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

October 1, 2022
October 31, 2022

From wellness-focused events to Halloween celebrations to kid-friendly activities, here is our events roundup for October 2022!

Spatober: The Palm Beaches Wellness Month, The Palm Beaches

Dates: Oct. 1-31.
It's time to put down your phone, disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and treat yourself to one of our exclusive offers during Spatober: The Palm Beaches Wellness Month. All October long, Spatober highlights the array of wellness-focused offerings available throughout The Palm Beaches. Designed to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul, these spa therapies, wellness experiences, and healthy treats are available at exclusive, limited-time prices for one month only. Check out all offers here.

Location: various spas and wellness centers in Palm Beach County. 
 

 

 

Oktoberfest at PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens

Dates: Oct. 1.
PGA National Resort is kicking off Oktoberfest by transforming the Master’s Terrace into a sprawling Biergarten. The celebration will feature authentic German bites, refreshing lagers, pilsners, and hefeweizen, local vendors, a cornhole tournament, and live entertainment. German attire is encouraged. This event is for guests 21 and up.
Tickets: $85 general admission; $65 members. For more details and to register click here.
Time: 3-8 pm.

Location: PGA National Resort, 400 Avenue of Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.

oktoberfest at PGA National
Courtesy of PGA National Resort

 

West Palm Beach GreenMarket Returns for 2022-2023 Season, West Palm Beach

Dates: from Oct. 1.
Save the date! The West Palm Beach GreenMarket will return on Saturday, October 1, 2022 as the “Best Farmers Market” in the U.S. The event will be held 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. The complete vendor list is available on the City’s website www.wpb.org/events.  
Time: 9 am - 1 pm.

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

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

 

Nuestra Cultura Community Day, West Palm Beach

Dates: Oct. 1.
This Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrate the rich, diverse, and long-standing traditions and cultures from across Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean at the Norton Museum of Art. Highlights of this free celebration include:

  • A marketplace with Hispanic and Latino shops, artworks, and organizations in the gardens
  • A lotería with prices
  • Art activities: learn how to make your own mini piñata, and make your own Guatemalan “quitapenas” doll
  • Spanish-language tours: learn about art in the collection during Spanish-language tours at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, and during gallery talks throughout the afternoon. 
  • Music and dance throughout the day. 

Food will be available for purchase from the Restaurant.
Rain date is Saturday, October 8. please check the Norton website and Facebook page on October 1 for updates.
For more events in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, click here.
 
Location: Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Nuestra Cultura flyer

 

Yamato-kan Reopening, Delray Beach

Dates: Oct. 1.
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is pleased to announce the reopening of the Yamato-kan on October 1. Its original museum building, the Yamato-kan is modeled after a pristine Japanese villa. It also features exhibition rooms embracing an open-air landscaped courtyard with a dry garden.   Guests can explore recently digitized materials from the archive collections associated with the original founders, their families, friends, neighbors, and view local newspaper clips of the time. During their visit to the newly renovated space, visitors will enjoy three new short documentaries that highlight the stories of the Yamato colonists who came from Japan, the life of George Morikami, the museum’s namesake, and the philosophy of Hoichi Kurisu, the Japanese landscape designer responsible for the design of the Morikami’s beautifully manicured gardens.   

Location: 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

Yamato Kan
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

 

Sister Hazel to Play DAStoberfest, Jupiter

Dates: Oct. 1.
Platinum-selling, iconic country/rock band, Sister Hazel, will be bringing their energetic show featuring new music and chart-topping hits to play DAStoberfest at Abacoa Amphitheater in Jupiter, FL on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Fans can expect a high-energy show with some brand-new Sister Hazel songs as well as popular fan favorites. The Festival starts at 4 pm and tickets start at $30. For additional information click here
 
Location: DAS Beer Garden, Downtown Abacoa, 1203 Town Center Dr., #116, Jupiter, FL 33458.

