Apart from having one of the most captivating beaches in Florida, Melbourne city offers dozens of family-friendly attractions and activities. For starters, the city boasts of being home to state-of-the-art recreational centers and parks, top-notch restaurants, and renowned historical attractions. Additionally, the city also hosts a number of fun annual events and festivals that turn its streets into one big party. Below are some of the most loved annual events in Melbourne, FL:
Considered one of the most popular street festivals in the city, IndiaFest is an ethnic event that celebrates Indian culture through food, music, and dance. The event is usually held in the month of February or March. Every year the festival showcases the cultural practices, history, and traditions of a specific part of India.
This is a Halloween themed fall festival that is billed and the biggest kid’s festival of its kind in Brevard County. The festival is held towards the end of October at Wickham Park and features of kinds of fun stuff including games, food trucks, candy, t-shirt launches, costume contests, rides, and a free movie under the stars. The Kidtoberfest is the kid’s version of the famous Oktoberfest.
For over 35 years, the Melbourne Arts Festival has been one of the premier art festivals both in Melbourne and Brevard County at large. As an internationally recognized event, the festival features all kinds of arts including dance, music, theatre, visual arts, circus, arts and crafts, and multimedia. The festival takes place at Wickham Park during the last weekend of April and attracts over 60,000 visitors and over 100 exhibitors.
This is another popular street festival in Melbourne, spanning a total of three days in early October or early November. The festival takes place in the city’s historic downtown area. Highlights of the festival include arts and crafts vendors, antique displays, live music and entertainment, tasty food and beverages, crafters, artists, and business vendors. This family-friendly festival is a perfect chance for the locals to enjoy some good old fashioned fun.
Since 1977, the city of Melbourne has celebrated Oktoberfest without fail. The festival features all kinds of fun with the main highlight being a beer garden, a kid’s play zone, and the mouthwatering food.
Other notable annual events in the city include General Aviation Day, Bible on Parade, Annual India Day and Founders’ Day.
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