Annual Events


Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival    January 21st & 22nd                                                                                                                     sebastian-art-music

More than 100 professional artists and craftsmen along with musicians will be on hand showcasing their talents beside many area restaurants serving the best local food, beer, and wines. Located under the canopy of beautiful Oaks in Riverview Park.



Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival    January 19th – 22nd                                                                                                                                             frogleg-festival

Holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the Largest Frog Leg Festival in the World! The main feature is the mouthwatering frog leg and gator tail dinners! Enjoy all the wild and crazy rides for the young as well as the more adventurous, and test your skills at all the different games.  You might just want to relax and listen or take part in the full schedule of contests and entertainment on stage including great rock, country and blues bands. For those that enjoy browsing and shopping we have over one hundred booths of unique crafts and artisans. There is absolutely something for everyone, of every age.



Gardenfest    February 4th & 5th                                                                                                                                                               Gardenfest

Gardenfest has over 90 vendors displaying merchandise and selling a wide variety of plants, planters, pottery, fountains, furniture, lighting, statuary and other garden accessories. Many of the plants for sale include palms, ferns, orchids, bromeliads, Florida natives, herbs, succulents, bamboo and roses. Gardenfest is the horticulturist’s weekend resource and the garden shopper’s Mecca.



Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest    February 18th                                                                                                                                                      craft-brew

Enjoy a day sampling over 150 craft brews and wings! You can purchase a bracelet at the event allowing you to taste over 150 Craft and Micro Brews at booths throughout the park, or purchase single glasses of selected beers. Local restaurants and groups will sell flavorful chicken wings to the attendees, competing for “Best Vero Beach Wings” designation. Other food items, as well as sodas and kid-friendly food will be available for purchase. Two stages and four bands will provide entertainment. A fun spirited time will be had by everyone at this FREE family friendly community event.



Under The Oaks    March 10th – 12th

Located under the majestic live oaks in Riverside Park in Vero Beach next to the Vero Beach Museum of Art, this prestigious fine art show is the largest public event on the Treasure Coast and the Southeast drawing over 80,000 visitors. Artists and patrons alike have voted it the “best arts and crafts festival in Florida” by Florida Magazine.



Firefighters Fair    March 10th – 19th                                                                                                                                                                        firefighters-fair

10 days of the finest in wholesome family entertainment while showcasing local talent, agriculture, local livestock, commercial and educational information to the citizens of this county. With an average attendance of 50,000 patrons, the Firefighters’ Indian River County Fair offers an environment of family fun and entertainment.



Annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival    March 18th

Come celebrate the anniversary of Pelican Island and the refuge system, and enjoy the many exhibitors, including arts & crafts, environmental, and food vendors. Live wildlife shows feature birds of prey and reptiles throughout the day. Discounted Pelican Island tours by pontoon boat depart every hour. Special kid’s activities are offered non-stop throughout the day. An incredible photography display features entries and winners of the festival photography contest. A full day of fun and leisure for the whole family.



Hibiscus Festival    April 8th & 9th                                                                                                                                                    Hibiscus Festival

A celebration of Art and Music on Main Street in Historic Downtown Vero Beach. The festival features a Street Party, Main Stage entertainment, Art Show, musical entertainment, food vendors with a wide variety of food and drinks available, the Miss Hibiscus Pageant, and more!



May Pops    May 7th                                                                                                                                                                                                  boston-pops

Come out and enjoy the musical stylings of the world-renowned Boston Pops in the beautiful surroundings of Riverside Park.



Vero Beach Wine +Film Festival    June 8th – 11th                                                                                                                                                  Vero Beach Wine & Film Fest

The Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival (VBWFF) is a marriage of fine wines and films to provide a social, cultural event over a long weekend of private events in intimate settings. Featuring top boutique vintners from around the country and unique films from both Hollywood and Independents, the VBWFF is a unique, full-bodied experience to celebrate “a life worth living.”



Independence Day Celebrations    July 4th                                                                                                                                                            july 4 - 2

Red, White and Boom Independence Day Fireworks in Vero Beach and Sebastian!



Restaurant Week Indian River County    October 7th – 22nd    vero-restaurant-week

Restaurant Week celebrates the diverse dining opportunities within Indian River County with a focus on seasonal products and supporting local restaurant businesses. Participating restaurants will offer a special restaurant week lunch menu or 3-course, prix-fixe dinner menu.



Annual Sebastian Clambake    November 4th-6th

The Sebastian Clambake, billed as a “Lagoon Festival”, celebrates our special way of life along the Indian River. Fresh seafood booths, historic re-enactments, the Kid’s Zone, entertainment, the Press-Journal’s Clammer Jam, featuring some of our area’s best bands; demonstrations, vendor booths and more, will again be the focus in Sebastian’s Riverview Park.



32nd Annual Christmas Parade      December 3rdChristmas Parade

On the first Saturday in December, bring your holiday spirit and family out to enjoy all the festivities! Come view the beautifully lit floats, take part in the candy cane race, and don’t forget to take the kids to see Santa Clause! The Oceanside Business Association Christmas Parade is an annual enjoyment for all! The parade runs along Ocean Drive, from Flamevine to Live Oak.