Wondering what things to do with your kids in South Florida this February?
Local Mom Scoop has you covered with some fun activities that are family-friendly and for different ages. From West Palm Beach to Boca Raton and Miami, we have you covered with South Florida Events for Kids.
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South Florida Events For Kids In February 2020
EVERY SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY
INTERACTIVE POP-UP EUPHORIC EMPORIUM -MIAMI
What/Who: Full Sensory Experience Coming to Downtown Miami. Over the top shipping containers have landed in Downtown Miami to create an immersive “selfie” experience with 20 interactive art installations like never before.
Enter Euphoric Emporium, your ultimate Instagram backdrop set to open Thursday, January 30, 2020 off of the Venetian Causeway on Bayshore Drive and 15th Street through March 2020.
When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 – March 2020.
Where: Euphoric Emporium is located at 511 NE 15th St., Miami, FL 33132, and open Monday – Friday from 4pm – 1am, and Saturday – Sunday from 12pm-1am. Beginning at 7PM you must be 18 or older to enter. For more information visit euphoricemporium.com.
Cost: Tickets are now available for pre-purchase at euphoricemporium.com.
SATURDAYS IN FEBRUARY
ISLAND WATER SPORTS FREE SURF AND PADDLEBOARD LESSONS – Deerfield Beach
What: Island Water Sports has been providing free lessons on Deerfield Beach every Saturday morning for the past 30 years. All experience and age levels are welcome as long as you can swim. All the equipment is provided. You’re welcome to bring your own.
Where: Island Camps is located at 1987 NE 2nd St. in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Register online or in store today! Call (954) 427-4929
Cost: Fees are included. ALL AGES) – MUST PRE-REGISTER
GREENMARKET IN West Palm Beach
What/Who: The GreenMarket features a variety of products, including fresh produce, exotic plants and flowers, herbs and spices, baked goods, gourmet and specialty foods, coffee and teas, and much more.
Features live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free activities for kids, plus plentiful green space and seating for a morning of fun and relaxation. The GreenMarket is dog-friendly and always FREE.
Parking is available in two City garages; both just blocks from the waterfront. Parking is free in the Evernia/Olive garage during market hours and for a flat fee of $5 in the Banyan/Olive garage before 1 p.m. Those interested in arriving by boat can also take advantage of the City’s free public docks.
When: Every Saturday; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. FREE
GreenMarket will take place weekly on Saturdays now through April 18, 2020, except for March 28, due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show)
Special dates during February include:
- February 1: Vision Zero Community Safety Fair
- February 22: Strawberry Saturday
Where: West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 **please note, the GreenMarket returned to its original location on January 4, 2020**
Jungle Island Glides New Outdoor Ice Skating Rink and Extension of Luminosa Festival of Lights
What/Who: Jungle Island is starting a brand new tradition to kickoff 2020 in South Florida. Beginning January 2nd, park visitors can ice-skate in shorts and a t-shirt at Miami’s only outdoor ice skating rink, a NEW attraction located in the heart of a tropical jungle. The nearly one-acre long ice rink is made of real ice and is decked out in decorations, reminiscent of a Winter Wonderland. It is open for daytime and nighttime visitors.
When: Miami’s popular eco-adventure attraction invites visitors to enjoy
a Winter Wonderland and extended Luminosa dates ~
- Ice skating rink open to the public day (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and night (5 p.m. to 10 p.m. during Luminosa)
- Luminosa Festival of Lights open nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. January 13 through February 9, 2020
- Luminosa Festival of Lights open Wednesday – Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Additionally, the popular eco-adventure attraction offers its guests the opportunity to stroll through an enchanting nighttime jungle filled with hundreds of giant, colorful and illuminated lanterns — shaped into exotic animals indigenous to Jungle Island, birds and flowers, marine life and iconic Miami destinations — during Luminosa Festival of Lights, which has been extended until February 9, 2020. Jungle Island partnered with the world’s top Chinese Lantern Festival designers to create this magical experience.
LUMINOSA FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Take a journey through Jungle Island by night as we celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival in a new light. The experience will span 13 acres and will feature four different themes that portray the diverse fauna and wildlife found at the iconic attraction in addition to emblematic scenes around the Miami destination: Birds and Bloom, Biscayne Bay, Jungle Trail and Miami Style.
WHEN: February 1 – February 9
February 1, 2020
ManateeFest 2020 at Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®
WHAT: Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center® is celebrating its fourth anniversary during the middle of manatee season with ManateeFest 2020. The family-friendly festivities, which are free to the public, will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, and will last until 4 p.m. Attendees will enjoy photo opportunities with Mia the Manatee and her mascot friends, a game day-themed FanZone featuring a recycling relay race activity, a KidsFunZone with marine life face painting and puzzles, and a passport activity, where guests are eligible to receive a prize for visiting each participating station. An array of food and beverage stations, arts and crafts vendors, environmental exhibitors and live music will be enjoyed throughout the day. The event will also feature a variety of environmental speakers throughout the day, with topics including manatees, sea turtles, the detrimental impact of marine debris and more.
