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

Sports are in full swing, and there are art festivals aplenty. Enjoy the mild weather with outdoor events or explore antiquing opportunities—all in The Palm Beaches this February, 2024.

29th Annual FOTOfusion, West Palm Beach

When: January 30 – February 3, 2024

Now celebrating its 29th anniversary, FOTOfusion is a popular cultural festival where creativity and technology fuse. The festival attracts thousands of professional and hobbyist photographers to West Palm Beach for a series of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, multimedia presentations, portfolio reviews, hands-on computer classes, demonstrations, and photo shoots taught by world renowned photographers, digital imaging artists and picture editors – all of whom donate their time and expertise to educate, mentor and encourage creativity among participants of all levels and ages.

The 29th annual FOTOfusion will celebrate distinguished photojournalist David Burnett, the recipient of the prestigious FOTOmentor Award 2024.

To register or for more information, click here.

Location: Palm Beach Photographic Centre | 415 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Launch of Apollo 11 from the Kennedy Space Center, July 16, 1969.
Courtesy of David Burnett

ManateeFest 2024, Riviera Beach

When: February 3, 2024, 9 am to 4 pm.

Mark your calendars to celebrate Manatee Lagoon’s 8th anniversary at ManateeFest 2024! This FREE, family-friendly event is an annual celebration where you can explore the wonders of manatees, the Lake Worth Lagoon, and environmental conservation.

Experience a day packed with activities for everyone, including face painting, live music, photo opportunities with Mia the Manatee, a KidsFunZone, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, eco-conscious exhibitors, and more!

Manatee Lagoon offers a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close and a robust year-round program and event schedule.

Location: Manatee Lagoon, 6000 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Lobby at Manatee Lagoon

Black History Month Kickoff

When: February 3, 2024

Visit The Square for the third annual Black History Month Kickoff Event presented by Rohi’s Readery. Enjoy a series of events celebrating African Diasporic people’s multifaceted history and culture. The Spirit of this event is to uplift a narrative that will include live music, vendors, classes for children, and workshops for adults. 

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

South Florida Garlic Fest, Wellington

When: February 3, 10:00 am-9:00 pm & Feb 4th: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Get ready to hold your breath and unleash your appetite because the Best Stinkin Party in South Florida is back, and it’s more aromatic and exciting than ever!

Mark your calendars for February 3rd and 4th as this internationally acclaimed event returns to Wellington, ready to tantalize your taste buds and thrill your senses. From the moment you step foot into this culinary wonderland, you’ll be swept away by the vibrant atmosphere that surrounds you.

The aroma of garlic-infused delicacies will waft through the air, leading you to the renowned Gourmet Alley. Brace yourself for an incredible selection of over 100 garlicky menu items that will leave you craving more. From classic favorites to bold and innovative creations, prepare to embark on a flavorful journey like no other.

The Best Stinkin Party is more than just food! It’s a full-blown entertainment extravaganza! Prepare to be mesmerized by the electrifying performances of nationally acclaimed musical acts that will take the stage. Learn more.

Location: 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414.

garlic fest double

Swank Farm Dinner: Club Carnival – Mardi Gras, Loxahatchee

When: February 4, 2024

Enjoy a multi-course dinner at Swank Farm. Wear something in the Carnival colors (purple, green, gold) – bring your favorite Mask and let’s get into the Mardi Gras Spirit.

Benefiting: Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches.

Click here to see the participating chefs and to get tickets.

Location: Swank Farm, 14311 North Rd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470.

Courtesy of Swank Farm

The Brunch Club Experience presented by The Palm Beaches

When: February 4 and 11

Get onboard The Brunch Club Experience presented by The Palm Beaches for vibes, bites, and delights. Your Brunch experience lets you enjoy a one-way PREMIUM ride on a themed coach — with complimentary snacks on your ride up, and plenty of bubbly from exclusive partners like MOET, and Ruffino Prosecco Rose for you and your friends. Plus, Guests get free entry to the Historical Society of Palm Beach County with their Brightline ticket.

