Weather icon

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

Art, culture, waterfront music festivals, family-friendly activities, and much more. Here is our events roundup for May 2023.

Catch Florida’s largest and most exciting waterfront music festival, explore culture during a month-long celebration of the arts, attend free concerts and movie screenings. Browse all our events below.

 

MOSAIC – Month of Shows, Arts, Ideas & Culture, The Palm Beaches

When: May 1-31. Reconnect with the culture you’ve been missing during MOSAIC in The Palm Beaches—a month-long celebration of shows, art, ideas, and culture. Now in its sixth year, the month-long celebration showcases The Palm Beaches’ arts and cultural institutions, many of which will provide exclusive offers of up to 50% off regular prices as part of MOSAIC.   Location: More than 25 cultural organizations around Palm Beach County.

MOSAIC 2023 sunglasses

 

SunFest Music Festival, West Palm Beach

When: May 5-7. Florida’s waterfront festival that has celebrated art, music, and friendship for almost 40 years returns to The Palm Beaches May 5 through May 7. SunFest 2023 will be packed with headliners, local performances, and unforgettable moments.  With over 25 performers, tons of food vendors, activations, and bars, there’s something for everyone!  The West Palm Beach music festival takes place along the Intracoastal Waterway in Downtown West Palm Beach. The festival grounds are on Flagler Drive in between Banyan Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue.   Location: Intracoastal Waterway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Crowd at Sunfest during the night

Food Truck Fridays, Boca Raton

When: May 5, 11 am – 2 pm. Enjoy the outdoors and a variety of food trucks, lawn games and live music at the City’s popular Food Truck Fridays.

  Location: Lake Wyman Park – 1500 NE 5th Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33432.

First Friday @ 5 Concert, Boynton Beach

When: May 5, 8 pm. This free, family-friendly monthly concert series takes place at Centennial Park and Amphitheater in Downtown Boynton on the first Friday of each month. The concert begins at 5 pm and ends at 8 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Children’s activities will be provided, and a variety of food trucks will be on site at each concert.   Location: Boynton Beach Amphitheater, 120 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435.

Que Bacano!, West Palm Beach

When: May 5. Get ready for a salsa and dominos night! Learn salsa, the dance of passion, from professional dance instructors. If you are looking to socialize, get your dance on, and make new friends, then join us. Monthly dance workshops are FREE to attend from 6:30 – 8 p.m.   Register here for salsa classes.   Not a salsa fan? Join a high intensity domino experience. Domino enthusiasts from around the county gather for laughter and fierce competition. Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to participate from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Register here for dominos.   Live entertainment by Tato Palmett!   Location: City Hall Courtyard, 407 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl, West Palm Beach

When: May 5, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Join the West Palm Beach Official Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl! Enjoy FREE entry to the best venues in Downtown West Palm Beach, live music, drink specials, costume contests and more! Click Here for more information and to register.   Location: Various venues in downtown West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  

Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl, West Palm Beach

Coco Market, Delray Beach

When: May 7, 9 am – 3 pm. Coco Market is a free wellness market that builds community and fosters new connections held at Veterans Park on the first Sunday of the month from 9 am to 3 pm. The market kicks off with a free community yoga class taught by a local studio at 9 am, and throughout the day you’ll find 50 local small business vendors, health and wellness professionals providing various services, live music, and activities.   Location: Veterans Park 802 Northeast 1st Street Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Book Stack Book Club, West Palm Beach

When: May 12, 6 pm. Presented by Levenger, the Book Butler and Experience Epic invite you to the final Book Stack Book Club of the season! Join us on May 12 at 6 pm! The Book Stack Book Club is NOT your grandmother’s book club! It presents dynamic programming with a meet & greet and Q&A with hand selected authors who align with the values of The Ben’s literary inspiration. Join us for a delectible culinary experience and drink pairing curated by international celebrity Chef Marc Rosen, a Q&A with the featured Author – Judith Brenner and entertaining hosts, Sarah Martin and Alex Myers, and get your copy of the book signed and take a photo with the author against the backdrop of some truly EPIC decor and lighting!   Location: The Ben, 251 N Narcissus Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Screen on The Green, West Palm Beach

