This Week: Events in Volusia (10/23 – 10/29)

As the calendar flips to the last week of October, we’re all feeling that distinct chill in the air, and it’s not just from the cooler temperatures. Halloween is right around the corner, and the entire county is gearing up for some spooktacular events. You can expect trick-or-treating, haunted houses, and some delightful costumes.


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Monday, October 23

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!

Pumpkin Patch

Date:10/23/2023 3:00 PM – 10/27/2023 7:00 PM

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


Monday – Friday 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturdays- 9:00am to 7:00pm 

Sundays- 11:30am to 7:00pm

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour

Oct 23, 2023 – Mon, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

River Breeze, 250 H H Burch Rd, Oak Hill, FL

National Park kayaking at the “Gateway To The Stars” for the chance to see bioluminescence & shooting stars

Night Kayaking in Canaveral National Seashore

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime Florida stargazing adventure like no other! Explore the beauty of the night sky and Florida’s bioluminescence on a pedal kayak tour like no other. Get ready to be mesmerized by the twinkling stars above, and the glowing bioluminescence below as you kayak through the protected waters of Canaveral National Seashore.

Our expert guides will lead you on a journey through the stars, providing you with the perfect opportunity to escape the city lights and immerse yourself in the magic of the universe. And with our bioluminescent kayaking experience, you’ll have the chance to witness one of nature’s most captivating phenomena.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Florida’s natural beauty in a whole new way. Get your tickets now for an unforgettable Florida stargazing or bioluminescent kayaking adventure! “

Current Florida Stargazing Conditions: Excellent Skies

Discover the magic of the night sky like never before with our unique stargazing tours in Canaveral National Seashore! Cruise through the tranquil waters on pedal kayaks, as you embark on a celestial journey through the stars. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the universe, as you glide through the dark, surrounded by the tranquil sounds of nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to escape the city lights and immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable stargazing experience. Get your tickets now and let the adventure begin!

Current Florida Bioluminescence Conditions: End of Season – Sightings Possible

Step into a world of wonder and enchantment with our Florida bioluminescence tours in Canaveral National Seashore! Cruise through the calm waters on pedal kayaks and witness the magic of bioluminescence come to life. As you glide through the dark, the glowing bioluminescent plankton and bioluminescent comb jellies will light up your path, creating a mesmerizing display of shimmering light.

This unique and unforgettable experience is perfect for those seeking a break from the fast pace of daily life and a chance to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. Surrounded by the peaceful sounds of the water and the stars above, you’ll be transported to a world unlike any other.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness one of the most captivating natural wonders in Florida. Get your tickets now for a bioluminescence tour like no other and discover the magic of the glowing dinoflagellate plankton & comb jellies!

Paddle With Native Wildlife

Oct 23, 2023·Mon, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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

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 through the waterway of the Indian River for an amazing memorable experience. It is a great way to relax and enjoy nature. You will have the opportunity to see dolphins, manatees, turtles, eagles, herons, osprey, stingrays, crabs and more on the water here. We will stop on an island along the way to provide you a break and take in the natural environment around you. 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!

Sunset Paddle on the Intracoastal

Oct 23, 2023 – Mon, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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

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!

Tuesday, October 24

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Presents – Tuesday at the Tower

In 1803, Mr. and Mrs. George Murray of Philadelphia secured a land grant in Florida from the Spanish Government. This sets the stage for their daughter, Jane, to become a true pioneer homemaker during Florida’s Indian War Years. Settling in New Smyrna with her husband John in 1850, Jane will eventually become a local legend and matriarch to the community known as Grandma Sheldon.

Come and join New Smyrna Museum of History Executive Director Greg Holbrook as he delivers a lively retelling of the life of such an iconic local figure.

This presentation is included with general admission to the lighthouse. Advanced registration is encouraged.

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.

Women Of Ormond, Eileen Hubbard Butts

Come see the Women of Ormond Exhibit: Eileen Hubbard Butts at the MacDonald House on Tuesday – Saturday 10a – 3p
Oct 20, 2023 thru Jan 25, 2024.

The Ormond Beach Historical Society is the only private, nonprofit organization working to preserve and share the rich history of Ormond Beach.

Wednesday, October 25

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 – December 27, 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.

Veterans Creative Expression Workshop: Clay Pumpkin Pie Slice Part 1

Wed Oct 25th 11:00am – 12:00pm

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

Learn how to make a faux slice of pie from clay during this Veterans Creative Expression Workshop led by Diamond Johnson! All supplies will be provided, and no experience is needed. The group will also get a guided tour of the Museum’s Garden. Paint & decorate your faux pie slice in Part 2 of this workshop, scheduled on Nov. 15th. 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.

