This Week: Events in Volusia (10/2 – 10/8)

Are you ready for a spooktacular week of fun and excitement in Volusia County? As the Halloween season creeps closer, there are plenty of thrilling events and activities to look forward to in our community.


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Monday, October 2

Biketoberfest at Fysh Bar and Grill

Oct 2 – 16, 2023·Mon, 11:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Fysh Bar & Grill – Port Orange, 3633 S Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL

Join us for the thrilling Biketoberfest event, running from October 1st to the 22nd!

Purchase a wristband for only $20 (Over $200 in savings) at

Show your wristband and unlock exclusive access to fantastic drink and food specials throughout the event.

Don’t forget to enhance your savings by using the special code “FYSH” at checkout for an extra 25% discount. Get ready for a month-long celebration of motorcycles and camaraderie!

Pumpkin Patch

Date: 10/02/2023 3:00 PM – 10/06/2023 7:00 PM 

Location: Lake Helen Methodist Church, 111 W. Delaware Ave, Lake Helen, Florida

Paddle With Native Wildlife

Oct 2 – 28, 2023 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Menard-May Park, at, S Riverside Dr & E Ocean Ave, Edgewater, FL

Paddleboard with native wildlife on the Intracoastal Waterway.

The Great Flagler Avenue Pumpkin Hunt

October 1 – October 31

It’s time for the Great Flagler Avenue Pumpkin Hunt! Beginning October 1st- 31st, you’ll be able to get your FREE Pumpkin Hunt map from our Facebook EVENTS TAB during tour dates, or at the first pumpkin host site you find! Start your search for all hidden pumpkins along Flagler Avenue! Once you find a pumpkin visit the host business inside and get your hunt stamp.  When you have collected all the stamps, drop your map off at the Seahorse Inn located at 431 Flagler Avenue. One entry will win a free weekend stay!

Mayors Fitness Challenge

October 2, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - 1:36 PM

Shores Community Center / Pickleball Courts / McElroy Park


Sponsored By:   City of Daytona Beach Shores

Register online at Mayor’s Fitness Challenge or visit the Community Center & register in person.  

Please attend the Kick-off meeting on Monday, October 2nd at 4 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Shores Community Center

Tuesday, October 3


  • Address: 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Presented By: Peabody Auditorium
  • Dates: October 3, 2023
  • Location: Peabody Auditorium
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: Prices range from $49-$114.50 plus applicable surcharges. 

“Chicago” will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Peabody Auditorium. Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era, the legendary rock and roll band with horns,” “Chicago” came in as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s Top 125 Artists of All Time and, Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.

Chicago released their 38th studio album, “Born for This Moment,” in July 2022. “Born for This Moment” encapsulates the unique blend of award-winning and personal songwriting, multilayered harmonic vocalizations and world-class arrangements that have been electrifying audiences across the globe for decades.

Chicago have toured every year since the beginning – they’ve never missed a year. The original three band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals and James Pankow on trombone. The band lineup also includes Wally Reyes Jr. on drums, Tony Obrohta on guitar, Loren Gold on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Neil Donell on vocals, Eric Baines on bass and Ramon “Ray” Yslas on percussion.

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocalists and a few dozen of ever-classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. 2023 marks the band’s 56th consecutive year of touring!

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.

National Night Out

The DeLand Police Department is proud to announce the National Night Out event on Tuesday, October 3rd, an event dedicated to building strong community partnerships and promoting safe neighborhoods.

In addition to the police department, the fire department and public works will be participating in this event. There will be plenty of activities for all ages, including K9 demonstrations, police and fire vehicle displays, live music, free food, and much more!

National Night Out is an annual event that promotes positive interaction between law enforcement and citizens while increasing community spirit and safety awareness.

We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate this important occasion with our community!

Rotary Taco Tuesday

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 5:30 PM8:30 PM
  • Artisan Alley GarageArtisan Alley, DeLand, FL

Wednesday, October 4

OMAM Art Club: Polymer Clay Pumpkin Keychains

On this Volusia County Schools Early Release Wednesday, youth (ages 8 to 12) will receive a museum tour, create two pumpkin keychains from polymer clay, and learn various sculpting skills! Tuition includes all supplies; participants can bring their creations home the same day!

