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Greater Palm Beaches
Annual Events

The Palm Beaches, with a balmy subtropical climate, host a diverse line-up of annual events from antiques and sporting extravaganzas to food, film and cultural festivals, art fairs, parades, and more.

Below is an overview of major annual events, some with links to more information on venues and related activity. For other South Florida annual events, check out the Annual EventGuide overviews for Greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami. For specific dates on events, check out the EventGuide calendars for Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

January
College Baseball
From the crack of the bat to the slide on into home, NCAA baseball packs a wallop of home run frenzy for what's oft called America's favorite pastime. Diamond action starts in January, continuing through most of June.
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Clematis By Night
In West Palm Beach, Clematis Street District is closed to traffic on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. when live bands take over to entertain with assorted music. Call (561) 833-8873 for more information.
Kaleidoscope
In West Palm Beach, Centennial Square features more than a dozen “villages" for multicultural dance, music, food, architecture, art, crafts, and customs with hands-on activity. (561) 659-8007 for more information.
Palm Beach Winter Antiques Show
Period furniture and fine antiques dominate this quarter century old show involving more than 50 national and international dealers. Call (561) 483-4047 for more information.
St. Mark Greek Festival
Boca Raton's St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival on Yamato Road celebrates with food, pastries, live music and dancing, along with tours of the sanctuary and amusement rides. Call (561) 994-4822 for more information.
FotoFusion
This international festival of photography and digital imaging unfolds at the Palm Beach Photographic Center in Delray Beach. Call (561) 276-9797 for more information.
Downtown Delray Festival of the Arts
An open-air gallery features works of national and international artists along with food and fun. Call (954) 472-3755 for more information.


February
Big Cypress Shootout
Over the last weekend in February, the Second Seminole War (1835-1842) between American soldiers and Seminole warriors is reenacted in a festival featuring alligator wrestling, archery, hatchet and atlatl throwing, snake handling, storytelling and dancing, craft and Native food vendors, live music and lots of fun for the whole family. Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Clewiston. Call (800) 949-6101 for more information.
Palm Beach! Art & Antiques Fair
More than 100 exhibitors display antiques, furnishings, jewelry and paintings at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Call (866) 802-8337 for more information.
Delray Beach International Tennis Championships
Towards the middle of February, the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center hosts the ATP Champions Tour and the ATP World Tour in a 10-day festival, creating a 10-day international festival of tennis. Call (561) 330-6000 for more information.
Foreverglades
In mid-February, The Breakers on South County Road in Palm Beach hosts a benefit for the Everglades Foundation to advance understanding of the Everglades ecosystem and its value to the economy and the environment, featuring well known local authors and musicians. Call (888) 273-2537 for more information.
Palm Beach Kennel Club Birthday
The Palm Beach Kennel Club, running for nearly three-quarters of a century, celebrates each year with a birthday cake, music, prizes and plenty of greyhound action. Call (561) 683-2222 for more information.
Hatsume Fair
At the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens near Delray Beach, the Hatsume Fair features three stages with entertainment including taiko drummers, tea ceremony, flower arranging, and more. Call (561) 495-0233 for more information.
March
Irish Fest on Flagler
Irish storytellers, bagpipers, comedians, magicians and a midway for children are part of the fun with arts, crafts and food. Call (561) 233-3000 for more information.
Latin Fest
Latin Fest, a tri-annual event celebrating Hispanic culture, provides music, food and fun for all in West Palm Beach. Call (561) 233-3000 for more information.
Palm Beach Boat Show
More than 500 new and pre-owned boats beckon along with nautical accessories and more in West Palm Beach. Call (561) 233-3000 for more information.
PrideFest of the Palm Beaches
At Bryant Park in Lake Worth and supported by more than 100 area business enterprises, PrideFest ranks as one of Florida's largest gay and lesbian festivals, with international music, dance, and other entertainment. Call (561) 533-9699 for more information.
Palm Beach Tropical Flower & Garden Show
The Horticulture Society of South Florida presents this blooming extravaganza at Bryant Park in Lake Worth, with music, food, and kid's activities and more. Call (561) 655-5522 for more information.
