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A Fun-Filled Fourth & More in the Sebastian River Area!  
   
4th of july  
Fireworks over the beautiful Indian River Lagoon 
 
This month, we celebrate the 4th of July with our 46th Annual hometown parade and the Sebastian Freedom Festival! This is a wonderful and fun-filled tradition in the Sebastian River Area and we hope you'll join us! Other festivities this month include Sea Turtle Walks, Summer Sunday Reggae Series, Howl at the Moon & Comedy Zone Experiences, Nature Walks, a Skydive Splash Bash, a Waterway Clean-up, Surf Flick Sunday, a Back to School Family Fun Day, Christmas in July, a Boating Safety Course and more!  Please check out the events listed below!
 
 
We also just unveiled our NEW Sebastian River Area Destination Videos! The videos highlight the nature based and recreational activities that the Sebastian River Area has to offer including boating, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, airboating, surfing, beachcombing, hiking, biking, birding, horseback riding, state parks, dining, local landmarks, skydiving, treasure museums, festivals and more!  
 
  Sebastian River Area Destination Video 
 
 
 A Glimpse of the Sebastian River Area 
 
We encourage you to share our new destination videos with friends and family so they too can experience the Simple Pleasures and Authentic Treasures of the Sebastian River Area!
 
And after watching the videos, be sure to visit o ur website and order one of our new 2018-2019 Sebastian River Area Visitor's Guides, to help plan your next getaway!
 

 

To learn more about all there is to see and do in the Sebastian River Area, watch our destination videos:  

 

Sebastian River Area Destination Video

 

The Greater Fellsmere Destination video
The Greater Fellsmere Area Destination Video
There are a lot of fun filled events taking place this month and you'll find some of them listed below. To view the entire calendar of events, click here.  
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Indian River County- Vero Beach, Sebastian, & Fellsmere App!


Turtle Walks- June & July

Sebastian Inlet State Park and Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge conduct park ranger guided educational sea turtle walks during the months of June and July. Make your reservations at    http://www.fsispturtlewalk.org  or
 
Summer Sunday Reggae Series
Sundays through August 26th 

Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian 

We're celebrating summertime, reggae-style, at Capt Hiram's Sandbar Beach Club! Excited to be featuring the beers from one of our favorite breweries - Sailfish Brewing Company. Join us Sundays for great bands, drink, and grub, all while hanging out at the Riverfront.

Entertainment Schedule: 
July 1st - Top Hill Crew at 2:00PM (Free Show)

July 8th- Fortunate Youth, Morning Fatty, Resinated, Lights Out Project at 4 p.m.
(Ticketed Show)

July 15th- Zander Waves at 2 p.m. (Free Show)

July 22nd-Reggae Juice at 2 p.m. (Free Show)
Zach Deputy at 4:30 p.m. (Free Show)

July 29th- Brothers Within at 2 p.m. (Free Show)
 
Sun Dried Vibes at 4:30 p.m. (Free Show)

Tickets to the Reggae concert series can be purchased at www.hirams.com/reggae
Trivia Night 
Every Tuesday Night 
6:30 pm

Woody's BBQ
13600 US-1, Sebastian 

Play for prizes.  
Sebastian's Freedom Festival
Wednesday, July 4th
7 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. 
 
Riverview Park, Sebastian   
 
Sebastian's Freedom Festival offers a fun filled, patriotic day for the whole family! The 4th of July festivities begin with a Freedom Run 5K at 7 a.m., followed by the Parade at 8:30 a.m., the Festival in Riverview Park begins at 10 a.m. & the Fireworks are at dusk! We look forward to seeing you at this awesome Sebastian tradition!     
Open Mic Night
Every Wednesday Night
7 p.m. 

