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The Ultimate Guide to Winter Events in The Palm Beaches

This winter, find out why The Palm Beaches feature more than great weather and beaches. In addition to being the Cultural Capital of Florida®, home to more than 2,000 restaurants, and 47 miles of pristine South Florida beaches, The Palm Beaches is also home to a robust list of events. As the northern parts of the continent begin to cool down and frosty windows become a common sight, the south offers a warmer, livelier, and more enjoyable option this winter. Whether you’re a foodie seeking to tantalize your taste buds, a craft beer-lover looking to quench your thirst, an artist on a voyage for inspiration, or a sports fan looking to find your next sporting getaway - this destination has an event for you… and for those around you who are also seeking a winter escape.
 
DECEMBER 2016

Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival: December 8-11, 2016
Come out and enjoy Palm Beach’s spectacular restaurants and some of the nation’s notable chefs. Robert Irvine, Daniel Boulud, Virginia Philip and Lindsay Autry have been among the featured chef talents.
 
Swank Table Events: December 2016 through April 2017
Each year, Swank Farm hosts al fresco dinners on their farm. Each dinner is specially curated with local and nationally known chefs, local bands and regional distillers and brewers, all providing a memorable experience for attendees. Calling on the best of the state's farmers, ranchers, artisanal producers, micro-brewers, distillers and organic wine makers, chefs produce multi-course dinners of the highest quality.
 
 
JANUARY 2017
 
Palm Beach International Polo Season: January – April 2017
The “sport of kings” once again makes its annual visit to The Palm Beaches at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, bringing an entire season of exciting competition, highlighted by the U.S. Polo Open. Starting in early January, the weekly Sunday afternoon event will be the epicenter of social activity, as many of the world’s finest competitors come to show their riding skills in High and Medium Goal matches.
 

International Polo Club Palm Beach - Polo Action Shot
Photo courtesy of International Polo Club Palm Beach

FTI Winter Equestrian Festival: January 11 – April 2, 2017
The FTI Winter Equestrian Festival events showcase the partnership of horse and rider during through the thrills and grace of show jumping and the elegance of dressage. Some of the most experienced individuals perform during the largest and longest running horse show in the world. Dressage combines the ballet of balance and beauty, while show jumping keeps audiences on the edge of their seats, as the graceful animals fly over fences and stiles in an exciting display of power and riding talent.
 
The South Florida Fair: January 13 - 29, 2017
The 17-day long fair brings more than 200 rides and 1000 exhibitors to the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Attractions also include four stages for live music and entertainment, world class ice skating performances, award-winning agriculture and livestock programs and the historic Yesteryear Village. This year’s theme is “New Orleans,” and attendees will have the chance to experience the culinary flavors of the Fair’s theme for the first time ever.

The South Florida Fair - Photo courtesy of The South Florida Fair
Photo courtesy of The South Florida Fair 

Delray Beach Fashion Week: January 2017
Celebrate spectacular fashion, local designers and unique boutiques at Delray Beach Fashion Week. The local styles, designs and diverse fashions will take center stage with fashion shows, runway events, a designer showcase, beauty clinics, and a hair show.
 
Palm Beach Poetry Festival: January 16-21, 2017
The 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held at Delray Beach Center for the Arts in Delray Beach, Florida. The six-day festival features some of America’s most award-winning and engaging poets. Visitors can expect poetry readings, craft talks, interviews and panel discussions, workshops and more. The festival events are open to the public, but workshop admission is by application.
 
ArtPalmBeach: January 18 -22, 2017
Internationally renowned as the premier mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast, ArtPalmBeach is a five-day fair perfect for the art show enthusiast. Bringing more than 85 international galleries to the Palm Beach County Convention Center, the 20th annual event showcases paintings, photography, sculpture and ceramics of the 20th and 21st centuries. One-day passes and multi-day passes are available.

Art Palm Beach at The Palm Beach County Convention Center
Art Palm Beach at The Palm Beach County Convention Center - Photo courtesy of Art Palm Beach

Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival: January 2017
More than 50 brewers and 175 craft beers await for your enjoyment at this brew fest. Guests can sample and savor brews from local, regional and national talent, as well as ales, lagers, light to dark and everything in between. Live music and a silent disco are also available. This event takes place at Roger Dean Stadium.
 
