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13 Reasons Why You Should Visit Florida’s Space Coast this March

March on down to the Space Coast

You’ve made it past the first month or so of the new year. All the resolutions have stopped being talked about, and you’ve found yourself already sinking back into the routine of everyday life. And now you’re ready for a quick adventure!

With warm weather being something very appealing, especially for all of you living up north, now is a great time to start planning a trip to Florida’s Space Coast, and we have 13 reasons why you should come for a visit in March 2019.

1. Beach

If you want a break from the colder weather, but don’t want to melt, then this time of year is perfect. Enjoy 72 miles of coastline as you to soak up some vitamin sea and go home with that golden sun-kissed look. Check out all the beach access points along the Space Coast here including places in Cocoa Beach, Melbourne & the Beaches, and Titusville.

2. Rocket Launches

Now, more than ever, is the opportunity to see why this area is known as the Space Coast. With launches taking place more frequently, it's likely one will fall during your trip. Check out for the latest updates.

3. Grant Seafood Fest

If you are looking for an opportunity to support local efforts all while enjoying fresh seafood and live entertainment, then you’ll want to check out the 53rd annual Seafood Festival in Grant, one of the Space Coast’s quaint towns outside of the Palm Bay area. This free event takes place March 2-3, 2019 and is open to the public. Find out more information here.



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4. Get on the Water 

No matter your preference in how you get out on the water, there is something for everyone. Take the family out for a fun day on the boat or see if you catch the big one for the day with a fishing charter out of Port Canaveral. From jet skis and paddleboarding to surfing the world-famous waves of Cocoa Beach, there are plenty of ways to enjoy our expansive waterways. For more on-the-water adventures, click here.

5. Space Coast Seafood & Music Fest

This family-friendly event happening March 7-10, 2019 in Viera, is jammed packed with seafood, arts and crafts, live music like Travis Tritt and Charlie Daniels Band, a pirate festival and parade, a kids’ zone, and so much more. This is easily a great way to spend a long weekend getaway.

6. Get Up Close to Nature 

Take a ride on the wild side with an outdoor excursion on an airboat and see native wildlife up close.  Or instead of gliding across the water, take a stroll through Brevard Zoo, a favorite spot for over 20 years. There are so many ways to experience the natural landscape and wildlife that call the Space Coast home. For more ways to get up close to nature, check out what’s available to you here.

7. Indiafest 2019

If you are wanting a little culture added to your beach vacation, then plan to visit between March 9-10, 2019, and attend the Indiafest. Come prepared to enjoy traditional Indian cuisine, fashion shows, music, arts and crafts, and much more. Not only will you get to experience an event that locals eagerly await, you’ll go home with new perspective on how expanding your cultural horizons is not only educational but fun.



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8. Live Like You're on Mars

Come and discover what it would be like to live on and explore Mars by spending the day at Kennedy Space Center and signing up for the Astronaut Training Experience. Reach for the stars and live like an astronaut for the day and make memories that last a lifetime.



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9. Beach N Boards Fest

Calling all you surfers and those who enjoy the beach lifestyle.  The Beach ‘N Boards fest put on by Ron Jon’s is the nation’s premiere active lifestyle event and is happening March 14-17, 2019. There will be live music and pretty much any and every type of boarding sport at this event. This is a great event for all ages and all interests and another great reason to visit the Space Coast this March.



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10. Ice Cream

No vacation is complete without a stop to get some ice cream and the Space Coast has sweet spots no matter where you are at in the area. To map out your ice cream tour, check out some the area’s top spots here.



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11. Warbird Air Show

For those of you who like history and enjoy seeing it come to life, you’ll want to check out the 42nd Annual Space Coast Warbird Airshow taking place March 15-17, 2019. This is a great event to see planes do gravity-defying stunts while putting on a massive fireworks display.



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12. Cruise

No matter how much time you have to be able to get away this March, hopping on a cruise for a quick trip or a week-long escape to paradise is easy as 3-2-1. With Port Canaveral being so close to Orlando, you have easy access to sail away to a tropical vacation. Check out the cruise package deals to make a visit in March even more appealing. 

13. Melbourne Air Show

Here is another opportunity to experience history, both current and former, in real life. This show includes performers soaring across the airfield in front of you and also static aircraft displays over the two-day event. You will also get to witness the F-35 Lightning II Demo Team, as well as a photo pit. Just sneaking in to March, this show takes place March 30-31, 2019.


And if those 13 reasons aren’t enough to convince you to visit, how about chancing your luck anyways, catch a leprechaun on the way to celebrating good ol’ St. Patrick’s Day, and see why the Space Coast is the pot of gold you’re looking for at the end of the rainbow. For help on planning out your getaway, check out the vacation planner here or the links below.

Cozy Night's Sleep

Space Coast Restaurants

More Reasons to Visit

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