This Weekend’s Events in Volusia (7/29 – 7/31)

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:

Grease: the Musical

Good girl Sandy Dumbrowski and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

All show times are 7:30 p.m. with exception of Sunday shows, which are 2 p.m.

Find tickets and showtimes here

(Photo by Mike Kitaif)

Rock of Ages

  • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
  • Phone: (386) 736-1500
  • Presented By: Athens Theatre
  • Dates: 7/15/2022, 7/16/2022, 7/17/2022, 7/21/2022, 7/22/2022, 7/23/2022, 7/24/2022, 7/28/2022, 7/29/2022, 7/30/2022, 7/31/2022, 8/4/2022, 8/5/2022, 8/6/2022, 8/7/2022
  • Location: Athens Theatre
  • Price: Preferred reserved seating $32; Adult $27; Senior $25; Groups of 8 or more $23

Turn the radio dial back to the late 1980’s, as this season’s opener tells the tale of a rockin’ quest to save young love, an iconic venue, and rock n’ roll itself from demolition.  This huge, energetic tribute to the glam rock era features unforgettable Hair Band favorites like “We Built This City,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn,” “The Final Countdown,” and so many more.

Not recommended for audiences younger than 14.

All shows start at 7:30 p.m. with exception of July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7 which start at 2:30 p.m.

Find info and tickets here

Find Molly the Monarch in DeLand

Daily during regular business hours from July 11 – 29 throughout downtown DeLand

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Friday, July 29

Summer Sounds Free Concert Series

Fri Jul 29 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Dr, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

City of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services is hosting the annual Summer Sounds Free Concert Series.

All Fridays, All 6pm-8pm – July 15th, 22nd & 29th.

Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

More info 386-676-3241

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come out for a free night of great music.

Free Concert – Gilly & The Girl

  • Address: 3048 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 281-3000
  • Presented By: City of Daytona Beach Shores
  • Dates: July 29, 2022
  • Location: Daytona Beach Shores Pavilion
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free

The City of Daytona Beach Shores’ Free Concert Series featuring contemporary, acoustic duo Gilly & the Girl performing country, rock and pop from the ‘50s to today. Gilly & the Girl consists of Mike Gill on guitar/vocals and his wife, Charity, on lead vocals and hand percussion. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Shores Pavilion, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. Relax and dance to the sunset with the ocean breezes blowing! Please bring your own chair.

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.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Heart and Pat Benatar Tribute

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

LOVE ALIVE and FIRE AND ICE – Heart and Pat Benatar Tribute

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.

Summer in the Circle Concert: Stereo FM

  • Address: 1 Daytona Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 267-0016
  • Presented By: ONE DAYTONA
  • Dates: July 29, 2022
  • Location: ONE DAYTONA
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Stereo FM will perform in Victory Circle at ONE DAYTONA. The group specializes in corporate and private events and plays all around Florida at theme parks and premier tourist venues. This exclusive roster is made up of some of the most elite working musicians in the country. With backgrounds ranging from national tours, TV / movie credits, all the way to multiple degrees in music as well as audio production.  All members can be considered a vocal weapon individually, but when they come together a perfect “harmony” is formed. Stereo FM’s dynamic vocal range is one of their strongest features to the audience.

All members sing and can take on many different styles. With members from 4 different countries, the band’s versatility is truly obvious.

Saturday, July 30

Star-Spangled Summer Concert Series: Def Leppard and Queen Tributes

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Dates: July 30, 2022
  • Location: Daytona Beach Bandshell
  • Time: 7:15 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: General admission is free. VIP tickets are $10.

ABSOLUTE DEF LEPPARD and ABSOLUTE QUEEN – Def Leppard and Queen Tributes

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.

Aloha Summer Rock The Block Party

  • Address: Main Street from A1A to Peninsula Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Dates: July 30, 2022
  • Location: Main Street
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: Free; Pub Crawl, $20 in advance; $25 day of event

Main Street block parties are family friendly, free and open to the public. Celebrations include various food trucks, live music, drink specials from some of Daytona’s favorite Main Street watering holes, vendors, and popular pub crawls. Aloha Summer Rock The Block Street Party on Main Street will feature three stages of live music with performances by Hayfire and RedGate. Kick back Hawaiian-style as Main Street celebrates Aloha Summer with a luau-themed stilt walker and Polynesian hula dancers that will perform three to five shows throughout the night. 

