Spoiled Living Here on Florida’s Space Coast

Spoiled Living Here on Florida's Space CoastThis morning I had breakfast with a friend and we were talking about the importance of having balance in our lives. That’s something I’m not very good at. When I’m not working, we are working on one of our rental houses or we have a project going on at home. That’s just something we’ve always done.  My friend reminded me that when we work hard, it’s important to have some down time, too.  So, I was thinking of the options of things we have available to do in our area.

Brevard County Florida is home to the St. Johns River, the Indian River Lagoon and Banana Rivers and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.  We are an hour away from Orlando, with all it’s theme parks: Walt Disney World Park & Resorts, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Epcot Center, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Wet n’ Wild and Orlando’s famous International Drive. I have to say that Epcot is my favorite on that list.

We can stand in our driveway and experience the breathtaking Cape Canaveral rocket launches. There is nothing like the feeling of the ground rumbling as we watch the rocket lift off.

Cruise ships set sail right here out of Cape Canaveral. Taking a cruise is one of my favorite vacations. We go every summer.  If I could go to Cozumel every trip, I  would.  But, then my family would disown me. They’re tired of Cozumel.

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts is 5 minutes from home. We see incredible shows that come to us from around the world. We’ve seen Daryl Hall and John Oates, Peter Frampton, Dennis DeYoung of Styx, Riverdance and The Nutcracker. We’re going to see Whitesnake and Swing in August.

People come from all over just to visit  World Famous Ron Jon’s Surf Shop  here in Cocoa Beach. The Cocoa Beach Pier hosts World Famous Surfing Contests with champion surfers.

We’ve got other great attractions, like the War Bird Museum, Museum or Arts and Sciences and the Brevard MuseumJungle Adventures, Airboat Rides, the Ace of Hearts Ranch, Forever Florida and the Brevard Zoo. Or, play video games and ride race cars at Andretti Thrill Park.

If your prefer to be outside we’ve got swimming, fishing, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, boating, water skiing, shrimping, deep sea diving, golfing, bicycling, tennis, racquetball, camping, hiking, or just basking on the beautiful world famous beaches! Or, you can spend a day strolling downtown antiquing.

As I look through this list, I am reminded of why Florida’s Space Coast has been my home for the past 40 years.  And, I will probably be here for another 40!

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What’s Happening on Florida’s Space Coast? Beginning February 19, 2015

What’s Happening on Florida’s Space Coast?

Brevard County / Space Coast Calendar

What's Happening on Florida's Space Coast?

Here are some of the events going on in Brevard County:

Brevard County Farmer’s MarketEvery Thursday (3 PM – 6 PM). Fresh products from local farmers and producers. 2500 Parkway Drive, Wickham Park Melbourne Check out upcoming events from Brevard County Farmers Market, Wickham Park Melbourne.

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Friday, February 20 – (7 PM Movie) Dinner & a Movie – Movie in the Park on a 23 foot screen featuring “The Boxtrolls” and eat at a food truck, Palm Bay Regional Park 1951 Malabar Road NW Palm Bay. Concessions from 5:00 to 8:00 PM (Check the weather first.)

Friday, February 20 (11 AM – 11 PM) Saturday Feb. 21 (11 AM – 11 PM) & Sunday Feb. 22 (12 PM – 8 PM) – St. Katherine’s 43rd Annual Taste of Greek Festival – Greek Food, Greek Music & Dancing – St Katherine Greek Orthodox Church 5965 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne FL 32940 On site parking $5.00, Free off site parking at Imperial Plaza

Saturday, February 21 (1 PM – 9 PM)Best of Brevard Block Party – Rockledge Liquors and the Coquina Lounge also known as “The Rock” has partnered with eARTh Awareness Charity – to try to bring music back into schools. A music festival with local bands, food from local restaurants and food trucks, free wine and liquor tasting. – Rockledge Liquors, 555 Barton Blvd. Rockledge

Saturday, February 21 (2 PM & 8 PM) – Brevard Symphony Orchestra Pops! Live Concert – Familiar Classics and Pops Selections Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts –

Saturday, February 21 (10 AM – 6 PM) & Sunday Feb. 22 (10 AM – 5 PM) – Space Coast Home & Garden Show – Melbourne Auditorium 25 E. Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne, Cost is Free. For more information on the Space Coast Home Show check here.

Saturday February 21 & Sunday Feb. 22  (8 AM to Dealers Close) (OUT OF AREA) – Antique and Collector’s Extravaganza in Mount Dora FL, Approximately 800 antique dealers come from around the country to sell their wares – Renningers FL Twin Markets, 20651 US 441, Mount Dora FL 32757 – Fri. $10, Sat. $6, Sun. $4 or all 3 days $15 Free Parking

Sunday, February 22 – (2 PM) Melbourne Municipal Band Presents “From Sea to Shining Sea” – A celebration of American Music. Maxwell C. King Center for Performing Arts, Post & Wickham Roads in Melbourne, No charge for the concert, but you must have tickets. Contact band office at 321-724-0555.

Friday, February 27 – (7 PM Movie) Dinner & a Movie – Movie in the Park on a 23 foot screen featuring “Guardians of the Galaxy” and eat at a food truck, Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne. Concessions from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. (Check the weather first.)

Saturday, February 28 (9 AM – 7 PM) – Sunday March 1 (9 AM to 5 PM)49th Annual Grant Seafood Festival, 100 Crafters, Live entertainment, Delicious seafood & fun for the whole family. Grant Community Center, 4580 1st Street in Grant. Free admission & free parking.

Sunday, March 1 (11 AM – 3 PM) 2015 Chocolate Festival – Sample entries, Indulge at the chocolate buffet. Eau Gallie Civic Center 1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne 11:00 AM – 3 PM $25 at the door / $35 includes wind or chocolate martini

Saturday, March 6 (8 AM – 3 PM) & Sunday March 7 (8 AM – 4 PM) North Brevard Habitat for Humanity Strawberry Festivalfresh strawberries, entertainment & vendors. At the Pentecoastals, 1010 Norwood Ave, Titusville.

Sunday, March 7, 2015 (8 AM – 4 PM ) 10th Annual Botanical Fest Plant and Garden Sale, Crawford Green Florida Tech Campus Melbourne at University Blvd. & Babcock St.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 (10 AM to 5 PM) 3rd Annual Cajun Festival, Fun, Food & live Music. Free Parking and Free Admission. Clayton’s Seafood Market 5775 S. Hwy US1 Rockledge

Friday, March 13, 2015 (6 – 9 PM)  – Mardi Gras in Titusville/Friday Nite Live “Marley Madness” – Free event includes music, dancing, vendors and more Hosted by the Downtown Titusville Merchants Association. Downtown Titusville

Saturday March 14, 2015 (11 AM – 3:30 PM) Brevard Women’s ExpoFun goodies, wonderful product & luxury services. Melbourne Auditorium 625 E Hibiscus Blvd Melbourne. Cost is $10 cash only.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 20 – 22, 2015 – Runaway Country Music Festival 2015 – Food, vendors and great country music featuring Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Easton Corbin, Cole Swindell, Eric Paslay and more… Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne. Runaway Country, Check online for ticket and pricing info.

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