Palm Beach International Jazz Festival
On the cultural campus of Wellington Green, the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival provides jazz lovers with an annual program of excellence. Call (877) 772-5425 for more information.
April
Black Gold Jubilee
Palm Beach County's Belle Glades -- known for rich “Black Gold" soil -- celebrates harvest's end for winter vegetables. A 5K walk / run is followed by the Jubilee Parade, country fixin's, rides, and fireworks. Call (561) 996-2745 for more information.
Palm Beach International Film Festival
Independent films, nightly events, parties, seminars and more are on tap at the Palm Beach International Film Festival. Call (561) 362-0003 for more information.
Riviera Beach Jazz and Blues Festival
Smooth Jazz on the Beach combines with a Jazz Jog 5K run for a melodious weekend of healthy fun. Call (561) 845-4004 for more information.
Delray Affair
Drawing crowds as one of South Florida's most venerable festivals, the half-century or so old Delray Affair features arts, crafts, and food along with continuous entertainment on multiple stages. Call (561) 278-0424 for more information.
SunFest
Along Flagler Drive's waterfront in West Palm Beach and billing itself as the state's largest waterfront music and art festival, SunFest attracts more than 50 bands of local, regional and national renown to four stages, augmented by a juried art show, crafts, fireworks, food, and more. Call (561) 659-5980 for more information.
Music & Chili Cook-Off
In late March, the 110-square-mile Acreage Community Park hosts live musicians, all-day football, baseball, softball and soccer competitions, samples of the best chili in the region, and more. Call (561) 420-9509 for more information.
May
American Begonia Society Convention
The Begonia Society of the Palm Beaches hosts more than 150 exhibitors, educational events, tours of private and public gardens, and a show and sale of rare and unusual begonias, at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport in West Palm Beach. Call (561) 842-2499 for more information.
Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country. Program includes patriotic singers, Agent Orange ballon release, color guards, bagpipers & local high school band. At South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 South State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449.
Annual Walk for Recovery
Walks for recovery begin and end in West Palm Beach's Currie Park, supporting Gratitude House, a facility for chemically dependent women. Call (561) 833-6826 for more information.
SunFest
West Palm Beach hosts Florida's largest waterfront music and art festival with music, music, music -- reggae, jazz, blues, country, rock ‘n' roll, pop, oldies and top 40s. Call (561) 837-8066 for more information.
Kentucky Derby Day
Race fans watch, wager and win on the Run for the Roses from the Palm Beach Kennel Club via simulcast from Churchill Downs all the while enjoying 15 greyhound races, all with superfectas, mint juleps, prizes and more! Call (561) 683-2222 for more information.
Body Mind Spirit Expo Palm Beach
At the Lake Worth Scottish Rite facility, featuring ancient healing traditions and new age technology, the Body Mind Spirit Expo provides relaxing massage, revelations about the future, links to lost loved ones, and more. Call (541) 482-3722 for more information.
June
All Florida Juried Competition
Boca Raton's Mizner Park showcases prominent and emerging Florida artists working in all media for the state's oldest annual juried competition. Call (561) 392-2500 for more information.
Charity Cluck for Bucks
To assist in disaster relief, the Greater Palm Beach Area of the American Red Cross and Pollo Tropical call upon all to support the Charity Cluck for Bucks, with karaoke and a clucking contest with prizes. Call (305) 751-7001 for more information.
Belmont Stakes Simulcast
The Palm Beach Kennel Club presents the Triple Crown's third jewel and a 15-race greyhound performance, with superfectas on every race. Call (561) 683-2222 for more information.
July
Fourth on Flagler
Many patriotic favorites are performed to accompany fireworks at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Call (561) 233-3000 for more information.
SoulFest
Riviera Beach becomes the scene of a three-day event combining entertainment, arts and crafts and plenty of good food. The focus is on educational awareness of black history and heritage. Call (561) 233-3000 for more information.
Summer in the City
From July to early September, West Palm Beach's Clematis Street District showcases what's hot among some 100 restaurants, clubs, and shops. Many merchants offer free parking. Call (561) 833-8873 for more information.
