Viera Wetlands Nature Festival - April 22nd – 23rd

Sunday, April 14, 2019 -
6:30am to 2:00pm

The 10th 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 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 are 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 have the opportunity to meet and photograph hawks, falcons and owls at the festival. It is a perfect time to come learn about what makes these birds so vital to a healthy, functional ecosystem. A good time will be had by all!


3658 Charlie Corbeil Way, Viera, FL 32940

Viera Wetlands

General Information: (321) 637-5521
Road Conditions: (321) 255-4488

Hours of Operation:

April through September
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Daily

February, March, October
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Daily

November through January
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Daily

Located between the Moccasin Island Tract of the River Lakes Conservation Area and the Brevard Zoo, the Viera Wetlands are a popular site for birders, photographers, and eco-tourists. Both the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera and nearby Supplemental Ponds are accessible by automobile, making the sites popular among those who find the rigors of hiking trails and summer temperatures daunting. Even better, viewing from the comfort and safety of an automobile screens visitors from the view of birds and wildlife, enhancing the experience.