Summer in Paradise (S.I.P.)

SIP 17_Logo_TableSUMMER IN PARADISE (dubbed S.I.P.) is here and you’re invited to have a S.I.P. and soak up the fun.

The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration beginning June 7 through July 26, 2018.  This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront.

Fairy Tale Playhouses
Debuting on Thursday, June 7, 2018 during the S.I.P kickoff at Clematis by Night.  This year’s Summer in Paradise will also feature fifteen child-size playhouses, collectively referred to as the “Fairy Tale Playhouses.” In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, the mini-homes will provide entertainment and shade to the smallest of waterfront visitors, all while raising awareness of affordable housing. Each playhouse will represent a fairy tale, signifying the global outreach of Habitat for Humanity. Local artists will interpret the tales and on the final night of Summer in Paradise the playhouses will be auctioned off in support of fifteen local nonprofits.

Additional programming  will include nightly music and pop-up performances, storytelling, poetry readings, games and interactive programming all summer long.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
In addition, guests can enjoy viewing – and taking selfies – with creative and story-themed pieces, including:

• Mad Hatter Teacups
From car tire to teacup, the cup and saucer collection adorning the Great Lawn was inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s famous tea. The unique collection was created by the City of West Palm Beach.

• Big Storybook, with an updated chapter
A stopping spot for several consecutive SIP and HIP promotions, the beloved “Big Storybook,” which made its debut last summer, will return to the Waterfront – complete with a newly crafted chapter.

• Aesop’s Tables
Seven of last summer’s Aesop’s Tables art installation will be on the Waterfront. The tables were purchased at the 2017 S.I.P finale by a Go Fund Me account headed up by “A Guy on Clematis,” Aaron Wormus, who is bringing them back to the waterfront for the summer. Providing a place for a picnic, a #tbt selfie, or simply a place to sit, the added art and activation is a natural fit for the story and fairy tale theme.

ONGOING FREE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Clematis by Night
Thursdays, June 7 – July 26; 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
West Palm Beach Waterfront
During Clematis by Night, guests will enjoy extended hours and two bands every Thursday throughout the summer.
June 7                 Summer In Paradise Kickoff Featuring Debut of Fairy Tale Playhouses and performances by Headliner: The Resolvers and Opener: Reggae Brew
The phrase “breath of fresh air” does not provide the oomph needed to describe just how special The Resolvers are. An 11-piece band, their unique sound is a marriage between roots reggae and New Orleans-style funk.

Screen on the Green
Second Friday of each month: June 8, July 13, August 10; 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
West Palm Beach Waterfront
The Waterfront transforms into an outdoor theater where guests enjoy family friendly films under the stars. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended. 

June 8                 “Beauty and the Beast” (2017) (PG)
July 13                “The Greatest Showman” (2017) (PG)
August 10           “The Last Jedi” (PG-13)

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Children’s StoryTime
Wednesdays: June 13 to July 25; 10:15 a.m. (No Class on July 4)
411 Clematis St.
Families, join us in our Children’s Program Space as we make both classic and new fairy tales come alive. We will have stories, songs, crafts and fun! All ages. *Sign up upon arrival.* For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org.

The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront
Third Sunday of each month: June 17, July 15, August 19; 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach Waterfront
This monthly concert series is a perfect weekend outing and a fantastic way to relax and unwind with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon.

June 17                 “U.S. Stones” (Tribute to the Rolling Stones)
July 15                “The Motowners” (Tribute to Motown)
August 10            “Headspace” (’90s Tribute)

4th on Flagler
Wednesday, July 4; 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
West Palm Beach Waterfront
With flags and fireworks at the center of the show, West Palm Beach’s 4th on Flagler is one of South Florida’s largest free outdoor Independence Day events. In addition to the annual Military Honor Ceremony, a performance by the Air National Guard Band of the South, larger-than-life games, live music and impressive 18-minute firework display the event has become known for, this year’s celebration is sure to have extra special elements in honor of its 30th anniversary. For three decades, and with fun at the center of the celebration, 4th on Flagler has delighted generations. Be sure not to miss this year’s festivities, which just might pay tribute to the years before.

Picnic In Paradise
Saturday, June 23; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District to break bread with area residents, businesses, and our neighbors as we dine, laugh, and share moments at NEW Summer in Paradise “Fairy Tale Playhouses”.

Summer in Paradise Grand Finale at Clematis by Night
Thursday, July 26; 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
West Palm Beach Waterfront
Summer in Paradise Grand Finale and Fairy Tale Playhouse Auction during Clematis by Night

More Summer in Paradise fun includes:
Visit Palm Beach – Your destination for watersports, rentals & tours!
Summer in Paradise wouldn’t be complete without enjoying the Intracoastal Waterway and Visit Palm Beach’s daily excursions, kayak and paddleboard tours, sunset catamaran cruises, jet ski rentals, snorkeling trips and bike tours. Check out our exclusive Summer in Paradise specials including Fairy Tale Character Tea Cruises at visitpalmbeach.com or 561-881-9757. Stop by the Waterfront Visitor Information Center while you are here and check out the fun!

For additional information on Summer in Paradise, visit wpb.org/events.