The Sunrise City

A vibrant coastal community with beautiful beaches, historical sites, the flavor of an “Old Florida” fishing town and aptly named “The Sunrise City” because of the magnificent sunrises on the Indian River Lagoon or rising over the ocean.

Arts & Culture

The arts are alive and well in Fort Pierce, with museums, art galleries, performing arts and more. The A. E. Backus Museum & Gallery features original artwork from Florida landscape artist A.E. “Beanie” Backus and changing exhibits from contemporary artists. At the historic Sunrise Theatre, the city’s performing arts hub, catch amazing shows, dance, comedy and music. Once a month, enjoy Art Walk, where locals and visitors can check out unique art and displays from local artists in Downtown Fort Pierce. 

Shopping & Dining

Dine and shop ‘til you drop in downtown Fort Pierce with endless options. Relax along the water at the Manatee Island Bar & Grill or 121 Tapas, sip on a craft brew at Sailfish Brewery or a cup of fresh brewed coffee at Importico’s Bakery Café or Old Florida Coffee Co. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, décor and more at Rosslow’s, Chic and Shore Things and a number of boutiques and galleries.

Outdoors & Eco-tours

Fort Pierce is the best place to experience Florida’s natural resources. The Fort Pierce City Marina is the perfect home for your boat while you visit—it’s right in the middle of town. Step aboard a wildlife boat tour on the Indian River Lagoon with Captain Chop, launch your kayak right behind the Manatee Observation & Education Center, or head down to the new Melody Lane Fishing Pier for some great fishing.