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As Summer break comes to an end, there's still plenty of last minute summer fun to be had in the Sebastian River Area. August kicks off Grill Out Night with Pineapple Palooza, the Marching Sharks Band Sneak Peak, Paint & Sip, Dinner & a Ghost Tour, Surf Fishing for Snook, Howl at the Moon & Comedy Zone, Back to School Events 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!  


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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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 Paint & Sip 
Wednesday, August 2nd 
6:30-8:30 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
2017 Marching Sharks Band Sneak Peek
Friday, August 4th
7:00-7:30 p.m.

Sebastian River High School
9001 90th Ave, Sebastian

Check out the SRHS Marching Sharks Band!
Free Outside Concerts 
August 4th & 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th
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 
August 4th, 5th, 18th & 19th
7:30 pm & 9:30 pm performances

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Dine, Dance, Sing-along!

For more information, visit
UPS Community Tree Grant Project
Saturday, August 5th
9-11 a.m.

Thanks to UPS and Keep America Beautiful, we will be replacing 30 trees killed by storm surge from Hurricane Matthew at Captain Forster's Hammock Preserve on Jungle Trail. 
RT Star's Back to School Party 
Saturday, August 5th
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Riverside Park
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach


The party takes place on the Riverside Theatre campus with two stages of entertainment. No ticket is required for all the activities planned and there will be food and drinks available for purchase. Don't miss this family fun day! This special event is in partnership with the Education Foundation of Indian River County.
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Games & CONTESTS
  • Face Painting
  • Character Meet N' Greets
  • Bounce Slide
  • Vision Testing
  • County School Information TENTS
  • Dance Festival
  • And Much More!
Rain or shine! Families will enjoy Activities and shows on our outside covered stage and inside the theatre!

Fo r more info., visit www.riversidetheatre.com

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.  

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!   

Grill Out Night

Friday, August 11th
5:30-8 p.m.

This family-friendly event invites folks to get out and visit participating businesses during the notoriously slower months of summer. It is designed to spark activity and interest in our local establishments and provides a perfect opportunity for retailers and restaurants to extend some customer appreciation. Many locations will be providing music, face painting, raffles, and other entertainment. Summer sales and specials will also be available at most locations and event-goers will be able to savor deliciously grilled nibbles as they stroll from business to business.
Speaking of food - we can't forget to mention the "pineapple palooza". What would a summer time event be without this perfectly refreshing fru it?! Businesses are encouraged to incorporate pineapple into their treats and drinks, and it doesn't stop there ... participants can carve pineapple into unique sculptures, too! It's a fun way for businesses to get creative with their offerings. There will be savory pineapple salsas, sweet pineapple beverages and desserts, and beautiful pineapple creations for everyone to enjoy. 

A map of participating businesses will be available the day of the event. For more info., call 772-589-5969.
Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre 
August 11th & 12th, 25th & 26th 
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
 Dinner & A Ghost Hunt   
Saturday, August 12th
7:30 p.m.- 1 a.m.
(maybe later depending on the spirits)

Marsh Landing Restaurant
44 N. Broadway, Fellsmere

Seating is limited! $50 per person
For more info. or to RSVP, call 772-633-3955 or visit
 Indoor Craft & Flea Market  
Saturday, August 12th
8:00 am-1:00 pm
(2nd Saturday through March) 

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  

Surf Fishing for Snook
Saturday, August 19th
1-3:15 p.m.

Sebastian Inlet State Park
Fishing Museum

A two hour workshop that introduces anglers to the art of Surf Fishing for Snook. Snook season opens September 1st.
Looking for More??
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

Jeremy Bishop
Area Director of Sales,
Florida East Coast
Hampton Inn and Country Inn &
Suites, Vero Beach, Florida

*We are making exciting enhancements to our guest rooms at all properties above, and we look forward to providing a new experience for our guests!

"Jeremy Bishop is the Area Director of Sales for three East Coast properties, including the Country Inn & Suites and Hampton Inn in Vero Beach, as well as the Hampton Inn Daytona/Ormond Beach.  In this position, Jeremy works to develop strong relationships with business, civic, and community partners through a servant leadership perspective.  The newly renovated 65-room Country Inn & Suites and 63-room Hampton Inn in Vero Beach have recently completed their interior and exterior renovations and provides corporate, sports, educational, and leisure travelers with an amazing experience just steps away from the Vero Beach Outlets.  The 84-room Hampton Inn Daytona/Ormond Beach is also newly renovated and offers guest quick access to the Daytona International Speedway, LGPA golf courses, Tanger Outlets, and much more!
Jeremy has over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, specializing in focused-service, extended-stay, full-service, and luxury properties across the Hilton, Starwood, Intercontinental, Marriott, and Carlson lodging portfolios.  A long-time supporter of theatre, Jeremy brings experience from the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre in group sales and event management.  Through community involvement in various Chambers of Commerce and non-profit organizations, Jeremy combines his experience and dedication to organizations by serving on committees such as the Sales Roundtable and Mentorship Program (Greenville, SC); Community Engagement/Event Planning (Jerusalem House-Atlanta, GA); Board of Directors (South Florida and Atlanta Pride); and consulting services to guide organizational strategy.
In addition to the Master of Business Administration degree in Hospitality and Tourism from Strayer University, Jeremy achieved his Doctor of Business Administration degree in Strategy and Innovation from Capella University.  Born in Bristol, TN-Jeremy has lived in several cities throughout North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia.  Jeremy loves to travel, write, and enjoys Disney World frequently as an annual passholder.  Hoping to honor his late mother's legacy, Jeremy tries to follow his grandmother's advice of "Do what you do with all your might, because things done by half are never done right."
Direct Office Line:
Cell: 772-584-6745
Office Fax: 772-257-0253
9350 19th Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32966
LaPorte Farms Kid's
Fishing 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.

Sebastian Inlet Regular Joe
Surf Festival
September 16th & 17th

Sebastian Inlet State Park
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
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."
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