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Festivals & Special Events

The Sebastian River Area (SRA) is home to many unique food festivals. From frog legs and gator tail to clams and craft brews, your palate will love the culinary variety that our festivals have to offer! We also boast some of the biggest art, music, and nature festivals around!

Indian River Bird & Nature Art Show

October 3-29, 2022

The Pelican Island Conservation Society is sponsoring the eighth annual Indian River Bird & Nature Art Show in conjunction with National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 9-15, 2022. The event is centered at the Environmental Learning Center in Wabasso, with other activities taking place “in the field.” Be sure to get out and visit the Pelican Island NWR, or your favorite refuge during NWR Week, or anytime!

The National Wildlife Refuge Association, in celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week, produced Finding Refuge, a report that celebrates “… the National Wildlife Refuge System and the diversity of imperiled species that call it home, reveal critical threats to refuges and their wildlife, and look to the future of America's public lands network dedicated to our wildlife.”

This is a juried show and the artwork will be for sale, which supports the artists, PICS and the ELC - thank you for your support! The show is accessible during normal business hours at the ELC and their normal admission policy applies, with the exception of the Artists’ Reception and Featured Presentation on Friday, October 7th. For more information, visit the ELC website at www.discoverelc.org or call 772-589-5050.

For information about the art show please visit https://www.facebook.com/PICSIndianRiverBirdNatureArtShow/

For additional information, visit www.firstrefuge.org

Sebastian Clambake Festival

November 4-6, 2022                                                                                                      Friday 2-9pm / Saturday 11am-9pm /                                                                    Sunday 11am-5pm

Held the first weekend in November, this event serves up clams in a variety of ways, highlighting the working waterfront heritage of the Lagoon to our yearly visitors.  Held at Riverview Park, the Clambake Foundation gives thousands of dollars back to the community with their grant programs for capital improvement projects for not for profits. For more information, visit www.sebastianclambake.net

Light Up Night

Friday, December 2, 2022

The entire business community opens its doors and lights up the night for residents and visitors showing their customers appreciation. On the first Friday after Thanksgiving weekend, kick off the holiday season with this very popular community-wide event. Businesses go all out with their decorations and serve old fashion eggnog, cookies and other holiday goodies as well as offering special deals and sidewalk sales.

BrewFest

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Sebastian, this year's event is expected to be twice in size in attendance with more breweries, cideries and possibly some winereies too. Live Music up on the main stage. You've been to the Shrimpfest put on by the same group of folks, now experience the Brewfest. ONLY A BREWFEST!!! No children or pets allowed. Service animals with proper identification only. Thank you for complying with this small request. MUST BE 21+ to enter. RAIN or SHINE. Tickets will be $40 at the door!!!

What does Rotary do? We raise money and give back to the Sebastian City Parks and Recreation, local schools and clubs, scholarships and local non-profits.

Concerts in the Park 

Fridays, January 6, February 3, & 17,                                                                March 3, & 24, April 14, & 28, May 5, 2023

Riverview Park                                                                                                                Sebastian, 32958

Concerts in the Park is a series of eight outdoor concerts held at Riverview Park, along the Indian River Lagoon. Presented in partnership with the City of Sebastian, the Sebastian River Area Chamber, and its business sponsors, this event brings live musical talent and promotes the Chamber businesses with style. Every attendee receives a free raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes donated from local Chamber Members. Food vendors on site. Call the SRA Chamber for more information 772-589-5969.

