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THIS WEEKEND: Take the Ale Trail, watch the Kentucky Derby and more

5 fun things to do during Labor Day Weekend 2020
Quiz: Which are Kentucky Derby horse names?
Posted at 12:42 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 12:42:29-04

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Here are 5 fun, but socially distant, things to do this weekend in South Florida.

1) Ale Trail of The Palm Beaches

Most people think their local Palm Beach County brewery is closed, that's according to Discover The Palm Beaches. However, under the Palm Beach County COVID-19 Phase 1 Order, breweries with food options are allowed to operate.
To help stimulate business, Discover has created the 'Ale Trail' app where you can win prizes like a resort stay and get discounts on beer at over 15 breweries in Palm Beach County. The promotion goes on through the end of the year.

2) Kentucky Derby

One of horse racings' longest-running events will take place four months later than planned because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 146th Kentucky Derby will air on Saturday, Sept. 5 starting at 2:30 p.m. on WPTV NewsChannel 5. Post time is set for around 7:01 p.m.

There are several local restaurants offering socially distant watch parties.

III Forks Steakhouse - Palm Beach Gardens

  • Viewing of race
  • Equestrian-themed cocktails
  • Equestrian attire suggested

Death or Glory Bar - Delray Beach

  • Viewing of the race
  • Local venders
  • Julep Drinks
  • Contests
  • Prizes and raffles

Palm Beach Kennel Club - West Palm Beach

  • Viewing of the Race
  • Gambling on the race
  • Hat and Facemask contest

Pistache French Bistro - West Palm Beach

  • Viewing of the race
  • Mint Juleps
  • raffle prizes

Tin Roof - Delray Beach

  • Viewing of the race on a 14-foot screen
  • Drink specials

3) Fair Eats Drive Through - West Palm Beach

It's back this Labor Day Weekend at the South Florida Fairgrounds! Drive-in, order your Fair food, and drive out, all from the safety and comfort of your own car.

Fair Eats Menu
Funnel Cake - $6
Fried Oreos - $6
Giant Corn Dogs - $7
Regular Corn Dogs - $5
Sausage with Onions & Pepper - $8
Bucket of Fries - $7
Chicken & Fries - $7
Kettle Corn - $6
Gyro-to-go - $11
Bucket of Mini Donuts - $10
Cotton Candy - $5
Candy Apples - $3
Soft Drinks - $3
Lemonade - 32 oz - $6
Ice Tea - 32 oz - $6

4) Drive-In Movies

Many of these venues require you to buy or register for tickets in advance.
* = Free but must register
Friday, Sept. 4
Spies in Disguise (PG) - Wellington Green Park at 8 p.m.*

Saturday, Sept. 5
ET (PG) - Hard Rock Stadium at 6:45 p.m.
The Incredibles (PG) - Treasure Coast Park and Watch at 8:30 p.m.
Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13) - Currie Park at 7 p.m.
Spies in Disguise (PG) - Wellington Green Park at 8 p.m.*

Sunday, Sept 6
Despicable Me - Hard Rock Stadium at 6:45 p.m.

5) Virtual Summer Performing Arts Series: Cheek to Cheek

Jill & Rich Switzer and Friends will perform music from the Great American Songbook, inspiring dance in both lyric and rhythm with special ballroom dance performers Angela Manfredi and Sasha Chudin. You can watch the performance virtually on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. on the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County's website.