We can’t believe May is here already, and graduation season is upon us. If you have anyone graduating this year, congratulations! Besides the commencement ceremonies, we found some fun events in Brevard County this month. If you love supporting a great cause or love art and craft fairs, keep reading because we found your plans for the weekend.
Space Coast River Jam, Friday, May 13th, 4 – 10:30 pm
Cocoa Riverfront Park, 401 Riveredge Blvd, Cocoa, FL
Support Children’s Literacy through Music! Spectators from all over the Space Coast and surrounding areas will enjoy live music from 7 great bands, various food trucks, and VIP seating/catering available. Enjoy six hours of great music from seven local bands, food trucks, a cash bar, 50/50 raffle while supporting the Rolling Readers Space Coast non-profit organization providing literacy services to Brevard County Schools. Tickets are $10 for general admission or VIP packages for $75. Click here to order your tickets.
Summer Art & Craft Fair in Historic Cocoa Village
Saturday, May 14th, 10 am – 4 pm & Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Do you love arts and craft fairs? Then you must put this event on your calendar. There will be over 200 Unique Artists & Crafters! Two days of fabulous Art & Crafts! Fantastic street food and live entertainment throughout the grounds. Free admission! Kid & pet friendly! For more information, call 321-631-9075 or visit this website.
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It’s all about ART and CARS in Melbourne with the 37th Annual Arts Festival AND the Boniface Hiers Car and Truck Show. These two events take place this weekend around our Melbourne location, and they should be a great time. Keep reading for more information on What’s Happening Around Work Webb Melbourne.
2022 Melbourne Art Festival
Saturday, April 23rd & Sunday, 24th, 9 – 5 pm
Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, Florida
The award-winning annual festival, which draws tens of thousands of art and music lovers, is a vibrant, family-friendly event that promotes and encourages artistic endeavors, education, and appreciation of the arts in Central Florida. This year’s festival will feature over 200 artist booths, live music, kid-friendly activities, a student art competition, sponsor displays, and diverse food and beverage options in a serene park setting with plenty of parking. The 37th Melbourne Art Festival offers FREE admission, FREE parking, FREE children’s activities, and FREE live entertainment throughout the weekend. Click here for more information.
Boniface Hiers Car and Truck Show
Sunday, April 24th – 10 – 2 pm.
Boniface Hiers Chevrolet, 800 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL
The show is open to all Cars and Trucks of every year, make and model. There will be music, a 50/50 drawing, food, awards, raffles, and vendors. Registration is $20.00 for all vehicles from 9 am to 1 pm. This event is a JUDGED show. For all questions, please call Bob at 321.948.7553 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.
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Are you looking for a free family-friendly activity this month? Are you a chili fan or a great chili chef who wants to show off your skills for a great cause? Then we found some fun things to do in Melbourne for March just for you.
FREE Cars Under the Stars at Wickham Park featuring Cruella
Friday, Marcy 25, 5-9 pm
Wickham Park Regional Pavilion
Brevard County Parks and Recreation is proud to present Cruella at the FREE Cars Under the Stars Movie in the Park happening in Wickham Park! Audio will be available through the car stereo and external speakers, just like an old-school drive-in. This event is fun for the whole family. Learn more by visiting this link.
Saturday, March 26, 12 – 3 pm
2909 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne
We love a good-tasting chili, and if you are the same, consider going to the Inaugural Chili Cook-off at American Legion Post 81 here in Melbourne. Proceeds will benefit the Honoring Veterans Cemetery Project. Only $10 per ticket, and every attendee gets a vote. You’ll earn 1 sample from each of the contestants. If you have a recipe that you think is top-notch, join the competition! Only $25 per entry, but act quick because there are limited spots available! You must go to the American Legion to purchase tickets as a competitor before the event. Learn more about this event by clicking this link.
