This Week: Events in Volusia (7/24 – 7/30)

Join us for a fantastic week in Volusia County! From beaches to culture, food, and family fun – there’s something for everyone. Check out our week-long guide of events this week.

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 24

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.

Adult Kickball Registration

Divisions: CO-ED Ages 18 & Up and 30 & Up

Fall 2023

Registration: July 24, 2023 — August 21, 2023. Space is limited!
*Teams must be pre-formed and a team roster needs to be turned in before the season starts. We will take an interest list for players without a team.

Games: Friday nights (starting at 6:15pm) – September 8, 2023 – November 10, 2023
*8 Games plus playoffs! All games are at Rob Sullivan Community Park (200 W. Highbanks Road)

Cost: $350 per team                                                                  
*Roster MUST include at least 4 female players. Minimum 10 players/Maximum 14 players per team.

Mandatory Captains Meeting: Thursday, August 24th @ 6:00pm
DeBary City Hall (16 Colomba Road)

Space is limited! All dates and times are subject to change.​

DeBary Parks & Recreation Department * 16 Colomba Road * DeBary, FL 32713
Registration at City Hall * (386) 601-0206 * Office Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm (M – F) *  *
Birth Certificate Required * Credit Card or Check Accepted
Online Registration Available with Account

Vacation Bible School

When: Jul 24, 2023 · Mon, 6:00 PM

Where: Port Orange Christian Church, 904 Taylor Rd,Port Orange,FL

All 5th grade youth and under are invited to join us for Vacation Bible School this summer from July 24-28. Our theme this year is “Christmas in July”. 6-8pm daily.

Tickets here.

Tuesday, July 25

Port Orange Jr Invitational

The Speed Coast Jr Golf Tour’s mission is to showcase the Jr Golf Talent in The Greater Daytona Beach Area helping those players to develop their talent and take the game of golf as far they can dream!

Click here for more info.

Kids’ Summer Workshop – Come Fly With Me!

When: Jul 25, 2023 ·Tue, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

2 day session each week  

Tues & Thurs from 10am-1pm  

$100 / session (for 2 days)

July 25 & 27 – Come Fly with Me!

This week we’ll make 2D & 3D art that is inspired by all things that fly…hot air balloons, rocket ships, birds, butterflies & more.

Each week kids will create art pieces that may include clay, paper mache, watercolor & acrylic paint, lots of bling & baubles, printmaking & more! Please bring your own lunch & wear clothes that can get messy. 

Schedule is subject to change.  Pre-registration is required.  Monies are non-refundable.  Space is limited to 6 kids per session.

Sunset Paddle on the Intracoastal

When: Tue Jul 25 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

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!

Tickets here.

Wednesday, July 26

Stephen Crane, The Commodore, and The Open Boat

  • Address: 30 S Beach St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
  • Phone: 13817611821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: July 26, 2023
  • Location: Ormond Beach Regional Library
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Join us at the Ormond Beach Regional Library for a special presentation: Stephen Crane, the Commodore, and The Open Boat

You’ve read “The Open Boat,” now Meet Captain Murphy as he tells his part of the story of the gunrunning steamship Commodore which shipwrecked fourteen miles off the Daytona coast on a bitterly cold January 1897 night.  The Commodore was heading to Cuba to supply arms and munitions to rebels trying to overthrow Cuba’s Spanish colonial government.  Murphy, along with famous American writer Stephen Crane and two other seamen row the captain’s ten-foot-long dinghy for thirty-one hours keeping in their sight the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse rising off the far distant shore.  Crane reports the misadventure to his newspaper, and with Murphy’s help, eventually writes the Classic American Masterpiece short story.

July 26, 2023 5:30 PM

Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S Beach St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Happy Wanderers Ormond Beach Fun Walk

Ormond Beach 5k fun walk. Registration begins at 6:30 PM. Walk at 7:00 PM
Granada Plaza Shopping Center 161 E Granada Blvd Ormond Beach. Walk with the group or at your own pace. Maps can be provided. Come out and join us for conversation and exercise.

For more information or directions go to or call 386-214-3890 or 386-256-2160

Christmas in July

When: Jul 26, 2023 · Wed, 4:59 AM

Where: Matilda’s Creations LLC Fun Art & More, Victoria Meeting Center, 406 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Save the Date July 26th from 1 to 5 at Victoria Meeting Center for the very first Christmas in July!!Come and meet the artists, watch free demonstrations, and every some sweet treats!! Matilda’s Creations LLC Fun Art will be giving 15% off their inventory.

