South Florida Summer: The 7 Must-Attend Events in May and June



Don’t miss out on Florida’s largest waterfront music and arts festival taking place from May 3 to May 7. SunFest is back in downtown West Palm Beach, where patrons can jam out with performers including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, X Ambassadors and Tori Kelly, among others. (Tickets from $20;


Celebrate the fifth anniversary of CANstruction from June 5 to June 17 at The Gardens Mall. View giant works of sculptural art made entirely out of canned and packaged foods, built by architects, designers and builders from across the country. Money raised from the exhibit will benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank. (free;

In Concert

Known for her chart-topping singles, legendary singer Diana Ross will perform at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on June 24. Relive the decades while listening to favorites like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Endless Love.” (Tickets from $49;

Turtle Trot 5K Run

Race along Jupiter beach during the 27th annual Turtle Trot 5K Run on May 6. Begin at Ocean Cay Park and travel 3.1 miles, taking in scenic views. Don’t wait to register—the first 500 participants will receive a free tech T-shirt. Runners who complete the course will receive a medal. (Ticket prices vary;

Walk With A Doc

If a shopping spree is in order, be sure to make the most of the trip by attending The Gardens Mall on May 17 for Walk with a Doc. Shoppers can power walk with The Gardens Mall Walking Club and meet with Jupiter Medical Center top docs for informative discussions, plus enjoy light bites. (free;

Taste Of The Tropics

Head to Mounts Botanical Garden on June 18 for a culinary journey around the world, featuring delicious tropical fruit. The Tropical Fruit Festival will bring together Mounts Botanical Garden and the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International for a day of activities that include a display of more than 100 tropical fruits, cooking demonstrations and samples from Whole Foods Market. (free, $10/non-members;

Save The Tigers

It’s estimated that there are fewer than 250 Malayan tigers left in the wild. Help to protect tigers and their environment while participating in the Stacey Konwiser Memorial Save The Tiger 5K on May 20 at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. The course will allow participants to run directly past the Tiger River habitat. Plus, each runner will receive a tech-style, short sleeve T-shirt. (Tickets from $20;

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