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Special events

The City of Port St. Lucie is proud to provide residents and visitors with many family-friendly events throughout the year. Listed below are events held at locations other than the Civic Center. Events held at the Civic Center are listed on a separate Web page.

Please note that all dates listed below are subject to change. We recommend you check our Web site's calendar before attending any event, as the Web calendar will contain the most current information about a particular event.

We list recurring events first (in alphabetical order) and then seasonal events (in chronological order).

Family Fun Day Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date(s): Monday, Jan. 19
Time(s): 12 to 4 p.m.
Location: Whispering Pines Park
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878-2277
Event info:

The Parks & Recreation Department and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee of St. Lucie County invite you to celebrate one of history’s greatest leaders by enjoying some wholesome food, entertainment, and more. Included in the day's festivities will be bounce houses, kids’ activities, music, food, and a “march through the park.”

Rivernights at Rivergate

Date(s): Friday, Jan. 23
Time(s): 5 to 8 p.m.
Location: Veterans Park at Rivergate
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878-2277
Event info:

Enjoy a tranquil and relaxing evening on the Riverwalk Boardwalk overlooking the beautiful St. Lucie River. There is live musical entertainment and a cash bar, plus food available for purchase. St. Lucie River Cruises will also offer 30 minute river tours for $10. All proceeds from this event go toward the expension of the boardwalk from Rivergate to the Botanical Gardens.

Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance

Date(s): Friday, Feb. 13
Time(s): 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Community Center
Cost: $11.50 per child, Dads and Granddads are free
Contact info: (772) 878-2277
Event info:

Dad and Granddads, don't miss out on this opportunity to take your special girl(s) out for a memorable evening. Entertainment, dancing, goodie bags, a keepsake photo and a raffle for a dinner and a corsage for four daddy/daughter couples is included. Preregistration is required by Feb. 1 to be included in raffle, or by Feb. 4 just for the event.

St. Patrick's Day Festival

Date(s): Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14
Time(s): 5 to 9 p.m., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Civic Center
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878-2277
Event info:

This two-day event is chock full of fun for the whole family including authetic Irish food and beer, live music and entertainment, plus an Irish marketplace and midway carnival.

Spring Eggstravaganza

Date(s): Saturday, April 4
Time(s): 9 a.m.
Location: Whispering Pines Park
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878-2277
Event info:

Kids 10 and under are invited to hop on down to Whispering Pines Park for the annual Spring Eggstravaganza! More than 14,000 eggs for kids to scoop up! The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures after the Egg Hunt. Egg Hunt will start promptly at 9:00 am.

Memorial Day Celebration

Date(s): Monday, May 26, 2014
Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878-2277
Event info: Join the community in honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in their service for this country. Seating is limited, so an early arrival is recommended. Lawn chairs are suggested.

Recurring events

Camp Kids Day Out

Date(s): Held on days that public schools are closed (with the exception of city-wide holidays such as Thanksgiving Day when all city offices/buildings are closed)
Time(s): 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Minsky Gym
Cost: $14.35 per child
Contact info: Joe Taylor at (772) 344-4021
Event info: This program provides a place for children ages 6 to 11 to play on public school scheduled days off. Activities will include: arts and crafts, sports, and more. Lunch and snacks are not provided so please bring your own. Children will be divided and placed in age appropriate groups. Preregistration is required as space is limited.

Garage Sale at the Minsky Gym

Date(s): Third Saturday of every month
Time(s): 8 a.m. to noon
Location: Minsky Gym
Cost: $6.40 to rent a parking spot to sell your treasures.
Free admission for shoppers.
Contact info: Demetris Collins at (772) 344-4142
Event info: Find a bargain at this great monthly event or reserve a parking spot and unload all of your unwanted "treasures." Event is free to shoppers. Vendors pay only $6.40 per parking spot (in advance of the garage sale) to reserve a spot.

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Jazz & Blues Night

Date(s): Every two weeks on Wednesday nights
Time(s): Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens
Cost: $3 per person
Contact info: (772) 337-1959
Event info: What a great way to perk up your mid-week blues. Listen to the wonderful sounds of the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society in a tranquil setting. Don't forget your lawn chairs for this outdoor event. If weather is inclement, however, the entertainment will be moved indoors to the beautiful Botanical Gardens Pavilion.


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