February is a short month, but some exciting events are going on this last weekend in Melbourne. The weather is supposed to be beautiful, but make sure you check – Florida weather changes on a dime. Here is what’s happening around our Melbourne offices this weekend we think you might enjoy:
Mardi Gras Family Celebration & Tasking Event
Saturday, February 26th, 1-5 pm
Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village
1501 South Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, Fl
Stroll the ‘streets of New Orleans” at this family celebration and tasting event! Free admission for live music, kid’s crafts and contests, Mardi Gras tattoos, and more. An exciting King Cake eating contest for adults ($5 entry fee) with a BIG trophy for the winner! Raffles too! Pay just $25 for a tasting ticket and sample seven different amazing Cajun /New Orleans foods like jambalaya, beignets, Cajun pasta, etouffee, and more. Tour historic Green Gables for a $10 donation ( this tour is included free with the purchase of a tasting ticket), all this and support the Historic treasure, Green Gables!
Click here for ticket information.
A. Max Brewer Bridge Back to the ’80s 5K
Saturday, February 26th, 6 – 8 pm
A. Max Brewer Bridge at Sand Point Park, Titusville, FL
Sculptor Charter Schools “Back to the 80’s” 5K includes a custom collectible T-shirt and FINISHER MEDALS for the first 600 runners to cross the finish line! So come out and join this “totally awesome” race with family & friends while participating in our 12th Annual A. Max Brewer Bridge 5K! The race starts at 6:00 pm, rain or shine! Each registered 5K participant is given automatic entry into our Door prize drawings. Both runners and spectators are invited to enjoy the Food Truck Palooza from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with over ten local food trucks! So come out and join the FUN!
Click here to register:
We search community calendars to find events to feature near our offices for our What’s Happening blog series, and we are thrilled about two going on this weekend in Melbourne. The weather is not typical for Florida, and another cold front is supposed to arrive this weekend, but bundling up to help raise money for needy children and visiting a renaissance fair are two events worth dressing warm for this weekend.
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 24th Annual Tooth Trot
Here at Work Webb, we love giving back to the community paying it forward where we can, and the 24th Annual Tooth Trot going on this weekend is an annual fundraiser that helps raise funds to provide free oral care to needy children in Brevard County. This event is part of the Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) program and the Run For The Kids Race Challenge. Click here to learn more about this event and register for the race to provide dental health education supplies, as well as toothbrushes and toothpaste, for the children and their families.
Saturday & Sunday, January 29 – 30 2022, Brevard Renaissance Fair – Heroes of the Realm
Gather one and all for the 7th season of the Brevard Renaissance Fair in the Forest of Wickham Park in Melbourne, Florida.
An entire cast of colorful characters fills the lands with music, dancing, and more. With over 100 stage shows daily, varieties of foods and treats, and numerous artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the Brevard Renaissance Fair invites guests to immerse themselves in a unique experience of History and Fantasy!
Click here for more information and tickets.
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Welcome, December. It’s the time of year where there seem to be not enough hours in the day to complete our holiday to-do lists. Reduce your stress by taking a break and doing something fun with your loved ones. We enjoy the holiday season, and there are some fun events in Melbourne in December. There are farmer’s markets, parades, carriage rides to see the holiday decorations, and much more. Here are a few events that sound like fun:
Downtown Melbourne Farmers Market at Riverview Park
December 11th & 18th @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
See the fresh local foods, bakery, specialty foods, food trucks, local artisans & crafters in abundance on December 11 & 18th. In addition, you can enjoy shopping in our pet-friendly park, huge playground, green space, river views, outdoor shopping & eating.
29th Annual Melbourne Light Parade
December 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1300 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 1300 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Melbourne, FL
The Melbourne Light Parade is a lighted night street parade bringing Businesses, Community Groups, Churches, Schools, and more together to celebrate the joys and wonders of the Holiday Season; The Melbourne Light Parade helps the less fortunate families in Brevard County. We ask that spectators bring a new unwrapped toy, nonperishable food item, or bag of dog or cat food with them. These gifts will be collected on the first float.
Space Coast Light Fest Carriage Rides, Wickham Park Melbourne, FL
December, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays @ 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
The Space Coast Light Fest is a community event run by the youth and volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America in the Central Florida Council. Enjoy some Christmas magic as you ride through the beautiful lights on a private carriage ride for up to four adults or two adults and three children. It is a family-oriented celebration featuring shimmering lights and dazzling animated displays. Please visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets.
Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? We can’t. If you are hosting this year and are looking for events to entertain guests or burn off some calories (or both) before the big meal, here are two events near our Melbourne, Florida offices:
Eau Gallie Art Festival 2021 –Saturday, November 20th – Sunday, November 21st, 10 AM – 5 PM
Eau Gallie Fine Art Festival is an extraordinary experience for the entire family. The community-oriented event features artists. All along Highland Avenue and St. Clair St., artists work en plein air. ‘Plein air’ is a term derived from the French phrase en plein air, which literally means “in the open air.” What makes ArtWorks unique is that all artists are encouraged to demonstrate during the two-day festival. Click here for more information.
Space Coast Turkey Trot 5K – November 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day at the Front Street Civic Center at the base of the Melbourne Causeway on Rt. 192. Make it a family tradition! This race benefits WestShore Jr/Sr High PTA and Fantastic 4-H. Please note – Due to the construction of the railway bridge above Melbourne Avenue, the City of Melbourne prohibited the course on Melbourne Avenue this year. Therefore, the 5K will go over the causeway and back and unfortunately, there will not be a 10K this year.
Click here for more information.
Happy Friday, everyone! Are you a fan of jazz, wine, Pink Floyd, arts and crafts? Then you are reading the right blog post. In this what’s happening in Melbourne post, we have gathered the information on some fantastic events taking place this weekend to help you make plans.
Brevard Jazz & Wine Festival
Saturday, October 23rd, doors open at 10:30 am
Holiday Inn Express, Space Coast Convention Center, 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa, FL 32926
This event promises to be the perfect evening for all jazz and wine enthusiasts. The Jazz and Wine Festival will incorporate an indoor and outdoor venue. Indoors will be for those who choose to watch the festival on the ‘big screen,’ and outdoors will be for those who choose to watch it live (upfront and personal). All seating is first-come, first-seated. The idea is to bring your lawn chair for the outside seating and find a suitable location. Remember, the ‘early bird’ gets the best seating! Pricing is $40 for general admission; $55 for VIP Outdoor Admission and $65 VIP Indoor/Outdoor Admission (see ad for details). The location will be the. Visit their website for more information.
Melbourne Fall Art and Craft Expo
Saturday, October 23, 10 am – 5 pm & Sunday, October 24, 10 am – 4 pm
Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, Fl
This expo is a unique mecca! Enjoy over 250 arts & crafts booths with one-of-a-kind handmade creativity and inspiration. Enjoy live music, food, adult beverages, and the FREE kid’s zone! An event for the entire family! Click here for more information
Party on the Patio
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
3865 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fl
For over 15 years, The King Center has hosted The Classic Albums Live with Picnic on the Patio, and the show Saturday, October 23rd, is Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon, starting at 8 pm. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Click here for tickets.
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We all know of famous companies that started in home garages like Amazon and Microsoft. This option worked for them because shared office solutions were not as prevalent as in today’s corporate environment. But now, there are ways to help you scale your business from working from home to leasing a corporate space. If you have thought about utilizing a shared office solution to grow your business but are not quite sure how this is the blog post for you. This post will discuss some of our options and give examples of how Work Webb can help build your business.
Here are some plans available during regular business hours as described on our website:
Our Basic Plan is excellent to use when you work from home but do not want to use your home address. Clients get the use of a physical address, directory listing, and mail service. Using this option will keep some distance from unwanted solicitors and your home address private. Please note, mail service does not include mail forwarding. Your mail can be picked up during regular business hours.
As your business grows, working from home may become too difficult and this option is practical when you require a physical address and unlimited access to a co-working space. With this plan, you receive mail service, directory listing, a desk in our co-working space, or eight hours of scheduled conference room or private desk space per month. This flexibility is a nice option for when you need to take a private meeting. The conference room and designated office must be scheduled in advance and is subject to availability.
