Fairs & Festivals
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Fall equals F-U-N here in The Palm Beaches, where happening events take place every weekend of the season. Check out festivals celebrating pirates and mermaids, a marathon in December, and many more events for the entire family!
With the first days of fall, South Florida welcomes cooler weather, making it the perfect tropical setting for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Whether you’re visiting or welcoming out-of-town guests (or a local looking for something to do!), we’ve got plenty of activities and events to keep the family entertained. Below is a taste of some of the events you can look forward to this fall in The Palm Beaches.
Dates: October 6-7
The Rock-n-Fall Fest is a two-day community festival happening from October 6 to October 7, 2023, starting at 5:00 PM and running until 10:00 PM. It’s the perfect way to welcome the fall season with family-friendly entertainment! The event offers a diverse range of attractions, including craft vendors, cold beer, merchandise, and delicious food options. Attendees can groove to live music, enjoy performances by tribute bands, navigate a corn maze, visit a petting zoo, and participate in costume contests for children, families, and pets to get into the Halloween spirit.
It’s recommended to bring lawn chairs or a blanket for a full day of fun. Expect traffic delays, so arriving early is advisable. Parking is available within the park, and there’s additional off-site parking at Village Hall. Come and experience the nostalgic charm and exciting activities at the Rock-n-Fall Fest!
Location: 11600 Poinciana Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411.
Date: October 7
Get ready for Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza on October 7, 2023, at 4:00 PM, located at the Kravis Center for The Performing Arts. This three-time Pollstar-nominated Disney Junior event brings beloved Disney Junior characters and Marvel Superheroes to life on stage for an action-packed, concert-style performance filled with singing, dancing, acrobatics, and more. The show includes favorite songs from popular Disney Junior series and new original music.
Join Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, the Puppy Dog Pals, Bo from “Firebuds,” Ginny from “SuperKitties,” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends” as they prepare for a massive costume party. However, mysterious disruptions threaten the fun, and it’s up to Spidey and his Amazing Friends to save the day.
Get your tickets and don’t miss this exciting family-friendly show!
Location: 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Dates: October 13-15, October 20-22
Mark your calendars for an authentic Oktoberfest experience on October 13 and October 22. This celebration brings the heart of Germany to The Palm Beaches. Indulge in traditional bratwurst and schnitzel meals, sip on imported and domestic beers, schnapps, and a variety of liquors, including 30 different types. Entertainment will transport you to Bavaria with two original Oktoberfest bands straight from Germany.
For families, there’s plenty of fun with arts and crafts, carnival games, folk-dancing, vendor displays, and souvenirs. The event offers a classic Bavarian ambiance, complete with beer and brat booths, a biergarten, and continuous live entertainment. While German attire is optional, it certainly adds to the festive spirit. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate Germany’s culture and flavors without leaving The Palm Beaches.
Location: 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33463.
Dates: October 13, 14, 15
The Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever, spanning three days from October 13 to 15 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. This beloved annual event offers timed sessions to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for visitors. You can choose from various ticket options, including sessions on Friday evening, two sessions on Saturday, and one on Sunday.
With over 2,500 pumpkins at the heart of the festival, there’s a giant pumpkin patch for all to enjoy. The event boasts a carnival with rides for all ages and a range of activities for the family, including a kiddie cornstalk maze, fall-themed photo vignettes, and a scarecrow dress-up village.
General admission tickets cost $27.50 for those aged three and up, providing access to unlimited carnival rides, among other attractions. Children under three can enter for free but won’t have access to carnival rides.
Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, FL 33432.
Dates: Oct 20, 22, 28, 28, 31
Spookyville in Yesteryear Village is a nostalgic Halloween event tailored for families and children aged 10 and under. This event offers a safe and enjoyable Halloween experience with a classic touch.
At Spookyville, you can expect a wide range of activities, including safe trick-or-treating, contests, games, and more. It’s a throwback to the traditional and family-friendly Halloweens of yesteryears. To ensure a hassle-free experience, it’s recommended to purchase tickets online in advance.
Bring your family and young ones to Spookyville for a memorable, secure, and old-fashioned Halloween celebration that captures the spirit of the past!
