This Week: Events in Volusia (8/21 – 8/27)

Discover family-friendly outdoor adventures in Volusia County! Here’s a rundown of all the exciting stuff going on 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, August 21

Hilton Daytona Food & Beverage Career Fair

🌟 Exciting Opportunity in the Food & Beverage Industry! Join us at the Hilton Daytona Beach Career Fair! 🌟
Are you passionate about the world of food and beverage? Ready to take your career to new heights? Look no further!
📅 Date: August 21st
⏰ Time: 1pm – 6pm
📍 Location: Hilton Daytona Beach, Volusia Ballroom
At Hilton Daytona Beach, we believe that great food and exceptional service go hand in hand. We’re on the lookout for talented individuals who share our passion and want to be part of our dynamic team.

Tuesday, August 22

Tuesday at the Tower – City of Vera Cruz

  • Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, FL 32127
  • Phone: 13817611821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: August 22, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Included with General Admission; pre-registration is required

Tuesday at the Tower: City of Vera Cruz (presentation by Director of Operations Mike Bennett)

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Education Building 

Included with regular paid admission.

August 22, 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

Kids Movies for $2 – Regal Summer Movie Express

Join us all summer, every Tuesday and Wednesday for Regal Summer Movie Express. During the first show of the day, enjoy $2 tickets as we bring great family movies back to the BIG screen! And save even more by joining Regal Crown Club to get 50% off of popcorn every Tuesday!

Kids movie offerings and times vary by location. Be sure to check the times for your area. 

This summer’s movie line up includes:

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Curious George
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Kung Fu Panda 1 and Kung Fu Panda 3
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Paw Patrol: The Movie
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
Playing with Fire
Puss in Boots & Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Sing 1 and Sing 2
Sonic The Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The Bad Guys
The Boss Baby: Family Business
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Primary Election Day

Date: 08/22/2023 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: Hopkins Hall, 192 Connecticut Avenue, Lake Helen, Florida 32744

Wednesday, August 23

Veterans Creative Expression Workshop: Printmaking Posters

In this month’s Veterans Creative Expression Workshop, led by Diamond Johnson, participants will create two 4×6 posters with printmaking supplies after learning about positive and negative spaces and how to utilize lines and color. All supplies will be provided, and no experience is needed. 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. Registration will close when workshop is full.

Sea Squirts

The Sea Squirts Program introduces marine life to children ages 3-5 years and an accompanying adult.


Through our curriculum-based programming, we offer students some of their first, up-close investigations into Florida’s amazing coastal ecosystems and what it means to be a scientist using outdoor exploration, animal observations, arts and crafts, stories and games. This year, students will strengthen their fine and gross motors skills, language skills, and social emotional skills through lessons designed around exploring different ocean zones and habitats. Sea Squirts is offered every Wednesday at 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Cost is $85 per one adult and child for one nine week package. Drop-in price is $8 per one adult and $8 per one child. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a refund.

To register more than one child for a nine week package, please call 386.428.4828

Click here to register for a nine week package.

Click here to drop into a single class.

First 9 Weeks (deadline for entire session registration is August 16)8/23: Introduction to the Ocean and its Zones 8/30: Ocean Zones Review9/6: Midnight Zone Introduction 9/13: Fish of the deep: Anglerfish 9/20: Vampire Squid 9/27: Ugliest Ocean Animal goes to… The Blobfish 10/4: Happy 4th!: Firework Jelly 10/11: Stars in the Night: Brittle stars 10/18: Midnight Zone Review / Finishing Craft if anyone missed any days Second 9 Weeks (themes TBA) 10/2511/111/811/1511/2211/2912/612/1312/20 Third 9 Weeks (themes TBA)1/101/171/241/312/72/142/212/283/6 Fourth 9 Weeks (themes TBA)3/133/203/274/34/104/175/15/85/15

For more information about our sea squirts program, please visit here.

Time for Pie: A Sweet Fundraiser for the…

Join us at The Gallery at Port Orange on August 23rd for an extraordinary event in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. The centerpiece of the event is none other than the remarkable Andrew Gall, our Director of Sales, who has graciously agreed to participate in a fun-filled “Pie in the Face” challenge. For a $10 donation, you can have the joyous opportunity to pie Andrew in the face! Guests will also be treated to homemade pies, cider, and punch – all prepared by our amazing culinary team.

