This Week: Events in Volusia (1/20 – 1/22)

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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Florida Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Friday from 1 -4 PM and Saturday from 9 AM – 12 PM, throughout Volusia County (see below)

Celebrate Florida Arbor Day with Volusia County and receive two FREE native food trees! Join us Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21 when residents can show off their green thumbs and help provide food and other great benefits to people and wildlife. Benefits of food trees are endless – they help clean the air, provide oxygen, absorb CO2, reduce stormwater runoff and prevent erosion. For more information, visit

***Available while supplies last***

Sunshine Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park

January 18 – January 21 @ Volusia Speedway Park, 1500 E. State Rd. 40, Barberville, FL 32130

The World of Outlaws Late Model 2023 season kicks off at Volusia Speedway Park located near Barberville in the sunshine state with DIRTcar Pro (604) and 602 Late Models — a true Late Model Palooza — before the historic DIRTcar Nationals!

Find details and 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.

Roar Before The Rolex 24

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 is a critical three-day test that serves as the final dress rehearsal before the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, which is scheduled the following weekend.

Access to cars and drivers at the preseason extravaganza is an event trademark, as fans annually enjoy the public debut of several new sports cars.

Scout Days, a longtime tradition during the Roar Before The Rolex 24, is set during the weekend. 

Find details and tickets here.

Thursday, January 19:

Canal Street Nights

Thursday from 5 – 8:30 PM along Canal Street, NSB

Join our local businesses every third Thursday of the month while we take to the streets for a festival-style event that is fun for the whole family. The street will be closed to enjoy strolling through vendors, dancing to live music, kid friendly activities, extended business hours, and specialty food vendors. Each month will have a new and exciting theme. The perfect evening to Dine, Shop, Stroll, and Fall in Love with Downtown.

Friday, January 20

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.

“Rock Your Socks” Fifties Karaoke & Dance Event

Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 PM @ Port Orange Adult Activity Center, 4790 S. Ridgewood Drive, Port Orange

1950’s themed Karaoke & Dancing for 55+ Community!Come enjoy an evening of food, friends & fun all in a 1950’s theme. You may even win the “Best 50’s Outfit” contest!You won’t want to miss it!

Follow this event on Facebook here.

Friday Night Fever – The Hub on Canal 4th Annual Affair of the HeART Gala

Friday @ 6 – 10 PM @ Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach

The gala has been rescheduled for January 20, 2023.

On November 11 we received word that hurricane Nicole caused flooding in the Brannon Center. As a result of necessary repairs, we will not be able to host our annual fundraising gala, this year themed Friday Night Fever, on Friday November 18. We are very disappointed and know you are as well. With apologies to the Bee Gees, “we should be dancin’.”

But we have good news! The gala will be held January 20, 2023, when hurricane season is truly over and repairs to the Brannon Center will have been made. Everything except the date will remain the same.

We hope you just keep your boogie shoes in the closet a bit longer and join us in January – you don’t have to take any action. If you purchased tickets or a table and are unable to attend in January, we will gladly give you a refund. Should you not be able to attend but wish to turn your purchase into a donation to The Hub, just let us know that and we will issue you a donation receipt. If you are a sponsor, we hope you’ll leave your sponsorship in place for January.

Put on your boogie shoes and get ready to dance the night away at Friday Night Fever, The Hub on Canal 4th annual Affair of the HeART Gala. It’s the disco party of the year!

Tickets and tables are available online only. Visit for tickets, information, and sponsorship opportunities. 

Tickets: $125 for Individual Ticket
Tables: $700 for a Club Table for 4 (next to the dance floor); $1200 for a Reserved Table for 8. 

Sponsorships: Visit for sponsor opportunities, benefits and to purchase your sponsorship online, or call Richard England, President of The Hub on Canal, at 781.883.8987.

Location: Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.

The Fleetwood Mac Experience

Friday, January 20 from 4:00 PM7:30 PM @ Athens Theatre124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL, 32720

Fleetwood Gold will take you on a musical journey from the early years of Fleetwood Mac through Tango In The Night (1987) including songs from Stevie Nicks’ solo career. Note-for-note recreations of the best of Fleetwood Mac with tight harmonies, soaring lead vocals blended with authentic sounds of Fleetwood Mac. It’s all about the music. No backing tracks, wigs or gimmicks. We are comprised of five experienced, musically awarded, musicians performing the best of Fleetwood Mac.

Live at the Athens Theatre, find tickets here.

