This Week: Events in Volusia (7/3 – 7/9)

Ignite the spirit of patriotism!  The 4th of July, aka Independence Day is happening this week. If you haven’t got big plans yet, we’ve rounded up some events taking place this week including family-friendly things to do on the 4th of July and other Independence Day celebrations around town!

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, July 3


July 3, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

Celebrate America with us July 3rd at 7pm. There will be fireworks, food, live music, games and much MORE!

Showbiz 2023 National Finals

  • Address: 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (972) 681-7177
  • Presented By: Ocean Center
  • Dates: June 28, 2023 – July 3, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Ocean Center

The Ocean Center is thrilled to bring back their most loved event of the year for 2023! The Daytona Beach Nationals have been a hallmark of the competitive dance industry for 35 years and we would love for you to join us and experience it for yourself!

Enjoy beautiful beaches, top class comfort at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, and just a short walk across the street to the totally renovated Ocean Center for some of the best dance competition in the USA! Performers and their families will love the special events tailor made for kids while the studio staff can mingle and relax with our great cocktail reception.

On top of the fierce national competition we also have some unique sessions that will keep dancers on their toes and offer even more ways to win – our Solo Showdown, Duet/Trio Battle and leveled Grand Finals are some of the most fun and innovative in the dance world!

Want to learn more? We are glad to answer all your questions! Call (972) 681-7177 or email to reserver your spot now! They won’t last long!

Firecracker Festival 2023

When: Monday, July 3, 2023 @ 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Where: Earl Brown Park750 South Alabama Avenue DeLand, FL

Firecracker Festival is our biggest event of the year; it attracts up to 15,000 guests!  With live entertainment, yummy food trucks, a kid zone, our traditional and VERY popular PIE EATING CONTEST all brought together in the end with the best FIREWORKS show in DeLand; it is definitely THE event you don’t want to miss!

Full Moon Boat EcoTour

When: July 3, 2023

Where: Marine Discovery Center

To book this tour, call us at 386.428.4828, click here or visit

Come out for a spectacular 2-hour evening excursion on the water and watch the full moon rise from the comfort of our 40-foot pontoon boat, Discovery. Let one of our certified Florida naturalists teach you about the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem while you observe mangroves, birds, dolphins and more. As the sun sets and splashes vibrant colors across the sky, sit back and enjoy your view of the beautiful full moon as it rises over the horizon. The Full-Moon Boat Tour is offered monthly during the full moon phase (weather permitting). Please call our office or book online! Min of 10 people required for tour to depart.

Rates Adults: $32 | Seniors (62+) & Students: $30Family: $85 | Children under 12: $17 MDC members receive a 10 percent discount.

Full Moon Kayak EcoTour

To book this tour, call us at 386.428.4828, click here or visit

These tours coincide with full moons and give participants the opportunity to paddle our local waters as the sun sinks below the mangrove trees and moonlight fills the sky. Guests may climb the observation mound adjacent to the MDC kayak launch for a better view of the rising moon. Kayak instruction and nature interpretation are included with each tour, as well as all necessary equipment. These tours are designed for all levels of paddlers with no experience required. The Sunset Full Moon Paddle is offered monthly during the full moon (weather permitting). Please call our office or book online!

Rates Adults $40.00Children (6-12) $22.00, must be in a tandem kayak with an adultOwn Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard $22.00

Where’s Waldo?

Find Waldo in DeLand’s Local Shops!

  • When you spot Waldo at any one of the businesses listed on the passport, collect a store stamp (or signature).
  • When you’ve collected at least 10 different store stamps/signatures, bring them to The Muse Book Shop, your FIND WALDO LOCAL headquarters, to claim an “I Found Waldo” sticker and a “$1 Off” coupon (limited to first 125 Waldo spotters).
  • If you collect at least 20 of the 25 possible store stamps/signatures, bring your passport to The Muse Book Shop to get a sticker and a coupon PLUS be entered in a drawing for a deluxe set of Waldo books and other great prizes.
  • Plan to attend the Waldo grand celebration and prize drawing at 6 PM on July 31 at The Muse Book Shop!

