5 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!

Italian American Civic Association Food Festival – March 2nd – 4th

Come enjoy your favorite Italian dish while having fun with the whole family.

Italian American Civic Association

Italian American Civic Association


26th Annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival – March 3rd
The 26th 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


67th Annual Under the Oaks – March 9th – 11th

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 9th – 18th

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


ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo – March 16th – 18th

ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo is an annual 3-day celebration of America’s most loved seafood, held in the historic city of Sebastian, Florida! The weekend long festival, will raise funds to support youth sports and organizations throughout North Indian River County. We invite you and your family to join us for this fun-packed festival and to enjoy delicious Florida all-natural shrimp. These succulent shrimp will be prepared in a variety of mouth-watering recipes by your favorite local restaurants. Yummy non-seafood and kid-friendly food options will be available throughout the festival as well.

ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo

ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo

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