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12 Ways to Discover The Palm Beaches This Year

Signature events across Palm Beach County encourage visitors to experience local art, food and culture

SAO PAULO, January 25th, 2019 – The Palm Beaches, a destination comprised of 39 vibrant, diverse and welcoming communities from Boca Raton to Jupiter, Florida, offers plenty of events for tourists and locals throughout the year. Located between Orlando and Miami, Florida, the destination provides new and surprising experiences for visitors. Not only does The Palm Beaches has75 kilometers of sun-soaked Atlantic coast beaches, gastronomy for all tastes, attractions for families, and activities for couples, but the destination offers a year-round tropical setting for a wide range of must-see signature events. This year, we welcome travelers to visit during some of the county’s most popular happenings. For more information on these events and other offerings, visit https://www.thepalmbeaches.com/events. 
 
For Those Who Enjoy Fairs:
SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR
January 18 through February 3, 2019
West Palm Beach, Florida
With more than 200 rides and 1,000 exhibitors, The South Florida Fair draws in hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists alike over its 17-day span. In 2018, dozens of big-name concerts rocked the fair scene including Grammy winner Matthew West, Grand Funk Railroad, Chris Lane, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.  Visitors can look forward to varied experiences including live music performances, carnival games, and amusement rides, livestock viewing, and Instagram-worthy food such as doughnut burgers, funnel cakes, corn dogs, deep-fried sweets, and more during the destination’s winter months.
More information: thepalmbeaches.com/top-event/south-florida-fair  
 
For TV Series Enthusiasts:
DOWNTON ABBEY: THE EXHIBITION
November 10, 2018, through April 22, 2019
West Palm Beach, Florida
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, which is based on the beloved television show, transports fans of the show to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and the iconic house scenes come to life. At the exhibit, visitors will be immersed in the fascinating social history, culture, and some of the most memorable moments from the show’s six-season run. They can also view detailed costumes and sets from the series. For Street Art Lovers: LAKE WORTH STREET PAINTING February 23 through February 24, 2019, Lake Worth, Florida Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, attendees can watch more than 600 chalk artists as they transform the paved streets of Lake Worth into their temporary canvas. Over two days, visitors can enjoy the diverse variety of large-scale traditional, contemporary, and 3-D murals for free. Live entertainment, food and drink vendors will also be present.   More information: http://www.streetpaintingfestivalinc.org/

  For Those Who Are Inspired by Art:
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOCA
February 28 through March 10, 2019
Boca Raton, Florida

The Festival of the Arts BOCA is an extraordinary multi-day, cultural arts event bringing excitement and new experiences that show why The Palm Beaches deserve the title of Florida’s Cultural Capital®. Audiences will delight in some of the world’s most sought-after jazz, opera, and classical performers, as well as recognized, award-winning authors and speakers. From opening to closing, this is a 10-day festival of top-rated performers, talented musicians, films and producers, and all things art.
More information: https://festivalboca.org/

For Those Who Crave Time Outdoors:
TWISTED: PATRICK DOUGHERTY ENTWINED AT MOUNTS BOTANICAL GARDEN
January 26 through Summer 2019
West Palm Beach, Florida
North Carolina-based artist Patrick Dougherty will bring his talents to the Mounts Botanical Garden later this month, as he assembles his latest Stickwork creation. Combining both his carpentry skills and love of nature, Mr. Dougherty will transform 30,000 lbs. of willow from a nursery in Fredonia, New York into an enchanting form of art. Throughout the last 30 years, Mr. Dougherty has built more than 250 of these works, which have been seen from Scotland and Japan to Brussels, and the United States – including two Florida gardens (McKee Botanical in Melbourne and Pinecrest Gardens in Miami) and his recent massive project at Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art. The exhibit will be a welcome addition to Mount Botanical Gardens’ 14-acre living plant museum and its 25 unique garden areas.

RUNNING WILD – 3RD ANNUAL – RUN FOR THE NATURAL AREAS 5K TRAIL RUN
March 9th, 2019
West Palm Beach, Florida
In conjunction with the 3rd annual Natural Areas Festival, Run for the Natural Areas 5K Trail Run at Winding Waters Natural Area aims to showcase the Palm Beach County Natural Areas that the citizens voted to preserve. The course itself will be along a trail around the restored wetland, which offers scenic views of the teeming plant and animal life. Winding Waters is a natural area containing a diverse abundance of habitats and birdlife.
 
