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Space Coast Spring Event Preview 2020

Kickoff Your Spring Getaway With These Space Coast Festivals

Springtime on the Space Coast brings more than great weather. It’s kickoff time for festivals and other fun events that can make planning your trip easy. From surfing and running events to cultural festivals and the start of sea turtle nesting season, there’s plenty of things to do during this time of the year. To help you start planning your trip, here’s a preview of some of the Space Coast’s spring events.

March Events 

Beach N Boards Fest | March 12-15, 2020
Alan Shepherd Park – Cocoa Beach

Beach'n Boards Fest Cocoa Beach
Ron Jon's Beach N Boards Fest

Hosted by Ron Jons Surf Shop, Beach N Boards Fest is a premier active lifestyle event where every type of boarding sport is featured. This year brings demonstrations, exhibitions, and contests by nationally recognized boardsports athletes. Meet and greet some of the pros, enjoy live music, food trucks, and tons of giveaways. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this FREE annual “fun in the sun” boarding event.

Indiafest 2020 | POSTPONED - New Date TBD
Wickham Park - Melbourne

Indiafest Wickham Park


Add a bit of culture to your spring getaway with Indiafest 2020. This eagerly awaited event has gained quite the reputation with sponsorships coming from all across the United States. Over the two-day event, you’ll get to savor the diversity of India through food, music, dance, clothing, jewelry, and the art of yoga. Plan to walk away from this event enriched by the beauty Indian culture has to offer.

Palm Bay Fair | March 20-29, 2020
Space Coast Harley Davidson – Palm Bay

Get ready for 10 days of food, fun, magic, and rides when you head to the Palm Bay Fair. With paid admission, you have unlimited access to rides and shows for the day. The MYSTIK magic and variety show is a new world-class attraction for the fair and something you won’t want to miss.

CANCELED - CityFest | March 28-29, 2020
Space Coast Daily Park – Viera/Melbourne

Cityfest Viera

If you looking for an outdoor faith and family event with live music, fun and games, kids activities, and more, then plan to attend CityFest. This is an event celebrating the culmination of area churches uniting to serve to the Space Coast community. This is a free event for anyone to join in on the celebration.

April Events

Space Coast Spring Fair | April 3-11, 2020
Space Coast Daily Park – Viera/Melbourne

If your travels have you coming to the Space Coast in April, plan to add the Space Coast Spring Fair to your itinerary. Enjoy 9 days of food, fun, magic, and rides. Paid admission gives you unlimited access to rides and shows for the day. Head under the Big Top for the MYSTIK magic and variety show, a new world-class attraction for the fair, and be amazed! There’s something you and the whole family will enjoy.

Easter Surf Fest | April 11-12, 2020 - Cancelled for 2020
Lori Wilson Park – Cocoa Beach

Easter Surf Fest

The 56th annual Easter Surf Fest is a fun event for the whole family. Enjoy watching surfers compete and show off their style and skill. This event has been an annual tradition showcasing world championship contenders, so this is definitely something you don’t want to miss. Come back the next day and witness a one-of-a-kind event, dog surfing sponsored by the Brevard Humane Society.  Finally the kids will enjoy the aerial egg drop facilitated by Beachside Helicopters.

Apollo 13K & 5K | April 11, 2020 - Cancelled for 2020
NASA Causeway - Titusville

Apollo 13k & 5k

Get breathtaking views of wildlife and the Indian River as you run on NASA’s property for the Apollo 13K or Saturn 5K. Think your running skills are out of this world? Sign up for both races and see if you’re faster than the speed of light.

Cocoa Beach Uncorked | April 25-26, 2020 - Rescheduled to July 11-12, 2020
Alan Shepherd Park – Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach Uncorked

Calling all foodies and wine connoisseurs! Watch top-area chefs demonstrate their skills at the ultimate food and wine event in Cocoa Beach. “Sip, Savor, and Repeat” the best of Space Coast eats and drinks over this two-day event. This is your ticket to unwind this spring getaway and celebrate good food, good wine, and good brews from the best chefs, sommeliers, and cicerones in the area!


Sea Turtle Season Begins | May 1-October 31, 2020
Sea Turtle Preservation Society – Various Locations

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Space Coast 2020

The Space Coast offers plenty of activities to enjoy, but there are some unique ways to experience the area that you won’t find too many other places. Sea Turtle walks are an opportunity to encounter Loggerhead, Leatherback, and Green sea turtles and see why these majestic creatures are so fascinating. In order to ensure the sea turtles are kept safe, check out how to not only enjoy the walk, but also how to prepare for one as well.

Thunder on Cocoa Beach | May 14-17, 2020 - Rescheduled to August 27-30, 2020
Various locations – Cocoa Beach & Cape Canaveral

Thunder on Cocoa Beach Super Boat Races

In it’s 11th year, Thunder on Cocoa Beach returns to the Space Coast for four days and nights of parties, concerts and lots of racing action. This event is one of the largest in the Central Florida area drawing top super boat race teams in the world to compete. Enjoy the thrilling action of seeing boats speed across down the Cocoa Beach coast line, with some boats hitting speeds over 175mph. Check out boats up close, enjoy food, drinks, and other event merchandise and enjoy pre-race activities at the Race Village. On race day, head to the beach and watch the boats speed by as you kick back and relax and enjoy the show.

Spring is festival season on the Space Coast. Go ahead and start planning your spring getaway now! Check out the links below or the Space Coast Vacation Planner to help you discover other experiences and adventures while here on the Space Coast.

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