NOVEMBER 22-24, 2019
REVAMPED + REFRESHED + HOMEGROWN
FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY!
ABOUT THE JENSEN BEACH PINEAPPLE FESTIVAL
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’ 30-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 HISTORY
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.
NOVEMBER 22-24, 2019
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Admission to the Pineapple Festival is FREE!
Pineapple Field Concerts
Venue All concerts will be held in Pineapple Field on the Kai Kai Farm Stage. Pineapple Field is a new concert venue located in Downtown Jensen Beach next to Tako Tiki. Festivalgoers are welcome to bring their own seating.
Parking near the festival is limited. There are several parking lots within walking distance. Many local residents and businesses offer parking on their property for a small fee. A large public parking lot is located immediately north of the festival site on Indian River Drive and Pineapple Avenue.
Wristband Specials All Weekend Festivalgoers will be able purchase one-price wristbands for unlimited midway rides each day. The one-price wristband special price is $20 and available, Friday (6-10pm); Saturday (12pm-6pm); and Sunday (12pm-6pm). Please be advised that all rides have height restrictions.
Pre-Holiday Season Arts & Crafts Show
The stage will be set for opportunities to buy from a collection of creative minds who will showcase their fine art and handcrafted wares. Growing in popularity, the pre-holiday season art and craft show will be held on Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Downtown art galleries and gift shops will display pineapple inspired works by artists and artisans.
Pineapples & Food
Complimenting the festival’s pineapple theme, downtown restaurants will offer pineapple inspired food and drinks. The midway will offer longtime carnival food favorites.
Bahamian Market & Junkanoo
Our loyal sister city friends from Eleuthera, Bahamas will be back to showcase their colorful Junkanoo parade, Bahamian Market, and Pineapple Eating Contest. They are also coming to share the good news that the hotels on the Island of Eleuthera and Harbour Island were unscathed by Hurricane Dorian. The restaurants, resorts, and marinas are open, and the white and pink sand beaches are still pristine. Eleuthera and Harbour Island are two of the Bahamas’ 700 islands and cays that are receiving visitors and open for tourism. The heart-pounding sounds of Junkanoo will be heard throughout the festival, Friday (8pm); Saturday (8:30pm); and Sunday (4pm).
Directions To Festival
The Pineapple Festival is held in the streets of downtown Jensen Beach. The gated festival site includes Ricou Terrace and Jensen Beach Boulevard. From US Highway 1, go to Jensen Beach Boulevard, turn east and go 3 miles. From the turnpike, take exit 142 and turn right onto Port St. Lucie Blvd. and go to US Highway 1, turn right and go to Jensen Beach Blvd., turn left and go 3 miles. From I-95, take exit 101 and go east toward Stuart and turn left at US Highway 1 and go to Jensen Beach Boulevard, turn right and go 3 miles.