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In 2024, get ready for the electrifying Thunder on Cocoa Beach which is the Space Coast’s super boat grand prix! This annual offshore powerboat racing event, a highlight on Florida’s Space Coast in Cocoa Beach, returns from May 16-19 for its 14th year. Promising four days of high-speed thrills and vibrant nightlife, it’s a must-see spectacle that attracts top-tier race teams from around the world. Whether you’re a fan of heart-pounding races or festive gatherings, this event is perfect for anyone looking to experience one of Central Florida’s premier attractions.

Thunder on Cocoa Beach is proud to support I am a Freedom Fighter, a charity founded by local entrepreneur Jenny Pruett. Previously known for her involvement through Juice ‘n Java Cafe, Pruett now dedicates her efforts to this nonprofit that focuses on human rights issues globally. Attendees can help support this cause by purchasing the Ultimate Freedom VIP Experience ticket, with all profits going directly to the charity’s initiatives.

The event is made possible by a diverse array of sponsors, and we at Legendary Cococa Beach are proud to be one of the sponsors of such an awesome event in Cocoa Beach! From local businesses to major corporations, these sponsors play a crucial role in funding the races and festivities, ensuring the event’s success and continuity each year.

For attendees looking for an enhanced experience, Thunder on Cocoa Beach offers exclusive merchandising options featuring branded apparel and accessories. Additionally, their VIP concierge service provides a premium experience, offering top-tier hospitality with the best views of the races, comfortable seating, and exceptional service, making it an unforgettable way to enjoy the event.

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Schedule for Thunder on Cocoa Beach 2024

Thunder on Cocoa Beach 2024 Date: May 16-19, 2024

Tentative Schedule of Events

May 16, 2024 (Thursday)

  • 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM: High Octane Kick-Off Party at Rusty’s and Fishlips at the Port
  • 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM: VIP Party at Fishlips at the Port
  • 10:00 PM – Close: Thunder on Cocoa Beach After Party, hosted by Xinsurance at JT’s Social Bar (inside Cocoa Beach La Quinta Inn)

May 17, 2024 (Friday)

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Registration & Inspection at Race Village, Racer Village Flounder Dr
  • 12:30 PM: JJ Turk / Golf n Gator Invitational at Golf n Gator, 6355 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral, FL
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Boat Parade, boats depart from the Port to downtown Cocoa Beach
  • 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Thunder on Cocoa Beach Block Party in Downtown Cocoa Beach
  • 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Coconuts on the Beach VIP Party, beach tent access *while supplies last
  • 10:00 PM – Close: Thunder on Cocoa Beach After Party, hosted by Xinsurance at JT’s Social Bar

May 18, 2024 (Saturday)

  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: VIP Chalet at Lori Wilson Park
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Power Boats on display in Dry Pits at Race Village Flounder Dr
  • 10:00 PM – Close: Thunder on Cocoa Beach After Party, hosted by Xinsurance at JT’s Social Bar

May 19, 2024 (Sunday)

  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Launching at Scorpion Marine
  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Power Boats on display in Dry Pits at Race Village Flounder Dr
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: VIP Hospitality Tents at Lori Wilson Park (Beach Side), Coconuts on the Beach, and Alan Shepard Park sponsored by Sandbar/Fish Camp
  • 10:00 AM: Start of 1st Race
  • 6:00 PM: Awards Presentation, location TBA

Note: The 2024 Race Schedule will be released in Spring 2024. The 2023 Race Schedule remains posted for planning purposes. Please check Thunder On Cocoa Beach for the most updated information.

The Race

Thunder on Cocoa Beach – The Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix

In 2024, Thunder on Cocoa Beach, the celebrated offshore powerboat racing event, marks its 14th anniversary on Florida’s Space Coast. Scheduled from May 16-19, this four-day extravaganza features thrilling races and lively parties. As a major highlight in Central Florida, the Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix attracts families with its excitement and spectacle. It’s one of the region’s largest events, drawing premier racing teams globally to compete across various categories, including the high-speed Class 1 boats that can exceed 175 mph.

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