There will be magic in the air and music all around on Sunday, December 3, 2017, as Main Street Fort Pierce and the Sunrise Kiwanis kick off the 29th Annual Sights & Sounds on Second Festival and Parade in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. Theme: “Magical Musical Christmas”
Main Street Fort Pierce is so happy to be celebrating our 29th parade and to announce this year’s Grand Marshal – The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. The City of Fort Pierce, Main Street Fort Pierce and our citizens have worked very hard to create a beautiful downtown and the Sights & Sounds on Second Festival and Parade is the perfect time to showcase our community to our visitors and friends.
Main Street Fort Pierce has a day full of activities planned that will appeal to all ages and we hope that you will find the time to join us for this exceptional day. Begin your day with Common Ground Vineyard Church. The church will hold an outdoor Sunday Service at 10:30 am and the public is invited to join them at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Second Street.
The festival begins at 1:00 pm with entertainment by Club Pure and then we welcome to Santa at 1:30. After the arrival of Santa, the crowd will be entertained by local youth dance groups: True Crew Dance at 1:45 pm, Mrs. P’s Dance & Acrobatic Studio at 2:30 pm and a dance performance by Borras Dance Company at 3:15 pm.
This year Main Street Fort Pierce has enlarged our Children’s Area. The kid’s zone will include Santa, Pony Rides, Face Painting, special characters and hands on children activities by local businesses. The Sunrise Jazz Combo will be on hand to play holiday tunes for your enjoyment and a performance by Starlight Dance.
Local shops and restaurants will be open for your shopping and dining experience, along with food vendors, arts and crafts, and the much anticipated Christmas parade at 4:00 pm.
The Sights & Sounds Parade, sponsored by the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis starts at Tickle Tummy Hill on Second Street. It will travel south to Orange Avenue; turn east on Orange and North on Indian River Drive concluding at the River Walk Center.
Immediately following the Parade will be the lighting of the Holiday Christmas Tree. The tree is located in the roundabout at Avenue A & Indian River Drive. The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society will be at the roundabout playing holiday jazz music before and after the tree lighting.
After the tree lighting, stay around for the “The Holiday Lights Spectacular” in Marina Square on Melody Lane. “The Holiday Lights Spectacular” is presented by the City of Fort Pierce. The light show consists of over 100,000 lights synchronized to holiday music and is a must see for both locals and out of town guests. The lights and music will run from 6:00 – 9:00 pm daily until January 4, 2018.
“Magical Musical Christmas” is special time and we hope you and your family will join us for the festival and parade. For more information call Main Street Fort Pierce at 772-466-3880 or www.mainstreetfortpierce.org
City Parking Garage (Orange Avenue & Depot Drive)
County Parking Garage (2nd Street & Boston Avenue)
Parking Lot (South Indian River Drive between Orange Avenue & Avenue A)
Parking Lot (North Indian River Drive between AE Backus Avenue & Avenue D)