Festival of the Arts Boca

The 18th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca, presented by Day Pitney, takes place daily between Friday March 1st through Sunday, March 10th, 2024.  The much-anticipated event returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater, with a celebration of the arts through performances, lectures, and conversations.

Hosted in the heart of downtown Boca Raton, the Festival of the Arts Boca Raton has become a hallmark event, drawing art enthusiasts, music aficionados, literature lovers, and cultural connoisseurs from across the globe. This year’s edition continues the tradition of excellence with an impressive array of performances and events.

Attendees can immerse themselves in the world of classical music with performances by internationally acclaimed orchestras, soloists, and chamber ensembles. From timeless symphonies to contemporary compositions, the festival’s musical offerings are sure to captivate audiences of all ages and tastes.

In addition to its stellar musical lineup, the Festival of the Arts Boca Raton showcases the best of contemporary literature with author discussions, book signings, and readings by prominent writers. From compelling novels to insightful non-fiction, attendees have the opportunity to engage with some of today’s most influential literary voices.

Visual arts also take center stage at the festival, with exhibitions featuring the work of local and international artists. From paintings and sculptures to photography and mixed media installations, the festival provides a platform for artists to share their creativity and vision with the community.

Beyond the arts, the Festival of the Arts Boca Raton offers a diverse program of cultural events, including lectures, panel discussions, and film screenings. From exploring the intersection of art and technology to addressing pressing social issues, these thought-provoking conversations foster dialogue, understanding, and connection.

Established in 2007, Festival of the Arts BOCA was designed to promote the cultural arts and to enrich the quality of life of the residents of Boca Raton, North Broward and Palm Beach County through an extraordinary series of performing arts events and lectures every March.  The Festival has received numerous awards, most recently being named the No. 1 cultural event in the “Top 10 Florida Events for 2022” by Social Magazine.

Since its inaugural year, the Festival has been a resounding success, presenting artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell, Lang Lang, and Pat Metheny. Celebrated films including The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, West Side Story and Raiders of the Lost Ark have been performed with live orchestra.  World-renowned speakers have included Edward Albee, Sir Salman Rushdie, acclaimed historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, Daniel J. Levitin, Thomas Friedman, and Fareed Zakaria.

As a non-profit organization, Festival of the Arts BOCA is also the regional leader in cultural arts education and supporting local performers and musicians – introducing new audiences to great music and exposing over 10,000 young people to the great artists through educational outreach and master classes.

In addition, over 1,000 Festival tickets are donated to students and teachers every Festival.  

Tickets for the 18th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca range from $15 to $150 per person and are available at festivalboca.org or by calling 561-757-4762 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.  

Virtual tickets to the Authors & Ideas events are available for $10.  Admission to the Rotary Club Future Stars Competition is free.

For more information visit festivalboca.org or call 561-571-5270.

Abbreviated Schedule 2024

MARCH 1: Henry Mancini 100th Birthday Celebration

MARCH 2: Js with live Orchestra

MARCH 3: Daisy Dowling: Workparenting

MARCH 3: Renée Fleming Returns

MARCH 4: Rend Fleming: Musicand Mind

MARCH 5: Rotary Club Future Stars Competition

MARCH 6: Nicholas Thompson: The Wired Future

MARCH 7: Poet Richard Blanco

MARCH 8: Barcelona Flamenco Ballet: Luxuria

MARCH 9: An Evening with Issac Mizrahi

MARCH 10: 100 Years of Rhapsody in Blue