Memorial Day Weekend: Events in Volusia (5/27 – 5/30)

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events.

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All Weekend:

2022 Gator Week @ Wild Florida

May 23 – 28

Heroes Honor Festival 2022

  • Address: 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: Engage Your Destiny (EYD)
  • Dates: May 27, 2022 – May 28, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Daytona International Speedway
  • Price: Three Types of Tickets: Vietnam Veterans are free; General Admission starts at $130 p/p; VIP Admission starts at $380 p/p

May 27-28, Memorial Day Weekend 2022, the 9/11 generation of military veterans is inviting all Vietnam veterans, families, friends and patriotic Americans to attend the Heroes Honor Festival at Daytona International Speedway. The Heroes Honor Festival will celebrate and honor Vietnam veterans, and everyone is welcome at this two-day event featuring military flyovers, parades, ceremonies, live music and more. More information, including ticket purchase, is available on the event website here.

Memorial Day Weekend @ The Lighthouse

Special Hours of operation:
May 28, 2022 – May 29, 2022
Open from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM
(Last Admission Sold at 6:00 PM)

Join us in remembrance of those who gave all while serving in the United States armed forces on May 30th, 2022. Special activities will be held on site from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, included with regular admission. In recognition of their service, all former and active duty military personnel will be provided free admission on May 30th. Memorial Day marks the start of our switch to Summer Hours of Operation:

Summer Hours of Operation:
May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day) – Sept. 5, 2022 (Labor Day)
Open from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM
(Last Admission Sold at 8:00 PM)

Friday, May 27

Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Jimmy Buffett Tribute

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Presented By: City of Daytona Beach
  • Dates: May 27, 2022
  • Location: Daytona Beach Bandshell
  • Time: 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: General admission is free. VIP tickets are $10.

The Sounds of Summer Concert Series is an annual live summer concert series that takes place on Friday nights at the historic oceanfront Bandshell located on the North end of the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. Known for bringing the best Tribute Bands to the beach, the 2022 Concert Series returns with its Friday night concerts starting Friday, May 27, and continuing through Friday, September 23 (including special holiday weekend performances). The concerts are free to the public with the option to purchase VIP seats for $10 plus applicable surcharges. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs to the concerts or purchase VIP tickets, which include a seat. VIP tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Peabody Box Office at 600 Auditorium Boulevard in Daytona Beach. 

Special holiday performances on Sunday, May 29, Sunday, July 3, and Sunday, September 4, 2022.

Attendees can park in the nearby Ocean Center parking garage and surface lots. Attendees using the garage have easy access to the Bandshell and Boardwalk area via the pedestrian overpass.

DeLand Artisan Alley Farmers Market

The DeLand Artisan Alley Farmers Market is a vibrant marketplace with over 40 vendors that takes place every Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. (rain or shine) in historic downtown DeLand.

Food Trucks, Music by The Treblemakers

  • Address: 3048 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 281-3000
  • Presented By: City of Daytona Beach Shores
  • Dates: May 27, 2022
  • Location: City of Daytona Beach Shores
  • Time: 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Enjoy gourmet food served out of 14 food trucks, plus live music by The Treblemakers, at the City of Daytona Beach Shores’ Food Trucks event from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 27.

The Food Truck event will be held at the Shores Pavilion and McElroy Park, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. Admission is free, with parking available at the park and nearby Shores Community Center. Please bring your own chair!

Entertainment will be provided The Treblemakers, a five-piece jazz and light rock band, starting at 5 p.m. on the Shores Pavilion Stage. The band features vocalist Kelly Parsons Kwiatek, backed by keyboardist Tom Yuschok, guitarist Rob Lysloff, bassist Ray Donadio and drummer John Guthrie. They play a variety of tunes including “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “Moondance,” “It’s Too Late,” “I Can See Clearly Now,” “Warwick Avenue” and “Don’t Know Why.”

For gourmet food at the event, food trucks will offer up appetizers, main dishes, side dishes and desserts. Plus there will be two cash bars offered by Flagler Tavern. The food trucks will be open 4:30-8 p.m. See the May 27 lineup.