Eat NSB Walking Food Tour Summer 2023

When: Jul 26 – Aug 30, 2023

Where: 406 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL

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.

New Smyrna Beach Premium ABC Wine Tasting Event

When: Jul 26, 2023 · Wed, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, 2360 FL-44, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Join us for our next in-store wine tasting on July 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the New Smyrna Beach ABC location.

Thursday, July 27

Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville

  • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
  • Phone: (386) 736-1500
  • Presented By: Athens Theatre
  • Dates: 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


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.

Thursday at the Tower: The First Modern Optic: Celebrating 200 Years of Augustin Fresnel and the Fresnel Lens

  • Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, FL 32127
  • Phone: 13817611821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: July 27, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Included with General Admission

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Education Building 

Included with regular paid admission.

July 27, 2023 at 11:00 AM

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

Free Summer Concert Series at Riverside Park every Thursday through Aug. 31

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.

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

DYG @ Motion Conference — Family Worship Center

When: Jul 27 – 30, 2023 · Thu, 6:00 AM – Sun, 10:00 PM

Where: Family Worship Center, 4425 S Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL

Our youth is traveling to Alabama for Motion Conference! Interested and want more details? Get more info at Monday Night Adrenaline or see Matthew Burgos on Sunday.

Growing with Parks and Recreation

When: Jul 27, 2023 · Thu, 1:00 PM 

Where: Port Orange Parks & Recreation1999 City Center Cir, Port Orange, FL

Join us at Lakeside Community Center for an afternoon full of fun, learning, and connecting with Port Orange’s past; natural and historic. Meet some local environmental workers, paint flower pots and plant seeds, go for a nature walk, and MORE!

Thursday, July 27

Sound off about airport noise at two public workshops on July 27 & 28

We are reviewing noise and operational conditions at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport and want to hear from you! Learn more about the airport, get to know city staff and the team currently performing an airport noise study, and share your ideas for addressing noise at two public workshops on Thursday, July 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, July 28, from 9-11 a.m. in the Brannon Center at 105 S. Riverside Dr.

Both workshops will follow an “open house” format to allow for focused, one-on-one interactions and the flexibility to review displays and other information at your own pace. Forms will be available for those who wish to submit comments in writing.

Individuals requiring special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 are encouraged to call 386-410-2680 no later than three business days prior to each scheduled workshop.

Friday, July 28

2023 Summer in the Circle Concert Series – Blue Stone Duo

  • Address: One, Daytona Blvd, One, Daytona Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: ONE DAYTONA
  • Dates: July 28, 2023
  • Location: Victory Circle & Daytona Blvd.
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: FREE

Join us in Victory Circle for Live Music from Blue Stone Duo on Friday, July 28 from 7-10 PM. 

Blue Stone Circle Acoustic Duo is the latest musical offering from one of Orlando’s bands Blue Stone Circle.  Guitarists and vocalists Joe Van and Dave Runde have been playing for audiences at Disney World, Universal Studios corporate events and local favorite establishments. Come enjoy a night of great music and good vibes in Victory Circle with the Blue Stone Duo.  Blue Stone Duo is a ONE DAYTONA favorite and we look forward to them returning since their last visit at the ONE DAYTONA Art Festival this past April.

 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.

Bonkerz Comedy Night

Join in at the Root Family Auditorium at MOAS for a fun night with Bonkerz Comedy Club featuring Brian Aldridge as seen on Comedy Central Up Next and FOX’s Laughs, with special guest TBA.

Brian Aldridge is a fraternity boy all grown up. A “reformed frat boy” if you will. Already with three television appearances, Comedy Central Up Next, FOX’s “Laughs” & “Trial By Laughter”, under his belt and no doubt more to come, Brian is a rising comedy star. Brian can also be heard on “The Bob & Tom Show”. His sarcastic delivery and sharp wit will have you rolling with laughter one minute and asking yourself, “Did he really just say that?” the next. A Chicago native, Brian got his start opening for great comedians like Dave Chappelle, Carlos Mencia, Chelsea Handler, Bill Burr, Damon Wayons, and others who will undoubtedly be offended now that they weren’t mentioned. A veteran of countless comedy festivals and headliner of great comedy rooms all over the country, Brian is set to soon be a household name. Don’t miss the chance to see this talented man!

