Pet a Shark- Yes, we said it right. Come out to the South Florida Science Museum (4801 Dreher Trail, West Palm Beach) this Saturday for an opportunity of a lifetime. You’ll be able to see professionals feeding dozens of saltwater and freshwater tanks that house sharks, alligators, and other marine life from all over the world. And if you’re up for it, they’ll give you an opportunity to pet a nurse shark. Remember, animals have to eat too! $11.95 for adults, $8.95 for kids 3 to 12; 1p.m.
Florida Cracker Trail Riders Parade- 120 miles. That’s how long the parade route stretches; from Bradenton to Fort Pierce. Over 200 riders will hop on their horses and stroll down Cobb’s Landing in Fort Pierce Saturday afternoon. The festival honors the Florida settlers who once used the path to move cattle across the state. The parade starts across the state in Manatee County, and ends locally in St. Lucie County. The Riders hike around 15-20 miles a day and share storytelling, music, and poetry readings along the way. Free, 1:30p.m.
38 th Annual Greek Festival- Never been to Greece? That’s okay, because this weekend, Greece is coming to South Florida. The Greek Festival (Southern Boulevard and Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach) promises to bring food, music, history, dancing, great family fun and entertainment starting Friday. You don’t want to miss the artistry and rhythm of the award-winning “Heart of Greece” Dancers as they perform in full traditional dress; live orchestra for dancing by the Hellenic Band; Greek dance lessons homemade Greek delicacies and authentic Greek cuisine; Greek drinks such as Ouzo and Metaxa in the Taverna; delicious pastries and Greek coffee in the bakery and coffee shop; and Greek Imports featuring the newest jewelry, arts and crafts, paintings, and specialty boutique items. Free; Saturday 11a.m.-11p.m., and Sunday 12p.m. -9p.m.
Lake Worth Street Painting Festival- It’s one of the biggest street painting festivals in the country! For nearly 20 years, this festival continues to bring artists from all over the world to Lake Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth. With just color chalk, artists will create images up and down the street until the next rain downpour. From animals, to food, to original art; you never know what to expect at this huge event. Organizers say this year will be even more special since the city is celebrating 100 years of existence. Free; Saturday & Sunday 10a.m.-5p.m.
80’s Fest- It’s time to party like it’s 1980! Come out to the first annual 80’s fest at Sunset Cove Amphitheatre (12551 Glades Road, Boca Raton) this Saturday! Featured artist include Eddie Money, Debbie Gibson, and Stacey Q. Outside of the music there will be games, styles, contests, and raffles. $38; Saturday 3p.m.-10p.m.
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