This Week: Events in Volusia (10/31 – 11/6)

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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  • Click here to view the listing of Volusia County’s Lyonia Environmental Center’s education and nature-based indoor/outdoor programs.
  • Click here to view the listing of Explore Volusia’s outdoor environmental exploration programs. 
  • Click here to view the listing of Ponce Inlet’s monthly nature and educational programs.

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Looking for Fall Fun and Halloween Events? Find all the details here!

All Week/Weekend:

Volusia County Fair and Youth Show

November 3 – November 13 @ Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand

Gate Admission
General Admission (13 and above) $12
Children (ages 6-12) $8
5 and under are FREE with an adult

Fair Hours
Monday, Wednesday-Friday: 4pm until Midway closes
Saturday and Sunday: 11am until Midway closes
Tuesday, November 9th: 1pm until Midway closes

Click here for Entertainment and Show Times
Purchase discounted tickets here.

Christmas Spectacular at Stetson Mansion

  • Address: 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Phone: (386) 873-0167
  • Presented By: Stetson Mansion
  • Dates: November 1, 2022 – January 21, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Stetson Mansion
  • Price: Reservations required; self-guided tours, group bookings and guided tours available

Christmas Spectacular tours dates are Nov. 1, 2022 through Jan. 21, 2023. The best Christmas decorations in Florida according to USA Today. Ten themed rooms of elaborate designer decorations geared to adults. Decorations change each year.

Self-guided tours will be offered Nov. 1-15 and Jan. 9-21 (No Sundays these dates) 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. and Nov. 16-Jan. 7 (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. (Except Sunday mornings)

Group bookings of 16 or more people get one free ticket for every 15 paid.

Reservations required. Free parking. Tickets go on sale Sept. 20.

Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend

he Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend 2022, hosted by Eric Darius, features 14 of the biggest stars in smooth jazz during three evenings and on Saturday afternoon!  Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Brian Culbertson, Eric Darius, Richard Elliot, Everett Harp, Nicole Henry, Paul Jackson Jr, Jeff Lorber, Keiko Matsui, Justin-Lee Schultz, Kirk Whalum, and Peter White entertain you with the finest musicians in the business, in an indoor reserved seating concert setting, finishing up Sunday morning with a delicious Brunch which features a unique Artist Q&A panel discussion. This weekend getaway of indoor concerts, dinners, brunches, beach, and lots of fun are all included as part of the event’s “cruise on land” packages, but no passport is required. More information about this event hosted at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, including ticket packages, is available at

Garden Bros Nuclear Circus

  • Address: 960 South Williamson Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (941) 343-2378
  • Dates: November 3, 2022 – November 6, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club
  • Price: Limited adult general admission $14.50; Adult general admission $40; Kids 13 and under free

The 2022 edition of Garden Bros Nuclear Circus Humans Gone Wild is coming to the Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club. 

This year’s show is packed with breathtaking special effects, arena seating, concert style sound and lighting along with 3 rings bursting with excitement, laughter, and memories that families will always cherish. The very best performers from over 22 countries make up this action jammed, fast paced 100-minute performance in a Theatrical European 3 ring setting, featuring the Human Cannonball, Aerial Artists that will blow your mind, The Wheel of Death, Motorcycles in the Sphere of Fear, the Funniest Clowns, Jugglers as seen on America’s Got Talent, and much more. In the Kids Fun Zone, ride a camel, a circus pony, a giant slide, or a bouncy house and the whole family can get their face painted like Spiderman. 

Show schedule:
• Thursday, Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 5, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

Visit the website here for tickets.

60th Annual Halifax Art Festival

  • Address: Downtown in the historic Beach Street area between Bay Street and Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 255-0285
  • Dates: November 5, 2022 – November 6, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach
  • Time: Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
  • Price: Free admission, free parking

From ceramics and basket weaving to watercolors and oil paintings, the 60th annual Halifax Art Festival celebrates seasoned as well as emerging artists and craftsmen. Featuring more than 150 juried artisans from all over the country, it is the second oldest continual art festival in the state of Florida. Fine art booths will line Beach Street and craft art books will be on Magnolia Avenue and Bay Street.

Peruse fine works of art on the riverfront under the shady palms of picture-perfect Beach Street in Daytona Beach where you’ll discover the delightful Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach and local treasure Halifax Historical Museum.

The Halifax Art Festival draws over 30,000 visitors each year to shop for antiques, original artwork in an array of mediums, crafts, home goods, jewelry, clothing and more. Live entertainment, a student art competition, children’s activities and festival food make it a fun family-friendly event.

