May 5 is Cinco de Mayo, May 14 is Mothers Day and Armed Forces Day is on May 20.
Memorial Day is on May 29 so you can expect the parks to busy over the preceding weekend, especially Disney’s Animal Kingdom when the long awaiting Pandora - World of Avatar opens on May 27.
Universal’s Volcano Bay water park also opens just before Memorial Day weekend on May 25.
LEGOLAND Florida are repeating their LEGO Star Wars Days on May 6 to 7 and 13 to 14.
The Country 500 music festival at Daytona International Speedway runs from May 26 to 28 this year.
The Frozen Summer Games kicks off on May 26, 2017 at Disney’s Blizzard Beach but no closing date has been announced yet.
The brand new Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld continues until May 13.
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival runs until May 29.
There could be three launches from Cape Canaveral in May.
SpaceX launched a secret US government satellite on May 1 (launch scrubbed on April 30) and again they successfully recovered first stage booster rocket to LZ–1 at the Cape.
SpaceX hope to launch two further Falcon 9 rockets on May 15 and 31.
Following a heatwave and little rain in April, in May, Florida will experience above average temperatures for the time of year and average rainfall.
In the North around Pensacola and Jacksonville there will be plenty of sunshine with the occasional rain shower during the first week. Daytime temperatures will be between the mid 70s and the high 80s with overnight temperatures between the mid 50s and mid 70s. Like last month it will be generally warmer on the Atlantic Coast.
Across the Central region, the outlook is similar but warmer and more showers. Daytime temperatures will be in the high 70s to mid 90s with low 60s to high 70s overnight.
Down in Miami and the Keys, it will be mostly sunny interspersed with the odd rain shower and thunderstorm in the middle of the month. Temperatures will be in the low to high 80s during the day and high 60s to high 70s overnight.
Check out the rest of the weather for all of Florida including a live weather map, monthly temperature and rainfall charts across the State and the latest hurricane news.
This month, there are a series of city maps of major Florida cities plus a series of restaurant guides.
May Book List
- Fodor’s In Focus Florida Keys: with Key West, Marathon & Key Largo by Fodor’s Travel Guides
- Journeys Through Paradise: Pioneering Naturalists in the Southeast by Gail Fishman
- Florida Keys Paddling Atlas by Bill Burnham and Mary Burnham
- The Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide: Tips and Tricks for Solo Theme Park Hopping in Florida by Nikky J.
- City Maps Tampa Florida, USA by James McFee
- City Maps Cape Coral Florida, USA by James McFee
- City Maps Tallahassee Florida, USA by James McFee
- City Maps St. Petersburg Florida, USA by James McFee
- City Maps Hialeah Florida, USA by James McFee
- City Maps Orlando Florida, USA by James McFee
- One Perfect Trip to Key West 2017 by Cindy Loe
- Ultimate South West Florida Golfing Guide by Ace High Publishing
- Greater Than a Tourist – Tallahassee, Florida, USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local by Katelynn Ogle
- Haunted Tours: Most Haunted Places In Florida by Jalbert Brothers
- Cape St. George Lighthouse and Apalachicola Bay (Images of America) by James L. Hargrove and Carol A. Talley
- Florida Getaway Travel Guide: A Tour of Adventures in the Cities of Florida by Adi Ketchum and Triston Howe
- Florida Photo Spots: Naples and Collier County by Peggy Farren and Joe Fitzpatrick
- Days Out Around Fort Lauderdale by Gillian Birch
- Tampa Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Tampa, Florida - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés Recommended for Visitors, 2018 by Richard K. Gundrey
- Tallahassee Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Tallahassee, Florida - 400 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés Recommended for Visitors, 2018 by Andrew D. Villeneuve
- Orlando Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Orlando, Florida - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés Recommended for Visitors, 2018 by Richard F. Briand