All the proceeds from this delightful spectacle will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association to aid their vital work in researching, supporting, and caring for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Bring your friends, family, and colleagues, and join us for an afternoon of joy, laughter, and community as we rally together to support the Alzheimer’s Association.

HW “Ice Cream” Walk – New Smyrna Beach

Join the Happy Wanderers for this summer Ice Cream “Fun Walk” – a group walk of club members and MeetUp participants.

This is a non-competitive walk with the group or at your own the pace – for fun or for fitness! The group will complete around 3 miles in roughly an hour, with a visit to a local ice cream shop 1/2 way through the walk. Bring cash for refreshments!

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the group walk starts around 7 p.m. Look for a group gathering and the large green club banner with Happy Wanderers logo!

Anyone fully vaccinated may now register and participate without face masks. Please continue to be aware of COVID-19 safeguards as virus variants continue to be prevalent. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer remain available at all our walks. We recommend sunscreen and carrying your own water during these hot summer months.

The walk is open to the public and newcomer’s are Welcome!! There is No Cost for this event.

Thursday, August 24

Smokey Yunick Marker Dedication

  • Address: 241 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill, FL 32117
  • Phone: (386) 676-7675
  • Presented By: Motor Racing Heritage Association Inc.
  • Dates: August 24, 2023
  • Location: Riverside Park of Holly Hill
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Price: Free

The Motor Racing Heritage Association will host a dedication and celebration for a historic marker featuring legendary racing mechanic Henry “Smokey” Yunick that has been installed in Holly Hill near the site of his beloved “Best Damn Garage In Town.”  Period race cars, celebrity speakers and more will be a part of this special event.

2023 Free Summer Concert Series

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 through Sept. 28, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Friday, August 25

2023 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Weekend

    Be a part of one of the most anticipated races of the season as the stars and cars of the NASCAR Cup Series battle for victory under the lights. The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is a premier event on the NASCAR schedule and this summer classic showcases drivers vying to secure their spot in the final 10-race battle for the NASCAR Cup Series championship on Saturday evening, August 26. Friday night, August 25, will be a chance to see the Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola for the NASCAR Xfinity Series to create a summer racing doubleheader. For more information, including ticket purchase, go to or call 1-800-PITSHOP (800-748-7467).

    Experience the World Center of Racing, America’s most iconic racetrack, and make your summer vacation a memorable one for years to come.

    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!

    John Denver Tribute

    • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
    • Phone: (386) 736-1500
    • Dates: August 25, 2023
    • Location: Athens Theatre
    • Price: Preferred seating $35; General admission $30; $4 processing fee and taxes not included

    What Sinatra was to the 1940’s, Elvis to the 1950’s, the Beatles to the 1960’s, John Denver was to the 1970’s. He was called the song’s best friend, and Carl Bennett’s tribute show captures the true essence of this beloved music legend.

    Carl Bennett has been described as the “real deal” when it comes to harnessing Denver’s musical likeness. His amazing voice and style is remarkable and his playlist includes all the highlights from John Denver’s top hits! His tribute is truly a walk down memory lane.

    So, sit back, relax and let yourself go wherever the music takes you, as John used to say, and enjoy a truly incredible John Denver Music Experience.

    There will be two showings of the John Denver Tribute on Friday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    Katt Williams: 2023 and Me Tour

    • Address: 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
    • Presented By: Ocean Center
    • Dates: August 25, 2023
    • Location: Ocean Center
    • Time: 8:00 PM
    • Price: Tickets start at $59 plus additional taxes and fees.

    Comedy legend and Emmy® Award-winning actor, Katt Williams, announces his 2023 AND ME TOUR is coming to Ocean Center. The comedic powerhouse will perform an all-new show following the success of his “World War III” tour.

    With a career spanning over 20 years, Katt Williams has earned a worldwide reputation as one of today’s top entertainers, having developed a career seeded with thousands of sold-out arenas, an expansive list of starring roles on the small screen and memorable performances in major box office hits. Since performing his first stand-up show as a teenager, Williams has been taking the comedy world by storm. He quickly developed a unique style of standup that highlights articulate and sharp dialogue, rooted in conversations reflecting the American political landscape. By 1999, he had cultivated a loyal fan base and was performing on some of the most notable comedy stages in the nation.

