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Things To Do

Here is a small selection of the many activities available.

Art and Culture

There are several performing art venues such as Palm Beach Opera, The Kravis Center and Coral Sky Amphitheatre that offer entertainment from popular performers. You can also find more intimate theaters such as the Maltz Jupiter Theater located throughout the county.

In addition to Florida’s oldest and largest outdoor event, The South Florida Fair, you will find events like Art and Antique shows and film and music festivals such as SunFest, Delray Affair, Palm Beach International Film Festival, ArtiGras and Palm Beach Fine Craft Show throughout the year.

Beaches and Parks

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is one of many locations for you to enjoy water activities such as snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking. Land-based activities in the park include picnicing, hiking, biking and exploring the nature trails. There are also many areas for you to just relax in the sun or have a barbecue with friends and family.

If it is fishing you enjoy, you will find many options for both onshore and offshore fishing adventures in South Florida. Head to the Juno Beach Fishing Pier, climb aboard the Blue Heron Fishing Boat for an offshore excursion, or contact any one of many private charters for a more personal experience.

National Georgraphic released this list of Florida's Pristine Parks.


Sporting events of all types are held throughout the Palm Beaches and surrounding areas. Jupiter is home to the Roger Dean Stadium, spring training facility for two World Series pennant-winning teams, the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals as well as their respective Class A Minor League teams, the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals. You will also find these exciting facilities: racing at Palm Beach International Raceway; Polo at the International Polo Club; Tennis at the Delray Beach Tennis Center;

Along the Southeast coast of Florida there are more than 100 golf courses to play at (more than 1,000 in Florida alone). Whether you enjoy a casual day at the course or are aspiring to be a pro, you will find a large selection of courses to meet your challenge, many of which are designed by the legends of golf.

Theme Parks and Attractions

Whether you are looking for an animal encounter at Lion Country Safari; a refreshingly cool adventure on the water at Rapids Water Park; the thrilling adventures and roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa; or a day of fantasy and excitement at Walt Disney World you will find a variety of theme parks and attractions for all ages.

Or, you can visit Discover the Palm Beaches for more exciting events that South Florida has to offer.