Cultural Calendar


The Cultural Council of Indian River County has cancelled the Celebrate the Arts Festival originally scheduled for Saturday, September 23, due to the effects of Hurricane Irma on the Riverside Park venue. 



The Art of Networking will be held on Friday evening, September 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Riverside Theatre.  During this reception, the 2017-2018 Arts & Cultural Guide will be introduced and made available to the public.  We encourage all to attend and celebrate this upcoming season of cultural events and opportunities.   Admission is free for Cultural Council members and $5 for non members.  RSVP to 772-770-4857.

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE September 22 & 23

Comedy Zone Experience: Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm with comedians  Carl “Cee-Jay” Jones and James Yon.  Come Hungry! Enjoy fire-grilled sandwiches and cold cocktails!

Live in the Loop: Free Outdoor Concerts beginning at 6 pm with Bobby Owen Band (Variety, Classic Rock) on Friday and The Rocket City Live (Classic Soul Rock) on Saturday.  Visit



The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County invites the public to celebrate “Dogtoberfest” on Saturday, September 23,  from 12:30  to 4:30 pm. Admission is free and will be held at the Humane Society, 6230 77th Street in Vero Beach.  “Dogtoberfest” is a family-friendly festival featuring music, food, beer, hay-rides, a kids zone, dog costume contest and a fun canine lure course. Guests may bring their well-behaved dogs on a leash. Visitors can have fun outdoors and then come inside the shelter to visit with dogs, cats and other animals who available for adoption.


The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) will celebrate National Estuaries Day on Saturday, September 23 from 9 am to 1 pm. All are invited to take part in this day of educational and fun activities at the ELC’s 64-acre campus which is surrounded by the Indian River Lagoon. The ELC’s day of celebration can be enjoyed on EcoFIT trails, under new shade sails and at ADA compliant picnic tables. Bring your own drinks and snacks – or even a picnic lunch to enjoy while on campus. Try pond dip-netting (wear closed-toe shoes) or enjoy a Canoe Quick trip (with closed-toe and closed-heel shoes) and glide under mangrove tunnels to see this beautiful estuary. Take a guided Nature Walk; hear a Dolphin Fun Facts talk; or just stroll our 1 ½ miles of boardwalks and nature trails. Visit our Discovery Station Interactive Museum with 145-gallon touch tank, aquariums & exhibits.  General Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 & over, and $3 for children under 12; there is no charge for ELC Members, children under 2, and visitors with proof of financial need (SNAP, EBT or Medicaid cards, Free/Reduced Lunch or TANF letter). Visit


A special concert, “Praise the Lord” will be performed at First Baptist Church, 2206 16 Avenue in Vero Beach on Sunday, September 24 at 3 pm.  This concert will include a variety of classical styles and will feature some of the fine musicians that have performed at First Baptist in recent months. The concert is free with an offering requested that will provide funding for the 48th annual performances of the “Messiah” at the church on Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17 at 7 p.m.  There are no tickets or reservations. For additional information, call the church at 772-567-4241.

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents a concert that combines orchestral music with live dancing and classic film.  American in Paris will be performed at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 24 at Vero Beach High School and Performing Arts Center.  The program features the iconic suite,  An American in Paris, presented with newly remastered footage from the 1951 film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.  Pianist Marius Tesch returns to perform Gershwin’s “I got Rhythm,” while tap dancer, Alex Dugdale joins the SCSO for a fun and exciting rendition of Morton Gould’s Concerto for Tap Dancer.  In a special appearance, principal ballerina for the Orlando Ballet, Kate-Lynn Robichaux, will perform The Dying Swan, a solo dance made world famous by Anna Pavlova.  Duke Ellington’s jazzy orchestral piece, Three Black Kings completes the program.  Advance tickets are priced at $30 for adults/ $15 for students. Ages 6 and under are free.  For tickets, visit  Add $5 for tickets at the door.


Join the Gifford Youth Orchestra (GYO) Board at the Grand Harbor Beach Club to meet the student “Stars” of the Gifford Youth Orchestra at  the “Getting to Know You“ fundraiser on Friday, October 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.    Tickets are $60  and may be purchased at  For details or to RSVP, call 772- 213-3007.

Ballet Vero Beach will be holding youth auditions for Nutcracker on the Indian River on September 30 and pre-registration is required by September 28.  Visit for more information.

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