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Summer In Paradise event guide for West Palm Beach

City of WPB announces construction themed summer programming
Posted at 4:23 PM, Jun 05, 2019

The City of West Palm Beaches weekly free entertainment series, 'Summer in Paradise,' returns to the Great Lawn on 100 Clematis street every Thursday night starting June 6.

Because the 100 and 200 blocks of Clematis Street are going to be under construction during the hot summer months, the city has decided to embrace the construction look and has made the event construction cone and Bob's Barricade themed.

"Clematis By Night opens up this summer with two stages and four bands with music from the '60s to the '90s non-stop from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.," says Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager, "And then we [have] our 'Summer In Paradise' the opening of 'Cone-y Island' which is our interactive maze for kids."

Summer Themed Events

Cone-y Island
Open daily from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., June 6 – August 1 on the Great Lawn
A summer-long maze created by nationally recognized prop master, Frank Navarrete, will be configured out of construction materials with interactive play zones, shade areas and water misters.

Cone Checkers
Open daily from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and during special event hours through August 1
Giant checker board with cones converted into checker pieces.

Cone in the Zone
Daily from June 9 – July 31
The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is hosting a fun, summer twist on ‘Elf on the Shelf’ inspired activation. The public is encouraged to come in and search the stacks to locate Mr. Coney McConerson, the Library’s decorated mini orange construction cone, who will be hiding in the Library all summer long. Find Coney, bring him to a customer service desk and win a prize!

Kid’s Cone Zone
During various events from June 6 – August 1
Big City of West Palm Beach trucks and construction vehicles will be on display for kids to touch and explore.

SnowCONE Saturdays
Weekly on Saturdays from noon – 2 p.m. from June 8 – July 27
Waterfront visitors can claim a free small snow cone while supplies last. Location of snow cone giveaway will be announced weekly on the City’s social media pages.

Orange Out Fridays
Weekly on Fridays
People on the 100 and 200 blocks will be rewarded for getting out of their “comfort cone” and wearing traffic-cone orange – the crazier, the better,

Bands for Thursday, June 6

1960s: Peace of Woodstock - 6 p.m. - Flagler Stage
Peace of Woodstock pays tribute to Woodstock, the famous three-day festival of peace, music, love and fun in upstate New York that defined an entire generation. Peace of Woodstock will excite and bring back the greatest memories of this life-changing event.

1970s: Disco 54 - 6:47 p.m. - Palm Stage
Disco 54 will keep the dance floor packed by playing the best of disco and 70s dance hits all night long!

1980s: Spazmatics - 7:47 p.m. - Flagler Stage
The Spazmatics plan to bring back all the awesome sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980s decade – some of which many wish to forget! Complete with skinny ties, funky hair and horn-rimmed glasses, the Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst.

1990s: Rock the '90s - 8:47 p.m. - Palm Stage
Rock the '90s takes visitors back to the glory days of guitar-driven rock. The performance is an eclectic buffet of all the best in 90s alternative radio rock - performed exactly like the original recordings.