July is shaping up to be one of the hottest months in South Florida history, but it’s also a great time to take advantage of some of our magnificent summertime weather and enjoy the many amazing events happening throughout the Palm Beaches.
July 2-4, 2016 – 3-DAY PATRIOTIC WEEKEND
BBQ, BREWS & BLUES Saturday, July 2, 2016; 5-9p.m. FREE Historic Northwest District, three blocks north of Clematis on Rosemary Guests can savor free samples of delicious southern soul food and craft beers by local vendors (while supplies last) and take in some of the area’s best blues and R&B music in a family-friendly outdoor atmosphere. South Florida blues legend, Joey Gilmore, will entertain with his soulful tunes and electrifying show displaying the talent that earned him “Best Blues Band in the World,” along with Grammy-nominated blues duo Ike & Val Woods. Trolley service will be available from downtown West Palm Beach and free parking is available at the event site. Wpb.org/events for details.
Patriotic Specials in Downtown West Palm Beach
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Residents and visitors are invited to explore Downtown West Palm Beach and enjoy festive specials from their favorite restaurants and shops. From delicious dining options and unique shops, there is something for everyone to explore during this patriotic weekend celebration. For more information, visit DowntownWPB.com or facebook.com/downtownwpb.
4th on Flagler
Monday, July 4, 2016 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
West Palm Beach Waterfront
Celebrate this Four of July along the West Palm Beach Waterfront with an Independence Day Extravaganza. South Florida’s largest free outdoor celebration features two stages of entertainment with national recording artist, The Rua, children’s activities, a military honor ceremony, flag unfurling, an assortment of craft beer and food vendors, life-sized games of Foosball, human bowling and more ($5 wristband required for games), and an 18-minute fireworks extravaganza over the Intracoastal Waterway. Wpb.org/events for details.
SUMMER IN PARADISE CELEBRATION
May 28, 2016 – August 28, 2016; FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
Your summer plans are sure to get even hotter with the City of West Palm Beach’s popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P), a sizzlin’ celebration of free and amazing interactive art, music and family fun all summer long. The City is bursting with free family festivities including favorites like Screen on the Green, Glow Fore It mini golf, a wave of waterfront activities as well as two rockin’ concert series: Sunday on the Waterfront and Clematis by Night.
Additional highlights planned during this summer of fun include rockin’ free community events in Northwood Village including Art Night Out, Art Walk and monthly food truck events and BBQ, Brews & Blues in the Historic Northwest District. Guests can enjoy this summer-long celebration and come together for what is sure to be a Summer in Paradise on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Wpb.org/events for details.
INTERACTIVE ART: LOS TROMPOS
Thursday, June 2, 2016 – August 28, 2016; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront, Great Lawn
The Waterfront will be a kaleidoscope of color and movement all summer long with “Los Trompos” (Spinning Tops). This playful and colorful art installation that guests can take a spin on consists of 20, three-dimensional larger-than-life structures inspired by the internationally known spinning top toy. Each top has a unique shape inspired by nature and traditional Latin American design, architecture and folk art. Presented by City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places, this free art installation brightens the Great Lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wpb.org/events for details.
CBN21: Celebrating 21 Years with Twice the Entertainment All Summer Long
June 2, 2016 – August 25, 2016; 6-10 p.m. FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
The Summer of Fun continues as West Palm’s favorite Thursday night tradition proves why it has been the “hot spot to chill” for twenty plus years. During Clematis by Night, guests will enjoy two bands and $2 domestic drafts (with purchase of commemorative cup) every Thursday throughout the summer.
This free weekly outdoor concert series features live performances by the area’s best bands, food and drink specials and an unmatched atmosphere. Wpb.org/events for details.
Jul. 7 Sub Groove (Funk-Rock) with Opener Melinda Elena (R&B/Jazz/Blues)
Sub Groove is a quartet that combines the musical elements of funk, rock, jazz, hip-hop and soulful blues. South Florida native, Melinda Elena, will open with powerful, sultry vocals. www.subgroovemusic.com www.reverbnation.com/melindaelena
Jul. 14 Whisky Six (Country) with Opener Fonda Cash (Pop/Rock/Country)
Whisky Six is one of South Florida’s newest country bands that plays a signature rockabilly, party-style sound that crowds love. Fonda Cash will dominate the stage. She has performed with Toby Keith, opened for Blake Shelton and other national artists. www.whiskysixband.com www.reverbnation.com/fondacashmusic
Jul. 21 Adam Jason Band (Rock) with Opener The Flyers (Rock)
Adam Jason is more than just a singer; he’s also a songwriter, guitarist, bassist and performer. He has opened for Bon Jovi and also shared the stage with Edwin McCain, Train, Sugarland and many more. The Flyers comprise of an energetic power trio that will light up the night with their charismatic take on rock songs. www.theflyersmusic.com
Jul. 28 The Helmsmen (Island) with Opener The Holidazed (Reggae/Rock)
The Helmsmen create a blend of indie rock and island music with influences including The Beatles, Jack Johnson, Bob Marley and more. Opener The Holidazed will capture your imagination with their diverse style of reggae, rock and funk. www.thehelmsmenband.com www.theholidazed.com
SCREEN ON THE GREEN
Featuring: How to Train Your Dragon
July 8, 2016; 8-11 p.m. FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
Free outdoor movie featuring How to Train Your Dragon, rated PG. In this movie, a young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons, begins an unexpected friendship with a young dragon himself. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this theater under the stars. Wpb.org/events for details.
SUNDAY ON THE WATERFRONT
Alter Eagles (Eagles Tribute)
July 17, 2016; 4-7 p.m. FREE
Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach Waterfront
The Alter Eagles will perform all of the Eagles classics including Desperado, Heartache Tonight and Hotel California, as well as some originals. Any fan of the Eagles music will recognize the subtle complexities of instruments and vocals paired with precise harmonies at this Sunday on the Waterfront. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this outdoor event. Wpb.org/events for details.
NORTHWOOD VILLAGE ART WALK
2nd Saturday of each month: Jul. 9 and Aug. 13
Guided tours start at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tours begin at Hennevelt’s Gallery, 540 Northwood Road
Visitors can explore the artistic side of historic Northwood Village through guided walking tours of eclectic art galleries, outdoor murals and other unique neighborhood shops, as well as demos and talks with artists. Registration is required and space is limited to 20 people per tour.
NORTHWOOD VILLAGE ART NIGHT OUT Last Friday of each month: Jul. 29 and Aug. 26 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
Guests can experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll down Northwood Road with local art and craft vendors from all over South Florida, shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries open late, and live street-side artists and musicians.
NORTHWOOD VILLAGE FOOD TRUCK ROLL-IN
3rd Wednesday of each month: Jul. 20 and Aug. 17
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
500 block of Northwood Road
A food truck invasion on the west end of Northwood Road with a variety of culinary experiences, live music, and an artist colony featuring live art and artisan vendors.