Location: 9067 Southern BoulevardrnP.O. Box 210367, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.
Dates: October 28-29
The 2023 Boynton Beach Pirate Fest is set to make a splash in Downtown Boynton on October 28 and 29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This free, family-friendly event, hosted by the City of Boynton Beach, welcomes pirates and landlubbers alike with free admission. Attendees can explore a diverse array of vendors, pirate encampments, and even catch a glimpse of live mermaids. The festival promises thrilling entertainment, including stunt shows, cannon demonstrations, and live music to keep everyone dancing. Young adventurers can embark on their treasure hunts and enjoy engaging kids’ activities. For those interested in participating, more details can be found on the event’s website, bbpiratefest.com. Prepare to set sail and immerse yourself in the world of pirates at this exciting annual event.
Location: Downtown Boynton, 120 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach, FL 33462.
Dates: October 30 – November 5
The TimberTech Championship brings together golfing legends and past acclaimed players for an exciting event. This year, the tournament takes place at the Broken Sound Club’s Old Course
As part of the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, the TimberTech Championship attracts the top 54 players in the 50-and-older circuit. Beyond being a spectator event, it also includes men and women’s Pro-Am tournaments, putting contests, and clinics. Spectators can enjoy the action from skyboxes and preferred seating.
Furthermore, the TimberTech Championship is committed to sustainability as a Zero Waste event. Trash is not sent to landfills, and some waste is repurposed for TimberTech’s environmentally sustainable outdoor products, reflecting their dedication to eco-friendly practices.
Location: The Old Course At Broken Sound, 1401 NW 51st St, Boca Raton, FL 33431.
Date: November 4
The 10th Annual LagoonFest is a celebration dedicated to honoring the Lake Worth Lagoon, one of The Palm Beaches’ most scenic 20-mile waterways and estuaries.
Bring the entire family out to enjoy a day of fun with educational activities and find your connection to our natural treasure – Lake Worth Lagoon! Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy wildlife presentations, participate in Kayak Clean-Up Tours, scientist-guided tours of the Lake Worth Lagoon aboard the Hakuna Matata Catamaran and Aqua Adventures. In addition, there will be Exhibitor booths, demonstrations, a Kids Zone with face painting, lawn games, kids casting, gopher tortoise burrow, artful crafts and more! Pick up your FREE Lake Worth Lagoon calendar with spectacular photos featuring local, professional photographers.
Enjoy the parade of mascots and be ready with your camera for photo ops with the mascots for your memorable selfies. Happening right next door is the West Palm Beach Green Market, featuring delicious foods, locally grown seasonal fruits, and veggies.
Location: 201 Fern St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Date: November 22
Experience the magic of Disney Pixar’s Coco like never before at the Live-to-Film Concert on November 22, 2023, at 6:30 PM. Presented by AMP, this event offers a unique cinematic and musical experience.
The concert features a screening of the complete film, with the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score performed by the 20-member Orquesta Folclorico Nacional de Mexico. Alongside Giacchino’s original score, the film showcases the Oscar Award-winning song “Remember Me” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, as well as additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director/screenwriter Adrian Molina.
The movie itself follows the story of Miguel, a young boy who dreams of becoming a musician despite his family’s longstanding ban on music. His journey takes him to the Land of the Dead, where he unravels the secrets of his family’s history with the help of the charming trickster, Héctor. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” is a vibrant and heartwarming tale of family and music.
Location: 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Dates: November 25-26
The Affair of the Arts is a vibrant two-day event taking place from November 25 to November 26, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. This celebration highlights the creativity and talent of artists and crafters and provides an excellent opportunity for holiday shopping.
The event features original artwork by skilled artisans from Florida and across the United States, covering a diverse range of art forms, including painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking, mixed-media, fiber art, and more. Attendees can explore this outdoor gallery, marveling at the stunning craftsmanship on display. If you’re looking for something specific, you can even commission a unique and original piece of art tailored to your preferences.
The Affair of the Arts is open to all and offers free admission. Free onsite parking is available for convenience. The event offers a delightful selection of food, beer, and wine, allowing attendees to enjoy the sunshine while immersing themselves in the extraordinary world of artistry.
