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In addition to award-winning beaches, a bustling downtown district, vibrant nightlife and rich cultural heritage, Delray Beach hosts numerous events and programs for both residents and visitors. This is where you will find updated calendars of events throughout the year. Regardless of what time of year it is, there is usually something fun going on.

  • Downtown Delray Beach is always gearing up for an exciting year filled with a variety of happenings and events. Download the Annual Event Calendar to be sure not to miss what is happening both Night and Day in Downtown Delray.

  • Ettra Art Gallery

    Every Friday and Saturday night in February from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. enjoy a special Open House with champagne and wine and original art!

    (561) 529-4909
    149 NE 2nd Ave


  • The 52nd Annual Delray Affair

    Friday April 25th & Saturday April 26th - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sunday April 27th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Nicknamed The Greatest Arts & Crafts Show under the sun, a FREE  three day arts & crafts show event. The Delray Affair is spread over 10 blocks and three public parks in the picturesque seaside village of Delray Beach. Over 725 Artists & Crafters selected through a competitive selection processes. Additional entertainment with Street Performances at select locations throughout the event.

  • School of Creative Arts Open House

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 6 to 8 p.m.

    Meet the art, photography and writing instructors and learn about adult and youth programs for beginners through advanced levels. Enjoy a reception, a student art showcase, and meet Writers’ Colony student, Lewis Banks, as he presents his new published novel.

    Delray Beach Center for the Arts / School of Creative Arts
    Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
    (561) 243-7922, ext. 478;

  • Budding Artists at the Delray Green Market

    Now through May 10, 2014
    Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Bring the kids to the Budding Artists booth at the Delray Beach Green Market and take home a treasure! Our craft activities are designed for fun and learning.
    Visit for Green Market information.

    Delray Beach Center for the Arts
    Old School Square Park
    51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
    (561) 243-7922,

  • MAY

  • Gallery Walk in Downtown Delray
    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Stroll throughout downtown Delray Beach and a special night featuring special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Fine Art Galleries in Pineapple Grove District and along Atlantic Ave. Find that unique gift for the Bride and Groom!

    Participating Galleries and locations:
    Pineapple Grove:

    - Val Grant Studio
    - Addison Gallery
    - Ettra Fine Art Gallery
    - Gallery at Studio 5
    Artist Alley Studios
    Cacace Fine Art
    Linda White Gallery
    Cloudhouse Pottery
    Pat Kaufman Studio
    Schmidt Stained Glass
    A. Funk Studio
    Amanda Johnson
    Steve Blackwood
    Studio Romaine
    Joni Sarah White
    AR Gallery
    Magnus and Gordon Gallery
    East Atlantic Ave
    - Debilzan Gallery
    - Forms Gallery
    - Avalon Gallery
    - The Ancient Olive
    - Devinchi Fine Art
    - Artworks by Lois Brezinski
    - Sundook Fine Art Gallery
    - The Blue Gallery
    - The Art Arena

    For addresses visit the Art and Gallery page or call 561-243-1077



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    Downtown Delray Annual Orchid 
    Giveaway for Mother’s Day

    April 27 - May 10, 2014

    Shop downtown beginning April 27 through Saturday, May 10, spend over $200, save your receipts and receive a free orchid at one of the various Orchid locations on May 9 & 10, 2014 from 11am - 5pm;
    brought to you by the DDA
    Call (561) 243-1077 for details.

    Orchid Giveaway Stations - Located at the following Store Fronts:
    Oh My Bod Boutique: 1128 E Atlantic Ave
    Hand's: 325 E Atlantic Ave
    Unique Boutique: 204 E Atlantic Ave
    The Rustic Rooster/Spotted on Second: 200 NE 2nd Ave (Pineapple Grove)

  • Pottery Classes 

    May 1-31

    Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley.
    One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5 hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces.
    $40 including materials

    (561) 862-9222

  • School of Creative Arts Showcase

    May 1 - September 28, 2014
    Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm

    A multi-media exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors.
    FREE admission

    Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre Galleries
    Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

    (561) 243-7922

  • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    Saturday, May 3rd - 11 a.m. to midnight

    Delray Beach Center for the Arts Outdoor Pavilion
    Presented by the Hispano-Latino Cultural Alliance, this annual celebration includes Mariachi bands; local Hispanic bands; folkloric dances, children's area with arts, crafts and games; Mexican and other food vendors; and merchandise vendors.

  • Old School Beerfest

    Friday, May 9th - 7:30- to 10:30 p.m.
    (with exclusive VIP access from 6 to 7:30 p.m.)

    Old School Square Grounds Outdoor Pavilion
    and Old School Square Park.
    Advance tickets: $30/$50 (VIP); at the gate: $40/$60 (VIP).

    Experience the world of beer and the art of brewing! Sample more than 50 craft brews, international… Kick back with live music by two of South Florida's best bands -- POCKET CHANGE (funk/blues/R&B) and JAY BLUES BAND. VIP ticket holders will receive a commemorative tasting mug and have exclusive sampling at all beer and wine stations from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Ride and Remember Trolley

    Saturday, May 10th -10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    at the Spady Museum
    170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

    When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. We invite you to climb aboard The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour and enjoy the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development.
    Fee: $20

  • 4th Annual Amazing Mom and Son Challenge

    Saturday, May 10th - 8:30 a.m.

