Due to COVID-19, it is suggested that readers call and make sure the event is taking place as listed.

SUNDAY APRIL 4

• Sensory Sunday: Head over to the Urban Air Adventure Park in Port St. Lucie on Sunday April 4 for 'Sensory Sunday'! It happens on the first Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tickets are $14.99

Learn more at > https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/florida/port-st-lucie.

The Urban Air Adventure Park is located at9020 South US Hwy 1 in Port St. Lucie.

FRIDAY APRIL 16

• Hallstrom Planetarium Presents “The Planets”: The Hallstrom Planetarium at Indian River State College (IRSC) presents “The Planets,” a full-dome immersive presentation of our solar system. The show debuts on April 16 at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., and April 17 at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. Tickets for the “The Planets” are $5.

Tickets can be purchased at the IRSC Box Office in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Massey Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by phone with VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box Office at 1-800-220-9915 to reserve seats.

Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and for children over the age of four.

To learn more about the Hallstrom Planetarium, visit https://www.irsc.edu/community/planetarium.html.

SATURDAY APRIL 17

Lyrical Night: The Dance Academy of Stuart presents the 21st annual 'Lyrical Night' on Saturday April 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce. A beautiful evening of music and movement featuring the students of the Dance Academy of Stuart.

Theatre will take place with a limited seating capacity of 50%. Patrons can buy single tickets or in groups of two only. Ticket prices begin at $33. Purchase tickets on line here> https://bit.ly/3d6e9qX.

For larger orders, please contact the Box Office by calling (772) 461-4775 Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Sunrise Theatre is located at 117 S 2nd Street in historic downtown Fort Pierce.

FRIDAY APRIL 23, SATURDAY APRIL 24, & SUNDAY APRIL 25

• The Little Mermaid: The Renaissance Charter School of St. Lucie presents Disney's Little Mermaid at the

Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce Friday April 23, Saturday April 24, and Sunday April 25.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.

Tickets start at $11.

Purchase tickets online at > https://bit.ly/3dkGEBf.

Families that purchase tickets to this show are invited to attend our Princess Tea Party free of charge at the Black Box starting at 12:30 PM.

Come dance, meet various Disney princesses and have light refreshments.

Princesses will be available for photographs and all of our little prince and princesses are encouraged to dress the part!

SATURDAY APRIL 24

• Live Rodeo, Live Concert, & Family Fun: The Busch Rodeo & Concert is coming to the St Lucie County Fairgrounds on Saturday April 24. The Busch Rodeo and Concert is one of the largest rodeos to happen on the Treasure Coast!

Bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, bull riding and more. We are sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

The Busch Rodeo and Concert is action packed and fun for the whole family. Come early and enjoy great music and food.

Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the gate. Buy your tickets online at > https://buschrodeo.com/tickets/

Learn more about this event by visiting > https://buschrodeo.com/.

• SLC Safety Festival Returns: One of the area’s most important community events is set to return on April 24. The SLC Safety Festival was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic and this year’s event will be a little different. COVID precautions will be in place and updated as the date approaches. It takes place at the Clover Park stadium in Port St. Lucie from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

The mission of the Safety Festival is to showcase the outstanding work being done by our local First Responders and provide important safety information to those who attend. In past years, attendees were treated to some very impressive live demonstrations by the Sheriff’s Office, Port St. Lucie Police, Fire District and others.

SWAT, Jaws of Life, Live Burn, Hostage Rescue, Bomb Disposal and K-9 demonstrations were both educational and thrilling for all who witnessed them. In addition to the live demonstrations, touch-a-trucks, vendors, kid’s zone and other activities are returning. Educational and safety information is available throughout the property. First Responder equipment and personnel are available to answer questions and provide insight on how they keep our community safe.

The Clover Park stadium is located at 31 Piazza Dr. in Port St. Lucie. For vendor or sponsorship information, please call (772) 337-0049 or visit slcsafetyfest.com.

SATURDAY MAY 1

• Dickerson Ultimate Drive Golf Tournament: The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners is looking forward to another record-breaking year in fundraising at the 6th Annual Dickerson Ultimate Drive Golf Tournament benefiting the United Way of St. Lucie County. The tournament takes place on Saturday, May 1 at the Fairwinds Golf Course. Food and beverage will be provided by The Rusty Putter.

Fairwinds Golf Course is an award-winning public course managed by St. Lucie County’s Parks and Recreation Department.

The cost to enter the tournament is $400 per foursome. Business sponsorships are available through St. Lucie County’s Human Resources Department and the United Way. Raffle prizes include a variety of items and gift cards from local businesses.

To register or sponsor this event go to > https://www.unitedwayslc.org/6th-annual-dickerson-ultimate-drive-golf-tournament.

For more information about the Dickerson Ultimate Drive Golf Tournament, contact Roxanne Hall with United Way of St. Lucie County at 772-465-5300 or Doug Baber with St. Lucie County Human Resources at 772-464-1401.

The Fairwinds Golf Course is located at 4400 Fairwinds Drive off of U.S. 1 in northern Fort Pierce.

SATURDAY MAY 15

• Beer, Bands, Bites, & Business Festival: Come out to the Causeway Cove Marina on from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday May 15 for the Beer, Bands, Bites, & Business Festival! There will be craft beer, live music, and great food! Admission is $5; $20 for pre-sale beer wristbands, $25 at the event.

