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Popular Annual Events in Vero Beach, Sebastian & Fellsmere in Indian River County, Florida  - 

Here are a few of the many events that both locals & visitors look forward to attending each year.  When things get back to normal post COVID-19, we will post the rescheduled dates here and on the Event Calendar.  

Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival
January 21 to 24, 2021
The Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival holds 2 Guinness Book World Records including the "Largest Frog Leg Festival in the World."  Enjoy frog leg and gator tail dinners, midway rides, live music and crafters.  Well-behaved dogs allowed on leash.

Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival
(last held January 18 & 19, 2020)
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.

Gardenfest !
(last held February 1 & 2, 2020)
19th year of this highly anticipated 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 oak trees at Riverside Park.  Free admission, plenty of parking. Rain or shine.

11th Annual Motor Car Exhibition
(last held February 8, 2020)
"The best cars from 40 different manufacturers" is this year's theme at McKee Botanical Garden with road cars & racers from several countries.  Modern exotics will also be displayed in the garden.

9th Annual Sebastian Art Studio Tour
(last held February 8, 2020)
Self-guided tour highlighting 10 artist studios in and around Sebastian. Free and open to the public.

Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest - CANCELED in 2021
(last held February 15, 2020)
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.

5th Annual Highwaymen Heritage Trail Art Show & Festival
(last held February 15, 2020)
Original and 2nd generation Highwaymen artists, live jazz, local cuisine and free guided tour of the Highwaymen Heritage Trail in Ft. Pierce.  This event is a celebration of the world-renown Highwaymen artists, most of whom were from Ft. Pierce.

54th Annual Grant Seafood Festival
(last held February 29 &  March 1, 2020)
Although this event is in Grant, Florida (about 30 minutes north), 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.

28th Annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival
(last held March 7, 2020) 
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.

70th “Under the Oaks” Art Show 
March 12 - 14, 2021
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 near Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Firefighters Fair - CANCELLED
March 13 - 22, 2020
Family fun at this traditional, 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 - CANCELLED
March 20 - 22, 2020
Annual three-day celebration held at Riverview Park in Sebastian.  Delicious Florida all-natural shrimp, music, kids activities, Craft Beer Tasting Garden.

17th Annual Hibiscus Festival - CANCELLED
March 28 & 29, 2020
Two event filled days on 14th Avenue in historic downtown Vero Beach with 30+ entertainment offerings, music, art and food.  

Vero Beach Easter Egg Hunt & Parade - CANCELLED
April 9, 2020
Easter Egg Hunt at Humiston Park on Ocean Drive for three age groups (from toddler to 12 years old) followed by Easter Parade along Ocean Drive. Children's activities, face painting & photos with Easter Bunny.

Fellsmere Day - 109th Birthday - CANCELLED
Early April 2020 (date to be determined) 
Established in 1911, Fellsmere is one of the oldest towns in Florida.  This day brings the community together with a Parade starting at City Hall and a festival atmosphere with vendor booths, live band, airboat display and 4 to 8 year olds competing for Little Miss and Mister Fellsmere.

Vero Beach Air Show with the Blue Angels - CANCELLED
April 25 & 26, 2020
The Blue Angels will be roaring into Vero Beach for this two-day event of airshows, aerobatics, skywriting, aircraft displays and more at the local airport. 

Vero Beach Air Show Food Fest - CANCELLED
April 25, 2020 (beginning 5pm at Riverside Park)
Free, family friendly event with opportunity to pose for pictures and get autographs from the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team.   Thirty food trucks, bounce houses for children, and live music.

Children's Art Festival - CANCELLED
April 25, 2020
This is the 37th 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's Stars - CANCELLED
May 9, 2020
12th 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.

5th Annual Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival - CANCELLED, PARTIALLY VIRTUAL
June 11 - 14, 2020
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.

- 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

Sebastian Clambake  CANCELLED
November 6 - 8, 2020
Popular community event with seafood booths, live bands, vendor booths and Kid’s Zone at Riverview Park in Sebastian.

36th Annual Vero Beach Christmas Parade  CANCELLED
December 5, 2020
Held on 1st Saturday each December, the Christmas Parade is a hit with families as beautifully decorated floats glide down Ocean Drive and people line the street.


Last update: 1/8/2021