Movies in the Park, 5ks and the Symphony Fill Space Coast Calendar This Weekend

Well the summer’s officially over, but the activities and events usually associated with the season have not abated on Florida’s Space Coast! The weekends are still busy as ever.


Beginning on Friday, September 16, not one but two communities will host Movies in the Park! Both the City of Cocoa and the City of Cape Canaveral are rolling out the red carpet.  Both showings begin at 8pm.  Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted and admission is free.

Looking for something more on the sporty side? Well seems like things will be coming in twos on Florida’s Space Coast this weekend with two 5ks scheduled on Saturday, September 17.  The Turtle Krawl 5K Run/Walk will take place in Nance Park, 201 North Miramar Avenue in beautiful Indialantic, FL.  Proceeds from the 5k race benefit the Sea Turtle Preservation Society, which is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to educate the public about marine turtles.

Since the Turtle Krawl has a 7:30am start, you’ll have enough time to make it over to the 3RD annual Long Doggers Beach Challenge 5K Run/Walk which starts at 5:00pm.  This beach race was so highly anticipated that more 500 people attended the inaugural Beach Challenge and party even more are expected to try their luck again this year. 


If you’ve brought your pet along with you on your visit to the Space Coast, then you should treat them to the 10th Annual Paws at the Pier scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 17 from 10am to 3pm at the Cocoa Beach Pier at 401 Meade Avenue.  This crowd favorite hosted by the Central Brevard Humane Society will be packed with activities for the four-legged kind, from costume contests to agility games.  Also expect live music and great food. 


Not really into barks and meows? How about a leisurely stroll while you peruse muscle cars and shop for that special someone? Of course its an odd mix, but its sure to be fun as downtown Cocoa Village hosts the Central Florida Classic Car Show and Mile-long Sidewalk Sale.  Scheduled for 11am to 6pm, this FREE event will feature entertainment, vendors and tons of classic vehicles.


Of course, there’s always room for a little culture and The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra invites everyone to their “Opening Night Gala” concert on Saturday, September 17th at 6:00 PM at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in Melbourne. 

This event will officially kick off the Space Coast Symphony’s fall season. Along with their Maestro Aaron Collins, the Symphony will present an evening filled with music by Hector Berlioz’s I Le Corsaire Overture, Dmitri Shostakovich’s I Cello Concerto No. 1, and César Franck’s I Symphony in D minor. Tickets are on sale at the sypmhony’s website

Well, whatever you decide to get into this weekend on the Space Coast, there’s tons of things to do absolutely free. For an actual calendar of events visit


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