Say hello to November! It’s the time of year where everyone gets in the holiday spirit. Bars and restaurants host parties and delicious dinners, there’s an event every weekend, and the community comes together to celebrate Fall and the approaching holidays. From food truck festivals, to concerts in the park, here’s our guide to the best November events in Brevard.
Nov. 4 & 5: 7th Annual Florida Women of the Waves Weekend
Celebrate the Annual Florida Women of the Waves Weekend, presented by the Florida Surf Museum, with a free surf movie, yoga on the beach, a “surfing social,” a potluck barbecue and more.
Location: Movie at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, Yoga and Surfing Social at Lori Wilson Park, Potluck BBQ at Manatee Sanctuary Park
Nov. 5: Harvest Fest 2016 at Vinyl Request Records
Harvest Fest is a celebration of all things fall; enjoy live music from eight different artists, cornucopias, maize and more. Admission is $8 and the event is open to all ages.
Location: Vinyl Request Records, 1244 Sarno Rd, Melbourne, Florida 32935
Nov. 9: Rockledge Food Truck Night Presented by TheDailyCity.com
The Daily City’s food truck tour is making its way to Rockledge with 10 gourmet food trucks. Admission into the event is free.
Location: Rockledge Square Shopping Center, 1880 US Highway 1, Rockledge, Florida 32955
Nov. 10: Wine & Whiskers Fundraiser at SPCA of Brevard Adoption Center
Join the SPCA of Brevard Adoption Center for an evening of wine, whiskers, live music, food raffles and more. Admission is $10 or a bottle of wine. Come out and support the animals of Brevard!
Location: SPCA of Brevard Adoption Center, 6035 Sisson Rd, Titusville, Florida 32780
Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day Celebration in Titusville
The City of Titusville holds a yearly Veteran’s parade downtown each year. To show their support of American Vets of all ages, Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store will offer $1 off all PBC beers from 3 p.m. – close on Friday, November 11.
Location: Downtown Titusville
Nov. 12: Indian River Lagoon Day at Front Street Park
Come out to Front Street Park to support the Indian River Lagoon. IRL Day will have bounce houses, games, free kayaking, door prizes, music, food, and craft vendors. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Front Street Park, 2205 Front St, Melbourne, Florida 32901
Nov. 12: Playalinda Brewing Co.’s Hardware Store’s 2nd Birthday Bash
The Hardware Store is turning two! Come celebrate with Playalinda Brewing Co. with tons of specialty beers, a birthday menu full of tasty food and more.
Location: Playalinda Brewing Co. – Hardware Store, 305 S Washington Ave, Titusville, Florida 32796
Nov. 12: River Fest at Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village
The River Fest is all about celebrating sustainability. The Keep Brevard Beautiful Fundraiser will feature top country music artists, including John Michael Montgomery and Ray Scott. There will be vendors and food trucks.
Location: Riverfront Park, 401 Riveredge Blvd, Cocoa, Florida 32922
Nov 12: Street Eats on Taylor Ave
Seriously, who doesn’t love food trucks?! Street Eats on Taylor Ave is a family-friendly event with gourmet food trucks. Admission is free.
Location: Taylor Ave., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Nov. 12: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
The 1st Annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will be an epic evening of food, music and cultural entertainment celebrating Downtown Melbourne’s Culinary Arts. There will be over 50 local restaurants, wineries and breweries.
Location: Melbourne Food and Wine Fest, 700 – 1100 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, Florida 32901
Nov. 12: US Military and First Responders Pub Crawl
Wear anything patriotic! The pub crawl will travel through downtown Cocoa Beach, and will start at Jenna’s Breezeway. Tickets will get you beer, wine or a well drink at specific locations. Must be 21+. Tickets available on MadHatterPromotions.com.
Location: Jenna’s Breezeway, 20 Brevard Ave N first st, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
Nov. 12: Meet Professional Surfer C.J. Hobgood at Island Surf and Skate
World-title winner and owner of Salty Crew, C.J. Hobgood will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans at Island Surf and Skate, in the Merritt Island Mall. Come hang out and enter the raffle for a chance to win his personal, autographed surfboard. Event starts at 1 p.m. Meet and greet starts at 2 p.m.
Location: Island Surf and Skate, 777 E Merritt Island Causeway #126, Merritt Island, FL 32952
Nov. 13: 3rd Annual Toys for Tots Concert Hosted by Slow & Low BBQ
Christmas for the Children presents the 3rd annual Toys for Tots Concert, hosted by Slow & Low BBQ. The event will have live music from seven awesome bands, food and more. Admission is free, but please bring a new, unwrapped toy.
Location: Slow & Low BBQ, 5490 Stadium Pkwy, Viera, FL
Nov. 13: 30th Annual Chad Carroll Duffers Scramble Golf Event at the Cocoa Beach Country Club
The Scramble Golf Event is benefiting the Joe Realino Hospitality Fund, which has benefitted hospitality workers since 1969. Food, drinks, prizes and more. $75 per person. Registration begins at noon.
Location: Cocoa Beach Country Club, 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Nov. 19: Annual Bicycle Bar Tour for Homeless Veterans
Enjoy a leisurely ride from Port Canaveral to Sandbar in Cocoa Beach; The bike crawl will start at Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, then head south to the VFW, Sandbar, then back north to Jump’s Tiny Tavern, Baja Chowder & Seafood, and Millikens Reef. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of event.
Location: Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, 610 Glen Cheek Dr, Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920
Nov. 21: Space Coast Lightfest
This year’s Space Coast Lightfest will be open to the public from Nov. 21 till Jan. 1. Carriage rides are back! Hayrides are open every Thursday and Friday until Christmas. Enjoy more than 2.7 million twinkling lights, at Wickham Park, any night of the week from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Location: 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne, FL
Nov. 21: Founders and Food Trucks Event in Titusville
The third Monday of every month, a killer collection of food trucks file into downtown Titusville for Food Truck Monday. Founders Brewing Co. will take over the taps at PBC Hardware Store with an impressive lineup of some of their best craft beers. Taste test food truck fare from across Central Florida paired with a flight of some of the country’s best craft beer.
Location: Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store & Downtown Titusville
Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Feast at Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
Head over to the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront for a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 24. There will be mimosas, assorted seasonal salads, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, roasted turkey, gravy, ham and so much more.
Location: Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, 1550 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Nov. 24: Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K
Start your Thanksgiving with a kickstart at the Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K. The race starts and ends at the Bailiwick Mall, just north of Minuteman Causeway on Brevard Avenue, in Cocoa Beach. Race starts at 8 a.m.
Location: Bailiwick Mall, Cocoa Beach, FL
Nov. 25, 26 & 27: Cocoa Beach Art Show
Continuing 53 years of tradition, the Cocoa Beach Art Show is on Thanksgiving weekend, in downtown Cocoa Beach. There will be live bands, a street party and food on Friday; The Art Show will continue on Saturday and Sunday. Free admission.
Location: Downtown, Minutemen Cswy, Cocoa Beach, FL
Nov. 26: Shop Small Sip & Stroll in Cocoa Village
Skip Black Friday and shop small at the Sip & Stroll in Cocoa Village. There will be dozens of shops in the village that will have unique gifts that you won’t find in the big stores. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 the night of the event.
Location: Historic Cocoa Village, Cocoa, Florida 32922
Check back for updates and more info the November events in Brevard. For more details about November events in Brevard, head over to our calendar. All November events, dates, times and locations are subject to change.
By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer