Things to Do & Know

A recurring feature in our monthly newsletter...

Each month we'll be bringing you a curated list of the Top Things to Do & Know in Boca Raton. March comes in like a lion and stays roaring with events all month long. Festival of the Arts BOCA returns, families go hands-on at the Touch a Truck event, and we start Summer Camp registration.

March 2019

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1. Food Truck Fridays, March 1

City of Boca Raton Recreation Services Food Truck Fridays. Best food trucks. March 1, April 5, May 3 Opens in new windowThe NEW Food Truck Fridays begins on Friday, March 1, 2019. Bring your appetite as the City features popular food trucks and live music on the first Friday of every month in Spring

On each date, a different local park will be showcased and food trucks will bring sweet and savory dishes to make for the perfect lunchtime outing! 

For more information, visit the Food Truck Fridays webpage.

2. Sea Turtle Day Festival, March 2

hand holding baby sea turtle Opens in new windowJoin us at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for our annual Sea Turtle Day Festival on Saturday, March 2 from 9am to 4pm. This fun-filled family day of environmental education will be packed with exciting things to see and do, including face painting, aquarium feedings, children's theater, guided nature walks, kids activities and more! Lunch and snacks are available for purchase from food trucks. Bring your own refillable bottle --  free water refill stations are available. For more information about Sea Turtle Day Festival visit Gumbo Limbo.

This event also marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season in South Florida, which runs from March 1 through October 31 every year. Learn more about sea turtle nesting visit Gumbo Limbo's sea turtle nesting webpage or view our Know Before You Go for information and tips about the event.

3. Festival of the Arts BOCA, February 28 - March 10

Festival of the Arts Boca orchestra performing. photo by jason koerner photography Opens in new windowFestival of the Arts BOCA has returned to promote the cultural arts and enrich the quality of life of the residents of Boca Raton!

This year's lineup of talented and exquisite acts features Star Wars: A New Hope with a Live Orchestra, cross-genre "little orchestra" Pink Martini, an evening of Russian music and ballet, jazz composer and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, and much more!

Learn more at Mizner Park Amphitheater or the Festival of the Arts BOCA.

4. Touch a Truck, March 16

mom and son wearing sunglasses, smiling and posing inside of a city truck Opens in new windowRound up the family to see, touch, learn about and climb aboard our City's many fascinating trucks and vehicles at the Touch a Truck event on March 16 from 9:30am to 12pm at the Spanish River Library (1501 NW Spanish River Boulevard).

Don't miss this family event where truck operators will be on hand to demonstrate how their vehicles work, explain what they do and pose for pictures with kids. Check out a fire engine, sanitation truck, aerial bucket truck, dump truck, beach tractor, rescue boat and much more!

To learn more about Touch a Truck, view the Boca Raton Public Library's Facebook event.

5. Children's Spring Fair, March 19

children’s Spring Fair. Ages 2 to 12. Tuesday march 19 from 10am to 3pm. Patch reef park .org Opens in new windowEnjoy spring break from school at the Patch Reef Park Children's Spring Fair on Tuesday, March 19 from 10am to 3pm for ages 2 to 12. Enjoy free entrance to the park, entertainment and arts & crafts. Ride tickets are available for individual purchase, or there is a $20 unlimited rides bracelet. Refreshments and food are also available for purchase.

For more information, please view the Children's Spring Fair Facebook event or call 561-367-7035.

6. Camp Boca Spring Break

camp boca Opens in new windowPalm Beach County Schools have spring break March 18 to 22, 25 and Camp Boca has you covered. 

Sign your child(ren) up for fun-filled days of activities, field trips and more. Registration for residents is March 4, non-residents is March 11. Space is limited so make sure you're one of the first to register. Learn more at Camp Boca.

7. Summer Camp Open House, March 24

camp boca campers smilingLooking for Summer Camp options for your child(ren)? Attend the Summer Camp Open House on March 24 from 12pm to 4pm at the Boca Raton Community Center. Learn about more than 40 exciting camps offered throughout the City of Boca Raton at this fun-filled event! Beat the summer rush by registering early for camp onsite, meet your camp counselors, or sign up to be a volunteer counselor yourself. Enjoy games, food trucks, bounce houses and giveaways, plus enter to win a $200 voucher towards the camp of your choice! Summer Camp registration opens for residents on March 25 and non-residents on April 1.

8. Bike Ride with the Mayor, March 30

mom dad and daughter riding bikesBring your bike and helmet to Mizner Park Amphitheater and join the Mayor and City Council on March 30 at 9am for an escorted 4-mile and 2-mile option bike ride around Downtown, A1A and surrounding neighborhoods. 

Then head over to WPEC's free Health and Wellness Experience from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy healthy cooking and cooking demonstrations every half hour, free health screenings, entertainment, vendors and more.

9. Sunday Jazz Brunch, March 31

sunday jazz brunch. brass, brunch and beats. march 31st. 11am to 3pm. mizner park amphitheater. 590  Opens in new windowSponsored by the City of Boca Raton, spend your Sunday, March 31 from 11am to 3pm with brunch, beats and brass at Mizner Park Amphitheater's Sunday Jazz Brunch. Free and open to the public, soak up some sunshine, enjoy Blues and Jazzy tunes from two blues bands (to be announced), dance to DJ Blues 45's mixture of upbeat jazz, soul and funk from his vinyl collection, and don't skip the amazing brunch food trucks or the mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. 

For more information, visit the Mizner Park Amphitheater News Flash.

10. Sugar Sand Park events

Spring break at sugar sand park march 18 to 25. week-long programs. one day workshops. activities. T Opens in new windowSpend your spring break (March 18 to 25) at Sugar Sand Park with their Up, UP and Away theme. Kids can enjoy a variety of programs, classes and activities such as Explorium Spring Break Blast, Ceramic Painting and a Puppet Workshop. The Great Space Caper, presented by Madcap Puppets, will be performed in the Willow Theatre on Tuesday, March 19. Pre-registration is required for all programs by a parent/legal guardian. Costs vary by program. Visit Sugar Sand Park for more information.

The Willow Theatre also has two shows running in March: Daddy Issues (March 1 to 10) and Can't Live Without You (March 30-31). Learn more about these shows at the Willow Theatre.

11. Project Shade Tree

More information coming soon...