This post lists things to do in Miami this May, updated for 2022. 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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This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in Miami in May.
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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.
- Billy Idol | May 1st
- Primus | May 3rd
- Three Dog Night | May 3rd
- All That Remains | May 5th
- Sophie B. Hawkins | May 6th
- Pink Martini | May 6th
- J Balvin | May 13th
- Skid Row | May 20th
- Quiet Riot | May 20th
- Warrant | May 20th
- Sting | May 22nd
- Still Woozy | May 23rd
- Paul McCartney | May 25th
- Bright Eyes | May 27th
- Bikini Kill | May 27th, 28th
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 should be in full swing in the month of May at Marlin's Park. As of March 3rd, we're still not sure when the MLB season will start, but we're hopeful it will begin by now!
You can find multiple home games for basketball, baseball, and hockey.
- Miami Heat (playoffs)
- Florida Panthers (playoffs)
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, operatic masterpieces, and classic ballet performances throughout the month!
- Opera: Carnival of the Animals | May 1st
- Miami City Ballet: Prodigal Son | May 1st - 22nd
- Pretty Woman | May 4th - 15th
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 Thursday, May 12, 2022.
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.
A convenient way to get around Miami while learning about the city is to take a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. As 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 28th-29th
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) Miami International Piano Festival
This year will mark the 23rd Anniversary of the Miami International Piano Festival which focuses on introducing audiences to exceptional and talented pianists.
The idea behind this event is to promote and support incredible artists by giving them a platform where they can perform and share their talents with the world.
There are currently 2 performances scheduled for 2022 on May 1st and May 22nd.
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 13th - 15th, 2022. For more information, be sure to check out this website.
RESCHEDULED: Coconut Grove Bahamian Goombay Festival
Join in the fun 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.
NOTE: This event was rescheduled in 2022 for the month of March.