This Week: Events in Volusia (8/7 – 8/13)

Looking to explore this week? Volusia offers an unforgettable week filled with exciting events that cater to every interest. Whether you’re a foodie, an art lover, an adventure enthusiast, or someone who revels in cultural experiences, this week has something for you.

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, August 7

Exhibit: Unfolding the Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope

We are peering deeper into the universe than ever before with NASA’s newest space-based
observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope. As the successor and complement, to the famed Hubble Space Telescope, Webb sees in infrared light and has already provided tremendous insights into the mysteries of the universe. On display is a collection of some of
the most mesmerizing imagery captured by Webb so far as we highlight stars, planets in-and-out of our Solar System, star-forming nebulae, massive galaxies, and some of the most distant objects ever observed. There are an assortment of 3D printed displays throughout the gallery, exploring the innovative technology of Webb and providing a unique perspective of various celestial objects featured in the imagery.

Presented by the Simpkins Family Foundation   

Free for members or with paid museum admission.

Tuesday, August 8

Sound Bath Under the Stars

Join in and venture through space and the elements combining unique sounds with the incredible visuals that you will see above you in the Lohman Planetarium. This will be unlike any sound healing you have experienced. Morgan will create a sound healing experience that will vibrate and activate every cell in your body, leaving you feeling relaxed, restored, and reset. Using her crystal singing bowls, gongs, chimes, and more, she will create vibrations that permeate your senses for a sense of deep, abiding peace. You will be seated in chairs in the planetarium.

Please bring a blanket and anything else you may need to be comfortable. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided afterward. Please arrive no later than 5 minutes prior to the start time as late arrivals will not be admitted or refunded. Advanced registration is recommended by visiting or by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285.

$40.00 for members, $45.00 for non-members. 

Wednesday, August 9

Art, Technology, and History at MOAS

  • Address: 352 S. Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 255-0285
  • Presented By: Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • Dates: August 9, 2023
  • Location: Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Price: Free to members or with paid admission.

At the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) we are surrounded by art and artifacts. The MOAS pieces tell the story of how from the beginning of human history we used tools, technology, and imagination to create industrial and fine arts.  Take a walk with Docent, Kate Weingart through the galleries as we explore how invention throughout human history has created our culture, technology, and masterful works of art.

Free to members or with paid admission.

Eat NSB Walking Food Tour Summer 2023

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.

Wine, Women & Chocolate

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2023 @ 5:00 PM7:45 PM

Here’s how it works: walk into any participating shop and ask for a Passport or Download one here. . Start collecting stamps/signatures no earlier than 5:00pm and make sure you are at The Abbey Bar (117 N. Woodland Blvd.) by 7:45pm.

Drawing for prizes will begin at 8:00pm inside The Abbey Bar. You must be present to win prizes. If you arrive dressed to the theme, you will receive a raffle ticket for another chance at a prize!


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 12 different store stamps/signatures and make at least ONE PURCHASE. Bring your passport to THE ABBEY to be eligible to win a gift certificate from one of the participating merchants. Make it to all the stops (with a purchase) and double your chances to win!

Every attendee who makes it to every location on the passport and enters the WWC drawing will receive $2 in MainStreet bucks!! YAY!!!!!

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 responsibilily!

May 31st – August 30th 2023

Thursday, August 10

Thursday at the Tower – Walk and Talk

  • Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, FL 32127
  • Phone: 13867611821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: August 10, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Included with General Admission; pre-registration is encouraged

Thursday at the Tower: Walk and Talk “Building the Brick Giants”

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Education Building 

Included with regular paid admission.

August 10th at 11:00 AM*

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

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.

Friday, August 11

2023 Summer in the Circle Concert Series – Greye

  • Address: One, Daytona Blvd, One, Daytona Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: ONE DAYTONA
  • Dates: August 11, 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 Greye on Friday, August 11 from 7-10 PM. 

In the six years since Daytona Beach, FL progressive Americana rockers Greye released their debut album Providence, they’ve captivated thousands via their high octane shows up and down the Atlantic Coast and throughout the Midwest. With a vibe driven by powerhouse classic rock styled vocalist Hannah Summer and her high octane, multi-generational band of bad***es, they’ve heard it often from fans: “Gosh, you guys are so lucky to do what you do.”

 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.

Aerosmith Rocks!

  • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
  • Phone: (386) 736-1500
  • Presented By: Athens Theatre
  • Dates: August 11, 2023
  • Location: Athens Theatre
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: Preferred $35 General $30 $4 processing fee and taxes not included in price above.

Aerosmith Rocks!, showcases the swagger and brassiness of Boston’s Bad Boys featuring all the hits you know and love:

Dream On, Walk This Way, Sweet Emotion, Dude (Looks Like A Lady), Love In An Elevator, Other Side, Cryin’, Same Old Song And Dance, Let the Music Do the Talking, Toys In The Attic, Pink, Train Kept A-Rollin’, Big Ten Inch…and more!

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!

Hiawatha Florida History Hour | Banning the Bottle

  • Address: 352 S. Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 255-0285
  • Presented By: Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • Dates: August 11, 2023
  • Location: Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: $20.00 for members, $25.00 for non-members. 

