For those who want to get their gardening on, head to Heathcote Botanical Gardens for the 30th annual Fall Garden Fest. Find an exceptional selection of plants, flowers and gardening tools, along with kids activities and food from Nov. 18 to 19.
Festival of Trees & Lights
Welcome the arrival of the holiday season with the Festival of Trees and Lights at Flagler Place. The celebration is from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 and will spread the message of the importance of mental health services for children and families. Festivities include a family day, tree and wreath judging, cocktail parties, live auction, Champagne tea and photos with Santa. Proceeds benefit direct patient care at Tykes & Teens.
(Ticket prices vary; tykesandteens.org/festival-of-trees)
Turkey Trot 5K
Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot by taking part in the Palm City Turkey Trot 5K on Nov. 23 at Palm City Presbyterian Church. Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army of Martin County. (Tickets from $35; runsignup.com/race/fl/palmcity/palmcityturkeytrot)
Treasure Coast Beer Fest
Taste more than 300 craft beers, ciders, meads and wines during the Treasure Coast Beer Fest on Nov. 18 at Tradition Town Square in Port St. Lucie. With food trucks and vendors, games, face painting and more, there’s something for the whole family.
(Tickets from $30; beerworks.org/beerfest)
Warriors on the Water
Local veterans and active duty military are invited to Savannas Preserve State Park on Nov. 12 for Warriors on the Water. Bring a guest to enjoy a hayride or a guided kayak tour through the park, along with other activities including interpretive walks, community exhibitors, complimentary lunch, door prizes and more. Reservations are required. (free; friendsofsavannas.org)
Just in time for Thanksgiving, ages 5 to 15 will have the chance to learn professional decorating techniques during a class on Nov. 20 at The Cake Lady Custom Cakes. Participants will get to create one dozen cupcakes with a Thanksgiving theme using fondant, buttercream and other delights. Materials and instruction are provided. ($35; thecakeladybakes.com)