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I loved this weather representation of South Florida because it was pretty accurate until yesterday when temps fell below 50 degrees. Brrr. I don’t miss the cold from up North.

We are in January aka second spring, so don’t worry warm temps will be back tomorrow. But technically we are still in Winter my friends, and here are some fun things to do with the family during winter in South Florida.

South Florida Fair – Date: Jan 17 – Feb 02, 2020

The South Florida Fair is an annual fair held in West Palm Beach, Florida, every January. The fairgrounds site occupies 100 acres and is located on the site of the former Palm Beach Speedway at the intersection of Southern Boulevard and Fairground Road, adjacent to the Coral Sky Amphitheatre. 

Price: $20 in advance: At gate will be $25 Monday-Friday, and $40 Saturdays and Sundays. Check their website for full price details. https://www.southfloridafair.com/p/thefair/discounttickets-adv

Cirque du Soleil Alegria – In a New Light

Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic power struggle of old meets new is reinterpreted for today’s cultural pulse. Led by an intangible wind of change, an emerging movement strives to shake the established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light to a world in perfect harmony. Alegría energizes the audience with a joyful spirit for a brighter and more inspiring tomorrow

This show will be here at Miami Gardens until February 17, 2020.

Sunny Side Up Market 

This fabulous artisan market will be back on February 8th and takes place at Mass District area in downtown Fort Lauderdale. I had a  blast at their holiday one and this one is sure to have a special gift for your loved one on V. Day. Follow them on Instagram for all the vendor details. They also have a FB page.

South Florida Garlic Fest 

Eat, drink & STINK with at John Prince Park in the funkiest little city of South Florida, Lake Worth Beach!

It all started out as a small festival in a city parking lot in Downtown Delray Beach just as this Village by the Sea was becoming the vibrant tourist destination it is today. Within five years the event gained attendance of 30,000+ and was booking major national music acts! Around that time, The Garlic Fest was nicknamed “The Best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida”. Visit their website for all the details It is a weekend of fun and the price is pretty affordable. 

Butterfly Festival – February 29, 2020

Rides, fireworks and food. This is a free event and Parking is offsite with free shuttle rides 12:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from select venues, including casino @ 5550 NW 40th Street, Coconut Creek, and recreation facilities at 4455 Sol Press Boulevard, Coconut Creek.

For information, phone 954-545-6698 or browse the Butterfly Festival webpage. 

West Palm Seafood Festival – West Palm Beach

Also taking place on February 29, 2020. The West Palm Seafood Festival invites seafood lovers and fans of all things nautical and fun to a family-friendly adventure at the South Florida Fairgrounds 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach Florida 33411.

Nights at the Museum “Winter Wonders”

Each Night at the Museum is a different theme, which includes various interactive science crafts, activities, entertainment, and exhibits.

Activities include Winter Wonder Jellies Lab, Frost in Florida Experiment, DIY Snow Globe Craft, Virtual Reality, and Stargazing with the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches

Admission for Nights at the Museum is $6 for members, $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors, $10.95 for children 3-12, children under 3 are free. Tickets purchased at the door.

Food and drinks are available for purchase at our Johnny Boys Cafe. For more information, please call 561-832-1988 during normal operating hours. Visit the FB event page.

Woofstock 2020

Even pets get their own events here in South Florida.
Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 10 AM – 2:30 PM

Visit the FB page for details.

February 28, 2020 Taste of Oakland Park 

Taste of Oakland Park is a grand tasting celebration of food and drink, for the locals by the locals. Admission tickets include food and beverage samples from all participating vendors.

Ticket Pricing

  • Online Pre-Sale: $15 per ticket (ends 4:00 pm, 2/28/20)
  • At the gate: $20 per ticket
  • FREE for children 12 and under

Play Date With Mickey and Minnie in Boca


Only a few tickets left to see Mickey & Minnie! Call a reserve no ticket sales at the door. 561.218.0128

Chocolate Festival – January 23-January 25, 2020

Indulge in chocolate delicacies during the season’s most delicious event! Enjoy fine chocolate samples from artisan chocolatiers, lectures on chocolate making and demonstrations from Miami’s master chefs and chocolatiers! Take our Chocowalk to learn about the life cycle of a cacao plant, with stops in our Rainforest and more. Find out everything you ever needed to know about chocolate from the experts.

View the International Chocolate Festival program!View video and photos of past International Chocolate Festivals to see what makes this event so special.

The Chocolate Festival at Fairchild admission is included with Garden admission. $25 for non members and free for Fairchild Members. Tickets for non members can be purchased the day of the festival or pre-purchased below.  

Are there any other winter events I should add to the list? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.




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