10 Popular Festivals In West Palm Beach, Florida - Updated 2021

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Melanie
Melanie
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West Palm Beach is one of the most popular tourist drawers in Florida. It features fantastic beaches, lush gardens, a thriving arts community, lovely shops, and plenty of dining options to make any foodie happy. What’s more, there are great child-friendly attractions in the area, including animal sanctuaries, zoos, and aquariums. If these aren’t enough, there are also a number of festivals throughout the year to cater to different interests. Whether you’re a fan of beaches, antiques, alcohol, or anything in between, there’s an activity that you would love. Take your pick from this list of popular festivals in West Palm Beach, Florida, if you’re looking to attend a happening event while on vacation.

1. Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival

Lee County Nautical Flea Market and BBQ Festival Fishing and Boating Stuff June 16-17, 2012 German American Club Cape...

Posted by Larry Burdgick on Friday, 4 May 2012

Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival—also known as Florida Marine Flea Market and BBQ Festival—is the best place to be for bargain hunters. Visitors will be able to find booths selling nautical and marine-related items, which make for great decorations and souvenirs. Among the things that you can find here are fishing rods, reels, lures, anchor lines, ladders, life vests, gauges, wakeboards, boating and diving equipment and apparel, and marine artifacts.

Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival

Address: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Website: Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival

Takes place: February 29 - March 1, 2020

Price: 10 USD

2. West Palm Beach Antiques Festival

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West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is a flea market and antiques fair that takes place on the first weekend of every month. Some of the products that you can find here are furniture, jewelry, porcelain, china, pottery, toys, art, and other vintage items. This is a great place to visit if you want to get a unique gift idea or something different to have as a home decor. If you’re lucky, you may even glimpse some collectible treasures being sold at the festival. You have the option to purchase one- or three-day tickets.

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival

Address: 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Website: West Palm Beach Antiques Festival

Takes place: First weekend of every month

Price: From 8 USD

3. Sweet Corn Fiesta

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Corn lovers, this is the event for you! This festival is a celebration of the sweet corn harvest in the area. Expect entertainment by way of musical artists showing off their talents. There are kid-friendly amusements here as well, such as those that you may find in a county fair. Of course, it won’t be a corn festival without corn-eating competitions for both kids and adults—if you have a huge appetite for corn, try your luck by entering the contest. There’s a corn-shucking contest for all ages too.

Sweet Corn Fiesta

Address: Yesteryear Village, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Website: Sweet Corn Fiesta

Takes place: April 26, 2020

4. West Palm Beach Arts Festival


If you’re an art enthusiast, don’t miss out on attending West Palm Beach Arts Festival. Taking place in December at the sculpture garden of Armory Art Center, it highlights the works of both local and out-of-town artists. Even if you’re not a fan of the arts, you can still enjoy attending this event, as live music is performed here. What’s more, there are several food trucks that offer different types of culinary treats, and there are numerous activities to keep individuals of all ages amused.

West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Address: Armory Art Center Campus, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Website: West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Takes place: December

Price: Free

5. SunFest

Big Sounds Better live at Sunfest Battle of The Bands
Source: Photo by user Bigsoundsbetter used under CC BY-SA 4.0

SunFest is one of the biggest festivals of West Palm Beach and Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival, attracting over 100,000 spectators yearly. The four-day music festival sees over 50 acts from different genres—including but not limited to rock, funk, hip-hop, country, and reggae—performing on three stages. Adding to the entertainment are floating bars, great food, fantastic art, and a fireworks show at the end of the celebration. You have the option to buy tickets for one, two, or all four days.

SunFest

Address: Downtown West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Website: SunFest

Takes place: April 30 - May 3, 2020

6. Palm Beach Vegfest


If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, make sure not to miss out on participating in Palm Beach Vegfest. The festival does not just feature vegan food and food products. Cruelty-free items, yoga apparel, essential oils, jewelry, crystals, and other finds are sold here as well. Lawn games and educational sessions on the health, economic, and animal welfare benefits of a plant-based lifestyle can also be experienced at this fair. The event is attended by around 7,000 yearly.

Palm Beach Vegfest

Address: Meyer Amphitheater, 105 Evernia St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Website: Palm Beach Vegfest

Takes place: January 19 & March 21, 2020

Price: Free

7. South Florida Fair

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South Florida Fair is one of the oldest community events in the state, having been around for over 100 years. Throughout the 17 days of it running from January to February yearly, visitors get to enjoy a variety of activities and entertainments, including fantastic fair food, carnival rides, dance parties, and musical performances. Other activities that you can expect to witness here include pig racing (dubbed as Hambone Express 3) and a vintage car auction. While you’re in attendance, you may want to learn about Florida’s history by taking a peek at Yesteryear Village.

South Florida Fair

Address: 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Website: South Florida Fair

Takes place: January 17 - February 2, 2020

8. Summer in Paradise

Kicking off "Summer in Paradise" in our beautiful #Waterfront. Lots of events are coming up in the following days to enjoy #Summer2015 at its best! - Palm Beach, Florida

Posted by Visit West Palm Beach on Thursday, 4 June 2015

You cannot talk about Florida’s festivals without featuring its iconic beach events. Summer in Paradise, or simply SIP, is held from June to August and features a bunch of free activities—which depend on the chosen theme for the year—that just about anyone can join. In the past, fun attractions included a giant checkerboard, huge mazes and puzzles, an outdoor theater, musical performances, and a fireworks display.

Summer in Paradise

Address: 100 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Website: Summer in Paradise

Takes place: June - August

9. LagoonFest


Want to attend a festival—and learn new things at the same time? If so, LagoonFest may just be the event for you. The activity is a celebration of Lake Worth Lagoon. Not only do you get to enjoy fun entertainment and great food from West Palm Beach GreenMarket next door, you also get the opportunity to listen to wildlife presentations and participate in activities such as kayak cleanup tours, boat tours, and painting a mural. If you want to learn a unique way of relaxing, you can participate in the paddleboard yoga activity.

LagoonFest

Address: Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Website: LagoonFest

Takes place: November

Price: Free

10. West Palm Beach Oktoberfest Brewery & Distillery Crawl

West Palm Beach Skyline Night
Source: Photo by user Andyxox used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Florida’s party and alcohol scene is known to be hopping (pun intended). If you want to experience this for yourself, book your tickets to West Palm Beach in October so you can be part of West Palm Beach Oktoberfest Brewery & Distillery Crawl. While this festival is relatively new—2019 is the second year it was held—it nonetheless promises a lot of fun to partygoers. The event starts with a block party, which features a number of food trucks. The entire activity will take you on a taste-test journey to around five breweries and distilleries in the area.

West Palm Beach Oktoberfest Brewery & Distillery Crawl

Takes place: October

Party it up in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach is made even more fantastic by festivals, each of which has something to offer to everyone. Book your flight so you can make it to the area in time for the event of your choice. And better yet, invite your family or friends along to join in the fun.

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Melanie is a freelance travel writer. She considers freelancing for Trip 101 to be a combination of two of the things she loves: writing and traveling.

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