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Space Coast Art Festival In New Location Again

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This is our fourth time to this festivalSchedule in the fourth different location. Our first visit was in 2013. Then the festival was centered around Minutemen Causeway between Brevard Avenue on the west and Atlantic Avenue near the beach in Cocoa Beach, as it had been for decades. In 2014, the festival moved to the Cove area at Port Canaveral. By 2019, it had moved to Manatee Sanctuary Park.

This year the festival will be Saturday, October 19, from 9 am to 5 pm. It will be open from 10 to 4 on Sunday. It will be held at Space Coast Daily Park at 6091 Stadium Parkway in Viera, Florida (32940). That is a new 30-acre outdoor event and entertainment venue for Brevard County.

In addition to the 90 artists, they will have live art & music performances, a food court, kids entertainment, and a student art show. You can find more information on their website, Space Coast Art Festival, as it becomes available. They expect only 14 thousand visitors this year, but we are still looking forward to a good festival.

The people putting on this show have been scrambling since the City of Cocoa Beach started messing with them five years ago. Last year we had the opportunity to work with their new competition, the Cocoa Beach Art Show. Dealing with the lady in charge was not exactly a pleasure. She claimed to have well over ten years of experience in running a five-year-old festival. But she didn’t understand her own festival rules as they were written. She made us take down Nancy’s hand-made notecardssample because notecards were mentioned as an example in a rule prohibiting mass-produced merchandise.

Now that Space Coast has a stable new venue and time, I fully expect them to return to the highest level, as established by over fifty years of greatness. (As indicated above, we haven’t been there all of those fifty years.)


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