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The Royal Poinciana Plaza on the lavish island of Palm Beach is the perfect place for community gatherings. Every week there are free things to do like play board games and drink bubbly or bring a mat and do guided yoga. Either way, you'll meet new people and have a great time out. Here's what's going on at the Royal Plaza:

Thursdays: Music in the Courtyard

Every Thursday evening, local musicians partner with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Symphony to perform a free live concert in the center of the plaza. Local restaurants and vendors sell small bites and special drinks to enjoy during the show. It's always a nice time on Thursdays at the courtyard. See who's playing and what restaurants are setting up here. 

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Last week, Florida's gross domestic product hit $1 trillion, meaning it would have the world's 17th largest economy if it were an independent country. The state GDP has grown at the rate of $2.7 billion per day according to the Florida Chamber, surpassing the economies of Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Argentina.

Florida's low unemployment rate, steady population growth and tourism are key to the state's success. Florida also has a job growth rate that is faster than the U.S. average and its goods and services are other contributing economic factors.

Florida continues to break growth records welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors and new residents every year. The economy continues to improve, become more diversified and surpass top markets

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The Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Abacoa is always hosting fun family events throughout the baseball season. Here’s a list of some upcoming things to do:

Christmas in July

On Saturday, July 21st celebrate Christmas in July as the stadium transforms into a winter wonderland. There will be a gingerbread house building competition, snowball fights, candy canes aplenty, spiked eggnog, Santa Claus and more! Watch the Palm Beach Cardinals vs the Saint Lucie Mets starting at 5:30 p.m. Wear an ugly Christmas sweater for a discounted ticket.

Dog Days

Bring Fido along for $5 on July 28th and August 25th. Your pup’s tickets will benefit local pet charities in Palm Beach County.

Let’s Have a Party Thursdays

Every Thursday fans can purchase a

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There’s only two summer food truck events left at the Palm Beach Zoo and if you haven’t been yet you should definitely go.

At the Food Truck Safari, local Palm Beach County food trucks serve up gourmet food of all cultures. The Tiki Bar has your drinks with a nice beer and wine list plus a local brewery tap-takeover. There’s also live music, family games, close-up animal encounters and more.

The last two Food Truck Safaris are on Saturday, July 14th and on Saturday, August 11th from 4:30-9 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door.

The Food Trucks include:

Gastro Geeks (American)

Curry In A Hurry (Indian)

Churrasco Grill (Latin)

Hoffman’s Sweet Ride (Dessert)

Crayzlicious (Variety)

Curbside Gourmet (French)

Que Rico

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If you’re looking for something to do to entertain your kids or grandkids, try taking them to the monthly Kids Crawl downtown at the Gardens.

On the last Wednesday of each month, kids can have fun playing games, doing arts and crafts, going on carousel rides for free. There’s plenty to of fun-filled things to do and always a new surprise.

Adults can enjoy retail promotions during the Kids Crawl and have lunch at the Yard House, Blend Bistro or Paris in Town.

The Crawl takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find out more information online here.

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Palm Beach County has lots of awesome outdoor recreation activities to fit everyone’s interests. Out of all the many options for fun in the area, here are 5 local bucket list ideas for thrill seakers

1. Skydive at PBC Glades Airport. Free fall over West Palm Beach with the Sky Dive Palm Beach crew. You’ll leave out of the Glades Airport in Pahokee and tandem skydive with a professional. Push your limits, face your fears and accomplish the jump! View more info here.

2 Climb the 105 Steps of the Jupiter Lighthouse. The breeze-filled spiral staircase leading up to the top of the Jupiter Lighthouse is a workout. Once you climb the 105 steps to the top, you can look through the Fresnel lens for an incredible view of the bright blue Jupiter

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SOCAPRI located along the world-famous shopping strip, Worth Avenue, is Palm Beach County’s elite destination for Italian beach resort wear.

The owners, from Capri, Italy, wanted to bring elegant style to the Americas and chose Palm Beach for its similarities to the small island off the coast of Italy.

Discover custom resort wear inspired by the clear waters of Capri and browse styles made for high-end clientele.

View men’s and women’s styles on SOCAPRI’s website and stop in the store for a glass of Prosecco, Lemoncello or an Espresso upon entering.

SOCAPRI is located at 235 Suite C Worth Ave, Palm Beach.

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Opened 130 years ago, the Old Key Lime House in Lantana is Florida’s first ever waterfront restaurant. To this day it’s more popular than ever- voted South Florida’s best casual party destination.

The Key Lime House is a Key West-style restaurant serving mouthwatering seafood with delicious signature small plates like crab cakes and conch fritters. Of course their name comes from their world-famous, award-winning key lime pie. You have to order a slice after your meal and/or take a whole pie home with you- a popular option.

The Intracoastal-side eatery has a sailor’s atmosphere with brightly colored walls and boardwalk floors that stretch out over the water. They boast the largest outdoor Tiki Bar in South Florida- a great spot to listen to live

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The Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week is an annual event foodies mark on their calendar for a good reason.

From August 1st-7th 35 restaurants on the Delray Beach waterfront offer a special prix fixe menu with $20 lunches and $40 dinners.

From local favorites like Deck 84 and DADA to 50 Ocean and Caffe Luna Rosa just steps away from the beach, the Delray dining scene is one of a kind in South Florida.

Dine Out week is a fun event for everyone who loves to eat and it’s for a good cause, too. This year’s charity is the Not One Hungry Homeless Student Delray Beach Initiative (see here).

View more info and the list of restaurants here. You don't need to purchase tickets ahead of time, just choose your restaurants and make reservations

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A placid new pop-up lounge just opened for the summer at the Gardens Mall. Namaste is a space for shoppers to take a break and relax with free meditation and yoga classes.

The pop-up is apart of the mall's summer wellness series in collabortation with Gold’s Gym, Jupiter Medical Center and yoga instructor Dunia Rodriguez. Every day throughout the month of July, shoppers can stop by Namaste and hang out in a comfy hammock chair or lounge on a couch in a quiet, cozy setting. On Wednesdays, there will be Midweek Meditation where guests can learn breathing techniques and soft body movements. There will also be yoga, stretching and zumba classes offered throughout the week with complimentary smoothies from Williams-Sonoma. 

View the full list of free

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