Pareidolia Brewery
712 Cleveland Street, Sebastian 
Roseland Jam Session 
Every Thursday 
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  

Roseland Volunteer Fire Department 8025 129 Ct, Roseland

Roseland Music Jam Session meets each Thursday, year round. We play old time country, bluegrass and gospel, using only acoustical instruments. Audience is welcome! 772-913-2182.
Jam Session 

Every Thursday

6:00-9:00 p.m.

 

VFW Post 10210  

815 Louisiana Avenue, Sebastian

 

A music Jam Session, come join the fun. Sandwiches are served. Hope to see you there!   

Live Bluegrass Jam  
Every Thursday Night
Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
 
Marsh Landing Restaurant
44 N. Broadway, Fellsmere 
   
Step back in time to pioneer days of Florida in the 1926 beautifully restored Marsh Landing Restaurant every Thursday night and enjoy some traditional and original songs at the famous Marsh Landing Bluegrass Jam!! Join us for good music, good food and a good time.  If your feeling the rhythm, bring your instrument and join in on the fun! Reservations are highly recommended.  
 
 
For more information, visit www.marshlandingrestaurant.com
Trivia/Game Night
Every Thursday Night (alternating Trivia and Game Nights)
7 p.m. 

Pareidolia Brewery
712 Cleveland Street, Sebastian 
Howl at the Moon Experience-  
Vegas Nights 
July 6th, 7th, 20th & 21st 
7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Riverside Theatre @ Waxlax Stage
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

More than a dueling pianos show, Howl at the Moon is a high-energy music show. Come sing, dance, and howl as the most talented musicians perform your favorite rock, pop, and dance hits from the 80's, 90's, and today! Local musicians will continue to perform on our outdoor stage between Howl performances. Enjoy our exciting Las Vegas-style casino night parties with live entertainment inside and outside the theatre. The authentic casino-style gaming tables are provided for entertainment purposes only. All proceeds will benefit children and family programming at Riverside Theatre. (Must be 18 year or older to play.)

Howl Tickets: $12 - $22
FREE music @ Live in the Loop outdoor stage.  
 
For more info., visit www.riversidetheatre.com 
Safe Boating Class 
Saturday, July 7th
1245 Main Street, Sebastian
 
Cost $25 includes lunch. Learn boat handling, navigation rules & aids, required equipment, etc. Call 772-633-3658 to register. Successful completion entitles participant to Florida Boating Safety Education ID card and may lower boat insurance premium. Sponsored by Sebastian Inlet Sail & Power Squadron.  
Free Saturday Admission at the ELC
Saturday, July 7th 
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
 
Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach 
 
Every 1st Saturday of the month! We want everyone in our community to have the opportunity to visit our ELC Lagoon Island Campus regardless of income so please join us and get outside and explore our 1 ½ miles of boardwalks and walking trails, Discovery Station Interactive Museum with Aquariums and Touch Tank, dip-netting pond, native plant greenhouse, canoe dock for lagoon viewing, children's outdoor play areas and more!

For more info., visit www.discoverelc.org  
Treks & Tracks Guided Nature Walk at the ELC
Saturday, July 7th & 21st 
9:30 a.m. 
 
Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach  
 
You'll experience so much on the ELC lagoon island as a Nature Guide walks with you and tells you all about the plants and wildlife you'll see! Great for all ages. Free with ELC Admission. 
 
For more info., visit www.discoverelc.org  
H.A.L.O.'S Artisans at the Mall
Saturday, July 7th
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Indian River Mall
6200 20th Street, Vero Beach

Browse, shop and adopt! Get there early and check out all the interesting raffle items. It just takes one ticket to win a great raffle prize! Choose a rock from the beautifully painted "kindness" rocks donated by the "Indian River Rocks" painting group! Kids craft table from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Scrabble Club 
Every Saturday
11:00a.m.
- 3:00 pm
 
North Indian River County Library
1001 Sebastian Boulevard, Sebastian

For more information, contact: Helen Russell, Director at 772-532-3647.  

