Hibiscus Festival

April 11, 13 & 14, 2019

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.
Over 50 artists will be displaying art for sale for two days at the Hibiscus Festival Fine Art and Fine Craft Show.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy the musical entertainment, a children’s art show, the United Against Poverty Shopping Cart Parade, delicious food and children’s activities.

Event Schedule

Music Performers
Main Stage
10am Sleepin’ Dogz
1130am Russ Kellum Band
2pm Souljam
4pm Shovelhed
14th Ave South
10am Imagine South Vero Tangerine
11am Tim Kyle Carpenter
2pm Matt Manning
415pm Happy Cake Duo
Art Show Performers
10am Char Good
1215am Chuck Van Riper
230pm Geenius Keys
415pm Frank Sanso
Main Stage
10am Old Forge Mountain String Band
1130am The Ritah Wilburn Experience
2pm The Gratitiude Steel Band
230pm Drum Circle with Kevin Beatkeeper
14th Ave South
11am Diane  Cumberland
145pm Gary Lenard Moore
230pm Charter
Art Show Performers
10am Johan Nilson
1145am Char Good Violin
2pm Dave Thrift
Kids activities
Face Painting
Bubbles the Clown
KinderMusic music classes
Art Works of Vero painting classes


Hibiscus Festival Sponsorship Form
Plants and Garden Vendor Form

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7pm in The Heritage Center

                                       Miss Hibiscus Pageant

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          Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14th  Hibiscus Festival Activities

                                     Historic Hibiscus Ride 

Hibiscus Ride – This year’s Vero Cycling and Main Street partnership will feature a Centennial version of the Hibiscus History Ride.  Cycling enthusiasts can find complete information and register at                                                                        EVENTBRITE.COM 

 Cyclists will ride from American Icon Brewery to Ocean Grill, Waldo’s and McKee Botanical Garden learning about the sites and pioneer Waldo Sexton. Speakers and Indian River County historians will be at each destination to share interesting facts and information.

This is the fifth year The Hibiscus Festival has attracted cyclists for a special ride around Indian River County.  Cost for the ride is $25.00 and includes a commemorative shirt. The ride is limited to 60 participants and advance sign-up is required. There are four waves available for registration. Each wave will leave 15 minutes after each other beginning at 9:00 am.

Thank you to our sponsors:



                            Annual Shopping Cart Parade 

2019 APPLICATION (pdf)

Join us at 1 PM on April 13, 2019 for the 10th Annual Shopping Cart Parade to benefit United Against Poverty

Food Drive to benefit United Against Poverty “Lifting Lives UP in Indian River County”. In partnership with 93.7 GYL, B94.7 Fresh Country, 97.1 Ocean FM and 1490 AM/105.7 FM WTTB, the Hibiscus Art and Music Festival, and Publix.

Participants will pledge to decorate and fill a shopping cart onsite at their location leading up to the “Shopping Cart Parade” on Saturday April 13th at 1pm at the Hibiscus Art and Music Festival in front of an estimated crowd of 12,000+ spectators. On the day of the parade, participants will be required to transport their cart and donations to the Hibiscus Festival in Downtown Vero Beach and display their decorated shopping cart in a designated location through the extent of the Hibiscus Festival. At the end of the parade, the food will be boxed and loaded onto trucks along with the shopping carts and transported to Harvest Food & Outreach Center for distribution. Upon approval of your registration you will be contacted with information on how to get your shopping cart.


1.Acceptable donations include non-perishable foods – (Prize for most donated)

  1. Carts must be decorated – (Prize for best decorated)
  2. Carts must be onsite at Hibiscus Festival by 11am on April 13th, 2019
  3. Parade line-up/coordination will begin at 12pm – all carts must have a staff member ready to walk with their cart no later than 12:30pm (multiple walkers are encouraged)
  1. By filling out this Shopping Cart Parade Registration Form you are committing to display the shopping cart and provided signage in a prominent location at your place of business leading up to the event on April 13th. It is your responsibility to fill the shopping cart with donations of non-perishable food items. We expect that all collections and donations efforts will be done in good taste.
  2. Shopping cart becomes the responsibility of the participant from the time of pickup to the time of return. Any damages or theft will result in a financial obligation of up to $200 due to Treasure and Space Coast Radio.

7.No motorized vehicles during the parade.  If you collect more food than your cart can carry please see guideline number 8.

  1. Arrangements can be made with the United Against Poverty to store overflow donations at their locations prior to the day of the parade. Please make sure to mark your donations clearly so that they are tallied for the grand prize that will be awarded to the participant that donates the most food.


– Most Food Donated

– Best Decorated Cart

Please contact the Promotions Director –Kayla Provost, at Promo@mytcmedia.com with any questions.

For more information, call Kayla at 772-257-3522. Email: Promo@mytcmedia.com.

FAX: 772-562-4747 attn: Kayla Provost

*Shopping Carts are Limited; If you are interested in participating please submit ASAP.