Trying to keep the kids busy over the long Labor Day weekend? I’ve put together a list of things to do around Palm Beach County.
Just a heads up: With Hurricane Idalia heading back out into the Atlantic Ocean in the next few days, keep an eye on the weather and event listings to make sure these events aren’t canceled. Also, bookmark this post with indoor activities for rainy days.
Friday, Sept. 1
Food Truck Expo and Concert from The VAM Band: Food trucks from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. Enjoy a lineup of food trucks plus free live music. Bring your own blanket or chair. More info: Click here
Game Night Ice Skating – Mario Kart: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Palm Beach Skate Zone, 8125 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth. A fun night of ice skating, with a video game twist. There will be Mario Kart tournaments live-streamed on the rink’s video wall, ice skating and more. Bring your Nintendo Switch to join in. Cost is $22 including skate rental, or $16 if you bring your own skates. More info: Click here
Saturday, Sept. 2
16th Annual Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd. Get deals on new and used fishing and boating gear from hundreds of vendors. There will be seafood vendors, a beer garden, arts and crafts, and more. Tickets are $10 per person. More info: Click here
Learn to Skate: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Astro Skate of Palm Beach County, 3100 S. Jog Road, Greenacres. Roller skating classes for all ages and all skill levels. Cost is $15 and includes skate rental. More info: Click here
Labor Day Special: Baby Goat & Piglets Social, Snuggle, Farm Animal Tours: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at 24 Karat Ranch, 3765 E Road, Loxahatchee Groves. Snuggle adorable baby animals and learn about farm life. Long pants, close-toed shoes and full-sleeve shirts required. Tickets are $49 per person and space is limited. More info: Click here
Sunday, Sept. 3
The Gardens GreenMarket: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Shop more than 70 vendors, including crafts, produce, prepared foods and more. There also will be live music from Samuel King. The Palm Beach County Food Bank will be on-site selling tickets to Empty Bowls in the Gardens, and there will be free Yoga on the Plaza at 8 a.m. More info: Click here
Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Tanger Outlets Palm Beach, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. Shop a variety of vendors, including specialty food, fresh produce, honey, jewelry, homemade food items and more. More info: Click here
Sensory Friendly Browsing Hour: 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Greenacres Branch library, 3750 Jog Road, Greenacres. This event is designed for people with sensory sensitivities to explore the library. More info: Click here
Monday, Sept. 4
Annual Labor Day Cartoon Skate: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday at Palm Beach Skate Zone, 8125 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth. There will be ice skating, music, cartoons, and food and drinks available to buy. There also will be a costume contest with three age groups: under age 6, ages 7-11 and older than 12 years. Cost is $22 including skate rental, or $16 if you bring your own skates. More info: Click here
Labor Day End of Summer Pig Out Skate: Noon to 5 p.m. Monday at Astro Skate of Palm Beach County, 3100 S. Jog Road, Greenacres. All-you-can-eat food, plus roller skating. Hot dogs will be available from noon to 12:30 p.m., pizza from 2 to 2:30 p.m. and ice cream from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 plus your skate rental fee. More info: Click here
Labor Day Celebration: 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at Grandview Public Market, 1401 Clare Ave., West Palm Beach. Check out the Vintage Supermarket, plus catch a free live tribute band concert with music from Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. More info: Click here
Museums on Us Weekend
Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank credit or debit card holders get one free general admission during the first full weekend of every month at participating museums. You must have your credit or debit card and photo ID with you. More info, including full list of participating institutions: Click here
Some of our favorite parks and playgrounds
- Scott’s Place Barrier-Free Playground, 12190 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. More info
- Wellington Environmental Preserve, 3491 Flying Cow Ranch Road, Wellington. More info
- Kidscape Park, 15970 74th St. N., Loxahatchee. More info
- Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. More info
- Constitution Park, 594 N. Dover Road, Tequesta. More info
- John Prince Park splashpark, 2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth. More info
- Pirates Cove Playground at Patch Reef Park, 2000 W. Yamato Road, Boca Raton. More info
- Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. More info
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