City of West Palm Beach FREE Community Events for February and March

We want to kick off the new year by sharing with you an awesome lineup of FREE events coming up this February and March in the City of West Palm Beach. Please note that due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show, March’s schedule includes cancellations of regularly occurring programming.

Highlights for February include:

  • Firefighter Chili Cook off at Clematis by Night on February 1
  • Screen on the Green on February 9 will feature a make-and-take Despicable Me craft for kids, immediately followed by a free screening of “Despicable Me 3”
  • GreenMarket’s Strawberry Festival on February 10, which features strawberry freshly made strawberry shortcakes by Chef Carlino of Cider Doughnuts with proceeds benefiting Hospice of Palm Beach County
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute at Sunday on the Waterfront on February 18

 

Highlights for March include:

  • Screen on the Green on March 9, which will feature cars-themed creative activities for kids, followed by the free screening of “Cars 3”
  • St. Patrick’s Day Photo Booth at the GreenMarket on March 17, where guests can take photos with lucky, green props

 

Events website/social media/contact info: www.wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch or call 561-822-1515.

GREENMARKET

Every Saturday; 9 a.m. –  1 p.m. FREE (GreenMarket will take place weekly on Saturday through April 21, 2018, with the exception of March 24)

West Palm Beach Waterfront

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the area’s first and premier green market located on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront. Visitors can shop more than 90 vendors featuring the freshest and most unique offerings, including local produce, plants, exotic flowers, herbs, baked goods, gourmet foods, teas, coffee, specialty pet products and much more.  The GreenMarket also features live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free activities for kids, plus plentiful green space and seating for a morning of fun and relaxation. This Saturday morning ritual in downtown West Palm Beach is the place to see and be seen! Special dates during January include:

 

  • Saturday, February 3: Historical Walking Tour (10 a.m.)
  • Saturday, February 10: Strawberry Festival
  • Saturday, February 17: Historical Walking Tour (10 a.m)

 

About the Historical Walking Tour

Due to popular demand last season, the historical walking tours are back with regularity. The tours will begin “By the Banyan” at 10 a.m., last approximately an hour-and-a-half, and end at the Johnson History Museum. They will be amplified this year, to accommodate for larger groups, and led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez. Tours will take place twice a month, starting on October 7. The cost is $10 per person and require a minimum of 10 reservations. Visitors can learn more and purchase tickets by visiting www.hspbc.org/events/#historytours or calling 561.832.4164 ext. 2. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.

 

The GreenMarket is friendly to dogs on short leashes and always free. Parking is free in two of the City’s closest garages, on the corners of Banyan/Olive and Evernia/Olive, during market hours. Those interested in arriving by boat can also take advantage of the City’s free public docks.

 

CLEMATIS BY NIGHT

Free Weekly Concert Series

Every Thursday; 6-9 p.m. FREE

West Palm Beach Waterfront

West Palm’s favorite Thursday night tradition proves why it has been the “hot spot to chill” for more than 20 years. During Clematis by Night, guests will enjoy live music, food and drink specials and the hottest local social scene, creating an unmatched seaside happy hour setting. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch.

 

  • Thursday, February 1: Firefighter Chili Cook Off

 

South Florida-based band, CoverUp, performs a set list of upbeat songs from hard rock and punk, to ’80s Hair Bands and everything in between. The band, led by singer Larry Demers, is known for its high energy and interactive shows. Their extraordinary energy will keep the audience dancing and singing all night long.

 

On the Roxx will make Clematis by Night rock! The band features bandleader and lead singer Diane DeNoble, an all-around entertainer who has performed on the stages of Broadway, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Bali and world-class cruise ships all over the world. She has made her home in West Palm Beach and she continues to grace stages all over South Florida. Their ’80s tribute will get the audience footloose on the dance door with hits by Madonna, Michael Jackson, Joan Jett, B52’s, The Clash, Blondie and more.

 

IndiGo’s renditions of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Adele, Sam Smith, Norah Jones, Billy Joel and Amy Winehouse will keep Clematis by Night’s guests smiling and grooving all night long. The band has successfully connected with audiences nationwide in both an elegant and entertaining style that has been described as unforgettable.

 

 

SCREEN ON THE GREEN

Friday, February 9, 2018

“Despicable Me 3” (PG)

6 – 10 p.m. FREE


6:00 PM
Kids Activities on the Great Lawn

Parents are encouraged to bring their own “minions” down to the Waterfront in advance of this month’s feature film, Despicable Me 3. Rhythm & Hues, a local children’s creativity center, is sponsoring a make-and-take Despicable Me craft. Unlike the identity crisis Gru will face in the film, there is nothing two-faced about this free and fun opportunity!

7:00 PM Despicable Me 3

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother – a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps – one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

Outdoor movie watching has never been more inviting than on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Monthly, on the second Friday of the month, the City of West Palm Beach turns the Great Lawn into an open-air theater – movie and included views of the stars and sea are both FREE. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and snuggle up for featured films – including newly released hits and throwback favorites. After hours, please call 561-822-2222 for information on event cancellations.

