Welcome Friends!

We are so honored to invite you to our beloved Historic Downtown. Our Main Street program was established in 1987 by our pioneer, Joan Jefferson. and we have helped the City of Stuart revitalize the historic core, and expand the footprint of the downtown for 37 years. We are pleased to share that our Downtown has been announced as the newest location for a Brightline station, to be built by late 2026.

There is much to see and do in our charming coastal town. We sit along the St. Lucie River with more than 60 locally-owned shops and restaurants to enjoy. We offer several parks and entertainment venues, and a great history & public art tour. Our program specifically hosts our weekly farmers market and concert series on our riverwalk stage both on Sundays.

The host venue for our meeting is the Flagler of Stuart. A charming historic event space owned by the City of Stuart but operated by yours truly. (wink)

Our Downtown is busy but don’t fret! The City offers free tram service to help take visitors to their destination.

Welcome to our award-winning home. 💙


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Program Schedule:

Sunday, April 7
Arrive early and enjoy our Downtown Sunday activities!

5:30 – 7:00 pm Ealy Bird meetup
Hudson’s on the River
351 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart

Monday, April 8
8:00 – 8:30 am Check-in & Breakfast refreshments
Flagler of Stuart
201 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart

8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome Remarks
Stuart City Manager, Michael Mortell, and Mayor Becky Bruner

8:45 – 9:00 am
Thondra Lanese, Florida Downtown Association, Advocating

9:00 – 10:00 am
Phil Eich – Telling Your Main Street Story Part I

10:00 – 10:15 am: Break

10:15 – 12:00 pm 
Phil Eich – Telling Your Main Street Story Part 2

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Phil Eich – Telling Your Main Street Story Part 3

3:00 – 3:15 pm: Break

3:15 – 5:00 pm
Phil Eich – Telling Your Main Street Story Part 4

6:00 – 7:30pm Welcome Reception
Tiki Taxi Cruises. Cash bar and appetizers. 
Meet at Downtown Riverwalk Docks behind Waterfront Restaurant
131 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart

Tuesday, April 9
8:00 – 8:15 am Check-in & Breakfast refreshments
Flagler of Stuart
201 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart

8:15 – 8:30 am Welcome Remarks
Nerissa Okiye, Tourism Director, Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing

8:30 – 9:15 am
Jordan Pinkston, Stuart CRA Program Manager
Milton Leggett, City of Stuart, Public Works Director; Downtown Trams

9:15 – 9:45 am
Inez van Ravenzwaaij,  Business Development Board of Martin County, Economic Programs & Partnerships

9:45 – 10:00 am: Break

10:00 – 10:30 am
Jennifer Wiggins, owner Clear SEM Solutions, Telling your Story on your website

10:30 – 11:30 am 
Kevin Crowder- Business Flare, BID Presentation

11:30am – 12:30pm Tram Tour
Stuart Heritage Museum
161 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart (Next to Flagler of Stuart- in the Feed Store)

12:30 pm Lunch 

Questions? Candace Callahan, Stuart Main Street Executive Director.
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Consider arriving early, or extending your stay and take advantage of our beautiful beaches! Downtown Stuart JAMS on Sundays! Stuart Main Street operates a Farmers Market from 9-2pm and Rock’n Riverwalk from 1-4pm.

Old Colorado Inn
211 S Colorado Ave, Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 215-3437
CALL TO BOOK! Make sure to mention “Main Street” rate.

Locally owned and operated! Stay right in the heart of Downtown Stuart and experience that old-Florida coastal charm. Stay in one of the comfortable rooms or spacious suites, as well as a number of vacation rentals, including secluded cottages and waterfront homes, perfect for sharing space and reducing your expenses!


Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton 
1150 NW Federal Hwy. Stuart, FL 34994
772-692-6922 reference code: SMS

*Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast, Complimentary Wi-Fi, and Complimentary Parking

$109.00 for Standard rooms (2 queen double sleeps 4/King sleeps 2)
$119.00 for Suites (2 queens + sleeper sofa sleeps 6/King suite sleeps 4)

Home2 Suites by Hilton
1440 NW Federal Hwy. Stuart, FL 34994
CALL TO BOOK! Make sure to mention “Main Street” rate.

$180/night King Studios and Queen Studios rooms

Stay at the Beach and bring the family!
Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort 
555 North Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34996

On-site dining options, private beach entrance with cabana rentals available, golf course with complimentary range balls at aqua practice center, 13 tennis courts, marina with watersport rentals, 3 pools, 2 hot tubs, and scheduled kids activities.