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

January 1, 2023
January 31, 2023

Theater performances, family-friendly fairs, polo games, and more. Here is our events roundup for January 2023!

Palm Beach Polo Season, Wellington

When: from January 1.
Each January through April, the world’s premier polo players and polo enthusiasts head to The Palm Beaches for top-level competition during Palm Beach International Polo Season. Located in Wellington, the National Polo Center presents weekly and often daily events. Details here.
 
Location: National Polo Center - Wellington, 3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington, FL 33414.

Two polo players on horseback holding mallets

 

Coco Market Delray, Delray Beach

When: January 1, 9 am – 2 pm.
Coco Connections is a free health and wellness centered market that aims to build community and foster new connections! There will be 40-50 local vendors, health and wellness professionals providing various services, live music, and a yoga class at the beginning of the market.
 
Location: Veterans Park 802 Northeast 1st Street Delray Beach, FL 33483.

 

Hadestown at Kravis Center, West Palm Beach

When: January 3-8.
See the Tony-Winning BEST Musical, Hadestown at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Show times vary; click here to see the schedule and buy tickets.

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

 

Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington

When: from January 4.
Not only is the Winter Equestrian Festival one of the largest annual sporting events in The Palm Beaches, but it’s also the longest-running equestrian event in the world. It attracts national and international athletes competing for prizes, readying for the Olympics, or beginning careers in equestrian. 
Wellington International is open to spectators Wednesday to Sunday between January 4 and April 2, 2023. Learn more.
 
Location: Wellington International, 3400 Equestrian Club Drive Wellington, FL 33414.

Polo players

 

Mori Stories: The Rabbit on the Moon, Delray Beach

When: January 5, 1 pm.
Hear the tale that explains why we see the shape of a rabbit on the moon’s surface in this cute kamishibai. The event is free with paid museum admission.

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

Mori Stories
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

 

Sandoway Discovery Series: Sharks!, Delray Beach

When: January 5 and 26, 2:30 pm or 3:15 pm.
Learn all about sharks through crafts, artifacts, and experiential learning. The program will take place outdoors and will be limited to 10 kids per class. To reserve your spot, call us at 561-274-7263. Payment will be accepted upon arrival.
Ages: 3-5 years.

Location: Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

 

Dramaworkshop's New Year Festival, West Palm Beach

When: January 5-8.
The Dramaworkshop’s New Year/New Plays Festival makes a much-anticipated return to the theatre for the first time since 2020. One of PBD’s most popular initiatives, the festival features readings of five evolving works, providing playwrights with the invaluable opportunity to hear their words performed in front of a live audience, an instrumental step in the development and growth of a play. Audiences not only share in the excitement of bringing new work to life, but have the chance to offer feedback to the playwrights.
Schedule:

  • Thursday, January 5 Reading at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, January 6 Reading at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 7
    • Playwrights Forum at noon*
    • Reading at 2 pm
    • Reading at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, January 8 Reading at 2 pm

 Get tickets.

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

 

Lake Worth Beach Bonfires, Lake Worth Beach

When: January 6, 6 pm – 10 pm.
Pack up your s’more kits and enjoy roasting marshmallows around a mini bonfire on Lake Worth Beach. Music by Mitch Herrick.
 
Location: Lake Worth Beach and Casino Complex, 10 South Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460.

Lake Worth Beach Bonfires

 

Boynton Beach Free Monthly Concert Series, Boynton Beach

When: January 6, 5 pm – 8 pm.
The City of Boynton Beach organizes a free family-friendly monthly concert series on the first Friday of each month at 5 pm. The concerts will take place at the Centennial Park Amphitheater in downtown Boynton Beach. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the concerts on the Amphitheater’s lawn.
 
Location: Centennial Park Amphitheater, 120 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435.
 

Exhibition by Artist Serge Strosberg: Veni, Vidi, Vici

When: Jan. 6 - Feb. 18, 2023, Tursday to Saturday.
Time: 12 pm - 5 pm.
Explore the life and influence of Henry Morrison Flagler through the free exibition Veni, Vidi, Vici by artist Serge Strosberg. The exhibition is an artistic exploration of the life and influence of Henry Morrison Flagler, the founder of Standard Oil and the Florida East Coast Railroad, as well as the cities of Miami and Palm Beach.
Strosberg takes Flagler as captured in portraits and vintage photographs provided by the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, and reimagines him in a modern context, costumed in contemporary vibrant patterns and colors by Lilly Pulitzer or Maus and Hoffman, while a frieze composed of train tracks borders the works.

Location: Cultural Council for Palm Beach Country, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33467.

