This Week: Events in Volusia (9/11 – 9/17)

Welcome to another exciting week in Volusia County! As we bid farewell to summer and embrace the beauty of early fall, there are numerous events and activities happening throughout the county that you won’t want to miss.

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.

**EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.**

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All Week/Weekend:

Monday, September 11

Memorial Display

The Town of Ponce Inlet is preparing a memorial display in remembrance of the victims and the survivors of September 11th, 2001. 

We invite all citizens to pay their respects in person at our fire department located at 4680 S. Peninsula Drive between 8:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. on September 11. This display will include memorial wreaths on the lawn of the fire station in recognition of the 2,508 citizens, 343 firefighters, 77 police officers, and 55 military service members that lost their lives that day. The American flags will be posted at half-staff throughout the Town.

Tuesday, September 12

Random Acts of Insanity Improv Comedy

  • Address: 242 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 252-3118
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Location: Cinematique Theater
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: $8.50 General admission

The Random Acts of Insanity Comedy Improv Troupe specializes in performing fast-paced improvised comedy every Tuesday at 8 p.m. and on the first Saturday of every month at 8 p.m. Every third Saturday hosts Live Standup Comedy with comics from all over Central Florida.

Wednesday, September 13

The Lyonia Environmental Center- Wildlife Wednesday Walk

  • Address: 2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona, FL
  • Phone: (386) 789-7207
  • Presented By: The Lyonia Environmental Center
  • Dates: September 6, 2023 – November 1, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Price: Admission is always free!

Volunteers will lead these exploratory hikes through Lyonia Preserve. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water and be prepared to hike on sugar sand.

Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.

Reservations are requested; call 386-789-7207, ext. #21028. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails.

SEVMTC – Workforce Development Symposium

Southeast Volusia Manufacturing and Technology Coalition (SEVMTC) in partnership with Career Source Flager Volusia, City of New Smyrna Beach, City of Edgewater, City of Oak Hill and Volusia Business Resources presents:

Workforce Development Symposium – Connecting People, Opportunities and Resources

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am
Brannon Center, 105 S Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Eat NSB Walking Food Tour Fall 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, Sugar Works Distillery 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 after online sales have ended.

Wine, Women & Chocolate

Wednesday, September 13, 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!

Instructions

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!!!!!

Thursday, September 14

“Melange” Florida Artist Group Exhibit

“Melange” Florida Artist Group Exhibit
Opening Reception August 27th 1-4pm
Exhibit Dates: August 27 – September 23, 2023
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 1-4pm

Lunch and Learn with Volusia County University of Florida IFAS

  • Address: 1864 Victory Circle, Building K, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Dates: September 14, 2023
  • Location: Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Join us for a delicious lunch and an informative session with the experts from Volusia County University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 

The Daytona Beach Gator Club® is the Volusia County Affiliate of the University of Florida’s Alumni Association. We support the Gator Nation by fostering and enhancing the relationship between the University of Florida and its Alumni, students, and friends in Volusia County by supporting the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service. In addition, we provide merit scholarships to Volusia County students attending the University of Florida through fundraisers like community events and our annual Golf Tournament. In 2023, we awarded $20,000 in scholarships to our local community. A portion of each ticket will donate directly to our scholarships.

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. Would you like to know more?

Friday, September 15

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!

Art in the Form of Film: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

Friday, September 15, 5:45-9pm

Facing financial ruin and a stalled acting career, Nicholas Cage, playing a fictionalized version of himself, accepts a million-dollar gig to attend a superfan’s birthday party. Only problem is the superfan, who lives off the coast of Spain, is head of an international crime family, and is wanted by the CIA. Cage is enlisted to help capture the man, but in his interactions with the superfan, the two of them come to develop a bromance. Complications ensue and plot twists follow in this highly enjoyable comedy. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion. Sponsor: Chases on the Beach, Where it’s Always Sunny.

Fee: $10 includes glass of wine or bottle of water.

Saturday, September 16

Midtown Music Concert Series: The Franchise Players Band featuring Andrew Luv

The group, featuring Andrew Luv, blends elements of soul, pop, smooth jazz, hip hop and more for a unique and refreshing musical experience.

Attendees can enjoy free Line Dancing with Edra before the concert from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Food and drink vendors will be onsite during the concerts. Attendees can bring their own lawn chairs. No coolers are allowed. Cypress Park is at 981 George W. Engram Blvd. 

This year’s sponsors of the Midtown Music Concert Series include Humana and United Healthcare.

EDGEfest Coastal Cleanup

EDGEfest Coastal Cleanup 

With a FREE Kids Fishing Tournament, Water Safety Information, Activities & Games, Food, Vendors & Music.

Menard May Park

413 S. Riverside Drive

Edgewater, FL 32132

Saturday, September 16, 2023

8:00 am to 2:00 pm

27th Avenue Beachfront Park, New Smyrna Beach (ICC)

Sep 16, 2023 · Sat, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

This is a beautiful beach cleanup site in New Smyrna Beach. Reserve your spot today! One registration per person, please.

