Surf Contests and Art Festivals in April

On Florida’s Space Coast, spring is the perfect time for surf contests, live music, great food and art festivals. April 6 – 8th is the 48th Annual Easter Surf contest in Cocoa Beach.

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Or, join us April 28 – 29 and visit  historic downtown Melbourne for the 28th Annual Melbourne Art Festival. Ranked 37th best art show in the nation, Saturday morning begins with a 5K run over the Indian River Lagoon at 7 am and the weekend’s entertainment schedule features a variety of talented local musicians and a free concert by the Georgia Satellites at 7:30 pm Saturday.

Historic downtown Melbourne is a fun little walking district with terrific restaurants, pubs, bakeries, antique shops and boutiques just a short 10 minute drive across the river from our Melbourne Beach Inn. They also have a free shuttle to the Festival this year from the beach with pick up and drop off at the shopping center just two miles north of Port d’Hiver on A1A.

Everyone here in Melbourne Beach looks forward to the Art Festival each April because they bring in so many talented artists and performers each year! As a matter of fact, we searched high and low for an artist to create just the right Port d’Hiver map and as soon as we saw Mike’s booth and all his beautiful art work at last year’s Festival we knew he was just the guy to represent our special little island for us. Great job Mike!

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