Calendar Of Annual Events In & Around Palm Beach County
Palm Beach Boat Show
Palm Beach International Polo Season
Created by players for players, the International Polo Club Palm Beach facility is designed to showcase the incredible skill of the ponies and players. Many exciting tournaments are played; culminating in the prestigious US Open Polo Championship.
Winter Equestrian Festival
See many of the world's finest horse and riders as they become one in a ballet of balance, and compete at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, in the fields of show jumping and dressage.
South Florida Fair
The 17-day South Florida Fair is a must see event. With 4 stages of music and entertainment, world class ice skating performances daily, an award-winning agriculture and livestock program featuring more than 1000 exhibitors from more than 30 Florida counties, historic Yesteryear Village and over 200 rides, games and attractions.
Contemporary and culturally diverse, ArtPalmBeach is perfect for the art show enthusiast. This fair combines painting, photography, sculpture, ceramic and more to showcase one-of-a-kind works. Upscale restaurants, espresso bars and VIP make for a unique experience.
Delray Beach Garlic Fest
Bring a friend and bring your appetite! Centered around Delray Beach Center for the Arts and Atlantic Avenue, the Delray Beach Garlic Fest is something you will want to share with your friends. Everything garlic – and we mean everything – right down to the ice cream!
Watch golfing legends tee it up at the Allianz Championship and Pro-Am events. Or why not upgrade the Pro-Am experience and match strokes side-by-side with golf greats or mingle in VIP Partner’s Club to maybe meet your favorite golf celebrity for an autograph.
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
This show is the largest of its kind in the United States. International exhibitors display their fine works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and fascinating antiques. You will find something for everyone at this annual event.
Delray Beach Open
See current and past legends of high-caliber professional tennis enjoy more than a week of matches, special events and parties along the iconic Atlantic Avenue District of Delray Beach. Celebrate two outstanding events in one locale - the ATP Champions Tour Event and ATP World Tour Event.
ArtiGras had its humble beginning on a golf course driving range. But don’t let that fool you. This local art show has grown into a nationally recognized art, music and family-friendly festival. View incredible art from all over the country, and learn how artists apply their outstanding skills to create art in various media throughout the festival. Demonstrations are on the hour every day with ArtiGras artists.
Everglades Day Festival
This festival and eco-adventure held at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is dedicated to having fun while learning. The Everglades, an ecosystem like no other, is ready for you to explore. This free event will answer questions and possibly entice you to ask more about the “Glades” creatures, archeology, history and more.
Lake Worth Street Painting Festival
Lasting only until the next raindrop, this street painting festival turns asphalt into artwork. Largest of its kind in the country, this festival features temporary masterpieces in an open-air museum of art, sound and aromatic delights. Free admission and fun activities make for an enjoyable adventure.
The Honda Classic
Make way for the PGA TOUR as it stops for its annual visit to one of professional golf's most notable places – PGA National Resort & Spa. A hole-in-one for players and fans alike, as the Champion Course becomes home and host to the prestigious Honda Classic. If you love golf, you don’t want to miss this!
Spring Training Baseball: Miami Marlins/ St. Louis Cardinals
Roger Dean Stadium welcomes one of the most historic franchises around – the St. Louis Cardinals and the local boys of summer – the Miami Marlins for Spring Training. So get ready to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch and enjoy a spring day of fun in the sun.
Festival of the Arts BOCA
The Festival of the Arts BOCA is an extraordinary, multi-day cultural arts event bringing excitement and new experiences that show why Boca Raton and The Palm Beaches are no doubt Florida’s Cultural Capital®.
Evening on Antique Row
Fashionable street party along Antique Row, alive with music, special entertainment, food and beverages, an antique appraisal tent, shopping and much more. Benefiting the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, the chicest street party in town bring this part of town to life with entertainment, food and drink!
Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy the wearin’ o’ the green with this yearly parade along Atlantic Avenue. With pre-parade events, traditional bagpipe music and food, you’ll be glad you’re Irish this one time a year. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an annual home town tradition in Delray Beach that began in 1968 with a Irish local pub owner by the name of Maury Powers, who took a stroll down Atlantic Avenue with his Shillelagh and a green pig and declared it “My own parade.”
