LAST DAY! Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music Festival Concludes 3-Day Festival Today

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Cocoa Beach’s oceanfront Shepard Park will be the venue for the Space Coast’s hottest event next year when Space Coast Daily presents the three-day 2017 Seafood & Music Festival at Cocoa Beach. Arrive hungry, because you will want to try out the many temptations. Gregory Firestone’s Golden Gate seafood, for example, will present 150 feet of drool-inducing seafood, including crawfish, crab legs, alligator, calamari, lobster mac and cheese, and seafood boil, for starters.

Parking at the Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music Festival at Alan Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach will be easy as plenty of parking areas have been organized, along with free Park & Ride shuttle service. CLICK HERE TO SEE PARKING DETAILS

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music Festival will feature a large and diverse variety of seafood and other food choices for the public during the three-day festival, February 24-26 at Alan Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach.

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Cousins Maine Lobster will offer their famous Maine and Connecticut Lobster rolls, New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque, Cousins Lobster Tacos, Lobster Quesadillas, Maine Lobster Tail, Lobster Tots, Whoopie Pies and Lobster Ice Cream at the Cocoa Beach Seafood Festival.

Lobster, aka Maine’s red gold, is one of the gustatory stars of the Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music Fest, a weekend jammed with great music and fantastic food.

From 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24 to the evening hours on Sunday, Feb. 26, beachfront Alan Shepard Park will be the place for grazing on seafood and listening to top musical entertainers perform live on the Space Coast Daily Stage.

“King Lobstah” will be joined by shrimp, clams, oysters and other princes of the deep during this seafood extravaganza. For seafood lovers and music lovers, this will be a weekend to remember.

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“We will have a terrific amount and variety of seafood on offer at the festival,” said Giles Malone, partner in Maverick Multimedia and Brevard Productions, publishers of Space Coast Daily and organizers of the festival.

Francine Quigley from New Jersey will offer her Clam Stew at the festival

Clam Stew at the festival.

“Top-class seafood vendors will join us from here at the beautiful beachfront Alan Shepard Park and from all across the USA to satisfy every appetite. We thought of the landlubbers, too, and we’re also offering lots of great BBQ and other food choices.”

Seafood vendors have been selected for the variety of dishes they bring to the festival table.

Familiar faces on the Brevard restaurant scene will also be dishing out their specialties.

 

Shrimp cocktails will be offered by Jersey Girl Superfoods at the festival

Shrimp cocktails will be offered at the festival.

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From New Jersey is not too far to visit Maryland, at least by way of Willy T’s Crab Shack, home of Maryland-style crab cakes. For their legendary authentic Maryland-style crab cake sandwich, Willy T’s chefs start with generous portions of lump blue crab meat, to which is added the company’s “World Famous Secret Family Recipe” spices before being deep-fried to perfection.

The sandwiches are served on artisanal buttery brioche buns with lettuce and tomato on the side.

Willy T’s also features mini versions of the crab cakes and spicy shrimp sandwiches, as well as crab salad and shrimp and clam baskets.

Fans of the television hit “Shark Tank” may remember Portland, Maine cousins Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomax, who wowed the “sharks” with their proposal for expansion of their Cousins Maine Lobster food trucks.

ABOVE VIDEO: Cousins Maine Lobster will be featured at the Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music Festival.

Orlando resident Kevin Anderson saw the show and was so impressed by what the Cousins offered, he bought into their franchise.

“They grew up in the lobster business and know what they’re talking about,” said Anderson. “Their recipes are so good, they couldn’t keep up with the demand.”

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Anderson will bring his Cousins Maine Lobster food truck to the Cocoa Beach Seafood Fest to satisfy lobster cravings. Expect lobster rolls, lobster tacos, lobster quesadillas, Maine lobster tail, lobster bisque and lobster tots.

“This is authentic Maine lobster, shipped in several times a week,” said Anderson.

Does Anderson ever get tired of eating the leggy crustaceans? “I never get tired of our lobster,” he said.

Golden Gate Seafood will feature crawfish among many other delights.

Golden Gate Seafood will feature crawfish among many other delights.

Golden Gate Seafoods, mainstays at outdoor events around the country, will present 150 feet of seafood delights, including crawfish, crab legs, alligator, calamari, lobster mac and cheese and seafood boil, and that’s just for starters.

From Jacksonville straight to the Seafood Fest arrives What’s the Catch, a super-cool retro Airstream brimming with Florida Keys attitude…and seafood.

Catch both amazingly tasty options such as Key Est Grilled Grouper and pan-seared ahi tuna as well as some delicious deep-fried dishes such as the Blue Lava Shrimp Taco and island-style shrimp entrees.

