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Top Summer Events 2024

Step into the vibrant world of Indian River County, for the months of June, July, and August, where the summer sun brings a burst of color, warmth, and a lineup of exciting events. Whether it's the 19th annual Waterlily Celebration at McKee Botanical Garden, the 9th annual Burgers and Brews Festival, or the Swim to the Wreck event honoring Independence Day, our region is brimming with rich cultural heritage and outdoor extravaganzas this summer. So, grab your calendar, and get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting vibes of this coastal paradise.

Captain Hiram's Summer Concert Series

June 2nd & 30th / 2024

Captain Hiram's Resort is thrilled to announce its upcoming Summer Concert Series. Their waterfront resort is the perfect setting for a laid-back summer day full of live music and good vibes. They will have a curated lineup of some of the best bands from across the country to bring a little island flavor to their piece of paradise. If you’re wanting to extend your stay, check out their current deals, hurry they could be ending soon! For more information, visit their website!

Concerts in the park

Concerts in the Park

June 7th / 2024

Concerts in the Park is a free outdoor concert from 5:30 to 8 pm at Riverview Park in Sebastian, along the scenic Indian River Lagoon. You can bring lawn chairs or a blanket and relax under the shady oak trees while enjoying live music, food vendors, and exciting raffles. For more information, visit their website!


19th Annual Waterlily Celebration

June 15th / 2024

Celebrate the essence of this historic Garden during the 19th Annual Waterlily Celebration and enjoy one of the state’s largest collections of waterlilies at McKee Botanical Garden. Waterlilies have been McKee’s most striking plant collection since the 1930s. During the warm summer months, the lilies bring vibrant color in flowers and leaves and fragrance and texture to the ponds and streams. Enjoy repotting demonstrations, plein air artists creating beautiful works of art, plant vendors, and the annual waterlily photo contest. For more information, visit their website!

9th Annual Burgers and Brews

June 29th / 2024

Experience the ultimate culinary adventure at Burgers & Brews in Riverside Park from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.! Join us for a day of flavor-filled excitement and fun under the Oak trees at Riverside Park, proudly presented by United Against Poverty. Secure your tickets now and indulge in a day bursting with mouthwatering burgers, craft beer, live music, and family entertainment. This unforgettable event awaits – purchase your tickets in advance to ensure your spot at Burgers & Brews 2024. For more information, visit their website!

June Entertainment at Heaton's Vero Beach

Thursdays, Saturdays, & Sundays in June / 2024

Heaton's Vero Beach is a seafood grill offering the finest oceanfront dining experience with one of the best views in Vero Beach. Join them on Thursdays starting at 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays starting at noon for exciting lineups of Live Entertainment. For more information, visit their website!

Coastal Connections Turtle Walks

Select Dates June 7th - July 15th / 2024

Join Coastal Connections for Nighttime Turtle Walks, select dates from June 7th - July 15th. Nighttime Turtle Walks for an immersive experience in sea turtle conservation starting at 9pm and going through midnight. Witness the nesting process and explore the importance of a healthy dune ecosystem. Capture memories with your photo of the nesting Loggerhead. Don't miss this unforgettable adventure! For more information, visit their website!

52nd Annual Sebastian Freedom Festival

July 4th / 2024

Join us for the 52nd Annual Sebastian Freedom Festival! The parade starts near the Community Center at Davis St. and Central Ave., heading down Indian River Drive to the Park. Enjoy beer sales from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The day is packed with activities: Hula Hoop Contest (10-11 AM), Band "Papa" Pete (11 AM-1 PM), Watermelon Eating Contest (1-2 PM), Band Phoenix700 (2-5 PM), Water Balloon Throwing Contest (2:45-3:15 PM), and Karaoke Contest (3-5 PM) with prizes! The Bobby Owen Band plays from 6:00 PM until the fireworks at 9:00 PM. For more information, visit their website!

Swim to the Wreck

July 4th / 2024

Join in on the fun this Independence Day morning at 7:00 a.m. for a swim to the SS Breconshire (a/k/a the Boiler Wreck) and champagne toast at the flag on the wreck. It's grown to over 1,000 people coming out to enjoy a beautiful morning on the ocean. Bring floats, kayaks, or paddleboards. Masks and snorkels are welcome! Meet on the beach behind the Ocean Grill. BYOB and no RSVP required—just show up and swim, paddle, bring your floats, and your fun spirit! For more information, visit their Website.

