Downtown Stuart Events This Weekend

These events in Downtown Stuart this weekend will keep you busy before the week starts!

Each season, the postcard town of Stuart brings unique celebrations and draws crowds from near and far to take part in the fun.

With events ranging from gastronomic celebrations to live music, local craft shows, and seasonal events, community engagement is never-ending and can be a source of local pride. Check out these Downtown Stuart events this weekend and add them to your calendar.

27th Annual Downtown Stuart Art & Craft Festival

March 23rd to 24th from 10 AM to 5 PM

The 27th Annual Downtown Stuart Art & Craft Festival is set for this weekend.

It showcases a diverse range of crafters, such as painters, wood sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, and basket-makers. Held on Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart’s Historic waterfront district from 10 am to 5 pm, the festival promises a vibrant atmosphere.

Organizers curate a balanced mix of craft mediums from across the country. Attendees can enjoy the festival against the backdrop of Downtown Stuart’s amenities, including restaurants, gift shops, and a green market. The event is free and parking options are all over Downtown Stuart with available Tram transport.

downtown stuart art festival

Recurring Events in Downtown Stuart this Weekend

Market on Main Farmers Market

Sundays from 9 AM to 2 PM

Every Sunday morning for a good portion of the year, Downtown Stuart transformed into a bustling hub of activity at the Market on Main Farmers’ Market.

Located right on the scenic waterfront, the Market on Main is a hotspot for anyone looking for the freshest, locally sourced produce, gourmet foods, and unforgettable artisan crafts.

Wander leisurely and stroll through row after row of vendors offering everything from organic fruits and vegetables to homemade jams, artisan bread, and handmade coastal crafts.

This is more than just a place to shop, this is an event that draws the entire community in to enjoy live music, savor delicious street food, and soak in the laid-back atmosphere of Stuart’s seaside, small-town vibe.

market on main stuart fl

Rock’n Riverwalk

Sundays from 1 to 4 PM

One of the well-known staples of Stuart’s weekend scene is the Rock’n Riverwalk, which brings some of the best live music to the Riverwalk Stage every Sunday afternoon.

This festival is part of a free concert series featuring a rotating lineup of bands and artists ranging from rock to blues, jazz, and country.

The event is held with the stunning St. Lucie River as a backdrop, allowing music lovers to enjoy an afternoon of tunes and leisure.

Bring a blanket or a chair, grab a bite from one of the many nearby eateries, and relax to the sound of music and the coastal vibe you can only find in Stuart.

rock'n riverwalk stuart fl

Jammin’ Jensen

Thursdays from 6 to 9 PM

A great free event in Downtown Jensen Beach held every Thursday night is Jammin’ Jensen. It’s just a 10 minute drive from Downtown Stuart and features local artists, vendors, and musicians.

Attendees can enjoy displays, live music, and a variety of local goods, food, and drinks. The event is accessible to residents and visitors alike, with free admission for everyone, and there is usually plenty of street parking in the vicinity.

Upcoming Annual Events in Downtown Stuart

Downtown Stuart isn’t just known for the weekly festivities that keep things interesting, but for the annual events that showcase the area’s history, artisanal products, and more.

Each changing season in Stuart brings unique celebrations that attract crowds from across the nation and around the world to see the local creativity and pride that makes Stuart so special.

Let’s take a look at some of the annual events in Downtown Stuart that provide locals and visitors with unforgettable experiences that are steeped in our local traditions and flair.

Spring Sidewalk Sale

April 13th & 14th from 10 AM to 5 PM

The Spring Sidewalk Sale is a highlight of the early-year event calendar in Stuart, and it brings a chance for shoppers to uncover a wealth of deals and locally crafted treasures.

Held each year, this event transforms Downtown Stuart into a bustling marketplace where local artisans, artists, and boutiques can display their goods outdoors, inviting passers-by to interact, browse, and buy.

Fall Shopapalooza Sidewalk Sale hits Downtown Stuart November 18 and 19!

During this event, you’ll find one-of-a-kind fashion finds and handmade jewelry alongside home decor and artisanal food products to scratch every gourmet’s itch.

