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Rhinos, Rodeo, fair, Mutt derby, and exploration of the Palm Beaches' hidden spaces

5 Fun Things to do this Weekend
The Mutt Derby Round 2 will take place at Palm Beach Kennel Club on Jan. 30, 2021 beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Posted at 7:55 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 07:55:53-05

JUPITER, Fla. — Plenty of socially distant things to do outside this weekend including rhinos, rodeo, fair, Mutt Derby, and the exploration of the Palm Beaches' hidden spaces.

1) Baby Rhino first birthday party - Loxahatchee

On Saturday, Jan. 30 Lion Country Safari is hosting a birthday party for a rare South white rhino named Elna. The venue will place enrichments out around noon that look like birthday presents. Guests should arrive around 11 a.m. to get to the zebra and rhino area out on safari. One year ago she weighed 100 lbs. but a year later she weighs around 1100 lbs. WPTV NewsChannel 5 did witness Elna throwing two full-sized rhinos out of her pre-party on Thursday. She wanted her enrichments of hay all to herself.

Baby Rhino to turn one at Lion Country Safari on Saturday

2) South Florida Mini-Fair - West Palm Beach

This is the last weekend of the Mini-Fair. Because of the coronavirus pandemic organizers of the South Florida Fair plan to hold a mini-fair in January and a full-fledged fair in May of 2021.

Mini-Fair - What To Know

  • At the South Florida Fair Grounds through Jan. 31
  • Hours are Mon - Friday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • There will be live music (including tribute bands), fair food, livestock shows (including racing pigs), and kiddie rides
  • There will not be adult rides
  • If you buy a ticket for $10 to the Mini-Fair it will get you into the full-fledge fair for free in May (Tuesdays - Thursdays)

3) The Mutt Derby - West Palm Beach

The Mutt Derby Round 2 will take place at Palm Beach Kennel Club on Jan. 30, 2021 beginning at 11:30 a.m. This family fun event invites everyone to enter their pet dogs of all shapes and sizes to compete in a fun race series. The dogs will run 100 yards on the track without the use of the starting box or lure and will be called by their owner to the finish line. Winners will return for the finals that will award cash prizes including $1,000 to the overall champion. The registration fee is $20 for pre-registration and $25 on the day of the event (cut off 10 a.m.). Sign up early as this event typically sells out.

4) Professional Bull Riders Okeechobee Invitational
For the first time in league history, the Professional Bull Riders will travel to Okeechobee at the Agri-Civic Center beginning at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30 - 31. The event will feature the top 30 bull riders in the world
Tickets: Audlts $50 | Kids (5 - 12) $16 | Younger - free

5) Hidden Wild - PBS
Palm Beach County has more than just beaches, resorts & golf courses. Hidden Wild follows a team of expeditioners on an adventure. PBC's tourism, environmental, and education arms produced a documentary to demonstrate all the types of environments and spaces Palm Beach County has to offer that rivals national parks that most people don't even know about. You can watch on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 on WXEL (PBS) or Sunday, Jan. 31 at 12:30 p.m. on WPBT2.