Leave room for seconds. Brunch Club riders can enjoy a complimentary drink, appetizers and other perks from these participating restaurants at The Square:

Brunch Club trains run three times a day from MiamiCentral Station to West Palm Beach Station at 9:45 am, 10:50 am, and 11:45 am. Guests are responsible for their return trip.

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A Conversation with Best Selling Author James Patterson, West Palm Beach

When: February 5, 2024, 5-7 pm 

Join the next CULTURE & COCKTAILS reunion as former Palm Beach Post columnist Leslie Gray Streeter interviews James Patterson, the most popular storyteller of our time.

He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses.

He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels withBill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and receivedan Edgar Award, nine Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

Leslie Gray Streeter is the former pop culture columnist for The Palm Beach Post, where she covered music, movies, celebrities,  staycations and more. Currently, she writes for The Baltimore Banner and appears regularly on WJZ-TV/CBS.

Her memoir, Black Widow, was published by Little, Brown & Company, and her first novel is coming out soon. She is also a podcaster, a public speaker, and describes herself as “a writer, a mommy, a widow, a daughter, a darned good friend, and the person who’ll eat fries with you after we run a marathon. Because fries are delicious.”

Admission to each one of this season’s CULTURE & COCKTAILS is $125 per person, and $165 for VIP Seating. For tickets, please click here.

Location: The Ben, 251 N Narcissus Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Courtesy of Stephanie Diani

Celebrating Black History: Unity and Community, West Palm Beach

When: February 8, 2024, 5:30 – 7:30 PM 

This season the Historical Society of Palm Beach County invites the community to unite for a special event to pay homage to homegrown African American stars in music, art, and dance. 

A multimedia montage will feature local musicians from the first era of the Sunset Lounge, which is soon to rise again.  

This celebration will include a multi-panel exhibit on these accomplished Palm Beach County residents in the historic courtroom during February.

Caron Bowman of Street Art Revolution, the source of many outdoor murals in downtown West Palm Beach, will offer a presentation about recognizing the contributions of our African American citizens. The Soul Movement Dance Ensemble, Soul Stage creative dance troupe will add to the festivities.

Register here.

Location: Historical Society of Palm Beach County, 300 N. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Delray Beach Open, Delray Beach

When: February 9-18, 2024

The Delray Beach Open will be celebrating its 32ndevent in 2024. The Delray Beach stop on the global ATP Tour annually plays in front of over 60,000 fans in addition to reaching television audiences in over 100 countries with over 50 hours of live TV coverage. The 10-day combined event will begin with an ATP Champions Tour Legends Team event opening weekend Feb. 09-11featuring players that have been ranked World No. 1, a Grand Slam singles finalist, or a singles player in a victorious Davis Cup team plus Wildcards.

Learn more.

Location: Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, 201 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Valentine’s Day Activities, The Palm Beaches

When: February 14, 2024.

From romantic hotel packages to rejuvenating spas and decadent dining delights, browse Valentine’s Day deals and activities in South Florida.

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21st Annual Palm Beach Show, West Palm Beach

When: February 15-20, 2024

Get ready for the most comprehensive Jewelry, Art, Antique & Design Show! The 21st Annual Palm Beach Show returns to the Palm Beach County Convention Center over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 15-20, 2024 as the most anticipated annual art, antique & jewelry show. Known as the most luxurious and sophisticated showcase of its kind in the United States, The Palm Beach Show returns over Presidents’ Day Weekend featuring domestic and international exhibitors showcasing extraordinary collections of fine art, jewelry, silver, textiles, porcelain, Asian art, and more, ranging in date from the antiquities to the 20th century.

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Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Art at the Palm Beach Show

Meet Award-Winning Conservation Photographer Mac Stone at Lighthouse Artcenter, Tequesta

When: February 16, 5 – 7 pm

This special event will feature award-winning conservation photographer and National Geographic explorer Mac Stone on Friday, February 16, from 5 to 7 pm at Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta. Stone will lead an intimate guided tour delving into intricate details of his powerful photographs of the Everglades featured at LAC’s Wild Hearts exhibition.

Admission is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Light bites and refreshments are included.

Location: Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469.