Flagler Avenue Beachfront Park, New Smyrna Beach (ICC)

North Beach Community Park, New Smyrna Beach (ICC)

George R. Kennedy Memorial Park, Edgewater (ICC)

Riverbreeze Park, Oak Hill (ICC)

Riverbreeze Park in Oak Hill is a family-friendly, beautiful International Coastal Cleanup site to launch your boat or kayak from to access the ICW. Our islands in that area are in need a solid cleanup right now! Check in with the Site Captain at the ramp at around 8:00 AM and if you are one of the first 1,000 registrants, get your free International Coastal Cleanup gear! All you need is some water, sunscreen, and an old pair of gardening gloves if you have them. The event will conclude at 11:00 AM.

Port Orange Causeway Park (ICC)

Port Orange Causeway Park under the bridge is a beautiful International Coastal Cleanup site to launch your boat or kayak from. Check in with the Site Captain at this location at around 8:00 AM and if you are one of the first 1,000 registrants, get your free International Coastal Cleanup gear! All you need is some water, sunscreen, and an old pair of gardening gloves if you have them. The event will conclude at 11:00 AM.

Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park, New Smyrna Beach (ICC)

Buschman Park, Port Orange (ICC)

International Model A Day

Crankin’ A’s

Meet the Crankin A’s of Daytona and see their beautifully restored Classic Ford Model A’s.

The Summer Kitchen will be offering the famous BBQ Pork, Hamburgers, and Hot Dogs.

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.

4th Annual Fall into Autumn

Our 4th Annual Stop & Shop is at a new name and locaton this year. The REC in Port Orange. We will be in Courts 1, 2 and 3 with amazing vendors, family friendly crafters, entertainment, food trucks and so much more. Free to attend. If interested in being a vendor email fortheloveofshoppingfl@gmail.com. Beware of scammers who post in the comments of posts to contact them.

JB’s Fishcamp

Sep 16 2023 at 11:00 am to 03:00 pm
JB’s Fish Camp, 859 Pompano Ave, New Smyrna Beach,FL,United States

KCFT fundraiser dinner at Port Orange Eagles

Sep 16, 2023 · Sat, 5:00 PM

Come in and eat or take it to go $13
Seafood cake with fries & slaw dessert too
Raffles, 50/50 and cash bar

Show Coordinator

  • Address: 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (813) 748-6894
  • Presented By: CFA CAT Show
  • Dates: September 16, 2023 – September 17, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Ocean Center
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $15.00

𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗘 𝗦𝗘𝗘 𝗙𝗟𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗗𝗔’𝗦 𝗕𝗜𝗚𝗚𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗖𝗔𝗧 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪!
😸 𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗧 𝟭𝟬𝟬’𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗦 𝗶𝗻 𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥 𝟯𝟱 𝗕𝗘𝗔𝗨𝗧𝗜𝗙𝗨𝗟 𝗖𝗔𝗧 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗗𝗦!
~ 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗘𝗦 ~
👪 This is a 𝗙𝗔𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗬-𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗟𝗬 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡𝗧 that is fun for all ages!
🏆 𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛 cats and kittens compete for Best in Show IN EACH of the 10 JUDGING RINGS (each a separate show)!
👗 𝗖𝗔𝗧 𝗖𝗢𝗦𝗧𝗨𝗠𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗦𝗧 around lunchtime, Saturday and Sunday! See fancy cats dress up. The contest is for cats that are entered in the show.
😻 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 cat coloring books for the first 500 children, daily!
❤️ 𝗖𝗔𝗧 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗖𝗨𝗘𝗦: Cat rescues will be on-site meeting people with adoptable cats!
🛒 𝗠𝗘𝗢𝗪 𝗠𝗔𝗟𝗟 for cats and people selling cat-related items and lots of non-cat-related items for fun 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗣𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗚!
🐈 See 𝗙𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗦 run really fast in hourly agility contests! Cars and motorcycles are not the only speedsters at Daytona Beach!
~ 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗛𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗦 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗚𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗦 ~
Saturday, September 16th • 9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, September 17th • 9 AM to 4 PM
~ 𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 ~
Ocean Center Convention Center
101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/pz33c8BGLCFuDsFS7
~ 𝗔𝗗𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 ~
Tickets ONLINE 🎟️ and at the door. Credit/Debit/Cash Adults $15 • Seniors 60+ & Children 5-12 $10 • Military & First Responders $10.00 • Children 4 and under free.• Family of 4 $45.00
✅ 𝙎𝙠𝙞𝙥 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙪𝙮 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚: ccpb.ticketleap.com/daytonacats/
Come see over 200 purebred and household pet cats compete for top cat in 10 different judging rings. Meet Maine Coon Cats, Ragamuffins, Persians, Siamese, Devon Rex, Ragdolls, Bengals, and up to 35 other breeds!
You can sit and watch cats on the judging table, or walk around and visit with the cats between judging. No matter what time you arrive you’re bound to see your favorite breed being judged.
More info here.

Town’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

  • Address: 4931 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
  • Phone: (386) 761-2408
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
  • Dates: September 16, 2023
  • Location: Kay & Ayres Davies Lighthouse Park
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Price: Free; Food for purchase- CASH ONLY

Join us to Celebrate 60 GROOVY years with tons of fun, games, food, crafts, music, historic tours, inflatables, costume contest, a Town Mascot survey, and even a dunk tank!

