PINEAPPLE FESTIVAL STILL FREE, STILL FUN
Jensen Beach, FL — A tradition on the Treasure Coast for 32-years, and the signature event of Jensen Beach, the Pineapple Festival will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 22-24, 2019. The festival’s presenting sponsor is Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill. Last year excitement soared when it was announced admission to the Pineapple Festival would be free, so free admission will continue this year and for many years to come.
This homegrown community event always offers a family friendly vibe in a kid-friendly fun environment. Pineapple themed food and beverages are available in local downtown restaurants. Ann Kagdis, History Museum of Jensen Beach President, will take us back to when Jensen was known as the “Pineapple Capitol of the World” during a brief history lesson presentation at Pineapple Jack’s Restaurant.
This year’s biggest addition will be the introduction of Pineapple Fields, a new year-round downtown concert venue located in downtown Jensen Beach. The inaugural concert was held at the new venue in early October benefited the Everglades. During the Pineapple Festival, the Pineapple Fields concert venue will showcase local musical artists and bands on the Kai Kai Farm Stage. Festival entertainment is produced by Treasure Coast Entertainment.
The local art scene will again be front and center. You can once again buy art from a collection of creative minds who will showcase their handcrafted wares at the festival’s pre-holiday season art and craft show. Growing in popularity the festival’s art and craft show will be held Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Always popular are the midway rides presented by the “Big Fun” carnival ride company owned and operated by Jensen Beach resident Mike Doolan. Festivalgoers will be able purchase one-price wristband ride specials each day during specific hours. Always welcome are our sister city friends who travel from Eleuthera, Bahamas to support the festival.
Festivities will run from 6pm to 11pm on Friday, November 22; 10am to 11pm on Saturday, November 23; and 10am to 6pm on Sunday, November 24. For additional information go to the official festival website www.PineappleFestival.info.