2017 Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tours

On October 25th and 26th historical figures from Fort Pierce’s past will tell their stories all throughout the downtown area. This annual living history tour is a fun way to learn about the people that settled in this area before the conveniences of air conditioning, mosquito control, and modern transportation. Since there are so many interesting stories to tell, there are four different Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past walking tours. Each tour is approximately 1 hour in length, has 10 stops, and waiting at each stop is an actor portraying a person that has lived here in the past. The Ghost of Fort Pierce Past tours are a fundraiser for Main Street Fort Pierce. Each tour is $5 per person and no charge for children under 5. This is a very popular event that sells out each year so reservations are required. Participants need to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled tour and wear comfortable walking shoes. The first tours leave at 5:30 p.m. with additional tours leaving every 15 minutes until 7:30 p.m. Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tours are sponsored by: The Fee Law Firm, The Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, and Waste Management For more information or to make a reservation please call Main Street Fort Pierce at 466-3880. The South Tour Wednesday, October 25th Starts from the City Hall Plaza Between the new parking garage and the City Hall building. This tour winds its way east along Orange Avenue and then south along 2nd Street.  Stops include: The old blacksmith shop, a former speakeasy and a saloon, the first hotel of Fort Pierce, during World War II, the first newspaper offices, the courthouse property, the Sunrise Theatre and more. The North Tour Wednesday, October 25th Starts from the City Hall Plaza Between the new parking garage and the City Hall building. Stops includes: A stop at Fee’s Hardware and Mortuary where the bodies of the notorious Ashley Gang members were put on display, a military history of the area complete with a demonstration of cannon firing, early pioneer, Annie Hogg,lay writer and novelist, Zora Neale Hurston; railroad tycoon, Henry Flagler; the tragic love story of Mr. & Mrs. Sweet, and more. The Edgartown Tour Thursday, October 26th Starts from the Main Street Office Fort Pierce office at 122 A.E. Backus Avenue This tour features Lucinda Lagow, the wife of Edgartown founder, Alford Lagow. She shares the gossip of the early settlers and life as it was in the 1890s. Guests will encounter a rugged old fisherman mending his nets reminiscing about his life on the river. The coral and yellow houses sit side-by-side, boasting ghostly souls who rap on windows and slam doors. Meet Mr. Hill, the official photographer for Henry Flagler and Mrs. McCarty, grandmother of Dan McCarty, whose beloved husband was gunned down in the streets over a land deal. The West Tour Thursday, October 26th Starts from the Historic Arcade Building At the Northwest corner of US1 and Orange Avenue. This tour features the wife of the 1st Mayor of Fort Pierce, Mrs. Dittmar, along with a shopper or two describing the Arcade building in its heyday. Other stops include: a former Sandy Shoes festival parade attendee, stories about the churches along Orange Avenue, a former postmaster, and more.  

October Friday Fest CANCELED

Join Main Street Fort Pierce for a special October Friday Fest on Friday October 13, 2017 - 5:30 to 9:00 pm. This month only we will be expanding Friday Fest to Avenue A and Melody Lane to bring you our special guest FPUA. Also we would like to ask everyone to WEAR PINK to support Real Men Wear Pink and Breast Cancer Awareness month.FPUA LOGO 2 FPUA Celebrates Public Utility Week! In conjunction with Main Street Fort Pierce's Friday Fest on October 6, 2017 and in honor of Public Utility Week, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority will have several vehicles, equipment and personnel available to talk about what we do and how we keep the lights on, the water and gas flowing, and the toilets flushing in Fort Pierce. Public Utility Week honors all the men and the women of FPUA that work countless hours 'To provide customers with economical, reliable, and friendly service in a continuous effort to enhance the quality of life in our community'. Meet the Band: Doo Wop Guys Be transported back in time with the sounds of “The Doo Wop Guys”. “The Doo Wop Guys” are keeping the music of the 50’s and 60’s alive and will entertain you with blasts from the past. OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our volunteer group for the month is Real Men Wear Pink. Real Men Wear Pink is a distinguished group of community leaders raising awareness and funds for this year's Making Strides against Breast Cancer event. Together they are making a difference to create a world free of the pain and suffering of cancer. The mission behind Real Men Wear Pink is two-fold. The first is to raise awareness of a man’s role in breast cancer. The second mission behind Real Men Wear Pink is to put action behind the awareness. Each man participating in this year’s campaign is asked to raise at least $2,500. All the money raised will help fund breast cancer research as well as programs and services here in St. Lucie County to help breast cancer patients. Help Dean Kubitschek raise funds for the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign. Dean will be at Friday Fest manning the beer booths or you can donate at: main.acsevents.org/goto/kubitschek Jeff Brown, from iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, will also be at the October Friday Fest entertaining the crowd with Top 40 music. Billy's Bounce House, has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions. Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square. Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Caribbean, barbeque ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items. Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience! DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE FRIDAY FEST – OCTOBER 13, 2017 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM Fort Pierce City Marina Square Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes: Billy's Bounce House, Southern Eagle Distributing, iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Coca-Cola, Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, Park’s Rental, and Gotta Go Green. NO COOLERS OR PETS PLEASE!!!

