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Fall Head Over Heels for the  
Sebastian River Area! 
   
 
Diving Head First into the Weekend 
Photo Credit: @skydive_junkie via Instagram

Happy Fall!! There are so many cool events taking place this month that its easy to fall head over heels for the Sebastian River Area! From Simple Pleasures to Authentic Treasures, the Sebastian River Area has something for everyone! October kicks off fall festivities including a  Surf Contest, a Nature & Birding Festival, Oktoberfest Nights, Markets, a Paint & Sip Party, Food Truck Fest, a Marine Extravaganza, a Rodeo, Art Reception, Historical & Ghost Walking Tours, a Corn Maze, Haunted Houses, Halloween Festivities, Howl at the Moon, Comedy Zone, and much more! Check out the details and other events below! Be sure to visit our website for more information and to start planning your perfect getaway to the Sebastian River Area!  

 

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

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Sebastian River Area Destination Video
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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.  
Be sure to download the   
Indian River County- Vero Beach, Sebastian, & Fellsmere App!


Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS
October 1st at 1:30 p.m.  
October 6th at 7:30 p.m.   
October 7th at 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
October 8th at 1:30 p.m.  
 
Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Dr, Vero Beach

Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated film.  Featuring favorite songs from the film, as well as new hits by the Academy Award-winning Robert and Kristen Lopez (Frozen), this honey-filed delight is as sweet as it is fun. Featuring the students of Indian River and St. Lucie Schools. Approx. 40 min show.
 
Arrive 1 hour prior to evening shows and stay 1 hou r after matinee shows to enjoy our NEW KIDSPOT!  Games, Crafts, Activities, Food and Snacks, Character Meet and Greets, and Prizes. Recommended for ages 5 and up. All tickets $10 each.
   
For more info., visit www.riversidetheatre.com  
 
Learn to Play Pickleball 
Every Monday-Friday
6 pm
  
Schumann Park
1091 Schumann Drive, Sebastian
(courts 5 & 6)

Come out and learn how to play pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the USA! Free to play and everyone is welcome! All you need is tennis shoes. 
Community Night Out 
Tuesday, October 3rd
5-7 p.m.
 
Riverview Park, Sebastian 
 
Come out to meet local, state, and federal law enforcement officers. This is your chance to get up close to the equipment and vehicles of law enforcement including patrol cars, boats, and helicopters. Many local business who offer personal and home security services will also be present. This year's special guest is Col. Danny McKnight whose experience in Somalia was the basis for the movie Blackhawk Down. 
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!   

Historical & Ghost Walking Tours in Vero Beach 
October 5th, 12th, 13th, 20th, & 21st, 27th & 29th
7-9 p.m.

Historic Driftwood Inn

3150 Ocean Drive , Vero Beach, Florida

$12 for guests 12 years and up
$5 for guests 6-11
No charge for guests 5 years and under

You can purchase tickets at www.indianriverhauntings.com or pay at the time of the tour. 772-633-3955
Atlantic Surfing Federation Championship Surf Contest  
October 6th-8th  
7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sebastian Inlet State Park

Watch some hot amateur surfing with contestants from the East Coast of the United States battle to find out who is the best. 

For more info., visit 
www.atlanticsurfing.org
 
Oktoberfest Nights 
October 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th
6:00-9:30 p.m.

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Enjoy our LIVE IN THE LOOP outside music venue, no ticket required, we have seating for about 100, but we suggest bringing lawn chairs. Oktoberfest style beer, food... plus fire-grilled sandwiches, full bar and treats are available for purchase.  Please do not bring coolers or outside food and drinks on our campus.

For more info., visit
Sebastian: Historical and Ghost Walking Tour   
October 6th, 19th & 22nd
7-9 p.m.

Meet at Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce, 700 Main Street, Sebastian


Join us as we walk through time and uncover the history of the town of Sebastian. During the tour, hear tales from the past and stories of paranormal evidence gathered at sites by the Florida Bureau of Paranormal Investigations and guests from previous tours. This is NOT a tour staged with events to frighten guests. Tickets are $5-$12 each.
 
For more info. or to RSVP, call 772-633-3955 or visit
 
Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre 
October 6th, 7th, 20th & 21st 
7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

A complete evening of fun featuring Live Outdoor Music, 2 Comedians, Full Bars, Grilled Food, and desserts. 

For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com
Craft Show  
Saturday, October 7th
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Riverview Park, Sebastian
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.  

Fellsmere: Historical and Ghost Walking Tour   
October 7th, 15th, & 30th
7-8 p.m.

Fellsmere City Hall
22 S. Orange St, Fellsmere

Join us as we walk through time and uncover the history of the town of Fellsmere. During the tour, hear tales from the past and stories of paranormal evidence gathered at sites by the Florida Bureau of Paranormal Investigations and guests from previous tours. This is NOT a tour staged with events to frighten guests. Tickets are $5-$12 each.  
 