Plus, if there are cooler weather conditions, guests may have an opportunity to see wild manatees basking in the warm water outflows of Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center.
ManateeFest 2020 features free admission and parking. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
WHEN: ManateeFest: Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Cen 6000 N. Flagler Drive
February 8, 2020
Meet the Orchestra | You Get Rhythm – Boca Raton
What/Who: Children can sit in The Symphonia’s dress rehearsal, then get to learn how to write basic music rhythms and create their own, learn about the composers Zwilich and Beethoven, and meet conductor James Judd and soloists Elissa Lee Koljonen and Yumi Kendall. Children are free. Adults are $5 each.
When: Saturday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Symphonia is located at 2285 Potomac Road in Boca Raton, FL 33431.
Cost: Reservations are required. This Meet the Orchestra is part of The Symphonia’s weekend celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday.
Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” will return to the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Station at Dania Beach
Attendees of the annual free family fun day will enjoy cookie decorating, face painting, live entertainment, photos with Tri-Rail’s mascot Conductor George Green, and popular costume characters, plus giveaways, food trucks and the “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent” singing competition.
Families attending will be able to explore with interactive activities and samplings from popular South Florida businesses and organizations including the Museum of Discovery & Science, Dunkin’ Donuts, Flamingo Gardens, Flippo’s Fort Lauderdale and the Humane Society of Broward County.
Attendees will also enjoy live stage entertainment performed by the Florida Children’s Theatre and MIA Dance Factory, plus Tri-Rail’s “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent” show where young singers will show off their singing talents. The first-place winner will receive $500, a one-year contract inclusive of a photo shoot with composite cards courtesy of Posche Models & Talent and professional studio and music video recording sessions with MikeSoperMusic and Newborn Studios.
When: Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m
Cost: Event goers are encouraged to ride the train to the event with round-trip fares just $5 and free for kids 12 and under. Plus, the first 200 ticketed riders to visit the Tri-Rail booth and present a valid Tri-Rail ticket dated February 8, 2020, will receive a welcome gift.
To learn more about Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day,” visit https://www.tri-rail.com/pages/view/rail-fun-day. For train schedules and more information, call 1-800-TRI-RAIL.
THE SOUTH FLORIDA GARLIC FEST CELEBRATES
What/Who: What would Garlic Fest be without mouth-watering garlicky goodies! Attendees can get their garlic-fill at Gourmet Alley with over 100 garlic infused menu items. attendees can compete in a full-sized Human Foosball game and get artsy with dozens of free interactive arts and crafts activities for children and adults in our Artist’s Row. Amusement rides and face painting will keep a smile on children’s faces, while mommy and daddy visit the full liquor bars for a tasty cocktail or ice-cold beer.
When: Saturday, February 8 & Sunday, February 9
Where: John Prince Park, Lake Worth Beach, Florida
February 9, 2020
Gulfstream Park Village Presents the 2nd Annual Plant-Based Festival – Hallandale
What/Who: The event will showcase the latest in food, drink and plant-based goods coming to The Village Center. The festival, located in the Gulfstream Park Village shopping area, will feature a main stage for presenters, music, giveaways from merchants, 60+ plant-based vendors, and contests for the kids. This is a free and family-friendly event.
Attendees should come ready for fun and ready to eat by bringing their own reusable water bottle, cup or cutlery to cut down on waste. Alternatives will be available, but every little bit helps! Inspired by the City’s Plastic Straw Ban, Gulfstream Park Village will be giving away multi-color stainless-steel reusable straws to the first 500 attendees.
When: Sunday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where: Gulfstream Park Village, 901 S. Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, 954-454-7000
Cost: Free to attend
FEBRUARY 14, 2020
LAKE WORTH BEACH BONFIRES – LAKE WORTH
What/Who: Parking is Metered | Overflow parking is across the street at Old Bridge Park. Bring your own blankets, chairs, coolers and smore kits!
Dogs are allowed at the complex, just not on the beach.
When: FEBRUARY 14 from 6-10 & FEBRUARY 28
Where: Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex is located at 10 South Ocean Blvd in Lake Worth, Florida.
SCREEN ON THE GREEN – West Palm Beach
“Lion King” (PG)
What/Who: Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and he takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother – and former heir to the throne – has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and snuggle up for featured films – including newly released hits and throwback favorites. After hours, please call 561-822-2222 for information on event cancellations.
When: Friday, February 14 from 6:30 – 10 p.m.
Where: The Great Lawn, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Greenacres’ Annual Daddy Daughter Dance
WHAT/WHO: Get your tickets now for The City of Greenacres’ “2020 Annual Daddy Daughter Dance”. This year’s theme, “Once Upon a Time”, promises fathers and daughters an enchanting evening to remember with dinner, dancing, fun, games and REAL Princess!!!!.
