Things to do

Oxbow Eco-Center
Enjoy live music, a silent auction and eco-art made from repurposing materials that otherwise would be thrown out during the St. Lucie Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oxbow Eco-Center on St. James Drive. The Festival highlights unique eco-art, sustainable living ideas and community resources. More than 70 local organizations and businesses will be showcased and share hands-on activities throughout the gardens and trails of the preserve. Meet local environmental groups, health professionals, law enforcement, foresters, gardeners, beekeepers and more. Kids can have an adventure in the nature playscape and musical forest, experience live animal encounters, and stop by the Eco-Challenge tent for the chance to win great festival prizes. Admission is free. Call 785.5833 for more information. Oxbow Eco-Center

Performances and events may be abruptly canceled. Please call or visit the websites of the below venues to see if events are on, changed or canceled. 

Although we can’t promise to have every event in here, we have many of them. Not responsible for errors or omissions.

ONGOING

• Art Exhibit at MIDFLORIDA Event Center – Katy Rose exhibits her work. Through March 12. [To be followed by another exhibit].

RECURRING

Saturday

• Treasure Coast Model Railroad Club – Clubhouse at 273 Becker Road. Ever-changing layout with trains in action, open for public viewing, free, 10 a.m. to noon. Best to call first. 621.9636

Third Saturday

• Community Garage Sale – Minsky Gym, Darwin Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, 8 a.m. to noon. Call first. 344.4142

• New Tradition Market – The Landing, Tradition. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No phone number given.

• Jammin at Oxbow – Monthly community guitar and acoustic instrument jam for all levels of experience [watchers welcome too] at the Oxbow EcoCenter, 5400 NE St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie, 1-3 p.m. Through April 20. 785.5833

Every Sunday

• Tradition Neighborhood Market – Farmers Market and Arts and Crafts, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. winter and 1 p.m. summer. S.W. Village Parkway at The Landing across from Michaels and Target. Traditionneighborhoodmarket.com 828.0188.

Second Sunday

• Folk Jam – Savannas Preserve State Park, 3-4:30 p.m. Bring an instrument or just come and listen. Held on the porch at the education center. Walton Road. Call first. 398.2779

Fourth Sunday

• One-Stop Garage Sale – MIDFLORIDA Event Center garage, 9:30-1:30 p.m. 344.4142

Last Sunday

• Sundaes on Sunday – Live music and sundaes at Tradition Gazebo, 5-7 p.m. See Tradition events calendar. May be seasonal.

Every Tuesday

• Special Populations Meet-up – Sportsman’s Park, ages 5-10, for structured and free play. $8 per person but payments can’t be accepted at the park. Must register online or in person at Minsky Gym first. Call 344.4142.

Second and Fourth Wednesday

• Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, Jazz Jam – Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society 6:30-9 p.m. jazzsociety.org 337.1959 

Second Thursday

• River Nights – Veterans Park at Rivergate. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tranquil evening overlooking the St. Lucie River. Enjoy the fire, live musical entertainment, cash bar, food available for purchase. Free, all ages welcome. Bring a chair. 878.2277. October through April. 

First Friday

• Tradition Food Trucks & Vendors and tribute concerts to enjoy – Tradition Square, 5-9 p.m. Bring a chair. 878.0188

Second Friday

• Coffee with Port St. Lucie City Council – Port St. Lucie Community Center, 8:30 a.m. Call first. 871.5219

Third Friday

• Tradition Food Trucks & Vendors – Tradition Square, 5-9 p.m. Bring a chair. 878.0188

Fourth Friday

• Coffee with St. Lucie County Commission Chairman – SLCTV studio, Room 101, County Administration Building, Fort Pierce. 8:30 a.m. Call to find out how to attend. 462.1400

FEBRUARY

Thursday, Feb. 22

• Africa – A Trip of a Lifetime – Sandra Pearce, IRSC Pruitt Campus Port St. Lucie. 10 a.m. 462.7880 

Friday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, March 3

• St. Lucie County Fair – Great old-fashioned fun at the county fairgrounds on Midway Road. If you have never been to a county fair, don’t miss it! Times vary. Go here for all the details: stluciecountyfair.org/events/2024/st-lucie-county-fair 464.2910 

Friday, Feb. 23

• Coastal Championship Wrestling: Ultimate Showdown – MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie, all day. 807.4488

• Crimes of the Heart – Play explores the themes of resilience, forgiveness, and the deep bonds of sisterhood, rendering an evocative portrayal of love, loss, and laughter. Pineapple Playhouse, south Fort Pierce. 2 p.m. 465.0366 

Saturday, Feb. 24

• NY Mets Spring Training begins – The opening game at Clover Park in St. Lucie West is against the St. Louis Cardinals. Training concludes March 24. Mets.com or stluciemets.com for tickets. See mlb.com or call 871.2115.