For more info. or to RSVP, call 772-633-3955 or visit   
Kashi Sunday Market 
Sunday, October 8th
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

11155 Roseland Road, Sebastian
 
Booths include Organic Produce, Coffee, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunches, as well as Baked Goods, Jewelry, and lots more.

For more info., visit www.kashi.org
Capt Hiram's 1st Annual "What the Truck!?" Food Truck Fest 
Sunday, October 8th
12-6 p.m.
 
Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian
 
Join us for a delicious variety of food trucks serving up their finest fare and tastiest treats! 
 
For more info, visit
3rd Annual Indian River Birding Fest & Nature Art Show
October 13th-15th  
 
PIAS Campus
195 9th Street SE (Oslo Road), Vero Beach 
 
The Pelican Island Preservation Society is hosting the third annual Indian River Birding Fest & Nature Art Show, in partnership with the Pelican Island Audubon Society.  Our festival is being held in conjunction with the National Wildlife Refuge System's " National Wildlife Refuge Week ," October 8-14, 2017.

Activities include local birding tours and lectures, Nature Art Show that includes a plein air paint-out at the PIAS campus, and a sunset pontoon boat cruise on the Indian River Lagoon to Pelican Island. 

For more information, visit  www.pelicanislandaudubon.org  
24th Annual Chamber Lifestyle & Media Auction
Friday, October 13th
6-9 p.m.

SpringHill Suites Vero Beach
5115 Indian River Blvd., Vero Beach

Join us for an evening of live and silent auction components as well as food, refreshments, fun, and business networking. Don't miss this year's SURPRISE Auctioneer!!!

The 24th Annual Lifestyle & Media Auction is YOUR PLACE to purchase advertising and fun lifestyle packages for pennies on the dollar! There will be media representatives from newspapers and magazines, radio stations, video production companies, social media gurus and more! In addition to media - there will be staycation packages, unique experience packages, dining packages, live theatre tickets and other fun and exciting lifestyle offerings up for bid! Something for EVERYONE!

This event is designed to help local nonprofits and businesses purchase media space, advertising services and consumer goods while leveraging their small-to-midsize advertising budgets for big successes.

Attendees will enjoy a complimentary drink of their choice courtesy of Beverage Sponsor White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery and savor delicious nibbles provided by Marsh Landing Restaurant.

For more info., visit www.SebastianChamber.com or call 772-589-5969. 

GFWC Sebastian River Junior Woman's Club Haunted House
Oct 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st and 26th - 31st
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday
7:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m. Weekdays

1036 Main Street , Sebastian 

Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos at Riverside Theatre 
October 13th, 14th, 27th & 28th
7:30 pm & 9:30 pm performances

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Dine, Dance, Sing-along!

For more information, visit
www.riversidetheatre.com
 Indoor Craft & Flea Market  
Saturday, October 14th
8:00 am-1:00 pm
(2nd Saturday through March) 

Roseland United Methodist Church
Held inside the Fellowship Hall
12962 Roseland Road, Sebastian

Our vendors have a variety of arts & crafts, 2nd hand items and antiques. Our thrift & furniture shop will be open and offers sales on certain items during the day.  Our food court serves a hot breakfast & lunch that features breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, BBQ hamburgers, hotdogs, pulled pork sandwiches, cold drinks and homemade baked goods.  

For more information or if you would like to be a vendor, call (772)589-3035 or visit  
www.roselandchurch.com.  

4th Annual Treasure Coast Marine Extravaganza- Boat Show, Marine Flea Market, Seafood, Marine Art 
October 14th-15th  
Indian River Fairgrounds, Vero Beach

For boat owners, fisherman, divers and anyone with an interest in things nautical, the Indian River Nautical 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.

For more info., call 954-205-7813 or visit www.FLNauticalFleaMarket.com 
Countryside Corn Maze 
Saturday, October 14th
10AM - 5PM
(Open  Sat. & Sun.,  Oct. 14th - Nov. 12th)    
Countryside Citrus 
6325 81st Street, Vero Beach 
 
Admission $10+tax. 3 years old and under FREE.
 
F or more information, visit http://www.countrysidecornmaze.com 

Steven Mauldin Memorial Youth Rodeo
Saturday, October 14th
11:30AM - 3:00PM
Exhibition starts at 11:30 a.m.
Show starts at 1:00 p.m.

Fellsmere Riding Club
13101 99th Street , Fellsmere

Free admission. Concession available.

Surf Fishing Workshop 
Saturday, October 14th
 1-3:15 p.m.

Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 S. A1A, Melbourne Beach

Surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussions center 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. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on.
 
