Best time to visit Florida's Space Coast

Best time to visit Florida's Space Coast

The Best Time to Visit Florida’s Space Coast: Fall Edition

Florida, the Sunshine State, is known for its beautiful weather year-round and here on the Space Coast, we like to make sure that anytime you visit there is something to do for all ages. From festivals and special events to vacation cruises and outdoor adventures, there are endless opportunities to take advantage of a weeklong vacation or an extended weekend trip.  Throughout each season, we will highlight some of our favorite reasons to visit Florida’s Space Coast.

Fall, the time of the year where red, yellow, and orange hues are a common color theme (yes, even in Florida you will see these colors), the cooler weather allows you to enjoy a cup of hot apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte or make memories with your children at the pumpkin patch. From baking apple or pumpkin pies and making plans for Thanksgiving, there is a “warmth” to this season and the idea of setting aside time to get away seems like the most obvious choice. With festivals and entertainment geared for those with a flair for the arts, to outdoor activities and Halloween or Thanksgiving themed events, there is fun for everyone here on the Space Coast to help you enjoy the fall season and do it right!

Here are some fall opportunities to check out:



Festivals & Special Events

Vintage Revival

35th Annual Fall Cocoa Village Arts & Craft Fair

Rockledge Gardens 21st Annual Fall Festival

Fall Festival in Cocoa Village


Arts & Entertainment

For those of you leaning towards arts and entertainment by locals, there are plenty of options for you.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

“Just Florida” Guest Artist Exhibit

The Rocky Horror Show

Cultural Arts Showcase


Outdoor Activities

What better way to enjoy the outdoors than this time of the year. There are many outdoor activities to experience that suits your fancy.

Pumpkin Patch

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Tour

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

Celebrate Space


Halloween Events

Who doesn’t like free candy and games? Even if you prefer to get a little spooky, there is something for everyone where you can be safe and have fun!

Princess Aurora’s Halloween Ball

Halloween Pub Crawl – Cocoa Village

Treat or Treat

Boo at the Zoo

Haunted Airboat Ride




Festivals & Special Events

FIT Homecoming Weekend Extravaganza

33rd Annual Festival of Trees

Space Coast Lightfest

Native Rhythm Festival

Rootfire at the Park

Downtown Melbourne Food and Wine Festival


Arts & Entertainment

Cocoa Beach Art & Music Show

The Music Man – Titusville Playhouse

Brevard Symphony Lights: Film in Concert

Artworks Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival

Space Coast Art Festival


Outdoor Activities

Space Rendezvous

Turkey Creek 5K Trail Run

Space Coast Marathaon


Thanksgiving Events

Space Coast Turkey Trot 5K & 10K

Shop Small Sip & Stroll


Not sure which month to come this fall, maybe picking a cruise sailing out of Port Canaveral will help you decide when to come. Of course you could always plan a visit around one of the many rocket launches that happen on a regular here on the Space Coast.

Cruises: With many options for weeklong or weekend cruises, Port Canaveral not only makes it easy to get away, but you can enjoy area restaurants while watching cruise ships set sail.


Royal Caribbean

Disney Cruise Line


For more information about other Space Coast happenings this fall, check out our Space Coast Events Page to help plan your visit.