Summer Nights on the Avenue
From early July through August, Downtown Delray Beach's Atlantic Avenue is the site for Friday night block parties with music, food, art and retail excitement. Call (561) 279-1380 for more information.
Winter in July
At Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, crowds gather to revel in a winter day with 40 tons of snow, for building snowmen, tossing snowballs, and awaiting the Snow Queen. Call (561) 547-9453 for more information.
Wellington Music, Pool Party and Fireworks
Wellington's July 4th festivities include lawn mower races, bingo, pool splash, water theme park and children's activities, capped by fireworks. Call (561) 233-3000 for more information.
August
Bizarre Bazaar
South Florida Fairgrounds becomes the site of a gigantic Flea Market and Garage Sale for a weekend of supreme swapping of junk for treasure. Call (800) 640-FAIR for more information.
Bon Festival
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' Bon Festival celebrates with rousing taiko drum performances, Japanese folk dancing, ghost stories and a street fair with games and vendors. Call (561) 495-0233 for more information.
Boca Festival Days
Boca Festival Days starting small 30 years ago has grown to more than 40 events at various venues. Call (561) 395-4433 for more information.
Delray Beach Wine Opener
Old School Square in Delray Beach features an evening of wine tasting, food stations, entertainment and live / silent auctions to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Palm Beach County. Call (561) 683-9965 for more information.
Medieval Faire
The Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park provides a living history lesson on culture, crafts, martial arts and lifestyles of medieval times with animal encounters, music, face painting and tattoos. Call (561) 533-0887 for more information.
Teddy Bear Affair
Teddy bears and friends are invited to play at Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park (where a clinic aids bears feeling under the weather) with storytelling, face painting, and safety clinics. Call (561) 533-0887 for more information.
September
College Football
NCAA Football, created in 1997 to promote college football ideals, makes no bones about the importance of each game. Losing at any time during the season can thwart a team's chances for postseason action or an NCAA Championship. No wonder NCAA Football marketers have adopted a tagline of "NCAA Football: Every Game Counts."
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International Tennis Championship
This ATP tour event, televised in more than 130 countries, hosts top men's professionals with related events including local bands and more. Call (561) 330-6000 for more information.
Tasteful Delray Food Festival
Chefs from top Delray Beach restaurants tantalize with signature samples from their menus as wine distributors and top breweries pour it. Call (561) 394-7751 for more information.
October
A Taste of Boynton
This epicurean delight is the Boynton Beach Chamber's signature event, with top restaurants competing for awards while offering menu samples with wine, music, dancing and auctions. Call (561) 732-9501 for more information.
Boo at the Zoo
During the last weekend of the month, Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park provides a safe venue for trick or treating, and an overall ghouly good time. Call (561) 547-9453 for more information.
Halloween at Yesteryear Village
Spooky thrill rides, haunted hayrides, a hidden cemetery and a secret wizard's shopping bazaar are part of the fun. Call (561) 790-5232 for more information.
Howling Halloween
The Palm Beach Kennel Club stages costume contests, Frank-N-Steins, Sons of Frank-N-Stein (hot dogs and soft drinks) and greyhounds to pet. Call (561) 683-2222 for more information.
Buckler's Holiday Craft Fair
At South Florida Fairgrounds near West Palm Beach, this holiday show features one-of-a-kind items in gold / silver jewelry, home accessories, pet items, homemade fudge and more. Call (386) 860-0092 for more information.
Oktoberfest
The American German Club of the Palm Beaches hosts one of the nation's largest Oktoberfest celebrations with German bands, food and authentic costumes. Call (561) 967-6464 for more information.
Palm Beach Wine and Food Classic
The Four Seasons Resort showcases wines and cuisine from around the world, with seminars, cooking demonstrations and other culinary events. Call (561) 582-2800 for more information.
Shriek Week
Kooky crafts, funny shows, and the Haunted Ghost Town of Crooked Creek await, sponsored by the City of Boca Raton. Call (561) 347-3900 for more information.
November
College Basketball
First devised by James Naismith in 1891, with the first recorded collegiate game in 1893, legions testify there's no sound so soothing as a basketball whooshing through the net after a flick of the wrist. NCAA basketball brings grass roots hoop dreams to an entirely new level each fall, building toward March Madness, the NCAA Division Basketball Championships.
