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Events/Festivals

Festivals – With such wonderful weather, Brevard County is alive with festivals all year round! Food, fun, music, art, ethnic cultural celebrations, wildlife watching & more!  (more)

Monthly

  • First Friday Art Walk: 6 to 9 p.m. first Friday of the month, Eau Gallie Arts District along Eau Gallie Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Melbourne featuring demonstrations, live music and more. Call 321-752-0463; www.eaugalliearts.com
  • Friday Fest: 6 to 10 p.m., First Friday of the month, Taylor and Poinsetta avenues in Cape Canaveral. Call 321-868-1226; www.cityofcapecanaveral.org
  • Friday Fest: 6 to 10 p.m. second Friday of the month (except December) in Downtown Melbourne featuring arts and crafts, kids zone and live music. Call 321-724-1741; www.downtownmelbourne.com/friday-fest.html
  • Titus Nights Street Party: Main Street Titusville presents it on the fourth Friday of the month, pending funding. Call 321-607-6848. www.nbbd.com/events/
  • Titus Nights Cruise-in: 2 to 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of the odd months except for July in downtown Titusville. Call 321-607-6848.

Farmers Markets:

  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. second Saturday at Palm Bay City Hall. Call 321-952-3441.
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Rockledge City Hall. Call 321-305-4975.
  • 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Wickham Park Pavilion in Melbourne. Call 321-633-1702, ext. 238.
  • Downtown Melbourne Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 321-759-3713.
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the gazebo on Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Village. Call 321-631-9075.
  • Suntree outdoor marketplace: Suntree marketplace is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Suntree Business Center. Call 321-501-9140.
  • Titusville artisans sale: Local artisans sell the best of their craft from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month in downtown Titusville. Call 321-607-6848.

January / February

  • Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival: Music, frog legs, entertainment; free admission. Call 772-571-0250; www.froglegfestival.com
  • Key Lime Pie Festival: Key Lime pie margaritas, dessert, live music and entertainment in Cocoa Beach. Call 321-385 9600.
  • Indialantic Art Festival: Arts and crafts, more than 100 artists, entertainment and more at Nance Park. Call 561-746-6615.
  • Mopar Super Swap Meet: Mopars of Brevard hosts the event, which features Mopar cars, crafts, food and entertainment. Call 321-635-8581.
  • Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival: Event features field trips and presentations at Brevard Community College in Titusville. Call 321-268-5224. www.spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org
  • Cocoa Village Mardi Gras: Family-friendly event with street party and New Orleans-inspired parade at Riverfront Park. Call 321-639-3500;  www.cocoamardigras.com
  • Greek Fest: Event celebrates all things Greek at St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne. Call 321-254-1045.
  • International Festival at Florida Tech: Event features community singers, dancers and musicians. Call 321-674-8053; www.fit.edu/isss/international-fest.php
  • Mardi Gras Paws in the Park: Event features rescue groups, a vendor village and pet costume contests. Call 321-636-3343.
  • Melbourne and Beaches Music Marathon: Event features an 8K and 5K, live music, entertainment and more in downtown Melbourne and along Eau Gallie and Melbourne causeways. Call 321-759-7200.
  • Space Coast Craft Beer Festival: Event features access to more than 50 breweries at Broken Barrel Tavern in Palm Bay. Call 321-728-4755
  • Space Coast Fair: Event is at 5800 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne. Call 855-386-3836; www.facebook.com/spacecoastfair
  • Sykes Creek Adventures Eco-Festival: Event features guided riverboat tours at Kiwanis Island Park on Merritt Island. Call 321-455-1385.

