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April Activities & Adventures Await in the Sebastian River Area!

Sebastian Inlet North Jetty
Photo Credit: firstpeakproject via Instagram
 
     
Spring has sprung! The weather is just beautiful, the water is absolutely gorgeous and the wildlife is abundant! Hop on over to the Sebastian River Area and see for yourself! There are so many wonderful activities, attractions and events to enjoy including Easter Festivities, a BBQ Fest, Earth Day Celebrations, a Haunted Dinner & Ghost Hunt, Concerts, Craft & Art Shows, Markets, the Blue Angels at the Vero Beach Airshow, and much more! Please check out the events below and be sure to visit our website to plan your perfect getaway to the Sebastian River Area!
   
From Simple Pleasures to Authentic Treasures, the Sebastian River Area has something for everyone to enjoy!  
 

 

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
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!


City of Sebastian Easter Egg Hunt
 
Saturday, March 31st
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
 
Riverview Park, Sebastian
Easter at the Farm
 
Saturday, March 31st
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
 
LaPorte Farms 
7700 129th Street Sebastian

Come visit the Easter bunny. Pony rides, hayrides, mechanical bull, face painting, crafts, rock painting, feed the critters and great food. Great family fun day on the farm.

For more info., visit
Buyer & Cellar
 
Now through April 8th   
2:00pm, 7:30pm, and 8:00pm  
 
Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive , Vero Beach 
 
Struggling actor Alex More is excited about his new job, even though it's in a Malibu basement.  You see, the basement belongs to beloved superstar, Barbra Streisand, who happens to have a shopping mall in her cellar.  When Babs comes downstairs to play one day, a real bonding takes place, but will that friendship transfer out of the cellar?  Buyer & Cellar is a laugh-out-loud story about one of the oddest of odd jobs.
 
For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com 
Community Easter Sunrise Service 
Sunday, April 1st
6:30AM - 7:30AM

Riverview Park

600 US Hwy 1, Sebastian
Capt Hiram's Resort Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 1st
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Capt Hiram's Sandbar

1606 Indian River Drive , Sebastian

The Egg Hunt will begin at 10am and is for children 12 and under. The Capt and Crew will supply bags for the hunt, but feel free to bring your own baskets. Hoppy Easter! 
Capt Hiram's Resort Easter Brunch
Saturday, April 1st
11:00AM & 1:30PM

Capt Hiram's Resort

1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

Join us for Easter Brunch in the panoramic Tiffany Room at Capt Hiram's. Enjoy breakfast favorites and hearty lunch items including Honey Baked Ham and Prime Rib. Seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 772-589-4345.
 
Walk with a Park Ranger
Sunday, April 1st
12:30 to 1:30 PM    

Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 S. A1A, Melbourne Beach

Take a leisurely stroll along side of Sebastian Inlet, while learning about the local history, Sebastian Inlet, Indian River Lagoon and the plants and animals that inhabit the area. 
Trivia Night 
Every Tuesday Night 
6:30 pm

Woody's BBQ
13600 US-1, Sebastian 

Play for prizes.  
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
Library Coffee House  
Friday, April 6th 
7-9 p.m.
 
North Indian River County Library
1001 Sebastian Blvd., Sebastian  
 
One Street Over will perform. Admission is free and open to all at this program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more info., call 772-589-1355
1st Saturday Flea Market 
Saturday, April 7th 
8 a.m.- 1 p.m. 
 
St. Sebastian Catholic Church  
13075 U.S. 1, Sebastian
(Just North of Walmart) 
 
Antiques, Collectibles, Crafts, Plants, Household Goods, and Elegant Stuff. Drinks and Snacks.  
 
For more info., call Rosemary at 772-581-8665. 
Free Saturday Admission at the ELC
Saturday, April 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  
Craft Show  
Saturday, April 7th
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Riverview Park, Sebastian

100% Handmade Crafts by local Artisans.
Food, Music and Fun.
H.A.L.O.'S Artisans at the Mall
Saturday, April 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!
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.  

Dinner and a Ghost Hunt! 
Saturday, April 7th  
7:30PM until after midnight
 
Marsh Landing Restaurant  
44 N. Broadway St., Fellsmere
  
Enjoy dinner and an introduction to paranormal investigations to be followed by a real investigation in at least three venues in haunted Fellsmere, Florida. Cost is $55 per person. Includes your meal, a paranormal program and investigation (alcohol and server gratuities not included). Guests must be age 13 or older.  Guests under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.  
 