Rock & Rose Beach Party

July 13th / 2024

Come join Heaton's Vero Beach on the sand for our Annual Rock & Rose Party featuring live music by the East Harbor Band. Admission is free, and for just $35, you can enjoy all-you-can-drink beer, White Claw, Rose, White Wine, and Aperol Spritz. Don't forget to bring your own chair to relax and enjoy the festivities, including beach games, food and drink specials, merchandise for purchase, and live entertainment. After the beach party, head over to Heaton's for drink specials all night at the bar. It's sure to be a night of fun and celebration you won't want to miss! For more information, visit their Website.

Mel Fisher Days

July 19th - 21st / 2024

Attend the "Mel Fisher Day’s" annual event this year through July 19th - 21st! This event will be held in Sebastian this year. Join in the fun of the a pirate costume contest, scavenger hunt, book signings, and have the chance to WIN some authentic treasure. Don't forget, their huge silent auction goes live on June 15th! Check out the schedule of events for more information! Visit their website!

Something Rotten!

July 19th - August 4th / 2024

Step back in time to 1595 London, England with the Vero Beach Theatre Guild's production of "Something Rotten!" Follow the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, as they strive for success in the world of playwriting, only to be overshadowed by the legendary William Shakespeare himself. In a desperate bid to find fame, Nick seeks guidance from a soothsayer for the ultimate show-stopping hit. Get ready for a hilarious journey through the Renaissance like never before! For more information, visit their website!

Riverside Dance Festival: Pigeonwing Dance by Ballet Vero Beach

August 2nd - 3rd / 2024

Headed by master choreographer Gabrielle Lamb, Pigeonwing Dance pushes ballet and contemporary dance forms beyond what we currently believe possible. Vero Beach audiences will be treated to Lamb’s Rising, an evening-length work performed to live music, which examines humanity’s rising awareness of our connection to and dependence on the Earth’s oceans. For more information, visit their website!

The Environmental Learning Center Blue Star Museum

May 18th - September 2nd / 2024

Get ready for some family fun at the Environmental Learning Center in Vero Beach, FL! As a proud participant in the 2024 Blue Star Museums program, the ELC is offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from May 18th to September 2nd. It's a nationwide celebration that's all about making memories and strengthening connections between military families and their communities. For more information, visit their website!

Rock 'n Roll Billboards on the Sunset Strip

May 18th - September 1st / 2024

Step into the vibrant world of Los Angeles' Sunset Strip of the late 1960s and 70s with the Vero Beach Museum of Art's summer exhibition, "Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip: Photographs by Robert Landau." Experience the intersection of art and advertising with 50 captivating photographs, including monumental-scale displays, celebrating the enduring legacy of classic rock icons like The Beatles, David Bowie, and more. For more information, visit their website!

The Comedy Zone

Select Fridays & Saturdays / 2024

Looking for a fantastic night out with friends, a memorable date, or a lively celebration for birthdays, office parties, and special occasions? Look no further than Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre! With no drink minimum and free parking, it's an accessible and enjoyable experience for all. Recommended for ages 18 and up, Riverside shows may feature coarse language and adult content and typically run for approximately 80 minutes. Get ready for a hilarious evening of laughter and entertainment! For more information, visit their website!

Vero Beach Farmers Market

Saturdays 8am - 12pm

This bustling outdoor Farmers Market on Ocean Drive is a hit with locals and tourists alike. Bring your furry friends along (on a leash, please!) for a morning filled with fresh produce, baked goods, artisanal treats, and more. Every Saturday, enjoy live music and a family-friendly vibe as you explore the stalls. After grabbing breakfast or lunch, take a stroll through the nearby shops and boutiques along Cardinal and Ocean Drive. For more information, visit their website!

Live in The Loop

Select Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays Every Month

COME HUNGRY! HANG-OUT, ROCK-OUT, OR CHILL-OUT! Almost every Friday & Saturday night (rain or shine), Riverside Theatre’s Live in the Loop becomes the local hot spot where some of the area’s most talented musicians perform. Enjoy burgers, chicken, BBQ, salads, ice cream, beer, wine, and cocktails. Outdoor table seating and space for lawn chairs for casual dining and outdoor concerts are available under the oak trees. Each night has a different music genre, For more information, visit their website!

Gallery Art Stroll

First Friday of Every Month

Discover the charm of historic downtown Vero Beach as you wander through the Arts District on 14th Avenue. Explore art galleries, shops, and restaurants along the way, with galleries welcoming visitors free of charge. Join us for the Art Gallery Stroll, held every first Friday of the month from 5pm to 8pm, for a delightful evening of art and culture. For more information, visit their Website.

Downtown Friday

Last Friday of Every Month

Come out to Main Street Vero Beach to shop, eat, and drink out on the avenue. There’s always a rocking band at one end, and a pop DJ at the other, and even in between are plenty of cool vendors with everything from locally sourced honey to artwork, and Floridian décor. For more information, visit their Website.