Prepare For a Shuckin' Good Time at Oyster Fest, April 20th & 21st

By Kathy Gilbert, POTTC Events April 17, 2024

The 13th Annual Fort Pierce Oyster Fest returns to Veteran's Memorial Park and River Walk Center, April 20th & 21st, 2024.

Oyster Fest celebrates the Fort Pierce Waterfront and all of its bounty with delicious oysters, tasty seafood dishes, tropical drinks, a nice lineup of entertainment and a wonderful assortment of arts and crafts and nautical themed vendors along with unique merchandise booths to shop and explore.

In addition to the many oyster dishes at the north end of the festival, there will also be plenty of other delicious seafood and landlubber delights at the southern end including lobster, shrimp, fish, gator, calamari and more.

Entertainment will include a good mix from Rock to Reggae to Island and Caribbean tunes with Jupiter Trailer Trash, Sweet Justice, Bamboo, Johnny Debt Prestage, Bobby Gugliuzza, Scott Benge, and Keith Anthony Panman. Be sure to visit the festival’s web site for performance times.

While at the festival be sure to take the opportunity to meet a real mermaid. Children will love the kids’ fun zone where they can pay per play all day.

Save those Shells! The Fort Pierce Oyster Festival has been dedicated to saving its shells and is on track to have contributed more than 25 tons of these shells over the years. Guests are asked to save their shells by placing them into the collection pails located next to trash cans throughout the festival. This year the Fort Pierce Oyster Festival is working with the Brevard Zoo and their Shuck & Share Program where the discarded shells can help to create oyster reefs.

Bring canned goods! The Fort Pierce Oyster Festival will also be accepting canned goods and other non-perishable food donations for the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Look for the food donation bins located around the festival and help support the Treasure Coast Food Bank.

2024 Oyster Menu

Raw Shucked Oysters, Steamed Oysters, Fried Oysters, Oyster Po’ Boys, Char Grilled Oysters, Oysters Rockefeller, Oysters Italiano and Oyster Shooters made with your choice of vodka or beer.

For more information, please visit the festival’s web site: or contact Kathy Gilbert at POTTC Events 561-792-9260.

Location: Veterans Memorial Park / Riverwalk Center 600 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Dates & Event Hours:

  • Saturday, April 20th: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sunday, April 21st: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Admission is Free (Voluntary Contributions are Greatly Appreciated) - Free Parking at the City Parking Garage.

The 13th Annual Fort Pierce Oyster Fest is sponsored in part by POTTC Events, Professional Concessions Inc., Southern Eagle Distributing, Corona Extra, Hometown News, 103.7 FM WQOL, WAVE 92.7 FM, Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast, Treasure, Macaroni KID Port Saint Lucie, Brevard Zoo Shuck & Share, Gotta Go Green, and the Treasure Coast Food Bank.

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