Events

ArtsFest, Feb. 11 & 12 in Gazebo Park, downtown Stuart!  

ArtsFest, Feb. 11 & 12 in Gazebo Park, downtown Stuart! 

ArtsFest returns to downtown Stuart February 11-12 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. featuring a wide variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, and top area chefs. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5 for adults, with children 18 and under free.

Consistently named one of the area’s Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society, ArtsFest will continue its 36-year history and showcase a diverse selection of arts to be enjoyed by residents and visitors. On the visual artist front, a juried art festival with submissions from across the nation will feature top artists in the categories of painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture, and jewelry are selected according to workmanship, originality, and artistic conception.

In addition to the juried art show, attendees can watch the popular CHOPPED event showcasing the inventive talents of renowned Treasure Coast chefs and listen to performances by the greatest talent on the Treasure Coast.  Creating an added community ‘buzz,’  local agencies and nonprofit organizations will provide ArtsFest patrons with family-fun activities such as complimentary guitar lessons and getting up-close-and- personal with wildlife and nature along with information about a broad variety of supportive and enriching community programs and services

“We always aim to surprise and delight guests who attend Artsfest, and this year will be no different,” said Nancy Turrell, CEO of MartinArts Foundation. “ArtsFest is truly an extension of the expansive arts community we have on the Treasure Coast, and we love this opportunity to highlight their accomplishments.”

Leading up to ArtsFest, Martin County Office of Tourism and MartinArts are partnering again to host the Hidden Turtles scavenger hunt. Glass turtles, made by Palm City based glass artist, Dot Galfond can be found near cultural venues, art in public places venues and other popular spots in Martin County. Find a gold turtle and register it at MartinArts.org to secure two VIP ArtsFest Tickets. All other turtles secure a discount “buy-one-get-one free” ticket offer for ArtsFest.

Annually, ArtsFest draws over 7,500 people and over the past 3 years has generated more than a $1 million dollars to the local economy. For more information, access the website at MartinArts.org or call 772-287-6676. MartinArts is located at 80 SE Ocean Boulevard in the Court House Cultural Center in downtown Stuart.

 

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Jan. 26, 2023|

The Rocket Man Show returns to Vero Beach!

The Rocket Man Show returns to Vero Beach!

Rus Anderson as Elton John

The Rocket Man Show, a Tribute to Elton John will be on The Emerson Center Stage on Thursday evening, Feb. 9.  If you’ve missed the opportunity to see this show, or want to see it again as many do, here is your opportunity!

Tickets are on sale now ranging from $40-$95. For best seats…buy tickets now! Visit the website for a listing of all concerts being held during the 10th Anniversary year, available seating locations and ticket prices: www.MusicWorksConcerts.com or call the TIX Customer Service line 1-(800) 595-4849.

Scotsman Rus Anderson was Elton John's official body double for his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' world tour videos & photos!   Hand-picked by Elton John himself, it was Rus' own live production “The Rocket Man Show” which got him noticed.  In the show, Rus recreates the magic & live persona of a young Elton like no other….Storming around the stage with a fun-loving sense of flamboyance; part diva, part soccer player, killer vocalist, fierce piano player, all rock & roller.  Rus' painstaking attention to detail includes wearing gorgeous, colorful & spectacular costumes (many actually worn by Elton) including his iconic boots, glasses & jumpsuits from 1973, as well as a sparkly Swarovski tuxedo from 1984. It is clearly the most authentic Elton John tribute show in the world.  The Rocket Man Show is a regular feature across the USA at venues such as House of Blues, Hard Rock Live, Caesar's, Harrah's, Legends in Concert, BB King's, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World and back to Vero Beach again where his fans see his show over and over again!

The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, 1590 27th Avenue, on the SE corner of 16thStreet and 27th Avenue. The doors with Will Call access open at 6 p.m. and seating begins at 6:30 p.m. An elevator to the 2nd floor balcony is available as well as complimentary listening devices from the Emerson Center office. The venue will provide a wine/snack bar in the lobby.  The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, 1590 27thAvenue, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue. The doors with Will Call access open at 6 p.m. and seating begins at 6:30 p.m. An elevator to the 2nd floor balcony is available as well as complimentary listening devices from the Emerson Center office. The venue will provide a wine/snack bar in the lobby.

