The sun is out. The water is crystal clear. It may not feel like winter in Boca Raton, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate the season! With the holidays right around the corner, our Estate Agents are excited to share some of our favorite upcoming events in the Boca Raton area!
There's always something fun and exciting coming up in the Boca Raton area, especially during the holiday season. Contact us to learn more about life in Boca Raton, available Boca Raton homes, and finding your next dream home along the Florida coast!
Photo Courtesy of Malcolm Mayo via SpazioThis casual-chic Italian eatery is situated in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. Dine al fresco on the oceanfront patio, host a family celebration in the semi-private wine lounge or gather with friends for a drink at the bar. Wherever you are, take in the breathtaking ocean views. The views are most visible on the patio, enhanced by live top 40 and flamenco music every night from 7–11 p.m. 2400 East Las Olas Boulevard Situated on Las Olas Boulevard just minutes from the beach, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. Enjoy their steak-centric menu in the chic dining room with an outdoor bar and courtyard. Their daily happy hour is from 5–8 p.m. and includes half-off select drinks, a bite-size special, and live music Wednesday through Saturday! 450 East Las Olas Boulevard This refined Italian eatery serves steaks, chops, seafood and freshly made pasta accompanied by a wide selection of wines and hand-shaken cocktails. Plus, Timpano offers live music, libations and late-night bites in the lounge each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. The full dinner and cocktail menu is also available all evening long. 2376 North Federal Highway Qbar is a New Orleans-inspired burger bar and restaurant tucked inside the River Market. This lively spot offers a happy hour on weekdays (from 11 a.m.–7 p.m.) and free daily live music from the very best local and national jazz and blues bands. 2584A East Sunrise Boulevard
Photo Courtesy of Truluck'sWith several locations across the country, Truluck's is a getaway for the senses. They serve fresh-catch seafood and prime tender steaks prepared to perfection, complemented by delicious wines by the glass and bottle. Plus, Truluck's offers live entertainment on a nightly basis! 3033 Northeast 32nd Avenue Nestled along the Intracoastal, Shooters Waterfront has been a community staple since 1982. It offers dockside views, fresh seafood, refreshing cocktails and lively events — including live music on a regular basis. 213 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Situated just steps from the ocean, Cafe Ibiza features an all-day menu of fresh seafood, homemade pastas, chilled salads and entree sandwiches — all offered on their outdoor patio or indoor tables. Stop by for a cocktail and enjoy some of the area's best live music. Take a look at the calendar to see who is playing at Cafe Ibiza in the near future!
Photo Courtesy of Blue MartiniLocated at The Galleria on Sunrise Boulevard, Blue Martini is the place to be every night of the week. They have a daily happy hour, offering discounts on drinks and menu items, plus an unbeatable nightlife experience. Take a look at the live bands and entertainment happening at Blue Martini in the near future. 3320 Northeast 33rd Street Blue Jean Blues is an inviting bar with exposed brick walls, moody lighting, and cozy seating. Enjoy an appetizer, cocktail, beer or glass of wine while you hear live jazz or blues music seven afternoons a week! Blue Jean Blues has a $5 band cover charge for the Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. shows. 280 Southwest 6th Street Located in the heart of downtown, Tarpon River Brewing is a unique gastropub offering a full line-up of craft beer brewed on site, accompanied by a beer-inspired food menu. Enjoy live music at Tarpon River every Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. Follow along on Facebook to see the upcoming band schedule! 107 Southwest 6th Street The NYSW Jazz Lounge is a fun atmosphere for enjoying live jazz music — both indoors and outdoors. This relatively new addition to downtown offers jazz every day they are open, playing live jazz Wednesdays through Sundays. Plus, the jazz lounge has a happy hour buffet on Fridays from 5–7 and happy hour from 4–8 p.m.
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Valentine's Day is "Better Together" at the Addison. Whether celebrating Valentine's Day with your significant other, or with your closest friends, the Addison has something to offer everyone this year. The private event venue, known for its breathtaking courtyard and unparalleled dining experience, will open its doors to the public for two very special events.
The Addison will offer guests (coupled or not) a four-course sit-down dinner featuring a delicious menu of Addison signature favorites, and will also offer a late-night party for guests to let loose in a luxe club-like atmosphere filled with beautiful décor, live entertainment, and an open bar. Guests have the option of attending one or both events. See more details about these back-to-back events and purchase tickets here.A popular venue for events and celebrations, Pavilion Grille is the place to be this Valentine's Day. They are hosting a special four-course dinner menu ranging from $39.95 to $49.95, plus tax and gratuity. The menu includes antipasto for the table, a salad, an entree, and a dessert. Complete the experience by adding a house cocktail or dessert and coffee for an additional $15 at the bar.
Photo Courtesy of Oceans 234Celebrate Valentine's Day under the stars with Oceans 234's special four-course picnic dinner. Simply pre-order your dinner selection from their online catering store in advance. You'll pick up the meal, which includes a tote bag with a blanket and lantern, an appetizer, salad, dessert, bottled water, and a wine selection. Head down to the beach and take in the gorgeous sunset, and your server will deliver your entrees when you're ready for them! This special Valentine's Day experience at Oceans 234 costs $195 per couple.
