For two weekends every October, the sounds of laughter and German folk music echo across a field in Lake Worth. The American German Club's traditional Oktoberfest celebration, which sprawls across 10 acres under an open-air pavilion and a tent, has been going on for 40 years now and doesn't show any signs of stopping. Each day kicks off with the parade of flags and, sometimes, a ceremonial keg-tapping. Afterward, indoor and outdoor kitchens perpetually sizzle up authentic German bratwurst, leberkäse, and pastries. Meanwhile, bartenders pour four styles of Hofbräu Bier, as well as imported liquors and domestic brews. While vendors display traditional German crafts, the festival's stages erupt with folk-dancing, choral singing, and Bavarian tunes from two German groups, Heldensteiner Band and Die Lustigen Bayern.
As South Florida's home-brew supply depot, BX assists brew masters and novices alike in their fermenting endeavors. Brewing classes lecture lager lovers and ale admirers in the fundamentals of batch brewing, providing a run down of everything from ingredients and equipment to technique and bottling, and the beer experts will brew a batch on site so suds-savoring students can easily follow along. Classes can accommodate up to 30 people, increasing the chances that singles mingling around the wort cauldron may bump into their fated stout mate or start up a bromance with a fellow hops enthusiast. Both relationships can be explored further at the group-brewing session, held immediately after the class, where local home brewers and beer worshipers meet up to socialize and discuss all things grain related.
Up to 10 people can squeeze inside one of Posers Photobooths’ eponymous booths to memorialize the celebration at weddings, birthday parties, and other special events. Each enclosed 5'x5' space comes equipped with props and a 20-inch screen that lets subjects preview their poses before the camera fires off a round of shots. Four-image photo strips print within 13 seconds and bear the custom logo of each event and the Social Security number of the guest of honor.
Birthdays, weddings, and other occasions become unforgettable events with the party-planning staff at JDC Entertainment. DJs and motivational dancers excite crowds and keep energy levels high. JDC Entertainment also rents out add-ons such as photo booths and LED dance floors, which instantly vaporize any party-crashing ghosts.
With a stay at Holiday Inn Palm Beach - Airport Conference Center in West Palm Beach (Palm Beach - West Palm Beach), you'll be convenient to Palm Beach County Convention Center and CityPlace. This hotel is within close proximity of Kravis Center For The Performing Arts and CityPlace. n Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 199 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily. n Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. n Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. n Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
The Grammy-winning rockers of Kings of Leon meld a chameleon-like ability to shift styles and genres with a musically trained chameleon's virtuosic instrument-wielding. Lead vocalist Caleb Followill's earnest, ethereal singing finds backup on drums and bass from his brothers Nathan and Jared, and their cousin Matthew cows errant sound waves into complacency with air-shredding guitar. Backing its most recent album, Come Around Sundown, the band can draw on nearly 10 years of chart-climbing ear pleasers including "Use Somebody" and "Radioactive" in its quest for audience enjoyment. Opening act Band of Horses whets aural appetites with a delectable mélange of southern and alt rock. The open-air Cruzan Amphitheatre provides fitting enclosure for euphonic evenings, mingling ear-pleasing notes with cool night air and the distant cries of nocturnal vigilantes.