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

12:55 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 Local

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: Jan. 5, 7 p.m.

What: Watch “Spiderman: Homecoming” on a large inflatable screen set on the stage of the Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre (129 E. Ocean Ave.). Food, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase. The Boynton Beach CRA will also hold a free drawing with prizes. Free parking is available. Read more HERE.

Where: Royal Palm Beach

When: Jan. 5, 7 p.m.

What: The Village of Royal Palm Beach holds its FREE monthly outdoor “Concert in the Park” Series and Food Truck Invasion at Commons Park. This month’s concert will feature an Aerosmith Tribute by Jaded. Remember to bring your own seating. The events are pet-friendly. Read more HERE.

Where: Mizner Park in Boca Raton

When: Jan. 5 & 6 – doors open 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.;  Jan. 7 – doors open at 5 p.m.; show starts at 6 p.m.

What: Shakespeare Miami brings Hamlet to the Mizner Park Amphitheater. Remember to bring chairs and blankets. Chairs will also be available to rent for $5 cash inside the venue. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Shows are rain or shine. Read more HERE.

Where: Home Depot stores countywide

When: Jan. 6; 9 a.m. to noon

What: Make a FREE 2018 wooden block calendar at this children’s workshop. Children will also receive a certificate of achievement, a Workshop apron, and a commemorative pin. Read more HERE.

Where: Boynton Beach

When: Jan. 6, 1-5p.m.

What: The 3rd Annual MLK Celebration of Unity at the Carolyn Sims Center (225 NW 12th Ave.) in Boynton Beach will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and provide community members with opportunities to reestablish relationships and break down restrictive barriers. It will feature live music from the Valerie Tyson Band and Artikal Sound System, as well as performances from various community groups. There will be a variety of free children’s activities, such as face painting, balloon artistry, a bounce house, rock wall, and slide. Read more HERE.

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 concerts start 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.

Residents enjoy movies in an outdoor setting at Screen on the Green held each month by the City of West Palm Beach.

Where: West Palm Beach Waterfront

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 on display. Read more HERE.

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The Everglades still exists at Grassy Waters Preserve Wednesday, January 21, 2015. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

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.

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.

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Manatees swim in the warm waters of the Manatee Lagoon, an FPL Eco Discover Center in West Palm Beach, January 31, 2017, after temperatures dropped overnight. (Greg Lovett / 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.