Volusia County Summer Camps

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 … Continue reading Volusia County Summer Camps

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it is one of my favorite holidays, obviously, because I am a mom. Every year, I try to look for different ways to celebrate my mother and show my kids how to celebrate me in different ways. So, when they grow up, I can forever be surprised with what they do for Mother’s Day.  I have this … Continue reading Celebrating Mother’s Day

Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in Volusia County

When it comes to cuisine, few things spark as much debate as finding the best Mexican restaurant around. Volusia County locals weighed in on their favorite spots to grab tacos, burritos and more, and these top five restaurants ranging from casual to finer dining are serving up all your favorite dishes!  Ask A Local: BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN TOWN  Each place featured below was voted as … Continue reading Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in Volusia County

Cinco de Mayo at Flagler Tavern

Cinco de Mayo, plus the Tacos & Tequila Challenge from 5pm to 9pm is all happening on the same day! Join us for this favorite progressive food and beverage challenges on Flagler Avenue and take part in all the festivities inside AND in the Big Tent outside at Flagler Tavern! Get here early! We’ll have the live mariachi band “Las Patrones” at noon, plus Orlando’s … Continue reading Cinco de Mayo at Flagler Tavern

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins

Turtle nesting season officially starts May 1, which means hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months. Sea Turtle Nesting Season: May 1 – October 31 Although leatherback and loggerhead sea turtle nesting has already begun on other beaches in southern and central Florida, Volusia County managed beaches have yet to receive … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins

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This Weekend: Events in Volusia County (Apr 30 – May 2)

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. Follow the links below the events or see the featured flyers for more information. Friday, April 30: Food Trucks in NSB Food and … Continue reading This Weekend: Events in Volusia County (Apr 30 – May 2)

How To Festival

Coming soon to a library YouTube channel near you! Local experts, hobbyists and librarians will share their passions and offer instructions during 24 free, online programs offered on May 1 and 2. This year’s How-to Festival will be presented virtually with a collection of how-to videos created by library staff. Round up your family and learn something new together! Participants can pick up tips on how … Continue reading How To Festival

Trouble in Paradise @ Jane’s Art Center

Group Exhibit – Trouble in Paradise On Display: April 27 – May 29, 2021 Opening Reception: May 1st, 4-7pm An idiom used to describe problems in positive situations.   Selected artists have focused on environmental issues, and their artworks express an environmental message; that public behavior can initiate environmental changes with reference to something that touches them personally. Jane’s Art Center is located at 199 Downing … Continue reading Trouble in Paradise @ Jane’s Art Center

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COVID-19 Vaccines Winding Down at Fairgrounds, NSB Testing Site to close April 30

After operating for over three months and providing more than 74,000 vaccines, COVID-19 activities at the Volusia County Fairgrounds are beginning to wind down. The last day for first dose vaccines at the site will be Friday, April 30, and second dose vaccines will be provided as scheduled through Friday, May 28.  “When vaccine efforts started in January, the partnership between the county and Department … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccines Winding Down at Fairgrounds, NSB Testing Site to close April 30

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Learn Wild Facts on Local Eco-Tours

Feature photo by Sherry Taylor, Daytona/NSB Discovery Map Did you know alligator snapping turtles laugh so hard, no sounds come out? Just kidding! The fact is these guys do not have vocal cords. Also like most turtles, they make a range of hissing sounds (think air escaping a balloon). So, why are their mouths agape all the time? Because alligator snapping turtles are ambush predators. … Continue reading Learn Wild Facts on Local Eco-Tours