Photo Courtesy of Vino Wine Bar and Italian KitchenWhat's more romantic than wine tasting with your Valentine? Visit Vino Wine Bar and Italian Kitchen to sample from their collection of over 250 wines by the glass. Their wine list includes a variety of regions, vintages, and varietals to keep your visit interesting. Complement your glass with a bite to eat, live entertainment, and the overall sophisticated atmosphere at Vino. What would Valentine's Day in South Florida be without some time on the water? Spend the afternoon cruising with Palm Breeze Charters on a 55-foot sailing catamaran yacht traveling along the calm ocean waters. The ticket price of $82.55 per person includes drinks and snacks.
Photo Courtesy of Biscayne Lady Yacht ChartersConsider taking your birthday party off dry land with Biscayne Lady Yacht Charters. Their fleet of luxury yachts and boats is docked at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. From small groups and intimate gatherings to swanky affairs with hundreds of guests, the fleet can accommodate up to 400 people. No matter the occasion, Biscayne Lady will offer unparalleled luxury, comfort and first-class service to ensure your event goes off without a hitch. Pavilion Grille is considered one of the finest venues in South Florida for dining, nightlife, and special celebrations. The spectacular indoor atrium area is dotted with tropical fountains, palm trees, and a canopy-covered 2,500-square-foot dance floor — the ideal space for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and other large celebrations. Plus, the Grille Room seats up to 60 guests for smaller family celebrations and the Atrium Bar is ideal for networking events or a more laid-back happy hour setting.
Photo Courtesy of Munoz Photography via The AddisonIf you've been tuned into the social scene in Boca, it's likely you've attended a party at The Addison, considered the premier event venue in the city. The expert team has full-service event planning capabilities to ensure no detail is overlooked. Plus, The Addison can create a highly personalized menu to suit your taste and budget. No matter which room your event is in, the historic estate setting provides a gorgeous backdrop that will dazzle your guests. The Loft at Congress is an excellent choice for a large-scale celebration. This 5,000-square-foot venue can be completely customized to suit your event needs, with wide open and transformable event space. Amenities include white perimeter draping, LED surround lighting, and a number of a la carte services you may add on.
Photo Courtesy of Boca Raton Resort & ClubFor a diverse array of luxurious settings, look no further than the many event spaces at Boca Raton Resort & Club. This private resort open to members and resort guests only is home to several event venues to suit any occasion, from an intimate dinner party to a grand wedding with hundreds of guests. Choose from waterfront locations, grand ballrooms, poolside bars, lush gardens and more. With an in-house planning service, Boca By Design, the possibilities are endless and the event planning stress is eliminated.
Photo Courtesy of The Lakeside TerraceThe Lakeside Terrace is a full-service private lakefront event space that can accommodate any event! They provide everything you might need, including custom catering, bar services, tables, chairs, AV and lighting, decor, staging, a dance floor and parking. Event planning is a breeze with their complete inclusive packages, plus a dedicated event manager. This private, freshly renovated venue is complete with a fully air-conditioned patio overlooking the sparkling lake with brilliant fountains.
Photo Courtesy of City Fish MarketIn addition to having one of the best outdoor patios in Boca, City Fish Market is an excellent place to host your next party. The restaurant has three private dining venues that can accommodate between 48 and 140 guests. Choose from one of the many menu packages for either sit-down service or buffet-style dining. This airy seafood restaurant is situated along a sparkling lake and has an inviting blue and white interior, which ensures beautiful views no matter where you're seated. Cocoon Lounge at Tanzy offers an intimate 700-square-foot enclave available for secluded lounging or private parties. Guests may mingle over meticulously handcrafted libations and order passed appetizers from Tanzy's events menu, curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Sherry Yard. The setting creates a relaxing ambiance, complete with nature-themed design, earth-tone decor, wooden touches, and intertwined branches. The lounge is accompanied by two patios available for use, both of which feature an array of couches, cocktail tables, booths, and bar seats. Take your birthday party to the next level at this fancy steakhouse venue. The main private dining room at New York Prime can accommodate individual or community-style table options for both social and corporate events. Plus, full menu and prix fixe menu options are available. The elegant and sophisticated space at New York Prime is the perfect setting for a high-class celebration. Open the sliding barn doors at DaVinci's to unveil the private event space, designed with a coffered ceiling hewn from beams of various woods. The space is flexible and may accommodate 40 seated guests or over 100 for cocktail parties. Large picture windows open onto the patio and the room has its own separate entrance from the outdoor lounge. The private dining room is the perfect place for an intimate gathering with friends and family! The Capital Grille is ideal for an event of any size and style, from an intimate birthday party to an important business meeting. You can expect a comfortable room, an elegant table setting, a customized menu with world-class wines, and dedicated staff. For each private dining event, the Capital Grille offers a personal event coordinator, complimentary valet parking, a full media setup and more.
