This Week: Events in Volusia (7/10 – 7/16)

Looking for some outdoor fun? Volusia County makes a perfect place to unwind. This week, you can treat your loved ones to a range of exciting activities suitable for all ages. Visit exhibits from museums, watch the Seussical Musical, or join the party at Riverside Park!

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 10

Mustangs of Daytona 2023

A week long Mustang event in Sunny Daytona. July 10-15th.  The 5th Annual event coming for 2023. Last year was a huge success and we are only going to be bigger and better. Look for more cruises and meet ups this year and awesome locations. Registration for covered VIP is open limited slots available and regular registration is also open. 

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.

Parks and Recreation Month Young Adult Photo Contest


Calling all talented young photographers aged 12 through 17! Get ready to ignite your passion and show off your skills in our brand-new Young Adult Photography Contest, dedicated to the incredible late City of Ormond Beach photographer, David Pizzo.

July is Parks and Recreation Month! Beginning July 1st, dive camera-first into Ormond Beach’s vast world of nature and enter your best shot for the chance to win some amazing prizes!

Prizes will be awarded on August 5th, and all entries will be showcased in The Casements gallery through the end of August.

Contest Details:
Theme: Parks, Nature, and Green Spaces in Ormond Beach
Eligibility: Open to all young adults aged 12-17 residing in Volusia County
Submission Period: July 1st – July 14th

Ready to make your mark? Fill out the entry form beginning July 1st here.

For more information, contest rules, and entry guidelines, please follow the link above!

Transform 386: Community Engagement Series

Volusia County Government has received $328.9 million in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funding to support the Transform386 initiative. The project is focused on rebuilding a stronger community after Hurricane Ian’s devastating impacts.

We want to know which projects or programs you believe will have the greatest impact. Whether it’s infrastructure, housing, economic revitalization, or mitigation, your input matters!

Be a part of our recovery journey! Join the CDBG-DR Community Engagement Series to share your thoughts and propose impactful projects. Even if you can’t attend one of the meetings, the unmet needs survey is available at

Your feedback will shape recovery initiatives that will benefit our community for years to come. Make a difference and have your voice heard!

For more information, visit

Tuesday, July 11

Intro to Wet Felting Workshop: “Felt in a Bag” with Liz Canali

Felt is made by combining wool, soap, water and agitation. In this workshop led by fiber artist Liz Canali, see first-hand the magic of creating one or two small handmade pieces of felted fabric. This is a simple project for ages 12 and older. Children 11 and younger may take the workshop for $5 with a registered parent (adult must pay full price ($15-$17). Tuition includes all materials. It’s good clean fun for everyone!


ACA Summer Art Camp – Week FOUR July 11-14 Tween Week

When: Jul 11 – 14, 2023 · Tue, 9:00 AM – Fri, 2:00 PM

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 FOUR Theme

Abstract Art


Laura Johnson, Tina Curry, and Chef Sue Flynn

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


Blood Drive

On Tuesday, July 11, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the Big Red Bus will be located at George Kennedy Park, 103 N Riverside Drive (across from City Hall).

You have the most precious resource of all: the ability to save a life by donating blood! Help share this invaluable gift with someone in need.

• 4.5 million Americans will a need blood transfusion each year.
• Every two seconds of every day, someone needs blood.
• A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
• Since blood cannot be manufactured outside the body and has a limited shelf life, the supply must constantly be replenished by generous blood donors.

All donors will receive:

• FREE WELLNESS CHECKUP including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening.

Wednesday, July 12

Talk and Walk | The Dow Gallery of American Art

Learn about the early American portraits, furniture, and landscapes in the Dow Gallery of American Art. 

The Kenneth Dow Collection of American art covers the Pilgrim Age from the late 1600s to the Victorian Era. Join Docent, Anne Galey, and discover the amazing art of this premier collection of American art. Learn about early American portraits, furniture, and landscapes.

Free to members or with paid admission.

Veterans Creative Expression Workshop: Indigo Dye Shirts

Learn three Shibori techniques and use indigo dye to create a unique shirt during this Veterans Creative Expression Workshop led by Diamond Johnson! All supplies will be provided, and no experience is needed. The group will also get a guided tour of the museum’s current exhibit.

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.

About the Series:

OMAM launched this new monthly series in 2023 to provide a free and unique experience to veterans. The hour-long program includes an in-depth look at the art on display and a hands-on art activity using various tools and materials.

About Diamond Johnson, Curator of Youth & Outreach Programs

“My love for art began in Fayetteville, North Carolina, as I perused landscape painting as a child. My love for nature grew during high school as I obsessively photographed various islands throughout Japan. My love for our community heightened after my experiences as an art educator, Meals on Wheels coordinator, VPK volunteer, and art gallery assistant. As a daughter of a US Army 82nd Airborne veteran, I am so honored and grateful to work with the Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens. Their mission and impact within our community inspire me to create and share positive experiences with Volusia County, and beyond!”

Eat NSB Walking Food Tour Summer 2023

When: Jul 12, 2023 Wed, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Where: 406 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach

Discover Foodie Paradise on this walking food tour! Meet chefs & sample delicious food! Find the local favorites.

Let us show you why New Smyrna Beach is Foodie Paradise. Discover some of the best dishes at locally owned restaurants along Historic Canal Street. Find out a little history and learn about the best places to eat, shop and play in this quaint coastal town. Locals love finding new dishes; and visitors want to find the places the locals love! Stops are about 25 minutes each, allowing plenty of time to enjoy a generous sample and chat with chefs and owners.
Food and beverages provided at up to 4 stops. Each stop provides samples that will leave you full when we’re done!

Tour lasts about 3 hours. Wear comfortable shoes. Rain or shine.

Stops can include Riverpark Terrace, Yellow Dog Eats, CorkScrew Bar & Grill, Cafe Del Soul, General Public House, The Galley, Panheads, City Market Bistro and more. Scheduled stops subject to last minute changes based on availability.

Online ticket sales end 48 hours prior to the event start time, but space might still be available. Please call or text (386) 314-5637 to purchase tickets.

Click here for more info.

New Volunteer Orientation

Jul 12, 2023 Wed, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Please join us the 1st Wednesday of each month* at 3:30pm to learn about the various volunteer opportunities available at Marine Discovery Center. The orientation begins at 3:30pm and will take approximately one hour and include a tour of MDC’s campus. Preregistration is requested. Register at or call 386.428.4828 For more information about our volunteer program please visit *July 2023’s orientation will be held on July 12th. There will not be a volunteer orientation in August 2023. You must be at least 13 to volunteer for most areas. The Marine Discovery Center is located off the North Causeway at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, Fla. You should plan to use Quay Assisi to access MDC since the bridge is under construction on Barracuda Boulevard.

WOW – Wow Wine on Wednesday – May 31st – August 30th 2023

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 responsibilily!


  • Flagler Tavern
  • Clancys Cantina
  • Avanu on Flagler
  • The Mermaid Cafe
  • D’Amores Ristorate
  • Ciao Bella
  • Crabbys Bar & Grill
  • Traders Sports Bar
  • Cafe Heavenly

Ends August 30th

Thursday, July 13

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Presents: Thursday at the Tower

  • Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, FL 32127
  • Phone: 13817611821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: July 13, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Included with General Admission; pre-registration is required

You may have visited the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse before, but never like this! Come join this fascinating walking tour of the Lighthouse & Museum, accompanied by a Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Tour Guide. The tour will last for approximately two hours, including a welcome at the onset in the Education Building and a short presentation at the end of the tour. Participants should dress for the outdoors and wear closed toed shoes, as there will be a lot of walking involved. This tour is included with regular paid admission.

*Registration is required, as there will be limited space for attendees.

To register, please contact the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Programs Department at 386-761-1821 ext. 18 or

Wine, Women & Chocolate

When: Thu July 13, 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!!!!!

Seussical, the Musical

A musical perfect for the whole family, Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo. The Cat in the Hat guides us into The Jungle of Nool where we see Horton, the kind hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whoville. He meets JoJo, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Charming Seussical teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.

All shows times are 7:30 p.m. with exception of Sunday shows which are 2 p.m.

The Girl Who Wore Freedom


Film & Art Event in Ormond Beach to Celebrate Freedom and Those Who Protect It

ORMOND BEACH – The Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens is honored to announce its community screening of The Girl Who Wore Freedom on Thursday, July 13. The documentary invites audiences to discover the untold stories of D-Day from the men, women, and children who lived through German occupation and Allied liberation of Normandy, France.

Powerful and deeply personal, the film tells the stories of an America that lived its values, instilling a pride in country that is in danger of becoming a relic of the past. The Girl Who Wore Freedom reminds viewers of who we are as Americans when we are our very best. When we are standing up for those who are poor, oppressed, especially those whose freedoms and liberties have been stolen. It will be a reminder that individual and national acts of bravery, care and compassion have the power to impact others for generations.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. inside the Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd., for a wine and cheese reception that offers the opportunity to meet filmmaker Christian Taylor and other special guests. Taylor found inspiration for the film in 2015 when she followed her son, Sgt. Hunter Taylor of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, to an annual D-Day ceremony in Normandy, and experienced one of the most patriotic events she had ever seen.

