Commerce & Culture
Connecting those great bodies of water are two avenues, Lake and Lucerne, which form the heart of Lake Worth’s commercial district. It’s small-town historic, home to notable buildings like the Historical Museum and the Art Deco Lake Worth Playhouse. The city hosts festivals all year round, including the Midnight Sun Festival, which honors the Finnish population (but doesn’t actually run until midnight). The city becomes a canvas every year during the Street Painting Festival, and there are celebrations of trees and music and LGBTQ pride and Oktoberfest-style beer drinking. Lake Worth’s reputation once suffered because of a few dicey areas, though now most are accurately labeled “artsy.” Downtown has been recently (and successfully) revitalized and is full of locally flavored shops and galleries, plus some wonderful restaurants, many reflecting the cultural diversity of the community.