Graphics Courtesy of Blue Martini LoungeBlue Martini Lounge is hosting an unforgettable New Year's Eve celebration, featuring live entertainment, an open premium bar with cocktails, gourmet passed appetizers, desserts, a champagne toast, and more! General admission tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. Platforms Dance Club Make your way to Platforms Dance Club, a lively dance club specializing in the '70s, '80s and '90s music. Enjoy party favors, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and free champagne — all included in the low ticket price of $25 — or $30 if you want VIP premium seating. Doors open at 8:30 and the party goes until 2 a.m. Call 330-352-1377 for tickets! Pavilion Grille The Pavilion Grille is hosting an elegant New Year's Eve celebration, featuring a full dinner and lots of dancing. The deluxe dinner buffet includes a prime rib and turkey carving station, a pasta station, an Asian food station, and additional entrees — plus a dessert table with an ice cream bar. DJ Russ will get you on your feet with a mix of oldies, Motown, Latin and ballroom music. Tickets are $99 (plus taxes and gratuity). Call 561-912-0000 for reservations, which are required and must be prepaid. Waterstone Resort & Marina Nestled along the shores of Lake Boca, Waterstone Resort & Marina has one of the best outdoor patios in Boca Raton. The resort invites you to spend New Year's Eve with them, with a few options for celebration. Enjoy dinner with a view, a dance party with a prix fixe menu, or a casual hangout at the bar with entertainment. The sit-down dinner (from 6–9 p.m.) includes champagne, craft cocktails, and the Boca Landing menu with various New Year's Eve specials. The second option (from 9 p.m.–2 a.m.) includes a prix fixe menu, dancing, and live entertainment. And the third, more laid-back option (from 5–9 p.m.) features live entertainment, and food and drink specials at the Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill. Mizner Park Amphitheater
Photo Courtesy of Agathe Padovani of I Film Yoga via Something Big YogaStart the year on a healthy note at Something Big Yoga, a free New Year's Day community yoga gathering at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Over 2,000 attendees are expected at this exciting yoga event led by renowned yoga instructor Leslie Glickman, accompanied by recording artist DJ Drez. Check-in starts at 10 a.m. and the yoga and live music goes from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Plus, enjoy an expansive marketplace and food from a variety of food trucks parked on-site. Register in advance for Something Big to save time at check-in!
Photo Courtesy of the Old Davie School Historical MuseumThe Old Davie School Historical Museum is celebrating their 17th Annual Old Davie Christmas, a free event focused on old-fashioned holiday fun. Activities include photos with Santa, pony rides, a petting zoo, old-fashioned games, a hayride, snacks and more! Anglin's Square, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea The Lauderdale-by-the-Sea community is hosting their annual Christmas-by-the-Sea event, a wonderful night for all ages featuring holiday music, dancing, and entertainment. Plus, peruse the festive and expanded Yuletide Market and visit with Santa, who will arrive by fire truck at 6 p.m. And don't miss the community tree lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m.! Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale Considered one of the most exciting events of the holiday season in South Florida, the Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade should not be missed! Featuring a collection of decked-out boats covered in lights, the parade will set sail for 12 miles starting in downtown Fort Lauderdale, heading north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. Enjoy free viewing along the parade route, including one of the best vantage points — the Grandstand Viewing Area, located just north of Sunrise Boulevard. Make sure you don't miss Santa by downloading the Winterfest Santa app to track his exact location throughout the evening.
Photo Courtesy of Flamingo GardensOn the weekends leading up to Christmas, visit with Santa in the idyllic tropical setting at Flamingo Gardens. Mrs. Claus and the elves need assistance from Santa's little helpers to give the animals their presents at 3 p.m. The festivities continue as you visit with Santa and other holiday characters, hop on the bounce house, ride the animal train ride through the arboretum, and enjoy holiday music, contests, and holiday crafts. Stay after 5 p.m. for Garden of Lights, featuring tens of thousands of lights decorating the arboretum and Wray Home, holiday scenes adorning the garden pathways, and a spectacular musical light show.
Photo Courtesy of Tower ClubSituated in the 28th floor of the Regions Bank building in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Tower Club is an exclusive club with a gorgeous event space available for rent. The club provides private dining rooms perfect for all occasions, offering breathtaking city and ocean views, exceptional service, and quality cuisine. Plus, the professional staff at the Tower Club will ensure your event goes off without a hitch, as they will assist with the planning stage in addition to day-of services, including food, decorations, entertainment, and more. If you like your experience in this upscale space, you might even consider becoming a member of the Tower Club. Members enjoy 50 percent off à la carte dining at the club, access to a number of venues and special networking events, and other exclusive benefits. 2345 Wilton Drive
Photo Courtesy of The Venue Fort LauderdaleWith 20,000 square feet of space, The Venue Fort Lauderdale is the perfect venue for entertainment on a grand scale. This upscale venue offers special features specifically designed to host events and corporate gatherings in a dynamic way. The building is outfitted with the latest technology in sound and lighting, plus a central stage ideal for entertainment. The Venue is comprised of five different rooms, which can be joined together or kept separate in any configuration to personalize your event experience. Some of the services offered include catering, entertainment, staffing, event coverage, production, and liquor packages. They also have a full kitchen to accommodate any type of cuisine imaginable. Consider this expansive venue for your next large-scale holiday gathering or corporate meeting! 2950 Northeast 32nd Avenue
Photo Courtesy of Sun Dream Yacht ChartersTake your event off dry land by hosting a party on board one of the vessels at Sun Dream Yacht Charters. This family-owned and -operated company offers a fleet of yachts ranging in size from 130 to 137 feet, each ready to fulfill your every need, from weddings to corporate parties, and birthday celebrations to other special events. Cruise the sparkling waters of the Intracoastal for your holiday party, enjoying the changing scenery, cool breeze, and luxurious yacht amenities. Receive a free, no-obligation quote to start the conversation about your holiday party with Sun Dream Yacht Charters! 3003 Northeast 32nd Avenue
