This Week: Events in Volusia (10/30 – 11/5)

Pack your calendar this week as full as you can! Scroll down for the best family-friendly activities for your whole family to enjoy! You’ll find halloween party activities like Trick/Trunk or Treat, Haunted REC, Monsters on Main Street, and make sure not to miss the upcoming Volusia County Fair & Youth Show, starting on November 2.


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Monday, October 30

Coast Guard Open House

Haunt My House Addresses and Maps

Deck your house out with lights and spooky decorations in our Halloween Decorating Contest!

Cost: FREE
Recognition and prizes to the winners! DeBary Residents ONLY. Register at City Hall.

Registration: September 18th – October 17th

Judging: October 22-25

The city will be divided into two sectors North and South of Highbanks. We will have prizes for the winners in each division. Homes and will be judged on creativity, use of decor and overall appearance. All addresses will be made public so residents can view your displays!


SPOOKIEST: Entries will be judged on overall sense of fright!

CLASSIC HALLOWEEN: Show us a Halloween-based theme that focuses on all things Halloween!

BEST EFFECTS: This category includes special effects, including lights and mechanical effects to surprise and entertain everyone!

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!

Lake Helen Methodist Church Trunk or Treat

Date: 10/30/2023 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

Tuesday, October 31

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.

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. 

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.

Halloween Fest

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Celebrate the spookiest night of the year with the City of Port Orange! Compete to win prizes in a costume contest, collect candy from the trunk or treat community expo, have some fun in the kids zone, enjoy food from over 10 local vendors, participate in festive games, and SO. MUCH. MORE!

Haunted REC

Tuesday, October 31, 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!

Monsters on MainStreet

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Take the family out for a night of Trick-or-Treating in Downtown DeLand!

Port Orange Halloween Fest!

Oct 31, 2023 · Tue, 5:00 PM

Port Orange Parks & Recreation ,1000 City Center Cir, Port Orange, FL

Celebrate the spookiest night of the year with the City of Port Orange! Compete to win prizes in a costume contest, collect candy from the trunk or treat community expo, have some fun in the kids zone, enjoy food from over 10 local vendors, participate in festive games, and SO. MUCH. MORE!

Wednesday, November 1

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. 

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.

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.

Fall Bird Walks with Joan Tague

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL

Cost: FREE

Alzheimer Association’s in-person Caregiver Support Group

Nov 1, 2023, Wed, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 

The Alzheimer Association is here to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and related dementia.

Eat NSB Walking Food Tour Fall 2023

Nov 1, 2023 – Wed, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

406 Canal Street,New Smyrna Beach

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.

New Volunteer Orientation

Nov 1, 2023 – Wed, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

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

Please join us the 1st Wednesday of each month* at 3:30pm to learn about the various volunteer opportunities available at Marine Discovery Center. The orientation begins at 3:30pm and will take approximately one hour and include a tour of MDC’s campus. Preregistration is requested.

Register here or call 386.428.4828 For more information about our volunteer program please visit *July 2023’s orientation will be held on July 12th. There will not be a volunteer orientation in August 2023. You must be at least 13 to volunteer for most areas. The Marine Discovery Center is located off the North Causeway at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, Fla. You should plan to use Quay Assisi to access MDC since the bridge is under construction on Barracuda Boulevard.

Dauzat St. Marie return to Casey’s NSB

Nov 1, 2023 · Wed, 9:00 PM

Casey’s NSB Bar, 1414 S Atlantic Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Directly from a world tour with music icon Seal, Dauzat St. Marie return to Casey’s NSB in New Smyrna Beach, Florida for TWO NIGHTS – November 1st and 2nd. 9PM. About Dauzat St. Marie: The name Dauzat St. Marie (pronouced “dō-zaht saynt mah-ree”) has been circulating quite far and wide these past several years through heavyweight touring with some heavyweight artists.

