Northwood Mango Heritage Festival
Unite through mango heritage with the return of our community celebration of everything mango in Northwood Village! Enjoy cultural performances, international dance, tropical beats and rhythms, arts and crafts vendors, family fun and, of course, mango infused food and beverages. FREE!
Bring your carefree self and some family and friends because you're here to celebrate the mango season!
Together we'll feast on the ripe, luscious mangoes and honor the mango season in the Northwood Mango and Music Fest.
Mangoes, mangoes they're everywhere, and they're here for us to share. Take a bite and enjoy the festival.
Our Mango Heritage
The Northwood neighborhoods and broader West Palm Beach communities have a rich history of mango cultivation, hence why we are blessed with so many mango trees in this area. In fact, the Gale House at 401 29th St. in Northwood, is the site of the first fruit-bearing mango tree planted in the United States. It was here that USA mango agriculture originated.
Our community is also home for a diverse array of residents many of whom are from cultures that have a deep mango heritage as well. By participating in this festival, we will be united by our shared mango heritage while enjoying this fun family-oriented event.
Event organizers will supply live music, vendor, artist and performer opportunities, and fun activities for children. But the heart and soul of this festival will come from community involvement. There are many ways that local residents, organizations and businesses can participate in this event. See Participate for more information.
The Northwood Mango Heritage Festival is a special event program of Broadway Re-Investment Coalition Inc. (BRIC), a not for profit organization promoting economic and community development in West Palm Beach’s North End. We would like to recognize and thank our 2017 sponsors. Without their support, the Mango Heritage Festival would not be possible.
About Northwood Village
Northwood Village is a funky bohemian “village” comprised of one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes. The vision of the undeveloped western “Anchor Site” includes a parking garage and mixed use development that will complement the existing historic feel. Between 2005 and 2015, the CRA invested $18 million for marketing, private security, landscaping, infrastructure, trash compactors, maintenance; and, in cooperation with FDOT, roadway and streetscape improvements on 24th and 25th Streets. In 2015, the CRA began the rewrite of the NMUD land development regulations, which has already resulted in increased development activity and real estate sales in the Village itself. The CRA believes that the Village has been positioned for major growth, and the private sector will be responsible for most of the future investment in Northwood Village and the adjacent Currie corridor.