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What To Do This August in The Palm Beaches

Events Roundup: What To Do This August in The Palm Beaches

Art tours, local markets, free live music, summer camps, and much more! Here is our events roundup for August 2023.

National Golf Month

August is National Golf Month… Get out onto the green! If you would like to celebrate the official holiday, The Palm Beaches have plenty of public golf courses and private golf clubs. Check them out and pick your favorites!

The Boca Raton Golf Club​

Full Moon Silent Disco & Cacao Ceremony, Singer Island

August 1, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Flow freely on a beach dance floor under the light of the full moon. Listen to your body, explore moving in new ways, and experience the incredible benefits that this embodiment practice can bring. This therapeutic ecstatic dance experience gives you the opportunity to embody what you are stepping in to and release what’s not serving you on the dance floor.

Listen to your rhythm, your body, and let the dance begin. Sign up here.

Location: Singer Island Beach 2401 N Ocean Ave Riviera Beach, FL 33404.

Full moon silent disco

Mother Nature & Me: Colors In Nature, Boca Raton

August 1, 10:30 am

Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers! Ages 2-5 (w/guardian), $4/child (Reservations required). Please register online at www.pbcparks.com; under “Online Services” click on Register/Pay for Program or visit the nature center to register and make payment.

Location: Daggerwind Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33498.

Downtown’s Summer Splash, Palm Beach Gardens

August 3, 11 am – 2 pm

Celebrate summer at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens! Near the Interactive Water Feature you’ll find popsicles by Pop Shack, a DJ, lots of bubbles, a bubble house by Bouncing Palm Beach, and fun activities by Rhythm & Hues.

Location: Downtown Palm Beach Gardens 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

Qué Bacano! (Salsa Lessons), West Palm Beach

August 4, 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Experience a unique lively outdoor evening filled with Salsa, Dominoes, and Live Music. Learn the dance of passion from professional dance instructors.  This salsa class is FREE to attend. Register here.

Location: City Hall Courtyard 401 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Que Bacano flyer

South Florida’s Shucking Best Oyster Eating Contest 2023, Jupiter

August 4, 4:30 pm

Mouth as many mollusks as possible in 90 seconds to take home the title in this tide-to-table competition. The contest is limited to 25 participants. All fees will benefit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

Prizes:

  • First Prize: $150 cash and a $200 gift card to use at any of the THREE venues at Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street (Lucky, Beacon, Topside)
  • Second Prize: $150 gift card
  • Third Prize:$100 gift card

Get general admission here.

Location: Lucky Shuck Oyster Bar & Taphouse 1116 Love Street Jupiter, FL 33477

First Friday Art Walk, Delray Beach

August 4, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

First Friday Art Walk is a night for strolling and discovering the vibrant art scene in Downtown Delray Beach through a self-guided tour of our Art Galleries & Studios, with pop-up live music throughout the downtown & performances at the Old School Square Amphitheatre!

As you explore the Downtown area, you’ll also encounter delightful surprises along the way. Live performances, street musicians, and captivating installations will enhance your journey, making the Art Walk an all-encompassing sensory experience.

Downtown Delray Beach: 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

First Friday Artwalk Banner

3rd Annual Battle Of The Bands Competition, Boca Raton

August 4, 7 pm

The City of Boca Raton is excited to announce the return of the Annual Battle of the Bands competition on Friday, August 4 at 7 pm at the Mizner Park Amphitheater.

The winning band in each category will receive a $2,500 cash prize. 

Free event.

Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432.

Sensory Saturdays at the Cox Science Center & Aquarium, West Palm Beach

August 5, 9 am – 10 am
The Cox Science Center and Aquarium is open for special exploration hours from 9 am – 10 am, specifically designed for families affected by autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing or cognitive challenges, or other guests requiring assistance for disabilities.

Experience the exhibits without heavy crowds before the museum opens to the public at 10 am with softened general lighting, decreased noise level, and limited visual stimulation on interactive exhibits wherever possible. The facility is also ADA-accessible and wheelchair friendly! 

The Science Center opens at 10 am after this special program for the general public.

Pre-registration is required to reserve your spot in this special program.

Location: Cox Science Center & Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.

Run Club with Alex Celis, West Palm Beach

August 5, 9 am – 10 am

Break a sweat with fellow runners in the community during this run club led by Lululemon ambassador Alex Celis on the first Saturday of the month. Meet in front of Lululemon to mingle, stretch and warm up before setting off on a 2-mile loop around Downtown West Palm Beach, ending at The Salty for a cool down and sweet treat. Register here.

Location: The Square 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Courtesy of The Square

Norton Open Studio at The Square, West Palm Beach

August 8, 6 pm – 9 pm

Aspiring cartoonists of all ages are invited to explore the enchanting art of cartooning. Expert instructor Craig McInnis will guide you through the fundamental techniques and principles that bring characters to life on the page. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey as you learn how to conceptualize and develop unique characters with distinct personalities. Discover the secrets of expressive facial expressions, dynamic body poses, and captivating storytelling through the power of sequential art. No prior drawing experience is necessary – just bring your enthusiasm and an open mind! Register here.

Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Norton Open Studio at The Square
Courtesy of The Square

Animal Keeper For A Day, Boca Raton

August 9, 10:00 am

Animal keepers have the coolest job! Work behind the scenes with animal care staff and volunteers to feed, clean exhibits, and provide enrichment to the animals at the nature center. Learn what it takes to care for these special animal ambassadors. Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required). Please register online at www.pbcparks.com; under “Online Services” click on Register/Pay for Program, or visit the nature center to register and make payment.

Location: Daggerwind Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33498.

Screen On The Green, West Palm Beach

August 11, 7 pm – 9 pm

Screen on the Green transforms the West Palm Beach Waterfront into a theater under the stars. Join us for family-friendly movies featuring both classic films and newer flicks from the spectacular vantage of the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach.

Film Feature: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish — 2022 (PG).

Location: Waterfront – The Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Screen On The Green, West Palm Beach
Courtesy of The City of West Palm Beach

Laser Concert at the Cox Science Center & Aquarium, West Palm Beach

August 11, 6 pm

Jam out under the Cox Science Center’s full-dome planetarium, while the sounds of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and more merge with dazzling laser light visuals! 

On the second Friday of every month, rock out with a nostalgic throwback to the classic laser light spectacles you know and love. From Daft Punk to Michael Jackson, we’re integrating music from some of the greatest artists of our time with mind-blowing laser-light visuals.

Cost: $11 for members; $13 for non-members (purchase below). Register here.

Location: Cox Science Center & Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.

Obon Weekend at the Morikami, Delray Beach

August 12-13, 10 am

Take a contemplative stroll through the gardens, fill out paper slips in memory of lost loved ones, enjoy live taiko drumming performances in the spirit of Obon, and pay respects to George Morikami at the Bon altar. Click here for more information.

Location: Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33446.

50th Anniversary Of Hip Hop, West Palm Beach

August 12

Join Rohi’s Readery and Teach.Heal.Build at The Square to honor andcelebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop. Activities for all ages include a panel discussion led by local community leader Brian Knowles, storytime and activity led by Dr. Ames, dance classes, spoken word poetry, and more. Meet Black Owned Businesses and Community Organizations doing powerful work to preserve culture and promote inclusion through the arts. 

Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

50th Anniversary Of Hip Hop
Courtesy of The Square

Leaping Lizards: World Lizard Day at the Okeeheelee Nature Center, West Palm Beach

August 12, 2:00-3:30 pm

Celebrate World Lizard Day at the Okeeheelee Nature Center with special guests from the South Florida Herpetological Society, to learn about our native and non-native lizards! This hands-on experience will allow participants to learn the habits, diets, and unique adaptations of these scaly critters. Families/all ages, $3/participant (Reservations required). Please register online at www.pbcparks.com; under “Online Services” click on Register/Pay for Program, or visit the nature center to register and make payment.

Location: Okeeheelee Nature Center, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33413.

Gospel to the World, Royal Palm Beach

August 12, 6 pm

Get ready for an evening filled with talented Gospel musicians gifted by God!

The 2nd annual Gospel to the World event will be held on August 12, 2023, at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center, 151 Civic Center Way, Royal Palm Beach, Florida, 33411. The event is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.

This is a family-friendly event. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

Location: Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center, 151 Civic Center Way, Royal Palm Beach, Florida, 33411.

Coco Summer Market, West Palm Beach

August 19, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring your loved ones to the Meyer Amphitheater from 2 pm to 8 pm and enjoy free classes, workshops, healing services, retail vendors, interactive activities, and more. You can even bring your pets! Coco Market is FREE to attend.

Location: Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Coco Market

Butterfly Talk & Walk, Boynton Beach

August 19, 9:30 am

Join a naturalist at the Green Cay Nature Center and learn about the Butterflies found in South Florida. Then take a guided tour of our butterfly garden and wetlands. All ages, $3/participant (Reservations required, limit 20).

Location: Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437.

Sunday On The Waterfront, West Palm Beach

August 20, 4 pm – 7 pm

This concert series provides an ideal setting for good times and great entertainment. Listen to the hottest acts around against our spectacular waterfront backdrop. This is a perfect weekend outing and a fantastic way to relax and unwind with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon.

Featured band: At The Hop (50’s Tribute Band).

Location: Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.

Sunday On The Waterfront, West Palm Beach
Courtesy of The City of West Palm Beach

Art & Jazz on the Avenue, Delray Beach

August 23, live music starting at 5:30 pm

Join the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority for its signature outdoor art and music event produced four times a year in different areas of downtown. Live mural artists and live music entertainment.

Location: West Atlantic Avenue, West of Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Youth Origami Workshop, Delray Beach

August 5

Make unique pieces of art with paper! Learn how to make origami by using various techniques and simple folds. This program is for grades 3rd – 12th. Register here.

Location: Oki Education Center, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

Origami

Clematis By Night, West Palm Beach

Thursdays, 6 pm – 9 pm 

This highly popular, award-winning weekly concert series is the place to be for great music, mouth-watering foods, and great times with family and friends.

August line-up:

  • August 3: Sacred Union (Rock, Funk & Pop)
  • August 10: Samantha Russell (Rock, Pop & Country) 
  • August 17: J.P. Soars and the Red Hots (Blues)
  • August 24: Quick Fix Band (Pop & Rock)
  • August 31: Alive Beat Band (Top 40)

Location: Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Clematis By Night, West Palm Beach
Courtesy of The City of West Palm Beach

 

  

 

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