Days Inn Cocoa Beach
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Cocoa Beach Events

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Cocoa Beach, Florida is known for its historic coastline and being home to America’s space program, not to mention stellar surfing and one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. Even better, it offers incredible value for world-class experiences.

The Days Inn Cocoa Beach Hotel offers oceanfront amenities and convenience when attending Cocoa Beach events this Fall.  For more information about our best rates during these events, please call 321-784-2550 or email info@daysinncocoabeach.com.


 

LABOR DAY SURF FESTIVAL

When: Friday to Monday, September 4-7
Where: Cocoa Beach Pier for surf contests plus various locations for related parties and events (see website).
What: The National Kidney Foundation of Florida NKF Rich Salik Pro Am Surf Festival
Visit: www.nkfsurf.com

The Labor Day holiday traditionally marks the end of summer and one of the most popular Cocoa Beach Events. This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the NKF Rich Salik Pro Am Surf Festival. If you plan to visit Cocoa Beach for Labor day, book early to save big and enjoy a full weekend of surf contests, parties, live music, bikini contests, and much more!


P1 COCOA BEACH GRAND PRIX OF THE SEA

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 19-20
Where: On the beach between Shepard Park and Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier.
What: P1 Cocoa Beach Grand Prix of the Sea Championships
Visit: http://p1grandprix.com/

Fire up the jet-skis! Mid-September, the P1 AquaX Championships will return to Cocoa Beach pitting competitors against each other on showroom-stock-machinery, testing their skills and sheer determination on the water. Sharing the stage with AquaX are the IJSBA National Championships. This ‘Winner Takes All’ race will attract the very best in closed circuit racers riding the fastest machines in the world, up and down the shores of Cocoa Beach where beach-goers will enjoy a front row view of the high-stakes action!


FIRST RESPONDER GAMES (SPONSOR/HOST HOTEL)

When: September 15-27th
Where: Various Beaches in Brevard County
What: 12-Day First Responder Games
Visit:  www.firstrespondergames.com

More than 5,000 athletes will be coming to the Space Coast in September to participate in the 2015 First Responder Games. The Olympic-style competition for active and retired law enforcement personnel, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and members of the military will include 52 events in 40 sports. Venues will be spread throughout Central Brevard County for the 12-day event that runs from Sept. 16-27. Book your Cocoa Beach hotel now and be stay in the heart of the Games!


EAST COAST BOAT SHOW – PORT CANAVERAL

When: October 10-12
Where: Port Canaveral, FL surrounding the Exploration Tower
What: East Coast Boat Show
Visit: www.eastcoastboatshow.com

The East Coast Boat Show in beautiful Port Canaveral is Florida’s premier boat show. Attendees can view over 100 new and used boats with over 100,000 square feet of retailer, dealer and demo spaces to visit including some of the biggest names in the marine and RV businesses. Tickets are only $5/person at the gate and parking is free. Staying in town for the show? Book your room at Days Inn Cocoa Beach Hotel, just a few miles from the show’s venue.


SPACE COAST PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE

When: September 26 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Eau Gallie Arts District, Highland Ave., Melbourne, FL
What: Space Coast Pride Festival and Parade
Visit: www.spacecoastpride.org

Be a part of Space Coast Pride and celebrate diversity, inclusion, and acceptance.  The Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne will come alive with color and activity on Saturday, September 26 as Space Coast Pride presents its annual festival and parade.  There will be an extensive lineup of entertainment, vendors, food & drink, and a kids’ area.  Local merchants will be participating with special promotions and activities.  In its eighth year, Space Coast Pride expects to draw thousands people from across the state and the country.


TOUGH MUDDERS CENTRAL FLORIDA

When: September 26
Where: The Compound, Palm Bay, Florida
What: Tough Mudder Central Florida
Visit: https://toughmudder.com/events/2015-central-florida

The World Toughest Mudder – “The Tough Mudder” – has come to Central Florida. Book your hotel in Cocoa Beach and relax beachside before your big run. Just one hour east of Orlando, Cocoa Beach is the perfect spot to bond with your team before the race, and celebrate your accomplishments on the beach after you finish!


34th ANNUAL COCOA VILLAGE FALL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR

When: October 17-18
Where: Historic Cocoa Village – Cocoa, Florida
What: Cocoa Village Fall Arts and Crafts Festival
Visit:  www.visitcocoavillage.com

Since 1981, the Cocoa Village Fall Arts and Crafts festival is an annual tradition attracting more than 150 artists that display their crafts in this quaint historic village. Stroll along beautiful tree-lined streets and pop in and out of quaint shops, while enjoying art and craft displays. Each of the Seasonal Art Fairs in Cocoa Village are juried to insure the best possible quality for its visitors. Free admission and free parking.


52nd ANNUAL SPACE COAST ARTS FESTIVAL

When: Thanksgiving Weekend, November 28-29
Where: Exploration Tower – Port Canaveral, Florida
What: Space Coast Art Festival
Visit: www.spacecoastartfestival.com

The Space Coast Art Festival is pleased to host over 240 artists for this year’s festival. SCAF feels that Port Canaveral is a great location that will accommodate artists and patrons while still maintaining the same quality that we have been proud of for over 50 years. There will be plenty of free parking available as well as free shuttle service from lots within Port Canaveral and designated parking locations along A1A.


44th Annual SPACE COAST MARATHON

When: November 29
Where: Space Coast Marathon
What: Riverfront Park, Historic Downtown Cocoa Village, Cocoa Florida
Visit: http://www.spacecoastmarathon.com/

Experience one of the most beautiful USATF-certified waterfront courses on the east coast of Florida. Both races start in the historic and quaint Cocoa Village and finish with a lap around Riverfront Park Amphitheatre where family and friends line up to cheer you on and celebrate your finish! Known as “The Only Space-Themed Marathon and Half Marathon on the Planet”, it is also Florida’s oldest marathon and the 3rd year of the Big Bang Series. Just minutes away from the Cocoa Village, Days Inn Cocoa Beach Hotel is the perfect havens to relax before the race and celebrate your accomplishments after you finish!

 

The Days Inn Cocoa Beach Hotel offers oceanfront amenities and convenience when attending Cocoa Beach events this Fall.  For more information about our best rates during these events, please call 321-784-2550 or email info@daysinncocoabeach.com.