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ONGOING

Vero Beach Museum of Art – Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography thru Sept. 10.

Riverside Theatre - Summer Nights Block Party, 6 to 9:30 p.m., with live music, refreshments and games, plus wine tastings on Saturday nights thru June 24. Free admission. 

Sea Turtle Walks, 9 p.m. through July at Sebastian Inlet State Park, Archie Carr NWR Barrier Island Sanctuary and Windsor Beach Club. $10 & $15; reservations required. fsispturtlewalk.org and carrrefuge.org/turtle-walks.

 

JUNE

June 16
Pirate Story Hour with Miss Erin, 10:30 a.m. at Vero Beach Book Center, with seafaring books, activities, and songs.

June 16 & 17
Sebastian Inlet Sportfishing Assn. 45th annual Fishing Fun’ament, with Fri.6 p.m. Fun’ament Meet & Greet & Calcutta registration at Capt. Hiram’s and Sat. 5 to 6 p.m. weigh-in.  321-537-6084

June 17
Waterlily Celebration: A Spectacle of Color, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden, adorned with the state's largest collection of waterlilies, with repotting demonstrations, plant sale and waterlily photo contest. Standard admission. 772-794-0601

June 17
Live Like Cole Foundation’s Charity Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. shotgun start at Grand Harbor Golf Club followed by BBQ lunch, to raise funds for a Riverside Park fishing pier and lagoon related charities. 772-559-5907

June 17 to Sept. 3
Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Dan Gunderson: A View from Above.  772-231-0707

June 18
Father’s Day Car Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elks Lodge of Vero Beach hosted by Elks and Vietnam Veterans Chapter #1038, with music, raffles and food to support Elks charities and Veterans assistance programs.  772-299-6225

June 18
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Broadway Showstoppers, 3 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach.  $20.  18 & under free.  855-252-7276

June 24
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Winds and Chorus present America the Beautiful, 2 p.m. at the Emerson Center. Free.  855-252-7276

June 24
Vero Pride 2017 hosted by Amendment One Activists IRC, 5 to 10 p.m. at Heritage Center to support Vero’s LGBTQ  community through an all-inclusive event featuring food, drinks, best-dressed contest, entertainment, followed by after-party at Kilted Mermaid.  $45.  veropride.com

June 24 & 25
Gota Get on the Air Field Day hosted by Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club, a public demo of emergency communications with Ham Radio operators on air 2 p.m. Sat. through 2 p.m. Sun. at the Del Mar Condominium Clubhouse.  Free. 770-905-9821

June 25
All Paws Matter Charity Golf Outing to benefit Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County, 10 a.m. shotgun start at Indian Pines Golf Club, Ft. Pierce.  $65.  772-388-3331

June 30 to July 28
Vegas Nights, 6 to 9:30 p.m. weekends at Riverside Theatre, with live music, full bars and food service, plus casino games with proceeds to benefit Children’s and Family programs. Free admission.

JULY

July 1
Burgers & Brews Festival – An American Heritage Celebration to benefit United Against Poverty, 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Best Burger Competition featuring top local chefs at Heritage Center ($30 to taste all sliders with two beers or $3 per slider); 1 to 7 p.m. free street festival with live entertainment in historic downtown Vero Beach. VIP Pavilion passes (includes sliders and bloody Mary bar) $80; and 5 to 7 p.m. Apple Pie Contest and Sale hosted by Vero Heritage Inc. at Heritage Center.  772-770-0740

July 1
Bubble Wrap Explosion and Patriotic Party, 11 a.m. at Vero Beach Book Center, with songs, crafts, a parade and the great bubble wrap stomp.  Free.  772-569-6650

July 1 to 28
Where’s Waldo Community Scavenger Hunt; have ‘passports’ stamped with least 10 ‘I Found Waldo’ signatures at 25 participating businesses and bring it to Vero Beach Book Center to be entered in drawing for prizes.  Visit verobeachbookcenter.com for list of participants. 772-569-6650

July 4
45th annual Freedom Festival, hosted by Lions Club of Sebastian and City of Sebastian, with 8:30 a.m. Fourth of July Parade followed by Freedom Festival with live entertainment, vendors and craft booths at Riverview Park and fireworks at dusk. 

July 4
City of Vero Beach annual 4th of July Celebration, 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Riverside Park.

July 5-14
Vero Beach International Music Festival hosted by Mick Block String Camp at First Presbyterian Church, featuring world-class folk, bluegrass, Celtic, Americana, rock and jazz musicians.  Wed. 7/5 Artist/Faculty Concert; Sat. 7/8 Student concert & Barn Dance; Wed. 7/12 Artist/Faculty Concert; Thurs. & Fri. 7/13 & 14 Faculty-led Advanced Student Concert. Donations to MBSC Scholarship Fund of $10 student concerts; $20 faculty concerts appreciated.

July 15
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a cool treat, 1 to 3 p.m. at Vero Beach Book Center.  772-569-6650

July 15
Third annual Barefoot Beach Ball, 5 p.m. at Waldo’s Restaurant, an ‘abnormal formal’ with music by Dave and the Wave, refreshments, raffles and a 7:50 p.m. ‘hunk dunk’ to benefit the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association.  $20.  772-778-2832

July 22
Christmas in July, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverview Park, Sebastian to benefit Shop with a Cop, with entertainment, auctions, vendors and Santa.  Free.  772-978-6248

July 23
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Fantasies, 3 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach.  $20.  18 & under free.  855-252-7276

July 28 – 30
Vero Beach Pirate Festival, 2 to 6 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. at Riverside Park. 

July 29 & 30
Tour de Turtles, hosted by Sea Turtle Conservancy at the Barrier Island Sanctuary at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, with at 6 p.m. Sat. Kick-Off Party featuring refreshments, live music and silent auction to benefit sea turtle conservation efforts. Sunday morning 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. watch release of live sea turtles to be tracked in Tour de Turtles ‘race’ to raise awareness of threats to marine life. Kick-off Party $20 advance; $35 at door (if available).  321-723-3556

AUGUSST

August 3 to 5
Vero Beach Recreation Dept.’s 43rd annual Aerial Antics Youth Circus at Saint Edward’s School.  772-567-2144

August 4 & 5
Ballet Vero Beach presents Ariel Rivka Dance, an all-female troupe showcasing storytelling and contemporary dance works to culminate the sixth annual Riverside Dance Festival, 8 p.m. at Riverside Theatre.  $10 - $75.  772-905-2651

August 11
Grill Out Night hosted by Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce, 5 to 8 p.m., with participating businesses around town firing up the heat and competing in the Pineapple Challenge.  772-589-5969

August 20
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents The Merry Widow, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC.  $20.  18 & under free.  855-252-7276

SEPTEMBER

September 16 & 17
Regular Joe Surf Festival at north jetty, ‘a contest for the rest of us’ to benefit Surfrider Foundation Sebastian Inlet Chapter. Sebastianinletsurfshop.com

September 23
Lines in the Lagoon Tri-County Junior Fishing Tournament to benefit ORCA, Anglers for Conservation and CCA Florida, 7 a.m. lines in, 2 p.m. lines out, followed at 4 p.m. by Family Awards Dinner at Capt. Hiram’s. $25 registration includes dinner. Linesinthelagoon.com

September 24
National Estuaries Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Environmental Learning Center, with canoeing in mangrove trails, music, crafts and family fun.  Standard admission. 772-589-5050