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

June 1, 2022
June 30, 2022

Pride events, summer camps for kids, Caribbean American festivals and much more! Here is our events roundup for June 2022.

Sunday Summer Sweet Soirée, May 29-June 26 

To celebrate the summer season, The Square is hosting a Summer Sweet Soirée every Sunday beginning on May 29 through June 26. From frozen desserts and ice pops to cookies, ice cream and more, a delicious treat awaits at the Summer Sweet Soirée that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Time: 1 pm – 7 pm.
Location: The Square, 700 S Rosemary Ave Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

The Square tree

 

Lighthouse Sunset Tour, June 1-29

Tour the Lighthouse and climb to the top to take in the most spectacular sunset views. Tour time approximately 60 minutes, guests must check-in 15 minutes prior to tour. Attendees receive a special gift from Tommy Bahama Restaurant. Buy you ticket here. Schedule:

  • June 1, 7:30 pm 
  • June 8, 7:45 pm
  • June 15, 7:45 pm
  • June 22, 7:45 pm
  • June 29, 7:45 pm

Location: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour's Way, Jupiter, FL 33469.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse


 

"The Belle of Amherst" by William Luce, June 1-5

Based on the life of Emily Dickinson, this one-woman show tells the story of the independent, enigmatic, reclusive, witty poet through her letters, verse, and the playwright’s rich imagination, interweaving the voices of friends, family, and acquaintances to create a vivid portrait of the artist.
Location: Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Belle of Amherst
Courtesy of Palm Beach Dramaworks

 

Flagler Museum Free Admission on Founder's Day, June 5 

The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum celebrates its anniversary each year on June 5 by opening to the public free of charge in honor of the Museum's founder, Jean Flagler Matthews, who was Flagler's granddaughter. Visitors on Founder's Day may tour Whitehall's first and second floors and Railcar No. 91 inside the Flagler Kenan Pavilion. Advance ticket reservations are not required; free admission is offered on a first-come, first-served basis from noon to 5 pm. When it was completed in 1902, Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was hailed by the New York Herald as “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring changing exhibitions and special programs. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 12 to 5 pm. 
Location: Henry M. Flagler Musuem, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

Flagler Museum.
Courtesy of the Flagler Museum

 

Juneteenth at Arts Garage, June 16, June 18

As part of its annual celebration of Juneteenth—the federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans—Arts Garage is presenting two informative and exciting events:

  • June 16 at 7 pm: Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness. The final session of this year’s 3-part Authors Speak Series focused on The Impact of Race on American Society, this event will feature Simone Browne,Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Simone Browne
Simone Browne - Courtesy of Arts Garage​

  • June 18 at 8 pm. Julius Sanna & The Positively Africa Experience. Positive songs and tales of African culture and art are offered with a joyful fusion of African rhythms, jazz, funk, and pop—an exciting celebration of the African journey of freedom and her contributions to the world. Julius Sanna is a Tanzanian-born, Kenyan-raised, American-influenced musician, minister, and motivational speaker. Along with his wife Julia, they created the Positively Africa band to spread the positive message and highlight the beauty of the African continent. 
Julius Sanna & The Positive Africa Experience
Julius Sanna & The Positive Africa Experience - Courtesy of Arts Garage

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

 

Carnival Party with Jupiter Bounce, June 18

Just in time for the summer, The Gardens Mall has announced the relaunch of its popular Kids Club. Perfect for parents looking to entertain their children, Kids Club offers interactive activities that can be enjoyed together. Stimulate your child’s senses and check out Kids Club’s Carnival Party with Jupiter Bounce on June 18 from 10 am to 12 pm. For more information about the Kids Club, please visit thegardensmall.com/news-style/events.
Location: 3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

Kid playing at the Gardens Mall
Courtesy of The Gardens Mall

 

Juneteenth of Palm Beach County, June 18

Palm Beach County’s 2nd annual Juneteenth Fest falls on Father’s Day! The Juneteenth Unity x Black Excellence Festival was created to unite and uplift the community and celebrate Emancipation day. The festival is a day of communion, education, entertainment, food, resources, and is a space for Black-owned businesses to thrive. The Festival will be held June 19, 2022, from 3 to 10 pm at the Riviera Beach Marina.
Location: Riviera Beach Bicentennal Park, 190 E. 13th. Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.

 

Father’s Day at The Square, June 18-19

Home to the country’s first-ever social justice driven children’s bookstore, The Square in West Palm Beach is hosting a two-day diversity and family celebration on June 18th and 19th, during Father’s Day and Juneteenth weekend. The outdoor festival will be hosted in partnership with Rohi’s Readery while celebrating their one year anniversary. The two-day celebration will be filled with eclectic culinary pop-ups, an array of local Black-owned businesses and non-profit organizations dedicated to youth empowerment and community activism.
Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach.
 

