Enjoy some of the more Exciting events of 2018 here on the Space Coast

2018 is here! Can you believe it? And while you may be recovering from all the jam-packed and fun-filled holiday festivities, here on the Space Coast, we’re gearing up for another year full of fun events for all ages. If you’re anywhere north of us, planning a warm getaway may be in order so you can thaw out from the cold.

Here are some of the few already scheduled events that you can check out:

Florida Pro Surf Competition

When: January 18-24, 2018

Where: Sebastian Inlet State Park

Cost: Free

This weeklong competition is not only one to check out, but after a 7-year hiatus, the Space Coast will be hosting this event that will reinforce the area as a world class surfing spot. This event is a World Surf League qualifying series event for both men and women with a cash prize. Be sure that you will get to see some great talent.

21st Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival

When: January 24-29, 2018

Where: Eastern Florida State College – Titusville Campus

Cost: Varies (see website)

This festival features incredible nature-based experiences from world-class photographers, workshops, and other presentations and activities that highlight the Space Coast’s wildlife and natural resources.

Publix Florida Marathon and Half

When: February 10-11, 2018

Where: Claude Edge Front Street Park

Cost: Varies (see website)

Known as “One of America’s top 10 bucket list waterfront races” by Runners World Magazine, this race truly is one-of-a-kind. This race features live music throughout the course of the race and both runners and spectators find this event fun and entertaining. And if you decide you want to compete and are feeling up to an extra challenge, check out the Floridiot Challenge (and no we aren’t calling you an idiot, but others may think you are if you sign up for this). Check out the website to find out more about all the races and divisions here.

Beach ‘N Boards Fest

When: March 9-11, 2018

Where: Alan Shepard Park

Cost: Free (for spectators), competition participants pricing will vary (see website)

The Ron Jon’s Beach ‘N Boards Fest is the nation’s premiere active lifestyle event. There will be live music and pretty much any and every type of boarding sport at this event. This is a great event for all ages and all interests. Kick off spring a little early and enjoy a long weekend spending it at the beach.

Melbourne Air & Space Show

When: March 24-25, 2018

Where: Orlando-Melbourne International Airport

Cost: $18 – Adult, $10 – Children

This show includes performers soaring across the airfield in front of you and also static aircraft displays over the two-day event. You will also get to experience the thrilling flyovers by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, as well as a photo pit.

Space Coast Warbird Airshow 2018

When: April 6-8, 2018

Where: Space Coast Regional Airport

Cost: Varies ($5-$25)

For the past 41 years, the Valiant Air Command has hosted this airshow. Known for its busy and fast paced program with a mix of historic warbirds, modern jets, and aerobatic teams. It’s a can’t-miss event. You can even ride in one of the many aircrafts taking flight before and after the daily flying programs.

Plan out your weekend or weeklong getaway now (if your fingers are not frozen), grab some sunscreen, and enjoy the sunny, warm winter and spring weather. For other activities to add to your schedule, check out our event schedule here.