You’ll see The South Florida Summer Events 2019 scoop here first on Local Mom Scoop.
If you’re staying local this summer, then you’ll need to have things to do with the kids. We have a Summer Fun Bucket List of things we would like to do, but also attend a lot of South Florida Events as well.
There are so many events happening like summer reading kick-offs to watch 4th of July Fireworks.
I’ve compiled a list of family friendly events by city for summer 2019. Get all your scoop below and check back frequently as I add more events.
Pin This For Later as This list will be updated throughout the summer.
BOCA RATON PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING KICK-OFF PARTY
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 10:00AM–12:00PM, SPANISH RIVER LIBRARY
The festivities blast-off with a free Kick-Off Party on Saturday, June 8, from 10:00 am−12:00 pm at the Spanish River Library, 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd. The whole family is invited to play games, enjoy food, listen to a live DJ, enjoy a Galaxy Bubble Party, and much more. To learn more, go to bocalibrary.org.
World Oceans Day At Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Saturday, June 8, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 9, Noon – 4:00 pm
Visit the Nature Center for a children’s coloring activity to make a pledge to protect the ocean and the classroom to learn why microplastics are a major problem. Games and activities on the lawn by the Outdoor Aquariums. Create your own recycled art with Artist Kelsey Schmitt
Take your photo with Luna, our sea turtle ambassador, in the Lab.
Saturday – 11:00, 12:00, 1:00
Sunday – 12:15, 1:15, 2:15
Clearwater Marine Research Institute’s traveling exhibit, the Marine Debris Bus, in the parking lot. Food trucks on the front lawn (Reggae Beets, Kona Ice). To learn more, go to GumboLimbo.org
SUNDAY FAMILY MOVIE AT SUGAR SAND PARK
Sunday, June 9 at 1:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Enjoy our Sunday family movie in the Maple room. Please see our website (www.sugarsandpark.org) for movie titles. The 2pm show is sensory friendly for individuals with sensory processing disorders.
Date: Sun, June 9 Time: 11am & 2pm Cost: $1 (includes movie, popcorn & drink)
Boca Raton Children’s Museum
The Boca Raton Children’s Museum is hosting Fun Fridays at the Children’s Museum. Join them every Friday from 11am-1pm for some summer fun!
6/14: Shadow Chalk Experiment
6/21: Build Your Own Fruit Kabob or Mini Pizza
6/28: Carnival Fun
7/5: Puffy Chalk Adventure
7/12: Ice Painting and Ice Cones
7/19: Water Splash Day
7/26: Bubble Dance Party
8/2: Rock Painting
8/9: Movie and Popcorn
2nd Annual Frog Alley Caribbean Festival
Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy activities including Spady Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration. The day will include storytelling & sweetgrass basket sewing along with Village Market-type art, clothing and jewelry vendors. Have fun with outdoor games including Dominoes, giant Jenga, cornhole, Wax Hands station, a photo booth and Kids Pirate Ship. As well as authentic Caribbean cuisine from vendors and businesses including Sweet’s Sensational, Ceasar’s Jerk & Famous Ribs, Legacy of Frog Alley Ancestors, Inc., Out of Many Cafe & MORE!
Libby Wesley Plaza, Atlantic Ave. & SW 5th Ave., Delray Beach, FL.
The Promenade At Coconut Creek
Saturday at 11 AM – 5 PM
Join Promenade at Coconut Creek, in partnership with Broward Family Life Magazine, for our annual Summer Family Fun Day, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. This action-packed, fun-filled event, includes more than 30 exhibitors, face painters, music, interactive activities, a fire truck splash pad, onstage performances and more. This event is free to the public and offers entertainment to people of all ages. To accommodate guests for Summer Family Fun Day, Promenade at Coconut Creek will close down the street from Sleep Number to Guitar Center to allow foot traffic only.
For more information, please visit www.promenadeatcoconutcreek.com. Promenade at Coconut Creek is located at 4443 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL, 33073.
Fourth of July Celebration 2019 at Mullins Park
Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Dad’s Day At Xtreme Action Park
June 16, 11:00 – 10:00 PM – XTREME ACTION PARK
Dads can race FREE on the newly configured Go-Kart track when they attend Xtreme Action Park with their children. Available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Dads will receive one free Pro Race Session, a complimentary One-Day Race License, and a head-sock. Limit one free race per Dad; children must be present to redeem.
Xtreme Action Park is located at 5300 Powerline Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Xtreme Action Park is open Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight.
PALM BEACH GARDENS
The Power Of The Sprinkles At The Gardens Mall
Williams-Sonoma at The Gardens Mall is tapping into the colorful power of rainbows and sprinkles. The store is hosting Soho’s Flour Shop bakery founder Amirah Kassem on Saturday, June 15 for two special events. A limited number of guests will get to see Kassem demonstrate how to make her signature exploding six-layer cake. The rainbow cake creator will also sign copies of her creative, new book The Power of Sprinkles. Additionally, Williams-Sonoma will introduce a new line of baking kits, so customers can bake Flour Shop magic in their own kitchens.
