Miami is heating up in May with a sizzling array of events and festivities! From the high-speed thrills of F1 Miami to the spicy celebrations of Cinco de Mayo, the heartwarming Mother’s Day festivities, and the patriotic Memorial Day Weekend, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this month promises to be an exciting and unforgettable experience.

Miami is an amazing city filled with culture, scenic beaches, amazing hotels, and fantastic restaurants. We’ve rounded up the best Miami events in May to help you plan your itinerary and make the most of your time in the Magic City. So put on your sunscreen, grab your shades, and let’s dive into the top events that will make this month one to remember.


Best Miami Events In May 2023:

May 5, 6, 7 – Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix 2023

The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix 2023 will be a thrilling event for motorsport fans. With top teams competing on a brand new street circuit, fans can expect intense battles and high-speed maneuvers. There will also be exciting events and activities for fans, including concerts and meet-and-greets with drivers. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience.
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May 5 – 7 – Best Formula 1 Miami 2023 Grand Prix Events and Parties

Along with the race, Miami is hosting a range of events, festivals, concerts to make your experience unforgettable. So, whether you’re a die-hard racing fan or just looking for a good time, check out our list of the best Formula 1 Miami 2023 Grand Prix events and parties to make the most of your visit.


May 5 – Miami’s Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Guide: Where to Eat, Drink, and Dance

Are you ready to fiesta like there’s no mañana? Look no further than Miami’s Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Guide! This comprehensive guide will help you find the best places to eat, drink, and dance in the city for the ultimate celebration of Mexican culture. From top-notch restaurants serving up delicious Mexican cuisine to lively bars pouring margaritas by the pitcher, we’ve got you covered. So grab your sombrero and get ready to party like a true Miami local!


May 14 – Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Miami with special events and activities designed to honor the special women in your life. Treat your mom to a delicious brunch at one of the city’s top restaurants, take a relaxing stroll through a local park, or pamper her with a spa day. There are also many family-friendly events happening throughout the city, including concerts, art exhibits, and outdoor festivals.


May 17 – Wine and Food Experience

Veritage Miami extends an invitation to attend their sophisticated new Wine and Food Experience this year. The historic Dinner Key in Coconut Grove will host the event, which will showcase over 30 winery booths. This occasion is a celebration of philanthropy, wine, and fine dining, with all proceeds going towards a noble cause.


May 18 – 20 – Bitcoin 2023 Conference

The biggest bitcoin event in the world is once again bringing together industry leaders, activists, and enthusiasts. Bitcoin 2023 is the number one place for big announcements — become a media partner and don’t miss out on anything that’s happening in bitcoin. Use promo code MIAMIGUIDE to get 10% off.
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May 19 – 21 – Redland Orchid Festival

Started in 1997, The Redland International Orchid Festival has become an internationally recognized annual orchid event. Head to the only botanical garden of its kind, Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead for this three-day event you will not want to miss. Attend lectures to learn how to grow your orchids or control insects. Purchase your favorites flowers to take home and enjoy for years to come.


May 20 – 25th Anniversary Haitian Compas Festival

The Haitian Compas Festival is celebrating its 25th year, honoring Haitian culture at Bayfront Park. Participants can immerse themselves in Haitian music, art, food, and traditional dances. This year’s line-up includes performances from artists such as Kodak Black, Kai, T-Vice, Nu Look, Bedjine, and K-Dilak.


May 26-27 Smorgasburg Miami Hosts: Asian Street Food Market

On Friday May 26th, Saturday May 27th, Sunday May 28th, Smorgasburg Miami, Miami’s largest outdoor-food market will transform into an Asian outdoor street food market to celebrate AAPI Month.


May 27 – 29 Memorial Day Weekend

Join us as we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This weekend is a time for reflection, gratitude, and coming together as a nation to honor our fallen heroes. Attend parades, visit memorials, and spend time with family and friends to commemorate this important holiday. It is also the unofficial start of summer, with barbecues, beach trips, and other outdoor activities. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate, honor, and remember.


May 27-28 – The Hyundai Air & Sea Show

The U.S. Army SaluteFest™ will take place on Saturday, May 27th. The U.S. Army will showcase their top technology and personnel. The festival will feature: 3 A list musical acts, the largest military Air & Sea Show®, an interactive display village, spectacular drone show, fireworks extravaganza and more!


May 27-28 – Afro Nation Miami

Afro Nation Miami, taking place May 27th and 28th, is an event for fans of African American culture and music. It will be held at LoanDepot Park in Miami and feature interactive activities, vendors, and live performances from some of the top names in hip-hop, R&B, neo-soul, and Afrobeat, including Burna Boy, Asake, Rema, and Wizkid. Multiple ticket options are available.


May 27 – Cocktails & Cabaret (A Classic Night Out)

Enjoy a Night out with Miami’s #1 Show, Cocktails & Cabaret, featuring the world’s best Burlesque Queens, live music, & Showgirls. In the spirit of this one-of-a-kind production, you’re invited to an exclusive new immersive cabaret at the Gulfstream Park.
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May, 2023 – Concerts & Shows at Miami Dade Arena

From marquee NBA matchups to music’s hottest performers, downtown Miami’s premier venue, Miami Dade Arena (formerly American Airlines Arena), is the place to be for a night of entertainment. No matter the occasion. Get Miami Dade Arena tickets, so you can experience it live. You have quite a few to choose from this month with Carrie Underwood, and more.

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May, 2023 – Hard Rock Live Concerts & Shows

Check out all upcoming events at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. Primed as the epicenter of South Florida entertainment, the new venue hosts state-of-the art technical capabilities that supports A-list celebrity performances as well as award shows. You have quite a few to choose from this month with Janet Jackson, Sabrina Carpenter, Billy Idol, Paul Anka, and more.
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Miami May Sports

Winter is a great time to catch one of our professional sports teams in action! The Miami Dolphins are heading towards the end of football season. Miami Heat basketball is underway, and Florida Panthers hockey seasons. Make sure to add a Miami Game Day to your Miami vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in Miami!

Miami Heat at Miami Dade Arena

See the Miami Heat play live at the Miami Dade Arena. If you’ve attended a Miami Heat game before, you know the excitement and energy of the crowd makes for a truly unforgettable experience. Get Miami Heat tickets, so you can experience it live.

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Miami Marlins

See the Miami Marlins play live. Soak up the sun and electric atmosphere inside picturesque Marlins Park throughout the season of Marlins baseball. With a multitude of big names and key opponents coming to town, you won’t want to miss out on the action live from the ballpark, beginning with Marlins Opening Day tickets available for the exciting start to a brand new year of baseball. Get Miami Marlins Tickets, so you can experience it live.

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Inter Miami CF

Join us for Inter Miami CF matches and see your favorite team play live at DRV PNK Stadium. If you’ve attended a soccer game before, you know the excitement and energy of the crowd makes for a truly unforgettable experience. Secure your Inter Miami tickets and see the professional soccer team ignite the crowd with their stellar play once again.

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Ride Alto in Miami

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What event are you most excited about? We will be updating this list leading up to end of month, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often and let us know if you would like to be included!


Overall, May in Miami is packed with exciting events that offer something for everyone. Whether you are a music lover, sports fan, or beach enthusiast, there is an event that is sure to capture your interest and provide a memorable experience.