- By Jennifer Sorentrue Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
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: Delray Beach, Old School Square Pavilion
When: Jan. 26; 7:30 – 10 p.m.
What: Enjoy a tribute to the music of Bruce Springsteen with the B Street Band at this free Friday night concert at the Old School Square Pavilion, 51 N. Swinton Avenue. The gates open at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Remember to bring chairs and blankets. Outside food and beverage is not permitted. Read more HERE.
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 are recommended. Meet at the Parks and Recreation trailer. Read more HERE.
Where: Wellington Amphitheater
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jan. 27
What: ArtFest 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.
Here are some free events happening over the next few weeks. You know, busy parents can never plan too far ahead.
Where: Boynton Beach
When: Feb. 2; 7 p.m.
What: Watch Glory Road (PG) at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E. Ocean Ave. Free parking is available. Remember to bring chairs and blankets. Read more HERE.
When: Feb. 2; 7:30 p.m.
What: Watch The Emoji Movie at the Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Boulevard. Remember to bring chairs or a blanket. Read more HERE.
Where: Home Depot stores across the county
When: Feb. 3; 9 a.m. - noon
What: Build a Valentine’s Day bean bag toss game at this free monthly children’s workshop. The workshop will be held at Home Depot stores across the county. Read more HERE.
Where: Manatee Lagoon in West Palm Beach
When: Feb. 3 & 4; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
What: Manatee Lagoon will celebrate its second anniversary with its first-ever ManateeFest 2018. The event features family activities, including complimentary face painting, a photo experience featuring Mia the Manatee and a SEAsonal selfie station, a marine life-themed coloring station, an interactive H2O bus exhibit, and facility tours. Manatee Lagoon is located at 6000 N. Flagler Drive. Read more HERE.
Where: West Palm Beach
When: Feb. 9; 6 p.m. Movie starts at 7 p.m.
What: Watch the movie Despicable Me 3 on West Palm Beach’s Great Lawn, 100 Clematis Street. Children’s activities begin at 6 p.m. The movie starts at 7 p.m. Remember to bring chairs or a blanket. Read more HERE.
Where: Lake Worth
When: Feb. 10; 10 – 11:30 a.m.
What: Join the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in partnership with The Natural Movers Foundation for this free program. Learn to dance to the rhythmic vibrations of the drum. This session will include both an Umfundalai dance class and a rhythmic drumming class. All ages are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged. The class will be held at the cultural council’s headquarters, 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Read more HERE.
When: Feb. 10; 7:30 p.m.
What: See The Screaming Orphans during this free concert at the Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Boulevard. Remember to bring chairs or a blanket. 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, 2018, with the exception of March 24.
What: Visitors can shop more than 90 vendors featuring the freshest and most 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.
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.
Where: West Palm Beach
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays- Sundays. Closed Mondays.
What: Now that the temperature has dropped, 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.