This page provides you
with a description of the beautiful facilities that will be the
home of the Native
Rhythms Festival at Wickham Park, complete with maps
to the festival grounds.
The Festival Grounds at Wickham Park
Almost all of the Native
Rhythms Festival events will be conducted in and
around the amphitheater on the west side of the main loop inside
Wickham Park. Wickham Park's 391.04 acres are
one of the most highly used park facilities in Brevard County.
The park's 1.5 mile loop drive is popular for power walking,
jogging, or cycling. Situated within the park are also two
seasonally guarded swimming lakes, three small fishing lakes, an
18-hole disc golf course, archery range, horseshoe pits,
volleyball courts, dog park, playground, and multipurpose
and soccer fields. A .25 mile stationed exercise trail, 2,000
feet of nature trails, and horse trails invite exploration, with
a horse stable and show ring for rental by equestrians.
The amphitheater area on the west side of the loop drive
includes a large covered stage sitting beside a small lake that
makes a beautiful backdrop for our entertainers. The ground is a
contoured natural seating area facing the stage (bring your lawn
chairs or a blanket to sit on the ground). The area just outside this mound
to the east is lightly
pine-wooded and will be home for our vendors. There is plenty of
parking and plenty of electric power available to allow our
vendors to continue operating past sunset.
Just north of the amphitheater area, within a short walking
distance, is the park's campground, listing 133 recently
renovated campsites with
water and electric hook-ups and additional "rustic" campsites, and shower
rooms, laundry, group camping site, and fire pit nearby. See our
lodging/camping page for more
information about the park campgrounds. If you plan to camp in
the park campground, we recommend reserving your site as early
as possible, as the campground has completely filled festival
weekend in recent years.
The photos below (taken in mid-January!!!) show what a
beautiful location this is to conduct a music event that celebrates
Native American music and culture.
Amphitheater stage, viewed
from the mound top at the rear of the audience area
The concrete pad is where the sound & lights crew sets up.
Notice the lake in the background.
Covered stage up close,
again with the lake in background
Vendor area - the rear of
the amphitheater audience area is on the other side of the fence
to the left
Vendor area viewed from the
top of the mound at the rear of the amphitheater audience area
In all, this is a beautiful location for a relaxed, low-key
weekend enjoying the beauty of our Native inspired music in the great
outdoors. Check out the Scrapbook
pages for photos and
videos of this area in action.
Directions to Wickham Park
Wickham Park is located at 2500 Parkway Drive,
Melbourne, FL 32935. It is located at the corner of Wickham Road
and Parkway Drive, with access achieved either directly from Wickham
Road or from Parkway Drive. Below are directions and maps to the park. The
park is located at the "A" tab on the maps below.
Directions to Wickham Park
from the North