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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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...
Memorial Day - a Public Holiday - Monday, May 29, 2023
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.
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.
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.