Story Time & Crafts at the ELC
Saturday, July 7th & 21st 
1-2 p.m. 
 
Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach  
 
Bring your children and grandchildren to a lively story time and craft hour at the Environmental Learning Center! What better way to spend an hour than to hear a great nature story and do a craft associated with the story! It's fun for everyone! Free with general ELC admission.
 
For more info., visit www.discoverelc.org  
SPLASH BASH 3 
July 13th-15th

Skydive Sebastian
400 Airport Drive West, Sebastian  
 
Skydiving, Pools, Hot Tubs, Live Bands and DJ's, Super Awesome Aircrafts, lots of FREE FOOD and Beverages. BENEFITING FOR THE LOVE OF PAWS - PAWS MEALS ON WHEELS

For more information, visit  
Riverside Theatre Education's iRascals Pop
July 13th & 27th
2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Riverside Theatre (Stark Stage)
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Rascals Revue opens up our emerging stars with this revue starring young performers and featuring kid friendly songs from the pop charts.
Tickets: $10  


For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com

The Comedy Zone Experience - Vegas Nights
July 13th, 14th, 27th & 28th 
7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Riverside Theatre (Waxlax Stage)
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Patrons are invited to our exciting Las Vegas-style casino night parties with live entertainment inside and outside the theatre. Play a game of chance at the blackjack and craps tables, or get a lucky hand at Caribbean poker. Play with our funny money and then cash in your winnings for a chance to win some great prizes. Comedians are: Larry Reeb and Brian Thomas. Free outdoor concerts are held in the Live In The Loop on Comedy Zone weekends. The authentic casino-style gaming tables are provided for entertainment purposes only. All proceeds will benefit children and family programming at Riverside Theatre. (Must be 18 year or older to play.)

Tickets for comedian showcase: $12 - $18. FREE music @ Live in the Loop outdoor stage.  

For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com
LaPorte Farms Kid's Fishing Tournament
Saturday, July 14th
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

LaPorte Farms
7700 129th Street (off Roseland Road)
 
  Guaranteed catch,  bring your own poles or rent one of ours. $10 entry fee. Trophies,  awards and prizes. No reservations required.     
 
For more info., visit www.laportefarms.com
Riverside Theatre Education's
Once On This Island, Jr. 
Friday, July 20th at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 21st at 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Riverside Theatre (Stark Stage)
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Inspired by Romeo and Juliet and The Little Mermaid, this celebrated Broadway Calypso-beat musical tells the story of a small girl who uses love to bring people together from various social classes. Tickets: $10.   
 
For more info., vi sit www.riversidetheatre.com 
Star Party
Friday, July 20th
7-10 p.m.

Vero Beach Museum of Art
3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

A fun family event! Join us for a festive celestial celebration!

Activities include:
-Walk on the moon photo op
-tour the astronomy photography exhibit
-creative star-themed activities in the Art Zone
-Get a close up view of the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn thanks to Treasure Coast Astronomy Club
-Learn about cool apps for star gazing
 
For more information, visit
Christmas in July to Benefit Shop with a Cop
Saturday, July 21st
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Riverview Park, Sebastian

Bring the family out for a wonderful time in the park. Come out and show your support for an amazing cause to benefit our local children in need. Entertainment, food, games, face painting, small business vendors, and more!
Spoil Island Splash Pontoon Boat Trips
Saturday, July 21st
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Riverview Park, Sebastian

Go island hopping for a few hours! Every 3rd Saturday of the month, the ELC Pontoon Boat Discover will take passengers to a spoil island in the lagoon with a Naturalist Guide.  Explore our spoil island for shells, wade in the waters, watch the wildlife and enjoy the untouched beauty of a small island ecosystem. We will provide noodles for wading and invite our passengers to pack a snack for their enjoyment.

