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Pioneer Day

Celebrating the history of Merritt Island on "Pioneer Day" is an annual event since 2012 that has an exciting  appeal for history, art, music, and nature lovers, and children of all ages from 1 to 100.  The event is a partnership between Sams House at Pine Island and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church located on a sleepy little stretch of North Tropical Trail just north of the Barge Canal on North Merritt Island.   From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Sams House and St. Luke's host a wide variety of activities, most of which are free.  Complete information can be found by visiting, and

Today, the event has grown and more than 1400 people avail themselves of the rich and diverse activities held at the two locations on Pioneer Day.  St. Luke’s offers homemade soups for lunch and has a new theme each year, featuring guest speakers, and the annual fish fry.

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