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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Screen on the Green

Where: Downtown West Palm Beach

When: Jan. 12; 6 p.m.

What: Watch the movie Turbo on the great lawn next to the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach. There will also be an elaborate display of exotic and muscle cars. Read more HERE.


Catch a free concert

Where: Delray Beach

When: Jan. 12; 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

What: Enjoy a free Friday concert at the Old School Square Pavilion. This month, the event will feature hits from The Kinected. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. They will be available for purchase at the venue. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. Read more HERE.


Take a family hike

Where: Grassy Waters Preserve in West Palm Beach

When: Jan. 14, 2-3:30 p.m.; Check-in at 1:45 p.m.

What: Take a free family-friendly guided boardwalk hike to search for unique Everglades animals and plants. You’ll also decorate your own rock. This event is open to children over the age of 4 (with a participating adult). Reservations are required and space is limited. Call the nature center at (561) 804-4985 to reserve a spot. Read more HERE.


NEXT WEEK

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

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 blanket and chairs. Read more HERE.


ALL SEASON LONG

Here are some FREE events happening year-round.

Visit a 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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