A getaway to Cocoa Beach is a chance for travelers to savor the best of the surf, sand, and sun all year long. However, those adventurers heading here over Easter will find the seasonal celebrations and options for fun are in full swing! The following are a few of the many options to cushion your itinerary in holiday style when your Easter travel plans bring you to sunny Cocoa Beach in 2023 and you can’t wait to make the most of every moment.
A trip to Cocoa Beach over the Easter holiday is a chance to include sky-high fun on your itinerary when you book tickets for the Cocoa Beach Air Show. Every year, this air show soars over Cocoa Beach and is highly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. In 2023 it will be hosted on April 15th and 16th with options for guests to book three different types of seating options to enjoy the view. Drop Zone tickets starting at $29 include show narration and music as well as easy access to concessions and facilities. Sand Box tickets begin at $42.25 per person and provide spectators with a private viewing area in the sand to savor the sights above as well as reserved parking options near the event. For $179 a person, guests can enjoy Flight Line Club VIP which includes catered lunch, tents, and tables, as well as a beverage bar and private beach viewing. This year, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will take to the sky at the Cocoa Beach Air Show while an A-10 Thunderbolt II demo is also on the lineup. The Remax Skydiving Team will be participating in the show in 2023 as well as an Air Force heritage flight, 920th Rescue Wing Czar demo, a C-17 Globemaster III demo, and aerial maneuvers by John Black.
Wildlife and Easter fun collide this year when you book tickets to the annual Brevard Zoo Easter Brunch event. It will be held on April 8th between 10:00 am and 12:15 pm at the zoo’s Nyami Nyami Lodge. A ticket includes brunch as well as a beer, wine, or mimosa for adults. The menu hosts everything from a waffle station and breakfast pastries to Greek yogurt parfaits, breakfast potatoes, bacon and sausage, and more! In addition to brunch, there will be lawn games and photo opportunities for guests to enjoy. Admission to the zoo isn’t included in the cost of brunch but those who dine can enjoy 15% off entry on this day.
If you’re in town with the family in tow this Cocoa Beach Easter and you’re looking for a place where everyone can enjoy celebrating the holiday in style, head to Easter in the Park on April 9th. This annual event enjoys its 8th year in 2023 and will once again be hosted at Cocoa Riverfront Park at 401 Riveredge Boulevard in Cocoa Village. Music, fantastic food, entertainment, and plenty of family-friendly activities will be on-site to enjoy so come and spend a day having fun your way! It all kicks off at 2:00 pm and lasts until 9:00 pm.
On Saturday, April 1, 2023, the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach will be hosting a Family Easter Fest and Egg Hunt that’s open to the public and fun for all ages. The event will be held from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm at 3300 N. Atlantic Avenue and will include food, goodies, games, raffles, a bounce house for little ones and beyond! Entrance is free for the first 100 children to sign up for the egg hunt; afterward, egg coloring will be a part of the activities available.
If you’re traveling to Cocoa Beach with a canine companion this Easter or you simply have a heart for pets, be sure to attend the 11th annual East Coast Dog Surfing Festival presented by Ron Jon Surf Shop and the Brevard Humane Society. This event will be held Sunday, April 9th starting at 8:00 am at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach located at 1500 N. Atlantic Avenue. The event is free to attend but a $5 donation for participating dogs provides canines with access to the beach and proceeds go towards the Brevard Humane Society. This day of fun under the sun includes dog surfing lessons, dog Easter costume contests, a paddle out, and of course, dog surfing championships too. It’s a one-of-a-kind Easter event you simply won’t want to miss!
Make more of your Cocoa Beach Easter adventure when you book accommodations through Stay in Cocoa Beach. Reach out today to learn about our property options in the area over Easter and how we can help you start planning your trip.
The year-round sun and warm temperatures of Florida’s coastal towns make them an ideal destination for your getaway, no matter what time of year you come, and each hosts its share of spring festivals and events, too. There are several coastal towns to choose from, but surf buffs and space buffs will want to set their sights on Cocoa Beach on Florida’s “Space Coast.” It’s the perfect mix of sand, sun, water, and fun that’s close to Cape Canaveral and even Orlando. Make sure you mix in some year-round activities, too, like beach bumming, or checking the Ron Jon Surf Shop. Check out the top spring events in Cocoa Beach below!
The race returns for its 11th year on the Florida Space Coast! Enjoy four days and nights of parties, concerts, and of course the Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix. The family-friendly event gives you a chance to watch the top race teams from around the world compete. There are several classes for competition, with the premier class reaching speeds of over 175 miles per hour! This year’s event takes place May 18-21 and more information including tickets and a schedule is available on the event website.
For those who view baseball as more than America’s favorite pastime, Florida is the place to be each spring. Many of its towns host MLB teams for annual spring training, including Cocoa Beach. Starting at the end of February and through the end of March, the Washington Nationals take over their spring training site of The Ballpark of the Palms Beaches to warm up for the season to come.
Since 2013, the fest has been a part of Spring Break. Watch competitors catch waves at Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach. Enjoy food from favorite food trucks like Kona Ice, along with many other local restaurants. When you’re not watching the surfers, there’s beach volleyball, a 5K run/walk, yoga, and more. There’s still time to register to be part of your favorite event, including the SUP & kayak fishing tournament, paddle races, foil surf race, and others. Sign up and get more information about the entire festival at the event website. This year’s event is March 8-12.
