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Events Roundup: What to Do This April in The Palm Beaches

Live music, polo tournaments, festivals, fairs, and much more. Here is our events roundup for April 2023.

August: Osage County, West Palm Beach

When: March 31 – April 16. By Tracy Letts. Directed by William Hayes. Meet the Weston family, a clan so embittered and embattled that dysfunctional would be a step up. Violet Weston is the pill-popping matriarch whose weary, alcoholic husband walks out the door one morning, never to return. His disappearance leads to a tumultuous family reunion full of revelations, resentments, and recriminations. A semi-autobiographical, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic drama in which the taunts and stings are both over-the-top and all too real. Get tickets.

Location: Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  

Evening on Antique Row, West Palm Beach

When: April 1. The most fashionable street party in South Florida returns! On April 1st, 2023 from 6 pm to 10 pm Antique Row comes alive with music and special entertainment, gourmet food and cocktails, an antiques appraisal tent, shopping, and much more. South Dixie Highway will be closed to vehicles from Monroe Drive to Southern Boulevard, allowing visitors to explore unique shops that will stay open late to tempt attendees with 17th- to 20th-century antiques, decorative arts, fine art, and design services. This annual event is a signature fundraiser for the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, so your participation helps keep South Florida’s history alive.

Location: South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.

Ancient cars on Antique Row
Courtesy of Capehart Photography

Jupiter Beer Wine and Spirits Fest, Jupiter

When: April 1. Enjoy your favorite beer, wine, and spirit samples together with live entertainment, food, and games at the Abacoa Town Center Amphitheater. All attendees must be +21. Buy your admission ticket here and remember to bring your ID.

Location: Abacoa Town Center Amphitheatre, 1260 University Boulevard, Jupiter, 33458.  

e4 Life: Green Health & Wellness Expo, West Palm Beach

When: April 1, 10 am – 4 pm. The Cox Science Center & Aquarium will be hosting its e4 Life: Green Health & Wellness Expo in partnership with the West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability. Guests will learn the importance of having The Everglades in our own backyard, nutrition with foods to live by, the power of composting and much more! Ticket price is included with general paid admission and free for Science Center members. Admission is 50 percent off for West Palm Beach residents. Cost: General admission is $20.95 for adults, $16.95 for kids ages 3-12 and $18.95 for seniors ages 60+ and older.

Location: Cox Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.  

Panel Discussion: The Arc of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach

When: April 1, 2023; 10-11 am. Join The Arc of Palm Beach County on Saturday, April 1st, at 10 am at The Square lawn for a discussion about artists’ experiences living with disability. Rena Blades will lead a discussion with Arc of Palm Beach County President and CEO Kimberly McCarten, artist Riva Lehrer and a representative from the Norton Museum. Riva will host a book signing event at the Arc’s gallery at The Square immediately following the panel discussion. Reserve your spot here.

Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Arch of PBC Panel discussion at The Square
Courtesy of the Square

13th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival, West Palm Beach

When: April 1-2. The 13th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival is a free, outdoor event that takes place on April 1 and 2 at The Square, West Palm Beach. For the occasion, The Square will feature local and national artists’ tents filled with all mediums of fine art including life-size sculptures, paintings, jewels, photography, ceramics and more. The art festival is family-friendly and pets on leashes are welcomed. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm.

Location: The Square, 700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

The 13th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival
Courtesy of The Square

Coco Market Delray, Delray Beach

When: April 2, 9 am – 2 pm. Coco Connections is a free health and wellness centered market that aims to build community and foster new connections. It’s held on the first Sunday of every month from 9 am – 2 pm. There will be 40-50 local vendors, health and wellness professionals providing various services, and live music. You can also attend a free yoga class at the beginning of the market (9 am) and there will be interactive spaces to experience different workouts and other healing modalities.

Location: Veterans Park 802 Northeast 1st Street Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Vendor at the Coco Market
Courtesy of Coco Market

Swank Table Family-Style Dinners, Loxahatchee

When: April 2, 23. Join Swank Table Family Dinners at Swank Farm! Visit Loxahatchee Groves, tour the farm’s hydroponic growing houses, then plant yourself at the “Table” and enjoy an al fresco dinner with local and nationally known chefs who will create meals right before your eyes. Calling on the best of our state’s farmers, ranchers, artisanal producers, micro-brewers, distillers and organic winemakers, the chefs will produce multi-course dinners of the highest quality. And, each Swank Table event will give back to the community by donating a portion of the proceeds to local charities.

Schedule:

Cost: $175.00 per person. Get tickets.

Location: Swank Specialty Produce, 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee, FL 33470.  