Homeschool Field Trip

Oct 25, 2023 – Wed, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Marine Discovery Center

Book here. Students and adults alike will discover the Indian River Lagoon by land and sea! Dolphins, manatees, birds, and other marine life may be encountered as the naturalist describes the lagoon and inhabitants aboard our 40 person pontoon. Participants will disembark onto a remote island in the lagoon to explore in depth. Each month will focus on a different topic, providing an engaging educational experience.

This program is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. most months during the 2023-24 school year. K-12th grade | $25 per person Minimum number of participants required for program to occur. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Students AND adults must pay and register as participants.

2022-23 Schedule: September 27 • Food Web WondersFrom big to small, every link matters in the Indian River Lagoon food chain. Let’s discover and discuss the amazing world of energy transfer! October 25 • Creature ConnectionAs we cruise through the Indian River Lagoon, we will drag a trawl net to see what is swimming behind us and discuss the critters that inhabit the most biodiverse estuary in North America during the cooler months. November 15 • Climate, Weather, and the Water CycleSounds the same right? Nope! Discussing the differences between climate, weather, weathering, erosion and how humans influence these processes. December 13 • Habitat InvestigationThe IRL holds four vital habitat types where wildlife of all sizes feed, hide, rest and grow. On this trip, we will identify the habitats using their unique characteristics and discuss habitat health! January 24 • Migration ManiaWhen temperatures plunge so do birds . . . down to warmer weather! Why do animals migrate and what are the best ways to help them thrive during their migrations? February 21 • Creature ConnectionAs we cruise through the Indian River Lagoon, we will drag a trawl net to see what is swimming behind us and discuss the critters that inhabit the most biodiverse estuary in North America and compare our findings to October’s creature connection findings. April 24 • Where Do We Belong?Learning about scientific classification and how it helps us understand the animal kingdom May 8 • Gastropods and Crustaceans: A Love StoryThese critters are phenomenal examples of biodiversity in the IRL and we will venture out to experience a variety of species and explore the relationships between the two groups.

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.

Trunk or Treat

Oct 25, 2023 · Wed, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Edgewater Alliance Church, 310 N Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater, FL

Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat event.Wednesday, October 25th. 5:30 – 7:30PM at Edgewater Alliance Church.FREECandy / Food / Games

Thursday, October 26

Music Production Technology Rocks!

Dive deep into the cutting-edge world of music technology as we bring you ‘MPT Rocks!,’ an electrifying showcase that merges the raw power of song with the latest in music production. Join us for this unforgettable night of innovation and inspiration as the Daytona State College students take you on a sonic journey where we explore the fusion of classic rock melodies with state-of-the-art music technology.

Fall Homeschool Day

Oct 26, 2023·Thu, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL

The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse will present Fall Homeschool Day on Thursday, October 26th from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM!

This is a day of educational workshops and fun activities for homeschool students ages 6-12 centered around the theme of: Native Americans

Each workshop will contain great information, along with hands-on activities all centered around the concepts of STEM.

At the end of the day students will take home a specially designed packet with additional information and activities.

We are limiting the total number of student participants for the day to 100 – Advance Registration required.

Registration & Payment

Homeschool families must register in advance for this event. To ensure that all available slots are filled and no one is turned away unnecessarily, we require payment be made at time of registration.

Mark your calendars! *Registration will begin 9.25.23 at noon on*

Public Lecture: When Nature Meets Healthcare

Oct 26, 2023·Thu, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Marine Discovery Center

Register HERE for free. When Nature Meets Healthcare! Join us for a special lecture featuring an AdventHealth clinical expert on ways to stay healthy and safe during your outdoor adventures. More details about this lecture will be coming soon! This lecture will be held inside in our Learning Lab. MDC’s Public Lecture Series is free, but donations to the center are always appreciated. Pre-registration is requested. The Marine Discovery Center is located off the North Causeway at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Guests attending the lecture should plan to use Quay Assisi to access MDC since the bridge is under construction on Barracuda Boulevard.

Friday, October 27

A Spooky Good Time Halloween Event

  • Address: 1100 Cornerstone Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
  • Phone: (386) 843-7459
  • Dates: October 27, 2023
  • Location: Tanger-Daytona Beach
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Join Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach for A Spooky Good Time, presented by Halifax Health taking place near the Splash Pad! Friday, October 27, 2023 from 5:30 PM – 8 PM, enjoy fun activities, giveaways, musical entertainment, crafts, a costume contest and trick or treating at participating stores.

