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34th Annual 2018 Melbourne Art Festival

4/28/2018 at 7:30 AM to 4/29/2018 at 5:00 PM

Event Description

The 5K Flamingo Run 
Art Workshops
Schedule of Events
Weekend Exhibits


The 31st Melbourne Art Festival 5K Flamingo Run will be held Saturday, April 28th starting at 7:30a.m. The 5K Flamingo Run is one of the largest 5K races in Brevard County and has established the reputation as one of the best executed and most fun runs in Central Florida. As the opening act for the annual Melbourne Art Festival (MAF), this premier event will host runners and walkers for the 31st annual run. The proceeds from the race are used to promote and encourage artistic endeavors and education in Brevard County. Come join us for a great time and a great cause.

Last year's best times and records are below. Recent times can be found at the links on this website.

After the race, runners can enjoy a huge spread of mouth-watering treats including an array of fresh fruits, breads, juices, sandwiches, and all the bottled water you can drink as part of a spectacular post race celebration that is unequaled on the race circuit. For those daring runners, complimentary beer is also provided after the run. Included in the festivities will be a DJ playing everyone's favorite tunes and prize giveaways that are always a crowd pleaser. Awards are provided in 15 age categories as well as for overall, master, and team challenge (101 in total).

Click HERE for Entry Fees for race and to register.



The following free workshops will be offered during the Melbourne Art Festival and are open to children ages 6-13.

Artists that are participating in the show will teach these workshops. 

Class size is limited to 20 and registration is required prior to the starting time at the Art Workshop tent.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time Artist Discipline
11:00 am Michael Meyer Clay
12:00 pm Linda Soderquist Transparent Watercolor Turtle with Zentangle
1:00 pm James Roberts Japanese Gyotaku: the Art of Printing Fish
2:00 pm Hal Schwarze Acrylic Drawing and Oil Painting: Head and Face Portraits
3:00 pm John Canterbury Film / Digital Photos
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time Artist Discipline
10:00 am Chris Carr Photography / Reflections on Water
11:00 am Kate Carney Impressionist Painting: Learn to express movement and emotion combing direct and indirect painting
12:00 pm C.C. Lee Animal Sculpting with Clay
1:00 pm Bryan LopAtic Foundations of Drawing
2:00 pm Wale Adenle Mixed Media / Collage
3:00 pm Susan Kelleghan, Bill Miller Creativity through Acrylic Painting
It is our hope that these workshops will inspire our young people and their art interests. 

If you are an artist and are interested in participating as an instructor, please contact us at 



Please join us for the 33rd Annual Melbourne Art Festival. Entertainment starts on Saturday afternoon at 1pm with a lot of great local musical acts leading to our Saturday night party. 
Melbourne Art Fest 2017 Entertainment Schedule
Saturday • April 22, 2017
Sunday • April 23, 2017
12:00 - 12:45 pm 11:45 - 12:45 pm

Chuck and Dave’s Old Hippie Jam

Johnny Danger Live

Johnny Danger

1:00 - 1:45 pm 1:00 - 1:45 pm

Songwriter Round featuring Tina Eno, Mary Kelly and Dianne Martin-Karlovitch

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

2:00 - 3:00 pm 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Jessica Ottway & Dave Kury

Wicked Garden Gnomes

Wicked Garden Gnomes

3:15 - 4:15 pm 3:00 - 5:00 pm



Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute


4:30 - 6:30 pm



Fuel on Fire (formerly known as The Doerfels)

Fuel On Fire

with Special Guests Angelica and Jake
Angelica and Jake

6:45 - 7:30 pm

The Billy Chapman Band

The Billy Chapman Band

7:45 - 9:00 pm

Professor Pennygoode's Mighty Flea Circus

Professor Pennygoode's Mighty Flea Circus

9:30 - 11:00 pm

The Artimus Pyle Band

Artemis Pyle Band

A Tribute to Ronnie Van Zant's LYNYRD SKYNYRD




KidsWorld excites and stimulates the curiosity and artist in all of us

Dedicated to families with children from ages 3 to 12, Kids World inspires young and old alike. Kids World is open from 10AM to 5PM. Come explore fascinating, hands-on demonstrations, arts & crafts, experiments, and performances.

