There are excellent opportunities for lodging reasonably near the Festival site at Wickham Park. Below are some of the facilities available to our out-of-town visitors:


Candlewood Suites

Returning for 2024 as the official lodging sponsor (a Diamond Level Sponsor) of the Native Rhythms Festival is the Candlewood Suites, located at 2930 Pineda Causeway, Melbourne, FL 32940. This is a beautiful facility that has been completely renovated, situated in a lightly populated, safe area, convenient to our event site. 


All rooms are beautifully laid out and guests enjoy the following features:

  • A full kitchen with a full size refrigerator, microwave, and stovetop burners.
  • 50″ LCD TV.
  • High-speed Internet connection through free WiFi.
  • Spacious work area.
  • Free laundry facilities.
  • Fitness center.
  • Candlewood Cupboard® where you can purchase meals, snacks, and sundry items at value prices.
  • IHG Rewards Club®  earns point for each stay.


A block of rooms has been set aside for our 2024 visitors to the Native Rhythms Festival. Make your reservations by calling the hotel front desk directly at 321-821-9009 (DO NOT USE THE ON-LINE BOOKING SERVICE) and use the block event code “nat” to get the following special Native Rhythms Festival rates: (these rates save you around $40 a night!)

  • Single Bed Suite:    $109 + taxes
  • Two Double Bed Suite:    $109 + taxes

Thursday Evening BBQ

The management of the Candlewood Suites has graciously invited all Native Rhythms Festival personnel (performers, vendors, guests, and all others), guests at the hotel or not, to a complementary Bar-B-Que on Thursday evening in the lobby and outside under the outback gazebo (photos above). Bring your flutes and join in the open mic!

Some Other Nearby Hotels/Motels

Located near the intersection of I-95 and Wickham Rd. (exit 191)

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – 321-425-2800
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites – Melbourne – 321-242-9400
  • Holiday Inn – Viera – 321-255-0077
  • Hampton Inn – Viera – 321-255-6868

Located near the intersection of I-95 and the Pineda Causeway (exit 188)

  • None

Located near the intersection of I-95 and Eau Gallie Blvd. (exit 183)

  • None

Located near the intersection of I-95 and U.S. 192. (exit 180)

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – 321-722-2220
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites (Melbourne-Palm Bay) – 321-724-2050
  • Days Inn – Melbourne – 321-724-2051
  • Budget Inn – 321-724-5450
  • Woodspring Suites – West Melbourne – 321-312-3680
  • Holiday Inn Express – West Melbourne – 321-345-4186
  • Hampton Inn (Melbourne) – 321-956-6200


  • Hilton Melbourne Beach – Oceanfront – 321-777-5000
  • Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront – 321-773-9260
  • Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront – 321-777-4100
  • Atlantic Inn – 321-779-9994

Other quality area hotels/motels:

  • Suburban Extended Stay – 321-768-9777
  • Extended Stay America – Melbourne Airport – 321-733-6050
  • Residence Inn by Marriott – Melbourne – 321-723-5740
  • Courtyard by Marriott – Melbourne West – 321-724-6400
  • Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place – 321-768-0200

Other hotels/motels are available in the area, including some more beachside on Hwy A1A. Contact us if you have questions about additional lodging requirements. 


The nearest camping facilities are conveniently located within Wickham Park, just a short hike from the Amphitheater & festival ground (click here to see a satellite view of the Wickham Park grounds, highlighting the campgrounds and the Amphitheater area). There are 133 campsites with full water and electric hook-ups and 20 rustic campsites within the campground. 

For a detailed description of the camping facilities and rates, and to make reservations, visit the official campground website at:

Reservation Procedures

Two-night minimum payment must be received before confirmation of reservation is issued. Balance must be paid upon check-in for reservations for less than 30 days. For camping reservations longer than 30-days, payment must be made 30-days in advance to guarantee site each month. 


  • Semi-Improved (water/elec) or rustic:
    $39.77 (including tax) per day;

Campground prices published here are subject to change.

Click here to review the campground rules & regulations.

To reserve your spot or if you have questions, contact Wickham Park at:

By mail:




Wickham Park
2500 Parkway Drive
Melbourne, FL 32935

(321) 255-4307

(321) 255-4343

Regarding e-mail sent to Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

The campground at Wickham Park is very popular; all campsites for festival weekend have been fully booked months before festival weekend. To ensure there will be a site available for your visit to the Native Rhythms Festival, early reservations are highly recommended.