The Costume Contest will take place from the stage near Columbia – registration will take place from 5:30 pm-6 pm, contest will begin at 6:15 pm. Age ranges for the contest will be 0-2 years, 3-6 years and 7+ and prizes will be awarded in each age group. The event stage is sponsored by Rue & Ziffra.

All giveaway items are available while supplies last!

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: October 27, 2023
  • Location: Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: $20.00 for members, $25.00 for non-members. 

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

This entertaining talk features many of the famously peculiar people found in Florida’s history and their crazy ideas and plots to make a fortune! Learn about Napoleon Bonaparte’s nephew Prince Achille Murat as he made Florida his permanent home after he was exiled from France; crazy cracker cowboy Bone Mizell; soldier of fortune William Augustus Bowles; Denys Rolle of Rolles Town, and many more!

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. 

MOAS Night Sky Festival

Join in at MOAS and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as we celebrate the wonders of astronomy and the night sky for Florida’s most exciting star party.

Stop by MOAS for our Night Sky Festival as we peer through a wide variety of telescopes set up outside on the front entrance courtyard. The autumnal equinox sky is in full view as we observe the half Moon, Saturn, The Summer Triangle, and much more. Throughout the evening, we will be performing live outdoor sky tours with green laser pointers, presenting astronomy programs in the Lohman Planetarium, and conducting hands-on activities around the Museum.

Make sure to also include a trip to the nearby ERAU campus for their Astronomy Open House where you will find telescope tours, astronomy presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and have an opportunity to look through one of the largest publicly accessible telescopes in the southeastern United States. Check ERAU’s website for more information about this event:

The outdoor portion of the MOAS Night Sky Festival is free and is weather permitting. 

Parking is limited. Planetarium shows have limited seating and are first-come, first-served. 

This program partnership brings together the primary astronomy and space education facilities in the Daytona Beach area, highlighting the ERAU Observatory and MOAS Lohman Planetarium. 

The outdoor portion of the event is free. Planetarium shows are free for members, $5.00 for non-members and free for children 5 and under. 


7:00pm Live “The Sky Tonight” Show 

8:00pm Live “Flight Through the Universe” Show

9:00pm Live “The Sky Tonight” Show


Museum of Arts and Sciences
352 S. Nova Road
Daytona Beach FL 32114

Nightmare on Main Street Block Party

Start the Halloween weekend off right at the Nightmare On Main Street block party on Friday, October 27, from 7 PM to Midnight on Main Street between Noble Street & Wild Olive Avenue. Enjoy a night out filled with sinister Halloween décor and a live concert featuring Trae Pierce & The T-Stones. Legendary watering holes Dirty Harry’s, The Bank, and the Full Moon Saloon will be decked out in Spooky Halloween decorations. The party will include lots of drink specials, food trucks, and a Halloween costume contest with cash prizes!

FREE Movie in the Park & Mike’s Haunted Forest

Friday, October 27, 2023 – 7:00pm

Watch Hocus Pocus for FREE at Hawks Park Amphitheater Friday, October 27, 2023 starting at 7:00 p.m. with fun for the whole family.  

Also, be afraid in Mike’s Haunted Forest from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Not for young children or the faint of heart!

Movie in the Park

Friday, October 27, 2023 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come join us at Gateway Park for Movies in the Park! Bring your chairs, blankets, and snacks and relax with family and friends while watching a movie under the stars. Each moviegoer will receive a free beverage and popcorn while supplies last! Movie titles and times will be released as we get closer to each date. 

Admission is FREE. No registration required!

Haunted REC

Friday, October 27, 2023

Port Orange Parks & Recreation dares you to visit the Haunted REC!

Visit us Oct. 27th, 28th, & 31st from 6p – 8p. 

Pre-registration is required.

This is a scary fun time for Ages 9 & Up!

DeLand High Homecoming Parade & Game

Friday, October 27, 2023

Come cheer on the Bulldogs! Parade at 2pm in Downtown DeLand. Game at 7pm at Spec Martin Stadium.

Trick or Treat Drive-Thru Boo

Oct 27, 2023 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

Forever Explorers

Oct 27, 2023 – Fri, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Marine Discovery Center

Call 386.428.4828 or book HERE. You can also visit

Forever Explorers is a new hands-on, feet-wet experience designed for young-at-heart, lifelong learners who want to explore their coastal environment.

