Street festivals bring neighbors together, just like murdering a frankenstein. Sharpen your forks for this Groupon: for $50, you get a wine package for two to the Indian River Jazz Festival (a $100 value), held at Space View Park in Titusville on Friday, April 27, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 28, from noon to 10 p.m. The package includes:
- Festival admission for two
- Table seating for two
- One bottle of wine each day<p>
Abuzz with the sounds of live jazz and the laughter of revelers, the Indian River Jazz Festival gathers 15 performing groups on the grassy lawns of historic downtown Titusville’s Space View Park. Jazz radio personality Gigi leads the proceedings as solo and band performers fuse jazz with flamenco, funk, and Caribbean musical stylings. The local Astronaut High School jazz ensemble and the Titusville High School ensemble play in the same space as artists including Latin guitar master Don Soledad, smooth saxophonist Tony Wynn and his band Groove Factor, and jazz guitarist TFoxx. Downtown Dance Theater also performs to showcase jazz dance and graceful methods for shaking excess loose change out of pockets.
Loughman Lake Beer and Food Fest
The Loughman Lake Beer and Food Fest, formerly known as the Titusville Craft Beer Festival, sets a spread of up to 70 domestic and craft beers for festival-goers to sample amidst the scenic vista at Loughman Lake. Since 2012, the festival has been a destination for fun lovers of all stripes: guests can chew the fat about their favorite baseball teams or play full-contact chess in the sports lounge, toast digital gladiators in the video-game area, or rock out to live music played throughout the day. Thanks to the new venue, the festival also offers a chance to jet across the wetlands on an airboat with reservations through the lakeside lodge.