The art show is one of the top in the Southeast, drawing high-quality artists from throughout the nation. The festival kicks off Thanksgiving morning with a 5K Turkey Trot at 7:30 a.m. at Bailiwick Mall on Brevard Avenue. Entrants can run, walk or jog in this entertaining start to a fun-filled weekend. On Friday night, paid guests have the opportunity to meet and chat with the Festival judges at the judges’ reception generally held at a private residence. They will also have an opportunity to meet the winning t-shirt/poster artist and receive an autographed poster.
The main show begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. The art show continues Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be plenty of activities for the entire family, including the Margaret Heins Student Art Show (located on the grassy lot on South Brevard Avenue where you will have the opportunity to view the work of many young artists from throughout Brevard County, children’s hands-on art, face-painting and live entertainment throughout the weekend. A variety of food and drink will be available at the food court throughout the show and at our local restaurants. Free Park-and-Ride service will be available at the Cape Royal Building in Cocoa Beach.
Space Coast Art Festival, (SCAF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. In 1963, a small group of artists and local community leaders, formed the first ‘Cocoa Beach Sidewalk Art Show’. Sponsored by the City of Cocoa Beach and supported by the Cocoa Beach Woman’s Club, the art show thrived for several years. In 2010, the festival drew over 50,000 visitors.
You may also like the annual MINUTEMEN MINGLE street party on November 29th.