One of the many reasons to visit Florida’s Space Coast is not only because it’s a beautiful place to visit, but it’s also one of the most resilient areas that bounce back after major events take place. We recently experienced the effects of Hurricane Irma but one of the great things about our area is how the community comes together to help each other rebuild, where necessary and how we make it a priority to ensure that nothing keeps us from having a good time. And events already on the books ready to take place this fall are no exception. We have quite a few options to help make your fall season one to remember and would love to have you come visit.

Here are some of the many “Can’t Miss” events on Florida’s Space Coast:

Rocky Water Brew Fest

Where: Eau Gallie Arts District

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm EST

What to Expect:  If sippin’ suds is your thing and you want to find a new favorite brew this Fall, have unlimited tastings from some of the finest breweries around the State of Florida with your ticket purchase.

Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Half Marathon

Where: Cocoa Beach, start at Hangar’s Beach, end at Lori Wilson Park

Time: 7 a.m.

What to Expect: Don your best genie apparel and get your kicks ready for the Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Half Marathon. Run 13.1 miles by the sea and throughout the Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral area where you will see giant cruise ships, marinas, and the sands of Cocoa Beach. The after party and awards ceremony will be on “I Dream of Jeannie Lane” at Lori Wilson Park and feature more live music, draft beer, lots of food and an “I Dream of Jeannie” Genie costume and look-alike contest!

FIT Homecoming

Where: Florida Institute of Technology

When: Thursday – Saturday, November 2-4, 2017

Time: Varies per day

What to Expect: This is a jam-packed weekend. Enjoy a fun-run on Thursday evening at the annual FIT 5k race with an after-party hosted by Meg O’Malleys where food, drinks, and live entertainment that will get your weekend started off right. Then on Friday, enjoy FIT Homecoming Fest with live music by The Fratellis.

A little bit indie-rock, a little bit post-punk revival, couple this free event and concert with food, drinks, and street vendors and you’ll find yourself dancing in the streets this Friday night. End the weekend with college football, FIT –vs- West Georgia. Whether they are your favorite college team or not, if you enjoy a good game of ball, then finish out your weekend by cheering on one of Florida Space Coast’s college teams. You’ll find that the you end the weekend with another favorite football team.

Space Rendezvous

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

When: Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4, 2017

Time: This is a three (3)-day event that has multiple sessions and activities throughout the day

What to Expect: This multi-day event will showcase “America in Space: Past, Present, and Future.” There are several different tickets options, but for those of you who love all things space-related and want to the opportunity to meet American legends and hear from space industry leader, then this may be the opportunity for you.

Rootfire at the Park

Where: Riverfront Park – Cocoa, FL

When: Friday-Sunday, November 10 – 12, 2017

Time: Various

What to Expect: This is a music and lifestyle festival bringing international, national, and local music talent to Florida’s Space Coast along with games, Yoga, food and craft vendors for the whole family to enjoy. Children 12 and under get in for free.

Downtown Melbourne Food & Wine Fest

Where: Historic Downtown Melbourne

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm EST

What to Expect: For all my foodies and wine connoisseurs, this is the 2nd annual event where Downtown Melbourne creates an evening to remember. Enjoy samples from some of the top restaurants on the Space Coast and take a leisurely stroll as you experience Melbourne’s cultural diversity and culinary excellence. Live music and cooking competitions are sure to entertain, but don’t miss out on the wine and spirits demonstrations where you can learn from the experts while sipping on some of their finest.   

Space Coast Marathon/Half Marathon

Where: Historic Cocoa Village

When: Friday-Sunday, November 24-26, 2017

Time: Various

What to Expect: This is the 46th annual and Florida’s oldest marathon. Whether you enter and participate or come to be a cheerleader along the course, the energy buzzing around the Village makes this a “can’t miss” happening on the Space Coast. And with a space theme, don’t be surprised if you see a runner dressed as a rocket race by, leaving a sonic boom in their track.

These are just a few of the many happenings taking place this season and now is best time to plan a visit. The weather has started to cool which makes spending time in the outdoors exploring new sites pleasant. So, let us help you experience the fall season, Florida Space Coast style.

Other Happenings that may be of interest:

Space Coast Oktoberfest

Space Coast State Fair

Rockledge Gardens 21st Annual Fall Festival


Native Rhythms Festival

Space Coast Art Festival

Cocoa Beach Half Marathon