Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival
was January 18 – 21, 2018
Fellsmere has been proclaimed Frog Leg Capital of the World and the Frog Leg Festival holds 2 Guinness Book World Records for the most frog legs served in the course of one business day and the Largest Frog Leg Festival in the world. Enjoy frog leg and gator tail dinners, midway rides, live music and crafters.
Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival
January 19 & 20, 2019
Artists and musicians come together at Riverview Park and along the Sebastian riverfront for an interesting and lively event. Paintings, jewelry, ceramics, glass blowing, wood carving, photography, pottery and metalwork are on display.
February 2 & 3, 2019
18th year of this wildly popular event that focuses on the Florida garden and outdoor spaces. Over 85 vendors chosen for their quality and offerings. “Ask the Expert” tent and food under the oaks at Riverside Park.
Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest
February 16, 2019
150 craft & micro brews with local restaurants and groups selling chicken wings and competing for “Best Vero Beach Wings.” Two stages with 4 bands. Held at Royal Palm Pointe Park in Vero Beach.
Annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival
March 9, 2019
This annual event celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of the nation’s first National Wildlife Refuge in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt. Live wildlife shows, environmental exhibitors, arts & crafts, native plant sale, educational presentations, historical reenactments and boat tours to Pelican Island.
53rd Annual Grant Seafood Festival
March 2 & 3, 2019
Although this event is in Grant, for many it’s an annual tradition to feast on a huge variety of seafood prepared by local folks, no food vendors. Mahi, lobster, clams, shrimp, chowder, scallops, oysters, conch, crawfish. Non-stop entertainment and over 100 crafters.
67th “Under the Oaks” Art Show
March 8 - 10, 2019
Voted in top 200 art shows in the nation, this highly respected juried show has over 200 artists with work displayed among ancient old oaks at Riverside Park next to the Vero Beach Museum of Art.
March 8 - 17, 2019
10-days of family fun at this County Fair with exhibits, demonstrations and competition that highlights local talent in agriculture, livestock, creative crafts, baked goods & canning. Midway rides, entertainment, and food at Indian River County Fairgrounds.
Shrimpfest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo
was March 16-18, 2018
Annual two-day celebration held at Riverview Park in Sebastian. Delicious Florida all-natural shrimp, music, kids activities, Craft Beer Tasting Garden.
April 13 & 14, 2019
Two event filled days on 14th Avenue in historic downtown Vero Beach with 30+ entertainment offerings, music, art and food.
Children's Art Festival
April 28, 2018
This is the 36th year of this fun family event - and it's free. Lots of art making activities for the kids, entertainment, student art displays and just a happy time in small town setting at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.
Dancing with Vero Stars
May 12, 2018
10th annual dancing competition with movers and shakers in the community matched up with professional dance instructors. Dazzling evening with performances on stage at Riverside Theatre. Tickets sell out fast for this event.
Fellsmere Day – 107th Birthday
May 12, 2018 from 10:30am to 6pm
Established in 1911, Fellsmere is one of the oldest towns in Florida. This day brings the community together with a Parade starting at 10:30am at City Hall and a festival atmosphere with vendor booths, live band, airboat show and 4 to 8 year olds competing for Little Miss and Mr. Fellsmere
Taste of Vero
May 16, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Nibble your way along Ocean Drive at this popular annual event where 20+ local restaurants present tastings from their menus. Musicians entertain guests along the route. Tickets are capped at 550 so it’s usually a sold-out event.
Sebastian Lionfish Fest
May 19 (Fishing Tourney) & 20 (Cook-OFF), 2018
Taste lionfish deliciously prepared while learning about the lionfish invasion and how to prepare the fish safely at home. Lionfish Tourney and Lionfish cookoff at Capt Hiram’s in Sebastian. Proceeds benefit coastal programs.
3rd Annual Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival
June 7 – 10, 2018
A 4-day full-bodied event hailed as the new “Summer Sundance” with combo of 75+ award-winning films including US & Florida premieres, wine tastings, panel discussions and dinners that take place at a variety of Vero Beach venues.
JULY 4TH CELEBRATIONS IN VERO BEACH & SEBASTIAN:
- Vero Beach Independence Day at Riverside Park from 4:00pm to 10pm with food trucks, beer & wine, 3 bands, childrens area with bounce house, fireworks at dusk
- Sebastian Freedom Festival begins with a parade starting at 8:30am along Indian River Drive to Riverview Park; all day festivities in the park with crafts, food, music and fireworks at dusk
Barefoot Beach Ball
July 21, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30pm
A crazy fun, formal “barefoot black tie” event on the Atlantic Ocean at Waldo’s Restaurant. The popular “hunk dunk” gets lifeguards in the water and people join them in their ‘abnormal barefoot formal’ attire – like bowties with beach trunks, boas with bikinis…. Live music, crazy antics, mermaids and tons of photo opps makes this a rocking summer event. Free to attend with a portion of food & drink sales donated to the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association.
November 2-4, 2018
(November 8-10 in 2019)
Popular community event with seafood booths, live bands, vendor booths and Kid’s Zone at Riverview Park in Sebastian.
Last update: 4/19/18