March / April

  • Belgian Beer Fest: Event is at Coasters Pub in Indian Harbour Beach. Call 321-799-BREW (2739).
  •  Cocoa Beach Wine and Food Festival: Event features wine, beer tastings, food tastings, music, entertainment and more. Call 321-799-3971.
  •  Cocoa Village Chili Cook-Off: Event features chili samplings, entertainment and more. Call 321-631-9075.
  •  Earth Day Family Fun Fest: Event on April 21 is at Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville. Call 321-264-5185.
  •  Fiesta Brevard: Event on April 26 features salsa competition, salsa dancing, food, games, fiesta hat contest, entertainment and more. Call 321-459-2200;  www.fiestabrevard.com
  • Grant Seafood Festival: Event features seafood and more at Grant Community Center. Call 321-723-8687; www.grantseafoodfestival.com
  •  Indiafest: Event features music, Indian food, entertainment, kids activities, a Bollywood-themed fashion show and more at Wickham Park Pavilion in Melbourne. Call 321-779-0110; www.indiafestbrevard.org
  • Malabar Springfest: Event features arts and crafts and entertainment at Malabar Community Park. Call 321-727-7764.
  • Melbourne Art Festival: Event on April 27 and 28 features arts and crafts, live music, entertainment and more in downtown Melbourne. Call 321-722-1964. www.melbournearts.org
  • Melbourne Air & Space Show: Event features air show performers, entertainment and more. Visit www.airandspaceshow.com  .
  • Moonlight Stroll: Event features a moonlight stroll at Erna Nixon Park in West Melbourne. Call 321-952-4525.
  • Pelican Island Wildlife Festival: Event features kayaking at Riverview Park in Sebastian. Call 772-202-0697.
  • Ron Jon Easter Surfing Festival: Event is at the Cocoa Beach Pier and Shepard Park. Call 321-799-0493. www.eastersurffest.com
  • Runaway Country Space Coast Music Festival: Event features national country music stars, food and entertainment at Wickham Park Pavilion. Visit www.runawaycountry.com
  • Safari Under the Stars: Brevard Zoo’s annual gala fundraiser. Call 321-254-9453.
  • Space Coast Seafood Fest: Event features seafood, shows, midway rides, entertainment and more at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Call 855-386-3836.
  • Spring Craft Fair: Event features arts and crafts by the gazebo on Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Village. Call 321-631-9075.
  • Spring Praise Fest: Event features contemporary Christian music bands at Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village. Call 321-960-1033. www.springpraisefest.com
  • St. Baldrick’s: Local law enforcement and firefighters shave their heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Visit www.stbaldricks.org
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Event is sponsored by the Ancient Order of the Hibernians in downtown Melbourne. Call 321-723-1262.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Festival: Event is at Meg O’Malley’s in downtown Melbourne. Call 321-952-5510.
  • Taste, Toast and Tunes: Event features food tasting, entertainment and live music on the banks of the Indian River in Melbourne Beach near the Driftwood Plaza on State Road A1A. Call 321-726-8111.
  • Tico Warbird Air Show: Event is at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville. Call 321-268-1941.
  • Vettes at the Port: Event features dozens of Corvettes on display, silent auction, food and entertainment at Port Canaveral. Call 321-794-8096.
  • Zonta Chocolate Festival: Event is at Eau Gallie Civic Center. Call 321-300-5889.

May

  • Beachfest: Event on Memorial Day weekend features muscle contests, entertainment, kids activities and more at Cocoa Beach Pier. Call 321-783-7549.
  •  Caribbean Jamboree: Event on May 26 and 27 features food, music, entertainment and kids activities at Palm Bay Regional Park. Call 321-728-2558.
  •  Cinco de Mayo Celebrations: Local restaurants and bars cash in on the Cinco de Mayo holiday by throwing parties with margarita specials, mariachi bands and more.
  •  Indian River Festival: Event features music, the Great Brevard Duck Race and more at Sand Point Park in Titusville. Call 321-615-8111.
  •  Memorial Day Celebration: Event features Melbourne Municipal Band, honor guards, color guards and more at Liberty Bell Memorial Museum in Melbourne. Call 321-727-1776.
  • Space Coast Pride: Event on May 27 features music, food, performers, female impersonators, kids zone and entertainment. Call the Living Room of Brevard at 321-505-0077.
  • Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix: Event aka Thunder on the Beach on May 17-19 features speedboat races, food,
  • entertainment and more along Cocoa Beach. Call 321-863-5228.
  • Summer Craft Fair: Event on May 18 and 19 features arts, crafts and more in Cocoa Village. Call 321-631-9075.

