Easter is around the corner, and that means family activities galore. They begin on Saturday with the 63rd Annual City of Vero Beach Easter Egg Hunt. This is for children up to the age of 9 years. The little ones will participate in egg hunting, look for golden egg winners and pay visits to the Easter Bunny. There will also be face painting by Muffin the Clown. Easter egg hunting will be separated into three age groups: up to age 3 years, ages 4 and 5 years, and 6 to 9 years. Every child will receive a prize. Organizers suggest you get there before 10 a.m. if your child wants their face painted. The event begins 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at Mulligan’s Beach House, 1025 Beachland Ave., Vero Beach. Admission is free but a donation of six empty plastic eggs is requested. For more information, call 772-231-4787 or 772-978-4500.
The LagoonFest runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Environmental Learning Center. The family fun day includes canoe rides, children’s activities, workshops, music, vendor booths and food trucks. Canoe Quick Trips are $10 and 45-minute Pontoon Boat Rides are $15. There will be a treasure hunt for children courtesy of Captain Hiram’s. Eco-friendly exhibitors and vendors will be set up on the Oval in front of the Education and Event Pavilion. There will be pond dip netting, a touch tank, a drum circle, story time, crafts and more. The ELC is at 255 Live Oak Dr., Vero Beach. Call 772-589-5050 or visit DiscoverELC.org.
The 3rd Annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party begins 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Women’s Club of Vero Beach. There will be catered tea and crumpets. There will also be a silent auction. Cost is $75 with proceeds benefiting the Gifford Youth Achievement Center Scholarship Fund. The Women’s Club of Vero Beach is at 1534 21st St. Call 772-205-2259 or visit VeroBeach
The 40th Annual Vero Beach Spring Boat Show runs this weekend. There will be boat dealers and suppliers displaying their product lines. There will also be food and refreshments. Admission is free. The Boat Show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Riverside Park. For more information, call 772-562-7922 or visit VeroBeachBoatShow.com.
The MulletFest/MRAP Pull runs 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Walking Tree Brewery. This event begins with teams competing to pull a MRAP military light tactical vehicle 100 feet. That’s followed by a mullet contest – that’s the hairstyle, not the fish. Mullet cuts will be given by Joey’s Downtown Dapper along with elaborate temporary tattoos by Geno of Sacred Dagger. There will also be live music, food trucks, games, that mullet contest and more. Funds raised will benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation of Indian River County. Walking Tree Brewery is at 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach. Call 772-217-3502 or visit WalkingTreeBrewery.com.
Live! from Vero Beach presents the Best of Classic Rock with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra and vocalists will perform music by Queen, U2, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, ABBA, James Brown and much more. The concert begins 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Emerson Center. Tickets are $35 to $95. For more information, visit MusicWorksConcerts.com or call 800-595-4849. The Edwards Twins, Las Vegas impersonators, come to the Emerson Center 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Tickets are $35. Call 772-778-5249 or visit TheEmersonCenter.org. The Emerson Center is at 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach.
The Music Angels Education Fund presents “A Musical Evening” to help raise funds for their mission. The event includes a screening of “10 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Music Education for Children,” followed by a concert by a Music Angels student and the Canta Libre quintet. It begins 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Majestic 11, 940 14th Lane, Vero Beach. Tickets are $50. Call 484-885-7492 or visit MusicAngelsUSA.org.
The Atlantic Classical Orchestra and the Vero Beach Museum of Art Chamber Series III present “Winds in the Afternoon Air” 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Dr. Tickets are $35. Call 772-460-0851 or visit AtlanticClassicalOrchestra.com. “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,” an Aretha Franklin tribute show, begins 7 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. Tickets are $39 to $74. Call 321-242-2219 or visit BroadwayAtTheKingCenter.com.