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Free festivals in greater Palm Beach

To be updated for upcoming events: 2023-24

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 Street Painting Festival (Photo/City of Lake Worth)

2023 Festivals

Boca Fest

Boca Fest in 2023 is 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. January 21 and 22, featuring artists and artisans exhibiting sculpture, paintings and other work.

It's at Town Center at Boca, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Parking is free. Boca Fest is presented by Howard Alan Events. Feature: Free entry for Boca Fest

Lake Worth Beach Annual Street Painting Festival

Delight in the artistic talents of festival participants on February 25-26, 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.

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

Regional and national artisans participate in this festival, which is February 18 -19, with free entry. It's  event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 330 E. Atlantic Ave. More information is available by online.

Delray Affair 

Art Festival is 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 4 -5, with free entry and free parking. It's at Boynton Beach Mall, 801 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach 33426. Features over 200 artists from around the nation and food, beer and wine for purchase. Information is online.


Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Festival

 The festival is March 25-26 and feature: 

  • artists
  • 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 Town Center Promenade, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd., website

Feature: Entry is free for Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Festival


2022 Events

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

Vegan fare. (Photo/Palm Beach VegFest)


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: 

  • artists
  • 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

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.

(Photo/Loggerhead Marinelife center)

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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