With each passing week, spring gets closer and closer to our fingertips. Not only have we started noticing the days getting longer, but we’ve also noticed the temperatures getting even warmer. We know what that means: spring is just around the bend! In preparation for the next season, we’re on the hunt for the very latest West Palm Beach attractions. When you’re penciling in things to do in West Palm Beach this spring, look no further than our comprehensive guide. From art exhibits to lecture series and from baseball to bourbon, your West Palm Beach Florida social calendar will be full and flourishing.
Put ‘em in, coach! Enjoy a bit of friendly competition at one of four area spring trainings for different major league baseball teams: Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, and St. Louis Cardinals. Catch the action this spring beginning in February. Opening day at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is February 23 where the Houston Astros will take on the Washington Nationals. Play continues through March. If you’re more of a Miami Marlins or St. Louis Cardinals fan, head to nearby Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. No matter your team affiliation, spring training is one of the best things to do in south Florida.
Explore history. As one of the best places to visit in Florida, the Flagler Museum is always a spring treat. Whitehall, a national historic landmark, is a breathtaking home of Gilded Age grandeur. Besides serving as a museum, the former home of oil tycoon Henry Flagler is also an epicenter of historic preservation and learning. Each spring, the Flagler museum hosts historians for a lecture series. In its 33rd season, this year’s series titled, “Heroes of the Homefront: World War I and the Faces of Wartime America” will focus on the role of American soldiers during World War I. The series runs through early March.
Pig out. Few things go together like bacon and bourbon which is why Wellington’s Bacon and Bourbon Fest is such a genius idea. Not only are you surrounded by other pork aficionados, but you’re joining your fellow Floridians for some fun. In addition to bacon dishes and bourbon sips, you’ll be treated to seminars, backyard games, music, and more. The festival takes place late March as the perfect nod to all of the outdoor festivities to come.
Experience historical haute couture. Attention fashion lovers: head to The Society of the Four Arts for “Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper,” an incredible exhibit featuring five hundred years of fashion through paper sculptures. Using paper and paint, Borchgrave creates historic fashion masterpieces. As an exclusive West Palm Beach attraction, this is the first time American audiences can view her Les Ballet Russe series. The exhibit is open now through April.
Enjoy fun in the sun. SunFest, May’s largest West Palm Beach, Florida event, brings four days of music by over fifty bands. Along with music, the all-encompassing festival includes a 5k, floating bars, a fireworks show, and live artist demonstrations and performances. Festival goers can purchase tickets now for the May 3-6 event.
Get cultured. The highly anticipated Culture Lab in the former Macy’s at CityPlace is officially open. Inspired by West Palm Beach’s urban revival, Culture Lab is an experiential creative space where retail, restaurants, art, and education converge. Touted as a headquarters for art, Culture Lab brings an unique experience to typical West Palm Beach attractions. Current exhibits include a sound installation by Stephen Vitiello and Michael Craig-Martin’s exterior installation, his largest work to date.
Whether you’re a current West Palm Beach resident, or one looking to relocate, don’t miss these awesome things to do in West Palm Beach. There’s something for everyone this season, and we know you’ll have a blast attending one or more of these West Palm Beach attractions.