Sebastian River Art Club 80th Anniversary Art Show & Reception 
Saturday, October 14th
4:00PM - 6:00PM

Sebastian River Art Club - Art Center 1245 Main Street, Sebastian

Founded in 1937, the Sebastian River Art Club is celebrating its 80th Anniversary with an art show and reception. Public is invited to enjoy refreshments, an art show of recent works by Art Club members, special recognition presentations, and free raffles of artworks! Come chat with the artists and see what the Club is all about. SRAC's Art Center is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and most Saturdays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  
 
For more info., call 772-581-8281 or visit
Dinner & A Ghost Hunt 
Saturday, October 14th & 28th
7:30PM - 1:00AM
 
44 North Broadway Street, Fellsmere

Your night will include a fabulous dinner at the renowned Marsh Landing Restaurant, and you will be part of an actual paranormal investigation at the Marsh Landing Restaurant and other haunted venues in Fellsmere. Seating is limited. $55 per person.

Go to www.indianriverhauntings.com to make your reservations on paypal. For more info., call 772-633-3955
 
Sebastian Area Historical Society
Program "The History of the Paul Kroegel Family of Sebastian" presented by Great-Grandson, Tim Timinsky 
Wednesday, October 18th
6:00 - 7:00PM
 
1001 Sebastian Blvd., Sebastian

As many of you know, President Roosevelt declared Pelican Island the first national wildlife refuge in 1903 and named Paul Kroegel as the first warden of Pelican Island. The Kroegel family is one of the founding families of Sebastian and Tim will share with us some never before seen photos and stories from the past. The Sebastian Area Historical Society, Inc. provides thought-provoking and educational programs given by local speakers pertaining to the dynamic heritage our county enjoys. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Refreshments are provided and an opportunity to interact with the speakers is provided after each presentation.
 
 Paint & Sip 
Wednesday, October 18th 
6:30 p.m.

Woody's BBQ
13600 US 1, Sebastian  

We are so excited to have our extremely talented Jodi instructing you all the way to being mini Picassos! Call to reserve your spot 772-581-5767. $35 per person
 
Laugh & Learn 
Thursday, October 19th
10:30-11:30 a.m.

 
North Indian River County Library
1001 Sebastian Boulevard, Sebastian
Historical House Flea Market
Saturday, October 21st
8:00AM - 2:00PM

5795 US Highway 1 S, Grant
 
No admission fee and parking is free. For more info., call 321-723-8543
"WHO LET THE DADS OUT?" Playgroup
Saturday, October 21st
(every third Saturday)
9-11 a.m.

Fellowship Hall, Friendship Christian Community, 611 Schumann Dr, Sebastian

FREE Playgroup for 1-6 year old children with Dads/Granddads. Come play & enjoy a FREE Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Coffee, Juice, Cookies. For more info call (772) 664-7503.
ELC Summer EcoTalks
Saturday, October 21st
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach

Myths & Amazing Facts about Manatees with Diane Morgan, Adjunct Professor, Indian River State College & Wilson College. Mistaken for mermaids, eaten by pioneers, loved by children, and saving lives in the 21st century, manatees are fascinating marine mammals!

Admission is $5 for adults & Children 12 & older. $3 for children 2-11. Free admission for children under 2, ELC volunteers and ELC Members so join today at www.discoverelc.org. No reservations needed.
H.A.L.O's Hoedown 
Saturday, October 21st
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Indian River County Fairgrounds
7955 58th Avenue , Vero Beach

Come celebrate with us 11 years of HALO and the no-kill mission. Y'all grab yer boots and cowboy hats, saddle up, and meet us at the ole Indian River County Fair Grounds at Sundown for the best western hoe-down to support H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue! Enjoy a wonderful Country Western Band, Line Dancing, great BBQ, prizes for the Best Western Dressed, and Silent and Live Auction! Don't Bail on us...we need your help to make Indian River County No Kill! Tickets before October 7th $75. Tickets after October 7th $100. Purchase online at www.halorescuefl.org or call 772-589-7297.  

Huge 2-Day Rummage Sale 
October 27th & 28th 
8 a.m.-2 p.m. 
 
St. Elizabeth's Church
 901 Clearmont Street, Sebastian

Breakfast, lunch, homemade baked goods. Electronics, antiques, clothing, cookware, baby clothes, furniture and so much more.
 
Half-Haunted Halloween
Friday, October 27th
4:00PM - 7:00PM
 
Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach
 
Not-So-Spooky-Fun for the whole family! Costumes are optional as you take part in our celebration of Halloween on our Lagoon Island! Live Music. Canoe through mangrove tunnels, "Nature Nightmares," Spooky Sounds, Halloween Nature Crafts, Discovery Station Interactive Museum with Touch Tanks & Aqua riums and more! We want you to experience Nature at Night with this interactive learning Halloween event!  
 