For Music Festival Fans:
SUNFEST
May 2 through May 5, 2019

West Palm Beach, Florida
SunFest, a four-day waterfront festival boasting 50 bands performing on three stages, is complemented by eye-catching art, delectable eats, floating bars, and fireworks show to close out the event. The first SunFest was held in 1983, and the annual event has been entertaining festival-goers ever since. Past acts have included Blink-182, Pitbull, Nick Jonas, Duran Duran, Flo Rida, Weezer, John Legend, The Beach Boys, Steve Aoki, Train, Meghan Trainor, Evanescence, Snoop Dogg, Lenny Kravitz, Paramore, and Matisyahu.
More information: https://www.sunfest.com/
 
BRAZILIAN BEAT
September 2019 – Exact dates to be confirmed
Boca Raton, Florida
Brazilian Beat is a traditional celebration of Brazilian festivities. This free event brings together the art of music and dance in one mesmerizing evening. Live music, street dancing, capoeira, samba drummers, a Zumba showcase, and savory Brazilian cuisine and cocktails make for a memorable festival year after year. Past Brazilian stars performances have included Diogo Nogueira and Vanessa da Mata.
More information: thepalmbeaches.com/top-event/sunfest
 
For Those Who Need Relaxation:
SPA & WELLNESS MONTH
October 1 through October 31, 2019
Various locations throughout Palm Beach County, Florida
All October long, The Palm Beaches’ annual Spa & Wellness Month highlights the array of wellness-focused offerings available throughout Palm Beach County. Designed to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul, these spa therapies, wellness experiences, and healthy treats are available at exclusive, limited-time prices for one month only.
More information: thepalmbeaches.com/spa-and-wellness-month
 
For The Foodies:
FLAVOR PALM BEACH

September 1 through September 30, 2019
Various Restaurants throughout Palm Beach County, Florida

The month-long promotion celebrates local cuisine throughout the month of September, allowing visitors to enjoy the same great flavors for less. Hungry visitors can satisfy their foodie cravings at participating restaurants and bistros from Jupiter to Boca Raton, which offer prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. More information: http://flavorpb.com/

PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
December 12 through December 15, 2019
Various Restaurants & venues throughout Palm Beach County, Florida

Celebrity chefs and exceptional cuisine are what make this a foodie favorite in an island paradise. Melt away your worries with an international menu of gastronomic delights during this four-day extravaganza. From comfort food to five-course dinners with premium Master Sommelier wine pairings, this gastronomic experience hosts an unprecedented collection of talent. Past participating chefs have included Daniel Boulud, Duff Goldman, Robert Irvine, Charles Phan, Michelle Bernstein, Clay Conley, Jeff Mauro, Lindsay Autry, Elizabeth Falkner, and Mauro Colagreco. 
More information: https://www.pbfoodwinefest.com/

For The Beer Aficionados:
PALM BEACH SUMMER BEER FEST
July 2019 – Exact dates to be confirmed
West Palm Beach, Florida

Enjoy the distinct flavors of national and local brews at South Florida’s only indoor Craft Beer Fest, held at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. Attendees can expect food trucks, beer tastings from more than 40 local, regional and national breweries, live music, unique food tastings, games, entertainment, and additional beverage tastings of spirits and wine.
 
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SOBRE THE PALM BEACHES
Discover The Palm Beaches, antiga Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, é a organização oficial de promoção de turismo das 39 cidades e vilas conhecidas como “The Palm Beaches”, que  abrangem mais de 2.300 km2 e mais de 75 km de praias intocadas que vão de Boca Raton a Jupiter e Tequesta. A indústria do Turismo está entre as maiores do condado, gerando US$ 4.7 bilhões em gasto direto de visitantes e apoiando mais de 70 mil trabalhos, com um impacto econômico de aproximadamente US$ 7 bilhões. Uma vez conhecida como uma escapada tropical de viajantes de elite nos anos 1800, America’s First Resort Destination® está fazendo um ressurgimento com o The Best Way To Experience Florida®, marcando um recorde de 7.89 milhões de pessoas em 2017. The Palm Beaches são o lar de aproximadamente 17 mil quartos de hotéis, que vão de resorts históricos a boutiques, além das mais de 100 atrações family-friendly, experiências de compras, 200 km de áreas navegáveis para atividades aquáticas, mais de 150 corais artificiais que se alinham com o fluxo do Golfo no Oceano Atlântico, 160 campos de golfe, restaurantes premiados e um grande panorama de atrações, com mais de 200 instituições de arte e cultura.

Localizada ao longo da I-95, o Palm Beach International Aiport (PBI) também está situado na região de Palm Beaches, com mais de 200 voos diretos para 27 destinos domésticos e internacionais nos Estados Unidos e Canadá. Palm Beaches também está convenientemente localizada próximo aos aeroportos de Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood e de Miami, cada um a aproximdamente uma hora de distância. Além disso, com o novo trem Britghline, o transporte para Palm Beaches saindo de Fort Lauderdale é ainda mais rápido, com conexões para Miami e Orlando em breve.

Para mais informações sobre The Palm Beaches, visite www.ThePalmBeaches.com e acesse as mídias sociais: @DescubraPalmBeaches no Facebook, @PalmBeachesFL no Twitter e Instagram e YouTube em Discover The Palm Beaches e use a hashtag #ThePalmBeaches.

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