FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
FROM PIRATES AND PARADES TO
SEAFOOD AND SANDY SHOES,
THERE’S PLENTY OF FUN ON TAP
MAIN STREET FORT PIERCE
BY SUSAN BURGESS
Fitting for a holiday waterfront parade, a boat rides down the street during the Sights & Sounds on Second holiday festival that always brings crowds.
Despite the pandemic, Treasure Coast festival-goers
have plenty to pick from this season. We weren’t able
to include every festival but many of them are below.
Some events and festivals have been postponed until next
year although most are still a go and offer welcome relief
from days spent indoors. It’s a good idea to check before
attending events. Expect signs letting you know that social
distancing and other safety measures are in force.
TREASURE COAST BACON FESTIVAL – Filled with
succulent bacon dishes and the tantalizing aroma of cooking
bacon, the two-day family-friendly festival in Riverside Park,
Vero Beach, will also offer great entertainment and plenty of
vendors and exhibits to shop and explore. Nov. 21-22
VERO BEACH CHRISTMAS PARADE – This amazing
Christmas parade is a huge hit with families watching beautifully
decorated and lighted floats glide down Ocean Drive.
This is a great parade for anyone on the Treasure Coast to
attend. Bring a camera and tripod for night shots. Dec. 4.
SIGHTS & SOUNDS ON SECOND – Fort Pierce’s annual
holiday festival and parade plus a tree-lighting ceremony,
this is a favorite event. This family fun in historical downtown
Fort Pierce is enjoyed by many. Dec. 5
FESTIVAL OF TREES – The beloved annual event at Riverside
Theatre that normally kicks off the holidays won’t go on
this year. Come back in 2022 to see the forest of trees customdecorated
around a theme. It always offers an outstanding
gingerbread village, vendors with unique and unusual items,
Santa and his shop, a skating rink with artificial ice, and loads
of decorations indoors and out.
STICKWORK AT MCKEE – Grand Central is a unique walkthrough
sculpture made of bent sticks, designed and built >>