Known for their lockstep vocal harmonies and catchy, yet thought-provoking songwriting, singer/songwriter troubadours Mat Dauzat and Heather St. Marie have kept the name Dauzat St. Marie popping up all over the U.S. by touring as main support for Grammy® Award winning heartthrob Rick Springfield’s “Stripped Down” solo acoustic show series for the past five years and peppered in dates with The Marshall Tucker Band, Lindsay Ell, Schuyler Fisk / Sissy Spacek, and Rick Derringer. Most recently, Dauzat St. Marie toured the U.S. as support for legendary music icons Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo.2020 was shaping up to be a monumental year for Dauzat St. Marie. They it kicked off with a performance at Los Angeles’s iconic Dodger Stadium for the Komen “More Than Pink” Walk. Then the duo began preparing for their biggest tour to date – the support slot on the summer arena tour with Rick Springfield and one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time – CHICAGO. Sadly, the tour was terminated less than two months before it even began due to Covid-19. Though being handed a tough blow, Dauzat St. Marie didn’t skip a beat – the duo used the forced downtime to begin releasing new music and videos as soon as the world went into lockdown.

Their first single released during lockdown titled “Common Ground” landed on the world-famous music compilation series “Now That’s What I Call Music” volume 75, gaining Dauzat St. Marie a large new audience worldwide with the compilation series’ cult-like followers. In less than nine months into the lockdown, Dauzat St. Marie gained over 1.6 million YouTube channel views, with their music video for “Common Ground” logging over a million views alone. Their music video for “In It Together” was used by The American Cancer Society as a vehicle for awareness and fundraising in a national Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign (Heather is a recent breast cancer survivor), and one of their singles titled “Where Were You?” landed on the 2021 Grammy® Awards ballot in three separate categories – Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Best Pop Duo / Group Performance. While continuing to roll out singles into 2021, Dauzat St. Marie was invited to record in collaboration with Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall, Keith Goodwin (Good Old War), and other Taylor Guitars sponsored artists on the song “I Know What Love Is,” with all funds raised going to MusicCares to assist musicians struggling during the pandemic. The song has been streamed over 2.5 million times and raised over $12,000 for MusicCares. In late February, 2023, after having seen Dauzat St. Marie performance videos on YouTube, multi-platinum global icon Seal recruited Mat to take over guitar and backing vocal duties in his band. The two performed his hit single “Kiss From A Rose” as an acoustic duo on the Jennifer Hudson Show and Good Morning America before they joined the rest of the band to embark on the “Seal 30th Anniversary World Tour” – celebrating 30 years of his first to smash hit albums – in April.

Famed producer of those first two records Trevor Horn (Seal, Tears For Fears, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Yes, Stevie Nicks, Grace Jones) who is Musical Director and bassist in Seal’s band, additionally recruited Mat to perform guitar/vocal duties in his band The Buggles, which is the support act on the Seal 30th Anniversary World Tour. On the very last show of the tour, Seal recruited Heather to sing backing vocals in the band as well. In February, 2023, Dauzat St. Marie launched a radio promotions campaign for their single “Common Ground,” which achieved airplay on 60 stations across Europe and the UK, allowing for the duo to embark on a successful tour of Ireland in late September.

Thursday, November 2

Pub Crawl-2023 Honest Amish National Beard and Moustache Championships

  • Address: City Wide, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (512) 554-6827
  • Dates: November 2, 2023
  • Location: City wide
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 11:59 PM

Check out the Pub Crawl that starts off the  2023 Honest Amish National Beard and Moustache Championships. The full activity schedule will run Thursday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 5 with the championships slated to take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Peabody Auditorium. 

Pub Crawl November 2, 2023

5PM-7PM – Meet & Greet / Dinner / Drinks #1

The Oyster Pub 555 Seabreeze Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

7PM-8PM – Drinks #2

Main Street Station 316 Main St Bridge, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

8PM-9PM-  Drinks #3

Dirty Harry’s Pub 705 Main St Bridge, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

9PM-10PM -Drinks #4

The Bank & Blues Club 701 Main St Bridge, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

10PM-11PM –  Drinks #5

Froggy’s Saloon 800 Main St Bridge, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

11PM-12AM –  Drinks #6 til close 

Ocean Deck 127 S Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

U.S. Navy Band Commodores

  • Address: 1060 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill, FL 32117
  • Phone: (386) 492-3227
  • Dates: November 2, 2023
  • Location: Pictona at Holly Hill
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free

The United States Navy Band Commodores will perform a free concert at MetroHealth Stadium at Pictona at Holly Hill.

