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Airplanes, lion birthday parties, and a Christmas pop-up bar on deck for this weekend

5 fun things to do this weekend
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Posted at 11:40 AM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 08:06:37-05

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — There is a full roster of events happening this weekend in South Florida including planes, lions, and Christmas cocktails.

1) Stuart Air Show
This is the first large-scale South Florida event since the inception of the coronavirus pandemic. Professional pilots will be performing stunts and showing off their aircraft this weekend at Stuart Air Show.

New This Year

  • All four United States Air Force jet demo teams including the A10, F16, F22, and F35
  • Motorcross stunts featuring jumping over a bi-plane
  • F18 Super Hornet replica featured in the new Top Gun sequel Maverick
  • There are no events on Friday
  • Must wear a facial covering entering the gates and when social distancing is not possible

MORE FROM TASTE & SEE SOUTH FLORIDA: Everything you need to know about the 2020 Stuart Air Show

2) Christmas Pop-up Bar - Delray Beach

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Sometimes it doesn't feel quite like the holidays in South Florida because we have palm trees instead of pine, warmer temperatures and not to mention the fact that it hasn't snowed in Palm Beach County since 1977.

If you are feeling like a Grinch, try making your way to the Christmas pop-up bar at Death or Glory in Delray for an attitude adjustment.

"For everybody to get into the Christmas spirit, with a lot of nostalgia, a lot of decorations, and really good craft cocktails," boasts manager Annie Blake.

3) Lion Cubs Drive-thru Birthday Party - Loxahatchee
Lion Country Safari's lion cubs Atlas and Mara are turning one on Sunday, Nov. 8. The cubs will be getting fun enrichments and treats just after the venue opens at 9:30 a.m.

Lion Country gave Taste & See South Florida a preview of what the birthday party will look like. The enrichments include coconuts, whipped cream, and blood popsicles (made from their meat and blood Jello).

They are inviting guests to help celebrate with a birthday "parade" that day by writing a birthday message with non-toxic window markers on your rear windshield.

You must preregister for this event, tickets are not sold at the gate.

4) Avocado Cantina - Palm Beach Gardens
Avocado Grill located at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens has rebranded itself as Avocado Cantina and it opened on Monday. The restaurant features build your own margaritas, an extensive tequila menu, Mexican Street Corn, tacos, and their specialty dish is a Yucutan-style marinated slow-roasted pork dish.

5) Free Movie Night - Wellington
The Village of Wellington will be showing the movie Underwater (PG-13) on Saturday, Nov. 7th at 7 p.m. You have to register on the Village's Eventbrite page.