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Events In Palm Beach County Florida

Palm Beach International Polo Season

Dates: Through Apr 24, 2016 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.

Palm Beach International Film Festival

Dates: Apr 6 – Apr 14, 2016 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

Dates: Apr 8 – 9, 2016 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!

Delray Affair

Dates: Apr 8 – 10, 2016 Palm tree-lined vistas 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 open before you.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction

Dates: Apr 8 – 10, 2016 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

Date: Apr 16, 2016  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.


Dates: Apr 27, 2016 – May 1, 2016 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.

4th on Flagler

Date: Jul 4, 2016 Bring the entire family and enjoy a supersized celebration in The Palm Beaches with 4th on Flagler, featuring unique waterfront activities, live music and a Independence Day extravaganza.

Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest

Dates: Jul 23, 2016  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

Dates: Jul 7 – 10, 2016 & Jul 14 – 17, 2016 Shakespeare by the Sea brings the ever popular Taming of the Shrew 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

Dates: Aug 13, 2016 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

Dates: Sept 1 – 30, 2016 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 Beat

Date: Sept 10, 2016 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.

Downtown Delray

Dates:  October 1st & 2nd, 2016 10:00am to 5:00pm


Dates: Oct 7 – 9, 2016 & Oct 14 – 16, 2016 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.

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash

Dates: Oct 22 – 23, 2016 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

Dates: Nov 12 – 13, 2016 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.


Dates: Nov 12, 2016 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.


Dates: Nov 11 – 20, 2016  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.

17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving

Dates: November 26th & 27th, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Date: Dec 3, 2016 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.

Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Date: Dec 2016 If you catch yourself in Boynton Beach at Holiday time, then make time for the city’s annual waterway extravaganza.

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl

Date: Dec 2016  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.


Dates: Jan 24 – 28, 2017  Professionals and amateurs alike welcome this presentation of digital art exhibitions and multimedia presentations. But it isn’t just about the pictures… there are parties, too. From an Opening Reception to a Farewell Bash you can look, learn and even laugh while attending this unique event.

Art Palm Beach

Dates: Jan 19 – 22, 2017  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.

South Florida Fair

Dates: Jan 13 – 29, 2017  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.

Delray Beach Garlic Fest

Dates: Feb 10 – 12, 2017  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!

Allianz Championship

Dates: Feb 6 – 12, 2017 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 Jewlery, Art & Antique Show

Dates: Feb 15 – 21, 2017  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

Dates: Feb 17 – 26, 2017 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.


Dates: Feb 18 – 20, 2017  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. Full of fantastic art and fabulous fun.

The Honda Classic

Dates: Feb 20 – 26, 2017 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.

Everglades Day Festival

Date: Feb 2017 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. (Check back for dates.)

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

Dates: Feb 25th & 26th 2017 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.

World Series of Poker

Dates: Feb 2017 For twelve action-packed days, hundreds of players will come from all over the United States to the Palm Beach Kennel Club in this World Series of Poker Circuit event.

Evening on Antique Row

Date: Mar 2017 Fashionable street party along Antique Row, alive with music, special entertainment, food and beverages, an antique appraisal tent, shopping and much more.

Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Date: Mar 10 – 11, 2017 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.

Festival of the Arts BOCA

Dates: Mar 3 -12, 2017 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®.

Palm Beach International Boat Show

Dates: Mar 2017  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.


Date: Mar 2017  At TurtleFest you will enjoy a fun-filled day of closeup 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

Dates: Mar 2017 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!

PrideFest of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches

Dates: Mar 2017 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.

Spring Training Baseball: Miami Marlins/ St. Louis Cardinals

Dates: March 2017 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.

Winter Equestrian Festival

Dates: Jan to Apr 2017 Be In the Know: 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.

International Gay Polo Tournament

Dates: Apr 2017 Be In the Know: The International Gay Polo Tournament comes to the International Polo Club Palm Beach for another exciting week of over the top action and excitement.

Palm Beach Book Festival

Date: Apr 2017 Be In the Know: The Palm Beach Dramaworks and Norton Museum of Art will host this unique two-day event with panel discussions, lectures, and book signings involving New York Times best-selling authors, award-winning writers, household names and local authors.


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Milton Weiss
Born in cold country up north, I never was happy being cold. Finished college and left for warmer weather and landed in the Caribbean for many years. Met my wife there, had a happy life there and then moved to Palm Beach County, Florida, where we still have a happy life. Warm weather, the sun, and the ocean flow through my body. I hope to bring some of that energy to you.

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