International Gay Polo Tournament, Wellington

When: April 6-9. Held at the National Polo Center in Wellington, North America’s only high goal polo venue, the International Gay Polo Tournament draws top GPL players and avid spectators from around the globe for a weekend of grand horseplay. Mixing one part serious competition and one part lighthearted party, this event is all about sharing a love for adventure, fun and the challenging sport of polo. Created to generate awareness and to move the needle forward for LGBTQ athletes, the event works to ensure athletes not only have the same opportunities, but also a safe place to learn, grow and excel in their sport.

Location: National Polo Center, 3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington, FL 33414.

Spectators at the International Gay Polo Tournament

Qué Bacano! (Salsa Lessons), West Palm Beach

When: April 7. Each First Friday of the month, you will have a chance to experience a unique lively outdoor evening experience filled with Salsa, Dominoes, and Live Music.Learn the dance of passion from professional dance instructors. FREE to attend.   Location: City Hall Courtyard 401 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Food Truck Fridays, Boca Raton

When: April 7. Enjoy the outdoors and a variety of food trucks, lawn games and live music at the City’s popular Food Truck Fridays. The events are held the first Friday of the month at various City parks in Boca Raton. Up next is Sugar Sand Park on April 7. Music by Singing Sailor Jim Bowman.

Location: Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486.  

OUTSTAGE@PBD, West Palm Beach

When: April 7. OUTSTAGE@PBD are special evenings of each mainstage production for the LGBTQ community that include a pre-show reception, the production, and a post-show reception. Each program takes place on a Friday evening, beginning at 7 pm.

Location: Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  

Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bunny, Palm Beach

When: April 8. Families and children of all ages are invited to the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum for a traditional Easter Egg Hunt on Museum grounds on Saturday, April 8th. Treat-filled eggs will be “hidden” on the Museum’s lawn as well as in the Cocoanut Grove, and areas will be sectioned off by age group so that all children, including toddlers, will have the opportunity to participate safely. Easter-themed games and face painting will be available during the first hour of the event, as well as visits with the Easter Bunny. Children, bring your Easter baskets! Parents, bring your cameras! To commemorate the day, each family will receive a wooden Easter egg as a souvenir. Gates open at 9:00 am Hunt begins at 10:00 am Cost:

Get tickets.   Location: Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

Egg hunt on the lawn of the Flagler Museum
Courtesy of the Flagler Museum

Easter Egg Hunt on the Lawn Hosted By Christ Fellowship, West Palm Beach

When: April 8, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm. Join Christ Fellowship on the lawn for some egg-citing Easter family fun. The egg hunt is on at 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm! Free and open to the public.   Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Easter Egg Hunt On The Lawn
Courtesy of The Square

Paint and Sip With Laura, West Palm Beach

When: April 8, 4-6 pm. Enjoy an afternoon creating a masterpiece and drink beverages with friends at Paint and Sip with Laura. Supplies and one drink per guest are complimentary with ticket purchases. Register Here.   Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Paint and Sip with Laura
Courtesy of The Square

Rhythm India, West Palm Beach

When: April 10. Rhythm India is a celebration of dance and music that takes the audience on a journey through Bollywood & Beyond. With vibrant costumes, dynamic music, and soulful rhythms of the “ghungroo” dancing bells, the event promises to be an unforgettable experience. The show has been created by Joya Kazi, a World Choreography Award Nominee and Telly Award Winning director and choreographer, and features the company dancers of Joya Kazi Unlimited, who have performed on screens from Bollywood to Hollywood. Get tickets.

Location: The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  

Jazz Sessions at The Square, West Palm Beach

When: April 13, April 27, 6-9 pm. Celebrate the finest up and coming jazz musicians of the next generation with Jazz Sessions at The Square, a live music residency curated by Giant Step featuring performances by emerging jazz musicians reflecting the changing times. The series will be programmed in partnership with the prestigious Frost School of Music (formerly University of Miami School of Music).    Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

The Annie Matot Jazz Quintet
Courtesy of The Square

The Lobby Mixology Class, Delray Beach

When: April 13, 6-8 pm Join a fun Master Mixology Class at The Lobby Bar inside The Ray Hotel in Delray Beach. Learn to create delectable libations from a master mixologist, while walking away with amazing new recipes sure to impress the most refined palettes. Guests will be welcomed with a signature cocktail, enjoy light bites, sample mixologist creations, and complete the experience by crafting a cocktail of their own. To top it off, guests receive a gift bag from Patron and a 15% discount at Ember Grill following the class. Reserve your spot here!

