This Week: Events in Volusia (2/3 – 2/5)

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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History Walking Tours

Tuesdays through Thursdays, see below

Explore multiple area that started to become the town center for New Smyrna beginning with the Smyrnea’ Settlement of 1768 through the arrival of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway.

  • Tuesday & Wednesday tours depart from the New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
  •  Thursday tours meet and depart from the South Pine Parking Lot just off of Flagler Ave.

1. Tuesday, The Three Downtowns of Old New Smyrna: Explore multiple areas that started to become the town centers for New Smyrna, beginning with the Smyrnea’ Settlement of 1768 through the arrival of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway.

2. Wednesday, Central District Tour: Visit multiple local historic landmarks as well as sites where New Smyrna’s first residents made their homes.

3. Thursday, Old Coronado Beach & Flagler Avenue: Discover a tomb in the middle of the street and a WWII watchtower site as you explore the story of the community formerly known as Coronado Beach. This tour meets in the South Pine Parking Lot south of Flagler Avenue. Please arrive 15 minutes early, and bring correct change for payment.

To sign up please call the New Smyrna Museum of History 386-478-0052

Information and online sign up here. Call for group or private tour scheduling.

2nd Annual Women’s Music Fest

Rock out at the 2nd Annual Women’s Music Fest – A Tribute to Women Who Ride, Roll & Rock Out!

Feb 3 – Hannah w/Greye (6-10pm)
Feb 4 – Dina w/Sesame Plexer (1-5pm)
Feb 4 – Jasmine w/Jasmine Cain (7-11pm)
Feb 5 – Andrea w/Are Friends Electric (1-5pm)

Come on out to Saints & Sinners Pub and show your support to these awesome women and their bands!

Matilda Jr. the Musical

  • Friday, January 27, 2023 through Sunday, February 12, 2023 
  • Athens Theatre124 North Florida AvenueDeLand, FL, 32720

The truly great children’s author Roald Dahl brings us a musical to delight all generations, a “joyous girl power romp” full of catchy songs and high-energy dance numbers in which a very special girl with an amazing imagination saves her well-intentioned, shy teacher and triumphs over every sort of adversity. Children and adults will both fall in fall in love with this Broadway hit and winner of 16 Best Musical awards!

Not recommended for audiences younger than 6.

Live at the Athens Theatre – find tickets and more info here.

Italian Festival

  • Address: 1014 North Halifax Avenue, 
  • Phone: (386) 255-0433
  • Dates: February 2, 2023 – February 4, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
  • Price: Free

The annual Italian Festival celebrates with authentic Italian food, homemade desserts, arts and crafts, games, live entertainment and more!

Hours of operation:
Thursday, Feb. 2: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 3: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4: Noon – 9 p.m.

Rookie Rally – Novice Player Pickleball Tournament

The Rookie Rally Round Robin at Pictona is a special tournament for the 2.5 and 3.0 players taking place Feb. 4-5. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to test their pickleball skills in a fun and competitive tournament environment.
• Events include Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles
• Skill levels of 2.5 and 3.0 offered for each event. 
• Find your partner and sign up for the tournament here.

Crimes of the Heart

February 2 – February 12 @ Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen

This play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the
future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will
linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

February 2-5, 9-12, 2023 | 7:30 pm, 2:30 pm Sunday matinees

Tickets are available at or call the box office at 386-228-3777 M-Th 10 am -2 pm. See you at the theatre!

Friday, February 3

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.

Downtown Daytona Nights: Food Trucks

Downtown Daytona Nights is a monthly event on Friday night featuring a Food Truck Rally on Magnolia Avenue from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Daytona Beach.

Food Truck Rallies are family-friendly events and open to the public. The Downtown Daytona Nights Food Truck Rallies have live music, plenty of free parking behind the Riverfront Shops, and downtown restaurants are open.

Historic Downtown Daytona Beach is a destination in itself with several blocks of restaurants and shops all facing beautiful waterfront Esplanade Riverfront Park.

Free Family Art Night

Decorate a box to store your special Valentines or other treasures at FREE Family Art Night on Friday, Feb. 3rd! Just drop into the OMAM Classroom (between 5:30 and 7:00pm) with the kiddos and work together! This project is instructed by the lovely Linda King, and is sponsored in part by Women United Volusia Chapter. Learn more at

Saturday, February 4

Sip & Stroll

Saturday from 1 – 6 PM along Canal Street, NSB

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 12 locations in the district. A self-guided map is provided for this exciting excursion. Participating Businesses:River DeckRiverpark TerraceCity Market BistroCafe del SoulJane’s Art CenterNew Smyrna Beach Brewing CompanyYellow Dog EatsCorkScrew Bar and GrilleThe General Public HousePanheads PizzeriaCrimson HouseSugar Works Distillery Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at Riverpark Terrace, Crimson House, or at the Info Booth. Advance tickets can be purchased online until 1pm the day of the event.

Art & Artisan Stroll – Gallery Walk

Saturday from 9 AM – 7 PM along Canal Street, NSB

Join our Fabulous Art Community on the 1st Saturday for the Art Stroll and Gallery Walk. Art Stroll 9am to 3pm Music Gallery Walk 4pm to 7pm Enjoy all of what the Canal District has to offer – Arts, Antiques, Dining, Music, Professionals, Shopping, And More

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 Princess Ball

Saturday from 6 – 8 PM @ Southeast Volusia YMCA (148 West Turgot Avenue, Edgewater)

In 2011 the City Council created the Local School Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the School Scholarship Program is to promote additional education beyond high school graduation. The program is designated to create educational opportunities for students residing in the City of Edgewater to encourage them to pursue college, university or qualified Career Technical Training Programs after graduating from high school. Last year six scholarships were given to Edgewater students. That same year, the first annual “Princess Ball” was held. Each year this is an exciting night for the children of our community to enjoy an evening of dancing, music, light refreshments and fun with their parents, relatives and friends. Several local businesses and volunteers help support the event and make it a memorable occasion. This event is the primary fundraiser for the Local School Scholarship Fund. This year’s Princess-Prince Ball is Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Southeast Volusia YMCA (148 West Turgot Avenue). Tickets are $10 per person and all attendees must have a ticket. Tickets will be on sale at the City of Edgewater City Hall (104 North Riverside Drive) and the YMCA. Tickets will be on sale at the door while supplies last so families are encouraged to get their tickets in advance. There is limited space for vendors. Call 424-2400 x7207 or email for more information about how to get involved.

SEV Chamber Business Expo

Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM along Canal Street, NSB

On February 4th, STRIKE A POSE at your favorite booth and share on social media!  It’s all about your “selfies”!

Stroll historic Canal Street for our 13th Annual Business Expo & Home Show!  Visit with local businesses and learn about their products and services.

Stop into the Brannon Center for our Style Showcase & Marketplace where you will find additional booths and a marketplace offering the latest fashions, beauty secrets, and more!  The fashion show will be an all-day event where you can enjoy Southeast Volusia models showing off the latest trends!

Entertainment, food trucks, giveaways, and much, much more! 

The 9th Annual Granada Grand Festival of the Arts

  • Address: New Britain Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 492-2938
  • Presented By: Ormond Beach MainStreet and the Ormond Arts District
  • Dates: February 4, 2023
  • Location: Downtown: New Britain Avenue between Beach Street and Ridgewood
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: FREE

This year the festival returns to New Britain Avenue between Beach Street and Ridgewood where event-goers will find artists, crafters, a chalk art competition, music, food, beer & wine and so much more.

This free festival continues to expand this year with more than 80 artists and crafters, along with new activities for the whole family. Visual artists and art demonstrations line the street.  Stop by our “Pop-up Plaza” for musical performances, a chalk art competition sponsored by ArtHaus, food from local restaurants and an opportunity to be part of this year’s community art project.  Get creative at our “Youth Art Tent” or at the Ormond Beach Library tent – with hands-on activities for the whole family. Bring your ukulele for our afternoon “Ukes in the Street” jam session led by Beachside Music. 

Grab a beer or a glass of wine and wander up and down the street to watch select artists as they conduct live demonstrations of their technique, then snag something unique from one of the exhibitors selling their handcrafted pieces, the majority of whom reside right here in Volusia County. Stop in at our stages on both ends of the street to enjoy local jazz and blues musicians.

 New this year!  Support our artists and the Ormond Beach Arts District by becoming a Festival Patron at the $100, $500, $750 or $1000 level and half of the money you donate will be returned to you in “Patron Dollars” that can be spent to purchase art at this year’s Granada Grand. Get more details and make your contribution at

Don’t forget to vote for your favorites at the ArtHaus Chalk Art Competition.  Eight professional artists will create mini-masterpieces in just 7 hours.  Judging takes place at 3 pm and your vote helps determine the “People’s Choice” winner.  All the money collected in the chalk art area goes to support the art education programs at ArtHaus.

