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

October 8, 2019

Coming up in The Palm Beaches this month are a traditional Oktoberfest celebration, a pirate-and-mermaid party that will leave you saying “Yo ho ho!”—and a full month of special offers on pampering spa treatments.


If you didn’t make it to Munich this year, never fear—The Palm Beaches are home to a festive, family-friendly celebration of all things German for two weekends in October. The American German Club of The Palm Beaches hosts its 46th annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 11-13 and Oct. 18-20 in Lake Worth.

Gather under the pavilion and giant tent for authentic German dishes, dancing and imports straight from Munich, including Paulaner beer, schnapps and two live German bands. Dine on bratwurst, schnitzel, Leberkäse (a delicacy similar to bologna), sauerkraut and strudel. Sip beer and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Take in traditional folk dancing and choral singing, and participate in sing-alongs. The festival also features vendors, craft booths, carnival rides and a kids’ zone.

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash

Avast ye! Put on your favorite pirate or mermaid costume (or maybe a combination of both!) and take a crash course in pirate-speak before making your way to downtown Boynton Beach on Oct. 26 and 27 for the free Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash.

The area transforms into Hobb’s Cove, an old-world port, and Merlandia, a mermaid lagoon, both offering opportunities to encounter these storied creatures. Lads and lasses of all ages are welcome for two days of swashbuckling re-enactments, a parade of pirates, costume contests, live music, concessions along Grub and Grog Row, vendor booths and more.

Spa & Wellness Month

If you're looking for relaxation and rejuvenation, there’s no better time to visit than October—also known as Spa & Wellness Month in The Palm Beaches. For one month only, treat yourself (or a loved one) to massages, facials, body scrubs, blowouts and more, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Every year brings discounts on spa treatments, group fitness classes and healthy eats. This year also brings District Fit (Oct. 10-13), a weekend-long wellness festival complete with indoor and outdoor fitness classes, nutrition talks, retail experiences and live entertainment. Discover even more wellness-focused events in the coming months here.

Free Hotel Nights

Need another reason to visit The Palm Beaches this October? Our Free Hotel Nights promotion makes it a no-brainer.

Select hotels and resorts throughout the region are giving you an extra night FREE when you book a minimum number of nights. Choose from properties like The Breakers Palm Beach, Best Western Palm Beach Lakes Inn, Brazilian Court Hotel and Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham West Palm Beach. Time is running out on this deal, so book soon to stay and play in The Palm Beaches for less!

What to Do While You’re Here

Browse our full event calendar to see what shows and concerts, art exhibitions and other events are happening in October. Need help planning your trip? Order or download our Official Visitors Guide (it’s free!), and sign up for our monthly enewsletter to stay up to date on events, ideas for things to do, special offers and other happenings in The Palm Beaches. 

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