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Chris Evert Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic
Delray Beach Tennis Center is the site for this annual competition held in November.
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ADT Championship
Trump International Golf Club hosts The ADT Championship, showcasing the top 30 LPGA players. Call (561) 656-4400 for more information.
Delray Beach Garlic Fest
At Old School Square in Delray Beach, Garlic Fest is patterned after California's Gilroy Garlic Festival and features gourmet dishes, recipe competition, entertainment, and a garlic cook-off. Call (561) 274-4663 for more information.
Harvest Fest
Delray Beach's Veterans Park serves as the scene arts and crafts, plant and flower booths, entertainment and kids' activities. Call (561) 278-0424 for more information.
Mountain Dew Citrus Nationals
Moroso Motorsports Park attracts NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters, Jet Cars and drivers for an event drawing thousands of spectators. Call (561) 622-1400 for more information.
Junior League of the Palm Beaches Smokin' Hot BBQ
In the middle of November, prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, Land Rover Ranch hosts a traditional Western barbeque buffet with cash saloon featuring live entertainment, live animals, a kiddie corral, a lassoo contest, line dancing lessons, Miss & Lil' Miss Smokin' Hot contest (ages 2-7), and silent and live auctions to benefit the Junior League. 7000 Okeechobee Boulevard (southwest corner of Okeechobee Boulevard and Skees Road). Call (561) 689-7590 for more information.
Palms WestFest
The Palms West Chamber celebrates the “western side" of the Palm Beaches with a custom bike show, appraiser road show and carnival rides at the Mall at Wellington Green. Call (561) 790-6200 for more information.
100-Foot Tree Lighting
Old School Square in Delray Beach at East Atlantic and Swinton avenues is the scene for lighting of a giant tree, followed by much season kick-off merriment. Call (561) 279-1380 for more information.
Boca Raton Holiday Tree Lighting
More than a million twinkling lights, an appearance by Santa, food, entertainment and more start the hoiday season at city hall. Call (561) 393-7806 for more information.
Thanksgiving Festival Cruise
The Palm Beach Princess sailing from the Port of Palm Beach provides a Thanksgiving feast of plenty with all the trimmings. Call (561) 845-2101 for more information.
December
Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade
Over the first weekend in December, the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) hosts the official kickoff of the Palm Beaches holiday season, an annual parade of over 50 boats decorated for the season, with a spectacular fireworks on the water. Toys collected by U.S. Marines, SeaTow, and the volunteer Towboat US "Toy Fleet." 6500 Peanut Island Road, Peanut Island, Riviera Beach. Call (561) 848-7833 for more information.
Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic
Celebrities from Chevy Chase to Dr. Phil and Brooke Shields have appeared at Chris Evert's Delray Beach Tennis Center classic, also drawing tennis greats. Call (561) 394-2400 for more information.
Cyclepalooza
Cyclepalooza, at the South Florida Fair Grounds, combines the crazy fun and excitement of a traditional bike rally with events, displays, vendors and activities that make this one of the most outrageous family-oriented motorcycle events around. Call (561) 628-9184 for more information.
Flagler Museum Tree Lighting
The Flagler Museum beckons with a 16-foot Grand Hall Christmas Tree lit by Henry Flagler's great-great-great grandchildren. Guests enjoy seasonal refreshment, music from a 1902 pipe organ and choral performances. Call (561) 655-2833 for more information.
Matzo Ball
From a humble start in a Boston bar, Matzo Ball bashes unfolding in more than a dozen cities including San Francisco and Washington D.C. now make a splash in South Florida, attracting some 2,000 or more. Venues in Miami Beach, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach host this holiday party for Jewish singles on the night before Christmas. For more information, call (305) 531-5535 for Miami Beach's Opium Garden, (561) 392-3747 for Boca Raton's Club Boca and (561) 833-6500 for the Monkeyclub in West Palm Beach.
Holiday Parade
Attracting about 12,000 people each year, Boynton Beach's holiday parade includes about 125 community entries for the parade along Federal Highway between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Woolbright Road. Call (561) 742-6221 for more information.
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