Main Street Golf Tournament – Gator Trace Golf & Country Club

What a better way to start the day then on the golf course and Gator Trace Golf & Country Club would like all golfers to come out and play for a great cause Main Street Fort Pierce. Our Annual Golf tournament will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The day starts with registration at 7:30 am, with a continental breakfast and a beverage of your choice. Golf begins at 8:30 am with a shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded for men and women closest to the pin and longest drives as well as 1st, 2nd, and third place teams. The cost is $80.00 per player or $300.00 per team. Your entry fee will include a continental breakfast, a round of golf, lunch, goody bag and raffle prizes. Main Street will have a putting contest and for a small donation you will get 3 chances to putt your ball through a special layout for a great prize. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and tee signs will be set up around the course ready to add your business name as a tee sponsor. Call the Main Street Fort Pierce office at 466-3880 to sign up your team, get a tee sign or be a sponsor for the Golf Tournament. Sponsors of the tournament as of printing are Southern Eagle Distributing, and Waste Management of FL, Inc.  

Wiley Nash Band to play at the September Friday Fest

Friday Fest is Friday September 1, 2017 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Fort Pierce Marina Square -WEATHER PERMITTING Meet the Band: Wiley Nash Band is the premier classic rock, blues & R&B Group performing on the Treasure Coast. WILEY NASH BAND has decades of experience and will have a special guests JESSICA SPEARS, KEYBOARD MARK, AND DOC BROWN - Join them at Friday Fest! Billy’s Bounce House has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions. Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square. Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Latin, BBQ ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items. Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience! DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE FRIDAY FEST – September 1, 2017 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM Fort Pierce City Marina Square Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes: Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, iHeart Medias WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Billy’s Bounce House, Coca-Cola, Gotta Go Green, Macaroni Kid, Park’s Rental, and Southern Eagle Distributing

Tumbleweed to Play at August Friday Fest!

Friday Fest is Friday August 4, 2017 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Fort Pierce City Marina Square Meet the Band: Tumbleweed Tumbleweed is a classic rock, soulful blues band from Sebastian, Florida. Band members include Guitar Virtuoso and vocalist Dave Scott, Bassist/vocalist Lee Miller, and Drummer/vocalist Tony Rodriguez. A crowd pleaser, this band always leaves everyone wanting more! Billy’s Bounce House has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions. Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square. Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Latin, BBQ ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items. Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience! DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE FRIDAY FEST – August 4, 2017 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM Fort Pierce City Marina Square Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes: Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, iHeart Medias WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Billy’s Bounce House, Coca-Cola, Gotta Go Green, Macaroni Kid, Park’s Rental, and Southern Eagle Distributing

23rd Annual Reverse Raffle – Live & Silent Auction – “For Your Eyes Only”

