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Space Coast Fall Event Preview 2022

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!

 

September

Sunshine State Games | Various Locations
September 24 - 25

In the SSG tradition, Florida’s Olympic-style sports festival features competition on Florida’s finest beaches. Enjoy competitions including surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, beach volleyball, open water swim, and teqball. It’s going to be an amazing show of athleticism. Check their website for dates and times! 

Palm Bay Fair

Palm Bay Fair | Palm Bay
Sep 30 - Oct 8 

The Palm Bay Fair will bring big fun to the Space Coast as it rolls into Brevard County Sept. 30-Oct.8, 2022 at the  Space Coast Harley-Davidson fair grounds in Palm Bay, Florida. $20 admission includes unlimited rides and shows. This year’s extravaganza includes a thrilling family circus and the “Wheel of Death.” Don’t miss this Space Coast Tradition! 

 

October

Taste of Space 2022 | Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Sep 30, 2022 - Nov 06, 2022

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 Sep 30, 2022 - Nov 06, 2022, 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). 

Taste of Space 2022 Marstini Shake-off | Titusville  
Oct 7, 6:30 pm

Enjoy a night of out-of-this-world cocktails at this year's Taste of Space Marstini Shake-Off. Start by mingling with some of your favorite astronauts as you visit various culinary stations featuring a special fall menu. Local mixologists from your favorite Titusville Bars and restaurants will create their idea of a "Marstini" cocktail for our panel of judges.Take note of your favorite because this year you will be invited to vote for the People's Choice Award. 
 

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Field Manor Oyster & Fish Fry | Merritt Island 
Oct 29, 3 -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.
 

Space Coast Art Festival | Viera
Oct 15 - 16, 9 am - 5 pm

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.

Stompin’ in the Swamp | Cocoa
October 15, 10:00 am 

Join the Lawndale Museum for live Bluegrass Bands, food trucks, beer, wine and a fun day at the F. Burton Smith Regional Park in Cocoa. All proceeds from this event go towards the preservation and education of the Lawndale Museum.

Cocoa Village Fall Arts and Craft Fair | Cocoa Village
Oct 15 - 16, 10:00 am

Head to The Village for over 250 unique artists & crafters celebrating two days of fabulous Art & Crafts! Fantastic street food and live entertainment throughout the grounds. Free admission! Kid & pet friendly!

i dream of jeannie run

Cocoa Beach Half Marathon | Cocoa Beach
Oct 16, 6:30 am

It’s time again for the hundreds of Jeannies to race on Cocoa Beach. Find your “I Dream of Jeannie” costume and join us for one of the most exciting and fun races of the year. Once again live music will entertain the participants, and the finish line is iconic I Dream of Jeannie Lane!

Rocky Water Brew Fest | Eau Gallie Arts District
Oct 22, 1 - 5 pm 

The 8th Annual Rocky Water Brew Fest is back in the Eau Gallie Arts District. Sample the best of the best small Florida Craft brews. This event is so great it sells out every year without fail! Don’t wait get your tickets today! 

Halloween Pub Crawl | Cocoa Village
Oct 22, 6pm - 11pm

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! 

 

November 

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Downtown Melbourne Food and Wine Festival | Downtown Melbourne
November 12, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the Downtown Melbourne Food & Wine Festival featuring all-inclusive 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 4 - 20

The Space Coast State Fair will bring big fun to the Space Coast as it rolls up to Viera. $20 admission includes unlimited rides and shows. This year’s extravaganza includes a thrilling family circus and the “Wheel of Death.” You won’t want to miss performances from Molly Hatchet on November 18 and Fran Cosmo, Former Lead Singer of Boston on November 19. 

Jazzoo | Melbourne 
Nov 7, 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 5, 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. All proceeds from the event will go towards Creating Opportunities For Everyone, Especially Our Local Youth, To Connect To Music.

Theatrical Productions 

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Dinner and a show is what fall on the Space Coast is all about. Check out some of the amazing performances scheduled at our theaters and playhouse this season.

* These are just a few, click the link for each theater to see the full schedule! 

King Center for the Performing Arts

Chicago | Oct 13 - 14
Stomp | Nov 9-10 
Tom Segura | Nov 25

Titusville Playhouse 

Evil Dead the Musical | Oct 7-16
The Rocky Horror Picture Show | Oct 21 - 30 

Cocoa Village Playhouse 

Grease | Sept 23 - Oct 9
Peter Pan | Nov 18- Dec 4 

Henegar Center for the Arts

Jekyll & Hyde the Musical - Oct 14 - Oct 30 
Miracle on 34th Street - Nov 25 - Dec 11

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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