    After conquering the stage, Williams shifted his focus into film and television. In 2002, Williams made his onscreen debut as a guest star on “NYPD Blue.” Soon after, Williams began to consistently book television appearances, before landing his first feature film role as Money Mike in “Friday After Next.” Following his breakout performance in the sequel to “Friday,” Williams captured the attention of directors, producers, and audiences in a major way, eventually racking up an extensive list of memorable onscreen appearances including “Father Figures,” “Norbit,” “Scary Movie V,” “Epic Movie,” “Bastards,” “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2,” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” “The Boondocks,” “Wild ‘n Out,” and his guest role in “Atlanta,” which earned him a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Celebrated for his brilliance and ingenuity on stage, Williams is also known for his critically acclaimed standup specials, including “The Pimp Chronicles,” “It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’,” “Katt Williams: Pimpadelic,” “American Hustle,” “Priceless: Afterlife,” “Kattpacalypse,” “Katt Williams: Great America,” and most recently, “Katt Williams: World War III,” on Netflix.

    Midtown Food Truck Rally

    • Address: Between Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. and George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL
    • Dates: August 25, 2023
    • Location: Between Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. and George Engram Blvd.
    • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    With 10 food trucks available, bring out the family, grab a bite to eat and listen to to the music provided by a DJ at this Midtown Food Truck Rally.

    Welcome to Destruction – Guns N’ Roses Tribute

    • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
    • Phone: (386) 671-3462
    • Presented By: The Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell
    • Dates: August 25, 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

    Welcome to Destruction – Guns N’ Roses 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.

    Sunset Paddle on the Intracoastal

    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!

    Saturday, August 26

    A Chance for Redemption

    • Address: 221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    • Phone: (386) 226-1888
    • Presented By: Daytona State College News-Journal Center
    • Dates: August 26, 2023 – August 27, 2023
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Location: News-Journal Center- Gillespy Theatre
    • Time: 3:00 PM


    Set in 1977, in a small business in the heart of midtown Daytona Beach, Florida, A Chance for Redemption illustrates that the issues that plagued communities of color then are still relevant and potentially devastating today.

    A day in the life of Joe “Deac” Russell takes us on an emotional roller coaster from amusement to fear to triumph by the characters whose common bond is his barber shop, the streets, and buildings of this historic neighborhood

    whose true value to the future of the town may not be reflected in the current struggle of its’ people.

    But there also is something greater at work that sends forth glimmers of hope for a much brighter future, and a chance for redemption for a man and his community.

    Producer Sheila Kay Davis, Playwright Lynn W. Thompson, and Director Tai Thompson are natives of Midtown Daytona Beach, and have joined forces to craft a story that depicts the common life experiences and milestone moments of the people and places of the town they love.

    Talk back following each performance 

    The Small, Small World Of Plankton

    First, we will learn about what plankton is and why it is a critical part of ALL life on earth. Then, we will use our nets to gather some plankton from Mosquito Lagoon, one of the most diverse estuaries in North America. We will then view the plankton under our video microscopes and talk about what we see. (2 hours)

    An Afternoon with the James Webb Space Telescope

    Join Curator of Science, Seth Mayo, in the Root Family Auditorium as he takes you on a journey through time and space, highlighting the achievements made so far by the James Webb Space Telescope. Seth will explore why a space telescope observing infrared light is important in our quest to unlock the mysteries of the universe and how it will be used in the future. After the special presentation in the Root Auditorium, Seth will answer questions and provide a short tour through the Unfolding the Universe exhibition. 

    Free for members or with paid museum admission. 

    Chicago Rewired

    • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
    • Phone: (386) 736-1500
    • Presented By: Athens Theatre
    • Dates: August 26, 2023
    • Location: Athens Theatre
    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Price: Preferred seating $35; General admission $30; $4 processing fee and taxes not included

    Chicago Rewired is a tribute to “Chicago” – one the longest running and most successful pop/rock groups in history with record sales topping 100,000,000 including 21 top 10 singles, 5 consecutive number one albums, 11 number one singles, and 5 gold singles. Chicago Rewired comprises a unique blend of talented and seasoned musicians from all over the Charlotte and Piedmont Triad areas, who have joined forces with the common goal of accurately replicating the timeless music of “Chicago” – the soundtrack to great memories for so many people.

