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.

www.internationalpoloclub.com

 

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.

www.pbiec.coth.com

 

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.

www.southfloridafair.com

 

ArtPalmBeach

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.

www.artpalmbeach.com/visit

 

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!

www.dbgarlicfest.com

 



Allianz Championship

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.

www.allianzchampionship.com

 

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.

www.palmbeachshow.com

 

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.

www.yellowtennisball.com

 

ArtiGras

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. 

www.artigras.org

 

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.

www.auduboneverglades.org/special-events/everglades-day-2

 

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.

www.streetpaintingfestivalinc.org

 

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! 

www.thehondaclassic.com

 



 

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.

www.rogerdeanstadium.com

 

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®.

www.festivaloftheartsboca.org

 

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!

www.westpalmbeachantiques.com/antique-news-events-west-palm-beach-south-dixie-antique-row

 

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.”

www.stpatrickparade.com/history

 

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.

www.palmbeachboatparade.com

 

TurtleFest

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.

www.marinelife.org/event/turtlefest-2016

 

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. 

www.delraybaconandbourbonfest.com

 

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.

www.palmbeachfl.com/events-palm-beach/fairs-festivals/pridefest

 



 

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.

www.palmbeachzoo.org

 

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.

www.pbifilmfest.org

 

Boca Bacchanal

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! 

www.bocabacchanal.com

 

Delray Affair

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.

www.delrayaffair.com

 

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. 

www.barrett-jackson.com

 

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.

www.palmbeachfl.com/events-palm-beach/fairs-festivals/black-gold-jubilee

 

SunFest

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.

www.sunfest.com

 



 

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. 

www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/southflorida.asp

 

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.

www.visitwpb.com/annual-palm-beach-jerk-and-caribbean-culture-festival-of-florida

 



 

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.

www.sailfishmarina.com/sunset-celebration

 

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.

www.palmbeachzoo.org

 



 

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.

www.wpb.org/Departments/Waterfront/Community-Events/4th-on-Flagler

 

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? 

www.palmbeachsummerbeerfest.com

 

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.

www.pbshakespeare.org

 



 

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.

www.pgaresort.com/events

 



 

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.

www.flavorpb.com

 

Brazilian Beat

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.

www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/pages/events/brazilian-beat

 



 

Oktoberfest

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.  

www.americangermanclub.org/oktoberfest

 

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?  

www.bbpiratefest.com

 



 

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.

www.dbwineandseafood.com

 

LagoonFest

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.

www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/erm/LWLI/LagoonFest

 

CANVAS

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.

www.canvaswpb.org

 



 

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. 

www.palmbeachesmarathon.com

 

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.

www.pbfoodwinefest.com

 

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.

www.palmbeachboatparade.com

 

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.

www.boynton-beach.org

 

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.

www.espnevents.com/boca-raton-bowl​

Source: Discover the Palm Beaches

 

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