Go to www.discoverELC.org to reserve your trip! $30 Adults & Children over 12. $12 Children under 12. There's also Pelican Island pontoon Boat trips with Naturalist Guide every Wednesday and Saturday!
EcoTALK: "Coasts and Oceans & their Living Systems & Hurricane Formation and Preparedness for them" 
Saturday, July 21st  
11 a.m.
 
Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach 
 
Join us in this informative talk that focuses on how many species rely on different coastal habitats specifically the barrier island and hurricane formation, effects and preparedness.
Free Talk with general ELC admission.  
 
For more information, visit
11th Annual Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup
Saturday, July 28th  
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Various Marinas & Boat Ramps in Indian River, Martin & St. Lucie Counties

We will be cleaning up 125 miles of waterways in Martin, St. Lucie & Indian River Counties. Please sponsor or volunteer for this great community event. Since 2008, we have engaged more than 8,500 volunteers and more than 2,500 boats removed more than 77 tons of trash from the waters of the Treasure Coast.

This event is for all ages. Perfect for students, service clubs, yacht clubs or anyone who wants to be part of the solution to pollution. All volunteers will receive an event T-shirt and watercraft will receive a commemorative burgee to fly, which indicates that they are part of the event.
 
For more info., visit www.tcwaterwaycleanup.com  

3rd Annual Back to School Family Fun Day
Saturday, July 28th  
11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
 
7700 129th Street, Sebastian 
 
FREE book bags & school supplies! *While suppl
ies last. Face painting * Pony rides * Bounce houses * Magic show * Corn bin * Hay rides * Duck races * Dunk tank * Giveaways and more!  
Vendors -  

-The Recycle Club

*OneBlood bus
(Donate blood while attending event)
*Special olympics
*Treasure Coast Food Bank
*Sebastian Sharks Cheerleading
*Angels of Hope
*Angel Wings Rescue

For more information, visit www.LaPorteFarms.com
Surf Flick Sunday
Sunday, July 29th  
1 p.m. 

Pareidolia Brewery
712 Cleveland Street, Sebastian 

Come in and enjoy a Surf Flick! Big Screen, big brews, big fun! 
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If you would like to receive more information about the Sebastian River Area, please fill out our  form or contact us by phone or email. Our 2018-2019 Visitor's Guides are now in and we are more than happy to send you one! 

       
Tourism Spotlight
 
Skydive Sebastian



So, You Want To Make A Skydive
Graduation... Reunion with friends or family... Bachelor/Bachelorette Party... Bucket List... Just for Fun... Do something that will transform your life and leave you with a memory that will last a lifetime! Come by yourself or with a group. We'll take you on a stunning round trip adventure from zero to 14,000 ft over the Sebastian inlet and the east coast of Florida, unlike you've ever known before! Skydive Sebastian is a world renown drop zone that offers a life changing experience and a way to see the impressive memorable views of Sebastian, the Lagoon, Ocean, and the Sebastian Inlet.
 
We Are Skydive Sebastian
Over 35,000 jumps are made over Sebastian each year. In 2017, over 3,100 people traveled from all over the globe to experience a skydive for the first time in our skies. An impressive 130 students joined our AFF course to earn their wings, and learn to skydive on their own. We also have a multitude of licensed jumpers, teams, and military jumpers frequent our airport. Throughout the years, Skydive Sebastian has become a premier drop zone in the United States, gaining popularity with our unbeatable views, and friendly environment.
 
Skydive Sebastian is proud to be called "home" by World Champions in Canopy Piloting, Vertical Formation Skydiving, and Formation Skydiving. Many events and skills camps where skydivers gather from all over the world to jump, learn, and share knowledge are hosted by those elite champions at Skydive Sebastian.   This September, Skydive Sebastian will host the United States Canopy Piloting Nationals, attracting competitors from around the world to compete against our US competitors. Canopy Piloting Nationals is a fantastic event for spectators, as all of the action happens just above the ground.
 
