The Scoop: Central Florida | March 2024

The Scoop: Central Florida | March 2024

 

Though central Florida’s East Coast is favored for its laid-back lifestyle and small-town charm, March brings a lot of activity from spring break tourism to annual festivals making the most of the great weather. Please join ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in highlighting some of the month’s top events for the whole family to enjoy.

 
 

Surfin’ Safari

Channel Cocoa Beach’s hometown hero Kelly Slater during Ron Jon Beach ‘N Boards Fest’s competitions, demonstrations and surfside activities from volleyball to yoga (Shepard Park, March 6-10). The 2024 Foil Surf Racing League and Expression Session also takes place here (March 8-10). Canines catch waves and compete in costume contests during Brevard Humane Society’s East Coast Dog Surfing Festival (Lori Wilson Park, March 31).
beachnboardsfest.com | foiloutlet.com | brevardhumanesociety.org

 

Named for the Kennedy Space Center, site of NASA’s SpaceX rocket launches, the Space Coast occupies much of Brevard County. It attracts surfers, cruise passengers (Port Canaveral) and nature lovers looking for pristine white beaches where sea turtles nest. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Melbourne Beach | Merritt Island

 
 
 

Art Festivals

Artists travel to Tequesta for Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival (March 3-9). Browse art in the shade during the 73rd annual Under the Oaks, Vero Beach Art Club’s largest annual fundraiser with juried works by more than 200 national and local artists (Riverside Park, March 8-10). Stroll Southwest Osceola Street for artistic additions at the 27th Annual Downtown Stuart Art & Craft Festival (March 23-24).
lighthousearts.org | verobeachartclub.org | artfestival.com

 

Jupiter’s bike trails, Loxahatchee River, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Riverbend Park appeal to nature lovers who also have access to upscale restaurants and shops. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
North Palm Beach | Tequesta

 
 
 

Paw Patrol

The 31st annual Bark Brew Fest returns to Historic Cocoa Village (March 16). Leashed furry friends can accompany their owners enjoying Dirty Oar Beer Company’s libations, Burger Rob’s food truck’s namesake dish, bingo and raffles benefitting Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida. Lace up your sneakers for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s Mutt March 5K and Festival fundraiser (Palm City Shelter, March 23).
tailsatthebarkery.com | hstc1.org

 

Part of the Treasure Coast that encompasses Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, the unincorporated area of Palm City is considered part of the greater Port St. Lucie metropolitan area. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Stuart

 
 
 

Nature Festivals

“President Teddy Roosevelt” makes a guest appearance commemorating Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge’s 121st anniversary (March 15-17). On March 16: The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park hosts the 2024 SpringFest and ScrubJay Festival with guided hikes, live music and food trucks; and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center turns 50 with a complimentary open house featuring animal meet and greets to face painting.
firstrefuge.org | friendsofjdsp.org | tcwild.org

 

Hobe Sound is a quiet, green paradise tucked between Tequesta/Jupiter and Stuart. The unincorporated area offers some of the nation’s most unspoiled beaches and preserves including Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, a key sea turtle nesting site. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Tequesta | North Palm Beach | Stuart

 
 
 

Old-Fashioned Fun

Support Rock’n Riverwalk’s complimentary concert series and Humane Society of the Treasure Coast while having a blast at Brews, Blues, Bourbon & BBQ (Memorial Park, March 9). Beautiful weather begets state fair season in the Sunshine State. Treat the family to entertainment, carnival fare and more rides than ever during the Space Coast State Fair (Space Coast Daily Park, March 15-24).
beerworks.org | spacecoaststatefair.com

 

Part of the Treasure Coast that encompasses Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, Stuart is associated with top-notch fishing. Pastel-painted historic buildings and breathtaking waterways make it a favorite destination, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Stuart

 
 

March Holidays

Since both St. Patrick’s Day and Easter fall in March, green beer meets green eggs this year. Historic Downtown Melbourne’s Shamrock Shuffle 3K kicks off its St. Patrick’s Day parade (March 16) and 25th annual festival (March 16-17). Visit Stuart’s Spring Egg Stroll (Memorial Park, March 23). Costa d’Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach offers Easter Sunday buffet seatings from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
downtownmelbourne.com | cityofstuart.us | costadeste.com

 

Vero Beach has blossomed beyond the beach and golf course. Its vibrant lifestyle beckons with fitness, family-friendly events, hip breweries and more. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Vero Beach

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