Events, Attractions, Culture and More
Palm Beach County is home to regular events, permanent attractions, performances, cultural affairs, events for foodies and more. Following are some of the more popular things to do in the area. Please check back often as we update this page often.
South Florida Fair Inspired by the first Earth Day some 50 years ago, the South Florida Fair showcases the impact of agriculture on the Palm Beaches. From livestock and farm equipment to locally grown fresh produce, an array of cuisines and don't forget the pig races, this popular annual event entertains more than half a million visitors annually. Today, however, the big draw are the amusement rides, live music and food. Visit the South Florida Fair website here.
The Honda Classic The Honda Classic has been played at PGA National for more than 14 years, and this iconic professional golf tournament is a favorite among local residents. The annual Honda Classic draws a bevvy of world class PGA stars and is played on PGA National's distinctive Champion Course. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this challenging course is famous for a difficult 3-hole stretch called The Bear Trap. Visit the Honda Classic website here.
Delray Beach Open This immensely popular ATP 250 tennis tournament consists of highly competitive, single-elimination singles and doubles events and features many of the world's top-ranked men's professionals. In addition, an ATP Champions Tour Legends Team Event sees former top-10 players competing for recognition in the Team Americas vs. Team World tournament. Visit the Delray Beach Open website here.
The Palm Beach County Boat Show On picturesque Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, this annual draw for nautical aficionados displays an unprecedented number of vessels, from runabouts to mega yachts. Best of all, the balmy breezes and water views of downtown West Palm Beach make for the ultimate backdrop whether you're truly in the market for a new boat or passing the time with waterfront daydreams. Visit the Palm Beach County Boat Show website here.
SunFest Also on Flagler Drive near downtown West Palm Beach, SunFest is a highly anticipated event each year where more than 40 bands perform on multiple stages over four days. Big name national acts to local, but accomplished, musicians delight fans under sunny South Florida skies as they take in delectable cuisine, adult beverages, award-winning art, fireworks and more. Visit the SunFest website here.
ArtiGras For the love of art, folks from across the country flock to this art show in Jupiter, Florida's Community of Abacoa. Gallery-quality pieces in dozens of mediums are displayed in booths along with the 300 talented artists who created them. While adults interact with the artists, their kids participate in all manner of kid-friendly art-related games and activities. There's also live music and plenty of food. Visit the ArtiGras website here.
Palm Beach Home Design and Remodeling Show
This major league annual show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center draws all the influential players into one convenient setting for conventiongoers to compare, contrast and daydream to their heart’s content. Peruse all the leading trends and brands and see what’s on the forefront of home design, from progressive architecturally inspired styles to traditional and more. Visit the Palm Beach Home Design and Remodeling Show website here.
West Palm Beach Boat Show
If the Palm Beach County Boat Show in March wasn’t enough, then the West Palm Beach Boat Show might be just the thing to fill your nautical needs. This annual event packs all the punch of its big brother, but in smaller packages up to 40 feet in length. Peruse hundreds of power boats, cruisers, center consoles, kayaks, paddleboards and more. Visit the West Palm Beach Boat Show website here.
Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival
Each year, the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival puts on live performances in its Shakespeare by the Sea productions at the Seabreeze Amphitheater in Carlin Park in Jupiter. These professionally produced performances are free to the public (with suggested small donation) and draw families with blankets, lawn chairs and children in tow. Visit the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival website here.
Flavor is a highly anticipated event for the foodies among us where more than 50 restaurants from Jupiter to Boca Raton offer prix fixe pricing on lunch and dinner options throughout the entire month of September. Farm-fresh and sustainable gastronomic goodness to burgers, surf and turf, and more. Visit the Flavor website here.
The American German Club of the Palm Beaches throws this popular event each year where throngs of visitors dine on authentic German meals from bratwurst to schnitzel; sip imported and domestic beers, schnapps and liquor; and listen to entertainment by two original Oktoberfest bands whose members hail from the mother country. Family friendly with arts and crafts, games, folk-dancing, vendor displays and more. Visit the Oktoberfest website here.
TimberTech Championship Golf Tournament
The TimberTech Championship draws the best of past acclaimed golfers, including legends like Bernhard Langer, Mark Calcavecchia, Nick Price and Hale Irwin. Over 50 greats participate in the PGA Tour event, which is part of the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs and takes place on the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton. Visit the TimberTech Championship website here.
Holiday Boat Parades
Each December, Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach put on their own version of a boat parade for the holidays. Dozens of runabouts to mega yachts decked out in lights, costumed deckhands, music and more take to the intracoastal at sunset and delight parade watchers lining the shore for miles. The boat parades are a great way to get into the holiday spirit and are one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Visit the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade website here.
Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival
From its acclaimed Chef Welcome Party to celebrity Food Network stars grillin' and chillin' poolside, the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is a local classic. Dine on 5-star comfort food, multicourse dinners and more, all paired with premium wines by a Master Sommelier. This gastronomic experience hosts an unprecedented collection of talent over four days. Visit the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival website here.