Things to do in Brevard this Memorial Day weekend, May 28 - 31


The Brevard Veterans Memorial Center in Merritt Island will be a hub of activity this weekend. The VMC will host Rolling Thunder's first Florida rally, ride, and festival. More than 40,000 motorcyclists are expected to join the parade, according to event organizers.


More and more things are returning to normal as our communities get vaccinated, including the return of weekend events. And with the unofficial start of summer upon us, the staff at Viera Voice have once again rounded up some of the most exciting events happening in the area this Memorial Day weekend.

Multi-day event: Rolling Thunder Ride For Freedom XXXIII Florida

Veterans advocacy group, Rolling Thunder, will host its annual rally honoring American prisoners of war and troops missing in action in various locations around Merritt Island this weekend.

Friday, May 28

4 pm - 7:30 pm: Rider registration at Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, 610 Glen Cheek Drive, Port Canaveral. Cost is $20, and participants receive a patch and pin.

7:15 pm: Blessing of the bikes at Fishlips.

9 pm: Candlelight vigil featuring Gold Star families at Brevard Veterans Memorial Center, 400 Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island. Patriot Guard Riders will display a Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica wall and Global War on Terrorism wall. 

Saturday, May 29

8 am: Thunder Alley festival begins at the VMC and adjacent 82-acre park with rider registration, entertainment, food, vendors and live music by Seed and Vintage. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. 

Sunday, May 30

8 am: Riders rally at Brevard Veterans Memorial Center

10 am: Ride for Freedom XXXIII starts

Friday, May 28

Tru Phonic plays Pineda Inn

7 pm - 11 pm

Pineda Inn Bar & Grill

6533 US-1 Rockledge

Pineda Inn debuts the talented & high-energy Jam and Funk band, Tru Phonic. Enjoy some of the best sounds on the Space Coast paired with great food & drinks right on the water.

Cocoa Village's Friday Fest

6 pm - 9 pm

434 Delannoy Ave, Cocoa

Enjoy free family fun including food, vendors, kids’ activities and live music in the Gazebo in the Village. 

Saturday, May 29

Memorial Day Weekend Reggae Show

4 pm - 8 pm

Drift House Surf & Skate Shop

350 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach

Enjoy live music in the yard to kick off the summer with a reggae show featuring Anchors Up and special guest Natty's Common Roots.

The Sleeping Beauty Ball

2 pm - 3 pm 

Scott Center at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

5625 Holy Trinity Dr, Melbourne

We Dance Academies annual summer showcase.

Adult admission fee: $30

Kids under 12: $15

Central Florida Winds Salute America

3 pm - 4:30 pm

Park Avenue Baptist Church

2600 S Park Ave, Titusville

Enjoy the music of American composers and patriotic music played by the premiere wind ensemble of Central Florida.

Kids Night Out at the Aquatic Center

6 pm - 10 pm

McClarty Park Community Center

790 Barton Blvd #3126, Rockledge

Cost: $12 for first child, second is $10.

Enjoy an evening out while your kids, ages 4-12 years old, enjoy a fun night of swimming, pool games, pizza, movie-watching and more.

Sunday, May 30

Viera Wetlands Field Trip

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Viera North, 10001 N Wickham Rd

Join Bert Alm of the Space Coast Audubon Society for a limited participant bird walk at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands.

Make ‘N’ Take: Fairy Gardens for Kids

1 pm

Rockledge Gardens

2153 U.S. 1, Rockledge

Bring your creative kiddos to this fun make-and-take workshop to build their very own magical mini container garden. Reserve your spot in advance here for $15 or purchase on the day of the workshop for $20 per fairy garden. 

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Duran Memorial Day 2-Person Scramble

8am shotgun start

Cost: $79 Non-Member

$59 Member without Trail

$39 Member with Trail

Price includes golf, cart, range balls, lunch and beer after play. Sign up here or in the pro shop.

Memorial Day Celebration at Brevard Veterans Memorial Center

9 am - 10:30 am

400 Sykes Creek Pkwy S, Merritt Island

The celebration will include a special recognition of the U.S. Marine Corps. Refreshments will be available and unique displays planned. The museum will be open.

Memorial Day Program

11 am - 12 pm

Liberty Bell Memorial Museum

1601 Oak Street, Melbourne

The museum will present a non-partisan, entertaining program with music along with featured speaker Sheriff Wayne Ivey. The program will open with a presentation of colors by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office honor guard and patriotic music by members of the Melbourne Municipal Band. A local Boy Scout troop will be selling food and drinks.

We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend. This Memorial Day, remember to honor those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country.