We’re in the thick of spring, having celebrated May Day on May 1 and heading into the Kentucky Derby held annually on the first Saturday of the month. Read on about the beloved tradition, but there’s more in store in case hats and horses aren’t your thing. We have ideas for lovers of culture, food and wine, orchids and fast cars, boats and planes.
2022 Miami Grand Prix
Years in the making, Formula 1’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix is finally here. Teams have an extra challenge in the brand-new Miami International Autodrome at Hard Rock Stadium, where they’ll practice and qualify May 6-7, before race day on May 8. Festivities and special editions range from a Tag Heuer timepiece to Zuma’s after-party with fireworks.
Home to the Miami Dolphins and Miami Open tennis tournament, Hard Rock Stadium boasts another world-class event in the Miami Grand Prix. It’s a short distance to bay/beachfront residential areas such as Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour and Williams Island. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Sunny Isles Beach | Bal Harbour | Williams Island
Mosaic is Palm Beach County’s celebration of its vast cultural resources and institutions throughout the entire month of May. Beyond special events, it offers incredible opportunities to visit gems such as the Norton Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Mounts Botanical Garden, the Kravis Center and other destinations from Jupiter to Delray Beach.
Though most famous for Palm Beach, Palm Beach County’s mainland municipalities from Jupiter to Palm Beach Gardens to Boca Raton are also thriving. More people are choosing to live year-round after finding everything they need from top private schools to hip eats. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
West Palm Beach | Tequesta | Delray Beach
Fort Lauderdale gets into the Kentucky Derby spirit with a slew of fundraisers on May 7. Some are the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival’s at Savor Cinema, Trustbridge Hospice Foundation’s Bourbon Affair at Lobster Bar Sea Grille, and the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Bar Association’s at the historic Maxwell Room.
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Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Lauderdale By The Sea | Victoria Park
Tamiami International Orchid Festival
Florida claims many orchid shows, but the Tamiami International Orchid Festival cofounded by Dr. Martin Motes (Motes Orchids) is one of the stars of season. Nearly 100 international nurseries and vendors are participating in its 19th edition at the Miami Dade Fair Expo Center from May 13-15. Some specimens will win an American Orchid Society award.
Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Snapper Creek Lakes | Old Cutler Bay | Palmetto Bay
St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival
Spot celebrity chefs while sipping your way through the St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival from May 4-8. The benefit for World Golf Hall of Fame and Jan Stephenson’s Crossroads Foundation features the grand tasting at the Walk of Champions, chef demos, the Winemaker’s Dinner and multicourse meals at local restaurants like Preserved.
St. Augustine is among the geographic jewels now represented by ONE Sotheby’s following its recent acquisition of First Coast SIR in Northeast Florida. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Expands to Northeast Florida with the Acquisition of First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty
Space Coast Air + Sea
Thunder on Cocoa Beach, the Space Coast’s Super Boat Grand Prix, returns May 19-22. Watch races up to 175 mph from Lori Wilson Park between the course’s turns at Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier and Coconuts on the Beach. The Space Coast Air Show takes place the same weekend (May 21-22) at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville.
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