Whether you’re new to the area or have called Florida home for many years, you likely know the importance of the natural world to our coastal community…but perhaps you want to learn more! Let Marine Discovery Center’s certified naturalists engage you in a fun and unique educational exploration of the Indian River Lagoon and the flora and fauna that thrive here.

Participants will explore the roles of salt marshes, mudflats and various saltwater plants and animals by visiting different spoil islands on MDC’s pontoon boat, Discovery. Not only will you have the chance to see beloved animals like dolphins and manatees, but you will get off the boat and explore marshes and sandbars and use seine nets to identify different species that call this estuary home.

Monday, Sept 25 | 4:30 – 7 pm
Friday, Oct 27 | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Wednesday, Nov 29 | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Thursday, Dec 14 | 10 am – 12:30 pm

This program is for participants age 18+
MDC Members: $54
Non-Members: $60

Destinations for each date are dependent on weather conditions but may include:
Firecracker Island
South Causeway Sandbar Island
J-Hook Island
Disappearing Island

Join us for this exciting program designed for adults and learn how you can help protect and preserve the Indian River Lagoon! Reserve your spot today!

Dates and times are weather dependent. A light meal while on board will be provided.

*Note to trip participants: Don’t forget to wear closed-toe water shoes and bring insect repellent, sunscreen, water and snacks, hat, sunglasses, camera/phone, binoculars, hand wipes, etc. The Discovery boat does have an emergency marine head (toilet) onboard.

Neon Fall Festival

Oct 27, 2023·Fri, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Indoor Jumpy Place Parties & More, 3042 S Ridgewood Ave suite j, Edgewater, FL

Join us for our first ever Fall Festival on Friday, October 27th from 5pm-8pm for a costume contest, jumping, candy, pumpkin painting & more! Guests will enjoy our newly renovated neon lights for a fun filled night! ✨

Price includes entry, a glow stick, and a pumpkin for painting. $20 per participant until 10/14, then price goes to $40 per participant!
Adults or guardians do not need to make a reservation for themselves unless they would like to join in on the festivities.

Must RSVP on our website by 8/20 to guarantee your spot!!! See you then!!!! ??

Trunk & Treat — Family Worship Center

Oct 27, 2023·Fri, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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

Join us for a night or fun and candy for the kiddos of FWC and our entire community! You’re invited, bring your friends, family, and neighbors!

Beachside Fall Festival

Oct 27, 2023·Fri, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Beachside Baptist Church, 629 S Pine St, New Smyrna Beach, FL

You’re invited to our Fall Festival at Beachside Church! We’ll have pony rides, bounce houses, inflatables, hayrides, a petting zoo, face painting, giant slides, games, food, candy, axe throwing for the adults, and more! Invite your friends and family and join us for a fun FREE night out! Costumes are welcome but not required.

**Be sure to like our Facebook page for important updates!**

Parking is available with free shuttle service to our church property from Coronado Methodist (201 S Peninsula Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169) and Calalisa Park (598 S Peninsula Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169).

Sweet Baby James, America’s #1 James Taylor Tribute Artist

  • Friday, October 27, 2023 – 7:30 PM9:00 PM
  • Athens Theatre124 North Florida AvenueDeLand, FL

America’s #1 James Taylor tribute artist Bill Griese visits from Nashville with his acclaimed Sweet Baby James show. Join us for the timeless music of the 6-time Grammy winner, with a performance you have to hear to believe! Not your typical tribute band fare and not a “look-alike” impersonator, Griese brings you the songs & stories of Taylor in a refreshingly authentic way – using only his spot-on vocals and skillful guitar playing. It’s a natural & respectful homage to an American original. Whether you’re a lifelong or casual JT fan, this one is not to miss!

Live at the Athens Theatre

Saturday, October 28

Fall Festival – EDGEfest

Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 4:00pm

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat at Hawks Park Soccer Complex and Amphitheater:  Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Music, Vendors and Food.

EDGEfest events are fun for the whole family.

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Children’s Halloween Party

  • Address: 4931 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
  • Phone: (386) 761-2408
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
  • Dates: October 28, 2023
  • Location: Kay & Ayres Davies Lighthouse Park
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Come in costume and have spooktacular fun with children’s games, haunted hayrides and more!

Saturday, October 28, 2023 @ 5:30 PM

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

HOG-O-WEEN Party & Costume Contest

Don’t be ghoulish, come out for the 5th annual HOG-O-WEEN Party and Costume Contest at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. More than $1,500 in prizes up for grabs and hosted by radio personalities from 95.7 FM The HOG.

