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 2024:

🏁 May 3, 4, 5 – Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix

The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix is back, promising an exhilarating racing experience that will surpass all expectations. This highly anticipated event, part of the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship series, unfolds at the prestigious Miami International Autodrome located within the iconic Hard Rock Stadium. While the complete schedule is still under wraps, brace yourself for another year of exclusive activations, gourmet delights, live performances, and adrenaline-pumping action at breakneck speeds.

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🛥️ May 5-12: Fleet Week Miami

Celebrate Norwegian Cruise Line® FLEET WEEK MIAMI, May 5 – 12, 2024. The Navy will be sending four ships to Port Miami and an exciting schedule of events is being planned to welcome the Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen to South Florida. Enjoy free concerts by Navy and Marine Corps bands, learn about the capabilities of our Sea Services, and tour the visiting ships. Sign up for our email list below to get all the latest updates on Fleet Week Miami events and public ship tours.You can also find new information here, as it becomes available.


🇲🇽 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 12 – Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Miami Sunday, May 12 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 5 – Little Haiti Book Festival 

Celebrate the essence of Haitian culture and literature at the Little Haiti Book Festival. Presented by the Miami Book Fair in collaboration with Sosyete Koukouy, the 10th Annual Little Haiti Book Festival invites you to experience a day brimming with the authentic flavors of Haitian heritage. This community event, free and open to all, promises an immersive journey into Haitian literature, art, and cultural expressions, all united under the theme of Ansanm/Together.


🧚‍♀️ May 7 – 12 – Peter Pan

This high-flying musical has been thrilling audiences of all ages for close to 70 years and is now being brought back to life in a new adaptation by celebrated playwright Larissa FastHorse, directed by Emmy Award winner Lonny Price and choreography by Lorin Latarro. PETER PAN embraces the child in us all so go on a journey from the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning – your entire family will be Hooked!


🦄 May 17-19: OtakuFest

OtakuFest is a three-day festival at the Miami Beach Convention Center that celebrates the best in Geek/Nerd culture including Anime, Animation, Cosplay, Gaming, Comics, Music, and more. Join us at the Miami Beach Convention Center May 17-19, 2024, for a celebration of fun events, exciting panels, and geek culture.


🍹 May 18: Haitian Compas Festival

One of the top 10 outdoor festivals in the United States, the Haitian Compas Festival is a staple in the Haitian Community. As the Haitian Compas Festival celebrates 26 years of music it’s important to show appreciation to pioneers in the industry.  Timed to coincide with Haitian Heritage Month, the Haitian Compas Festival at FPL Solar Amphitheater in Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park will feature high-energy musical performances by Kai, Nu Look, Klass, Ekip, King Street, Mood, T-Vice, Mizik Mizik and more.



✈️ May 25-26 – The Hyundai Air & Sea Show

The U.S. Army SaluteFest™ will take place on Saturday, May 25th. 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 11-May 12 – Fort Lauderdale Air Show

Nestled along the picturesque backdrop of Fort Lauderdale beach, this weekend-long annual extravaganza promises an unforgettable display of breathtaking aerial acrobatics that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression against the backdrop of our pristine sandy shores.


May 14 – AJR

The chart-topping trio of brothers—Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met—have a unique ability to resonate with audiences worldwide. With their alternative vision for pop, they’ve crafted an immersive musical experience. If you didn’t catch them at Revolution Live or Amerant Bank Arena, don’t miss their performance at Hard Rock Live in May.


🌸 May 17-May 19 – Redland International Orchid Festival 

Dive into the enchanting world of orchids at the annual Redland International Orchid Festival. This year, the festival makes its return to Fruit & Spice Park. Renowned as one of the largest orchid shows in the U.S., the event showcases over 50 booths featuring educational displays and orchid vendors presenting a stunning array of orchid species and hybrids. Explore orchid care techniques through grower demonstrations and informative lectures. Be captivated as vendors and exhibitors vie for prestigious titles in a competition judged by the American Orchid Society. And to tantalize your taste buds, indulge in a variety of international cuisines available for purchase. 


🇯🇵 May 19: Japanese Festival

Celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month in Miami at the Japanese Festival at Ichimura Miami Japan Garden on Watson Island. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Japan at the Japanese Festival on Sunday, May 19, at Ichimura Miami – Japan Garden. This free, family-friendly event offers an authentic taste of Japanese traditions and customs.


🎙️ May 24-May 25 – Bad Bunny Concert 

Catch Bad Bunny as he takes center stage for his highly anticipated Most Wanted Tour at the Kaseya Center. 
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🇺🇸 May 25 – 27 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 25-26: Miami International Piano Festival

Now in its 25th season, the Miami International Piano Festival will present two Memorial Day weekend performances at The Wolfsonian-FIU in South Beach. From Israel, virtuoso pianist Alexandra Segal will perform a unique recital on May 25, followed by Brazilian pianist Cristian Budu on May 26.


👙 May 29 – June 2: Miami Swim Week® The Shows

As the largest swim and resort wear gathering in the world, this event will feature a star-studded lineup of designers, models, and celebrities. The Miami Swim Week® The Shows will showcase the best of swimwear fashion while also emphasizing inclusivity and sustainability. With more shows, parties, and industry events than ever before, this year’s event promises to be the most exciting yet. Miami will become the center of beauty and summer fashion, as designers 18 countries unveil their summer collections.


👙 May 30-June 2 – PARAISO Miami Swim Week

With a jam-packed schedule featuring over 45 events spread across four exhilarating days, PARAISO – Miami Swim Week delivers an unparalleled, cohesive showcase that elevates the globally renowned Miami scene to new heights. Prepare to be dazzled by runway extravaganzas featuring top-tier designers alongside style-setting supermodels and A-list celebrities. Immerse yourself in enlightening educational panels led by esteemed business leaders, explore cutting-edge fitness and wellness programming, and be tre ated to surprise music performances by headline talent. Additionally, indulge in pop-up retail experiences that offer a tantalizing array of fashion-forward finds. With its diverse lineup, Miami Swim Week promises to captivate audiences of all tastes and interests, ensuring there’s something to engage everyone in this vibrant celebration of style and creativity.


🐬 May 31 – June 1: Fins Weekend in Coconut Grove

Dive into the aquatic excitement of Fins Weekend in Coconut Grove! Join our thrilling fishing competition with over $170,000 in prize money, where you can team up with Miami Dolphins players or special guests on your boat for the ultimate angler’s experience. After the reels stop spinning, the party keeps going with an afterparty open to all ticket holders. Indulge in delicious food, sip on refreshing drinks, and dance the night away to live music while mingling with Dolphins players, cheerleaders, and alumni. Don’t miss out on this weekend of unforgettable fun – secure your boat registration and party tickets now at!


🎶 May, 2024 – Concerts & Shows at the Kaseya Center in Miami

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

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🎸 May, 2024 – 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 Jerry Seinfeld 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 Basketball

See the Miami Heat play live at the Kaseya Center. 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

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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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🌤️ Miami weather in May

May in Miami marks the transition to summer. Expect warm days with highs in the upper 20s to low 30s Celsius (around 80s Fahrenheit), increasing humidity, and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Evenings remain pleasant, dipping into the low 20s Celsius (around 70s Fahrenheit).

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!