Holiday celebrations abound in Delray, including New Year’s Eve First Night, a St. Patrick’s Day Parade which draws huge crowds from neighboring communities and a sea of green attire, Irish music and festivities, July 4th celebrations complete with fireworks best viewed from the beach and Christmas festivities at Old School Square around the famous 100 foot Christmas tree, holiday carousel and ice skating rink.
Additionally, there are numerous annual arts and craft events along Atlantic Avenue, as well as smaller weekend art shows at Veteran’s Park along the intracoastal. Or, take a boat tour of some of Delray’s fine homes on the Lady Atlantic which includes special evening tours during the holiday season. The holiday boat show in December offers a view of many boats of all shapes and sizes decorated in festive holiday splendor.
Take a stroll through the Pineapple Grove Arts District, enjoy a show at the Crest Theater, or one of the many art, music and food themed events in Old School Square, often with an ethnic flair. A wonderfully unique event is the annual “Savor the Avenue” which features the nation’s longest dining table as the restaurants on and around Atlantic Avenue join to create one incredible outdoor dining experience where one long table after another are beautifully decorated, with each restaurant offering its own special menu and wine selection for the evening. Go to www.mydelraybeach.com to view the most up-to-date schedule of events.
For the Active Lifestyle
Of course, our Beach extends the entire eastern border of the city. It is wide, well maintained and life guard protected. Beach chair and umbrella service is available as well as a variety of private beach and pool clubs. You can relax and catch the sunshine or surf, wind surf, paddle board, kayak, sail, or play volleyball. And of course, the shoreline always beckons for that nice long walk or run along the water’s edge.
Delray Beach is home to the Delray Beach Tennis Center and Swim Club, an 8200 seat stadium with 14 clay courts and 7 hard courts. Golfers can enjoy the Delray Beach Golf Club a 6907 yard par 72 Donald Ross designed course or the Lakeview Golf Club, a par 60 executive course, to work on the short game. Additionally, there are 36 public tennis courts and more than 40 private courts and clubs in Delray.
Leagues include soccer, little league and basketball, and you can learn more on http://www.mydelraybeach.com/parks-and-recreations/locations.