Weekend Picks: Great Duck Race, Concert with an Astronaut, and Fireworks

This weekend on Florida’s Space Coast is all about festivals!

Friday night kicks off with two street festivals hosted by the City of Titusville and Melbourne Mainstreet. The Downtown Titusville Street Party and Friday Family Fest in Dowtown Melbourne are family friendly and free! If you go, you can expect live music, plenty of food vendors and a kid’s zone.

Great Duck Race at Indian River Festival. photo credit: IRF
Great Duck Race at Indian River Festival. photo credit: IRF

On Saturday, the festivities continue with the 2015 Indian River Festival and Brevard Zoo’s Party for the Planet.  The Indian River Festival is celebrating it’s 38th anniversary and will feature live music, arts and crafts, local seafood, and an assortment of activities and exhibits relating to outdoor recreation, health and fitness, local history and cultural assets. Go kayaking, fly a kite or cheer on a rubber duck in the Great Brevard Duck Race which benefits Crosswinds Youth Services. More conservation minded? Head to the Brevard Zoo for a celebration of the planet. Learn about the conservation programs the Zoo supports and ways to get involved, play games and make gifts for four-legged critters. Watch as zookeepers give enrichment gifts to the animals, enjoy music and meet Rob and Jonny from “The Rob & Jonny Show”.  Arrive early for cupcakes at noon. Party for the Planet is free with Zoo admission.

Read on for more picks, but whatever you decided to do on our coast have fun! :  

Friday, April 10, 2015

Top Pick:  Brevard Manatees Opening Night Game (featuring Fireworks)

Top Pick: 3rd Annual French Film Festival

2nd Friday Downtown Titusville Street Party

Friday Family Fest  in Dowtown Melbourne

KONA Windsurfing Camp (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Carmen – Space Coast Symphony Orchestra

A Little Night Music ~ Melbourne Civic Theater (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Star Show: More Than Meets the Eye

U2 Laser Experience

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Top Pick: 2015 Indian River Festival (Saturday and Sunday) 

Top Pick: Sandbox Beach Volleyball Tour—Beach Bash (Saturday and Sunday) 

Top Pick: Party for the Planet

Top Pick:  Melbourne High Jazz Band performing with Astronaut Winston Scott

California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio

Cocoa Village Gallery Walk

Looking Inward: Japanese Artworks from the University Museums Collections

Peter Pan the Musical (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Long Doggers Kid’s Marathon (2.62) and Half Marathon (1.31)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Top Pick: Diana Krall

Vocalist Maddy Winer & Friends: The Great American Songbook

Titusville Farmer’s Market

For our full calendar of events visit: www.visitspacecoast.com/what-to-do/events/

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