Chili Cook-Off, surf fest, glow party, family fun day with paddleboarding top this weekend
Here are the best things to do in Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach, Port Salerno and Vero Beach.
St. Lucie County
The 37th annual Chili Cook-Off is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. It has live entertainment, food and vendors. For $5, buy the chili sampler kit. This year’s theme is books. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County. For more information, call 772-460-9918 or go to www.bgcofslc.org.
The seventh anniversary Beach N’ Buggies & Boards surf fest and car show is noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery, 4200 Johnston Road, north of Fort Pierce. It includes live music and food trucks. The classic and collectible surfboard show is free to enter, but the car show is $10. Admission is free to spectators. Proceeds benefit the Surfing Florida Museum and the Surfrider Foundation Treasure Coast Chapter. For more information, call 772-460-0500 or go to www.summercrushwine.com.
Martin County Parks and Recreation’s Family Fun Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. It includes a children’s fun zone, field games, an interactive DJ, face painting, educational demonstrations, vendors, food trucks and paddleboarding with Zeke’s Surf, Skate & Paddle Boarding Sports. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.lovemcparks.com.
Indian River County
The Kids Glow Party is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday at Indian River County Main Library, 1600 21st St., Vero Beach. The glow-in-the-dark party includes games and crafts. For more information, call 772-770-5060 or go to www.facebook.com/ircmainlibrary.
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