Visit www.discoverELC.org for more info! 
 
Halloween Costume Contest
Saturday, October 28th 
10 a.m.

Riverview Park, Sebastian

LaPorte Farms Fall Festival 
Saturday, October 28th 
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

LaPorte Farms
7700 129th Street , Sebastian

Fun for the whole family! Come join the activities including: Pony Rides, Mechanical Bull, Face Painting, Play in Haystack, Corn Bin, Gem Mining, Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Food & More.

For more info., visit www.laportefarms.com
Halloween Extravaganza and Trunk or Treat  
Tuesday, October 31st
6-7:30 p.m.
 
Roseland United Methodist Church
12962 Roseland Road, Sebastian
 
For children and their parents, games, crafts, snacks, candy and more!   
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Tourism Spotlight


Holiday Inn Vero Beach
3384 Ocean Drive,
Vero Beach, Fl 32963
772-231-2300   | Info@HolidayInnVeroBeach.com 
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The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is located seaside on the beautiful tranquil Orchid Island , surrounded by quaint shops, entertainment and restaurants all within walking distance.  With one hundred and four guestrooms we have an array of room types to accommodate your traveling needs including Ocean-View Suite s.  Our spacious guestrooms include a mini-fridge and keurig for your convenience.
 

Mulligan's Beach House Bar & Grill is our onsite restaurant serving breakfast from 6:30am till noon, lunch, dinner and room service.  Poolside s ervice and outdoor adirondeck seating for cocktails service.  We love our furry guests and allow up to two dogs.  Our HoliDoggy Package is sure to make them wiggle their tail when they taste their special treats and play with their new toy.  There's even a special gift for the owner included.  
 
Planning a social or corporate event is a breeze thru our sales department, extending all the resources you may need to help plan a successful memorable experience that includes weddings, retreats and regional meetings or training to name just a few.  Meeting and banquet space can accommodate up to one hundred guests with Mulligan's Beach House exclusively catering your event.  With our private beach access to our backyard, beach and aquatic rentals are available for personal enjoyment or team building thru Sharkbait Rentals. 


 
Customer Service is one of our top priorities and with our continued training for our First Impression Specialist agents we ensure you feel like you're at home.  Our heart of the house staff ensures each guestroom is freshly appointed to our IHG Standard with the Holiday Inn Brand with advocating our Environmentally Friendly Green Engage Program.  The Management staff at the Holiday Inn is dedicated to their team members including the newly appointed General Manager, Jennifer Bates, who has been with the hotel for eleven years in the Sales Department,  Elisa Sielinski our Front Office Manager serving five years, Bill DeGamario the Chief Engineer celebrating his one year anniversary and our Executive Housekeeper Reluncher Johnson shining her light with us for forty-two years.  We are so very proud of our entire team and their continued hard work ensuring each and every guest feels they have a home away from home.  
 
Holiday Inn....Great hotels guests love.
SAVE THE DATE!
Sebastian Clambake 
November 3rd-5th

Riverview Park, Sebastian

America Runs on Clams! 
Fresh seafood booths, historic re-enactments, the Kid's Zone, entertainment, the Press-Journal's Clammer Jam, featuring some of our area's best bands; demonstrations, vendor booths and more! Admission is free - tickets will be sold for food and T-shirts.


For more info., visit
 
Quiksilver's King of the Peak  
Surf Contest 
November 4th & 5th  
 
Sebastian Inlet State Park  

Find out who is the King of Sebastian Inlet's first peak.
The location of the surf contest of the surf contest is by the North Jetty. The are back up dates for poor waves conditions run between November 4 to 12.  
 
For more information, visit   www.quiksilver.com
 
 
1st Annual Fun Trap/Skeet Shoot Fundraiser
Sunday, November 19th  
10 a.m. 
 
Indian River County Public  
Shooting Range
10455 102nd Terrace, Sebastian
 
 For The Love of Paws is proud to announce our 1st Annual event at the Brand New State Of The Art Skeet/Trap range at the Indian River County Shooting Range.
 
For more info.,
5th Annual Capt Hiram's River Challenge Triathlon 
Sunday, November 19th  
7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 
 
Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian
 
  Capt Hiram's River Challenge is an annual Sprint Triathlon hosted by Capt Hiram's Resort with the purpose of raising awareness to the perils that face the Indian River Lagoon and to showcase the beautiful City of Sebastian.
 
For more info.,
Vero Beach Regional Airport Non-stop Flights to/from Newark, NJ & Asheville, NC 
Fly non-stop between Vero Beach and NYC starting at $149 each way. Flights offered 4 days a week. Nonstop jet service to Asheville, NC for as low as $179 each way. Book your trip and fly Elite Class!

For more information, visit 
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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