Here you’ll find a compilation of discounted, low cost or no cost events throughout South Florida for the month of February, from seeing Diana Ross live to discounted tickets to the JazzFest or a free ballet show at the Adrienne Arsht.
American International Fine Art Fair (Feb. 3-12)
Now in its 16th year, American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF) is the premier art, antique and jewelry fair in the United States. The carefully selected presentation will include international dealers representing disciplines of fine art from classical antiquity to contemporary, and the world’s finest collection of haute and period jewelry. Tickets start at $10
Patti LaBelle at the Kravis Center (Feb. 4).
When it comes to R&B divas, there is only one Patti LaBelle. Her unwavering appeal spans more than five decades, and has culminated in such hits as “On My Own,” “Somebody Loves You Baby” and “New Attitude.” Still playing to critical acclaim and standing ovations, there is no one quite like entertainment legend Patti LaBelle. Tickets start at $25.
Jupiter Jubilee (Feb. 4)
The Jupiter Jubilee is a free annual community event put on by the Town of Jupiter for area residents. The Jubilee typically has entertainment, civic, educational, and cultural components. This year, the Jubilee will be celebrating its 10th year, commemorating a “Decade of Fun”. Takes place from 11am-5pm at Jupiter Community Center.
The 2012 Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment (Feb. 4 & 5)
The Battle of Lake Okeechobee was one of the major battles of the Second Seminole War. It was fought between 800 troops of the 1st, 4th, and 6th Infantry Regiments and 132 Missouri Volunteers (under the command of Colonel Zachary Taylor) and between 380 and 480 Seminoles led by Billy Bowlegs, Abiaca and Alligator on December 25, 1837. The Seminole were resisting forced relocation to a reservation out west. The re-enactment serves to heighten public awareness for this historic battle. The National Trust for Public Lands identified the Okeechobee Battlefield as one of America’s most endangered historic sites, due to the encroachment by roads, homes and commercial development.. Admission is $5 per car.
BBQ, Blues & Brews at Mounts Botanical Garden (Feb. 5)
The food truck frenzy is coming to Mounts. With authentic, innovative, gourmet cuisine rumbling into the Garden from all over South Florida, Mounts will be packed with hungry mobile gourmands chomping at the bit to try the latest meals on wheels from many of the most popular gourmet food trucks in South Florida. Live blues music and cold beer & wine will be for sale. 11am-4pm. $5 entry.
Super Bowl XLVI Parties (Feb. 5)
Grease sliders for $1.50, .50 cent wings, $12 domestic beer buckets, jello shots and a giveaway of prizes! 6pm to close.
$11 domestic beer bucks, 2-for-1 happy hour prices.
Complimentary Beer Boiled Hot Dogs & More. All You Can Drink* Till 10 PM! *Well Drinks, House Wines & Domestic Beers* 5:00pm-10:00pm. $35 Prepay & $45 At The Door.
Enjoy delicious bar bites, live music by dj Kristian Caro, signature cocktails and Veuve Clicquot on the Clock specials.
Wonderful World: A Salute to Louis Armstrong (Feb. 6-12)
In American music, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong is considered the most dominant figure of the 20th Century. Join Bob Lappin and The Palm Beach Pops as they honor his legacy with Armstrong’s music Hello Dolly, Wonderful World and Mack the Knife. Tickets start at $29
LECTURE: “The Magic of the Medici” with Contessa Maria Vittoria Colonna Rimbotti (Feb. 9)
Contessa Maria Vittoria will take us through the history of the Medici family and their influence on the Renaissance. The Medici were great patrons of art and amassed one of the earliest systematic art collections. Lorenzo the Magnificent (as he was better known), Catherine de Medici, Anna Maria Luisa de Medici and their family helped the Renaissance flourish. Thanks to these powerful, passionate patrons, the treasures of the Uffizi Gallery – one of the world’s most important museums – preserves the cultural heritage of the Renaissance. Tickets are $20.
Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival (Feb. 9-12)
Music and art lovers will experience everything from crafts exhibits and live art to music and performances. Visitors will enjoy Bluegrass – Hip Hop – Latin – Roots Rock – Reggae and Zydeco musical performances. In attendance will be international reggae artist Mishka, Queen of Funk Chaka Kahn, hip hop group ArtOfficial, Afro-Peruvian rapper Immortal Technique, Miami’s Latin bilingual band Locos Por Juana, Kompa band Disip, hip-hop trailblazers Arrested Development among others! Tickets start at $30
Jazzfest Wellington (Feb. 10 & 11)
Saddle-up for Jazzfest Wellington 2012 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. Enjoy the best of both worlds mixing jazz tunes with the action of polo matches throughout both days. Polo matches continue during the festivities. Tickets start at $40 on Friday & $60 on Saturday. Through tomorrow only on Living Social, buy 2 general admission tickets for the price of 1 or 2 VIP tickets for $55 (normally $230).
Shen Yun at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Feb. 10-12)
Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization. Tickets start at $60.
13th Annual Garlic Fest in Delray Beach (Feb 10-12)
The Delray Beach Garlic Fest is the premier food and entertainment event in South Florida. The Garlic Fest has been featured on the Food Network and in countless national newspapers and magazines. Come out and enjoy Garlic Crab Cake Platter, Garlic Roast Pork Platter, Garlic Steak Taco & even Garlic Ice Cream! Tickets: $10 at gate, children under 10 are free.
3rd Annual Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival (Feb. 10-12)
The Third Annual Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival celebrates nautical exploration and leisure with a three-day event brimming with maritime merchants and succulent seafood fare. In between bites of delectable and healthy seafood dishes, guests can sample libations at the beer-and-wine garden or sway to the rhythms of a live reggae band. Tickets are $7 per person, children under 12 are in free.
For the next 2 days, you can purchase 2 for the price of 1 on through Groupon.
Florida Renaissance Festival (Feb. 11 – Mar. 11 & Mar. 31-Apr. 8 )
Browse through the enchanted crafts Village where merchants and artisans demonstrate and sell their wares. Cheer Battling Knights, as they mount their steeds, lower their visors, aim their lances and charge at full tilt, thrice daily. Feast on Hearty Food fit for a King! Tickets are $20 for adults & $7 for children ages 6-11 or find ways to save.
Miami City Ballet presents Ballet For Young People: Carnival of the Animals at the Adrienne Arsht Center (Feb. 18)
Three poachers are stealing wild animals in the African savannah. Some children and an older sister, who are on a picnic, watch them capture a beautiful white swan. They save the swan and release the other captured animals with the help of the lead poacher, who has fallen in love with the older sister. The ballet ends in a great celebration of life, love, beauty and a rediscovering of humans’ similarity and connection to the animal world. They rejoice in their ability to restore the balance in nature and our planet’s ecosystem. Free with pass.
Artigras Fine Arts Festival (Feb. 18-20)
Listed as one of the top 50 festivals in the country, the 27th annual ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival is an outdoor arts event showcasing a juried exhibition of fine art and featuring activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, interactive art activities for all ages. Tickets start at $6. Free admission to children under twelve.
2nd Annual Northwood Village Chef’s Challenge (Feb. 24)
This FREE event offers delicious samplings from many of the amazing restaurants in Northwood Village, live music, wine tastings, children’s Activities, gift certificate giveaways, street-side artists and more. 6-9pm. RSVP.
Lenny Kravitz Closes 2012 US Tour at the Fillmore Miami Beach (Feb. 25)
Lenny Kravitz is completing the US portion of his 2012 tour at the Fillmore Miami Beach Theater on February 25th with special guest Rafael Saadiq. Tickets start at $49.50.
Loop the Lake for Literacy (Feb. 25)
Benefiting the programs of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Loop the Lake for Literacy sponsors athletic events throughout the country with a focus on cycling.
The Blues with Isaac and Val Woods (Feb. 25)
Miami-based musical duo Isaac & Val Woods have performed at many South Florida venues including B.B Kings. On Sunday, February 26, 2012 they will delight audiences with their entertaining blues and R&B music at the West Palm Beach Public Library. Free.
Lake Worth Street Painting Festival (Feb. 25 & 26)
Downtown Lake Worth and the Greater Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce invite you to the annual Street Painting Festival, which claims bragging rights as the world’s largest. The 2-day event transforms the downtown streets with more than 200 street paintings sponsored by businesses, organizations, families and individuals, covering more area than any other festival of its kind in the world.
Diana Ross at the Sunrise Theater (Feb. 28)
In a remarkable career spanning over 40 years, Diana Ross has proven herself the consummate music artist as well as one of the most iconic female singers of all time. Ross is one of the few recording artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—one as a solo artist and the other as a member of The Supremes. Tickets start at $85.