This Week: Events in Volusia (6/12 – 6/18)

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day? Volusia County has got you covered! Discover the diverse range of events happening in the area, guaranteeing a fun-filled day for Dad and the kids.

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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Monday, June 12

STEAM for Success Summer Camp

STEAM for Success Summer Camp will be offered at Horizon Elementary

When: June 12-15, 19-22, & 26-29 8:00 am-3:30 pm

Where: Horizon Elementary, 4751 Hidden Lake Dr, Port Orange, FL

WONDERLAND CAMP (Week 1) A Strange Night at the Museum

Week 1 (June 12-16): A Strange Night at the Museum

A trip to the museum turns into a madcap adventure when art thieves break in and encounter statues, famous paintings, ancient relics and dinosaurs that all have a mind of their own!

12 campers per session
Scholarships available

Grades 1-4: Campers will learn the basics of theater such as stage and body positions, vocal projection, pantomime and movement. Participants will develop characters based on famous and not so famous mysteries. They will work individually and in a group, using their new skills and stagecraft projects to rid the museum of the thieves. A final presentation will be performed for friends and family on the last day of camp. 9 AM – Noon.

Grades 5-8: The basics of theater will be taught, and in addition, campers will explore different storytelling techniques, pantomime, improvisation, playwriting methods and character development to explore their favorite mystery and turn that into a presentation which will be performed for friends and family on the last day of camp. 1 – 4 PM

WONDERLAND CAMP (Week 2) Neverland Revisited

We still have a few spots available for the afternoon class!

Peter Pan has gone missing and the lost boys, joined by Michael, John, and Wendy must join together to defeat the evil Captain Hook.

12 campers per session
Scholarships available
We still have a few spots available for the afternoon class!

Grades 1-4: Campers will learn the basics of theater such as stage and body positions, vocal projection, pantomime and movement. Participants will develop stories based on some of the most iconic characters from the Peter Pan legends. They will work individually and in a group, using their new skills to bring to life a new story with some familiar characters. A final presentation will be performed for friends and family on the last day of camp. 9 AM – Noon. THIS SESSION IS FULL

Grades 5-8: The basics of theater will be taught, and in addition, campers will explore different storytelling techniques, pantomime, improvisation and the concepts of intellectual and physical humor, Students will create characters and a script to adapt a modern story from the classic tale. A final presentation will be performed for friends and family on the last day of camp. 1 – 4 PM

We still have a few spots available for the afternoon class!

Sunset Paddle on the Intracoastal

When: Tue June 12, 2023 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Menard May Park, 413 S. Riverside Drive, Edgewater, FL

We’ll meet at Menard May Park, 413 S. Riverside Drive, Edgewater, and you’ll learn the basic skills of Stand Up Paddling before we go on our water excursion. We’ll give you all the information you need to safely enjoy your time on the water.

We’ll guide you along the waterway of the Indian River as the sun sets over the water. It is a great way to relax and enjoy nature at one of the most beautiful times of the day. You will have the opportunity to see dolphins, manatees, turtles, eagles, herons, osprey, stingrays, crabs and more on the water here. It is majestic when you see our local wildlife at this time of day. We will stop on an island along the way to provide you a break. We will bring snacks and drinks while you rest and take in the natural beauty of the sunset. We will take pictures to share so you always have the memories you created with us.

Children are also welcome. Anyone age 9 and over can paddle their own vessel. Anyone 8 years and under can ride on a board with their parent or guardian. The whole family can enjoy being on the water together. When you leave this experience you will have a new skill you can use on many new adventures in the future!

Click here for more info.

Camp Create 2023 | Summer Art Camp at the Museum of Art – DeLand

Camp Create at the Museum of Art – DeLand is back for Summer 2023! Our 6-week summer camp program will be available for 6-12 year-olds from June 12th – July 28th.

This summer our Campers will explore all of the art-filled adventures that they can dream of. Each week, a new theme will ignite their creativity and imaginations. Campers will be inspired to create 2D and 3D projects and enjoy a wide variety of age-appropriate, hands-on art experiences. Campers will participate in two sessions each day and work on multiple art projects each week. Breaks will be taken throughout the day for snacks, lunch, and games. We invite our Campers to bring their imaginations, create memories to last a lifetime, and discover the adventures that await when they make art.

Themes change weekly, so Campers may register for more than one session. Children will be placed in small groups to ensure they receive personalized attention. No previous art-making experience necessary. Visits to the Museum’s galleries will enhance the educational experience and provide additional motivation and inspiration.


Week 1: Up in the Sky

June 12 – 16

This week we’ll journey beyond our everyday life on the ground to explore the magical things we get a glimpse of in the sky. Campers will explore themes such as spectacular galaxies, colorful northern lights, radiant sunsets, and outer space! Enjoy an awe-striking week filled with drawing, painting, and sculpting.

Week 2: Comics & Characters

June 19 – 23

Have you ever wanted to make your own original storyline and comic book with vibrant pop art? Or have you thought of watching your favorite comic book characters and stories come to life and jump out of the page into your own artistic creations? This week is your chance to make your favorite action-packed show come to life through your own art! Campers will explore how to make their own characters and stories in different styles like anime, manga, graphic novels, and pop art.

Week 3: Color Week

June 26 – 30

Join us for a vivacious week with an array of projects that burst with lively colors! Campers will have the opportunity to draw, paint, and participate in hands-on activities to create bright-colored and vivid pieces that captivate the eye.

Week 4: Down Below

July 10 – 14

It’s time to get into the deep stuff! This week we will venture into the layers of the earth and explore the cool things that we may forget are going on beneath our very feet. Students will be able to make art based on fossils, underground animal hibernation spots, creepy crawling insects, and the enchanting twists and turns of tree roots.

Week 5: Creative Critters

July 17 – 21

Our world is filled with so many unique and snazzy creatures that are creative. (Think witty dolphins, intuitive chimpanzees, winding spiders, and more!) There are also critters that look creative, such as colorful tree frogs, rainbow parrots, and peculiar leaf bugs. We’ll celebrate our fascination for these amazing creatures through our art-making this week.

Week 6: Architecture Adventure

July 24 – 28

Did you know the cities that we travel through, stores that we shop in, schools where we learn, and homes where we reside all have an architectural design? This week we will pack our bags and explore the intricate art of architecture. Our adventure will encompass drawing, sketching our own blueprints and patterns, building, and bringing to life our envisioned framework for our creations!


Registration begins March 1 , 2023, and can be completed at:

Camp Create sessions for 6-12 year olds run Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children must have finished Kindergarten to enroll.

Tuition per 5 day weekly session: $195 for Museum Members | $220 for Non-Members.

Register early for a $10 a week discount between March 1 – 31.

Receive $10 a week discount for registering multiple children OR a $10 a week discount for multiple weeks.

For more information, including camp policies, please visit:

Run Club

Do you have a love of running/walking, fun folks, and beer? If so, this is the group for you!