Enjoy this unique opportunity to see the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble. 

The Holly Hill Community Redevelopment Agency is excited to present The Commodores, Jazz
is America’s music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble,
have been performing the absolute best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for 50
years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of
the finest musicians in the world. The Commodores’ mission includes public concerts, national
concert tours, ceremonial support in honoring our veterans, jazz education classes and clinics,
and protocol performances for high-level military and civilian government officials.

Volusia County Fair & Youth Show

Always a much-anticipated event, the fair features midway rides, entertainment and great food and fun for the whole family!

Fall Spyder, Bike & Trike Fest

Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:00 AM – Saturday, November 4, 2023 8:00 PM

OB’s Restaurant and Lounge1750 North Woodland BoulevardDeLand, FL

Join the 3-Day Motorcycle Rally to support the Road Warrior Foundation. There will be an array of vendors, exciting rides, live entertainment, delicious BBQ, and much more!

Check out the Schedule of Events here.

Game Night at the Museum

Thursday, November 2, 2023 @ 7:00 PM10:00 PM

Museum of Art-DeLand 600 North Woodland Boulevard DeLand, FL

Friday, November 3

21st annual Daytona Beach Festival Of Magic Convention

Magicians from around the world will descend onto the Daytona Beach Area on Nov. 3-5 for the 21st Annual Daytona Beach Festival of Magic Convention. Convention activities will be at The Shores Resort & Spa with two different evening shows taking place at the News-Journal Center.

The Daytona Beach Festival of Magic Convention will include shows, dealers, lectures, workshops and stage and close-up contests at The Shores Resort & Spa. In addition, The News-Journal Center will host a pair of large stage shows on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. 

Convention admission is $199 for the entire weekend with Friday single-day admission $150 (all events except Teach In), Saturday single-day admission $155 (All Events Except Teach In) and Sunday single-day admission (All Events Except Teach In) $50. Tickets are $50 for each night for the stage shows at The News-Journal Center.

Daytona Beach Classic – Pickleball Tournament

  • Address: 1060 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill, FL 32117
  • Presented By: National Pickleball
  • Dates: 11/3/2023, 11/4/2023, 11/5/2023
  • Location: Pictona at Holly Hill
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: $70 / $10 for each event

Friday – Womens Doubles, Mens Singles
Saturday – Mixed Doubles
Sunday – Mens Doubles, Womens Singles

Matches begin at 8am each day. We will not have the exact bracket start times until after registration closes.

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!

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

Free Family Art Night: Gratitude Flowers

Make gratitude flowers with your family under the direction of instructor Linda King. All art supplies provided! Free Family Art Night is a drop-in program, not a class. No art experience is required, and all are welcome! OMAM’s monthly Free Family Art Night series is sponsored in part by Women United Volusia Chapter. Learn more at

Movies on the Halifax – Soul

  • Address: 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
  • Presented By: The Casements
  • Dates: November 3, 2023
  • Location: The Casements
  • Time: 6:30 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 “Soul” along the banks of the Halifax River.

PG rated. Parental guidance is suggested as some material may not be suitable for children.

Over The Edge at Brown & Brown

  • Address: 300 N. Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Dates: November 3, 2023 – November 4, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Brown & Brown Insurance
  • Time: Friday, 6 PM-9 PM Saturday, 8 AM-8 PM;

Sign up today for an unforgettable experience and go “Over The Edge” at the NEW Brown & Brown Insurance building on Beach Street in Downtown Daytona Beach.

Friday, November 3 • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunset Rooftop Party and VIP Rappel
Saturday, November 4 • 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 2023 Participants Rappel DAY!

