Special Events

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The City of Port St. Lucie is proud to provide residents and visitors with many family-friendly events at no cost throughout the year. Please note that all events listed below are subject to change. We recommend you check our calendar before attending any event, as it contains the most current information about a particular event.

Festival of Lights & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join your neighbors gathered at the Civic Center to celebrate the 2017 holiday season. Once again participants will have the opportunity to sample local fare and do some holiday shopping among our arts and craft vendors. This annual popular event will feature live music. This year, the Annual Parade of Lights will be themed the “Holly Jolly Beach Party”. Immediately following the parade, spectators will enjoy the popular lighting of the holiday tree. 

Date/Time: Saturday, December 2 - 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Civic Center
Contact: (772) 878–2277


Cheers, Eats & Riverside Seats! Enjoy a tranquil and relaxing evening overlooking the beautiful St. Lucie River or just hang out and enjoy the fire. There will be live musical entertainment and a cash bar and food available for purchase.

Date/Time: Every 2nd Thursday of each month - 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Veterans Park at Rivergate
Contact: (772) 878–2277

Next Event Location: Future Westmoreland Riverfront Park
Date/Time: January 11, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Family Fun Day

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 with our “March Through the Park”. Bring your lawn chairs and relax while we entertain your kids. 

Date/Time: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Whispering Pines Park

Bonfire & Hayride

Bring your partner and all the little buckaroos too and come on out to McCarty Ranch Preserve. McCarty Ranch Preserve has over 300 acres of lakes for fishing and kayaking, hiking, biking trails and disc golf. There will be live music, a petting zoo, pony rides, horseback riding, fishing tournament and hayrides for everybody! Food will be offered for purchase. 

Date/Time: Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: McCarty Ranch Preserve

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