The Presenting Sponsor of the series is Joe & Denise Corr. Other sponsors include AMAC Alex MacWilliam Real Estate, New Vision Eye Center, Ocean Grill, SouthState Bank.  The Majestic Theatre is Screen Sponsor and ABC Printing is The Printing Sponsor. The Non-Profit Partner for this concert is The Emerson Center.   If you wish to support the charity when you purchase your tickets, enter the code EMERSON in the discount space and the non-profit will receive a donation of 25% of the ticket price. For more information call 772-234-4412.

 

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Jan. 20, 2023|

Are You in for the 49th Annual Stuart Boat Show?

Are You in for the 49th Annual Stuart Boat Show? 

AllSports Productions, LLC, the leading producer of sports-related events and consumer shows, is all set for the 49th Annual Stuart Boat Show, Jan. 13–15, 2023. The largest boat show along Florida’s Treasure Coast has everything from fishing to cruising to water sports in a family- friendly outdoor venue with exhibits on shore and in-water. Are you in? More than 200 exhibitors will get the ideas flowing for your next great adventure. In fact, all the onshore exhibitors’ booths have sold out. There are a couple of in-water slips available, but they will fill up quickly, and there will be no shortage of boats to consider and compare. Be sure to stop by United Yacht Sales to check out new and used boat listings from around the world. Who knows from where your next adventure may begin! Southern Lawn Equipment is generously providing the golf carts that help our staff keep the show running smoothly, and Fire Ranger is the official fire extinguisher provider. Speaking of which, does your boat have all its safety equipment? It’s worth repeating that Simply Yachts, the local repair, refit, and maintenance company, is the force behind keeping the drinks flowing at the Coco Bar. Don’t miss relaxing with a cocktail on the upper deck while enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the show. The Stuart Boat Show has consistently been named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast. Tickets are available for only $14. Visit www.stuartboatshow.com before showtime to receive this discount.

 

Show dates and hours:

Friday & Saturday, January 13th and 14th from 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, January 15th from 10am to 5pm Location:
54-290 NW Dixie Hwy., Stuart, FL
FREE shuttle service available from Whitham Field and Wright Blvd./Dixie Hwy. parking lots. Admission:
$17 General Admission (at gate)
$14 General Admission (discounted advance sales online only)
$14 Veterans
$8 Children 12 and younger; infants free

 

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Jan. 5, 2023|

Waldo Sexton Homestead Days return Jan. 7-8

Waldo Sexton Homestead Days return Jan. 7-8

Treasure Coast residents will have a rare opportunity this weekend to visit the original 1917 homestead of Vero Beach pioneer Waldo Sexton. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The family of Mark Tripson, grandson of Waldo Sexton, are hosting Waldo Sexton Homestead Days on the property at 5000 12th St., Vero Beach.

Sexton, who arrived in Vero Beach in 1913, would go on in the next five decades to create such landmarks as the Ocean Grill, McKee Jungle Gardens, Waldo's Mountain, Driftwood Inn, Patio Restaurant and Szechuan Palace.

Sexton, also celebrated for the phrase “I’d rather be a liar than a bore,’’ claimed to begin construction on a home shortly after arriving in Vero, but it wasn’t until 1917 that he moved into the bungalow. A year later, he married Elsebeth Martens and took her to live in the house, where she found that one room served as a living area while the other was kept full of livestock feed.

Over the years, Sexton would go onto expand the house to two stories to accommodate his family of four children. When grown daughter Barbara Tripson became pregnant with her first child, he built a second home next door for her and her husband, John Tripson.

Sexton started his Vero Beach Dairy on the property, which became Tripson Dairy after Tripson took it over.

Sexton’s homestead today, purchased by Tripson and his late wife, Hildie, in 1980, is much the same way as when Sexton lived in it and features trademark use of objects such as driftwood, iron and other recognizable features from the ruins of Palm Beach mansions Sexton salvaged.  Visitors will also be able to see his secret garden and outdoor kitchen, as well as to meet members of the gregarious Tripson family. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the door through 3 p.m. each day or obtained online at www.waldossecretgarden.com.

