Annual Iceman’s Ball – Fall Festival

Hello, October! Melbourne Beach is the perfect place to be this time of year with surf contests, live music, local theater, great food, art festivals, Halloween parties, rocket launches and the oldest marathon in the State of Florida!

Just this week it seems that the leaves have become a little greener, the morning sun on the water extra sparkly and the sea air… well, it just smells so clean and beachy!

Melbourne Beach Bed and Breakfast

Then too, there‘s that special sense of October camaraderie in the air. The cheery triathletes ride by on their bikes with the sunrise behind them, as they get ready for the big Battle of the Bridges Race happening this Sunday. Neighbors are out walking their dogs and stopping to chat while the surfers are all catching those great October swells, and there seems to be an unusually large number of cute pregnant people wandering around this fall looking happy and full of life. In fact, last weekend all but one of the couples staying here at Port d’Hiver is expecting a baby this season. I’ve always thought that autumn babies were extra smart!

One of our favorite events is our very own Iceman’s Ball next weekend, Sunday, October 9th right here on Ocean Avenue. This fall festival is old-fashioned small town fun with family activities all day. Guests can take a short walk down to the river and join the festivities which begin at 9 a.m. with the Huck Finn Fishing Derby and end at 8:30 p.m. with dancing under the stars. This year promises to be extra fun with our Melbourne Beach Inn sponsoring a pedicab to ferry folks back and forth and the 4th Annual Crazy Bed Race starting at 4:00.

Melbourne Beach InnBest of all, the weather is great and you can walk from the inn and the Iceman’s Ball is free. Unless of course you are brave enough to enter that Crazy Bed Race, but we might be willing to pay to see that!

Here is a guide to the monthly average temperatures at our Melbourne Beach Bed and Breakfast:

MONTH       AV. HIGH       AV. LOW

January           72                  50

February         73                  51

March             77                   55

April                81                   61

May                85                    66

June               89                    71

July                 91                    72

August            90                    73

September      90                    73

October           83                   67

November       78                    60

December       73                    53

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