Pick up a passport at participating locations or download one below!

Click here for more info.

Find the Flamingos

Find the Flamingos! A flock of pink flamingos have found their way to City Center Park for the month of July! Thanks to the Port Orange Regional Library for hosting this fun annual activity.

Find the Flamingos Report.

Tuesday, July 4



The City of DeBary’s July 4th Event will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at Gemini Springs Park. The event will begin at 6:00 pm and conclude at 10:30 pm. Admission is free; food and beverages will be available to the public at a nominal charge.

This year’s event will feature:
-Live entertainment by Switch Back to the ’80s
-Food Trucks
-Kid Zone Courtesy of Grace Baptist Church
-A Nighttime Spectacular Show with state-of-the-art fireworks and Laser Lights choreographed to music!

All coordinated activities and food trucks will shut down by 9:00 pm. The fireworks and laser light show will begin at approximately 9:15 pm. After the fireworks show, stage entertainment will continue until 10:30 pm. Parking is limited to the lots available within the park.

Coolers and pop-up tents are allowed at this event; but glass, grills, pets, and personal fireworks are NOT permitted. We can’t wait to see everyone there!

Questions? Please contact the City of DeBary at 386-601-0206.

(All dates and times are subject to change).


Tuesday, July 4 @ 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled Fourth of July celebration at Deltona’s All American Blast event! Bring your family and friends to Dewey O. Boster Park at 5 pm for an evening of free entertainment. And make sure you stick around until 9:15 pm for an incredible fireworks display you won’t want to miss!

Vendors are welcome and MUST register online by Friday, June 16, 2023, at 5PM to participate. If you have any questions, call the Park’s Office at (386) 878-8900.


Tuesday, JULY 4 @ 4 – 9:00 PM

Savor the flavors of gourmet food trucks from 4-9 p.m. as live music by Band Behavior fills the air from 6-9:30 p.m. when our annual 9:15 p.m. fireworks display returns to picturesque Riverside Park Tuesday, July 4!

Prefer to view the fireworks in exclusive, air-conditioned comfort alongside lively casino games and an awesome DJ? Check out our 4th of July Casino Night event in the Brannon Center at 

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


Tuesday, JULY 4 @ 7:00 PM

Join the July 4th Celebration at Kennedy Park – 103 N. Riverside Drive & Menard May Park – 413 S. Riverside Drive.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., with Music, Vendors, Food and Fireworks at Dusk.


There will be several public parking lots open:
·      Park Ave. & Wilkinson St. 
·      Edgewater–New Smyrna Cemetery (700 S. Ridgewood Ave.) 
·      Edgewater United Methodist Church (211 N. Ridgewood Ave.) 
·      Corner of US1 & Lamont Street (106 Lamont Street) 
·      Handicapped – Park Ave. (north & south sides) east of US1 to Park Place 

The boat ramp at George R. Kennedy Memorial Park will be closed from midnight on July 3rd until approximately 11:00 PM on July 4th.  

For more information, contact: or (386) 424-2400 x7207.


Tuesday, JULY 4 @ 8:00 – 9:30 PM


Tuesday, JULY 4 @ 7:15 PM

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.
On Tuesday, July 4th, Friends of the Bandshell will celebrate Independence Day with a show featuring Alter Eagles, an Eagles Tribute Band along with a special extended “Bud Light-Lights Up Daytona Fireworks Display” paired with patriotic music provided by 95.7 The Hog radio show. Happy Birthday, America!


Tuesday, JULY 4 @ 9:00 – 9:30 PM

Parade Begins at 10am

Line up starts at 9am at Fox Glass 

Join us at Blake Park for Food, Games, Craft Vendors, Activities, Music & Fun after the Parade!

Live Music Featuring Saltwater Groove 

Fireworks begin at 9pm


Tuesday, July 4, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

Happy 4th of July!!!
Join us for Libations & Liberty!

Live Entertainment, Great Food & Drinks!
Drink on the Beach in our special designated area!

Beach Party starts at 2pm
with a Live DJ until dark!

Party On The Beach with
our favorite Caribbean Jams from 5-9pm
with C*Posse!!!

