Events in the Palm Beaches

Lanai Thompson

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       Winter in The Palm Beaches is packed with outdoor events, allowing residents and visitors to take advantage of the 70 something degree temperatures.

One of the local favorite West Palm Beach events starts off the New Year with 17 days of fun at the South Florida Fair. The South Florida Fair is one of the biggest festivals in Florida, and draws crowds with its 108 feet tall Ferris wheel, freshly fried beignets, daily parades, carnival games and live music.

Each February, the Honda Classic draws tens of thousands to PGA National Resort & Spa as top golfers compete for a more than $1 million purse.  

        February through March, the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals jump into The Palm Beaches for spring training at stadiums in Jupiter and West Palm Beach. Springtime festivals in The Palm Beaches celebrate interesting food pairings and flavors.

The Wellington Bacon and Bourbon Festival in March brings two awesome flavors into one delicious festival. After all everything is better with bacon.

At Boca Bacchanal in April, renowned South Florida chefs pair wonderful wines with tropical culinary delights. Later in April, the Sweet Corn Fiesta celebrates the locally grown crop, which grows in the famous black soil of The Glades Region. This family friendly fest is complete with a corn-eating contest, corn shucking competition and live music.