Cultural Calendar May 27-June 2

MAY 27

The Vero Beach Elks Lodge,1350 26 Street is having a Memorial Day BBQ of boneless pork ribs, baked beans, potato salad and corn on cob on Monday, May 27 beginning at 4 pm. Enjoy music by the  Groovin Ground Hogs from 5 – 8 pm.  The cost is $10 per person. For reservations call 772-562-8450 after 1 pm.

The Veterans Council of Indian River County’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be on Monday, May 27 at 9 am at Veteran’s Memorial Island Sanctuary.  Bring a lawn chair and plan to arrive early.   In the case of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. For more information about this event or the Veterans Council of Indian River County, please contact the VCIRC headquarters at 772-410-5820.

On Memorial Day, visit the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce at the Memorial Wall to honor those who have sacrificed all in service to country. Open to the public and free of charge, the Memorial Day Ceremony begins at 9:00 am, following the Flag Retirement Ceremony at 8:00 am.  The Museum’s special Memorial Day hours will be 9 am to Noon.  There is no admission fee to enter the Museum on Memorial Day.


Riverside Theatre For Kids:  Junie B. Jones, the Musical.  Based on the popular children’s book series written by Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones, The Musical follows Junie on her first day of first grade and the new adventures that await including: making friends on the bus with the new kid at school, thinking she needs glasses when she can’t see the blackboard in class, meeting the friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and the “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.” With fun-filled songs written by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, Junie B. Jones, The Musical will capture an audience’s heart just as the books captivated an entire generation.  Performances from May 30 to June 1.   Tickets $10    Visit


Main Street Vero Beach presents Downtown Friday on May 31 from 6 to 9 pm on 14th Avenue in Vero Beach.  This street party features live music, demonstrations during band breaks, street vendors, and food vendors. This event is FREE to attend and is family and dog friendly.



The Comedy Zone:  Laugh the night away with comedians Al Ernst and Carmen Vallone with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm on Friday & Saturday, May 31 & June 1.

Live in the Loop:  Enjoy free outdoor concerts beginning at 6:00 pm with Three Ring Circus (Country Hits from Johnny Cash, George Strait, Florida Georgia Line & More) on Friday and The Jacks Band (Classic Rock) on Saturday.



Join H.A.L.O. on Saturday, June 1 between 11 am and 4 pm for “Artisans at the Mall” at the Indian River Mall featuring talented vendors with an amazing variety of hand-crafted items.  There will be  kid’s activities and make sure to stop by the Raffle Donation Station located outside of the H.A.L.O. Mall Adoption Center. Stop in and say hello to the adorable kittens and cats. Be sure to ask about the adoption specials!


The Treasure Coast Chorale presents  Let Music Live, a concert of the most beautiful songs from several genres on Sunday, June 2 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church of Vero Beach.  They will begin with songs of praise, like The Awakening and Fanfare as well as How Can I keep From Singing, a traditional American anthem. There will also be several medleys from famous long-running Broadway musicals. They include The Music Man, The Sound of Music and The Phantom of the Opera. There are a few surprises such as Louis Prima’s big band style Sing, Sing, Sing.  More information is available by calling 772-231-3498 or online



The much anticipated Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival returns next week!  Hailed as the new “Summer Sundance,” the Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival makes its 4th annual debut on June 6-9.  The festival theme, “A Wide Lens on Life,” is inspired by the event beneficiary, Suncoast Mental Health Center.  Filmmakers voted VBWFF a Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival from among over 4000 festivals worldwide.  Over 3,000 people are expected to attend this 4-day full-bodied event celebrating fine wines and remarkable films from around the world.


– 100+ Wines at the Al Fresco Wine Bar at WOW! (World of Wine) Tasting Lounge

– Hollywood + WINE Grand Tasting

– Vino Veritas Vintner Dinner by the Sea

– 75+ Multi-Award Winning Films Including US & Florida Premieres

– Dining With Directors

– Filmmakers and Industry Talent From All Over the World

– NEXT UP! Young Filmmakers Competition

– Sold Out Memory-Making Special Events

– Private Pass Holder Parties

– Screenings at 10 Top-Tier Theatre, Restaurant and Museum Venues Around the City

– The “Best of Sonoma” films program  brings you the award winners from the sister festival, the Sonoma International Film Festival which celebrated their 21st year of screening compelling and entertaining independent films!

– Meet the locals at a free community screening called “Vero Visions Awards & Screenings”. It will be held at Majestic Theatre on Thursday June 6 at 7:30pm – screening films by Treasure Coast filmmakers or about the region or with cast from here!

For a full list of the events, visit


Learn something new or improve your clay skills at Indian River Clay, 1174 South US 1 in Vero Beach this summer!  Classes for the next two weeks include: Slab Built Vase (May 30), Taming the Monster Within (June 1), Basic Hand Building (June 3), Nested Serving Bowls (June 5), Face Mugs (June 5), Make a Dude Pinch Pot Character (June 8) and Create a BIG jar form (June 15).  To see more classes and to register, visit

The Center for Spiritual Care is hosting a retreat day for people in the 12 step program.  Ways to Pray and Meditate with Sister Cathy Cahill will be held on  Saturday, June 15 from 9:30 am to 3 pm.  A $45 donation includes lunch.  Reserve by June 2. Visit to register.

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