Fall For Fun At Florida’s Space Coast

Jen Burg, The Suburban Mom
Jen Burg, The Suburban Mom

I am Jen, the owner and author of The Suburban Mom. As the mom of two wonderful (and active) girls, my days are filled with carpool, diaper changes, craft projects and all things mommy. Becoming a mom inspired the creation of The Suburban Mom, and since being a mom means wearing many hats I am never at a loss for words.

I am working with Florida’s Space Coast and will be contributing to the Visit Space Coast Blog over the next few weeks. I’m so excited to share some of my family’s adventures on the Space Coast.

Fall For Fun At Florida’s Space Coast

Now that everyone has settled into a fall routine, it might be time to mix things up with a mini family vacay. If adventure and fun are on your family’s wish list for a weekend getaway, Florida’s Space Coast has a lot to offer. In addition to year-round fun like airboat riding, kayaking, animal spotting, beach fun and more, there are special events just for fall visitors.

Boo at the Zoo – Take your costumed kiddos on a wild trick-or-treating adventure at the Brevard Zoo. During Boo at the Zoo the evening Halloween fun includes creepy crafts, trick-or-treating, a spooky (but not too scary Boo Choo train), costume parade, a live DJ and a Haunted Trail (recommended for children 10+). Of course, the best treat of all is visiting the zoo’s residents – don’t miss the meerkats, rhinos and giraffes. Boo at the Zoo runs October 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Prices range from $8 to $14 a ticket depending on the day of admission.

Laugh out Loud with Bill Cosby – They say laughter is the best medicine, and Dr. HuxtableBill Cosby will be prescribing plenty of laughs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, November 21. Tickets start at $39.50.

Live Music at Jazzoo– Unwind and enjoy a relaxing night at the Brevard Zoo with live music, extraordinary food and cocktails from more than 25 of Brevard County’s best restaurants and caterers. The evening’s entertainment will feature the acclaimed jazz recording artist Jackiem Joyner, plus bands representing country, surf rock, top hits and classics. Stroll through this musical night at the zoo November 8 at 7 p.m., tickets to Jazzo start at $75.

Space Coast Art Festival – After the turkey, spend Thanksgiving weekend with the family enjoying hands-on-activities, art, food and music at the 51st Annual Space Coast Art Festival. Hundreds of artists will showcase their artwork at The Cove at Port Canaveral November 28-30. The 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning is also a great way to burn off some of those extra holiday calories.

Florida Space Coast Holidays

The seasonal fun continues throughout the holidays with more special events to get you into the season.KSC_Photo (1)

KSC_Photo (2)Holidays in Space – The holidays are out of this world at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex beginning November 28.  Adorned with a stunning array of holiday decorations, the Visitor Complex receives a festive makeover to greet holiday guests. Holidays in Space is included with admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Brevard Zoo’s Holiday Happenings – Celebrate the holidays at the Brevard Zoo’s Holiday Happenings throughout December with fun activities for kids and families. Plus, don’t miss the chance to see some of the Zoo’s favorite furry and feathered friends receive some special holiday treats on December 20 through 23.

‘Tis the Season for Shopping – After-hours shoppers are in for a treat during Holiday Nights & Candlelight Shopping in downtown Melbourne. Strolling past carolers, shops decked with window candles and festive décor, shoppers will find all kinds of holiday gifts and goodies every night during the holiday season.

CocoaBeachBoatParadeChristmas Boat Parades – Santa’s elves work overtime to deck out boats in dazzling lights that glisten over the water ways at Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and Merritt Island. Christmas Boat Parades are a Florida tradition you don’t want to miss.

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