This Week: Events in Volusia (5/15 – 5/21)

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 spring. 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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Welcome to Rockville 2023

  • Address: 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: Daytona International Speedway
  • Dates: May 18, 2023 – May 21, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Daytona International Speedway
  • Price: Weekend 4-Day General Admission, $259.99, individual dates available
  • Click here for tickets

Welcome to Rockville, Florida’s biggest rock music festival experience, returns to Daytona Beach at Daytona International Speedway for four days, May 18-21, 2023. 

The musical lineup features performances from more than 90 artists including Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Evanescence, Queens of the Stone Age, Pantera, Alice Cooper and Tool.

New this year will be a Wednesday Camping Pre-Party will bands Hatebreed, The World Alive, Catch Your Breath, Conquer Divide and Feast for the Crows. 

For more information on the complete musical line up and ticket purchase information, visit

Read more about Welcome to Rockville here!

New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival

Friday through Sunday throughout New Smyrna Beach (see schedule below)

The New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival is one of Central Florida’s premier music events.  It is a lively three- day affair with great jazz, good food and lots of fun. Flagler Avenue has proven to be the perfect location, with concert goers going from club to club all day from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River.  Through the years the festival has expanded to include Third Avenue, Canal Street, South Atlantic Avenue, the North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach. This year we have added Riverside Drive and Route 44.

Schedule of events:

Louise The Limo Driver @ The Little Theatre

May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 PM / May 21, 28 at 2 PM at The Little Theatre of NSB, 726 East Third Avenue New Smyrna Beach

Louise encounters many interesting passengers in her limo over a period of six years. She has a big heart that gets her into some compromising positions and unusual trips driving her unique passengers.

Directed by Jenny Sejansky

Adults $21. Children $11. Seniors $20.
Tickets for sale at or at the Box Office, 726 East Third Avenue, New Smyrna Beach (386)423-1246

Thursday, May 18:

Air Supply @ Peabody Auditorium

Soft rock duo, Air Supply, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Peabody Auditorium. 

Air Supply was formed in 1975 with Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock. In 1980, “Lost in Love” became the fastest selling single in the world and was named song of the year. The pair’s albums “Lost in Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Now & Forever” and “The Greatest Hits” have sold over 20 million copies.

The trademark sound of Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Russell’s simple, yet majestic, songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.

In 2013, the duo was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association’s Hall of Fame. Air Supply celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015 and continues to delight audiences all over the world.

Friday, May 19:

The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute featuring Kip Sweeny

  • Address: 1060 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill, FL 32117
  • Phone: (386) 492-3227
  • Presented By: Pictona at Holly Hill
  • Dates: May 19, 2023
  • Location: Pictona at Holly Hill
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Ticket prices start at $10 plus applicable surcharges. Box seats start at $60 and include 4 chairs.

The Holly Hill Community Redevelopment Agency presents Kip Sweeny as Garth Brooks in The Ultimate Garth Brooks tribute show, performing at 7 p.m., Friday, May 19, at the MetroHealth Stadium at Pictona in Holly Hill, Florida. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 17 online at Ticket prices start at $10 plus applicable surcharges. Box seats start at $60 and include 4 chairs. 

Experience the energy of a Garth concert with Kip Sweeny performing as the one and only Garth Brooks!  Enjoy hits like “Two Pina Coladas”, “Friends In Low Places”, and “Ain’t Goin Down Til the Sun Comes Up”. Kip’s crowd interaction is like none you’ve ever seen, whether you’re in the front or back row, every seat is the best at Kip’s Garth tribute show. 

Kip Sweeny is a dance instructor, disc jockey, choreographer, male vocalist, and a Garth Brooks impersonator. He is the sole owner of JKS Production, a full-service DJ/Karaoke production company specializing in crowd motivation and dance instruction.

Kip was born from parents who were dancers with a family tradition of roller skate choreography. Kip was employed at Church Street Station from 1993 until closing in 1999. There much experience was gained by performing at banquets, parties, and corporate events serving hundreds to thousands of people at any given time. Work on three music videos is also a part of Kips credits. His choreography on “Cripple Creek” in 1998 gave him world wide recognition when it was recognized as the number one requested line dance in the world according to the professionals at the UCWDC World Dance Championships. In 1999 Azalea Park music picked up Kip to record an old Jim Stafford song called “Spiders and Snakes”. Kip wrote and added a third verse to the song and recorded it. He then choreographed a new line dance for the song and released it along with a full music video.

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.

Kids’ Pajama Party

Friday from 6 – 10 PM @ Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168

Leisure Services Pajama Party for the kids is back on Friday May 19, 2023!
Children have a night to enjoy music, games, pizza, snacks and much more with all their friends.
There will be a special arts and crafts activity offered by The Hub on Canal! 
Pre-register today for your child to attend, space is limited so register now!

