Fall is The "Season of More" in The Palm Beaches

09/28/2015

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Fall is The "Season of More" in The Palm Beaches
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2015) - Discover the "Season of More" in The Palm Beaches this fall. Take part in a jam-packed calendar of autumn feasts, festivals and "spooktacular" events, paired with free night stays and discounted travel packages at leading accommodations from across The Palm Beaches available exclusively at www.seasonofmore.com.

Through September 30, 2015, the Flavor Palm Beach culinary celebration satisfies cravings as more than 50 restaurants and bistros participate to offer prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner throughout the destination. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society also kicks off the fall season on September 26, 2015 with Brew 2 at the Zoo, which offers a sampling of craft brews while allowing guests to take in live music and animal encounters.

Royal Palm Beach Fall Fest 2015, "Moonshine" Halloween Party at the Waterstone Resort & Marina and the first-ever Hallowscream of 2015 all celebrate the thrills and chills of October 31, while offering live entertainment, craft brew selections and costume contests. The Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival, November 7 - 8, 2015, offers an opportunity for culinary enthusiasts to pair exceptional seafood specialties with a variety of fine wines from around the globe.

Here is a sampling of fall festivities taking place in The Palm Beaches:

Brew 2 at the Zoo: September 26, 2015
Sample delicious brews from 25 Florida craft breweries at Brew 2 at the Zoo, held at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. Listen to live music and stroll through the zoo, brew in hand, while enjoying sampling stations, food trucks and great eats from area restaurants throughout the event. A VIP lounge features a super selection of beer exclusive to this area, catered buffet dinner from Carrabba's Italian Grill and more. Tickets for the event are $35 per person for general admission, or $65 per person for VIP admission. The zoo welcomes designated drivers to attend at a discounted rate of $15 per person. Advance ticket purchase required, must be 21 or older to attend.

Lighthouse Moonrise Tour: September 27 & October 27, 2015
Experience the magic of a full moon during the Lighthouse Moonrise Tour at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum on September 27 or October 27, 2015. This one-of-a-kind vantage point from the top of the lighthouse tower offers optimal views of the grounds as they are lit by the night sky. The tour starts at 6:15 p.m. and lasts for approximately an hour and 15 minutes. Reservations are required, as well as a $15 entry fee for members or $20 for non-members. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be at least four feet tall to participate.

Flavor Palm Beach: Through September 30, 2015
Give in to every craving in September as more than 50 restaurants and bistros offer prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner throughout The Palm Beaches' Flavor Palm Beach. Savor the best of local dining as this fall celebration showcases culinary delights, from farm fresh produce and surf-and-turf to gourmet burgers and fries. Enjoy a three-course lunch for $20 and/or dinner from $30 or $35 per person.

Palm Beach Fall Home & Boat Show: October 2 - 4, 2015
This is the largest home improvement, remodeling and design show featuring everything needed for the home from kitchens to spas, landscaping to screen enclosures, saunas to home entertainment and everything in between. Boats ranging from 45-feet in length and under will also be on display. The show will be open at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from noon - 8 p.m. on October 2, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on October 3 and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on October 4. Admission to this event is free.

Boo at the Zoo: October 23, 24, 25 & 30, 2015
Grab your ghosts and ghoulies and head to the wildest Halloween celebration in Palm Beach County! Now in its 17th year, Boo at the Zoo, held at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, offers a safe and fun environment for children of all ages to trick-or-treat. Additional activities include: costume contests, Monster Mash dance parties, games, crafts, a decorate your own pumpkin patch, bounce house, hay stack hunt, face painting, character meet 'n' greets, local vendors, giveaways, wildlife shows and presentations, roaming animal encounters, and much more. The zoo is open this year for a very special Halloween Day and evening! Event times on October 23, 24, and 30 are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and October 25 at 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Oktoberfest 2015: October 9-11 & October 16-18
The American German Club of The Palm Beaches' yearly Oktoberfest celebration will be held in Lake Worth on October 9-11 and October 16-18. One of the largest Oktoberfest events in the United States, the festival creatively fuses German-style food, beer and traditions with the fall flair of The Palm Beaches. Gates open from 5 p.m. through midnight on Fridays, noon - 11 p.m. on Saturdays and between noon - 8 p.m. on Sundays.

Fall Family Fun Fest at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium: October 10, 2015
Fall in love with science at the fifth annual "Fall Family Fun Fest" at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on October 10 between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Take part in science-themed crafts, face painting, a bounce house, liquid nitrogen demonstrations and a petting zoo. Special sweet treats will be provided in the form of snow cones and popcorn. Additionally, the West Palm Beach Library will be onsite for story telling time, and Professor Clark the Science Shark is scheduled to make a guest appearance, too. Fall Family Fun Fest is included with paid Science Center admission: $15 for adults, $11 for children 3-12 years of age, $13 for seniors and free for members.

