South Florida Fair

Friday, January 12, 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM This event has ended.


South Florida Fair at South Florida Fairgrounds and EXPO Center
Date Info: Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 28
Other Dates
01/12/2018 12:00 PM
Prices vary - Paid Entry Only
(561) 793-0333

Since 1912, the South Florida Fair has been providing world-class family fun for the South Florida area.  Held at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, this event is the one locals look forward to all year long!  Exciting Midway Rides? Check. Tons of delicious fair food? Check.  Farm Animals? Check. Live entertainment? Check.  Find everything you're looking for and so much more.

The 2018 event will feature 17 days of themed parades, including the Fair’s two signature Bike Nite parades. Each day, the Fair will highlight a famous parade from around the world, with authentic music, colorful costumes and beautifully decorated Mardi Gras floats, which will also be on display in the “Magical Parades” exhibition.

Be sure to check out the parades, an exciting Midway full of rides for all ages, and plenty of that delicious Fair food.   If you love animals, don't miss the racing pigs show, the trick Dog Show, horse/goat/rabbit shows, and the buildings full of cute cuddly animals to see!  With four stages of music and entertainment, world-class ice skating performances daily, an award-winning agriculture and livestock program featuring over 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 Florida counties, a historic Yesteryear Village, and more than 200 rides, games and attractions, the South Florida Fair is truly a place where families make memories and traditions begin.  

Click on the link to learn about the 2018 lineup!
Expo East Stage
Community Stage
Grounds Entertainment
Yesteryear Village
Tito's Stage in the Blue Moon Beer Garden

Parade Schedule 2018:

Friday, January 12 @ 6:30PM - Chinese New Year Parade

Saturday, January 13 @ 1:00PM - St. Patrick’sParade

Sunday, January 14 @ 1:00PM - Mayors’ Parade

Monday, January 15 @ 6:30PM - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Tuesday, January 16 @ 6:30PM - Mardi Gras Parade

Wednesday, January 17 @ 6:30PM - Bike Nite Parade

Thursday, January 18 @ 6:30PM - Pirate Parade

Friday, January 19 @ 6:30PM - Junkanoo Parade

Saturday, January 20 @ 1:00PM - Oktoberfest Parade

Sunday, January 21 @ 1:00PM - Carnival Parade

Monday, January 22 @ 6:30PM - Rose Petal Parade

Tuesday, January 23 @ 6:30PM - Mardi Gras Parade

Wednesday, January 24 @ 6:30PM - Bike Nite Parade

Thursday, January 25 @ 7:30PM- Veterans Parade

Friday, January 26 @ 6:30PM - Boat Parade

Saturday, January 27 @ 1:00PM - ThanksgivingParade “Thank A Farmer”

Sunday, January 28 @ 1:00PM - Football Hall of Fame Parade

*** THIS YEAR! YESTERYEAR VILLAGE BAYOU GHOST TOUR From the creators of Fright Nights!  JANUARY 13-28, 2017.  Buy tickets here.***

With so much to do at the South Florida Fair, you will probably want to come back multiple days just to enjoy it all.  Take advantage of deals and coupons to help stretch your dollar.   Check here for information on special admission days and coupons.  Also, remember that if you attend the fair on January 11th you can get in again for free any other day of the fair.  Buy your tickets in advance and save on ride, food, and entry packages for the whole family (Publix sells them).  If you REALLY love the fair, buy the Friends of the Fair membership pass which allows you entrance every weekday of the fair plus other discounts and features!  

**Please note** Different areas of the fair open at different hours.  The gates may open hours before the midway opens, etc.  Please be sure to check their website before you go!




5:00 - 10:00 PM

Admission and rides: $15 per person with coupon below. Regular price is $20.
Gates open at 5:00 PM
Fireworks at 7:30 PM. Offer valid on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 5:00 - 10:00 PM only. Some rides excluded. 
This is a pre-opening promotion. Buildings and attractions open Friday, January 13.