Miami May Events 2024: Your Ultimate Guide

Posted on: May 2, 2024

Welcome to Miami, where the heat isn't just in the weather but also in the lineup of events happening this May! From adrenaline-pumping races to serene orchid festivals and mind-bending magic shows, Miami has something for everyone this month. Let's dive into the calendar of events:

1. Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix

Where: Hard Rock Stadium
When: May 3 - May 5, 2024
Buckle up for the third consecutive year of heart-pounding action as Formula 1 returns to Miami Gardens. Experience the thrill as world-class drivers navigate through a dynamic track, weaving past iconic Miami landmarks. This isn't just a race; it's a three-day extravaganza of speed, glamor, and excitement.

2. Redland International Orchid Festival

Where: Fruit & Spice Park
When: May 17 - May 19, 2024
Indulge your senses in the vibrant world of orchids at the Redland International Orchid Festival. With over 50 booths showcasing an array of orchid species and hybrids, along with educational exhibits and grower demonstrations, this festival promises a blooming good time for all orchid enthusiasts.

3. Paraíso Miami Swim Week

Where: Miami Beach
When: May 30 - June 2, 2024
Get ready to make a splash as Paraíso Miami Swim Week returns to Miami Beach. Showcasing the latest in swimwear fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands, this industry-only event is a must-visit for fashionistas and trendsetters alike. With runway shows, VIP dinners, and panel discussions, it's where style meets sun.

4. Fort Lauderdale Air Show

Where: Fort Lauderdale Beach
When: May 11 - May 12, 2024
Look to the skies as the Fort Lauderdale Air Show takes flight, featuring thrilling performances by the Air Force Thunderbirds, Heritage Flight, and more. Join thousands along the shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach for a weekend of aerial acrobatics and high-flying excitement.

5. Experience The Magic of Rob Lake at the Adrienne Arsht Center

Where: Omni
When: May 18, 2024
Prepare to be spellbound as illusionist Rob Lake brings his mesmerizing magic to the stage of the Adrienne Arsht Center. With mind-bending illusions and captivating storytelling, this is a performance the whole family will remember.

6. SLS Pool Party

Where: South Beach
When: Until June 29, 2024
Dive into the ultimate pool party experience at Hyde Beach, where day turns into night and the dance floor becomes a pool. Whether you're looking for daytime fun or evening excitement, SLS South Beach has you covered with Vegas-style entertainment and non-stop revelry.

7. Compère Lapin by Nina Compton at Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Where: Brickell
When: Until May 18, 2024
Indulge in a culinary journey with James Beard Award-winning chef Nina Compton at Compère Lapin. With a month-long residency at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, savor Compton's signature dishes against the backdrop of the city skyline.

8. The Messi Experience

Where: Coconut Grove
When: Until June 30, 2024
Step into the world of soccer legend Leo Messi at The Messi Experience, an immersive multimedia exhibit tracing his extraordinary journey. From his childhood to his stellar career, discover the magic behind one of the greatest athletes of all time.

9. Miami Attraction & Museum Months

Where: Various Locations
When: Until May 31, 2024
Explore Miami's top attractions and museums with special discounts and deals during Miami Attraction & Museum Months. From cruises to art galleries, there's something for everyone to enjoy at a discounted rate.

10. Jurassic Garden

Where:Fairchild Garden
When: Until September 2, 2024
Travel back in time to a prehistoric paradise at Fairchild Garden's Jurassic Garden. Explore lush landscapes inhabited by life-size dinosaurs and embark on ancient artifact digs and educational adventures for the whole family.

11. Fleet Week Miami

Where: Port Miami
When: May 5 - May 12, 2024
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.

12. Miami International Piano Festival

Where: South Beach
When: May 25 - May 26, 2024
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.


With an exciting lineup of events spanning sports, culture, entertainment, and more, May in Miami is shaping up to be unforgettable. Mark your calendars, book your tickets, and get ready to make memories in the Magic City!

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