June

  • BBQ and Blues: Event features live music, barbecue, entertainment, kids activities and more in Cocoa Village. Call 321-631-9075.
  •  Sandbarpalooza: Event features an annual music fest at Sandbar Sports Grill in Cocoa Beach. Call 321-799-2577.
  •  Space Coast Jet Riders Poker Run: Event features a high-seas poker run, food, entertainment, Jet Ski demos and more. Call 321-591-6557.
  •  Summer Saturday Nights: Event features later admission, an animal encounter and live music at Brevard Zoo. Call 321-254-9453; www.brevardzoo.org

July

July Fourth Celebrations:

  • Cocoa Beach: Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach community fireworks show will be at Shepard Park. Call 321-868-3201.
  • Cocoa Village: The city of Cocoa will host a free Fourth of July celebration, “Symphony under the Stars,” at Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village. Features include a performance by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, fireworks and more. Call 321-631-9075.
  • Eau Gallie Arts District: The district’s Star-Spangled Event is along Highland Avenue in Melbourne. Call 321-752-0463.
  • Melbourne: Independence Day fireworks celebration is at Front Street Park. Call 321-953-6282.
  • Palm Bay: “Splashes and Sparks” Fourth of July celebration features food, kids activities, water slides and fireworks at Brevard Community College. Call 321-952-3443.
  • Port Canaveral: “Fireworks before the fireworks” features a street party at Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar. Call 321-783-2033.
  • Port St. John: Happenings of Port St. John and Parrish Medical Center present “Thunder over the Indian River” at the energy plant on U.S.1and Kings Highway. Call 321-633-7499.
  • Sebastian: The Fourth of July Freedom Festival usually is at Riverview Park. Call 772-589-5330.
  • Titusville: The city hosts “Red, White and Boom,” a free patriotic celebration, at Sand Point Park. Call 321-383-5775.
  • Viera: Brevard County Manatees usually play a ball game at 6:35 p.m., followed by fireworks at Space Coast Stadium. Call 321-633-9200.

August / September

  • Brevard Live Music Awards (BMAs): Event features the winners of Brevard Live magazine’s favorites in local music. Call 321-956-9207.
  • Sam Jam: Event features a community open-mic with some of Brevard’s best-known bands. Call Kenny Michaels at 321-759-4435.
  • Brevard Family Salsa Festival and Miss Puerto Rico Pageant: Event on Labor Day weekend features music, dancing and more at Wickham Park Pavilion. Call 321-863-5165.
  • Car show and mile-long sidewalk sale: Event features classic cars, arts and crafts, entertainment and more in Cocoa Village. Call 321-631-9075.
  • Jazzoo: Event features include music, food, animal encounter, entertainment and more at the Brevard Zoo. Call 321-254-9453; www.brevardzoo.org
  • National Kidney Foundation Pro-Am Surf Festival: Event features surf competitions and more at Cocoa Beach Pier. Call 800-927-9659. www.nkfsurf.com
  • Space Coast Music Festival: Event features a community music jam, an instrument petting zoo, kids activities, entertainment and more. Call Sue Luley at 321-636-7231.

