The CANCELLATION of the Viera Wetlands Nature Festival scheduled to take place at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands was a difficult but necessary decision. Our first priority and main concern is the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, vendors, volunteers, staff and overall community.

We will bring portions of the festival to you over the next few weeks through social media. Check the Viera Community Institute Facebook page for highlights!

UPDATE: Cancelled for 2020 | Please see information above.

The 11th Annual Viera Wetlands Nature Festival is a 2-day event at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida, proudly hosted by Brevard County Natural Resource Management Department and Utility Services. The event is a fundraiser, with eco-friendly and educational vendors, exhibits, classes and tours, to learn and explore the beautiful setting and highly visited site here in Viera. Scheduled tours and classes will be available during this 2-day event with professionals in photography, environmental education, staff from Brevard County’s Natural Resources Management Department and Viera Wetlands Rangers. Tours and classes will be offered with donations to support the maintenance of the site.

Returning to this year’s festival is the Flight of the Raptor exhibit sponsored by the Viera Community Institute and The Viera Company. This exhibit features birds of prey and attendees will have the opportunity to meet and photograph hawks, falcons and owls at the festival. It is a perfect time to come learn what makes these birds so vital to a healthy, functional ecosystem. A good time will be had by all!

For more information on the event, go to our Facebook page.

Tours consisted of bird watching; nature photography; wetlands history, function, vegetation and wildlife; walking tours and much more.

UPDATE: 2020 VWNF CANCELLED. Please see information above.

The Viera Wetlands Nature Festival is Saturday, April 4th (10am – 4pm) and Sunday, April 5th (10am – 2pm).

Show Schedule over the two days:

Saturday, April 4th

  • 11:30 am Flight of the Raptor (open field)
  • 2:30 pm Flight of the Raptor (open field)

Sunday, April 5th

  • 10:00 am Yoga class (open field)
  • 11:30 am Flight of the Raptor (open field)
  • 1:30 pm Flight of the Raptor (open field)

Directions to Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands