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!
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Easter in Cocoa Beach is always a treat, especially when you have a fun-filled itinerary to enjoy! The following are just a few of the many activities that make celebrating Easter in Cocoa Beach such a delight in 2022. Whether you pick one or take time to try them all, it’s bound to be a holiday away you won’t soon forget.
Cocoa Beach, Florida is a warm, welcoming, and fun place to explore any time of year. When you’re fortunate enough to be heading this way over Easter with kids at your side, chances are good that you’ll be looking for a fun Easter egg hunt to build into the itinerary. If you’re in town on Saturday April 9th, head over to 3300 North Atlantic Avenue at 10:30 am to take part in the annual Easter egg hunt that’s hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach. This event is free for families and lasts until 1:00 pm. Admissions includes the egg hunt as well as family-friendly games, a bounce house, egg coloring activities, and even a raffle for the parents! The egg hunt kicks off at noon but signing up early for this event is a good idea as there is space for the first 100 children on the list. Each child that’s signed up for egg hunt will need their own ticket to participate. Food options after the egg hunt will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks—all at no cost! This annual tradition is sure to be a fun one and is held on the north side of the church. Convenient parking is available on the south side right next to the Riverside Presbyterian. Once you arrive, simply check in at the registration table to show your ticket and pick up your raffle tickets, meal tickets and goody bags.
Nothing says Easter quite like those pictures with the Easter bunny. When your travel plans have you headed to Cocoa Beach this year and you don’t want to miss out on this time-honored photographic tradition, you’re in luck! A Photo with the Easter Bunny event is being held at 2261 Town Center Avenue Suite 113 on Friday April 15, 2022, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Families are invited to get their little ones dressed their best and enjoy photos on stage with the Easter bunny himself! Traveling this way with pets in tow? They’re invited to make the most of the fun as well. Pets are more than welcome to come for the photo fun and maybe even get in on the picture.
On April 23, 2022, those who are in town for a more adult-friendly Easter getaway will want to consider participating in the 3rd annual Bad Bunny Easter Crawl across Cocoa Village! This event runs from 6:00 pm until midnight and is available for $18 per person when paid in advance and $25 at the door. This fun event is one that encourages participants to dress up in holiday costumes to enhance the entertainment value as you make your way from one savory stop to the next. The event begins at Elks Lodge located at 315 Florida Avenue in Cocoa. Parking is $5 so do be sure to plan for payment in advance. From here, the crawl moves onto George & Dragon, Village Biergarten, Pub Americana, and Dog N Bone.
Easter is a meaningful holiday that’s often associated with a variety of flavorful moments included. When your travels take you to Cocoa Beach, consider elevating your Easter meal experience by making it a picnic at Lori Wilson Park. This beachfront location is loved by locals and travelers alike who are looking for a scenic place to enjoy the sand, sun, surf, and access to wildlife too. Lori Wilson Park boasts a beautiful shoreline to explore as well as a variety of nature trails to trek. In total, the park sprawls over 32-acres and is open from sunrise until dusk daily. Amenities to make your picnic ideal include three pavilions, a 1,000-foot boardwalk, drinking fountains, outdoor showers and six dune crossovers too. Visitors can also make the most of access to playgrounds and a grilling area for added convenience and fun! Those excited to incorporate bird watching into their picnic at the beach will love that this park is included on the State of Florida Great Florida Birding Trail! It’s home to everything from migratory Painted Buntings, songbirds, and an array of warbler species as well.
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