The City of West Palm Beach’s popular Summer in Paradise returns for another season of free interactive art, music and family fun lasting all summer long, and it all centers around the city’s waterfront.
Family events include Screen on the Green, Glow Fore It mini golf, a three-day patriotic Independence Day weekend that spans Downtown West Palm Beach to historic Northwood and Northwest Village, waterfront activities and a multitude of concerts.
Other Summer in Paradise events include:
Or spinning tops, a temporary interactive art installation that will be featured from June 2 through Aug. 28 on the waterfront’s Great Lawn. Be sure to take one of the twenty larger-than-life spinning tops for a spin!
Clematis by Night
West Palm Beach’s 21-year tradition that takes place every Thursday night on Clematis Street. Guests can enjoy live performances by the area’s best bands and take advantage of food and drink specials.
The free concerts feature two bands every week from 6-10 p.m.
Screen on the Green
Featuring “Hairspray,” rated PG, on June 10 from 8-11 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this “theater under the stars” on the West Palm Beach Waterfront.
Sunday on the Waterfront
On June 19 at the Meyer Amphitheatre, featuring a musical tribute to Kool & the Gang and Earth Wind & Fire from 4-7 p.m.
Northwood Village Art Walk
Which takes place the second Saturday of each month. Visitors can explore the artistic side of historic Northwood Village through guided walking tours of eclectic art galleries, outdoor murals and other unique neighborhood shops.
Registration is required and space is limited to 20 people per tour. Guided tours start at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and begin at Hennevelt’s Gallery at 540 Northwood Rd. For more information, go online to northwoodartwalk.com.
Northwood Village Art Night Out
Which takes place the last Friday of each month from 6-9 p.m. Guests will experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll Northwood Road filled with art and craft vendors and live street-side artists and musicians.
Three-Day Patriotic Weekend
Featuring music, food, fun and fireworks along the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Festivities kick off Saturday, July 2 with BBQ, Brews & Blues in historic Northwest Neighborhood, three blocks north of Clematis Street on Rosemary Avenue. The outdoor event runs from 5-9 p.m. and features great food and live blues music.
On Monday, July 4, head down to the waterfront for 4th on Flagler. There will be great food and craft brews along with three stages of entertainment including a military salute and the unfurling of the giant three-story American flag. The evening’s events, which run from 5-10 p.m., culminate with a spectacular 18-minute fireworks display which lights up the Intracoastal Waterway.
Pictured above: Los Trompos, a centerpiece of downtown West Palm Beach’s upcoming Summer in Paradise, is an interactive art installation consisting of 20 larger-than-life spinning tops in different colors and shapes. Photo by Abel Klainbaum