Must be present by 9 p.m. to be eligible for the costume contest. Live music featuring Jette County Dragsters, which will perform between 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Costume contest is from 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

This event gets better every year!! 

Hotel California – A Salute to The Eagles

Hotel California – A Salute to The Eagles will be performing at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Peabody Auditorium. 

This southern California group is the only show to have “Official Authorization” to perform the Eagles catalog of music. This dynamic, highly acclaimed group incorporates their very own world-renowned vocal harmony and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting showcase of The Eagles megahits including “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and, of course, “Hotel California,” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Join the American Cancer Society and members of our community for a non-competitive walk to end breast cancer. The walk will be held at the Riverfront Esplanade. To learn more and sign up, visit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer website.

Making Strides has always been more than just a walk, it’s a movement. We are making it easier for anyone, anywhere to make an impact. We know the future can be free from breast cancer. We’re asking you to join the movement and sign up to save lives.

Night of the Paranormal

Join in at the Museum of Arts & Sciences for the premier adult Halloween event in Daytona Beach. Night of the Paranormal features spooky presentations all night long as well as exhibitors ranging from tarot card readers and psychics, to paranormal societies. 

This event is for ages 18 and older. 


Saturday, October 28 @ 3:00 – 10:00 pm


Oktoberfest in Downtown Daytona Beach is the place to be for a lively and festive atmosphere. Don’t miss the adorable Weiner Dog Derby at the heart of the excitement. Join in the fun and celebrate German culture!

Daytona Beach Wiener Dog Derby

Saturday, October 28 @ 3:00 pm

Don’t miss out on the chance to share in the joy and laughter of this Oktoberfest event – register your pup today and be a part of the festivities! Dogs of all shapes and sizes compete in thrilling races and show off their adorable costumes. Whether your furry friend is a speed demon on four tiny legs or a fashionista with a penchant for dressing up, the Wiener Dog Derby has something for every canine enthusiast.

Ranger Walk: Tomoka State Park

  • Address: 2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
  • Phone: (386) 676-4075
  • Presented By: Tomoka State Park
  • Dates: 10/28/2023, 11/11/2023, 12/9/2023, 1/13/2024, 1/27/2024
  • Location: Tomoka State Park
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Price: $5 per vehicle

Join one of our park rangers and take a guided hike through the hardwood hammock of Tomoka State Park. Participants will learn about the park’s history, wildlife and flora as they stroll. Meet at the park’s Recreation Hall, across from the Tomoka Outpost. The program will include a one-mile-long hike. Please bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and wear sturdy shoes, as the trail includes uneven terrain.
Program is free with park entry fee of $5 per vehicle.

The Secret Garden

“The Secret Garden” is a heartwarming play that tells the story of a lonely and curious young girl named Mary who discovers a hidden, magical garden. As she tends to the garden, it brings not only the neglected garden back to life but also helps Mary find healing and friendship, ultimately teaching us the transformative power of nature and the human spirit.

Schedule of Performances:

DSC The Secret Garden 
Saturday, October 28th – 2:30pm & 7:30pm 
Sunday, October 29th – 2:30pm 

Golden Magnolia Marine Halloween Spooktacular

  • Address: 444 S. Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 238-9492
  • Presented By: Golden Magnolia Marine Resort
  • Dates: October 28, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $40 in advance Reservations only Adults only

Festivities include ghoulish appetizers and witches brews, an immersive Victorian haunting, live music and entertainment.  

Join in for an evening of wicked fun.

Step into the Golden Magnolia Marine Resort, and you’ll immediately find yourself enveloped in a sense of warmth and familiarity. Our elegant and inviting resort opens its doors to guests from around the world, offering them the opportunity to experience the comfort and timeless charm of a historic 1800 Daytona Beach home.

Holly Hill School – Grace Weite Memorial 5K Run/Walk

  • Address: 1500 Center Ave, Holly Hill, FL 32117
  • Presented By: Holly Hill School
  • Dates: October 28, 2023
  • Location: Holly Hill School
  • Time: 8:00 AM
  • Price: FREE $30 to run/walk See website for sponsorship levels

Robert Jay Voges and the Holly Hill School is happy to announce the first annual Grace Weite Memorial 5K Run at The Hill. This year they are hosting this race in loving memory of Grace Weite, an esteemed teacher here at Holly Hill School. Her positive attitude, genuine care, and ability to turn lemons into lemonade will be forever cherished at The Hill.

The goal for this event is to provide a healthy and fun event for the community while raising funds for our school. Since Grace loved Halloween, it is only fitting that we dress up and have some fun. Put on your craziest, cutest costume and join in on October 28th at The Hill for a Spooktacular time.

