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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.

Download a PDF flyer version of the seasonal special events

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 Minsky Gym

Date(s): Third Saturday of every month
Time(s): 8 a.m. to noon
Location: Minsky Gym
Cost: Vendors – $6.40 to rent a parking spot to sell your treasures
Shoppers – Free admission
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.

One Stop Shop (Garage) Sale

Date(s): Fourth Sunday of each month (except on certain holidays)
Time(s): 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Civic Center
Cost: Shoppers – Free
Vendors – Detailed Vendor Set-Up Instructions | Download vendor application
Contact info: (772) 807–4493
Event info: We encourage those of you who have some things to sell to become a vendor. Basically, if it is legal, you can sell it at the One Stop Shop Sale. We’ve made it easy for vendors to sign up. An 8-foot by 10-foot display area is available for only $12.50 (including tax) per month. Tables can be rented for $10 (plus tax).

Seasonal events

Treasure Coast Seafood Festival

Date(s): Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time(s): 12 noon – 8 p.m.
Location: Village Square @ Civic Center
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 807–4499
Event info: Enjoy boat loads of seafood from local restaurants, arts and crafts vendors and a kids' zone. There will be live musical performances, plus a mermaid and pirate costume contest for kids and an oyster eating contest.
More information

2015 Hometown Lunchfest

Date(s): May 1, 2015
Time(s): 11 – 3 p.m.
Location: City Hall
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878–2277
Event info: Hometown Lunchfest is intended to allow the community to meet while enjoying a convenient and entertaining lunch. Restaurants and other vendors will offer lunch specialties, bread, baked goods, produce, flowers, and handmade crafts.
*More information comming soon

Memorial Day Celebration

Date(s): Monday, May 25, 2015
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.
*More information comming soon

Freedomfest

Date(s): Saturday, July 4, 2015
Time(s): 2 – 10 p.m.
Location: Civic Center
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878–2277
Event info:

A family-friendly Fourth of July tradition in Port St. Lucie for many years, Freedomfest is one of the city’s biggest annual social events. There will be bounce houses, arts and crafts vendors, free face painting, caricature drawings, a balloon artist and more. 
*More information comming soon

Oktoberfest

Date(s): Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
Time(s): 5 – 10 p.m. 12 – 10 p.m. 1 – 6 p.m.
Location: Civic Center
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878–2277
Event info:

The City of Port St. Lucie and the German American Club of the Treasure Coast present Oktoberfest. Throughout the festival there will be live entertainment, local kids groups, and much more. The whole family will enjoy tons of kids' activities, plus authentic German food. Adults will like the German spirits in the beer garden and testing their strength of body and mind during the keg toss, stein holding competition and brat eating contest.
*More information comming soon

PSL Fall Fun Fest

Date(s): TBA
Time(s): TBA
Location: Civic Center
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878–2277
Event info:

Festival goers will enjoy live music and entertainment, a wide variety of traditional carnival food and midway carnival rides. 
*More information comming soon

Veteran's Day Service

Date(s): Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Time(s): 11 a.m.
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878–2277
Event info:

Join us for this special ceremony as representatives from a variety of local veterans’ groups and guests of honor pay tribute to those who have valiantly served our country. 
*More information comming soon

Festival of Lights & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date(s): Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Time(s): 2 – 10 p.m.
Location: Civic Center
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878–2277
Event info:

  The annual festival and tree lighting ceremony.
*More information comming soon

Bonfire & Hayride

Date(s): TBA
Time(s): TBA
Location: McCarty Rach Preserve
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878–2277
Event info:

 The annual Bonfire & Hayride event.
*More information comming soon


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