The warm weather has finally arrived and Downtown Melbourne is the place to be! Come on down to Brevard’s longest running Friday night event, Melbourne Friday Fest. This month Melbourne Main Street will be welcoming back The Jazz Cats along with our resident DJs J.A.M. Masters. Free parking is available in the City Hall parking lot on Strawbridge Avenue and on side streets in and around Downtown.For more information, contact Melbourne Main Street, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, at 321-724-1741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scribblers of Brevard Writers Gathering
Date: Time: 9:30 am – 11:45 am Location: Eau Gallie Public Library Price: Free
Scribblers of Brevard is a writers’ club based in Melbourne, Florida, a place where writers can go to read their works and gain encouragement, inspiration and advice from fellow writers. We strive to provide helpful critiques and improve our craft through the sharing of information and experiences. Our members include novices and published authors alike and welcomes anyone who has an interest in writing. We meet every second and fourth Saturday (except for November and December) at the Eau Gallie Public Library on Pineapple Ave. We gather at 9:30 for coffee and socializing and our meeting begins at 10:00 and usually runs until 11:45.
EGAD FIRST FRIDAY
Date: Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Eau Gallie Arts District-Main Street
The Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street (EGAD!) hosts their very own Friday fest in The Eau Gallie Art District. Providing entertainment, food, beer, live music, and limited vendors. Historic Highland Avenue is the perfect place to stroll the shops and galleries that are open late on these dates.
-March’s Partner is the Brevard Zoo and they will have their Backyard Conservation team in place.
-Celebrate April in Paris, where the Foosaner Art Museum and EGAD turns Eau Gallie Square into a French neighborhood. It is also the French film festival kick off for Foosaner Art Museum.
-In May, the theme is Wine, Women & Song.
-In June, the event is hosted by the Orlando City MLS soccer team and their farm team based at Eastern Florida State College.
Everybody loves a free concert! Palm Bay Parks & Recreation is proud to present Concert In The Park, a series of concerts featuring various musical genres. Concerts are held at Goode Park, 1300 Bianca Dr NE on the third Saturday of the month from 6 to 9pm. Bring your lawn chair and bug repellent. For more information contact the Palm Bay Community Center 321-952-3443.
Brevard County Farmers Market Date: Event occurs every Thursday of every month. Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: Wickham Park Horse Stables Price: Free Category: Food Special Brevard County Farmers Market is your ONLY source for locally grown food from local growers. Our weekly market brings veggies in season, pasture raised meats and eggs, fresh milled whole wheat breads, baked goods, plants, heirloom seeds, and a whole lot more!
Date: through . Time: All Day Event Location: Palm Bay Regional Park Price: Starting at $69
Space Coast Country Music Festival3 days of great country & southern rock music from legends & 90s classic country to today’s young country.-over 20 bands will take the stage -Featuring country legend – David Allen Coe, southern rock favorites Molly Hatchet & Swamp Da Wamp, great local bands like; Tom Jackson band, Jonathan Richard bands, Buckshot and many more legends and new bands added monthly. Taking place at Palm Bay Regional park, the event will feature camping, tons of food, the first ever “Brevard barbecue Wars” with local restaurants competing for the title of Brevard’s best QUE, and lots of great vendors.TICKET PRICES: 3 day General admission $69.00 for adults (children 12 and under free with paid adult, Gen Adm only)Reserved seats for 3 day $125.00-$150.00VIP $200.00 (first 5 rows includes after parties and one hour kill the keg reception each day)DRY CAMPING PRICES: Dry RV camping $160.00 per site SECTION C Thursday night – Monday morningCamping includes Thursday night campsite party with acoustic live music, cash bar and food for sale. Showers and bathrooms on site.Camping tickets does NOT include tickets to the event.
Date: through . Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: 4580 1st St. Grant, FL 32949 Price: Prices Vary
Free admission, free parking, over 100 crafters exhibiting, live continuous entertainment, along with a scrumptious menu of succulent seafood makes this a weekend no one wants to miss.What sets this seafood festival apart from others is that it runs through a 100% volunteer effort! All preparation, whether it be on the grounds or with the purchasing, cooking or serving of the various menu items is accomplished by volunteers of the community. We do not have any food vendors on site. All booths are run with volunteers: many booths are made up of family members, often times having several generations working along side one another. It is this complete volunteer effort that makes our festival unique. The total commitment of our community and all our volunteers makes the Grant Seafood Festival a time honored tradition unlike any other. We are proud of our community and our festival is a testament to that fact.
Date: Time: 7:30 pm Location: Atlantic Music Center, 25 S. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, FL 32904 Price: $27 per adult, $20 per child under 18 Laurent Boukobza (Classical Pianist), Sue Keller (Ragtime Pianist) and Per Danielsson (Jazz Pianist) perform an energetic variety piano show at Atlantic Music Center.
Date: through . Time: 12:00 am Location: Duran Golf Club Price: $125 for two day tournament
Saturday and Sunday March 12 and 13FORMAT: Individual Stroke Play by flights, 36 holes. Gross prizes will be awarded in all flights and Net Prizes in handicap flights…prizes may vary due to flight size. There will be multiple flights, Including a senior flight 55+ELIGIBILITY: All Amateurs wishing to compete in Net divisions must have an established USGA handicap, attested by the PGA Professional at the Club and accept pairing and starting times as drawn.ENTRY FEE: 125.00 per player. Entry fee includes, 2 rounds of tournament fees with cart, practice balls prior to play, lunch both days and prizes. Practice rounds will be available starting on March 1, 2016. Please call for practice round rate.DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by March 7 2016. No Refunds after this date.FIELD LIMITED-PURSE: A full field will consist of 100 players.
Date: Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 am Location: Brevard Zoo Price: $24 member $28 night hike; $35 member $45 non-member overnight
Where did reptiles of today come from? Come discover how the animals of the present give us clues about those of the past and become a Jr. paleontologist! Available as a night hike or overnight option both of which include dinner, animal encounter, night zoo safari, and activities. Overnights also include sleepover and continental breakfast. Event subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, registration is required. See website for more detail.
Date: Time: Times Vary Location: Blinds of All Kinds Price: Free
The Cayenne’s Cajun and Creole Festival will be a day of sensational authentic Cajun and Creole food tasting, spicy boiled crawfish cooked to perfection, jambalaya, crawfish pies, gumbo, red beans and rice, grilled gator sausage, crawfish and grits, jerk chicken, JR Rib Shack ribs & pull pork and so many other amazing food options. The festival will provide a variety of multicultural food vendors, crafters, as well as other interactive activities/displays. We guarantee to have something that everyone will enjoy. The Chefs are incredibly excited about the chance to interact with people face-to-face. You don’t want to miss the Gumbo cook-off war.
Date: Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: Melbourne Auditorium – 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd Price: Free Category: Festival
Sponsored by Fun 4 Space Coast Kids and Health First Health Plans, the Space Coast Spring Kids Fest is a celebration of the best products, services and entertainment for children and families and highlights local businesses and resources focusing on safety, health & wellness, special needs, education, summer camps and other important family-related topics.The fest offers free admission and free activities to include pictures with the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunts, bounce houses, face painting, puppet shows and more.