At 6 p.m., film viewers will be escorted across the street for the screening inside St. James Episcopal Church’s Parish Hall, 44 S. Halifax Drive. Seating includes movie theater style snacks and an interactive Q&A with the filmmaker following the film. Tickets for this free event may be secured at, or by calling OMAM at 386-676-3347.

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.

Friday, July 14

2023 Summer in the Circle Concert Series – StereoFM

  • Address: One, Daytona Blvd, One, Daytona Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: ONE DAYTONA
  • Dates: July 14, 2023
  • Location: ONE DAYTONA
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: FREE

Join us in Victory Circle for Live Music from StereoFM on Friday, July 14 from 7-10 PM. 

Stereo FM specializes in corporate and private events. However, you can catch Stereo FM all around Florida playing shows for the general public at theme parks and premier tourist venues. This exclusive roster is made up of some of the most elite working musicians in the country. With backgrounds ranging from national tours, TV / movie credits, all the way to multiple degrees in music as well as audio production.  All members can be considered a vocal weapon individually, but when they come together a perfect “harmony” is formed. StereoFM’s dynamic vocal range is one of their strongest features to the audience! All members sing and can take on many different styles. With members from 4 different countries, the band’s versatility is truly obvious. 

 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!

Summer Sounds – Rockefeller Gardens

  • Address: 26 Riverside Drive (on the riverfront), Ormond Beach, FL 32176
  • Phone: (386) 676-3241
  • Presented By: The Casements
  • Dates: 7/14/2023, 7/21/2023, 7/28/2023
  • Location: The Casements
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Grab a lawn chair or a blanket, and celebrate summertime with a night of great music at Summer Sounds, a free concert series presented by the City of Ormond Beach Dept. of Leisure Services.. The concerts will be held from 6-8 p.m. on the lawn at Rockefeller Gardens, the riverfront park across the street from The Casements, in Ormond Beach:

Friday, July 14 – Cool Breeze

Friday, July 21 – The Hindenburgs

Friday, July 28 – Traces of Gold

The Boss Project: Bruce Springsteen Tribute

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3462
  • Presented By: The Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell
  • Dates: July 14, 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 Boss Project: Bruce Springsteen Tribute

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.

Saturday, July 15

Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville

  • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
  • Phone: (386) 736-1500
  • Presented By: Athens Theatre
  • Dates: 7/15/2023, 7/16/2023, 7/20/2023, 7/21/2023, 7/22/2023, 7/23/2023, 7/27/2023, 7/28/2023, 7/29/2023, 7/30/2023, 8/3/2023, 8/4/2023, 8/5/2023, 8/6/2023
  • Location: Athens Theatre
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM
  • Price: $4 processing fee not included in price above.

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, visions of frosty cocktails begin to dance in our heads! Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville is the perfect mini-vacation your tropical-lovin’ heart is looking for! With a book by Emmy Award-winning writer Greg Garcia and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley this “toes in the sand” musical tells the story of Tully, a charismatic, easily loveable, part-time bartender and singer who unexpectedly falls for a beautiful but career-minded tourist named Rachel. Follow along as this unlikely pair find that incredible sunsets aren’t the only thing that’s hot and sultry in the tropics. Featuring all of your favorite, classic, Jimmy Buffett hits like “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more, get ready to sail to that “One Particular Harbor,” kick off your flip flops, and experience some “Changes in Latitudes!”

Presented through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing Group


Midtown Music Concert Series: Divas of Jazz

  • Address: 981 George W Ingram Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: Cypress Street Park
  • Dates: July 15, 2023
  • Location: Cypress Street Park
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Enjoy a night of music under the stars with the Midtown Music Concert Series with a performance from Divas of Jazz, the vision of Grammy Award-winning pianist/keyboardist/producer Jeanine McAdams. Members include Joela Santil (bass), Kisha Pugh (drums) and Alex Bodytko Shaw (woodwinds). These ladies of distinction in music and entertainment have performed and recorded on national and international stages, television, Disney and Universal and toured with Broadway shows. These multi-talented musicians are also renowned composers, producers and music educators, performing various genres of music including pop, classical R&B, contemporary, country, Christian/gospel and jazz. Their international tour includes Club 606 and The Jazz Café, London. The Divas also will be performing at the Alabama Jazz Festival.