Trae Pierce & the T-Stones inside stage 9pm – 1am!

Fireworks on the Beach @9:45pm

Nothing says America like great American music! Throughout our history, music has defined us as a nation. This patriotic celebration moves musically through the years, and we’ll be playing some of the greatest music of our time. From “You’re a Grand Old Flag” to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy;” every tune will remind you of music’s contribution to our great nation. Patriotic selections combined with American favorites will make you want to sing and dance. Be sure to include us in your Independence week festivities!

Live at the Athens Theatre.

Independence Day Music Festival

June 29th-July 4th, 2023, on Flagler Avenue. 6 days of FREE music festival highlights all kinds of music genres. This festival includes over 40 free shows at various locations along Flagler Avenue. Some locations are age 21 and up. All shows free admission.

Click here for more info.

4th of July Weekend Festival

Jul 1 – 4, 2023 @ 11:00 AM


Over 17 Bands | 3 Stages Plus Food Vendors from all around Volusia County

Bands: Twitty & Lynn, Foreigners Journey, Completely Unchained (Van Halen Tribute) , Crashrocket, Are Friends Electric, Soul Circus Cowboys, Shot in the Dark (AC/DC Tribute), Reed Foley, Diamond Dixie, Dallas Tyler, Sesame Plexer, Ashley Estevez, Deadlanders, Groove Slayers, Saltwater Groove, Cheg, Dustin Stock, ToyBox, Elvis

Single Day – General Admission – $25 (At the Door – $35)

4 Day Pass – General Admission – $80 (At the Door – $120)

V.I.P ( Limited Availability)

V.I.P – Single Day Pass – $60

V.I.P – 4 Day Pass – $200

V.I.P includes: Private Bar, Front Row Access, V.I.P. Tent, V.I.P Parking & Bathrooms

You can purchase tickets via Eventbrite or at First Turn.
For Online Tickets Click Here.

3rd Annual Veterans & First Responders July 4th Honor Ceremony

July 4 @ 9:00 am

3rd Annual July 4th Veterans & 1st Responders Ceremony, beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, on the Boardwalk at the Clock Tower in front of the Hilton in Daytona Beach.

This year’s Ceremony will Honor local deceased Veteran and 1st Responder, Lieutenant Laurence “Larry” Buck, Daytona Beach Police Department, Retired and United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.

Lt. Buck devoted 31 years to Daytona Beach law enforcement and was involved in various veterans’ groups. Laurence W. Buck reported for his final duty station on March 10, 2022, at 72 years old.

Larry was a loyal, honest, and courageous man who always stood by his comrades and his principles. We honor his legacy and his service.

Immediately following the Ceremony, the Annual July 4th Veterans & 1st Responders Parade will pay tribute to all Veterans and 1st responders.

The parade’s lineup will feature 30+ local Veteran & 1st Responder organizations, as well as combat veterans, and the city’s police and fire departments.

The parade will begin on Main Street at Atlantic Avenue and travel west on Main Street to the base of the Main Street Bridge. The public can view the parade from the sidewalks along Main Street.

Interested veteran organizations, first responders, youth groups, bands and others wanting to participate in the parade: Email for Registration Form:

Ceremony & Parade Courtesy of The City of Daytona Beach Florida.

4th Casino Night

July 4 @ 7:00 PM – 10: 00 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2023 FROM 7:00PM – 10:00PM – DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM

4th of July Spectacular

July 4, 2023 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Port Orange! Come to City Center Park for a night of music, food trucks, a kids zone, a pie bake off and MORE! More details to come.

“The Great American Cookout ~ Featuring Reed White and Blue” Presented in Red White and Blue by Yue

Jul 4, 2023 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Celebrate Independence Day at Outriggers!

RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! No eventbrite this year! Please make a reservation!


Gather your friends and family and celebrate the 4th of July at Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille with their Reed, White, and Blue celebration. Join Outriggers in embracing the red, white, and blue festivities as there will be plenty of games and activities to keep everyone entertained, from friendly cornhole competitions to a classic game of giant Jenga.

