Top Upcoming Events in Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach has plenty for all ages to enjoy and makes for a great beach getaway in Florida. Looking to attend events in Cocoa Beach while visiting? Whether you’re just passing through or looking for a weekend getaway, you’ll be sure to find something fun to do. Cocoa Beach and the surrounding area is filled with an abundance of artists, actors and cultural offerings providing a variety of fantastic events and special happenings all year long.
Save the date for these top upcoming events in Cocoa Beach. From food to family-fun events and Space Coast launches, Cocoa Beach has events year-round that celebrate what you love. Use the calendar below to plan events to attend when you visit Cocoa Beach.
With more launches happening than ever before, now is the time to witness a marvel. Join this new era of space discovery and see the full launch schedule at SpaceCoastLaunches.com
Seeing a sea turtle nesting is a great experience for all ages. With more than 15,000 to 20,000 sea turtle nests found on the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge’s beaches, it is important to protect sea turtle nests. The Sea Turtle Preservation Society conducts turtle walks during June and July. Walks start at 9 p.m. and can go as last as 1 a.m. It’s possible that you may way up to a half a mile each way in soft sand. The minimum age is 7-years-old, and reservations are required. For more information on booking a tour, click here.
Florida’s Space Coast is one of the few places in the world where you can see glowing waters with activity called bioluminesence. During the summer months, the waters come alive with bioluminescent creatures called “dinoflagellates.” The microorganisms create their own blue-green light, like fireflies, which creates a nice trail of glowing lights as you paddle. The best way to experience this incredible display is by kayaking or paddleboarding at night. Most kayak companies on the Space Coast offer a bioluminescence tour, so get to paddling and see a nice trail of glowing lights follow you!
The 33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro-Am Surf Festival at the Cocoa Beach Pier is the largest surfing charity competition in the world featuring professional and amateur surfing competitions, entertainment, and family fun. ALL proceeds go to the NKF of Florida to support programs in patient services, research, public and professional education, and organ donation.
Run by the sea and through the most storied beach history on the Space Coast as you head up coastal A1A in Cocoa Beach and the city of Cape Canaveral into Port Canaveral where you will pass near fishing boats, giant cruise ships, marinas, and the ocean channel. From the Port Canaveral area, the course heads south along the hard-packed beaches and tree-lined residential areas before a finish near the sands of Cocoa Beach! The race features the individual 13.1 miles marathon distance, as well as an “I Dream of Jeannie” costume contest.
Get your Thanksgiving off to a healthy start and create a great holiday tradition with family and friends. The Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K is a road race for runners and walkers through residential Cocoa Isles. Youth runs of 1/4, 1/2, and 1 mile for the young gobblers. Race benefits the Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School Cross-Country Track Teams.
The Cocoa Beach Art Show is the place to be Thanksgiving weekend in Cocoa Beach! Always located in beautiful Downtown Cocoa Beach, the whole family will enjoy beautiful, unique art, music and food.
For the past nine years, before Santa delivers toys and gifts, he’s been breaking away to catch some waves in Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve morning. Pretty cool, right? The Surfing Santas event is an annual Cocoa Beach tradition that brings hundreds of surfers dressed up as Santa. Watch them ride in on the waves and kick off your holiday weekend beachside at this FREE event.