Events Roundup: What to Do This September in The Palm Beaches

Live music, art events, free concerts, month-long food festivals, and more! Here is our events roundup for September 2023!

Downtown Delray Beach Restaurant Month

Downtown Delray Beach Restaurant Month 2023, Delray Beach

Date: September 1 – September 30

The 8th annual Downtown Delray Beach Restaurant Month will highlight this diverse dining destination from September 1 – 30, 2023 through a wide-array of culinary experiences providing locals and visitors with opportunities to enjoy more than 50 restaurants, cafés, and fast-casual establishments/eateries at special prices including many new restaurants that have opened in the past year. Event features include special multi-course prix fixe breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, and culinary events.

The 8th annual Downtown Delray Beach Restaurant Month 2023 is produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in partnership with the downtown Delray Beach restaurants, cafés, and fast-casual establishments/eateries.

Click here for more details.

Location: Downtown Delray Beach restaurants and merchants throughout the DDA neighborhoods: The West Atlantic Neighborhood, The Ave (Atlantic Avenue), Pineapple Grove, SOFA, US1, Beachside. Location – Atlantic Avenue east from 1-95 to the Beach, and the surrounding neighborhoods of the Pineapple Grove Arts District and the SOFA District.

Steak at Avalon Steakhouse

Flavor Palm Beach, The Palm Beaches

Dates: September 1-30

Palm Beach will feature special prix fixe menu offerings at dozens of Palm Beach County’s hottest bistros, diners, and restaurants!

During the entire month of September, Palm Beach County’s top eateries will offer special fixed-price menus for lunch and dinner as part of Flavor Palm Beach. This event spans from Tequesta to Boca Raton and showcases local restaurants, presenting three-course menus priced between $35 and $85. The event features internationally renowned chefs, including James Beard Foundation, Michelin Star, and celebrity chefs. Notable establishments like Café Boulud, The Butcher’s Club, Honeybelle, and AquaGrille, owned by acclaimed chefs, will be part of the lineup. No tickets or passes are needed; simply reserve a table at a participating restaurant and savor the diverse and delectable offerings. The list of participating restaurants can be found on

Location: various restaurants in The Palm Beaches.

1000 North Crab soup

¡Qué Bacano! Latin Dance Competition, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: September 1, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Experience the exhilarating ¡Qué Bacano! Latin Dance Competition in West Palm Beach. Immerse yourself in electrifying rhythms and dynamic moves, as this finale event series showcases a variety of Latin dance styles, from sizzling salsa to sensual bachata. Join us on Friday, September 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and celebration, whether you’re a seasoned dancer or enthusiastic spectator. Indulge in delicious food and beverages from Salento Coffee Shop available for purchase. For those wanting to compete, sign up through the provided link for a chance to be part of this passionate dance showdown.

Interested in entering the dance competition? Click Here to sign up.

Location: City Hall Courtyard 407 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

que bacano Latin Dance competition

Bumblefest 2023, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: September 1 and 2, from 6 pm.

BumbleFest comes back to the 500 Block of Clematis Street for a weekend of live music and fun! Enjoy 30 bands and five stages, starting at 6 pm. Learn More

Location: 500 Block of Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Bumblefest 2023

Run Club With Alex Celis, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: September 2, Warm-up at 8:45 am; run begins at 9 am.

Join the community run event led by lululemon ambassador Alex Celis on September 2. Gather in front of the lululemon store to socialize, stretch, and prepare for the 2-mile loop around Downtown West Palm Beach. After the run, cool down and enjoy a sweet treat back at The Salty. It’s a great opportunity to connect with fellow runners and stay active in a fun and supportive environment. Register Here to Run

Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Run club with Alex Celis at The Square
Courtesy of The Square

Coco Market, Delray Beach

Date & Time: September 3, 9 am – 3 pm

Experience the Coco Market in Delray Beach at Veteran’s Park. This event offers a vibrant wellness community gathering on the first Sunday of each month. Enjoy a day filled with complimentary yoga and healing sessions, live music, and an array of wellness vendors. Each participant in the market represents a local small business within the community. Whether they offer goods or services, everything is locally sourced or handcrafted, fostering a sense of community connection and support. Join this event to immerse yourself in holistic wellness, live music, and a showcase of locally made products and services.

Location: Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Drive Shack At The Square, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: September 4, 12-2 pm

Join Drive Shack on the lawn at The Square and practice your putting skills during this special weekend pop up and swings for a chance to win prizes and giveaways.

Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Drive shack at The Square
Courtesy of The Square

Screen on the Green, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: September 8, 7 – 9 pm

Enjoy a free movie on the West Palm Beach waterfront.

Film Feature: Vivo (PG). “Vivo” is an animated adventure following a unique kinkajou, Vivo, and his owner Andrés, who share a deep bond through music. When Andrés receives a letter from Marta Sandoval, inviting him to a concert, Vivo takes on a journey to deliver a long-lost love letter through song. With the help of spirited tween Gabi, Vivo sets out to reach Marta and bridge the distance between them. This heartwarming tale showcases the power of music and connection across cultures, as Vivo and his companions embark on a musical quest to deliver an important message of love.

