Here are some of the many annual events that locals & visitors look forward to attending each year.
Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival
Artists and musicians come together at Riverview Park and along the Sebastian riverfront for an interesting and lively event. Paintings, jewelry, ceramics, glass blowing, wood carving, photography, pottery and metalwork are on display.
Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival
The Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival holds 2 Guinness Book World Records including the “Largest Frog Leg Festival in the World.” Enjoy frog leg and gator tail dinners, midway rides, live music and crafters. Well-behaved dogs allowed on leash.
Highly anticipated event that focuses on the Florida garden and outdoor spaces. Over 85 vendors chosen for their quality and offerings. “Ask the Expert” tent and food under the oak trees at Riverside Park. Free admission, plenty of parking. Rain or shine.
Vero Beach Arts & Crafts Studio Tour
Visit Vero Beach artist studios, meet the artists, and see the settings in which their works are created.
Sebastian Art Studio Tour
Self-guided tour highlighting local artist studios in and around Sebastian. Free and open to the public.
Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest
250 craft & micro brews with local restaurants and groups selling chicken wings and competing for “Best Wings in Vero.” Two stages with 4 bands. Held at Royal Palm Pointe Park in Vero Beach.
Annual Highwaymen Heritage Trail Art Show & Festival
Original and 2nd generation Highwaymen artists, live jazz, local cuisine and free guided tour of the Highwaymen Heritage Trail in Ft. Pierce. This event is a celebration of the world-renown Highwaymen artists, most of whom were from Ft. Pierce.
Grant Seafood Festival
Although this event is in Grant, Florida (about 30 minutes north), for many it’s an annual tradition to feast on a huge variety of seafood prepared by local folks (no food vendors). Mahi, lobster, clams, shrimp, chowder, scallops, oysters, conch, crawfish. Non-stop entertainment and over 100 crafters.
Family fun at this traditional, County Fair with exhibits, demonstrations and competition that highlights local talent in agriculture, livestock, creative crafts, baked goods & canning. Midway rides, entertainment, and food at Indian River County Fairgrounds.
River Days & Craft Brew Hullabaloo
Annual three-day celebration held at Riverview Park in Sebastian. Craft beer, craft vendors, car show, kids activities & live music.
Children’s Art Festival
Fun, family event with activities, entertainment and student art displays at Vero Beach Museum of Art.
Countryside Family Farms Fall Festival & Maze
Host to one of the most authentic “Old Florida” experiences in the state.
Annual Vero Beach Christmas Parade
December, held first Saturday in December
A hit with families as beautifully decorated floats glide down Ocean Drive and people line the street.
Last update: 10/2/2023