Florida Festivals


March

Greek Festival
March 5 - 7, 2004
St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Melbourne
Contact: 321-254-1045
Cultural festival featuring Greek food, live music, traditional dancers, Greek artifacts, arts, crafts, books, guided tours of the church.

Strawberry Festival
March 6, 2004
Wickham Park Pavilion, Melbourne
321-255-5800
kim@southbrevardhabitat.com
Presented by the Habitat for Humanity South Brevard

Spring Craft Fair
March 6 - 7, 2004
Historic Downtown Cocoa Village
Contact: Cocoa Village Association
321-631-9075
www.cocoavillage.com
More than 225 vendors display and sell crafts on the streets of Cocoa Village

Street Painting Festival
March 13, 2004
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne
Contact: Suntree Rotary
321-242-3815
fdirr@suntreerotary.org

Palm Bay Art Fest
March 13 - 14, 2004
City Hall Grounds, Palm Bay
321-952-3441
specialevents@palmbayflorida.org

TICO Warbird Air Show
March 13 - 14, 2004
Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville
Contact: Pieter J. Lenie
321-268-1941
vacinformation@aol.com
Aircraft from WWI through today, strafing runs, dog fights, skydiving, pyrotechnics, kids "Win Your Wings" program, vendors, displays.

Jewish Festival
March 14, 2004
Melbourne Auditorium
Contact: Jewish Federation of Brevard
321-636-1824

Pelican Island Wildlife Festival
March 19 - 20, 2004
Riverview Park, Sebastian
Contact: Joanna Taylor
561-562-3909


Spring Craft Fair
March 20, 2004
Tom Statham Park
Contact: Brevard County Parks & Recreation
321-264-5105, 633-1904
northarea@brevardparks.com

Cracker Pioneer Florida Day
March 20, 2004
Honest John's Fish Camp
Contact: 723-6835, 727-2923
Storytelling by local historians, kayak tours, fish fry

Highwaymen Festival
March 20, 2004
Brevard Community College, Cocoa
Contact: 433-7353
Exhibits, demos, meet the artists.



SeaFest
March 26 - 28, 2004
Port Canaveral near Cruise Terminal #5
Contact: Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
321-459-2200
sowens@cocoabeachchamber.com
www.seafest.com
Non-stop entertainment,carnival rides, special shows, lots of seafood.

Youth Music & Arts Festival
March 27 - 28, 2004
F. Burton Smith Park, Cocoa
Contact: Susan Luley
321-784-0830
www.earthawareness.org
Featuring Muddy Waters Memorial Blues Bash! Music, art exhibits, awareness village and 3 stages.

April


Big Squeeze Juice Festival
April 4 - 6, 2004
Brevard Community College, Palm Bay
Contact Breater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
321-951-9998

Gallery Walk
2004 date TBA
Historic Downtown Cocoa Village
Contact: 321-631-6890
lorraine@leswan.com

Youth Music Festival
April 3, 2004
Melbourne Square Mall, Melbourne
Alyce Christ
321-632-7445
popsorch@aol.com
Singers, dancers, musicians, groups, ensembles, food and refreshment

Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities
April 8 - 11, 2004
Moore Complex, Brevard Community College, Mims
632-1111 ext. 42015



VSA arts Festival
April 15 - 16, 2004
F. Burton Smith Park, Cocoa
Contact: Janice Kershaw
321-690-6817
info@artsbrevard.org
Hands-on learning experiences for disabled children, including art, music, drama, dance, performances.

Brevard County Childcare Association Children's Festival
April 17, 2004
Taylor Park, Cocoa Village
Contact: City of Cocoa
321-631-4492
Educational cultural event exposes children to the arts through hands-on activities and live entertainment.



RonJon 40th Easter Surfing Festival
April 8 - 11, 2004
Shepard Park at SR 520 - Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach Pier at Meade Ave (Sat & Sun only)
Contact: American Promotional Services
321-452-5352
color@palmnet.net
Family event features surfing contests in amateur & professional classes including long board contest, international vendors village and food court, games for kids, nautical arts, crafts, music.

Earth Day Family Fun Fest
April 24, 2004
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Titusville
Contact: Friends of the Enchanted Forest
321-267-7367
www.nbbd.com/godo/ef/
EarthDay@nbbd.com



Annual Indian River Festival
April 22 - 25, 2004
Sandpoint Park, Titusville
Contact: Marcia Gaedcke
321-267-3036
gaedcke@titusville.org
Five days of food, music, rides, arts, crafts, and Saturday's Great Indian River Raft Race.

Melbourne Art Festival
April 24 - 25, 2004
Historic Downtown Melbourne
321-722-1964
www.melbournearts.org
250 fine art exhibitors, entertainment, children's arts & crafts, 5K run, parade


May

Founders Day Art & Craft Show
May 1, 2004
Ryckman Park, Ocean Avenue
Contact: Town Hall
321-724-5860
melbchth@iu.net
Exhibits, 10K run, street dance, activities for the whole family all day long.

RCT Fiesta - Performing Arts Festival for Children
May 22, 2004
Riverside Theater, Vero Beach
Contact: 772-231-6990, 800-445-6745
info@riversidetheatre.com

Miss Latina Pageant and Festival
2004 date TBA
Wickham Park, Melbourne
Contact: 321-253-0363


Beach Fest and Military Beach Sports Championships
2004 date TBA
Cocoa Beach Pier
Contact: 321-783-7549
www.cocoabeachpier.com

The Art of Harleys
May 30, 2004
Wickham Park, Melbourne
Contact: Brevard Cultural Alliance
321-690-6817
artsbrevard@yahoo.com
Brevard Cultural Alliance's annual event featuring bike show and rodeo, music, vendors, prizes and an opportunity to win a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.


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