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Presents – Spirit of the Greatest Generation

  • Address: 30 S Beach St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
  • Phone: 13867611821
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: October 4, 2023
  • Location: Ormond Beach Regional Library
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free

In recent years, American has finally begun to celebrate “The Spirit of ’45 Day,’ a day dedicated to those who served in support on the home front during World War II.

In recognition, The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum has developed and expanded that appreciation in a historical and sometimes comic remembrance of that generation’s contributions by examining how those people accepted the social, cultural and economic challenges that confronted them.

Join in on October 4th for a special presentation given by Lead Docent, John Mann. The presentation begins at 5:30PM at the Ormond Beach Regional Library.

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.

Eat NSB Walking Food Tour Fall 2023

Oct 4 – Dec 28, 2023 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

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.

HW Fun Walk – Buschman Park – Port Orange

Oct 4, 2023·Wed, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Buschman Park, 4575 Spruce Creek Rd, Port Orange, FL

Join the Happy Wanderers for a group walk of club members and MeetUp participants. This is a non-competitive group walk, at a moderate pace covering about 3 miles in one hour.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Look for a group gathering and the large green club banner with Happy Wanderers logo!

The walk is open to the public and newcomer’s are Welcome!! There is No Cost for this event. This is not an IVV event

Thursday, October 5

Drink for Pink Sip & Shop

  • Address: 1100 Cornerstone Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
  • Phone: (386) 843-7459
  • Dates: October 5, 2023
  • Location: Tanger-Daytona Beach
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Kick off Pink Ribbon Month with a pour at the Drink for Pink Sip & Shop Event! Sip & Shop is a special wine and shopping event that will take place throughout the shopping center. The event will take place Thursday, October 5 from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm at Tanger Daytona Beach.

This shopping special event will include giveaways, entertainment, and wine sampling at participating stores. Drink for Pink Sip & Shop is presented by T-Mobile and Radiology Associates. ID is required for entry, must be 21 and over.

Purchase a TangerPINK Savings Card and receive 25% off a single item at participating stores from September 22-October 31. Proceeds from the TangerPINK Card sales will benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Epson Tour Championship

The Epson Tour Championship comes to Daytona Beach where the best up and coming players from around the globe will compete for a $250,000 purse in the final tournament of the 2023 tour. The top-10 finishers will also be awarded LPGA Tour Cards. Don’t miss the excitement of this professional golf tournament at LPGA International, the home of the LPGA Tour.


  • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
  • Phone: (386) 736-1500
  • Presented By: Athens Theatre
  • Dates: 9/28/2023, 9/29/2023, 9/30/2023, 10/1/2023, 10/5/2023, 10/6/2023, 10/7/2023, 10/8/2023, 10/12/2023, 10/13/2023, 10/14/2023, 10/15/2023
  • Location: Athens Theatre
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM
  • Price: Preferred $35 Adult $30 Senior $28 Student $12 Group 8+ $25

Stephen King’s, Misery
Stephen King’s critically acclaimed novel, Misery is set to hit the stage! Someone can love you so much it hurts—you. The life of Paul, a successful romance novelist, is saved (or is it?) when he is rescued from a car crash by his “Number One Fan,” Annie Wilkes. Audiences will remember this as the knockout (pun intended) role which won Kathy Bates an Oscar for Best Actress in 1991. When Paul wakes up, he realizes he is being held captive in her remote, secluded home. As he slowly begins to get better, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes engulfed in rage when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain! Annie forces Paul to write a new “Misery” novel, and he quickly begins to realize that his new caretaker/warden has no intention of letting him go anywhere. As Annie continues to unravel and lose her grip on reality, she has Paul writing day and night. It’s as if his life depended on it, which—it turns out—it does. Paul struggles to pen a book he doesn’t want to write and begins to realize that if he does not find a way out of this living nightmare, Misery will be much more than a character in one of his books; it’ll be his sole existence!

Not recommended for audiences younger than 14.

Presented through special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service

Thursday at the Tower – Walk and Talk

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

Grandparents Day at KCA!

