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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).

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.

Seasonal events

Rivernights at Rivergate Park

Date(s): Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Time(s): 4 to 7 p.m.
Location: Veterans Park at Rivergate
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878-2277
Event info: Come out and enjoy this cultural entertainment event, where there will be live music and food and drink available for purchase. Most of all, come out and enjoy a relaxing night by the beautiful St. Lucie River.

Winter Wonderland Lights Show

Date(s): Sunday, Dec. 1 through Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
Time(s): 7. p.m.
Location: Community Center
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878-2277
Event info: Stop by the Community Center to see this one of a kind light and sound experience. Enjoy the light show daily during normal evening business hours.

Family Fun Day Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date(s): Saturday, January 18, 2014
Time(s): 12 to 4 p.m.
Location: Whispering Pines Park
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878-2277
Event info: The City of Port St. Lucie 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, bounce houses and more! Best of all, admission is FREE! The event kicks off at 12 p.m. with our “March through the Park.” Bring your lawn chairs and relax while we entertain your kids.

Martin Health System Bonfire & Hayride

Date(s): Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time(s): 4 to 8 p.m.
Location: Tradition Field
Cost: $1
Contact info: (772) 878-2277
Event info: Bring your partner and all the little buckaroos too and come on down to the best darn country and western event in town. No need to get gussied-up for this good ol’ fashioned hoe-down. There will be live music, live animals, pony rides and hayrides for everybody! The $1 fee will allow everyone to participate in every activity as many times as they wish. Food will be offered for sale.

Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance

Date(s): Friday, February 14, 2014
Time(s): 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Community Center
Cost: $11.50
Contact info: (772) 878-2277
Event info: Dads do not miss out on an opportunity to take your special girl(s) out for a special evening. Entertainment, dancing, goodie bags, a memorable photo and a raffle for a dinner and a corsage (for four families). Preregistration is required by February 1 to be included in raffle, or by February 4 for just the event.