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Sea Turtle Walks, Fishing Tournaments & Summer Fun in the Sebastian River Area!  


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Summer is just around the corner! There's lots of summer fun to be had in the Sebastian River Area with Offshore Fishing Tournaments, Concerts, Comedy Shows, Sea Turtle Walks, a Wine + Film Festival, a Surf Fishing Workshop, Ghost Walking Tours & 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.  
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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
 
25th Annual Blue Water Open Charity Fishing Tournament
June 1st- Registration (5-7 p.m.) & Captain's Meeting 6 p.m.
June 2nd- Tournament & Weigh In (2-5 p.m.)

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
 
46th Annual Sebastian Inlet Sportfishing Association (SISA) Fishing Tournament
Friday, June 1st from 6-8 p.m.- Registration 
Saturday, June 2nd- Tournament & Weigh-In (4-7 p.m.)

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  www.fishsisa.com
Free Outside Concerts 
June 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th
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 
June 1st, 2nd, 15th, 16th, 29th & 30th 
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

Free Saturday Admission at the ELC
Saturday, June 2nd 
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  
H.A.L.O.'S Artisans at the Mall
Saturday, June 2nd
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.
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.  

Wine, Film + Fashion
Sunday, June 3rd
11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Vero Beach Outlets
1824 94th Drive, Vero Beach

Vero Beach Outlets, the more than 339,000 square foot outlet shopping destination  will proudly kick off the 2018 Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival as it hosts Wine, Film + Fashion, an exclusive, one-day only fashion and shopping event. 

A unique partnership with the Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival, an annual regional happening now in its third year and often hailed as the new "Summer Sundance," the shopping center's involvement not only represents its long-standing commitment to community, but its appreciation and celebration of fashion and style in the arts, as well.

Beginning at 11am, Wine, Film + Fashion attendees will gather at Vero Beach Outlets under an elegantly-appointed tented area, complete with modern and relaxing lounge areas courtesy of Restoration Hardware Outlet, to be among the first to see a preview screening of the official film trailer for  Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards.  The day's happenings will also include:
  • An impressive array of complimentary beverages & hors d'oeuvres from Wild Thyme Catering
  • The Vero Beach Outlets' Festival Fashion Show 
  • Special shopping discounts and savings opportunities from favorite brand names
  • The Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival Box Office opens!
For more information about attending the Vero Beach Outlets' Wine, Film +Fashion event, please visit  www.verobeachoutlets.com

Summer Sunday Reggae Series
June 3rd-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: 
  • June 3rd- Oogee Wawa at 2:30 p.m. & Josh Heinrichs at 4:30 p.m. (Free Show)
  • June 10th - 4:00 PM - 9: 00 PM (Doors open 3:00 PM) Inner Circle, Angela Hunte, Morning Fatty, JahMen (TICKETED SHOW $20.00, All Ages)
  • June 17th - Vibes Farm at 2:00 PM (Free Show)
  • June 24th - DUB 321 at 2 p.m. & Kash'd Out at 4:30 p.m. (Free Show)
Tickets to the Reggae concert series can be purchased at www.hirams.com/reggae 

Ghost Walking Tours- Fellsmere
Sunday, June 3rd & Saturday, June 30th 
7 p.m. 
 
Marsh Landing Restaurant  
44 N. Broadway St., Fellsmere
  
We will walk through time and uncover the history and paranormal happenings in each location. You will learn about current and past ghost stories and evidence gathered at the sites by the Florida Bureau of Paranormal Investigations.  This is NOT a tour with staged events to frighten guests.  This is the real thing.  All tours begin promptly at 7 PM lasting approximately 1 to 2 hours.  
 
or call 772-633-3955. 
Trivia Night 
Every Tuesday Night 
6:30 pm

Woody's BBQ
13600 US-1, Sebastian 

Play for prizes.  
Open Mic Night
Every Wednesday Night
7 p.m. 

Pareidolia Brewery
712 Cleveland Street, Sebastian 
Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival  
June 7th-10th 

Various locations in Vero Beach

COME DRINK IT ALL IN!

Hailed as the new "Summer Sundance,"  the Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival theme, "A Life Worth Living," is inspired by the event beneficiary, Suncoast Mental Health Center.

Filmmakers voted us a Top 100   Best Reviewed Festival  from among over 4000 festivals worldwide.

This year, over 2,000 people are expected to attend  our 4-day full-bodied event celebrating fine wines and remarkable films from around the world.