Oct 5, 2023·Thu, 8:00 AM

Knight’s Christian Academy -, 310 Douglas St, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Grandparents of students pre-k to 8th grade are invited to visit their grandchildren at KCA at 8:00 AM on Thursday, October 5, 2023! Refreshments will be provided then grandparents can enjoy a performance in the sanctuary. After the performance all will head up to the classrooms to see what their grandchildren have been learning!

We look forward to fellowshipping with you at KCA on Grandparents Day!

Get Funky Poker Stroll

Oct 5, 2023·Thu, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 

Join us for National Get Funky Day and visit some of the fantastic restaurants and bars on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach! You will get a free drink ticket at each bar on our Poker Stroll. Eat, drink, play poker, and dress in the theme of GET FUNKY!

The Poker Stroll kicks off at Ocean Breeze Tiki Bar at 5 pm. We will then stroll to each restaurant and collect poker cards from our amazing Strategic Partners. While at the restaurants, you can use your free drink ticket and purchase additional drinks and munchies! At the end of the evening, we will meet at Tayton O’Brian’s where we will determine who has the best hand. Prizes will be awarded for BEST AND WORST POKER HANDS!

Don’t forget to get into character and dress in your best funky outfit!


  • 5:00 pm Ocean Breeze Tiki Bar
  • 5:30 pm Peanuts Sports Bar
  • 6:10 pm Traders’ Bar
  • 6:45 pm Clancy’s Cantina
  • 7:25 pm Tayton O’Brian’s – Connor’s Corner

Friday, October 6

Art in the Form of Film: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Oct 6, 2023·Fri, 5:45 PM – 9:00 PM 

The Hub on Canal

This film, set in rural America, puts on display the enormous acting talents of two young actors, Leonardo DiCaprio (who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar) and Johnny Depp. The plot revolves around teenager Gilbert (Depp), who following his father’s suicide, must now on his own take care of a morbidly obese mother and an intellectually disabled younger brother (DiCaprio). The tender-hearted Gilbert begins to emotionally unravel, caught between the needs of his dysfunctional family and his growing desire to leave and make a life for himself elsewhere. 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.

Nearby Places to Explore

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!

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

DOWNTOWN DAYTONA NIGHTS FOOD TRUCK RALLY – 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).

First Friday Food Truck Event @ Gateway Park

Repeats every month on the first Friday 60 times.

Friday, October 6, 2023 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

First Friday Art Walk Downtown Daytona Beach

Attention art lovers! Downtown Daytona Beach invites you to stroll along Beach Street every first Friday of each month to enjoy “ArtWalk”! Meet artists and other art lovers for an evening of stimulating art, fun, and refreshments offered by the following galleries and purveyors of culture:

– Abberant Art Gallery 118 N Beach St,
– Etrusca Gallery 146 S Beach St,
– Galerie Elan 230 S Beach St,
– Halifax Historical Museum 252 S Beach St,
– Madeline’s Wine Bar 200 N Beach St,
– VJL Art Gallery 170 N Beach St

Killer Queen

  • Address: 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3462
  • Presented By: Peabody Auditorium
  • Dates: October 6, 2023
  • Location: Peabody Auditorium
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: Prices range from $49.75 to $64.75 plus applicable surcharges.

Killer Queen, a tribute to Queen featuring Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury, will be performing at Peabody Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

Lead singer Patrick Myers said, “It’s been an amazing journey. That first show changed my life. We thought our band would last maybe a summer at the most but it’s a very addictive thing performing these songs. The concerts grew and grew, and we’ve ended up playing and selling out the same arenas that Queen played at their peak. It’s been quite a surreal ride. Becoming regular performers at Red Rocks Arena in America is another highlight. The Beatles, U2, Springsteen, Dylan all played on that stage. It’s really got its own kind of magic going on there.”

Killer Queen’s first public shows were at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there decades earlier. Killer Queen’s United Kingdom popularity grew to such an extent they soon secured a residency in London’s Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage, the first tribute to have a show in the West End.

The band’s reputation continued to grow in the United Kingdom and abroad leading to an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness who presented them with the award for “Worldwide Best Tribute Band”. They also scored a number one hit when they were asked to recreate Queen’s harmonies for “The Real Life” with Fatboy Slim.

