Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 8.11-8.13

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms and Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities and weekend family fun in South Florida for August 11- August 13, 2017! 

Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, August 11th:

See Glee at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton


Last Weekend of Summer in the City Events at Mizner Park Amphitheater

TIME: The City of Boca Raton’s Summer in the City Series promises a line-up of FREE tribute concerts, live music, and movies under the moonlight through August 18th.

More details on Summer in the City of Boca Raton HERE.


FRIDAY- Ruffhouse: Bob Marley Tribute

SATURDAY- The Symphonia Boca Raton: A Space Odyssey

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton

Head to the 3rd Annual Summer in Paradise on the West Palm Beach Waterfront

DATE: June 1st through August 31st


This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront.


NEW Create your own story in StoryVille- Children can create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs and models of traditional storybook characters. This free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.

The community is invited to participate in some friendly competition in larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball and life-sized Jenga.Game balls, Jenga pieces and a selection of table-top board games are available to be checked out for free. Guests can also play Glow FORE it Mini Golf, 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway, for $2.50 per person per round. All games are open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Game balls, golf clubs and board games are located at the Waterfront Activity Station near the course.

 Downtown West Palm Beach

Sushi & Stroll at the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

COST: $8/adult (ages 11+); $6/child (ages 4-10); FREE for museum members and children ages 3 and under

  • Tickets can be purchased online in advance at morikami.org, or at the door
  • There is an additional $3 fee for taiko drumming performances (6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., & 8:00 p.m.), sold first-come first-served during the event
  • Sushi & Stroll is a rain or shine event, and tickets are non-refundable
Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with a cultural backdrop that can’t be beat! Morikami’s popular Sushi & Stroll series is back and better than ever, with a new picnicking area featuring local food trucks and popular Japanese snacks! Offering guests a tranquil, twilight stroll through the 16-acre gardens with memorable sunset views, this event has delighted visitors for 14 years, with the opportunity to enjoy the gardens during the slightly cooler evenings of the summer months and exhilarating taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko. The Cornell Café will be open, with a Pan-Asian menu to excite your palate, as well as premium Japanese sake and ice cold beer to refresh your taste buds. Guests can also indulge in shopping at the Museum Store, which features a wide variety of authentic Japanese items.
Please note the museum galleries are closed during Sushi & Stroll. Food and drink are sold separately and are not included in the admission price. 

4000 Morikami Park Road

Delray Beach

Saturday, August 12th:

Take a Class at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton


Celebrate JoBella Girls Boutique’s 1st Anniversary!

Read all about last year’s Grand Opening event at JoBella Girls Boutique here!

9858 Clint Moore Rd. C129

Boca Raton

Back to School Splash! At Sugar Sand Park

DATE: August 12th

TIME:  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


The 6th annual Back to School Splash event at Sugar Sand Park Community Center is the perfect way to wave goodbye to summer and slide into the new school year. On Saturday families can enjoy water slides, a field of bubbles, make & takes, giveaways, music and more!

Kids get unlimited access to three different large water slides, ranging from 20 to 30 feet high, and up to 60 feet long.  Make and takes include spray bottle painting and a marble tile craft. In addition, there will be an area for kids ages 5 and under with a separate water slide and additional activities such as tabletop water toys and a toddler fishing game. Concessions will be available for purchase from Bobby G’s Drivin’ Diner, Joji’s Frozen Yogurt and Tiki’s Shaved Ice food trucks.

Back to School Splash is recommended for kids ages 3 and up, and is weather permitting. Guests should remember sunscreen, bug spray, bottled water, towels, hats, and a change of dry clothes if planning to visit the indoor Children’s Science Explorium or spend time inside the Community Center.

3000 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton

Roar & Pour at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: August 12th

TIME:  4:30 p.m.

The Summer Grill opens at 5:00pm with burgers and hotdogs. The Tiki Bar also opens at 5:00pm with beer, wine and a Copperpoint Brewing Company tap-takeover! Then, Forever Styx/Chain Reaction takes the stage at 7:00pm with a 45-minute set of Styx hits and 45 minutes of Journey smashes! Palm Beach Zoo welcomes Club Braman members to this Roar & Pour!


Non-Member Adult (13+) $10
Non-Member Child (3-12) $7
Member Adult $9
Member Child $6
Toddlers (0-2) Free

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach

Sunday, August 13th:

Come Celebrate “Billy the Marlin’s” Birthday & See Salt-N-Pepa

DATE: August 13th

TIME: 1:10 p.m.

COST: Admission Game Tickets

The Miami Marlins are playing the Colorado Rockie’s AND it’s Billy’s birthday, so you’re invited! Nobody loves a birthday party more than Billy. Join the Sea Creatures in celebrating a very special day for your favorite mascot. Purchase a special event ticket and you’ll receive an exclusive Billy The Marlin birthday bobblehead. Plus, you’ll get a photo with Billy & the Sea Creatures!

There will also be a post-game concert by legendary Hip Hop / Rap artists “SALT-N-PEPA”!

Get your special event tickets here: marlins.com/specialevents

501 Marlins Way


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