Henry Flagler by Serge Strosberg

 

Fiesta De Pueblo, West Palm Beach

When: January 7, 12 pm – 10 pm.
Fiesta De Pueblo is a celebration of the Three Wise Men that provides a unique, cross-cultural family-friendly experience. The event highlights Hispanic culture through music, food, art, and commerce, enabling our Hispanic community to showcase its resources, products and services at our Business Expo.
 
Location: Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park 2905 Jog Road Greenacres, Florida 33467.

 

Supercar Week, West Palm Beach

When: January 7-15.
The 13th Annual Supercar Week is a 9-day event for auto-enthusiasts with a beautiful Grand Finale on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, Sunday, January 15 from 11 am to 5 pm. The event will feature over a thousand cars of all kinds, including supercars, exotics, luxury, race cars, historical, classics, vintage, Artcars, Jeeps and electric vehicles. Music and entertainment on two stages and special featured area tributes: Bill Mazzoni Motorsports Village and Larry Goldman Marine Village. Get tickets.

Location: West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
 

Supercar week poster

 

Tea Ceremony (Workshop), Delray Beach

When: January 7, 1 pm – 3 pm.
The workshop teaches the basics of sadō – The Way of Tea – necessary to understand the aesthetics of sadō and to fully enjoy the tea ceremony itself. Participants become familiar with how to be a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it. 
Cost: $50. Register here.

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

four people attending a Tea Ceremony
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

 

Full Moon Silent Disco & Cacao Ceremony, Riviera Beach

When: January 7, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
Join a heart-opening evening of cacao ceremony, meditation, intention, and dancing underneath the light of the Full Moon. The evening will start with a Cacao Ceremony and a meditation. Cacao is a beautiful heart-opening medicine that has been used for thousands of years in Mayan and other Meso-American cultures. The evening will continue with a lightly guided ecstatic dance. After the dancing portion, musician Kev Ohm will play some live music and a vocal sound bath which will then morph into community music making. Bring water and a blanket to seat on. Get your tickets.
 
Location: Singer Island Beach 2401 N Ocean Ave Riviera Beach, FL 33404.

Full Moon Silent Disco & Cacao Ceremony

 

History & Architecture Walking Tours, West Palm Beach

When: January 7
Join architect and local historian Rick Gonzalez on this lively tour of the West Palm Beach’s downtown. This 90-minute guided tour begins on the Great Lawn by the WPB Tiki. The $10 fee will benefit the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. To register, visit pbchistory.org or call (561) 832-4164, ext. 100.

 

Family Fun: Orchid Galore, Delray Beach

When: January 7, 11 am – 3 pm.
Celebrate orchids at the Morikami by making an orchid chigiri-e (Japanese paper collage) style (in-person) or join us at home to make your own 3D orchid made from paper (virtual). Free with paid museum admission.

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

Family Fun: Orchid Galore, Delray Beach
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

 

The Japanese Inspiration for Madama Butterfly – Talk with Palm Beach Opera’s Catherine Hughes, Delray Beach

When: January 11, 1 pm.
In order to create the opera Madama Butterfly, composer Giacomo Puccini and his librettists, Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, studied Japanese culture through travelogues, printed music, sound recordings, and private study of the koto. Catherine Hughes, Director of Education & Community Engagement at Palm Beach Opera, explores these source materials and the ways the opera’s creators incorporated their cultural explorations into their work. The event includes a demonstration of koto technique by Yoshiko Carlton and a performance of excerpts from Madama Butterfly by Palm Beach Opera’s resident artist. The event is free with paid museum admission.

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

The Japanese Inspiration for Madama Butterfly
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Kravis Center’s 17th Annual African-American Film Festival, West Pal, Beach
When: January 12, 2023, 6:30 pm
Three award-winning films and a dynamic panel of local community leaders highlight this year’s ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education Series’ 17th Annual African-American Film Festival (AAFF) at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  January 12, February 9 and March 16.
Founded by the late James Drayton, a former West Palm Beach city commissioner and strong advocate for equal rights and equality, the African-American Film Festival focuses on the celebration of African American culture, race relations and social justice and celebrates African American artists with ground-breaking films.  Each evening includes a moderated introduction to the film, followed by post-screening panel discussion and audience Q&A.
The festival kicks off on January 12, with the movie A Raisin in the Sun (1961), Directed by Daniel Petrie.

Location: Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

 

Screen on the Green, West Palm Beach

When: January 13, 7 pm – 9 pm.
Watch a movie in downtown West Palm Beach right on the waterfront. Featuring FREE family-friendly activities and movies in an open-air theater, Screen on The Green is a monthly event that takes place on the second Friday of every month. Food service and concessions will be available on-site.

  • January 13: DC League of Super-Pets

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

DC League of Super-Pets

 

South Florida Fair, West Palm Beach

When: January 13-29.
The 2023 South Florida Fair exposition will feature some of the most fascinating pre-historic creatures to ever walk the face of the earth. From the T-Rex to the tiny Raptor, discover what it would have been like to walk alongside these amazing beings! Read more.

