This summer, West Palm Beach celebrates and bonds our commUNITY. As part of our West Palm Beach “City of Kindness” pledge, residents and visitors are encouraged to disconnect from their cell phones, reconnect with friends and neighbors and make new BFF’s at the Aesop's Tables art installation in beautiful West Palm Beach. Check out this fun video featuring Aesop's Tables and plan to join us on August 31when we auction off the tables to benefit local non profits!
WEST PALM BEACH WATERFRONT
Your Destination for FREE Family Fun
Welcome to the City of West Palm Beach Community Events Division! Our beautiful city provides a spectacular backdrop for a variety of award-winning events that entertain and delight people of all ages and from all walks of life.
A recipient of more than 250 international, national and regional awards for innovative programming, the Community Events Division is responsible for every detail of hundreds of events in West Palm Beach each year. Award-winning events include the weekly Thursday night concert series, Clematis by Night, the popular West Palm Beach GreenMarket, Sunday on the Waterfront, Screen on the Green, Sandi Land as part of Holiday in Paradise, and 4th on Flagler as part of Summer in Paradise. With all the exciting events and activities, it’s easy to see why we live in paradise! In addition to creating and programming popular weekly and monthly events, we also play the important role of making sure the great events that come to West Palm Beach have all the proper permits to operate safely and effectively.
Are you looking for a stunning venue to hold your special event? Located along the Lake Worth Lagoon on South Flagler Drive, the Lake Pavilion provides a lovely indoor setting with access to a beautiful outdoor terrace. Click here for more information.
Join us for good times, great entertainment and lots of FREE family fun in downtown West Palm Beach!
Summer in Paradise
June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
Have a SIP in WPB FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
Summer in Paradise Visitors and residents will be transported into a colorful collection of classic tales during the City of West Palm Beach’s popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P), a creative series of commUNITY events and offerings all summer long. New this year, guests are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy a whimsical art installation featuring classic fables, interactive story-telling activities for all ages and larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball on the West Palm Beach waterfront.
Additional events include BBQ, Brews & Blues, a mouth-watering barbecue and microbrew festival in the Historic Northwest, creative specials from downtown West Palm Beach restaurants and shops, the return of the Northwood Mango Heritage Festival and 4th on Flagler, South Florida’s largest free Independence Day event showcasing an amazing fireworks display over the Intracoastal Waterway.
Summer in Paradise offers plenty of fun and FREE activities including favorites in West Palm Beach like Screen on the Green, a movie theatre under the stars, Glow Fore It mini golf, a variety of waterfront activities as well as two rockin’ concert series: Clematis by Night and Sunday on the Waterfront . Enjoy this summer-long celebration and come together for a Summer in Paradise on the West Palm Beach Waterfront!
A Birthday in Paradise Celebration
If you're going to celebrate America's birthday, make it big, bold, and cut loose in style. 4th on Flagler, South Florida’s largest free Independence Day event, dazzles with a firework spectacle over the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront. Before the sky rockets set off, join in the street party. Listen to live music, try delicious foods, have cold drinks, and settle to a viewing spot along the seawall.
The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration beginning June 1 through August 31, 2017. This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of Aesop’s Tables, a whimsical art installation featuring 25 picnic tables painted to depict one of Aesop’s fables. A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muoio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provides an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront.
NEW Create your own story in StoryVille. Children can create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters. Free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.
Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 14-July 28
1:00 p.m. to 3:30pm FREE
Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to create their own Aesop’s Fable at the Mandel Public Library! Participants will work together to write the script, rehearse and stage their original play. The final performances will take place on Friday, July 28. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703 to register.
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Children’s StoryTime
Wednesdays: June 14 to July 26
10:15 a.m. FREE
Bring the family and enjoy readings of classic tales and fables during Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach weekly storytime. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org.
South Florida’s largest free outdoor Independence Day celebration with two stages of LIVE entertainment, children's activities, giant games, military honor ceremony, and an 18-minute fireworks extravaganza over the Intracoastal Waterway. 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 West Palm Beach Waterfront.
BBQ, Brews & Blues
Saturday, July 1, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Historic Northwest District, three blocks north of Clematis St. on Rosemary Ave.
Guests can enjoy free samples of delicious southern soul food and craft beers by local vendors (while supplies last) at this savory event. It’s the area’s best blues & R&B music in a family-friendly outdoor atmosphere featuring Dave Scott and The Reckless Shots, and soulful blues powerhouse Cece Teneal. Trolley service will be available from downtown West Palm Beach and free parking is available onsite. For more information: wpb.org/cra
Sunday on the Waterfront pays tribute to musical legends this summer and is an ideal setting for good times and great entertainment. This monthly concert series is a perfect weekend outing and a fantastic way to relax and unwind with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon. 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 3rd Sunday of each month at the Meyer Amphitheatre.
