Festival of the Arts Boca

March 3, 2023
March 12, 2023

Mizner Park Amphitheater & Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

It’s An Amazing Event 

Festival of the Arts BOCA is an extraordinary, multi-day cultural arts event bringing excitement and new experiences to The Palm Beaches. The event features several of the world's most sought-after classical and contemporary performers, as well as award-winning authors and speakers, cirque performances, story slams, and film screenings. If you needed any more proof The Palm Beaches are Florida's Cultural Capital®, Festival of the Arts BOCA is it!


Violinist Itzak Perlman

A History of Great Performers, Arthurs, and Celebrities 

Many luminaries from the classical arts have been featured at the Festival of the Arts BOCA, including Itzhak Perlman, Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell, and Pat Metheny. Award-winning authors such as Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Thomas Friedman have dropped in as well. Every year brings a lineup full of surprises, and it’s always entertaining. 
The 16thAnnual Festival of the Arts Boca will welcome two-time Oscar® nominee, and five-time GRAMMY®- winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard on opening night, Friday, March 4 at 7.30 pm. This concert is presented in partnership with FAU/Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, with support from the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Arts Endowment.

Blanchard made history in October by becoming the first black composer presented by the Metropolitan Opera in its 138-year history.  He comes to Boca Raton with his internationally acclaimed band, the E-Collective, and the double GRAMMY®-winning Turtle Island Quartet, in a program from his new album, Absence, a tribute to the legendary jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter.  

Other Festival highlights include an Opera Gala Concert featuring soprano Larisa Martinez, who regularly appears with Andrea Bocelli. A Night at the Ballet will feature stars from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and more, performing excerpts from the classics including Don Quixote, Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet, as well as contemporary works, such as She’s a Rainbow, by the Rolling Stones.  Time for Three, known for standing at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music, returns to the Festival. Grammy Award-winning jazz flutist Nestor Torres and his band close out the Festival on March 13.
Tickets for the 16th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca range from $15 to $150 per person and are available at festivalboca.org or by calling 561.757.4762 from 9 am to 9 pm. 

Festival Boca is committed to the health and safety of everyone involved in its events, from attendees, to artists and staff.  All events will take place at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, an outdoor (tented) venue, with socially-distanced, open seating with all seats 4 feet apart.  ​

More Fun Things to Do

Boca Raton is the perfect place for connoisseurs of the arts, but it's also a major destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. Stroll the wonderful plazas and tour the art exhibits at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, or enjoy the abundance of luxury boutiques and national retailers. You can also dive the blue waters, or check out the amazing parks and beaches. Boca Raton will keep your interests high and heart engaged.

Visit the Festival of the Arts Boca website

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