For more information, contact the Shores Community Center at 386-281-3000.

Freestyle by the Beach- Summer Dance Party

  • Address: 918 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: 13865061492
  • Presented By: Christomeli Productions
  • Dates: May 27, 2022
  • Location: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
  • Price: Tickets start at $40

Christomeli Productions presents Legends of Freestyle By The Beach – Summer Dance Music Party. Kick off the summer season with some freestyle dance music at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. Performing live:

  • ANGEL- The original Cover Girl
  • SOAVE
  • CYNTHIA
  • JOHNNY O
  • DJ Music by DJ SMILEY & TIM SPINNIN’ SCHOMMER

Find details and tickets by clicking here.

Sea Turtle Lighting Expo

Friday, May 27 from 1 – 7 pm @ Daytona Beach Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive.

Sea Turtle Lighting Expo Spotlight

Oceanfront property owners can learn how to safely illuminate their properties without endangering nesting sea turtles and hatchlings during a free Beach Lighting Expo from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, in the Daytona Beach Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive.

Staff from Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division, along with other industry experts, will educate residents about sea turtles, the county’s lighting ordinance and appropriate beachside lighting methods. County staff will also be available to discuss individual property lighting challenges.

Local businesses and manufacturers will display their sea turtle friendly products, which include lighting fixtures, shields, tinting and window treatments. Vendors will include Florida Power & Light, SESCO Lighting, Florida Lighting Associates, Blue Square, Lighting Aesthetics, SELS Solar and ET&T.

Agencies and nonprofits that support environmentally friendly initiatives will also be on site. They include the Volusia Sea Turtle Habitat Conservation Plan, Volunteer Volusia, Marine Science Center, Sea Turtle Conservancy, New Smyrna Beach Turtle Trackers, Volusia Turtle Patrol, Coastal Connections and others.

Oceanfront property owners and managers, contractors, hospitality staff and others are encouraged to attend. For more information about the expo or the county’s sea turtle program, please visit https://bit.ly/3OjTrWq, e-mail nweiss@volusia.org, or call (386) 238-4773.

Summer Concert Series

Friday, May 27 @ 5 – 8 PM at Riverwalk Park, Port Orange

Join the Port Orange Parks and Recreation Department all summer long for our annual Summer Concert Series! Each date will feature a different artist, as well as food trucks, games, and more! Perfect for a date night, a summer family activity, or a friends’ night out!

Saturday, May 28

The Star-Spangled Summer Concert Series: Journey Tribute

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Dates: May 28, 2022
  • Location: Daytona Beach Bandshell
  • Time: 7:15 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: General admission is free. VIP tickets are $10

The Star-Spangled Summer Concert Series is an annual live summer concert series that takes place on Saturday nights at the historic oceanfront Bandshell located on the North end of the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. Known for bringing the best Tribute Bands to the beach, the 2022 Concert Series continue every Saturday night, May 28 through September 24, plus July 4th. A free fireworks display follows every Saturday night concert. Tickets can be purchased starting March 18th through Ticketmaster. Tickets for each show can be purchased online until 2:00 p.m. on the Friday before the show, and then on the day of the show, VIP tickets will be sold at the Bandshell at 5:00 p.m. for that day’s show.

Bring your own chairs or rent them at the concert for 2 for $5

Attendees can park in the nearby Ocean Center parking garage and surface lots. Attendees using the garage have easy access to the Bandshell and Boardwalk area via the pedestrian overpass.

