This Week: Events in Volusia (5/1 – 5/7)

If you’re looking for things to do with your family this weekend, the Volusia County area has several events to choose from, including tons of fun for Cinco de Mayo. Don’t miss out on the fun this weekend!

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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The Great NSB Margarita Tour

April 1 – May 4 along Flagler Avenue, NSB

Margarita Madness has come to Flagler Avenue! The 2023 Margarita Tour runs from April 1st – May 1st with multiple tasty takes on the Classic Margarita. 

Grab your Tour Map from any participating location, or go to Party On Flagler – The Party’s on Flagler Avenue for more information.

Purchase your full sized margarita during the tour dates, collect your stamps with each purchase, once all stamps are collected, drop your Tour Map in the mailbox by 401 Flagler Avenue.

We expect 100+ giveaways and swag items to tour finishers. Winners contacted by email, prize giveaway announced May 2nd.

21+, Celebrate responsibly, Restrictions apply

Ormond Burger Week

  • Address: Ormond Mainstreet Restaurants, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
  • Presented By: Ormond Mainstreet Restaurants
  • Dates: April 30, 2023 – May 7, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: $10

#OrmondBurgerWeek is a weeklong event for our Ormond Mainstreet Restaurants to show off their most delicious burgers. For a limited time only, our local restaurants have signed on to get creative and compete for the BEST BURGER in Ormond Beach, voted by YOU. #OrmondBurgerWeek is held April 30 – May 7, 2023.

The passport is your guide to #OrmondBurgerWeek locations and their Burger Week Burgers. You can download and print one from the website. There will be passports at each location as well, but your best bet is to download and print at home. IT’S FREE! Each participating restaurant has an OFFICIAL #OrmondBurgerWeek stamp, so make sure you get it stamped every time you order a $10 Burger. At the end of Burger Week, please drop your voting card (Passport) into a drop box located at any of the participating restaurants.

ONLY TEN DOLLARS! However, all burgers ARE offered a la carte, so sides are extra.  

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Friday, April 14, 2023  through Sunday, May 7, 2023  @ Athens Theatre, 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand

Based Victor Hugo’s classic novel and the lyrical songs from Disney’s film, the bold and dramatic theatrics, combined with the music’s orchestral and choral power, promise to transport audiences back to fifteenth century Paris and inside the walls of the world’s most famous cathedral. This powerful and timeless tale of love and heroism coming in the least expected forms will have audiences mesmerized by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

Live at the Athens Theatre – click here for showtimes and tickets.

Art in the Park

Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 5 PM @ Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Free admission and parking!

MetroHealth Super Seniors Tournament

Welcome to the MetroHealth Super Seniors Tournament at Pictona to be held May 5-7. This is our third year for this event, and this year it is a US Senior Pickleball circuit tournament, qualifying USSP members for recognition. The Super Seniors tournament will have competition for women’s doubles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles. We will have 7 age divisions beginning with 50+ playing in 4 skill classifications: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5. We welcomed 250 seniors to this event in 2022. We invite you to a fun tournament enjoying all the amenities of Pictona.

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.

Tuesday, May 2:

Jazz on the Alley

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Artisan Alley, DeLand, 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.

Thursday, May 4:

Daytona State College Symphonic Band Concert

This concert will feature the DSC Symphonic Band in an evening of music from the traditional wind band repertoire.

Click here for more info and tickets.

Friday, May 5:

Cinco de Mayo at Flagler Tavern

Friday starting at 5 PM @ Flagler Tavern, 414 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach

Get ready to party under the Big Tent in our parking lot for Cinco de Mayo 2023 – There’ll be lots of fun including our classic Nacho Eating Contest, Taco and Tequila Tasting, Face Painting, great Mexican Food & Drink Specials, a full bar, a mechanical bull, live music and a Flamenco Dancing performance – just to mention a few!

Enjoy our regular menu Mexican favorites like:

  • Fiesta Avocados
  • Taquitos
  • Nachos
  • Empanadas
  • Tacos and then more tacos!
  • Chips and extra delicious Queso

Outside in the Big Tent we’ll be serving:

  • Tacos Caminantes (Walking Tacos)
  • Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch Doritos with your choice of shredded chicken or taco beef. Your bag will be topped with shredded lettuce, Pico de Gallo, and shredded cheese
  • Vasos de Fruta (Mexican Fruit Cup) Fresh tropical fruits topped with Tajin chili lime seasoning, fresh lime juice, and mango chamoy sauce
  • Rosquilla de churros (Churro Donut) Soft churro donut coated in cinnamon and sugar

NSB Taco Challenge

May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm along Flagler Avenue, NSB

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with tacos at the New Smyrna Beach Taco Challenge on Friday, May 5th from 4pm – 8pm, on Flagler Avenue, in New Smyrna Beach!

Like other food challenges along Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, The Taco Challenge guests will use their tasting passports to visit the host sites and taste mini tacos prepared in multiple different ways. Tasting passports and maps picked up at the Welcome Porch, located at 401 Flagler Avenue (at the corner of S. Cooper and Flagler Avenue)

Passports will be for sale on the day of the event starting at 3:30 pm however, we strongly suggest pre-ordering your passport on Eventbrite as WE WILL SELL OUT!

Buy tickets now at:

Parking is plentiful throughout the Flagler Avenue arts-entertainment-shopping district on pocket parking lots, side streets, and lots behind many of the businesses.

Cinco de Mayo Street Party

Friday from 5 – 10 PM along Beach Street, Downtown Daytona Beach

Cinco de Mayo Bingo and Fun

Friday from 3 – 5 PM @ Port Orange Adult Center, 4790 S. Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange

First Friday Art Walk Downtown Daytona Beach

Attention art lovers! Downtown Daytona Beach invites you to stroll along Beach Street every first Friday of each month to enjoy “ArtWalk”! Meet artists and other art lovers for an evening of stimulating art, fun, and refreshments offered by the following galleries and purveyors of culture:

– Abberant Art Gallery 118 N Beach St,
– Etrusca Gallery 146 S Beach St,
– Galerie Elan 230 S Beach St,
– Halifax Historical Museum 252 S Beach St,
– Madeline’s Wine Bar 200 N Beach St,
– VJL Art Gallery 170 N Beach St

Glitz and Glamour Gala

Join us on the outdoor courtyard for drinks, appetizers and live music,
then move into the dramatic museum for our decadent dessert bar.

Live Music
Abundant Appetizers
Decadent Dessert Bar
Live performances of audience favorites
from the Playhouse playlist

Complimentary glass of beer or wine followed by a cash bar
Sensational Silent Auction with online bidding from your seat or table
Reserved sponsor tables seating 8 – $750
Individual theater-style seating – $75 per guest
Seating is limited, and we’re expecting a sellout.
Dress to Dazzle!

Click here for more info and tickets.

How To Festival

May 6, 2023 from 11 am to 3 pm at Volusia County Libraries

Attendees can learn everything from how to make a magnet out of comic books, how to attract butterflies and bees into the garden with native plants, or learn how to preserve family photos, during the How-to Festival, an interactive community education event.

Click here for the full schedule of events and locations.

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)

Saturday, May 6:

Taylor Dayne and Tiffany

Pop artists Taylor Dayne and Tiffany will be performing in an ’80s Summer Dance Party by the Beach on Saturday, May 6 at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell. DJ Sets by Tim Spinnin’ Schommer and DJ Smiley will begin at 6 p.m. 

Taylor Dayne is an American pop icon with a career spanning three decades. Dayne’s groundbreaking debut single, “Tell It To My Heart,” turned her into an overnight international star in 1987. She followed the smash hit with seventeen top 20 singles over the course of her three-decade career, including No. 1 hits, “Love Will Lead You Back,” “Prove Your Love” and “I’ll always Love You.” Dayne has sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide, earned three Grammy nominations, an American Music Award, multiple New York Music Awards, received New York Music Hall of Fame honors and is ranked as the Number 18 Female Dance Artist of all time by “Rolling Stone” magazine. 

Tiffany, a legendary pop star, earned two U.S. number one hit singles with “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Could’ve Been,” and set a record as the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album. In 2000, Billboard ranked Tiffany’s album, “The Color of Silence” in the “Top Ten Best Albums of the Year.” In 2011, she released her country-pop, “LP Rose Tattoo,” embracing the music she grew up on. Her 2016 critically acclaimed “A Million Miles” marked the first time Tiffany had been a co-producer on her own record. As a writer and co-producer on her tenth studio album, “Pieces of Me,” Tiffany fused elements of rock and pop, while still showcasing her trademark tendency for big radio friendly choruses. Now she’s ready to bare her soul and invite listeners to walk with her into the light via her eleventh studio album, “Shadows,” which was released Nov. 25. She has sold more than 15 million albums to date.

Other groups scheduled to perform include: 

Freedom Williams of C&C Music Factory: Freedom Williams knows how to set the world in motion. As front man and rapper for C+C Music Factory, he led ubiquitous anthem “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” to No. 1 around the globe, including five weeks at the top of the U.S. Club Play chart and a reign on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B charts in 1990. His iconic rapid-fire machismo also appears on follow-up C+C singles, “Here We Go” and “Things That Make You Go Hmmmm,”—both No. 1 dance hits—leading accompanying album “Gonna Make You Sweat” to sales of more than eight million worldwide. Following his multi-platinum success with C+C, Williams worked on film projects, community activism and solo music. His first project, “Freedom,” was released in 1993 on Columbia Records, spawning top five dance hit, “Voice of Freedom,” and follow-up hit, “Groove Your Mind.” In 1994, single “Sweat the Remixes” on RMD Entertainment scored top 10 dance success in the U.K.

