Cultural Calendar



The Foyer Gallery of Art in the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach features the artwork of May (Margaret) Brandt. Enjoying painting outdoors, May is exhibiting plein air paintings created locally. On view to October 31, gallery hours are Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 12:30 pm.



Presented by the Cultural Council of Indian River County, The House of Art, Culture and Design is an inaugural four-day designer show house event from November 16 to 19. Attend the Grand Opening Night Gala, a Wine Tasting, a luncheon & Fashion Show, a Classic Car Show and High Tea featuring panel of local leading ladies & designers in the arts. Visit or call 772-770-4857.


The Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center hosts the High School orchestra for “Orchestral Spooktacular” on Thursday, October 26 at 7 pm. The Performing Arts Department’s Orchestra performs eerie tunes and seasonal melodies in costume. Children under 12 in costume receive free admission. Orchestra Level $15 Mezzanine Level $10 For tickets: or call the Box Office: 772.564-5537.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Dave Mundy & Soulfege on Thursday, October 26 from 5 to 7 pm at “Concerts in the Park” outdoors at the Museum. There will be Smokehouse BBQ and drinks to purchase. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $12 for the general public.


The Environmental Learning Center’s “Half-Haunted Halloween” is a special fun-filled afternoon and early evening for the whole family on Friday, October 27 from 4 – 7 pm. Celebrate nighttime nature with eerie sounds, canoe quick trips through the Indian River Lagoon’s magical lighted mangrove tunnels, scary spiders and other Halloween nature crafts, touch tank encounters, pinecone bat races and many more spooky activities around the campus. Costumes are optional, but welcome! Admission is $5 for adults & children 12 & older, $3 for children 2 to 11. Admission is free for children under 2, and ELC members, so join today! Free admission is offered with proof of financial need. Visit

Main Street Vero Beach is hosting a costume contest for adults and children at Downtown Friday this week on October 27 from 6 to 9 pm on 14th Avenue & 21 Street. Live blues will be performed by Category 5 and the Storm Horns. Shop a wide variety of vendors and enjoy food and drink in the food court.

Meet the Gifford Youth Orchestra performers and the Board of Directors at “Getting to Know You” fundraiser on Friday, October 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Grand Harbor Beach Club. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets are $60 per person or two for $100. Visit for tickets or call 772-213-3007.




Howl At the Moon Experience – Oktoberfest Nights: Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm with musicians Brian Wilke & Ken Gustafson. Tickets are $12-$18. Come Hungry!

Live in the Loop: Free Outdoor Concerts beginning at 6 pm with Bob Houston Band (Oktoberfest Band) on Friday and Wiley Nash (Classic Rock) on Saturday.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway, October 24 – November 11 with shows at 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:00 pm. Tickets start at $35.

Riverside Theatre for Kids: Leo, A Ghost Story, with shows on October 27 (7:30 pm) & October 28 (1:30 pm & 5:30 pm) Tickets are $10. Visit

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Flametree Clay Art Gallery, 2041 14th Avenue is having a Steampunk Halloween Party at the gallery on Saturday, October 28 from 7 to 9 pm. Costumes are encouraged! View interpretations of Steampunk in clay by gallery artists.

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will hold the annual Halloween Parade on Saturday October 28. Super heroes, princess’s, witches, goblins, ghosts and many other creative costumes will be meeting at the Vero Beach Women’s Club, 1534 21st Street, at 9:30 am to participate in the parade that begins at 10:00 am. Adults, children, families, and friends can participate with or without costumes. The marchers will route through 14th Avenue to the Vero Beach Community Center where the children between the ages of 0-17 will compete for the twenty five best costumes (with prizes for the winners.) There will be a silent auction to benefit the Recreation Department. Participate in the parade! Applications are available at the Community Center, Riverside Racquet Complex, Leisure Square and online at

Presented by Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach, the “Ring of Fire Chili Challenge” will take place Saturday October 28th from 4 to 9 pm at the Riverside Park “West” in Vero Beach. There will be over 20 chili entries to taste from local businesses, restaurants and independents. Sunrise will provide hamburgers, hotdogs and desserts for sale as well as drinks. The Jacks Band and Bobby Owens Band will be the evening’s entertainment. It is free to attend. You may buy tasting cups for $1 each.


Community Church of Vero Beach presents “Phantom of the Opera” Silent Movie and Organ Concert on Sunday, October 29 at 4 pm. Before talkies, organists and other musicians commonly accompanied silent films. Organist Andrew Galuska, Director of Music and Fine Arts at the Community Church of Vero Beach, has performed along with this film for a decade all over the country. Don’t miss this unique musical and visual experience! Enjoy an evening and a step back in time at this event. Admission is free, however a $10 donation is suggested.


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