 
FEBRUARY 2017
 
World Series of Poker: February 2017
For 12 action-packed days, hundreds of players will come from all over the United States for the chance to move forward to the National Championship in the World Series of Poker. This is the World Series of Poker’s one and only Florida stop, taking place at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. With buy-in monster stack along with nightly second chance and mega satellites, there will be more opportunities to gather those chips to your side of the table. Throughout the event, contestants will play Omaha Eight, H.O.R.S.E, and Hold'em with a second chance every night.
 
Allianz Championship: February 6-12, 2017
Spectators at the Allianz Championship are in for a treat, as the best Championship Tour Professionals shoot it out in stroke play with a total purse of $1.8 million. More than just a spectator event, Allianz features adult and junior Pro-Am tournaments, putting contests, clinics, and more.
 
Garlic Festival: February 10-12, 2017
This International Award-Winning three-day festival, now in its 18th year, celebrates food and fun with the incorporation of garlic-infused cuisine, contests, vendors and music. Visitors can enjoy the “Best Stinkin’ Party in Town” at Lake Worth’s John Prince Park. 
 
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show: February 15-21, 2017
Each year, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show welcomes the best of the art world from around the globe – connoisseurs, private collectors, museum curators and high-end interior designers. Held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, this largest show of its kind features exhibitors showcasing fine art, jewelry, furniture and sculpture. 
 
Delray Beach Open: February 17-26, 2017
See current and past legends of high-caliber professional tennis compete in more than a week of matches, and enjoy special events and parties along the iconic Atlantic Avenue District of Delray Beach. The event includes the ATP Champions Cup featuring legends of the past competing as Team USA vs. Team International, followed by ATP World Tour action - bringing fans the top tennis stars in the world. This event has been known to attract popular names in tennis such as Andy Roddick, Mikael Pernfors and Aaron Krickstein. 
 

Delray Beach Open
Photo courtesy of Delray Beach Open 

ArtiGras: February 18-20, 2017
Celebrating more than 30 years of art, this three-day, family-friendly event over President's Day weekend is full of spectacular art in all media types and jam-packed with fantastic sights, sounds and fabulous fun. Live music in all genres will serenade your soul and incredible food will tempt your palate. Stroll through the many exhibits and vendors and enjoy!
 
Everglades Day: February 21, 2017
Now in its 18th year, this festival and eco-adventure is dedicated to appreciation of wildlife, while allowing attendees to learn and have fun. Held at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, this year’s festival theme is "Mother Nature’s Magic Show.” Attendees can enjoy wildlife presentations, interactive games, guest speakers, conservation exhibits, demonstrations, canoeing, music, food trucks and time in the outdoors. Admission is free.
 
Jupiter Seafood Festival: March 4-5, 2017
Seafood, live music and family fun – that’s what attendees will find at this annual event. A corn hole tournament, nautical vendors and family rides will also be available. Admission is $10, and kids under 12 are free. Parking is also free and pets are allowed.
 
Lake Worth Street Painting Festival: February 25-26, 2017
This unique visual festival, which is celebrating 22 years, draws more than 100,000 attendees to Lake Worth each year to watch talented artists from around the globe turn asphalt into artwork. With more than 600 artists, street murals, music, restaurants, food and snack concessions on site, visitors can enjoy a weekend filled of entertainment, while watching the actual street as a canvas for chalk art.
 

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival - Photo courtesy of Lake Worth Street Painting Festival
Photo courtesy of the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

The Honda Classic: February 20-26, 2017
Make way for the PGA Tour as it stops for its annual visit to one of professional golf's most notable locations – PGA National Resort & Spa. A tour highlight for players and fans alike, the Champion Course – home of the famous Bear Trap and toughest golf course in Florida, according to the PGA Tour – hosts the prestigious Honda Classic. Past tournament participants include Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Lee Westwood.

Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa
Photo courtesy of The Honda Classic

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