These are just for starters, folks. There’s plenty of more seafood to discover by the Exploration Tower.

Richard Cockerel with his What's The Catch unique Silverstream trailer will offer some delicious tuna

Richard Cockerel with his What’s The Catch unique Airstream trailer will offer some delicious tuna.

Because man lives by more than seafood alone, the festival features an international beer and wine pavilion, an arts and crafts show, a children’s activity zone and special events such as the Pirates’ Parade and Party, when several Pirate Krewes, including the Brethren of the Space Coast Pirates’ Krewe, strut their stuff.

Pirate sword fighting demos, roaming pirate troubadours, pirate belly dancers and even a pirate balloon artist make for “aargh-mazing” entertainment.

After the parade, the pirates party hearty, with samplings from Code Rum, the festival’s official rum.

The festival also features the Shark Experience Pavilion, a specially designed aquarium that holds several sharks and fate-tempting divers.

The Shark Experience Pavilion is part of the Shark Encounter Exposition, the only traveling shark encounter exposition in America.

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The shark shows, as well as the pirate parade and party, are free with festival admission.

COCOA BEACH SEAFOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FEBRUARY 24 – 26 AT SHEPARD PARK

ABOVE VIDEO: Dirty Heads will be among the chart-topping music artists that will appear during the Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music Festival set for Feb. 24-26, 2017. Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 23 at 10 a.m. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

COCOA BEACH SEAFOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Friday, February 24: Gates open at 5 pm:

Live Shark Encounter Shows: located in large, blue pavilion tent, in south area of Alan Shepard Park: This is a free show included with festival admission: 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:30 pm.
Space Coast Daily Stage: located in the north area of Alan Shepard Park:
DJ Tunes: 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Suzanah Free 6:30 pm – 7 pm
Don McLean 7:30 pm

Pirate’s Seafood Stage: located in the central area of Alan Shepard Park:
Tropical Groove
in concert : 5:30 pm – 11 pm

Saturday, February 25: Gates open at 11 am:

Live Shark Encounter Shows: located in large, blue pavilion tent, in south area of Alan Shepard Park: this is a free show with festival admission:12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm, 10 pm.

Space Coast Daily Stage: located in northern area of Alan Shepard Park:
Special Guests 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Coastal Breed 2 pm – 5 pm
Concert venue cleared​ until 5:30 pm for preparations for evening concert.
Seranation 5:30  pm – 6:15 pm
Funkle Fester: 6:30  pm – 7:15 pm
Dub Massive Sound
Ballyhoo! 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dub Massive Sound
Dirty Heads 9:15 pm

Pirate’s Seafood Stage: located in the central area of Alan Shepard Park:
Kimberly Yoakum in concert: 12 pm – 12:45 pm
Pidjin live in concert: 1 pm – 3 pm
The Kindred Kilts: 3 pm- 4 pm
Pidjin live in concert: 4 pm – 6 pm
Tropical Groove in concert 6 pm- 11 pm

Pirate’s Cove Beach Stage:  Presented by the Brethren of the Space Coast pirate crew, hosted by The Kindred Kilts and located on the beach – accessed from central park area:
Kids & Adults come down on the beach and climb aboard the beautiful pirate ship – The Panama Pearl. Meet the mermaids, talk to a parrot and meet real pirates: 11 am – 8 pm.

Roving Pirate legends available for photo opportunities and fun: 11 am – 8 pm:
Meet RedLegs Greaves with Kosh the Parrot, Captain Jack Orlando, Panama Pearl the Sea Witch, Gary the MadHatter (Pirate Kedge), Outlaw Pirates Captain Cranky the Insulter and the captivating Rosalie the Red, co-captains of the Brethren of the Space Coast.
Enjoy a free sample of Code Rum – The Official Rum of the Cocoa Beach Seafood Festival – near the Pirate Stage & Brethren of the Space Coast booth.

Sunday, February 26: Gates open at 11 am:

Live Shark Encounter Shows: located in large blue pavilion tent in south area of Alan Shepard Park: this is a free show with festival admission: 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 5:30 pm.
Space Coast Daily Stage: located in the north area of Alan Shepard Park:
Lights Out Sound hosting the party and spinning music to move to all day.
Gary Lazer Eyes 1 pm – 3:30 pm
The Original Wailers 3:45 pm
Special Guests 5 pm
Paul Beach performs his smooth Jazz Celestialization in the Arts & Crafts village: 2 pm – 6pm

Tickets on sale NOW at all TICKETMASTER locations and at all central Florida Walgreens stores. 

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Tickets now on sale all TICKETMASTER locations.