YOU'LL ENJOY:
  • 100+ Wines at the Al Fresco Wine Bar at WOW! (World of Wine) Tasting Lounge
  • Hollywood + WINE Grand Tasting
  • Vino Veritas Vintner Dinner by the Sea
  • 75+ Multi-Award Winning Films Including US & Florida Premieres
  • Dining With Directors
  • Filmmakers and Industry Talent From All Over the World
  • NEXT UP! Young Filmmakers Competition
  • Sold Out Memory-Making Special Events
  • Private Pass Holder Parties
  • Screenings at 10 Top-Tier Theatre, Restaurant and Museum Venues Around the City
     
  • Our "Best of Sonoma" films program  brings you the award winners from our sister festival, the Sonoma International Film Festival which celebrated their 21st year of screening compelling and entertaining independent films!

For more info., visit http://vbwff.com
 

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  
June 8th, 9th, 22nd, & 23rd
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
Summer Fishing Workshop
Saturday, June 16th
1-3:15 p.m. 

9700 South Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach

A two-hour workshop designed to inform anglers of the challenges of Summer Time Surf Fishing. Anglers will learn the best tides to fish, surf conditions for best results, keeping your baits on the hooks, times to fish, rods/reels and fishing tackle to use during the summer months. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on. Meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum. 
Shake, Rattle & Rock'n Roll Party & Car Show
June 22nd-23rd
6 p.m. 

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Between 6pm-9:30pm you can enjoy a Cruise-in Classic Car show on our campus with an outdoor Doo Wop concert and 50's style food & drink specials! Enjoy spin wheel prizes and free craft beer samples from Walking Tree Brewery while supplies last. Then cool off inside with a 50s, 60s, 70s dueling pianos music request show and a chance to win a fantastic door prize. Purchase tickets in advance for a 7:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. Dueling Pianos show.

For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com 
Surf Flick Sunday
Saturday, June 24th
1 p.m. 

Pareidolia Brewery
712 Cleveland Street, Sebastian 

Come in and enjoy a Surf Flick! Big Screen, big brews, big fun! 
Looking for More??
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Tourism Spotlight
 

                  
About Kayaks River Rentals
25 Airport Drive West
Sebastian, Florida 32958


When About Storage opened in 2007 to provide mini-storage and parking for boats and RVs, owner Steve Philipson realized he had a unique location and opportunity to serve area residents and visitors in another way. Located across Roseland Road from Dale Wimbrow Park and its boat ramp, About Kayaks River Rentals became the only kayak rental on the St. Sebastian River, one of Florida's last remaining natural waterways, abundant with wildlife.




Earth-Friendly Adventures 
Kayaking is an easy, eco-friendly way to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of nature, without motors disturbing the environment or propellers harming the river's many inhabitants, including manatees. We specialize in two- to three-hour self-guided tours featuring sit-inside and sit-on-top single and tandem kayaks known for stability and ease of use. We provide the kayaks, paddles, life vests, personal instructions, and transportation to your choice of three launch sites. Most beginners find paddling easy and fun, going downstream with the typically gentle current. 

 
Subtropical Eco-System and Wildlife 
The river bends through thick vegetation comprised of subtropical plants, mangroves, oaks, cypress, and palms, and is a freshwater tributary of the famed, biologically diverse Indian River Lagoon. Along the way you're likely to see many species of water fowl and birds of prey including osprey, owls, sandhill cranes, herons, egrets, vultures, and bald eagles. Turtles, alligators, and wild boar may be sunning themselves. Otters, raccoons, an occasional bobcat and, of course, manatees appear at different times of year. At the end of your trip downriver, we will meet you at Wimbrow Park, just across from our office. We help people get back in touch with Nature and love seeing kayakers return, relaxed and elated from the experience. 
 
Exploring the wild St. Sebastian River is an adventure in Nature, creating memories that last a lifetime.


 
Tours, Events, Camp, and Eco-Education
We are happy to provide standard self-tours, custom-designed special events, and Kids Kayak Camp!
  • Groups up to 10: No reservations needed-just call 15 minutes before arrival
  • Groups of 11-30: 24-hour reservation requested
  • Kayak Camp: Ages 8-15 in June and July
  • River-Park Adventure: Personalized events at Dale Wimbrow Park
  • Veterans, Church, Civic, Business, and School Groups
  • Birthdays, Reunions, and other Special Occasions - even Wedding Parties! 
Monday - Friday:  
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
                                        
             Saturday:               
 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
                                        
              Sunday:                
 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
Please see our website for additional information or call us to plan your river adventure.
(772) 589-3469


    
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!
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
http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/sebastian   
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

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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