Outdoor festivals are plentiful in South Florida – and are fun for family excursions, frugal dates and solo activities.
They’re even more delightful when you can walk in for free!
A few options are coming up this year in Lake Worth, Wellington, Boca, Delray Beach and Juno Beach. Check out the details right here.
Lake Worth Beach Annual Street Painting Festival
Delight in the artistic talents of festival participants on Feb. 26-27, 2022, as they work directly on the roadways of Lake Worth. Artists “transform Downtown Lake Worth into a temporary outdoor museum of original art and masterpiece reproductions,” according to the official website. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. both days. The festival is on Lake Avenue and Lucerne Avenue between Dixie Highway and Federal Highway.
Second Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival
Regional and national artisans participate in this festival, which is also set for the weekend of Feb. 26-27, 2022. Enjoy the event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 330 E. Atlantic Ave. More information is available by clicking here.
32nd Annual ArtFest by the Sea in Juno Beach
Artists from around the nation will display sculptures, paintings and wearable pieces during this oceanfront and pet-friendly event set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 12-13, 2022. The fest also includes plants and food vendors. Free parking and shuttles will be offered at the FPL Lot, 700 Universe Blvd. For more information, click here.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in Delray Beach
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival March 12 includes live entertainment, food trucks, Pipe & Drums and other fun in downtown Delray.
The parade with floats, fire engines & Pipes & Drums, is 12 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue, west from The Intracoastal Waterway to Northwest Fifth Avenue.
The festival is 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray, and includes live entertainment, vendors, and Pipes & Drums. Entry is free. Information is online.
Palm Beach VegFest in Boca Raton
Plant-based foods and other vendor items are featured at Palm Beach VegFest, set for 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 19, 2022, at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Festival
The festival will take place March 26-27 and feature:
- eclectic variety of bacon-infused foods
- more than 30 bourbons and whiskeys, plus beer and a liquor bar
Quench your thirst & satisfy your appetite at Village of Wellington Promenade, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd., website
Delray Affair draws artists, artisans and other exhibitors from around the United States showcasing an array of work and “funky products.” The festival will be from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. April 8-9 and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 10 on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, from the Intracoastal Waterway to Northwest Second Avenue. Other festival features include live entertainment at Old School Square, food vendors, and a beer garden.
TurtleFest in Juno Beach
The family friendly festival on April 2, 2022, features entertainment, art, fun for kids, educational presentations, vendors and an emphasis on protecting sea turtles. It’s at Loggerhead Park, 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach. Information is available on the TurtleFest website or by calling 561-627-8280
EcoFest in Boca Raton
WLRN EcoFest, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 9, 2022, is a free and family friendly event. The festival includes environmental organizations, vendors, food trucks, interactive exhibits, STEM-theme hands-on activities, free yoga at 11:30 a.m., presentations and other activities. The venue: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. For more information, click here.
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