From 5 pm on, indulge in a Cookout-Style Buffet as they fire up the grill and indulge in the delicious flavors of summer. For $40 for adults, $20 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 free, enjoy juicy burgers, sizzling hot dogs, finger-licking, perfectly seasoned BBQ ribs, crab legs, and more.

Admission also includes a whole Reed Foley (With Full Band) Concert and the best seats in town for the Fireworks show!

Hot Dog Eating Contest (with Prizes) sponsored by Food Supply!

So wear your patriotic gear, bring your appetite, and join Outriggers for a July 4th celebration that’ll create unforgettable memories and honor our Nation’s timeless traditions.

Bottomless Blue Moon ~
Miller Lite ~ Yuengling ~ Margaritas*

Tee shirt for each guest.*

*while supplies last.

July 4th Veterans Parade on Main Street

  • Address: Main Street at Atlantic Avenue to west on Main Street at the base of bridge, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Dates: July 4, 2023
  • Location: City of Daytona Beach
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Price: Free

Enjoy the third annual Fourth of July Veterans Parade, beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, on Main Street in Daytona Beach. The parade’s lineup will feature local military organizations, as well as combat veterans, and the city’s police and fire departments.

The parade will begin on Main Street at Atlantic Avenue and travel west on Main Street to the base of the Main Street Bridge. The public can view the parade from the sidewalks along Main Street.

In addition to the parade, there will be a special July 4th Veterans Ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. by the Clock Tower between the Boardwalk and the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort at 100 N. Atlantic Ave. that will be presented by the Volusia Veterans and sponsored by the city.

4th of July – Red, White & Crue! LIVE MUSIC with Primal Crue and Friends!

July 4, 2023 @ 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Come and kick off your Holiday weekend with Us!
Enjoy local crafters.
Featuring Beachside Angie’s
-live entertainment
-local businesses
-inside event

E-mail – to reserve your space.

Bioluminescence Paddle Tour 2023

When: July 4 · 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Where: Sunrise Park Oak Hill 275 River Road Oak Hill, FL

NOTE: We consider this an intermediate paddle since it takes place at night.

Tours launch from Sunrise Park, 275 River Road, Oak Hill. Tickets are limited so don’t hesitate to sign up. There is some light pollution but this is a great location to view the bioluminescence especially if you are nervous about paddling at night or if you want to experience it with your kids.

If you have your own vessel and equipment you are welcome to join us at no fee. Please select a BYOB ticket to let us know you will be attending. Tips are appreciated but not expected.

Our Inner Compass Eco Adventures guests will set out on paddle boards or kayaks at the scheduled launch time. Please be on site no later than 45 minutes prior to our departure for a safety briefing and instructions.

We will provide lessons to anyone who needs them.

We will begin our paddle adventure as darkness sets in and the bioluminescence begins to illuminate. We will paddle around a few islands in the shallow water and chase the jumping mullet, darting fish, and ghostly larger fish under the surface until our tour ends back at our launch site.

We highly recommend taking in this adventure on one of our paddle boards. They are sturdy and give you an amazing vantage point for the bioluminescent glow around you. You can sit if you like and the boards make it easy to put your hands in the water to experience the sparkles.

Your tour guides will have everything ready when you arrive and will load all the equipment when you’re finished. All you have to do is show up and enjoy the evening.

Price: $55.00 per person, $75 for a tandem kayak (2 people). Cost does not include sales tax and convenience fees. BYOB is free.

Age: 8 and up can attend but your child must be age 12 and strong and big enough to paddle their own board. Otherwise they will need to ride on a board with you.

Please bring any snacks and non alcoholic drinks with you. All boards have bungees to secure personal items.

Inner Compass Eco Adventures provides:

-Paddle board or kayak and paddle, PFD, Whistle, safety light

-Brief paddle board lesson and guides by your side.

Click here for more info.

Jazz on the Alley

When: Tue July 04, 2023 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Artisan Alley, DeLand, FL

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.

Wednesday, July 5

School’s Out For Art: Ice Cream Puppets

When: Wed Jul 5th 11:00am – 12:30pm

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, 78 East Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL

Get off your sofa and come join our S.O.F.A! Durning National Ice Cream month, meet puppets Max Mint and Raz Berry, then create your own “ice cream” creation! Special Guest Denise, a featured OMAM exhibit artist, will join us for more fun! Don’t miss the fun this summer at OMAM!