Halloween Hoopla Free Family Fun Fest: October 11, 2015
Bring a Halloween costume and a sweet tooth to CityPlace in West Palm Beach for an afternoon of trick-or-treating and fall fun. From 1 - 4 p.m., take family photos, explore bounce houses and challenge others to festive games. Face painting and live entertainment are also included at this free event.

Get Your Grove On: October 13-17, 2015
Celebrate the arts in Delray Beach with Grove Week, October 13-17, presented by On The Ave Delray Beach. Stop by favorite local merchants for specials and participate in signature events. This includes Street Art Party in Artists Ally on October 15. Savor food catered by 3rd & 3rd and take in two stages of live music with performances by The Heavy Pets and Girlfriend Material.

Halloween in the Hammock: October 17, 2015
Join the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton for a nighttime nature walk with ghostly guides and creeping creatures on October 17 between 6:30 - 9 p.m. Owing to the length of this event, children must be at least six years old to attend. Reservations are accepted until 4 p.m. on October 24. Cost for Friends of Gumbo Limbo Members begins at $10 per person, and $15 per person for non-members. Walk-in guests are welcome at $20 per person, but tickets are not guaranteed as space is limited.

Pumpkin Bash: October 17, 2015

Join Harbourside Place and Little Smiles for a family-fun day to raise money toward helping kids in local hospitals, hospices and shelters. Families can pick one free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch with a donation. Kids are encouraged to sport their Halloween costumes to trick-or-treat around Harbourside and take part in Halloween arts and crafts, a petting zoo, inflatable games and face painting. The event will take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on October 17.

Scarecrow Festival and Contest: October 17, 2015
For the second year, the Scarecrow Festival and Contest will be held on the grounds of the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum and Historic 1916 Court House in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach between 2 - 5 p.m. Partake in hay rides, pumpkin decorating, haystack hunting, face painting and corn shucking, along with arts, crafts and live music. Indulge in BBQ cuisine, and a bake sale offers classic and creative treats. Scarecrow contest entries must be entered by October 12. Entry forms and the $10 entry tickets are available online. The winners in each of the three categories will receive cash prizes for their outstanding masterpiece.

Latin American Food and Wine Festival: October 1, 2015
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at this festival sponsored by the Palm Beach County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Sample food and drink from more than 20 local vendors and restaurants; take part in live salsa, merengue, and tango demonstrations; and catch an interactive cooking competition with local celebrity judges. The festival will take place at PGA National Resort & Spa from 5:30 - 8 p.m. General admission is from $40 per person.

TurtleWeen: October 24, 2015
Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach will host a free spooktacular TurtleWeen event on October 24 between 5 - 8 p.m. The event will include conservation-themed games and activities, face painting, trick-or-treating, kids story time, a bioluminescence show, costume contests and many photo opportunities.

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash: October 24 & 25, 2015
Pirates will pillage and plunder East Ocean Avenue in Downtown Boynton Beach between Seacrest Blvd. and Federal Highway during this two-day free event, which takes place from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on October 24 and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on October 25. Open to the public, the event will include a walking parade of mermaids and mariners, as well as contests for the best costumes, magic show, acrobats, live mermaid tank, children shows and treasure hunts, interactive pirate ships, and more.

Royal Palm Beach Fall Fest 2015: October 30 & 31, 2015
Halloween weekend kicks off at Commons Park in Royal Palm Beach with a Blues Brothers Tribute performance October 30 at 7:30 p.m. The fun continues on October 31 with a "Right to Fright" 5K costume run at 8 a.m. and a Michael Jackson Tribute at 8 p.m. The park will be filled with a variety of food and beer vendors, along with fall crafts, interactive carnival rides, a pumpkin patch and a petting zoo. All ages are invited to dress up for a chance to win Halloween costume contests and trick-or-treat each night beginning at 5 p.m.

Trick or Treating & KidsFest in Delray Beach: October 31, 2015
Kids of all ages are welcome to show off their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat along Atlantic Avenue and Pineapple Grove on October 31 between 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Line up for the Halloween Parade at 1 p.m. at Delray Beach Center for the Arts, and march down Atlantic Avenue to Veteran's Park for KidsFest. This free family event offers entertainment, a bounce house, food vendors and a make-and-take craft area.

Hallowscream: October 31, 2015
Set to debut for the first time this Halloween, downtown Lake Worth presents a night of fright and fun beginning at 6 p.m. This free event features 30 live bands, a $750 costume contest prize and a bar crawl. Each attendee can purchase a special card that will provide access to discounted beverages at participating bars.