Doors open at 6:00pm. This comedy show is recommended for those ages 18 and older. Seating is limited and advanced RSVP is strongly encouraged by visiting or by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. 

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!

Sir Jac: Prince Tribute

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3462
  • Presented By: The Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell
  • Dates: July 28, 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.

County plans Explore Volusia programs

Indian River Lagoon paddle: 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 28. Explore the waters of the Indian River Lagoon while paddling from Mary McLeod Bethune Park to surrounding areas. Participants may encounter manatees and dolphins. Bring a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and whistle. Meet at 6656 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

Brothers Within

When: Jul 28 – 29, 2023 · Fri, 9:00 PM – Sat, 1:00 AM

Brothers Within is an organic reggae band out of Daytona Beach, Fl. Our message lies within our name.

Free Concert – Featuring the Treblemakers

Where: Shores Pavilion @ 3048 S. Atlantic Ave

When: July 28, 2023

Time: 6:30p – 8:30p

Bring your lawn chairs and refreshments.  Join in on the fun dancing and listening to the Oldies, Soft Rock and More!

Summer Sounds FREE Concert Series

Presented by The City of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services!

FREE CONCERT SERIES 🎶🎤Grab a lawn chair or a blanket, and come to celebrate summertime with a FREE night of great music.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

friday, July 28th: Traces of Gold – ’50’s, ’60’s, ’70’s & beyond. They play it all! 🕺🎵🎉

FREE parking at The Casements

Rockefeller Gardens
26 Riverside Drive
Ormond Beach

Saturday, July 29

2023 World Martial Arts Games

  • Address: 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (972) 681-7177
  • Presented By: Ocean Center
  • Dates: July 29, 2023 – July 31, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Ocean Center

13th World Martial Arts Games 2023 – United States of America

Welcome  to  the  family  of  the  World  Martial  Arts Games Committee (WMAGC).  As a leading world martial arts group, they are in the privileged position to bring organization, strength, evolution and community to your athletes, members and customers through a family flair community.

Absolute Queen: Queen Tribute

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3472
  • Presented By: Boardwalk Merchants and Friends of the Bandshell
  • Dates: July 29, 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: 7/16/2023, 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.

Slide Out of Summer

Slide Out of Summer is back with a splash!

Join us on Saturday, July 29th from 11am – 2pm for water inflatables, food trucks, music, and more! (This year’s school supply giveaway will be on August 5th at the REC!)

Riverwalk Park, 3459 S Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, FL

Volusia Speedway Racing – Summer Sizzler

  • Saturday, July 29, 2023 @ 4:00 PM  10:00 PM
  • Volusia Speedway Park1500 Florida 40De Leon Springs, FL

The iconic Summer Sizzler at Volusia Speedway Park returns with the high-flying Top Gun Sprint Cars, and the Thunder Stocks will battle for $1,000 to win. 604 Late Models & the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will race alongside.

General Admission: $20
Kids 12 and Under FREE

Vehicle Pit Parking: $10
General Parking: FREE

Top Gun Sprints, Thunder Stocks, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, 604 Late Models

All Gates: 4:00 p.m. EST

Driver’s Meeting: 5:30 p.m. EST

Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m. EST

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to experience the thrill of high-speed racing at Volusia Speedway Park!

School Supply Drive – 0rmond Beach

OBPD is collecting new school supplies to help students in need! Your officers will be at the Ormond beach Walmart with the Military Vehicle (MRAP). All supplies will be given back to Ormond Beach Students. PLEASE NOTE- we will also be accepting donations at the Police Department lobby (170 West Granada Blvd)

Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

  • Saturday, July 29, 2023 @ 8:00 AM10:00 AM
  • Earl Brown Park750 South Alabama Avenue, DeLand, FL

Sunday, July 30

“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!

Coming Soon . . .

Monday, July 31

School Supply Drive – Daytona Beach

We want to make sure that our local students are prepared for a successful school year and we need your help. We will be collecting school supplies at our headquarters located at 129 Valor Blvd through July 31st. If you would like to contribute, we have a donation box in the lobby.

County offers master naturalist training

Master naturalists not only get their feet wet and their hands dirty, they also learn about plants, animals, ecology and environmental ethics.

Environmental enthusiasts can earn a certificate in Marine Habitat Restoration by taking a 24-hour course offered by Volusia County Environmental Management, UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County and the Marine Discovery Center. The course will focus on restoration of seagrass, artificial reefs, corals and sponges.