Hiawatha Florida History Hour | Banning the Bottle: The Fight for Prohibition in Florida

Join Senior Curator of Education, Zach Zacharias, in the Root Family Museum Train Station for this fun and exciting program.

Perhaps nowhere did Prohibition fail so spectacularly than in Florida. It pretty much never was there. All the federal ban on alcohol, which ran from 1920 to 1933, managed to accomplish was to hand the lucrative booze business to criminals. Here was a thirsty tourist trade, local officials vulnerable to corruption, and miles of open beaches and coves. Learn about the little-known history of prohibition in Florida. Enjoy a selection of adult beverages and snacks after the program. 

Space is limited. RSVP online at or by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285.

$20.00 for members, $25.00 for non-members. 

Ricky Smiley & Friends Comedy show

Relaxation. Celebration. Inspiration.

There’s always a good reason to celebrate – or in this case, a great reason!

Prepare for a trip of a lifetime for Rickey Smiley’s Birthday Beach Blowout 2023. Come to the luxurious Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort from August 11-13, 2023. The Hilton Daytona offers sophisticated comfort and amenities that are full of adventure and delight. Enjoy a 3-day weekend getaway to celebrate with Rickey Smiley.

“The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” is the country’s #1 UAC morning show, and it’s spearheaded by nationally renowned standup comedian Rickey Smiley. His Southern appeal along with his blend of raw humor and personal authenticity as a community activist, makes this the most compelling show on the radio.

KC 70’s Party Band & Back in Time – KC & The Sunshine Band + Huey Lewis Tribute

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3462
  • Presented By: The Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell
  • Dates: August 11, 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.

Seminole Rest Open

Explore the Seminole Rest historic site. Observe the natural beauty of the area. Visit the historic home built atop ancient Timucuan mounds. (4 hours)

Click here for more info.

DeLand Ice Cream Walk

  • Friday, August 11, 2023 @ 6:00 PM8:00 PM

Beat the heat and bid summer farewell with us with a sweet adventure in Downtown DeLand! The DeLand Ice Cream Walk is on the Friday before the kids go back to school. You don’t want to miss it! On this delightful walk, you will have the chance to sample ice cream supplied by your local shops.

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

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

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

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids 12 & under. There are a limited number of tickets available. Held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

Sponsored by Page Insurance Agency.

Ice cream supplied by Pat & Toni’s Sweet Things, Berryville, and Whit’s Frozen Custard of DeLand.

Saturday, August 12

A Tribute to the Best of Rod Stewart

  • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
  • Phone: (386) 736-1500
  • Presented By: Athens Theatre
  • Dates: August 12, 2023
  • Location: Athens Theatre
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: Preferred $35 General $30 $4 processing fee and taxes not included in price above.

Our amazing Rod Stewart show has been performing for over 20 years!

His high energy approach is all about the audience participating with singalongs and dancing, his look-a-like and sound-a-like performances are a tribute to the voice of a legends! Be prepared to hear such great hits as Maggie, You’re in My Heart, Hot Legs, Every Picture Tells a Story, Downtown Train, and more!

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.

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 Hypnotica
8:00PM: Click Here to Register online for Laser Beatles
9:00PM: Click Here to Register online for Laser Queen

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. 

Spirit of ’45 at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

  • Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, FL 32127
  • Phone: 13817611821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: August 12, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Price: Included with General Admission

Visit the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and catch the spirit of 1945! Established by Congress in 2010, Spirit of 45’ Day coincides with August 14, 1945, the pivotal date in our nation’s history when President Truman officially announced that WWII had come to an end. Tour the historic light station and enjoy special programs that focus on Florida’s contributions to the Allied victory and the unique role lighthouses played in helping keep our coastlines safe from German U-boats during the war. All special activities are provided free of charge with regular admission from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm.

Livin’ on a Prayer: Bon Jovi Tribute

  • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3472
  • Presented By: Boardwalk Merchants and Friends of the Bandshell
  • Dates: August 12, 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.

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.

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Wednesday, August 16

Summer Stretch

Join us for an early morning stretch based exercise. Bring a yoga mat or a towel and we will sit on the grass and move our bodies to some upbeat music. Then relax with a little meditation. All Ages.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 @ 8:00 AM- 8:45 AM

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

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, August 16, 2023 @ 9:00 AM

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

Friday, August 18

Dog Days of Summer Bingo (55+)

Spend The Dog Days of Summer at the Adult Activity Center, playing bingo! This is the final event in our Summer of the Senior Bingo 55+ series, so you won’t want to miss it! Join us on Friday, August 18th from 3p – 5p, doors open at 2:30p and seating is limited!

Friday, August 25

Food Truck Event and Free Concert – Featuring Anita Drink

3048 S. Atlantic Ave

10 Food Trucks serving from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Trucks will be located in McElroy Park.

2 – Cash Bars

Trucks: TBD

Free concert featuring “Anita Drink” Come & Enjoy an evening of Classic Rock n Roll, from the 60’s through Today, Country & Blues Music from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Concert will take place under the Shores Pavilion.

Bring your lawn chair & enjoy an evening of good food, music & dancing!


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