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Monday, July 20, 2015
Share Your Summer In #DowntownWPB and WIN!
The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) invites Downtown enthusiasts to participate in the Share Your Summer photo contest by capturing the best summer moments in Downtown West Palm Beach for a chance to win a Downtown grand prize valued at $300.
To enter and for a complete list of rules, please CLICK HERE or visit
Kids Eat Free
Did you know that kids eat free all day on Wednesdays at Duffy’s
Receive one free kids meal per adult entrée purchased.

CLICK HERE to check out the kids menu.
All Eyes On DowntownWPB Blog
Be the first to get the inside scoop on what’s happening in Downtown West Palm Beach by reading the “All Eyes On DowntownWPB” blog.
CLICK HERE and check it out.   
In Case You Missed It
Saturday morning the West Palm Beach Police Department’s Underwater Search and Recovery Team hosted the 2nd Annual Intracoastal Waterway Dive Clean-up in Downtown West Palm Beach. We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to the team and volunteers. Everything from an early 1900s anchor to an iPhone 6 were among the “treasures” divers pulled up from the Intracoastal Waterway. Read more here.
BBQ Wines of Summer!
Drink in style, beat the heat and impress your friends and family with some of our favorite sommelier summer pairings. Taste crisp refreshing whites, Rosés and mouthwatering reds to enhance your favorite cookout dishes. Enjoy 5 wines and small bites for $40/person.
When: Tuesday, July 21st from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy - 101 North Clematis, Suite 150
For more information, please visit or call (561)721-6000.
Join us to welcome ArtWorks to DowntownWPB! Enjoy traditional Florida food, drinks, live music, and more! See the curated Florida Art Show featuring Highwaymen Art and guest painter Highwayman Mr. Al Black. This show will also be on display until Sunday, July 26th.
When: Thursday, July 23rd from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: ArtWorks – 420 6th St.
For more information, call (561) 833-9165 or email
International Cuisine Hot Spot
Check out what EatPalmBeach had to say about our diverse array of restaurants; from Irish fare at O’shea’s Irish Pub to family-owned Italian restaurant Santucci Ristorante.
CLICK HERE to read more. 
Spotted In DowntownWPB
Capturing your experience while in DowntownWPB? Tag your photos with #DowntownWPB to be featured on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Clematis By Night
Enjoy a night of great music, food and sidewalk shopping! This week’s headliner is Far From Grace, a high energy band performing an eclectic blend or rock, pop and country with all the bells and whistles. Opening act will be Trial By Fire, a fun, energetic rock trio that plays a well-rounded variety of popular cover songs from the 70’s through today that all age groups can enjoy. Bring the family for a night of fun!
When: Thursday, July 23rd from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Centennial Square - DowntownWPB Waterfront
For more information, please CLICK HERE
What’s New: Parking Meters
The city has installed new parking meters and there are some new features.
  • If you pay by credit card, you can get a receipt online. Great if you need to expense parking.
  • The rates are not going up.
  • Meters do not use Apple Pay.
  • Parkmobile app still works on your phone.
  • There is no surcharge for using your credit card at the meter.
  • Coins are accepted, but only quarters and dollar coins. 
For more details, please visit
Catering Now Available At Paneterie
Paneterie has announced that its authentic French menu of bakery items, light lunch selections, coffees and teas, sweets and patisseries are now available for catering orders for any occasion.
Breakfast Packages include fresh-baked croissants, breakfast sandwiches, and fruit salads for $39- $102.
Refreshment Packages include cookie and macaron platters, mini patisseries, coffee and tea for $28 - $65.
Lunch Packages include artisanal sandwiches, salad bowls, quiches and combo platters for $18 - $ 115.
Package pricing ranges reflects total with per person minimums. Pricing does not include tax or gratuity. Serving sizes per package vary.
Where: Paneterie - 205 Clematis Street
For more information, please call (561) 223-2992 or visit
A Sip of Summer at Wine Scene
Mix and mingle with young professionals groups for a good cause. Join Historical Society of Palm Beach County, The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach Opera, and Palm Beach Symphony for a night out in DowntownWPB. Admission is free.
When: Tuesday, July 28th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wine Scene – 501 Fern St.
For more information, please visit or CLICK HERE.
Message From Our Visitor’s Center:
During the summer chances are that the weather will be over 90 degrees and what better way to beat the heat than to play in the water! To escape the heat, visit the Centennial Square Fountains at the West Palm Beach Waterfront. This fun and communal area provides entertainment predominantly for children’s play, seating for relaxation, and surrounding eateries for your enjoyment. The fountains are available from sunrise to sunset. If you’re interested in bringing a group of ten or more, a permit is required. Two-hour permits are $25 plus tax for residents and $35 for groups outside city limits. The fountains can be reserved at the Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices located at 401 Clematis St (3rd Floor). Beat the heat, and come out for some fun in the Fountains.
Where: Clematis Street at Narcissus Avenue
For more information, please call (561) 804-4900 or CLICK HERE
Maestro del Mar Chef Challenge
Palm Beach County is not only known for being a top vacation destination, but also for having the top culinary talent in the country. The 2015 Feast of the Sea - Maestro del Mar Chef Challenge presented by the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District continues through the summer with celebrity chefs competing for the title of Maestro del Mar 2015 Champion. Chefs will compete in an Ultimate Chef Showdown during semi-finals then advance to the Grand Tasting Finale on Oct. 23rd in Downtown West Palm Beach. Winners of the semi-finals will compete against defending Champion Eugenio Santucci representing Ristorante Santucci located at 610 Clematis St. #1. Each chef will have 60 minutes to create a dish for the judges featuring an unknown mystery ingredient prepared with fresh produce, baked goods, and more courtesy of West Palm Beach Whole Foods Market
See who will advance at the semi-finals. Limited passes are available for $35. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by featured chefs, refreshing cocktails, and a commemorative catalog as you mingle with friends for an unforgettable night of flavors and fun!
For more information, please visit
Discover your inspiration in the
West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District

