Summer Guide: 6 Things We Love


ARC KDW Fishing Tournament 

For family fun and a chance to win up to $5,000 in cash and prizes, register for the fourth annual Kingfish, Dolphin & Wahoo Fishing Tournament benefiting the Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged of Martin County on June 17. Weigh-ins and registration are located at Twisted Tuna from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ($200/before May 30, $250/after;

Historic Preservation Month

Explore the remarkable history of Martin County during different events throughout the month of May. Learn the story of Capt. Henry Sewall’s home, tour The Mansion at Tuckahoe and kick it all off May 1 at the Stuart Heritage Museum for speakers and refreshments at 5 p.m. (free;

Free Comic Book Day

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 6. This event, which started as a way to promote literacy and reading within the comic book community, has grown to also reach the young at heart. In previous years, local shops like Big Dog Comics in Fort Pierce and Collector’s Comics in Port St. Lucie have brought comic book artists, raffles and other promotions to their stores. (free;

Father’s Day Lunch Cruise

An all-in-one gift for dad may sound hard to find, but Island Princess makes it easy with a Father’s Day lunch cruise on June 18. Sail the Indian River from Stuart to the Jupiter Lighthouse and back, learning history, observing nature and even spotting a celebrity home or two. Lunch is served fresh on the return trip. ($43;

Shrimp and Lobster Festival

Memorial Park in downtown Stuart will host Martin County’s first Shrimp and Lobster festival from May 12 to 14, and will feature music from Badfish, The Family Stone and Starship. Enjoy a variety of foods including lobster rolls, peel and eat shrimp, crawfish, ribs and more. There will also be a used shoe drive, which will benefit the Max Cure Foundation and its mission to raise funds for children with cancer. (Tickets from $10;

Port St. Lucie Community Gardens

Looking to finally try out your green thumb? Need more room to grow a garden? Rent one of the 48 plots at the Port St. Lucie Community Gardens this spring for an opportunity to grow organic fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs year-round. ($25/year;

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