Things To Do

Miami Events - May 2013

Dale Stine Photography.
Dale Stine Photography.

May Highlights 2013

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

April 26-May 5

Where: Various venues

Ten days of screenings of culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.


MIAMI Museum Month

May 1-31

Where: Various museums around Miami

During May, all visitors and locals will be offered “Buy One, Get One Free” admission at participating museums. Also, membership at any one of these participating museums will work as a free pass to any of the other museums.

Mainly Mozart Festival

May 12- June 16

Where: Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

The Miami Music Project’s Mainly Mozart Festival presents a series of chamber concerts by esteemed local ensembles and soloists presenting diverse and interesting programs and providing insight and commentary on some of the most beloved music.

Aqua Girl

May 15-18

Where: Various venues throughout Miami Beach

Aqua Girl attracts women who love women for a jam-packed week of events – 14 to be exact – like dance parties, live music, pool parties, celebrity meet-and-greets and more. Proceeds from Aqua Girl benefit the Aqua Foundation for Women, a not-for-profit-foundation whose primary mission is to serve as a funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender wellness and equality in South Florida through grants, scholarships, and initiatives.

Redland International Orchid Festival

May 17-19

Where: Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead

Browse from more than 50 vendors from all over the world, sit in on lectures, enjoy walking tours of Fruit & Spice Park and shop for arts & crafts at this annual festival dedicated to orchids.

Cuba Nostalgia

May 17-19

Where: Miami-Dade County Fair-Expo Center, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami

Cuba Nostalgia takes visitors on a journey back in time for those who remember the island’s glamorous heydays and for those who never experienced them. There will be live Cuban exhibits, artists and vendors, traditional Cuban foods, and of course, music.

Exxxotica Expo

May 31-June 2

Where: Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Arguably the largest adult-themed consumer show in America, the Exxxotica Expo rolls into Miami yearly for a celebration of all things sexy. The expo also puts on star panel discussions by renowned members of the adult entertainment community, blush-inducing burlesque numbers and sex-ified game-show parodies.

Urban Beach Week

May 24-27

Where: Various locations throughout South Beach

Bringing together a multi-ethnic community during Memorial Day weekend, Urban Beach Week is an annual event that holds festivities promoting unity and pride. UBW holds events and provides entertainment, food, music, and other activities that attract hundreds of thousands to South Beach each year including The Best of the Best Concert, which features some of the hottest acts in hip hop, reggae and R&B.