• FamFest – Celebration of Black Culture at Whispering Pines Park, Darwin Boulevard, Port St. Lucie. Food vendors, “Extreme Mobile Gaming,” live music. Free admission. 6-9 p.m. 878.2277

Tuesday, Feb. 27

• Career Fair – MIDFLORIDA Event Center, school board and Economic Development Council. No details at this time. All day. Call the event center at 807.4488.

MARCH

Friday, March 1

• South for the Winter – Hallstrom Planetarium, IRSC, Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. See the stars change traveling from the northern hemisphere south to Antarctica. Shows are 7 and 8:30 p.m. Call 462.4750 for tickets.

• Food Trucks and Tributes – Motowners – Tradition Square, Port St. Lucie. 5-9 p.m. No phone number.

Saturday, March 2

• South for the Winter – Hallstrom Planetarium, IRSC, Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. See the stars change traveling from the northern hemisphere south to Antarctica. Shows are 1 and 2:30 p.m. Call 462.4750 for tickets.

• Kid Space: Trip Through Space – Part of Hallstrom Planetarium’s program for children ages 4-12. Tour the universe, from planets to stars, galaxies and black holes. The planetarium is on Indian River State College’s Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. 11 a.m. Call 462.4750 for tickets.

• Newbreed Ultimate Challenge – wrestling at MIDFLORIDA Event Center, all day. 807.4488

• Golden Years Senior Dance – MIDFLORIDA Event Center. 6-8 p.m. 807.4499

Tuesday, March 5

• Memory Screening, Free – Port St. Lucie Community Center, Airoso Boulevard. Ages 50 and older. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 878.2277

Saturday, March 9 to Saturday, March 16

Presidential Preference Primary: Early voting 

• Locations in St. Lucie County: The former Orange Blossom Mall, now Renaissance Business Park, Okeechobee Road; Zora Neale Hurston Library, Avenue D; MIDFLORIDA Event Center; Port St. Luce Community Center, Airoso Boulevard; Paula A. Lewis Library, Rosser Boulevard; Indian River State College Veteran’s Center, California Boulevard, Port St. Lucie.

Saturday, March 9

• Concert: Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, LFO – Coming to the MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie, on the outdoor stage. For all the great details go to midfloridaeventcenter.com and look on the calendar for March 9. 7 p.m. 807.4488

Friday, March 15

• St. Patrick’s Day Irish Festival – MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie. A great time for all of the wearin’ o’ the green. Irish dancing, displays. Arts and crafts, carnival rides. Free admission. Free parking. 5 to 10 p.m. 878.2277 807.4488.

Saturday, March 16

• St. Patrick’s Day Irish Festival – Parade at 11 a.m. at MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie. A great time for all of the wearin’ o’ the green. Irish dancing, displays, arts and crafts, carnival rides. After the 11 a.m. parade the festival runs from noon to 10 p.m. Free admission and free parking. 878.2277 807.4488.

• One Act Play Festival – Four plays compete. Party, craft booths, food trucks, and more. Pineapple Playhouse, Fort Pierce, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 435.0366

Sunday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 19

Presidential Preference Primary Day

Saturday, March 23

• Port St. Lucie Strawberry Festival – Savor the deliciousness of Plant City red strawberries. MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie. Arts and crafts, delicious food, bounce houses, strawberry shortcake, live entertainment, axe throwing tournament, rock painting, strawberry fudge, pony rides, strawberry relay, face painting, hula hoop contest, pie eating contest, free petting farm, berry cute baby contest, sack races, train rides, corn hole, yummy treats and more. Admission $7, kids 2 and under free. For $1 off admission bring a canned good for discount. Benefits the local food bank. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 807.4488

• ABBA Nova – Sarasota’s ABBA Nova tribute band will deliver electrifying live performances, bringing ABBA’s iconic hits like Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen to life. Featuring a live band, powerful vocals, and authentic costumes, this tribute offers an unparalleled experience. Pineapple Playhouse, 7 p.m. 465.0366

