bonfire at McCarty Ranch preserve

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Hayrides, bonfires, costume contests and, of course, candy! The City of Port St. Lucie has an abundance of seasonal activities in the upcoming weeks that will help residents and visitors get into the fall feeling. With events planned for toddlers to teens to adults, our guide will help plan for Halloween and beyond.

· 2019 Oktoberfest, Friday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., PSL Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Pl.
Experience Oktoberfest, a celebration of German culture at the Civic Center. This event will be held “under a big tent” just like in Munich, Germany. Come out and join us for our annual Brat-eating contest, Stein-holding competition, Beer Garden, bounce houses and other fun activities throughout the two-day event. Admission is free. There will be kids’ activities, authentic German beer and food, live entertainment and much more. Contact: 772-878-2277.

· River Nights, 2nd Thursdays of the Month (October – April), Thur., Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Westmoreland Riverfront Park, 2454 SE Westmoreland Blvd.
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 – Low Key. Plus, a cash bar and food available will be available. Contact: 772-878-2277.

· Special Needs Super Spooky Halloween Dance, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd.
Come put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the Parks & Recreation Department’s Special Needs themed dances that happen every other month. These dances are held at the Port St. Lucie Community Center and are for special needs guests and their caregivers to have a fun night dancing. This month’s dance will have a special, spooky Halloween theme. There is a $5 fee per participant. Ages 15 and older. Contact: 772-807-4499.

· Haunted House Time, Thursday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Minsky Gym, 750 SW Darwin Blvd.
A favorite event among PSL’s youngest residents – there will be Halloween snacks and lots of spooky fun. Kids, remember to wear your costumes! And parents, remember to bring your cameras to capture the spooky festivities! Participation by parents is greatly encouraged. For ages 1 to 5 (with parent or guardian), and the cost is $3.00 per child. Contact: 772-344-4142,

· Fall Fun Fest, Friday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Pl.
This event is fun for the whole family and is held outside the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Trick or Treating and the very popular annual costume contest will be Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Costumes will be judged on creativity and originality and prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group. There also will be a midway carnival, food booths, arts and crafts and much more. Admission is free. Contact: 772-878-2277.

· BOOtanical Halloween – Trick or Treat Ramble in The Gardens, Wed., Oct. 31, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd.
Spend Halloween night trick-or-treating among nature. Trick-or-treat in the secure and serene Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Join ghosts, ghouls and goblins in their search for goodies, candies and more, and have fun as you take a journey on our Haunted Hayride*. This is a free event and is open to children ages 0 to 13 and their families. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs. Contact 772-337-1959. *Hayride may be scary for young children – parental discretion advised.

· Bonfire & Hayride, Saturday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
McCarty Ranch Preserve, 12525 Range Line Rd.
Fun for all ages! Bring your partner and all the little buckaroos, too. There will be live music, a petting zoo, pony rides, horseback riding, fishing tournament and hayrides for everybody. Food will be available for purchase. Free admission. Contact 772-878-2277.

The City of Port St. Lucie is proud to be a hometown where people live, learn, work and play, and celebrate all of life’s opportunities. With over 195,000 residents, Port St. Lucie is Florida’s seventh largest city by population (South Florida’s 3rd largest city). The City occupies an area of 120 square miles in St. Lucie County on Florida’s east coast, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, half way between Miami and Orlando. The City provides most traditional municipal services including law enforcement, water and sewer, and public works. For more information, please visit:

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