DAStoberfest
Courtesy of DAs Beer Garden

 

Clematis By Night, West Palm Beach

Dates: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27.
Every Thursday night from 6 pm to 9 pm, the City of West Palm Beach presents Clematis By Night. This 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. Check out the weekly lineup:

  • October 6 - Tempo Sonoro Band (Latin)
  • October 13 - The Goodnicks
  • October 20 - Roots Shakedown
  • October 27 – Clematis By Fright featuring The Spazmatics

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

Clematis By Night
Courtesy of The City of West Palm Beach

 

Ferocious Love: A Black Man’s Journey to Manhood, Delray Beach

Dates: Oct. 8.
Ferocious Love is a spoken theatre experience that puts a whole new spin on the urban male coming of age story circa the late 1980s. Ferocious Love demystifies the strong black single mother who is often deified in the black community and the scary street hustlin’ uncle who is so often demonized and glorified for all the wrong reasons. These two characters are in a tug of war for the life of the central character, Junie, who is “gasping for guidance” in search of his manhood beyond Ma’s well-intentioned “Emotional Incest” and his Uncle Rueben’s “Ideologies’. The issues of class, dysfunctional families, and the ferocity of a mother’s love figure greatly into this journey for manhood in a post-Civil Rights/Black Power America.
Time: 8 pm.
Tickets: $35
 
Location: Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Ferocious love flyer

 

 

Boca Raton in the 1970s Town Tall, Boca Raton

Dates: Oct. 12
Boca Raton in the 1970s is a panel discussion that will include Jim Hackett, Buzz McCall, Kerry Koen and Rimmie MacLaren. The event starts at 6 pm with check-in and refreshments, and the lecture begins at 6:30 pm. 
Cost: FREE for Boca Raton Historical Society members, $10 for guests.
Time: 6 pm.
 
Location: Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum, Historic Town Hall, 71 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432.

Boca Raton in the 1970s / Boca Mall Opens in 1974
Courtesy of Schmidt Boca Raton Historical Museum

 

Screen on The Green, West Palm Beach

Dates: Oct. 14.
On the second Friday of every month, Screen on the Green transforms the West Palm Beach Waterfront into a theater under the stars. This month, The City of West Palm Beach presents The Addams Family 2. The sequel to The Addams Family follows this beloved family as they embark on a bonding road trip. Their journey soon turns into crazier adventures and more wacky run-ins than ever imagined.
Time: 7-10 pm.

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

The Addams Family movie flyer

 

Latin Quarter WPB Fiesta, West Palm Beach

Dates: Oct. 15.
The Latin Quarter WPB Fiesta recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of The Palm Beaches. The event will include food, music, dancing, games, kids activities, dominos, putt-putt golf, a parade, and much more! The Parade starts at Bunker Rd and Dixie Hwy-WPB and ends at The Festival at Phipps Park across from St. Juliana.
 
Location: Phipps Park, 4715 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.
 

Latin Quarter Fiesta flyer

For more events in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, click here.

 

Sunday On The Waterfront, West Palm Beach

Dates: Oct. 16.
On the third Sunday of every month, the City of West Palm Beach presents Sunday On The Waterfront, a monthly concert series where you can listen to the hottest acts around against a spectacular waterfront backdrop. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, kick off your flip-flops, and sway to the tunes on the West Palm Beach Waterfront.
Time: 4-7 pm.

Location: Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Sunday on the Waterfront logo

 

[email protected], West Palm Beach

Dates: Oct. 21.
[email protected] are special evenings of each mainstage production for the LGBTQ community that include a pre-show reception, the production, and a post-show reception. The program takes place on Friday evenings, beginning at 7 pm. On October 21, Palm Beach Dramaworks presents 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog.
Get your tickets here.

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

 

Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale, West Palm Beach

Dates: Oct. 22.
The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc. is hosting its annual Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale on Saturday, October 22. The popular event will be held from 9 am to 2 pm in Buildings 6-10 on the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Both admission and parking are FREE. At this year’s Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale, vendors from all over the state will offer a wide variety of delightful and delicious fruit trees, including Avocado, Banana, Barbados Cherry, Black Sapote, Canistel Citrus, Dragon Fruit, Fig, Guava, and more.
 
Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.

Tropical fruit
Courtesy of The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc.

Diwali Celebration, West Palm Beach

Dates: Oct. 22.
Celebrate Diwali "The Festival Of Lights" at The Square through cultural entertainment programming, including a Revolutionary Storytime and Activity, Lantern Making with Resource Depot, pop ups of Indian delicacies, henna design and accessories, vibrant music and closing out with dancing and the lighting of the Wishing Tree. Register here.
Time: 3 pm – 7 pm.
Click here for more details.

Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Sandoway Discovery Series: Halloween!, Delray Beach

Dates: Oct. 6, 20.
Join the Sandoway Discovery Center for hands-on discovery and learn all things Halloween 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 561-274-7263. 
Time: Session 1: 2:30pm Session 2: 3:15pm 
Price: $8 non-member; $2 member. Fee includes all materials and admission to Sandoway Discovery Center for the day!
Ages: 3-5 years.
 
Location: Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

 

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach

Dates: various dates in October.
The list of events at the Morikami is full of exciting celebrations, classes, workshops, and more! Events include a therapeutic garden walking program (Stroll for Well-Being), classes of Japanese Traditional Music, Bonsai trimming classes, Japanese language courses, Ikebana Flower Arrangement classes, ink-painting courses, tea ceremonies, film screenings, and more. For more information and to register click here.
 
Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

Tea ceremony
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

 

Bedner’s Fall Festival, Boynton Beach

Dates: through Oct. 31.
It’s fall festival time! The Bedner’s Fall Festival takes place on a real farm and features a pumpkin patch, animals, an EDventure park, tractor rides, a corn maze, a sunflower field, food, music, and other activities. For more information click here.
Tickets: $24.99 per person at the gate. Children under 2 free.
Time: Monday-Saturday 9 am - 6 pm (last admission sold); Sunday 9 am -5 pm (last admission sold). Closed on Tuesdays.

Location: Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market, 10066 Lee Road, west of Boynton Beach.

 

Fright Nights, West Palm Beach 

Dates: October 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27 and 29.
This is the number one Halloween event in West Palm Beach – so don’t miss out! For two decades, Fright Nights has been the scariest haunted event in South Florida bringing you bone-chilling haunted houses, creepy characters, a carnival-like midway, live entertainment, and scare zones. This year’s haunted houses are Country Bill’s Meat, Dead of Winter, and Sirens’ Revenge, each with their own maze of scares.
Buy your ticket.

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.

 

Haunting History, West Palm Beach

Dates: Oct. 13, 20. 
Hear chilling stories of murder and mayhem from Palm Beach County history. 21 and older only. For more information visit pbchistory.org/events.
Tickets: $30 Historical Society of Palm Beach County members and $40 for nonmembers. 
Time: 6 pm.

Location: 1916 Historic Courtroom, 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach.

 

Fall FestivalBoynton Beach

Dates. Oct. 15.
This fall festival features games for families and kids of all ages including bounce houses, a rock wall, a petting zoo, sack races, and more. Other activities include a pumpkin decorating contest, face painting, and a live DJ. Kids in attendance will receive free popcorn and candy. Community Greening will be giving away 200 trees (2 per household). Trees include wild tamarind, slash pine, loquat, and avocado. This is a free event.
Time: 3-6 pm.

Location: Centennial Park & Amphitheater, 120 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach, FL 33435.

 

Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch Festival, Boca Raton

Dates: Oct. 15, 16.
The Pumpkin Patch Festival features a pumpkin patch with 2,500 pumpkins and carnival rides for all ages. Included in the entrance fee are unlimited carnival rides, access to the inflatable cornstalk maze, a dress-your-own scarecrow village and photo opportunities. For more information visit bocapumpkinpatch.com.
Tickets: $25 general admission for ages 3 and up. Free admission for under 3 (does not include access to carnival rides). 
Time: 10 am -6 pm. 

Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton.

Pumpkin Patch boca

 

Alligator Meet and Greet, Delray Beach

Dates: Wednesdays and Saturdays in October.
Every Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30 pm, listen to an informative talk about alligators! You will even get to see a real live baby alligator up close. For more information call 561-274-SAND (7263).
Tickets: $6 per person ages 3 and up.
Time: 2.30 pm.

Location: Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

 

Spookyville at South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach

Dates: 

  • Oct. 21, 5-9 pm
  • Oct. 22, 11 am - 6 pm
  • Oct. 23, 11 am - 6 pm
  • Oct. 29, 11am - 8 pm
  • Oct. 30, 11am - 8 pm
  • Oct. 31, 5-9 pm

Ford presents Spookyville in Yesteryear Village, an old-fashioned Halloween for families and children 10 and younger that offers a full array of safe trick-or-treats, a kiddie train, contests, games, and more! It’s a throwback to the traditional days of family Halloweens in a fun, secure and family-friendly environment. Enjoy live music and entertainment in the Storm Tight Windows Pavilion.
Admission: $10 per person, free parking.