This isn’t just about shopping either, while you wander, you’ll find the streets often filled with music, and local cafes and restaurants providing tasty treats and refreshments.

Summer Sidewalk Sale – Shopapalooza

July 6th & 7th from 10 AM to 5 PM

The Summer Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Stuart is another seasonal highlight, being the summer version of the spring event of the same name.

During this sale, local shops, vendors, and artisans line the sidewalks with an extensive selection of merchandise, from trendy summer apparel and accessories to home decor and unique handmade crafts.

This is the perfect place for both visitors and locals to find the perfect gift or unique item at a discounted price while soaking up the warm, sunny Florida sun that defines our region.

This is a local favorite event, with the streets buzzing with activity and the air ringing out with the sounds of chatter, laughter, and live music that fully distills the coastal essence and laid-back vibe of Stuart.

downtown stuart shops

Brews, Blues, Bourbon & BBQ

If you’re a meat eater and adult-beverage lover, this is one event you absolutely should not miss, and it combines the best of local culinary delights and soulful, seaside sounds. The event is finished up for 2024, but its worth putting on the calendar for next time!

This annual BBQ festival showcases the rich flavors of barbecue, craft brewing, fine bourbon, and stirring performances of Florida blues by leading local musicians.

Attendees to this festival can indulge in a feast for more than a few senses, sampling an array of BBQ specialties, from smoky ribs to pulled pork, while sipping on a selection of bourbon and craft brews, while the seaside air is filled with bluesy tunes that craft the perfect atmosphere for a laid-back experience.

Fall Events in Downtown Stuart

25th Annual Downtown Stuart Fall Craft Festival

October 12th & 13th from 10 AM to 5 PM

The Downtown Stuart Fall Craft Festival, now in its 25th year is one of the final weekend events on Stuart’s calendar and is a beloved annual festival that brings artists and crafters from across the entire region to show off their handmade goods and artistic creations.

You’ll be able to wander through rows of booths with everything from intricate, locally-made jewelry and fine art, to homemade soaps and culinary delights at this celebration of local creativity and craftsmanship.

Not only will you find one-of-a-kind items here that you can’t find anywhere else in the world, but you can do it with the picturesque backdrop of historic Downtown Stuart.

Hobgoblins on Main St.

October 26th from 1 to 4 PM

One of Downtown Stuart’s most eagerly-anticipated fall events is Hobgoblins on Main St., a family-friendly celebration that captures the spirit of a Stuart Halloween.

Every year for this event, children and adults both don their best costumes and roam the streets of Stuart, where local businesses participate in an engaging trick-or-treat event with guests.

The event features costume contests, tons of live music, and assorted street performances that all turn Downtown Stuart into a lively and festive Halloween playground.

If you’re in the area for this, it’s a great opportunity to see the community come together to celebrate with ghoulish fun, games, crafts, and activities that are fun for attendees of all ages.

Hobgoblins on Main Street free family festival to take place October 28

Fall Sidewalk Sale

November 9th & 10th from 10 AM to 5 PM

Like the spring and summer sales of the same ilk, the Fall Sidewalk Sale is a staple of the seasonal calendar, and attracts a massive number of visitors, as Stuart’s streets fill with vendors and shoppers eager to explore the offerings.

From autumn-inspired apparel and accessories to seasonal decorations and holiday gifts, the Fall Sidewalk Sale provides a perfect chance to enjoy the changing seasons and support local businesses at the same time.

Closing Thoughts

Downtown Stuart, with its charming streets and vibrant, close-knit community, offers a calendar of events that provides an incredible level of engagement for locals as well as visitors.

From the fresh fruits, vegetables, and other finds at Market on Main, to the festive thrills of Hobgoblins on Main, each event is a special encapsulation of the spirit of this unforgettable coastal town.

Whether you find yourself drawn by the thought of seasonal sales, or the potential for unique artistic displays and handmade goods, Stuart’s calendar of events promises an array of wonderful experiences for visitors of all types.

Justin Stewart

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