discover the space coast festivals
Art lovers can draw their choices from a
slate of shows that includes the ArtWorks
of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival, JASON which
showcases artists creating masterpieces
right at the event. Melbourne Art Festival
brings art to Wickham Park. The Space
Coast Art Festival, hosted by The Avenues
Viera, blends shopping with art, while the
Cocoa Beach Art Show adds a distinct
beachy atmosphere to the art-related
festivities. Unique events such as Brevard
Watercolor Society’s annual Splash
of Watercolor showcase a particular
On the Space Coast, every season of the
year is festival season.
Given that the Space Coast has been
blessed with picture-perfect locations
and wonderful weather the year around, it
is not surprising that Brevard plays hosts
to a large variety of outdoor festivals and
In the winter, foodies flock south to the
Grant Seafood Festival. Come spring,
it’s time for the exotic flavors found at
Indiafest at Wickham Park in Melbourne.
The Downtown Melbourne Food and Wine
Festival, held in the fall, attracts thousands
of hungry fans from Central Florida. The
St. Katherine Greek Festival banishes
winter blues with the enticing aromas of
Cultural traditions are celebrated at events
such as the Native Rhythms Festival and
the Palm Bay Multicultural Festival.
The sounds, sights and joys of the holidays
abound at events such as the Light Up
Viera Holiday Parade and historic Cocoa
Village’s huge Art & Craft Holiday Bazaar.
Surfing Santas, a Cocoa Beach tradition,
is a global phenomenon that attracts
thousands eager to see a sea of Santas
surfing the morning of Christmas Eve.
Renfair fans know to don their tights for
the Brevard Renaissance Fair every winter.
Birders from around the globe flock to the
Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival,
one of the top three birding festivals in
the nation. Aviation enthusiasts fly to the
Space Coast Warbird Air Show in Titusville,
the Cocoa Beach Air Show and the Great
Florida Air Show in Melbourne.
LILY PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL LEPINSKIE
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