Father's Day Mozzarella Making Class, June 19

Join the beautiful Delray Beach Market Food Hall on Father’s Day, June 19, from 6 pm to 8 pm for a fun Mozzarella Making Class! You will receive 1/2 lb. of curd to make fresh mozzarella to taste and then taste again to make your mozzarella perfect to your preference. You will leave with "ready to eat" fresh mozzarella as well as another 1/2 lb. of curd to enjoy making at home! Happy Hour Specials offered for the workshop students include $6 Glasses of Boutique Wine (selection of Red, White & Sparkling) and $3 Montaditos - "Perfect Bites" (3 for $8). Spaces are limited so reserve your place now.
Location: Delray Beach Market, 33 SE 3rd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

 

J.A.H. FEST 2022, June 24-26

Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month at the J.A.H. Fest in downtown West Palm Beach. This year, the 4thJ.A.H. FEST returns on Saturday, June 25th at the Meyer Amphitheater. This special Caribbean American cultural festival will feature vendors, musicians, and DJs from various islands in the Caribbean—plus a unique island vibe atmosphere! Weekend events include:

  • June 24, 10 pm – 4 am: The event will kick off with an All-White Party on Friday, June 24th at the Empire Lounge (3111 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407). Music by DJ Booda and Dj Lil P.
  • June 25, 3 pm – 10 pm: Rep your flag and celebrate Caribbean American culture at the Cultural Festival at the Meyer Amphitheater (104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401). There will be delicious food vendors for you to enjoy fine Caribbean American cuisine from countries such as Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and more. Enjoy live island music by Trini artist Nailah Blakman (@nailahblackman), Haitian artist Shassy (@shassylovelace), and Jamaican artist Vershon (@vershonmusic). iThink Financial (@ithinkfinancialcu) is giving away $1,000 cash to the best island/American carnival costume! Buy your ticket here.

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

 

Summer Camp Sessions at the Cox Science Center and Aquarium, June Dates

The Cox Science Center and Aquarium is calling Palm Beach County kids to register for science camps that span their curiosities, including sessions focused on dinosaurs, aeronautics, firework concoctions, robotics, digital filmmaking and more! Summer camp sessions at the Cox Science Center and Aquarium are open for kids ages 5 to 12. This will also be the first time that the 5 to 6 age camp groups will return since COVID-19. 
Science Adventures include:

  • May 30-June 3Mindbender Academy. Campers will work together to solve the mysteries of Mindbender Mansion. 
  • June 6-10: Nautical Neighbors. Campers will dive into the world of marine biology and discover the ocean and the creatures that inhabit it.
  • June 13-17Galactic Space Explorers. Campers will learn all about the Milky Way, black holes and more.
  • June 20-24Rainforest Rockstars. Campers will learn about the different rhythms of the rainforest, from the forest floors to the tops of the tree canopies.  
  • June 27-July 1Land Before Time. Campers will become junior paleontologists as they dig for fossils, uncover different types of dinosaurs, and untap the world these gigantic creatures inhabited.

Tech Camps include: 

  • May 30-June 3MinecraftEDU: Coding FUNdamentals. Campers will get the rundown of algorithms, sequences, loops and more.
  • June 6-10Robot Olympics. Campers will learn the basics of coding and more.
  • June 13-17Digital Filmmaking. Campers will learn the basics of set design, filmmaking, and editing.
  • June 20-24The Future of Design. Campers will learn about the innovations in the world of design, including both 3D printing and laser cutting.
  • June 27-July 1MinecraftEDU: Coding FUNdamentals. Campers will get the rundown of algorithms, sequences, loops and more.

Camp sessions will be between 9 am and 4 pm, with drop off from 8:30 am to 9:00 am and pick up between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm Before/Aftercare is from 7:30 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 5:30 pm. 
Location: Cox Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.

Kid at the Cox Science Center
Courtesy of Kaley Grau

 

Mounts Botanical Garden Eco-Focused Events, June Dates

Mounts Botanical Garden—Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden—will host 24 healthy, fun, open-air and eco-focused events for horticultural fans of all ages in June. All flower lovers, gardening enthusiasts and proud ‘green-thumbers’ of all ages are invited to come out and enjoy some of the several safe, informative, and happy horticultural activities throughout the month. 