Location: Waterfront – The Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Downtown Delray Craft Festival, Delray Beach

Date & Time: September 9 and 10, 10 am – 5 pm

Join Howard Alan Events for the 27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival at Old School Square. Free Admission.

Location: Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Winefest at the American German Club, Lake Worth Beach

Date & Time: September 9, 5 – 11 pm

Experience a charming German village wine festival right at our clubhouse! Join us for a delightful evening with live entertainment by Bob Houston and captivating folk dancers. Embrace the spirit by wearing your dirndl or lederhosen as we transform our old-world clubhouse. Explore a variety of wines from both classic and new regions, thoughtfully paired with hors d’oeuvres and dinner options like Beef Bourguignon or fish.

Don’t miss the chance to participate in the selection of the new Wine Queen for 2023—cast your vote during the event. Meet the contenders at the wine tasting stations, where they’ll vie for your support. Your ticket includes wine and sparkling wine tastings along with a delectable assortment of hors d’oeuvres. A full bar will also be available. Secure your spot with “Early Bird” pricing now; regular pricing starts on August 30th. As this is an assigned seating event, we recommend advanced purchase to ensure your spot at this unique gathering. Get tickets.

Location: American German Club of the Palm Beaches 5111 Lantana Rd. Lake Worth, FL 33463.

The Boca End Of Summer Festival, Boca Raton

Date & Time: September 23 and 24, 11 am – 6 pm

The Boca End of Summer Festival marks the end of the summer season and brings the community together for one final hurrah before autumn sets in. This event will be arriving at Mizner Park Amphitheater on Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th from 11 AM-6 PM. There will be two jammed packed days with carnival rides and games, a beer garden, a variety of food & craft vendors, music, face painters, a petting zoo and fun for all!

The weekend-long festival includes a wide array of culinary delights, a Family Fun Zone , Craft Vendors, Live Entertainment. Additionally, Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue will host dog adoptions on site to take home a new furry friend!

Ticket Pricing Information:

  • $15.00 – ride bracelet
  • $15.00 – adult admission ticket
  • $12.00 – 12 and under admission ticket.

2 and under are free

To purchase tickets and to learn more about the Boca End Of Summer Festival

Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432.

Logo Boca end of Summer Festival

The Art of Kokedama Workshops at the Morikami, Delray Beach

Date & Time: September 9, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm or 2 pm – 4:30 pm
Kokedama is the Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil which is wrapped with string and contains an ornamental plant growing inside. These beautiful and decorative techniques bring an organic and natural touch to planting orchids, succulents, and other ornamental plants. Learn the mechanics of how to make kokedama, creating two regular size and one small one to decorate your home or to give away to a special person.

Cost: $60. Advance Registration Required.

Location: The Morikami museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

The Gourmet Dinner at Elisabetta’s Ristorante, Delray Beach

Date & Time: September 11, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Experience an exclusive culinary evening with at Elisabetta’s Ristorante in Downtown Delray Beach on Monday, September 11, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This limited-capacity event is open to the first 25 registered guests.

Kick off the night with a complimentary welcome wine or cocktail while mingling at the upstairs bar from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Elisabetta’s Ristorante is renowned for its authentic chef-driven Italian cuisine, showcasing fresh ingredients crafted in-house or directly imported from Italy. Indulge in a range of offerings, from house-made Pizza, Pasta, and Gelato to dry-aged Ribeye and NY Strip Steak, as well as an array of house-cured Salumi’s. Complement your choice with selections from their extensive list of over 200 wines available by the glass or bottle.

Itinerary for the evening:

  • 5:30 p.m.: Welcome wine/cocktail at the upstairs bar
  • 6:30 p.m.: Seating for a delightful dinner experience.

Secure your place at this special private dinner, as seats are limited and this promises to be a truly exceptional gastronomic event.

Get Tickets.

Location: Elisabetta’s Ristorante 32 E Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Classic Albums Live: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, Delray Beach

Date & Time: September 15, 6 pm – 10 pm

Experience Classic Albums Live at the Amphitheatre at Old School Square on Friday, September 15th, as they skillfully reproduce Fleetwood Mac’s iconic album “Rumours.” Founded by Craig Martin in 2003, Classic Albums Live faithfully brings legendary albums to life on stage, delivering every note and cut with precision using top-tier musicians.

This event celebrates the enduring greatness of albums like a recital, embracing their historical significance. The focus is solely on the music, without costumes or impersonations.

Choose from two ticket options:

  • General Admission: $25
  • VIP: $39.95 (includes a reserved seat, access to air-conditioned bathrooms, and one drink ticket).

Get tickets.

