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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!

Concerts in the Park 

First Friday of January - May 2022

Riverview Park                                                                                                                                              Sebastian, 32958

In its 23rd year, Concerts in the Park is a series of five 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.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7th
The Jacks Band
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4th
Dave Scott & the New Reckless Shots
FRIDAY, MARCH 4th
St. John's Wood
FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST
Sebastian River High School Band
FRIDAY, MAY 6th
Chemistry

31st Annual Pelican Cup Golf Tournament

May 7th, 2022

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 2022                                                                                                                                                                    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!

Lifestyle & Media Auction

August 2022

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!

Sebastian Clambake Festival

November 5-7, 2021

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.com

Light Up Night

December

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, jump start 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.


Sebastian Fine Arts and Music Festival

January 15th & 16th, 2022                                                                                                                                      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 20-23, 2022                                                                                                                                                  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

55th Annual Grant Seafood Festival

March 5th & 6th, 2022                                                                                                                                                            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

Pelican Island Wildlife Festival

PELICAN ISLAND CONSERVATION SOCIETY CELEBRATES 119TH ANNIVERSARY!

March 12th & 13th, 2022

In celebration of the first national wildlife refuge established in our country by President Theodore Roosevelt back in 1903, this very special event unites all the environmental groups in our area who promote the preservation and protection of our historical and natural resources.

Different than in previous years, events are planned at various locations. This year's events will feature a wildlife display at the entrance to Centennial Trail at the Refuge, special pontoon boat cruises around Pelican Island throughout the weekend, and a fund-raising Sunday morning brunch at the Environmental Learning Center.

For more information, visit www.firstrefuge.org

ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo

March 18th-20th, 2022
Riverview Park
Sebastian, Florida

ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo features shrimp in a variety of ways, cue Bubba Gump...along with locally made craft brew, live music, craft vendors, kid games, and seafood and non-seafood items served up by local restaurants and food trucks.

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 https://www.shrimpfestfl.com/

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