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Hibiscus Festival in Vero Beach, Florida sponsored by Main Street Vero Beach

The Hibiscus Festival is a yearly celebration for the City of Vero Beach, to increase awareness of the historic downtown sector, raise funds for Main Street Vero Beach that work toward the preservation and growth of the area and encourages community participation from residents, organizations and businesses.

See the Hibiscus Festival Promotional Video

The Hibiscus Festival will be held on April 16, 18 & 19, 2015


Hibiscus Festival Readers Choice award 2014



Find your place in the Hibiscus Festival -

Hibiscus Festival winner of Treasure Coast Choice Awards
Events 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Miss Hibiscus Pageant in Vero Beach FloridaMiss Hibiscus Pageant 7:00pm                    

The Heritage Center 2140 14th Avenue The pageant is open to all young women ages 15-19 who reside in Indian River County. The young women are awarded points for public speaking and their involvement in activities and community service. The winner of the Miss Hibiscus Pageant receives $500 and prizes donated by local businesses. Second place winner will earn $300 plus prizes and third place wins $200 plus prizes. The honors of “Miss Congeniality” and “Most Photogenic” are also awarded. The tiara for Miss Hibiscus is courtesy of John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry. “Most Photogenic” wins a photography shoot by J. Scott Kelley owner of Island Images Professional Photography.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Hibiscus Ride

Early registration (by April 1, 2015): $40 Regular online registration (until April 14, 2015): $50 In person late registration (April 17-18, 2015): $60 REGISTER HERE

The 2015 Hibiscus Festival will include the Hibiscus Ride, a signature bicycle event. The Hibiscus Ride will be offered through a partnership between Vero Cycling and Main Street Vero Beach. It is designed to appeal to both local cyclists and out-of-town visitors.

The Hibiscus Ride will be on Saturday, April 18th and offer multiple routes all designed to highlight the beautiful scenery of Indian River County, including shore-line and lagoon views, historic neighborhoods and interior agriculture settings.

Said Janie Graves Hoover, Chair of the Hibiscus Festival: “Adding the Hibiscus Ride to the festival continues the effort by Downtown Vero Beach to present our Downtown as a desirable destination. As the Hibiscus Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary in 2015, the Hibiscus Ride provides another reason for local residents and visitors to consider Indian River County at the top of their hospitality list. Partnership with Vero Cycling offers further evidence of the healthy reputation enjoyed by the Treasure Coast.”

Vero Cycling club President Giorgio Res added: “Main Street Vero Beach has established itself as a vibrant supporter of the bicycling community. The inaugural Hibiscus Ride will give our region the prestige of a signature 100 mile bike ride event in conjunction with the already celebrated Hibiscus Festival. With the associated shorter routes, we hope the ride attracts large numbers of cyclists from throughout the region that will add to the success of the Festival and add to the reputation of Vero Beach as a bicycle-friendly community.”

The Hibiscus Ride will be distinguished by offering Century Ride (100 Miles) Metric+ ( 68 Miles) Half Metric (32 Miles) and the Hibiscus Casual (11 Miles) . There will be numerous designated rest stops along the way for riders to refresh with food and water.

The ride has its own website; and registration is available on Additional information about the ride is available through links from each organization’s web sites, and

Juried Fine Art & Craft Show at the Hibiscus Festival in Vero Beach FloridaFine Art & Craft Show Two days!
Saturday April 18th 10:00am-8:00pm and Sunday April 19th 10:00am-4:00pm

The juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show will feature artist creations and designs in Ceramics, Digital Art, Fiber, Glass, Graphics, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oils/Acrylic, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor, and Wood. Artists may apply online through ZAPP at and will exhibit at the show from 10:00am - 8:00pm. The juried and judged show will award at least $500 in prize money.

Music Two Days!
Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm

Main Stage Park Stage Art Show 14th Avenue North 14th Avenue South
Dixie Highway Band 11a-12p Jerzie Nalzarro 10a-11a Brian Fox 10a-11:30a Matt Fulcher 10a-11:30a
Charter High School Wolves 1p-2p Corey Kouns East Harbor 12p-1p Barbara Gomulka 12;15p-1:45p Jackie Steil 12p-1:30p
21 Hearts One Beat 5p-6p Blue Cypress Bluegrass 2p-3p Jason Street 2p-3:30p Gunnar Flinchum 2p-3:30p
SOLID GOLD 6p-9p Kurt Stevens Band 3:30-5p Rick Wheeler 3:45p-5p J D Nalzarro 3:45p-5p

Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

Park Stage Art Show 14th Avenue North
TBA 10a-12p Cory Kouns 10a-12p
Steve Milligan 12p-2p Brian Fox 12p-2p
Soul Jam 2p-4p David Gonzales 2p-4p

Food Truck Frenzy at the 2014 Hibiscus Festival in Vero BeachFood Truck Frenzy 10:00am – 8:00pm

2015 Lineup Coming Soon


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Shopping Cart Parade at the Hibiscus Festival in Vero Beach FloridaShopping Cart Parade 3:00pm

Treasure and Space Coast Radio, phone: (772) 778 8388 will be again hosting this fun, annual FOODraising event benefitting The Harvest Food & Outreach Center. Participants pledge to decorate and fill a shopping cart onsite at their location leading up to the parade. They then transport their decorated cart and donations Downtown on the day of the Festival and display their decorated shopping cart in a designated location throughout the event. At the end of the parade, the food is boxed and loaded onto truck(s) along with the shopping carts and transported to Harvest Food & Outreach Center for distribution. http://

Children’s Activities 10:00am – 5:00pm

Details Coming Soon

Find Your Place at The Hibiscus Festival


With over 20,000 expected to attend this year’s event, there are numerous sponsorship opportunities, that include booth space, available from $250 - $8,000 for this year’s Festival.
the 2015 Sponsor Letter
may be found here
The Hibiscus Festival Sponsorship Information may be found here.

Visit our Volunteer page if you would like to be a part of this event.
Visit our Sponsorship page to learn how your sponsorship will benefit your business or organization.







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