What: Cooking demonstration and book signing with Amirah Kassem
Where: Williams-Sonoma, lower level near Nordstrom
When: Saturday, June 15: Cake-making demonstration – 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Book signing and product showcase – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tickets: VIP tickets include the cake demonstration, a take-home baking kit, and a copy of Kassem’s new book. Tickets for this exclusive event are $100 and are available through Eventbrite at https://flourshopclass-palmbeach.eventbrite.com. Tickets for the book signing and product showcase start at $27.55 and are also available on Eventbrite at https://flourshop-party-palmbeach.eventbrite.com.
More: Williams-Sonoma has teamed up with Amirah Kassem to create a colorful collection of cake mixes, frostings, and sprinkles, so customers can create their own explosion cakes. Kassem is a modern-day Willy Wonka who preaches the power of dreams and sprinkles. Her layered stuffed cakes have made her Soho bakery an Instagram sensation. She is currently on tour with her new book The Power of Sprinkles.
Free Movies at Pompano Citi Centre
This summer, Pompano Citi Centre will be offering three FREE movies that are sure to please our local families. On Friday, June 14th, we will be showing the movie Mary Poppins Returns, on Friday, July 19th we will show Incredibles 2, and on Friday, August 16th How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The events will start at 5:30pm and the movies will begin promptly at 6pm.
The movies will be shown in space C104, next to Foot Locker. Seating is limited so please come early. Families are also encouraged to bring their own bean bags or blankets to watch the movie. The first 100 kids to check in at the Pompano Citi Centre table will receive a goody bag and complimentary face painting. Free popcorn will be provided, and other food, drinks and snack items will be available for purchase through our various food vendors.
Pompano Citi Centre provides engaging and educational events to school-aged children and their families throughout the year. Our kids’ events are free, and no registration is required. Pompano Citi Centre requires that all children be supervised by an adult during these events. For more information on events, sales, and more, visit www.pompanociticentre.com
Fontainebleau Miami Beach Summer Events
Fontainebleau Miami Beach announces its lineup of summer 2019 programming, inviting guests to book their activities fit for the entire family. Starting in June, Fontainebleau is celebrating the season of sunshine with the return of a selection of activities, perks and family packages designed to elevate your summer experience and create memorable moments at the legendary resort.
Summer Events For Families:
- Family Dive-In Movie Night: A gigantic 14’ by 24’ screen will boast family favorites every Monday and Wednesday night. Families can grab a float, jump in or sit poolside while they enjoy their favorite family films at Arakdia Pool. | 7:30pm – 9:30pm | Complimentary
- Sweet Tooth Culinary Tour: Kids and parents are invited to satisfy their sweet tooth and tour Chez Bon Bon, the resort’s famed coffee and pastry shop, to get a behind the scenes look at the bakery. Then, families get to work side by side with pastry Chefs to make delicious delights and enjoy them together. Guests will also get to take home some of Chez Bon Bon’s delicious treats to enjoy. Reservations Required | 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | $20++ per person
International Children’s Day Hosted by Miami Dade County Auditorium
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2 PM – 6 PM
Miami-Dade County Auditorium and Teatro Avante presents International Children’s Day. Join us for this free spectacular day-long event with arts & crafts, food, activities and theatre workshops for children and families. International Children’s Day features performances by participating kids and a professional visiting theatre troupe.
2:00-3:00 pm – Artes y manualidades, entretenimientos, pintura facial y distribución de meriendas
3:00-4:00 pm – Talleres: Pintura y títeres
4:00-5:00 pm – Taller de música/percusión
5:00-6:00 pm – Espectáculo: Siete Cabritillos
SIETE CABRITILLOS (SEVEN BABY GOATS)
LOS CLAVELES, Murcia, ESPAÑA
Por Paca García y Aniceto Roca / Dirigida por Aniceto Roca.
Desobedeciendo las instrucciones de su madre, siete cabritos dejan entrar a un lobo a su vivienda. Pero la mamá y el valor e ingenio del más chiquitín darán sumerecido al feroz depredador. Y colorín colorado, este cuento no ha comenzado.
Disobeying their mother’s instructions, seven baby goats allow a wolf to enter to their home. But together, the courageous mom and the youngest goat will give the ferocious predator what he deserves.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Part of our Hot Theatre Summer Series.
Miami Dade County Auditorium
2901 W Flagler St, Miami, Florida 33135
WEST PALM BEACH
SUMMER IN PARADISE (SIP KICKOFF)
June 6 – August 31
The City of West Palm Beach may be occasionally iCONE-ic when dotted with construction or traffic cones, but our City is always iconic especially along its award-winning Clematis Street corridor. Visitors to the West Palm Beach waterfront can expect to see the fun spin on the word “iconic” throughout downtown during this year’s Summer in Paradise (SIP) campaign.