There will also be a food drive for RJ Longstreet Elementary School. The food drive is collecting the following items: cereal, breakfast bars, pop-tarts, peanut butter, jelly, Chef Boyardee, fruit cups, instant potatoes, canned tuna, canned chicken, rice (any kind), mac ‘n cheese (microwaveable), sweets for lunch (individually wrapped).

Saturday, September 16, 2023 @ 11AM-3PM

Kay & Ayres Davies Lighthouse Park
4931 S. Peninsula Dr.

Free; Food for purchase- CASH ONLY

Let it Be: The Beatles Tribute

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

Let it Be: The Beatles Tribute

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.

15th Annual Kailynne Quartier Memorial Ride

Sep 16, 2023 from 9:00 AM – End

Police Department, 1672 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL

The South Daytona Citizens Alert Council and the South Daytona Lions Club, along with the South Daytona Police Department, are hosting the 15th Annual Kailynne Quartier Memorial Ride, Saturday, September 16, 2023. All types of vehicles are welcome. Kailynne Quartier, a beautiful 13-year-old, lost her heroic battle with brain cancer on July 16, 2007. Kailynne was the daughter of Retired Captain Doug Quartier, a 35-year veteran of our Police Department. The Memorial Ride is a fundraising event, with the proceeds benefitting numerous local charities, programs, and foundations. The Ride will start at the South Daytona Police Department with Pre-ride registration from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM. Sharply at 10:00 AM (kickstands up), the Ride will commence leaving the parking lot. Stops will be made at New Smyrna Beach Harley Davidson, Deland Police Department, and Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley Davidson (Destination Daytona). The final stop will be the Piggotte Community Center in South Daytona, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. A lunch with door prizes will be served after the ride. A $20.00 donation for each participant is appreciated.

Please call the South Daytona Police Department at 386-322-3030 to register, between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Monday – Friday). 

Downtown DeLand Cruise

Saturday, September 16, 2023 @ 3:00 PM

East Indiana Avenue DeLand, FL

Coming Soon . . .

Friday, September 22

Second Annual Fall into Jazz Weekend

Sep 22, 2023 · Fri, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tickets available online only for the Second Annual Fall into Jazz Weekend

Friday, September 22, 7-9pm, – Sybil Gage and the Royal Catahoulas
Sunday, September 24, 11am-1pm – Jazz Brunch with the Trés Bien Trio

Friday night performance: 7-9pm, doors open at 6:15pm.

Join The Hub Friday night when we kick off the Fall into Jazz Weekend with jazz sensation Sybil Gage and the Royal Catahoulas. Born and raised in New Orleans, Sybil had front row schooling in what makes that city great. Now living in Florida, Sybil is spreading New Orleans music to the rest of the world. Prepare yourself for a fantastic evening! Sybil Gage and her merry band of Royal Catahoulas exemplify the true spirit of American jazz. Sponsored by Lee Moore and Dee Whited.

Sunday brunch: 11am-1pm, doors open at 10:45am. The Fall into Jazz weekend continues Sunday, September 24, with a classic Jazz Brunch. The Hub will be closed to the public to accommodate this special event. While you eat, drink and mingle with your friends, Ron Gilotti and his bandmates will serve up a program of tunes from the great American Songbook with reflections of Latin influences, forever-pop classics and a few current favorites. The brunch begins with a mimosa reception, followed by a catered brunch, coffee and dessert buffet, along with a cash bar. Sponsored by Shushanna Tamman.

Fee: Online ticket sales available exclusively at www.theHUBoncanal.org.

Tickets for Sunday brunch with Trés Bien Trio: $100 per table for two only. No individual tickets for Sunday brunch. Price includes mimosas, brunch and dessert. Limited seating of 27 tables.

If you purchase tickets to both Friday and Sunday events, you will receive two drink tickets to enjoy during Friday night’s performance with Sybil Gage.

Not a Hub Member? Join The Hub and experience the Arts! Hub Members enjoy early access to the Fall into Jazz Weekend and special events throughout the year, plus a host of other benefits. Stop by The Hub or visit us online to become a Member (contact information below).

Location: The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, visit www.theHUBoncanal.org or phone 386.957.3924.

Saturday, September 23

Coffee, Cake and Conversation with Sheriff Chitwood

Doors open at 9:30am

Date: September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Community Center, 4670 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL

DeLand Craft Show

  • September 23-24, 2023 
  • Downtown DeLand, Woodland Blvd.100 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand

The DeLand Craft Show will return to Downtown DeLand on September 23 and 24, 2023 showcasing a diverse array of handcrafted treasures from talented artisans and makers. It will be held along Woodland Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking are free.

The Show features more than 100 artists and makers from all over the state. Visitors will find a wide variety of handmade items, including jewelry, pottery, wood crafts, bath & body products, apparel, and more. There will also be food vendors on site.

The DeLand Craft Show is presented by the MainStreet DeLand Association a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with special thanks to gold-level sponsor Sit Means Sit Dog Training.

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