Things to Do in Miami in May

This post lists things to do in Miami this May, updated for 2020. We include family-friendly activities, events, concerts, festivals, and things to do at night.

If you need more ideas, check out our comprehensive post on Things to Do in Miami.

 

 

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TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN MAY IN MIAMI 

This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in Miami in May. 

For tips on the most popular activities in Miami, check out our other popular posts: 


1) See a Concert

Miami has a number of performers stopping in this city on tour.

From internationally headlining musicians to some of the best names in comedy, there will be a concert for everyone this month.

 

 

See Stubhub for a list of concerts in Miami this month


2) Attend a Sporting Event

Baseball, hockey, tennis, and basketball…the options are endless in South Florida for both professional and college-level sports.

The Miami Marlins are in full swing in the month of May at Marlin’s Park. You can find multiple home games for basketball, baseball, and hockey.

 

 

Basketball

Hockey

Baseball

Find more Miami sporting events on StubHub.


3) Enjoy the Theatre

Fans of music and theatrical productions will have an abundance of great options to choose from in and around Miami this May. 

 

 

You’ll find modern musicals like the Donna Summer Musical and Rapunzel. 

Find more Miami theatrical productions from Stubhub


4) Save Money with a Tourist Discount Pass

There are several different discount Passes you can purchase to save money on the most popular attractions in Miami.

You can often save up to 45% off retail prices on entertainment, tours, and attractions throughout the city.

 

 

Attractions Included in Various Passes: 

  • Fort Lauderdale Half-Day Tour
  • Wynwood Art Walk Tour
  • Gator & Wildlife Park Safari
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour

Find our full comparison post on the Miami passes available here.


5) Have a Beer at the Zoo!

Miami New Times puts on the city’s largest beer festival at Zoo Miami on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

There will be plenty of food and beer to choose from, with over 100+ local vendors signed up to participate. 

 

 

Of course, admission to the zoo is free with your Brew at the Zoo ticket. So, grab a beer and explore more than 3,000 animals representing over 500 species on the zoo grounds.


6) Take a Sightseeing Tour

In May, the weather is sunny and beautiful, which is the perfect time to take a sightseeing tour. There are several great walking tours in Miami

If you’re interested in architecture, you might enjoy our free self-guided Art Deco tour. Read about other free activities in Miami.

 

 

A convenient way to get around Miami while learning about the city is to take a hop-on-hop-off bus tourAs the weather starts to heat up and the buses are air-conditioned.

These tours make stops at over 20 popular points of interest and attractions and include live English commentary (or recorded commentary in 11 languages).


7) Air & Sea Show And The Musical Explosion: May 23-24

There is no shortage of things to do on Memorial Day Weekend in Miami, and the Air & Sea Show is one that cannot be missed.

All five branches of the United States military are represented in this festival, which will surely entertain everyone with daring flyovers and stunts. 

 

 

After you’ve ooo’d and ahhh’d from all the crazy stunts, enjoy a concert performed by a well-known artist.

Then, top off the evening with fireworks and many other fun exhibits for the entire family! 


8) Spend Memorial Day Weekend on the Beach 

If you’re looking for other things to do on Memorial Day Weekend in Miami, you’ll have an endless list to choose from.

South Beach is full of fun by both day and night. The lighthouse and white sand beaches of Key Biscayne are perfect for a family beach day.

 

 

Check out the rest of the events taking place on Memorial Day Weekend in Miami.


9) Coconut Grove Bahamian Goombay Festival

Join in the fun on May 16 when one of Miami’s most well-known neighborhoods, Coconut Grove, comes to life for the annual Bahamian Goobay Festival.

The festival is a celebration of the legacy of the deep-rooted Bohemian culture in Miami. 

 

 

Be sure to stick around for the colorful JUNKANOO GOOMBAY parade! For more information, check out their website.


10) Redland International Orchid Show 

Come enjoy all the vibrant colors with more than 50 booths of orchid vendors at the annual Redland International Orchid Show.

There’s even an event judged by the American Orchid Society!

 

 

The event takes place on May 15-17, 2020. For more information, be sure to check out this website.

 


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About the author

Nichole's love for Miami began when she chose the Magic City as her future home, after living overseas in Singapore. She cannot get enough the city's food scene, culture and 'multiple boroughs,' each unique in their own way. She is an avid worldwide traveler and thrives on learning about new cultures in each place her feet land.

She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2017, first as a part of administration and then later as a writer. She's a chiropractor and yoga teacher with a full-time business in Miami. Her motto is "Peace, Love, & Travel.”