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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Fort Pierce cancels large-scale special events as precaution

The City of Fort Pierce is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our citizens and visitors. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Fort Pierce. However, as a preventive measure to reduce the transmission and spread of the Coronavirus, large-scale special events and all performances at the Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts and Black Box have been postponed or canceled through April 3, 2020.

After careful consideration of the guidelines issued by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health, measures are being implemented to protect the public. The following events have been postponed or canceled:


  • Sandy Shoes Seafood & Brew


  • St. Patrick’s Day on 2nd St.
  • Jazz on Moore’s Creek
  • Friday Fest
  • Downtown Farmer’s Market
  • Jazz Market
  • Wednesday Green Market
  • Dancin’ in the Streets
  • Jazz Week
  • Restoring the Village Diabetes Walk
  • Manatee Center 5K
  • Waterside Blues
  • Fool’s Day 5K

There is no change in essential city services. As we adapt to the recommendations and restrictions due to the Coronavirus, our citizens are encouraged to take advantage of our online services, email & phone resources. Visit our website at

For more information about the Sunrise Theatre and Black Box schedule, contact the box office, or 772-461-4775.

The City of Fort Pierce continues to work closely with our community partners to monitor the Coronavirus situation in our community. If the circumstances change, strategies will be adopted and implemented in response to any modified guidelines from health officials.

As recommended by the Florida Department of Health, if you think you may have Coronavirus or are showing any symptoms, please call your doctor or local hospital before you visit. For any questions or concerns you may have regarding Coronavirus, the Florida Department of Health has a call center available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-866-779-6121 or email at

“The most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is take personal responsibility and follow the guidelines that have been provided to you by our national and state government, and your city,” said Mayor Linda Hudson.

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