Photo Courtesy of Darryl Nobles from Dream Focus Photography via Grateful Palate Catering & Events / Event Designed by Koncept EventsSituated along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, Grateful Palate Catering & Events is an idyllic venue ideal for any occasion, from intimate holiday parties to extravagant weddings. The 4,000-square-foot space offers impeccable service and exceptional food and drinks, enhanced by sparkling water views. The elegant and intimate interior opens to the recently renovated dock, so guests may mingle under the stars and watch yachts pass by. Take your event to the next level with a variety of additional offerings, including access to the tiki bar and the outdoor oasis space. 900 North Birch Road
Photo Courtesy of Bonnet House Museum & GardensExperience a taste of history, art and stunning garden landscapes all at once at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens nestled along the river. The Bonnet House was built in 1920 and now serves as a preeminent house museum dedicated to historic and environmental preservation. Host your holiday party at the Bonnet House to transport guests to the days gracious living, charm and whimsy. The event space is ideal for corporate affairs, cocktail receptions and dinner celebrations. The tranquil courtyard garden with a fountain makes for a lovely first impression as guests reach the adjacent waterfront veranda with outdoor seating and lush tropical foliage. 2000 North Ocean Boulevard
Photo Courtesy of Pelican Grand Beach ResortIn addition to being a luxurious waterfront resort, Pelican Grand is an excellent place to host your holiday gathering. The event spaces at the resort include a mix of more corporate spaces to host a meeting and formal areas perfect for a cocktail party or holiday dinner. Enjoy views of the serene ocean atop the starlit decks or through the expansive walls of windows. No matter the purpose of your event, the professional staff at Pelican Grand will ensure it goes off without a hitch! 828 Southeast 4th Street
Situated just steps from the lively Las Olas Boulevard, the Historic Needham Estate is an opulent event space for both intimate gatherings and large-scale parties. Guests enjoy gorgeous views at this historic venue, both in the gorgeous 6,500-square-foot estate dating back to 1925 or looking out over the New River. The central location, unparalleled views, historic charm, and hospitable event services make this a desirable space for holiday parties. Plus, the Historic Needham Estate is the best spot in town for viewing the Winterfest Boat Parade!
Photo Courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat ShowThe show will be held at seven diverse locations, including marinas, yachting centers, and a conference center. Attendees have an opportunity to visit with over 1,200 exhibitors and over 1,500 boats on display. Products on display range from designer sunglasses to extravagant superyachts and everything in between. With an event this massive, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Let's delve into the basics so you can adequately plan your visit to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
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Photo Courtesy of Enigma HauntGet in the spirit for the holiday all month long at Enigma Haunt, a haunted house in Boca Raton with three hair-raising haunted attractions in one indoor location. Each of the attractions, including Cursed, Twisted Mayhem, and Realms of Terror, provides endless thrills and excitement. Pick your poison — or opt for all three — at Enigma Haunt, open on weekends throughout the month of October. While you may not be able to avoid the inevitable fear induced at Enigma Haunt, you can avoid standing in line by purchasing your tickets online in advance. Tickets are valid on any one day of the event, from 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 to 10:30 p.m. on select Thursdays, Sundays, and Tuesday, October 30. Sugar Sand Park The beloved Sugar Sand Park turns into a spooky destination in the days leading up to Halloween. Each year, the park's Shriek Week offers several days of spooky events and activities for all ages, such as haunted houses, carnival games, LED shows, train rides, magic shows, trick-or-treating, and a scary film festival. Get a sneak peek at the many activities happening throughout Shriek Week this year! Admission prices and dates/times vary depending on activity. Shriek Week is open on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, and again on Thursday, October 25, Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27. This family-friendly festival is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday in advance with your little ones! Peter Blum YMCA of Boca Raton This safe and fun family-oriented event will feature incredible costumes, decorations, and activities at the Peter Blum YMCA of Boca Raton. Halloween at the Y activities include haunted houses, trick-or-treating, Star Wars Jedi training, a puppy patrol rescue mission, a dance party, bounce houses, hayrides, magic shows, and much more! Advance tickets cost $5 for adult non-members and $15 for children non-members. Members may bring one bag of candy per person to reserve their spot in advance. Tickets the day of the event are $5 for adult members and non-members, $15 for children members, and $20 for children non-members. Bring your candy or purchase advance tickets at the front desk of the Peter Blum YMCA! Calusa Veterinary Center The Calusa Veterinary Center is making sure our four-legged family members are not left out of the Halloween festivities! This 24/7 veterinary center in Boca Raton is hosting a Halloween Soiree & Pet Costume Contest on Tuesday, October 30, featuring wine and snacks and other refreshments, and a pet costume contest. The pet owner with the best pet costume will win a seven-night Caribbean cruise on the MSC Seaside! The Addison Before the adults-only party starts at the Addison, take your little ones to the Kids' Monster Bash, designed for elementary-aged children. The event will take place at the Addison from 5–6:30 p.m., featuring a not-so-scary dance party, trick-or-treating with special characters, and a kid-approved menu of light bites. Tickets are limited and can be purchased in advance, the cost is $20 per child and $10 per accompanying adult. The Addison Get decked out in your finest costume and head to the Addison for a spectacular event benefiting Slow Burn Theatre Company at the Broward Center. Complementing the Addison's historic property, this year's theme pays homage to the 1930s classic horror icons with a foodie-approved fare, an open bar, live entertainment, and a haunted walk-through. This over-the-top Halloween event is open to the public. General admission tickets are $125 per person, which includes entry, food, an open bar, and entertainment. Reserve a VIP table for up to 10 guests for $2,500, which includes complimentary valet parking, access to the indoor VIP area with a private table, table-side food and beverage service, and champagne bottle service, in addition to general admission benefits. Boca Black Box Head to Boca Black Box on Halloween for a night of rock 'n' roll and nonstop fun! From 7–9 p.m., participate in rockstar karaoke, and enjoy entertainment from Lipstick Killers, an Alice Cooper tribute band, from 9–11 p.m. Dress as your favorite rock star and rock the night away with this talented tribute band playing all of your favorite songs masterfully reproduced with props, costumes and other exciting elements. Purchase tickets in advance to be a part of the excitement at Boca Black Box this Halloween!
