The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, is one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast with a growing national and international reputation. True to the spirit in which it was created, the Center is expanding programming by initiating projects on local, national and international levels. The world-class Kravis Center opened fully funded, with a total construction cost of $100 million dollars. Of the $100 million raised, a remarkable $82 million was from private sources, individuals and corporations, and $18 million from governmental sources. The Kravis Center is a success story that provides communities worldwide with an example of a thriving performing arts center and a major community and economic catalyst. Set on 10.6 acres of property at the highest point in the city, the Kravis Center includes four venues — the 2,195-seat Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall, the flexible 289-seat Rinker Playhouse, the 170-seat Helen K. Persson Hall and the outdoor Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheatre with a capacity for 1,400 patrons. The Center’s Cohen Pavilion houses the Weiner Banquet Center, The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center and The Elmore Family Business Center for the Arts, along with a five-level parking garage.
After celebrating our 23rd season the number of events hosted annually has grown to more than 800, with attendance of more than 500,000 patrons. Many regionally based arts organizations call the Kravis Center their home including Miami City Ballet, and the Palm Beach Opera. During the 2015-2016 season, the Kravis Center itself will present more than 400 performances featuring acclaimed artists from every discipline. Established as a leading force in the social fabric of the community, its many outreach programs are as broad and varied as the community itself. To date, the Center has opened the door to the performing arts for more than 2 million school children as well as minorities and community groups.
The Bink Glisson Historical Building at Yesteryear Village on South Florida Fairgrounds
The Bink Glisson Historical Building is comprised of artifacts of early inland Florida settlers. The personal collection of Bink Glisson, a Palm Beach County pioneer, is
showcased in the gallery and illustrates how people lived in days past with a display of Mr. Glisson’s artwork and a replicated one-room schoolhouse.
Calypso Bay Waterpark at Seminole Palms Park
Water Park 561-790-6160
Featuring two four-story high water slides, a 897-foot river ride, lap pool with diving boards, lily pad walk, interactive children’s water playground and full-service food concession stand, the Calypso Bay water park, located within Seminole Palms Park, has something for everyone. For more information, visit www.pbcsplash.com.
Cruzan Amphitheatre, a state-of-the-art, outdoor concertfacility with a capacity of nearly 19,000 delivers the biggest names in superstar entertainment. Located on the South Florida Fairgrounds, the amphitheatre features reserved and
lawn seating. The amphitheatre is a Live Nation venue.
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
Located at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus is the 466-seat Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. Many area residents, families and visitors take advantage of first-class facilities and performances during the season. Entertaining programs include drama, dance, music, theater, festivals and art exhibits.
Duncan Theatre Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Ave.
Box Office: (561) 868-3309
Palm Beach State College’s Duncan Theatre, the No. 1 dance venue in the state of Florida, presents professional modern dance, jazz, folk, popular and world music, chamber music, and children & family performances. Theatre: The 700-seat hall, located on the Campus of Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth has been recently
renovated and also showcases Palm Beach State College music and theatre students’ productions.
FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm
Beach International Equestrian Center
3400 Equestrian Club Rd., Wellington, FL 33414
The FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival is held from January 9 through March 31, and is the largest and longest-running event in horse sports. Join us for our
Saturday Night Lights series where you will enjoy world-class equestrian show jumping, fine and casual dining, a variety of shopping options, as well as a live band and children’s fair. VIP and box seating are available.
International Polo Club Palm Beach
International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. Polo enthusiasts descend upon Wellington,
Fla., each winter season to enjoy their love of the sport in the most prominent and well equipped polo facility in the nation. The 2013 Polo Season is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, which opens on January 6 and concludes 16 weeks later with the USPA 109th U.S. Open Polo Championship final on April 21. Polo matches are open to
the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, lawn seating, field-side champagne brunch at the Pavilion, and exclusive sponsor boxes. For ticketing and sponsorship
information, or to book a special event year-round, please call 561-204-5687.
(Fishing, Boating & Hiking)
At 730 square miles, Lake Okeechobee is the second largest freshwater lake in the United States—and only 30 minutes west of Wellington. The lake is home to over 40
types of fish, numerous marinas, campgrounds, boat rental facilities and more in surrounding areas. Enjoy the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, which encompasses the lake’s 110-mile circumference.
Lake Worth Beach
Lion Country Safari
Lion Country Safari, located on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, offers two parks for one price. Take a four mile safari drive with hundreds of animals roaming free, then visit Safari World Amusement Park with animal encounters/ demonstrations, rides, games, waterpark, shopping, food and thrills. Open daily, voted best local attraction!
