During the winter months, The Palm Beaches in Southeast Florida are the premier destination for sport enthusiasts to get in on the action – whether you’re an active participant or cheering from the sidelines. The Palm Beaches’ 2017 sporting schedule includes a post-season two stops on the PGA TOUR, spring training for four Major League Baseball teams, the Winter Equestrian Festival and prestigious polo matches, the world’s only combined ATP World Tour/ATP Champions Tour tennis event, and an extensive roster of recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Here is a sample of upcoming sporting events include:
JANUARY: International Polo Tournaments: January 1 – April 23, 2016: Starting on January 1, 2017, the weekly Sunday afternoon event will be the epicenter of social activity, as many of the world’s finest competitors come to show their riding skills in High and Medium Goal matches. The 2017 Palm Beach Polo Season will conclude on Sunday, April 23 with the USPA 113th U.S. Open Polo Championship® final. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, stadium seating, field-side champagne brunch at The Pavilion, and exclusive sponsor boxes.
SuperCar Week: January 7 – 15, 2017: More than 100,000 auto enthusiasts will join together for the 7th Annual SuperCar Week, January 7 through January 15, 2017. A variety of events will take place throughout Palm Beach County over the course of the nine days, culminating with the free Sunday SuperCar SuperShow on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Other must-see events include Lamborghini Palm Beach Cars & Coffee, Supercar Week Race Experience and Palm Prix at Palm Beach International Raceway and the SuperCar HorsePower exhibition on opening day of Polo season.
Winter Equestrian Festival: January 11 – April 2, 2017: Dubbed the “Winter Equestrian Capital of the World,” Wellington, which is one of The Palm Beaches’ 39 cities and towns, is a top lifestyle destination for equestrian athletes and fans. From January 11 through April 2, 2017, see many of the world’s finest horses and riders compete at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center during the Winter Equestrian Festival. This celebrated event brings together the partnership of horse and rider during the thrills and grace of show jumping and the elegance of classic equestrian dressage. Admire the best and most experienced individuals in the largest and longest running horse show in the world. One of its most popular weekly events is Saturday Night Lights, a Grand Prix equestrian event featuring food, family fun, live music, and the highest level of competitive show jumping that starts at 7 p.m. Best of all, admission is free of charge.
FEBRUARY: Allianz Championship: February 6 – 12, 2017: Televised on the Golf Channel, the Allianz Championship brings together the best of golf’s legends in Boca Raton. Watch these golfing legends tee up in the 2017 championship from February 6 to February 12, or upgrade with the Pro-Am experience to match strokes side-by-side with golf icons, mingle in the VIP Partner’s Club and have the opportunity to meet a favorite golf celebrity for an autograph. Skyboxes and preferred seating are available, and for those fans under 17 and over 65, general admission is free.
Honda Classic: February 20 – 26, 2017: In 2016, the Honda Classic attracted 202,128 confirmed spectators to professional golf’s most notable resorts – PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Here, 144 of the best golfers in the world will compete on the first stop of the “Florida Swing” for their share of a $6.4 million purse and the Honda Classic’s Waterford Trophy. Beyond the green, The Honda Classic offers a week of events including a Pro-Am, concerts and more.
Delray Beach International Tennis Championships: February 17 – 26, 2017: Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Delray Beach Open, the world’s only 10-day tennis event consisting of an ATP Champions Tours event (February 17 – 19, 2017) and an ATP World Tour event (February 20 – 26, 2017) is expected to welcome more than 50,000 spectators to the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. At the ATP World Tour event, fans can watch Milos Raonic (Canada), who is currently no. 3 in the world, and Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina), who was most recently a quarterfinalist at this year’s US Open. The three-day ATP Champions Tour event will feature a six-player competition including James Blake and Mardy Fish, along with Vince Spadea and Mikael Pernfors. Daily tickets can be purchased from $25 per person. Tickets to interactive exhibits and special events are also available for purchase, including the Legends Clinic, ECTF / USTA Florida KIDZ Day, ATP Doubles Pro-Am, and the Bryan Brothers Clinic.
MARCH: Spring Training: Late February – March 2017: On February 28, 2017, The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach will host its first spring training game between its two teams – the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. The brand-new, state-of-the-art, two team facility offers a 6,500-seat, 360-degree concourse stadium where fans from both teams can easily watch their favorite players warm-up for the season. Located only 12-miles away is the ever-popular Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, which houses the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins annually for spring training. Schedules are currently available and individual game tickets will be available for purchase in early to mid-January through each stadium’s respective website.
APRIL: Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: April 6 – 8, 2017: Gearing up for its 15th year, the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction draws more than 50,000 attendees to the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach for the East Coast’s only collector car auction. Stop by to find a beautiful Bel-Air, a classic Corvette, or even a ravishing Rio in one of the many on-site display and auction rooms. Browse a wide variety of unique “automobilia,” including historic gas or dealership signs, hood mascots, transportation toys, gas pumps, and garage relics. In addition to all things auto, enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music while gearing up to view the highly coveted horsepower at an Opening Night Gala.
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