The goal is to rally together 100 dedicated individuals who are passionate about making a difference. By participating in this heart-pounding challenge, you will not only conquer your fears but also help us reach our goal to raise $170,000 for Easterseals Northeast Central Florida, a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to providing programs and services to children in our community who need it most.

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate! Ignite your adrenaline and act now to reserve your place among the daring individuals ready to make a difference. Together, we can create a future where every child receives the care and support they deserve.

Stars Of Magic Show

Join in for a night of magic featuring John Ferrentino, Losander, Sam Sadler and Mark Wilson. These magicians have performed on stages around the world as well as international television shows. This Las Vegas-style show is family friendly and filled with fun for all ages!  It is part of the 2023 Daytona Beach Festival of Magic Convention happening all weekend.

First Friday Food Truck Event @ Gateway Park

Repeats every month on the first Friday 60 times.

Friday, November 3, 2023 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Aero Showcase

Friday, November 3, 20239:00 AM – Saturday, November 4, 20235:00 PM

DeLand Municipal Airport,1000 Flight Line BoulevardDeLand, FL

Don’t miss out on the chance to visit the busiest sport aviation airport in Central Florida! This exciting event will showcase a wide range of aircraft, including ultralights, trikes, rotorcraft, powered parachutes, and paragliders, as well as engines, avionics, pilot gear, and flight schools from multiple exhibitors.

You can participate in demo flights, workshops, educational forums, and demonstrations. There will also be food concessions, music, pre-owned aircraft sales, and many more exciting activities to enjoy.

Friday and Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday, November 4

2023 Aquashella Aquarium Festival

  • Address: 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Dates: November 4, 2023 – November 5, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Ocean Center
  • Price: $12 – $85

AQUASHELLA makes a splash as one of the largest aquarium events in North America, featuring the best of freshwater, saltwater, reptiles and aquatic art.  

It is for all aquarium hobbyists from beginner to expert, or even people who don’t have an aquarium but want to experience the wonders of aquariums and exotic pets.

The event is open to the public, and tickets are available online in advance or at the door. 

2023 Honest Amish National Beard and Moustache Championships

Facial-hair enthusiasts from all over the United States will descend upon the Daytona Beach area for the 2023 Honest Amish National Beard and Moustache Championships on Nov. 4 at Peabody Auditorium. The full activity schedule will run Thursday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 5 with the championships slated to take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Peabody Auditorium More than 300 participants are expected to compete in nearly 50 classes in four different categories.  Doors open at 11 am.

For the second straight year at the championships, participants will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for Longest Beard Chain. At last year’s championships in Casper, Wyoming, with 69 men joined together at the beard, the record of 150 feet, 10.75 inches was set, more than two times longer than the previous record achieved in Germany in 2007.

2023 Orange City Country & Blue Grass Music Festival

  • Address: 207 E. Blue Springs Ave, Orange City, FL 32763
  • Phone: (386) 243-9465
  • Presented By: Small Business Development Program, Inc.
  • Dates: November 4, 2023
  • Location: Mill Lake Park-
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: 0.00

Join in Saturday, November 4th, 2023 for a “Country Good Time”. We are excited. Vendor registration is now open. get your vendor applications in soon! We are presenting the Holiday Village where we encourage the community to shop local for their holiday shopping. Enjoy live music and great food! Our theme this year is Demin & Boots. Cash Prizes and other great prizes will be given away to the best Demin and Boots attire. Enjoy our Dance & Sing contest as well as the brand new pumpkin carving contest which will begin at 2:00pm.
All roads lead to 207 E. Blue Springs Ave. Orange City, Florida
the beautiful Mill Lake Park!

61st Annual Halifax Art Festival

  • Address: Downtown in the historic Beach Street area between Bay Street and Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Phone: (386) 255-0285
  • Dates: November 4, 2023 – November 5, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free admission, free parking

The 61st Annual Halifax Art Festival will take place on November 4 and 5, 2023, on downtown Beach Street in Daytona Beach. The Halifax Art Festival is the second oldest continual festival in Florida. The Festival features a unique blend of fine arts, crafts, music, food, and fun. Admission is free to the public with plenty of free parking for artful shoppers and artists.