Loxahatchee Everglades Tour
See all the wonders of the Everglades with a thrilling airboat ride on a Loxahatchee Everglades Tour. You may come across alligators, birds, snakes, turtles and insects as well as a variety of vegetation. Tour guides happily answer questions along the way. Tours operate daily from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
National Museum of Polo & Hall of Fame
At the National Museum of Polo & Hall of Fame, you’ll find exhibits, art treasures, memorabilia, Hall of Fame, media room and the most extensive polo library found anywhere. The Hall of Fame was established to honor polo’s legends past and present. The museum is centrally located on Lake Worth Road.
Nature Center: 233-1400
Equestrian Center: 966-7090
Golf course: 964-4653
Okeeheelee Park includes a 27-hole golf course, competitive water ski course, dog park, nature center, nature trails, ball fields, picnic pavilions, BMX track, fishing, bike
and boat rentals, tennis courts, children’s play areas and more. Okeeheelee Park South includes over 8 miles of equine riding trails, an open riding area open from sunrise to sunset and a 111-acre world-class equestrian show center.
Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club
Palm Beach Polo Golf and County Club located in Wellington, the site of the Winter Equestrian Festival and International Polo. This property is in a Master Planned
community with 2,200 pristine acres offering 36 holes of championship golf on site (in addition, at their other sister Clubs, The Tesoro Club and Martin Downs Country Club, they offer members access to another 72 holes of golf), a tennis complex, fitness center, aquatic center, croquet courts and two club houses. In 2011 they launched The Palm Beach Polo Hunt Club located on South Shore Boulevard offering
Golf and mid goal Polo in addition to a new restaurant facility.
Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach 33405
(561) 547-WILD (9453)
Located at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Zoo is a lush tropical habitat of 23 acres and home to over 1,400 animals. Some of the attractions and amenities include the Tropics Café, Interactive Fountain, Carousel and
The Harriet W. and George D. Cornell Tropics of the Americas Exhibit
Panther Ridge Conservation Center
795 – 8914
Panther Ridge Conservation Center, located in Wellington, is home, haven and hope for some of the world’s most endangered big cats. Most of the cats came here from
unfortunate situations, but will never be at risk again. Educational tours are given by appointment and there are ample opportunities for photos of the animals in their lush habitats.
The Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame at Yesteryear
Village on South Florida Fairgrounds
Opened in late 2005, The Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame hosts the largest collection of Big Band memorabilia in the nation and is the only known museum of its kind.
South Florida Fair & Expo Center
The South Florida Fair is Palm Beach County’s largest and oldest outdoor annual event held each January. This year’s Fair theme is “Washington, D.C., Our Nation’s
Capital.” The Expo Center offers 140,000 square feet of trade space and is host to over 100 events each year. The Fair Agriplex provides a variety of agricultural and livestock exhibits. Cruzan Amphitheater and the historic Yesteryear
Village are also located on the fairgrounds.
South Florida Science Museum
Plans to launch an expansion on the current 51 year old South Florida Science Museum took place with a groundbreaking on April 5, 2012. The total scope of the
project will take on 3 phases with Phase 1 completion targeted for Summer 2013. This phase will include a 3,000 sq ft aquarium, a 3,000 sq ft Florida-themed permanent exhibit hall with an interactive Everglades exhibit, science showcase and state-of-the-art Science on a Sphere exhibit. Much loved permanent exhibits include an Egypt Gallery, laser light shows, planetarium, outdoor science trail and the state’s
only science-themed mini-golf. The Museum continues to host rotating blockbuster exhibits and special events throughout the year.
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, Florida Panthers, BB&T Center
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to the Florida Panthers Hockey Club and internationally recognized concerts and events, the Broward County-owned BB&T Center is one of the top ranked venues of its kind in the world.
Yesteryear Village at South Florida Fairgrounds
Southern Boulevard 1 mile west of Florida Turnpike exit #97
West Palm Beach, FL
Take a walk into Yesteryear Village and be transported to a different time. Yesteryear Village is a living museum that showcases buildings and artifacts from the era of 1895-1945. The village is open throughout the South Florida Fair in January, the Sweet Corn Fiesta in April, Halloween Spookyville in October and Christmas in the Village. The facility is also open by appointment. Call (561) 790-5232 to make your tour reservation. Tour hours are Monday thru Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon.