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Top Events this Winter

Winter is upon us and we in Vero Beach, Fellsmere and Sebastian have plenty of ways that you can welcome in the new season! Check out our list of the top events this season:

36th Annual Christmas Parade
December 7th | 2019

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.

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Holiday Nights of Lights at McKee
December 11th – 22nd , 27th – 29th | 2019

Enjoy the magic and joy of the holiday season with family and friends at McKee Botanical Garden during our Holiday Nights of Lights with extended nights this year. The Garden will be adorned with thousands of professionally-installed holiday LED lighting displays including:

  • A tunnel of lights with animation in the Garden entrance
  • Large illuminated spheres and an assortment of colorful animated trees in the main greeting area
  • Animated and colorful hanging spheres, meteors, starbursts, snowflakes, dripping icicle luminaries, spiral wrapped palm trees, and illuminated walkways and historical structures throughout the Garden.
  • McKee’s traditional large-scale model train and miniature holiday village
  • Garden and holiday-themed illuminated lanterns
  • Special culinary treats from Sealantro at the Garden Café
  • Children can enjoy a visit with Santa (excluding December 27-29)

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8th Annual Vero Beach Christmas Boat Parade
December 14th | 2019

The boat parade will assemble at 5:30 and will start at 6 in the Intracoastal Waterway between the two bridges and finish at the Vero Beach City Marina. The Captains meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6:00 pm at Quail Valley River Club. Viewing stations include Royal Palm Point and Vero Beach City Marina. Consider taking lawn chairs and blankets for seating. The event is free for spectators and participants.

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29th Annual Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival
January 16th – 19th | 2020

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.

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Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival
January 18th – 19th  | 2020

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.

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19th Annual Gardenfest
February 1st – 2nd | 2020

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.

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11th Annual Motor Car Exhibition
February 8th | 2020

The British are coming! During McKee Botanical Garden’s 9th Annual Motor Car Exhibition on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm. This is one of Vero Beach’s most popular and highly anticipated events as forty British automobiles are on display throughout the Garden including a 1958 Tojeiro Jaguar, a Bentley 8 Liter, a 2018 McLaren 720S, 1937 BSA Scout, a 1953 Jaguar C-Type and many more!

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Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest
February 15th | 2020

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.

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54rd Annual Grant Seafood Festival
February 29th – March 1st | 2020

Free admission, free parking, over 125 crafters exhibiting, live continuous entertainment, along with a scrumptious menu of succulent seafood makes this a weekend no one wants to miss. What sets this seafood festival apart from others is that it runs through a 100% volunteer effort! All preparation, whether it be on the grounds or with the purchasing, cooking or serving of the various menu items is accomplished by volunteers of the community. We do not have any food vendors on site.

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