The Festival features juried local, regional, and national original works of art from over 200+ artists offering affordable art work for the established as well as the beginning collector.

To learn more visit:

A Great, Rosy, Glow: The Story of Bulow Plantation Ruins

The Bulow Plantation Ruins stand as a monument to the rise and fall of sugar plantations in East Florida. Take a step back in time and learn more about the events that culminated in the destruction of one of the largest plantations in East Florida during the Second Seminole War. Participants will meet at the large pavilion. The program will include a half mile round trip hike to view the ruins. Please bring water, sunscreen, insect repellant, and wear sturdy shoes, as the trail includes uneven terrain.
Program is free with park entry of $4 per vehicle. Purchase a single-use day pass online prior to your arrival or use the honor box to pay entrance fees. Cash and check only; correct change is required.

Art Opening Reception – Christina Doelling

Join in at an Art Opening Reception for Award Winning Atlanta Abstract Artist, Christina Doelling. The art opening will be held during the Ormond Mainstreet 1st Saturday Art Walk in Ormond Beach, FL from 3-7pm. Open to the public with Free Admission. Come and meet Christina, listen to music by Dr. Cash, enjoy light refreshments and have a good time. Park & ride the FREE Shuttle sponsored by Advent Health to the other art venues.

Autumn in the Oaks Art, Music and Crafts Festival

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 9:00 AM  3:00 PM

Spring Garden Park, 5489 N. U.S. Hwy. 17DeLeon Springs, FL

The 9th Annual Autumn in the Oaks Art, Music, and Crafts Festival is a fantastic community event that showcases art, live music, and craft vendors while providing an opportunity to enjoy delicious food from food trucks. The festival also features a car show, and a kid zone for children’s activities in a natural outdoor setting.

It’s a free and family-friendly event that everyone can enjoy. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to make their experience comfortable and enjoyable.

The 47th Annual Fall Country Jamboree

Saturday, November 4, 20239:00 AM – Sunday, November 5, 20235:00 PM

Barberville Pioneer Settlement 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville, FL

The Annual Fall Country Jamboree is a celebration of culture, music, history, and community coming together for an exciting and enjoyable weekend.

This event features 8 stages of toe-tapping live music performances. The atmosphere is vibrant with jam tents and music workshops for enthusiasts to join in and showcase their musical talents. Dance the day away at the contra dancing sessions or witness thrilling performances by The Wild West Gunslingers and the infamous Outlaw Josie Wales in two shoot-outs each day. Crankin A’s of Daytona presents an antique car show on Saturday.

And don’t miss the delectable offerings from the summer kitchen, serving up a variety of breakfast and lunch options, from sausage biscuits and gravy to corn boil and more!

Gate Admission:
General Admission $10
Youth Ages 6-12 $5
Youth under age 5 and Members FREE

Saturday, Nov 4 – 9 am-5 pm
Sunday, Nov 5 – 9 am-4 pm

Broadway At The Beach

Broadway at the Beach: 

A Musical Revue

November 4 & 5, 2023

Join us as we celebrate the best of Broadway in this musical revue by some of your favorite Little Theatre stars.

Tickets $25

All shows times are 7:30 p.m. with exception of Sunday shows which are 2 p.m.

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.

Gala Night Of Magic

Join in for a night of magic featuring Pablo Canovas, Greg Frewin, Stuart MacDonald, TC Tahoe, and Stoil & Ekatarina. These magicians have performed on stages around the world as well as international television shows such as “America’s Got Talent”, “Penn & Teller’s Fool Us”, and more! This Las Vegas-style show is family friendly and filled with fun for all ages! Before the show, you will be treated to magicians performing close-up magic right before your very eyes in the lobby of the News Journal Center!

Historic Loop Bus Tours

Our Education & Special Events Committees worked diligently to bring back the popular Historic Loop Bus Tours, which we offer on the first and third Saturday every month. We will also schedule bus tours on week days for the many organizations in Ormond Beach and surrounding areas.