 

SUNDAY ON THE WATERFRONT

Sunday, February 18, 2018

4 – 7 p.m. FREE | Palm Stage, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Nuthin’ Fancy (Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd) | https://www.facebook.com/Nuthin-Fancy-506859699365497/

Nuthin’ Fancy, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band named after the band’s platinum album that debuted in 1975, is coming to town – and prepared to sing sweet southern songs in West Palm Beach, Florida – “where the skies are [also] so blue.” Sunday on the Waterfront guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and enjoy the throwback tunes of the classic 70s. The look, sound, lineup and feel of the overall show – led by magnetic front man Tommy Roxx, who is said to be a Ronnie Van Zant clone – is sure to impress.

 

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this outdoor event. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch.

 

***activities are subject to change and cancellation***

 

CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR MARCH 2018

**Please note, this month’s schedule includes cancellations of regularly occurring programming due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show; OF NOTE: there will be no Sunday on the Waterfront in March and other cancellations are noted throughout

Events website/social media/contact info: www.wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch or call 561-822-1515.

GREENMARKET

Every Saturday; 9 a.m. –  1 p.m. FREE. NOTE: The GreenMarket will be CLOSED on March 24 due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show

West Palm Beach Waterfront

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the area’s first and premier green market located on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront. Visitors can shop more than 90 vendors featuring the freshest and most unique offerings, including local produce, plants, exotic flowers, herbs, baked goods, gourmet foods, teas, coffee, specialty pet products and much more.  The GreenMarket also features live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free activities for kids, plus plentiful green space and seating for a morning of fun and relaxation. This Saturday morning ritual in downtown West Palm Beach is the place to see and be seen! Special dates during March include:

 

  • Saturday, March 3: Historical Walking Tour (10 a.m.)
  • Saturday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Photo Booth/Historical Walking Tour (10 AM)

 

About the Historical Walking Tour

Due to popular demand last season, the historical walking tours are back with regularity. The tours will begin “By the Banyan” at 10 a.m., last approximately an hour-and-a-half, and end at the Johnson History Museum. They will be amplified this year, to accommodate for larger groups, and led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez. Tours will take place twice a month, starting on October 7. The cost is $10 per person and require a minimum of 10 reservations. Visitors can learn more and purchase tickets by visiting www.hspbc.org/events/#historytours or calling 561.832.4164 ext. 2. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.

 

The GreenMarket is friendly to dogs on short leashes and always free. Parking is free in two of the City’s closest garages, on the corners of Banyan/Olive and Evernia/Olive, during market hours. Those interested in arriving by boat can also take advantage of the City’s free public docks.

 

CLEMATIS BY NIGHT

Free Weekly Concert Series

Every Thursday; 6-9 p.m. FREE NOTE: No Clematis by Night on Thursday, March 22, due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show

West Palm Beach Waterfront

West Palm’s favorite Thursday night tradition proves why it has been the “hot spot to chill” for more than 20 years. During Clematis by Night, guests will enjoy live music, food and drink specials and the hottest local social scene, creating an unmatched seaside happy hour setting. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch.

 

With very diverse styles, The Holidazed’s five-piece reggae/rock/funk band will create a great ambiance, and in turn, make the audience feel carried away – just like they are on holiday! The band creates progressive, heart-pounding music with modern technological inspiration. Their live show at the Waterfront will help guests relax and in the famous words of Marley, “don’t worry.”

 

Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist, and named the “Best Up-And-Coming Band” by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones are New York’s premier roots rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, and R&B outfit. This fun-loving band plays their own original musical offerings with a vintage style, as well as re-workings of classics and standards for listeners of all ages, likes, and walks of life.

 

The Latin Ensemble, led by musician and songwriter Luis Manuel, offers the best live Latin performance in the area. Luis Manuel, who is known as ‘El Salsero Urbano’, holds three International Latin Music awards, more than 20 compilations, and one solo album with SONY Music. Guests will sing and dance to their versatile repertoire, including salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, paso doble, and folkloric rhythms from Venezuela, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

 

  • Thursday, March 22: Palm Beach International Boat Show. No Clematis by Night.

 

If you thought that South Florida couldn’t get any hotter, then you must be one of the few that have not seen the famed band, The Flyers. The Flyers is an energetic, heart-pounding, power trio that lights up performances with their charismatic take on songs that audiences know and love. With an ability to captivate, and spread good vibes, guests are in for a show. Whether looking to sing along, or dance to the song, guests are sure to get all this and more at The Flyers show!

 

 

SCREEN ON THE GREEN

Friday, March 9, 2018

“Cars 3” (G)

6 – 10 p.m. FREE

6:00 PM Kids Activities on the Great Lawn

On your mark, get set and GO!… down to the Waterfront! Kids and their pit crew are invited to rooooom and zooooom over to the Waterfront in advance of this month’s Screen on the Green, Cars 3, for movie-themed creative activities, by sponsor Rhythm & Hues. Borrow some Lightning McQueen magic so you don’t miss out on the fun!

7:00 PM Cars 3 (G)

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Outdoor movie watching has never been more inviting than on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Monthly, on the second Friday of the month, the City of West Palm Beach turns the Great Lawn into an open-air theater – movie and included views of the stars and sea are both FREE. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and snuggle up for featured films – including newly released hits and throwback favorites. After hours, please call 561-822-2222 for information on event cancellations.

 

***activities are subject to change and cancellation***