A Taste of Asia: A Culinary and Cultural Experience, Delray Beach

When: February 17, 2024, 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

TheMorikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach will host an evening under the stars as it presents “A Taste of Asia: A Culinary and Cultural Experience” on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 6:30–11:00 p.m. Relish the vibrant flavors and rich traditions of Asian culinary culture in a Japanese gardens setting during this special inaugural event. Guests will be given a culinary “passport” they can use to savor Asian-inspired cuisine from South Florida’s celebrated restaurants, while enjoying fine wine, sake, and whiskey. Entertainment will include a powerful Taiko drumming performance by Fushu Daiko and DJ Mike Locke will be spinning J-Pop and dance hits throughout the evening. The event will also showcase a calligraphy demonstration, sake and whisky tastings, and a live auction featuring a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, exquisite jewelry, art pieces, and luxury hotel stays.

Tickets are $200 per person and can be purchased here.

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

Courtesy of Libby Vision

Black History Month Mini-Fest at Majestic 7 

Date & Time: February 17, 2024, 12 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Our Life and Love – A New Era of Inclusion, a family day of art creation and international music during Black History Month. This Family Day includes art creation, storytime, discussions, and international music to celebrate the valuation of art, culture and each other …
Schedule:

Admission is complimentary. To make a donation toward this programming, visit: www.loweartbreakthroughs.org 

To attend, register at: https://ourlifeandlove.eventbrite.com

Location: Majestic 7, 407 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Natural Areas Festival, West Palm Beach

When: February 17, 2024

Celebrate the beauty and wildness found throughout the 31,000-acre Natural Areas System in Palm Beach County at this Family Friendly FREE event!​​ Activities include fire demonstrations, wildlife presentations, guided hikes, kayak tours, trail run, kid zone, food trucks, native plant vendors, and more. Click here for more information.

Location: Winding Waters Natural Area, 6161 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.

natural area during sunset

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, Palm Beach Gardens

When: February 17-18, 2024.

For the Love of Art! That’s what ArtiGras is all about. It’s seeing gallery-quality pieces where you interact with artists, have the kids do art activities, listen to live music, and most of all … enjoy the cool outdoor breezes. Close to 300 artists are here to display their finest collections. The event also features interactive art exhibits, children’s activities in the Amazon ArtiKids Zone, live music, and demonstrations that provide an arts experience like no other in South Florida. Learn more.

Location: Gardens North County District Park, 5107 117th Court North, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.

Artworks at ArtiGras

2024 Jupiter Seafood Festival, Jupiter

When: February 17-18, 2024, 10 am – 7 pm.

Enjoy this two-day family-friendly event with plenty of seafood, music, and fun for the whole family. Live music by touring Folk/Pop Artist Ripe w/ FOX ROYALE & Local Favorite The People Upstairs Saturday. Sunday Music will be headlined by Donavon Frankenreiter.

Get tickets.  

Location: Carlin Park 400 Florida A1A Jupiter, FL 33477.

Ultimate Week of Sports, The Palm Beaches

When: February 18-29, 2024

 This February 18-29, gear up for six epic days of gameplay in five different sports. During this action-packed week, you can catch five different sports around The Palm Beaches – including polo, PGA golf, professional tennis and Major League Baseball. Here’s our day-by-day guide.

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Black Leadership Summit, Boynton Beach

When: February 23, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join the 2nd Annual Black Leadership Summit on February 23, 2024, at the Arts & Cultural Center, located in Boynton Beach. The Black Leadership Summit is a one-day conference that includes a plenary session, workshop, and panel discussion. The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Careshia Moore, President & CEO at the Usher New Look Foundation. Topics include leadership and business development, financial literacy, education innovation, mental and behavioral health, diversity in technology, and more. This event is targeted at business and nonprofit executives and leaders seeking leadership development. This year’s theme is “Making an Impact: Where do you fit in?” Proceeds from the Black Leadership Summit will provide scholarships or grants for Palm Beach County students and young adults. For more information about the foundation or event visit BOLD FOUNDATION, INC.

Get tickets.

Location: Boynton Beach Cultural Arts Center, 125 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33435.

