May Weather, Festivals and Events in Florida

Zellwood Corn Festival is tasty highlight.

EPCOT - 2013 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival - Mickey & Minnie Topiary
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If you are planning to travel to Floriday in May, here are some highlights of Florida in May including best time to go, average temperatures, and special events.

May Events

Disney's Star Wars Weekends (Star Wars Weekends Will Not Be Held in 2016) - The power of The Force and the magic of Disney combine once again for Star Wars Weekends, scheduled for five consecutive weekends (Friday-Sunday) from mid-May to mid-June at Disney-MGM Studios.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (March 2 to May 30, 2016) - Walt Disney World Resort hosts the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival that promises some 30 million blooms! The roses, wildflowers, topiaries and herb gardens will flourish for a seven-week run that is absolutely breathtaking.

Florida Folk Festival (May 27-29, 2016) - Enjoy cultural traditions from Florida's many ethnic groups in the beautiful backdrop of Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Florida.

Key West Songwriters' Festival (May 4-8, 2016) - Introducing fans to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs, this annual event showcases more than 100 top songwriters and revolves around more than 30 shows, staged at more than 25 of Key West's most popular drinking holes and hot spots.

SunFest (April 27 thru May 1, 2016) - This 5-day annual festival in West Palm Beach features top musical talent, a 3-day art & craft show featuring over 150 artists from around the country and plenty of family fun!

Viva la Musica (Saturdays - April 16 & 23 and May 7 & 14, 2016) - SeaWorld Orlando heats up Saturdays during this annual festival that features food, fun, sights and sounds of Latin culture.

Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival (Festival CANCELLED) - Down home outdoor country family fun and entertainment and the sweet taste of corn will keep you coming back every May to this just north of Orlando location.

Best Time to Go

Expect average attendances at the major theme parks during this month. The temperature is beginning to heat up and short mid-afternoon thunderstorms sometimes begin to pop up the end of the month.

May Weather

Average Temperatures

  • Daytona Bch: High 85°-Low 65°
  • Fort Myers: High 89°-Low 68°
  • Jacksonville: High 84°-Low 62°
  • Key West: High 85°-Low 76°
  • Miami: High 82°-Low 74°
  • Orlando: High 88°-Low 66°
  • Panama City: High 83°-Low 61°
  • Pensacola: High 83°-Low 66°
  • Tallahassee: High 87°-Low 62°
  • Tampa: High 86°-Low 69°
  • West Palm Bch: High 86°-Low 74°

10-Day Forecast

  • Daytona Beach
  • Fort Myers
  • Jacksonville
  • Key West
  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • Panama City
  • Pensacola
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa
  • West Palm Beach

Average Water Temperatures

The water temperature for the Gulf of Mexico (West Coast)and the Atlantic Ocean (East Coast) range from the mid-70s to low 80s.

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