The Rickie Report can’t wait! So many places to go and so much to see and do! The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County announces Spring festivals galore!
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County announces Spring festivals galore!
Outdoor Festivals wrapped in arts and culture abound in Palm Beach County
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites you to enjoy the beautiful outdoors at a variety of arts and cultural festivals held all over the county all Spring long!
Check out events on tap, visit websites, and even purchase tickets by visiting: http://artscalendar.com/thepalmbeaches. Visit the Cultural Council’s Cultural Information Center in its headquarters building, 601 Lake Ave., in Lake Worth, to use its interactive, touch-screen Explore Board to peruse arts and cultural venues; pick up brochures, event calendars, maps, the Winter issue of art&culture magazine, and fill your day book or extended stay itinerary with destination stops sure to fulfill your quest for exciting arts and cultural happenings all over the county.
Spring is the perfect time of year to experience an array of exciting, outdoor arts and cultural festivals taking place in April and May all over Palm Beach County. With a colorful and diverse variety of activities, offerings, and fun, there’s sure to be something for visitors of varying age, taste, and budget.
On the South end of Palm Beach County, visitors can enjoy the 51st annual Delray Affair, taking place April 5 – April 7 in Downtown Delray Beach, named “Most Fun Small Town in America” by Rand McNally’s Annual Best of the Road contest. Nicknamed the “Greatest Show under the Sun”, the Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The free event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to N.W. 2nd Avenue and two city parks.
In the county’s central corridor, get ready for three days of Reggae music with Reggae Fest, taking place in Downtown Lake Worth April 12 – 14. Now, in its 15th year, the Annual Lake Worth Reggae Fest features some of the best national and regional talent in the world! This year’s festive lineup includes Dirty Heads and the international reggae superstars Third World. Tickets $10 in advance to $15. Weekend passes available.
The week of April 4 – 11 is for film enthusiasts of various genres when the 18th annual Palm Beach International Film Festival comes to a city near you in Palm Beach County. The festival kicks off at 7 p.m. on April 4, with its Opening Night Film & Party – Decoding Annie Parker at Muvico Parisian @ CityPlace, in West Palm Beach. Following the screening, `Opening Night’ festivities continue as guests board trolleys to the luxurious rooftop of Two City Plaza for cocktails and a sampling of delicacies from our culinary partners. $75 film and party with advance reservations required; $30 film only. The festival boasts an exciting and diverse program, with screenings taking place in theaters and venues all over the county. Participating venues include: Downtown in the Gardens’ Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille, in Palm Beach Gardens; the Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre, in Lake Worth; and, DeBilzan Gallery, in Delray Beach. Prices vary; student and senior discounts are available.
Jupiter, situated in the north end of the county, is home to the 2nd annual Jupiter Seafood Festival, scheduled to take place April 6 – April 7 at Abacoa Town Center from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, and until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Musical performances by the Moska Project, The Marshall Tucker Band and the Ultimate Journey Tribute Band, to name a few, will provide live, family-friendly entertainment! Fresh local seafood, children’s activities and nautical vendors will all participate to make this an exciting weekend festival. Tickets $10; children under 12 are free.
Just south of Jupiter is Juno Beach, the home of the Loggerhead Marine Life Center and host of the 10th annual TurtleFest celebration scheduled to take place on April 13th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. This day-long event provides an exciting opportunity to support conservation efforts and educational programs about being green! Enjoy close encounters with threatened sea turtles, live music from bands such as The Resolvers and Making Faces, environmental themed artwork, and much more! Participating cultural and arts organizations say, `Welcome to Palm Beach County” – where Culture has found its place in the sun®. For a wide preview of festivals and other arts and cultural offerings in Palm Beach County, visit the Cultural Council’s Arts Calendar at: http://artscalendar.com/thepalmbeaches
Wrapping up the Spring Festival Season is Florida’s largest waterfront music and arts festival: SunFest 2013. Go where music meets the waterfront for this annual festival from May 1 – May 5. This year’s thrilling musical line-up includes: Train, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Offspring, The Black Crowes, and Ed Sheeran – and that’s just a start! The five-day festival offers something for all ages. The BB&T Juried Fine Art & Craft show features the work of more than 130 national artists.
Their works include jewelry, painting, pottery & ceramics, photography, sculpture, wood, arts and crafts, and more. Artist demonstrations will be offered Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Artist Demonstration Booth. SunFest visitors won’t want to miss one of the most talked about events of the festival: The Verizon Wireless Fireworks Show Sunday, May 5 at 9 p.m. SunFest hosts one of the largest fireworks shows on the East Coast, and will light up the night sky on Sunday, May 5 at 9 p.m. Pre-sale for one-day adult passes start at $30. Multiple-day passes, group pricing, and discounts for seniors and kids are also available.
About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:
The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information: www.palmbeachculture.com.
Admission to the Cultural Council is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.