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Designated as the Sailfish Capital of the World, Stuart can found just north of Tequesta, in Martin County. With plenty of opportunities to boat and fish, Stuart is bordered by the shimmering Atlantic Ocean, St. Lucie River, and the Intracoastal Waterway. A cultural paradise, Stuart's Historic Downtown District is home to authentic Florida architecture, galleries, a museum, and a variety of boutiques and outdoor cafes.

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The Indiantown Rodeo is galloping back into town this weekend. This rodeo has been named one of the top 20 events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Presented by the Indiantown Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by U.S. Sugar.

The Indiantown Rodeo is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Pro Rodeo Association authorized event that features bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and much more fun!

The kids will also enjoy the award-winning kids corral, which is packed full of activities that show local youth to the Agri-business environment. This is a free hands-on, interactive Rodeo experience.

Stop by the exhibits and see what the vendors

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Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather in Downtown Stuart while shopping at the 20th Annual Stuart Craft Festival.

On Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th from 10:00am – 5:00pm, you can shop local and traveling crafters. From photography, paintings, sculpture, soaps and lotions, jewelry and lots more! There are also over 70 gift shops, delicious restaurants and cute little clothing boutiques that line the downtown Stuart street. Don’t miss out on this free, family fun event.

Where: Downtown Stuart – 26 SW Osceola Street

When: Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission: Free

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Don’t feel like cooking dinner? Can’t decide where you want to eat? Well, you are in luck. The 23rd annual Big Taste of Martin County is back.

On Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the Stuart Jet Center, come out and enjoy an evening of food, wine, craft beer and desserts from 30 local restaurants.  You will also enjoy live music, raffles and a silent auction. Sample some of the best culinary dishes, wine from around the world, beer and liquor all while supporting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

 100% of the proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, a nonprofit organization that supports one-to one mentoring relationships.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the

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What better way to kick off the Halloween season, than with a Family movie night and Trick or Treating in the Park!

On Friday, October 11th from 6pm to 9pm, you can do just that. The City of Stuart Community Services Department presents Family Movie Night in the Park. Bring your chairs and blankets and watch Hotel Transylvania with free popcorn for all! Kids will enjoy trick or treating with non-profit vendors and a costume contest for kids 12 and under. There will also be arts and crafts. The costume contest will begin promptly at 6:45pm with the movie to follow at sunset.

Come and enjoy this FREE family event.

Where: 10TH Street Community Center at Guy Davis Sports Complex – 724 SE 10th Street, Stuart

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Do you have kids that love to do crafts, or maybe, as a parent you want to break your child away from their video games? Did you know that Michaels offers craft classes for ages 3 and up for a small fee, per project?

Michaels has all sorts of fun holiday projects for next to nothing for kids to go into the store and create and take home. Just about every Saturday, Michaels host their Kids Club and Make Break classes. All that you have to do for either class is sign up in store, online or just show up.

The calendar of upcoming projects are as follows:

Saturday, October 5th from 10 am – 12pm – Abstract Paper Pumpkin – (Cost $3)

Saturday, October 5th from 1pm – 3pm – Make Break Great Pumpkin Event – (Purchase the craft pumpkin and the rest of

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Come out and enjoy this family-friendly event, hosted by Boundless Gymnastics. 

The Great Escape Fall Festival is bound to be fun for the entire family! The festival features a live DJ, Arts and Crafts, a Kid Zone, Popcorn, Cotton Candy and Snow Cones, a circus center, bounce houses and lots more! Come out and enjoy the fresh air and family fun activities. 

Where: Guy Davis Park - 821 SE 10th St, Stuart

When: Saturday, October 5th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $10 Play bracelet for bounce houses, ninja zone, slides - all day! $6 Play bracelet for Jr. bounce houses, slides, preschool play zone - all day! You can also save time and skip the lines by pre-buying play bracelets and receive a Free concession ticket!

Contact:

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Ahoy Matey’s and Mermaids, are you ready for the 2019 Mermaid and Pirate Festival? Saturday, October 5th from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, come dressed in your favorite pirate or mermaid attire or as you are and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon.

Presented and hosted by the Twisted Tuna, enjoy pirate, nautical and arts and crafts vendors, an interactive treasure hunt, a kid’s costume contest, fun activities, delicious foods, beverages and tasty brews. There will be live pirate bands and entertainment, pirate weapons and blackpowder demonstrations, pirate ships and displays and even a living history pirate encampment.

On Friday night, October 4th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm is the adults only Pirate’s Ball. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Your

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Sometimes, you just feel like eating out, but you may have picky eaters on your hands. Luckily, Martin County offers a variety of restaurants that offer kids eat fee promotions for every taste! Some even offer kid-friendly entertainment, such as face painting, balloons, game rooms and even magic shows!

Sundays

Maya’s Grill - kids 12 and under eat free all day with each paying adult. Located at 3099 SW Martin Downs Blvd in Palm City,

Mondays

Sonny’s BBQ - kids 10 and under eat free from 11am – 9pm with each paying adult. Located at 1961 US Hwy 1 in Stuart.

Tuesdays offers a variety of restaurants to choose from, such as

DeLiteful Kitchen – kids eat free from 8am – 5pm with each paying adult. Located at 2401 SE Ocean Blvd in Stuart.

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The Indian River is a fantastic area if you are looking to fish inshore. The Indian River Lagoon incorporates the trifecta of inshore saltwater fishing areas: The Mosquito Lagoon, the Banana River and the Indian River. These are shallow water estuaries that offer anglers a chance to catch species of fish, such as, Snook, Trout, Redfish, Tripletail and more!

If you are ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime, contact Funk Charters in Jensen Beach. Captain Austin Funk was born and raised in Jensen Beach and knows the waters like the back of his hand. He is licensed and insured and can accommodate up to 4 anglers. All necessary bait and tackle are supplied, but feel free to bring anything that you would like to use.

Rates:

Half Day Trip

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Since the late 1990s, the Stuart Green Market has brought together local vendors to Memorial Park in downtown Stuart.

Every Sunday from 9am-1pm stop by for fresh produce, freshly baked breads and pastries, spices, honey, handmade jewelry and crafts, handcrafted soaps and lotions, as well as salt scrubs. You can also enjoy freshly prepared foods and live music from some of the best artists in town.

After walking through the market, relax and enjoy the free Rockin Riverwalk Concert, held every Sunday from 1pm-4pm. Come and check out a different band every week.

The Stuart Green Market is located at 121 SW Flagler Avenue in Stuart

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