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Exploring Brevard: Things to do in Cocoa Village

Fine dining, entertainment, nightlife, shopping and more: Historic Cocoa Village is one of the Space Coast’s most popular destinations. Whether you’re visiting during the day or night, there’s plenty to do. The tree-lined streets and quaint boutiques offer a charming atmosphere, while the restaurants are serving a wide variety of delicious cuisine. Enjoy a night out in Cocoa Village at one of their trendy bars or jam out at a concert at Riverfront Park. Here’s our guide on awesome things to do in Cocoa Village.

Riverfront Park

Cocoa Village

Located in between historic Cocoa Village and the Indian River, Riverfront Park is almost 10 acres of riverfront land where families and friends can go to have a picnic under the trees, run around the playground, splash around in the fountain or just enjoy the breathtaking views.  Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village hosts many of Brevard’s largest events and concerts such as the BBQ and Blues Festival, 4th of July Fireworks and concerts year-round.

Facilities:

  • Sweeping green park
  • Playground area
  • Amphitheater, for outdoor concerts and other events facing the beautiful Indian River
  • Boardwalk
  • Spacious covered pavilions
  • Areas for fishing, watersports and boat launching

The Cocoa Village Playhouse

Things to do in Cocoa VillageKnown for being “Broadway on Brevard,” the Cocoa Village Playhouse has a full lineup of Broadway musicals and has been creating productions consistently for 24 years. The Cocoa Village Playhouse is the perfect place to go for a unique date night or night out with the family. Past productions include “Shrek: The Musical,” “West Side Story,” “RENT” and more. Grab your significant other and surprise them to a night out to the Cocoa Village Playhouse, followed by a romantic dinner.

Indian River Queen Cruises

NewYear'sEvePartiesinBrevardThe Indian River Queen is the perfect venue for any special occasion or event. The stunning, triple-deck paddle wheel boat offers a cruise unlike any other in Central Florida. Start your voyage aboard the Indian River Queen with a “Welcome Aboard Reception,” which includes all the party favorites such as live music, a full service bar and tasty appetizers. Explore the triple-deck paddle boat and enjoy views of the Indian River and its wildlife like you’ve never seen it before.

Shopping

Sip and Stroll Cocoa VillageYou’ll find some of Brevard’s trendiest boutiques and shops that offer a chic shopping experience in Cocoa Village. Spend the day hopping from shop to shop, searching for your next treasure. The shops and boutiques have everything from shoes, candles, records, clothing, jewelry, home décor, art and antiques. After you’re done shopping, stop by one of the pubs or cafes for a coffee or bite to eat.

Bars & Restaurants

Village Idiot Pub-1Hungry? Thirsty? Looking for some fun? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Ryan’s Pizza & Pub, Village Idiot, Pub Americana, Norman’s Raw Br & Grill and Dog N Bone British Pub are just a few of the awesome places to go out to eat or drink in Cocoa Village. Each restaurant/bar brings something completely different to the table. Enjoy a slice of pizza the size of your head from Ryan’s Pizza & Pub, or a juicy burger from Pub Americana. Head over to the Village Idiot Pub or Dog N Bone British Pub at night for some craft beers and good times.

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By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer

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