This Week: Events in Volusia (3/16 – 3/19)

Are you and your family looking for some fun things to do this week in Volusia County? With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, there are plenty of exciting events and activities happening throughout the area. From parades and live music to food festivals and outdoor adventures, there’s no shortage of things to do to celebrate the holiday. And even if you’re not into the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, there are still plenty of other events and activities happening this week, suitable for all ages and interests. So take a look at our community events listing and get ready to make some unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

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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St. Patrick’s Day is always a highly anticipated event in Volusia County, Florida, especially in the Daytona Beach area. The local pubs and bars go all out with festive decor, green beer, and live music. There are plenty of events to choose from, whether you prefer a laid-back atmosphere or a lively party scene. Some popular options include the St. Patty’s Day Block Party in Downtown DeLand, the St. Patrick’s Day Party at Ocean Deck Beach Club, and the Irish-themed festivities at Tir na nOg Irish Pub. No matter where you go, you’re sure to have a memorable St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Volusia County.

Find local St. Patrick’s Day events by following the link below!

All Week/Weekend:

Shamrock N Roll Music Festival

March 10 – March 17 along Flagler Avenue, NSB


Come down for great music March 10th – 17th on Flagler Avenue for the ShamRock N Roll Music Festival! Restaurants and bars around Flagler Avenue will be hosting various traditional and non-traditional music acts for to get you in the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit!

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.

Lake Helen Strawberry Fest

March 18 – March 19 @ Lake Helen Equestrian Center, 321 Pleasant Street, Lake Helen

Family Fun & Festivities, Plant City Strawberries, Art & Crafts, Delicious Food, Free Bounce Houses, Organic Strawberries, Strawberry Shortcake, Live Entertainment, Free Rock Painting, Strawberry Fudge, Pony Rides, Free Strawberry Relay, Face Painting, Free Hula Hoop Contest, Pie Eating Contest, Free Petting Farm, Berry Cute Baby Contest, Free Sack Races, Train Rides, Free Corn Hole, Yummy Treats & Much More!

Admission is $6, and Kids 2 & Under are Free.

$1 OFF ADMISSION! Click here for a coupon or bring a canned good for a discount.
Saturday & Sunday 10 am-5 pm.

NSB Great Easter Egg Hunt

March 18 – April 8 along Flagler Avenue, NSB

Participants can download or pick up their Egg Hunt Map, then walk along Flagler Avenue to search for each of the hidden Easter eggs, outside the host location or in windows, and receive a map stamp from the merchant. Once all the eggs are found and map stamps are collected, participants drop off their map at a 401 Flagler Ave. One winner is chosen from among the completed maps to win a free accommodation stay along Flagler Avenue.

Thursday, March 16

Canal Street Nights

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

Join us on the third Thursday of every month for a fun filled evening. We will have expanded streetside dining, vendors, special hours for businesses, kid’s zone, and specialty food vendors. For more information on monthly events Click Here

Dining, Shopping, Strolling, and Falling in Love with Downtown.

Friday, March 17

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.

Bonkerz Comedy Night

Join in the fun at the Root Family Auditorium at MOAS for a fun night with Bonkerz Comedy Club featuring Johnny Mac from HBO and more! Johnny Mac is a comedy veteran with over 20 years in the business. Originally from New York, his energetic style and warm smile are sure to have you laughing from start to finish.

Doors open at 6:00pm. This comedy show is recommended for those ages 18 and older. Seating is limited and advanced RSVP is strongly encouraged by visiting or by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. 

On Your Feet

  • Address: 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3462
  • Presented By: Peabody Auditorium
  • Dates: March 17, 2023
  • Location: Peabody Auditorium
  • Time: 7:30 PM 
  • Price: The Broadway in Daytona Beach 2022-2023 season presented by the Roberts Group season tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Individual show tickets will be available at a later date. Season ticket price range is $190-$290.

This is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent and each other and become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now their story is an all-new exhilarating original musical winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring “IT’S A HIT!” and The New York Times cheering, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!”

Saturday, March 18

EDGEfest Paws & Claws Party 

Saturday, March 18, 2023 – 10:00am to 2:00pm @ Rotary Park, 902 W. Park Avenue, Edgewater

Do you love animals? We sure do – big ones, little ones, furry ones – the city of Edgewater loves them all! We have partnered with the Edgewater Animal Shelter and will celebrate animals of all kinds at the annual EDGEfest Paws and Claws party on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Rotary Park (902 West Park Avenue) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

There will be plenty of fun pet-related contests, pet blessings, a lure course, story time, and lots of pet resources and vendors on hand. You may even find a forever friend at one of the many rescue organizations who will be represented. There will be food, music and probably a good deal of barking! We will also be collecting donations of food and supplies for the Edgewater Animal Shelter. 

Mark your calendar and bring your four legged friends (on a leash, of course)!

Florida Cup – Team Pickleball Championship!

Divisional team competition among the top local team pickleball leagues from around Florida, all vying for the coveted Florida Cup.

Pictona, where it truly is more than a game, it’s a lifestyle. 49 courts, 13 of which are covered, lots of places to watch sitting under shade covers. You’ll be welcomed by the sounds of dink, dink, dink and the movement of happy feet.

After playing, relax in The Kitchen. No, you don’t have to cook. That’s the name of our restaurant adjacent to the courts. Join us as a member or just come to observe our members having a good time playing. And there is much more: table tennis, cornhole, shuffleboard, croquet, bocce ball, and horseshoes are all here inviting you to play.

Get the Led Out – A Celebration of the Mighty Zep

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians’ intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard it before. Using multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO recreates the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album…GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. 

Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” GTLO offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also includes a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and “Hey Hey What Can I Do.”

GTLO has amassed a strong national touring history, having performed at major club and venues across the country. GTLO’s approach to their performance of this hallowed catalog is not unlike a classical performance. “Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era,” says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. “I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless.”

 A GTLO concert mimics the “light and shade” that are the embodiment of “The Mighty Zep.” Whether it’s the passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems, it’s their attention to detail and nuance that makes a GTLO performance a truly awe-inspiring event!

Go Wrestle 180

  • Address: 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Dates: March 18, 2023
  • Location: Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: General admission, $20; Kids 13 and under, $15

Step into the ring with Go Wrestle for their 7-year anniversary extravaganza and 180 episode of pro wrestling action. Experience the thrill live from the Museum of Arts & Sciences, inside the Root Family Auditorium.

Upgrade your experience with a VIP Ticket for just $25 and get early entry at 6:30 p.m. for the best seat choices. General Admission is also available for $20, with a special discount of $15 for kids under 13. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for general admission.

Natural History Festival

Join in at the Museum of Arts & Sciences for a fun and exciting day of fossils, marine specimens, minerals, ecology, and more!

Free for members or with paid museum admission.


10:30am “Renovating the dinosaurs and other creatures of Deep Time” –Join Matthew T. Carrano Research Geologist and Curator of Dinosauria and other fossil vertebrate collections at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

Learn about the Fossil Hall at the Smithsonian, how it was renovated, and how it re-posed the dinosaurs including the mounting of the Smithsonian’s Tyrannosaurs rex. Dr. Carrano is the lead curator for the renovation of the paleobiology halls/Deep Time Initiative and served as part of the core team for the design of the National Museum of Natural History’s learning center, Q?rius. Carrano is active in professional societies and a published researcher, expedition leader, and media and publishing consultant with a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research specialty includes large-scale evolutionary patterns within Dinosauria; systematics of basal Theropoda; vertebrate paleoecology of Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems; and the dinosaur fossil record.

11:30am Fossil Sharks and Evolution with Amateur Paleontologist and Fossil Shark Researcher Bill Heim

Bill Heim’s expertise in fossil sharks has led him into working closely with the Calvert Marine Museum in Maryland and published research for the Smithsonian Institution. Bill has researched fossil sharks from Florida to the Mediterranean. Join Bill Heim and learn about fossil sharks and their evolution from Megalodon to more common shark species. Learn about shark tooth shapes, functions, and teeth replacement. Discover the difference between ancient sharks and modern species.

12:30pm Window onto a World of Giants with Smithsonian Paleontologist Matthew Carrano

Over the last two centuries, paleontologists have discovered more than 2,000 species of dinosaurs, and yet we have just begun to understand them as once-living organisms. Dinosaurs “ruled the Earth,” but what did they really do in their ecosystems? How different was the world of dinosaurs from our own? The answers come in surprisingly small packages but paint a vibrant picture of the Mesozoic world. Dr. Carrano will discuss how tiny vertebrate fossils reveal a trove of information, from large-scale evolutionary patterns of dinosaurs, to how dinosaurs varied across landscapes and changed over time.

