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

Feb 14, 2018

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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Where: Boynton Beach

When: Feb. 16; 6 – 9 p.m. 

What: Check out this outdoor concert featuring Reggae Souljahs at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E. Ocean Avenue. Free parking is available. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Food trucks, beverages and cocktails will be available for purchase. Read more HERE.

Where: Wellington

When: Feb. 17; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

What: This new series of family-friendly events features kayaking, paddle boarding, bounce houses, lawn games, and demonstrations with local organizations. It is designed to showcase Lake Wellington, which is located behind the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard. Three separate Saturday events are scheduled for Feb. 17, March 10 and April 14. Read more HERE.

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Where: Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens 

When: Feb. 17; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What: Enjoy live music by professional and student musicians during the Grace Notes Music Foundation’s 7th Annual Carousel Concert-thon. All proceeds from the Downtown Carousel and Concert-thon will provide music scholarships and music education programming to local children. For more information, visit downtownatthegardens.com.

Where: Downtown West Palm Beach

When: Feb. 18; 4 p.m.

Here are some free events happening over the next few weeks. You know, busy parents can never plan too far ahead. 

Two-year-old Angelina Martin and her father Jimmy of West Palm Beach say hello to Luna, the Green Sea Turtle Ambassador of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post) Photo: Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post

Where: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton

When: Feb. 24; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

What: This family festival features presentations, face painting, aquarium feedings, children’s theater, guided boardwalk tours, kid’s crafts, and booths. Entrance to the festival is free, but donations are appreciated. Children's crafts, games, and face painting are a single fee of $3 per child. Read more HERE.

Where: Royal Palm Beach Commons Park

When: March 9, 10, 11

What: Check out this family-friendly festival with a western-style atmosphere. The event will feature live country entertainment, western performers, gunslingers, lumberjacks and other fun displays and attractions. Carnival rides will be available for a fee. Read more HERE.

Where: Winding Waters Natural Area, 6161 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach

When: March 10; 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

What: This free family event features wildlife presentations, a kid’s zone, food trucks and more. You can also register for guided hikes and kayak tours by visiting pbcerm.eventbrite.com. For more information visit www.pbcgov.com/erm

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Where: Canyon Town Center, corner of Lyons Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard

When: March 10; 7:30 p.m.

What: Watch “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” at this free event at the outdoor amphitheater at Canyon Town Center. Read more HERE.

Here are some FREE events happening year-round.

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.

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 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.

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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. 

On cold winter days, Florida Power & Light Company’s observation deck at Manatee Lagoon is the ideal spot to view manatee herds basking in the warm-water outflows from the power plant in Riviera Beach. Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center, is a free Palm Beach County educational attraction with a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) Photo: Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post

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.