Shark Encounter Exposition Will Wow Crowds At Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music Festival

By  //  February 23, 2017

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SHARKS: stirring the fears and fascination

ABOVE VIDEO: The Shark Encounter Exposition Will Wow Crowds At Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music Festival this weekend. Watch as Space Coast Daily’s Alan Zlotorzynski braves the maneaters to give everyone a closeup look at these beautiful animals. The only traveling Shark Encounter expo in the USA will be among the hundreds of exhibitors and attractions that will wow the crowds during the three-day Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music Festival extravaganza, set for February 24-26 at the beachfront Alan Shepard Park.

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 • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Sharks have captured our imaginations for hundreds of years, stirring the fears and fascination of ocean goers and scientists alike.

The only traveling Shark Encounter expo in the USA will wow the crowds during the three-day Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music Festival extravaganza, set for February 24-26 at the Alan Shepard Park.

The Exposition will be featured in the Shark Experience Pavilion, which features a specially designed aquarium that holds several sharks and divers at the same time.

There will be three free shows on Friday, Feb. 24, and four shows each day on Saturday and Sunday.

The show and exhibit combines education and entertainment – along with a few surprises for the audience.

“This is a very unique show and will really give the audience a special insight into the life of one of the ocean’s most feared predators,” said Giles Malone of Brevard Productions, who is organizing the family seafood festival.

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“We feel that this Shark Encounter Experience is a terrific addition to the Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music festival as it will help our patrons better understand these magnificent creatures.​”

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.

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COCOA BEACH SEAFOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL MUSICAL LINE UP & SCHEDULE

• Friday, Feb. 24: Don McLean 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 25: Dirty Heads, plus guests Ballyhoo! and Funkle Fester, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Feb. 26: The Original Wailers, 3 p.m.

Tickets on sale NOW at all TICKETMASTER locations.

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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

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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.

Sharks have captured our imaginations for hundreds of years, stirring the fears and fascination of ocean goers and scientists alike.

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 $5, 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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