By now they were in demand in European arenas playing Ahoy, where the now reformed Queen would be performing only a few months later. They were delighted to sell out Forest National Arena where Queen filmed the concert set piece videos such as “Hammer to Fall” and “Don’t Stop Me Now.”

Killer Queen then joined forces with Bjorn Again and The Bootleg Beatles for a Waverley Stadium show in Edinburgh. It was this performance that led to the band being selected to represent Queen in a re-staged tribute LiveAid concert held by Sir Bob Geldof. They performed with him at his arena charity concert to raise funds for the homeless.

In 2016 Killer Queen set their sights on America including the awe inspiring Red Rocks Arena in Colorado, one of the county’s most prestigious venues. The Beatles, Springsteen, U2 have all played there and the band are delighted it has become a regular fixture on Killer Queen’s tour sheet.

Movies on the Halifax – Descendants

  • Address: 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
  • Presented By: The Casements
  • Dates: October 6, 2023
  • Location: The Casements
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Movies on the Halifax is a family friendly event that takes place on The Casements’ lawn in Rockefeller Gardens. Movie goers bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the movie “Descendants” along the banks of the Halifax River.

G rated. 

Curbside Cinema: Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse

Oct 06, 2023 from 5:30 PM – End

Reed Canal Park, 919 Reed Canal Rd, South Daytona, FL

South Daytona Fire Department presents “Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse” on Friday, October 6, 2023, at Reed Canal Park, 2871 S. Nova Rd. at the Utility Field. Park opens at 5:00PM. The movie begins at sunset and is shown on a large, outdoor movie screen in the park. Tune in to your car radio to listen to the movie or bring chairs and blankets to sit in front of your car.

The Citizen’s Alert Hot Dog wagon will have hot dogs, chips & drinks for purchase – cash only. As always, free popcorn and candy will be provided by the Fire Department.

Pilgrims Rest Cemetery Tour

Pilgrims Rest Cemetery Tour
October 6 & 7
Tours at 5:30 and 7:00 pm

Dead men don’t tell tales, but their tombstones do! Enjoy the stories of local saints and maybe a few sinners on a guided tour. We will end the evening with a Civil War cannon firing.

$30 per adult
Children under 12 free

West Granada Boulevard just east of Nova Road
Ormond Beach
Free parking behind the office building to the east of the cemetery

Riverfront Esplanade South Side Grand Opening

The Grand Opening celebration of the south portion of the Riverfront Esplanade will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The south portion of the Riverfront Esplanade runs from International Speedway Blvd. to Orange Avenue along the Beach Street waterfront. 

Celebration begins at 5 p.m. at the intersection of Beach Street and Jackie Robinson Parkway with ceremony and ribbon cutting. Guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of the new southern portion of the Riverfront Esplanade as they walk along the waterfront. There will be music, art displays and photo stops throughout the path. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 

Saturday, October 7

Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore

Enjoy a two-day biking event where you’ll cycle along the striking North Florida coastline to Daytona Beach, with a community of riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS, one pedal stroke at a time.

Day one of this event, you’ll have the option to choose between two historic start line locations, TPC Sawgrass or Marineland, with all route options leading you towards your day one finish line and beachside celebration in Daytona Beach. Day two, you and your fellow cyclist will start your morning off riding towards your respective day one starting locations.

Feel the extraordinary support and excitement throughout your journey as we come together to reach our goal — a world free of MS.

First Saturday Ormond Art Walk

  • Address: Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
  • Phone: (386) 871-4991
  • Presented By: Art Spotlight
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Location: East & West Granada Blvd
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free Free shuttle bus service is available all evening, so park your car and ride from venue to venue.

Come celebrate art and culture with us every first Saturday of the month between 3-7 p.m. along Granada Blvd in Ormond Beach. All art galleries with the Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Garden and many other businesses have their doors open to show case local and international artists. Locations often have light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music. This is a free event, you can stroll down to Boulevard by foot, by car, or take the free shuttle. Make sure to stop at:
– Art Spotlight – 67 W. Granada Blvd
– Frame of Mind – 23 W. Granada Blvd
– Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Garden – 78 E. Granada Blvd
– Ocean Art Gallery – 197 E. Granada Blvd
– The Studio – 150 Tomoka Ave.