For further information or to purchase tickets please visit our website or visit us at the MacDonald House Museum and Welcome Center -38 East Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL 32176, 386-677-7005.

Live Local History Program- Florida’s Second Seminole War

Learn about Florida’s astounding Second Seminole War. Few people know it was the longest and costliest Indian war in the history of the United States.

Monster Truck Nitro Tour NEON X-PERIENCE

  • Address: 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (888) 760-3222
  • Presented By: Ocean Center
  • Dates: November 4, 2023
  • Location: Ocean Center
  • Price: Tickets range from $20.50-$35.50

The nation’s most competitive monster trucks invade the Ocean Center as Monster Truck Nitro Tour NEON X-PERIENCE comes to town on Saturday, Nov. 4 with two shows. The facility will be the motorsports entertainment epicenter as these incredible 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants compete in racing and wheelie contests, and then rock the house with amazing freestyle action.

In addition to monster trucks, competitive drone teams will race against each other to see who comes out victorious and top FMX motocross riders will perform sick tricks including Roof Scrapping Cliffhangers, Double Grabs, Superman Seat Grabs and more.

Attendees can meet the drivers, see the trucks up close at the pre-event autograph Pit Party, and even ride in a real monster truck.

Schedule of shows:
– 1:30 pm (Pit Party 12:00 pm–1:00 pm)
– 7:30 pm (Pit Party 6:00 pm–7:00 pm)

Painting at the Museum- Reflections of Fall

  • Address: 143 Beach Street, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
  • Phone: (386) 761-2408
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
  • Dates: November 4, 2023
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, outside on the lawn.
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Price: $10. per person, all supplies included Space is limited. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 10/27. 386-236-2150

Painting at the Museum- Reflections of Fall

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

Saturday, November 4, 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 10/27. 386-236-2150 

ACAVL Fore The Arts Annual Golf Tournament

Nov 4, 2023·Sat, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Cypress Head Golf Club, 6231 Palm Vista St, Port Orange, FL

ACA’s Volunteer League is excited to present, Fore The Arts Annual Golf Tournament on November 4, 2023. This is our first annual golf tournament to benefit Atlantic Center for the Arts community youth art programs.

The League focuses its time (over 10,000 hours each year!) and fundraising efforts to support ACA’s youth programs. We’ve made great strides over the years, but still with much more work to be done this year, we’ve decided to “up our game”.

This will be unlike anything we’ve ever done before and we need your help to make sure it’s a success. Learn more online here: Fore The Arts Annual Golf Tournament

Poker Run to Benefit Danny Mitchell

Sat Nov 04 2023 at 09:00 am to 06:00 pm

Tailgatorz Sports Bar & Grill, 3411 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater, FL

Please join us as we try to raise funds to benefit Danny Mitchell who is recovering from an accident. Danny is a longtime Edgewater resident & business owner. Let’s all join together to help Danny during this time. Route begins at F.O.E.4242, to Lost Lagoon, Cabbage Patch, Sorry Charlies, Tailgatorz, and back to the Eagles

Paddle Board Mosquito Lagoon

Nov 4, 2023 – Sat, 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM & 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Saturday, November 4th – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Join a guide as you explore this rich and diverse estuary up close. Some experience is preferred. Participants must be at least 12 years old and able to swim. Bring water, water shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. Dress to get wet. ****Bring your own paddleboard.

There is no charge for this program.

Call (321) 403-9334 to RSVP. Meet at the canoe launch at 8:45 a.m. We will leave promptly at 9:00 a.m. (207 River Rd. Oak Hill, FL 32579).

Talk Art! – Deborah Mongato – Visual Elements

Nov 4, 2023·Sat, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Date: Saturday, November 4, 1-2pm

Get to know this Hub artist through an informal demonstration and conversation about her inspiration and painting techniques. Bring your enthusiasm for the arts and lots of questions!

Fee: Free and open to the public.

Call for Entries for Art Strings

Nov 4, 2023·Sat, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, FL

An exhibition of artwork incorporating or integrating stringed instruments. 
All art will be created by veterans, current military and members of their immediate families. 