 Taking in all this art got you hungry? Our Pop-up Plaza has quick bites from local restaurants.  Plus, New Britain gives you instant access to all the great food purveyors lining this block – Fugu Sushi, Gold Leaf Coffee Co., 31 Supper Club, Rose Villa Southern Table & Bar, Grind Gastropub & Kona Tiki Bar, 63 Sovereign and Hull’s Seafood.  Just a few steps more will take you to Rosie’s at Dunn’s Attic or Frida’s Fresh Mex & Cantina.  Grab coffee, pause for lunch or stay for cocktails and dinner after the festival.

 Still want more?  Stay in the neighborhood for the monthly First Saturday Art Walk at our local galleries from 3 pm – 7 pm.

 An updated schedule of Festival events and a parking map are available on Facebook and at

The Granada Grand Festival of the Arts is sponsored by Ormond Beach MainStreet and the Ormond Arts District.  For additional photos and more information about the Festival please contact Ormond Beach Mainstreet,, 386-492-2938

Love is Love Festival

February 4 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm at 104 Artisan Alley, DeLand

Sunday, February 5

UCF Flying Horse Band

Sunday from 3 – 5 PM @ Brannon Center, 105 Riverside Drive, NSB

The City of New Smyrna Beach presents The UCF Flying Horse Big Band under the direction of Professor Jeff Rupert at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive on Sunday February 5 from 3 to 5 pm. The Flying Horse Big Band is one of the premiere performing ensembles of the UCF Music Department. It has appeared at the Montreux, Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festivals, as well as numerous festival and concert appearances domestically. The band has featured Randy Brecker, Bob Berg, Michael Mossman, James Moody, Nick Brignola, Harry Allen, Steve Turre, Rodney Holmes, Terry Gibbs, Marvin Stamm, Mulgrew Miller, John Swana, Kevin Mahogany, Lou Donaldson and Eric Alexander with the band. In 2005 the Flying Horse Big Band premiered Sam Rivers’ work for double big band, with Rivers’ RIVBEA orchestra. The group has had six recordings on the national jazz charts. Recordings include Jazz Town, The Blues is Alright, Into the Mystic, Big Man on Campus, The Bat Swings! and most recently Florida Rays. The last two albums climbed to #1 on the national (professional) jazz charts. The concert is sponsored by The City of New Smyrna Beach, Bev and Dick Tucker, William Pickering of 1st Summit Financial and Ed and Mindy McDowell & Tonna Kenoyer. The show is booked by Marc Monteson Promotions. $ 10 Admission at the door, with doors opening at 2:30pm. For more information 386.410.2880

Art Battle Ormond Beach

  • Address: 31 West Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
  • Presented By: Art Battle
  • Dates: February 5, 2023
  • Location: 31 Supper Club
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: $15 early bird – $25 general admission

Come watch the paint fly before your eyes and help vote to determine the Winner as artists battle the clock & each other in 3 fast-paced rounds.

All artwork will also be available for auction during this incredible night of community and creation!

Follow us on Instagram @ArtBattleOrmond_Daytona

This is an All Ages event.

Blue Man Group

More than 50 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group and now it’s your turn! Blue Man Group premieres in Daytona Beach for a limited engagement on their new North American tour. It’s everything you know and love about Blue Man Group – signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy – the men are still blue, but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.

Blue Man Group is the global entertainment phenomenon, known for its award-winning theatrical productions, iconic characters, and multiple creative explorations. Blue Man Group performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy, and non-verbal communication. Since debuting at New York’s Astor Place Theatre in 1991, the live show has expanded to additional domestic residencies in Boston, Chicago and Las Vegas, an international residency in Berlin and multiple North American and world tours, reaching more than 35 million people worldwide. Blue Man Group is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds.

A part of the pop culture zeitgeist, Blue Man Group has appeared countless times on hit shows including “Dancing with the Stars,” “The Tonight Show,” “Arrested Development,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Schlag den Raab” (Germany), “WOWOW” (Japan) and “Caldeirão do Huck” (Brazil). Additionally, Blue Man Group has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil.