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33421.

South Florida State Fair at night

 

Sunday on The Waterfront, West Palm Beach

When: January 15, 4 pm – 7 pm.
Sunday on the Waterfront is the coolest scene in downtown West Palm Beach. This FREE family-friendly concert series is held year-round on the third Sunday of each month and features a variety of national and regional recording artists. On Sunday, January 15, the event will feature The Caribbean Chillers, Florida's favorite Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act!
 
Location: Currie Park , 2400 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

The Caribbean Chillers
Courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the South Florida Fair, West Palm Beach

When: January 16, 2023.
Join the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating Committee's (MLKCC) at the K&M Electric Community stage for a celebration that honors the life and legacy of the civil rights icon. Hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee at the South Florida Fair.
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm.
 
Location: K&M Community Stage, South Florida Fair, 9067 Southern Boulevard  West Palm Beach, FL 33411.

 

Boynton Beach Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Boynton Beach

When: January 16, 12 pm – 5 pm
Join the City's Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 16 at Sara Sims Park. This free, outdoor, family-friendly event will feature music, food trucks, children's activities, a Non-Profit showcase and more. A Day of Service will be held prior to this Celebration.
 
Location: Sara Sims Park, 209 NE 9th Ave Boynton Beach FL 33435.
 

Honor The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., West Palm Beach

When: January 16, registration begins at 3:30 pm.
Head to the Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark Memorial (next to Currie Park) and honor this year’s recipients of the Tikkun Olam Awards; learn about the Palm Beach County Community Remembrance Project; and hear reflections from the Civil Rights Journey to Georgia and Alabama. 
Featured Speaker: Reverend Kevin Jones “Civil Rights, Continuing the Journey”
Program Chairs: Karen & Marty List and Dr. Jay Jackson.
 
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark Memorial, 2400 N. Flagler, Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
 

Madama Butterfly, West Palm Beach

When: January 20-22.
Palm Beach Opera will open its 2023 Season with Puccini’s iconic Madama Butterfly, one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire. Featuring soaring lyricism, a haunting score, and a heart-wrenching tale, Madama Butterfly is a deeply moving masterpiece. Sung in Italian with English supertitles projected.
Schedule:

  • Jan. 20-21 at 7:30 pm
  • Jan. 22 at 2:00 pm

Buy tickets here.
 
Location: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

 

Sharkfest, Delray Beach

When: January 21, 10 am – 3 pm.
Join the Sandoway Discovery Center for their annual Sharkfest! Learn why these top predators are important to our marine ecosystem. Crafts, exhibitors, animal encounters and more! For more information call 561-274-SAND (7263).

Location: Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

 

Boca Strawberry Festival, Boca Raton

When: January 21-22, 10 am – 6 pm.
The Boca Strawberry Festival is a BERRY fun weekend filled with activities for all ages. Enjoy the Pop-Up Shopping Village featuring stunning American and International, handmade treasures as well as unusual decorative pieces for your home, mouth-watering, specialty food, bungee trampolines, bounce houses, a petting zoo and more. Get tickets.
 
Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater 590 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432.

Boca Strawberry Festival, Boca Raton

 

Palm Beach VegFest, West Palm Beach

When: January 22, 11 am – 5 pm.
Join a family-friendly vegan festival at the Meyer Amphitheater! Food trucks, vendors, games, and more. The admission to the festival is free. There will be free yoga & workouts, 100% vegan food vendors, lawn games, shopping, and more!

Location: Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

 

FOTOfusion 2023 at Palm Beach Photographic Centre, West Palm Beach

When: January 24-28.
Join 5 days of live presentations by numerous world class photographers. In conjunction with FOTOfusion 2023, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is presenting a major new exhibition: Keith Carter, Only a Little Planet, opening January 24, 2023. Register here.

Location: 415 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Nevermore 2015, by Keith Carter
Courtesy of the Palm Beach Photographic Center

 

Whiskey & Pearls Pop-Up Event, West Palm Beach

When: January 24, 27, 29, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
Support your local favorite vendors, sip festive drinks, enjoy outdoor music and food. The event is free to attend!
Location: West Palm Beach 444 25th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

 

Art Palm Beach + Contemporary, West Palm Beach

When: January 25-29.
Art Palm Beach will feature more than 100 galleries representing contemporary, emerging, and modern art, offering collectors a new way to discover and acquire the best in contemporary and modern art from around the world. The show will feature international contemporary and modern galleries that showcase work by prominent emerging artists, as well as the top names from contemporary, modern, classical, modern, post-war, and pop eras. Get tickets.

