Join Coastal Living in Historic Downtown Stuart for the Official “Happiest Seaside Town” Celebration

Coastal Living America's Happiest Seasisde Towns

Who:     Local business owners, Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing, City of Stuart, Stuart Main Street, the Downtown Business Association of Stuart, and Coastal Living

What:    The official public celebration of Stuart’s recognition as “America’s Happiest Seaside Town.” Coastal Living writers and editors will spend the weekend in Stuart and the surrounding area to see and taste why Stuart is the first city in Florida to win the title.

When:   Sunday, June 26, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Stuart Green Market – 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 4th Annual Pet Festival and Dog Wash – 1:00-4:00 p.m. Rock’n Riverwalk FREE Outdoor Concert featuring Ryan and Friends

Where:  The Riverwalk Stage and City Hall Annex Parking Lot 300 St. Lucie Avenue, Stuart, FL 34994

Why:      Stuart and the Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing welcome Coastal Living to Stuart. We know the best way to experience Stuart’s “Old Florida Charm” is in person! Residents and visitors are invited to join Coastal Living in Downtown Stuart as we celebrate winning “America’s Happiest Seaside Town”!

STUART, FL – June 23, 2016 – The Martin County Office of Tourism and the City of Stuart join with Stuart Main Street and the Downtown Business Association of Stuart to welcome Coastal Living for the official celebration of Stuart’s designation as” America’s Happiest Seaside Town.” Writers and editors from Coastal Living will spend the weekend in Martin County, broadcasting from Coastal Living Radio and as they discover Stuart and the surrounding area. The public is invited to join them as they cap off their visit with a special Rock’n Riverwalk concert featuring Ryan and Friends on the Riverwalk Stage Sunday, June 26 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

“Locals know – and visitors soon discover – there’s nothing like a Sunday in Downtown Stuart,” said Stuart Main Street Executive Director, Thondra Lanese. “From laidback brunches and strolling the Green Market to relaxing to music on the Riverwalk, spending Sunday downtown just makes you smile.”

“We are ecstatic to welcome the Coastal Living Magazine team to Stuart for a weekend of showing off what we do best; locally sourced dining, eco-friendly attractions, and pristine public beaches,” said Nerissa Okiye, Martin County Tourism and Marketing Manager.

The Coastal Living tour also coincides with the launch of #ProtectOurParadise, a new campaign focusing on the destinations and activities people love in Stuart and Martin County and the importance of supporting a healthy tourism industry while advocating to resolve the threat to local waterways from freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee.

The Coastal Living tour was organized by Stuart and the Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing with the support of retail, restaurant, hotels and attractions throughout the county and sponsored in part by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit Florida.