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. November 2018 is host to Veterans Day events, Thanksgiving, and the beginning of the Holiday Season in our live, work, play city. There are free events for all ages, plus Festival of the Arts Boca tickets go on sale. Here's everything for you to do and know in our City this November!

November 2018

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1. 2018 Meadows Park Pool Biathlon Registration Now Open

Meadows Park Pool 2018 Biathlon logoRegistration is now open for the 2018 Meadows Park Pool Biathlon. The race will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 7am, with check-in between 6:15am and 6:45am. The race is a 1000-yard swim followed by a 5k run. All participants receive a race pack, t-shirt and water bottle, and refreshments are included. The top 3 male and female finishers receive a bobble-head trophy. The race is open to all ages. If you register before December 1, the price is $25 for kids (under 18) and $35 for adults. After December 1, the cost increases to $30 for kids and $40 for adults. For questions, please call 561-393-7851. Participants can register over the phone, in person at either pool (Meadows Park Pool or the Swim Center) or online at registration page for the 2018 Meadows Park Pool Biathlon.

2. Festival of the Arts Tickets on Sale November 1

Festival of the Arts spotlight 2Tickets for the Festival of the Arts Boca go on sale Thursday, November 1. Presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, the Festival runs from February 28 to March 10, 2019. The 2019 season includes An Evening of Russian Music and Ballet, Film with Live Orchestra for Star Wars: A New Hope, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin and much more! Visit for more information.

3. Previously Owned Treasure Sale at Patch Reef Park, November 3

Previously owned treasure saleOn November 3 from 8am to 12pm at the James A. Rutherford Community Center at Patch Reef Park, join the fun by shopping or selling those garage sale items that are too good to pass up. Entrance to the park is free. The cost is $20 to purchase and outdoor table. Table reservations must be made ahead of time, in person at the James A. Rutherford Community Center. For more details visit the Facebook Event Page.

4. Boca Raton Fine Art Show, November 3 & 4

Boca Raton Fine Art Show 2018Experience the new fall fine art and fine craft show the first weekend of November at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Taking place Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 from 10am to 5pm daily, this event is free and open to the public. As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, young artists grades K-8 are encouraged to enter their original art that is publicly displayed in the art show and a chance to win a cash prize. For more information visit the Boca Raton Fine Art Show event page.

5. Camp Boca Camp Days, November 6, 19-21 & 23

Camp Boca On Playground Opens in new windowNovember is full of days off from school in Palm Beach County. Sign your child up for a GAP camp day filled with fun activities with Camp Boca! Camp Boca offers camp days on November 6, 19-21, and 23. The cost to register a camper is $42/day for Residents and $59/day for Non-Residents. Program is located at the Boca Raton Community Center. Get more details and check out the rest of the GAP days on our Camp webpage. and register online at

6. 2018 Light The Night, November 10

Light the Night 2018 LogoJoin us in bringing light to the darkness of cancer. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. Taking place on Saturday, November 10, the event runs from 7:45pm to 9:30pm at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. Registration time is 5pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit our website's Light The Night event page.

7. America Recycles Day, November 15

recycle symbol Opens in new windowAt the October 23, 2018 Boca Raton City Council meeting, Mayor Scott Singer proclaimed November 15, 2018 America Recycles Day in Boca Raton. In doing so, all residents are encouraged to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink their waste and to Recycle Right every day by putting the correct items in the their blue and yellow recycle bins. To view the full proclamation, view the Boca Raton City Council Agenda.

8. FAU Band-O-Rama, November 18

FAU Band-O-Rama Opens in new windowSponsored by The City of Boca Raton, join us on November 18 as the FAU Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Chamber ensembles, and the Marching Owls join forces in the only venue large enough to hold them all -- the beautiful Mizner Park Amphitheater. The evening begins out in Plaza Real with the chamber groups performing from 6pm, culminating with the full bands on stage starting at 7pm. Free and open to the public. For more information visit our FAU Band-O-Rama event page.

9. Gumbo Limbo Animal Adventures Day Camp, November 19, 20 & 21

sting rayJoin Gumbo Limbo during Fall Break to explore topics in science and nature. Register for one, two, or all three days. The topics for the days are: Day 1 - Shark Science; Day 2 - Animal Anomalies; Day 3 - Sensational Sea Turtles. The day camp runs from 8:30am to 12pm each day for children in grades 1st through 3rd. Cost per child per day is $25 for Friends of Gumbo Limbo Members and $30 for Non-Members.  Register online at the Gumbo Limbo website. Online registration closes on November 16 at 4pm.

10. Holiday Tree Lighting, November 21

2018 Holiday Tree Lighting Boca RatonCome kick-off the Holiday season with our Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony! The event runs from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Admission is FREE for all ages. The event includes free carnival rides, an artificial ice rink, carollers, a letters to Santa station, photos with Santa ($5 each), carnival food for purchase and more! The highlight of the evening will be the ceremonial lighting of the City's tree. For more information visit our Holiday Tree Lighting event page.