St Lucie County Annual Events

Annual Events Around Port St Lucie

Port St Lucie Events

Port St Lucie and St Lucie County offer a great selection of activities through many annual events throughout the year.  The City of Port St Lucie is conveniently located in central St Lucie County and adjacent to the wonderful cities of Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach, and Stuart.This close proximity allows the residents of Port St Lucie to enjoy different events in the neighboring cities within a short car ride.

The following is a summary of the events held annually in Port St Lucie and surrounding areas.  Please help us to complete our list by submitting any annual events not on our list.

Month Event Description  Location
May/November  Master Gardeners Fall Family Festival  Over 3,000 plants along with volunteer master gardners  8400 Picos Rd, Fort Pierce
November  Pineapple Festival  2 Days Festival with Live Music  Downtown Jensen Beach

 

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Annual Highwaymen Festival in Fort Pierce, FL

The Fort Pierce Florida Highwaymen Art Show

highwaymen paintingsThe Florida Highwaymen were a group of 26 artists in the early 1950’s thru the 80’s that painted artwork of Florida’s natural landscape including poinciana trees, ocean, marshes and palm trees using vivid colors from their garages and backyards selling to businesses, hotels and individuals for about $25.00 a piece. Today their artwork is sold for $1,000’s of dollars.  The name Highwaymen was associated with the artists who traveled I-95 and A1A to sell their artwork.Annual Highwaymen Festival in Fort Pierce, FL

The next time you are looking for things to do in Port St Lucie check out the annual Fort Pierce art festival for highwaymen artwork.

Known Florida Highway Artists List:

  • Chris Arnett
  • Hezekiah Baker
  • Al Black
  • Ellis Buckner
  • George Buckner
  • Robert Butler
  • Mary Ann Carroll
  • Johnny Daniels
  • Willie Daniels
  • Rodney Demps
  • James Gibson
  • Alfred Hair
  • Issac Knight
  • Robert L. Lewis
  • John Maynor
  • Roy McLendon
  • Alfonso Moran
  • Harold Newton
  • Lemuel Newton
  • Sam Newton
  • Livingston Roberts
  • Willie Reagan
  • Cornell Smith
  • Charles Walker
  • Sylvester M. Wells
  • Charles Wheeler

Port St Lucie festivals and nearby city festivals are in abundance all year round.  Check back often for things to do in Port St Lucie.

 

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Manatee Center in Fort Pierce, Florida

Fun Activities for the Kids At the Manatee Center

Manatee-Center

When looking for things to do in Port St Lucie be sure to visit the Manatee Center.  Whether the kids are on vacation, spring break or off for the holiday they will enjoy the Manatee Center in Fort Pierce.  The staff is very knowledgeable in marine life and reptiles.  There are various fish tanks, reptiles and information stations.  Outside you can walk out on the docks and there is an observation deck.  There are some nice Manatee statues to take pictures of the kids with a nice gift shop inside.  The cost is very minimal and even if you do not spot a Manatee the center is well worth visiting.  Even though we did not see a Manatee the day we went we still caught a glimpse of some marine life off the docks.  With such beautiful weather, it was a joy just to see the water and blue skies.  Nearby is a tourist center to pick up some brochures for other activities on the Treasure Coast.

 

The center is located west of the Atlantic and overlooks the Indian River Lagoon known for the historical resting spot for the Manatees.  Besides the Manatees one might see a variety of wildlife including Dolphins, Brown Pelicans, Terns and a stroll through the butterfly center with beautiful flowers attracting the butterflies.

Manatee Center address:

480 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 · (772) 466-1600

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Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, FL

Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach Florida

Indian Riverside Park Jensen Beach, FLThere are many things to do in Port St Lucie including nearby Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, Florida.  It is a stone throw from Port St Lucie and Stuart.  The park hosts many family-oriented events throughout the year.  The Indian Riverside Park also offers many activities and attractions that are geared to please the visitors of all ages.  The following is a list of some of the amenities that the park has to offer to:

  • Fishing Piere
  • US Sailing Center
  • Amphitheater and Stage
  • Maritime and Classic Boat Museum
  • Treasure Coast Children Museum
  • The mansion atTukahoe
  • Capitan Sewall’s Home
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Interactive Play Fountain
  • Lagoon
  • 3/4 Mile of Paved Walking Path

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Annual Plant Sale in Fort Pierce, FL

Fort-Pierce-Garden-ClubAnnual Garden Sale

If you are looking for things to do in Port St Lucie and like gardening Fort Pierce holds its annual Garden Sale in April.  It is too late to attend the Fort Pierce Garden Club’s annual garden sale this year but the event is well worth attending next year.  The volunteers’ has knowledgeable gardeners to give advice about the different plants for your garden.  at this year’s show, they had a large variety of plants including violets, orchids, bromeliads, tropical, and fruit trees.  Plants in the park is held at:

Glidden Park
911 Parkway Drive
Fort Pierce, FL

This address is near Georgia and 10th Street in Fort Pierce.  Put this annual garden sale on your calendar for next year when looking for fun things to do in Port St Lucie.  Florida gardening is more than a hobby.  Gardening provides exercising with bending and stretching and takes the stress out of life.