    Moms and Sons will go on an AMAZING CHALLENGE COURSE throughout downtown Delray Beach.Timing is everything! Teams must work together to perform an assigned task at designated locations before moving on to the next site. First team in each age division to complete all challenges and cross the finish line wins! Fabulous lunch and prizes following completion of the race. Moms may bring all of their sons of any age to compete. Divisions start at 5 years old, up to adults.
    $10 per adult (18 years +)
    $5 per teen/child (17 years old & younger)

  • Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

    Sunday, May 11th - 9:30 a.m. Boarding
    10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Cruise

    Cruise aboard the Lady Atlantic & Lady Delray for a 2-hour Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise as we travel through Delray Beach, Highland Beach & Boca Raton in South Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. Our Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet, prepared onboard by our Culinary Team, will include Seasonal Fruit Display, Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Cinnamon French Toast with Maple Syrup, Breakfast Sausage Links, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Tossed Garden Salad, Dry Marinated Sirloin of Beef with Au Jus, Cheese Tortellini in a Pesto Cream Sauce, Assorted Danish, Breakfast Pastries & Desserts, Chilled Juices, Hot Coffee & Hot Tea.
    $48 per person | $38 Children 12 years of age & younger

    (561) 243-0686

  • Mother’s Day Luncheon Cruise

    Sunday, May 11th - 1:15 p.m. Boarding
    1:30 -3:45 p.m. Cruise

    Cruise this Mother’s Day with Delray Yacht Cruises on our 2-hour Luncheon Sightseeing Cruise. Our cruise will travel through Delray Beach, Highland Beach & Boca Raton, allowing for beautiful views of South Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. Our Mother’s Day Luncheon Buffet will Include: Welcome Aboard Cheese Platter, Tossed Garden Salad, Dry Marinated Sirloin of Beef with Au Jus, Seafood Stuffed Filet of Sole with Newburg Sauce, Chicken Piccata, Cheese Tortellini in a Pesto Cream Sauce, Local Harvest Vegetables, Dinner Rolls & Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert, Hot Coffee & Hot Tea.
    $65 per person | $55 Children 12 years of age & younger

    (561) 243-0686

  • Artists Alley Open Studios 

    Every Third Thursday
    May 15th - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    An exciting new warehouse arts area in the Pineapple Grove Arts District of Delray Beach Florida, runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks. All of the Studios and Galleries in Artists Alley will be open every third Thursday each month.

  •  On The Ave - Delray Beach's On The Ave
    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    in the
     Pineapple Grove Arts District along Northeast Second Avenue from just north of Atlantic Avenue to just south of Northeast Third Street.

    Music, art and activities abound at this free event. Be sure to Light Up the Night in Pineapple Grove.

    For more details, visit

  • La Siren Afro-Caribbean Family Festival

    May 16th - 18th

    Enjoy entertainment, food, contests, prizes, music and arts!

    Friday Reception at Toussaint L'Ouverture High School Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Delray Beach Tennis Center
    Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Haiti's Flag Day Celebration

    All are welcome
    Contact Hattie Parker at or
    (732) 859-2134 for more information

  • 2nd Annual Firefighter Eric Patrie
    5k Memorial Run/Walk

    Saturday, May 17th - 7:00 a.m.

      Anchor Park
    340 S Ocean Blvd Delray Beach , FL 33483.

    On November 11th, 2012 Firefighter Eric Patrie, Age 37, lost his battle to brain cancer. Eric was a 13 year veteran of Delray Beach Fire Rescue. The Delray Beach Firefighter’s and Paramedic's Benevolent organized this 5K to assist Eric Patrie’s family with the financial burden this devastating disease has created. Join us for a scenic 5K along A1A in Delray Beach and show your support.

    To Register visit:
    Thursday, May 15

    Please contact us at
    with any questions.

  • Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

    Saturday May 24th & Sunday May 25th
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    FREE to the Public

    Located at the Delray Beach Tennis Center
    Parking Lot area on W. Atlantic Ave and NW 2nd Ave

    Visit over 100 craft vendors at the Howard Alan Craft Festival

    For details visit:

  • JULY

  • Independence Day City Celebration

    July 4th 2014
    A1A & E. Atlantic Ave.

    Delray Beach celebrates Independence Day in a very fun and special way! With a full day of activities and a firework shows from the beach - you are certain to have a fabulous time!
    July 4th Celebration

    Call (561) 279-1380 for more information
    or visit:


  • Tastemakers of Delray Beach

    August 7th & 8th 
    5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Delray Beach Magazine and the Downtown Development Authority of Delray Beach (DDA) and approximately 16-18 of the Downtown restaurants present this 6th Annual tasting event. Passport Tickets are $30 Cash.
    For more information contact the DDA at (561) 243-1077
    Delray Tastemakers

  • "On the Ave" in Downtown Delray Beach

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    FREE to the Public

    Delray Beach’s On The Ave is moving for the month of August to West Atlantic along SW 5th Ave, where art of all kinds will be in the spotlight. Enjoy live music, art, shopping & dining. More information at

    Produced by the DBMC at (561) 279-1380


    For parking details visit the PARKING page.