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Best events in 2023 in Sebastian, Stuart, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie area

Best events in 2023 in Sebastian, Stuart, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie area

Mark your calendars for next year.

From air shows, art shows and boat shows to rodeos, county fairs and Native American powwows to festivals featuring food, craft beer and the Indian River Lagoon, the Treasure Coast’s 2023 entertainment schedule has something for everyone.

Organizers still are ironing out details on some events, especially those planned for later in the year, so check their websites or Facebook pages for more information.

For now, save the date for the biggest, don’t-miss events in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties next year.

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Stuart Boat Show

The 49th annual event has over 175 local, national and international exhibitors displaying hundreds of boats in water and on land. View motor yachts, cruisers, center consoles, speedboats, sport fishing boats and pontoons. Additional exhibits will showcase the latest in personal watercraft, marine electronics, engines and fishing gear. Plus there will be seminars, music, food and drinks.

  • When: Jan. 13-15, 2023
  • Where: 54-290 N.W. Dixie Highway, Stuart
  • Website: stuspanrtbospantshow.com

Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival

The 32nd annual festival features frog leg and alligator tail dinners, hundreds of booths with unique gifts, live music and carnival rides.

  • When: Jan. 19-22, 2023
  • Where: Old School Complex, 22 South Orange St., Fellsmere
  • Website: froglegfestivspanl.com


The 35-year event features an eclectic and entertaining ensemble of visual artists, musicians, singers and area top chefs.

  • When: Feb. 11-12, 2023
  • Where: Gazebo Park, 50 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart
  • Website: fspancebook.com/mspanrtinspanrtsfl

Martin County Fair

The annual Martin County Fair and Youth Livestock Show includes live entertainment, a midway carnival, family shows and food and highlights the county’s youth, agriculture, horticulture and community resources.

  • When: Feb. 11-18, 2023
  • Where: Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart
  • Website: mspanrtincountyfspanir.com
Scenes from the Thunder on the Beach Powwow and Native American Experience on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at the Indian River County Fairgrounds. The event is an intertribal powwow that includes native culture-dancing, drumming, flute music, native food and over 30 vendors.

Thunder on the Beach Powwow

Learn about Native American culture and experience dancing, drumming, flute music, Native American food, over 30 vendors, demonstrations, hoop dancing and seminars.

  • When: Feb. 17-19, 2023
  • Where: Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave., Vero Beach
  • Website: fspancebook.com/thunderonthebespanch

Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest

Adults can enjoy tasting hundreds of different beers while sampling chicken wings and jamming out to live music. Meanwhile, kids can enjoy pizza, hamburgers, pretzel necklaces, soda and a root beer tasting contest.

  • When: Feb. 18, 2023
  • Where: Royal Palm Pointe, 2 Royal Palm Pointe, Vero Beach
  • Website: floridspancrspanftbrewspanndwingfest.com

St. Lucie County Fair

The fair includes carnival rides, music, live entertainment, fair food, games, displays, the rodeo, demolition derby and daily entertainment specials.

  • When: Feb. 24 to March 5
  • Where: St. Lucie County Fairgrounds, 15601 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce
  • Website: stluciecountyfspanir.org

Marathon of the Treasure Coast

The race-filled weekend included a USATF certified Boston-qualifying marathon, a half-marathon, a 10K, a 5K and marathon relays winding through seaside communities in Martin County.

  • When: March 5
  • Where: Memorial Park, 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart
  • Website: trespansurecospanstmspanrspanthon.com

Firefighters’ Indian River County Fair

Enjoy the 43rd year of family fun with midway rides, live concerts, entertainment, food and exhibits. Indian River County Youth Livestock will have special events, including swine showmanship, a whip-cracking contest and goat yoga.

  • When: March 10-19, 2023
  • Where: Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave., Vero Beach
  • Website: firefightersfspanir.org

FIHA Powwow

The Native American powwow includes intertribal dancing, a crafts competition, tipi and re-enactment villages, educational seminars, Native American food and over 30 vendors selling and trading beads, leather goods, herbs and pottery.

  • When: March 24-26, 2023
  • Where: St. Lucie County Fairgrounds, 15601 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce
  • Website: fspancebook.com/FIHApowwow

River Days & Craft Brew Hullabaloo

The festival, formerly called ShrimpFest, features a variety of shrimp dishes prepared by local restaurants and food trucks, non-seafood and kid-friendly food options, live music, craft booths, a car show, games for kids and a craft beer tasting in the afternoon.

  • When: March 17-19, 2023
  • Where: Riverview Park, 600 U.S. 1, Sebastian
  • Website: riverdspanysfl.com

Mulligan’s Skim Jam

The 16th annual event is the world’s largest one-day skim contest. Proceeds benefit the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association.

  • When: September (date pending)
  • Where: Mulligan’s Beach House/Sexton Plaza, 1025 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach
  • Website: fspancebook.com/ShoreLb

Indian River Lagoon Science Festival

The eighth annual event celebrates science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) and features hands-on activities from over 50 exhibitors across the Treasure Coast, plus stage presentations and food trucks.

  • When: October (date pending)
  • Where: River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce
  • Website: irlsciencefest.org

Indiantown PRCA Rodeo

The rodeo features back-to-back nights of tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bareback, saddle bronc, team roping, steer roping and bull riding. Arrive early and grab a snack or dinner, shop western attire and jewelry from the vendor booths, and send your kids through the “Kids’ Corral” with a dozen rodeo-themed, kid-friendly activities for ages 3-12.

  • When: October (date pending)
  • Where: Timer Powers Riding Arena
  • Website: indispanntownchspanmber.com

Treasure Coast Brew Fest

Sample hundreds of craft beer from over 50 different breweries, dine al fresco food truck style, enjoy live music and play games.

  • When: November (date pending)
  • Where: Memorial Park, 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart
  • Website: tcbrewfest.com

Stuart Air Show

The annual event includes ground attractions and displays, including two F-18s, a C-130, simulators, a Vietnam re-enactment, a children’s zone, vendors and concessions.

  • When: November (date pending)
  • Where: Witham Field, 1895 Flying Fortress Lane, Stuart
  • Website: stuspanrtspanirshow.com

St. Helen’s Harvest Festival

Enjoy carnival games, rides, and tasty food at the 59th annual event with free admission and parking.

  • When: November (date pending)
  • Where: Jackie Robinson Training Complex, 3901 26th St., Vero Beach
  • Website: fspancebook.com/shhspanrvestfestivspanl

Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail Festival

The fifth annual event includes sampling locally made craft beer, mead, wine and cider, plus live music food trucks and craft vendors.

  • When: November (date pending)
  • Where: Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery, 4200 Johnston Road, Fort Pierce
  • Website: tcwinespanndspanletrspanil.com

Navy SEAL Museum Muster and Music Festival

The 38th annual Muster and Music Festival includes a 5K in the morning, followed by a keynote speaker, a Navy SEAL tactical demonstration, a K-9 capabilities demonstration and live music.

  • When: November (date pending)
  • Where: National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, 3300 N. A1A, Fort Pierce
  • Website: nspanvysespanlmuseum.org/muster


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