3rd Annual Procession of Species Parade Returns to Fort Pierce, 10/26

October 18, 2019

St. Lucie County and the Oxbow Eco-Center invite you to rediscover your childlike spirit at the 3rd Annual Procession of Species celebration in downtown Fort Pierce on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m.  This delightful parade, held in conjunction with the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival, provides the opportunity for participants and viewers alike to show their love of nature and art.

The Procession of the Species is comprised of families, civic clubs, students and other community members all masquerading as their favorite plant, animal or nature scene. This year, spectators may expect to see swarms of giant dragonflies, an oyster reef, a life-size giraffe, an enormous peacock and much more.

Come see the hundreds of costumes and floats as they meander from St. Andrew’s Academy through the Farmer’s Market and up Indian River Drive to the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival grounds at the Riverwalk Center. Or better yet, join the fun. The Procession of the Species is open to all.  Anyone may participate in this fun and fabulous celebration of our planet’s biodiversity. A simple costume will do or get wild and create a larger-than-life parade puppet or human-powered float. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Participants are strongly encouraged to incorporate music, dance and drama. . .to bring your species to life. The Procession of the Species embraces environmentally friendly practices by encouraging participants to use repurposed and recycled materials in their costume/sculpture construction.

For more information about St. Lucie’s Procession of the Species, including costume ideas, photos, online registration and event policies, visit or contact the Oxbow’s Senior Education Coordinator Wren Underwood at / 772-785-5899.  To learn more about the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival, go to