1:30pm The Fossil Hunters TV Show with Director and Producers Donald and April Brunning

FOSSIL HUNTERS’ TV SERIES is currently in its 5th season and broadcast throughout Central Florida on Saturdays at 4pm. on Ch. 15 WDSC-TV. This science-based reality TV series follows a group of friends and amateur paleontologists as they search for fossils of extinct prehistoric creatures including mammoths, mastodons, giant ground sloths, dire wolves, Megalodon sharks, and giant tortoises. Recently the cast had the opportunity to travel to South Dakota and search for 68-million-year-old Cretaceous fossils of Mosasaurs. Even though they only had a few precious hours one day to fossil hunt, they found some fantastic fossils! Join the cast as they discuss their newest episodes and share their amazing finds! A question & answer session with the cast will immediately follow their presentation.

Ponce Preserves the Planet

  • Address: 4401 S. Peninsula , Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
  • Phone: (386) 761-2408
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet
  • Dates: March 18, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Preserve
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free; Jennifer; or (386)761-2408

Family fun, food, crafts, art vendors celebrating Earth Day. Free. Event and parking will be at Ponce Preserve.

Just south of Daytona Beach, Ponce Preserve Municipal Park stretches from the banks of the Halifax River to the Atlantic Ocean. Protecting a cross section of pristine barrier island habitat, the 41-arce park is located a stone’s throw from the beach where auto racing was born. Ponce Preserve features two nature-themed playgrounds, a covered pavilion with picnic tables, a restroom facility, elevated boardwalks, hiking trails, observation towers, and the Green Mound State Archaeological Site.

Paws in the Park

Saturday from 10 AM – 12 PM @ Keyville Dog Park, 2641 Keysville Ave, Deltona

The City’s Paws in the Park event is here! Some would say it’s the purrr-fect event for your fur babies. Get ready for fun and exciting stuff for your pet, low-cost pet vaccines/shots, and more.

This event is first come, first serve, so arrive early Saturday, March 18th, 10 AM – 12 PM, at Keysville Dog Park!

For more information, call (386) 878-8701.

Downtown DeLand Cruise

Saturday from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ East Indiana Avenue,East Indiana AvenueDeLand, FL, 32720

Sunday, March 19

“Fire of Georgia,” an evening of Ethnic Dance

  • Address: 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3462
  • Presented By: Peabody Auditorium
  • Dates: March 19, 2023
  • Location: Peabody Auditorium
  • Time: 3:00 PM 
  • Price: Prices range from $45 to $98 plus applicable surcharges

Georgian dance is a celebration of life and of Georgia’s rich and diverse culture. The dances perfectly capture the natural gracefulness and beauty of Georgian women and the courage, honor and respectfulness of Georgian men. The male dancers perform spectacular leaps and turns with incredible spins and can boast a highly original technique for, unlike any other dancers in the world; they dance on their toes without the aid of “block” shoes. The female dancers “glide” like swans. 

This performance is part of the Daytona Beach Symphony Society’s 71st season at Peabody Auditorium.

Health, Wellness and Women’s Day Expo

Sunday from 10 AM – 4 PM @ Brannon Center, 105 Riverside Drive, NSB

Coming Up…

Memphis Motown Soul Experience

  • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
  • Phone: (386) 736-1500
  • Presented By: Athens Theatre
  • Dates: March 22, 2023
  • Location: Athens Theatre
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Preferred $35 General $30 $4 processing fee and taxes not included in price above.

The Memphis Motown Soul Experience tribute band brings back the sounds of our greatest musical generation with songs from artists including The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, Booker T & The MG’s, Stevie Wonder, and many more. This group features dynamic powerful vocalists and a tightly syncopated rhythm section, along with elaborate stage outfits and classic choreography, as they perform their captivating renditions from the Motown song book and classic Memphis soul music of the 60’s and 70’s. The Memphis Motown Soul Experience puts on a show that is guaranteed to entertain & delight music fans of all ages!

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