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Florida's Space Coast plays host to family-fun events, cultural offerings, amateur and professional sports, and some quirky, off-beat festivals all year round. Use our calendar of events to plan your vacation or to see what's happening on our coast while you're here.  

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05/30/2015

Special Events

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Astronaut Hall of Fame

The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® will host an induction of four space shuttle astronauts on Saturday, May 30, 2 - 4:30 pm. in a public ceremony inside the Visitor Complex's Space Shuttle Atlantis? attraction. The inductees include: John Grunsfeld, Ph. D., a mission speciali... …more

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – Monday, June 1, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Brevard County Manatees vs Lakeland Flying Tigers

The Brevard Manatees will take on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in a three day series at Space Coast Stadium. All gamesbegin at 6:35pm. Tickets can be purchased online or in person.   GAME DAY PROMOTIONS   SATURDAY Shriner's Weekend Jimmy Buffet Nigh... …more

Friday, May 1, 2015 – Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Catching the Light: Solo Exhibition by Karen Leffel-Massengill

The Fifth Avenue Gallery will host Catching the Light: Solo Exhibition by Karen Leffel-Massengill. The award-winning oil painter's wordk focuses on the beauty of the landscapes in Florida with special emphasis on the value of light. Originally a watercolor artist, Karen brings the s... …more

Friday, May 15, 2015 – Saturday, May 30, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Cry Baby

Henegar Center for the Arts presents John Water's CRY BABY. Set in 1950's Baltimore, the conservative squares face off against the leather-clad delinquents. When straitlaced Allison falls for a boy from the other side of the tracks, the whole town endeavors to keep them apart. …more

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dolphins of the Indian River Lagoon

Megan Stolen, Research Scientist at Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, will be discussing their work on dolphins and whales off the coast of central east Florida and dolphins of the Indian River Lagoon at Sams House on Pine Island on Saturday, May 30th. Megan will also high... …more

Starting Saturday, April 18, 2015 (Every Thursday, Saturday)

Life Cycles of Spring: Sams House at Pine Island

  Join Naturalist Patty Rendon for a morning of exploring all that happens during the rebirthing of spring at Sams House at Pine Island in Merritt Island, Florida. Family friendly activities will include educational games and a craft, along with an observation hike. &nb... …more

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Meet an Astronaut:Jon McBride

Meet veteran astronaut Jon McBride at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from May 30 through June 2nd. McBride followed in the path of his heroes, like Neil Armstrong, and became a Naval Aviator. He attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School earning an Aeronautical Engineering de... …more

Thursday, May 28, 2015 – Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Militia Encampments

Soldiers set up camp in front of the Fort and regale visitors with tales of the Second Seminole War. Programs at 12:30pm and 2:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Musket and cannon firing demonstrations. Free for all ages …more

Friday, May 29, 2015 – Sunday, July 5, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Picnic

Melbourne Civic Theater presents the American classic, Picnic! This the rarely produced Pulitzer-winning masterpiece by William Inge is set during a balmy Labor Day weekend in the American Heartland, and a group of women are preparing for the annual town picnic. Their lives are turned... …more

Friday, May 29, 2015 – Sunday, July 5, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Picnic presented by Melbourne Civic Theatre

Melbourne Civic Theatre presents PICNIC a Pulitzer-winning masterpiece by William Inge. Set during a balmy Labor Day weekend in the American Heartland, the play revolves around a group of women are preparing for the annual town picnic, who's lives are disrupted when a handsome young... …more

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – Sunday, August 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Pop Art in America

Pop Art in America will be on exhibit at the Foosaner Art Museum from May 30 through August 20, 2015. This exhibition, drawn from the collection of the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, includes works by the artists central to the American Pop Art movement: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstei... …more

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – Saturday, August 22, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Southern Accents

The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts presents Southern Accents a juried quilt exhibit featuring work submitted by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) members living in the Southeast. Participants are encouraged to find the qualities that make living in the Southeast unique and celeb... …more

Friday, May 29, 2015 – Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

WILLY WONKA KIDS

The Cocoa Village Playhouse Stars of Tomorrow presents WILLY WONKA KIDS May 29-31, 2015. For tickets, contact the playhouse's box office. …more

On-Going Events

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Andy Warhol’s Egalitarian Sense of Pop

The Foosaner Art Museum will host Andy Warhol's Egalitarian Sense of Pop, a lecture by Professor Anthony E. Grudin that proposes that Andy Warhol's version of Pop Art explored a cultural egalitarianism that was far too radical for most of his contemporary peers and critics. In that ... …more

Thursday, May 7, 2015 – Tuesday, December 29, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

Beginner Bird Watching Tour

Curious about birding? Here's your chance to learn from the pros! Join a Merritt Island Wildlife refuge volunteer for a guided three hour driving tour in the refuge shuttle bus to learn how to identify a variety of bird species. A fee of $5.00 per person, children under age 16 are f... …more

