Things to Do & Know
A recurring feature in our monthly newsletter...
Each month we bring you a curated list of the Top Things to Do & Know in Boca Raton. It's September and you know what that means... PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING a month too soon. Also, the weather is cooling down from 95 degrees to 93 degrees. So enjoy the cooler weather at one of the City's many activities like STEAM Through September, Luna's Birthday Party at Gumbo Limbo, FAU Football's Love Libraries Day and more!
1. Make it a date during Boca Restaurant Month
Plan a night out on the town and enjoy some of Boca Raton's delicious restaurants during Boca Restaurant month starting September 1 - September 30. Boca Restaurant Month is a promotion of Boca Raton's incredible array of culinary experiences. Now celebrating its third year, Boca Restaurant Month welcomes new and repeat restaurants in 2019. Each restaurant will have a 3-course prix fixe dinner menus priced between $36 - $45. Some restaurants will also offer 3-course prix fixe lunch menus priced between $21 - $25. For more information or to view participating restaurants and their menus, please visit Boca Restaurant Month.
2. STEAM through September
This September, the City of Boca Raton Recreation Services Department is excited to announce the third annual STEAM Through September city-wide scavenger hunt! Children (ages 5 - 12) are invited to explore the (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, (A)rt and (M)ath programs offered across the City during the entire month of September. The program kicks off on Friday, August 30 from 6pm - 8pm at Sugar Sand Park with a FREE party featuring food trucks, giveaways, games, music and the official opening of Sugar Sand's newest exhibit, Animationland. For more information, visit Recreation Services Special Events.
3. Jam out at the LOTOS Music Festival - Rescheduled to Saturday, November 16
The LOTOS Music Festival presented by Johnny Quest has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. The lineup includes performances by Method Man & Redman, DMX, Naughty by Nature, Coolio, Uncle Luke, and Black Sheep. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Mizner Park Amphitheater.
4. 40th Anniversary Tour - UB40 ft. Ali Campbell and Astro with Shaggy
Keep the party going with UB40 at their 40th Anniversary Tour at Mizner Park Amphitheater on Sunday, September 15 at 6:30pm. The concert also features special performances by Ali Campbell and Astro, Shaggy and The Green. Doors open at 5:30pm. No lawn chairs are allowed into the venue. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Mizner Park Amphitheater.
5. Japanese Karate Shito RYU
New program alert! Patch Reef Park is offering Japanse Karate Shito classes starting September 4 on Wednesdays and Fridays. Kids classes (ages 4-17) are from 5pm - 6pm and adult classes are from 6pm - 7pm. Karate is a method of physical exercise and mental discipline. It exercises all major muscle groups including developing strength, coordinator and agility. Please note: Materials fee of $35 for adults and $30 for children is paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Visit WebTrac to sign up.
6. Channel your inner artist at the ARTastic event for adults
Create imaginative nature collages form your own original paintings at ARTastic classes starting Saturday, September 7 to Saturday, September 28 from 11 am - 1pm at Patch Reef Park. Students will explore various painting techniques, including washes, drippings, spattering and surface scratching through a series of four classes. The learned painting techniques will then be used by students to create whimsical and wonderful artwork. There is a $10 materials fee paid to the instructor on the first day. For more information on the classes or to sign up, visit Webtrac.
7. Celebrate Luna's birthday
Luna is swimming back from the ocean to celebrate her birthday with all her friends at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center on Sunday, September 8 from 12pm - 4pm! Bring the family to visit with Luna, enjoy a fun puppet show, work with artist Tony Bevilacqua to create a unique giant piece of recycled art with items salvaged from the beach in honor of Luna and her ocean friends. Of course, everyone will sing happy birthday, eat cake and play some games too! No reservations are required - this is a free event. For more information, visit Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
8. Come together on International Coastal Clean-Up Day
Come out to Spanish River Park on Saturday, September 21 from 8am - 11am to help remove marine debris from the beach and Intracoastal mangrove environments. This worldwide cleanup effort not only takes trash out of the environment, but it also provides valuable data to Ocean Conservancy to help them understand how to attack world trash issues. Using an app on a cellphone, volunteers report trash picked up at the event. Volunteers will get a free t-shirt while supplies last! Pre-registration is required for this event. Groups must call 561-544-8606 to register. For more information, visit Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
9. FAU and Boca Raton Public Library celebrate Love Libraries Day
Boca Raton Public Library is celebrating Love Libraries Day with the Florida Atlantic University Owls football team during their September 21 game against Wagner. This special day takes place during Library Card Sign-Up Month, and Boca Raton Public Library cardholders will receive a special ticket rate of only $5 for the September 21 game. In addition, FAU football players will be at the Downtown Library to read to school-aged children on Monday, September 16 from 4:15pm - 5:15pm. No enrollment is required. For more information, or to buy tickets to the September game, visit FAU Athletics Ticket Office and use the promo code LIBRARY or call 1-866-FAU-OWLS.