All Kids World activities are free! Remember children must be accompanied by an adult while visiting Kids World.

KidsWorld 2017 Performance Schedule

Saturday, April 22
9:00 - 10:00am DJ Case
10:00 - 10:30 am Hart Hidden Acres
10:30 - 11:00 am Wendy Ferreli, Zumba
11:00 - 11:30 am University Park Chorus
11:30 - 12:00 pm Our Father’s Puppets
12:00 - 1:00 pm Jupiter Elementary Chorus & Drumming Group
  1:00 - 2:00 pm Dr. W.J. Creel’s Eagle Express
  2:00 - 2:30 pm Our Father's Puppets
  2:30 - 3:00 pm John, The Magician
  3:30 - 4:00 pm DJ Case & Friends
Sunday, April 23
10:00 - 11:00 am DJ Case
11:00 - 11:30 am Hart Hidden Acres
11:30 - 12:00 pm Jim the Juggler
  12:00 - 1:00 pm Broadway Bound
  1:00 - 1:30 pm Wendy Ferreli, Zumba
  1:30 - 2:15 pm Choes Martial Arts
  2:15 - 2:30 pm Purrs Storytelling
  2:30 - 3:30 pm Gemini
  3:30 - 4:00 pm DJ Case & Friends
Schedule of Events
Saturday, April 22
    7:30am 5K Flamingo Run
    9:00am - 5:00pm Juried Art Show
    9:00am - 5:00pm Student Art Competition & Show
  10:00am - 5:00pm KidsWorld
  10:00am - 4:00pm Youth Art Workshops
    1:00pm - 11:00pm Continuous Live Music, Main Stage
Sunday, April 23
    9:00am - 5:00pm Juried Art Show
    9:00am - 5:00pm Student Art Competition & Show
  10:00am - 5:00pm KidsWorld
  10:00am - 5:00pm Youth Art Workshops
  12:00 pm - 5:00pm Continuous Live Music, Main Stage




Visit these not-for-profit groups during the Melbourne Art Festival.

Big Red Bus - One
Big Red Bus

 The Crayola Experience has partnered with OneBlood to invite you to help save lives. For the month of April, in addition to OneBlood thank you gifts, all blood donors within the state of Florida will receive a special offer from Crayola Experience Orlando - purchase one admission ticket and receive a second admission FREE.

  • Donate blood on a Big Red Bus® or at any OneBlood Donor Center in Florida
  • Receive a BOGO voucher for the Crayola Experience at the Florida Mall in Orlando
  • Go to the Crayola Experience and purchase one admission ticket and present your voucher to receive a 2nd admission FREE

For locations and hours of participating Blood Drives and Donor Center locations go to or call  1.888.9.DONATE  (1.888.936.6283)

All donors will also receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening!

Appointments Honored, Walk-Ins Welcome.

HART for Horses
HART for Horses

The Melbourne Art Festival is excited to be joining forces with Hidden Acres Rescue for Thoroughbreds (HART) this year to raise awareness of the ASPCA Help a Horse Day 2017.

Click HERE for information on HART and Help a Horse Day 2017.

Pet Adopt-a-thon

Pet Adopt-a-thon

Brevard County Sheriff’s K-9 Team will be doing a demonstration at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Space Coast Model Sailing Club
Space Coast Model Sailing Club

The Space Coast Model Sailing Club (SCMSC) was formed in early 1993 with fifteen charter members to competitively sail radio control sail boats. As of 2015, we have approximately 40 very enthusiastic sailors who make up the nucleus of the club plus others that sail occasionally or only in the winter months.

You can find SCMSC sailing on the back lake in Wickham Park on Saturday, April 22nd.

Wickham Park
2500 Parkway Dr.
Melbourne FL 32935