• ADVANCE TICKETS $15 at Sonic Drive-In locations in Jensen Beach, Ft. Pierce, Lake Park, Vero Beach and Lake Worth • • GENERAL ADMISSION $20 •
• KIDS 12 & UNDER WITH ADULT FREE • • STUDENTS AGES 18 to 13 WITH I.D. $10 •
Midway Rides $20 Wristband Day Sunday,
November 10 – Ride all Rides from 12noon to 6pm
THINGS YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW
It all starts… Friday, November 8 at 6pm. Hours of the Pineapple Festival are: Friday, November 8, (6pm to 11:30pm). Saturday, November 9, (Noon to 11:30pm). Sunday, November 10, (Noon to 9:30pm).
Advance Tickets & General Admission…Save $5 when you purchase advance admission tickets at Sonic Drive-In locations in Jensen Beach, Ft. Pierce, Lake Park, Vero Beach and Lake Worth. The $15 advance admission tickets are on sale from Tuesday, October 8 through Thursday, November 7. General Admission is $20 during event hours and student admission is $10 (13 to 18 years old with ID). Children 12-years old and younger are free. The entire festival site is general admission and includes concerts. The midway rides, games, food and beverages cost extra.
Located in downtown Jensen Beach and easy to get to… The Pineapple Festival is held in the streets of downtown Jensen Beach. The festival site includes Ricou Terrace and Pineapple Avenue. From US Highway 1, go to Jensen Beach Blvd., turn east and follow the boulevard to the festival. From the Turnpike, take exit 142 and turn right onto Port St. Lucie Blvd. Go to US Highway 1 and turn right. Go to Jensen Beach Blvd., turn left and follow the boulevard to the festival. From I-95, take exit 101 and go east toward Stuart, State Road 76 and turn left at US Highway 1. Go to Jensen Beach Blvd., turn right and you’ll soon arrive at the festival.
Parking & Shuttle Bus Info… It is recommended to park at Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach and take the free shuttle bus to the festival. (Click here for map and directions.) Shuttle bus service is provided by Acadiana Destination Services and will operate Friday (5:30pm until Midnight); Saturday (11:30am until Midnight); and Sunday (11:30am until 9:30pm). Shuttle buses run every 20 minutes. A shuttle bus is available for the physically challenged. From US Highway 1, turn (east) at the Jensen Beach Blvd. intersection. At the first traffic light turn right onto Goldenrod Road. The high school parking lots are located on the left. There are also several parking lots within walking distance of the festival located on Jensen Beach Blvd., Candice Ave., Indian River Dr., Pineapple Ave. and the Jensen Beach Causeway. Many local residents and businesses offer parking on their property for a small fee. A large public festival parking lot is located on Indian River Dr. and Pineapple Ave. immediately north of the festival site. Take Church St. to access the public festival parking lot.
The signature event of Jensen Beach, the Pineapple Festival, is one of the largest festival’s in the region and one of the few remaining true street festivals in South Florida. Growing in popularity over its’ 25-year history, the weekend long festival salutes the community’s rich pineapple heritage and features events for the entire family: world class concerts, arts, crafts, street performers, local bands and midway rides. A main component of the Festival is the Bahamian Market. A delegation from Eleuthera, Bahamas creates an authentic Bahamian Market featuring island music, crafts and the heart pounding sounds of Junkanoo.
The Event Hist ory
The inaugural Pineapple Festival was held in the fall of 1988 in conjunction with the Jensen Beach Centennial Celebration and featured a concert by Marie Osmond. Celebrating 25-years in 2012, the weekend long festival celebrates Jensen Beach and salutes the community’s rich pineapple heritage. The event’s mass appeal has earned it the reputation as the region’s premier music festival. The signature event of Jensen Beach, the Pineapple Festival is one of the few remaining street festivals in South Florida. Produced by the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Pineapple Festival offers world-class concerts, arts, crafts, midway rides, local bands, stunt shows and street performers for the whole family to enjoy. In 1990 Jensen Beach and Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Bahamas established a sister city relationship. A popular attraction at the festival each year is an authentic Bahamian Market from Eleuthera that features island music, crafts and the heart pounding rush of the Junkanoo parade.
The Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business membership organization with more than 500 business members dedicated to the economic betterment of the Jensen Beach, Rio, and Hutchinson Island areas. The Chamber produces and organizes the Pineapple Festival in close cooperation with Martin County and with the support of sponsors and hundreds of volunteers. Proceeds from the Pineapple Festival helps support the Chamber and other charitable nonprofit organizations such as the Entrepreneurship Foundation and the History Museum of Jensen Beach. Over the past two-decades, the Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival local economic impact has surpassed one-million dollars.