Your Guide to Summer: 7 Must-Attend Events in Palm Beach County


What to do, see and lust over this season.

Flavor Palm Beach 

Celebrating a decade, Flavor Palm Beach returns this September, offering deals and events with local restaurants. Participants include Burger & Beer Joint, Cafe Boulud, The Cooper, III Forks Steakhouse and others, and will offer a selection of specially priced three-course meals for lunch and dinner. Reservations open Aug. 1. (From $20;

Shakespeare by the Sea

Brush up on your iambic pentameter, then head to Shakespeare by the Sea. For two weekends beginning July 6, Shakespeare’s early comedy, “Love’s Labour’s Lost” will be performed live at Carlin Park. Audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket or beach chairs, and can enjoy food truck concessions. (free;

Earth Works

Learn about our current ecological crisis at the Norton Museum of Art with its new exhibit, “Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene.” Opening Sept. 5, the exhibit will explore how humans are directly and indirectly impacting the planet. After flying seven times with NASA for a survey mission of Greenland to study how melting glaciers affect sea level rise, transdisciplinary artist Justin Guariglia illustrates through photography and metaphor the complexity of human impact on the planet. (free;

Hang 20

Bring your fuzzy friends and a surfboard to the third annual Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic on Aug. 26 at Carlin Park in support of Furry Friends, a no-kill animal shelter. Spend the day on the beach enjoying food and beverages. The best part? Sights of surfing dogs. (free;

Amazing Butterflies

Fly on over to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium from July to Sept. 29 to check out its newest exhibition. “Amazing Butterflies” is an interactive exhibit for the whole family to learn more about the lifecycle of the lovable insect. (Tickets from $11;

In Concert 

Break out your cowboy hats, and head over to the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater on Sept. 15 to see Brad Paisley perform. With special guests Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell, Paisley will bring the house down with his sensational country sounds. (Tickets from $20;

Summer Beer Fest

Head to South Florida Fairgrounds for the Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest on July 22. During two sessions, visitors can try samples of more than 150 craft pours from breweries across the nation while enjoying live music and entertainment. (Tickets from $45;

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