There is no lack of things to do in downtown WPB!
From concerts and charity events at the Myer Amphitheater, to dining and drinks on Clematis St., to shopping and special events at CityPlace – the entertainment opportunities in downtown are never-ending with all the events and happenings! It’s fair to say that there are a few major events that help put downtown West Palm Beach on the map. We put together a list of the most popular and on-going events below.
To stay up to speed on all of the downtown West Palm Beach events you can trust our friends at the Downtown Development Authority, West Palm Beach Vistor’s Center and the City of WPB events department.
SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival. Held annually along the West Palm Beach Waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach at the end of April or first weekend in May, SunFest attracts tens of thousands of visitors for each of its 4-day run. Three stages are featured, including the Meyer Amphitheater and two others constructed specifically for the event. Internationally known artists perform every year. SunFest also features painters, jewelers, sculptors, and other artists from around the country who showcase their work. Whether you arrive by car, bus, taxi, or boat, SunFest is one of the premier annual, must-attend downtown West Palm Beach events.
4th On Flagler is West Palm Beach’s annual 4th of July celebration. The event takes place on Flagler Avenue along Downtown West Palm Beach’s famed Waterfront area. Free and open to all ages, this patriotic event features live entertainment on multiple stages, kids activities, food, and refreshments, and it’s capped off by South Florida’s largest fireworks display over the Intracoastal Waterway. Attracting approximately 100,000 people, this event will not disappoint!
The Palm Beach International Boat Show, is one of the top five boat shows in the country, featuring more than $1.2 billion in luxury watercraft and accessories. Vessels are tied along the docks along Flagler Dr., along with a system of barges constructed specifically for the event. Whether you’re in the market for a custom yacht, or you’re happy just admiring “how the other half lives,” this is an event not to be missed. The floating party barge is reason enough to attend!
Clematis by Night – chill out South Florida style every Thursday evening in downtown West Palm Beach at the east end of Clematis Street. Sponsored by the City, this free event caters to music-lovers, families, and a social network of canines and their owners. As music spills out across the fountain and the main lawn, local artists exhibit their wares while folks sample from the beer and food trucks or any of the surrounding eateries. Relax, have a beer, and enjoy.
West Palm Beach GreenMarket – The WPB Green Market runs seasonally during the winter months, from October thru May. As many as 100 vendors set up shop, offering locally grown produce, plants, spices, oils, pickles, and those now-famous cider donuts! So, bring the kids and the family dog, enjoy the breezes coming off the waterfront, and “go green.”
CityPlace is a premier destination in West Palm Beach, offering a mix of over 80 national stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. This mixed use development features private residences, commercial office space, restaurants, a movie theater, a bowling alley, and the historic Harriett Himmel Theater for Cultural & Performing Arts. CityPlace presents a spectacular daily fountain show in an open-air plaza reminiscent of a European town center.
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