image by BK Adventures

2022 Summer Event Preview

Summer on the Space Coast

*note this blog will be updated with new event information as it becomes available 

There's so much going on this summer on the Space Coast you're not gonna want to miss a thing.

Bioluminescence is Here

Bioluminescence season on the Space Coast lasts roughly from May to September, and peaks between July and August. It is an absolutely mind-blowing sight to see, and a must-do if you plan on visiting Central Florida during the summer. Check out this blog to learn more about our natural underwater light shows and plan your nighttime kayak adventure now! 

Experience Bioluminescence on the Space Coast


Sea Turtle Season

Summer is time for Sea Turtles. From March - October female sea turtles return to the Space Coast to lay their eggs! And did you know that south of Melbourne Beach is the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge which is the most significant loggerhead nesting site in the US! When you visit during the summer you can expect to see sea turtle nests dotting the dunes, tracks heading to and from the surf, and if you’re lucky sea turtles and their hatchlings making their way to sea. The best way to experience this amazing journey is on a guided turtle walk. Check out this blog to learn everything you need to book a walk and respect these amazing creatures while you are here. 

5 Things You Need To Know About Sea Turtle Season On The Space Coast

sea turtle track

Major Events 

May 19 -21 Thunder on Cocoa Beach | Cocoa Beach

Thunder on Cocoa Beach Superboat races will be returning for its 11th year on Florida’s Space Coast! Join us for 4 days and nights of parties, concerts and lots of racing action. The Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix is one of the most popular attractions for the whole family in Central Florida. Watch the top race teams in the World to compete in various classes with the premier class reaching speeds over 175 mph.

Thunder on Cocoa Beach

May 20-21 Space Coast Air Show | Space Coast Regional Airport 

The Space Coast Int’l Air Show soars into Space Coast Regional Airport just outside the gate of Kennedy Space Center on May 21-22, 2022 as the AirDotShow Live Tour returns to Florida’s Space Coast for it a second destination on the 2022 Tour. Enjoy live performances from the EA-18 Growlers, the F-22 Raptor Demo Team, and more! 

Over 30 aircraft are displayed on the ground including an F-14 Tomcat, F-4J Phantom II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and a Blue Angel Legacy Hornet!

air show
Image from 2021 Cocoa Beach Air Show - Destination Brevard

Food Festivals

Image by Battle Bros

May 21 -Space Coast Wing Battle | Wickham Park

Your admission ticket includes unlimited wing samplings and unlimited domestic beer and hard seltzers for the entirety of the event! *NEW THIS YEAR: VIP Ticketholders also get unlimited local craft draft beer and liquor/cocktails. ​Attendees will stop by each booth to sample what each Competitor is servin’ up... And then continue to enjoy UNLIMITED wing samplings, alcohol, Game Area, and live music all night long! 

Arts and Cultural Events 

May 13 | Space Coast River Jam | Cocoa Village 

May 14 - Summer Art and Craft Fair | Cocoa Village

June 11 - Viera Country Fest  | Viera 

Riverfront Park Concert and Special Event Schedule | Cocoa Village


See what productions are coming to our local theaters this season 

Sporting Events  

beach running championship

May 7 - Space Coast Beach Running Championships | Cocoa Beach 

June 18 - Space Coast Pride Rainbow Run | Eau Gallie Arts District 

June 26 - USSSA Space Coast World Series | Viera  


4th of July Events 

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4th of July BBQ & Symphony Under the Stars | Cocoa Village 

Smoke on the Water  & Fire in the Sky | Cocoa Beach 

Great American Celebration 4th of July Fireworks  | Viera 

MelBOOM | Melbourne 

Red White & Boom | Titusville 

* Check back for more information on 4th of July Events!