Fun Things to Do in Miami in May 2023: Formula 1 Grand Prix, Diplo, The Psychedelic Furs, Ain’t Too Proud, Memorial Day, and Mother’s Day Specials

Fun Things to Do in Miami in May 2023: Formula 1 Grand Prix, Diplo, The Psychedelic Furs, Ain’t Too Proud, Memorial Day, and Mother’s Day Specials

May 01, 2023 May 01, 2023

Make sure to mark your calendars and never miss a beat, as we bring our top curations of the best things to do in Miami each month. From the Formula 1 Grand Prix roaring into Miami to The Psychedelic Furs delivering a scorching performance, things will be heating up this May. 

There are also plenty of Mother’s Day Specials to plan a great weekend. Diplo will be performing at the Faena Theater. Enchanted Fairies and mystical Dragons will be found flying around the Fairchild. Nature lovers will be glad to have the Redland Orchid Festival return. Culture seekers will find the smash-hit Ain’t Too Proud playing at the Adrienne Arsht. Plus, a bunch of pet-friendly events will be available to help you bond with your fur baby or adopt an adorable pup this month.

Read on for a complete list of the Top Things to Do in Miami this May 2023:

Things to Do in Miami - May 2023 Events at a Glance

May 2023: In-Person Events in Miami

Festivals & Expos

Art Events

Galas & Fundraisers

Music & Concerts

Theater & Movie Screenings

Fitness & Yoga

Outdoors & Nature Events

Things To Do for Kids

Pet Events & Adoptions

— Things to Do in Miami - May 2023 Events at a Glance

Special: Mother’s Day 2023 Events in Miami

Mamas are rarely off-duty. Make sure you give mommy (or mother figure) the special day she deserves this May. Choose from our curation of fun brunches to spa specials, movie time, and more for a memorable Mother’s Day in Miami:


Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix: May 5-7

Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens

You won’t want to miss this one! Gear up to welcome the world’s top racing rock stars as they try and champion the most scenic 19-turn track on the planet. Book your spot early to catch these three days of adrenaline-pumping action in Miami, featuring your favorite drivers and their cutting-edge automobiles.

Miami Attraction & Museum Months: May 1-31

Multiple venues across Miami

Culture seekers of all ages will love exploring the best of Miami with these incredible savings. Head out to the likes of 
Paradox Museum, the Deering EstateAdrienne Arsht Center, the Florida Grand Opera, and more with BOGO deals, discounted packages, and special deals to get you more bang for your buck all May long.


Enchanted Fairies at the Fairchild: May 1-14

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables 

Continuing into May, this spring adventure takes you on a magical quest through the Fairchild’s fragrant gardens. Embark on this exciting journey to discover 12 whimsical fairy doors and unravel the mysteries of the enchanting Fairy Villages. A great adventure for children as well as adults.

Bitcoin 2023 North American Conference And Expo: May 18-20

Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, South Beach 

It’s the world’s largest gathering of bitcoiners! Enjoy three days of learning what’s next, tuning into major announcements, and understanding how the world is progressing towards hyperbitcoinization.

Redland Orchid Festival: May 19-21

Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Avenue, Homestead 

Nature lovers won’t want to miss this internationally recognized orchid event. The three-day event will include lectures on how to grow orchids, the opportunity to purchase your favorite flowers, and the chance to appreciate a one-of-its-kind fruit park in full bloom.

Memorial Day Events at the ZooDeering EstateBandshell: May 26 + 26-29 + 29

Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St + Deering, 16701 SW 72nd Avenue + Miami Beach Bandshell 7275 Collins Avenue 

This Memorial Day,
Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate will be offering active military personnel and veterans free admission along with discounts for accompanying guests, all day long, to honor the brave.

The Miami Beach Bandshell too will be hosting the 3rd edition of The Miamibloco Saideira Social, taking guests on an unforgettable, all-night, musical journey to mark the day.