Exhibition will be held in The Hub on Canal Founders Gallery 
November 4-26, 2023

Entry deadline (online entry form and PDF of prospectus and printable entry form below)

September 1, 2023, 4pm

Artwork delivery dates

October 31, 10am-4pm and November 1, 10-11am

Soft opening 

Saturday, November 4, 10am-7pm

Official opening and reception 

Friday, November 10, 6-8pm
In honor of Veterans Day, Guitars 4 Vets students and instructors will provide music during the reception.


Open to all veterans of the armed services, current military members and members of their immediate families. One entry per person.

Entry fee

$20 payable with online application or deliver entry fee to The Hub on Canal with printed application.

Entry deadline and procedure 

Enter online at (under the Art tab) or download and print the PDF of the entry form. The completed entry form with entry fee must be postmarked or delivered by Tuesday, August 1, 2023, 4pm, to The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168.

Artwork price

At the discretion of the artist. Artists have the option to label artwork as not for sale (NFS).

Artwork delivery dates

Deliver artwork to The Hub on Canal on Tuesday, October 31, 10am-4pm, or Wednesday, November1, 10-11am. Complete and attach an artwork label (page 2 of the Prospectus/Entry Form PDF) to the front and back
of the artwork. This is not a juried show. The Hub on Canal reserves the right to reject any artwork submission with offensive or inappropriate content.

Artwork pick-up date 

Artists must pick up unsold artwork on Monday, November 27, 10am-2pm.

IF4 Live Event | New Smyrna Beach, FL

Nov 4, 2023 · Sat, 7:00 PM

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

Marine Discovery Center’s Hunter Amphitheater | November 4, 2023

West Parking Lot opens to tailgate for The Thingy Before the Dinghy. Raffle Begins half hour before sunset. Films begin at dark.

Hosted by: Tailer Trash Fly Fishing Podcast

100% of Admission Fee is Donated to Marine Discovery Center.

Art & Artisan Stroll

November 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Canal St., New Smyrna Beach, FL

First Saturday in Downtown NSB! Take a stroll and enjoy Art, Antiques and MORE!! Featuring live music from Noon – 2pm.

Vendor Cost is $25 prepaid / $30 day of event.

Sip & Stroll

When: November 4, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Where: Canal Street Historic District

COST: 25.00

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) or picked up from 1-5pm the day of the event at the Info Booth near Christmas Park. Tickets are also available for purchase Online until 5pm the day of the event. 

Gallery Walk

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

WHERE: Canal St., New Smyrna Beach, FL

COST: Free

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.

DeLand Original Music Festival

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 1:00 PM  11:55 PM

Downtown DeLand DeLand, FL

If you are a music lover, then you won’t want to miss the iconic festival happening in the DeLand Historic Downtown District! With over 100 acts performing across 19 stages throughout town, you’ll be able to enjoy a wide variety of genres ranging from rock, jazz, and blues, to country, hip-hop, folk, and more. In addition to the music, the festival will also feature art displays, food trucks, beer gardens, and more!

Preview Schedule here.

Country & Bluegrass Music Festival

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 2:00 PM  8:00 PM

Mill Park Lake207 East Blue Springs AvenueOrange City, FL

Looking for a fun-filled family event? Head over to the Country & Bluegrass Music Festival in Orange City! You can bring your lawn chairs, coolers, and small tents to enjoy live music, delicious food, vendors, hayrides, horseback rides, and a kids zone. This is a down-to-earth and family-friendly festival that promises a great time for all. 

St. Johns River Cruise and Social – Blue Spring State Park

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 2:00 PM  4:30 PM

Blue Spring State Park2100 West French AvenueOrange City, FL

Don’t miss this chance to unwind, connect with nature. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply looking for a relaxing day out, this St. Johns River Cruise and Social promises a memorable experience for everyone.

Before the cruise, enjoy a selection of complementary charcuterie platters, fruit trays, and one glass of wine or beer. During this event, you’ll have the opportunity to socialize with park rangers, like-minded nature enthusiasts, and members of “The Friends of Blue Spring State Park” who share your passion for preserving our natural heritage.