    Come out to a show, forget about the cares of life for a while, and let the music of Chicago Rewired carry you away as you enjoy songs like “25 or 6 to 4,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard Habit To Break,” “You’re The Inspiration,” and so many more!

    Open Mic & Poetry Slam

    • Address: 536 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    • Phone: (386) 275-9591
    • Presented By: Mainstreet Art & Culture Slam
    • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday
    • Location: Midtown Cafe Daytona
    • Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    • Price: Free

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

    Summer Saturday Laser Rock Concerts

    Rock out monthly during one of the Museum’s extra Summer 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 Rush 2112
    8:00PM: Click Here to Register online for Pink Floyd – The Wall
    9:00PM: Click Here to Register online for Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon

    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. 

    Highway to Hell & Absolute Def Leppard: AC/DC + Def Leppard Tributes

    • Address: 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
    • Phone: (386) 671-3472
    • Presented By: Boardwalk Merchants and Friends of the Bandshell
    • Dates: August 26, 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.

    Street Festival on the Boulevard

    Join us at the Deltona Plaza on Saturday, August 26 from 4-10PM for the unforgettable Street Festival on the Boulevard! Celebrating the City of Deltona with the perfect mix of MUSIC, FOOD VENDORS, and surprises that will leave you amazed!

    Calling all food vendors: We invite you to be a part of this fantastic event to showcase your delicious treats and delights to a vibrant community! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! Complete our online vendor application HERE.

    • Mark your calendars: Saturday, August 26, 4-10PM
    • Deltona Plaza (1200 Deltona Blvd, Deltona, FL 32725)

    Bring your friends and family for an evening of non-stop fun and excitement! See you there! #DeltonaStreetFest #CommunityCelebration #FunOnTheBoulevard

    Wine Walk on Flagler Avenue a Monthly Wine Tasting Event

    Stroll the street with friends and family on Flagler Avenue for our Monthly Wine Walk Event!

    Florida Surf Film Festival – Event 2 – New Smyrna…

    Our third quarter programming is coming up on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Passes are now available and don’t forget to check out our annual Green Room Membership, which is the only way to roll if you want VIP treatment with reserved seats, meals, and drinks included.

    French Director Leopold Belangers’ short documentary, Springtide, will open the night as it depicts the birth of wave riding in long isolated Myanmar. This beautiful film pulls back the curtain and gives a glimpse of a rarely seen culture and their journey into the world of surfing. Festival veteran Joe G shares his latest installment in the Cult of Freedom series with COF: The Shaun Part as Aussie ripper Shaun Manners tackles some of the heaviest slabs West Oz has on offer and tops it all off with massive punts and a blazing soundtrack. The first feature of the night, Chasing the Unicorn, from director Alan Van Gysen is a look into a wave that will have you questioning reality as Jordy Smith, Mikey February, and others trace the history of surfing in post-war Mozambique, while searching for the mythical wave known as the African Kirra.

    Merry Kaliyuga, a short film from Horace Martins, aiming to use surfing as a medium to explore the striking duality between modernism and tradition in Morocco opens the second screening on Saturday night. Our feature film of the night is Big Wave Guardians starring Greg Long (in attendance) from director Luke Stirtz and documents the DIY conception of surfing’s water safety heroes. Honolulu County Lifeguards and Firefighters, The Hawaiian Water Patrol, and the Big Wave Risk Assessment Group (BWRAG) risk their lives to reinvent water safety on a parallel track with the rising dangers of modern big wave surfing. We are especially proud and excited to be working in conjunction with the BWRAG organization as they will be here teaching a two-day Safety Summit Surf Responder course held at the Volusia County Lifeguard HQ in Daytona Beach this same weekend. Greg Long, Andrea Moller, and John Hoover will be leading the two-day training and will be attending the festival on Saturday night for a Q&A after the film. Join us for an unforgettable night of movies and community!