Saturday and Sunday’s visitors will be able to hear the following presentations:

—11 a.m. Saturday:: paranormal investigator Larry Lawson will share results of a ghost study taken at the home and talk about other ghost lore related to Waldo Sexton.

—1 p.m. Saturday: Indian River Magazine Publisher Gregory Enns interviews Mark Tripson and other descendants who share memories of Waldo Sexton.

Saturday 2pm: Tribal Courts of the Seminole Tribe, will talk about the history and impact of the Seminoles in Florida.

Sunday Schedule to be announced: Representatives from the A.E. Backus Museum

   

 

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Dec. 29, 2022|

Winter Fest 2023 features open car & truck show

Winter Fest 2023 features open car & truck show

 

Like peanut butter and jelly or cookies and milk, some things just go together perfectly. One of those things is hot cars and rock and roll music, and you’ll be able to get a heaping helping of both on January 7th as the Hutchinson Island’s Winter Fest 2023 kicks off with an Open Car and Truck Show on Saturday, Jan. 7th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Causeway Cove Marina.

This affordable, all-day, family-friendly event at 601 Seaway Drive on beautiful Hutchinson Island is open to all, and if you want to show off your sweet ride, it will set you back just $10 if you plan ahead, and $15 at the gate on the day of the show. This price includes a wristband that will give you all-access to the Winter Fest music, food vendors, and artisans and crafts market. Plus, you get to show off that gorgeous set of wheels you’ve worked so hard to keep clean and pristine while you listen to a rock lineup for the ages, including a Tribute to  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Start Me Up, the most authentic recreation of the Rolling Stones you’ll ever stick your tongue out to, Florida’s own classic cosmonaut, Shovelhed, and Band Courage – a main stage tribute to Courage.

Vehicles can register from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day of show, and awards for Best of Show, Car Stock, Car Modified, Rod and Foreign, Club Participation, and Trucks will be awarded at 4 p.m. If you’d like to know more or snag your tickets in advance, visit www.hutchinsonislandmusicfestival.com right now, and get your 2023 started off with the roar of the engines and the scream of rock guitars.

 

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Dec. 16, 2022|

Sip and Shop Benefits Programs of Soroptimist of Stuart

Sip and Shop Benefits Programs of Soroptimist of Stuart

Soroptimist of Stuart’s inaugural Sip & Shop was a smashing success.

Held at the Kane Center on Nov. 30, 150 holiday-loving attendees shopped ‘til they dropped at the tables of 25 local vendors. Christine Rose Designs, Pampered Chef – Christina McIntosh, So Unique Boutique, Unique Frames by the Sea and Crafted by Tara Biek were among those displaying their wonderful wares to the delighted crowd.

All proceeds benefit Soroptimist of Stuart and its many programs that improve the lives of local women and families.

The nonprofit’s membership is comprised of dynamic women in the community who enjoy the nonprofit’s camaraderie and its philanthropic philosophy. To learn more, visit www.soroptimistofstuart.org.

 

 

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Dec. 9, 2022|

CTM Custom’s family-friendly fall festival benefits three nonprofits

CTM Custom’s family-friendly fall festival benefits three nonprofits

 

Matt Okerson, owner, CTM Custom; Orgen Martinez, marketing manager, CTM Custom; David Wolf, 4KIDS Treasure Coast; Stephany Forsythe, administrator, CTM Custom; Kenya Reinhardt, 4KIDS Treasure Coast; Sarah Marie Henry, Catch the Wave of Hope

Catch the Wave of Hope (CWH) will be one of three lucky nonprofit beneficiaries of the Automotive Fall Festival that will be hosted by CTM Customs on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Hobe Sound Farmers Market.

Operation 300 and 4KIDS will also share in the weekend’s proceeds. The Fall Festival will offer something for everyone, auto buffs or not. Hobe Sound Farmer’s Market will be brimming with such fun activities as bobbing for apples, face painting, obstacle course, axe throwing, train rides and a cornhole tournament. Bounce houses will add to the fun on Saturday. You can also enjoy lemonade and bake sale stands, as well as raffles and a silent auction.