Location: 12100 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414.
Date: December 2
Get ready for a sensational Elvis Presley Experience at “Elvis: In Person” on December 2, 2023, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This nationally acclaimed show offers the closest thing to seeing the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll on stage since Elvis’s passing in 1977.
Starring Elvis tribute artist Matt Stone, who has been named one of Graceland’s Official Top 10 Elvis Tribute Artists in the world, the show captures Elvis in his prime: thin, agile, and brimming with energy. It’s a portrayal that has garnered high praise, even from Elvis Presley’s step-brother, who remarked that when he closes his eyes, Matt’s performance is remarkably close to the real Elvis, touching his heart and sending shivers down his spine.
For Elvis fans and music enthusiasts, “Elvis: In Person” promises an unforgettable experience that brings the spirit and sound of the King back to life on stage.
Location: Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.
Date: December 2
The Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade, happening on December 2, is a spectacular event that lights up the night sky along the Intracoastal Waterway from the North Palm Beach Marina to Jupiter. Boats adorned with dazzling lights and festive decorations create a magical procession, with surprises along the way. A floating Zambelli fireworks display will lead the parade.
This free, family-friendly event features up to 80 boats of all sizes, all decked out in holiday finery and thousands of twinkling lights. It’s a joyous way to usher in the holiday season in The Palm Beaches.
Spectators can enjoy the show from various public parks and locations along the route, including Juno Park, Bert Winters Park, Waterway Park, Sawfish Bay Park, Jupiter Riverwalk, Harbourside Place, and Lighthouse Park. Waterside restaurants and bars like Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street, 1000 North, U-Tiki, Waterway Cafe, Jetty’s, or Square Grouper Tiki Bar offer the perfect spots to dine and watch the festivities with a view.
Location: 1208 US Highway 1rnSuite B, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.
Dates: December 7-10
The Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest is a premier event for food enthusiasts. This four-day foodie festival offers a diverse range of culinary experiences, featuring a specialty Chef Welcome Party, celebrity Food Network stars showcasing their skills poolside, comfort food offerings, and 5-course dinners with premium wine pairings led by a Master Sommelier.
The festival brings together an exceptional collection of culinary talent, making it a must-visit event for both residents and visitors. Attendees can expect to savor a wide array of culinary creations as master chefs work their magic in an unmatched resort destination.
Location: various venues in The Palm Beaches.
Date: December 8
The Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade is one of The Palm Beaches’ most vibrant holiday traditions. The parade features a colorful flotilla of boats decked out in festive decorations as they cruise south along the Intracoastal Waterway. The parade begins at 6:30 pm near the Boynton Beach Inlet, north of Gateway Blvd., and continues south to the C-15 canal in Delray Beach.
Spectators can witness the magic of this event from various locations, including the Boynton Harbor Marina, Intracoastal Park, Jaycee Park, and Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park in Boynton Beach. Additionally, waterfront restaurants like Two Georges, Banana Boat, Prime Catch, Che, and Deck 84 offer fantastic views of the parade, allowing diners to enjoy the spectacle over dinner.
Location: 735 Casa Loma Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Dates: December 9-10
The Garden of Life Palm Beaches Marathon offers a unique running experience in The Palm Beaches, allowing participants to run through picturesque tropical waterfront streetscapes.
The marathon isn’t just a race; it’s a weekend-long happening that invites runners and visitors to enjoy all that the area has to offer. The event features multiple race options, including a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10K, and 5K. The scenic route offers stunning water views of Lake Worth Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway, passing through historic West Palm Beach neighborhoods adorned with palm trees, tropical flora, and beautiful homes. Notably, this marathon is a Boston Qualifier.
Sign up here.
Location: Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Date: December 21
The RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl, held at 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, typically occurs on the Tuesday before Christmas and has been televised on ESPN for most of its eight games.
For this year’s 10th edition of the RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl, fans can reserve tickets for a special $10 off price – $47 for sideline seats and $22 for endzone seats, after the discount. To sign up for this offer, click here.
Location: 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431.
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