If you live in West Palm Beach or in the surrounding area, it’s always good to enjoy some of the local flavor. There are many events that can help break up the monotony of everyday life. As an added benefit, you’ll learn more about your community and maybe even make some friends.
For the past twenty-five years, the area has hosted the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival. The annual event started off at the Duncan Theater, which is located on the Palm Beach Community College campus.
Today, the festival is held in the city of Jupiter, Florida at Carlin Park. The name was also changed to Shakespeare by the Sea: A Renaissance Festival and Play-in-the-Park. With the change in venue, the event was an overnight success, with over 10,000 eager individuals attending during a single weekend. For that reason alone, Shakespeare by the Sea continues going strong today.
Thanks to the popularity of the Shakespeare productions, the Carlin Park Amphitheatre was constructed as the permanent home of the festival. You get the unique chance to see a Shakespeare play out on in the open air, where you can sit on the grass, bring a picnic and enjoy the entertainment.
With so many plays having been written by Shakespeare, the production company behind the annual festival rotates what they put on. Among past options have been Macbeth, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and many more.
Another popular event for people who live in areas like Greenacres, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth is Summer in Paradise. It’s held in the city of West Palm Beach and is open to people of all ages. Instead of being a single event, Summer in Paradise is a whole string of activities that take place during the summer months.
Many of the Summer in Paradise events focus on the rich artistic resources present in the area. One is the Northwood Village Art Walk, which is held on the second Saturday of June, July and August. People can walk through the historic village as part of guided tours. Over ten different art galleries and a number of unique shops are present, making it a fun experience every time.
On the third Sunday of each summer month, the Sunday on the Waterfront concert series is held. Different artists from a variety of musical genres play at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, making for a great way to cool off in the evening and enjoy some culture.