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Before we get into the calendar, there’s one event that stands out:
This event is back in a big way, after being put on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach
Entertainment: Live music, carnival rides, a bounce house, train ride, pony rides, arts and crafts, Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, axe throwing, chili cook-off, wheel barrow race and a sack race.
Live music: There will be performances from Southern Blood and Luke Bryan Tribute on Friday; Toby Keith Tribute and Zac Brown Tribute on Saturday; Andrew Morris Band and Jason Aldean Tribute on Sunday.
Information: Call 561-753-1232 or go to http://www.royalpalmbeach.com.
Food Trucks & Music Series: 5 to 9 p.m. with concert beginning at 6:30 on the Town Center Promenade behind the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Grab dinner from one of about a dozen food trucks and then enjoy a live performance from 56 Ace. For more information, go to http://www.wellingtonfl.gov.
Lakeside Market at Wellington Town Center: 5 to 9 p.m. along the Town Center Promenade behind the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Free admission and parking. Dozens of vendors set up shop along the Lake Wellington waterfront. For more information, go to http://www.wellingtonlakesidemarket.com.
Royal Palm Beach Green Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Village Hall Complex, 1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. Dozens of vendors sell a range of items along the waterfront. For more information, go to http://www.rpbgreenmarket.com.
The Amazing Veranica and Her Talented Dogs: Noon and 3 p.m. in the Grand Court at the Mall at Wellington Green, 10300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Straight from “America’s Got Talent,” Veranica and her pack of poodles will perform. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.shopwellingtongreen.com.
Twilight Hours at Panther Ridge: 6 to 9 p.m. at Panther Ridge Conservation Center, 2143 D Road, Loxahatchee Groves. Enjoy an evening with big cats when they’re at their most frisky. As the sun sets, the cats — safe inside their beautifully manicured enclosures — become more playful and really show their personalities. It’s a great opportunity to spend a few hours outside with the purrs and chitters of rare, endangered and threatened species of cats surrounding you. Tickets are $50 per person, or $25 for children ages 2-12. Children under age 2 are free. For more information or to buy tickets in advance, call 561-795-8914 or click here.
Free concert from MTV Rock: 7:30 p.m. at Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington. Free concert with food trucks on-site. For more information, go to www.wellingtonfl.gov.
History and Haunts: 8 to 10 p.m. at Yesteryear Village, 9067 Southern Blvd., Archway Gate, West Palm Beach. War Party Paranormal leads this tour of the spooky side of Yesteryear Village. General admission is $35 per person. For more information, go to www.southfloridafair.com.
Free concert from Billy Joel Tribute by Turnstiles: 3 p.m. at Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington. Free concert with food trucks on-site. For more information, go to http://www.wellingtonfl.gov.