Moonfest 2015: October 31, 2015
The largest Halloween block party in the U.S. returns to West Palm Beach on October 31. The event will feature 10 bands on three stages, food trucks, a $1,000 prize costume contest, DJ dance stage and a zombie crawl. Live music performances will include Gravel Kings, Raggy Monster, The Romantics and more. General admission tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 per person on the day of the event. VIP tickets, which include open premium bar and food buffet, can be purchased in advance for $65 per person or for $85 per person on the day of the event. All event-goers must be 21 years or older to enter.

"Moonshine" Halloween Party at Waterstone Resort & Marina: October 31, 2015
Join the Waterstone Bar & Grill on October 31 between 7 - 11 p.m. for a Halloween event with live entertainment and moonshine-themed cocktails. Prizes will be awarded to party-goers for the best "Water" and "Stone" inspired costumes.

Roar and Snore Sleepover: November 7 - 8, 2015
Spend the night in the world of millions of years ago with life-size, moving dinosaurs at Roar and Snore Sleepover on November 7, 2015 at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. This overnight event begins at 8 p.m. and includes a pizza dinner, breakfast, a planetarium show, Dinosaur-themed programs, trivia games and Science Center exploration. Participants must supply their own sleeping bag, twin-sized air mattress or foam underlay, pillow and personal hygiene products. One adult chaperone is required for every five children. Chaperones are responsible for and must supervise and stay with their group during the entire visit. Registration is required. Admission is $35 for members and $40 for non-members per person.

Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival: November 7-8, 2015
Savor 150 exhibitors, merchandise booths, top chefs and local restaurants, at this free opportunity for culinary enthusiasts. Pair exceptional seafood specialties with a variety of fine wines from around the globe. The expansive festivities include artwork displays, as well as wine and food pairing seminars. Tickets must be purchased separately, from $50 per person, per seminar. Festival hours are November 7 between 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and November 8 between 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Beaujolais Nouveau at Pistache: November 19, 2015
Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach takes diners on a trip to France this fall, just in time for the country's time-honored tradition of Beaujolais Nouveau. This annual event celebrates the primeur- or "first harvest"- wines from France's Beaujolais region. To commemorate this festive holiday, Pistache will offer the primeur wines of the holiday and pair them with a special menu of classic French cuisine.

MolecuBar at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium: November 19, 2015
MolecuBar returns on November 19, 2015 between 6 - 9 p.m., bringing new sensational flavors, textures and visuals, while utilizing food and cocktails on a molecular level at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Sample concoctions made by members of the United States Bartenders' Guild of Palm Beach, as well as a variety of craft brews and tasty bites from local restaurants. Tickets begin at $20 per person for general admission, or $45 per person for VIP. This includes an exclusive reception with a pre-event mixology demonstration, as well as a special gift bag including a cocktail shaker and recipe book.

Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival: November 20-22, 2015
Dine, drink fine wine and experience the season of acclaimed cuisine and craft delights during the 6th outing of this culinary gathering within the grounds of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton. This year's festival will consist of four special events: A Four-Course Food & Wine Affair, A Vine to Glass Affair, A Culinary Affair, and A Hoppy Affair. For more information on ticket pricing to each event, visit www.bocaratonwineandfoodfestival.com/tickets.html.  

Lighthouse River Rendezvous: November 21, 2015
Watch as author/historian Jim Snyder's new book, "A Trip Down the Loxahatchee," is revealed during this night of art and entertainment. The event will feature a display of Snyder's original art, music, hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a silent auction. All admission tickets include one signed book and can be purchased from $75 per person or from $100 per couple.

9th Annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival Grand Tasting: December 13, 2015
Enjoy samplings of more than 50 of South Florida's hottest restaurants as well as generous servings of bold and exotic wines from around the world. Choose from dozens of amuse-bouches, vineyard selections and trendy cocktails. Cheer on three local chefs as they conclude the festival with the Grand Chef Throwdown Finale and they compete for a grand prize. Tickets for the event are available online starting at $75 per person. The event will take place between 5 - 9 p.m. at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens.

Set the Stage: December 4, 2015
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, in partnership with Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa, presents this fundraising event on December 4, 2015 between 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Attend a cocktail reception with specialty sake provided by Stacole Fine Wines, sumptuous dinner-by-the-bite, lavish hand massages and product demonstrations offered by Red Flower and an adrenaline-charged taiko drum and fire performance by South Florida's own Ronin Taiko. Tickets begin at $125 per person, and proceeds benefit the Morikami Theater Renovation Capital Campaign.

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About Discover The Palm Beaches
Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism marketing corporation that promotes the collection of 38 cities and towns and 15 tourism districts, commonly referred to as The Palm Beaches, Florida. Tourism is among Palm Beach County's major industries. It generates an annual economic impact of approximately $7.3 billion in the local economy, produces $42 million in bed-tax revenue and lodging sales of approximately $623 million and supports more than 60,000 jobs.


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