Sunday, March 24

• Port St. Lucie Strawberry Festival – Savor the deliciousness of Plant City red strawberries. MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie. Arts and crafts, delicious food, bounce houses, strawberry shortcake, live entertainment, axe throwing tournament, rock painting, strawberry fudge, pony rides, strawberry relay, face painting, hula hoop contest, pie eating contest, free petting farm, berry cute baby contest, sack races, train rides, corn hole, yummy treats and more. Admission $7, kids 2 and under free. For $1 off admission, bring a canned good for discount. Benefits the local food bank. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 807.4488

Friday, March 29

• Easter Bunny Breakfast – Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd. from 9:30-11 a.m. for ages 2-6. $5 per person. Bring your camera to capture your child’s picture with the Easter Bunny. 878.2277

Saturday, March 30

• Eggstravaganza – Come hunt 18,000 eggs at Port St. Lucie’s annual egg hunt. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. Bring something to collect them in, and bring your camera. Easter Bunny will be there. There will be candy and thousands of eggs spread over four baseball fields. Designed for specific age groups: 3 years and under [parents may accompany], 4-5 years, 6-7 years, and 8-10 years. Free event. Whispering Pines Park on Darwin Boulevard. 9 a.m. 878.2277

APRIL

Tuesday, April 2

• Swing Into Spring – Or Spring into Swing. Dance with the Ambassadors of Swing at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie, 7 p.m. 807.4488

• Memory Screening, free – Port St. Lucie Community Center, Airoso Boulevard. Ages 50 and older. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 878.2277

Friday, April 5

• Food Trucks and Tributes – Taylor Swift Tribute – Tradition Square, Port St. Lucie. 5-9 p.m. No phone number.

Saturday, April 6

• Randy Forster Magic – Pineapple Playhouse, Fort Pierce, 2 p.m. 465.0366

Sunday, April 7

• Randy Forster Magic – Pineapple Playhouse, Fort Pierce, 2 p.m. 465.0366

Monday, April 8

• Partial Solar Eclipse Watch – Free guided viewing of a partial solar eclipse with the Treasure Coast Astronomical Society, at the Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium on the Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. Although it is a total solar eclipse, it is seen locally as a partial eclipse of 60 percent at 3:03 p.m. Don’t miss it! 1:30-4:30 p.m. 462.4750

Friday, April 12

• Exit Laughing – Pineapple Playhouse, 7 p.m. 465.0366

Saturday, April 13

• Concert: The Gin Blossoms, featuring Fastball – Alternative rock at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie. Time not given but probably 7 p.m. Call to ask. 807.4488

• Haydn’s Lord Nelson – Treasure Coast Community Singers, St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie. 224.8807

Sunday, April 14

• Exit Laughing – Pineapple Playhouse, Fort Pierce, 2 p.m. 465.0366

Friday, April 19

• Black Holes – You’ve probably heard of them but what are they? Narrated by John de Lancie [Q from Star Trek], the show discusses the ins and the outs of black holes. A live star talk at the end of the program points out where you can find black holes in the sky. Indian River State College, Hallstrom Planetarium, on the Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. 7 and 8:30 p.m. Call 462.4750 for tickets.

• Coastal Wrestling Championship – Ultimate Showdown. MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie. All day. 807.4488

• Exit Laughing – Pineapple Playhouse, 7 p.m. 465.0366

Saturday, April 20

• Earth Day Festival – Oxbow Eco-Center, St. James Drive. Enjoy live music, a silent auction and eco-art made from repurposing materials that otherwise would be thrown out. The St. Lucie Earth Day Festival highlights unique eco-art, sustainable living ideas and community resources. More than 70 local organizations and businesses will be showcased and share hands-on activities throughout the gardens and trails of the preserve. Meet local environmental groups, health professionals, law enforcement, foresters, gardeners, beekeepers and more. Kids can have an adventure in the nature playscape and musical forest, experience live animal encounters, and stop by the Eco-Challenge tent for the chance to win great festival prizes. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 785.5833

• Kid Space: Daughter of the Stars – Part of Hallstrom Planetarium’s program for children ages 4-12. Native American tales about the sky and its constellations. The planetarium is on Indian River State College’s Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. 11 a.m. Call 462.4750 for tickets.

• Black Holes – You’ve probably heard of them but what are they? Narrated by John de Lancie [Q from Star Trek], the show discusses the ins and the outs of black holes. A live star talk at the end of the program points out where you can find black holes in the sky. At Indian River State College’s Hallstrom Planetarium on the Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Call 462.4750 for tickets.

