7 Indian River County events not to miss in March

March is here and full of events! From food festivals to fairs to art shows, we have it all!

EcoFest at Environmental Learning Center – March 5th

“Discover Your Wild Side” is the theme of the day for the Environmental Learning Center’s 21st annual EcoFest, coming up on Sunday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This free admission family event features hands-on exhibits, crafts and other activities designed to bring out the wild or not-so-wild nature-lover in you. ELC volunteers and staff will be there to help dunk-the-polluter in a dunk tank, construct fairy houses, build a fort, create SmileClouds, blow bubbles, make seed bombs, and much, much more. The Brevard County Astronomical Society will be on hand with its solar telescope. These join a traditionally popular line-up of crafts, chalk art, canoeing (for those 6-years-old and up, and weather permitting) and wildlife activities that include live wild birds and dip-netting in the pond. At the pole barn, adult workshops in nature photography (11:30 a.m.), container gardening (12:30 p.m.), birding for beginners (1:30 p.m.), and nature journaling (2:30 p.m.) will be presented, along with plein air painters around the campus all day. Don’t miss the live music and food will be available for purchase. Click HERE for more info.

Environmental Learning Center

Environmental Learning Center

 

 

Mame at Riverside Theatre – March 7 – March 19

Mame Dennis is a larger-than-life personality living the high life in the Roaring Twenties in New York City. Patrick, her orphaned 10-year-old nephew, comes to live with her and she introduces him to an eccentric lifestyle and madcap cast of characters. When the stock market crashes and Mame loses her fortune, she tries, with comically disastrous results, to find a job for the first time in her life, but perseveres with humor and style. Jerry Herman’s delightful score is packed with musical favorites “Bosom Buddies,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Open a New Window,” “Mame,” and more. Brimming with optimism and zest, Mame will make you laugh while warming your heart! Click HERE for more information

Mame, Riverside Theatre

Mame, Riverside Theatre

 

66th Annual Under the Oaks – March 10-12

Held each year in March this show gathers over 220 artists from around the nation and beyond to exhibit at this highly respected juried show. Voted in the Top 200 Art Shows in the Nation by Art Fair Source Book and in the Top 200 Art Shows in Florida by Sunshine Artist. Over 80,000 visitors attend this popular crowd favorite in shady Riverside Park. Click HERE for more info.

Under the Oaks, Photo Christina Tascon

Under the Oaks, Photo Christina Tascon

 

Indian River County Firefighters Fair – March 10 – 19

The Indian River County Firefighters’ Fair will be celebrating 37 years of making smiles so start planning your visit now for this incredible 10-day journey of in-your-face fun! The Fair has a long history of uncovering smiles, laughter and community spirit. YOU are just as much a part of the excitement as the food, midway, animals, exhibits and entertainment. Youngsters squeal with glee as they enjoy tummy tickling rides and delight in new discoveries at the 4-H livestock barn. Teen thrill-seekers head for the spectacular rides and challenge others to beat their score at the carnival games. Parents laugh out loud as they reminisce with friends and indulge in the sights, sounds and tastes of the Fair. Competitors beam with pride at their ribbon winning entries. And, all the while, Grandma and Grandpa relax and enjoy the exhibits, strolling entertainment and the demolition derby. The Fair opens Friday, March 10th and runs through Sunday, March 19th. This year’s theme is “Your Fair, Your Fun!” Entertainment includes a “High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean” pirate themed high energy, high dive show, the “Circus of Illusion,” a Vegas style Magician and Master Illusionist, Firefighter Training, an Elvis Tribute Singer, and much more! Click HERE for more info.

Indian River County Firefighters' Fair

Indian River County Firefighters’ Fair

 

25th Annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival – March 18th
The 25th Annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival celebrates the 114th anniversary of the Pelican Island NWR. President Roosevelt will be the Master of Ceremonies, to celebrate with gusto, and teach us about the history of Pelican Island and his efforts to protect its birds. President Roosevelt is brought to life for us by the country’s premier Theodore Roosevelt interpreter, Joe Wiegand. Activities at the show will include: Live Wildlife Shows Rehabilitated Pelican release (if available), environmental exhibitors, arts & crafts, native plants, kids activities, food vendors, educational presentations, historical reenactments, and boat tours to Pelican Island – 10:30 am, 12, & 1:30 pm. The event is free with free parking. Boat Tours are $20/person, kids 10 and under $10. Click HERE for more info.

Pelican Island, Ned Dayton

Pelican Island, Ned Dayton

Vero Beach Bacon Fest – March 25th

Belly up for a bacon bonanza! A pancetta-palooza! It’s the Vero Beach Bacon Fest and it’s coming March 25th. $5 Wristband admission gets you in and gives you access to live music, a bacon eating contest*, a kids corner, face painting and advanced virtual reality experiences. This event is fun for the whole family! So man up for some meat candy and mosey on down! *Entry to the Bacon Eating Contest is limited and will be first come, first served. Click HERE for more info.

Vero Beach Bacon Fest

Vero Beach Bacon Fest

 

Art in the Park – Mar 26, 10 AM · Humiston Park Vero Beach
Approximately two dozen local artists and sell their work in this beautiful oceanside venue along Ocean Drive in Humiston Park. Art consisting of sculpture, woodwork, stained glass, jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings, crafts and mixed media all are available at this Vero mainstay art show held throughout the season on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Click HERE for more info.

Art in the Park, Vero Beach Art Club

Art in the Park, Vero Beach Art Club

 

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