Storytime & Treat Hunt

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Looking for a fun FREE activity? The REC will be hosting a Storytime & Treat Hunt on Oct. 28th for ages 2-8 at 10:30am. Featuring the book, Smelly “Cat”-astrophe by Pat Goldys. The is FREE, but you must pre-register online. Halloween shirts only please. No Costumes. Parents must attend, this is not a drop off program. Follow the link to register. Space is limited, so sign-up fast. 

Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex

Deltona’s 2023 Halloween Spooktacular – October 28 from 5-10PM at DEWEY O BOSTER! Get ready for a night of hayrides, glow foam, competition, haunted trails and so much more! Come ready to show off your costumes and don’t miss the thrills at Deltona’s Halloween Spooktacular – Be there or be scared! 


Calling all thrill-seekers and Halloween enthusiasts! We’re on the hunt for fearless volunteers to join our team and make this year’s scare zones and haunted trails unforgettable! Interested in Volunteering for our Halloween Spooktacular?! Fill out the application form (below) and someone from our Parks and Recreation team will get in contact with you.

Application HERE. 

Wine Walk on Flagler Avenue a Monthly Wine Tasting Event

Oct 28, 2023 – Sat, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

401 Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 

The monthly Wine Walk returns to Flagler Avenue from 1pm to 7pm. During the Wine Tasting event, tasters can sample 20 of the 100 showcased wines, using their tasting tickets. Wine tasting passports are $30 and include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may purchase an additional wine glass for $5. Flagler Avenue will NOT be closed for this event which takes place inside host locations up and down Flagler Avenue. We offer two ways for you to purchase tickets to the Wine Walk. ONLINE IN ADVANCE: Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite until 10am the day of the event. For those who purchase online, tasting passports and glasses can be picked up at the “Welcome Porch” located 401 Flagler Avenue, on the corner of S. Cooper Street, starting at NOON. All pre-sold tickets must be picked up by 5pm on the day of the event and can ONLY BE PICKED UP AT THIS LOCATION. DAY OF EVENT FOR CASH: Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for CASH ONLY at the following three locations: West Welcome Tent: Flagler Avenue and N. Peninsula Avenue Middle Welcome Porch: 401 Flagler Avenue and S. Cooper Street East Welcome Tent: 401 Flagler Avenue and Atlantic Avenue Make plans to sip wine and stroll along Flagler Avenue with friends and family for our Monthly Wine Walk Event!

Bizy Beaver Halloween Bash

Oct 28, 2023·Sat, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bizy Beaver Indoor Playground, 3761 S Nova Rd STE J, Port Orange, FL

Tickets must be purchased HERE in advance (online or in store) Limited number available.

$17 1-10 years old (under 1 free with paid sibling)
Each paid child includes 2 free adult admissions
Any additional adult/guest over 10 years old will need to purchase ticket for $8
– Beautiful Fall Photo Backdrop
– Costume contest 11am and 3pm
– Crafts, games and goodie bags available
– Socks and waivers required for all guests (adults included)
Completed waiver ahead of time here.

Saturdays on the Marsh | Family Workshops

Oct 28, 2023 – Sat, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Marine Discovery Center

Book HERE. Learn how to bring fun & sustainable conservation practices into your own home! These workshops are suitable for all age groups and are geared toward families/households. Each workshop is $6 per person.

This program will be held outdoors under our covered pavilion and out on our property from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. September 23 • Painting With PropagulesFlorida’s mangroves provide services for critters of all shapes and sizes. Let’s learn about the history of the mangrove and its biology while we paint a canvas using propagules and other native plants. October 28 • Mystery in the Mangroves The mangrove swamp was in a state of harmony until all of a sudden . . . it wasn’t! Follow the clues laid out across campus to unveil the culprit behind the vanishing of the oyster reef, who-dunnit style! November 11 • Water ConservationBring your own container (the size of a pretzel barrel or protein powder container, approximately 70 ounces)! We will learn about water conservation while making and decorating our own rain barrels. December 16 • Compost & Home GardeningBring your own container (the size of a pretzel barrel or protein powder container, approximately 70 ounces)! Come have a picnic on Mt. Morgan and bring your food scraps down to the workshop! We will be creating and personalizing our own container while learning some home gardening skills and how to avoid food waste. January 20 • Migration ManiaJanuary is a fantastic time to be a birder in Florida! We will break out the binoculars, see who is soaring over Mt. Morgan, and review why Florida is such a great place for a bird in the winter. We will be creating our own bird feeder to hang from a porch or in your home garden! February 17 • Bug MotelCreepee crawlees are everywhere and thankfully so! Without bugs, our world would fall apart, and we will discover how! Everyone will come away with a bug hotel to be kept outdoors! Please bring a 16 oz. plastic bottle for the project. March 16 • Native Plant PressingSpring is in the air and it is time to go plant shopping! Before you do, stop by this workshop and explore a variety of Florida native plants and what makes them the best choice for your yard and our Lagoon. April 13 • Shuck and ShareWe owe many thanks to oysters, our built-in water filters! During this workshop, we will explore how human impact has harmed oysters in the past and how human impact can help oysters in the future. We will be crafting oyster wind chimes to take home and decorate your outdoor area! May 11 • Identifying Edible PlantsTasty treats are all around us, all you need to do is . . . identify! Florida’s mangrove swamps and marshes are filled with wild, edible plants. We will learn to identify the plants, go foraging, rinse our bounty, and put together an afternoon snack! Who is bringing the ranch dressing? To learn more, visit