Ages: 5-13, Grades K-8
Time: 6PM to 10PM
Cost: $10 per child participating

Register online or in person at the Babe James Community Center. For all new online accounts please allow up to 24 hours for account approval, weekends and City holidays may require 72 hours for approval.

For more information, please contact the Babe James Center at 386-410-2890

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 20:

Downtown DeLand Cruise

Saturday from 3 – 7 PM along E. Indiana Ave, DeLand

Midtown Music Concert Series: Treggie Reese Band featuring Tony T. Scott Owens

  • Address: 981 George W Ingram Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: Cypress Street Park
  • Dates: May 20, 2023
  • Location: Cypress Street Park
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Enjoy a night of music under the stars with the Midtown Music Concert Series with a performance from The Treggie Reese Band featuring Tony T. Scott Owens on Saturday, May 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Cypress Park. A modern gospel band, they will be performing songs from their album ” Praise Button ‘ as well as their new single release, “The World’s Love.”

Attendees can enjoy free Line Dancing with Edra before the concert from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Cypress Park is at 981 George W. Engram Blvd. Food and drink vendors will be onsite during the concerts. Attendees can bring their own lawn chairs. No coolers are allowed.

Daytona Beach Beer Fest

Saturday, May 20 • 1:00-5:00 PM • Beach Street – Downtown Daytona Beach

Calling All Beer Lovers! Cheers To Another Brewtiful Day in Downtown Daytona Beach!

Join the Riverfront Shops of Daytona as they brew up some fun for the Daytona Beach Beer Fest!

On Saturday, May 20, from 1 PM to 5 PM on Beach Street in Downtown Daytona Beach, the Riverfront Shops of Daytona merchants will serve up a variety of craft beer tastings. 

Enjoy craft beer, live music, and more while strolling the downtown shops, bars, and restaurants. Yep – it’s another brewtiful day in Downtown Daytona Beach!!

Tickets are limited! SAVE $5 – Advance tickets are $20/person and will be available online ( through 11:30 PM Friday, May 19, and $25/person the day of the event. Attendees should pick up their Daytona Beach Beer Fest Passports at one of two registration points (one on South Beach Street and one on North Beach Street) until tickets are sold out. 

Click here for tickets.

*** Tickets include 20 3-oz. craft beer samples, a souvenir beer mug, AND $10 Beer Fest Food Bucks! Food Bucks can be used to purchase food items available at participating merchants and will run $3-$5/item.***

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 is required. This is a rain-or-shine event. Please drink responsibly – we recommend always having a designated driver.

Sail into Summer Tea

Come enjoy a catered lunch with light sandwiches and sweets, done the old fashioned way.  

Promoted by The Casements 25 Riverside Drive Ormond Beach, FL

The Casements, named for the large hand-cut casement windows that adorn the mansion, has been beautifully restored to function as the Cultural Center for the City of Ormond Beach, Florida. 

Spring Ting 3

Bully Pedex is bringing Spring Ting 3.0 to Daytona Beach and it’s a show you won’t want to miss. The event will take place May 20th, 2023 at the Ocean Center. Entrance fees will be $40 at the door, kids under 13 enter FREE and the price is $20 per dog. 

The Ultimate Pink Floyd Experience and Laser Show

  • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
  • Phone: (386) 736-1500
  • Presented By: Athens Theatre
  • Dates: May 20, 2023
  • Location: Athens Theatre
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Preferred $40; General $35; not including $4 processing fee and taxes

The Surrogate Band returns by popular demand for their eighth year at DeLand’s historic theatre. This Floyd tribute band has built their beloved reputation on their live shows that emulate and recreate the sound and soundscape of Pink Floyd’s live shows.

The Surrogate Band will be reproducing numerous chart-topping songs from a variety of Pink Floyd albums including The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, Meddle, and Momentary Lapse of Reason note for note in their entirety.

This iconic music (perfectly played and paired with state-of-the-art sound, mind-blowing lasers, and Floyd-worthy projections) has been called “the best concert to hit the Athens’ stage!”

If you are a Pink Floyd fan, then you don’t want to miss this concert experience that audiences rave about and call “spectacular,” “stunning,” and” the next best thing to seeing the real thing–but in an intimate setting!”

Family Fun Saturday | FREE at Museum of Art DeLand

Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM @ Museum of Art DeLand, 100 & 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida 32720

Looking for a fun afternoon with the family? Join us for Family Fun Saturday, scheduled on a select day each month at the Museum. All visitors enjoy FREE gallery admission to each of our exhibits.

