Free Things To Do In The Palm Beaches
The Palm Beaches' eclectic calendar of free events, exhibits, concerts and special packages will revitalize your summer routine, allowing you to enhance your visit at little to no cost. *Score!* \
Grab a Discover Pass to extend your vacation experience and receive up to 38% off admission to four popular attractions – Lion Country Safari, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium and Visit Palm Beach Sunset Sailing Cruise.
Stay where you play for less by purchasing accommodation deals available only on Discover The Palm Beaches’ summer travel hub, PalmBeachSummer.com. The site also provides users with a chance to win a getaway to The Palm Beaches through the Sun & Fun Giveaway. The prize package features a three-night stay at Delray Sands Resort, rental car provided by Sixt, a $100 restaurant gift certificate, a $100 Macy’s gift card, $500 AMEX gift card and a catamaran cruise with Palm Breeze Charters. Here is a sampling of upcoming things to do and take advantage of throughout The Palm Beaches, right now:
The City of Boca Raton’s Summer Series 2015 – The City of Boca Raton’s Summer Series features a dynamic line-up of concerts taking place at Downtown Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater every Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m., now, through August 21. Music from tribute bands to classical performances will fill the summer air with entertainment for all generations to enjoy. Don’t miss Turnstiles (Billy Joel tribute) on July 24, Ruffhouse (Bob Marley tribute) on July 24, Keep the Faith (Bon Jovi Tribute) on August 7, The Longest Run (Eagles tribute) on August 14 and The SYMPHONIA Boca Raton on August 21.
Clematis by Night – Centennial Square in Downtown West Palm Beach hosts an evening filled with live music, food and drink specials every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Find your summer groove while listening to top local bands playing country, rock, R&B, reggae, blues, soul, swing and Latin music.
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Events– The Cultural Council is showcasing professional artists from throughout The Palm Beaches in its summer Cultural Council Biennial 2015. This exhibition is open to the public every Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., until August 29. Discover a collection of watercolors through August 1, sponsored by the Palm Beach Watercolor Society and juried by Chris Lopez, an internationally published painter, graphic designer and photographer. From September 11 through October 31, experience the Made in Delray Beach semi-annual exhibition featuring artists who have captured the beauty of their hometown and are sharing for all to see.
Feast of the Sea Seafood Festival – Bring your appetite to the Downtown West Palm Beach waterfront for the second annual Feast of the Sea Seafood Festival on October 24 at 11:00 a.m. Nosh on tasty food and drinks from more than thirty vendors, and explore the art galleries, enjoy live music performances and more for a day filled with discovery.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center – This donation-based conservation center is located in Juno Beach, and is one of the most densely nested loggerhead turtle nesting beaches in the world. It features up-close interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles, as well as unique aquariums, exhibits and learning programs. Trained staff lead paddleboard, snorkel and dive excursions into the sea turtle’s natural habitat, as well as specialty tours to see these gentle giants coming to nest between April and October each year.
MacArthur Beach Cleanup – During this visit to the beach, help save the lives of ocean wildlife and endangered sea turtles during MacArthur Beach Cleanups. Community beach cleanups are held the second Saturday of each month. Free admission and community service hours will be provided for school-aged participants. After the cleanup, stick around to meet Stella, resident sea turtle, in the Nature Center. Then, resume your regularly scheduled relaxing day on the beach.
Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum – This summer at the Palm Beach Photographic Museum, set your sights on the dual exhibits "Visions of Excellence," a Picture of the Year International photojournalism exhibit and "Picture My World," the culmination of a community outreach program for at-risk children. The museum is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
REIMAGINED at Delray Beach Center for the Arts – Take a yellow highlighter, cell phone case, staple remover and tennis ball, and what do you get? A portrait of actress Tori Spelling. Expand your imagination at the REIMAGINED exhibit every Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning July 14 through October 18, inside the Cornell Museum of Art. See how 16 internationally recognized artists use unconventional materials to create avant-garde artwork that will surprise, inspire and amaze.
Sunday on the Waterfront – Head down to the Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront on the third Sunday of every month from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to enjoy a family-friendly concert series. A variety of national and regional recording artists will take the stage, including a performance by The Dee Gees on September 20 and Markey Blue on October 18.