Location: Amphitheatre at Old School Square, 51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Classic Albums Live: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Courtesy of Downtown Delray Beach

Koto Workshop at the Morikami, Delray Beach

Date & Time: September 16, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm   

Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument and how to play it in this one-day introductory workshop. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the workshop.

Cost: $60. Advance Registration Required

Location: The Morikami museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

koto workshop
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Tea Ceremony Workshop at the Morikami, Delray Beach

Date & Time: September 16, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The workshop teaches the basics of sadō–The Way of Tea-necessary to understand the aesthetics of sadō and to fully enjoy the tea ceremony itself. Participants become familiar with how to be a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it.

Cost: $50. Advance Registration Required.

Location: The Morikami museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

Sado class at the Morikami
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

SUNNY 107.9 Tribute Series at Sunday on the Waterfront, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: September 17, 4 – 7 pm

This month’s Sunday on the Waterfront will feature an ’80s tribute that will surely get concertgoers footloose! On the Roxx will rock the crowd with various rock, pop, oldies, Motown, disco, and dance hits. The band features bandleader and lead singer Diane DeNoble, an all-around entertainer who has performed on the stages of Broadway, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Bali, and international cruise ships worldwide. She has made her home in West Palm Beach, where she continues to grace stages all over South Florida.

Location: Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Sunset Stroll at the Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach

Date & Time: September 21, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Enjoy a sunset stroll through the Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew, or visit the Yamato-kan, the Morikami’s original museum, during the museum’s private, after-hours event. The Cornell Café will be serving sake and hors d’oeuvres for purchase, and the Museum Store will be open to browse. There will also be live taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko at 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the museum’s lakefront terrace. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and will not be available at the door. Space is limited.

Cost: $5 for members, and $8 for the general public. Get tickets.

Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

Sunset stroll at the Morikami flyer
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

80s Night with LIVE Band Rubixx @ THRōW Social Delray Beach!

Date & Time: September 23 · 7 – 10 pm

Get ready to travel back in time to the 80s at THRōW Social Delray Beach! On September 23 from 7 to 10 pm, immerse yourself in the ultimate 80s Night experience with a live performance by the band Rubixx. Don your best 80s attire and join in the festivities, featuring live music playing genuine hits from the era. Enjoy a selection of delicious cocktails and food while engaging in epic dancing. Participate in nostalgic games like Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, TapGlo Ping Pong, and more. This retro-themed event promises a wickedly fun time, all set against the backdrop of the THRōW Social Delray Beach venue. Best of all, there’s no cost to attend!

Location: THRōW Social Delray Beach 29 Southeast 2nd Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444.

80's party at Throw Social

International Coastal Cleanup 2023, The Palm Beaches

Date: September 23

Participate in the International Coastal Cleanup 2023—an expansive volunteer effort dedicated to cleaning up marine environments. Taking place on Saturday, September 23, across Palm Beach County, this initiative extends through November with additional opportunities. Volunteers from over 100 countries gather at local beaches, rivers, lakes, and canals to contribute to cleaner waterways.

Sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy, a premier marine-focused organization, this event has a 38-year history of global impact. It’s not just about removing trash; volunteers also collect valuable data on debris types and sources using paper data cards or the Clean Swell app. This data serves as a powerful resource for education, influencing policy, and fostering positive changes in behavior at individual, organizational, and community levels.

For more information and sponsorship inquiries, reach out to

Location: the cleanup will take place on several beaches from Tequesta to Boca Raton. For specific locations, check

Book + Art: Lady Tan’s Circle of Women at the Norton, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: September 23, 2-3 pm

Engage in “Lady Tan’s Circle of Women,” an event centered around Lisa See’s book. Inspired by real events, the story follows Tan Yunxian, who learns Chinese medicine from her grandmother but faces societal pressures in an arranged marriage. Discover her journey and its resonance with Chinese artworks depicting influential women.

Read the book and participate in a discussion, followed by a guided gallery tour by Norton staff. Access the e-book and audiobook via the cloudLibrary app. Limited space is available, so secure your spot by registering online starting September 1. This program is free of charge and offers an insightful exploration of women’s roles and strength in historical context. More info.

Location: Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Clematis by Night, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6 – 9 p.m.

  • September 7: Cover to Cover: a popular and talented rock ‘n’ roll band playing a wide selection of hits from the 1950s through the 1990s.
  • September 14: Catabella Music Band: Catabella Music Band specializes in Latin music while also playing top ’40s, pop, oldies, disco, and classic rock.
  • September 21: Army Gideon: Based out of Fort Lauderdale, Army Gideon is a high-energy, reggae fusion band with eclectic, lyrical content that advocates for equal rights, justice, universal love, and Rastafari awareness through a militant persona.
  • September 28: The Goodnicks: The Goodnicks are a melodic three-part harmony pop, rock, dance and country outfit that derives its influence from such rock and country greats as Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Goo Goo Dolls, Kiss, and the Eagles, to name a few.

Location: Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Stage at Clematis By Night
Courtesy of The City of West Palm Beach