Boca Raton is located in Palm Beach County north of Miami between Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach along Highway A1A near the Atlantic seacoast. Boca Raton is part of the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Florida metro area.
The earliest known inhabitants of the Boca Raton area were the Tekesta Indians, who lived along the shores of what is now the Intracoastal Waterway. Spanish explorers and buccaneers were sailing off these shores in the 1500s and found the natural harbor of Lake Boca Raton to be a safe refuge in times of trouble. By the early 1900s Boca Raton was a tiny agricultural community, and many planters specialized in pineapple cultivation.
Art Caesarea Gallery | International Museum of Cartoon Art | Red Reef Park | Spanish River Park |
Education Everglades University |
Public Libraries Boca Raton Public Library |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Boca Raton Marriott Crocker Center | Courtyard by Marriott | Ocean Lodge | Sheraton Boca Raton Hotel |
Shopping Celia's and Susan's Dolls and Collectibles | Exceptional Flowers & Gifts |
Health Resorts and Spas Athletic Club Boca Raton |
Sports and Sporting Events American Dive Center |
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08/11 Coming to The area
Delray Beach Affair Delray Beach FL April5-7 The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue and two city parks. The Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of fine art, great crafts and funky products from around the world.
Peace River Celtic Festival Punta Gorda FL April10 Our Festival is perpetually dedicated to the memory of David Parker, member of Elks Lodge 2606 and the founder of the Peace River Celtic Festival. David loved Celtic music, laughter, good friendship and good times! If you cherish these things as well, you'll want to be part of this special event!
Bike Night in Cape Coral Cape Coral FL April13 The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event!
Vero Beach Hibiscus Festival Vero Beach FL April13 The Hibiscus Festival is a yearly celebration for the City of Vero Beach, to increase awareness of the historic downtown sector, raise funds for Main Street Vero Beach that work towards the preservation and growth of the area and encourages community participation from residents, organizations and businesses.
Florida Keys Island Fest Islamorada FL April13-14 The Arts and Crafts show will feature the very best of both local and national artists including everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and fine crafts.
Tortuga Music Festival FORT LAUDERDALE FL April13-14 The beach will be transformed into an oceanfront music experience, featuring top country and rock artists and local culinary delights on the shores of the Florida coast. Together with Rock The Ocean, Tortuga will pair music with meaning by raising awareness about marine conservation and issues affecting the world’s oceans.