WOW – Wow Wine on Wednesday

Join us along Flagler Avenue for WOW “Wine on Wednesday.” Enjoy $1 OFF all glasses of wine or Happy Hour pricing EVERY Wednesday from 4pm-6pm all summer long at participating locations.
Celebrate responsibility!

More info and locations on Party On Flagler – The Party’s on Flagler Avenue

Alzheimer Association’s in-person Caregiver Support Group

When: Wed July 5, 2023 @ 10:30am – 11:30am

Where: 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

The Alzheimer Association is here to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and related dementia.

Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems.

Schedule: First Wednesday of every month.

To register, call the Alzheimer Association’s 24/7 Helpline at: 800.272.3900.

Thursday, July 6

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

Take a cosmic stroll with our Curator of Science, 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.

Tales at the Tower: Hello Lighthouse

  • Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, FL 32127
  • Phone: 13867611821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: July 6, 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 Hello Lighthouse.

Following the story, children will get to make their own Lighthouse craft.

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

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

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.

Disc Golf Night

When: Thu July 6, 2023 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Central 28 Beer Co., 290 Springview Commerce Dr Ste 1, DeBary, FL

Are you looking for a fun time out?! How about playing a round of putt putt disc golf. All you need to bring are three discs. Games will alternate weekly based on the amount of attendees. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Friday, July 7

2023 Summer in the Circle Concert Series – Groove Infusion

2023Summer in the Circle Concert Series – Groove Infusion

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

GROOVE INFUSION is made up of some of the most talented musicians in Florida who all have one goal…to make you dance!  Groove Infusion strives at making your experience enjoyable and memorable. Put on your dancing shoes and get out to Victory Circle and enjoy music for all ages.

 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.

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!

Downtown Daytona Nights Food Truck Rally

  • Address: Beach Street, Magnolia Avenue (Beach Street to Palmetto Avenue), Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: Downtown Daytona Beach Events
  • Dates: July 7, 2023
  • Location: Magnolia Avenue (Beach Street to Palmetto Avenue)
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

DOWNTOWN DAYTONA NIGHTS FOOD TRUCK RALLY – Rally for the weekend at this family friendly event on Magnolia Avenue in historic Downtown Daytona Beach! Come enjoy live music, food trucks, and Downtown restaurants. Plenty of free parking is available. Join the fun Friday, July 7th from 5 to 9 p.m. Magnolia Avenue will be closed to traffic from Beach Street to Palmetto Avenue).

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

Movies on the Halifax – Onward

  • Address: 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
  • Presented By: The Casements
  • Dates: July 7, 2023
  • Location: The Casements
  • Time: 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Movies on the Halifax is a family friendly event that takes place on The Casements’ lawn in Rockefeller Gardens. Movie goers bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the movie “Onward” along the banks of the Halifax River.

PG rated. Parental guidance is suggested as some material may not be suitable for children.

Click here for more info.

Carnival of Crue: Motley Crue Tribute

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3462
  • Presented By: The Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell
  • Dates: July 7, 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.

First Friday Food Truck Event @ Gateway Park

When: July 7, 2023 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday, July 8

Second Saturday Laser Rock Concerts

Rock out monthly during one of the Museum’s Second Saturday Laser Rock Concerts in the Lohman Planetarium. Shows include a wide variety of musical genres including classics by Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, as well as country music, pop, and more! Entry to the show is through the Lohman Planetarium lobby entrance.

Advanced purchase of tickets is recommended. 


7:00PM: Click to Register online for Laser Spirit
8:00PM: Click Here to Register online for Laser Retro
9:00PM: Click Here to Register online for Pink Floyd – The Wall

Or call the Museum at 386-255-0285 to purchase and reserve your seat. 

Ticket Pricing (Please note ticket pricing has changed)

$4.00 per show for members, $5.00 per show for non-members.

Rushour & Kiss America: Rush and Kiss Tributes

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3472
  • Presented By: Boardwalk Merchants and Friends of the Bandshell
  • Dates: July 8, 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.

