Kick off wonderful summertime fun with family and friends, and vacation this May with local events in Downtown Miami. As always, Downtown Miami offers a range of activities for its residents. We’ve included a few to enjoy out of the many events this month below!
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Brickell Fest
The 2nd Annual Brickell Fest Cinco de Mayo is sure to be a fun outdoors celebration! The organizers promise “Mexican Mayhem” in the form of mariachis, margaritas, mini-wrestlers, and more. Musical guests include DJs Zea, Bounce, Nikolas, and Crespo, and live shows by La Línea and The Culture. General admission tickets run $28, VIP tickets run $56. Purchase your Cinco de Mayo tickets.
When: Sunday, May 5 2013, 12 to 11 pm
Where: 1001 South Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33131
Spend Mother’s Day at Jungle Island
There is so much we can indulge in on Mother’s Day in Downtown Miami, but what really stands out for the whole family is Mother’s Day at Jungle Island. Moms can enjoy a delicious brunch with their kids, finish with coconut flan, and then take part in attractions like the Lemur Experience and observe other exotic animals in lush surroundings. Reservations required by May 11; visit www.jungleisland.com/brunch for online reservations. Adults are $48, children 3 to 10 years old $35.
When: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Downtown Miami , FL 33132
Friday Night Wine Tasting Series at The Four Seasons
With so much to learn about wine, it’s a good idea to maintain a steady schedule of educational wine tastings. Join host and Wine Educator Barry Alberts at The Edge at Four Seasons for one of the longest ongoing wine tastings in the country. On May 17, guest co-host Michael Whitehead of Vinecraft Distributors will help you taste and compare the 10 white wines for this Friday’s theme: “Whites of Australia vs. California.” A complimentary artisanal cheese platter will be paired with the tasting. No reservations required; cost to attend: $20. Learn more about Friday Night Wine Tasting at The Edge at The Four Seasons.
When: Friday, May 17, 2013, 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: 1435 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami, FL 33130
Bike Downtown with Miami Critical Mass the Last Friday of May
Love cycling? Take to the streets with thousands of other cycling enthusiasts on May 31 to celebrate the joys of bicycling. Thousands of cyclists will congregate at Stephen P. Clark Government Center and set out on a 12 to 18 mile ride that serves as a reminder to motorists to share the road on the smooth, 12 mph ride. You might catch a glimpse of Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Mario Chalmers sometime; they joined the mass several months ago and people are still talking about it. Make sure to bring a front and rear light, as it’s required by Florida law. Recumbent bikes, skateboards, and rollerblades welcome if you still have them. Read about the rules for joining Miami Critical Mass
When: Friday, May 31, 2013. Meet up at 6:30, depart by 7:15 pm
Where: Government Center