Travel a bit outside the city to Jaco Pastorius Park in Oakland Park for the 14th Annual Oakland Park Oktoberfest, presented by Funky Buddha Brewery! This annual beer-centric celebration will feature live German music, authentic German-style beer and Bavarian cuisine in the Biergarten. Other activities and attractions include music from Alpine Express and Sepp Diepolder, a dance floor for all ages, amusement rides, carnival games, and more. Admission to Oktoberfest is $5 per person and free for ages 12 and under. Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum This swanky event at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum should not be missed. The Great Gatsby Gala benefits Canine Assisted Therapy, a local nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the lives of children and adults in South Florida through the use of certified pet therapy teams. The gala will feature an evening of premium spirits, delicious food, entertainment, and a raffle and silent auction benefiting the organization. Glamorous 1920s-era attire is welcomed and encouraged! Tickets for the Great Gatsby Gala are $125 per person. Riverwalk Don't miss Riverwalk's 6th Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast & Competition, featuring delicious BBQ food and endless fun for all ages. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy BBQ classics starting at $5, live music, cold beer and activities for the whole family. Local pitmasters will be competing for the title of the "Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast Champion". This event is free and open to all! Las Olas Boulevard The lively Las Olas Boulevard becomes even more vibrant during the annual Las Olas Art Fair, featuring two days of fine art and inspiration. The fair is ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation and continues to be one of the most anticipated art events in the region. Visit with artists displaying their one-of-a-kind pieces, commission a specific piece, and purchase fine works of art at affordable prices. Stop by the art fair on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pop in and out of the many eclectic boutiques, art galleries and upscale eateries along the way. West Business Plazas, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea The small business community of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will host a special Boo! By the Sea Halloween Stroll on Saturday just before Halloween from 3–6 p.m. Head to the plazas on either side of Commercial Boulevard just over the bridge for endless Halloween fun geared towards ages 3–11, including kid-friendly food, music, a magician, face painting, cookie decorating, and much more. Plus, many of the small businesses in the plazas will host activities and games for kids in front of their stores, complete with prizes and treats! Lauderdale Comics Lauderdale Comics invites all ghouls, goblins and vampires to stop by for Halloween Comic Fest! This annual event occurs in participating comic book shops across the country, which give away comic books to all attendees. Halloween Comic Fest will feature a myriad of activities and surprises, including free treats for anyone in costume, a costume contest, raffle prizes, sales and discounts, and Halloween-themed bubble tea. Admission to the comic fest is completely free! F.A.T. Village Arts DistrictView this post on Instagram
On the last Saturday of each month (except December!), head to the creative and artsy F.A.T. Village for the Flagler Village ArtWalk. Stop by open galleries showcasing new art exhibits, visit with local artists and artisans selling various gifts and goods, and enjoy a variety of food and entertainment all the while. This vibrant monthly event is a must for art lovers in the area! It's also a great opportunity to stock up on one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Various Locations in Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, the "Yachting Capital of the World," will host the 59th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, featuring an array of the industry's latest boats and yachts of all sizes, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, this show has something to suit every taste. Make plans to visit one of the seven locations for the show, including marinas, yachting centers, and a convention center. Purchase your tickets for this exclusive international boat show right in our backyard! Premier Estate Properties is a proud sponsor of this event. Fort Lauderdale Convention Center The Women Empower Expo (or WEX) is the premier event for entrepreneurs, change-makers, go-getters, creatives, industry leaders and any women who have dreams to turn ideas into reality. The Fort Lauderdale Convention Center will host this inspiring event featuring keynotes from influential women, breakshop workshops with industry experts, panel discussions, network events, a marketplace, and much more. WEX is designed to equip women with the knowledge, tools and connections to create and grow a successful business. Register now to be a part of this empowering expo for women on November 10!View this post on Instagram
Photo Courtesy of Waterstone Resort & MarinaBoca Landing is a picturesque waterfront eatery located in the Waterstone Resort & Marina. Whether you're a guest of the resort or a local resident, enjoy exceptional Intracoastal views while you dine al fresco on one of the best outdoor patios in Boca Raton. At Boca Landing, Chef Matthew Mixon creates imaginative cuisine debuting the region's freshest seasonal flavors, which perfectly complement the selection of handcrafted cocktails and fine wines. From a bountiful European breakfast to a grilled steak or local seafood dish, Boca Landing has it all. BRIO Tuscan Grille | Italian | Location — Warm, relaxed Italian restaurant in Boca Center offering Tuscan-inspired dishes, a great wine selection, and craft cocktails. Burtons Grill & Bar | American | Menu | Location — Well-known chain bar and grill with high-quality American dishes served in a comfortable dining space. Café 5150 | American | Location — American eatery situated in the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, featuring an elegant dining room, an outdoor patio, and great views of the new amphitheater. Flashback Diner | American | Location — High-quality diner open 24 hours a day serving hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner specialties at three locations in the region. Henry's | American | Menu | Location — Inviting restaurant serving elevated classic American dishes in a bright and sophisticated dining room.