5TH Annual YOLO Picnic

Oct 28, 2023·Sat, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Spruce Creek Park, 6250 S Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL

Saturday October 28th, 2023 12 PM to 5 PM Spruce Creek Park, 6250 S. Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange, FL 32127

NSB Fall Festival

Oct 28, 2023 · Sat, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex, 1800 Turnbull Bay Rd, New Smyrna Beach, FL



FREE ADMISSION and FUN for the entire family! Enjoy fall in Florida with a corn maze, inflatables, a huge slide, and more.

Tickets will be available for purchase for games and rides.

Food Trucks, Vendors and so much more!

Sponsorships Available:
– EXCLUSIVE Presenting Sponsor $2500
– Prize/Festival Sponsor $2,000
– Food Vendor $80 + tax
– Table/Tent Vendor $35 + tax

Climb to the Moon

Oct 28, 2023 – Sat, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL

Join us for our monthly event: Climb to the Moon! Scheduled on the date of the full moon, guests will join our lighthouse keepers on a private tour into the past to discover the unique history of this National Historic Landmark. Experience spectacular views of the sunset and full moon from the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse and see the tower’s third order Fresnel Lens up close. Spots are limited to 25, so reservations are a MUST! Call 386-761-1821 x10 for your reservation!$30/Members – $35/Non-Members *Because we are a non-profit organization, please keep in mind that we cannot give refunds if your schedule conflicts with this date. This event is a rain or shine event. Only if the event is cancelled by the Association will we be able to give refunds.

The A+Team At Beachside Tavern Halloween Party

Oct 28, 2023·Sat, 9:00 PM

BEACHSIDE TAVERN, 690 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL

THE A+TEAM LIVE at BEACHSIDE TAVERNHALLOWEEN PARTY come dressed up for a good time Tickets $10 advance $10 Day of Show

Never Stop Believin’ Journey Tribute

  • Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 7:30 PM9:30 PM
  • Athens Theatre124 North Florida AvenueDeLand, FL

Never Stop Believin’, The Incredible Tribute to Journey faithfully re-creates the music of the super group, Journey. They pay homage to Journey’s best years when Steve Perry fronted the band. With incredible vocals backed by four exceptional musicians, this band is the most authentic-sounding tribute to Journey’s music. Judge for yourself. Any way you want it, Journey with us back to the magical time of arena rock.

Live at the Athens Theatre

Lake Helen Trunk or Treat

Date:10/28/2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 

Location:Blake Park, 493 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen, Fl

Sunday, October 29

Phantasmagoria XIV “Tales of the Undead”

  • Sunday, October 29, 2023 – 2:30 PM7:30 PM
  • Athens Theatre124 North Florida AvenueDeLand, FL

The critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe PHANTASMAGORIA “gathers round the gravestones” to haunt and delight with the newest entry in their long-running Halloweenmainstage series: Phantasmagoria XIV “Tales of the Undead.”

From terrifying Vampires fresh from their graves to Ghastly Revenants and Banshees, along with amusingly bewildered Ghosts to the very terrors of being buried alive – Phantasmagoria will weave their tapestry of “Whimsically Macabre” tales!

Works from Edgar Allan Poe, H.G.Wells, Penny Dreadfuls, Folklore, and original tales all weave together through Evocative Storytelling, Phantastical Dance, Puppetry, Projections, Original Music, and MUCH more!

See you there. . . if you dare!

