This February 19-26, gear up for an epic week of gameplay in five different sports.
It’s good to be a sports fan in The Palm Beaches. Not only are there 160 golf courses, scores of water sports and many other outdoor activities to choose from year-round, but one week in February brings together an elite slate of sporting events dubbed the Ultimate Week of Sports by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.
During this action-packed week, you can catch five different sports around The Palm Beaches – including polo, PGA golf, professional tennis and Major League Baseball. Here’s our day-by-day guide.
Delray Beach Open (Feb. 19)
Come see tennis elite, both past and present, at the Delray Beach Open, Feb. 10-19—the only tournament in the world to feature both the ATP Tour and fan-favorite legends from the ATP Champions Tour. Now in its 31st year, the tournament draws more than 60,000 spectators and reaches television audiences in over 50 countries over the course of 10 days.
Recent Delray Beach champions include former US Open winners Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro, Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Kevin Anderson, Americans Sam Querrey, Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, hometown hero Reilly Opelka, and 2022 champion Cameron Norrie.
Catch singles and doubles final matches on Sunday, Feb. 19. Even better, the hard court action happens in the heart of Atlantic Avenue, just a short stroll from Delray Beach Municipal Beach.
The Honda Classic (Feb. 23)
The Honda Classic has been bringing top PGA TOUR talent to The Palm Beaches since 2003, providing a week of entertainment and one of the finest fan experiences around. The tournament features a field of 144 players and a purse of $7 million, with net proceeds benefiting the locally based Children’s Healthcare Charity.
The competition takes place on the world-renowned Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa from 23-26 February. Originally designed by Tom and George Fazio, and redesigned by links legend Jack Nicklaus, the course is best known for “The Bear Trap” – a daunting three-hole stretch that is known as one of the biggest challenges in golf.
Be there for the first round, beginning Thursday, Feb. 23.
Winter Equestrian Festival (Feb. 25)
Taking place at Wellington International, the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) runs from January 2nd to April 2nd. This award-winning venue operates the largest and longest-running hunter/jumper horse show in the world while welcoming thousands of the world’s best riders from all 50 states and more than 42 countries.
February 22nd marks the kick-off of the 7th WEF week, sponsored by Lugano Diamonds. The $425,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSI5* on Saturday, February 25 is the highlight of the week. The doors will open at 6 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. Join us as we watch Olympians and some of the best show jumping riders in the world compete for a podium spot.
Want to take the kids? Every Saturday night, enjoy activties such as face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, magicians and more!
Best of all, general admission is free! Parking is $20 per vehicle. In addition to the heart-stopping competition, visitors will have opportunities to dine, shop, and enjoy a live band.
Spring Training (25 Feb. – 26 Mar.) is a can’t-miss experience in The Palm Beaches, where the teams of the Grapefruit League warm up for the regular season under the South Florida sun. The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach is the Spring Training home of not one, but two World Series teams: the world-champion Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, the Astros will take on their division rival New York Mets. See the big-league action from a blanket on the Banana Boat Lawn, or snag a stadium or Field Box seat for an up-close view of some of the best players in the game. Be sure to visit the Craft Corner, where a variety of beers flow from 32 tap handles.
Can’t get enough of America’s pastime? Head a few miles north to Jupiter’s Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, where the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins spend their Spring Training. With unparalleled player access and close-up encounters with veteran stars and up-and-coming prospects alike, the Spring Training experience here is truly one-of-a-kind.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, you’ll have a chance to see the St. Louis Cardinals against the Washington Nationals.
Gauntlet of Polo & Honda Classic Finals (Feb. 26)
Palm Beach Polo Season rides into town from January 1 through April 23, 2023. Throughout those 16 weeks, the world’s finest horses, preeminent teams and most skilled players will be competing for the prestigious Gauntlet of Polo™.
In the ultimate survival of the fittest, the Gauntlet of Polo comprises three elite tournaments: the C.V. Whitney Cup, the USPA Gold CupⓇ and the U.S. Open Polo ChampionshipⓇ. The team that wins all three takes home the largest prize in the sport: $1,000,000.
On February 26, don’t miss the final of the C.V. Whitney Cup, the first of three 22-goal tournaments in the Gaulet of Polo.
Mark your calendar also for the Honda Classic final round starting at 9 am on February 26.
More Fun on Deck
Of course, you don’t just have to watch sports while you’re here. Reserve your tee time for a round of golf, check out our many great tennis facilities, dive in to a wide world of water sports, or even spend an afternoon at the world’s largest dedicated croquet facility.