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Port St Lucie Bonsai Gardens

Heathcote GardensHeathcote Gardens Bonsai Trees

Over the years we have visited the various tropical gardens in Florida.  Heathcote Gardens had a pleasant surprise awaiting us with their beautiful collection of Bonsai Trees.  According to the USDA Plant Hardiness Map, Florida is in Zone 10A making it the perfect climate for Mediterranean and tropical plants.  The Heathcote Gardens are sectioned off in a variety of different gardens including:

  1. James J Smith Bonsai Gallery – Features over 100 Bonsai Trees on pedestals including my favorite, the Bougainvillea Bonsai
  2. Japanese Garden – This garden is serene and elegant with its different plant forms and shapes strategically placed to draw the eye to each change in plant design
  3. Reflection Garden – A beautiful spot to sit and meditate.  The garden cat likes to lounge here too!
  4. Herb Garden – Must start growing a garden like this one.  Fresh herbs in the garden make everything taste better in the kitchen.
  5. Tropical Rainforest Garden – Lush green landscape with a splash of tropical blossoms.
  6. Native Florida Plant Garden – Plants that can take the Florida heat and resilient to our climate.
  7. Palm & Cycad Walk – There are many varieties of Palm Trees along the path to explore which tree to plant in your yard.  Who knew there were so many species of palm trees?

Plan Your Port St Lucie Tropical Garden

The plants in the Heathcote tropical gardens have been labeled making it easier to identify the different plants.  This will help you to plan your Florida garden and find the plants that you like along with how to arrange them in your garden.  Landscaping can be overwhelming for any homeowner.  Visiting a garden helps you to learn and identify plants and the type of care they may need.  If you are unsure where to start then try a smaller area in your yard.  Once the plants are growing move on to another section.  Remember Heathcote did not get built in a day and with good plant knowledge and landscaping planning you can turn your backyard into a tropical oasis.  Hopefully, more people will plant trees and other tropical plants to Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful.  Remember having shade around the house cools down the temperature inside and out to enjoy Florida outdoor living in your backyard.  So get started planning and planting your Tropical Backyard by visiting Heathcote today!

 Heathcote Gardens is Located:  210 Savannah Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

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Port St Lucie Fishing

Port St Lucie FishingFishing in Port St Lucie

Whether you are a local looking for things to do in Port St Lucie, on vacation or a snowbird, Port St Lucie fishing areas are some of the best fishing in Florida.  Fishing in Port St Lucie and treasure Coast has its relaxing qualities to spend a morning or evening just hanging out at the waters edge whether you are a fisherman or just a curious onlooker.  There is something about the salty air and outdoors scenery that can draw anyone into the sport whether they like to fish or not.  The time can drift away by day-dreaming, the thrill of the catch or meeting new people who share your passion for sportfishing.  Finding the right Port St Lucie fishing spot is as exciting as the sport itself.  Below are some popular fishing spots as some off the beaten path. 


Jensen Beach Causeway:  Under the Jensen Beach Causeway Bridge located off Indian River Drive you will find a pier and a walkway under the bridge with a scenic view of the Indian River.  There is a playground for the kids and a picnic-like setting for family gatherings.  Fishermen catch a variety of fish and the locals will share their best fishing advice for newcomers.  You will find many local regulars and the Snook Nook bait shop is not too far in case you need the right tackle or equipment.

Little Jim Bridge:  There are two bridges that connect Fort Pierce to Hutchinson Island go to the Eastern side of the bridge.  Fishermen use both live and dead bait to catch Snapper, Snook, and Sheepshead.  The Sheepshead has human-like teeth.  Best to fish when the tide is moving in or out.  Port St Lucie Tide Checker

Fort Pierce Inlet:  Just North of Avenue E in Fort Pierce make a right on A1A also known as Seaway Drive head East until you reach the end.  The fishermen are catching Snapper, Big Snook, Flounder, Pompano, Bluefish, Tarpon and Spanish Mackerel. 

Visit Snook Nook 3553 County Rd 707 Jensen Beach, Florida for Bait and other fishing accessories. If you are only in town for a few days  and looking for things to do in Port St Lucie you can also purchase a license to fish.

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Local Business of the Month Shell Bazaar


Port St Lucie Shell BazaarShell Bazaar Port Saint Lucie FL

Supporting our local businesses is an integral part of Port St Lucie’s future business development.    Put it on your things to do in Port St Lucie list.  If we want to keep our city quaint hometown feel with unique shops we must support small businesses.  So the next time you are out shopping for a gift, home accessory,  or specialty food item remember to visit your favorite local spots. 

Our featured business of the month is also one of the tourists favorite photographed landmarks along Federal Highway.  The big conch shell that sits on US1 just north of SE Jennings Rd in Port St Lucie stands out as a tourist attraction in itself. 

Visiting Florida shell shops as a child bring back many fond memories of discovering the different shells and handmade shell products such as mirrors, animal figurines, and jewelry.  There is something magical about the sea and bringing home these treasures to decorate or keep as a souvenir from a favorite vacation makes these Florida tropical memories last. 

The next time you pass by the Shell Bazaar take a moment to stop in and support your local business.  They have many decorative items along with jewelry and shells to make your own decorations or to send as a gift to a friend out of State.  The Shell Bazaar also carries specialty food items like Coconut Patties that perhaps a senior friend up North would enjoy special treats from Florida.   

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