Happy Valentine’s and Happy February


How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along?  If you feel like you’re losing steam, you’re not alone.  We’ve all been there, that point where our commitment to our resolutions starts to waiver. Hang in there, keep up the good work, and treat yourself to Wellington’s February events.

Our popular series of FREE “Family Fun Days” and “Family Fun Nights” continues this month on Lake Wellington, behind the Wellington Community Center. Join us for our next event Saturday, February 9th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Each event features a variety of FREE activities for the entire family to enjoy. Activities include kayaking, paddle boarding, bounce houses, lawn games, costumed characters and entertainment, fishing, activities with local organizations, face painting, and more. Keep checking our Lakeside Events webpage wellingtonfl.gov/lakeside for upcoming events.

If one of your new year’s resolutions includes becoming more involved in your community, don’t miss upcoming opportunities to participate in important community conversations. This February, Wellington Council and staff continue to seek input on the Town Center Project. As we look to Wellington’s future, we are asking the community to envision the next 10 years. What would improve the uses within Town Center? What would provide value to our community? How can we, the Village, improve the Town Center for the next generation? With these question is in mind, we are requesting your input as our public, to expand and enhance this place of public gathering.

So please join the conversation and participate in our upcoming input meeting.

Town Center Town Hall Meeting: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414)

This project is being conceptualized with quality of life at the forefront and to ensure that the Village’s Town Center evolves with the needs of residents, businesses, and visitors.

Information about upcoming meetings will be posted on the Village’s website www.wellingtonfl.gov as well on Wellington’s Facebook (@VillageofWellington) and Twitter (@Wellingtonflgov) pages.

This month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Spend this special day at one of Wellington’s great restaurants, shopping venues, or beautiful parks. Looking for a fun event to take your loved one this month? Bring them to Wellington Classic Brew Fest on Saturday, February 16th. Come join us for this exciting inaugural craft brew festival, where you will sample an assortment of 100+ beers from some of Florida’s and America’s best craft breweries while listening to  live music. Along with the great brews there will be an assortment of local food trucks. Click on the image above for complete details.

On Monday, February 19th, Americans across the country will celebrate Presidents Day. While many of us will take that time to relax with our families, it is also important for us to reflect on the historical significance of this holiday. Two of our greatest presidents were born this month—George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Their steadfast leadership and lasting contributions played a vital role in establishing the peace and freedom that we enjoy today.

To all of Wellington’s aspiring superstars — Wellington Idol is back this year, shining the spotlight on our wonderful local talent. Contestants must be at least eight years old to participate. The winner earns bragging rights and walks home with the $500 Grand Prize. Three runner-ups will win $250 prizes. Visit our Wellington Idol webpage to download the registration packet. The deadline to register is Wednesday, February 20th by 6:00 PM. Each year our community displays incredible talent, and I cannot wait to hear Wellington’s newest singing sensations.

Enjoy ongoing free entertainment at the Wellington Amphitheater with live concerts, movie nights and local singers.  Our Thursday night “Food Truck Invasion” continues this month with live music at each event. View the schedule on our website wellingtonfl.gov for more details on all of the February events.

The Annual Tribute Music & Food Truck Festival returns to the Wellington Amphitheater this month, with two weekends full of food trucks, and music by some of the best tribute bands in all of South Florida. The Festival is scheduled Thursday through Saturday, February 14th through 16th and February 21st through 23rd, with approximately 10 to 15 food trucks attending each event from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm, and concerts starting at 7:00 pm. All events are FREE to attend.

I look forward to seeing you all around the Village this month, enjoying all that our Great Hometown has to offer.