October

  • Boo at the Zoo: Event features trick-or-treating, kids activities and haunted house at Brevard Zoo. Call 321-254-9453; Visit www.brevardzoo.org
  •  Cocoa Village Oktoberfest: Event features food, German beer, music, entertainment and more in Cocoa Village. Call321-631-9075.
  •  Fall Arts and Crafts Fair: Event features arts and crafts in Cocoa Village. Call 321-631-9075.
  • Halloween in the Village: Event features trick-or-treating, kids activities and more in Cocoa Village. Call 321-631-9075.
  • Pink Ribbon Port Fest: Event features entertainment, a Pink Ribbon Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, bathtub races and more in Port Canaveral. Call 321-514-8657.
  • Melbourne Oktoberfest: Event features German beer, German cuisine and rides at Wickham Park Pavilion. Call 321-216-2070.

November

  • Fall Gallery Walk: Event during the first weekend of November in Cocoa Village. Call 321-631-9075.
  • Puerto Rican Day Parade: Event features music, dancing, entertainment and a parade at Palm Bay City Hall. Call 321-863-5165.
  • Space Coast State Fair: The11-day event features midway rides, carnival games, food and contests. Visit www.spacecoaststatefair.com
  •  Indian Harbour Beach Arts and Crafts Show: Event is at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach. Call 321-773-0552.
  •  Artworks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival: Event is in the EGAD area of Melbourne on Highland Avenue. Call 321-242-0737.
  •  Space Coast Art Festival: Event is Thanksgiving weekend in downtown Cocoa Beach. Call 321-784-3322.
  •  Moonlight Stroll: Event features a moonlight stroll at Erna Nixon Park in West Melbourne. Call 321-952-4525.

December

  • Holiday Festival and Craft Fair: Event on Dec. 7th and 8th features arts and crafts and entertainment in Cocoa Village.  Call 321-631-9075.
  •  Cocoa’s Family New Year’s Celebration: Event is in Cocoa Village. Call 321-631-9075.
  •  Space Coast Cookie Challenge tasting party and baking contest: Event is at Rhodes Park Community Center in West Melbourne. Call 321-952-3215.

 Parades:

  • Bethlehem walk: Journey to Bethlehem is at Mims United Methodist Church. Call 321-267-6202.
  • Bethlehem walk: Event is at Our Father’s House in Satellite Beach. Call 321-777-0057.
  • Bible parade: Jesus is the Key presents its Bible on Parade at the Melbourne Auditorium. Call 321-773-1489.
  • Boat parade: The Merritt Island Christmas boat parade sets sail on the eastside of the Sykes Creek Parkway bridge.
  • Boat parade: The Christmas boat parade in Satellite Beach starts at the north end of the Grand Canal. Call 321-777-5659.
  • Boat parade: The Cocoa Beach Christmas boat parade starts at channel marker 101 of the Banana River. Call 321-783-1207.
  • Boat parade: The Port Canaveral Christmas boat parade starts at 610 Glen Cheek Road. Call 321-403-5769.
  • Light parade: The Palm Bay holiday light parade starts at San Filippo Drive with floats traveling along Malabar Road. Call 321-952-3443.
  • Light parade: The Melbourne light parade begins at the Melbourne Auditorium. Call 321-724-2201.
  • Menorah parade: Event starts at Chabad Jewish Community Center in Satellite Beach. Call 321-777-2770.
  • Street parade: The Port St. John Christmas parade heads east on Fay Boulevard and Waterloo Avenue. Call 321-633-7499.
  • Street parade: The Cocoa Beach Christmas parade starts at the “Glass Bank.” Call 321-783-2228.
  • Street parade: The Cocoa-Rockledge holiday parade starts at the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa. Call 321-633-1874.
  • Street parade: The Titusville Jaycees host it at Miracle City Mall. Call 321-267-9080.
  • Street parade: The Merritt Island holiday parade starts at Merritt Island High. Call 321-633-1874.

New Year’s Eve:

  • Pier party: Rockin’ the Dock party features music, entertainment, champagne toast at midnight, balloon drop, food and more at the Cocoa Beach Pier. Call 321-783-7549.
  • Street party: Family friendly event features food, music, entertainment, vendors and more in downtown Melbourne. Call 321-724-1741.