Edgewater Laser Light Show 

May 28 @ 6 PM at Hawks Park, 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater

Exciting news in Edgewater! Last year’s Laser Light Show was such a hit that it has now joined the EDGEfest event series. This twenty minute patriotic themed Laser Light Show will include music, special effects and a spectacular show by FullColorLasers.com. Join the fun on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Hawks Park, located at 1108 South Ridgewood Avenue in Edgewater. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and the Laser Light Show begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. Parking will be in the offsite lot behind the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA (148 West Turgot Avenue) with viewing at Hawks Park. Be sure to pack your blanket or chair and enjoy the show! For more information about the EDGEfest Laser Light Show or learn more about becoming a vendor or EDGEfest sponsor, please call 386-424-2400 x7207 or email specialevents@cityofedgewater.org 

NSB Turtle Trek Beach 5K Run and Walk

May 28 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am at Flagler Avenue Beach Approach, NSB

 Cost: $25

Get ready to throw on your shell and run the beach in NSB Memorial Day Turtle Trek Beach 5k, Saturday, May 28th, at 8 am on the Flagler Avenue Boardwalk Beach Approach. During this chip-timed race you can run, walk, or jog along the beautiful hard-packed beaches of New Smyrna Beach! For $25, participants will receive a commemorative race t-shirt (while supplies last) and FREE “Flagler Tavern Bucks” for the after-party at Flagler Tavern. Registration starts at 7 am day of the race and the race time is 8am.

Register Now at:https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/NewSmyrnaBeach/NSBBeach5k

WHEN:
Saturday, May 28th 2022
Race Day Registration 7:00 a.m – Race – 8:00 a.m

LOCATION: Flagler Ave. Beach Approach, New Smyrna Beach, FL

ENTRY
5K – $25.00
Race Day $30.00

DAY OF REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK UP
Packet pickup will take place on race day at race site from 7:00 a.m. to 7:50am

DAY OF EVENT SCHEDULE
7am – Registration Opens
8am – Race Start
9:30am – Post Race Social and Awards Ceremony

Flagler Avenue Wine Walk – May 2022

May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm along Flagler Avenue, NSB

 Cost: $30.00

The Wine Walk is a monthly Progressive Wine Tasting event that takes place on Flagler Avenue, Saturday, May 28th, from 1pm -7 pm in New Smyrna Beach. Wine Walk tasting passports are $30 and include 20 tasting tickets along with a keepsake wine glass, map, and listing of each host locations wines for the month. During the event, locations offer both one and multi-ticket wines to sample of the 100 featured wines for the month. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may purchase an additional wine glass for $5 CASH. Flagler Avenue will NOT be closed for this event which takes place inside host locations all along Flagler Avenue.

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

We offer two ways for you to purchase tickets to the monthly Flagler Avenue Wine Walk. You can purchase in advance on Eventbrite or the day of event for CASH ONLY starting at NOON.We have a limited number of on-line tickets for sale, but we have plenty of tickets, wine, and glasses,  for sale the day of. Tickets sales end at 5:30pm day of the event, to give you plenty of time to enjoy the full experience of Flagler Avenue Wine Walk Event.

Please review your purchase options below.

ON-LINE IN ADVANCE: Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite at nsbwinewalk2022.eventbrite.com until 11am the day of the event. For those who purchase online, tasting passports and glasses can be picked up at the “Welcome Porch” located 401 Flagler Avenue, on the corner of S. Cooper Street, starting at Noon. All pre-sold tickets must be picked up 5:15pm the day of the event and can ONLY BE PICKED UP AT THIS LOCATION. Buy your tickets now at https://nsbwinewalk2022.eventbrite.com 

DAY OF EVENT FOR CASH: Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for CASH ONLY at the following three locations:

  • West Welcome Tent: Flagler Avenue and N. Peninsula Avenue
  • Middle Welcome Porch: 401 Flagler Avenue and S. Cooper Street
  • East Welcome Tent: 401 Flagler Avenue and Atlantic Avenue

Sunday, May 29

Patriotic Concert presented by the Daytona Beach Concert Band

The Daytona Beach Concert Band, a community band formed in 1992 consisting of band directors, retired and practicing musicians and young musicians who enjoy playing music, will be performing a free patriotic-themed concert. Members of the United States Armed Services will also be recognized during the performance. 

Free general admssion seating.

The Beach Buoys – Beach Boys Tribute

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Presented By: City of Daytona Beach
  • Dates: May 29, 2022
  • Location: Daytona Beach Bandshell
  • Time: 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: General admission is free. VIP tickets are $10.

