Top 10 Things You Need To Know In Delray Beach This May

  1. The Annual Orchid Giveaway is back May 1-May 13. If you spend $200 or more shopping at the local merchants (spas and salons included) in Downtown Delray Beach, receive a free orchid plant, while supplies last, when you show your receipts. Claim your orchid on May 10- 12 from 11a.m. – 4 p.m. or May 13 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 561-243-1077 or visit
  2.  Free Friday Night Concerts at Old School Square continue on May 5, 19 and 26. On the 5th, catch Remix, a Top 40/R&B/Rock group, Royale Majestique (Jumbo Lounge on the 19th and the Rod Stewart Experience on the 26th. The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. weather permitting. The shows are free. Food trucks and cash bar are available. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. Visit for more information.
  3.  The Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest is back on May 12. The sixth annual event features unlimited sampling of more than 100 craft brews, ciders and wines. Attendance is limited. Tickets range from $40-65. Visit for more information.
  4.  Spend Mother’s Day on the Lady Atlantic. The Delray Yacht Cruises Mother’s Day Brunch Cruises will take place on May 14 at 10:30 a.m. and  1:30 p.m. Tickets range from $42-67. For more information, call 561-243-0686 or visit
  5.  Sets in the West returns on May 20. From 5 to 9 p.m. check out the free neighborhood block party on Northwest Fifth Avenue. The event is presented by the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative in conjunction with the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. Now in its third year, Sets in the West is designed to highlight the city’s West Settlers District, now known as The Set, as well as African American history and culture. It also honors Florida’s Emancipation Day, May 20, 1985. There will be kids activities, entertainment and food trucks. Visit for more information.
  6.  Catch the Delray Business Expo on May 16. Head to the Arts Garage from 5 to 8 p.m. to learn about new products, services and technologies. The free event is presented by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Visit for more information.
  7.  The Osceola Business Area is undergoing construction. Southeast Second Street will be closed from Southeast Third Avenue to South Swinton Ave. through August 1. For more information call 561-243-7000.
  8.  According to a study by EliteSingles, Delray Beach is the third happiest place for singles in the country. The study analyzed anonymous user data from American EliteSingles members. See the map and read about the study at
  9.  Newly elected commissioner Jim Chard is the city’s vice mayor and newly elected commissioner Shirley Johnson is the city’s deputy vice mayor.
  10.  This month, beachgoers can expect to see a construction zone at the southern end of the beach promenade project near Casuarina Road. During this phase of construction, on-street parking along the beach will not be available from Casuarina Road to the Sandoway parking lot. Parking will be available in the Sandoway parking lot, where new smart meters have been installed.