The non-degree, hybrid program was developed by the University of Florida. It will run from July 31 through Aug. 11 and includes a trip to the Florida Keys. Through online, classroom, field trip and practical experience, participants will learn about Florida’s natural marine habitats and ways to restore them.

The $200 course fee covers educational materials, field trips and classroom sessions taught by staff. There will be an additional $125-plus accommodation fee for the Florida Keys portion of the course. Participants completing the course will receive pins, patches and certificates identifying them as Florida master naturalists.

The registration deadline is July 20. Class size is limited to 20.

Registration can be completed online at The website includes a secure page for participants who want to pay with a credit card.

For more information, contact Environmental Specialist Trey Hannah at

Youth Soccer Registration (K-9th Grade)

Monday, July 31, 2023 (All day) to Friday, August 25, 2023 (All day)

Fall 2023

Co-Ed:  Ages K-9th Grade
Girls only league for 4th – 7th Grade

Program Dates: September 5, 2023 – November 18,  2023

Registration Dates: July 31, 2023 – August 25, 2023. All registrations are taken first come first serve until the program fills up. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Cost: $75 per child (includes jersey and participation award)

Age Groups

  • Coed Tiny Mites: K-1st Grade (4v4)
  • Coed Pee Wee Division: 2nd-3rd Grade (7 v 7)
  • Boys Junior Division: 4th-6th (7 v 7)   
  • Girls Junior Division: Ages 4th-7th (7 v 7)                                 
  • Coed Senior Division: Ages 7th-9th (7 v 7)

*Minimum age is 5 and Max is 14 as of September 1st. 
**If girls leagues do not hit minimum participation numbers they will be combined with the boys to be co-ed. Girls can still play in the boys league if they choose.

Mandatory Skills Assessment:

Pee Wee Division: September 6th
Junior Division: September 7th
Senior Division’s: September 5th 

**You will be contacted after registration on your specific time slot. No Skills Assessment for Tiny Mites.

Practice: Practice starts the week of September 17. Each team will have 1-2 practices per week Monday – Thursday, depending on the coaches availability. No practice, player or coach requests can be taken!

Games: Games begin September 29 and September 30 . All games will be played on Friday evenings or  Saturday mornings. Each team will play 8 games. Game times are TBD. 

The skills assessment, practices, and games are all at Rob Sullivan Community Park (200 W.  Highbanks Road).

**We need volunteer coaches**

All dates and times are subject to change.

DeBary Parks & Recreation Department * 16 Colomba Road * DeBary, FL 32713
Registration at City Hall * (386) 601-0206 * Office Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm (M – F) *  *
Birth Certificate Required * Credit Card or Check Accepted
Online Registration Available with Account

Thursday, August 3

NSB Shrimp and Seafood Festival

August 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on Flagler Avenue for the 16th Annual New Smyrna Beach Shrimp & Seafood Festival from 5 to 9 pm on Thursday, August 3rd, 2023. Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic during the event so you can try the best restaurants in New Smyrna and its surrounding areas serving up sample-sized portions of their award-winning seafood dishes all priced between $5-$8 | This event features plenty of local, delicious seafood options sold in sample sizes $5-$8 to encourage lots of tasting along the Avenue. This festival also offers crafts vendors, entertainment, and sponsor/community booths. No admission fee with plenty of fun for the entire family. During the Festival, restaurants will be competing for the coveted “BEST ON THE BEACH” awards in 4 categories, Shrimp, Shellfish, Fish, and Specialty Seafood. This is a great opportunity to try out our great local cuisine and perhaps find a new favorite dish or local restaurant!

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Saturday, August 5

Enjoy live music, magic, and more at Aug. 5 Heart of the Community Day event

Saturday, August 12

Mystery Dinner Show

Ticketed Event Presented By The Leisure Services Department Of The City Of New Smyrna Beach
Saturday, August 12, 2023 From 6:30Pm – 8:30Pm (Doors Open At 6:00Pm)
Ticket Purchase Deadline: Friday, August 4, 2023 By 5:00Pm
“One Last Drink” Presented By Something New Studio
Salad, Buffet Dinner, And Dessert Included In Ticket Price. Cash Bar Available.
8 Seats Per Table – General Admission – Table Sponsorships Available
$55 Per Guest Plus Tax. Tickets Available Below.
Call (386) 410-2880 For Any Questions.

Tickets here.

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