Art Outside: May 1 – August 24

Throughout Collins Park and Multiple Sites in Miami Beach 

Hosted by The Bass Museum, this public art initiative is set to bring a range of artworks from monumental sculpture to sound and video to Miami Beach. The curated collection will include works by the likes of Ugo Rondinone, Lawrence Weiner, Sylvie Fleury, and Susan Philipsz, as well as collections from The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, the W South Beach, and more.

Huemans of Miami: May 1 – August 6

Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables

In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month (April) and the 50th Anniversary of the WOW Center, original artwork by neurodivergent artist Thalya Baker will be on display at the Coral Gables Museum. This collaborative project will also feature works ranging from large photography collages to photo-friendly installations by artists from other local schools in Miami as well.

Faena Art's Project Room - Heart of Community: May 1 – July 15

Faena Art Project Room, 3420 Collins Avenue, Mid-Beach

This two-month-long exhibition will feature art by Anabella Bergero - a multi-awarded Latinx fashion designer and artist born in Argentina, but raised in Mexico. The site-specific installation will feature textile art, fashion design pieces, digitally printed murals, and collages, which, as a whole, are meant to create a Latinx Pop visual. A must-see for contemporary art lovers.


Faena Art's Sonnet 18 Spring Fundraising Dinner: May 9

Faena Art, 3420 Collins Avenue, Mid-Beach 

Join host Alan Faena for this evening gala, as he raises funds to support the artistic community. Dress in your best “Shakespearean Love” attire to enjoy culinary experiences by Francis Mallmann, Paul Qui & Frederic Monnet plus an artistic intervention by Jim Denevan. Best dressed also stands a chance to win a two-night stay at the Faena Hotel Penthouse.

38th Annual Dinner at Joe’s: May 15

Joe's Stone Crab, 11 Washington Ave, South Beach

Join Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership in their endeavor to help curb drug usage by educating families on how to change attitudes and make healthier choices. Pick from many multiple sponsorship opportunities and enjoy a grand dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab as you give back.


DiploShayna Steele at the Faena Theater: May 6 + 10

Faena Theater, 3420 Collins Avenue, Mid-Beach 

This May, the Faena will be hosting two power-packed entertainers. On the 6th, 
Diplo will be in the house, delivering his catchiest tracks and beats. On the 10th, however, jazz lovers will find it hard to resist Shayna Steele’s powerhouse vocals in an unforgettable evening performance.

Grand Season Finale at the Adrienne Arsht Center: May 7

Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Arts & Entertainment District 

If you love classical music, you won’t want to miss this grand season finale. Hosted by the Knight Concert Hall, celebrated pianist Maria João Pires will be joining the Miami Symphony Orchestra to deliver a moving piano concert with an autobiographical "Symphony No. 6,
Pathétique" as its closing symphony.

Click to find more concerts and other cultural performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Broadway Highlights with MayluThe Psychedelic Furs at the BandShell: May 11 + 20

Miami Beach Bandshell 7275 Collins Avenue, North Beach

Some of the most interesting musical acts are always 
playing at the North Miami Beach Bandshell. Here are our top picks for May:


Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations: May 9-14

Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Arts & Entertainment District

Catch this brand-new, smash-hit, Broadway musical as it lands in Miami. Follow The Temptations’ extraordinary journey, complete with signature dance moves and smooth harmonies, as they venture out from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Deering’s MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL - Documentary Films: May 14

Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay

With a “Focus On: Documentary Films” this May, the Deering invites movie lovers to enjoy this special screening of five short films, 1-20 minutes long, all themed around conquering life’s struggles. Expect a welcome drink and cocktail hour to kick off this cinematic evening.


Yoga at The Underline: May 6, 13 & 20

The Underline, Sound Stage Plaza, SW 1st Ave, Brickell

Join instructor Anny Noratto for this beginner-friendly, Saturday morning, yoga flow class at the Sound Stage under the Underline.