The 60th Halifax Art Festival is presented and produced by the Guild of the Museum of Arts & Sciences.  The Festival is the Signature fundraiser for the Museum and also benefits the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art and the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum.

Fall Country Jamboree at Barberville Pioneer Settlement

November 5 – November 6 @ Barberville Pioneer Settlement, 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville

Tuesday, Nov 1

National Night Out

Tuesday from 5 – 7 PM on the Holly Hill City Hall lawn, 1065 Ridgewood Ave

Hope to see you all on November 1st on the footsteps of city hall. Live music, food, and dancing.  

And I heard Captain Yates will be leading the dance moves as Holly Hill Police Department’s very own “DJ Officer Saheed Ali” kicks off the dance party.  

In between all that excitement, Jordan Redding and his band will playing live music.

Jazz on the Alley

Tuesday from 7 – 8:30 PM @ Artisan Alley, Downtown DeLand

An open air concert on the first and third Tuesdays in Artisan Alley featuring The Alley Cats, a jazz quintet comprised of local students, and professional musicians. They play instrumental music in styles that include traditional jazz, swing, ballads, bebop, bossanova, blues, and funk.

Tables and chairs are provided for fans who are encouraged to bring their carry-out food and beverage from nearby establishments.

The public is invited to attend free of charge. In the event of inclement weather the event will be moved to the nearby Artisan Alley Garage.

Thursday, Nov 3

Wellness Fair & Business Expo

Thursday from 4 – 7 PM @ Sanborn Activity Center, 815 South Alabama Avenue, DeLand

Friday, Nov 4

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.

Movies on the Halifax – The Goonies

Bring a chair or blanket to Rockefeller Gardens and enjoy a showing of “The Goonies” rated PG. Movies are weather-sensitive.

Holly Hill Movies with a Cop

Friday @ 6:30 PM at 1065 Ridgewood Ave, Holly Hill

“Movies With A Cop” is returning to the front lawn of City Hall!!!

Grab your family, kids, friends, a comfortable chair or blanket, grab some MCD’s or Chick-fil-A and get some FREE popcorn at City Hall for MOVIE NIGHT!!!

  • MOVIE: “Minions, Rise of Gru”
  • DATE: Friday, November 4, 2022
  • TIME: 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Saturday, Nov 5

Second Saturday Laser Rock Concert

Rock out monthly at the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) with a Saturday Laser Rock Concert in the Lohman Planetarium! Second Saturday Laser Rock Concert shows include a wide variety of musical genres including classics Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin as well as country music, pop and more. Tickets may be purchased in advance and seating is limited. Entry to the show is through the Lohman Planetarium lobby entrance and there is no late admittance. Snacks, beer, and soft drinks can be purchased at the Museum to be enjoyed during the show.

First Saturday Ormond Art Walk

  • Address: Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
  • Phone: (386) 871-4991
  • Presented By: Art Spotlight
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Location: East & West Granada Blvd
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Come celebrate art and culture with us every first Saturday of the month between 3-7 p.m. along Granada Blvd in Ormond Beach. All art galleries with the Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Garden and many other businesses have their doors open to show case local and international artists. Locations often have light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music. This is a free event, you can stroll down to Boulevard by foot, by car, or take the free shuttle. Make sure to stop at:
– Art Spotlight – 67 W. Granada Blvd
– Frame of Mind – 23 W. Granada Blvd
– Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Garden – 78 E. Granada Blvd
– Ocean Art Gallery – 197 E. Granada Blvd
– The Studio – 150 Tomoka Ave.

The Wholigans

  • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
  • Phone: (386) 736-1500
  • Presented By: Athens Theatre
  • Dates: November 5, 2022
  • Location: Athens Theatre
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: Preferred reserved seating $35; General reserved seating $30

The Wholigans capture not only the sound and essence of The Who, but could easily pass for the original members of this iconic band.

Concentrating on the ‘Live at Leeds’ era , The Wholigans set list contains a majority of the most popular material from The Who’s catalogue from day one until the final days of Keith Moon.

From the stage clothes, authentic stage gear, and even capturing the mannerisms of The Who, this incredible tribute brings back memories of a Who of yesteryear.  You won’t believe your eyes and ears!

With the thrashing windmills of Pete Townshend, to the mic swinging of Roger Daltrey, and the incredible drumming style of Keith Moon, combined with the thunderfingers of John Entwistle, The Wholigans seem to have captured the total package–that is ……The Who.