Location: The Lobby Bar at The Ray Hotel, 233 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

The Lobby Mixology Class

 

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, West Palm Beach

When: April 13-15. Cruising into The Palm Beaches, the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction is one of the world’s finest collector car events – and an adrenaline-pumping time for all. West Palm Beach is one of just four stops on this exclusive roadshow, and each auction is broadcast internationally to an audience of millions. Multiple auctions will take place throughout the long weekend, so you’ll have several chances to snag the car of your dreams. Beyond the auction block, car lovers can learn more about their passion at educational symposiums, rub shoulders with celebrity guests, peruse products from top industry brands and even buckle in for a thrill ride in the latest whips from a range of automaker.

Location: Expo Center, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.

Screen on the Green, West Palm Beach

When: April 14, 7 – 9 pm. Outdoor movie watching has never been more inviting than on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Join us on the second Friday of every month for FREE family-friendly activities and movies in an open-air theater. Foodservice and concessions will be available on-site. Film Feature: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PG).   Location: west Palm Beach Waterfront, The Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Billie Jean Cup – USTA, Delray Beach

When: April 14-15 The U.S. Billie Jean King Cup team’s next campaign for a record-extending 19th Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge title will begin in April against Austria. Captain Kathy Rinaldi’s team of Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins, Madison Keys and Caty McNally will host Austria in Delray Beach, Fla. in the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers—the first round of play for the 18 countries who are eligible to play for the Billie Jean King Cup in 2023. Get tickets.

  Location: Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.  

Delray Affair, Delray Beach

Location: Downtown Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Delray affair paintings

 

36th Annual Engineer It, West Palm Beach

When: April 15, 8 am to 4 pm.
Students between first and twelfth grade can show off their engineering skills at the 36th Annual Engineer It! Competition jointly presented by the Florida Engineering Society & the Cox Science Center and Aquarium. This year’s categories include creating the perfect egg container to protect an egg from a three-story fall, building a buoyant boat and constructing a water bottle rocket to name a few. Students can win $5,000 in cash and prizes awarded to winners in elementary, middle and high school categories. Registration is $5 per participant and will automatically shut down when the Center reaches 400 students, or on April 7 – whichever comes first.

Cost: General admission is $20.95 for adults, $16.95 for kids ages 3-12 and $18.95 for seniors ages 60+ and older.
More info here.

Location: Cox Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.

Black Gold Jubilee, Belle Glade

When: April 15.
“Her Soil is Her Fortune!” This is how locals describe the historic city of Belle Glade, with its dark, rich, and incredibly fertile ground. To celebrate the annual end of the harvest season, the entire Glades Region – Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay – come together with friends and family for an all-day affair.

Location: Torry Island Recreation Center & Campground, 5000 West Canal Street North, Belle Glade, FL 33430.

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BAM Festival, West Palm Beach

When: April 15, 10 am – 3 pm. BAM Festival is FREE Books, Art, & Music festival with 40+ of the nations award-winning and bestselling authors & illustrators like Neal Shusterman, Kim Johnson, Jarrett Lerner, and so many more. Take part in panels, activities, and general fun. Sign up here.   Location: Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  

Sunday on the Waterfront, West Palm Beach

When: April 16, 4 – 7 pm. Enjoy a movie for the entire family on the waterfront! Headliner: Big City Dogs (Rock & Blues) The Big City Dogs are a South Florida-based classic rock and blues band that pay tribute to great bands of the ‘60s through the 2000s. Classic cover favorites performed by the band include hits by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bon Jovi, The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hootie and the Blowfish, and many more. The “DOGS” are known to perform country and Motown hits as well, so concertgoers should be ready for a little bit of everything.   Location: Meyer Amphitheatre,105 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

A Stroll to Remember at the Morikami, Delray Beach

When: April 20, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Zen-topia awaits you at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. The acclaimed Delray Beach Museum will host a private, after-hours Sunset Stroll event on Thursday, April 20, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Guests are welcome to take a leisurely stroll through Morikami’s six distinct Roji-en gardens. Cornell Café will be serving light hors d’oeuvres for purchase and the Museum Store will be open to browse. Enjoy live taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko at 5:45 pm and 7 pm on the museum’s lakefront terrace.

Cost:

Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Get tickets.

Location: Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens 4000 Morikami Park Rd Delray Beach, FL 33446.

Guests overlooking the Morikami garden
Courtesy of Austen Waldron

Earth Day Yoga, West Palm Beach

When: April 22.
Celebrate Earth Day with a community yoga class along Rosemary Avenue supporting Piper’s Angels Foundation’s The Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis. Sign up here.

Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Earth Day Yoga
Courtesy of The Square

Havana Nights, Delray Beach

When: April 27, 7-9 pm.
Havana Nights is a Cuban-inspired soirée sponsored by Bacardi. Enjoy delicious, Cuban-inspired craft cocktails, an extended Golden Hour menu, and live music from Raiko Torres Trio at Rosewater, the Rooftop of The Ray Hotel.

