Bored? You can’t be! The Sunshine State offers plenty of outdoor fun amid the coronavirus pandemic, and indoor entertainment venues are really back in business since COVID vaccines became available. Catch up on TCPalm’s entertainment news.
Entertainment venues, tours, shows
Tiger Woods redesigns PopStroke: Port St. Lucie golf course was first of seven more planned throughout U.S. “We’re going to kind of soften them up a little bit and make them a little more player-friendly.”
Ignite Wrestling: Florida’s only female wrestling promoter stages live professional shows, as the only locally owned and operated pro company on the Treasure Coast
New bowling alley: Saint Lucie Lanes reopens with new name, new owners.
Momentum Academy: Ever want to run away and join the circus? Port St. Lucie circus school not only trains pros, but has shows and fun classes for the public.
Treasure Coast Culinary Tours: Sample the best at Fort Pierce and Vero Beach eateries, and help keep them in business amid COVID
Urban Air Adventure Park: Attractions include an indoor warrior course, ropes course, zip line, double-decker go-karts, virtual reality, climbing walls, spin zone, wipeout, dodgeball and open trampolines.
Mobile ax-throwing: Axe Em of Port St. Lucie, the Treasure Coast’s first ax-throwing entertainment venue, now rents its ax-throwing trailer for events. “It gives people the experience without coming into our shop.”
Roundups of other things to do
Strike! Did you know bowling has been traced to items found in the tomb of an Egyptian child buried in 5200 B.C.? Escape the Florida heat at your local bowling alley.
Tennis anyone? The Treasure Coast is home to at least 25 free public tennis courts.
Surf’s up! Beginners can avoid crowds at these top 6 spots for those just learning.
Snorkeling: Explore reefs and shipwrecks, such as the sunken 1715 fleet that gave the Treasure Coast its name.
Surf, snorkel, kayak, go to the beach: Your Treasure Coast summertime bucket list.
Barhopping by boat: Dock at these 25 waterfront bars and restaurants for free.
Stay at home: 19 fun things for kids to do in and around your home.
Just for the fun of it
Lee’s Lucky Duck Race: You can win $100,000 when 5,000 rubber ducks race in the Indian River Lagoon for charity. The event is organized by the Britney Lee Foundation, honoring two local teens killed in a wrong-way crash in St. Lucie County in 2018.
Ghost stories: The 13 most haunted places on the Treasure Coast and their histories, just in time for Halloween.
LOCAL THEATER NEWS
The Lyric Theatre in Stuart
The Lyric Theatre, built in 1925, hosted its last show on March 12, 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic began to shutter indoor venues, but it’s reopening soon.
Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce
The historic Sunrise Theatre in downtown Fort Pierce, opened in 1923, has been struggling, even before the coronavirus pandemic, but help could be on the way.
Lincoln Theater in Fort Pierce
The Lincoln Theater on Avenue D in Fort Pierce, originally called The Ritz Theatre when it opened in 1937, was renamed in 1957, but closed in the late 1960s.
Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach
The Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach’s 2021-22 season opens Oct. 1.