Join us Mondays at 6pm for an evening run and some brews! We typically run around 3 miles, but you are welcome to do whatever fits you. After the run, “recovery” pints are $5 for the club!

Tuesday, June 13

Daytona Tortugas

  • Address: 105 East Orange Avenue, Jackie Robinson Stadium, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: Daytona Tortugas
  • Dates: 6/13/2023, 6/14/2023, 6/15/2023, 6/16/2023, 6/17/2023, 6/18/2023, 6/20/2023, 6/21/2023, 6/22/2023, 6/23/2023, 6/24/2023, 6/25/2023, 7/4/2023, 7/5/2023, 7/6/2023, 7/7/2023, 7/8/2023, 7/9/2023, 7/18/2023, 7/19/2023, 7/20/2023, 7/21/2023, 7/22/2023, 7/23/2023, 8/1/2023, 8/2/2023, 8/3/2023, 8/4/2023, 8/5/2023, 8/6/2023, 8/15/2023, 8/16/2023, 8/17/2023, 8/18/2023, 8/19/2023, 8/20/2023, 8/29/2023, 8/30/2023, 8/31/2023, 9/1/2023, 9/2/2023, 9/3/2023
  • Location: Daytona Tortugas

The Daytona Tortugas, a proud affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, make their 2023 return to Jackie Robinson Ballpark on City Island in Daytona Beach with their first home game of the season is on April 11 and the season runs through September. Home Games are listed here.  More information about the Tortugas schedule, fun events, tickets and more is available on the Daytona Tortugas website.

Click here for more info.

Exhibitions at the Southeast Museum of Photography: “Four Corners: Exploring Volusia County by Tim Blalock”

  • Address: 221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 226-1927
  • Presented By: Daytona State College News-Journal Center
  • Dates: June 6, 2023 – November 30, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Daytona State College News-Journal Center
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

“Four Corners: Exploring Volusia County by Tim Blalock”

The exhibit showcases the diversity of Volusia County’s locations, wildlife, residents and history through the lens of its photographic artists. Produced in partnership with the Southeast Museum of Photography and curated by this year’s Gary R. Libby Scholarship winner, Tim Blalock, the exhibit acts as a love letter to the county. See the four corners of Volusia from unique perspectives of the artists who were fascinated enough to capture them.

For more information about the exhibition, call the Southeast Museum of Photography’s front desk at 386-506-3894. 

“Four Corners” will be on display at the Gary R. Libby Gallery at the News-Journal Center

Open Mic & Poetry Slam

  • Address: 148 West New York Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Phone: (386) 275-9591
  • Presented By: Mainstreet Art & Culture Slam
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Tuesday
  • Location: The Blind Pig
  • Price: Free

Experience a great night in Spoken Word and Entertainment! Witness poets vying for the right to represent Volusia County and DeLand at national poetry festivals. An open mic will take place immediately after the slam. Poets, raconteurs, musicians, actors, flash fiction writers, singers, rappers are all welcome. General admission is free with beverage purchase. 

Click here for more info.

Watercolor Painting with Stewart Jones

  • Address: 197 East Granada Boulevard, @ Granada Plaza, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
  • Phone: (386) 317-9400
  • Presented By: None
  • Dates: June 13, 2023
  • Location: Ocean Art Gallery
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: $75 per person, includes all supplies

Ocean Art Gallery presents painting with award winning watercolor artist, Stewart Jones, who will show how to create a stunning Florida landscape.

Follow along as Stewart teaches you to paint the picture shown. No drawing is required. This workshop takes place on Tuesday, June 13th, from 10 am – 1 pm. $75 per student, all supplies included. Call (386)317-9400 to reserve your space!

ACA Summer Art Camp – Week ONE June 13-16th

In the mirror I see every version of myself. I am GREAT in the past, present, and future.

From the classics of Leonardo Da Vinci to the surrealist movement of Salvador Dali, and moving on into the world of abstract expressionism. In these workshops we will succeed in going beyond those chronological boundaries and taking in the latest developments in these disciplines of art.

Week ONE Theme

Visual Arts & Theater


Laura Johnson, Sue Brown, and Dee-Dee Grau

General Information

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA Harris House and Yurick Studios in downtown New Smyrna Beach. Each weekly session gives kids an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through hands-on experience with a variety of art forms. There is downtime for snacks, stretching, games, and lunch. Participants will meet new friends and take home artwork every week. We will be limiting the size of our classes to 8 campers in each rotation a total of 24 campers per week. Camp administrator, Miss Peggy is looking forward to a great summer!


Children must be between 6 years old (or have completed kindergarten) and 10 years old.

Tween Week ages 11, 12, 13 & 14 – July 11-14, 2023

Registration & Payment

Registration is on a first-paid, first-served basis.

Drop off & Pick up

On the first day of each session, please arrive to ACA’s Harris House between 8:30 and 9 AM to finalize registration. After the first day, please arrive to ACA’s Harris House no later than 8:50 AM. Parents may wait until their children are escorted to their respective classes if they choose to do so. Camp Classes end at 2 PM. Children should be picked up between 2 and 2:15 PM at Harris House.

Lunch and Snack

Students must bring their own lunch and snack in containers with their names clearly written on the outside. Lunches will not be stored in refrigerators.

Health Concerns & Allergies

Parents must advise us of any health concerns including, but not limited to allergies. It is important for us to be apprised of any medical issues. This information is held in the strictest confidence by ACA staff and is only available to Camp Instructors at staff discretion.


ACA Downtown: Harris House and Yurick Studios, 123 Douglas Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

For more information, please contact Peggy Imbert, Summer Art Camp at

(386) 402-7517 or


Wednesday, June 14

Aloha Summer Luau

  • Address: 1100 Cornerstone Blvd, Suite 100, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
  • Phone: (386) 843-7459
  • Presented By: Tanger Outlets, Daytona Beach
  • Dates: June 14, 2023
  • Location: Tanger Outlets
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Aloha! Come celebrate the season at the Aloha Summer Luau presented by Halifax Health. The event will take place next to the Splash Pad so bring your swim suits for some extra summer fun!

The event will include the following activities:  
– Hawaiian Themed Selfie Station
– Face Painter
– Musical Entertainment featuring Mr. Harley
– Polynesian Dancers & Fire Dancer
– Crafts & Games
– Giveaways and so much MORE! 

Scavenger Hunt @ the Park

  • Address: 143 Beach Street, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
  • Phone: (386) 761-2408
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
  • Dates: June 14, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, outside on the lawn.
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Price: FREE Space is limited. Please register by 6/7/23

Come look for natural treasure and make a memory with your little one on a tiny tot park adventure craft project! Parents and children 2 and up.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 @ 9:00 AM

Ponce Preserve
4401 S. Peninsula Dr., outside under the pavilion.

