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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

Memorial Day Service

Date(s): Monday, May 30, 2016
Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Veteran's 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 coming soon


Date(s): Monday, July 4, 2016
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.
*More information coming soon

Fall Fun Fest

Dates & Times): Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 from Noon - 11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Civic Center
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 807-4488
Event info:

Enjoy live entertainment, music, and a carnival with rides and food.  

Carnival information:
- Wristbands are $20
- $1 per ticket
- Average price per ride is 5 tickets

Fall Fun Fest Arts & Crafts Vendor Form


Dates & Times): Friday, Oct. 14 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15 from noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16 from 1 to 6 p.m.
Location: Civic Center
Cost: Free
Contact info: For more information, please email or call (772) 807-4488.
Event info:

The City of Port St. Lucie, along with the German American Club of the Treasure Coast, invite you to experience Oktoberfest, a celebration of German culture. This event will be held “under the big tent” just like in Munich, Germany.

Please come out and join us for the 4th annual “Brat Eating” contest, Stein-holding competition, Beer Garden, bounce houses, “stunt jump”, and other fun activities throughout the three day event.

Oktoberfest Arts & Crafts Vendor Form

Festival of Lights & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date(s): Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
Time(s): 2 – 10 p.m.
Location: Civic Center
Cost: Free
Contact info: (772) 878–2277
Event info:

Port St. Lucie’s annual Festival of Lights event includes a parade through Civic Center Place and tree lighting in Village Square.

Parade Entry Form

Vendor Entry Form

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