May Must Do's in the
Sebastian River Area!


It's that time of year again!  Sea Turtle Nesting season is in full swing and runs through October. Sebastian Inlet State Park and Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge conduct park ranger guided educational sea turtle walks. These turtle walks offer you the opportunity to possibly 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 several nights a week, during the months of June and July. Don't miss out on this awesome experience, make your reservation today:

May Must Do's include a Golf Tournament, a Paddleboard Race, Offshore Fishing Tournaments, Fellsmere Day, a Lionfish Festival, Concerts, a Craft Show, Market, Comedy Zones, Dinner & A Ghost Hunt,  Mother's Day Celebrations 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:

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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!

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
James and the Giant Peach
May 4th & 5th
1:30pm, 5:30pm, & 7:00 p.m. Showtimes

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

A delightfully musical adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure about a boy and his insect friends who take an amazing journey across the ocean. Stay after the show for KIDspot crafts and snacks! Book by Timothy Allen McDonald. 
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Recommended for ages 5 and up.  
Adult/ Student Tickets: $10; Child (Ages 3 - 12) Tickets: $10

For more info., visit
Free Outside Concerts 
May 4th & 5th
6-9:30 p.m.

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

FREE ADMISSION TO OUR OUTSIDE CONCERTS! Enjoy our LIVE IN THE LOOP outside music venue, no ticket required, we have seating for about 100, but we suggest bringing lawn chairs. Tasty Fire-grilled sandwiches , full bar and treats are available for purchase.

For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com

Comedy Zone 
May 4th & 5th, 18th & 19th 
7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Comedy Zone is a great night out with friends, for Date Nights, Birthdays, Office Parties and to celebrate Special Occasions! Come early and enjoy a FREE Live Concert outside under the Oak Trees before the comedy show begins inside. Enjoy a cold cocktail and a bite to eat while popular local bands jam on the outside stage.

For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com

27th Annual Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament   
Saturday, May 5th 
7:45 a.m. Shotgun Start

Sebastian Municipal Golf Course 
101 Brush Foot Dr, Sebastian

Awards & Lunch at Tiki Bar & Grill
1109 Indian River Dr, Sebastian

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

For more info., visit www.sebastianchamber.com 
Free Saturday Admission at the ELC
Saturday, May 5th 
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, May 5th
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Riverview Park, Sebastian

100% Handmade Crafts by local Artisans.
Food, Music and Fun.
RT Star's Big Birthday Party 2018   
Saturday, May 5th  
10am-2pm (Rain or Shine)

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

YOU'RE INVITED TO THIS FREE KIDS EVENT! The kids will enjoy multiple stages of entertainment, bounce house, face painting, games and more! There will be food and drinks available for purchase and some items free for kids.

-Shows & Entertainment (free)

          -KIDspot Games & PRIZES  

           (free for   kids)

          -Face Painting (free for kids)

          -Character Meet N' Greets  

           (free for kids)

          -Bounce Slide (free for kids)

          -SNOW  CONES (free for kids)

          -And Much More!


Rain or shine! Families will enjoy activities and shows on our outside covered stage and inside the theatre! (All FREE ITEMS AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

For more information, visit
Scrabble Club 
Every Saturday
- 3:00 pm
North Indian River County Library
1001 Sebastian Boulevard, Sebastian

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

H.A.L.O.'S Artisans at the Mall
Saturday, May 5th
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Indian River Mall
6200 20th Street, Vero Beach

Browse, shop and adopt! Unique gift ideas for Mother's Day! 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.
Saturday, May 5th
12 p.m.-11:45 p.m.

Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

It's a tropical fiesta at  Capt Hiram's Resort  with live music by Hard Drive. $5 Margaritas, $5 Coronas, $7 Tequila Shots, and $10 Margarita Buckets PLUS specials delicioso! Party games, live music, and more!

For more info., visit 
Mother's Day Sip & Shop Event 
Saturday, May 5th
1:00PM - 5:00PM

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189

807 Louisiana Avenue, Sebastian

Shop with Perfectly Whimsical,  Pink Zebra, Lularoe, Pampered Chef. Huge snap jewelry clearance sale. Last minute shopping for Mother's. Snacks  will be served, admission is free. 
Pareidolican 5K Watercraft Race
Sunday, May 6th
Registration at 9 a.m. 
Race starts at 10:30 a.m.

Pareidolia Brewery
712 Cleveland Street, Sebastian

Fundraiser event to raise funds for Piper's Angels (501c3 non-profit) helping people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). $15 suggested donation. After party, band, lunch, and raffle starting at noon.

To register, visit https://paddleguru.com/races/Pareidolican5K 
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!

Monday, May 7th
6-8 p.m.

Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

We are excited to announce the Sebastian River High School Band's third annual TWILIGHT dinner benefit concert! It will take place on the beautiful Sebastian Riverfront at Captain Hiram's Sandbar and will feature the SRHS Jazz Band and Steel Band playing on the Grand-sand Bandstand! Please join us for a gorgeous evening on the beach next to the river and under the stars! Tickets are $25 each and include entry, a dinner buffet, musical entertainment, and lots of FUN! It is sure to be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy great music and food while supporting the Sebastian River Band program.

Tickets can be purchased online at 
www.srhsband.com/twilight or by calling the SRHS Band Office at 772-564-4387. 
Central Florida Shootout   
Saturday, May 12th
Weigh-in starts at 11 a.m. & ends at 5 p.m.

Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

The 2018 CFL Shootout features a weekend of fun! Over $20,000 in cash prizes will be paid out for the Tournament! Award categories include 10 different species, a general entry category, as well as entry categories for Lady Anglers and Juniors.  
For more information, visit www.centralfloridashootout.com 
Fellsmere Day   
Saturday, May 12th 
7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Downtown Fellsmere
22 South Orange Street, Fellsmere

Come celebrate Fellsmere's 107th Birthday! Spend a family fun day with us! Food, Crafts & Informational Booths Open at 10 a.m., Flag Raising Ceremony at 10:30 a.m., Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Music, Dancers, Cake Walk and don't miss the Crowning of Little Miss & Mister Fellsmere at 1:00 p.m.

For more info., visit www.cityoffellsmere.org 
Dinner and a Ghost Hunt! 
Saturday, May 12th  
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 Mother's Day Market 
Sunday, May 13th  
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
Mother's Day Brunch  
Sunday, May 13th
11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

Join Capt Hiram's for Mother's Day Brunch in the beautiful Tiffany Room. Enjoy classic brunch favorites including Roast Beef Tenderloin and Pork Loin. Seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 772-589-4345.

Laugh & Learn 
Thursday, May 17th
10:30-11:30 a.m.

North Indian River County Library
1001 Sebastian Boulevard, Sebastian
Free Concert in the Park- The Bobby Owen Band
Friday, May 18th
5:30-8 p.m.

Riverview Park, Sebastian

The Bobby Owen Band  
(Country, Blues & Oldies)

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.
"BOOTS & BREWS" Summer Kick-off Party
May 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Enjoy a night all about celebrating friends and Great Country Music! Grab your best dancing boots and get ready for an amazing evening of food, cold beer and cocktails.

For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com

2018 Sebastian Lionfish Fest Tourney 

May 19th & 20th
Tournament- May 19th & 20th
Cook-off- May 20th from 12-4

Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

Making Delicious Dishes from Destructive Fishes! Join us for our third annual event, featuring a lionfish tournament, cook-off, educational experience, and live entertainment! Help us spread awareness and protect our coastal ecosystems against this harmful and invasive species! 

Teams of 1-4 Anglers will compete to harvest the most fish, smallest fish, and largest fish along the Treasure Coast. Register now for a chance to win up to $3200+ in Cash prizes!  Never hunted Lionfish before? We also encourage first time Lionfish hunters to join the tourney!

Do your part in combating the invasive species by chowing down on delicious lionfish dishes! Learn, Taste, and Vote on your favorite Lionfish Recipe's cooked fresh from Local Chefs. YOU PICK THE WINNER!

For more info., visit www.sebastianlionfishfest.com
Saturday, May 19th
7:30AM - 5:00PM

Sebastian River Art Club - Art Center
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.

Community Indoor Flea Market 
Saturday, May 19th
8 a.m.- 1 p.m.  

Roseland United Methodist Church
12962 Roseland Road, Sebastian

We have a variety of items for sale that we don't have room to sell in our thrift shop:  household & kitchen items and decor, tools, sports gear & equipment, collectables, auto and electrical, furniture, pet items.  Breakfast and lunch will be available.  Come early for the best selection!  See our website and Thrift Shop Facebook page for a sneak peak of items that will be for sale!   

ELC Eco Talks: "Invasive Plants- Bringing Native Plants back to Florida"
Saturday, May 19th
11 a.m.

Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach
Geraldo removes invasive exotic plants from state parks in Florida. Learn all about invasive exotic plants and the importance of making room for our native plants. No reservations needed for EcoTALKS. Free talk with ELC Admission: $5 for Adults & Children 12 & older, $3 for children 2 to 11. Free admission for children under 2. Free Admission for ELC Volunteers & ELC Members. 
For more information, visit www.discoverelc.org
Luna Pearl at Capt Hiram's 
Saturday, May 19th
7:30 p.m. 

Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

Female Fronted Dance Rock band that keeps the dance floor moving all night long!

For more information, visit 
Howl at the Moon  
May 25th & 26th
7:30 & 9:30 p.m.  

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

A complete evening of fun featuring Live Outdoor Music, an interactive Dueling Piano Show, Dancing, Full Bar Service, Food Service, and desserts.  Advanced purchase is encouraged as sell-outs are common.

For more information, visit
46th Annual Sebastian Inlet Sportfishing Association (SISA) Fishing Tournament
Saturday, May 26th
All Day 

Capt'n Butcher's Seafood Grill & Bar
1732 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

Offshore Tournament for Dolphin! $1,000 Heaviest Dolphin & Bull/Cow Combo, Cash & Prizes for lower places.

For more information, visit
Parrot Head Palooza 
Sunday, May 27th
2-10 p.m.

Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

Kick off the summer at Capt Hiram's Resort ! Live music all day by The Caribbean Chillers and The Long Run, two of the best tribute bands in Florida. Rock out to the tunes of Jimmy Buffett and the Eagles while you sip on $3 Landsharks, $5 Landlubbers, and $6 Lemon Drops. Enjoy a Cheeseburger in Paradise with burgers fresh off the grill!

For more information, visit 

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Tourism Spotlight

Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum

Nichole Johanson has been working and managing the Sebastian Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum for the past 15 years, but you could say she's been a part of the family business since the day she was born. Although she was just 1 year old when her grandfather Mel Fisher made history with the discovery of the famed Spanish galleon, The Atocha, all of the stories still fascinate her to this day.

Mel Fisher was a dreamer, a visionary, a legend and most importantly the World's Greatest Treasure Hunter. He got his start in treasure hunting salvaging off of the 1715 Fleet Shipwrecks right here on the Treasure Coast in the early 60's. With the winters being too rough to salvage up here, he decided to move his operation south to search for a very wealthy shipwreck called the "Nuestra Senora de Atocha." After many personal losses, struggles with debt, ridicule, doubt, and 16 years of searching, the $450 million-dollar treasure cache or "Atocha Mother Lode," was finally unveiled on the ocean floor. The immensity of the Atocha's treasure was staggering. What was only a dream instantly became an undeniable reality. He did what many have not - he realized his dream during his lifetime. Even though the Fisher Family sold their admiralty claims of the 1715 Fleet Shipwrecks on the Treasure Coast in 2009, they still maintain 100% ownership and salvage rights of the Atocha down in Key West. Every day Mel insisted, "Today's the Day"! His mantra continues to inspire their team and family to search for the missing $200 million in treasures from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and her sister ship the Santa Margarita as well as another shipwreck they are in search of off of Cape Canaveral which they have named "The Lost Merchant." They have some new cutting-edge equipment that we affectionately call the "Dolores," named after Mel's wife, Nichole's grandmother, and the family's and crew's anchor through every storm. They are confident that their HAUV (Hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) will help them discover the treasures they are searching for.

We encourage everyone and anyone to visit the local treasure museum located in Sebastian. If you haven't been yet, then "Today's the Day!" When you enter the museum, you will witness a spectacular collection of Spanish artifacts. They have displayed a little bit of everything such as rigging, medical tools, cooking utensils, and weaponry to some of the most unique items you will ever see as well as glistening gold chains, silver coins and bullion. You will be granted the opportunity to feel the weight of a solid gold bar recovered from the ocean depths of the Atocha wreck site. A visit to the Gift Shop affords you the distinct opportunity to own an authentic "piece of history", unique gold escudos or silver reales in fine jewelry settings, museum quality recreations as well as other nautical gifts. They have products for every size wallet, from $1-$35K and everything in between.

We welcome you to discover the fun, romance, and adventure of Mel Fisher's Treasures.
Nichole Johanson

Adults- $7   
Seniors- 55+ $5     
Children 6-12 -$3 
Active military, student, and local rates available with ID. 

1322 U.S. Highway One
Sebastian, FL 32958
Monday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM
CLOSED Major Holidays and Septembers
Sea Turtle Walks-
RSVP Now for June & July!

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
2018 Concerts in the Park 

It's almost 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:


25th Annual Blue Water Open Charity Fishing Tournament
June 2nd

Capt Hiram's Resort 
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

The Blue Water Open Offshore Charity Fishing Tournament presented by the Sebastian Exchange Club draws competitors from all over to enjoy a great day of fishing for a wonderful cause!

For more information, visit www.fishingforcharity.org/bluewateropen 
Sebastian's Freedom Festival
July 4th

Riverview Park, Sebastian  
The Lion's Club of Sebastian and the City of Sebastian enthusiastically invite you to participate in the 46th Annual 4th of July Parade which will be held on Wednesday, July 4th. This year, the parade will again begin at the Sebastian Community Center and the Sebastian Masonic Lodge at 1805 Jackson Street proceeding East on Davis Street and South of Indian River Drive to Riverview Park. The parade begins at 8:30 a.m.

Following the parade, there will be festivities in the park. Live entertainment, food, craft booths, vendors, etc. Fireworks at dusk. This is a fun-filled family event!

For more information, visit
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Sebastian River Area
Chamber of Commerce
700 Main Street

 Sebastian, FL 32958  


Phone: (772) 589-5969



Email: Info@SebastianChamber.com


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