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, Lake Worth Beach

When: February 24-25, 2024

Lasting only until the next raindrop, this street painting festival turns asphalt into amazing artwork. The Lake Worth Beach Street Painting Festival features temporary masterpieces in an open-air museum of art, sound and culinary delights. Free admission and fun activities make for an amazing adventure. Learn more.

Location: Lake and Lucerne Avenues, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460.

Street Paintings in Lake Worth

BlackLuxe Picnic Festival, Boca Raton

When: February 24, 2024

Join a music and food festival in a luxury outdoor setting, celebrating the excellence of the black culture and highlighting black brands and vendors. Participants must dress in picnic/derby attire, while allowing them to bring picnic baskets with food and picnic tables. The event includes DJs, live bands, musical artists, colorful and dynamic photo installations for great picture taking, and interactive games. The BlackLuxe Picnic Festival 2024 will take place at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton.

The BlackLuxe Picnic Festival Weekend donates part of its proceeds to various nonprofits that aide in the development of the youth and organizations that seeks to advance the education of African Americans. Part proceeds from the event will benefit the Bold Foundation, a 501 c3 organization aimed at developing our youth through education and leadership training and the Juneteenth Foundation of Palm Beach County.

Get tickets.

Location: Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Cir, Boca Raton, FL 33498.

Amazon Presents Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s 19th Annual TurtleFest, Juno Beach

When: February 24, 2024, 10 am – 6 pm.

Celebrate 40 years of sea turtle and ocean conservation at Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s 19th Annual TurtleFest. Presented by Amazon, the free, family-friendly community event will take place at Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) and the surrounding Loggerhead Park.

LMC is honored to welcome Amazon as the presenting sponsor for this year’s TurtleFest. Amazon’s commitment to sustainability includes impacting climate solutions, reducing waste, and helping protect natural resources by investing in conservation and restoration initiatives. The company’s support will greatly enhance The Center’s efforts in ocean education and preservation, and sea turtle rehabilitation.

At TurtleFest, more than 10,000 guests will come together to support education and conservation efforts through interactive, educational exhibits, marine life, live music, art, shopping, games, and other family-friendly activities. Kids can dive into the world of sea turtle conservation with fun, hands-on activities such as TurtleFest’s Junior Vet Lab. The 30-minute demonstration will educate children on the process of sea turtle rescue and release. Children can also “Slide Over the Sea” on LMC’s slide, with an ocean view, to race with friends or just for the fun of it!

Respect the locals by visiting current sea turtle patients that are being treated at the hospital. After saying hello to our sea turtle friends, browse local artists and merchants, and enjoy food, crafts beers, and cocktails, and live music from local bands.

Location: 14200 U S Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408.

kids at turtlefest

Swank Farm Dinner: Throwback to the 70’s, Loxahatchee

When: February 25, 2024,

Enjoy a multi-course dinner at Swank Farm. Wear your favorite bell bottom jeans, hippie dresses, 70’s wigs, and dancing shoes.

Benefiting: CouTOURe Club and Honda Classic Cares Foundation.

Click here to see the participating chefs and to get tickets.

Location: Swank Farm, 14311 North Rd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470.

Courtesy of Swank Farm

The Donald M. Ephraim Sun & Stars International Film Festival

When: February 27 – March 11, 2024

The 2024 Donald M. Ephraim Sun & Stars International Film Festival, presented by MorseLife, features award-winning films from over 10 different countries. The festival spans genres from Documentary and History to LGBTQIA and Romance, making it one of the most exciting things to do in West Palm Beach from February 27 to March 11, 2024. Join local film enthusiasts and purchase your tickets now!

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The Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches, Palm Beach Gardens

When: February 29 – March 3, 2024

The Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (formerly known as Honda Classic) has been bringing top PGA TOUR talent to The Palm Beaches since 2003, providing a week of entertainment and one of the finest fan experiences around. The tournament features a field of 144 players and a purse of $7 million, with net proceeds benefiting the locally based Children’s Healthcare Charity.

Make the best out of your Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches experience! From prime public seating options to a number of different public activations on-site, an enhanced variety of food and beverage options there is something for everyone as they enjoy the action inside the ropes and outside the ropes!

Learn more.

Location: 3300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 800, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

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