The Sounds of Summer Concert Series is an annual live summer concert series that takes place on Friday nights at the historic oceanfront Bandshell located on the North end of the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. Known for bringing the best Tribute Bands to the beach, the 2022 Concert Series returns with its Friday night concerts starting Friday, May 27, and continuing through Friday, September 23 (including special holiday weekend performances). The concerts are free to the public with the option to purchase VIP seats for $10 plus applicable surcharges. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs to the concerts or purchase VIP tickets, which include a seat. VIP tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Peabody Box Office at 600 Auditorium Boulevard in Daytona Beach. 

Special holiday performances on Sunday, May 29, Sunday, July 3, and Sunday, September 4, 2022.

Attendees can park in the nearby Ocean Center parking garage and surface lots. Attendees using the garage have easy access to the Bandshell and Boardwalk area via the pedestrian overpass.

Monday, May 30

Port Orange Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 30 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Veterans Park, 4655 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL 32129

Veterans of Foreign Wars Organization and the Port Orange Parks and Recreation Department are hosting the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30th. The ceremony will be held at Veterans Park in City Center and start at 10 AM. Please join us as we honor all those who have fallen while fighting for our freedom.

VFW Post 4250 NSB Memorial Day ceremony

Monday, May 30 @ 11 AM at Glencoe-Geiger Cemetery, Sugar Mill Drive, NSB

Remember and honor those who perished while serving in the United States armed forces when local Fred H. Reiland VFW Post 4250 hosts their annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. on Glencoe-Geiger Cemetery located at 435 Sugar Mill Dr. Please see provided flyer for details.

Ormond Beach Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 30 @ 9 AM at The Casements/Rockefeller Gardens, Ormond Beach

Honor our nation’s heroes, both past and present, at an Annual Remembrance event Monday, May 31 at 9AM at The Casements! Join local community members for this moving service presented by The City of Ormond Beach Leisure Services, the Memorial Remembrance Committee, and American Legion, Post 267.

Memorial Day Weekend Traffic:

The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) will increase its physical presence throughout the city this Memorial Day weekend in anticipation of larger than normal crowds attending various events in Daytona Beach.

Besides all the people who usually come to the World’s Most Famous Beach on the unofficial start of summer, Daytona Beach will also have the following large events this holiday weekend:

  • Heroes Honor Festival (concert at Daytona International Speedway)
  • High School graduations at the Ocean Center
  • Orlando Invades Daytona (not sanctioned by the City of Daytona Beach)
  • Daytona Beach Bandshell Summer Concert & Fireworks Series

In anticipation of the expected increase in foot traffic and vehicular traffic, all available DBPD officers have been mandated to work this Memorial Day weekend, according to Police Chief Jakari Young.

“We are aware of these events and preparations have been made on our end to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible,” Young added. “We ask our residents and visitors to be patient as we ensure traffic and pedestrian flow, especially in the core tourist zones.”

Those zones are along Atlantic Avenue (State Road A1A) between U.S. 92/International Speedway Boulevard (ISB) and Seabreeze/Oakridge boulevards as well as along ISB near Daytona International Speedway.

Because of the crowds and the extra police presence, parking will be more limited than normal in some areas this Memorial Day weekend. That includes the parking lots in or near Breakers Park, the Daytona Beach Pier and the others that are within the core tourist zones. 

The drawbridge on Main Street will not be available to vehicle traffic as normal. It will be reserved for those who live or work on beachside or those going to the Ocean Center for graduation ceremonies. 

Those who wish to use the Main Street Bridge should have a driver’s license, graduation tickets or employee identification to show our officers at the checkpoint on the western side of the bridge.

We encourage anyone else who wants to enter beachside this holiday weekend to use any of the other three bridges spanning the Halifax River. Those are at ISB, Seabreeze/Oakridge boulevards and Silver Beach/Orange avenues. Those high-rise bridges will be operating as normal.

DBPD has requested mutual aid from area law enforcement agencies this Memorial Day weekend, which includes officers or deputies from each agency working the streets alongside DBPD’s patrol units. Multiple agencies have agreed to assist DBPD this holiday weekend.

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