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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 Audi Stuart Airshow and Palm City Chamber of Commerce have created an upcoming event called "Airport Business After Hours." On Thursday, August 16th from 5-7 p.m., dozens of local businesses and residents will gather at the Martin County Airport to network and enjoy food, wine and beer, trivia, and of course, amazing aerobatic performances. 

Just in time for National Aviation Day, the airshow will also include aircraft displays, World War II reenactments and more. The cost is only $5.

Find out more information on Facebook. Click here for tickets.

Location: 1895 Flying Fortress Ln., Stuart.

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Dog lovers it's time to get excited- the 4th annual 'Pup Crawl' is happening this Saturday with the theme "Harry Pawter."

The pup crawl is a fundraiser for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. It's been a hit the past three years and the society is hoping for another one. 

Locals can bring their pups to five different pet-friendly restaurants/bars in the Stuart area. It's $25 to participate and includes a free drink at each stop. The "Harry Pawter" theme means you and your pup should arrive with style because there will be costume contests, prizes, a 50/50 raffle and giveaways throughout the evening.

Here are the stops for the crawl:

1. Mulligan's Beach House 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

2. Spritz City Bistro 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

3. Vine &

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This Saturday, August 4th, is the innagural Manatee Island Ladies Fun Fishing Tournament for all fierce female anglers.

Lines go in at 7 a.m. and sisters, wives, moms and girlfriends will have seven hours to catch the most/biggest fish. The tournament will be held at the Manatee Island Bar & Grill which is situated on the inlet in Stuart. Weigh in will be between 2-3 p.m. at the Stuart Sailfish Marina around the corner. 

The award ceremony for the best female angler will be back at the Bar & Grill at 3:30. From then until 11:30 p.m. it's gonna be a party with awesome food and drink specials, live music and some special surprises. 

The cost is $150 per angler and includes dinner. All entries have to be in by Friday, August 3rd, before the

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Pictured: Artist Geoffrey C. Smith with his "Rising Above" lotus flower sculpture

In the small waterside town of Port Salerno, there's a distinguished art gallery showcasing fantastic bronze sculptures by internationally recognized artist Geoffrey C. Smith. 

Smith is an American wildlife sculptor and photographer whose best-known work includes the Stuart Sailfish, which has become an icon at the center of the city, and more recently, "The Lotus: Rising Above," a small bronze sculpture given to Pope Francis in 2017 as a gift from President Donald Trump. Smith has 10 other commissioned pieces in Martin and Palm Beach counties including the otters at the Palm Beach Zoo, leaping dolphins at Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, and a display of

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A much-needed reservoir is one step closer to construction with the Army Corps of Engineers and White House Office of Management and Budgeting approving the $1.4 billion project to limit toxic discharges from Lake Okeechobee. After decades of destruction to Florida waterways, crucial restoration plans are moving forward with the green light from congress.

Water from Lake Okeechobee, which is currently 90 percent covered in cyanobacteria according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, gets pumped east and west into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers nearly every day during the rainy season when the one trillion-gallon lake can’t hold anymore. The bacteria infested water then travels through these rivers picking up runoff from

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The Lyric Theater, 59 S.W. Flagler Avenue, is in historic downtown Stuart. The theatre was built in 1926 as a silent movie house and in 1993 it was listed on the Register of Historic Places. The playhouse operated successfully until it closed during the Depression and then sold. Over the ensuing 50+ years, the building was bought and sold over and over and used for many different purposes.   

Friends of the Lyric, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theatre, providing the community with a “home for the performing arts that entertains, promotes arts education and stimulates the growth of artistic integrity and experience for audiences of all ages”.  The newly renovated 500-seat Lyric offers a variety of productions. This theatre has undergone a

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Throughout the summer season, Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart hosts unique movie nights where you can chill on an innertube and watch a flick on the big screen.

For just $10.95 a person on Splash + Movie Nights, you get unlimited access to the waterpark from 5:45-7:45 p.m. plus a movie afterward. The best part is you can float around under the evening sky while watching the projected film. You can also purchase dinner and snacks from the concession stand.

This fun family event is happening next on June 29th featuring the new Peter Rabbit movie. 

Tickets to these events sell out fast so it's a good idea to buy in advance. Check the Sailfish Splash website throughout the summer to see if there's a movie playing you'd like to see. All movies

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Stuart was dubbed the "Sailfish Capital of the World" in 1938 by Miami Herald columnist, Enrnie Lyons, who visited the city and saw its vicinity to world-class sport fishing. Lyons was on a charter fleet offshore of the St. Lucie Inlet, where that week approximately 1,000 sailfish were caught and released by skilled anglers. Lyons returned to Miami to tell the world about the exceptional game fishing Stuart has to offer.

Since then, the sailfish has become part of the history of Stuart, as you can see from statues, fountains (pictured above) and business names in the area. Sailfish are still always a big catch just a few miles offshore in 80-160 feet of water and are caught with trolled dead baits. 

What's lesser known about this area of the

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Every Sunday in downtown Stuart you can find everything from fresh bread to organic spices to handmade crafts at the Stuart Green Market.

The market takes place on the waterfront strip of the downtown area in the parking lot of City Hall. 

You'll find fresh produce, seasonal flowers, organic honey, fresh-baked breads and pastries, hot sauces, handcrafted soaps and lotions, local beef, poultry, and eggs, goat milk and cheeses, homemade spice blends, artisan crafts, handmade jewelry and more.

The market is held from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Some vendors even sell a variety of gourmet breakfast and lunch plates cooked to order.

The Stuart Green Market has the best local goods made right here by people of the community. Come meet some new people and

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The Treasure Coast Tourism Showcase will be held this Sunday, May 20th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center.

Play tourist in your own town or take the opportunity to see all the things the Treasure Coast has to offer!

You'll discover attractions, staycation packages, restaurants, golf courses, water sports and other activities to do in Vero Beach, St. Lucie and Martin Counties.

More than $5,000 in cash prizes will be given throughout the day as well as a free cruise.

The event is totally free and takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To RSVP and find out more information, click here. 

PSL Civic Center: 9221 SE Civic Center Pl., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.

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