But Darling, What if You Fly?
While the idea of "jumping out of a perfectly good airplane" may be daunting, don't let your fears hold you back! In fact, most first time tandem students are surprised to find that there is actually no falling sensation. The reason for that is due to good old fashion physics. When exiting an aircraft in flight, you are already traveling at the same ground speed as the plane. Because of that, you're accelerating from about 90 mph to 120 mph, which only takes about 3-5 seconds! It is similar to accelerating in a car... only much, much faster!
 
Let me guess, you're afraid of heights. Funny enough, so are most skydivers. However, you'll be in free fall at 14,000 ft- about two and a half miles above the ground. We promise that there's nothing up there but air, freedom, and one of the best views you've ever seen. Free fall has no obstacles, only pure bliss. With adamant adherence to the highest safety standards, top of the line equipment, and some of the most skilled and experienced instructors in the industry, you can jump with the confidence of knowing you're in the best of hands.
 
The Sky Isn't A Limit - It's A Playground!
In fact, the exhilaration felt by making a skydive is transformative. It isn't just the jump itself that leaves a lasting impression. We often hear that students excel past their personal boundaries and expectations of fear and self doubt to make the jump, and suddenly realize just how much more they are capable of. There is that epiphany, that life can be extraordinary, and that the sky isn't a limit- it's a playground! In so many ways, your skydiving experience will continue to inspire you long after you've left the drop zone.
 
 Skydive Sebastian
400 Airport Dr W, Sebastian, FL 32958
800.399.5867 (JUMP) 
 
 
Sea Turtle Walks- RSVP Now!
Sebastian Inlet State Park 
Sebastian Inlet State Park conducts park ranger guided educational sea turtle walks.  These turtle walks offer you a possibility to witness a loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs, cover and disguise her nest, crawl down the beach and swim away in to the Atlantic Ocean.  Turtle walks are five nights a week, Friday through Tuesday, during the months of June and July.  The program starts at 9 PM and may last until 1 AM.  Unlike any other permitted sea turtle walk offered in Florida you may walk up to three miles while searching for a sea turtle.
 
Reservations are required for turtle walks.  All of Sebastian Inlet State Park's turtle walk reservations are made online.  Beginning on May 1st, online turtle walk reservations can be made by clicking
There is a $10.00 donation per person to reserve a space for a park ranger guided turtle walk.
  
Barrier Island Center 
During June and July the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) has a limited number of spaces for the public to join us on a guided turtle walk. Through this program, STC hopes that the experience of a guided sea turtle walk will help inspire future naturalists and sea turtle advocates. Florida's beaches, especially along the east central coast in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, provide nesting habitat for more nesting loggerhead turtles than any place in the Western Hemisphere and more endangered green turtles than any place in North America. In addition, endangered leatherback sea turtles nest in the Carr Refuge.

Walks are conducted by STC on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights in June and July. Space is limited to 20 people per night. Cost is $15 per person, paid in advance, to reserve a space.

For more information, visit
 
SUMMER CAMPS!


School's out for Summer! Check out some of the local summer camps available in the Sebastian River Area! Whether your preference is outdoor adventures or indoor experiences, there's something for every young explorer:

https://www.sebastianchamber.com/main-recreation/main-kids-activities/summer-camps 

SAVE THE DATE!
Grill Out Night 
Friday, August 10th
5:30-8 p.m.
 
Various Businesses in Sebastian & Roseland
 
This family-friendly event invites folks to get out and visit participating businesses during the notoriously slower months of summer. Many locations will be providing music, face painting, raffles, and other entertainment. Summer sales and specials will also be available at most locations and event-goers will be able to savor deliciously grilled nibbles as they stroll from business to business.  
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Sebastian River Area
Chamber of Commerce
 
700 Main Street

 Sebastian, FL 32958  

 

Phone: (772) 589-5969

Website:
 www.SebastianChamber.com

 

Email: Info@SebastianChamber.com

 

GPS Coordinates: 27.817241, -80.468454