Free; RSVP by 6/07 required:
Jennifer; or (386)761-2408

Talk and Walk: Curiosities from the Collection

The MOAS collections contain many fascinating curiosities from the past including “Lord Byron’s Walnut” (a tiny perfume case made of a walnut given to the wife of the painter John Hoppner) a small Egyptian cuneiform tablet, a box made of a mastodon tooth, a framed portion of the wallpaper from Napoleon’s last home in exile on the island of St. Helena. This exhibition will bring these rarely exhibited unusual items out of storage to showcase the uniqueness of the MOAS collections.  Join Museum curators for a rare look at these objects.

Free for members or with paid museum admission

Click here for more info.

Veterans Creative Expression Workshop: Patriotic Wreath

On National Flag Day, explore the museum’s current exhibit with Docent Diamond and create one fabric wreath! You’ll learn two wreath-making techniques using patriotic fabric strips of your choice. This FREE program is open to all veterans and current service members. A spouse or other family member (age 16 or older) may take the workshop with their military member, but all participants must register in advance. Spots are limited. Please be prepared to present your military ID, Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC), DD 214, or driver’s license with veteran designation.

Click here for more info.

Dad’s Day Spa Party

When: Wed Jun 14th 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Bliss Wellness, 142 East Granada Boulevard suite 2, Ormond Beach, FL

Men Spa too!
Come on out for a free, FUN event to celebrate you and being a Dad! Free beer & wine.
Free Treatments will include: chair massage, scalp massage treatment, skin analysis and mini-manicure.
Bring a friend and come Bro out for a little bit!

Details here.

Blue Spring JayWalk

When: Wed June 14, 2023 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Where: Blue Spring State Park

The kind of jaywalking you won’t get in trouble for!!!
No pets are allowed on tour for the safety of the birds.
This is a guided hiking tour where we will trek through just about 0.25 miles of scrub to look for our iconic Florida Scrub Jay. The ranger will educate the visitors on Florida scrub habitat and the Florida Scrub Jay. They will discuss the bird’s appearance, lifestyle, behavior, importance to the scrub, and threats. At the end, the ranger will tell visitors what they can do to help Florida Scrub Jays.

Visitors should be prepared with water, sunscreen, bug spray, and closed-toe shoes. Most of the hike is on soft sand. Visitors will let the Ranger Station know they are here for the JayWalk. The ranger will direct visitors to turn down the dirt road just past the Ranger Station. Visitors will park in a convenient location not blocking any work vehicles. Binoculars are not required, but highly recommended.
Visitors should make sure to arrive early to account for traffic and to ensure they get into the park before any potential closures.

Click here for more info.

Wine, Women & Chocolate

When: Wed June 14, 2023 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!!!!!

Snacks with the Mayor

Date: June 14, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Shores Community Center

Address: 3000 Bellemead Dr Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118, FL 32118

Contact: 386-281-3000


Cost: No charge

Come and Visit with the Mayor in this Informal Setting. Meet & Greet with the Staff.  Coffee and Light Refreshments will be Served.

Thursday, June 15

Florida Truck Driving Championships

  • Address: 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 254-4500
  • Presented By: Ocean Center
  • Dates: June 15, 2023 – June 17, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Ocean Center
  • Price: FREE

Florida Trucking Association is one of the oldest and most respected associations in the state—promoting and protecting the trucking industry for almost 90 years. FTA is the sole state liaison between the trucking industry and the legislative, regulatory and judicial branches of state and federal government. 

​FTA is one of 50 state trucking associations that is a part of American Trucking Associations. This Federation represents roughly 35,000 member companies and leverages the strength and size of membership in order to develop, advocate, and advance innovative research-based policies that promote highway safety, security, environmental sustainability and profitability.

-Includes annual DOY Award, TDC Grand Champion, and Herman Fauss Scholarship recognition.

Florida Vistas Book Club: The Book Lover’s Guide to Florida

Title: The Book Lover’s Guide to Florida
Author: Gary Harmon, David Nolan, Richard Adicks, Stuart B. McIver, Glsela Casines, Kevin McCarthy, David Warner, Edgar Hirshberg, and Dean DeBolt

Join us for our next Florida history book club meeting at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art where we will be discussing The Book Lover’s Guide to Florida.

The Book Lover’s Guide to Florida is an exhaustive survey of writers, books, and literary sites. Use the book as a travel guide or a reading guide. It also includes essays on topics such as Florida poetry, literary magazines, and mysteries. 

RSVP by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285 or register online. 

Free for members, $5.00 for future members.

Click here for more info.

NY NY Dueling Pianos

The Holly Hill Community Redevelopment Agency is thrilled to present the NY NY Dueling Pianos series at the MetroHealth Stadium at Pictona in Holly Hill, Florida.

The NY NY Dueling Piano show is a comedy based, high-energy performance featuring talented pianists singing and playing everything from Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks, Maroon 5, Billy Joel, Tom Petty and many more iconic artists. This interactive show brings the audience to their feet in a request-driven sing along, dance-along party.

Tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 27 online at Single tickets prices range from $15-$25 plus applicable surcharges. Five show season subscription packages are available for purchase and feature a discount of up to 20% depending on subscription level. For more information, contact the ticket office at 386-492-3277 or visit online at

The series begins on February 16, 2023 with multiple shows throughout the year. NY NY Dueling Pianos performance dates are as follows:

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Thursday, October 19, 2023

Note: All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on the NY NY Dueling Pianos, visit

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.

Tales at the Tower – Billy and Jingles

  • Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, FL 32127
  • Phone: 13867611821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: June 15, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Price: Included with General Admission; Pre-registration is required.

Geared toward children ages 4-7, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is proud to host families for a reading of Billy and Jingles.

Following the story, children will get to make their own finger puppets.

Admission is limited to 12 participants and included with general admission.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

Click here for more info.

Free Summer Concert Series returns to Riverside Park

Enjoy some of the best live music Central Florida has to offer in a festive, open-air atmosphere with plenty of space for dancing, relaxing in the shade, or even having a picnic when we bring our Free Summer Concert Series back to the gazebo on Riverside Park every Thursday, June 15 through Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Would you like to know more? Please contact Leisure Services at 386-410-2890.

Click here for more info.

SITECH South Orlando / Oak Hill Drones Demo Day

When: Thu June 15 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

Where: Oak Hill Flea Market, 357 US-1, Oak Hill, FL

Come see the Wingtra One Gen II, DJI M300 RTK , DJI Mavic 3E RTK, Phoenix LiDAR Systems, Skydio, and Propeller Aero.

A unique event for businesses to see, learn, and ask questions about how commercial drones and sensors can help increase productivity, and reduce waste.

Click here for more info.

35th Annual Seaside Fiesta Block Party

When: Thu June 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where:  Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach

This community event block party features games, entertainment, live music, food booths, many unique craft and gift vendors, surfing display and kids play area. Plenty of kid games, as well as family friendly activities.

