Snook, Surf & So Much More! 
A school of snook at Sebastian Inlet State Park
Photo Credit: c4lbryce via Instagram

Although it's hard to believe that Fall is just around the corner, it's not hard to fall in love with all of the wonderful things to see and do in the Sebastian River Area! From Simple Pleasures to Authentic Treasures, the Sebastian River Area has something for everyone! September kicks off snook season as well as many other events including a Free Saltwater Fishing Day, Parrothead Palooza, a Kid's Fishing Tournament, Lifestyle & Media Auction, Chase Your Tail 5K, Surf Festival, River & Beach Clean-ups, Paint & Sip Party, Historical & Ghost Walking Tours, National Estuaries Day Celebrations, Howl at the Moon, Comedy Zone, Concerts, and 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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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!

Snook Season Opens 
September 1st- December 14th

Size limit: Not less than 28" total length or more than 32" total length. One per harvester, per day.

For more information, visit
Free Outside Concerts 
September 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th
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. Tasty Fire-grilled sandwiches , full bar and treats are available for purchase.

For more info., visit
Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos at Riverside Theatre 
September 1st, 2nd, 15th, 16th, 29th & 30th
7:30 pm & 9:30 pm performances

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Dine, Dance, Sing-along!

For more information, visit
License Free Saltwater Fishing Day  
Saturday, September 2nd

Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license. On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents).

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.  

Parrothead Palooza 
Sunday, September 3rd
1-10 p.m.

Capt Hiram's Resort
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

Join The Caribbean Chillers and Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways for a day filled with fun, food, and most importantly, the greatest Parrothead Hits of Jimmy Buffet! Free admission!

For more info., visit www.hirams.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. 
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!   

Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre 
September 8th, 9th, 22nd & 23rd 
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
 Indoor Craft & Flea Market  
Saturday, September 9th
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  

LaPorte Farms Kid'sFishing Tournament
Saturday, September 9th 
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

LaPorte Farms 
7700 129th Street, Sebastian

Bring your own pole or rent one of ours. $10 entry fee. Prizes, trophies and awards. Visit with our critters.

For more info., visit www.LaPorteFarms.com 

Patriot Day Remembrance
Monday, September 11th
8:30 a.m.

Riverview Park, Sebastian

The Veterans and local organizations pay tribute to those victims and rescuers who were involved in this national calamity. Support our police and emergency responders. Join us to honor them. For more info, call 772-589-3405 or 772-589-8710. 
24th Annual Chamber Lifestyle & Media Auction
Friday, September 15th
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. 

1st Annual  Chase Your Tail 5K Run-Walk
Saturday, September 16th
Registration Open- 6:30 a.m.
Run-Walk Start- 7:30 a.m.

Sebastian Community Center
1805 North Central Avenue (corner of Jackson & Central) and runs south along Sebastian's scenic Indian River Lagoon!

$25 Pre-Registration l $30 Race Day Includes race packet, "Chase Your Tail" t-shirt, goodie bag, after race chow time, lots of furry fun. "Dog Tag" Prizes in Eight Age Groups and Youngest Finisher, Gift Basket Awarded to Best Dressed in an Animal Print.

To register, visit www.halorescuefl.org/walk-for-rescues

For more info., email Jacque at hahallonokillrescue@gmail.com
St. Sebastian River Cleanup
Saturday, September 16th
8-11:30 a.m.

US Hwy 1 bridge & the St. Sebastian River

Local citizens are banding together to tackle litter in the St. Sebastian River, as part of National River Cleanup®. The Friends of St. Sebastian River will conduct the river cleanup event as part of the American Rivers' campaign, as well as the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup® on the same day.

To sign up, call 772-202-0501, or email
International Coastal Beach Cleanup
Saturday, September 16th
8:30-10:30 a.m.

Treasure Shores Beach
11300 Highway A1A

Help clean-up our beautiful beaches!
Sebastian Inlet Regular Joe
Surf Festival
September 16th & 17th

9700 South Highway A1A
 Melbourne Beach

See some of the best local surfers completing in this benefit surf contest! The Regular Joe Surf Festival benefits the Sebastian Inlet Charter of Surfrider Foundation. Labeled as a "Contest for the Rest of Us."

For more information, visit www.sebastianinletsurfshop.com
Saturday, September 16th
(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- Nature Photography Workshop
Saturday, September 16th
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach

Nature Photography Workshop with Molly Steinwald, M.S., Executive Director of the Environmental Learning Center and Award Winning Photographer. See beautiful nature photography by Molly Steinwald and learn how to take better photos of your own. Molly is past Chair of the Environmental Committee of the North American Nature Photography Association.