Location: Rosewater Rooftop, 233 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Havana Nights Flyer

Garage Queens, Delray Beach

When: April 28.
Join local South Florida DIVA, ICON, AND LEGEND: Ariel Rimm – Starring alongside some of South Florida’s most electrifying drag entertainers, Adelaide, Citris, Chyna Stackz Hilton, and Angie Ovahness Pryce! Special guest stars to join our cast for 1 night only!
Cost: $30-$35. Get tickets.

Location: Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Garage Queens

 

Boca Bacchanal, Boca Raton

When: April 29-30.
Boca Bacchanal is a grand celebration of fabulous food and wonderful wine, paired and presented by acclaimed chefs throughout Boca Raton. More than that, it’s a peek into some of Boca’s finest private homes and venues, plus an opportunity to bid on more than 100 silent auction items for a good cause. Sip, savor and bid at Boca Bacchanal!

Location: Downtown Boca Raton, Boca Raton, FL 33429.

3.	Vintner Dinner hosted by Marie & Rick Wackenhut
Courtesy of Jacek Photography

Sweet Corn Fiesta, West Palm Beach

When: April 30.
Sunshine yellow, hot and buttery. What’s not to like about freshly harvested sweet corn grown locally in the famous black soil of The Glades Region here in The Palm Beaches. Combine this delectable eat with the all-day events of a harvest celebration and you have a family-friendly treat like no other.

Location: Yesteryear Village, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.

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April Events at The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will offer the following workshops and classes in April:         

See the full calendar here.

Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

Calligraphy workshop at the Morikami
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Mounts Botanical Garden April Events, West Palm Beach

Now that Spring is beautifully abloom, Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting 28 fun-in-the-sun workshops, classes, and special events in April.

 See full calendar here.

Location: Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415.  

Worth Avenue Historic Walking Tour, West Palm Beach

When: Wednesdays.
On Wednesdays, the Worth Avenue Association conducts a 75- minute historical walking tour led by historical docent Mr. Rick Rose. Through colorful anecdotes and commentary, the exciting and informative tours explores the origins and character of Worth Avenue, its unique architecture, the historical significance of many of its legendary landmarks and some of its famous residents.
The tour begins at 10:30 am in Via Amore at 256 Worth Avenue across from Tiffany & Co. and Chanel.
Cost: $25 per person. Purchase tickets.

Location: Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

Via Mizner

 

Clematis By Night, West Palm Beach

When: Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm
Key dates:
–               April 6: Sweet Justice (Reggae) | Visit Website
–               April 13: Killbillies (Folks & Roots) | Visit Website
–               April 20: Clematis by Night Celebrates SunFest featuring Hot Pink Band (Rock) | Visit Website
–               April 27: Big Al & the Heavyweights (Gumbo, Blues & Zydeco) | Visit Website

Location: Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  

Art After Dark, West Palm Beach

When: Fridays.
Each Friday night from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach organizes Art After Dark—a fun mix of art and entertainment featuring a docent-led tour, an open studio, live music, and more! Join the Norton’s docents as they discuss artworks in the Norton’s collection. Then, create your own masterpiece with a teaching artist in a drop-in style art-making workshop, inspired by the Norton’s collection or special exhibitions.

Location: Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Glass ceiling at the Norton Museum of Art
Courtesy of The Norton Museum of Art

Swank Farmers Market, Loxahatchee Groves

When: Saturdays.
Shop in an open-air food barn and buy the best produce from Swank Farm, as well as 25+ other great bakers, growers, gardeners, and sellers of the best Farm Market products that you can possibly want. Avoid the urban crowds and parking hassles and take a trip to the countryside!
Family Friendly! Free Parking!
Hours: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Location: Swank Farm, 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470.

West Palm Beach GreenMarket, West Palm Beach

When: Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm through April 15.
The West Palm Beach GreenMarket features more than 110 vendors selling various products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, coffees and teas, flowers and plants, homemade specialty items, desserts, treats, and so much more. Live entertainment at the GreenMarket is sponsored by Joe Dimaggio’s Children’s Health Specialty Center. This season’s theme is “Sweet Success” in honor of the Market’s back-to-back wins as the “Best Farmers Market” in the U.S., according to a USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice poll.
Key April GreenMarket dates:

City will host its annual “Make Like a Tree and Leave” promotion, where the Office of
Sustainability will give out trees to West Palm Beach residents.
 
Location: Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Delray Beach GreenMarket, Delray Beach

When: Saturdays.
The GreenMarket is a Saturday morning destination as an open-air marketplace located at Old School Square front grounds, on E. Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. At the GreenMarket you’ll find more than 50+ vendors featuring Palm Beach County farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk, and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free products, fresh cut flowers, plants, and other unique gourmet fares along with live musical entertainment each week.
Hours: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Location: Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

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