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!
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; DelrayArts.org
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 delraycra.org for Green Market information.
Delray Beach Center for the Arts
Old School Square Park
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
(561) 243-7922, DelrayArts.org
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:
- Val Grant Studio
- Addison Gallery
- Ettra Fine Art Gallery
- Gallery at Studio 5
Artist Alley Studios
Cacace Fine Art
Linda White Gallery
Pat Kaufman Studio
Schmidt Stained Glass
A. Funk Studio
Joni Sarah White
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
Orchid Giveaway Flyer
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)
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
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.
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre Galleries
Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
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.
TICKETS GO ON SALE IN MARCH!
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.
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
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
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
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 www.ontheavedelraybeach.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
(732) 859-2134 for more information
2nd Annual Firefighter Eric Patrie
5k Memorial Run/Walk
Saturday, May 17th - 7:00 a.m.
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: www.active.com
REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE:
Thursday, May 15
Please contact us at email@example.com
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: artfestival.com
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: julyfourthdelraybeach.com
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
"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 www.ontheavedelraybeach.com
Produced by the DBMC at (561) 279-1380
For parking details visit the PARKING page.