Come See, Feel & Hear The Who’s music the way it was in the glory days of the 70’s and decide for yourself WHO THE WHOLIGANS ARE!

What Kind of Pie Are We, the Political Hunt for Florida State Symbols

Mark Lane will discuss his book on Florida symbols, Roaring Reptiles, Bountiful Citrus, and Neon Pies, which was published in 2019 by University Press of Florida and won the Florida Historical Society’s 2019 Charlton Tebeau Book Award for history writing for a general audience. The press previously published a collection of his columns, “Sandspurs: Notes from a Coastal Columnist” in 2008.

Mark Lane worked for The Daytona Beach News-Journal since 1980 as a reporter, copy editor, editorial writer, associate editor, and columnist. He was a full-time metro columnist from 1999 until his retirement in 2022 but still writes a once-a-week column. He has received many journalism awards for his columns and editorials including nine citations from the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, seven Sunshine State Awards and 23 Florida Press Club awards. William McKeen, author and head of Boston University’s Journalism Department, called him “a fresh and weird original voice in Florida writing.”

Autumn in the Oaks, Art, Music and Crafts Festival

November 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Spring Garden Park, corner of N US Hwy 17 and Spring Garden Ranch Rd., 5489 N US Hwy 17, DeLeon Springs

22nd Annual DeLand Original Music Festival

November 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1 am @ Downtown DeLand, 100 N. Woodland Blvd. Suite 4, DeLand

A Monumental Celebration Of The Creativity Of Music & Art!

Over 100 acts on 17 stages throughout downtown DeLand.

The festival features a wide array of musical styles from local and regional acts for all ages to enjoy consisting of Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country, Hip Hop, Electronica, Folk, Christian Rock, Metal, Reggae and more. Other activities include art displays, a variety of vendors, food trucks, and beer gardens.

Click here to purchase tickets.

NSB Cultural Throw Down

Saturday from 1 – 6 PM @ Pettis Park, 800 Mary Ave, NSB

Grab your favorite chair and enjoy live music by Daniel “Saxman” Fuqua, Smokehouse, and DJ Tom; food trucks; a kids zone; and community fellowship when this year’s New Smyrna Beach Cultural Throw Down returns to Pettis Park Saturday, Nov. 5 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Would you like to know more? Please contact Leisure Services at (386) 410-2890.

First Saturday Events on Canal Street

Every first Saturday of the month along Canal Street, NSB

Art Stroll @ 10 AM – 4 PM

Stroll and browse art, antiques and more!

Art Vendors & FREE Live Entertainment at Christmas Park 11AM-1PM Gallery Openings 4-7 PM At The Hub on Canal, Artists Workshop on Canal and Galleries on Riverside Drive and Douglas Streets!

Sip and Stroll @ 1 – 6 PM

Sample craft beers and unique wines as you stroll through the Canal Street Historic District from 1pm to 6pm. 

Tickets are $25 and include a Canal Street souvenir glass and 12 sampling tickets that can be redeemed at 10 locations in the district. 

A self-guided map is provided for this exciting excursion. 

Tickets can be purchased during the event at Crimson House – 219 N Orange St or Riverpark Terrace – 302 S Riverside Drive.

Tickets are also available for purchase Online until 11am the day of the event. 

Sunday, Nov 6

Comedian Jo Koy – “Funny is Funny” World Tour

Comedian Jo Koy will be bringing his 2022 Funny is Funny World Tour to Peabody Auditorium for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.

The tour includes all new material from the renowned comedian. As one of today’s premiere stand-up comics, Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house to now selling out the world’s most prestigious venues including Radio City Music Hall (New York), Chase Center (San Francisco), The Forum (Los Angeles), Mall of Asia Arena (Manila, PH), Coca-Cola Arena (Dubai) and ICC Theatre (Sydney, Australia). The relatable comic pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son. 

Koy will next be seen on the silver screen in the Universal Picture comedy fill, Easter Sunday, whick will be in theaters Aug. 5. The feature film is loosely based on Koy’s life experiences and is set around a Filipino family gathering to celebrate Easter Sunday. In addition to the big screen, Koy’s single-camera comedy, Josep, landed a pilot order at ABC

Koy has appeared on over 140 episodes of Chelsea Lately as a season regular roundtable guest. Other appearances include The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Lights Out with David Spade, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, A Little Late With Lilly Singh, Today with Hoda & Jenna, GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke, Larry King Now, Beat Bobby Flay, The Breakfast Club, Celebrity Page TVWorld’s Funniest Fails and Sean In The Wild.

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