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Festivals and fun things to do in March in Palm Beach County


Man, living in South Florida can be overwhelming — in a good way. We have so much to do off the clock that it’s impossible to keep up, but we try anyway! From outdoor activities to food festivals, music fests and getting turn’t at the clubs, there’s lots of somethings for everyone.

Here’s our list of best things to do in March

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL

Put on your green clothes and get ready to drink some green beer. The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival in Delray Beach is one you can’t miss. It’s a day-drinking kind of festival with lots of live music, Irish bands, beads and more.  

What: St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

When: March 10, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. | March 11, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For the full schedule click here.

Where: Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 

Admission: Free to watch

To participate in March 11 Fun Runs: Adults: $20, Kids $15

RELATED: Top things to do this St. Patrick’s Day in Palm Beach County


ART FEST BY THE SEA

The 29th annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Art Fest by the Sea will feature more than 250 artists showing off their photography, life-sized sculptures and jewelry. 

What: Art Fest by the Sea

When: March 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 14200 U.S. 1 in Juno Beach, FL (A1A, 33408)

Admission: Free


MIDTOWN PEACE, LOVE & WELLNESS MUSIC FESTIVAL

This one-of-a-kind daytime street party boasts lots of cool things: live music, creative artisan vendors, outdoor yoga classes for all ability levels and a kid-friendly area with music, art and entertainment. But the coolest part? The Native Canopy Education Program's booth. Stop by and get your two native Florida trees or shrubs to take home.

What: Peace, Love & Wellness Fest

When: Mar. 18, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Mainstreet at Midtown - 4801 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens

Admission: Free


PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 

Boats on Flagler

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More than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories will be parked in our Intracoastal Waterway, along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. See some of the most over the top boats ever made. Some are bigger than our own homes. You can even take classes on driving a boat.  

What: Palm Beach International Boat Show

When: Thurs. Mar 23, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Fri. Mar 24, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Sat. Mar 25, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Sun. Mar 26, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: Along Flagler Drive and in the Intracoastal Waterway, West Palm Beach  

Admission: Adults $22 | Children, ages 6-15 $12 | Children under 6 Free | Buy tickets here.

*ONLY SERVICE ANIMALS ALLOWED 


TURTLE FEST 

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center hosts this free family-friendly event that features up-close encounters with sea turtles. You’ll also enjoy fine art, live music and kids' games.

What: Loggerhead Marinelife Center

When: March 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach 

Admission: Free


PRIDEFEST OF THE PALM BEACHES

Head over to Downtown Lake Worth and experience this lively street festival with tons of music, live performances, food, drinks and lots of color. This year’s Grand Marshal is Jazz Jennings.

What: Pride Fest of The Palm Beaches

When: Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26

Where: Bryant Park, downtown Lake Worth.

*The Sunday parade starts at 11:30 am in downtown Lake Worth along Lucerne & Lake Avenues. Jazz Jennings is this year’s grand marshall. 

Admission: $8 tickets in advance. Tickets being sold starting Wednesday, March 1st at the following four locations: Mad HatterH.G. RoostersPenny’s at the Duke and The Compass Community Center.

$10 tickets at the door. 


ONGOING EVENTS:

BOSTON’S ON THE BEACH

This March, add some good ol’ spice to your weeknight with home-  cooked classics, cold suds, and plenty of mega-smooth blues during Blue Tuesdays at the  award-winning beachfront hot spot Boston’s on the Beach.

What: Blue Tuesdays

When: Every Tuesday in March, 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.


RAPIDS WATER PARK

It’s finally water park season! Thank you, March. If you haven’t been to the Rapids yet, you’re missing out. It’s is huge. With 30 acres of fun, Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach is the largest water park in South Florida.    It features 35 water slides, “from mild to wild.” Raft rides include the high-speed rapid racer, where six people can slide to the finish line at the same time. You can try surfing or body boarding at 35 mph, relax in the lazy river or enjoy one of the kid zones.

What: Rapids Water Park

When: Open daily

Where: 6566 N. Military Trail, Riviera Beach


WEST PALM BEACH GREENMARKET

With a stunning view of the West Palm waterfront, this market is designed for browsing, noshing, and lingering while listening to music or watching the kids and pups play. 

RELATED: Full guide to area green markets

The area’s top farms are well represented at the market.

What: West Palm Beach GreenMarket

When: Saturdays through May 27, 2017

WhereDowntown on the West Palm Beach waterfront (at the eastern end of Clematis Street)


TACOS AND HIP HOP

Peace, love and tacos. What more does a block party need? The monthly event at Clematis Street’s cool Subculture coffee shop has music, food, booze and attracts a mix of millennial creatives, professionals, entrepreneurs and students. Check it out the last Friday of every month.

What: Tacos & Hip Hop

WhenCheck Subculture’s Facebook 

Where Subculture Coffee, 509 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach


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