Photo Courtesy of Ke'e GrillThis vibrant seafood restaurant is a hidden gem in Boca. With both a tropical and sophisticated feel, Ke'e Grill provides an ideal setting for a special occasion — or lack thereof. The menu is packed with creative dishes, with a special emphasis on all things seafood. For Boca Restaurant Month, select one item from each course, including an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. And all year long, Ke'e Grill remains of the best fine dining destinations in the city. Louie Bossi's Boca Raton | Italian | Menu | Location — Rustic elegant eatery serving an array of Italian specialties, including pizza, pasta, paninis, soup, salads, and more. Mariposa at Neiman Marcus | New American | Menu | Location — Upscale eatery serving globally inspired fare within a stunning, chic space in the Neiman Marcus store at the Town Center at Boca Raton. Matteo's of Boca Raton | Italian | Menu | Location — Casual chain eatery with traditional decor serving family-style Italian dishes and wines by the glass.
Photo Courtesy of Max's GrilleIf you prefer dining al fresco, Max's Grille is an excellent option, as it has one of the best outdoor patios in Boca Raton. Plus, this eatery in the heart of Mizner Park is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of shopping. The bar at Max's Grille seamlessly extends from the inside to the beautiful patio, where you'll find more seating under the shade or in the sun. The elevated New American dishes and robust drink menu at Max's Grille are made all the better by airy surrounds and an overall classy atmosphere. Melting Pot Boca Raton | Fondue | Location — Romantic fondue restaurant chain with a plethora of heated pots of cheese, chocolate, and broth for do-it-yourself cooking and dipping. Morton's The Steakhouse | Steakhouse | Location — Steakhouse chain with a swanky interior serving aged prime beef, seafood, and other traditional steakhouse dishes. Nick's New Haven Style Pizzeria | Italian | Location — Sophisticated bar and grill specializing in thin-crust pizza, with an extensive menu of Italian and American dishes.
Photo Courtesy of Ouzo BayIt's all about freshness at this stunning modern eatery. Ouzo Bay serves an array of Greek dishes, including wild catches from around the world, grass-fed lamb, and prime dry aged meats. Eating here is like reserving a table on the Mediterranean, as each bite offers authentic flavors beautifully combined with age-old recipes. The world-class bar and lounge at Ouzo Bay serves handcrafted cocktails, small-batch whiskeys, and one of the most extensive Ouzo selections on the East Coast. Prezzo | Italian | Menu | Location — Casual Italian chain with a daily happy hour serving stone-baked pizzas, classic pasta, and more traditional dishes.
Photo Courtesy of Ramen Lab EateryRamen Lab Eatery is the first authentic ramen restaurant in Boca Raton. The fast-casual, counter-serve eatery is a perfect place for a quick lunch — especially during Boca Restaurant Month! Ramen Lab specializes in ramen, staying true to the bowl concept, which includes donburi and poke bowls. They emphasize sustainable food made fresh and make their own ramen noodles in-house, complemented by the thick, rich broth found in each ramen bowl. Discover an array of authentic toppings, from tender pork chashu to a perfectly cooked and seasoned poached egg. Rocco's Tacos | Mexican | Location — Popular Mexican restaurant with an outdoor patio serving classic dishes and snacks in addition to over 400 types of tequila. Ruth's Chris Steak House | Steakhouse | Menu | Location — Renowned steakhouse chain with an elegant setting and diverse selection of steaks, seafood, and other specialties.
Photo Courtesy of SaiKo-iThe chic and modern interior of SaiKo-i creates the perfect setting for enjoying the authentic and innovative dishes of this renowned Japanese restaurant. SaiKo-i is a sushi lounge and hibachi grill with a range of choices to suit every palate. Each dish is prepared with the finest of ingredients and an authentic recipe, complete with a striking presentation. Stop by SaiKo-i for lunch ($22) or dinner ($38) during Boca Restaurant Month to sample the best of their sushi menu and other Japanese dishes. Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante | Italian | Location — Excellent Italian eatery with a gorgeous interior, array of authentic dishes, and an impressive wine selection. Seasons 52 | New American | Menu | Location — Chain eatery with a focus on featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients on their menu, in addition to offering a great selection of international wines.