Free shuttle bus service is available all evening, so park your car and ride from venue to venue.

Sip & Stroll

WHEN: October 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Repeats 

WHERE: Canal Street Historic District

Sample craft beers and unique wines as you stroll through the Canal Street Historic District from 1pm to 6pm. Tickets are $25 and include a Canal Street souvenir glass and 12 sampling tickets that can be redeemed at 12 locations in the district. A self-guided map is provided for this exciting excursion. Tickets can be purchased (Cash Only) during the event at Crimson House – 219 N Orange St, Riverpark Terrace – 302 S Riverside Drive, or at the Info Booth. Tickets are also available for purchase Online until 4pm the day of the event. 

Gallery Walk

WHEN: October 7, 2023 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Repeats 

WHERE: Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Join us in the Canal Street Historic District on the 1st Saturday of the month. Stroll down Canal, Douglas, and Magnolia. Enjoy the beautiful galleries and see the amazing art community here in New Smyrna Beach.

Painting at the Museum-Spooky House

  • Address: 143 Beach Street, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
  • Phone: (386) 761-2408
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
  • Dates: October 7, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, outside on the lawn.
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Price: $10. per person, all supplies included Space is limited. Please register by 9/29/23

Acrylic Canvas Painting Class for ages 7 and up. No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 9:30 AM

Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.

$10. per person, all supplies included.

Space is limited to 12 people. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 9/29.

Random Acts of Insanity Improv Comedy

  • Address: 242 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 252-3118
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Location: Cinematique Theater
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: $8.50

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.

Chief Hanes Memorial Pumper Pull

The DeLand Professional Firefighter’s Pumper Pull is back!! Start getting your teams together to pull one of our fire engines down the road to help raise money for The Childhood Cancer Foundation. Teams of 10 will face off pulling a fire engine 75 feet. Fastest teams take home the trophies. First place trophies will be given for fastest male, female, and co-ed teams.

The registration fee is $100 per team. You can register your team here.

We’ve partnered up with the Childhood Cancer Foundation again this year, so all the proceeds will get donated to them. Even if you don’t plan on pulling, come hang out and enjoy the fun.

REEL in the FUN Kids’ Fishing Tournament

October 7, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bailey Riverbridge Garden, 1 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL

The City of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services is excited to announce our next FREE Kids’ Fishing Tournament on Saturday, October 7, 2023.


Open to City of Ormond Beach Residents ONLY.
(Must reside within incorporated Ormond Beach)
The deadline to register is October 4, 2023.

For more information or to register, visit or call the Leisure Services Registration Office at (386) 676-3250.

1st Place prizes sponsored by Ike Leary, Granada Pier Bait & Tackle.

2nd and 3rd Place prizes sponsored by Ormond Beach Elks Lodge 2193.

FREE bait at Granada Pier Bait and Tackle on Saturday, October 7th, sponsored by Ike Leary and Florida Shrimp Company.

Atlantic Center for the Arts Tour

Oct 07, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Join OFA and the Florida Foundation for Architecture for a presentation and tour of the Atlantic Center for the Arts building and celebrate the AIA Florida’s 2022 – 25 year Test of Time award. Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility located in New Smyrna Beach. Tickets are free for this event. Donation and Sponsorship opportunities available!

Tickets here.

4th Annual Festival of Fall

Saturday, October 7 · 10am – 3pm

1000 City Center Cir Port Orange, FL

Our 4th Annual Festival of Fall is on Oct 7th at the Port Orange City Center. This Free to attend, Family Fun, Pet Friendly event will feature Vendors, Artisans, Local Businesses, Face Painting, Pony Rides, Food Trucks and a Bounce House. This is an outdoor street fair experience!

Cheeseburger Paradise

Oct 7, 2023·Sat, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Cheeseburger Paradise is being held on Saturday, October 7th, 5 PM at the Marine Discovery Center.

The event sold out last year, and we expect it to sell out again this year! Combine good premium sliders from local restaurants, wine and cold beer with the Landsharks band playing island music, and you have a perfect event. All the proceeds from the event go to support local charities. Beneficiaries from this year’s event will include the Marine Discovery Center and Upward Trend Academy. Join us for the tenth edition of Cheeseburger Paradise!