Save the Date: 23rd Annual Reverse Raffle – Live & Silent Auctions "For Your Eyes Only" By invitation from Main Street Fort Pierce and her Majesty’s Secret Service, you are cordially invited to attend the 23rd Annual Reverse Raffle Live & Silent Auction held on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Mission! “Your mission – if you choose to accept it” is to attend the hottest party of the summer starting at 6:00 pm at the Pelican Yacht Club. Look for the secret code on your ticket to get you in the door for an evening of light appetizers, music, a fabulous live & silent auction and martinis shaken not stirred. Reverse Raffle! For those of you who do not know what a Reverse Raffle is: A Reverse Raffle begins with a set amount of numbers. The first number wins a $100.00 and then every 25th number called wins $50.00. The last 10 numbers all win money starting at $100.00 and ending with the grand prize of $2000.00. Each ticket is $100.00 and entitles the ticket holder to one raffle number, admission for two, and a View to Kill. Tickets are limited, advanced ticket purchase only, and no tickets will be available at the door. We sold out last year so get your tickets early! Pay for your tickets using PayPal by clicking this link You Only Live Twice…so Save the Date before You Die Another Day! The Reverse Raffle is a fundraiser for projects and goals of Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a ticket, please call Main Street at (772) 466-3880 or www.mainstreetfortpierce.org  

“Checkmate” to entertain at July Friday Fest

Friday Fest is Friday July 7, 2017 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Fort Pierce City Marina Square Meet the Band: Checkmate Checkmate is a seasoned group of professionals who love playing classic rock n roll, blues and 80's. They have been rocking together for years; enjoying their fans and playing beautiful music. Billy’s Bounce House has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions. Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square. Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Latin, BBQ ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items. Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience! DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE FRIDAY FEST – July 7, 2017 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM Fort Pierce City Marina Square Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes: Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, iHeart Medias WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Billy’s Bounce House, Coca-Cola, Gotta Go Green, Macaroni Kid, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Centers, Park’s Rental, and Southern Eagle Distributing

Air National Guard Band of the South will perform 2 Free Shows in Fort Pierce

What is red, white and blue and just in time for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend? The Sunrise Theatre and Main Street Fort Pierce present the 40 piece Air National Guard Band of the South and they are coming to Fort Pierce for two performances. On Sunday, July 2 at 3pm, the Air National Guard Band of the South will perform a free show at the historic Sunrise Theatre located in downtown Fort Pierce. What a great way to cool off from the summer heat at the 1200-seat Sunrise Theatre while listening to patriotic and popular tunes pre-fourth. Tickets are limited to four per person and must be picked up at the Sunrise Theatre Box Office Monday – Friday from 10am to 4pm. Then on Tuesday, July 4 beginning at 6pm, the Band will perform at the ever popular Stars Over St. Lucie community event at the Fort Pierce City Marina Square ending with the traditional fireworks over the Indian River at 9pm. Both events are free to the public. The Air National Guard Band of the South supports the total Air Force and Air National Guard mission in war and peace by inspiring patriotism and fostering a deep appreciation of the rich history and legacy of the Air Force. This is accomplished, mainly, through professional performances by some of the nation’s best musicians. Their mission is to enhance and lift the morale and spirit de corps of our fellow Airmen stationed either in the United States or abroad and to increase the public’s understanding of the importance of air power, the missions and programs of the Air Force and Air National Guard and the bravery, sacrifice and dedication of Airmen across the globe. While performing these missions, members of the Band of the South have performed in almost every state in the union as well as being deployed to Germany, Kandahar, Afghanistan and more. The Air National Guard Band of the South is stationed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sponsors of the event are: The City of Fort Pierce, Applebee’s of Fort Pierce, Bluewater Beach Grill, Cobb’s Landing & the Original Tiki Bar, Fort Pierce Utility Authority, Fort Pierce Yacht Club, Seminole Brighton Casino, Southern Eagle Distributing & the Sunrise Theatre Foundation.

Friday Fest has been postponed till June 9th

Friday Fest is Friday June 9, 2017 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Fort Pierce City Marina Square River Dawgs will entertain at Friday Fest Billy’s Bounce House has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions or visit Bubbles the Clown. Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square. Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Latin, BBQ ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items. Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience! DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE FRIDAY FEST – June 9, 2017 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM Fort Pierce City Marina Square Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes: Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, iHeart Medias WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Billy’s Bounce House, Coca-Cola, Gotta Go Green, Macaroni Kid, Park’s Rental, and Southern Eagle Distributing