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Black History Month parades, festivals & events in Palm Beach County

The spirit of Black History Month is multifaceted, as witnessed by the annual series of events that take place in February. Not only do these events honor individuals, families and communities affected by the African diaspora, but they also recognize their rich cultural contributions, in order to educate, uplift and inspire current and future generations.

Festivals, live entertainment, focused activities and educational displays are featured at Black History events throughout Palm Beach County. Many events are free. There also are many Black History Month events in Broward and Black History events in Miami-Dade.

Credit: AI-generated historical imagery by BARD.

Here is a list of some free and cheap Palm Beach County Black History Month events for 2024:

Delray Beach

Black History Parade & Roots Cultural Festival
Saturday Feb. 3, 2024 at noon

Parade route: Northwest 1st Avenue to West Atlantic Avenue, to Northwest 10th Avenue. Celebration featuring the Sounds of Motown follow the parade at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St., Delray Beach. Call 561-329-7105. Free event, more details online.

Delray Beach cont…

Documentary film, “Zora Neale Hurston: Heart with Room for Every Joy”

Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m., at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.

Special VIP host will open the evening and facilitate a Q&A. Free parking. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $5; register for seating here. For more details, visit delraybeachhistory.org.

Courtesy: Delray Beach Historical Society and Heritage Gardens

Presented by the Delray Beach Historical Society, a VIP host will open the event and oversee a question-and-answer session after the film. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $5, or free for St. Paul’s members. Register at delraybeachhistory.org.


More in Delray Beach:

Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

“(in)visible: Nepantla” — Art exhibit 

The newest exhibit at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum allows visitors to see a section of the population that oftentimes feels unseen.

Thirty original works circa 2013 by Kandy G Lopez, and curated by Tayina Deravile, are on display through March 15 at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW Fifth Ave., Delray Beach

General admission is $10 and free for members. Visit spadymuseum.com for more details.


West Palm Beach

Black History Month kickoff at The Square: Ancestor Echoes
Feb. 3, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Square will host a full schedule of enlightening events focusing on the impact of African American culture on the arts, education and entrepreneurship in partnership with Rohi’s Readery at The Square, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach.

There will be a book fair, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations, vendors and performers. You can RSVP to save a spot here.

Credit: The Square in WPB

Attendees are also welcome to participate in immersive art and gardening activities, as well as a vendor market highlighting black-owned businesses. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is requested for some activities and events. Information is online. Parking at The Square usually ranges from free to $12 for valet.


Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Location: 411 Clematis St.

Paint-Along Celebrates Black History Month
Saturday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m.
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Free, for 6-8th grades; 561-868-7705

Movie Marathon: “Black Panther,” & “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Saturday, February 17
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Free, for grades 6-12
Call 561-868-7705

African Drumming with Abasi
Sunday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 3 p.m.
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Free, for children and their families in grades K-5
Call 561-868-7703; limited space; sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m.

Credit: Marvel Studios


Black Art Matters series in Downtown West Palm Beach

The West Palm Beach DDA will present “Black Art Matters,” a free showcase of young talented Black artists amplifying their voices in the community to celebrate African American culture during Black History Month.

When: Every Thursday in February at 6:30 p.m.
Where: CityZen Garden, 400 Datura St., West Palm Beach

See more details at Free Black Art Matters series in Downtown West Palm Beach.


NOTE: All events are subject to change or cancellation. We suggest you confirm details before heading out.

More events will be added as information becomes available, so save this page and check back.

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More Black History Month events

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Black Arts Matter, West Palm Beach

6:30 pm | FREE | CityZen Garden, Downtown West Palm Beach

Friday, March 1, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

'A Matter of Black Lives' featuring Nicole Yarling in Fort Lauderdale

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | African American Research Library

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Friday, March 8, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Friday, March 15, 2024

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Credit: Art After Dark / The Norton Museum of Art, WPB

More free and cheap events in Palm Beach County

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Live music: Clematis by Night, West Palm Beach

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Free Twilight concert: Rock of ABBA, Delray Beach

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square, Delray

Black Arts Matter, West Palm Beach

6:30 pm | FREE | CityZen Garden, Downtown West Palm Beach

Friday, March 1, 2024

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Guided nature hike, Jupiter

9:00 am | FREE | Riverbend Park, Jupiter

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Free concert: First Friday @ 5, Boynton Beach

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Centennial Park, Boynton Beach

Art After Dark: 1st Friday Jazz at The Norton, WPB

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

First Friday Art Walk, Delray Beach

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

Que Bacano!: Salsa lessons, dominoes tournament, WPB

6:30 pm | FREE | Clematis Street on the Waterfront, WPB

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Sensory-Friendly Science Saturdays for age 5+, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 10:00 am | FREE | Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

DIY workshops for kids at participating Home Depot stores

9:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Home Depot stores

Delray GreenMarket

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Free Fun First Saturday, Boca History Museum

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum

Free Museum of Art admission for WPB residents & military Saturdays

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

Regal Cinemas Saturday Morning Kids Flicks for $2

10:00 am | Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

10:30 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Science Stories for age 5+, Boca Raton

11:30 am | FREE | Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

10:30 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

CMX Classics discount film

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $6.00-7.00 | CMX Cinemas

Monday, March 4, 2024

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

AMC Theatres host Screen Unseen secret movie

7:00 pm | $5.00 | AMC Theatres

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Discounts at Cinemark on Tuesdays

All Day | Discounted | Cinemark

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-7.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

CMX Classics discount film

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $6.00-7.00 | CMX Cinemas

 

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach
When
Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday @ 11:00 am-4:00 pm (February 1, 2024 - February 29, 2024)
What
Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach
Where
Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach
Cost
$0-$10.00
Mary Lou Cruz

About Mary Lou Cruz

I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email: events@SouthFloridaOnTheCheap.com.

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