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BAM! Festival 2024

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

BAM! Festival Inc. hosts “BAM! Festival 2024” on April 13 at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach in downtown West Palm Beach. BAM! Festival, a celebration of children’s books, art, and music, brings award-winning authors and illustrators to interact directly with the community. BAM! Festival provides a literary experience for all ages to share their love of books with over 30 best-selling authors and illustrators who create content for children, teens, and those young at heart.

No registration is required to attend the festival. Parking in downtown West Palm beach is available at a number of locations. The garages closest to the Mandel Public Library are the City Center Garage, located at 401 Banyan Boulevard, and the Clematis Street Garage, located at 500 Clematis Street. Information regarding rates and additional parking locations can be found at:

Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with BAM Festival, Inc. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 13 @ 10:00 am -
April 13 @ 3:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Participating authors and illustrators in 2024 include Germán Blanco, Jamiel Law, Vashti Harrison, Ana Siqueira, Robert Forbes, Carmen Oliver, Karen Kilpatrick, Danielle Joseph, Jill Ross Nadler, Jorge Lacera, Megan Lacera, Eliot Schrefer, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, James Ponti, Kerry O'Malley Cerra, Stephen Kozan, Sherri Winston, Tyler Whitesides, Neal Shusterman, Chris Tebbetts, Nic Stone, Lamar Giles, Daniel José Older, Brittany N. Williams, David Arnold, George M. Johnson, Aaron Aceves, Jenna Voris, Maria Ingrande Mora, Racquel Marie, and Stacey Stokes.
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Event Contact:

Youth Services Desk
(561) 868-7703

Event Venue:

Mandel Public Library
411 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
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Venue Phone:
(561) 868-7703

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