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.

Hard Axe Lounge in Fort Pierce: COVID delayed the opening of the Treasure Coast’s second ax-throwing entertainment venue, which finally opened in July 2020

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

Fore!: Where to play 18 holes, putt-putt or practice at a driving range. Golf venues like BigShots and Popstroke are great gateways to golf on the Treasure Coast.

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. 

Urban Air Adventure Park held a soft opening for families with members who have been serving on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Port St. Lucie. The 40,000-square-foot entertainment facility has an indoor warrior course, a ropes course, a zip line, double-decker go-karts, virtual reality, climbing walls, a spin zone, wipeout, dodgeball and open trampolines.


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.

REG Architects — a Hispanic minority business enterprise in West Palm Beach that specializes in architecture, historic preservation, interior design and community planning — will be responsible for turning the theater into a space for concerts and local and traveling plays. Renderings show murals and a proposed addition to the historic building.

Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach

The Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach’s 2021-22 season opens Oct. 1.

By Indana