Guests come from all over the state to visit Cocoa Beach and watch the Thunder on Cocoa Beach Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix, so it’s no surprise that the parties during race week (May 11-15) are the most entertaining and epic parties of the year. Thunder on Cocoa Beach hosts every type of party, from family-friendly dinners to awesome block parties. The Super Boat Race Parties are something you won’t want to miss.
Wednesday & Thursday
The VIP, Media and Sponsor Reception at the Hilton in Cocoa Beach will be on Wednesday, May 11. On Thursday, the party will head to Juice N’ Java Cafe in downtown Cocoa Beach for the High Octane Kick-Off Party. There will be live music, food, drinks and the chance to see the amazing super boats up close. You’ll also have a chance to meet the race teams that make it happen. The party is open to the public, but VIP ticket holders get their own VIP area to hangout and have a good time.
Friday, May 13, will be jam-packed with awesome race-related activities and parties. Grab the family and get ready for a parade of Super Boats! Sometime between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. a parade of Super Boats will be traveling from Port Canaveral to downtown Cocoa Beach.
Friday evening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Hunker Down Hideaway will be hosting a Power Pre-Race Party. This beach-shack bar is the perfect place to get the party started. At 6 p.m. the Thunder on Cocoa Beach Street Party will take over the streets of downtown Cocoa Beach. An average of 8,000 people attend the Street Party. There are countless vendors, bars, and delicious food. Several of the big name race teams and their super boats will be at the Street Party to sign autographs. Bring your camera and take a picture with the race teams and boats! Right down the street, Coconuts on the Beach will be hosting their VIP Party where guests can meet the Racers.
On Saturday guests will see the Super Boats in the water. While you’re watching the boats get craned in and out of the water and in the Wet/Hot Pits, stop by one of the many vendors and jam out to the live music that will be in Race Village. Later that night stop by the VIP Party (location to be announced) and meet the Racers.
Sunday! The big day – Race Day. Purchase your VIP Premium Viewing package and watch the race in style at one of the VIP Hospitality Tents at the Cocoa Beach Pier, Lori Wilson Park or Shepard Park. The VIP Premium Viewing tents will have flat screen TVs with live stream video of the race and race commentary to let you know whats going on in the race.
All of the parties will be from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
For more information on the Super Boat Race Parties please visit ThunderOnCocoaBeach.com.
By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer