Craft Fair- The 16
th annual Craft Festival (Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) takes over the streets of downtown Delay Beach this weekend. Organizers say this weekend's festival will feature the unique and original work of 150 of the most talented crafters in the country. A full spectrum of craft media will be on display and for sale including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products with prices ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000. There will also be an expansive green market which will offer a wide variety of quality exotic dips and gourmet items.
Free; Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Salute our Troops- Come out and celebrate the annual "Blue Martini-Annual Salute to Our Troops Event" Friday night in Boca Raton (Blue Martini, 6000 Glades Rd, Boca Raton). The event is a benefit for The Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Inc., and is an opportunity to raise our glasses and funds for our troops. Organizers say this year's special guest singer is from NBC's THE VOICE Michaela Paige and a proclamation from the office of Congresswoman Lois Frankel will be presented. Funds raised will be used to send "We Care" packages to our troops. It is a way to make sure they know they have the basic necessities of everyday life. There will be a special focus on women this year. For years women have been serving in all the branches of the military but in January of 2013, the Pentagon lifted the restrictions for women in combat. Now women will be recognized officially for their sacrifice. Organizers salute all our brave men and women serving overseas.
$10; Friday 7p.m.
Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Festival- What better way to spend Memorial Day, than in downtown West Palm Beach. Come out to the 10th annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival (Meyer Amphitheater, Clematis Street, West Palm Beach) hosted by 411 Pain & Full-A-Vybez Inc. This fun-filled event usually attracts South Floridians and visitors alike from all cultural backgrounds. The cool, grassy lawns, picnic benches and tables, walking paths, bathrooms and palm-tree lined knolls which creates a great vantage point from which to look into the park or out at the Intracoastal Waterway, will make for a pleasurable experience for all in attendance. We guarantee that the Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival 2013 will be an enjoyable, wholesome, family event and will include several activities for all age groups. Children in particular will enjoy the 'Kiddies Corner' which will have fun activities and attractions such as clowns, face-painting, bounce-house, water slides and rock climbing. So bring a blanket or a lawn chair, invite your family and friends to come and celebrate Caribbean Culture!
$20; Monday 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Car and Bike Show- You don't want to miss one of the biggest car and bike shows this weekend in Palm Beach Gardens. The Defenders LEMC and Patriots of Brotherhood LEMC will be hosting the South Florida Car and Bike Show (3600 RCA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens) to raise money for the Wounded Warriors of South Florida. The show will consist of a custom car, bike, 4x4, airboat and electronic install show with prizes or trophies for 1-3rd place in each category. There will also be a $250 gift card to best of show winner. And you don't want to miss out on the food; all-you-can-eat hog BBQ, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and swordfish. This is a family fun event so kids can play in the bounce houses or play horseshoes.
$15 to eat; Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Steve Martin- That's right! Steve Martin is in town. Steve Martin returns to his musical passion – bluegrass at the Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach) Saturday, with his bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell. In the 1970s, Steve Martin used a banjo as a prop in his stand-up act. These days, he's returned to his musical passion – bluegrass – as a banjo player and Grammy Award-winning bluegrass songwriter with his bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers. The show includes traditional foot-stomping bluegrass classics, newer bluegrass offerings and, of course, lots and lots of Martin's repartee and classic humor.
$35; Friday 8 p.m.