Screen on the Green transforms the West Palm Beach Waterfront into an outdoor theater where guests can enjoy family friendly films under the stars. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended. 8:00 p.m. to 10: 00 p.m. 2nd Friday of each month, June – August 2017
Glow FORE it Mini Golf where guests can play 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf on the Intracoastal Waterway. Cost: $2.50 per person per round. June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily on the Waterfront Landing.
Score the winning goal as you literally become a Foosball player in this larger-than-life Foosball table. Bring your friends to play or meet new ones for a pick-up game.
Open daily 10 a.m. to10 p.m.
Picnic in Paradise
July 29 and August 26
6:30pm – 8:30pm
The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District invite you to Picnic In Paradise. Join us on the last Saturday of the month in July and August to break bread with area residents, businesses, and our neighbors as we dine, laugh, and share moments at NEW Summer in Paradise art installation, Aesop's Tables. It’s fun for the entire family. Let’s enjoy where we live, work, and play. Picnic in Paradise is a great way to get to know one another and enjoy a summer day!
SAVE THE DATE: Summer In Paradise Grand Finale at Clematis By Night
Aesop's Tables Auction
Thursday, August 31, 2017
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront, Great Lawn
Join us for the final, fun-filled chapter of Summer in Paradise! See, bid and cheer on the live auction of Aesop’s Tables, play giant versions of your favorite games, create your own adventure in StoryVille and enjoy a FREE concert by a national recording artist Drew Baldridge during the Summer in Paradise finale at Clematis by Night. With a voice as rich as the mid-western soil he was raised on, Drew’s down home charm and constantly-honed songwriting skills make him one of country music’s most promising new talents! You won’t want to miss this rockin’ finale to Summer in Paradise.
At the Northwood Village Art Walk visitors can explore the artistic side of historic Northwood Village through guided walking tours of eclectic art galleries and other unique neighborhood shops. Registration is required and space is limited to 20 people per tour. The tours begin at 540 Northwood Road, Northwood Village For more information: http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/ or facebook.com/ArtXArtWalk. Guided tours start at 11:00 a.m.; 6:00 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. 2nd Saturday of each month.
Northwood Village Food Truck Roll-Out is Sunday, June 18 – Father’s Day - from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Spruce Avenue between 24th & 25th Streets. Bring Dad to the ultimate food truck invasion on the west end of Northwood Road with a variety of culinary experiences, live music, and an artist colony featuring live art and artisan vendors.
For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage
Northwood Village Summer Green Market
Saturdays, June 3 through June 17, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dixie Highway between 24th and 25th Streets
Guests are invited to shop at their favorite market vendors and take a stroll through the Village to discover all of treasures in this WPB neighborhood. For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage
Northwood Mango Heritage Festival
Saturday, June 24, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
This tropical festival brings a taste of summer and all things mangoes to Northwood Village. The all-day affair includes live reggae, Latin fusion and Caribbean music along with mango-infused food and beverages, chef demonstrations and activities for the whole family. For more information, visit northwoodmangofest.com
Northwood Village Art Night Out
Last Friday of each month: June 30, July 28, August 25, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
Guests can experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll down Northwood Road. See local art and craft vendors and live street-side performers while shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries. For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage
“Teens Unite!” Aims to Bring Together Young Men, Women from Across City
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (June 20, 2017)—West Palm Beach teenagers can now add the Teens Unite! Summer Block Party Series to their list of wholesome and fun summer activities! The Teens Unite! Summer Block Party Series brings together teens from our City’s many neighborhoods to socialize and enjoy the summer in a positive environment. The series, which is free for young men and women ages 12-to-18, runs every Saturday night from 7pm-to-10pm through July 29. Teens can enjoy free food, a video game truck, DJ, basketball, talent shows, pool parties, and dance parties.
“The City of West Palm Beach is committed to making our community the best place in which to live and play for everyone—especially our youths,” said Kevin Jones, Coordinator of Community Initiatives in the Office of Mayor Jeri Muoio. “The Teens Unite! Summer Block Party Series is about uniting local teens and creating a positive environment for them to enjoy the summer!”
The series line-up includes block parties at the following locations:
· June 24, 7pm-10pm; The Salvation Army; 600 N. Rosemary Avenue
· July 1, 7pm-10pm; De George Boys & Girls Club; 4105 Pinewood Avenue
· July 8, 7pm-10pm; Coleman Park; 1116 21st Street
· July 15, 7pm-10pm; The Salvation Army; 600 N. Rosemary Avenue
· July 22, 7pm-10pm; Gaines Park; 1501 N. Australian Avenue
· July 29, 7pm-10pm; De George Boys & Girls Club; 4105 Pinewood Avenue
Student ID is required for entry into each event. A dress code of ‘no hoodies and no hats’ will be enforced. Parents are welcome.
The Teens Unite! Summer Block Party Series is a City of West Palm Beach Pathway Initiative. The series is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and the Department of Justice, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Sponsors include Peace in the Streets West Palm Beach, Youth Empowerment Center, West Palm Beach Police Department, the Salvation Army, Norton Museum of Art, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, and City of West Palm Beach. For more information, contact Kevin Jones at (561) 822-1413.