Nestled between Jupiter and Stuart, the city of Hobe Sound offers a wide array of beautiful beaches, parks, and championship-caliber golf courses. Lovely views along the Indian River, Loxahatchee River, and St. Lucie River provide a beautiful sparkling backdrop to many residential communities. Marine life, such as dolphins and manatees, are commonplace, with the area embracing wildlife at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, spanning 11,000 acres and housing over 140 species of birds.

 

En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air”, and it refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view. Plein air artists capture the spirit and heart of a landscape or subject by integrating natural light, color and movement into their works. French impressionist artists, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Cezanne, as well as other artists of that period who painted outdoor landscapes, were best known as the greatest plein air artists.

The largest en plein air gathering of its kind in South Florida is hosted by the Lighthouse ArtCenter. The Festival awards over $15,000 in prizes and 35 of the top plein air painters in the country participate. The public can observe artists painting at locations in Palm…

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The Hobe Sound Murals Project was started in 2009 by professional local artist Nadia Utto and her "paint the town" initiative. 

You can currently find about 20 murals around the small beach town created by Nadia and 40 other artists along with the help of 100 residents and visitors. 

The purpose of the project is to "beautify specific locations, enhance civic pride, encourage positive networking and plant seeds for future cultural accomplishments."

The murals will send you on a treasure hunt, as each painting has a hidden aspect somewhere on the wall. You have to go to the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce to pick up a Mural Project Tour Map which will tell you what to look for.

The map lists nearly 30 locations including planned mural sites…

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Hobe Sound is centrally located on Florida’s Atlantic Coast between Stuart and Jupiter in Martin County. The small town is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, parks, championship golf courses, highly rated schools, excellent restaurants and nature spots in the state.

Located in Hobe Sound is the Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The park features a variety of recreational and outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, fishing, equestrian trails, wildlife viewing, boating, and much more. As well as many local parks such as Greenfield Park, Zeus Park, William G “Doc” Myers Park, Jimmy Graham Park, and Peck Lake Park, which all offer many recreational and outdoor activities throughout the week and monthly Food Truck Invasions.

Hobe Sound is home to…

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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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Enjoy fresh, local seafood just steps from the ocean. In Palm Beach, there is only one true outdoor restaurant at the ocean’s edge. Atlantic Bar and Grill, located in the Four Seasons Resort, 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach serves lunch and dinner daily.

The Executive Chef, Tory Martindale, feels food should be fun and whimsical.  He is quoted as saying, “I love to create dishes by mixing different cultural pinpoints of flavor and style. A chef’s mind is a giant library of flavors, combinations, techniques and plating concepts. Whenever I build a dish, it’s like flipping through a massive directory and finding the nuances that may connect one item to another and then synergizing it all into what you are creating at the moment.”

Choose…

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Palm Beach County's most unique breweries have teamed up with the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, in an effort to bring awareness to endangered animals. Sample South Florida's amazing beer from at least 25 local breweries.  On April 07, 2018, Brew at the Zoo 2018, between 5:30PM - 9:00PM, you will have the opportunity to tour the zoo and taste the beers these local area craftsmen have created.

Endangered species are those considered to be at risk of extinction, denotating that there are so few left of their kind that they could disappear from the planet altogether. The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society understands endangered species are threatened by factors such as habitat loss, hunting,…

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Throw on your favorite shade of green this weekend; there are lots of St. Paddy’s Day parties happening throughout Palm Beach County.

Jupiter: Abacoa's St. Patrick's Day Block Party

The Abacoa community is throwing a full-on, all-day block party on St. Paddy’s Day from 1-9 p.m. It'll be happening on Town Center Drive featuring beer pong, corn hole tournaments, a DJ, face painting, lots of food and drinks, arts and crafts, kids games and more.

1203 Town Center Dr., Jupiter. 

Palm Beach Gardens: Paddy Mac's St. Patrick's Day Festival

Paddy Mac's restaurant will be throwing a celebration on St. Paddy's at noon. There will be live music by Irish bands, competitions and prizes, and awesome food and drinks served by the fireplace and at…

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TrawlerFest 2018 is more than a boat show passing through Stuart this weekend ending Sunday, March 11, 2018. It features a collection of “new and pre-owned cruising powerboats, the latest in marine gear and services, and first-class education & demonstrations”.

What’s a trawler you ask?  Recreational trawlers are pleasure boats which can endure long sea adventures.  It’s a boat with a noble cruising history - seaworthy, extremely safe and comfortable. They are also referred to as trawler yachts or cruisers. 

TrawlerFest 2018 is an experience you simply won't want to miss!  The trawling festival offers vendors and educators the opportunity to join the trawling community.  The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. Learn handy maintenance tips…

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The fair is back in Martin County now through February 17th!

The Martin County Fair is actually a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to entertain and promote community traditions, talents, diversity, vision, and agricultural heritage.

It is the largest event in the county attracting more than 70,000 people. The fair has been held for the past 55 years and the money raised goes to improve local facilities, scholarships to students, and programs for Martin County youth.

Entering the fair you'll see many farm animals and livestock and learn about them. Hundreds of vendors display their art, food, and much more. The Fire Department gives demonstrations, you'll pass by magic shows, pageants, dances, pig racing, and live music. If there's…

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Healthier Jupiter, a Palm Beach County organization promoting healthy lifestyles to lower the risk of diabetes, has partnered with the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound to put on a guided nature walk at the park!

The walk will be along the beautiful nature trail in the main river area of the park. Hike the dunes to get to high elevation where you can see forth for miles. Travel along the Loxahatchee River, Florida's first federally designated Wild and Scenic River, which runs throughout the park. 

Knowledgeable guides will explain the natural and cultural history of the reserve and take you on an exploration of the park's various habitats. Learn about the species that can be observed in the park including deer, foxes,…

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