Showcase your restaurant or mobile food service, by registering to be a food vendor for the 2023 New Smyrna Beach Seaside Fiesta, Thursday, June 15th, from 5pm – 9pm!

During this event, you will have the opportunity to sell your food items. We recommend selling easy to eat / easy to hold / hand held food items, this event patrons are walking up and down the street.

Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic allowing you to set-up your business on Flagler Avenue. This a legacy event for New Smyrna Beach and attracts huge crowds – over 5,000 should be expected weather permitting. There is no electricity provided at your booth and you must be a licensed establishment by the state of Florida to serve food.

Sorry, we are not accepting Food Trucks or Concession Stands for this event.

Showcase your clothing, craft, paintings, and handmade goods by registering to be a vendor for the 2023 New Smyrna Beach Food Festival, Thursday, April 20th, from 5pm – 9pm! During this Food Festival event, you will are able to sell your items to patrons on Flagler Avenue. This a legacy event for New Smyrna Beach and attracts huge crowds – over 5,000 should be expected weather permitting. There is no electricity provided at your booth and this is a rain or shine event, with no refunds.

We have a variety of spaces available and sizing along Flagler Avenue with pricing is listed below.

10×10 – $55

10×20 – $110

Set up for the event begins at 4pm. Festival vendor entry is from the Pine Street and Flagler Avenue intersection only (use 301 Flagler Avenue on map apps). All vehicles must be off the street by 4:45pm and set up must be complete by 5pm. To help with set up, staff is located at the vendor entrance (Pine Street and Flagler Ave.) and each block offers a “block captain” on-site during load in to help with set up coordination. All booths must remain up and open till 9pm. Takedown must be complete by 9:30pm. This is a rain or shine event, with no refunds.

Interested? Then click here to register process to participate in the 2023 New Smyrna Beach Seaside Fiesta on Thursday, June 15th, 2023!

Public Lecture: Mosquitos

When: Thu June 15 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL

June’s featured public lecture will be called, “What’s Bugging You?” Shane Anderson, an environmental specialist and education and outreach coordinator for Volusia County Mosquito Control, will present on the insect that gave this area the nickname, Mosquito Lagoon. Anderson will discuss mosquito biology, habitats, mosquito-borne disease, and tips to help prevent mosquitos around your home and away from you. This lecture will be held inside in our Learning Lab. MDC’s Public Lecture Series is free, but donations to the center are always appreciated.

Pre-registration is requested here or call 386.428.4828. The Marine Discovery Center is located off the North Causeway at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Guests attending the lecture should plan to use Quay Assisi to access MDC since the bridge is under construction on Barracuda Boulevard.

Register here for free.

HISTORY TALK: De Leon Springs State Park–Its Many Layers of History from 6,000 years ago to 2023

When: Thu June 15, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Where: Christian Family Worship Center, 265 Ponce DeLeon Blvd., DeLeon Springs, FL

A RARE TREAT: Brian Polk, local historian and former Park Manager at DeLeon Springs State Park, is presenting a History Talk! He is a most engaging presenter who brings history to life with interesting details, and fun stories.

Brian will be going back in time 6,000 years, and leading us through time all the way to the present! We became a state park in 1982, and no one knows more about how this came about than Brian. His fascinating presentation will take you back to the days when our history began, through the years of Native Americans, plantation owners, private theme park, then state protection, and finally bring you to what’s happening in 2023.

Brian is much in demand for his history talks, and we are fortunate and thankful he will share his knowledge with us!

Light refreshments will be served after the talk.

Click here for more info.

Friday, June 16

Free Movie Night – “The Drive to Sing”

Daytona Beach Choral Society invites the community to a free showing of “The Drive to Sing.”

Enjoy this uplifting documentary about the importance of making music together. Through the unique lens of pandemic “car choirs”, the film follows the story of choirs finding a way to sing safely during the pandemic and showcases beautiful choral music recorded in very unusual places. Featuring choruses in Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Alberta, this inspirational film won 7 awards at film festivals in 2022. It is family-friendly and resonates with anyone who has sung in a choir.

RSVPs are encouraged, as we will be providing complimentary light refreshments before the movie. Please RSVP at

2023Summer in the Circle Concert Series – Blue Stone Circle

  • Address: One, Daytona Blvd, One, Daytona Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: ONE DAYTONA
  • Dates: June 16, 2023
  • Location: Victory Circle & Daytona Blvd.
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: FREE

Join in at Victory Circle for Live Music from Blue Stone Circle on Friday, June 16 from 7-10 PM.  Blue Stone Circle is unmatched in energy, professionalism and their ability to read a crowd and get them celebrating. Central Florida is fortunate to be home to this premiere special events band and we are excited to welcome them back for the 2023 Summer in the Circle Concert Series here at ONE DAYTONA.  For more than 15 years they have expertly preformed a wide variety of musical genres. Whether you want the best pop, top 40, classics, party favorites, country, R&B, disco, or your own mix, Blue Stone Circle delivers.

For more information and to keep up with the concert listings, make sure to visit the ONE DAYTONA Events Calendar here and follow ONE DAYTONA on Facebook and Instagram.  

Please note that the Summer in the Circle Concert Series is subject to change and weather permitting.  The Summer in the Circle Concert Series and live music from Blue Stone Circle are Free and Open to the Public.  ONE DAYTONA recommends bringing your own chair for the Summer in the Circle Concert Series.

Movie Night in the Lohman Planetarium: Loving Vincent

Join us in the Lohman Planetarium for an extraordinary movie night featuring, Loving Vincent, a film about the life of artist Vincent van Gogh and his final days. This is the first film composed entirely of oil paintings, 65,000 of them, created by 125 artists from around the world, taking ten years to complete. Included with this event is a special presentation on the works of van Gogh before the film that is not to be missed.


6:00pm – A special presentation on van Gogh 

7:00pm – Loving Vincent

This film will be displayed in 16:9 aspect ratio on the Planetarium dome in stunning 4K Ultra high definition. Popcorn and snacks will be available at the concession stand. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the event start time. Advanced purchase of tickets is recommended.

Purchase tickets on line or call the Museum at 386-255-0285 to purchase and reserve your seat. 
$10.00 for members, $12.00 for non-members.

