The list of fun activities that keep Hobe Sound’s residents and guests busy and entertained is just about endless. Outside of the parks, beaches, galleries and museums, there is still even more fun to be had.
Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts
The Festival of the Arts occurs each year the first weekend in February, Saturday and Sunday, and is free to the public. Festival goers will enjoy jewelers, painters, potters, glassmakers, a kids zone, a local green market and much more. Each year the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce partners with Howard Alan Events to bring the Festival of the Arts to the Hobe Sound Community. This spectacular show allows local artists as well as world renowned artists to enhance the community by showing and selling their sculptures, photography, paintings and more.
Over 30,000 people attend the two-day festival and over 150 artists participate. This event adds incredible value to our community by hosting a children’s poster contest, artists mentor program, the opportunity for local businesses to showcase their products and services and our local artists to sell their works or have works commissioned.
Golfing is very popular in Hobe Sound. With perfect golf weather nearly every day, how could it not be? A number of public and private courses provide options for our town’s golfers. They’ll be in good company, as Hobe Sound’s courses are known to attract some of the biggest names in golfing, like Greg Norman and Tiger Woods who have both stopped by to hit a few rounds.
There’s certainly no shortage of waterways in Hobe Sound, which means there is no shortage of boating or fishing either. The Manatee Queen boat tour offers visitors a tour of Jupiter Island and special glimpses of the majestic and endangered manatee. Jonathan Dickinson State Park offers boating adventures like kayaking, canoeing, power boating or a guided boat tour. The boat ramp and boat trailer parking available at Jimmy Graham Boat Ramp Park make it a great place to take off into the water. Or, boaters can visit the St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park which is only accessible by boat or a long walk.
Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy both off-shore and intracoastal fishing opportunities in Hobe Sound. Lake Okeechobee is a popular destination for fishers looking to catch bass, bluegills or catfish, and salt water fishing and even lobster hunting are available on the coast. Just be sure to check out the current regulations and obtain a fishing license. Information for each of these steps can be found at www.taxcol.martin.fl.us.
Many of the local parks have baseball fields available for leagues and teams or anyone else looking to play a little ball. For those who would rather watch, Jupiter houses the Roger Dean Stadium which is the spring training facility used by both the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. In St. Lucie, you can find Tradition Field, spring training central for the New York Mets.