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach.

Sppokyville

 

South Florida Fair’s Costumes & Cocktails Halloween event, West Palm Beach

Dates: Oct. 22.
As nightfall sets on Saturday, Oct. 22, Spookyville turns into Yesteryear Village’s biggest, craziest and spookiest Halloween celebration. Local and out-of-town zombies, vampires, and super-heroes take over the Village and turn this normally peaceful park into the zaniest place in the city. Guests are invited to get their costumes ready so they’re ready to strut their Halloween costumes, dance, eat, drink and enjoy a fun, grown-up trick-or-treat event. Best costume wins a $500 cash prize. Entertainment provided by DJ Cole Rippe. 
Cost: 

  • $35 per person for Costumes & Cocktails. Admission includes one complimentary signature drink, extended bar service, food, and entertainment.
  • $60 for Costumes & Cocktails and the all-new Ghost Prowl (details below). Ghost Prowl tickets cannot be purchased separately. 

Time: 8-11 p.m. Ghost Prowl begins at 10 p.m. 
 
Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach.

South Florida Fair’s Costumes & Cocktails Halloween event

 

Mounts Botanical Garden – October Events, West Palm Beach

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting 29 happy, healthy, horticulture happenings in October.

  • Watercolor at the Garden – October 4, 11, 18, 25 
  • Wednesday Walk & Talk – October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Qi Gong Classes – October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Beginning Watercolor with Carl Stoveland – October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Eat Your Landscape – October 7
  • Tai Chi at Mounts – October 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Palm Beach County Residents Day – October 8
  • Dogs’ Day in the Garden – October 9
  • Create a Butterfly & Pollinator Friendly Garden – October 13 
  • Introduction to Bonsai & Saikei – October 15
  • Botanical Photography: Still Life Flower & Foliage – October 22, 29
  • Wildness & the Art of Seeing Things – October 26
  • South Florida Vegetable Garden Basics – October 28

For more information and to register click here
 
Location: Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL 33415.

Pineapple
Courtesy of Mounts Botanical Garden

 

Oktoberfest, Lake Worth 

Dates: October 7-9, 2022; October 14-16, 2022
The American German Club of The Palm Beaches proudly hosts its time-honored Oktoberfest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the second and third weekends of October. Celebrate Germany without leaving The Palm Beaches. This Oktoberfest celebration features a traditional yet modern Bavarian atmosphere, authentic German meals, beer and brat booths, a biergarten, family-friendly entertainment for the kids with arts & crafts and games, vendor displays, souvenirs, and continuous live entertainment provided by two bands direct from the Munich Oktoberfest. Click here for more information.

Location: American German Club of The Palm Beaches, 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33463.

Musicians at the Oktoberfest

 

Golden Jubilee - A 50th Anniversary Celebration, Boca Raton

Dates: Oct. 26.
The Boca Raton Historical Society (BRHS) will celebrate its first half-century with an evening of dining, dancing, and more at the historic Addison, located at 2 E. Camino Real in Boca Raton. Festive events will include decade-inspired passed hors d’oeuvres, food stations and cocktails; a full open bar; dancing along to live entertainment; even decade-inspired activations such as a cigar lounge, whiskey bar, game lounge, and more. 
Cost: Tickets are $180 for BRHS members, $200 for nonmembers. Buy your tickets here.
Time: 6:30 pm.
 
Location: The Addison, 2 East Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33432.  

Golden Jubilee Boca Raton
Courtesy of Schmidt Boca Raton Historical Museum​

 

XII FIP World Polo Championship, Wellington

Dates: Oct. 29 – Nov. 6
The 2022 FIP Polo Championship tournament will be held from October 29 – November 6 in Wellington, FL. Preliminary games will be held at Valiente Polo Farm and the semifinals and final will take place at the National Polo Center. Ticketed NPC events will include the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, October 29 and the XII FIP World Polo Championship Final on Sunday, November 6 on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field One. Buy your tickets here.

Location: National Polo Center, 3667 120th Ave S, Wellington, FL 33414.

Two Polo Players

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