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

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

Ormond Beach Historic Bus Tour

Historic Loop Bus Tours

Join the Ormond Beach Historical Society as we take you on a two-hour tour of the scenic Ormond Loop. You will see many historic places including The Casements, the 500-year-old Fairchild Oak at Bulow Creek State Park, the Ormond Yacht Club, the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, Pilgrim’s Rest Church, the Ormond Timucua Burial Mound, the Three Chimneys Sugar Mill ruins, historic homes and MORE!

Tours are the first and third Saturday of every month.
10 am to Noon

Tickets: $30

Only 12 seats available per tour

Tickets here.

Summer Florida History Con

An all-day celebration of Florida history.


10:30am: Dr. Ashley Lear, “Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: At Home in Florida”

When Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moved to Cross Creek in 1928, she found a new home among the scrub pines and Cracker community of rural Florida that inspired her Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Yearling, along with other novels and works of short fiction. Her works offer a rich and varied depiction of the flora and fauna from her own explorations and research into the natural surroundings of Cross Creek. In this presentation, Dr. Ashley Lear, author of The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow, will share the story of what brought Rawlings to Florida, how it solidified her career as a novelist, and the ways in which Rawlings gave back to the state that gave her so much.

11:30am: Florida: A History in Pictures 

Join Mike McGinness and Jeff Davies for a photographic account of the Sunshine State through more than 130 images ― many of them published for the first time. From the stone fort at St. Augustine to the Everglades (or “The Big Swamp” as it was called early in the 20th century) to Bok Tower Gardens, and much more, Florida: A History in Pictures offers a stunning portrait of our state. Hear how McGinness and Davies tracked down these rare photos and discovered the stories behind the pictures.

12:30pm: Dr. Joseph Vetter, “The Riviera Hotel: Centennial Celebration 1923-2023”

Join Joseph Vetter for a unique history presentation on the Riviera Hotel Rio Vista -A Remarkable Historical Gem in Holly Hill! From the early Twenties, this national landmark continues to shine bright on US 1 in our community. Immerse yourself in its amazing history!

1:30pm: Zackary Gilmore of  Rollins College, “Great Gathering Places! Ritual, Feasting, and Macroscale Interaction at Florida Shell Mounds”

Beginning at least 7,300 years ago, Indigenous Floridians began piling huge quantities of shellfish at important historical and religious places on the landscape. This tradition continued in various forms for the next four millennia, culminating in the erection of hundreds of monumental-scale mounds across the state. The function and meaning of these structures have been the source of considerable archaeological debate, with interpretations ranging from unintentional heaps of domestic garbage to well-planned monuments and vacant ceremonial centers. Recent research reconstructing the movement of Florida’s earliest pottery vessels suggests that at least some shell mounds were important ritual gathering places for macroscale communities whose membership spanned hundreds of kilometers.

2:30pm: Leslie Kemp Poole, “Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century”

Before Florida women could vote, they were working hard—usually in grassroots efforts—to save the state’s natural beauty by protecting birds, forests, and parks. This talk will highlight some of the women who participated in these efforts across the state and whose legacy we are still enjoying.

Leslie Kemp Poole is an associate professor of environmental studies at Rollins College. A fourth-generation Floridian, Poole is an award-winning historian and journalist with a focus on the state’s environmental history.

Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent will be performing at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Peabody Auditorium. 

Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock and roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing over 6,500 high-octane live shows and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe.  

Nugent was named Detroit’s “Greatest Guitar Player of All Time” by readers of MLive, and his “no-holds-barred” career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes’ hit, “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics including “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and No. 1 Guitar Lick), “Cat Scratch Fever,” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough” and cult classic “Fred Bear,” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), Nugent and his inimitable sound have been featured on VH1’s “Behind the Music,” A & E’s “Biography” and more.

For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, Nugent delivers the ultimate life soundtrack. A Nugent show is not just a performance — it’s a fire-breathing celebration!

China Grove & Supernatural: Doobie Brothers & Santana

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3472
  • Presented By: Boardwalk Merchants and Friends of the Bandshell
  • Dates: July 15, 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.

Lyonia Environmental Center announces July programs

  • Address: 2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona, FL 32720
  • Phone: (386) 789-7207
  • Presented By: Lyonia Environmental Center
  • Dates: 7/1/2023, 7/2/2023, 7/8/2023, 7/9/2023, 7/15/2023, 7/16/2023, 7/22/2023, 7/23/2023, 7/29/2023, 7/30/2023
  • Location: Lyonia Environmental Center
  • Time: Times will vary

Join Lyonia Environmental Center staff for a series of indoor programs and outdoor adventures that focus on Volusia County’s native plants and wildlife.