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

 

JoJo’s Farmers Market, Jupiter

When: January 28, 9 am – 2 pm
JoJo’s Farmers Market is a Health and wellness-based farmers market where you’ll find food trucks, produce, crafts, and more. On January 28, you can also participate in a free Yoga Class with Tula Yoga School (starting at 9 am) and free Fitness Class with AWAT The Fitness Truck (starting at 10:15 am).

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

 

The Way of Taiko - The Heartbeat of Japan (Workshop), Delray Beach

When: January 29, 11 am – 1 pm or 2 pm – 4 pm.
This workshop introduces participants to the history and practice of taiko drumming. Participants are taught how to understand sounds and movements, i.e., how to connect nature and the meaning of body movement. They will become familiar with the way of taiko and its drumming techniques. Top performers from South Florida's Fushu Daiko will conduct the workshop. 
Cost: $60. Register here.

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

The Way of Taiko - The Heartbeat of Japan
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

 

Shark and Stingray Feeding, Delray Beach

When: Tuesday-Sunday, 1 pm.
Sandoway hosts a daily shark and stingray feeding in the centers newly renovated shark tank and stingray touch tank! Learn lots of fun and interesting facts about the ocean’s top predators! For more information on this program, contact the center at 561-274-SAND (7263).
 
Location: Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

 

Aquarium Feedings, Delray Beach

When: Tuesday-Sunday, 2 pm.
Learn lots of fun and interesting facts about different species of fish and invertebrates during the aquarium feedings series at the Sandoway Discovery Center. For more information contact the center at 561-274-SAND (7263). 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.
Come meet Sandoway Discovery Center’s resident animals and learn about their behaviors and characteristics! For more information on this program contact the center at 561-274-SAND (7263). Open program/walk-in.

Location: Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

 

Clematis By Night, West Palm Beach

When: Thursdays, 6 pm – 9 pm.  
Chilling out South Florida style at this highly popular, award-winning weekly concert series has been a favorite West Palm Beach tradition for nearly 3 decades. Grab your lawn chair or a blanket and head to one of the liveliest Thursday nights in South Florida to check out the weekly lineup.

  • The Tim Charron Band, January 5
  • Hot Sauce Moon, January 12
  • The Derek Mack Band, January 19
  • Spider Cherry, January 26

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

Clematis By Night

 

West Palm Beach GreenMarket, West Palm Beach

When: Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm.
Visit the “Best Farmers Market” in the U.S. every Saturday on the Great Lawn (100 N. Clematis Street) through April 15, 2023. This year’s theme, “Sweet Success,” was inspired by the market’s second consecutive victory in a reader’s choice poll as part of USAToday’s 10Best.

Location: 100 North Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

West Palm Beach Green Market
Courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach​​​​​​

 

Delray Beach GreenMarket, Delray Beach

When: Saturdays, 9 am – 2 pm.
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 fare along with live musical entertainment each week.

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

 

Sunday Market at The Square, West Palm Beach

When: Sundays, 10 am – 6:30 pm.
Open to the public every Sunday in partnership with Florida Fresh Market, this weekly seasonal fresh market offers a variety of specialty food and artisan pop-up vendors in downtown West Palm Beach. Vendors include Nisha’s Flavors of India, El Viandero Fresh Fruit Stand, Slice of Europe, and more.
 
Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Sunday Market at The Square, West Palm Beach
Courtesy of The Square

  

Green And Artisan Market, Boca Raton

When: Sundays, 10 am - 6 pm.
The popular Green and Artisan Markets return to Mizner Park, 327 Plaza Real in Boca Raton, each Sunday at the south end of the center, from 10 am to 6 pm.  The weekly happenings will feature a produce center and locally sourced vendors offering such items as foods, jams, jellies, breads, honeys and more. 
 
Location: Mizner Park, 327 Plaza Real in Boca Raton, FL 33432.

Green And Artisan Market in Boca Raton

 

Mounts Botanical Garden Events, West Palm Beach

Kicking off 2023 with a horticultural flourish, Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting 28 extraordinary workshops, classes and special events in January.

  • Watercolor at the Garden – January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Qi Gong Classes – January 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Beginning Watercolor with Carl Stoveland – January 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Tai Chi at Mounts – January 6, 13
  • Palm Beach County Residents Day – January 7
  • Dog’s Day in the Garden – January 8
  • Garden Sundays with Casa Rituals – January 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Potting & Mounting Orchids– January 20
  • Introducing Bonsai – January 24
  • Botanical Herbarium Artwork Workshop – January 25, February 1, 8
  • Throwing Shade: Plants for Shady Spaces – January 26
  • Seeing Nature Through the Eyes of Artist Deborah Bigeleisen – January 27
  • Gentle Yoga – January 28
  • Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork – Through 2023

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

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