Continuously identifying and developing new ways to impact the entertainment industry, Blue Man Group has contributed to various film and TV scores and released multiple albums including the Grammy-nominated audio. The rock concert parody, “Megastar World Tour,” played arenas across the globe. The book, Blue Man World, is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character.

Coming Up:

Red Hot Chili Steppers

Meets every THURSDAY from 9 – 10 AM @ Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Dr., DeBary (open to all Volusia County residents)

The Red Hot Chili Steppers are returning to DeBary! Starting in February, the walking club will meet every Thursday from 9-10am at Gemini Springs Park. 

This free club was created by Volusia County Parks and Recreation as a way to invite residents of all ages to get fit, make new friends, and enjoy the great outdoors.

The Red Hot Chili Steppers will meet at 9 a.m. every Thursday at Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary. The walk will last an hour and will be led by County staff. For more information, call Jinni Earnest at 386-736-5953, ext. 12663.

DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park

February 6 – February 18 @ Volusia Speedway Park, 1500 E. State Rd. 40, Barberville

DIRTcar Nationals returns for its 52nd year, bringing the biggest dirt racing series and the best drivers from across the world to Volusia Speedway Park for two weeks!

Get tickets at

  • Monday, Feb. 6 – DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7 – DIRTcar UMP Modifieds / All Star Circuit of Champions
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8 – DIRTcar UMP Modifieds / All Star Circuit of Champions
  • Thursday, Feb. 9 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
  • Friday, Feb. 10 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars / DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Gator Championship
  • Sunday, Feb. 12 – Off Day
  • Monday, Feb. 13 – DIRTcar Late Models / USAC Non-Wings
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14 – DIRTcar Late Models / USAC Non-Wings
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 – DIRTcar Late Models / Super DIRTcar Series
  • Thursday, Feb. 16 – World of Outlaws Late Models / Super DIRTcar Series
  • Friday, Feb. 17 – World of Outlaws Late Models / Super DIRTcar Series
  • Saturday, Feb. 18 – World of Outlaws Late Models / Super DIRTcar Series

Get to Know Your Island!

Every Tuesday @ 9 AM at Esther Street Beachfront Park, 551 Esther Street, NSB

Be an ecotourist in your own city at our free classes to educate residents and visitors about New Smyrna Beach’s barrier island. Classes meet at 9 a.m. every Tuesday on Esther Street Beachfront Park at 551 Esther St. For more information, please see the included flyer and call Leisure Services at (386) 410-2890.

2023 APP Daytona Beach Open

  • Address: 1060 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill, FL 32117
  • Phone: (386) 310-7067
  • Presented By: APP Tour Pickleball 
  • Dates: February 8, 2023 – February 12, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Pictona at Holly Hill
  • Time: 8:00 AM 
  • Price: Tickets available now from just $15

The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) returns to Florida as it continues the 2023 APP Tour calendar with the APP Daytona Beach Open, held February 8-12 at Pictona at Holly Hill.

The APP Daytona Beach Open continues an exciting 2023 slate, with the sport’s top professional women and men competing in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events. Over 1,200 players are expected to play in the tournament – several hundred amateurs will take part in the amateur competition that is a mainstay of APP events.

 Tickets and information

Yappy Hour at To Better Days Wine Bar and Bistro

Join the fun Wednesday, February 18th at To Better Days Wine Bar and Bistro for another exciting Yappy Hour!
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome! $20 per adult | $10 per child. Ticket includes two drinks and light appetizers. All proceeds from this FUNdraiser will benefit the helpless, homeless animals at Halifax Humane Society!
Please note pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Children 5 and under are free. Register online here.

Jazz on the Alley

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
  • Artisan AlleyArtisan AlleyDeLand, FL, 32720

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.

Wine, Women & Chocolate

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023 throughout Downtown DeLand
  • 5:00 PM-7:45 PM

Pick up a passport at participating locations.

Step One: Spot the WWC stamped wine bottle Here’s a hint! IT SPARKLES! at any one of the businesses listed on the inside and collect a store stamp or signature.

Step Two: Collect at least 10 different store stamps/signatures, and make at least ONE PURCHASE to be eligible to win a gift certificate from one of the participating merchants. Join us at the end of the night at Abbey Bar! Space is limited! Make it to all the stops (with a purchase) and double your chances to win!

Every Diva who makes it to every location on the passport and enters into the WWC drawing will receive $2 in MainStreet bucks!! YAY!!!!!

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