Banker’s Hours Plan
As your business scales, you may not only want to work outside of the house but have the same desk every day you go to the office. The Banker’s Hours Plan includes the use of a physical address, directory listing, mail service, unlimited use of the common areas, and a “dedicated” desk during business hours.
No matter your industry, Work Webb can help build your business with our selection of options in two convenient locations. If you have additional questions or want to schedule a tour, please call us. Wisit our Happy Clients page to see what our clients have to say about using Work Webb.
When looking for office space, confusion often arises between “coworking” and “shared office solution” space, and this is because the two terms are similar in meaning. Many believe these two words describe the same working environment. The answer is both “Yes” and “No,” and here is why in our opinion: these words represent a way one can “interact” with an office—confused yet? Here is our explanation between a coworking space and a shared office solution.
What Is a Shared Office Solution?
Shared Office Solution is defined online as “A concept that allows companies who own or manage an office, that have redundant office space to share or rent the workstations or self-contained units to smaller companies looking for flexible workspace.” Meaning, individual offices are rented by various tenants, and the common areas of the office, receptionist, coffee station, copying machine, etc., are shared by all occupants.
What Is Coworking?
A Google search of coworking provides this explanation, “the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge.” A coworking environment is an ample open space with open desks and tables where individuals can work and interact with others. Picture a cubical office space with the dividers removed.
Can Office Sharing and Coworking Exist Together?
The exciting thing about a shared office solution vs. coworking — and one of the factors that contribute to the confusion surrounding it all — is that the two work arrangements can exist together in the same space, and they do at Work Webb.
Work Webb provides both shared office solutions and coworking options to their tenants. We have separate office spaces in varying sizes for our clients on a virtual, part-time, and full-time basis, as well as a large coworking space. Most options come with the use of physical address, directory listing, and mail service, as well as office amenities like a coffee station, kitchen area, and receptionist on staff. We have two great locations conveniently located in Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida. Whether you are visiting the area and need a professional space to work while on vacation or live here and need an affordable and professional office for your business, Work Webb has a option. For more information, please visit our website or contact us to book a tour.
It’s been over a year since the massive wave of employees working from home. Are you losing your focus and mind yet? The answer to this question from lots of individuals is a resounding YES! People miss the socialization of talking to coworkers in person; the ritual of driving to work, listening to music, and working from home does not meet these needs. Your home may not have the space to provide a productive environment away from distractions, but fear not, there is an answer. That answer is a shared office solution like Work Webb.
A shared office solution can be the answer to your lonely working from home heart. But before you go and get yourself a membership, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to make sure you find a shared office solution to meet your individual needs:
As they say, it all about location, location, location, and this pertains to choosing the right shared office solution for your needs. Your temp office space should be centrally located around restaurants and public parking. If you need to be around restaurants, courthouses, or close to home, make sure you consider this before you select your shared office solution.
Each shared work-space is unique, and so is its community. Are you a good fit for the community? Can you see yourself working around the people there? You should tour the space and even try it for a day before committing to a membership.
Find a space that has plans to fit your budget and individual needs. Will you go to the office every day or on an as-needed basis? If this is what you are looking for, make sure you find a place with this option.
Although we all think fast-internet is a given, it might not be, so you need to think about the service provider to make sure it will be enough to fit your needs.
Do they offer coffee, tea, printing, meeting room usage, etc. Look at the perks they offer and decide whether it’s something you value.
If you need to have access to a conference room, make sure your shared office solution has enough rooms.
Your needs might change as time moves forward, so ensure the space is flexible enough to upgrade or downgrade your membership accordingly.
Is there someone in charge making sure that things run smoothly in the space? Having a staff member on-site may sound like a small thing, but it is critical if you run into problems.
Health & Safety Protocols
A work-space should make you feel healthier, not unhealthier. Make sure you ask about the health and safety protocols to make sure they fit your expectations.
Work Webb has two locations (Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida) with many options to choose from and meet most individuals’ needs looking for a shared office solution. Visit our website to see what our clients have to say, follow us on Facebook, and call us today to schedule a tour. We look forward to hearing from you and having you join the directory at one of our locations.
As many are starting to return physically to work, here are some guidelines and rules of thumb for your workplace sanitary measures.