Photo Courtesy of Tanzy RestaurantNestled inside iPic Theaters, Tanzy Restaurant is an excellent option for date night in Boca Raton. This artisanal Italian eatery and lounge serves a selection of pasta, flatbreads, and wines in a cozy, intimate space. The carefully curated menu at Tanzy draws inspiration from Italy's Amalfi region, featuring exceptional coastal touches and classic flavors and ingredients. Traditional methods are combined with the adventurous to create a bold and inspiring meal — no matter what you choose from the three-course prix fixe menu during Boca Restaurant Month. Tap 42 | Gastropub | Location — Vibrant gastropub serving hearty brunch, lunch and dinner menus in a colorful space at the Town Center at Boca Raton. Temper Grille | American | Location — Tapas-style eatery focused on fresh ingredients with a great selection of beer and wine from all over the world.
Photo Courtesy of The LocaleExperience rich, bold flavors found throughout the continent without traveling far at all. The Locale is a New American eatery with a special Latin flair, utilizing quality ingredients, which are well-prepared and deliciously composed into unique offerings. The beautiful and elegant space of The Locale sets the tone for an enjoyable dining experience, whether you're indulging with a full meal or simply stopping by during happy hour. After all, The Locale is one of our favorite fine dining restaurants in the city! Trattoria Siciliani | Italian | Menu | Location — Authentic Italian restaurant serving a robust menu consisting of pastas, seafood, meat, chicken, and pastries.
Photo Courtesy of Jeffrey Tholl via True Food KitchenTrue Food Kitchen believes that "eating well is always in season" — and we certainly agree! This health-focused eatery in the Town Center of Boca Raton offers a wide array of healthy dishes, with plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The vibrant and plant-filled interior perfectly complements the fresh and flavor-filled dishes you'll find at True Food. Stop by this modern eatery for lunch ($25) or dinner ($36) during Boca Restaurant Month to sample some of the best plates! Yakitori | Japanese | Menu | Location — Sushi bar with modern interior serving an extensive menu of specialty rolls and Pan-Asian dishes. Zinburger | American | Location — Burger chain serving shakes, local beers, cocktails, and an array of wines in a vibrant space.
Photo Courtesy of J Skolnick PhotographyWitness two incredible musicians come together in an intimate setting at An Evening With Anders Osborne and Mike Zito. The emotional, soulful vocals and piercing, expert guitar work makes New Orleans' Anders Osborne a true musical treasure. With a number of accolades in the music world, including Entertainer of the Year by Gambit Weekly and Crescent City's Best Guitarist for three consecutive years by OffBeat, Osborne puts on a performance that should not be missed. He will be accompanied by Mike Zito, a South St. Louis native with a lengthy list of accomplishments, including 12 albums, founding supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood and The Wheel, producing albums for talented artists, and much more. Get groovy on Saturday with an incredible performance from saxophonist Elan Trotman, a jazz artist who has quickly emerged as one of the genre's most thrilling and emotive performers. He continues to evolve and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. Trotman's playing is inspired by legends like Grover Washington, Jr., Kirk Whalum, and Najee, but he certainly displays his own style and unique tone.
Photo courtesy of Boca Restaurant MonthStarting on Saturday, kick-off Boca Restaurant Month, an exciting foodie event lasting throughout the month of September! The month-long event aims to promote Boca Raton's incredible array of culinary experiences, featuring a mixture of new and repeat restaurants from last year's inaugural restaurant month. Participating restaurants will feature a three-course prix fixe dinner menu priced between $36 and $40, not including tax or gratuity. This is the perfect opportunity to sample some of Boca's finest dining establishments presenting their finest dishes at a reasonable price. Check out nine of our favorite must-visit restaurants participating in Boca Restaurant Month!
Photo Courtesy of Malcolm Mayo / Friday Night Sound WavesKick off Memorial Day Weekend with an evening of non-stop dancing and excitement as the All Access band returns to The Hub at Fort Lauderdale Beach. This music event is presented by Southwest Airlines and is completely free to attend! It's the perfect way to get ready for the weekend's festivities. Fort Lauderdale Beach
Photo Courtesy of Chaz Adams, Public Information Officer, City of Fort LauderdaleConsidered one of the most memorable events of Memorial Day Weekend, the 8th Annual Great American Beach Party is a free all-day party that should not be missed. You can expect music, live performances, and activities for the whole family, including a kids' zone, a sand castle contest, an art show, and a free movie showing on the beach. Head to Fort Lauderdale Beach near the intersection of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A for a day filled with endless summertime fun. The Hive
Photo Courtesy of the Flagler Village ArtwalkThe Flagler Village Artwalk is a market held at The Hive in northern Fort Lauderdale on the last Saturday of every month. The Hive is a collection of creative retail, food, beverage, entertainment, and art related businesses located in the center of the MASS District. Enjoy food trucks, tent and table vendors, art galleries, coffee shops, bars, music and more at this exciting community gathering on Saturday evening! Monday, May 28 9 a.m. | Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery And of course, take time to pause and remember the entire reason we celebrate Memorial Day, to begin with. The City of Fort Lauderdale is hosting an annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday morning. The ceremony will feature a keynote speaker, a parade of colors, recognition of veterans, wreath placement, and a dove release. Flamingo Gardens
Photo Courtesy of Flamingo GardensTake the little ones to Flamingo Gardens this Memorial Day weekend for KidzFest, a weekend-long festival in conjunction with the US premier of the Borowski Art Glass exhibit, "Fables and Fairytales." The exhibit features over 70 imaginative works of art in glass and metal by the acclaimed glass artists of Studio Borowski. The colorful objects and sculptures are reminiscent of mythical creatures from beloved fables and fairytales. KidzFest will feature special guided tours, kids' entertainment, games, crafts, vendor and information booths, food, and other fun surprises! Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Party by the beach on the balcony of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort this Memorial Day! Their Memorial Day Beach Bash will include a great lineup of DJs and a number of drink specials. Purchase your $10 tickets in advance!