The wide expanse of the Hobe Sound Farmer's Market – located just west of I95 at Bridge Road – is the perfect venue for a family-friendly fall festival. There will be plenty of live music, vendors with booths that are automotive-related and not and food trucks galore.

General parking is $5 per vehicle. Overnight camping is $20, but space is limited.

 Matt Okerson of CTM Customs, an automotive customization shop located in Stuart, promises the coolest rides around: lifted up, powered up and tricked out is how he describes them.

The three nonprofits that will benefit serve children in a variety of ways,

Catch the Wave of Hope is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit working locally to prevent sex trafficking of children through awareness, education, restoration and legislation.

Operation 300 provides mentorship to children of the fallen, honoring the sacrifice of those who've given their all for our freedom and promoting patriotism and service on the Treasure Coast

4KIDS brings hope to babies, kids, teens, and young adults by providing safe and secure environments for healing, equipped parents and caregivers who are trained to love kids from hard places, essential resources to meet their physical needs, nurturing counsel to help them thrive and a renewed sense of value in their hearts.

Hobe Sound Farmers Market is located at 1425 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound.

For information about VIP parking, being a vendor or for any information regarding the Automotive Fall Festival, contact O Martinez at 772-203-2098 or [email protected]

 

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Aug. 29, 2022|

Haitain American Chamber of Commerce – Treasure Coast and SCORE Treasure Coast event

Haitain American Chamber of Commerce - Treasure Coast and SCORE Treasure Coast event

 

 

SCORE Treasure Coast and the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Treasure Coast Inc. are hosting a Live Event for small businesses on Thursday, May 11, 2022.

It will be held on May 11, 2022, 6:00 PM to 8 PM at the Port St Lucie Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd, PSL, Fl 34984. This event is being offered FREE OF CHARGE.

In its continuing Community Outreach efforts, SCORE Treasure Coast has joined forces with the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Treasure Coast, to offer a new strategy titled “Fix This Next©”-- a way to help businesses owners improve their business. 

This is the first joint event of this partnership and will be sponsored in part by the Better Business Bureau, Serving Southeast Florida and the Caribbean.BBB.Org. 

This live event will contain a presentation of a groundbreaking concept for managing and growing your business, followed by panel mentoring sessions for business owners and potential owners. 

The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Treasure Coast Inc., a 501 (c) (3) organization, was recently established as a chapter of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida. Their mission is to serve as the advocate for the community as well as a resource for consumers and businesses dedicated to serving both the needs of our members and the economic development needs of the broader Haitian American Community on the Treasure Coast. 

“SCORE is very excited to support the Chamber with its goals, and offer this event to help women and minority entrepreneurs,” said Rob Cosentino, Community Outreach Representative for SCORE Treasure Coast. 

For information or to join the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Treasure Coast Inc., visit: https://www.haccof-treasurecoast.com/ 

For information on registering for this event, visit: https://treasurecoast.score.org/event/fix-next-step-step-approach-fixing-your-business

SCORE Treasure Coast offers free and confidential business mentoring, business-related workshops, and other customized programs to small business owners.  SCORE.org has helped over 12 million small businesses prosper since its inception in 1964. 

To learn more about SCORE Treasure Coast workshops and free mentoring, visit www.treasurecoast.score.org 

SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration. 

 

 

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May. 9, 2022|

Stuart Air Show returning for Veteran’s Day weekend

The Stuart Air Show is returning to the skies Nov. 7 and 8.
Sep. 8, 2020|

United Against Poverty holds annual Valentine Ball

VERO BEACH — Guests bid, pledged and danced their way to supporting United Citizens Against Poverty during the fifth-annual Valentine Ball held Feb. 10 at Oak Harbor Club.

Some of the top sponsors to thank for this event are as follows: Premier Sponsors Pam Harmon & Tim Muris, along with top sponsors Jayne & Paul […]

Feb. 21, 2018|