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Cocoa was originally called Indian River City, but In October of 1895 the town of "Cocoa" was incorporated. The restored historic downtown is bordered by the Indian River and still has many older and original buildings. The downtown is a mix of many different businesses, highlighted by the great restaurants, specialty stores, antique and art galleries, as well as the Cocoa Village Playhouse. You can stoll along the river as well as take the kids to the playground. Walking down the quaint alleys and streets will give you a window into what costal Florida was like long ago and before the space program and Mickey.
Cocoa Village has live jazz every Friday during lunch and various events throughout the year: craft shows, a fantastic fireworks show over the river on the 4th, and a huge Mardi Gras celebration. It is a great place to shop, eat, and be merry.
Please visit the Cocoa Village website for a directory of restaurants, shops, businesses, as well as a calendar of events.