Top 5 Best Playgrounds in Volusia County 

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month. Spring is creating the perfect weather to get outdoors and play! Volusia County has no shortage of parks and playgrounds, but here are the top five awesome spots that local parents and caregivers rely on to expend their kids’ energy.  Best 5 Playgrounds for … Continue reading Top 5 Best Playgrounds in Volusia County 

NSB Finalizes Parks Master Plan

The city of New Smyrna Beach (NSB) is a coastal community of Volusia County. Locals live, work and play all while soaking up NSB’s laid back lifestyle. Visitors come to enjoy fun outdoor experiences like strolling on miles of seaside boardwalk and relaxing on beautiful white-sand beaches. The city’s coastal neighborhoods are located along North America’s most diverse estuary, the Indian River Lagoon and the … Continue reading NSB Finalizes Parks Master Plan

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Explore Volusia Monthly Programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs each month. Environmental specialists will lead a variety of outdoor adventures and volunteer and learn programs.  Registration is required; call (386) 736-5927.  Upcoming events include: Bike-about Green Springs May 12 @ 9 – 11 AM Ride the first segment of the East Central Regional Rail Trail from Green Springs Park to State … Continue reading Explore Volusia Monthly Programs

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Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) offers insights into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems through hands-on displays and educational programs. It’s part of the Deltona regional Library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. The center’s environmental specialists and volunteers promote an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces.  Admission is always free! NEW Hours of Operation (as of Friday, October 1, 2021): … Continue reading Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

This Weekend’s Events in Volusia (5/13 – 5/15)

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading This Weekend’s Events in Volusia (5/13 – 5/15)

Music Night at The Hub

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday @ 7 – 9 PM The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal St. New Smyrna Beach, FL Admission: $5 for nonmembers Live entertainment in a gallery setting at The Hub featuring eclectic musical performances and jazz variations, every second Friday. *Denotes an additional special event. May 13: THE PAISLEY MOON TRIO June 10: SUMMER CATS Future dates and shows to be … Continue reading Music Night at The Hub

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Kicks Off 

Although sea turtle nesting season officially started May 1, Volusia County managed beaches already had three leatherback nests. One of them, which was discovered April 2, is the earliest recorded sea turtle nest on county managed beaches. With water temperatures warming up quickly, hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months. During … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Kicks Off 

This Weekend: Events in Volusia (4/29 – 5/1)

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading This Weekend: Events in Volusia (4/29 – 5/1)

Volusia County 2022 Summer Camps and Children’s Programs

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the camps. Camps have been posted as open at time of posting, but may fill up soon without notice.  Follow the links below the listings or … Continue reading Volusia County 2022 Summer Camps and Children’s Programs

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NSB Food Festival

April 21 @ 5 – 9 pm along Flagler Avenue The New Smyrna Beach Food Festival will fill the beachside from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, April 21st, along Flagler Avenue. Diners may sample taste-sized portions of Volusia County restaurants’ best dishes priced from $3 to $5 and enjoy live entertainment along the Avenue. There will be shopping with the Merchants on Flagler Avenue and vendors who sell their … Continue reading NSB Food Festival