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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

For the eighth straight year, 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. Click here for a map showing the location of the Candlewood Suites relative to the Native Rhythms Festival site in Wickham Park. This is a beautiful facility in a lightly populated, safe area, convenient to our event site. (Click on an image below to see an enlarged view.)

Click here to take a virtual tour of the Candlewood Suites and consider us home.


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

A full kitchen with a full size refrigerator, microwave, and stovetop burners. 
32" LCD TV and CD/DVD player and you may borrow from the free video and CD library (or bring your own).
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 30 rooms has been set aside for our 2017 visitors to the Native Rhythms Festival through October 14th. When making reservations, please call the hotel front desk directly at 321-821-9009 and use the block event code "NRF" to get the following special Native Rhythms Festival rates:

Single Studio Suite:    $93 + taxes
Two Double Bed Suite:    $96 + taxes


Other Nearby Hotels/Motels

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

Hampton Inn (Viera) - 321-255-6868
Holiday Inn (Viera) - 321-255-0077
La Quinta Inn & Suites (Melbourne) - 321-242-9400

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


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


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

Americas Best Value Inn - West Melbourne - 321-768-8439
Budget Inn - 321-724-5450
Econo Lodge Melbourne - 321-724-5840
Fairfield Inn & Suites - 321-722-2220
Hampton Inn (Melbourne) - 321-956-6200
Holiday Inn Express - 877-863-4780 

Located near the Melbourne International Airport:

Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place - 321-768-0200


Other hotels/motels are available in the area, including some very nice ones beachside on Hwy A1A. Rates at these are generally higher. 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 22 overflow campsites within the campground. 

For a detailed description of the camping facilities and rates, 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)
$21+tax ($23.42 total) per day;
Rustic (no water/electric/sewer)

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
Phone: (321) 255-4307
Fax: (321) 255-4343
e-mail: wickham.park@brevardparks.com

Regarding e-mail sent to brevardparks.com: 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; to ensure there will be a site available for your visit to the Native Rhythms Festival, early reservations are recommended.


Please send questions or comments regarding this website to webmaster@nativerhythmsfestival.com.