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ONGOING

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

Riverside Theatre - Vegas Nights at Riverside Theatre, with live music, food/drinks, plus casino games to benefit children’s programs, 6 to 9:30 p.m. weekends thru July 28. 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. Reservations required. fsispturtlewalk.org and carrrefuge.org/turtle-walks.

Lighten Up cooking demonstrations at McKee Botanical Garden, 11 a.m. Saturdays in the Café followed by lunch:  7/29 Healthy Snacks; 8/5 Fun and Healthy Cooking for Kids, a children-only workshop. Registration required. 772-794-0601.

Free Healing Path Workshop series, 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 23 at IRSC Richardson Center hosted by Cox-Gifford Seawinds Community Outreach.  772-562-2365.

Monthly First Friday Gallery Stroll, 5 to 8 p.m. at Downtown Vero Beach galleries.

JULY

July 28
Pirate-themed Downtown Friday Street Party, 6 to 9 p.m. along 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach hosted by Main Street Vero Beach, featuring entertainment by Soul Jam, with Mental Health Association the Charity of the Month. Free.

July 28 – 30
Vero Beach Pirate Festival hosted by POTTC Events and VB Chamber of Commerce, with swashbuckling family fun, vendors, bands and period demonstrations, 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. Free; $2 ‘buck-n-ear’ donation appreciated. Pirate’s Ball 8 p.m. Fri., $25.  verobeachpiratefest.com

July 29
Race to the Wreck, 7:30 a.m. start from Waldo’s, a 1,000-yard swim or 3-mile paddle to the S.S. Breconshire to benefit Vero Beach Lifeguard Association.  772-360-7166

July 29
Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at marinas, boat ramps, beaches and other waterways in the tri-county area.  tcwaterwaycleanup.com

July 29
Where’s Waldo Community Scavenger Hunt Celebration Party, 11 a.m. at Vero Beach Book Center. 772-569-6650

July 29 & 30
Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtles begins with Sat. 7 to 9 a.m. release of two loggerhead turtles at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort to be tracked in Tour de Turtles ‘race’ to raise awareness of threats to marine life. Sat. 6 p.m. Kickoff Party at the Barrier Island Sanctuary at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with featuring refreshments, live music and silent auction to benefit sea turtle conservation efforts, and Sun. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. release of two loggerheads at Barrier Island Sanctuary. Kick-off Party $20 advance; $35 at door (if available); release viewings free.  321-723-3556 or tourdeturtles.org.

AUGUST

August 3 to 5
Vero Beach Recreation Dept. presents Fire and Ice, the 43rd annual Aerial Antics Youth Circus, 7 p.m. at Saint Edward’s School, featuring performers from ages 3 to 33 showcasing gymnastic, aerial and dance routines. $7 & $8. 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.  772-231-6990

August 5
RT Star’s Back to School Party, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Riverside Theatre campus in partnership with Education Foundation of IRC, with shows, entertainment, games, contests, vision testing, school information, children’s activities and bounce slide and 2 p.m. Dance Festival performance on Stark Sage. Free.  772-231-6990

August 10
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Francisco Vila in Concert, featuring cellist Francisco Vila and pianist Stephen Lin, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. $20; students free. 855-252-7276

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 13
Cultural Council of IRC presents the Summerfest Chamber Orchestra, 3 p.m. at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church, with Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese conducting 20 musicians from around the world in a program of works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Ravel and pieces by Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, Summerfest Composer in Residence.  $35; middle through high school music students free. 772-770-4857

August 15
Gator Gathering with University of Florida Ambassador Steve Spurrier, 4:30 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery to benefit Treasure Coast Gator Club scholarship fund with dinner and book signing. $25 & $35. Tcgatorclub.com

August 17
Silver Tones Concert, 10:30 a.m. at The Brennity, 7955 16th Manor, with donations accepted for Senior Resource Association.  772-299-7900

August 19 & 20
Special Olympics Area 10 Swim Meet, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North County Aquatic Center. 772-581-7665

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

August 23
Riverside Racquet Complex US Open kickoff, 5:30 to 8 p.m. with Round Robin Tennis and Drills for all levels with Tennis Pro MacDougall, refreshments and prizes. Limited spaces; pre-registration required. $11 & $14. 772- 231-4787

August 24
Meows & Mutts at the Marsh, 6:30 p.m. at Marsh Landing Restaurant, Fellsmere with live bluegrass to benefit HALO. 

