Be “iCONE-ic” at Summer in Paradise in downtown West Palm Beach

Phase II of the Clematis Streetscape project is underway in downtown West Palm Beach and it’s hard to not notice. Construction crews are busy working to improve the popular street lined with shops and restaurants in the heart of the city. While the road closures around Clematis Street may be a bit of a hassle, city leaders are encouraging residents to continue supporting the small businesses affected by the construction.

To help ease the growing pains, the City of West Palm Beach is going full throttle on a construction-themed Summer in Paradise! The annual event includes a summer full of events, activities, and games for the community.

Photo: City of West Palm Beach

Here are a few of the waterfront activities happening this summer:

This version of Cone-y Island was built with construction materials by local prop artist Frank Navarete! Check out the maze and playground filled with engaging activities for children of all ages from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. It’s FREE!

Explore all of the funky and creative art pieces made from traffic cones on Clematis Street this summer! You’ll love the scenes created in merchant shop windows from traffic cones, barricades, and other construction materials. Don’t miss the “King Cone” outside Mandel Public Library!

These Cone-y Island escapees are “human” traffic cones and they’ll be on the prowl this summer! You may bump into them at dinner or while out shopping on Clematis Street. Stop and say hello, we hear they may have some prizes!

Every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. — visit the Blue Hut on the seawall at Flagler Drive and South Clematis Street for a FREE snow cone! Limit one person per visit, while supplies last. YUM!