Palm Beach International Boat Show
Ship ahoy, mates! Here you will find all things nautical - mega yachts to a new outboard. From that special trinket or accent piece for the family room to clothing and sailing paraphernalia, all is displayed amid the breezes of downtown West Palm Beach.
At TurtleFest you will enjoy a fun-filled day of close-up encounters with endangered and local species of native loggerheads, green and leatherback turtles. Listen to great music, see captivating art and discover a place where it’s cool to be green.
Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest
Everything is better with bacon! And when paired with an eclectic array of American bourbons and live music well . . . what's not to like? Eat, drink and be merry! Menu items developed by local chefs exploring the boundaries of New American Cuisine and the Farm to Table movement to good old fashioned comfort foods.
PrideFest of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches
PrideFest of the Palm Beaches has grown from a small gathering to one of the largest festivals in South Florida and Palm Beach County’s largest gay & lesbian visibility event. A celebration of the community’s great diversity.
Brew At the Zoo
Come for all kinds of refreshing beer, tasty food and live music in a most unique location - the intimate Palm Beach Zoo. With more than 25 local craft breweries, live music and delicious food, the event is Palm Beach County’s most unique craft beer festival! Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early, since tickets must be purchased in advance and the event is predicted to sell out.
Palm Beach International Film Festival
Hollywood comes to The Palm Beaches. For the last dozen years, the Palm Beach International Film Festival has showcased thousands of award-winning films, hosted filmmakers, actors, industry professionals and press from around the globe.
Boca Bacchanal is a weekend of events. Full of fabulous food and wonderful wine, paired and presented by celebrated chefs throughout Boca Raton. Signature and tropical culinary delights are prepared enhanced only by incredible wine. Sip, savor, bid!
The Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue. Palm tree-lined vistas of welcome you to South Florida's oldest and largest outdoor festival. Filled with entertainers, top-notched artists and exhibitors, the Delray Affair is a true affair to remember. Stroll the bricked sidewalk of Atlantic Avenue as art, music and food specialties.
Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction
Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction is a one-of-a-kind event. If the car of your dreams is a beautiful Bel-Air, a classic Corvette, or even a ravishing Rio, you might just find it at this auction event. So if you collect anything automotive this is the place to get your motor runnin’ and head out for the highway.
Black Gold Jubilee
Be In the Know: The Black Gold Jubilee represents richness, but not of things golden. It’s the free annual end-of-harvest festival celebrating the dark and rich, fertile earth of the Belle Glade agricultural region, and a great reason to have a first-rate time and just enjoy life with friends and family… and of course… fabulous food and rockin’ entertainment.
It’s Florida’s largest waterfront music and art fest. A first-rate festival with top-rated bands for all ages and genres, with fabulous food and incredible art. Party down to the beat or be seen at the scene on the floating bars or rock out next to three live stages. It’s where music meets the waterfront.
Memorial Day Ceremony
South Florida National Cemetery, Event includes guest speakers, color guards and music. Presented by the Palm Beach County Veterans Committee. Shuttle Busses available. 6501 U.S.441, west of Lake Worth.
Annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival
Celebrated on Memorial Day, this festival offers every one of all ages, an opportunity to enjoy a taste of the islands. Jamaican Music, authentic island food, cook-off contests, bounce houses, face painting and more.
Sunset Celebration at Sailfish Marina
Enjoy the gorgeous view while browsing through a premiere arts and crafts show. You will find all kinds of art including pottery, sculptures, watercolors, as well as, jewelry, blown glass, and wood displays. On any Thursday evening you may find wood sculpture, pottery, watercolors, blown glass, gold and silver jewelry and much, much more. There are 35 artists from as far away as Seattle, WA and as close as West Palm Beach, FL .Musicians often come to try their musical skills out on the patrons of the Marina. Sometimes there’s a steel drum band or there might be someone singing and playing their guitar.
Safari Nights at the Palm Beach Zoo
Every Friday evening from June until August, the zoo stays open until 9 p.m. so you can experience animal encounters at night, and enjoy dancing, photo opps, kid’s games, crafts, and relax at the Tropics Café. Each week has a different theme.
4th on Flagler
Bring the entire family and enjoy a supersized celebration in The Palm Beaches with 4th on Flagler, featuring unique waterfront activities, live music and an Independence Day extravaganza. Residents and visitors of all ages come and enjoy the biggest and best fireworks display in South Florida, live entertainment by national recording artists, and tons of activities along the spectacular West Palm Beach Waterfront.
Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest
A summertime party blast hot and yet so cool. Located inside the air-conditioned South Florida Expo Center, this yearly Beer Fest features 150+ craft and local beers combined with an entire day of tunes. Suds & Sounds… what’s not to like?
Shakespeare by the Sea
Shakespeare by the Sea brings the ever popular HAMLET to Carlin Park in Jupiter. This under the stars production invites you to bring your beach chair, blanket, picnic basket or enjoy numerous food truck concessions.
Craft Beer Bash
Imagine an entire festival featuring unlimited samplings of 120 first-rate craft brew and cider selections. Now combined that with great live music, amazing food purchase stations, all at a luxury resort in cool air-conditioned comfort.
Flavor Palm Beach
Get a taste for the local cuisine scene from Jupiter to Boca Raton, as more than 50 restaurants and bistros offer prix fixe menus for lunch or dinner. Whatever your appetite, tantalize your every craving with creative and inventive dishes found nowhere else.
Brazilian Independence Day takes center stage in Downtown Boca in this FREE event where lavish costumed dancers sway to samba and bossa nova melodies. Feel the beat and taste the fabulous foods and flavors of Rio de Janeiro at Brazilian Beat. Get your groove on and be a part of this dazzling event with live music, street entertainment including a Zumba showcase, Capoeira dancers, carnival dancers, samba drummers and authentic Brazilian food.
A yearly celebration of beer and good times held on ten acres of ground, under pavilion and massive tent; making this "Original Oktoberfest" one of the largest in the country. Experience Oktoberfest South Florida Style - Traditional German Food & Music. Hosted by The American German Club of The Palm Beaches, this time-honored festival is on the second and third weekends of October. Next to the Christmas tree, Oktoberfest is the most popular custom Germany (actually Bavaria) has ever exported to the rest of the world.
Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash
Look smartly, now . . . Boynton Beach will once again play host to swarthy pirates and mermaid beauties. For two days, swabbies young and old are invited to raise the Jolly Roger and have fun with all things pirate. No walking the plank is necessary in this free event, savvy?
Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival
Discover the delicious side of Delray Beach. Local restaurants pair their specialties with a variety of fine wines, art, crafts, live music, and more throughout the weekend. Along with the wide variety of delectable seafood dishes and fine wines, the Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival offers an interesting array of artists and crafters, many of them showcasing Florida coastal designed art and clothing.
This free, family-fun event located on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, and guaranteed to be a treat for all. Listen to live music, enjoy the wildlife presentations, explore the exhibitions, and discover the many children’s activities, lagoon tours, water sports and more.
Watch art come alive in real time, as superior artists create and then unveil murals, construct public sculptures in parks and create installations – all in a walking distance of each other and free for all to see. Many of the best street artists on the planet transform Downtown West Palm Beach by creating fantastic, giant murals on select buildings.
Eau Palm Beach Marathon & Run Fest
Eau Palm Beach Marathon & Run Fest is more like a race with a Florida vacation “Palm Beaches Style” thrown in for fun. You can race through picturesque waterfront streetscapes and historic neighborhoods, without a snowflake in sight. Racers of all levels will get caught up in the excitement of this marathon.
Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest
Celebrate as a flood of epicurean talent descends upon the area for the Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest. Award-winning chefs and culinary personalities, authors, winemakers, journalists, and mixologists are creating a culinary event of a magnitude never before seen on the illustrious island.
Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade
Just when waterways are freezing over near you, winter festivities are kicking off in The Palm Beaches with the annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade. See boats decorated with dancing lights, and holiday decorations and watch them move north towards the Jupiter Lighthouse through the Intracoastal Waterway.
Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade
If you catch yourself in Boynton Beach at Holiday time, then make time for the city’s annual waterway extravaganza. The beautiful, brightly-decorated boats line-up and make their down the Intracoastal Waterway, this festive maritime parade will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Marmot Boca Raton Bowl
Big time college football is finally going oceanfront. It is a gridiron clash between teams from the Mid-American Conference and American Athletic Conference, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton. Sponsored by the Marmot outdoor clothing and sporting goods company, the game officially become known as the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl.
Source: Discover the Palm Beaches
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