Saturday, January 21

A Night Out on the Town- NSB Style Gala 

Saturday from 6 – 10 PM @ The Brannon Center, 105 S Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Celebrate the beauty of New Smryna and the many reasons to love this small town. Join us for dinner hosted by Ravish Catering, a night of dancing, and entertainment featuring Dueling Pianos!

The Upward Trend Foundation is a 501-(C)3 organization and all supports are tax deductible. 
All proceeds from this event go towards scholarships for students with special needs.

Attire: Black Tie Optional

Individual Tickets and Sponsorships can be purchased at:

Tickets are limited to the first 250 people.

Winter Florida History Con

Saturday from 10 AM – 3 PM @ MOAS, 352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Join us for an all-day celebration of #Floridahistory at the 📜🌴Winter Florida History Con at 📍MOAS on Saturday, January 21 [10:00AM – 3:00PM]. 📜📖⌛🗝️ Free for members or with paid museum admission. 👥🗣️ For more Info + Speaker details:

[History Talk Schedule]:

🕰️ 10:00am: Holes: Stop Digging Up Our City | Nicole Diehm, #DigitalCollections#LibrarianSaint Augustine Historical Society#ResearchLibrary

🕰️ 11:00am: Presidents in Florida | Dr. James Clarke, University of Central Florida Professor of #History

🕰️ 12:00pm #Audubon‘s Epic Travels in Florida -1831-32 | Joseph Vetter, Local #Historian

🕰️ 1:00pm: The Tiger Almost Home | Dan Friend, #VolusiaCounty Historian

🕰️ 2:00pm: “Miss Louisa’s Boardinghouse“ Dianne JacobySt. Augustine, Florida

Earth to Mars: Tribute to Bruno Mars

  • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
  • Phone: (386) 736-1500
  • Presented By: Athens Theatre
  • Dates: January 21, 2023
  • Location: Athens Theatre
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM
  • Price: Preferred seating $35, General seating $30

A group of 6 young professional musicians came together to form one of the greatest modern tribute bands of today. With the funky sounds of our inspiration Bruno Mars, Earth to Mars brings you a stage performance and production that will keep you on your feet all night.

Exciting, inspiring, fun and entertaining are just a few words that describe E2M’s engaging and family-friendly show! Come and see why people are “over the moon” about Earth To Mars!

Due to the fact that the Historic Athens Theatre does not have an elevator to the balcony. The balcony is not accessible to anyone with a wheelchair or walker.

All patrons with special needs can contact the Box Office at 386-736-1500 for our wheelchair/walker accessible seating.

Find tickets here.

Taste of DeLand

Saturday, January 21 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM @ West Indiana AvenueWest Indiana AvenueDeLand, FL, 32720

Brace your taste buds for an afternoon of food sampling from over 20 local restaurants & caterers in Downtown DeLand. 1-4pm on West Indiana Ave. $30 advance; $35 at the gate; $15 kids 5-12. 4 & Under are Free. Tickets include admission and tastings at each of the restaurant booths.

Funds raised benefit the MainStreet DeLand Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. No pets. Only service animals permitted.

Downtown DeLand Cruise

Saturday, January 21 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ East Indiana AvenueEast Indiana AvenueDeLand, FL, 32720

Arbor Day Crafts

Saturday from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 

Judy Collins and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra

American singer and songwriter Judy Collins will be performing “Wildflowers,” her sixth studio album, originally released in 1967. “Wildflowers” features originals alongside songs by not-yet household names including Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen and adventurous selections by Jacques Brel and Francesco Landini.

Her discerning palette and literary gifts have enabled her to evolve into a poetic, storyteller songwriter. Now in her sixth decade as a singer and songwriter, Collins is experiencing a profound level of growth and prolific creativity. Attendees will delight in her collection of songs from “Wildflowers” as she is accompanied by the 30-piece Space Coast Symphony Orchestra conducted by Aaron Collins.

Find tickets here.

Sunday, January 22

Volusia Bridal Expo

Sunday from 12 – 4 PM @ the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach

The Volusia Bridal Expo will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the Ocean Center’s Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.  

Spend a fun-filled afternoon planning your wedding with family and friends!

RSVP on Eventbrite to let us know you’re attending! A?ll registrants get a free entry into all door prize and the grand prize drawings.

Sponsored by Jennifer Juniper Photography Pozzyvibes and Tastefully Simple. To feature your business at this fun event, please email

The Ocean Center charges $10 for parking.

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