The COVID pandemic has forced numerous cancellations and postpones of events and activities that have impacted all of us.  Now with the gradual reopening of the state, we are looking forward to getting back into a routine.

The 6th Annual Safety Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 5.  Education and public safety are the focus of the event.  Things may look a little different this year with hand sanitizer, facemasks and social distancing all playing a role.  “As we get closer to the event, we will be working with First Responders and the Health Department to make sure we have a safe environment for all attendees,” stated event organizers.

The Safety Festival is the Treasure Coast’s largest safety event and is filled with live demonstrations, Touch-a-Trucks, free kid’s zone, static displays, vendors, giveaways, Reading Festival and a brand new Fun Run for Education.

“There is so much to do and see…we were thrilled to be there…the turnout was super…a wonderful event for the whole community…we had a fabulous time,” are  comments from people who attended last year’s Safety Festival.

The Safety Festival which will be held at Clover Park (home of the Mets) kicks off at 9am and concludes at 2pm.  Admission and parking are both free.  Attendees will be able to meet our local First Responders and learn about what they are doing to keep our community safe.  News Anchors and reporters from WPBF TV 25 will also be onsite for photos and to answer your questions.

This is the first year for the Fun Run for Education, which is sponsored by Education Foundation, St. Lucie.  Students, their families and supporters are invited to participate in the fundraiser.  Registration begins at 7am at the Safety Festival, followed by the 8am start.  The top schools and students will be recognized for their fundraising success.

Kids of all ages will be able to climb on and get photos with fire trucks, bulldozers, brush trucks, police cruisers, motorcycles, helicopter and so much more.

Agencies who have participated in the past include the St. Lucie County Fire District, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, Port St. Lucie Police Department, Air Methods, St. Lucie Public Schools, St. Lucie County Public Safety, Emergency Management, Environmental Resources, Safer St. Lucie, Fish and Wildlife, Florida Division of Forestry, Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County, Coast Guard Auxiliary, American Red Cross, Martin Health-Cleveland Clinic, City of Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, Blood One, Southern Eagle Distributing, Peter W. Busch Family Foundation, Toyota Center of Stuart, SL Reading Coalition, Education Foundation St. Lucie and more.

For vendor or sponsorship information, please call Lisa at (772) 337-0049