The 2017 Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music Festival at Shepard Park is sponsored by Cape Canaveral Hospital, Space Coast Daily, Florida’s Space Coast, News 6, Miller Lite and Savings Safari.

For more information, or if you would like to register for the Arts & Crafts Show, call 1-855-386-3836 or e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com.

CLICK HERE FOR SEAFOOD VENDOR APPLICATION

CLICK HERE FOR ARTS & CRAFTS APPLICATION

CLICK HERE FOR MARKETPLACE APPLICATION

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ABOVE MAP: The three-day 2017 Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music Festival will take place at Shepard Park, a beautiful 5-acre oceanfront park located at 200 E. Cocoa Beach Causeway in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The park is named after America’s first man in space, NASA Astronaut Alan Shepard, who flew aboard a Mercury spacecraft he named Freedom 7 on May 5, 1961.

PARKING:

Parking at the Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music Festival at Alan Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach will be easy as plenty of parking areas have been organized, along with free Park & Ride shuttle service. 

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The exciting three-day Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music festival is set for February  24 to 26 at the beautiful 10-acre oceanfront Alan Shepard Park, located at the eastern-most end of State Road 520.

TRAVELING FROM THE WEST AND NORTH

Next To Sunrise Diner Parking Area:

NEXT TO SUNRISE DINER: Just 1/4 mile west of Shepard Park, along State Road 520, is a large parking area with FREE park and ride shuttle service, running frequently, to and from Shepard Park. You will find this parking area next to Sunrise Diner, located at 365 West Cocoa Beach Causeway (State Road 520) in Cocoa Beach.

PARKING LOT 1: Next to Sunrise Diner: Just 1/4 mile west of Shepard Park, along State Road 520, is a large parking area with free Park and Ride shuttle service running frequently to and from Shepard Park. Parking is $10 per car at this location, and the Park and Ride Shuttle service is free for people parking in that parking lot. You will find this parking area next to Sunrise Diner, located at 365 West Cocoa Beach Causeway (State Road 520), Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931.

TRAVELING FROM THE NORTH

Church of Our Savior Parking Area:

CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOR: Church of Our Savior, located at 5301 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, has a large parking area that is offering parking for $5, with a free Park and Ride Shuttle Service, running continuously, to and from Alan Shepard Park.

PARKING LOT 2: Church of Our Savior, located at 5301 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931, has a large parking area, offering parking for $10, with a free Park and Ride Shuttle Service, running continuously, to and from Alan Shepard Park, where the seafood festival is located.

Craig Technologies and Radisson Resort at the Port Parking Areas:

ABOVE RIGHT: The Craig Technologies parking lot is located at 8550 Astronaut Boulevard in Cape Canaveral. ABOVE LEFT: The Radisson Resort at the Port is located at 8701 Astronaut Boulevard in Cape Canaveral.

PARKING LOTS 3: Craig Technologies, located at 8550 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920, has a large parking area, offering parking for $10 per car, with free park and ride shuttle service for people parking there.

PARKING LOT 4: The Radisson Resort At The Port, located at 8701 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 has a large grass parking area just south of the hotel. Turn at W. Central Blvd. and proceed west to the parking lot entrance. Parking is $10 at this location and the free park and ride shuttle service will take you to and from Alan Shepard Park, where the festival is being held. The Radisson also offers excellent accommodations for those wishing to stay overnight.

TRAVELING FROM THE SOUTH

Winn Dixie Shopping Center Parking Area:

ABOVE: The Winn Dixie Shopping Center in Cocoa Beach, pictured above in dark green, is located at 100 Canaveral Plaza Boulevard in Cocoa Beach. This parking area is a short walk west of Shepard Park.

PARKING LOT 5: Winn Dixie Shopping Center in Cocoa Beach, pictured above in dark green, is located at 100 Canaveral Plaza Boulevard in Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. This parking area is a short walk west of Shepard Park.

Festival and Surrounding Areas

FESTIVAL AREA AND IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS: Three parking areas lie within a ½ mile radius of the festival. These are noted above by the official parking symbol in the map. PLEASE NOTE: Parking restrictions in the residential area to the north of Shepard Park will be strictly enforced by the police, and will be clearly marked.

FESTIVAL SURROUNDING AREA: Three parking areas lie within a ½ mile radius of the festival. These are noted above by the official parking symbol in the map. PLEASE NOTE: Parking restrictions in the residential area to the north of Shepard Park will be strictly enforced by the police, and will be clearly marked.

Additional parking areas will be added to the list of parking lots above – stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for updated and additions. For information and assistance please call 1-855-386-3836, or 321-323-4460, or 321-302-6565 or 321-615-8111.

CLICK HERE FOR THE COCOA BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL WEBSITE 


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