There’s nothing quite like a day at the ballpark—the crack of the bat, the sun in the sky, the roar of the crowd—especially when you’re enjoying the cool, coastal weather of The Palm Beaches. Those traveling to see their favorite teams for spring training at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches or Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium should know that there’s plenty more to experience after the game here in Florida’s Cultural Capital.
Palm Beach Symphony in West Palm Beach
After a day at the park, what could be better than an evening of music courtesy of one of Florida’s most talented orchestras? With two concerts coming up during spring training season, you won’t want to miss Palm Beach Symphony perform. On March 19 at the Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, the company will present “Earth Tones,” featuring an unusual “Accordion Concerto” by Italian-American composer Paul Creston, as part of its Masterworks Series.
Serving as the organization’s final Chamber Music Series concert this season, Palm Beach Symphony will perform “The Future is Here” with works by Danielpour, Beethoven and Mendel at the Norton Museum of Art on March 25. Don’t miss out on either of these great shows while you’re here!
Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach
To spend time in the great outdoors in between spring training games, you won’t have to go far to see Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden, Mounts Botanical Garden, on the west side of West Palm Beach.
Breathe in some fresh air, take a stroll around the gardens with friends and family—after all, not all of your time outdoors should be spent at a stadium! Don’t forget to see the new “Ribbit the Exhibit,” a cast of 23 whimsical frog sculptures, while you’re there.
Historical Society of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach
Fan of America’s pastime should have no problem exploring Palm Beach County’s past deep within the hallowed halls of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Located within a renovated, historic 1916 courthouse, the society’s Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum is where you’ll be able explore four exhibit halls full of photos, objects and stories from yesteryear.
Now through July 3, the special exhibit “Becoming West Palm Beach: Celebrating 125 Years” will delight history buffs and those interested in learning more about the tourist destination.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter
Retire the baseball cap for the night and put on your best clothes for fun times at Florida’s largest regional theater—Maltz Jupiter Theatre! In the mood to see a musical? Maltz’s production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” promises world-class performances and lots of laughter for the whole family from March 17 until April 5.
For something more classic, the theater will be hosting “An American Salute” on March 22, featuring acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel performing works from “West Side Story,” “Cat and the Mouse,” and George Gershwin’s solo piano version of “Rhapsody in Blue.”
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach
If you’re visiting from out-of-state to see a baseball game, there can be no doubt you’ll be wanting to visit our beautiful beaches…right? Double up your beach fun and visit Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a sea turtle hospital and rehabilitation center, in the delightful seaside town of Juno Beach.
Tour the grounds, come early and attend one of the sea turtle releases, or take a walk through the hospital itself to see Palm Beach County’s animal ambassadors up-close!
Now that you’ve rounded the bases and learned about what makes The Palm Beaches Florida’s Cultural Capital®, feel free to check out our cultural destination online (or download the PDF guide) for more information. Until then, save us some peanuts and cracker jacks!