Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend


There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend. Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning.

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Watch a free movie

Where: Wellington 

When: Jan. 19; 7:30 p.m.

What: Watch the movie Despicable Me 3 at the Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Boulevard. Remember to bring chairs or a blanket. Read more HERE.


Spend some time at the beach

Where: Juno Beach

When: Jan. 20; 8:30 a.m.

What: Join Blue Friends for the monthly beach cleanup at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Loggerhead Park. Bring garden gloves and a bucket to collect the trash. Complimentary coffee by Oceana Coffee will be served. A free Deep Blue Yoga session will follow the hour-long clean-up. To RSVP, email: bluefriends@marinelife.org. Read more HERE.


Sunday on the Waterfront

Where: Downtown West Palm Beach

When: Jan. 21, 4-7 p.m.

What: Catch Trezz Hombres, a ZZ TOP tribute band, at this free family-friendly concert at the Meyer Amphitheatre. Remember to bring a blanket or chairs. Read more HERE.


NEXT WEEK

Here are some free events happening later this month. You know, busy parents can never plan too far ahead.

Go for a walk

Where: Riverbend Park in Jupiter

When: 8 a.m., Jan. 27

What: Explore the park on this guided trail walk. It’s a great way to get some fresh air and learn about plants, animals and the history of Riverbend. Bring sun block and water. Good walking shoes recommended. Meet at the Parks and Recreation trailer. Read more HERE.


Art Fest on the Green

Where: Wellington Amphitheater

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jan. 27

What: Art Fest on the Green features local and out of town fine art and fine craft artists, live music, artist demonstrations, a children’s art activity tent, food trucks, and activities for all ages. Read more HERE.


ALL SEASON LONG

Here are some FREE events happening year-round.

Concert in the courtyard

Where: Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens

When: 6-9 p.m.; Fridays

What: This free weekly concert series features local and regional bands. It is held in the courtyard at Downtown at the Gardens. Read more HERE.


Visit the West Palm Beach GreenMarket

Where: Downtown West Palm Beach

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 21, with the exception of March 24.

What: Visitors can shop more than 90 vendors featuring 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.


See the county's history museum

Where: West Palm Beach

When: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What: The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, located at 300 North Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, is FREE to all visitors. On Saturday, there is free parking across the street in the lot between 3rd and 4th street. Exhibitions include: Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasures. Read more HERE. 


See manatees!

Where: West Palm Beach

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays- Sundays. Closed Mondays.

What: Now that the temperature has cooled, it’s the perfect time to try to catch a glimpse of a manatee at FPL’s eco-discovery center in West Palm Beach. Manatee Lagoon, located at 6000 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, offers a large viewing area and interactive exhibits. Read more HERE.


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