Purchase tickets by visiting : https://stluciechamber.org/event/beer-bands-bites-business-festival/.

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE on this website: https://stluciechamber.org/event/beer-bands-bites-business-festival/.

This event will benefit the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce’s mission to help local businesses prosper through advocacy, education, and exposure and the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce Foundation which continues to annually, for the past 36 years, award 15 scholarships through our Young Floridian Scholarship Program as well as our Leadership St. Lucie program to help develop future community leaders. The St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce and Foundation are not subsidized organizations and are a 501c6 and 501c3.

The Causeway Cove Marina is located at 601 Seaway Dr. in Fort Pierce.

ONGOING EVENTS

• The Jazz Market: The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Jazz Market is a year-round event. Every Saturday the Society hosts a Jazz Market "featuring creative arts & crafts" in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce on the waterfront of the Indian River.

The Jazz Market hours are 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Original hand made crafts, stained glass, Highwaymen paintings, hand-painted glassware and much, more are available for purchase. Funds raised support education programs and local scholarships.

The market is open to all crafters who wish to participate, given space available and our Market Managers discretion.

If you are an interested new vendor, applications are now being accepted.

For more information, please email: JazzMarket@jazzsociety.org.

• Comedy Show and Dinner: The comedy shows are back at 6 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at the Lakeview Bar & Grille in the St. Lucie Trail Golf Club. Our dinner & comedy show is presented by GROUCHO'S COMEDY! We are open to the public, no gate access needed! Show starts at 8 pm with dinner before the show. Three (3) course dinner buffet including coffee & dessert is $39 plus tax and tip. You don't want to miss this! All of our servers wear masks for your protection. Social distancing is taking place Reservations are required. Call Karyn at 772-336-2507. The Lakeview Bar & Grille at St. Lucie Trail Golf Club is located at 951 S.W. Country Club Drive in Port St. Lucie.

• Virtual Coffee with Fort Pierce Mayor Linda Hudson: Coffee with Fort Pierce Mayor Linda Hudson is held every third Friday of the month from 8-9 a.m.

During these unprecedented times we will be hosting via Facebook Live at Main Street Fort Pierce > https://www.facebook.com/main.pierce.

This event is sponsored by Main Street Fort Pierce. It is a positive networking experience for those that attend. Businesses, community organizations, and newcomers to the area are welcome to share information about upcoming events or activities occurring in the Treasure Coast region.

• Fresh Market in Tradition: Come for a nice stroll through our “Fresh Market in Tradition” on every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Port St. Lucie at the “Tradition Neighborhood Market”. We have over 30 different vendors on one long strip ready to serve you with fresh and organic fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, raw honey, “really” cage free organic eggs, fresh juices, healthy Smoothies, baked goods, pastries, gluten free bread, banana bread, carrot cake, organic cheeses, fruit plants, herbs and flowers plants.

We also offer home decor, fabric masks, clothes, shoes, jewelry, handmade products, custom made products, art, unique gifts, crafts, goods, services and so much more. Breakfast food trucks so come visit us we’ll have a nice gourmet coffee waiting for you.

It is completely outdoors, perfect for social distancing and you can bring your four-legged friends and your strollers. Remember our vendors rotate so we don’t always have the same products but we’ll have something new every Saturday. The “Tradition Neighborhood Market" is located on SW Tradition Pkwy across from Target and Michael’s in Tradition, Port St Lucie.

• School Day Play!: From noon until 4 p.m. every Friday of every month the Urban Air Adventure Park in Port St. Lucie holds special park hours just for kids that are home schooled or at home for online learning. The cost is $29.99 for Platinum Access. Socks not included in the event pricing. The Urban Air Adventure Park Port St. Lucie is located at 9020 South US Hwy 1 in Port St. Lucie.

• Saturday Reggae with the Rainfall Band: Leave your worries behind and enjoy the laid back island reggae sounds of Rainfall Reggae Band at the Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery! Enjoy food from The Musca-Diner Food Truck!

Please visit the Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery page on our website before planning a visit, including how to reserve a private table. Event occurs every other Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Please arrive by 1:30 pm to keep reservation.

There is a suggested $5 per person donation for table reservations that helps support the band and charity, or give what you feel you can afford. All donations include a raffle ticket. Children under 16 no donation suggested.

We encourage wearing masks and bringing your own canopy with hold downs or umbrella and lawn chairs. As usual No coolers on or off premise, food or beverages, including water are allowed (We have free water by the glass or bottled water for $1). Rain or shine. Rain is actually really fun! Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery is located at 4200 Johnston Road in Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 460-0500.

• Jumperoo and School Day Jump: The Urban Air Adventure Park in Port St. Lucie offers a special time each week when we open the park just for kids 5 & under, trampolines only, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. It is a special time each week where we open the park just for kids 5 & under, Trampolines only. The cost is $9.99 per child; no charge for parents. Socks are not included in event pricing. The Jumperoo and School Day Jumps are held every Friday of every month at the same time. The Urban Air Adventure Park is located at 9020 South US Hwy 1 in Port St. Lucie.

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