Rock The Beach Tribute Series -A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • Address: 918 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 947-7397
  • Presented By: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
  • Dates: June 16, 2023
  • Location: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Price: General Admission tickets: $15 per person + tx/fees. This ticket type is valid for entry to the show in the general admission, standing room area. NO SEATING for this ticket type. VIP TICKET OPTIONS available

FREEBIRD-ATL: “Turn it up!” And with those words musical history was set in motion! FreeBird is The Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Experience – period. As a band FreeBird’s members have been in love with the music since childhood, and they play these songs with the same passion and intensity of Lynyrd Skynyrd themselves. If you saw the original line up in the 1970s you will appreciate the accuracy, if you’re just discovering the music for the first time, you’ll be blown away by hit after hit of incredible music and amazing players. Vocalist Leon Priest masterfully catches the essence of Ronnie Van Zant’s vocals and stage persona, guiding the band and players through solos, song after song. Guitarists Matt Chenoweth (Ed King/Steve Gains), John Hopkins (Allen Collins) and Jeff Langston (Gary Rossington) play their roles with such explosive energy and skill you’d think you were at a show in the 1970s. Russell Ingram on drums and Jeff Brashears on bass nail down the groove and power of Artimus Pyle and Leon Wilkeson rhythm section, while keyboardist Joey Huffman (formerly with Lynyrd Skynyrd and more) gracefully adds in Billy Powell’s keyboards for a full and amazing rendition of one of the greatest bands that ever recorded and toured. FreeBird brings all the magic of the music to life in a way seldom heard by any tribute act. Get ready for a full helping of Southern Fried Rock N Roll by the best Skynyrd tribute band around – Fly High FreeBird Nation!


FREEBIRD-ATL: 9:30PM – 11:30PM



General Admission tickets: $15 per person + tx/fees. This ticket type is valid for entry to the show in the general admission, standing room area. NO SEATING for this ticket type.


ALL VIP TABLES INCLUDE: VIP Lanyard, front of stage viewing area (standing room section) a reserved VIP table side stage, a bucket of beer or a bottle of house wine, OR a 375 split of TITO’S VODKA and mixers (4 drinks), based on the table purchased & FREE valet parking. You must purchase all seats at VIP tables. VIP tickets are $35 per seat + tax/fees.

High Top Tables for 2 people $70 + tx/fees includes a bucket of beer or a bottle of house wine, OR a 375 split of TITO’S VODKA and mixers (4 drinks) & FREE VALET PARKING FOR 1 CAR

High Top Tables for 4 people $140 + tx/fees includes 2 buckets of beer or 2 bottles of house wine, OR 2- 375 splits of TITO’S VODKA and mixers (4 drinks each split) & FREE VALET PARKING FOR 2 CARS

Low Top Table for 4 people $140 + tx/fees includes 2 buckets of beer or 2 bottles of house wine, OR 2- 375 splits of TITO’S VODKA and mixers (4 drinks each split) & FREE VALET PARKING FOR 2 CARS

Firepit Seating for 6 people $210 + tx/fees includes 2 buckets of beer or 2 bottles of house wine, OR 2- 375 splits of TITO’S VODKA and mixers (4 drinks each split) & FREE VALET PARKING FOR 2 CARS

Click here for more info.

School’s Out For Art: Fun Father’s Day Cards

Get off your sofa and come join in at the  S.O.F.A, because School’s Out For Art!

On this festive Friday, ages 4 to 12 (accompanied by an adult/guardian) will enjoy a guided tour of OMAM’s summer art exhibit with Curator of Youth & Outreach Programs Diamond Johnson. Afterward the kids will create “origami” Shirt & Tie Father’s Day Cards for the special Father figure in their lives! All supplies provided.

Click here for more info.

The Motowners: Motown Tribute

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3462
  • Presented By: The Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell
  • Dates: June 16, 2023
  • Location: Daytona Beach Bandshell
  • Time: 7:15 PM
  • Price: FREE to the public with the option to purchase VIP seats for $15 plus applicable surcharges

The Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell is thrilled to announce the return of its annual summer Friday night concerts starting Friday, June 2, and continuing through Friday, Sept. 1.

 All performances begin at 7:15 p.m.

 The Sounds of Summer Concert Series will feature a full lineup of tribute bands playing a variety of genres including country, rock n’ roll, disco and funk, Motown and R&B. Produced by the city’s Arts & Entertainment division, the Sounds of Summer Concert Series is free to the public with the option to purchase VIP seats for $15 plus applicable surcharges. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs to the concerts or purchase VIP tickets, which include a seat.  

VIP tickets will be available for purchase beginning at noon Friday, April 21. Tickets can be purchased at or from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Peabody Box Office at 600 Auditorium Blvd. in Daytona Beach. 

This year’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series presenting sponsor is the City of Daytona Beach. Participating sponsors are Daytona International Speedway, Hometown News, Beach 92.7 FM, Kix Country 98.7 FM, Kool 100.9 FM, Gary Yeoman’s Ford, WSBB 106.9 FM, Harry’s Famous Pizza, Coca-Cola and Bud Light.

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.

Don’t forget your face mask!

Friday Night Bites

When: Fri June 16, 2023 – 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Experience a delectable Friday Night Bites event in Deltona, FL! Indulge in a mouthwatering assortment of mobile eateries, serving up a diverse range of culinary delights. From sizzling street tacos to handmade ice cream and international flavors, this vibrant event is a haven for food enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the tantalizing aromas and delicious food while the kids play at outdoor playgrounds. And do not worry, you will not be standing while you eat, you can enjoy your meal at our communal seating areas. Deltona’s Friday Night Bites event is a celebration of community, culture, and culinary creativity, offering an unforgettable gastronomic experience in a welcoming atmosphere.

Come and join us every Friday at Wes Crile Park, except for the second Friday of the month. On that special day, we invite you to join us at the Center at Deltona!

Wes Crile Park – 1537 Norbert Terrace, Deltona, FL 32738

Click here for more info.

June 2023 Florida Surf Film Festival – An Evening with Taylor Steele & more

New Smyrna Beach, FL – As we move through the tenth year of the Florida Surf Film Festival, we are proud to announce the second quarter programming coming up June 16th and 17th (Father’s Day Weekend) at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Passes are now available and don’t forget to check out our annual Green Room Membership, which is the only way to roll if you want VIP treatment with reserved seats, meals and drinks included.

Kicking off Friday night, we are stoked to announce An Evening with Taylor Steele following the week-long filmmaking residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. We will be showcasing some of Taylor’s work (announcement to come shortly) along with Q & A with Taylor and special guests. Enjoy an extended Q and A session with Taylor as well and come prepared with some deep dive topics.

Saturday night, June 17th, will start with Turbulences, a new short film from festival veteran Morgan Maassen, Let me Live, Keith Malloy’s in depth look into the life of British charger Tom Lowe, and Yama, a short film by Maddie Meddings following Australian Lucy Small as she travels to Ghana to link up with a pioneering group of female surfers and skaters. Stoker Machine, a short film by Darieus Legg will round out the first set with Darieus in attendance for a Q & A afterwards.

The night will close out with the second set beginning with Malia, a short bio piece on Hawaiian Malia Manuel by Morgan Maassen. Our feature documentary of the night will be Are You Serious by David Malcolm featuring Florida’s own Sterling Spencer. The film takes us alongside Sterling’s recovery journey as he navigates life and surfing with a traumatic brain injury.

