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The Fort Pierce Friday Fest
By Nicholas Jurkowski

Fort Pierce is an appealing town on the Treasure Coast that has a number of attractions that make it well worth visiting. For starters, Fort Pierce offers excellent local restaurants and lodging choices, as well as a very nice recreation area on the north side of Fort Pierce Inlet where you can swim, fish, picnic, and otherwise just relax. There is also a UDT Navy Seal Museum (possibly the only museum devoted entirely to the trained aquatic mammals of the armed forces), a botanical garden, and a wildlife preserve. The attractions of Orlando (including Disney World) are within a two-hour drive of Fort Pierce, so there is plenty to do. My favorite attraction in this area, however, is right inside Fort Pierce – these are the attractions done and sponsored by the Main Street Fort Pierce Project.

Main Street Fort Pierce is devoted to historical preservation and creating new economic development in Fort Pierce. In addition to acquiring historic buildings (for instance, the Sunrise Theater, a venue dating back to 1923 that they renovated and turned into a performing arts center – they now feature weekly shows), they sponsor a wide variety of enjoyable programs. One of my favorites is Friday Fest. Friday Fest is the most popular street festival on the Treasure Coast. It is held the first Friday of every month and features live entertainment, food, and drink. Each month, over 5,000 people show up for the festival, and more are coming all the time.

The Fort Pierce Friday Fest would be an ideal opportunity to head to Fort Pierce in a Millenium Limo for some much needed fun. You wouldn’t have to worry about navigating unfamiliar territory, you could imbibe as much as you want, taking in the sites and sounds of Fort Pierce, and then you could be driven back home – all in the comfort and luxury of a Millenium Limousine. It would be at once relaxing and exhilarating, as well as the perfect way to get out to a part of Florida that you many never make it to. Try out Fort Pierce, there’s really something there for everyone.

Nick Jurkowski is a senior editor for MilleniumLimo.com: the essays above can be found on his night life blog, updated daily and available via RSS, at The Urban Adventure Blog.