Reservations are required as space is limited- 772-633-3955 or visit http://www.indianriverhauntings.com  

Kashi Sunday Market 
Sunday, April 8th 
9 am- 2 pm
 
11105 Roseland Rd. Sebastian
 
Vendor booths include artists & crafters,, coffee, baked goods, jewelry,organic produce, readings, bodywork, brunch at 12:00 pm., children's corner, tours.
 
For more info. visit
Karaoke Night 
Every Sunday
7:30PM - 11:00PM

Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

Join us for Karaoke Night with Good Times Entertainment!

"Kindness Is Contagious" 
Tuesday, April 10th
6 - 7:30 p.m.  

North Indian River County Library
1001 Sebastian Boulevard, Sebastian

Join the Friends of the North Indian River County Library for a screening and discussion of "Kindness Is Contagious." This is a feel-good, feature film documentary about the benefits of being nice and "paying it forward.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.  Call 772 589-1355 for more information.
Mamma Mia
 
April 10th-29th    
2:00pm, 7:30pm, and 8:00pm  
 
Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach 
 
The smash Broadway and international hit tells the amusing tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads! On the eve of the daughter's wedding on a Greek island paradise, her quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.
 
For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com 
16th Annual Grant BBQ Fest
April 13th, 14th & 15th
Friday- 3-9 PM; Saturday- 10 AM-8 PM; Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Grant Community Center
4580 1st Street, Grant

* Live Entertainment
* Market Place/Crafts
* People's Choice Contest
* Free Admission - Free Parking

For more information, visit
Free Concert in the Park- The Ladies of Soul & the L.O.S. Band
Friday, April 13th
5:30-8 p.m.

Riverview Park, Sebastian

The Ladies of Soul & the L.O.S. Band
(Motown, Dance, Party Band)

Enjoy an evening of music on the Indian River Lagoon! Concerts in the Park series features great music and a free raffle during intermission with a chance to win giveaways from the local business community. Food and refreshments for sale from New York Nick's Hot Dogs, Woody's BBQ, Louie G's Italian Ice, and the Lions Club of Sebastian will be selling popcorn. Bring your lawn chair and blanket, and enjoy the local talent and river breezes!

Concerts in the Park is brought to you by the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Sebastian.
Diva Dance Party 
April 13th & 14th
7:30PM and 9:30pm Showtimes

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive , Vero Beach

An evening full of your favorite group dance request songs like... the Electric Slide, Macarena, Cha-cha-cha Slide, and more, all performed by our live musicians and dueling pianos. Plus... WIN door prizes and enjoy 'DIVA' drink and food specials with other fun surprises!

And come early between 6pm-9:30pm so you can enjoy live music, food and drinks at the pre-party outside before your showtime!

www.riversidetheatre.com

6th Annual Indian River Nautical Flea Market and Fishing Show 
April 14th & 15th
9:00AM - 5:00PM


Indian River County Fairgrounds
7955 58th Avenue, Vero Beach

The 139-acre fairgrounds will be transformed into the Treasure Coast largest nautical 'Flea Market.' For boat owners, fisherman, divers and anyone with an interest in things nautical, the Treasure Coast Marine Flea Market is a bargain hunter's dream-come true. Private individuals and marine related businesses sell used marine equipment, marine antiques, new and used boats, fishing tackle, diving gear, marine artwork and other boating related items at unbelievably low prices.


The Sebastian River Art Club ART BY THE RIVER FINE ART SHOW
Saturday, April 14th
10 am-4 pm
*Rain date Sunday

Riverview Park, Sebastian

For more info., visit www.sebastianriverartclub.com  
Surf Fishing Workshop
Saturday, April 14th
1-3:15 p.m.                  

Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 S. A1A, Melbourne Beach
Meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum

Surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussion centers on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include: rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more will be discussed.
Bluegrass Party 
Saturday, April 14th
5 p.m.

The American Legion Post 189
807 Louisiana Ave, Sebastian


Music by the Ole Country Band. Dinner $15 per person.  772-589-8710 or www.AL189.org  

8th Annual Poetry & Barbeque
Sunday, April 15th
3-7 p.m.

Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach

Featuring readings by renowned poets Naomi Shihab Nye, Analicia Sotelo, Peggy Ann Tartt

For tickets and information, visit www.lauraridingjackson.com or call 772-569-6718
Laugh & Learn 
Thursday, April 19th
10:30-11:30 a.m.

 
North Indian River County Library
1001 Sebastian Boulevard, Sebastian
Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration   
Saturday, April 21st 
9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Riverview Park, Sebastian

Sebastian's Earth Day Festival & Arbor Day Observance will provide an opportunity for people to mingle with earth-friendly organizations and learn about various ways to protect our planet and enjoy nature. 
Vero Beach Air Show   
April 21st & 22nd 
Gates open at 9 a.m. 

Vero Beach Regional Airport 
3400 Cherokee Road, Vero Beach

The Blue Angels are returning to Vero Beach!

 
ELC Eco Talks: The Fascinating world of Bats!
Saturday, April 21st
11am

Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach
 
Learn all about bats during this fascinating talk! Did you know that one bat can devour up to 3,000 insects in a night? It's little wonder that bats are considered the most important natural controller of night-flying insects as well as pollinators of fruit and flowers, and they play a vital role in the survival and re-growth of rainforests.  
 
For more information, visit www.discoverelc.org
Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet State Park- St. Johns Wood
Saturday, April 28th
7-9 p.m.

Sebastian Inlet State Park (Coconut Point)
9 700 S. A1A, Melbourne Beach

St. Johns Wood is a five-piece band that transports you back to the music of the 1960's British invasion. This is the music that helped define a generation; it includes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Animals, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and many more. Enjoy the music that is etched into the golden history of Roll 'n' Roll. The concert is free with regular park entry fees.
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Tourism Spotlight
 
Birding with David Simpson
 

Together David and Dee Simpson run Birding with David Simpson providing educational and entertaining classes and talks and customized birding tours throughout Florida as well as scheduled tours to local birding hotspots in the Fellsmere area.




David is a lifelong birder and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for nature with others.   A native Floridian, he has spent over 40 years exploring and learning about Florida's many natural treasures. Through his 12+ years of working at St., Sebastian River Preserve, as well as many other nature-related jobs and volunteer activities, David has developed a knowledge of nature that extends well beyond birds to snakes, frogs, plants, local history and more. He has been leading field trips with Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival since it's inception in 1997 as well as many other birding and nature-related festivals throughout the state. He is also a major contributor to eBird.org.



Dee is a Florida Master Naturalist, artist, and writer and creative force behind their brochures, business cards, videos, and web presence. She also designs and writes the classes and presentations they offer, including making all of the props. Dee also writes a daily blog in which she takes a daily photograph and writes a brief poem to help educate readers about Florida flora and fauna in a fun an easy to remember style.
 
Birding With David Simpson offers scheduled and customized tours throughout Florida for individuals or small groups. In addition, they offer classes and presentations on many subjects including Introduction to Birding, All About eBird, Non-scientific Birding, Historic and Modern Birding in the Dry Tortugas, and even PokemonGo! Birding. Most of these classes also include a field trip to try out your new skills. You can visit their web site to see the complete list of classes offered. If you would like to sign up for a class, you can also call, send email, or join Birding With David Simpson on Meetup to find the next scheduled class or tour.
 

 
2018 Concerts in the Park 
 
SAVE THE DATE!
27th Annual Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament   
Saturday, May 5th 
7:45 a.m.

Sebastian Municipal Golf Course
Awards & Lunch at Tiki Bar & Grill

Hit the links with us Cinco De Mayo style! It's Nacho Average Golf Tournament!

Fellsmere Day   
Saturday, May 12th 

Downtown Fellsmere

Come celebrate Fellsmere's 107th Birthday

Free Concerts in the Park  
May 18th 
The Bobby Owen Band  
(Country, Blues & Oldies) 
 
Riverview Park, Sebastian  
 
Join us at Riverview Park from 5:30-8:00pm to enjoy an evening of music on the Indian River Lagoon. Concerts in the Park series features great music and a free raffle during intermission with a chance to win giveaways from the local business community. Food and refreshments for sale. Bring your lawn chair and blanket, and enjoy the local talent and river breezes!
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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