When: Saturday, February 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
When: This will be our 18th Annual event and will be held at the Greenacres Community Center Banquet Facility (501 Swain Blvd.) on Saturday, February 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are available for purchase at the Greenacres Community Center Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ticket cost is $22 per person, open to all ladies – young and old (ages 4 and up) with their father, grandfather and/or uncle. Register now for this annual favorite!
IMPORTANT: Tickets are not sold at the door – space is limited!
ABOUT: For more event information or sponsorship opportunities, call the Greenacres Leisure Services Department at 561-642-2090 or visit www.greenacresfl.gov
FEBRUARY 28, 2020
The Art of Javaka Steptoe at MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY
WHAT/WHO: For kids in grades K – 5. Join Artist and Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jeanne for a celebration and exploration of the art of Javaka Steptoe, award-winning illustrator, artist and author best known for his picture book Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Then get artsy and create your own masterpiece in his style. Dress to get messy. Sign up upon arrival. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703. Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.
WHEN: Friday, February 28 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
WHERE: Mandel Public Library KidSpace, 3rd Floor, 411 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. KidSpace, 3rd Floor
THE BIG BOUNCE AMERICA 2020 | PALM BEACH COUNTY FL
ONE TICKET. 3 HOURS OF INFLATABLE MADNESS.
Featuring:The World’s Biggest Bounce House – Supersized for 2020!
The Giant – America’s Biggest Inflatable Obstacle Course
airSPACE – Slides, Ball Pits, a 60ft tall maze and more!
Sport Slam – New for 2020! Get competitive in this bouncy sports arena.
Individual sessions are available to suit all age groups from toddlers through to adults only.
WHEN: FEBRUARY 28, 29, March 1
WHERE: Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411
Glow in the Park
WHAT/WHO: Families are invited to get messy with awesome glow in the dark paint while enjoying a graffiti wall, glow in the dark tennis, face painting, games, food trucks and DJ entertainment. Wear white and get ready to glow! To register online, visit tinyurl.com/rgby4h2
Admission is $7 per person. (A towel and/or change of clothes for the ride home is encouraged) *Recommended ages 8 & up
WHEN: Friday, February 28 at 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
WHERE: Patch Reef Park/JARCC
FEBRUARY 29, 2020
Rainbowpalooza 2020 In West Palm Beach
WHAT/WHO: Rhythm & Hues WPB Presents: RAINBOWpalooza 2020, back for year three!
RAINBOWpalooza, coined the Festival of Kindness, will be raising money for The Cotton Bottom Diaper Bank, the first free standing diaper bank in Palm Beach County. We are looking to collaborate with several local businesses and institutions with the hopes of providing a family friendly festival on our beloved 500 block of Clematis!
ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL IS A BOX OF DIAPERS FOR THE COTTON BOTTOM DIAPER BANK OR A $25 DONATION PER FAMILY!
To learn more about The Cotton Bottom Diaper Bank and the good that they do for families in our community, visit their page: www.facebook.com/cottonbottomdb
WHEN: Saturday, February 29 at 12 PM – 6 PM
WHERE: 500 Block, Clematis Street WPB, 526 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
KidSpace Book Club
WHAT/WHO: In celebration of Black History Month, children in grades 3-5 will read Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and learn about poet Langston Hughes and the conditions that African Americans faced during the 1940’s second great migration. Kids can check out the book from the library or listen to the audiobook on the free Hoopla app. Readers will meet to discuss the book, have refreshments, and complete an activity related to Langston Hughes. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703. Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.
WHEN: Saturday, February 29 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
WHERE: Mandel Public Library KidSpace, 3rd Floor, 411 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
MARCH 1, 2020
Arts Spark Kids Fest At Sugar Sand Park
WHAT/WHO: Arts Spark Kids Fest, proudly sponsored by Modern Boca Mom by Michelle Olson-Rogers, is an action-packed festival. This family event celebrates cultural, creative and performing arts that are offered in and around our community.
Other festival highlights include performance artist Slinky Man, Living Statue, strolling puppeteers, stiltwalkers, giant Legos, a bungee trampoline, hammock haven (swing in the shade while kids play), a chalk art area, music, and more. Facepainting, glittering fairy hair, slime making, and sand art will be offered for additional fees. Food vendors will be Tomasso’s Pizza and Subs, Outside the Box Food Truck, I Know Snoballs, and DOugh DOugh’s Donuts.
For information and to purchase online reservations visit https://sugarsandpark.org/arts-spark-kids-fest, or call Sugar Sand Park Community Center at 561-347-3900.
COST: Advanced reservations for $8 through February 29; $10 wristbands may be purchased on site, in person only, when doors open at 10:00am on March 1.
WHEN: Sunday at 11 AM – 4 PM
WHERE: Boca Raton Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Trl, Boca Raton, Florida 33486.