Named America’s Happiest Seaside Town, the City of Stuart offers residents a chance to join a lively and close-knit community. The city boasts many annual events such as arts and crafts festivals, shopapaloozas and Halloween and Christmas celebrations. However, every Sunday in Downtown Stuart, there are plenty of fun activities happening all day long. From farmer’s markets and live music to many restaurants and boutiques, here’s how the locals enjoy their Sunday in Downtown Stuart.
Stuart Green Market:
Located at Flagler Park, the Stuart Green Market brings to Downtown Stuart a myriad of freshly prepared, high-quality goods each week. From produce to freshly baked bread, handcrafted soaps, handmade paintings, locally created artwork, jewelry and more, this market is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Courtesy trams are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays to help you get from parking to the downtown area seamlessly.
After a stroll through the farmer’s market, follow the sounds of music to the iconic sail shades of the Riverwalk Stage. Rock’n Riverwalk, Downtown Stuart’s signature waterfront concert series, takes place every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by Stuart Main Street and the Historic Downtown Business Association, people can relax in the shade, dine al fresco and enjoy local musicians as they play a variety of music.
Photo Credit: Steven Martine, Stuart Main Street
The Best Brunch Places in Town:
Whenever hunger strikes, there are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance from Flagler Park to enjoy. If you’re looking to dine with waterfront views, The Boathouse offers a mix of everything including seafood, salads, sandwiches and sushi rolls. For those looking for a cozier brunch option, the Osceola Street Café offers a quaint atmosphere where one can enjoy homemade breakfasts, baked goods, and specialty soups, salads and sandwiches. With a casual upscale dining atmosphere, the Spritz City Bistro offers an array of classic American cuisines. Finally, Café Martier at the Post Office Arcade is an eclectic modern European café that features a wine garden, breezeway piano bar and a speakeasy.
Locally Owned Shops and Boutiques:
Featuring everything from fine art and home décor to accessories and clothing, Downtown Stuart contains dozens of unique, independently owned boutiques to explore. For cutting edge women’s fashions and jewelry, check out Aphrodite Style, April Daze, The GypSea Cottage, Matilda’s and Radiant Outfitters. Looking to re-decorate your home? Decorators Finest, Gumbo Limbo Coastal Chic and Sandy Bar Cove all offer beautifully selected items for the home. Rare Earth Gallery also sells handmade artwork for the perfect gift. All these locally owned shops and more are just a walk down SW Osceola Street away.
Premier Waterfront Living:
Just a short drive from Downtown Stuart, residents of Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club are in proximity to the liveliness and sense of community felt throughout the city. Located on the St. Lucie River, the “Private by Nature” waterfront location makes this the premier golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast.
Harbour Ridge is the very best of waterfront, country club living. The heart of our community is the 45,000 square foot Clubhouse, designed to create a welcoming social lifestyle while enjoying the stunning panoramic vistas of the St. Lucie River. Residents can also focus on health and wellness at the Lakeside Lifestyle Center, home to a tennis program, full-service spa, aquatics center and a spacious fitness facility with physical therapists on hand. Our two USGA recognized, championship golf courses, designed by Pete & P.B. Dye and Joe Lee offer an Audubon certified course winding along the river and throughout our community. An active calendar of events for resident members includes everything from fishing and golf tournaments to waterfront dinners.