In the Market for a New Canon?
Register for a free demonstration of the new Canon EOS 5Ds & 5Dsr. A Canon Technical Representative will be on hand to answer questions and help you discover the power to create! Choose your free session on August 6th at 12 noon or 2 pm.
When: Thursday, Aug. 6th at noon or 2 p.m.
Where: Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s Pro Shop for Photographers - 417 Clematis St.
CLICK HERE to RSVP for your free session or call (561)253-2606.

Enhance your afternoon visit with a 50-minute docent-led tour of the Museum Collection and selected special exhibitions. Meet in the lobby.  
When: Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: Norton Museum of Art - 1451 S. Olive Ave.
For more information, please call (561) 832-5196 or visit

Big Bang XIX
Sean's Dance Factory presents Big Bang XIX; one of the most amazing dance productions that encompasses dance at its highest level. With high variety of style, this year’s show will inspire and take you and your family to the world of Hip Hop dance like you've never seen it before.
When: Saturday, August 1st at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: Kravis Center’s Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse - 701 Okeechobee Blvd.
For more information, please call (561)832-7469 or visit

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Stay up-to-date on our diverse arts, culture and entertainment destinations’ programming and events. Find out about upcoming performances, openings, exhibitions, and special events. To signup, please CLICK HERE

For more upcoming events in the Art & Entertainment District

Reminder: A&E Trolley On Break
The Orange Line Trolley is taking a seasonal recess and will return in the fall. 
Events Schedule
Clematis By Night – Every Thursday; except July 2
Screen on the Green – Every 2nd Friday
Sunday on the Waterfront – Every 3rd Sunday
Summer In Paradise - June 4 - August 27
Public Meetings
City Commission Meeting

Monday, July 20th, 5 p.m.
City Commission Chambers, 401 Clematis St., City Hall 
DDA Board Meeting 
Tuesday, July 21st, 8:30 a.m.
DDA Board Room, 301 Clematis St., Suite 200 

Updates & Ongoing Events

Clematis by Night 
Thursday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the Waterfront. N. and S. Clematis St. between Narcissus Ave. and Flagler Dr. and Narcissus Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and Clematis St. will be closed from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. More details here


Road Closures
All Aboard Florida Construction Updates
CLICK HERE for details.

Underground Utility Construction Work - Now through Aug. 7
N. Dixie Hwy. between 21st St. and 23rd St.

CLICK HERE to see approved detours around the work zone

Important Numbers

DDA Security Dispatch (Non-Emergency):    561.818.3667
City Hotline:    561.822.2222
City Services Emergencies:    561.822.2210
Downtown Development Authority (DDA):    561.833.8873
301 Clematis St., Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL. 33401