Explore Volusia County’s native plants and wildlife from the
comfort of our classroom or your own home. Staff and
guests will present these programs in the LEC classroom.

Explore the untamed habitat of Lyonia Preserve during free
hikes led by LEC staff. This 360-acre preserve is home to
native plants and abundant wildlife, including the Florida
scrub jay and gopher tortoise. Wear closed-toe shoes,
bring drinking water, and be prepared to hike on sugar
sand trails.

LEC staff has established program procedures based on
current guidelines. These procedures are subject to change
based on guidance at the local, state and federal levels.
Programs may be modified at any time as needed.

Call 386-789-7207, ext. #21028 or search for
Lyonia Environmental Center at
Please arrive 10 minutes before the program to sign in.

Programs must have a minimum of two people to take place.
All programs sponsored by The Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center.

Bike and Blue Poker Run

Jul 15, 2023 · Sat, 10:00 AM

Get excited for the Bike and Blue Poker Run!

Join us for a great day of biking to support the New Smyrna Beach Police Foundation! Starting at Pedego Electric Bikes NSB, the Poker Run will make a total of 5 stops around New Smyrna Beach before ending here at Flagler Tavern for the Awards Party!

Choose your own route and ride to collect a playing card from each stop. Turn in your cards by 1:00 PM here at Flagler Tavern, and the best poker hand wins!

Don’t worry if you’re not an expert biker or poker player; this event is open to all skill levels.

Your $25 per person entry includes special offers from all participating locations, plus awards, prizes and appetizers here at Flagler Tavern.

All bike brands and types welcome!

The 5 stops are:
Pedego NSB
Shades of NSB
The New Smyrna Beach Museum of History,
David Wirth Gallery
NSB Homes
And then the awards party here!

10:00 AM registration opens at Pedego NSB
1:00 PM Awards party at Flagler Tavern
$25 per person – open to all brands and types of bikes

Net proceeds to benefit the newly formed NSB Police Foundation

5th Annual Christmas in July

Saturday, July 15 · 10am – 3pm

Our 5th Annual Christmas in July will be a new location this year. The Brand New REC in Port Orange City Center. This indoor event will feature awesome vendors, local businesses, artisans & food trucks. Plus Giveaways, Face Painting and more! Be sure to stop by our Sponsor booths. Triple D’s Custom Creations, Back in Balance Chiropratic and Spa, Patty O Creations and Complete Health.

Downtown DeLand Cruise

Saturday, July 15, 2023 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

East Indiana Avenue, DeLand, FL

Sunday, July 16

“America’s Got Talent” Top 14 Kadan & Brooklyn Rockett Magic & Comedy

You’ve seen them on television, now see them LIVE & experience the magic in their most up-close & personal show ever! Kadan & Brooklyn Rockett have wowed audiences in 40 countries around the globe since making it to the TOP 14 on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. They have starred in movies, television shows, & are widely recognized as the youngest professional illusionist’s in the world today. Kadan is known for his lead role in the feature film, DARK SKIES, where he played opposite award-winning actress, Keri Russell. He is also known for being the youngest kid in Hollywood to perform his own stunts when he hung off a 25 story building during CBC’s television drama, RUSH HOUR. Brooklyn is known for starring in a Superbowl commercial that currently has over 600 million views on YouTube. Their Dad, Bart Rockett, an accomplished ventriloquist & magician in his own right, will be joining them as “show host” to truly make this a family affair, perfect for all ages!

“Contemplations” Exhibit – A Retrospective Collection of Works by Betty Morris Parker

  • Address: 433 South Palmetto Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 947-7103
  • Presented By: Art League of Daytona Beach
  • Dates: 7/16/2023, 7/20/2023, 7/21/2023, 7/22/2023, 7/23/2023, 7/27/2023, 7/28/2023, 7/29/2023, 7/30/2023, 8/3/2023, 8/4/2023, 8/5/2023, 8/6/2023, 8/10/2023, 8/11/2023, 8/12/2023, 8/13/2023, 8/17/2023, 8/18/2023, 8/19/2023, 8/20/2023
  • Location: Art League of Daytona Beach
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: FREE

This is a collection of works by Betty Morris Parker.
Most of the original work will be for sale as well as prints.
Opening Reception July 16th, 2023 1-4pm.
Exhibit dates July 16-August 20, 2023.
Gallery hours Thursday – Sunday 1-4pm.

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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