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.
Luau Party 
Saturday, September 16th
4:00 p.m.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189
807 Louisiana Ave, Sebastian

$15.00 per person includes dinner and entertainment provided by Professional hula dancers...NA LIMA "OLU MA KEKAI" Florida Hula Polynesian Dance & Music Group. Raffles and 50/50 drawing. For additional information or tickets, call Daisy Williams at 772-882-7352
Sebastian: Historical and Ghost Walking Tour   
Saturday, September 16th
7-10 p.m.
(maybe later depending on the spirits)

Call for meeting location

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
 Paint & Sip 
Wednesday, September 20th  
6:00 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
National Estuaries Day Celebration!
Saturday, September 23rd
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach

A full day of educational and fun activities recognizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's designation of the Indian River Lagoon as an "estuary of national significance!"

Come Celebrate the Indian River Lagoon at the ELC with pond dip-netting, mangrove propagule potting, canoe quick trips under shaded mangrove tunnels, seining in the lagoon (depending on water level), Dolphin Fun Facts talk, touch tank and Discovery Station Interactive Museum & Aquariums, 1 ½ miles of boardwalks and EcoFIT trails.

For more info., vis it www.discoverELC.org 
1st Annual Dogtoberfest
Saturday, September 23rd
  12:30-4:30 p.m.

Humane Society
6230 77th Street, Vero Beach

The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County (HSVB) - the county's only open admission animal shelter, invites the public to the first annual DOGTOBERFEST, a family friendly festival featuring music, food, hayrides, beer, a kids zone, dog costume contest, and lure course. Guests are welcome to bring their well-behaved dogs (on a leash) and of course HSVB's wonderful shelter pets that are up for adoption will be available for viewing. All proceeds will benefit the Shelter animals.

For questions, please email Jennifer Downes at jdownes@hsvb.org.  For information, visit www.hsvb.org
Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet
Saturday, September 30th
7-9 p.m.

Sebastian Inlet State Park
Coconut Point

The 20th Street Jazz Band is a 15-piece band that plays traditional jazz standards, favorite swing and popular music. Their concerts bring out big smiles and get the dancers up and "cutting the rug."
Fellsmere: Historical and Ghost Walking Tour   
Saturday, September 30th
7-10 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   
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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 2017-2018 Visitor's Guides are now in and we are more than happy to send you one! 

Tourism Spotlight

Marsh Landing Restaurant 
44 N Broadway
Fellsmere, FL 32948
Marsh Landing is owned and operated by mother and daughter team, Fran and Susan Adams. Fran Adams grew up in the restaurant business in Wilson, North Carolina, specializing in the local fare of fried chicken and barbeque. A Peace Corp volunteer in the early 70's and an elected official for 12 years, Fran has spent her life in the service business. Susan Adams grew up in Fellsmere, enjoying the rural lifestyle of the area. After high school Susan attended FSU earning her law degree. The lure of restoring an old landmark and bringing the world to see brought Fran and Susan back to the restaurant business where they are working to preserve native Florida cuisine and culture and having a ball doing it!

Chef Larry Bass started cooking at a young age with his mother in Georgia. After graduating high school and serving time in the Army, Larry went to culinary school in Macon, Georgia. After completing culinary school, Larry went to work as the Sous Chef at Capri Restaurant in Perry, Georgia, before moving on to the Perry Country Club, where he gained knowledge of banquet planning and fine dining. Larry then moved to the Treasure Coast, taking a job as Executive Chef at Vista Meadows for 5 years. Looking for an environment that would allow him to utilize his love of southern food and southern cooking, Larry joined the Marsh Landing team first as Sous Chef, before being elevated to Executive Chef.
Marsh Landing is located in the Historic Fellsmere Estates Building in Downtown Fellsmere. The Fellsmere Estates Buildings was built in 1926 as the land sales office for the Fellsmere Estates Corporation founded by E. Nelson Fell. After the 16 inch floods in 1927 and the Depression in 1929, the Florida land boom crashed, as did the corporation. The building later became the headquarters for the Florida Crystal Sugar Company as sugar was the main commodity grown here through the early 1960's.
Subsequently the building was used as a municipal building. The City Council meetings were held in the large interior room that is now the main dining room and the police department occupied the north end of the building where the kitchen and office are now located. The
concrete vault previously in that area was originally built to hold important documents for the corporation but while it was the police department, it reportedly held prisoners awaiting morning transportation to jail.

After a variety of other uses the building was sold and boarded up. After many code enforcement actions the City received the building back in the late 1980's. In October 1995, Fran Adams bought the building at public auction for historic restoration purposes.
The building has elegance unmatched by modern buildings. The wood windows and door frames are the original cypress frames made from trees that were logged locally and cut in nearby lumber camps. The wainscot around the interior walls are the original tongue and groove ceiling. The wainscot was covered in years of old paint that was planed off then varnished to reveal the rich golden hues of the original wood. Most of the doors are original. Every effort was made to refurbish the building like the early days. The banquet room at the south end of the building was sectioned off the main room just as it is now and the two private dining rooms mimic the early executive offices of the sugar company. So whether your party is big or small Marsh Landing is the place to celebrate! And don't forget to ask about our catering services.....have frog legs and will travel!

Atlantic Surfing Federation Championship Surf Contest  
October 7th & 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 
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 
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
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



Email: Info@SebastianChamber.com


GPS Coordinates: 27.817241, -80.468454