EGAD is about to get very busy and it’s all great stuff you won’t want to miss. September belongs to Space Coast Pride as they host their annual Festival and Parade on Saturday, September 24, from noon-7 pm. The day starts with the festival along Highland Avenue and entertainment in the band shell and inside the Eau Gallie Civic Center.  Everybody loves a parade! The parade starts at 6 pm at the northern end of Highland Avenue and marches down to the Civic Center, where it turns right and ends.  BYO chair and spread out along Highland Avenue to watch this colorful celebration that includes several grand marshalls, choirs, floats, and shiny happy people.

Two weeks later, October’s First Friday kicks off with a great blues band while Intracoastal Brewing Company kicks off their third annual Rocky Water Brewfest, but this time, it’s on their own property. Brewfest lasts for three days and tickets are available.

Two weeks later, Rehab Vintage Market’s third annual Vintage Revival Antiques and Sidewalk Market will line Highland Avenue with over 70 vendors of antiques, shabby, chipped, rusted, rehabbed, reimagined and original works will be available. EGAD will be offering food and beverages, including beer, in Eau Gallie Square. Rest your weary feet and listen to the awesome band Bittersweet while you enjoy food or a beer. Hours: 9am-5pm (Highland and Bud Jeager will be closed from Friday night to Saturday early evening.) An ATM will be in the square, but vendors accept cash or credit.

Four weeks later, ArtWorks of Eau Gallie celebrates their 20th juried art show on Highland Avenue. Consider buying a sponsorship which is applied to any purchase; it’s the best deal in town. Hours: 10am-5pm both days (Sat/Sun and Highland Ave will be closed starting Friday night). Art, jewelry, crafts, food and beverages.

Have a great Thanksgiving and see you back for December First Friday where we’re trying something a little different. Penny Creek will be in the band shell while we celebrate a more rustic themed holiday season. The next Drag Queen Bingos will be Friday the 13th of January and Friday the 17th of March at the Civic Center. Expect some surprises!