What’s Happening in South Beach in May 2017

May in Miami means heat, parties and, well, more heat and even more partying! This May has a great line up of events, with something for everyone. There’s a great mix of spring festivals, family friendly events and of course, some serious partying to be had. Check out our top picks for things to do around South Beach this May.

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Brew at the Zoo

Where do party animals belong? The zoo, of course! On May 7, Zoo Miami will hold its annual Brew at the Zoo, with over 100 beers from all over the world. Buy tickets ahead of time here for $50, or pay $80 at the door.

Miami Museum Month

Need to get out of the heat for a few hours? Why not cool off in one of Miami’s many great museums? May means museum month, and this year organizers have prepared a “museum hop”. Think pub crawl, but with less booze and more culture. Participating museums include the Perez Art Museum Miami, History Miami and the Miami Children’s Museum. Museum Month runs from May 1 through to May 31st, so you’ve got plenty of time to make the most of it!

Taste of Haiti

On May 14, the MOCA Plaza will host a Haitian food extravaganza that will no doubt leave you salivating. Entry is free, and the festival runs from 2pm until 10pm. More details available here.

Aqua Girl

The country’s biggest Women’s Week festival is on its way to Miami. Agua Girl will take over Miami for four days from May 18-21. There’s events all over South Beach and other parts of town, so be sure to check it out. More details here.

Best of the Best Concert

Living up to its name, Best of the Best features some of the biggest and best names in hip-hop, reggae, pop and more. The concert will run throughout the day on May 21. Tickets start at $49, with VIP passes selling for $130. More information here.

World OutGames

For the first time ever, the world’s largest LGBTI sports festival is coming to Miami. From May 26-June 4, there will be daily events, with after parties every night. In total, the games include 450 sports, cultural and human rights events. More information can be found on the official website.

Sizzle Miami

If OutGames isn’t enough, Miami will also be hosting one of the country’s biggest LGBTI party events. From May 25-29, Sizzle Miami will rock the town with five straight days of serious partying. There’s events planned throughout Miami, so check out the main website for more details.

Lego Takeover

Need something to keep the ankle biters occupied? Lego Takeover is taking over Gardens Mall from April 28 through to May 15. Kids (and kids at heart) have the chance to build their own Lego creations, and put them on display for mall goers. Don’t miss out on the Lego jungle! More information can be found on the mall’s website.