Plan your month with our list highlighting the best Miami events in May 2021. In Miami, life is back to normal now that the best clubs in Miami have reopened, curfew is over, more new Miami restaurants are opening, and outdoor events are in full swing in May.
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is coming back, highlighting a busy month of fun, music festivals, art events, concerts, food festivals and more. From annual happenings to look forward to, like Cinco Mayo and Memorial Day, to the new things getting us excited, like neighborhood crawls and concerts.
Read on for great happenings in Miami that will tempt you to plan a trip.
Best Miami Events In May
Bayfront Jazz Festival
May 1, 2021
The 1st edition of the Bayfront Jazz Festival will take place over two exciting days of live music on April 30th and May 1st 2021, hosting legends of Jazz and Cuban music in an iconic open air venue.
More info: Bayfront Jazz Festival
Cinco de Mayo in Miami
May 5, 2021
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Miami, a city that loves to throw a party. On this day, many Mexican restaurants and bars across Miami host their own individual Cinco de Mayo events. Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to eat delicious Mexican cuisine and celebrate our unique Mexican-American culture. Here are our top picks for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Miami.
Finding MiMo: Eat & Drink Your Way Through Miami’s Upper Eastside
May 5, 2021
Mimo District Restaurants Invite Diners To Explore Miami’S Upper Eastside With Unique Neighborhood Collaboration. In an effort to spotlight some of MiMo’s neighborhood gems, the teams behind Phuc Yea, Café Kush, Blvd Bae’s, Vagabond Motel, La Placita and The New Yorker Hotel have joined forces to present Finding MiMo: Eat & Drink Your Way Through Miami’s Upper Eastside.
Tiesto at The Oasis
May 7, 2021
The Oasis, Wynwood’s newest all-encompassing hangout, is throwing an opening party. The only and only Tiesto will man the turntables to usher in the fresh outdoor space, equipped with many bars and several stellar food options.
More info: Tiesto at The Oasis
NWS WALLCAST® Concert: Stravinsky and Balanchine
May 7, 2021
The New World Symphony (NWS) is celebrating 10 years of its popular WALLCAST® concerts – a free event that projects its concerts on a 7,000-square-foot wall outside New World Center in Miami Beach’s SoundScape Park.
More info: NWS WALLCAST® Concert: Stravinsky and Balanchine
Mother’s Day in Miami
May 9, 2021
This year, show your mom you love her by treating her to the best Mother’s Day brunch or dinner Miami has to offer on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Take mom to dinner or a Sunday brunch for Mother’s Day 2021. Check out these Mother’s Day Restaurants in Miami to find the perfect place to go to dinner for Mother’s Day weekend.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
May 20-23, 2021
Widely recognized as one of America’s favorite gourmet gatherings on the beach, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) returns with new protocols dedicated to delivering a safe and comfortable event experience this Spring, May 20-23, 2021. The complete line-up of events for the 20th annual Festival is available online at sobewff.org.
The Market at Miami Design District
Now – May 30, 2021
The Market at Miami Design District, created in partnership with Florida Fresh Markets, brings artisans, vendors and locally sourced produce to the neighborhood every Sunday.
More info: miamidesigndistrict.net
Beyond Van Gogh
Now – July 11, 2021
“Beyond Van Gogh” brings the Dutch painter’s most iconic works to life with larger-scale projections that flow freely across the Ice Palace backdrop. You’ll find yourself walking through The Starry Night.
More info: Beyond Van Gogh Miami
Miami Beach Culture Crawl
May 20, 2021
On the third Thursday of every month, the City of Miami Beach hosts a free Miami Beach Culture Crawl. From 6 to 9 p.m., art galleries, cinemas, museums, parks and historic sites keep their doors open late for complimentary backstage tours, exhibition openings, film screenings in the park and more.
More info: Miami Beach Culture Crawl
Hyundai Air and Sea Show
May 29-30, 2021
Happening on Memorial Day Weekend, “The Greatest Show Above the Earth”® (presented by Hyundai) is anchored by the Air & Sea Show. This two-day event on Miami Beach showcases and salutes all first responders and the five branches of the United States military with jet flyovers and stunts, displays of new military technology, extreme watersports and more.
More info: Hyundai Air and Sea Show
What event are you most excited about?