The fifth annual campaign, which encourages visitors to take a ‘SIP’ of fun and free activities, will have a construction theme to embrace Phase II of the Clematis Streetscape project, which aims to create wider sidewalks with more shade trees to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment on our City’s most iconic street. Phase II improvements are scheduled to break ground on the 100 and 200 blocks of Clematis Street in mid-May, and Summer in Paradise programming runs from Thursday, June 6 – Thursday, August 1.
While the iconic orange traffic cone will signal road work ahead, it will also be a key image in the City’s branding and Summer in Paradise activations. Each activation plays on the word cone and activities include:
Cone-y Island | Open daily from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., June 6 – August 1 on the Great Lawn
Come play checkers on a giant checkerboard with cones converted into checker pieces.
A summer-long maze created by nationally recognized prop master, Frank Navarette, will be configured out of construction materials with interactive play zones, shade areas and water misters on the Great Lawn.
Cone in the Zone | Mondays – Sundays from June 9 – July 31
The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is hosting a fun, summer twist on ‘Elf on the Shelf’ inspired activation. The public is encouraged to come in and search the stacks to locate Mr. Coney McConerson, the Library’s decorated mini orange construction cone, who will be hiding in the Library all summer long. Find Coney, bring him to a customer service desk and win a prize!
Kid’s Cone Zone | During various events from June 6 – August 1
Big City of West Palm Beach trucks and construction vehicles will be on display for kids to touch and explore.
SnowCONE Saturdays | Weekly from noon – 2 p.m. from June 8 – July 27
Waterfront visitors can claim a free small snow cone on Saturdays throughout SIP, while supplies last. Location of snow cone giveaway will be announced weekly on the City’s social media pages.
Orange Out | Weekly on Fridays through July 26
Downtown employees are encouraged to wear “traffic cone” orange on Fridays to win prizes. The more out of their comfort “cone,” the bigger the reward!
SCREEN ON THE GREEN
Friday, June 14, 7:00 PM – West Palm Beach
The Lego Movie (PG)
Fun starts at 7 p.m. | FREE | The Great Lawn, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary LEGO figurine who always follows the rules, is mistakenly identified as the Special — an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world. He finds himself drafted into a fellowship of strangers who are on a mission to stop an evil tyrant’s (Will Ferrell) plans to conquer the world. Unfortunately for Emmet, he is hopelessly — and hilariously — unprepared for such a task, but he’ll give it his all, nonetheless.
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair. The evening starts at 6 p.m. with family-friendly activities on the lawn and then continues with the movie at sunset. After hours, please call 561-822-2222 for information on event cancellations.
THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY ON THE WATERFRONT
Sunday, June 16, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM MEYER AMPHITHEATER
4 – 7 p.m. | FREE | Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The Beach Buoys (Tribute to Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys & The Beatles) | https://beachbuoyspro.com/
“The Beach Buoys” is a top-tier Beach Boys tribute show based out of Orlando, Florida. The band is a seasoned group of musicians who have taken great effort to recreate the look, sound, and feel of a live Beach Boys Performance – circa 1965!
This band will take concert-goers back to the “good ole days” with their tributes to Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles. “The Beach Buoys” are not just a cover band, but instead an authentic tribute band – from their instruments of the 60s, down to their identical striped shirts, straight-legged slacks and boots. They reproduce the five-part vocal harmonies, the choreographed moves and the energetic atmosphere of a live show. With the songs of these infamous singers spanning decades – and still being enjoyed to this day – this show is great for all ages!
31st Annual 4th on Flagler Celebration
Thursday, July 4 – *** NO CLEMATIS BY NIGHT *** JOIN THE CITY IN CELEBRATION OF THE 4th on Flagler INSTEAD. See below.
Toy drive the focus of July’s Cars & Coffee Palm Beach
Who: Palm Beach Outlets and Art of Speed Auto Events
What: Cars & Coffee Palm Beach’s annual Christmas in July
Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to the July edition of the award-winning Cars & Coffee Palm Beach, Florida’s largest and most prestigious monthly auto event. The toy donations will benefit the Children’s Healing Institute. Guests also can celebrate with a Porsche Parade After-Party. Social media star and auto blogger Tim Burton (aka @shmee150) and his Ford GT also will be there, thanks to Brian Stormer, Team Shelby South Atlantic Region, and Hagerty. Meara Image Motor Sports and Miami Exotic Auto Racing will be on the Showcase Corner and Feature Sidewalk with an array of six and seven figure collectibles including exotic cars, classic cars and one-of-a-kind imports. Every Cars & Coffee Palm Beach event features thousands of unique vehicles, vendors, stores, giveaways, coffee, and the Mini Me Cars & Coffee kids’ club. Spectator admission and parking just outside the show area are free for this pet-friendly event. Display vehicles are $5 per vehicle at the entrances.
When: 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 28
Where: 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach (near PetSmart)