When: May 12, 7 – 9 pm. Outdoor movie watching has never been more inviting than on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Join FREE family-friendly activities and movies in an open-air theater. Foodservice and concessions will be available on-site. Film Feature: Jurassic World Dominion (PG-13) | Official Trailer   Location: Waterfront – The Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Science Fiction, Science Future Exhibit, West Palm Beach

When: From May 14. Starting May 14, transport yourself into the future with the Science Fiction, Science Future, an exciting new exhibit at the Cox Science Center & Aquarium that incorporates robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms, and augmented reality. More Info

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

Science Fiction, Science Future Exhibit at the Cox Science Center
Courtesy of the Cox Science Center and Aquarium

Legally Blonde: The Musical, West Palm Beach

When: May 16-21. Fabulously fun and international award-winning LEGALLY BLONDE – THE MUSICAL is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL the smartest person in the room. Get tickets.   Location: 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

The BIG Picture: It’s Been a Minute!, West Palm Beach

When: May 18 – July 30. Palm Beach Photographic Centre presents The BIG Picture: It’s Been a Minute! This exhibition by Award-Winning ZUMA Press Photojournalists opens on May 18 and runs through July 30. Join a FREE Opening Reception, May 19, from 6 pm to 8 pm.   Location: Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 415 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

The BIG Picture: It’s Been a Minute!,
Courtesy of Palm Beach Photographic Centre

Sunday on The waterfront, West Palm Beach

When: May 21, 4 – 7 p.m. Enjoy free live music on the West Palm Beach waterfront. Headliner: Actual Bank Robbers, a 5-piece pop rock cover band in Tampa, Florida. A favorite among Tampa audiences, they play it all – from  Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi, Blink 182, to Spice Girls and Jackson 5, while adding exciting pop-rock energy to anything they touch.   Location: Meyer Amphitheater 105 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Topdog Underdog, West Palm Beach

When: May 26 – June 11. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of African-American brothers Lincoln and Booth, so named because their father thought it was funny. Spiritually wounded and barely scraping by, the brothers live in Booth’s seedy boarding house room where they alternately support and disparage each other as they look back at their troubled past and look ahead to an uncertain future. A darkly comic trash-talking tale of simmering sibling rivalry. Get tickets.   Location: 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Shark and Stingray Feeding, Delray Beach

When: Tuesday-Sunday, 1 pm. Join the Sandoway Discovery Center for a splashing good time! Sandoway hosts a daily shark and stingray feeding, in the center’s newly renovated shark tank and stingray touch tank! Learn lots of fun and interesting facts about the ocean’s top predators! Admission is $10 per person ages 3 and up. For more information contact us at 561-274-7263. Ages: all ages. Length: 15min Open program/walk-in.   Location: Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Aquarium Feedings, Delray Beach

When: Tuesday-Sunday, 2 pm. Join the Sandoway Discovery Center for their daily aquarium feedings! Learn lots of fun and interesting facts about different species of fish and invertebrates. Admission is $10 per person ages 3 and up. For more information contact us at 561-274-7263. Ages: all ages. Length: 15min Open program/walk-in.   Location: Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Animal Encounters, Delray Beach

When: Tuesday-Sunday, 3 pm. Join the Sandoway Discovery Center and meet one of our resident animals and learn about their behaviors and characteristics! Admission is $10 per person ages 3 and up. For more information contact us at 561-274-7263. Ages: All. Length: 15min Open program/walk-in.   Location: Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Aquarium at the Sandoway Discovery Center

Clematis By Night, West Palm Beach

When: Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm.

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

May Events at the Morikami, Delray Beach

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens presents fun events for kids and grownups.

Click here to register for the events.   Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

Morikami bridge

May Events at Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach

Beautiful, balmy Spring is blessedly abloom, so Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting 33 fun-in-the-sun workshops, classes, and special events throughout the month of May.

Click here to register for the events.   Location: Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 North Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33415.

Events at Mounts Botanical Garden
Courtesy of Mounts Botanical Garden

Sponsored

Plan Your Stay

Browse lodging options in the one, the only, the Palm Beaches and discover America's First Resort Destination in sunny South Florida.

Get Our Newsletter

Get A Visitors Guide

en_USEnglish