Maximize March with Five Local Events

Community events are at full throttle this month

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The Vero Beach Art Club’s Under the Oaks fine arts and craft show, the group’s major fundraiser and one of our most popular local events. Kelly Rogers
The Vero Beach Art Club’s Under the Oaks fine arts and craft show. Photo by Kelly Rogers

Under the Oaks

The Vero Beach Art Club’s 73rd annual Under the Oaks fine arts and craft show, the group’s major fundraiser and one of our most popular local events, will take place at Riverside Park March 8–10. More than 200 artists from far and wide will be displaying their paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and much more in this juried show attended by some 60,000 visitors over three days. Friday and Saturday hours are 9   a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and lots of food trucks will be on hand. Find all the information you need at verobeachartclub.org. The Art Club can also be reached at 772-231-0303.

Forty-fourth annual Indian River County Firefighters’ Fair
Forty-fourth annual Indian River County Firefighters’ Fair.

Firefighters’ Fair

It’s time for the 44th annual Indian River County Firefighters’ Fair, which will take place at the county fairgrounds (7955 58th Ave.) March 8–17. This year’s theme is “Lights, Sirens, and Smiles”; among the highlights are two concerts: Dillon Carmichael on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. and Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry on Sunday, March 10 at 7 p.m. In addition to the rides and food, the 10-day event will include magic shows, a cowboy circus, a demolition derby, youth livestock and agriculture events, and the always-popular firefighter training shows for children. The fair opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends. For more information, check out the fair’s new and improved website, firefightersfair.org, or call 772-571-FAIR (3247).

Indian River Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Photo by Teresa Lee Rushworth
Indian River Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Photo by Teresa Lee Rushworth

Car Show

For the 45th year, the Indian River Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its massive car show, with awards in 16 classes in addition to Best in Show. Take a walk down automotive memory lane March 16 at Riverside Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 300 vehicles are expected, along with a DJ, food trucks, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction. The car show is free to attend. The contact information is 772-584-1842 and indianriver.aaca.com.

Alon Kariv. Photo by Michael Pavia
Alon Kariv. Photo by Michael Pavia

Kyiv Virtuosi Symphony

On March 25, the Indian River Symphonic Association welcomes Dmitry Yablonski and the Kyiv Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra. This 19-piece ensemble of Ukrainian musicians was formed in 2016 and is now based in Chieti, Italy. Young Israeli pianist Alon Kariv will be the featured soloist. Selections will include the Overture from Crystal Palace by Alexey Shor; Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major by Franz Liszt; and Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88 by Antonín Dvorák. The concert will take place at Community Church of Vero Beach (1901 23rd St.) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $95–$125. For more information, call 772-778-1070 or see irsymphonic.org.

Event co-chairs Ann Cathleen Egan Cronin, Pamela Larrick, and Susan Kintner
Event co-chairs Ann Cathleen Egan Cronin, Pamela Larrick, and Susan Kintner.

Blue Ribbon Luncheon

Hibiscus Children’s Center’s Blue Ribbon Luncheon & Fashion Show, scheduled for 11 a.m. April 3, will be held at Oak Harbor Clubhouse (4755 S. Harbor Drive). This year’s theme is “Up, Up & Away.” Professional models will be sporting the latest fashions from local boutiques, and guests will also enjoy a gourmet lunch and silent auction. Tickets are $175; proceeds help build a brighter future for the teens at Hibiscus House, who have experienced abuse and/or neglect. Further information can be obtained at 772-299-6011, ext. 313 and hibiscuschildrenscenter.org. 

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