Here’s the anticipated schedule for the night:

June 16th, 2023:

Doors 5:00 PM Open 6:30 PM

  • 10TH YEAR COMMENCEMENT with John Brooks, Festival Director
  • An Evening with Taylor Steele – Films To Be Announced
  • Q & A with Taylor Steele and special guests
  • Raffle – Roark, Globe, Creatures of Leisure

June 17th, 2023:

5:00 PM – Doors Open

6:30 PM –

  • Opening announcements with John Brooks, Festival Director
  • Turbulences – Morgan Maassen, 4 mins.
  • Let Me Live – Keith Malloy, 18 mins.
  • Yama – Maddie Meddings and Lucy Small, 25 mins.
  • Stoker Machine – Darius Legg with Q&A following, 12 mins.

8:30 PM –

  • Garden Variety – Harrison Roach, 9 mins.
  • Malia – Morgan Maassen, 16 mins.
  • Are You Serious – David Malcolm, 45 mins.

We are proud to have Monster Energy serve as our presenting sponsor again for this year’s festival, providing travel and lodging for the filmmakers who attend the festival..

Florida Surf Film Festival mission:

Florida Surf Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charity, invigorating surf culture and artistic appreciation by exhibiting contemporary documentary films with surfing as a focus from artist far and wide while also producing a story-driven podcast, literary group discussions, and artistic workshops.

Art in the Form of Film: Paths of Glory (1957)

When: Fri, June 16, 2023 at 5:45pm – 9:00pm

An early film by the great director Stanley Kubrick, this black & white drama set in WWI stars a young Kirk Douglas. Its plot is loosely based on a true story about three randomly chosen French soldiers who were unreasonably executed for cowardice after a near-suicidal mission failed. The film’s portrayal of what transpired was so powerful that when first released, the film was banned by the French government, which didn’t want to be reminded of its commanders’ incompetent disregard for the safety of soldiers in the trenches. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion. Sponsor: Chases on the Beach, Where it’s Always Sunny.

Special Fee: $10, includes a glass of wine or bottle of water.

Click here for more info.

Beachside Tavern

When: Fri June 16, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Back home at last!!! New Smyrna Beach FL and we are with The Dub Collector’s and The New Rulers @ Beachside Tavern??? I mean, what more do you want?? This is going to be a crazy fun time that you really don’t want to miss out on!! Cheers!! 🍻

The Summer Scorcher Tour

When: Fri June 16, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Where: BEACHSIDE TAVERN, 690 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL

The Intracostals, The Dub Collectors, & The New Rulers playing, the finest Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady, and soul

Alice @ Wonderland

When: June 16th – 18th and June 23rd – 25th, 2023 

Friday & Saturdays @ 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm

Where: Shoestring Theatre Inc, 380 S Goodwin St, Lake Helen, FL

What would happen if a “21st century” Alice collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and the Queen of Hearts. The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand. Full of references to text messaging and social media, the play imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure. A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this quality adaptation has been praised for its humor, modern style, and appeal to both children and adults.

Tickets here

The Long Run, Tribute to the Eagles

When: Fri, June 16, 2023  and Saturday, June 17, 2023 

Where: Athens Theatre124 North Florida Avenue DeLand, FL

Don’t miss the return to the Athens of Florida’s finest and most respected musicians who have reproduced the sound that made the Eagles one of the most successful musical groups in rock and roll history. They capture the energy, melodies and with five voices filling the harmonic they undoubtedly will please the greatest of any and all Eagles fans. You won’t hear a Tribute Band this great till Hell Freezes Over!

Live at the Athens Theatre.

Click here for more info.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Calling all dads, stepdads, grandpas, uncles & more!

Come join The Center at Deltona for a night out on the Hollywood red carpet!

On Friday, June 16th at The Center at Deltona, dads or other father figures are invited to bring their daughters out for a fun night of dancing, photos, desserts, and more. Please reserve your tickets, (they’re FREE!), so we know how many dads and daughters to expect. All age groups are welcome to attend!

Doors open at 7 pm

Dancing from 8 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: 1640 Dr. M.L.K. Blvd, Deltona, FL 32725

Register for your FREE ticket today! Register here.

Questions? Call 386.878.8875

Saturday, June 17

Beach Blanket Bingo

Please join us for the second Summer of the Senior Bingo Event on Friday, June 16th from 3-5!

Doors open at 2:30 and seating is limited.

Fun, Food and Prizes!

For more information contact 386-506-5867

25th Annual Juneteenth Community Festival

  • Address: 925 George W Ingram Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 589-3347
  • Presented By: Juneteenth Festival Group, Inc.
  • Dates: June 17, 2023
  • Location: Cypress Park
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Price: Free

The Juneteenth Festival Group, Inc. of Daytona Beach is proud to announce the addition of the Juneteenth Celebration Parade to its slate of activities marking Juneteenth, a national holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The inaugural parade takes place Saturday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. in Daytona Beach’s historic Midtown District. The parade jumpstarts a day of cultural, educational and family-friendly activities during the 25th Annual Juneteenth Community Festival at Cypress Park, 925 George Engram Boulevard.     

The theme of this year’s Juneteenth Celebration Parade is “Celebrating Diversity, Unity and Community.” The parade will travel through the heart of the city’s historic Midtown District from Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard to George Engram Boulevard. 

Juneteenth festivities will continue on Monday, June 19 with the highly anticipated 25th Annual Hometown Heroes Awards Banquet at the Mori Hosseini Student Center on the campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The banquet annually recognizes Daytona Beach area residents who strive to make a difference in the community. Ticket information will be available soon. 

More info here.

An Afternoon with Florida History

U-Boats, Saboteurs, and Orange Groves: Florida in World War II with Ryan Lowery

Florida’s role in World War II was far more consequential to the safety of the United States than many realize. Once the war broke out, Germany was probing America’s doorstep with submarines and saboteurs. At the time, Florida was the largest state surrounded by water and America increased its defense by creating airbases and naval bases to combat enemy intrusion. Pensacola grew to be a major military center for training men for the conflict overseas and pilots would learn how to operate aircraft for service in the Pacific and Europe. The state also became a haven for German Prisoners of War from North Africa and a scene for sinking Merchant vessels bound for England. Learn how Florida was necessary in the defense of the mainland United States against Nazi tyranny and how it would help win the largest war in history.

The French Connection with Zach Zacharias

The French had a long connection to Florida dating back to 1563 with their colony of Fort Caroline. Campbell Town, Napoleon’s nephew, French aid during the American Revolutionary War, pirates, John James Audubon, merci trains and more are discussed in this presentation about the French influence in Florida over the last 500 years. Join J. Zach Zacharias for this little-known history of Florida.

Free for members or with paid museum admission. 

Click here for more info.

Cosmic Talk and Walk: Unfolding the Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope

Join in at the Museum of Arts & Sciences to take a cosmic stroll with our Curator of Astronomy, Seth Mayo, as he discusses the mesmerizing imagery captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope in our latest exhibition, Unfolding the Universe. You will find gorgeous vistas of star-forming nebulae, exotic planets beyond our Solar System, massive galaxies, and some of the deepest objects ever observed in infrared light. Seth will highlight the engineering innovations needed to build and launch this great observatory in space and explain how the images help us shape our understanding of the universe.

