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Hobe Sound is the gateway to the Treasure Coast. There is a wide variety of performance art available for those who enjoy theater entertainment. Locally, guests can visit the Barn and Lyric Theaters in Stuart or the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter. Visitors can also enjoy a concert, show or play at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts or Cruzan Amphitheatre, both located about 30 minutes to the south in West Palm Beach.

Hobe sound is also home to numerous talented artists and art galleries. A few of the local galleries include the Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Hobe Sound Art Gallery, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Jupiter Island Art Council & Town Hall, the Framery and the H. Allen Holmes showroom off of Bridge Road. Many of these locations offer classes, workshops, summer camps and art fairs for all local and visiting art-lovers to enjoy.

Outside of the art galleries there is still plenty of stunning visual art to enjoy. In 2009, local artist Nadia Utto began the Hobe Sound Mural Project. The project’s goal is to honor past history, and present vitality and future promise while creating an outdoor gallery of beautiful walls.

With the help of more than two dozen local artists, there are now 21 beautiful murals with plans to continue adding more. These murals are located throughout the town on the outside of walls of various buildings in Banner Lake Park and along Federal Highway, Bridge Road and Dixie Highway. These murals depict gorgeous beach scenes, kooky underwater seascapes, sunrises, recycling themes and more. Visitors can tour these murals on foot, bike or by driving tour.

Museums in and around Hobe Sound offer a vast array of local history, memorabilia, science exhibits and cultural experiences. A great place to start is the first one-room schoolhouse to service Hobe Sound; the Apollo School located in the historic Zeus Park neighborhood. The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is a notable place to visit, especially for families with young children because of its many interactive exhibits, and hands-on activities. For a slice of Americana, check out the Elliot Museum. The Historical Society of Martin County contains many interesting local archives and artifacts; it is also housed at the Elliot Museum. More local history can be experienced at the oldest building in Martin County, the House of Refuge, where victims from shipwrecks once found safety. Historical downtown Stuart has much to offer history buffs as well.

Attractions
There is an endless list of fun activities that will keep Hobe Sound’s residents and visitors busy and entertained. Aside from the museums, galleries, theaters, parks, and beaches, there is still more fun to be had.

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts
The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts occurs every year on the first weekend in February. Parking and admission are free to the public. Festival-goers can enjoy life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, a local green market and much more.

The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce partners with Howard Alan Events to bring the Festival of the Arts to Hobe Sound each year and in 2018 we will celebrate the 17th year of this fun, family festival. With 150 artists participating, including a children’s poster art contest, this weekend event adds incredible value to our community by showcasing our downtown.

This festival also gives local businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services. Chamber volunteers greet each attendee and collect donations used for Chamber small business programs, as well as scholarships to local high school seniors.

Golfing
Golfing is a very popular sport in Hobe Sound. With year-round perfect golfing weather, how could it not be? Hobe Sound is home to numerous private and public options for our town’s golfers. Hobe Sound’s golf courses are known to attract some of the biggest names in golfing, like Tiger Woods and Greg Norman who have both stopped by to hit a few rounds.

Boating
With Hobe Sound’s easy access to waterways, boating and fishing are favorite pastimes to many Hobe Sound residents. The Manatee Queen boat tour offers visitors a tour of Jupiter Island and maybe a glimpse of the majestic and endangered Manatee. Jimmy Graham Boat Ramp is a popular choice to take off into the water because of its convenient location, boat ramp and available boat trailer parking.

Fishing
Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy both off-shore and intracoastal fishing opportunities in Hobe Sound. Guided fishing tours are available for visitors. Lake Okeechobee is a popular fishing destination for those looking to catch bluegills, bass or catfishing. Salt water fishing and even lobster hunting is available during its season on the coast. Be sure to obtain a fishing license and check out the current regulations. Information for each of these steps can be found at www.taxcol.martin.fl.us.

Parks & beaches
In Hobe Sound, nature abounds. Known for its pristine public beaches and unblemished parks, this area beckons outdoor enthusiasts as the perfect picturesque getaway, either for memorable day trips or even longer stretches. Straight out of a postcard, it is located along the Atlantic coast between Jupiter and Stuart. It is also home to Jonathan Dickinson State Park, where visitors can observe a myriad of wildlife. In addition, the state park offers boat tours, guided canoe or kayak adventures and much more.

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