Don’t feel like stepping out? No problem! They also have a great virtual yoga program you can tune into on the 11th or 18th.

Guided Meditation: May 10, 17 & 24

Lighthouse Room, 88 West McIntyre Street, Key Biscayne

Learn how to melt away your stress with Brown University’s, proven, 8-week program on Mindfulness Meditation and movement practice. Dress comfortably to reap the full benefits of this Mindfulness-based stress reduction class, aimed at helping you build resilience and attain peace of mind.

Tai Chi at the Garden: May 10, 17, 24 & 31

Miami Beach Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, South Beach 

Enjoy the slow and fluid, yet steady movements of Tai Chi, as it helps you improve flexibility and find your balance. Great for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.


Growing OrchidsSpring Plant Sale: May 1-5 + 13

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

Orchid lovers won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn all about the 
art and science of growing these exotic flowers, as Dr. Sandy Schultz presents their three-part classes. On the 13th, the Fairchild will also be hosting a spring plant sale, letting you take home your favorite plants and flowers.

There are plenty more garden-related, cooking, photography, watercolor, and nature-related events available at the Fairchild all year round.

Moon-themed Events at the Deering Estate: May 4 & 5

Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay 

Surfside Under the Stars: May 7

9293 Harding Avenue, Surfside 

Peddletopia as its final event in the series, here’s your chance to discover Surfside “under the stars,” and like never before.

Vizcaya Late - Village Block Party: May 24

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S Miami Ave, Coconut Grove 

Check out what happens at the Vizcaya when the staff isn’t working with this late evening block party. Head to Vizcaya Village for a night of art, Bachata dance lessons, live original music, and great bites from the on-site food trucks.


Earth Agents: May 20 – August 13

Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St, South Miami 

We need as many hands on deck as we can with climate change and other environmental challenges on the horizon. This May, sign up as an Earth Agent at Zoo Miami, and encourage your littles to get started early as well, to become the agents of change in your respective communities.

Dragons And Mythical Creatures: May 27 – September 4

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

The Fairchild’s going to turn into a flaming playground as smoke-breathing dragons make their way to the gardens. The summer event of the year – kids will be treated to dragon quests, scavenger hunts, plus have the opportunity to become knights and other dragon royalty. Are you ready for some mystical, medieval play?

Multiple Events at the Frost Museum of Science: Throughout May

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami 

There’s plenty to discover for your little one at the 
Frost Museum of Science this May:


Pet Adoption & Outdoor Training Class at The Underline: May 6

The Underline, Sound Stage Plaza, SW 1st Ave, Brickell

Love your fur baby? Then bring them to this free outdoor training class, so you can enjoy more events together, without any behavioral issues to hold you back. Along with certified trainers, pet lovers will have access to free microchipping services, spay and neutering services, a pet farmers’ market, plus lots of adorable pups for adoption.

Woofstock at the Barnacle: May 7

The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove 

Get set for a paw-tastic time with your pup at the Historic Barnacle State Park this May. With a full day of fun contests like the dog/owner look-alike contest, lure courses, doggie yoga, picnic tables, treat vendors, and more shopping, expect to spend some quality time with your fur baby. Best part; proceeds will be used to benefit Paw Patrol Animal Rescue.

Pet Mom Pottery Party: May 10

Casa Florida, Selina Hotel, 437 SW 2nd Street, Miami River

Calling all pet moms (with a cat or dog) for a fabulous night of art-making. Hosted by Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY) Ceramics, this pet-inspired pottery workshop will feature a ceramics hand-building workshop, discounted wine by the bottle, and a fun time socializing with other pet moms.

Canine-Con V Movie Screening: May 13

CMX Brickell City Centre, #4th Floor, 701 South Miami Ave, Brickell

Head to the Brickell City Center to enjoy a special screening of the "Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 3" and celebrate Fur-Mother’s Day with your pup. There will also be a superhero costume contest, yappy hour, organic treats, and more themed fun for you to bond over.

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