The 10th annual Viera Wetlands Nature Festival took place on April 13th and 14th, 2019, at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, located at 3658 Charlie Corbeil Way, Viera, FL 32940.

This FREE community event is a highlight to the community and looked forward to each year!

The 10th Annual Viera Wetlands Nature Festival was 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 were available during the 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 were offered with donations to support the maintenance of the site.

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

Schedule & Signup

The Viera Wetlands Nature Festival was Saturday, April 13th (10am – 4pm) and Sunday, April 14th (10am – 2pm).

Signup For a Tour

Show Schedule over the two days:

Saturday, April 13th

  • 11:30 am Flight of the Raptor (open field)
  • 1:00 pm Charlie Corbeil Youth Art Contest Awards Ceremony (big tent)
  • 2:30 pm Flight of the Raptor (open field)

Sunday, April 14th

  • 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