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Space Coast Fall Event Preview 2021

Planning a fall getaway? Here’s what’s going on during your stay

Fall is a fantastic time to be on Florida’s Space Coast. Not only will the weather transport you to another world, but the lineup of events we’ve got planned for the season are also sure to launch your vacation into overdrive!



Tacos and Treats Throwdown | Palm Bay 
Oct 2 - Gates Open 12pm 

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If you like tacos and if you like treats, this is one event you won’t want to miss! With more than 40 local vendors you’ll find your fill of the Space Coast’s finest tacos and desserts. Live music all day, a marketplace where you can grab a fun souvenir to remember your time. Tickets are $5 and kids under 10 are free! 

Taste of Space: Fall Bites | Titusville  
Oct 8 - Nov 5, During Complex Hours

You can’t pick a better time to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex than the fall. This year you’ll also be treated to enjoy a Taste of Space! From October 8 to November 5, 2021, come treat your taste buds to fun new seasonal flavors at Orbit Cafe and Moon Rock Cafe. Crafted by our in-house chefs, these unique, fall-inspired meals are available for a limited time, along with local craft brews (each sold separately). To commemorate the 2021 event, when you purchase any two Taste of Space: Fall Bites meals, keep your receipt and bring it to the Space Shop to receive a complimentary Taste of Space collector's pin! While supplies last.

Field Manor Oyster & Fish Fry | Merritt Island 
Oct 9, 3 pm - 7 pm

Head to one of the first homes on the Space Coast to enjoy an afternoon of fresh seafood, live music, and local beer at the Field Manor Oyster and Fish Fry! While you’re there, check out the vendor market and silent auction. There will be tons of great food, great experiences, and a great way to support historic preservation.

October Fly-In / Drive-In Breakfast @ The Warbird Air Museum | Titusville 
October 09, Runways open at 8 am

Take your pancakes with a side of aviation history at the fly-in/drive-in breakfast at the Valiant Warbird Air Museum! $12 admission gets you an incredible breakfast spread in the hangars of historic warbirds and other aircraft, and a chance to check out the museum. 

Space Coast Art Festival | Viera
Oct 16, 9 am - 5 pm

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The Space Coast Art Festival will bring some of Florida’s top artists together for one stellar show. Browse and purchase works from artists creating in a variety of mediums, including works from Space Coast student artists. Add to your collection this fall and head to the Space Coast Art Festival.

Boo at the Zoo | Melbourne
Oct 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 | 10 am – 3 pm

This family-favorite Halloween activity will continue to be a daytime event this year. Trick or treat at a dozen treat stations, enjoy Halloween-themed decorations, take advantage of photo opportunities, listen to spooktacular music, watch magician performances, meet costumed characters, participate in fun themed activities, visit your favorite Zoo animals and more! Costumes encouraged.

All Boo at the Zoo activities are included with general Zoo admission and free for members. Timed-entry tickets are required for non-members.

Palm Bay Fair - | Palm Bay 
October 21 - 31

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The Palm Bay Fair is BACK! This year you can enjoy BMX Exhibitions, appearances by Pete the Cat, a rodeo, magic shows, and The Bears of Bearadise Ranch. All shows and rides will be free with paid admission of just $20 Monday through Thursday, or $25 Friday through Sunday. You’re going to want to come early and stay all day because there is so much to see and do. This is always a great event to experience on the Space Coast!

Halloween Pub Crawl | Cocoa Village
Oct 23, 6pm - 12am

Come get monstrous and haunt the Village! Pop into 6 great pubs in Historic Cocoa Village to enjoy some spooky libations with your friends. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Check out their website for more information on the costume contest, pubs, and incredible local charity this crawl supports! 

Beachside Reggae Bash | Cape Canaveral 
Oct 30, 12pm - 10pm 

Head over to Carib Brewery to check out an incredible Reggae Fest full of local craft beer and ciders, live music, and local vendors! It’s a taste of the Islands right here on the Space Coast. 

SpaceX Crew 3 Launch | Titusville
Oct 30, Launch Time: 2:43 a.m

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There’s really no better way to cap off a fall getaway to the Space Coast than by witnessing a rocket launch. Crew 3 will be the 3rd crewed mission from NASA and SpaceX to the ISS! Click the link to learn more about where to stay, where to view, and how to make the most of a launch-day getaway to the Space Coast. 


Downtown Melbourne Food and Wine Festival | Downtown Melbourne
November 13, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the Downtown Melbourne Food & Wine Festival featuring sips and samples from your favorite restaurants. Enjoy the historic scenery of Downtown Melbourne while tasting delicious samples of food, wine, and beer from some of the Space Coast’s best restaurants. Look forward to new features at the return of this desirable annual event!

Space Coast State Fair | Viera
Nov 5 - 24

The Space Coast State Fair is BACK! This year you can enjoy BMX Exhibitions, appearances by Pete the Cat, a rodeo, magic shows, and The Bears of Bearadise Ranch show. All shows and rides will be free with paid admission of just $20 Monday through Thursday, or $25 Friday through Sunday. You’re going to want to come early and stay all day because there is so much to see and do. This is always a great event on the Space Coast!

Jazzoo | Melbourne 
Nov 6, Doors open at 7 pm 


Don’t miss the wildest ALL-INCLUSIVE event of the year! Our annual music festival is back with music from all genres playing across six stages; food from 30 restaurants, caterers, and food trucks; full open bars; and a sports bar. Tickets are all-inclusive: ALL the music, ALL the beverages, ALL the food, all night long! Guests must be age 21+ with a valid ID. Jazzoo is a rain-or-shine event and tickets are non-refundable.

Space Coast Music Festival | Eau Gallie
Nov 6, Gates open at 11am 

The organizers for Harbor City Local and The Fleagad Market have teamed up, once again, to bring the Space Coast Music Festival to the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne, FL. Enjoy 7 stages and over 70 bands playing original music. In addition to the live entertainment, we will also have over 50 of the top vendors in the area plus several food trucks, kegs upon kegs of beer, Jack Daniel’s Cocktails, yoga, family activities, and so much more.

Taste of Space: A Culinary Journey | Titusville
Nov 5, Event begins at 6:30 pm

Taste of Space

Sip and sample seasonal tastings under the stars during Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Taste of Space: A Culinary Journey. This progressive-style dinner will showcase seasonal foods created by our Certified Executive Chefs in addition to featuring local establishments during a first-ever "Marstini" shake-off. It’s the first of its kind and you won’t want to miss it!

13th Annual Native Rhythms Festival | Melbourne 
November 12- 14, Gates Open at 9 am

The 13th Annual Native Rhythms Festival returns to Wickham Park for three days of family-friendly entertainment featuring music, arts and crafts, living history, educational exhibits, workshops, and food. This event celebrates and honors Native American Heritage Month each November. Don't miss out on Fry Bread Tacos from our Mrs.O's Grill on Wheels along with many Vendors of excellence featuring handmade arts and crafts for your unique shopping experience. Native American Heritage is for all to enjoy and understand the rich culture of our original people. Admission is free, bring the whole family!

Indian River Lagoon Day | Melbourne 
November 13,  10 am  - 2 pm 

Indian River Lagoon Day

Indian River Lagoon Day on November 13th at Front Street Park in Melbourne. Free kayak, Hook Kids on Fishing (pre-register), Rain Barrel Workshop (pre-register), Environmental Exhibitors, Craft Vendors, and Food Vendors.

But wait, there’s more!

Head over to our Events page for all the fun fall events happening on Florida’s Space Coast. 


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Vacation Planner for Florida’s Space Coast

The official Space Coast Vacation Planner Guide is now available. There are two ways to get yours: