West Palm Beach: Cultural Haven

Where does one begin to consider the abundance of cultural opportunities in West Palm Beach? Anything you seek can be found on its stages, in its museums and galleries, within its gardens and in the halls of its historic buildings. With an increasingly vibrant downtown and a waterfront that’s perfect for entertainment of all stripes, West Palm Beach offers a never-ending feast of arts and culture.

Music, dance, opera and theater constantly bring energy to the stage of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, while Palm Beach Dramaworks burnishes its national reputation for excellence in the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. The visual arts in all their splendor can be found at the Norton Museum of Art, the Armory Art Center, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.

Each year visitors find the greatest in art, antiques and other collectibles in a series of elegant art fairs held at the Convention Center.

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County preserves the past in the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society protects the creatures of the Earth, while the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium probes the inner workings of our world. And then there’s SunFest – one of the most popular outdoor events in the Southeast – which brings throngs of people to the waterfront for wide-ranging musical acts, a juried fine art and craft show, food and non-stop fun.

There’s so much more to explore in West Palm Beach. Don’t wait another minute to start your journey!

The urban experience

You’ll feel the energy of the city when you enter West Palm Beach. This city, in central Palm Beach County, is growing rapidly, which means there are more things to do and see each day.

Endless choices

Explore the world-renowned Norton Museum of Art, take in a musical at the Kravis Center or enjoy an intimate theater experience at Palm Beach Dramaworks. West Palm Beach also has one of the country’s top-rated zoos, which just happens to be beside the amazing South Florida Science Museum. Shop, dine and be entertained to your heart’s content at CityPlace. Weekdays or weekends, West Palm Beach has something for everyone!

Upcoming Events in West Palm Beach Old

The Peach Grand Opening

The Peach Grand Opening

Friday, September 24

The Peach

This is our 3-Day Grand Opening Extravaganza! We are excited to welcome you to Palm Beach County's new Art Collective. Our grand opening will feature resident ... More details »
Clematis by Night with Samantha Russell

Clematis by Night with Samantha Russell

Thursday, September 30

City of West Palm Beach Community Events Division
at West Palm Beach Waterfront

Clematis by Night guests will know they are in for an evening of some of the best country music the moment they hear the Samantha Russell Band. The band ... More details »
Peter Pan & Tinker Bell

Peter Pan & Tinker Bell

Thursday, October 14

Ballet Palm Beach
at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Peter Pan & Tinker Bell, the beloved fairy tale will delight audiences young and old alike. It explores the relationship between Peter Pan and Tinker Bell ... More details »