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Boca Raton's 41st Annual Holiday Boat Parade


On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the city of Boca Raton will hosts the 41st Annual Holiday Boat Parade. This highly-anticipated yearly event is the perfect way to experience the holiday season in South Florida! Last year over 20 boats participated in the parade, and this year’s parade is sure to be just as exciting!

This year’s theme is “Light Up Boca!!”, and will be taking place from 6:30-8:00 pm. The parade route runs along the Intracoastal Waterway, beginning at the Boca Raton-Delray Beach city limits traveling South to the Hillsboro Bridge. Entry in the boat parade is FREE, from man-powered vessels to jumbo yachts, vessels of all sizes are welcome. There will also be thousands of dollars in cash prizes and awards, offering boat enthusiasts all the more reason to participate in this spectacular event. Parade entries are scored by lights, holiday decor, theme, and overall appearance, and with this year's amazing prizes you can be sure to count on an impressive display.

If you would rather sit back and watch the show, come enjoy the parade from Red Reef Park (West), the Wild Flower Property, or Silver Palm Park viewing areas. The city of Boca Raton will be collecting donations for “Toys for Tots” at all three locations, and NEW THIS YEAR, each of the viewing areas will feature food and drink vendors and dessert trucks, so be sure to bring a new toy to donate as well as your appetite! Plan an evening with friends and family and get into the holiday spirit South Florida-style at Boca Raton’s 41st Annual Holiday Boat Parade!

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New Happenings in Mizner Park for October 2016

There are many great restaurants in Mizner Park in Boca Raton but the newest coming to the area is Junior's Cheesecake. Junior's originally was opened in 1950 in Brooklyn New York, and over time they opened other locations in New York City and Connecticut. The restaurant will be going into the old Ruby Tuesday's and are expected to open Fall 2016. There will be 150 indoor tables and 120 outdoor tables and a full bar. Junior's will also have a full bakery and a take-out section. The menu will have over 200 items on it from deli sandwiches to fish, to steaks, salads and of course their world famous cheesecake. As a New Yorker, I am very excited about Junior's coming to South Florida. I look forward to their opening and can not wait to be able to enjoy a great dinner there and of course the cheesecake!

Juniors Mizner Park

After dinner, you may want to check out Mizner Parks Amphitheater for some great concerts. Friday, October 28, 2016, Lindsey Stirling will be performing. Lindsey is known for being on Americas Got Talent and puts on a high energy show of hip-hop violin and her amazing dancing skills. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer will both be performing their chart-topping hits. Tickets are for sale ranging from $38.00 to $400.00.
If you are up to it,  put on your walking shoes and help a great cause. Saturday, October 22, 2016, is the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. For information and to register you can go to

Boca Raton 4th of July Events, Fireworks, and Places

If it’s Independence Day, you know there’s sure to be a festive party happening in Palm Beach County. If you’re looking for a place to party on Monday, you’re in luck! This year on July 4th, Boca Raton, and Delray Beach are making sure there is no shortage of fireworks!

Boca Raton Fireworks

Boca Raton Fireworks Events

2nd Annual Stars & Stripes Festival With Fireworks
Boca Raton Resort & Club is having a 2nd Annual Stars & Stripes Festival with Fireworks for Independence Day on Sunday, July 3rd. The 356-acre property is welcoming families back to their Waldorf Astoria Resort, for dinner, fun, and fireworks in celebration of the nation’s independence. The festivities kick off on the Grand Lawn with slip-and-slides, a dunk tank, and a variety of carnival games. There will be live performances by Gin Blossoms and the SheJ, followed by a spectacular firework displayed around the stage for the grand finale. When the fireworks finish, guests can move indoors to the Palm Court, where there will be a DJ spinning fun beats to close the evening. If you’re having dinner stop by around 5:30 p.m. for a fee of $85 for adults, $60 for teens, and $50 for children five years and older. If you are having dinner before the celebration, you can enjoy the carnival, open bar, and fireworks for $60 for adults, $40 for teens, and $30 for kids. The Boca Raton Resort & Club, located at 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton. Click here for tickets if you are a member or a guest at The Boca Raton Resort.

Boca Raton Fabulous Fourth Celebration
On Monday, July 4, there will be plenty of free family activities at...

Boating is a lifestyle for many residents in Boca Raton

5310 Boca Marina Circle

We recently were given the opportunity to list for sale an exclusive waterfront home in Boca Marina. Located in the tropical oasis of the Boca Marina Yacht Club. This single family home is located at 5310 Boca Marina Circle.

Boca Marina Waterfront

View a Full video tour of this property by clicking here.

Entrance to this location is east of US1 and north of Yamato Road. this home offers easy access to the Intracoastal. Access to the Atlantic Ocean is available, sailing south to Lake Boca Raton.

