Fall is still a few weeks away, but that doesn’t diminish the level of excitement surrounding the season’s arrival in the least bit. Although Brevard County doesn’t have many of the season’s staples, such as brightly colored leaves or steep temperature drops, the Space Coast makes up for it by enthusiastically embracing smores, crisp breezes and thin sweaters. Brevard County residents trade in their iced coffees for warm lattes and hot apple ciders and can’t wait to dig into pumpkin and apple pies.
Autumn weather in Brevard County is absolutely delightful. The temperature draws down from the heat welcomed during the precious summer months, but remains warm enough for family trips to the beach. Unlike many other places across the country, the waters off Brevard’s shoreline are still warm enough for surfers to comfortably ride some waves.
This time of year picnics, trips to the Brevard Zoo and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be filled with warm sunshine, welcome breezes and smiles. It’s a great time to take long walks with the family or bring the family dog to the dog park to make some friends.
Autumn evenings in Brevard County are just as delightful. Family gatherings are filled with roasted smores, backyard campouts and eagerly anticipated high school football games. There’s a few age old, yet friendly rivalries that may or may not be settled on the field this season. Only time will tell.
Many look forward to the splendid fall festivals that are held across Brevard County throughout the season. Ferris wheels, funnel cakes, cotton candy and midways bursting with carnival games are right around the corner. Autumn also brings countless other festivals across the Space Coast that celebrate our remarkable culture, esteemed fine arts and treasured communities.
A recent article in Florida Today listed a number of fall festivals held across Brevard County, including the Heritage Day Festival in West Melbourne, the Beachside Fall Festival in Indialantic, the Fall Art Festival in downtown Melbourne and Oktoberfest in Cocoa. Let the merriment begin.