Plus, we’ll be offering a free hands-on art activity for kids at our 600 N. Woodland Blvd. location from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Well Paired, and Evening of Wine, Books & Local Authors

Sat at 6:00 to 9:00 PM @ Enterprise Museum, 360 Main Street, Enterprise

Please join us for a special evening of wine and books! The Enterprise Museum is hosting an evening with local authors where guests can explore books paired with their favorite wine! Come enjoy book signings, readings, raffle prizes & more!

Don’t miss out on this spectacular opportunity to support the museum, local authors and taste great wine!

This event is free and open to the public. Must be 21 or over to participate in the wine tasting. Wine available while supplies last.

Sunday, May 21:

Black Art, Artists and History Speaker Series – Young, Gifted and Black

Sun at 4:00 PM @ Museum of Art – Deland, 600 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand

This talk is part of the Black Art, Artists and History Speaker Series presented by the Fall Festival of the Arts – DeLand, The Museum of Art – DeLand, and Stetson University, and will focus on Jordan Jones, Delia Miller, and Ali Nasir Bandele, their process of creating artwork and their journey as artists.

Call the Museum at 386-734-4371 to RSVP

Jordan Jones, a.k.a. JJ the Artist’s artistic style takes the route of realism, and is usually depicted on canvas with acrylic medium. The common theme among his pieces is simply anything that peaks his interest. Thus you’ll find the subjects of his art range from professional athletes, musicians, and animals to his favorite characters from cartoons, video games and anime. 

Delia Miller is an artist from Apopka, Florida. “I create murals across the Central Florida area and am heavily inspired by nature and cultural heritage. I believe that art should not only be aesthetically pleasing but should also tell a story. Whether I am working with a community group, a nonprofit organization, or a private client, I strive to capture the essence of their vision and translate it into a beautiful, meaningful work of art. Alongside painting, I love teaching with ArtReach Orlando every week and helping youth discover their strength and voice through the healing power of art.”

Ali Nasir Bandele is an artist based in the Central Florida area. “I am purely inspired by the quest for true happiness in life. No matter what I am creating, the simple act of creating makes me happy. Drawing, more specifically Sketch Art, is the simplest way for me to express my love for creating and I have been sketching artwork since I was a toddler. I aspire to expand on my creativity and artwork across other platforms. As a Gen Z’er, I plan to create my own pathway to successful life experiences through artistic expression.”

The Speaker Series — Black Artists, Art, and History — provides diversity, equity, and inclusion to the world of art and opens doors that may otherwise have been closed to minority artists.

Coming Up!

Forever Explorers final class – happening May 25!

Memorial Day Turtle 5k Race

May 27 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am at Flagler Avenue Boardwalk, 201 Buenos Aires St , New Smyrna Beach

NSB Memorial Day Turtle Trek Beach 5k, Saturday, May 27th, at 8 am on the Flagler Avenue Boardwalk Beach Approach. During this chip-timed race you can run, walk, or jog along the beautiful hard-packed beaches of New Smyrna Beach! For $25, participants will receive a commemorative race t-shirt (while supplies last) and FREE “Flagler Tavern Bucks” for the after-party at Flagler Tavern. Registration starts at 7 am day of the race and the race time is 8am.

Register now at RunSignup

Saturday, May 28th 2022
Race Day Registration 7:00 a.m – Race – 8:00 a.m

LOCATION: Flagler Ave. Beach Approach, New Smyrna Beach, FL

5K – $25.00
Race Day $30.00

Packet pickup will take place on race day at race site from 7:00 a.m. to 7:50am

7am – Registration Opens
8am – Race Start
9:30am – Post Race Social and Awards Ceremony

DeLand Ice Cream Walk

Friday, June 2 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM throughout Downtown DeLand

Get ready to kick off the summer with a sweet adventure in Downtown DeLand! The DeLand Ice Cream Walk is on the last day of school, and you don’t want to miss it! On this delightful walk sponsored by AdventHealth DeLand, you will have the chance to sample ice cream supplied by your favorites: Whit’s Frozen Custard, Pat & Toni’s, and Berryville Frozen Yogurt.

Whether you’re a child, an adult, an ice cream aficionado, or just someone who loves to explore new flavors, the DeLand Ice Cream Walk has something for everyone. You will enjoy strolling around downtown while indulging in delightful frozen treats.

The DeLand Ice Cream Walk is not just about enjoying delicious ice cream; it’s also about supporting local businesses and connecting with your community. 

Get your ticket and join us for this unforgettable ice cream adventure in Downtown DeLand. Your taste buds will thank you!

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids 12 & under. There are a limited number of tickets available.

Get your tickets at!

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