Love is in the air in downtown West Palm Beach this February

Are you looking for something cool to do this month in West Palm Beach? From concerts to movies to happening events, it’s all taking place downtown!

CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 2019

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. – 1P.M. FREE (GreenMarket will take place weekly on Saturday through April 20, 2019, with the exception of March 30, due to the Palm Beach Boat Show)

West Palm Beach Great Lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street,

West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (N. Clematis St., just west of Flagler Drive)

The 2018 – 2019 season includes more than 90 vendors selling locally-grown food, fresh flowers, decadent baked goods, vegan offerings, coffees, teas, spices, handmade items, homey finds, and much more. The Saturday staple is the premier place to bring the family – pets included.

This year’s GreenMarket theme is “We PRODUCE Fun for Everyone,” which is apparent in the beyond-the-produce fun that is available for visitors of all ages. In addition to the local vendors, the GreenMarket also features live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free activities for kids, monthly historical walking tours and plentiful green space and seating, which creates a morning full of fun and relaxation.

Parking is available in two City garages, both just blocks from the waterfront. Parking is free in the Evernia/Olive garage during market hours and a flat fee of $5 in the Banyan/Olive garage before 1 p.m. Those interested in arriving by boat can also take advantage of the City’s free public docks. In addition, as part of its plan to go greener, the City is encouraging visitors to arrive by way of the City’s popular, free and fun trolley. Hop on the Yellow Line and save those CO2s.

Special dates during February include:

  • February 16: “By the Banyan” historical walking tour 
    • The 90-minute guided tour starts at 10 a.m. and is led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez. The tour will highlight the evolution of downtown West Palm Beach buildings and landmarks.
    • Tours begin “by the Banyan tree” on the east end of Clematis Street, 101 N. Clematis St., and end at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, at 300 N. Dixie Hwy.
    • Tickets are $10 per person and tours are rain or shine. Call 561.832.4164 ext.2 for more information or reservations.

CLEMATIS BY NIGHT

Free Weekly Concert Series

Every Thursday; 6-9 p.m. FREE

West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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.

  • February 7: Kings County (Party Rock) www.facebook/kingscountyband.com 

    Are you ready to rock? Kings County is ready to put on an energetic, party rock show at Clematis by Night. This band has played with some great rock stars and bands like: Styx, Hootie and the Blowfish, Joan Jett, 38 Special, Duran Duran, The B-52s, and Foreigner. Originally from New York, Kings County moved to Orlando, FL after being hired by Disney World as the house band at Pleasure Island. Besides performances at Disney World, the band has played shows from Maine to New Orleans, and internationally at the Hard Rock Café in Cancun, Mexico. This live performance will have you playing your air guitar while rocking out to popular tunes.

  • February 14: Firefighter Chili Cookoff 

    Watch firefighters from different stations, chefs from local restaurants and others compete for the coveted “best chili” recognition. The public is invited to get in on the action by purchasing a wristband to gain access to unlimited samples – and cast their own vote. Proceeds are earmarked to benefit charity and tickets are $10. The steamy competition will turn up the heat on Valentine’s Day, so stay tuned for more information.

    Opener: Tim Charron (Country) | www.timcharron.com 

    Tim Charron is a country rock recording artist that currently divides his time between Nashville and Florida. Charron currently has three albums out, the latest, Chasing The Sun, was recorded with country mega star Jason Aldean’s band. He considers his music to be “Country Rock with a Twist of Lime.” Some of his greatest influences are musical greats like John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Nirvana. However, one of the greatest influences on his life (and in his music) has come from Mother Nature herself, the beach.

    Headliner: Maggie Baugh (Country)https://www.maggiebaugh.com/home

    Calling all country music fans… come down to Clematis by Night to see a live performance featuring multi-instrumentalist and singer Maggie Baugh, a young, South Florida-based county music sensation. Just shy of 18-years-old, Baugh is already a Nashville Recording artist, singer/songwriter, guitar player and dynamic fiddle player. She has shared the stage with performers like Ashley Monroe, Taylor Hicks, Drew Baldridge, Josh Dorr, and Radio Romance, and even played the fiddle during live performances of “Devil Went Down to Georgia” alongside Charlie Daniels.

  • February 21: Business As Usual (Dance/Variety/Pop) 

    |http://www.businessasusualband.com/

    Business As Usual “BAU,” South Florida’s hottest dance party band, plays top-40 music heard over the airwaves. Attendees will be up and dancing to a wide variety of classic tunes that everyone loves, including pop, rock, disco and R&B. From the ‘60s to the 2000s, “BAU” will keep guests entertained all night long to the music that was and still is the soundtrack of their life.

  • February 28: Chemradery (Pop-Rock/Soul) www.chemradery.com

    Chemradery. It’s not a word in the English dictionary, but it might very well make it there if this band has anything to say about it. Led by vocalist Gregory Scot Dyer, and guitarist Ivan Alexander, Chemradery came about when two innovative minds merged their passion for music to create a sound that would not only inspire, but leave a lasting impression; on themselves and the listener. Melodic verses and choruses; simplistic, yet memorable lyrics about the positives and negatives of everyday life, and tasteful instrumentation that tie it all together. The fellowship, interaction, and common bond of everyday people, whose sole purpose is to tell a story through their music; a story that you can’t stop reading. That is Chemradery.

SCREEN ON THE GREEN

Friday, February 8, 2019

“Incredibles 2”

6 – 10 p.m. FREE | The Great Lawn, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2”– but this time Helen (Mrs. Incredible) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (Mr. Incredible) at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again — which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

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 17, 2019

4 – 7 p.m. FREE | Currie Park, 2400 N Flagler Drive 33407 (Please note address – this is not at the regular location)

“The Resolvers”

 “The Resolvers” bring a unique sound, one in which the 11-piece band calls “big band reggae,” is a marriage between roots reggae and New Orleans-style funk. The band’s powerful vibes have spread out far beyond the Florida peninsula, uplifting audiences throughout the Southeast, as well as in California and Jamaica. Upon releasing their 3rd EP, Big Band Reggae, it debuted at number five on the Billboard reggae charts, establishing the band’s presence in the reggae world at large.

While the band’s positive influence makes its way around the globe, it is certainly most concentrated here in South Florida. The band regularly, along with its ever-growing posse of sun-kissed fans, blows the roof off local venues.

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***