be set up at Hard Rock Stadium.
Hard Rock Stadium will be at the center of all the action and host all spectator facilities. Pits and Paddock Club complex will be directly adjacent to the north side of the stadium.
Memorial Day Weekend: Miami Beach Air & Sea Show - May 28 - 29, 2022
There is no better time to pay tribute to our military, first responders and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country than Memorial Day Weekend, and in this spirit, the National Salute to America's Heroes initiative will take place on our sandy shores with all five branches of the military represented: The Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines and the Coast Guard as well as our police, firefighters and first responder agencies.
What? A world class Air & Sea Show!
When? Saturday and Sunday May 28 - 29, 2022
Where? Along the shores of Miami Beach
How Much? FREE from the public beaches on the North and South ends of the event site. Options for Preferred Viewing Areas on the beach
More Info:Memorial Day Weekend Events in Miami.
Rolling Loud - The Largest Hip-Hop Festival in the World - Postponed to July
The largest Hip-Hop festival in the world, it has managed to attract some of the best rap lineups ever curated since its launch in 2014.
Some of the biggest names in Rap/Hip-Hop today have made an appearance at the festival... Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne...
This year line up features A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Post Malone and many more. Full line up of over 100 artists will be split across THREE stages.
Memorial Day - a Public Holiday - Monday, May 30, 2022
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 28 - 29, 2022. There will be an exciting Air And Sea Show as well as stage shows and entertainment on the beautiful shores of Miami Beach.
How Much? Adults $59.99, Children (3 - 12) $49.99, all summer long! (plus tax)
Pass is valid from May 27, 2022 through August 31, 2022 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.
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!
Come and enjoy the Magic of Ocean Drive with this new FREE open air family-friendly classical music series every Sunday at 5:00 pm. Talented South Florida performers will present concerts that are free and open to the general public. You are welcome to bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments.
This year's line up includes performances by the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, Nu Deco Ensemble, Nicole Henry, the New World Symphony Ensemble among many others.
When?: Sundays at 5:00 pm
Where?: Ocean Drive Promenade located between 14th Street and 14th Place in Lummus Park
How Much?: FREE
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 second or third Saturday of the month and the season runs from October through May.
When? Second or third Saturday of the month
Where? SoundScape Park at 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
For our Residents, if you have a Miami Dade Library Card, check out the FREE Museum Pass Program where you can get passes to many of the most popular museums and attractions in the city. Passes are good for a family of 4 and can be easily "checked out" with your library card. Passes are first-come-first-served and as you can imagine, some of the most popular ones get snatched as soon as they become available, each library branch gets a limited number of passes for each attraction.
The Museum Pass Program offers free entry to the following:
Miami Children's Museum
Perez Art Museum (PAMM)
Frost Museum of Science
Frost Art Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Lowe Art Museum
Fruit and Spice Park
... and many more!
Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater Series
Fantasy Theater Factory is a non-profit organization that manages the Sandrell Rivers Theater, a state of the art black box theater in Miami. FTF places its greatest programmatic emphasis on Theater for Young Audiences which place a primary focus on childhood literacy and ecology. Other focus areas of programming include: fitness, history, diversity, self esteem, peer pressure and bullying prevention. FTF also produces cultural arts workshop residency programs that serve at-risk youth, children with disabilities and general population students.
Monthly lineups include a bi-monthly film screening series, a bi-monthly live music series, an art exhibition series and a new play competition, where playwrights can have their new works performed as staged readings in front of live audiences.
Each year FTF produces well over 500 programs, many are FREE and open to the public, some offered for a low nominal fee, in many cases if you are unable to afford a ticket, please call their box office, and they will be happy to reserve up to four (4) free tickets for your party.
When? Various throughout the month
Where? Sandrell Rivers Theater at 6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami FL 33127
How Much? Many FREE or offered for a low fee.
More Info and this month's lineup: Fantasy Theater Factory Shows.