May 2023
Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

SunFest, Mother's Day, Formula 1 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!

Sun Fest opens the month, and the excitement of Formula 1 returns to Miami with the Miami Grand Prix taking center stage at Hard Rock Stadium.

Don't forget Mother's Day on the 14th, and to finish off the month, the National Salute to America's Heroes, the fantastic Air & Sea Show on Memorial Day weekend, a tribute to the men and women who gave their lives while serving our country.

This Month's Miami Highlight Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in May 2023 features:

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Holidays this Month:

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FREE or almost FREE Ongoing Events in Miami:

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Rod Stewart in Miami

Rod Stewart

Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
February 13 - 14, 2024

Messi Experience World Tour in Miami

Messi: A Dream Come True World Tour

The Hangar at Regatta Harbour, Coconut Grove
April 25 - June 30, 2024

Candlelight Concerts in Miami

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May 2023 Highlight Events in Miami

SunFest Music and Arts Festival

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.

This year's performances taking place on a couple of stages will include some great names as it has in the past. Line up will feature the Chainsmokers, the Killers, Jack Johnson, Flo Rida, 311, All Time Low, Dropkick Murphys, Ziggy Marley, ALO, Anabel Englund, ARDN, Charlotte Sands, Fedd the God, Gatlin and many, many, MANY more!

You can check this year's full lineup.

When?: May 5 - 7, 2023
Friday - 5:00pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday - 1:00pm to 11:00 pm
Sunday - noon to 10:00 pm

Where?: Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront along Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, extending along Flagler Drive.

How Much?: One-Day Pass $80, youth (6 - 12) $40, and seniors (65+) $60, kids 5 and under FREE. Multi-day passes and group rates available. Handicapped Seating is available at no additional cost at both stages on a first-come, first served basis.

For tickets and parking info: www.sunfest.com

Formula 1 - Miami Grand Prix - May 5 - 7, 2023

Formula 1

Once again 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. This exciting event will be back at Hard Rock Stadium's specially refitted Miami International Autodrome and its temporary 19-turn track.

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.

When? May 5 - 7, 2023
Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
How Much? $170+ likely to sell out, 3-day passes available
From viewing areas, the parties, concerts, fan events, here's all you need to know about the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix 2023

Memorial Day Weekend: Miami Beach Air & Sea Show - May 27 - 28, 2023

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 27 - 28, 2023
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

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's line up is TBA. Full line up of over 100 artists will be split across THREE stages.

When? Postponed to July 21 - 23, 2023
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

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.

Attend the lectures to learn how to grow your orchids or control insects. Purchase your favorites flowers to take home and enjoy for years to come.

When? May 19 - 21, 2023
Where? Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead: 24801 SW 187th Ave. Homestead FL 33031
How Much? $10, child 6-11 $3
More Info: Redland Fruit and Spice Park.

Concerts and Entertainment This 2023

Magical Candlelight Concerts in Miami

Candlelight Concerts Miami

This concert series known simply as "Candlelight" which have had tremendous success around the world has arrived in Miami! Listening to classical or jazz or contemporary music in an intimate and atmospheric setting of a candlelit concert is a delightful and magical experience.
These enchanting concerts feature a wide variety of genres, from Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky, operas and Broadway, to Frank Sinatra, Taylor Swift, Adele, Fleetwood Mac, ABBA... all played by talented musicians at a variety of gorgeous and unique indoor and outdoor venues including Hotel Colonnade, Jungle Island, the Coral Gables Congregational Church...

More info and tickets: Candlelight Concerts in Miami

Holidays in May 2023

Mother's Day - Sunday, May 14, 2023

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, 2023. 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 29, 2023

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 27 - 28, 2023. 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 2023

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: www.summersavingspass.com

For Miami Sports Fans This May 2023

Miami Heat Basketball Schedule May 2023 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? Miami-Dade Arena (formerly FTX Arena)

How Much? As low as $30, but they go quick! Find Tickets
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Miami Marlins Schedule - May 2023 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

Florida Panthers Schedule - May 2023 Home Games and Hockey Tickets

Florida Panthers Tickets BBT Center

Panthers are pouncing, get over to the FLA Live Arena to see first-class teams battle it out on the ice!

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? FLA Live Arena (formerly BB&T Arena) Sunrise

How Much? As low as $17, but they go quick! Find Tickets
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Inter Miami CF Soccer Schedule May 2023 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

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? 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: www.wynwoodartwalkblockparty.com

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

MOAD Body Electric exhibit

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

›› More info and line up on the Ocean Drive Association FB Page

Miami Design District Art and Architecture Walks

MDD Art and Architecture Walks

Explore the art murals, outdoor art spaces, perhaps a gallery or two, featured exhibitions or the fabulous architecture throughout the Design District with resident experts.

Also on Sundays, The Market brings you locally sourced produce, culturally influenced food, or that special one-of-a-kind creation, while enjoying live entertainment.

When?: Several Saturdays / Sundays throughout the month, check the calendar of events for details
Where?: Miami Design District
How Much?: FREE

›› More Info www.miamidesigndistrict.net

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 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

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

Miami Museums Free Days

MOAD Body Electric exhibit

Many Miami museums regularly offer free admission days, so take advantage and save if you can!

Here are some of the offerings, and be sure to double check for updates or changes with each venue before you head out.

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:

  • Deering Estate
  • Miami Children's Museum
  • Perez Art Museum (PAMM)
  • Frost Museum of Science
  • Frost Art Museum
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  • Zoo Miami
  • Lowe Art Museum
  • The Bass
  • Fruit and Spice Park
  • ... and many more!

Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater Series

Fantasy Theater Factory Show

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.

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