Workplaces and spaces should be taking extra precautions now, not when illness strikes. The CDC recommends that employers implement sanitary measures and start doing these things now, as these measures can reduce working days lost due to sickness and stop or slow the spread of COVID-19 if it arrives at one of your workplaces.
Establish a cleaning routine.
Regularly, make sure to clean all frequently touched surfaces. This includes keyboards, remote controls, desks, countertops, and doorknobs. Using a disinfectant by its instructions will be the easiest way to ensure that the surface is cleaned effectively. See EPA’s 6 steps for Safe and Effective Disinfectant Use.
Be incredibly clear of the expectations of your employees and customers.
Transparency of your expectations when it comes to safety and sanitation is going to be imperative when you are back in some sort of open capacity. Make sure signage is prevalent of what you expect…masks? No masks? Six feet spacing signs are being sold everywhere; they can also be custom designed. Be sure to have sanitizer stations everywhere that make sense, at the very least, at the front when your customers or employees come in and at the register if applicable.
Have a sense of patience.
Remember, this is unchartered territory for absolutely everyone. Tensions are high, fear is present, and the ability to conduct business safely and sanitary lays in your hands.
Deciding to reduce overhead expenses can be difficult. Many employees are working from home at least a couple of days a week. Remote teams are commonplace, and entire departments have been downsized because of new efficiencies, technological advances, and outsourcing. If this sounds like your company and you find yourself looking at a lot of empty desks every day, it might be a great time to think about where you can reduce your overhead expenses.
Work from Home or a Shared Office Solution
When employees have options on where to work, they tend to be happier – and more productive. In addition to improved work-life balance, they don’t have the commute to deal with, so they can dive right in and get to work right away. Productivity improves, workers are happier, and you don’t have to finance an empty workstation and parking space. Giving employees the option of working from home or using a shared office solution, like Work Webb, can drastically reduce your business expenses while making the employees happier and more productive.
Companies no longer need a full-time IT department because most data is now stored in the cloud. This eliminates the need for on-premise servers and all the costly upkeep that goes with it. What used to require a team of high-paid technicians, on-call 24/7, can now be managed virtually—and more efficiently—at a fraction of the cost.
Document management systems
If you’re ready to ditch the paper, a document management system (DMS) is the way to go. A DMS manages your filing systems digitally and is far more secure and foolproof than a conventional filing system. Documents in a DMS are searchable and can be protected by permissions, ensuring that the appropriate personnel can only access them. There are no more lost files, no more filing cabinets, and no need for a separate room to house it all.
If you are considering a shared office solution for your business, visit our website here. Work Webb has two convenient locations, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida, and has a variety of options to suit most needs. Call us today to schedule a tour at one of our locations.
Shared office space is a perfect alternative to working from home or at your own office. This type of workplace offers many perks and an environment full of hardworking and dedicated professionals across all industries. The decision to work alongside strangers can be intimidating but so rewarding.
Below are ten reasons why you should work from a shared office space.
A person’s work identity becomes stronger when people doing all types and kinds of work are around them. A work facade is no longer needed, due to the lack of competition in a traditional office. Shared office spaces are created to have a sense of community, collaboration, learning, and sustainability.
Perks with a Shared Office Space
Not only do shared office spaces provide a place to work, but they also offer many perks. These include anything from food services, conference rooms, and many more amenities.
More Job Control & Flexibility
Let’s say today you want to work during the day, but tomorrow during the night. At a shared office space, you enjoy this power and flexibility. As a professional, you decide when and where you work. Because memberships at desk chair are month-to-month, you decide if you want to work at a desk or in a private suite. Work Webb has lots of options to choose from.
More Sense of Community, Less sense of Loneliness
Working from home sometimes creates a sense of isolation. Shared office spaces end this feeling of disconnection. During the day, you work alongside an entire room of other coworkers, and even though the place is full of people, you chose when and how to interact with other members.
Having a shared space and creating a sense of community is another reason why people chose shared office spaces. Officing in this type of environment lets you surround yourself with goal-oriented and high-achieving professionals. Having so many professionals in one room means your networking opportunities are endless. You never know who you will meet to help you move your business forward.
