The Florida Renaissance Festival is a wholly different world??a world of jousts and costumes and turkey legs. Here be dragons, or so the armor-clad knights would have you believe. At the festival, live shows recreate the romance of the Renaissance with references to Shakespeare and swordplay on 12 different stages. Meanwhile, merchants share the secrets of their crafts, blowing unbreakable glass for spectators and selling hammered pewter goblets. Visitors, dressed in period garb or not, can wander on their own, exploring the shows and stalls, or trying their hands at games of chance while gnawing on scotch eggs and chocolate cheesecake.
A fund-raising event for The United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, Rocks for Education aims to draw audiences with a family-friendly mix of music, comedy, and more. Emmy winner and Local 10 News anchor Laurie Jennings will serve as the event's emcee, and stars David Henrie of Wizards of Waverly Place and Drake Bell of Drake & Josh will engage spectators with songs, comedy, and other unmimed entertainments. Performances by local dance teams and American Idol contestant Symphony Music Howlett will add to the rhythmic stew, making the event more melodic than a Broadway musical about Mozart and the pianos who loved him. The evening's beneficiary, The United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, bolsters learning for little ones with advocacy, parent/teacher training, and resources such as a demonstration school.
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.
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Games, costume parade, Caribbean artists
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
We have trained professionals including EMS, sheriff's officers and 12 security guards.
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This will be our 7th Annual West Palm Beach Carnival event. Our patrons often tell us they can't wait until next year. It's a family oriented event.
The two-day Lake Worth Reggae Fest imports island cuisine, authentic reggae tunes, and tariff-free Caribbean vibes to Bryant Park one weekend a year. Freshly prepared Jamaican fare provides on-the-go sustenance through the day, and reggae-centric merchandise brims over with comfy apparel and stacks of music. Live music satisfies souls throughout both days of the festival, with British reggae/R&B singer Maxi Priest taking the stage at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. The singer, best known for the hits “Close to You” and “Set the Night to Music,” headlines an eclectic lineup that also includes Inner Circle, Jahfe, Mixed Culture, and The Resolvers.
Produced by the Future 6 Helping Hand Fund and a joint effort by some of the West Palm Beach area's most celebrated restaurants, the Feast of the Sea treats guests to drinks, live music, and some of the finest seafood dishes local chefs are known for. Converging in one place from restaurants such as Sushi Jo, Nick & Johnnies, Salt 7, E.R. Bradley's, BB Kings, Hullabaloo, and many more, the chefs transform fish and shellfish into memorable meals with recipes inspired from North America, South America, European, Asian, and Caribbean regions. The event is family friendly too, with a kids' play area and not a single TV screen playing Jaws.