Melbourne Art Festival

Come join us in Downtown Melbourne, Florida for the Annual Melbourne Art Festival. The Melbourne Art Festival is one of the finest and most energetic festivals in the United States. It is ranked 37th of outdoor fine art shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist and is designated as a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Society. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a sponsor of one of the premier fine art shows on Florida’s Space Coast.

Celebrating over 30 years, the Festival has brought to the Melbourne area a two-day event that remains unprecedented. The Festival presents an extraordinary collection of juried fine art, music, an exciting Student Art Competition, an expansive arts and craft program for children, art workshops, student art scholarships, and an outstanding 5K run for an expected crowd of over 80,000 attendees.

2013 poster art by Carroll Swayze.

We are looking forward to spending the festival weekend with you! We couldn’t put this event on without the financial support from Event Sponsor, Bright House Networks, as well as the strong backing of other sponsors and community members. See you in two weeks along New Haven Ave. in Downtown Melbourne! The mission of the Melbourne Art Festival is to promote and encourage artistic endeavors, education and appreciation in Brevard County and to organize and present an annual art festival.

Volunteer at the festival

We need hundreds of weekend volunteers to get it done: prep for the 5K run in the early hours of Saturday, sell soft drinks or beer, help with kids crafts, collect statistics, and lots more.

Students–The MAF provides credit hours for school or honor programs. We need you and hundreds of other volunteers age 14 and up.

Go to to sign up, then report to the Volunteer Tent at the very west end of New Haven Ave. near the Festival Bus Stop and Henegar Center fifteen minutes before your volunteer time. Spread the word!

For more information, visit the Melbourne Art Festival online!

Special Note Regarding the Railroad

Per the Florida East Coast Railroad, DO NOT walk alongside the railroad tracks or cross the tracks anywhere other than where designated in a walkway. To do so is trespassing and you will be subject to a large fine or arrest by the FECR.

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