Photo Courtesy of Austen Amacker via the Florida LaunchIf you have yet to see an exciting Florida Launch game, now's your chance! See the only Major League Lacrosse team in Florida take on the Dallas Rattlers at the FAU stadium on Saturday night. This relatively new addition to the South Florida sports scene is an exciting way to kick off Memorial Day weekend! Tickets start at just $15.50.
Photo Courtesy of Donny Ray EvinsSpend an unforgettable evening at The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum as Donny Ray Evins takes the stage with an incredible tribute to Nat King Cole. This one-night-only event is Donny's first appearance in South Florida in 15 years; in other words, this is a night that should not be missed! Tickets are on sale now.
Photo Courtesy of Lotos Music FestivalDon't miss this exciting music event at Mizner Park Amphitheater on Sunday! The 4th Annual Lotos Music Festival is bringing music icons together for their biggest line-up yet. Bands and musicians include Cypress Hill with Mixmaster Mike, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Everlast, Inner Circle, Slick Rick, and more. Purchase general admission tickets for $58 through May 20, $63 from May 21–25, and $68 on May 26 and 27.
Photo Courtesy of RunSignUpJoin YMCA Boca Raton for this fun and exciting race taking place on Memorial Day. Those who register for the Boca Raton Memorial Day Apple Pie 5K before May 25 are guaranteed an apple pie at the end, and those who register for the ice cream mile and kids race by May 25 will receive ice cream sundaes at the end! The event features a water slide, DJ music, post-race food, and more. Register for the race in advance to guarantee your sweet treat! All active and retired US armed forces members who pre-register will receive free race entry. Get to the heart of what Memorial Day is all about at Boca Raton's Memorial Day Service at Boca Raton Cemetery. The hour-long service will feature veteran groups, city officials, music by the Fort Lauderdale Highlanders, drills by the Boca Raton Community High School NJROTC, and the Boca Raton Police and Fire Honor Guard.
Photo Courtesy of Jason Koerner via the Mizner Park AmphitheaterDon't miss this free concert at Mizner Park Amphitheater featuring local indie musicians, The Helmsmen, and country artists, the Shane Duncan Band. Enjoy delicious food from local food trucks, including Tucker Duke's, and a beer garden serving Barrel of Monks beer. The City of Boca Raton is teaming up with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a local nonprofit, to provide an area where attendees can write a letter to a soldier and donate goods to create "We Care" packages to be sent to deployed soldiers. Visit the event page for a full list of items needed for donation. Bring your own blankets and chairs or rent a chair for $5 once you arrive. Doors for the Memorial Day concert open at 5:30 p.m. and no tickets are required for this free event!
Explore the art of wine and food at the art museum during this month's installation of the Art of Wine and Food Series. Tracy Shahtaheri from Delicato Family Vineyards will lead guests on a journey sampling four great varietals of wine paired with small bites. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy a docent-led highlights tour of museum exhibitions. This event costs $40 per person or $25 for members at Patron level and above. RSVP here in advance or by calling 954-262-0258.
Photo Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward CountyHead to the Signature Grand in nearby Davie for an evening of celebration and inspiration. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County are pleased to present the 10th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County event. This dinner will bring the community together to recognize and celebrate how far women have come in leadership roles in the business, community, and philanthropic fields. Individual tickets cost $125 or $185 for a VIP ticket. You may also purchase a table for 8 for $1,000 or a VIP table for 8 for $1,500. Each ticket includes access to the reception, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, a recognition program, a fashion show, and a live auction.
Photo Courtesy of The Pirate FestivalThe Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale is hosting a free pirate-themed event with something for everyone. The Pirate Festival will feature parades, a concert, a street festival, multiple entertainment stages, a costume contest, a children's area, raft and paddleboard races, and much more! The Rotary Club has over 150 members coming together to grow and serve the community in Fort Lauderdale.
Photo Courtesy of Flamingo GardensTreat mom to a special Mother's Day brunch amidst flora and fauna benefiting Flamingo Gardens. Dine al fresco amidst the gardens while enjoying a live music serenade. After the unlimited brunch buffet, visit the Wray botanical collection and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. Tickets, which include admission to the gardens, must be purchased in advance.
Photo Courtesy of Enigma HauntEnigma Haunt is a haunted house in Boca Raton with three hair-raising haunted attractions in one indoor location. Experience the ultimate thrill within either — or all three — of the attractions, including Pandemic, Into Oblivion, and Realms of Terror. While you may not be able to avoid the inevitable fear induced at Enigma Haunt, you can avoid standing in line by purchasing your tickets online in advance. Tickets are valid on any one day of the event — on October 6–7, 13–15, 19–22, and 27–31. Enigma Haunt operates from 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, and 7 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31.