This Week: Events in Volusia (2/23 – 2/26)

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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Zerbini Family Circus

Friday and Saturday @ Hawks Park, Edgewater

A Real Circus under the Big Top 🎪 is coming to Edgewater, Florida 🗓 Friday and Saturday February 24 and 25 at Hawks Park, Edgewater, Florida

📍1108 S Ridgewood Ave Edgewater, FL 32132

Friday 5:00PM & 7:00PM
Saturday 4:00PM & 6:00PM

A 90 minute performance under the Big Top, Seating is general admission on bleacher seats Doors open one hour before the show we take both cash or credit at the Circus 🎪🎟🍿🎈

you can purchase limited advance tickets 🎟 at our website 💻 or at the 🎪Circus entrance while seats are available, 

*online ticket sales are limited and 🔚 the day of the show at noon

$18 per adult Each paid adult can bring one kid free with the coupon in the comments section, The coupon is good for one child admission ages 4–12 , kids 3 and under come in free and do not need a ticket, additional children $7 per child, No need to print, just save this picture to your phone and show it at the entrance

Monster Truckz

Feb 24 – Feb 26, 2023 @ New Smyrna Speedway 3939 Florida 44 New Smyrna Beach

The Most Insane Show on Earth!

Prepare to have your mind blown away. We have the biggest, maddest and wildest event you will ever witness. MONSTER TRUCKZ IS COMING TO YOUR CITY!

This adrenaline filled show features the most massive Monster Truckz destroying cars, flying over mind boggling jumps, pushing drivers and trucks to the brink of destruction. The Nitro Motocross Team will amaze and astonish as they soar 80 feet above your head doing things that shouldn’t be possible. For the first time on planet earth see a man fired from a Monster Truck Cannon! Was man meant to fly? Hopefully, Mikey Mayhem is! Right side up, sideways, even upside-down feats you never thought possible the most thrilling and exciting tricks on four wheels.

MONSTER TRUCKZ PIT PARTY AND KIDS FUN ZONE: ride in a monster truck, play on a big truck slide or in a bounce house, get up close to your favorite monster truck, personal autographs and pictures with the stars of MONSTER TRUCKZ not to mention all of your favorite midway fun fair foods. The Pit Party and Kids Fun Zone starts two hours prior to show.

Free Children’s Tickets have been distributed to area elementary schools, pre-schools, day care centers, fast food, convenience stores, salons and large employers.

First 100 Adult Tickets sold online are only $16.50 at

Get tickets: online or the Box Office on show day.

61st Annual Art Fiesta

Saturday and Sunday at Old Fort Park, New Smyrna Beach

Enjoy over 200 fine artists & crafters, food, and live entertainment when the 61st Annual Art Fiesta returns to Old Fort Park on Saturday, Feb. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 26.

This year’s music headliner is Valerie Gillespie, set to appear with her ensemble during Saturday’s lineup from 1:45 to 3 p.m. She’s played alongside national icons including Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, and many others while touring the United States and Japan. Frequently featured as a soloist with The Florida Orchestra, she also teams up to play The Suncoast Jazz Classic, The Clearwater Jazz Holiday, and our own New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival while producing numerous albums showcasing her talents at vocals, saxophone, flute, and clarinet.

Would you like to know more? Please see the included entertainment schedule and call Leisure Services at 386-410-2890. 

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.

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laugh fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom.

All shows start at 7:30 p.m. with exception of Sunday shows which begin at 2 p.m.

Find tickets and details here.

Daytona Beach Carnival

  • Address: 960 South Williamson Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (866) 666-3247
  • Dates: February 16, 2023 – February 26, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club
  • Price: Free admission (Ride cost varies.)

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with exciting rides and games for all ages and deep-fried treats, sweets and other tasty carnival eats.

Admission and parking are free. Unlimited ride wristbands are $35 on site while supplies last or online before 5 pm Feb. 16 for $29 each, 2/$55 or 4/$99. Visit the website for ride ticket specials and coupon savings on rides and food.

Midway hours: 5-10 pm Tuesday – Thursday, 5-11 pm Fridays, noon-11 pm Saturdays and Sunday (Feb. 19), noon-10 pm Monday (Presidents Day) and Sunday (Feb. 26).

Parent/guardian supervision is required for ages 17 and younger. Please check the website for event updates before attending. For more information, call 866-666-3247.

F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival (Fiction, Romance, Erotica, Spiritual and Health) is one of the largest book festivals for minority and indie self-published authors in Florida. The festival began in 2011, and this year’s festival will take place on Feb. 23-25 in Daytona Beach with 45 authors, and speakers, local, statewide, national, and international authors. The book festival will be held at the Julia and Charles Cherry, Cultural, and Educational Center, 925 George W Engram Blvd, Daytona Beach, Fl. 32114. 

The three-day event starts with the F.R.E.S.H. Book Film Festival, sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the Captain Willie Miller Instructional Center. The evening will feature two films and a workshop by renowned filmmakers Marlon Mccaulsky and Lamont Gant and purchasing of movie tickets are only $5.