    Here’s the anticipated schedule for the night:

    5:00 PM – Doors Open

    6:30 PM –

    • 10TH YEAR COMMENCEMENT with John Brooks, Festival Director

    • Springtide – Leopold Belanger, 8 mins

    • Cult of Freedom, The Shaun Part – Joe G, 18 mins

    • Chasing the Unicorn – Alan Van Gysen, 34 mins

    • Raffle – Roark, Globe, Creatures of Leisure

    8:30 PM –

    • Merry Kaliyuga – Horace Martins, 12 mins

    • Big Wave Guardians – Luke Stirtz, 90 mins

    • Q&A with Greg Long, Andrea Moller, and John Hoover

    • Raffle – Nixon, YETI, Cronin Surfboards

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

    Podcast SponsorSurfing’s Evolution and Preservation Foundation

    Principal SponsorsState of Florida Division of Arts and CultureVolusia CountyRoarkYETISun BumWagner Vasileros – aka The Lawyer DudeCap’n Lu’s – A Health Food Store for PetsAnson StonerGlobe Brand Footwear, and Atlantic Center for the Arts.

    Major SponsorsPersimmon HollowCronin SurfboardsFlorida Virtual SchoolBrian Layman Wealth ManagementDragon AllianceRed Dog Surf ShopKembali Board ShackCafé Verde, and Clancy’s Cantina

    NSB SponsorsFlaunt Electric BicyclesScott Yurchison Real EstateDaytona Climbing CompanyLunDev HomesNixonMangrove Bay DesignBiological Consulting ServicesDr. Phil Stephens at MyEyeDrFunxion ITPura Vida BraceletsBeachside TavernSolento Organic TequilaWhite ClawNatural Health PracticesMagnolia Acres, and Surfrider Foundation Flagler/Volusia.

    Media Partnerships includeSurflineThe Surfer’s JournalAmerican Surf MagazineSurf Splendor Podcast NetworkBeach GritThe SurfNetworkand Encyclopedia of Surfing.

    Encyclopedia of Surfing provides our historical and archival needs.

    Florida Surf Film Festival mission:

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

    Sunday, August 27

    Hamburger’s Mary’s Streamline Rooftop Brunch

    Hamburger Mary’s invades the Streamline with a rooftop brunch on Sunday, Aug. 27. Doors open at noon. Showtime is 1 p.m. 21 and up with ID.

    Riverfront Market

    • Address: 155 N Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    • Presented By: Riverfront Esplanade
    • Dates: August 27, 2023
    • Location: Riverfront Esplanade – Veteran’s Plaza
    • Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Price: FREE

    Join in at the brand new Riverfront Market at the Riverfront Esplanade happening the last Sunday of each month! Sip, Shop & Stroll with us at our next one on August 27th from 8-11am! Featuring local vendors, music, and a Wellness Walk at 8am! Mark your calendars and we can’t wait to see everyone soon!

    Coming Soon . . .

    Friday, September 1

    Downtown Daytona Nights Food Truck Rally

    • Address: Beach Street, on Magnolia Avenue (Beach Street to Palmetto Avenue), Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    • Presented By: Downtown Daytona Beach Events
    • Dates: August 4, 2023 – October 6, 2023
    • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
    • Location: Magnolia Avenue from Beach Street to Palmetto Avenue
    • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    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 Every First Friday, from 5 to 9 p.m. (Magnolia Avenue will be closed to traffic from Beach Street to Palmetto Avenue).

    Saturday, September 2

    Labor Day First Responders 5K

    Sign-up for the NSB Labor Day First Responders Beach 5K Run/Walk, on Saturday September 2nd at 8am! This family friendly, chipped time race, will take place on the beach at the Flagler Avenue Boardwalk and gives runners, joggers and walkers the opportunity to compete on the beach for medals in 84 different categories!


    Sat, Sept 2nd, 2023 at 8:00am


    Flagler Ave Boardwalk – Beach

    101 Buenos Aires St

    New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

    Schedule of Events:

    7 am    Packet Pickup & Day of Registration Opens

    8am    5K Run/Walk Begins

    Award Ceremony following the races at Flagler Tavern. Show bib at the door for 5 Tavern Bucks to be used towards a beverage or food item during celebration. Restrictions apply. Ask your server for details. Additional Tavern Bucks are given to Age Group top 3 winners.


    This is a BEACH run/walk in the sand.

    The race will Start and Finish on the beach; in front of the Flagler Ave Boardwalk in New Smyrna Beach.

    Entry Fees – 5K Run/Walk:

    Present- Sept 1st –       $25.00
    Day of race –  $30.00 Cash or check only.

    *Online Registration will close Friday, Sept 1st @ 1pm

    There WILL be day of registration and packet pickup near race start.

    **Registration is non-refundable.

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