Plans for Memorial Day Week-end?

     There will be something for everyone at the 20th Annual Beach Fest, which is expected to attract thousands of people to Florida’s beautiful Space Coast over the Memorial Day Weekend.
     This family event which includes a wide variety of family activities including sand sculpture demonstrations, military exhibits and the Beach Sports Championships, will feature free concerts and military beach competitions all taking place at the home of East Coast surfing, the Cocoa Beach Pier, 401 Meade Ave. in Cocoa Beach.
     Over 500 military personnel, sheriffs, firefighters and lifeguards will compete in twelve beach contests including the tug of war, a 5-K run, a beach relay race, a “hands of stone” contest, an ocean relay race, a human carry contest, a human pyramid stack contest, a volleyball tournament, “hang time”, and a paddleboard race around the 1,000-foot ocean pier.
     There will also be numerous displays, exhibitions and demonstrations from the armed forces during Beach Fest. In addition, the Kite Club will display a wide variety of beautiful kites in the skies over Beach Fest on Saturday. Over 20 musical performances will entertain the Beach Fest crowds on the Cocoa Beach Pier and beach stage during the four-day holiday weekend, and the always-popular $5,000 “Miss Beach Fest” Bikini Contest will take place on Monday at 2 p.m.
     A “Rally for America” on Memorial Day will also take place at 3 p.m. on the main beach stage. For more info, and the schedule of events for the 2008 Beach Fest, visit!

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