Friday. the book festival begins at noon, with a performance by the Palm Terrace Elementary School Music class reenacting the Black History book by local author Rekia Beverly. The book festival will have two full days of workshops, interviews, speeches, excellent dinners, and awards. This year renowned authors and book festival executives will share knowledge, sell books, and explain how they have survived and flourished in the mainstream and Black literacy/book business. Some of the renowned headline authors are Stevin “Hedake” Smith, Curtis Bunn- CEO/Black Book Festival of Atlanta, David Simon-CEO/National Black Book Festival UK, Janis Kearney-CEO/ WOW Publishing, Elizabeth Randall- Paranormal and Ghost Story Writer, W. C. Filmore- Daytona Beach Mystery Writer, and Rekia Beverly- Author the Children’s Teacher.

On Friday the day ends with a Kaleidoscope of poetry and music, to relax and let your hair down. Saturday ends with recording artist DeMarKus, and a Regional Poetry Slam, at the Midtown Cafe.

Find details and tickets here.

Thursday, February 23

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.

Stayin’ Alive –One Night of The Bee Gees

Stayin’ Alive – the worlds #1 tribute to the Bee Gees returns to Peabody Auditorium. Stayin’ Alive is the largest and most definitive production of its kind, offering big screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery. Stayin’ Alive has played intimate settings as a six-piece band and huge venues with a 62 piece orchestra.

Stayin’ Alive is the quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees, capturing the excitement of live performance and the tender subtleties of the human voice. Attendees should be prepared to hear the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing blockbusters including “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin’,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “Stayin’ Alive.” In addition, they will perform softer poetic ballads including “I Started a Joke,” “Massachusetts,” “Words” and “To Love Somebody” among other great hits.

Find details and tickets here.

Savannah Bananas at Jackie Robinson Ballpark

For the second straight year, the Savannah Bananas are bringing their world-famous baseball circus back to Jackie Robinson Ballpark for two nights – February 22-23, 2023. Affectionately referred to as ‘The Greatest Show in Baseball’ (ESPN SC Featured, August 2021) with an atmosphere that would ‘…make most MLB teams jealous (Sports Illustrated, June 2019), the Bananas have re-imagined what it means to experience a baseball game. After selling out back-to-back nights in Mobile, Alabama during the 2021 One City World Tour, the Bananas will take the show farther than ever before in 2022. 

In addition to the cast of characters, dancers, performers, mascots, and musicians, the Bananas are bringing their own twist of baseball to Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Banana Ball is a fast-paced, action-packed style of baseball with rules that include no bunting, no walks, a two-hour time limit, fans catching foul balls for outs, batters stealing first base, and a one-on-one tiebreaker showdown at the end of the game. Banana Ball has been featured in stories on ESPN, Baseball AmericaWall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and more.  

The Bananas will face off against their rival, the Party Animals. The rosters for both teams will be filled by independent players who have been scouted, tried out, and signed contracts for the 2023 Banana Ball World Tour. 

Find details and tickets here.

Friday, February 24

Daytona Beach Shores Food Trucks, Free Concert Featuring Daniel “Saxman” Fuqua

Friday from 4:30 – 8:30 PM @ Shores Pavilion/McElroy Park, 3048 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores

Enjoy gourmet food served out of food trucks, plus live music by Daniel ”Saxman” Fuqua, at the City of Daytona Beach Shores’ Food Trucks event from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, February 24th.

This Food Trucks event will be held at the Shores Pavilion and McElroy Park, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. Admission is free.

Entertainment will be provided Daniel “Saxman” Fuqua starting at 5:00 p.m. on the Shores Pavilion Stage. Daniel says, “MUSIC EVOKES SO MANY EMOTIONS.  That’s what I love most about music.  It evokes so many emotions and is often tied to memories as well. It has the power to change a person’s mood or attitude. When done right, it’s deeply fulfilling for both my audience and me.”  Please bring your own chair for the concert.

For gourmet food at the event, food trucks from Kat’s Food Truck Events 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.

The Feb. 24th lineup includes:

  • Allan’s Jerk Shack
  • BBQ Brazil Express
  • Coastal Donuts
  • Eat N Wash (Seafood)
  • El Cubanito Subs
  • Gaucha Argentinian Empanadas
  • La Parada de Tacos
  • Lee’s Famous Cheesesteaks
  • One Way Coffee
  • Pasta & Grill
  • Peter John’s Ice Cream
  • The Hook Orlando

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

Wine Walk

February 25 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm along Flagler Avenue, NSB

$30.00 per person

The Wine Walk is a monthly Progressive Wine Tasting event that takes place on Flagler Avenue, Saturday, February 25th, 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.


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 5:15pm 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.

ONLINE IN ADVANCE: Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite at 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 Welcome Tent located at 401 Flagler Avenue. Buy your tickets now at

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

Stroll the street with friends and family on Flagler Avenue for our Monthly Wine Walk Event!

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.

U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus

The Holly Hill Community Redevelopment Agency and Robin Hanger’s Car Shop and Trailer Sales presents the U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus performing at 7 p.m., Friday, February 24, at the MetroHealth Stadium at Pictona in Holly Hill, Florida. Admission to this event is free, registration is required for entry. Tickets will be available beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 20 by registering online at

The Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. Founded in 1946 and 1957 respectively, these two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions. 

