Can you believe it is already November?
It is the kick off to the holiday season and the calendar is full of fun, local events.
Check out the list below (note, events may have a fee/cost per person).
But first… Did you know?
♥ November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month ♥
Grant Historical House Centennial Celebration – Saturday, November 5, 2016
A festival including kids games, story teller, basket weaving, butter making, blacksmith, music, and homemade gifts, jellies, ice cream, bake goods, and much more. Click here for more information.
♥ ♥ BCBA Fall 2016 Bridal Expo – Sunday, November 6, 2016 ♥ ♥
Come to the BCBA Fall 2016 Bridal Expo, at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront. Some of Brevard’s most experienced and finest wedding vendors, great food, fashion show, and prizes!
Voting Day – Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Many choices to make on the ballot – get out there and cast your vote!
Veterans Day – Friday, November 11, 2016
Up the Creek Farms is grateful for all of our veterans and what they have done to make this an amazing country to live in! <3
Indian River Lagoon Day – Saturday, November 12, 2016
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – Saturday, November 12, 2016
The 1st Annual Downtown Melbourne Food & Wine festival featuring sips and samples from your favorite Downtown and top Brevard County restaurants. Tickets have sold out, hopefully you caught one before they were gone!
This event will be an experience to remember including live entertainment, showcasing from Brevard’s cultural organizations, cooking competitions, and unforgettable tastes from Brevard’s culinary elite. Come stroll, sip, nibble and enjoy the rich cultural tapestry our community offers, all in one place.
National Fast Food Day – Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Nom nom nom. ♥ Why yes, I’d like fries with that!
32nd Annual Festival of Trees – Saturday, November 19, 2016
The Junior League of South Brevard (JLSB) is excited to announce the 32nd Annual Festival of Trees. Start the holiday season right with this family-friendly event is an annual community fundraiser that allows us to continue improving Brevard County through financial & volunteer commitments. You can look forward to seeing:
*Beautifully adorned trees (including an Up the Creek Farms tree!) and wreaths of all sizes available for purchase via silent auction.
*Fabulous vendor marketplace perfect for early holiday shopping.
*Order festive poinsettias to decorate your home.
*Feed your sweet tooth with yummy gifts & treats.
*Exciting raffle packages.
*Meet & Greet with Santa where you can take photographs, and stay for games & crafts.
*Register your children online for Cooking with Mrs. Claus! (Free event sponsored by JLSB’s Kids in the Kitchen).
Click here to find out more information on the event and how you can get involved by donating.
You may also email Deanna Cisar or Julie Mason at FOT@jlsb.net
Space Coast Lightfest – Monday, November 21, 2016 through Sunday, January 1, 2016
The Space Coast Lightfest is a holiday themed drive-through event held at Wickham Park. It is a family oriented celebration featuring shimmering lights and dazzling animated displays (drawing over 15,000 vehicles annually) The 1.1 mile long park is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with hundreds-of-thousands of lights.
Experience the wonders of the season up close as you journey through the twinkling displays that thrill young and old! The finale is the 200 foot long Light tunnel with over 30,000 bulbs that completes your experience in a pulse of color.
This year’s LightFest will include a multitude of special events including:
* The Run Among the Lights 5K race to kick off the season (November 20th)
* New! Stroll Among the Lights (December 3rd and 4th)
* New! Say Goodbye to the Lights Stroll January 1st
* Hayrides every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
* Meet and Greet with Santa!
* Popcorn and Hot Chocolate concession sales to support local Scouting units
* Private parties and hayrides available
* Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Click here for more information.
Candlelight Shopping – Every Saturday November 26, 2016 through December 17, 2016
Historic Downtown Melbourne invites you to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the holiday season fashioned after Olde English country holiday traditions. Shops remain open late, are lit with white candles and lights, and serve such holiday fare as cakes, cookies, teas, apple cider, coffee and hot chocolate.
Evenings feature a variety of holiday entertainment with musicians, choirs, carolers, carriage rides and of course ‘Father Christmas’ strolling through downtown. So bring your family or grab some friends and join us this Holiday Season! Click here for information.
Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon – Sunday, November 27, 2016
Running Zone Foundation and Space Coast Runners welcome you to the 45th running of the Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon – Florida’s oldest marathon. We invite runners and walkers alike to experience one of the most beautiful USATF certified waterfront courses on the east coast of Florida.
Both races start in the historic and quaint Cocoa Village, and finish with a lap around the Riverfront Park amphitheater where family and friends can cheer and watch your finish.
As our race is held within the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center, the entire event revolves around a space theme sure to delight and energize our participants. Click here for registration & information!