Top 10 Things To Do This Summer In Cocoa

By  //  July 30, 2015

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(1)  Visit one of the many community centers throughout the city.  Brevard County Parks and Recreation has a great summer camp lineup and always has great events going on throughout the county.

CLICK HERE for information.

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(2)  Visit the Eastern Florida State College Planetarium and Observatory.  They have a lot of great events and programs for kids.

CLICK HERE for the schedule of activities.

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(3) Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science is a great place to learn all about history and ecology in our area and the importance of conserving our natural resources.

CLICK HERE for information.

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(4) Play in the fountains at Riverfront Park.  The fountains run daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  It’s a great place to come cool off this summer and let the kids enjoy some time outside.

Call Cocoa Leisure Services at 321-639-3500 x4 to find out if the fountains are functioning and are not turned off for a special event before you come out.

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(5) Come out and celebrate the 4th of July with the City of Cocoa, City of Rockledge and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.  This annual event is one of the largest events to take place in Cocoa and the only place you can see the Brevard Symphony Orchestra play a free concert alongside a beautiful fireworks display over the Indian River.  This event is part of a larger three day celebration throughout the county called Smoke on the Water and Fire in the Sky.

CLICK HERE for information.

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(6) Stroll downtown Cocoa Village.  Voted one of Visit Florida’s Top 8 “Shopping Gems in the Sunshine State,” Cocoa Village is a unique shopping and dining destination.  With many unique stores such as a Magic Shop, Toy Store, Antique Shops, Clothing Stores and many award winning restaurants, the Village has something for everyone.  There are also a number of historic buildings including the Porcher House and Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse.

CLICK HERE for information.

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(7) Watch a movie in the park.  The City of Cocoa Leisure Services division offers a free monthly movie in Riverfront Park.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of upcoming movies.

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(8)  Visit the Library of Florida History run by the Florida Historical Society.  The library houses a large collection of Florida historical documents and maps.

CLICK HERE for information.

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(9) The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, once known as the Aladdin Theater, was built in 1924.  The playhouse features Broadway theater right here in Cocoa and offers a fantastic children’s program over the summer.

CLICK HERE for more information.

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(10) Take a run or bike along the Indian River.  There are a number of running and biking events held each year in Cocoa to take advantage of the beautiful view of the Indian River such as one of the largest marathons in this region, the Space Coast Marathon.  The City of Cocoa is becoming the recreation hub of Brevard County and has specialty stores such as a running store and bike store located in Cocoa Village.

For more information on the City of Cocoa visit www.CocoaFL.org.  The City of Cocoa now has a new mobile app that you can download free on your Apple or Android device that will give you a current calendar of events and links to area attractions.  Visit www.cocoafl.org/apps to download.


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