The 60-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics, and Broadway musicals. The band and chorus also perform independently, and have recently shared the stage with such ensembles as the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra. 

In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals, and educational outreach, members of the Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All-American Bowl, and diplomatic efforts overseas.

The Metro Health Stadium at Pictona is located at 1060 Ridgewood Avenue in Holly Hill, Florida. Parking is available on site for $5.00. For additional information, visit or call 386-492-3227.

Find details and tickets here.

Saturday, February 25

6th Annual CHALK IT UP! Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition

SATURDAY AT 9 AM – 4 PM @ The Hub on Canal, NSB

The Hub on Canal 6th Annual CHALK IT UP! Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition
New Smyrna Beach Canal Street sidewalks
Saturday, February 25, 2023, 9am-4pm

Pre-registration for sidewalk space has closed. We have reached sidewalk capacity along Canal Street due to the street not being closed to vehicular traffic during the event.

Fun for kids and grown-ups alike! Chalk artists will create their masterpieces along the Canal Street sidewalks. Chalk It Up! is a collaborative community event presented by The Hub on Canal and sponsored by New Smyrna Beach Utilities, Canal Street Historic District, City of New Smyrna Beach, and Publix. Judging and cash awards in seven categories – six amateur and one professional.

Fee: Free to attend and open to the public. Pre-registration for chalk artists is closed – all sidewalk spaces have been reserved.

Location: The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For event details, contact Miranda Price, Director of Events, at

Mermaids & Pirates & Seafood, Oh My!

Saturday from 10 AM – 3 PM @ Riverwalk Park, 3459 S Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange

Come by the Riverwalk Park in Port Orange on Feb 25th, 2023 for the Mermaids & Pirates & Seafood, Oh my! This annual event will feature Mermaids from Paradise Mermaids, Pirates, Seafood Food Trucks and amazing vendors, crafters, artisans, Dj by Pozzyvibes and more. Fun family event that is free to attend. Come dressed up as your favorite pirate or mermiad and join the fun.

Beach Clean Up

Sat, February 25, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Flagler Avenue Beach 201 Buenos Aires St, New Smyrna Beach

oin IDEAS For Us and American Conservation Coalition in cleaning up New Smyrna Beach! We will be meeting at the 27th Ave Beachfront Park at our tents. Volunteers will gather and then clean up the beach together while playing beach clean up bingo! We will have refreshments and space to relax, so feel free to bring your beach set up!

The parking information and additional details will be sent to those who sign up. For any questions, please email

5th Annual Beer & Bacon Festival

  • Address: Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: Downtown Daytona Beach Events
  • Dates: February 25, 2023
  • Location: Downtown Daytona Beach Shops
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $20 in advance $25 day of event

Enjoy craft beer, savory bacon, live music, art, and more at participating businesses while strolling the downtown shops, bars, and restaurants.

Attendees should pick up their Beer & Bacon Festival Passports at one of two registration points (one on South Beach Street and one on North Beach Street) until tickets are sold out. Tickets include 20 3-oz. craft beer samples and a souvenir beer mug. Bacon items sold separately.

All attendees must register at one of the registration points to receive their passports, beer tickets and keepsake beer glass. Plenty of free parking is available behind the Riverfront Shops. Streets will be open to traffic.

Must be 21 to participate, proper ID required. This is a rain or shine event. Please drink responsibly – we recommend always having a designated driver.

Find details and tickets here.

Sunday, February 26

Riverfront Market

  • Address: Magnolia Avenue & Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: Riverfront Esplanade
  • Dates: February 26, 2023
  • Location: Riverfront Esplanade
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Price: Free

Join us for the brand-new Riverfront Market at the Riverfront Esplanade happening the last Sunday of each month! Sip, Shop & Stroll with us at our first one from 8-11 a.m.! Featuring local vendors, music, and a Wellness Walk at 9 a.m.

Coming Up…

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.

ONES, The Beatles #1 Hits

“ONES” is a commitment to the note-perfect performance of the number one Beatles songs from the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 to their breakup in 1970. The performance also includes amazing multimedia stories behind those songs.

“ONES” is the only live collection of the hit songs that are truly the soundtrack of one of the most exciting decades in music.  

“ONES” is the show that Cashbox calls “the most exciting Beatles music presentation in decades!” A chronological masterpiece that presents the hit songs that topped the world charts for seven consecutive years. On-screen song stories are told with brilliant narrations and hundreds of stunning photos and videos. On-stage 13 performers recreate the sounds and performances of the original hit records with period correct instruments, complemented with strings and horns. 

 “ONES, The Beatles #1 Hits” is performing to sold out venues in North America in 2022 and 2023. Don’t miss this opportunity to see “ONES” in Daytona Beach for the very first time.

Find details and tickets here.

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.

One thought on “This Week: Events in Volusia (2/23 – 2/26)

  1. Just found your website. Any chance you could post local happy hours and live music in local bars and pubs. Parades?

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