Are Friends Electric: Are Friends Electric is a rock n’ roll band formed in Central Florida in 2012. Their backbone is rooted in rock n’ roll, fronted by husband/wife duo Jeremy and Andrea Mix and supported by electric friends. 

Mother’s Day Brunch Spa Party

Saturday from 10:30am – 1:00pm @ Bliss Wellness, 142 E Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach

Grab a friend and come celebrate you and motherhood! This event is a week prior to Mother’s Day. There will be:

  • complimentary mini treatments
  • mimosas
  • brunch bites
  • exclusive event specials
  • swag bags (value at over $35 so far…more to be added soon)
  • prize drawings
  • lots of FUN

This FUN Spa Party is a first come, first serve event.

Ormond Beach First Saturday Art Walk

Sat May 6th 3:00pm – 7:00pm along Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach

Join our fine art galleries – Ocean Art GalleryFrame of Mind, Art SpotlightThe Studio by Artist Angel Lowden – and the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens on the first Saturday of each month for art openings and art events. Each venue features something different. Also visit Historic Ormond Beach shops featuring artists for the evening, including Neighborhood Shop and more. Ride the Art Walk shuttle sponsored by Advent Health to visit our venues on both sides of the bridge.

Check our social media pages to see what’s new every month.

Sip & Stroll

Saturday May 6 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 Deck
  • Riverpark Terrace
  • City Market Bistro
  • Cafe del Soul
  • Jane’s Art Center
  • New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company
  • Yellow Dog Eats
  • CorkScrew Bar and Grille
  • The General Public House
  • Panheads Pizzeria
  • Crimson House
  • Sugar 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

Riverwalk Park Food Truck Fest

Sat at 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM @ Riverwalk Park, 3459 S Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange

Enjoy a variety of food trucks, meet local businesses, and shop with vendors. Kids can enjoy the fun playground and splash pad.

Sponsor and vendor opportunities are available! For more information or to feature your business at this fun event, email

Food vendors:

  • Betta’s Pizza
  • Cajun Cravins 2 Go
  • Cousins Maine Lobster
  • Da Bronx NY Street Food
  • Fat Boi Gourmet Potatoes
  • Filo Greek
  • Getn Roast’d
  • Grandma’s BBQ
  • Jour de Crepe
  • Lee’s Famous Cheesesteaks
  • The Dancing Empanada
  • The Knot by Rollin Dough
  • Wasi Sabi Hibachi on Wheels

Beverage/Snack Vendors:

  • Bella’s Little Delights
  • Cheesecake Chino’s
  • Coastal Donuts
  • DeeZ NutZ & More
  • Florida Juice Company
  • Magdalena’s Chimney Cakes
  • Pura Vida Kettle Corn
  • Repicci’s Italian Ice
  • The Cookie Suite

The 3rd Annual DeLand Derby

  • Address: 1640 Dr. M.L.K. Blvd, Deltona, FL 32725
  • Presented By: The Rotaract Club of DeLand
  • Dates: May 6, 2023
  • Location: The Rotaract Club Center
  • Time: 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: $80 – $695 to benefit Hope Reins Therapeutic Riding Center

The 3rd Annual DeLand Derby, a Kentucky Derby watch party is Saturday May 6th at 4:30pm

The Rotaract Club of DeLand is excited to host this year’s DeLand Derby for guests 21+ to enjoy. Tickets include a food buffet, drinks and of course live streams of The Kentucky Derby There will be a DJ, lawn activities, red carpet photos and best hat/best dressed contests so come in your best Derby attire! Held on Saturday May 6, 2023 at 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm at The Center at Deltona 1640 Dr. M.L.K. Blvd, Deltona, FL 32725 Proceeds will benefit Hope Reins Therapeutic Riding Center,; Command K-9 Service Dogs, and Taylor High School FFA Club. We’re excited to see you there!

Sunday, May 7:

5th Annual Razzle Dazzle Fashion Show

Sun at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM @ Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach

The runway beckons. It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a year since our Fashionistas filled the runway with their exciting original creations, but the Razzle Dazzle Fashion Show is right around the corner. At the Brannon Center on May 7, you’ll be treated to an amazing New York-style fashion show with all the trappings of a big city event. There will be food and beverages for both grown-ups and kids, and some light appetizers provided by Riverside Catering. A group of vendors will be there to tempt you with their products and services.

Your attendance at the Show goes a long way towards helping to defray the cost of this important Hub Outreach program. We’ve moved the day forward a couple of weeks. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to treat mom to an afternoon of fashion, fun and youthful enthusiasm as an early Mother’s Day present?

Please join us for the show. General Admission and VIP tickets go on sale on March 31. The links to purchase tickets will be live on that date. Please visit

About the Razzle Dazzle Fashion Club:

Through The Hub on Canal’s Razzle Dazzle Fashion Club, middle- and high-school students learn the basics of fashion design, color, fabrics, sewing, pattern making and the business of fashion. More importantly, they develop technical and career skills that will last a lifetime, helping them to build confidence and self-esteem.

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