Classic Cars On Canal

When: Jul 8, 2023 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Come join us each second Saturday of the month on beautiful Canal Street, Downtown New Smyrna Beach, FL. Do you have a Classic car, modern muscle or any unique vehicle? Bring it out and enjoy listening to your favorite tunes while enjoying our many restaurants and boutiques. Event is free to everyone.

TCDS vs. Tampa Sea Sirens

When: Jul 8, 2023 · 4:30 PM 

Where: Thunder City Derby Sirens Rink Deland, 1779 N Spring Garden Ave, DeLand, FL

Come cheer on the Thunder City Derby Sirens as we take on the Tampa Sea Sirens!🦩

$8 tickets with online pre-sales. Kids under 12 are free with a paid adult! Tickets are $10 at the door.

Bring a chair for track-side seating! We’ll have food and drinks available for purchase on site.
Please note this event will be held at the Rink Deland-
1779 N Spring Garden Ave, DeLand, FL 32720

Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle, and a portion of door sales will benefit a local 501c3 organization Pet Rescue by Judy🐾

81st Florida Model Train Show and Sale

When: Jul 8, 2023 · 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Golden Spike Enterprises3150 E. New York Avenue,Deland, Fl

Model Train Show and Sale With Large Working Layouts

Golden Spike Enterprises, Inc. is proud to announce its 81st FLORIDA MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE. This event will be held at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Avenue, Deland, Florida 32724 in the Tommy Lawrence Show Arena on Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This location is conveniently located near I-4, at exit 118a.
Over 200 tables representing dealers from all over the nation will have model items in all gauges and Railroad Antiques for sale. This is Florida’s largest combination show, displaying items for both the “modeler” and “rail buff” alike all under one roof. The model railroader may choose from Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Marklin or Ives Trains from the past or present. The rail buff may focus on dining car china, lanterns, switch locks and keys, timetables or any other artifacts actually utilized by the railroads. Both collecting interests represent truly unique pieces of Americana.
As an extra feature of this show there will be several large working layouts with displays featuring the First Coast Model Railroad Society layout (FCMRS), the Orlando N-Track, and others and other displays for all to enjoy during all open show hours.
All attendees will be able to relive the glory days of railroading in Florida when the Seaboard Railroad, Florida East Coast Railway and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad were king.
Once again, this event will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, Deland, Florida. Admission is $8.00, children under 12 are free. Plenty of free parking available.
Discount coupons are available on line at They will save you $1.00 off one admission. For online tickets go to
For other details please call (703) 536 – 2954 and ask for Charlie Miller or Alan Altman at (813) 949 – 7197.

Coming Soon . . .

Wednesday, July 19

Scavenger Hunt @the Park

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, July 19, 2023 @ 9:00 AM

Timucuan Oaks Garden
 4550 S. Peninsula Dr., outside on the lawn.

Free; RSVP by 7/12 required:
Jennifer; or (386)761-2408

Friday, July 21

Stars and Stripes Bingo (55+)

When: July 21, 2023 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Adult Activity Center, 4790 S Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, FL 

The third installment of the Summer of the Senior 55+ Bingo series will take place on Friday, July 21st from 3p – 5p.

Join Port Orange Parks and Recreation and our Sponsors in bingo, food, fun, and more!! Doors open at 2:30p.

Saturday, July 22

Christmas in July 2023

When: Sat Jul 22nd 10:00am – 6:00pm

Santa’s back for Ormond MainStreet’s 6th Annual Christmas in July shopping and dining event! Join us for a summer celebration at our locally-owned small businesses up and down Granada Boulevard in Historic Ormond Beach. Dozens of restaurants and shops will be offering incredible deals on yummy bites, summery sips, and one-of-a-kind finds, all day long. Enjoy special surprises as you spend a fun & festive day with your Ormond community.

Grab a map and kick off your day anywhere along Granada Blvd between A1A and Orchard St. Shop and eat your heart out while you support your local small businesses.

Check the Ormond MainStreet Facebook page for a Santa’s schedule and this year’s scavenger hunt locations.

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