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Discover Yourself in Martin County! There is always something happening in Martin County. This is a great destination for art, history, nature, theatre, workshops, music, museums, festivals, retreats and inspiration.

Spend your season in Stuart, Florida. It wonderful weather and there are many activiites for a visitor to enjoy... nearly every weekend a festival is taking place celebrating the art and history of our Arts Town.

Discover yourself in Martin County. Indulge your passion for the arts. Monthly, October through April, on the First Thursday galleries in our “arts towns” – Port Salerno, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach and Stuart – stay open late to great visitors. Festivals, museums and historic sites are open year round.

Martin County is a wonderful place to visit, with beaches, golf, fishing, boating, in addition to our arts amenities: quaint downtowns with shops, gourmet dining and galleries, museums, historic places, festivals and more.

A get-away to Martin County...could be

For the discriminating arts shopper...more than 20 galleries offer terrific local jewels and gifts (see map for galleries). Most of these galleries are in our historic downtowns of Stuart, Jensen Beach, Port Salerno and Hobe Sound. Start a long weekend with wine, art, and friends by wandering through galleries and staying the weekend to bask on our beaches, play a round of golf, and see a show a one of the local theatres...

For the music lover...the historic Lyric Theatre offers a wide-array of first class talent nearly 300 days a year...this acoustically amazing theatre features concerts for all music lovers, from classical to rock and roll, and theatrical performances by local and national talent. Book a Friday or Saturday show and stay the weekend to enjoy our small town charms...

For the history buff...you won't want to wait any longer to see the historic House of Refuge Museum. The only remaining lifeguard station on the East Coast of the United State, the House of Refuge offers a glimpse into our pioneering past. Once you see the Atlantic and the Indian River you can't possibly stay away from our waterways and you will be driven to schedule a fishing excursion or perhaps a sunset cruise...

For the die-hard festivals-goer...we have plenty to choose from and during the best Florida weather you can find. Join us for the Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Bookmania, ArtsFest, Pineapple Festival or one of the many others throughout the year.

Got kids? The newly opened Treasure Coast Children's Museum is just the thing, and better yet, it's located at Indian Riverside Park which has a fabulous water play area, fishing, and a riverfront view. Often, there are also events in the park including concerts, orchid shows, and more.

The above descriptions of a get-away to Martin County are just the tip of what you might create as a perfect weekend away from it all... to find out what is happening next and to start planning your trip, our cultural calendar is at your fingertips.

Stuart is destined to be a recognized as a great small arts town, just like places you know and love like Beaufort, South Carolina; Naples, Florida; and Prescott, Arizona.

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