 


Sebastian Fine Arts and Music Festival

January 21, & 22, 2023                                                                                                                                         Sat. 10am - 5pm / Sun. 10am – 4pm                                                                                                                    Riverview Park                                                                                                                                                            600 U.S. Hwy 1                                                                                                                                          Sebastian, FL 32958

The Sebastian Fine Arts and Music Festival began in 1999.  It features a juried art show and live musical performances under the shade of tall trees along the breathtaking Indian River Lagoon. With over 100 local professional artists, musicians and craftsmen showcasing their talents, the Fine Arts & Music Festival attracts over 20,000 residents and visitors annually. For more information, visit www.sebastianartshow.com

 

Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival

January 19, 20, 21, & 22, 2023                                                                                                                                    Thursday & Friday 4pm - 11pm                                                                                                                            Saturday 10am – 11pm / Sunday 11am – 6pm

Downtown Fellsmere                                                                                                                                                          22 South Orange Street, Fellsmere, 32948

Four days of frog legs, carnival rides, and live entertainment, this volunteer-based event began as a way to raise money for the recreational needs of the children in Fellsmere.  A winner of two Guinness Book of World Records for most frogs sold at a festival, the Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival attracts over 80,000 people to the area and has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the community over the last 31 years! Whether you’re joining us for the famous mouthwatering frog leg and gator tail dinners, browsing the hundreds of booths for unique gifts, or listening to great music and enjoying the fun rides - you’ll immediately know why this festival has become an annual tradition for so many. The main feature is, of course, the mouthwatering frog leg and gator tail dinners; however, there’s also a huge variety of other tasty foods to choose from like hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, fried dough, turkey legs, sandwiches of all kinds, ice cream, candy apples, popcorn and more. There are rides for the young ins’ as well as wild and crazy rides for the more adventurous, and plenty of games to test your skills. There's free admission, free parking, and free entertainment. For more information, visit www.froglegfestival.com

Annual Grant Seafood Festival

March 4, & 5, 2023                                                                                                                                                                            4580 1st Street, Grant, FL 32949

Enjoy some of the freshest seafood in Florida! Free admission, free parking, over 125 crafters exhibiting, live continuous entertainment, and a vast menu of delicious seafood, makes this one of the biggest festivals in town!

For more information, visit www.grantseafoodfestival.com

RiverDays & Craft Brew Hullabaloo

March 17, 18, & 19, 2023
Riverview Park
Sebastian, Florida

RiverDays (Previously ShrimpFest) & Craft Brew Hullabaloo features locally made craft brew, live music, food and craft vendors, and family-fun activities. If you love craft beer or simply want to explore why Florida craft breweries are getting so much attention these days, this is a unique opportunity to sample local flavors and meet a few of the commercial brewers who will also be giving demonstrations.

There will be more than 20 breweries and many different craft brews to taste. Proceeds benefit community youth programs.

For more information, check out www.RiverDaysFL.com

31st Annual Pelican Cup Golf Tournament

May, 2023 TBD

Sebastian Municipal Golf Course
101 Brush Foot Dr.                                                                                                                                                                        Sebastian, 32958                                                                                                                                                                              

8am Shot Gun Start                                                                                                                                                                  12:30pm Lunch

Each year in May Chamber business leaders gather for a great day of golf, networking with fellow business members, and community leaders. Contact Cheryl Thibault, President/CEO at Cthibault@SebastianChamber.com   

Fourth of July Freedom Festival

July 2023 TBD                                                                                                                                                            Riverview Park                                                                                                                                                            Sebastian, 32958

Sebastian celebrates the 4th of July the good old fashioned way, with a hometown parade and an all day party in the park with fireworks in the evening. Over 10,000 people show up for this patriotic extravaganza each year!

Grill Out Night 

August 11, 2023 

Join us for a night of Sweet and Sunny Citrus as our local businesses open their doors late and create something yummy to sample out to attendees. Register your business now and be on the Official Grill Out Night Map. Maps will be distributed at the Chamber office, all over town, and posted on social media.

This popular Chamber event has brought some fierce competition in the past. See who will outdo themselves this year! Will it be you? We have a some surprises in store for a few businesses who really STAND OUT.

Lifestyle & Media Auction

September 2023 TBD

The Annual Lifestyle and Media Auction provides Chamber Members and attendees the opportunity to purchase media packages at a very reduced rate.  Our media partners donate their products, newspaper ads, website, radio time, and other unique marketing products so that the businesses can stretch their advertising budgets, and try new and different ways to expand their market share!

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