August 26
Loves Miracle Hawk Buchmeyer Memorial Run, 7:30 a.m. at Riverside Park to raise CDH awareness.

August 26
Golf Tournament to benefit Treasure Coast Rugby Foundation to develop and foster youth rugby, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Sandridge Golf Club. $75/person; $240/foursome includes breakfast, lunch and prizes. 772-913-4540

August 27
Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra presents A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, featuring jazz singer Linda Cole, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. $20; students free. 855-252-7276

SEPTEMBER

September 2
10th annual Mulligan’s Skim Jam, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mulligan’s Beach House to benefit Vero Beach Lifeguard Association hosted by shore lb.  Register at shorelb.com

September 2
End of Season Luau, 6 p.m. at Heaton’s Reef Bar and Grill, with pig roast and entertainment featuring hula and fire dancers.  $40.  772-469-1060

September 9
Tunnel to Towers 3.43-Mile Run and 1-Mile Walk, 7:30 a.m. at Riverside Park, to honor the lives of 343 first responders who lost their lives on 9/11 and support current first responders and members of the military through Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. 772-569-7364

September 14
An Evening in Paris, 5 to 9 p.m. at Heritage Center with Parisian themed vendors and Moulin Rouge-style entertainment to benefit Vero Heritage Inc.  772-770-2263

September 15
Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce Lifestyle and Media Auction, 6 p.m. at Springhill Suites Vero Beach, with live and silent auctions featuring something for everyone.  $10 & $20. 772-589-5969

September 16
HALO Rescue’s Chase Your Tail 5K, 7:30 a.m. at Sebastian Community Center to support the no-kill rescue organization.  $25/$30.  772-589-7279

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 16
Run Vero Twilight 2-Mile evening race through scenic Vero neighborhoods, 6:30 p.m. (7:10 p.m. kids run) from MacWilliam Park on Indian River Drive East, with post-race festivities to benefit VBHS Cross Country team.  772-569-7364

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 23
Dogtoberfest at Humane Society of Vero Beach and IRC, with German food, beer, hayrides and canine activities.  772-388-3826
September 24
IRRC Game Show Series and Jackpot #1 at Indian River Riding Club, with 8:30 a.m. exhibition, 10 a.m. jackpot barrels followed by game show.  Indianriverridingclub.org

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

September 30
Fundraising Golf Tournament to benefit Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start followed by clubhouse lunch and prizes.  $125 pp;$475 per foursome. 772-770-4424

OCTOBER

October 6 to 28
Oktoberfest Nights, 6 to 9:30 p.m. weekends at Riverside Theatre, with live music, German food and seasonal beer served in souvenir steins.  Free admission. 

October 13
Catch & Release, 1 to 4 p.m. at Camp Haven, with ‘Big Fish’ caught and tasked with raising $1,000 apiece in donations before they can be released.  772-999-3625

October 13 to 15
Indian River Birding Festival and Nature Art Show hosted by Pelican Island Preservation Society and Pelican Island Audubon Society at Audubon House on Oslo Road. 772-494-6306

October 14
United Way Day of Caring, 8 a.m. to Noon, begins with kickoff breakfast and check-in at Freshman Learning Center before volunteers team up to complete community improvement projects.  772-567-8900 ext. 117

October 14 & 15
Marine and Wildlife Art Festival and Craft Show, Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival and Treasure Coast Boat Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Indian River County Fairgrounds.  954-205-7813

October 21
Dan K. Richardson & William L. Marine Golf Classic to benefit Scholarship Foundation of IRC, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Grand Harbor Golf Club.  772-569-9869

October 21
American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, 7 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. walk to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services.  772-562-2272

October 21
Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Pawrade and Expo, 2 p.m. registration; 4 p.m. Pawrade at Dogs for Life. 772-567-8969

October 21
Run Vero’s Frightening 4K, 6 p.m. from South Beach Park, a Halloween-themed race followed by free 6:45 kids race and festivities to benefit IR Elite Youth Track Club.  772-569-7364

October 24 to November 12
Riverside Theatre presents Hank Williams: Lost Highway, a musical tribute on the Stark Stage.  772-231-6990

October 28
Chili Cookoff at Riverside Park hosted by Sunrise Rotary, with food, drink and music.  772-643-6343

October 29
Cat-a-comb Café, 12 Noon to 3 p.m. at Humane Society of Vero Beach and IRC, celebrating Halloween with a light brunch.  772-388-3826