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL Landsharks Concert

Sat Oct 07 2023 at 05:30 pm
Marine Discovery Center, 162 N Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Florida: A History in Pictures

  • Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 1:00 PM  3:00 PM
  • Enterprise Museum360 Main StreetEnterprise, FL

Attention to all enthusiasts of Florida’s rich history! Join authors Mike McGinness and Jeff Davies, the masterminds behind “Florida: A History in Pictures.” Immerse yourself in a photographic journey through the Sunshine State’s past, exploring iconic landmarks from the Everglades to St. Augustine.

Additionally, be sure to explore the Deltona Art Club exhibit, a captivating display of art running from October 5th to November 25th.

Glamour & Gore

  • Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 6:00 PM10:00 PM
  • Sanborn Center815 South Alabama AvenueDeLand, FL

Sunday, October 8

DeLand Indie Market Fall Edition

  • Sunday, October 8, 2023 @ 11:00 AM  5:00 PM
  • Artisan Alley110 Artisan Alley, DeLand, FL

DeLand Indie Market Fall Edition

Get into the autumn spirit and find your next treasure as you stroll through a market full of various vintage, handcrafted, art & boutique items! Grab a bite to eat and enjoy live music in the Courtyard of Cafe Davinci.

Coming Soon . . .

Friday, October 13

Monster Mash 55+ Dance & Costume Contest

Join us for a spooky good time at the Monster Mash 55+ Dance at the Port Orange Adult Activity Center, Friday, Oct. 13; 5:30-8:30 pm. Come dressed for the costume contest, and dance the night away!

Join us for a spooky good time at the Monster Mash 55+ Dance and Costume Contest at the Port Orange Adult Activity Center on Friday, Oct. 13 from 5:30-8:30 pm. Enjoy dancing to the tunes of the Clayton & Diane, an acoustic music duo that plays a nice mix of classic rock, country, blues and newer music! And, don’t forget to come dressed for the costume contest!

Veterans Lunch & Learn: Copper Wire Pumpkins

Fri Oct 13th 11:00am – 12:30pm

Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, 78 East Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL

Veterans are invited to register for our October 13th Lunch & Learn program which will include a special tour of the Observation Stories: The Wild Years exhibit guided by Curator of Youth & Outreach Diamond Johnson. Afterward, veterans will create a festive, copper-wire miniature pumpkin with a green stem accent, and then will enjoy a free Publix lunch. This FREE program is ONLY open to veterans and current service members.

Saturday, October 14

Fall Wine & Chocolate Walk – 2023

Sip, sample, socialize, and stroll!

Join us for a fun-filled fall afternoon in beautiful downtown Daytona.  Sip, sample, socialize and stroll along Riverfront Esplanade Park on Beach Street visiting participating merchants and tasting fine wines and chocolate delectables on Saturday, October 14 from 1 PM to 5 PM.

The Fall Wine & Chocolate Walk is a great way to get together with friends and family to enjoy a beautiful fall Saturday afternoon in historic Downtown Daytona Beach.

Spend the afternoon strolling through the captivating Downtown Daytona Beach area while exploring various shops and restaurants. Visit different merchants, browse arts and crafts, and enjoy live music all while sampling fine red and white wines and indulging in chocolate treats.

The Fall Wine & Chocolate Walk will have two check-in points (one on North Beach Street and one on South Beach Street) where attendees will receive their Fall Wine & Chocolate Walk Passport, wine glass, and 20 wine tickets. Plenty of free parking is available behind the Riverfront Shops.

Advance tickets are $27/person and can be purchased online through 11:30 PM on Friday, October 13th. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at registration points for $32/person until sell out. For more information, please visit Downtown Daytona Signature Events Facebook page or website.

Must be 21 to participate, proper ID is required. This is a rain-or-shine event. Please drink responsibly – we recommend always having a designated driver.

Another Distinctively Downtown Daytona Experience! The Fall Wine & Chocolate Walk is sponsored by Brown & Brown Insurance, Downtown Development Authority, Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach, City of Daytona Beach, and produced by Al Smith Productions.


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