Space Coast Fall Event Preview 2023

Planning a fall getaway? Here’s what’s going on during your stay Fall is a fantastic time to be on Florida’s Space Coast. Not only will the weather transport you to another world, but the lineup of events they’ve got planned for the season is also sure to launch your vacation into overdrive!


Taste of Space 2023 | Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Oct 2 – Nov 5, 2023
You can’t pick a better time to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex than the fall. This year you’ll also be treated to enjoy a Taste of Space! From Oct 2 – Nov 5, 2023, treat your taste buds to fun new seasonal flavors at Orbit Cafe and Moon Rock Cafe. Crafted by in-house chefs, these unique, fall-inspired meals are available for a limited time, along with local craft brews (each sold separately).

Taste of Space 2023 Marstini Shake-off | Titusville
Oct 6, 6:30 pm
Enjoy a night of out-of-this-world cocktails at this year’s Taste of Space Marstini Shake-Off. Start by mingling with some of your favorite astronauts as you visit various culinary stations featuring a special fall menu. Local mixologists from your favorite Titusville Bars and restaurants will create their idea of a “Marstini” cocktail for our panel of judges. Take note of your favorite because this year you will be invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

NKF Rich Salick Pro-Am Surf Festival | Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier
Oct 7- 9, 2023
The NKF Rich Salick Surf Fest is one of the largest charitable surfing contests in the world. Entering its 38th year of competition, the event draws competitors from all over the nation including some from other countries. The three-day event concludes on Labor Day with finals in 30 amateur divisions for every age group and board type and 5 professional divisions.

Field Manor Seafood Festival | Merritt Island
Oct 7, 2023, 3 -7 pm
Seafood, live music, a variety of vendors, museum tours, refreshing brews, and cooling river breezes! Join us October 7th, 2023.

Space Coast Art Festival | Viera
Oct 14 – Oct 15, 2023
The Space Coast Art Festival will bring some of Florida’s top artists together for one stellar show. Browse and purchase works from artists creating in a variety of mediums, including works from Space Coast student artists. Add to your collection this fall and head to the Space Coast Art Festival.

Stompin’ in the Swamp | Cocoa
October 14, 2023 -10:00 am
Join the Lawndale Museum for live Bluegrass Bands, food trucks, beer, wine and a fun day at the F. Burton Smith Regional Park in Cocoa. All proceeds from this event go towards the preservation and education of the Lawndale Museum.

Cocoa Village Fall Arts and Craft Fair | Cocoa Village
Oct 21 – 22, 10:00 am
Head to The Village for over 250 unique artists & crafters celebrating two days of fabulous Art & Crafts! Fantastic street food and live entertainment throughout the grounds. Free admission! Kid & pet friendly!



Cocoa Beach Half Marathon | Cocoa Beach
Oct 21 – 22, 6:30 am
It’s time again for the hundreds of Jeannies to race on Cocoa Beach. Find your “I Dream of Jeannie” costume and join us for one of the most exciting and fun races of the year. Once again live music will entertain the participants, and the finish line is iconic I Dream of Jeannie Lane!

Rocky Water Brew Fest | Eau Gallie Arts District
Oct 21, 1 – 5 pm
The 9th Annual Rocky Water Brew Fest is back in the Eau Gallie Arts District. Sample the best of the best small Florida Craft brews. This event is so great it sells out every year without fail! Don’t wait get your tickets today!

Halloween Pub Crawl | Cocoa Village
October 21, 2023, 6 pm – 11 pm
Come get monstrous and haunt the Village! Pop into 6 great pubs in Historic Cocoa Village to enjoy some spooky libations with your friends. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Check out their website for more information on the costume contest, pubs, and incredible local charities this crawl supports!



Space Coast State Fair | Viera
Oct 27 – Nov 12
The Space Coast State Fair will bring great fun to the Space Coast as it rolls up to Viera. $25-$30 admission includes unlimited rides and shows. This year’s extravaganza includes a thrilling family circus and the “Wheel of Death.” You won’t want to miss performances from Molly Hatchet on November 18 and Fran Cosmo, Former Lead Singer of Boston on November 19.


Red Bull Foam Wreckers | Cocoa Beach
Nov 4
The anti-surf-contest surf contest is where only soft-boards are allowed and anyone can win. Minimal rules and maximum fun, just bring yourself and some friends. Boards and Wiiings provided!

Jazzoo | Melbourne
Nov 4, Doors open at 7 pm
Don’t miss the wildest ALL-INCLUSIVE event of the year! Our annual music festival is back with music from all genres playing across six stages; food from 30 restaurants, caterers, and food trucks; full open bars; and a sports bar. Tickets are all-inclusive: ALL the music, ALL the beverages, ALL the food, all night long! Guests must be age 21+ with a valid ID. Jazzoo is a rain-or-shine event and tickets are non-refundable.

15th Annual Native Rhythms Festival | Wickham Park
Nov 10- 12, 2023
The 15th Annual Native Rhythms Festival offers a family-friendly free of admissions outdoor festival featuring award-winning musicians, dancers, storytellers, and more on stage in the Amphitheater and a Vendor Village of uniquely one of a kind hand made arts and crafts, food booths, and educational exhibitions.



Downtown Melbourne Food and Wine Festival | Downtown Melbourne
Nov 11, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for the Downtown Melbourne Food & Wine Festival featuring all-inclusive sips and samples from your favorite restaurants. Enjoy the historic scenery of Downtown Melbourne while tasting delicious samples of food, wine, and beer from some of the Space Coast’s best restaurants. Look forward to new features at the return of this desirable annual event!

Theatrical Productions



Dinner and a show is what fall on the Space Coast is all about. Check out some of the amazing performances scheduled at our theaters and playhouse this season.
* These are just a few, click the link for each theater to see the full schedule!

King Center for the Performing Arts

Steve-O | Sept – 14
Hotel California | Oct 26
William Shatner | Nov 10

Titusville Playhouse

Evil Dead the Musical | Oct 6-15
Fearless: The Harry T. Moore Story | Oct 13 – 15
The Rocky Horror Picture Show | Oct 20 – 29

Cocoa Village Playhouse

The Drowsy Chaperone | Sept 22 – Oct 8
Sister Act | Nov 16- Dec 3

Henegar Center for the Arts

The Addams Family – Sept 29 – Oct 22
A Christmas Carol The Musical – Nov 17 – Dec 10