Even though the Space Coast is more than six hundred miles from New Orleans, Mardi Gras still reigns supreme this weekend along with a multitude of other cultural events! While the Uncommon Threads Symposium is winding down at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, the 43rd Annual Taste of Greece hosted by St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church is opening their doors to festival goers. A popular cultural festival for both locals and visitors alike, this annual event celebrating Greek culture is usually crowded but definitely worth navigating the crowds because of its welcoming atmosphere, mouthwatering Greek foods and live performances throughout the weekend. Good eats and drinks continue Saturday at the Cocoa Mardi Gras and Louisiana Shrimp Boil in historic downtown Cocoa Village and the 5th Annual Space Coast Craft Beer Festival.


Leaning toward something more classical? Brevard Symphony Orchestra will present Subscription Concert 4 on Saturday, February 21 at the King Center for the Performing Arts.The concert program is filled with spectacular melodies from Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers, Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Bach's Air on the G String and the Finale to Rossini's William Tell Overture. On Sunday, the City of Palm Bay will host SOLIDARITY: A Celebration of Black History.The program to be held at the Palm Bay Community Center will be filled with music, dance, song, poetry and live performances.

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Friday, February 20

Top Pick: - 43rd Annual Taste of Greece (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 

Top pick - Classical pianist Steven Lin in Concert

Top Pick - Vero's Thunder on the Beach Powwoww

"Weaving a Way Forward: Developments in Japanese Bamboo Art"

Uncommon Threads Symposium God of Carnage (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Movie and Dinner in the Park - Palm Bay Regional Park

Movies in the Park & Food Trucks-Cocoa Village

Cocoa Beach Friday Fest










Saturday, February21

Top Pick - Cocoa Mardi Gras and Louisiana Shrimp Boil

Top Pick - 5th Annual Space Coast Craft Beer Festival

Top Pick - Subscription Concert 4

Orlando Wetlands Park Festival

SPLASH of Watercolor Black History Celebration Harry T & Harriett V. Moore Memorial Park

A History of Quilts and Learning to Care for Your Quilts

The Dedication of a POW/MIA Memorial

Concert in the Park





Sunday, February22

Top pick - Mardi Gras Paws in the Park

Top Pick - Melbourne Municipal Band presents From Sea to Shining Sea

Top Pick - SOLIDARITY: A Celebration of Black History

Vero's Thunder on the Beach Powwoww (Saturday and Sunday)

Forever Fest Coffee with a Ranger

Jam Session Heidi's Jazz Club


Events of Note: Monday, February 23 -The Food Truck Bazaar--City of Titusville