$35 Per Person or $65 Per Couple
Purchase tickets here.

Sunday, November 5

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, The Music of John Williams

  • Address: 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 671-3462
  • Presented By: Peabody Auditorium
  • Dates: November 5, 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 include the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. with “The Music of John Williams.” 

This fast-paced, fun-packed program explores the genius of this legendary film composer. Led by conductor Kevin Fitzgerald.

Coming Soon . . .

Thursday, November 9

46th Annual Greek Festival

  • Address: 129 North Halifax Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: (386) 252-6012
  • Presented By: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
  • Dates: November 9, 2023 – November 12, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
  • Price: Free

The 46th Annual Greek Festival returns to Daytona Beach’s St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Daytona Beach’s Greek families invite everyone to be “Greek For The Weekend!” and join in the celebration by eating, dancing, drinking and singing like a Greek. 

The Daytona Greek Festival is a “must do” event that is free and open to the public, and guaranteed to be fun for all. Daytona’s Annual Greek Festival is one of Daytona’s most attended and enjoyed celebrations. A family-friendly event, attendees will enjoy traditional, live Greek music, dancing, Greek beer, wine, ouzo, and incredible selections of Greek cuisine featuring favorite foods like Pastitsio, Dolmades with Avgolemono Sauce, Gyros, Chicken or Pork Souvlaki, Baklava, and more. Other Greek Festival menu items include a variety of Greek pastries and sweets, Greek coffee, and Baklava sundaes. New this year is the addition of a “Coffee House” station featuring Greek Coffee and Greek Frappe!

Friday, November 10

Veterans Day Celebration with the USO

“I WANT YOU” to join us for an evening of cocktails and exclusive tours as we commemorate Veterans Day at MOAS. Take in gallery tours of our new exhibit – World War II: Stories from the American Experience with MOAS Senior Curator of History James “Zach” Zacharias and historian Ryan Lowry, as they guide you through over 100 artifacts, some quite unusual and rare. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, featuring classic recipes from the World War II era home front. The USO (United Service Organizations) will be lending their support as well. Military members past and present are invited to wear their uniforms.

5:00pm Cocktail hour, featuring home-front-inspired food and drinks.

6:00pm Gallery tours by Senior Curator of History with James “Zach” Zacharias and historian Ryan Lowry.

A portion of proceeds from this event will go directly to the USO.

Advanced RSVP is required by calling 386-255-0285 or registering online. 

$25.00 for members, $30.00 for non-members. Additional donations are encouraged. 

Saturday, November 11

Volusia County Veterans Day Parade

Saturday, November 11, 2023 @ 9:30 AM  11:30 AM

Downtown DeLand, Woodland BlvdDeLand, FL

Honor those who have served our nation at this heartwarming annual parade. It features veterans of all branches of service, as well as military vehicles, marching bands, and patriotic floats on Woodland Blvd.

Opening Ceremony 9:30 am at Indiana Avenue
Parade Start 10:00 am

Veterans Day Celebration

Saturday, November 11, 2023 – 11:00am

Location: Veterans’ Memorial Park | 1921 Evard Ave, Deltona, FL 32725

The City of Deltona will be observing Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Join us as we honor all who served.

New Smyrna Beach Flamingo Follies

November 11 @ 9:00 am – November 12 @ 5:00 pm

Looking for that one of a kind gift for the Holidays? Then come down to Flagler Avenue for the Annual Flamingo Follies Holiday Art Show happening, on Saturday, November 11th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 12th, from 9 a.m – 4 p.m. Come and experience this outdoor event that will feature artists and crafters from around the state displaying their work and unique gift ideas! Stop in the shops of the merchants of Flagler Avenue or grab a bite to eat from one of the many restaurants and eateries of Flagler Avenue. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity to buy local gifts for the holiday season. Admission is free! Free and paid parking areas are located around the shopping district.

Flagler Avenue will be closed vehicle traffic at the intersection of Peninsula Avenue to N. Atlantic Avenue during this weekend event.

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