Central Location for Clients
Client meetings just became stress-free because members have a central location. Outside your door, a variety of options for transportation, restaurants, and shopping beckon.
Increase in Productivity
Everyone loves their sleep, so it can be a real challenge to get out of bed some mornings. The social atmosphere of a shared office environment encourages you to crawl out of bed in the morning and get into work. Using a temp office space can increase productivity by decreasing at-home distractions and being surrounded by committed professionals each day is a great motivator.
Office space on a per-square-foot basis can sometimes be crazy expensive. Officing at a shared office space is not only affordable; it also offers the flexibility to grow with your business without having to sink money into lease-breaking fees.
Learn something new
A shared office space gives you the chance to be working across the desk from someone with a completely different skill set than yours. You may even catch yourself working in a new mindset as well. Inspiration from coworkers can help break through the roadblocks and that project you have been working on for months is solved, just like that!
Working at a shared office space, like Work Webb, you surround yourself with motivated and enthusiastic professionals like yourself. You have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy all of the amenities, and work the way you live. The shared office space atmosphere can boost morale and passion, which results in a more cheerful workday!
It’s time to enjoy our Florida weather and attend some fun events in Melbourne!
One Giant Leap: A Tribute to Apollo
Saturday, July 27th 7pm-9pm
Hosted by Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
Where were you on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took mankind’s first steps on the lunar surface? In a program for the ages, your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present One Giant Leap: A Tribute to Apollo, a space-themed concert commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. This celebration will feature the Southeast US premiere of composer Michael Daugherty’s To the New World, a three-movement work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.
$25 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or the orchestra’s Brevard ticket outlet: Marine Bank & Trust in Suntree.
Wine Tasting and Food Truck
Friday, July 26th 5pm-9pm
Hosted by Foxwood Wine Company
Foxwood Wine Company 1586 Highland Ave, Melbourne, Florida 32935
Join Foxwood Wine Company on Friday, July 26th for a night of wine tasting from their wine rep Chris Ramos and enjoy fantastic food from Iannuzzo’s Pizza truck.
Save the Date for Classic Albums Live at the Kings Center in Melbourne
Classic Albums Live Recreates
Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed
Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as ‘the world’s best musicians,’ Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America. More information can be found here.
Are you looking for some fun events for this upcoming three-day long weekend? Invite your friends and family to join you at the 4th Annual Melbourne Founders Festival May 25-26th. Admission is FREE Saturday and Sunday. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.
MELBOURNE FOUNDERS FESTIVAL – May 24 – 26
The 2019 Melbourne Founders Festival (previously known as The Crane Creek Founders Heritage Festival) is your opportunity to connect with individuals interested and excited about the Culture, History, and Artistry of Melbourne, Florida. The Festival will be held near the banks of Crane Creek (corner of Prospect Ave. and Stone St.) on a lush green field with palms and native trees.
This year’s festivities will begin Friday, May 24th at 7 PM with a reception at the Back Center (2222 S. Harbor City Blvd. in Melbourne, Fl 32901) that includes (renowned local artist) the Highwaymen and live entertainment.
On Saturday, May 25th from 11 AM to 7 PM, we will move within walking distance of the Melbourne’s Founders tiny house near Crane Creek built in 1884. There the focus will be on the three Black freedmen: Wright Brothers, Peter Wright and Balaam Allen the first to settle here shortly after the civil war. We will also present live musical entertainment, local food favorites, merchandise vendors, artist displays, inflatable bounce houses, interactive robotic demonstrations, flight simulator, and the ever-popular Historical Wall.
On Sunday, May 26th from 2 PM to 7 PM the Festival will culminate with live gospel music from local and national recording artists, and our many vendors will return from Saturday with their goods.
Each year the Greater Allen Development Corporation and local volunteers from the Melbourne community, present our annual festival as an opportunity to not only entertain visitors of all ages, races, and genders but also to spread education about African American heritage that led to the foundation of Melbourne, FL.
Click here for more information.