Hot Air Balloon Festival- If you're around Palm Beach County this weekend, be sure to look up in the sky! Who knows? You may see a Hot air Balloon! That's right, the Polo and Balloon festival (Gulfstream Polo Club, 4550 Polo Rd., Lake Worth) is coming back to Lake Worth this weekend! The Red, White & Blue Polo and Balloon Festival promises to bring something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy a weekend full of hot air balloons, polo, music, food, vendors and much more. Each morning dozens of hot air balloons will take off from the polo field in a mass ascension. Attendees are invited to walk among the six and seven story balloons as they inflate and lift off. On Saturday night the balloons will return to the field for a Balloon Glow. All of the balloons will be tethered as they light their burners to create an awe-inspiring light show. Festivities also include polo games each night. And on Mother's Day, families will be able to treat mom to breakfast and tether balloon rides at the Polo & Balloon Festival. Organizers are expecting over 15,000 visitors to be in attendance this year. Prices and Times vary, visit poloamerica.com for more information.
2nd Annual Treasure Coast BBQ Competition- Don't miss out on the food, fun and friends at the 2nd Annual Treasure Coast BBQ Championship at Veterans Park/Riverwalk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive. Last year, more than 5,000 people enjoyed the festivities, all proceeds of which benefit the Humane Society of St. Lucie County. Both professional and amateur BBQ teams from across the country will compete for prize money, trophies and plain ‘ol bragging rights. Friday 4:30 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tiger Fest- Love Tigers? How about birthdays? If so, Then you need to head out to the Palm Beach Zoo (1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach) to join hundreds of others to celebrate the Tiger Cubs 2nd birthday. The birthday party will feature children's games, crafts and more wild fun! The Purple People Painters (face painting) and Noisy Neighbors (kids DJ) will be available in the Fountain Plaza each day from 11 am to 3 pm. In addition to the normal Malayan Tiger Keeper Talk & Training Session each day, guests (and tigers) will enjoy special birthday enrichment at 11 am each morning. Children's games and crafts will also be available in the Florida Pioneer House. $18.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Family Fun Day- As part of the ongoing Lake Worth Centennial Celebrations, an Old Fashioned Family Fun Day will be held in Lake Worth this weekend (Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 2000 North D Street, Lake Worth). Enjoy a day of old fashioned games for all ages, like sack races, water balloon tossing contests, jump rope contests and the like. There will also be a toddler tent for the younger kids to play safely. All day there will be free pony rides and kiddie train rides taking kids for tours of the Grey Mockingbird Community Garden. Costumed volunteers from Yesterday Village will be there to explain life in early Lake Worth. And at 12:30 Judge Nelson Bailey will present his talk on Florida Cracker history. Free; Saturday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Green Market- Think about it. Last Friday, it rained all evening in Jupiter, so you the Green Market was canceled in Jupiter. But not this Friday! Hopefully the skies will be clear and sunny as dozens will make their way to the Jupiter Green & Artisan Market (Riverwalk Plaza, 150 S US HWY 1, Jupiter) Friday night. A diverse set of vendors will be on site selling a variety of fruits, vegetables, plants, and specialty beverages. Free; Friday 5 p.m.-9 p.m.