Northwood Village, the historic neighborhood in West Palm Beach, will host 2016 Northwood Mango & Music Fest, a family-oriented celebration of mangoes, music and cultural heritage. Welcoming everyone to a two-day celebration of flavor and fun during this mango season, Northwood Village will be aglow with mangoes during the expansive tropical and multi-cultural event, Northwood Mango & Music Fest.
Festival Information & Dates
icon-calendar-o Friday, TBA from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
icon-calendar-o Saturday, TBA , 2015 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
icon-map-marker Location: in the heart of Northwood Village – check the map at the bottom of this page
icon-phone For information abouyt the event, call: 561-494-1070 or visit www.northwoodvillage.org
About Northwood Mango & Music Fest
Highlights of the Northwood Mango & Music Fest in West Palm Beach include a mango chef showcase with chefs from O-BO, Table 427 and Bistro Bistro, a variety of mango infused food and beverages, a community mango recipe contest and an assortment of vendors showcasing their unique products. Guests will enjoy the eclectic and tropical beats of the local bands Mixed Culture, Moska Project and Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways as well as other local community entertainment. A family and kids zone will include a choo choo train, a tropical storm water slide, bounce house, face painting and arts and crafts. Artist Daniel Pontet, of Impulse Art, will perform live to the rhythm of the music as he paints with his feet and hands.
Northwood Village has a rich history of mango cultivation, hence the number of mango trees found in the neighborhood. In the late 1800’s, the nation’s first fruit-bearing West Indian mango tree was planted at the Gale house located at 401 29th Street in Northwood. Reverend Elbridge Gale, a minister and professor of horticulture, called his home Mangonia because of his success in raising imported mangoes.
Thousands of mangoes are produced each year in South Florida, some of which end up going to waste before being used. In response, Northwood Greenlife, an organization dedicated to sustainable living practices in the community, is collecting surplus mangoes to donate to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. The mango drive will be held during the festival and prior to the event on Saturdays in May and June. Donations will be accepted at the Village Greens Community Garden located at 441 25th Street, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Photos of the previous festival…
Directions to Northwood Mango & Music Fest
Northwood Mango & Music Fest in West Palm Beach is a Two-Day Free, Family-Oriented Celebration of Mangoes, Music & Cultural Events. This Summer, It’s Time for Good Fun!