Head to Wickham Park in nearby Melbourne. The award-winning festival, now in its 38th year, draws tens of thousands of art and music lovers throughout Central Florida, as well as visitors from further afield. The family-friendly event promotes and encourages all artistic endeavors, education, and appreciation of the arts. Visit over 200 booths, and enjoy live music, food, drinks, and special activities for the kids. The festival is free: free admission, parking, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Stop by April 22-23 starting at 9 a.m. each day.
See just what can be done with your favorite plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs. The festival attracts visitors from all over and is family-friendly. See lavish landscape designs, garden sculptures, and garden-themed art, and indulge in delicious food and drink. The event takes place at the 1900 Building on March 4. Hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
There’s no more fitting place to hold an air show than a region called The Space Coast. The Cocoa Beach Air Show is flying back to the Space Coast for another year of high-flying thrills! Flights take place in the air over Lori Wilson Park April 15-16 and feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. More information, including tickets, pricing, and the full line up will be available on the event website as it is released.
Cocoa Beach has plenty of things to celebrate this spring. Start planning your eventful stay when you book a vacation rental with Stay In Cocoa Beach. From a cozy two-bedroom all the way up to a spacious five-bedroom for a larger family or group looking for plenty of Cocoa Beach and Space Coast event fun. Our kitchens come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make a delicious home-cooked meal. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie, or retreat to a private bedroom for some rest and relaxation at the end of the day. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.
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Taking time to enjoy a journey to Cocoa Beach is always a captivating vacation experience. Those who head here for the Christmas holiday have even more to look forward to! The following are just a few of the many exciting Cocoa Beach Christmas activities and events to check out when travel plans bring you this way in 2022. Whether you add one or all of them to your Christmas itinerary, a holiday away in Cocoa Beach is one that promises to thrill from start to finish.
One of the most highly anticipated holiday events that Christmas travelers to Cocoa Beach can look forward to is the arrival of the annual Holiday Boat Parade. In its 3rd year in 2022, this exciting moment is shaping up to be unforgettable! The Holiday Boat Parade will be held on Friday, December 9th between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm with prime seating options available at Riverfront Park. The Holiday Boat Parade launches at Barton Avenue and ends at Intercoastal Waterway Park. This illuminating and whimsical on-the-water event is made up of vessels of all sizes decked out in their holiday best. Spectators can watch everything from charter party boats and speed boats to sailboats drift by lit up with lights from stem to stern. Some vessels have even been known to decorate their decks with everything from holiday lawn ornaments and Christmas trees to inflatable reindeer, Santas, and snowmen too. Passengers themselves typically dress up in holiday attire and some boats blast holiday music to make the festive scene even more fun for those watching.
Enjoy a fun Cocoa Beach Christmas event this year that’s truly one-of-a-kind when you choose to watch the Cocoa Beach Surfing Santas hit the waves in holiday style! This event is typically hosted on December 24th and sees a variety of surfers wearing their best Santa apparel get out on the water on their surfboards, much to the delight of spectators! Hundreds of Santas participate in this annual event with raises money for the Florida Surf Museum. Once you’ve had your fill of surfing fun, head over to Hunkerdown Hideaway on S. Atlantic Avenue to enjoy performances by Cheery Down and a delicious Bloody Mary bar until 2:00 pm.
On December 17th head to the Cocoa Beach Pier and watch Santas fall from the sky at this free event! Come watch professional skydivers dressed as Santa demonstrate a variety of skydiving techniques. Some of those techniques include flying canopies, high-speed landings, and more, all while swerving around an inflatable Christmas tree, carrying flags, and making attempts to land on a giant inflatable Santa chair. The first skydivers will land at 11:00 am and it will continue until 3:00 pm. If you want to book a vacation rental with a great view of the event so you can enjoy it without having to leave your cozy rental, our Chateau by the Sea condo rentals fit the bill! The rooftop deck of these rentals will have a fantastic view of this festive event!
Those who make their way to Cocoa Beach, Florida around Christmas will find themselves just in time to enjoy the fun at Winterfest. This annual event will be held on December 3, 2022, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm along Minutemen Causeway. This is a family-friendly gathering that celebrates the season all day long with Santa showing up from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to take pictures with little ones and receive gift requests! Organizers of Winterfest even bring in faux snow machines to set a wintery scene for visitors up until noon. The event is brimming over with savory food trucks for guests to enjoy as well as a variety of craft vendors on site and a beer tent as well. There will be live music playing throughout the day to bring even more festive cheer into the experience. At 2:00 pm, guests can enjoy watching a Christmas Parade complete with costumes, floats, and music. This is a fun-for-all experience you won’t want to miss when you’re in Cocoa Beach for Christmas this year!
If you’re looking forward to some holiday retail therapy during your Cocoa Beach getaway, or you simply have some last-minute Christmas gifts to check off the list, heading to a holiday fair is sure to inspire. The 2022 Art & Craft Holiday Bazaar will be in full swing on December 3rd and December 4th between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm and 10:00 am and 4:00 pm respectively. This fun holiday experience is hosted in Cocoa Village and welcomes over 250 vendors showcasing one-of-a-kind arts and crafts. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment, and savory street food to enjoy during their visit. Admission is free and this is a kid and pet-friendly event that welcomes everyone to come and get in on the holiday fun.
There’s never been a better time to start planning your next incredible Christmas adventure in Cocoa Beach, Florida. When you know you’ll be needing incredible accommodations to top off your getaway in holiday style, the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach has you covered. Reach out today to learn more about our luxurious holiday rental options available and how we can help you turn all of your holiday travel plans into a reality. We’ll make sure you’re set up in a property option that keeps you close to the Christmas fun while infusing style, luxury, and comfort into the experience too. We can’t wait to see you in Cocoa Beach!