Top 9 Summer Events to Attend in Indian River County

As the sun sets higher and the days grow longer, Indian River County comes alive with vibrant summer events that promise excitement, entertainment, and unforgettable memories. There’s something for everyone to enjoy under the warm Florida skies. Dive into our curated list of the top 9 summer events that are sure to make your season in Indian River County an extraordinary one.

In no particular order:

Join us at Riverside Park on Thursday, July 4, 2024, for an exhilarating day under the sun at “Dog Days of Summer,” presented by The Source in partnership with the City of Vero Beach’s “Independence Day On The Indian River.” From 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., indulge in our thrilling hot dog competitions! Witness local businesses’ creativity in the Top Dog Competition, crafting unique hot dogs with inventive ingredients. For the daring, participate in the Hot Dog Eating Contest, where adults can devour as many hot dogs as possible in 15 minutes, buns included! Don’t miss out on the chance to win exciting prizes and enjoy a full day of festivities, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display starting at 9 p.m.

Join us for LaPorte Farms Summer Splash! Beat the summer heat with your family and enjoy a variety of activities including water slides, Slip-N-Slides, bubbles, pony rides, critters, train rides, sandbox fun, and kiddie pools. Savor delicious hamburgers, hot dogs fresh off the grill, and ice-cold watermelon. It’s a day packed with fun under the sun!

Join us for a delightful Brunch and Biz Summer Social at COLAB, Vero Beach’s entrepreneurial hub, on July 20th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM! Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, enjoy brunch delights, and network in a vibrant atmosphere. Sign up now at to reserve your spot!

Get ready for the ultimate Summer bash at our Glow Party: Wear White! Join us as we celebrate the conclusion of our Summer Reading Library Programs with an electrifying glow-in-the-dark extravaganza. Glow sticks will be provided, so come dressed in your best whites and shine bright all night long! 

Join us for our Summer Food Truck & Garage Sale Fundraiser! Indulge in delicious bites from Vero’s finest food truck, Dolly’s Table, while enjoying games, raffles, and family fun. Don’t miss out on this fantastic event!


Join us for our Summer Wine Tasting Event! Indulge in 8 unique wines expertly curated by our sommelier, complemented by a generous charcuterie spread. Held in our private bar area, it’s the perfect opportunity to mingle, learn, and have fun.

Get ready to spend your day having fun, getting pampered, or getting that tiny tattoo you’ve been eyeballing! You won’t want to miss this!

Join us for our Annual Rock & Rose Party on the sand featuring live music by East Harbor Band. Admission is free, and for $35, enjoy all-you-can-drink beer, White Claw, Rosé, white wine, and Aperol Spritz. Bring your own chair and relax with beach games, food and drink specials, merchandise for purchase, and live entertainment. Keep the celebration going at Heaton’s with drink specials all night at the bar.

CALLING ALL PIRATES! Grab yer Krewe and yer mug and set sail for historic Sebastian, Fl for the legendary Mel Fishers Days! Normally held in Key West, it’s coming back to “where it all began”! This year being the 26th year of this epic event!


Tiffany Bent