Cocoa Beach, FL – Get your Fiesta Hat ready, put on your dancin’ shoes and prime your taste buds for some of the best salsa you have ever tasted ‘cause it is time for the 8th Annual Fiesta Brevard.  Thirty of Brevard’s finest Non-Profit Organizations are planning the party.  Join us on Friday, April 27, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the International Palms Resort located at 1300 N. Atlantic Ave. in Cocoa Beach.  Festivities include live non-stop entertainment, Latin dance performances, games, drawings, raffles, salsa contest, fiesta hat parade and contest, lots of food and more!  Over $32,000 in prizes was given away at Fiesta Brevard 2011!  Tickets are available in advance for $10.00 or $15.00 at the door.  Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island or through the website at  Each admission ticket includes four (4) food tickets.  Cash bars will be available.

Fiesta Brevard will host the ever popular competition for the Brevard’s Best Salsa title.  Individuals, groups and restaurants from our community compete to determine who has the ‘best salsa’ recipe on the Space Coast.  First, second and third place awards will be presented for the Judge’s Choice and the People’s Choice, which is determined by the people attending Fiesta Brevard.  You can enter by downloading the 2012 Salsa Contest Info Packet at  Limited space is available.

Participants will be showing off their “Fiesta Hats” in the Fiesta Hat Parade & Contest.  The public is invited to decorate their own fiesta hat and join in the parade and contest.  Entering the Fiesta Hat Contest is easy, just join in the hat parade.  Winners will be chosen for first, second and third place in the adult and children divisions.

Fiesta Brevard is a truly unique and fun-filled experience. Visit each participating non-profit organization to play a game, win a prize or take a chance on a raffle.  Every year, major prizes are given away by the non-profits and in our Grand Prize Drawing.  This year’s grand prizes include Fiesta Treasure Basket valued at over $1,000, Visa Gift Card and other major prizes.  Grand Prize Drawing Tickets cost $5.00 for one or $20.00 for five.  Tickets can be purchased from any participating non-profit.  For a list of participating organizations, please check our website at

For more information, please call the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at 321-459-2200. Fiesta Brevard is sponsored by the Non-Profit Task Force Committee of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce.