Easter events, Earth Day celebrations, 420 parties top things to do this weekend
These are the best things to do in Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Sebastian, Stuart, Jensen Beach, Indiantown, Port Salerno and Hobe Sound.
Go green this weekend on the Treasure Coast at Earth Day celebrations, Easter events and 420 parties.
Even though marijuana isn’t legal for recreational use in Florida, plenty of events in St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties celebrate the hazy holiday in different ways.
Here’s What To Do in 772.
The City of Port St. Lucie’s Eggstravaganza starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at Whispering Pines Park at 800 S.W. Darwin Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. Kids can hunt for 18,000 eggs filled with candy spread across four baseball fields for different age groups: ages 3 and younger, ages 4-5, ages 6-7 and ages 8-10. Plus, they can take photos with the Easter Bunny. Admission is free. Bring your own basket. For more information, call 772-878-2277 or go to cityofpsl.com/recreation.
The Adult Easter Egg Hunt starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery at 4200 Johnston Road, north of Fort Pierce. Arrive by noon. There are different start times for three age groups: people older than 60, women between 40 and 60 and then everyone else. There’s a limit of six eggs per person. Bring your own basket or bag for the hunt. Tickets are $8 per person. Ages 21 and older only. The post-hunt party begins at 1 p.m. and includes a crazy Easter hat contest, live music and food for sale. For more information, call 772-460-0500 or go to www.summercrushwine.com.
The Easter Eggstravaganza is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast at 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach. There are three hunts: ages 4 and younger is 11-11:30 a.m., ages 5-8 is 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and ages 9-12 is 12:30-1 p.m. The event also has Easter Bunny photo opportunities, a petting zoo, airbrush face painting, craft tables, a solar telescope demonstration, The Home Depot children’s workshop and food for sale. Admission is $5 per person and free for museum members. For more information, call 772-225-7575 or go to www.childrensmuseumtc.org.
The Easter Celebration at the Barn is 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the JAG Bar Corral at 9600 S.W. Fox Brown Road in Indiantown. The celebration has Easter egg hunts, pony rides, craft and yard games. Admission is $5 per child and free for kids ages 2 and younger. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/jagbarcorral.
The third annual Easter in the Park is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at New Monrovia Park at 4453 S.E. Murray St., in Port Salerno. Activities include live music, children’s games, food for sale and an Easter egg drop. Bring chairs and blankets. For more information, call 772-324-9181.
Easter on the Farm is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at LaPorte Farms at 7700 129th St., in Sebastian. The event includes an Easter Bunny visit, a mechanical bull, The Home Depot children’s workshop, a corn bin, arts and crafts, gem mining, face painting and an egg hunt for ages 1-10. Plus, there are pony rides and food for sale. Admission is a $1 donation per person. For more information, go to www.laportefarms.com.
Cleanups & ladybugs
April 22 is Earth Day, our annual reminder to review our habits and try to make changes toward clean air, land and water. Ginny Beagan, TCPALM
The Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Caring Community Cleanup and Celebration Day is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Volunteers get breakfast and a t-shirt before they board buses that take them to different locations across the city in most need of cleaning up. Then, they get to eat lunch and enjoy demonstrations, exhibits and face painting for kids. Admission is free. Last year, more than 300 volunteers collected 1,800 pounds of litter. For more information, call 772-871-5103 or go to www.cityofpsl.com/kpslb.
The Earth Day Ladybug Launch is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens at 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd. Kids ages 5-12 get to release ladybugs, learn about them and paint rocks. Admission is a $1 donation per child. Registration is appreciated. For more information, call 772-337-1959.
The Earth Day Beach Cleanup is 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Smithsonian Marine Station and Ecosystems Exhibit at the St. Lucie County Aquarium at 420 Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce. Participation is free. Aquarium admission is $4 for adults, $3 for kids and seniors and free for kids ages 3 and younger. Pickers, gloves and buckets are provided. For more information, call 772-462-3474 or go to www.facebook.com/smithsoniansms.
The Super Dank Earth Day event at HopCat starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and lasts until midnight at 10553 S.W. Meeting St., in Tradition in Port St. Lucie. HopCat is teaming up with 16 breweries — including Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues, Stone, Lagunitas and New Belgium — to raise more than $30,000 for Citizens for Clean Water. For more information, call 772-621-2823 or go to www.facebook.com/hopcatpsl.
The 4/20 Chronic Crawfish Boil at Bottom’s Up Public House starts at noon Saturday and lasts until 2 a.m. at 208 Avenue A, Unit B, in Fort Pierce. The party features a New Orleans-style crawfish boil, cannabis-inspired beers and cocktails, snacks and live music throughout the day. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/bottomsuppublichouse.
The IPAs for Waterways 420 Celebration at Tavola Pizza is noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at 1672 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd. White, red and black IPAs from Walking Tree Brewery in Vero Beach are on tap to benefit the Coastal Conservation Association Florida. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/tavolapizzapsl.
The 420 Fest at Walking Tree Brewery is 7-11 p.m. Saturday at 3209 Dodger Road in Vero Beach. The party includes live music, a food truck and a best dressed contest. For more information, call 772-217-3502 or go to www.facebook.com/walkingtreebrewery.
The “You Know It’s 4/20 When…” event at Pareidolia Brewing Company starts at noon Saturday at 712 Cleveland St., in Sebastian. The event has live music and a special beer release. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/pareidoliabrewing.
The 420 Strain $4.20 Bash at The Twisted Craft & Creamery is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday at 4745 S.E. Desoto Ave., in Port Salerno. Enjoy live music and SweetWater’s 420 Strain G13 IPA, 420 Strain Mango Kush Wheat Ale and 420 Extra Pale Ale for $4.20 each. For more information, call 772-600-7239 or go to www.facebook.com/twistedcraftcreamery.
More things to do
Floatzilla at Round Island Oceanside Park is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 2201 S.R. A1A, in Vero Beach. Bring floats, blow-up pools, rafts or air mattresses to break the world record for the biggest floating party. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/floatzilla2015.
The Blues, Bourbon & BBQ outdoor music jam at Riverside Theatre is 6-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 3250 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach. It features live rock and blues music, as well as smoke barbecue platters, bourbon bacon cheeseburgers, beer, wine and cocktails for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call 772-231-6990 or go to www.riversidetheatre.com.
The Spring into Summer Fun Open House at Saint Lucie Lanes is 3-6 p.m. Saturday at 6759 S. U.S. 1 in Port St. Lucie. Enjoy a free hour of bowling, including shoes. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/saintlucielanes.
The Living History Series: Ghosts of the Treasure Coast at Jonathan Dickinson State Park is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kimbell Center at 16450 S.E. Federal Highway in Hobe Sound. Authors and tour guides Patricia Mesmer and Patrick S. Mesmer talk about paranormal findings on Port Salerno ghost tours. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/friendsofjdsp.
Laurie K. Blandford is TCPalm’s entertainment reporter and columnist dedicated to finding the best things to do on the Treasure Coast. Read her weekly column, Laurie’s Stories, on TCPalm.com. Follow her on Twitter at @TCPalmLaurie or Facebook at faceboook.com/TCPalmLaurie.