Live at the Athens Theatre

Minería Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería

  • Address: 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3462
  • Presented By: Peabody Auditorium
  • Dates: October 29, 2023
  • Location: Peabody Auditorium
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Price: Prices range from $56 to $98 plus applicable surcharges

The Daytona Beach Symphony Society celebrates its 72nd season at the Peabody Auditorium with the greatest orchestras and opera from around the world. This year’s international 2023-2024 season will begin with the Mineria Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.

Founded in the 1970s, the Mineria Symphony Orchestra of Mexico has a legacy of excellence that attracts leading international conductors and artists. Led by Carlos Miguel Prieto, who is recognized as the leading Mexican conductor of his generation.

National Cat Day Benefit

  • Address: 790 S. Atlantic Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
  • Dates: October 29, 2023
  • Location: Blues and Brews Bistro
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

National Cat Day Fundraiser to benefit homeless animals and the Halifax Humane Society

Performance by The Taylor Road Band

Bring your appetite and your wallet to help our community’s animals.  

Lyonia Environmental Center announces October programs

  • Address: 2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona, FL 32720
  • Phone: (386) 789-7207
  • Presented By: Lyonia Environmental Center
  • Dates: 10/21/2023, 10/29/2023
  • Location: Lyonia Environmental Center
  • Time: Times will vary

Join Lyonia Environmental Center staff for a series of indoor programs and outdoor adventures that focus on Volusia County’s native plants and wildlife.


Explore Volusia County’s native plants and wildlife from the
comfort of our classroom or your own home. Staff and
guests will present these programs in the LEC classroom.
Explore the untamed habitat of Lyonia Preserve during free
hikes led by LEC staff. This 360-acre preserve is home to
native plants and abundant wildlife, including the Florida
scrub jay and gopher tortoise. Wear closed-toe shoes,
bring drinking water, and be prepared to hike on sugar
sand trails.
LEC staff has established program procedures based on
current guidelines. These procedures are subject to change
based on guidance at the local, state and federal levels.
Programs may be modified at any time as needed.
Call 386-789-7207, ext. #21028 or search for
Lyonia Environmental Center at
Please arrive 10 minutes before the program to sign in.

Programs must have a minimum of two people to take place.
All programs sponsored by The Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center.

Shoestring Theater 2nd annual Trunk or Treat

Date: 10/29/2023 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St Lake Helen, Fl

Coming Soon . . .

Tuesday, October 31

Trunk or Treat

Bring the families to a new location this year — City Island Park at 113 Jackie Robinson Parkway in downtown Daytona Beach, for a howling good time at Trunk or Treat Tuesday, Oct. 31. From 6 to 8 p.m. kids can trick or treat around decorated vehicles and enjoy free games, face painting and more. There will be a costume contest at 7 p.m. with prizes. 

Wednesday, November 1

Historic Sportscar Racing & Classic Daytona

Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) returns to Daytona International Speedway with the Classic Daytona & Daytona Historics events. In HSR, the cars are the stars, and spectators are treated to prior winners of great events such as the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Events are as educational as they are adrenaline-inducing, as fans are exposed to pieces of history at the track.

HSR events represent fast-paced, wheel-to-wheel racing. To keep competition close, cars are generally grouped according to age and engine size for racing. HSR features several separate series, which range from the heart-pumping GTP/Group C Series featuring GTP prototypes to the Hawk Performance Endurance Series presented by B.R.M., which includes historic production and prototype sports cars.

Perhaps the best part of HSR events is the open feeling experienced by spectators; unlike other series, fans can stroll through the paddock to view the cars and talk with the drivers. Often, racing legends are on hand, driving cars they previously raced.

Christmas Spectacular at Stetson Mansion

  • Address: 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Phone: (386) 873-0167
  • Presented By: Stetson Mansion
  • Dates: November 1, 2023 – January 20, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Stetson Mansion
  • Price: Reservations required; self-guided tours, group bookings and guided tours available

The Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular Holiday Home Tour, the best Christmas decorations in Florida according to USA Today, takes place at “Florida’s first luxury estate,” the famed Victorian Gilded Age residence built in 1886. Its original, rich architectural details make the perfect backdrop for elaborate holiday decorations, which are different each year. Designer decorations from around the world will adorn the mansion and each of the ten rooms. Come and experience how Stetson Mansion has decked the halls on one of these enchanting self-guided and guided tours.

Christmas Spectacular tours dates are Nov. 1, 2023 through Jan. 20, 2024. Reservations are required. Group guided tours are available. For more information and complete schedule of tours and pricing, visit their website. 

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