Free for members or with paid museum admission

Click here for more info.

Flag Day at the Lighthouse

  • Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, FL 32127
  • Phone: 13867611821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: June 17, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Price: Included with General Admission

Join in at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum on Saturday, June 17th in celebration of Flag Day! Scheduled activities include learning how Semaphore flags were once used by mariners to communicate at sea, family-oriented workshops focusing on turn-of-the-century life at the Ponce Inlet Light Station, kids craft, and more! All special activities are scheduled between the hours of 10:30am and 2:30pm and are included with regular admission. No reservation required.

Juneteenth Freedom 5K

  • Address: 355 N Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: Riverfront Esplanade
  • Dates: June 17, 2023
  • Location: Riverfront Esplanade – Manatee Plaza
  • Time: 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: $30

The Juneteenth Freedom Day 5K Run/Walk serves as a prime opportunity to promote health and wellness while celebrating freedom and liberty during the Juneteenth holiday.  While journeying the 5K route, participants will enjoy a tour of our city’s brand new Riverfront Esplanade.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to two local organizations that promote health and wellness including student scholarships.


  • Address: 143 Beach Street, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
  • Phone: (386) 761-2408
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
  • Dates: June 17, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, outside on the lawn.
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Price: FREE Space is limited. Please register by 6/12/23

Summer is here! Come shell-a-brate at the Museum, create a frame accented with shells and learn the names of some of the more common seashells found in our area. All supplies included.

Saturday, June 17, 2023 @ 9:30 AM

Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.

Free; RSVP by 6/12 required:
Jennifer; or (386)761-2408

Hotter than July & All Night Long: Stevie Wonder and Lionel Ritchie Tributes

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3472
  • Presented By: Boardwalk Merchants and Friends of the Bandshell
  • Dates: June 17, 2023
  • Location: Daytona Beach Bandshell
  • Time: 7:15 PM
  • Price: FREE to the public with the option to purchase VIP seats for $15 plus applicable surcharges, and chairs may be rented for $5 each.

The Star Spangled Summer Concert Series is an annual free summer concert series that takes place on Saturday nights at the world’s most famous beach’s historic Bandshell located on the North end of the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and is an experience both locals and visitors alike look forward to every summer. The Star Spangled Summer Concert Series is known for bringing the best Tribute Bands to the beach and will begin the 2023 concert series on May 27th and continue every Saturday night through September 30th. The family-friendly concerts make for a star-spangled summer of fun for everyone.
 Back by popular demand, the night sky will come alive with the “Bud Light-Lights Up Daytona Fireworks Display” over the ocean after the shows. Concerts begin at 7:15 PM and fireworks over the ocean follow the concerts at 9:45 PM. 

The public is invited to bring their entire family. Attendees may bring their own chairs. VIP seat tickets will go on sale on Ticketmaster starting Friday, April 21. Ticketmaster will continue selling VIP tickets to each show through 2 PM the day before each show. Friends of the Bandshell will also sell VIP tickets at the Bandshell on the day of the show at 5 PM. VIP tickets are $15 per person and chairs may be rented for $5 each.

Bandshell parking is available at the nearby Ocean Center garage and surface lots. Attendees parking in the Ocean Center garage can take the pedestrian overpass to the Bandshell, purchase concessions and drinks, and enjoy the live show!

Additionally, while appreciating cool evenings with live music under the stars, concert attendees may stroll the boardwalk, play skeeball or video games while enjoying food and drinks, and the street performers on the world’s most famous Boardwalk.

EDGEfest Father’s Day Celebration

EDGEfest presents Father’s Day Celebration

Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Whistle Stop Park, 651 Roberts Road, Edgewater, FL 32141

There will be music, food, vendors, arts and crafts. You can make a gift for Dad, take a free family photo, or compete in a hot dog eating contest (for dads only!). There is also an archery range, an inflatable obstacle course, antique cars, motorcycles and an awesome display of “big boy toys” (garbage trucks, dump trucks and more) provided by the city of Edgewater’s Environmental Services Department.

For more information contact:

Brandi Matzek
Special Events Coordinator
City of Edgewater
Phone: 386-424-2400 ext. 7207

The Mayor’s 36th Annual Golf Tournament

Date: June 17, 2023

Time: 7:30 AM

Location: Cypress Head Golf Course, 6231 Palm Vista Port Orange, FL

Contact: 3865065934

Email: Alexis Goings, Event Supervisor

Cost: $85/per person $80 Early-Bird (ends 5/1)

The Mayor’s 36th Annual Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, June 17th, supporting the Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund. 

Registration includes a high quality Golf Polo, Free Lunch, Cart & Green Fees, and more! Register your team of four to spend a beautiful day golfing and support your local Parks and Recreation Department in their mission!

For questions and sponsorship opportunities, contact Alexis Goings at

Register here.

REEL in the FUN Kids’ Fishing Tournament

Date: June 17, 2023

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Neptune & Ocean Shore Blvd Neptune Beach Approach Ormond Beach

FREE Kids’ Fishing Tournament – Open to City of Ormond Beach Residents Only!

Saturday, June 17th, 2023 – Registration deadline is June 14th at 4:30 PM

Check-in: 8:00 am 
Start: 9:00 am

1st Place fishing poles provided by Ike Leary, Granada Pier Bait & Tackle.

Details here.

A Night To Remember

Time Details: Saturday June 17th, 2023 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Casements 25 Riverside Dr. Ormond Beach, FL

Calling all super-dads, step-dads, grandpas, cool uncles & heroic guardians!
It’s time to dust off your dancing shoes and join us for a Night to Remember! 

We’re throwing it back to the Roaring 20s for a Father-Daughter Dance & Dinner that’s sure to be the bee’s knees!

$20 per couple, $5 for each additional child.

advanced ticket purchase required. Purchase tickets at The Casements.

Got questions? Please call The Casements: 386-676-3216.

Thank you to our sponsors! The Casements Guild, Ormond Mainstreet, Michelle Cecchini, Realtor,  Morejon + Andrews Orthodontics, and Preferred Business Group

Mission Sent Outdoors Day Fishing

When: Sat June 17, 2023 at 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where: River Breeze, 250 H H Burch Rd, Oak Hill, FL

This is a free daytime fishing event. All people 16 years and older must have a valid Florida Saltwater Fishing license. Food and drinks are not provided, please bring your own in a small cooler as space is limited to just 2 people. 

Life’s a Beach Triathlon

Come run the Life’s a Beach Triathlon race in New Smyrna Beach this June

  • Location: New Smyrna Beach, N Atlantic Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Race Date: June 17 2023 12:00 PM (Saturday)

Click here for more info.