  • Wednesday Walk and Talk – June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Qi Gong Classes – June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Tai Chi Classes – June 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Watercolor Classes – June 7, 14, 21, 28 
  • A Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening in Florida – June 9
  • Blooms & Bubbly: Flower Bouquet Workshop – June 11
  • Dogs’ Day in the Garden – June 12
  • Propagation: Increasing Your Numbers – June 23
  • Nature Explorers with Professor Screech – June 23
  • Butterfly & Pollinator ID Walk – June 25 

To register, visit www.mounts.org/events/2022-06/.
Location: Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL 33415.

Mounts Botanical Garden
Courtesy of Mounts Botanical Garden

 

Workshops, classes, and demonstrations at the Morikami, June Dates

  • June 1, 8, 15Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School. Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. 
  • June 2, 9, 16:  Sumi-e Ink Painting (Floral Beginners Class). Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. 
  • June 3, 10, 17, 24Sumi-e Ink Painting (Class).
  • June 2, 5, 16, 19Sado: Tea Ceremony (Beginners Class). Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of master instructor Yoshiko Hardick. 
  • June 5, 19Sado: Tea Ceremony (Intermediate Class). Intermediate course requires approval by the instructor before registering.
  • June 11Tea Ceremony (Workshop). 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.
  • June 11On-Gaku: Our Sound (Movie). The film presents a highly original take on the beloved slacker comedy: a lo-fi buddy film with a blaring musical finale that will leave you wanting an immediate encore.
  • June 18, 19The Basics of Katazome (Workshop). Katazome is a Japanese resist process used for hundreds of years in Japanese textiles. During this 2-day workshop students will learn the basics of katazome, the preparation of the fabric and resist paste, the making of stencils, the application of the paste onto fabric, and the dyeing of the fabric in a natural indigo vat. 
  • June 19Family Fun: Father’s Day Tie Card. Learn how to make an original card in the shape of a shirt with an origami tie for an inspirational man in your life.
  • June 25, 26Guest Artist Music Workshops. Workshops are taught by visiting musician and koto teacher, Dr. Joseph Gashō Amato.

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

Father's Day at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

 

Love Street’s Cool Summer Dining Deals, June-October

From June to October, choose from several dining offers at BEACON, Lucky Shuck, and Topside at the Beacon. For a fine dining experience with waterfront views, come to BEACON and enjoy a five-course tasting menu every Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The menu changes weekly and is priced at $95 per person, with an additional $45 for wine pairing.
 Come for lunch at Lucky Shuck every Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a two-course meal for $28 or make it a “Liquid Lunch” happy hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
It’s time to pop open the champagne at Topside every Saturday and Sunday, with $20 bottomless mimosas from noon to 4 p.m. and a live DJ. If you’re in the mood for tacos and tequila, then come to Topside on “Two-Fer” Tuesdays, when all tacos, well drinks, draft beers, and house wines are two for one – all day long!
 Don’t let the summer storms stop you from having a good time. Whenever it rains outside, all Tito’s vodka drinks are two for one at Topside. Additionally, the rooftop bar and lounge will be offering complimentary rain ponchos (to keep guests dry) and sunglasses decked out with the Tito’s logo (while supplies last).

Fish Tacos
Courtesy of Yvonne Albinowski

 

Summer in Paradise, June Dates

Organzied by the city of West Palm Beach, Summer in Paradise is a fun summer campaign that includes free concerts, movies, fireworks and more for the whole family to enjoy. In addition to the special events, the Great Lawn (100 Clematis Street) will also feature several pop-up photo opportunities. The three-dimensional, one-of-a-kind backdrops will include a fun, social media promotion, where winners will be selected to win goodies and gift cards from local merchants.
Summer in Paradise June events include:

  • June 2, 6 – 9 pm: Clematis by Night –ReMix (Dance/Top 40/Latin/Rock) 
  • June 9, 6 – 9 pm: Clematis by Night – GoovinSoul (Dance/Top 40/Party)
  • June 10, 4 – 7 pm: Screen on the Green – Clifford the Big Red Dog (PG)
  • June 16, 6 – 9 pm: Clematis by Night – Riverdown (Rock) 
  • June 19, 4 – 7 pm: Sunday on the Waterfront – Motown and More (Motown/R&B)
  • June 23, 6 – 9 pm: Clematis by Night – Big Al & the Heavyweights (Gumbo/Blues/Zydeco)
  • June 30, 6 – 9 pm: Clematis by Night – Marijah & The Reggae Allstars

Locations for Clematis by Night and Screen on the Green: Great Lawn, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Locations for Sunday on the Waterfront: Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Marijah and the Reggae Allstars
 Courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach

 

LGBTQ+ Events, June Dates

June is Pride Month, and The Palm Beaches are ready to celebrate with tons of events! Read more on all our LGBTQ+ events in The Palm Beaches.

Love The Palm Beaches sign

Header image courtesy of Yvonne Albinowski.
 

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