• Exit Laughing – Pineapple Playhouse, 2 p.m. 465.0366

Sunday, April 21

• Exit Laughing – Pineapple Playhouse, 2 p.m. 465.0366

Friday, April 26

• Exit Laughing – Pineapple Playhouse, 7 p.m. 465.0366

Saturday, April 27

• Art and Astronomy – What’s the connection? Find out at a free talk offered at Indian River State College’s Hallstrom Planetarium, Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. 6 to 6:45 p.m. 462.4750

• Exit Laughing – Pineapple Playhouse, 2 p.m. 465.0366

Sunday, April 28

• Exit Laughing – Pineapple Playhouse, 2 p.m. 465.0366

MAY

Thursday, May 2

• National Day of Prayer – MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie. Hosted by the Treasure Coast Christian Alliance. Guest Speaker: Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. 4 p.m. 324.9313

Friday, May 3

• Sweet Fleet – a Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Pineapple Playhouse, 7 p.m. 465.0366

• Food Trucks and Tributes – Billy Joel Tribute – Tradition Square, Port St. Lucie. 5-9 p.m. No phone number.

Saturday, May 4

• Golden Years Senior Dance – MIDFLORIDA Event Center.6-8 p.m. 807.4499

• Sweet Fleet – a Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Pineapple Playhouse, 7 p.m. 465.0366

Tuesday, May 7

• Memory Screening, free – Port St. Lucie Community Center, Airoso Boulevard. Ages 50 and older. 9 a.m. to 4p.m. 878.2277

Friday, May 10

• Black Holes – You’ve probably heard of them but what are they? Narrated by John de Lancie [Q from Star Trek], the show discusses the ins and the outs of black holes. A live star talk at the end of the program points out where you can find black holes in the sky. Indian River State College’s Hallstrom Planetarium on the Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. 7 and 8:30 p.m. Call 462.4750 for tickets.

• Mother and Son Dance – Port St. Lucie Community Center, 6-8 p.m. 878.2277

Saturday, May 11

• Daughter of the Stars – Part of Hallstrom Planetarium’s Kid Space program for children ages 4-12. Beautiful Native American stories about the sky and its constellations gathered from all across the land. Features the stars and constellations visible in the current evening sky. 11 a.m. The planetarium is on Indian River State College’s Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. Call 462.4750 for tickets.

• Black Holes – You’ve probably heard of them but what are they? Narrated by John de Lancie [Q from Star Trek], the show discusses the ins and the outs of black holes. A live star talk at the end of the program points out where you can find black holes in the sky. Indian River State College, Hallstrom Planetarium, on the Massey Campus in Fort Pierce, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Call 462.4750 for tickets.

Saturday, May 18

• Treasure Coast Cultural Fest and Haitian Flag Day – Haitian, Caribbean, and American food, arts and crafts, vendors, grand parade, live performances, and more. MIDFLORIDA Event Center. Free, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 240.3039 or 932.8223 

Sunday, May 19

• Level Up Dance: The Cracked Nutcracker – a modern twist on a classic tale. And, Legends, Icons and Stars at MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie. No time given. 807.4488

Saturday, May 25

• The Science in Science Fiction – Free lecture about good and bad science found in books, films and TV shows about science fiction, fantasy and shows about space. Hallstrom Planetarium, Indian River State College, Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. 6 to 6:45 p.m. Call 462.4750 for tickets.

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day 

• Memorial Day Service – Veterans Memorial Park, Port St. Lucie – a moving tribute presented by United Veterans of Port St. Lucie. Bring a lawn chair as seating is limited. 10-11 a.m. 878.2277

JUNE

Tuesday, June 4

• Memory Screening, Free – Port St. Lucie Community Center, Airoso Boulevard. Ages 50 and older. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 878.2277

Friday, June 7

• Food Trucks and Tributes – ABBA tribute – Tradition Square, Port St. Lucie. 5-9 p.m. No phone number.

Saturday, June 8

• Pride Festival – MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 807.4488

Wednesday, June 12

• Special Populations Dance – for ages 15 and older, Port St. Lucie Community Center, 6-8 p.m. 807.4470

Thursday, June 13

• Boys and Girls Club CCW Ultimate Showdown – Wrestling. MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Port St. Lucie. All day. 807.4488 

Port St. Lucie Magazine is not responsible for errors, omissions or schedule changes. Please check with the facility before attending any event.

 

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Feb. 21, 2024

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