Built in 1986, this home offers 141 square feet water frontage. With 4,742 square feet of air conditioning area this home offers many fine features:

• Three bedrooms
• Three full bathrooms
• One half bathroom at front entrance
• Two car attached garage
• Flooring includes carpet, marble and wood
• Eat in kitchen and breakfast bar
• Open plan dining/living areas
• Den/ media room
• Central vacuum
• Water purifier and intercom system
• Bar

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Boca Raton 2014 Summer Camps

2014 Boca Raton Summer Camps

Summer camp is an exciting getaway opportunity for children and teens that is full of fun, adventure and activities that your child is sure to love. From traditional camps to extended camps to specialty camps, there is an option for everyone no matter what you are interested in. For additional information on any of the camps below click here.

Traditional Camps

Located at Boca Raton Community Center and James A. Rutherford Community Center in Patch Reef Park. Traditional Camps are 6-week sessions where campers participate in games, arts & crafts, outdoor activities, approximately 3 field trips per week, and other activities.

Traditional-Plus Camps

Located at J.C. Mitchell Elementary School. Traditional-Plus Camps are 6-week sessions where campers have a daily field trip scheduled. In addition, they also participate in arts & crafts and other activities.

Week-to-Week Camps

Located at J.C. Mitchell Elementary School. Week-to-Week Camps are 6-week sessions that give the camper the option to select individual weeks they want to take part in. Campers can look forward to roller-skating, bowling, arts & crafts and other fun activities.

'Tween Camps

Located at Boca Raton Community Middle School and Spanish River Community High School. 'Tween Camps are 6-week sessions that feature a field trip every day along with indoor and outdoor sports activities.

Elementary Extended Camps

Located at Boca Raton Community Center and James A. Rutherford Community Center in Patch Reef Park. Elementary Extended Camps provide campers with 3 additional weeks of summer full of entertaining activities such as arts & crafts, field trips and...

What Should You Expect in The Oaks at Boca Raton?

The Oaks at Boca Raton is a highly desirable community with many young families and mixed age groups. Whether you are looking for a community with lots of families or you, desire the Boca Raton lifestyle without the country club fees, The Oaks at Boca Raton is the place to be!

the oaks at boca raton entrance

If tennis is your hobby, you can enjoy the 12 tennis courts with full-time tennis pros and fully equipped pro shop. Other amenities include a Fitness Center with a variety of classes and personal trainers, a day spa and a resort style pool with cabanas to enjoy the warm Florida sun. You can spend the day playing tennis before enjoying the casual dining café for lunch. Theres a children’s play center and basketball courts to keep your active families busy.

There are many new and exciting floor plans available if you choose to build a new home with Richmond American Homes. From expansive walk-in closets to chef’s kitchens and wrap-around covered balconies off of the master suite, the choice is yours. The average lot size is 65 x 140, and larger homesites are available. New construction prices start around 1 million.

Would like to learn more about homes for sale in The Oaks? Contact Jody Kotler directly at 561-213-8331.

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Downtown Open Market in Boca Raton, FL

The Downtown Open Market in Boca Raton takes place once a month ending in May of 2014. This pet friendly, rain or shine event helps promote local business owners, indie artists, chefs, musicians, antique dealers and jewelers. There will be 40 or more vendors at this open market including handmade indie crafts, vintage jewelry, specialty pet items, art, baked goods, clothing and accessories and much more.

Boca Raton Downtown Open MarketThis wonderful event is held at the Monument Piazza at Royal Palm Place. Parking is free for the public. Boca Raton Downtown Open Market is a great way to become more acquainted with many of the exciting new businesses, artists, and musicians in the area in addition to helping these lovely boutiques and galleries grow within our community. Live music will be one of the many fun aspects to this open market as well as sampling specialty food, natural bath and body treats, and unbeatable flea market finds!

The remaining dates for this open market are Jan 19, Feb 16, March 23, April 27, and May 18. Be sure not to miss one of these future dates and truly get to experience wonderful people who create the heartbeat of Boca Raton.


Boca Falls Offers West Boca Luxury Homes

Boca Falls is a guard-gated community comprised of 772 single family homes. Boca Falls has a variety of floor plans to choose from including 1 & 2 story, luxury  homes with 3 to 7 bedrooms. Many of the homes offer private pools and lake views.

boca falls luxury homes

The on-site management team makes sure that the community is beautifully maintained. Amenities at Boca Falls include a state of the art fitness center, men's and women's locker rooms, an Olympic size pool and kiddie pool, shaded children's playground, basketball, tennis courts and party room with full kitchen for entertaining.

Boca Falls is an active tennis community with men's and women's teams and organized tournaments year round. Located in the western section of Boca Raton, Florida, Boca Falls is highly sought after for its "A" rated schools. The elementary school, Waters Edge, has its own private gated entrance that leads right in the neighborhood. The middle school, Loggers Run and the high school, West Boca High, are both awarding.