Pub Crawl attendees will receive a full-size (9 ounce) tropical drink from each of the five participating Main Street bars – Crusin Café, Froggy’s Saloon, Dirty Harry’s Pub, Neptune’s Sports Pub and Boot Hill Saloon. Must be 21 to participate in the Pub Crawl.

Summer Florida History Con

By popular demand we are now having two Florida History-Con events each year, featuring a winter and summer edition! Escape the heat and join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences for a great lineup of Florida history presenters.


10 a.m.: Richard Sala: Streamline Architecture and Hotel
Join Historic Preservation Architect, Richard Sala, to analyze and examine one of Florida’s more popular styles of architecture and its features. A product of the end of Daytona’s boom and bust era the Streamline Moderne is an international sub-style of Art Deco with aerodynamic lines and forms that were adapted to ships, trains, airplanes, buildings, and automobiles. Also discussed will be the popular local beach hotel by the same name, The Streamline Hotel! This beautiful example of the architectural style and namesake has lots of history to share as we race down memory lane with a special guest from the hotel.

11 a.m.: Dr. James Clark: Hidden History

Join historian, Dr. James Clark as he takes you on a fast-paced journey through 500 years of Florida history. The emphasis is on things in our state’s history that most people don’t know. It’s a richly illustrated tour based on Clark’s book, Hidden History of Florida. Where else can you hear about President Chester A. Arthur, Al Capone, Burt Reynolds, and Ray Charles in a single talk? Jim Clark is a senior lecturer in the University of Central Florida’s History Department. He holds a doctorate in Florida history from the University of Florida and is the author of nine books on Florida history and the editor of a three-volume anthology of Florida literature.

Noon: Joseph Vetter: The Story of Daytona’s City Island and Historic Beach Street

“The game of ball is glorious,” wrote Walt Whitman in the 1870s, inspired by the patriotic qualities of the national pastime post-Civil War. In 1914, City Island provided the ideal location to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” From the “Stan the Man” Musial to Jackie Robinson, Jeter to Baez, the “island” has been a beacon of baseball history ever since. This entertaining program will also include a history of historic Beach Street featuring stories of a casino, the 1920s Real McCoy, the 1943 WAAC’s and the Allman Brothers in 1965. Come celebrate the history of City Island as it revitalizes downtown once again!

1 p.m.: Dr. Steve Noll: Manatees and Florida Culture

The Manatee has become an iconic beloved figure in Florida. This talk details the long and convoluted love affair Floridians have with this strange and interesting sea creature. It also examines the present state of manatees as they struggle for survival in times of pollution, algae blooms, and increasing boat traffic.

2 p.m.: James Butler: Memory, Myth, Identify: The Contextualization of St. Augustine’s Confederate Monument

In the aftermath of the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, cities throughout the South debated the meaning and relevance of Confederate monuments that occupied prominent public spaces. St. Augustine was no exception, and city leaders formed a committee to contextualize a structure dedicated to the memory of those “who gave their lives in the service of the Confederate States.” Due to his expertise in Southern Cultural and Civil Rights history, Dr. Butler was selected as one of the seven committee members. His presentation tells the story of the Contextualization Committee’s formation, findings, and recommendations. Most importantly, his experience demonstrates how nostalgia, memory, and identity pervade public discourse concerning uncomfortable historical truths and raise important questions concerning the responsibilities professional academics have in such instances.

Back 2 School Bash

Saturday from 3 – 8 PM @ Pettis Park, 800 Mary Ave, New Smyrna Beach

School is right around the corner and what better way to start the school year right than a big party?

Join us, July 30 at Pettis Park for a Back 2 School Bash from 3pm-8pm
There will be music, waterslides and featuring a backpack giveaway organized by Timothy Hankerson

A great time for the entire family!
We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Back 2 School Event

Saturday from 9 AM – 2 PM @ Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach

Family fun event for Volusia County residents. Free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts,games,food, and family friendly vendors. Lots of SURPRISES and GIVEAWAYS for our 5 year milestone! You don’t want to miss this epic event! There will be Lots of fun! We want to help make back2school exciting for our youth and take some financial burden off you parents.

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