Sunday, May 10, 2015 – Sunday, December 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Saturday)

Downtown Melbourne Farmer's Market

Downtown Melbourne Farmer's Market is held every Saturday and Sunday in historic Downtown Melbourne at the corner of US 192 and Highway US1. Over 75 Vendors weekly selling a variety of fresh foods, huge selection of produce, soy candles, handmade jewelry, woodworking, artwork, photo... …more

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Saturday)

Farmers Market at The Farm at Rockledge Gardens

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm, Rockledge Gardens hosts a Farmers Market. Come get fresh, just-picked produce at their Farm Market, across the highway at The Farm at Rockledge Gardens. …more

Saturday, May 9, 2015 – Saturday, December 26, 2015 (Every Saturday)

Guided Nature Hikes Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

Every Saturday, Enchanted Forest Sanctuary hosts 45-minute interpretive nature hikes beginning at 10:00am.  Bring a hat, water and walking shoes. No reservations needed. Groups of 5 or more, please RSVP. Enchanged Forest Sanctuary is a 470-acre forest located in the s... …more

Saturday, May 9, 2015 – Saturday, December 26, 2015 (Every Saturday)

Nature Watch Driving Tour

Nature Watch Driving Tours are offered at the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge every Saturday at 9am. Caravan in your own vehicle along Black Point Wildlife Drive with a refuge volunteer in the lead to learn about the wildlife, plants and management of the refuge. The guide will commu... …more

Saturday, May 2, 2015 – Saturday, January 28, 2017 (Every Saturday)

Old Eau Gallie Farmer's Market

Old Eau Gallie Farmer's Market is held every Saturday from 8 am - 2 pm in Eau Gallie Square Park in Melbourne. You can expect to find vendors selling items to include: fresh produce, honey, hot food and drinks, homemade pasta sauce and bread, baked goods, handmade jewelry, arts &... …more

Starting Thursday, April 23, 2015 (Every Thursday, Saturday)

Sams House 1875 Cabin and 1888 House Tours

Every Thursday and Saturday afternoon from 3-4pm, the Sams House at Pine Island hosts a tour of the 1875 Cabin and 1888. Admission is free!  Sams House is the oldest standing home in Brevard County. Travel back in time here and along the paved trail where interactive exhib... …more

Saturday, March 28, 2015 – Saturday, December 26, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the last Saturday)

Working Fish House Dock Tour: open to the Public

Every last Saturday of the month, Wild Ocean Seafood offers a tour of their working fish house dock. Florida boasts over 80 different harvestable seafood species and you can find some of those coming through Port Canaveral's Fishing Dock. This is the ideal tour for "foodie... …more

05/31/2015

Special Events

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – Monday, June 1, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Brevard County Manatees vs Lakeland Flying Tigers

The Brevard Manatees will take on the Lakeland Flying Tigers in a three day series at Space Coast Stadium. All gamesbegin at 6:35pm. Tickets can be purchased online or in person.   GAME DAY PROMOTIONS   SATURDAY Shriner's Weekend Jimmy Buffet Nigh... …more

Friday, May 1, 2015 – Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Catching the Light: Solo Exhibition by Karen Leffel-Massengill

The Fifth Avenue Gallery will host Catching the Light: Solo Exhibition by Karen Leffel-Massengill. The award-winning oil painter's wordk focuses on the beauty of the landscapes in Florida with special emphasis on the value of light. Originally a watercolor artist, Karen brings the s... …more

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Meet an Astronaut:Jon McBride

Meet veteran astronaut Jon McBride at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from May 30 through June 2nd. McBride followed in the path of his heroes, like Neil Armstrong, and became a Naval Aviator. He attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School earning an Aeronautical Engineering de... …more

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Never before has a Zoo brought you so close to the wild! Only at Brevard Zoo can you kayak through Africa or zipline through South America, over gaters and crocs.

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The Cocoa Beach Pier is a must see when on Florida's Space Coast. The Cocoa Beach Pier offers a wonderful beach with lifeguards, beach rentals, free fresh water showers ...

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The Space Coast boasts several historic downtown areas located in Titusville, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie and Melbourne. All of these districts are great destinations ...

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Space Coast vacations aren't complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex- Just east of the most popular Orlando attractions and theme parks, NASA's ...

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This beautiful National Park located on Florida's Space Coast is home to more threatened and endangered species than any other refuge in the continental U.S.

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With over 52,000 square feet under its roof, Ron Jon Surf Shop is a multi-level store which features a huge selection of boards, bikinis and surf-brand clothing...

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This is where it all began. The Space Coast of Florida is where astronauts sat atop a fiery explosion that hurled them 238,000 miles to the moon and then back. Here is the home of the men and women who dared to attempt the impossible and the geniuses who made it real. …More

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