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West Palm Beach Events by Month 2017

Whether your travel passions are cultural, culinary or sporting, we have the top events to create the memories to last a lifetime. If plans have you arriving next week or next month, here is where your adventure begins. Starting today, here is where you begin planning the best way to experience Florida. Regardless of the time of year, if your cultural side is your passionate side, then more events can be found with our friends at the Cultural Council.

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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.

Dates: Jan - Apr 2017

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FTI Winter Equestrian Festival

See many of the world’s finest horse and riders as they compete in at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington in both show jumping and dressage. See only the best riders of their class - Olympians, adult amateurs, juniors, and children. An equestrian festival like no other.

Dates: Jan 11, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017

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Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary
Presented by Art Miami
January 13 - January 15, 2017
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Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Pavilion
825 S Dixie Hwy @ Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

An International Fair presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach - will make its debut in West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 with an exclusive VIP Preview and run through January 15th. 

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South Florida Fair

Fairs are always fun. With over 100 years of entertainment practice under their belt, this fair is one of the top-rated events in South Florida. Be sure to ride the midway and check out all the known bands that stop by this annual Palm Beaches event. And while you’re there…enjoy a warm funnel cake.

Dates: Jan 13 - 29, 2017

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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.

Dates: Jan 24 - 28, 2017

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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.

Dates: Jan 19 - 22, 2017

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World Series of Poker

For twelve action-packed days, hundreds of players will come from all over the United States vying for the chance to move on to the National Championship in this World Series of Poker Circuit event.

Dates: Feb 2017

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South Florida Garlic Fest

Be In the Know: Bring a friend and bring your appetite! Centered around John Prince Park, the South Florida Garlic Fest is something you will want to share with your friends. Everything garlic – and we mean everything – right down to the ice cream!  
John Prince Park
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Dates: Feb 10 - 12, 2017

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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.

Dates: Feb 15 - 21, 2017

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Delray Beach Open

Be In the Know: 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 17 - 26, 2017

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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.

Dates: Feb 25 - 26, 2017

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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.

Dates: Feb 20 - 26, 2017

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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 is no doubt, Florida’s Cultural Capital®.

Dates: Mar 3 - 12, 2017

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Be In the Know: 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.

Dates: Feb 18 - 20, 2017  

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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.

Date: Feb 2017

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Spring Training Baseball: Miami Marlins/ St. Louis Cardinals

Feb 25 - April 1, 2017
Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main Street Jupiter, FL 33458

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.

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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.

Date: Mar 4, 2017


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.

Date: Mar 10 - 11, 2017

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Palm Beach International Boat Show

Ship ahoy, mates! Here you will find all things nautical - mega yachts to a new out board. 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.

Dates: Mar 23-26,  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.

Date: Mar 25, 2017

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International Gay Polo Tournament

The International Gay Polo Tournament comes to the International Polo Club Palm Beach for another exciting week of over the top action and excitement.

Dates: Apr 6 - 9, 2017

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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.

Dates: Mar 2017

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Delray Affair

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.

Dates: Apr 7 - 9, 2017

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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.

April 6 - 8  2017


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.

Dates: March 29, 2017- April 2, 2017

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Sweet Corn Fiesta

Celebrate the harvest. Celebrate The Palm Beaches’ own Sweet Corn. Family-friendly, live music and full of fun and food, this is your chance to play, dance and eat! What’s not to like?

Dates: Apr 30, 2017

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Palm Beach Book Festival

Two Day Event – April 22nd – Harriet Himmel Theatre, CityPlace, West Palm Beach

A 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.

Date: Apr 22, 2017

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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.  Read More

May 3 - 7, 2017

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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 a Independence Day extravaganza.

July 4, 2017

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Shakespeare by The Sea

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.

Dates: Jul 2017

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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?

Dates: Jul 2017

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Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week

An entire week of great opportunities to visit award-winning restaurants you've always wanted to try and to rediscover old favorites. It’s a celebration of the cuisine that makes our region a culinary hot spot.

Date: Aug 2017

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Flavor Palm Beach

Get a taste for the local cuisine scene from Jupiter to Boca Raton, as more the 30 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.

Sept 1-30 2017

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Foodies, get excited for fall.

From the chance to dine at The Palm Beaches’ most posh restaurants on the cheap, to a brand new food festival and the return of local favorites, these next few months will bring us a lot to consume, but we’re not complaining.

Here are nine events Palm Beach County foodies can look forward to from September through November:

  • Flavor Palm Beach, Sept. 1-30
  • Brew 2 at the Zoo, Sept. 17
  • Latin Food & Music Festival of the Palm Beaches, Sept. 17-18
  • Delray Bash, October
  • Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches, Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 14-16
  • Abacoa Wines Around The World, Oct. 15
  • Feast of the Sea, Oct. 22
  • Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, Nov. 4-6
  • Feast of Little Italy, Nov. 4-6

This story was originally published by The Palm Beacher. For more food news and events in Palm Beach County, visit palmbeachermagazine.com.

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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.

Oct 7 - 9, 2017 & Oct 14 - 16, 2017

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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.

Dates: Nov 11 - 20, 2017

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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.

Nov 12, 2017

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Dec 1, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
West Palm Beach Waterfront

This December the City of West Palm Beach is rolling out the red carpet for one of the BIGGEST celebrities ever during Holiday in Paradise. Taking center stage on the West Palm Beach Waterfront is Sandi, the World’s ONLY 600-ton sand tree. Truly the star of the show, Sandi is a staggering 35 feet tall and dazzles crowds with nightly music and light shows starting at the December 1 Clematis by Night Tree Lighting, through New Year’s Day.

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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.

Dates: Dec 8 - 11, 2017

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Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival

Celebrate as a flood of epicurean talent descends upon the area for the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. 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.

Dates: Dec 8 - 11, 2017

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Holiday Boat Parade, Boynton Beach

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

Date: Dec 9, 2017