The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration beginning June 7 through July 26, 2018. Visitors and residents are encouraged to have a S.I.P by the Waterfront in West Palm Beach this summer! The City’s annual Summer in Paradise campaign is returning and packed with fun – and free – things to do for the whole family! Guests will experience dynamic interactive art, exciting community events, waterfront activities, and unique, eclectic shopping and dining opportunities.
||Fairy Tale Playhouses, presented by the City of West Palm Beach in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County
| Noon – 9 p.m.* | FREE
Summer in Paradise event organizers say, “home is where the heart is” and this year’s community art installation is 15 unique, outdoor playhouses, collectively referred to as the Fairy Tale Playhouses. Painted by local artists, the village of child-size houses is open daily for imaginative play. Each home represents a different fairy tale, with stories hailing from Canada, Jamaica, Germany, and other countries. On the last day of Summer in Paradise, the playhouses will be auctioned off in support of 15 different local charities. Be sure to come back on July 26 for your chance to bid on your favorite playhouse!
FlaminGO Croquet | 5 – 9 p.m.* | FREE
This isn’t Alice in Wonderland’s croquet! It’s Summer-in-Paradise style, so enjoy a game with FlaminGO mallets, giant card holes, sustainable tea cups and royal décor.
|StoryVille | 5 – 9 p.m.* | FREE
Guests are invited to set their own stage by creating their own life-size fairy tale. The returning favorite is enjoyed by kids of all ages. When you’re done, put yourself in the story for a selfie!
*and during all City-produced events
In addition, guests can enjoy viewing – and taking selfies – with creative and story-themed pieces, including:
• Mad Hatter Teacups
From car tire to teacup, the cup and saucer collection adorning the Great Lawn was inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s famous tea. The unique collection was created by the City of West Palm Beach.
||• Big Storybook, with an updated chapter
A stopping spot for several consecutive SIP and HIP promotions, the beloved “Big Storybook,” which made its debut last summer, will return to the Waterfront – complete with a newly crafted chapter.
• Aesop’s Tables
Several Aesop’s Tables from last summer’s art installation will be on the Waterfront. The tables were purchased at the 2017 S.I.P finale by “A Guy on Clematis,” Aaron Wormus, who is brining them to the seaside setting for the summer. Providing a place for a picnic, a selfie, or simply a place to sit, the added art and activation is a natural fit for the story and fairy tale theme.
Summer in Paradise Kickoff | Reveal of Fairy Tale Playhouses during Clematis by Night
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Summer in Paradise kickoff and reveal of the Fairy Tale Playhouses during Clematis by Night
Fairy Tale Trivia
Tuesdays, June 12 to July 31, 2018 | 7 – 9 p.m. | FREE
Was it a fairy tale or a fable? Is there a difference? All will be answered during the Summer in Paradise edition of trivia on the Waterfront. Weekly, starting on Tuesday, June 12 (with the exception of July 3), guests can enjoy an interactive fairy tale trivia experience. This family-friendly event will test the story skills of all ages.
Clematis by Night Weekly Concert Series
Every Thursday; 6 - 10 p.m.* extended hours for summer | FREE
Clematis by Night celebrates 23 Years on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. During Clematis by Night, guests will enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and the hottest local social scene, creating an unmatched seaside happy hour setting. *With sunset at bay and a longer day, Clematis by Night will have twice the entertainment for the whole summer 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursdays, June 7 to August 30, 2018
||Screen on the Green transforms the West Palm Beach Waterfront into an outdoor theater where guests can enjoy family friendly films under the stars. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended. FREE | 7:00 p.m. to 11: 00 p.m. | 2nd Friday of each month:
June 8: “Beauty and the Beast” (PG)
July 13: “The Greatest Showman” (PG)
August 10: "The Last Jedi" (PG-13)
The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront pays tribute to musical legends this summer and is an ideal setting for good times and great entertainment. This monthly concert series is a perfect weekend outing and a fantastic way to relax and unwind with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon. FREE | 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | 3rd Sunday of each month at the Meyer Amphitheatre:
June 17, 2018: “U.S. Stones” (Tribute to the Rolling Stones)
July 15, 2018: “The Motowners” (Tribute to Motown)
August 19, 2018: “Headspace” ('90s Tribute)
Family Story Time at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Wednesdays, June 13 – July 25 10:30—11:30am (No Class on July 4)
Families, join us in our Children’s Program Space as we make both classic and new fairy tales come alive. We will have stories, songs, crafts and fun! All ages. *Sign up upon arrival.*For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org.
Northwood Village ART NIGHT OUT
June 29, July 27, August 31, 6:00 - 9:00pm Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
Experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village with a stroll down Northwood Road. Appreciate local art and craft vendors from all over South Florida, shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries, and live street-side artists and musicians. Wpb.org/cra
BBQ, Brews & Blues
Saturday, June 30 | 5:00 - 9:00pm | Historic Northwest (3 blocks north of Clematis St. on Rosemary Ave.)
Kick off Independence Day activities with the 5th annual BBQ, Brews & Blues event. Enjoy family friendly fun with FREE samples of delicious, local southern soul food and craft beers (while supplies last). Hear the Ghost Town Blues Band from Memphis, along with the dynamic soul working man Slam Allen and the contemporary jazz of Catch the Groove. Trolley service will be available from downtown West Palm Beach and free parking is available onsite. wpb.org/cra
Picnic in Paradise
Saturday, June 23 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Join the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District at Picnic In Paradise. Break bread with area residents, businesses, and neighbors. It’s fun for the entire family. Enjoy where we live, work, and play in our commUNITY.
4TH on Flagler 30th Anniversary
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 5 – 10 p.m. | FREE
With flags and fireworks at the center of the show, West Palm Beach’s 4th on Flagler is one of South Florida’s largest free outdoor Independence Day events. In addition to the annual Military Honor Ceremony, a performance by the Air National Guard Band of the South, larger-than-life games, live music and impressive 18-minute firework display the event has become known for, this year’s celebration is sure to have extra special elements in honor of its 30th anniversary. For three decades, and with fun at the center of the celebration, 4th on Flagler has delighted generations. Be sure not to miss this year’s festivities, which just might pay tribute to the years before.
Visit Palm Beach - Your destination for watersports, rentals & tours!
Summer in Paradise wouldn’t be complete without enjoying the Intracoastal Waterway and Visit Palm Beach’s daily excursions, kayak and paddleboard tours, sunset catamaran cruises, jet ski rentals, snorkeling trips and bike tours. Check out our exclusive Summer in Paradise specials including Fairytale Character Tea Cruises at visitpalmbeach.com or 561-881-9757. Stop by the Waterfront Visitor Information Center while you are here and check out the fun!
For more information on any of these activities: follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch. 561-822-1515. After hours, please call 561-822-2222 for information on event cancellations.