Juneteenth Freedom Day 5K Run/Walk

The Juneteenth Freedom Day 5K Run/Walk serves as a prime opportunity to promote health and wellness while celebrating freedom and liberty during the Juneteenth holiday. While journeying the 5K route, participants will enjoy a tour of our city’s brand new Riverfront Esplanade.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to two local organizations that promote health and wellness including student scholarships. 

Little Royals Ball

When: Sat June 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL

The first annual Little Royals Ball will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Brannon Center! This is an excellent opportunity for parents and their little ones to celebrate royally! $12 plus tax per guest, light snacks will be served.

You can buy tickets here or for more information call (386) 410-2880.

Family Fun Saturday | FREE at Museum of Art DeLand

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.


October 15th, 2022
November 19th, 2022
December 17th, 2022
January 21st, 2023
February 18th, 2023
March 18th, 2023
April 15th, 2023
May 20th, 2023
June 17th, 2023
July 15th, 2023
August 19th, 2023

100 & 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida 32720

FREE FOR EVERYONE, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays are sponsored in part by Duke Energy and the Rotary Club of DeLand.

Juneteenth DeLand

When: Sat June 17 2023, at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Earl Brown Park, 750 S Alabama Ave, DeLand, FL 

Join together as a community for the 3rd annual Juneteenth festival featuring Black History reflection, local legend talent, food vendors, entertainment, a children’s center, and more!

Volusia Speedway Park – Weekly Racing

Enjoy the action of Volusia Speedway Park Weekly Racing with the 602 Late Models dueling for $2,000-to-win, and the Pick Your Part Street Stocks going for $1,200-to-win. The 604 Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, and Thunder Stocks will join the action.

Series Racing
Thunder Stocks, Gladiators, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks, 604 Late Models

Event Schedule
All Gates: 4:00 p.m. EST
Driver’s Meeting: 5:30 p.m. EST
Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m. EST
Opening Ceremonies & Racing To Follow

General Admission: $12
Military, First Responders, & Seniors (55+): $10
Kids 12 and Under: FREE

Vehicle Pit Parking: $10
General Parking: FREE

Downtown DeLand Cruise

When: Sat, June 17, 2023 at 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: East Indiana AvenueEast Indiana AvenueDeLand, FL

Wine Walk

The Wine Walk is a monthly Progressive Wine Tasting event that takes place on Flagler Avenue, Saturday, June 17th, 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!

Sunday, June 18

13th Annual Crossroads Father’s Day Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

When: Sun June 18, 2023 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Crossroads Christian Church 3838 State Road 44 New Smyrna Beach, FL

Awards: Best of Show, Pastor’s Choice, Club Participation, Best Car, Best Truck, Rusty Dog sponsored by Topknots and Tails, Jenn Lacey Memorial Award sponsored by Feltham Fabrication, Kids Choice sponsored by Summit Racing, NSB Cars and Coffee Choice, Picture Perfect sponsored by Magrich Photography. . . more to be announced!!!

Giveaways: YES!!!

Sponsors: Cruisin Central Florida, Magrich Photography, Feltham Fabrication, Topknots and Tails, Summit Racing Equipment, Chick Fil A, Sweeney’s Seaside Automotive, NSB Cars and Coffee, Auto Zone, National Parts Depot, Splash-N-Dash Car Wash

Activities: Music by Cruisin Central Florida, worship service, bounce house, vendors, 50/50 . . . More to be announced!!!

Event Coverage: Magrich Photography, Drive Cars with Alan . . . if you will be at our show covering the event, please let us know so we can give your page a shout out!!!

Food trucks: Da Bronx, Rustick Road, EJ off the Bone, Donut NV Daytona, Kona Ice, Splitz Frozen Treats

Preregistration here.

Show is open to all years/makes/models.

If you need more information about the show or becoming a sponsor, please send us a message.

Father’s Day at Flagler Tavern

When: Sun June 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Location: Flagler Tavern

Bring the dad in your life to a wonderful Father’s Day Sunday Brunch! Choose from a variety of creative brunch dishes, and enjoy a Tavern Bloody Mary that comes with a refreshing shot of ice cold light beer as you enjoy the sounds of Christie Beu singing on the deck. Follow it up with a signature New Smyrna Beach stroll down Flagler Avenue to our world famous beach, then meet us back here for happy hour for the perfect fun-filled day with dad!

Want a more intimate and unique experience for Dad? Might we suggest The Bounty’s 5 Course Dinner & Westward Whisky Tasting – This is a ticketed event with limited seating – Get yours today over on our website in our online shop!

Coming Up!

Monday, June 19

Youth Day Camp: Learn to Play Pickleball and More!

Join Pictona for our Youth Day Camps this summer!
After a fun morning of pickleball instruction and games there will be swimming at the YMCA across the street from Pictona. There will also be a lunch provided, followed by more games and instruction. Please pick up your child promptly at 2PM. You can sign up online, or call the Pictona Welcome Desk at 386-310-7067. The cost is $150 per camper. Ages are 6-14, and counselors will divide campers by age for instruction and games.

8:45 Arrive and Check in

9-11 Fun Pickleball Instruction

11-12 Swim at YMCA

12-12:30 Lunch at Pictona

12:30-2 King & Queen of the Court / Fun Instruction

2:00 Pick Up

** Pictona Youth Programming is sponsored by Brown & Brown.
** Junior paddles are provided by PB Pro.

Friday, June 23

Mosaic Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser for Halifax Humane Society

  • Address: 715 Mosaic Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32124
  • Phone: (704) 685-3247
  • Presented By: Mosaic ICI and The Taylor Road Band
  • Dates: June 23, 2023
  • Location: Mosaic ICI Subdivision 715 Mosaic Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free

The Taylor Road Band is donating a large percentage of its performance fee to help our community’s animals. The band plays a variety of music, including songs by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Santana, The Doors, CCR, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, and more.
To book the Taylor Road Band for your fundraising event, visit or call 704-685-3247
To register for the free event (the organizer needs to get a count) visit here.

Monday, June 26

Summer Drive In Movie Mania

It’s BACK! FREE Drive In Movies at the Drive In Christian Church! Load up the car and sit underneath the stars as you enjoy a little bit of history together with your friends and family. Many thanks to our sponsors and co-hosts at Southern Stone Events and the City of Daytona Beach Shores for helping to make these FREE movies available to our community! Gates open at 7pm for pre-movie fun, cash only concessions available for $1/each until 9pm.

Movie begins at Dusk.

Sunday, June 25: Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
Tuesday, June 27: Minions: The Rise of Gru

Thursday, June 29: Top Gun: Maverick

Tuesday, July 4

Enjoy a lively casino, an awesome DJ, hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink tickets, and exclusive access to the NSB Fireworks Show (in the air-condition!)

Tuesday, July 4, 2023, doors open at 6:30p, the action begins at 7p, and fireworks at 9:15p. Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Craps, Roulette, and more!

Tickets are $50 plus tax and you can get yours at

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