What’s Up

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Daytona Flea & Farmers Market
9AM to 5PM. Rain or Shine. Only one mile west of Daytona International Speedway.
3 miles of Aisles, 2 Restaurants, 9 Snack Shacks, 2 AC Malls, 1000 Booths. Classic Car Shows, Craft Shows and many special events. Ranked 6th Best in the World!
Visitors total 2.5 million per year.
FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING.
1425 Tomoka Farms Rd, Daytona Beach.
386.253.3330
www.daytonafleamarket.com.

The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS)
The Giant Ground Sloth
The Impressive 13-foot tall skeleton of the
Eremotheriumlaurilardi or giant ground sloth was excavated in 1975, in an important Pleistocene Fossil site called the Daytona Bone Bed. Approximately 130,000 years ago, the Giant Ground Sloth lived in the coastal area of Florida and specifically in Volusia County. This huge, hairy mammal weighed between three to five tons and rose to the height of 15-20 feet on its hind legs, was 5 feet wide and about 20 feet long. It was a plant eater (herbivorous) and is believed to have roamed Florida lands in herds searching for food. The Volusia County Giant Ground Sloth is the best preserved
and most complete fossil of this species in North America. And has made its home at The Center for Florida History at MOAS for the past 30 years. 352 S. Nova Road,
Daytona Beach. www.MOAS.org. 386.255.0285.

The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS)
The Root Family Museum
At the Museum of Arts & Sciences features one of the largest Coca-Cola® memorabilia collections in the world: teddy bears, Indy Series race cars, and other popular Americana. With every conceivable item relating to bottling, advertising, and the consumption of Coca-Cola® in their collection, the Root family has amassed one of the most historically important anthologies of the iconic American soft drink on which their family fortune is founded.
352 S. Nova Rd., Daytona Beach
www.MOAS.org. 386-255-0285.

Daytona Flea and Farmers’ Market
Arts & Crafts Show
(Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday) Daytona Flea and Farmers’ Market, 2987 Bellevue Avenue, Daytona Beach. The Daytona Flea Market invites you to a new monthly Arts & Crafts show! Row A-South will be set aside for this monthly show, concentrating on vendors with hand-made or home-made items in one area. No manufactured items will be permitted. The Market will feature painters, potters,
wood-workers, crafters and artists showcasing and selling their hand-made wares.
386-253-3330 www.daytonafleamarket.com.

Daytona Flea and Farmers’ Market
Classic Car Cruise-In
(Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)
9AM to 1PM. Admission: Free. Join us on the first Saturday of every month for the Classic Car Cruise-In sponsored by The Daytona Flea & Farmer’s Market and Steve’s Pickle Place. DJ Frank Roberts provides the tunes and emcees the show from 9 AM until 1 PM. Enjoy over 300 classic cars and trucks in The Market’s west parking lot. Bring your classic to the next event! There’s never a charge to show your car or to come out and see all the classics. Door Prize drawings for everyone that displays a vehicle! Rain date is Sunday. Daytona Flea and Farmers’ Market, 1425 Tomoka Farms Rd, Daytona Beach. 386.214.3018.

New Smyrna Beach

East Coast Cruiser Night
(Recurring Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
4PM to 8PM. Historic Downtown Canal Street becomes home to street rods and antique cars. Food, Fun and entertainment. FREE. Since 1999, East Coast Cruisers Car Club has proudly hosted the Canal Street Cruise. Expect to see anywhere from 200 to over 500 of the finest custom cars, trucks and motorcycles you’ll find anywhere.
www.eastcoastcruisersnsb.com
for more information.

Thru September 29
Daytona Beach Bandshell Concert Series & Fireworks
7PM. Free! The 2018 Bandshell Concert Series every Friday and Saturday night from May thru September features jazz, Dixieland, big band, folk, rhythm and blues, tribute bands and contemporary! Enjoying the sights and sounds at the historic 1937 coquina amphitheater is so easy – park in the Ocean Center garage, take the crosswalk to the Daytona Beach Bandshell in Oceanfront Park overlooking the Atlantic Ocean behind Ocean Walk Shoppes, rent a VIP chair for only $10, purchase a drink and enjoy the show. Saturday concerts are followed by a Free Fireworks Show at 9:45PM. More info at bandshell.com. Daytona Beach Bandshell,
70 Boardwalk Ave, Daytona Beach.

September 8 & 20, October 13 & 25, November 10 & 16

Ormond Beach Scenic Historical Bus Tour
Presented by the Ormond Beach Historical Society. This two hour tour includes the Ormond Scenic Loop, Fairchild Oak, Three Chimneys Sugar Mill Ruins, Ormond Indian Burial Mound and historic homes along the way. A knowledgeable tour guide will interpret the 30 sites on the route. Tickets are $20 for adults, $7 for ages 7-12, and can be purchased at the OBHS Welcome Center, 38 East Granada Blvd or by phone. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call 386.677.7005 for tickets or more information. Bus tours leave at 9:30AM from The Casements parking lot, 25 Riverside Dr, Ormond Beach.

September 29, October 27, November 24
Art Walk on Flagler Avenue
10AM to 5PM. Nearly a dozen local and Florida artists scatter along the Avenue at 12 retail locations. Artists change each month to offer a unique variety of fine art and crafts. Sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue, this event has been a part of the community for more than seven years. For more information, please call 386.428.1770. partyonflagler.com

September 29, October 27,
November 24
Flagler Avenue Wine Walk
1PM to 7PM. Explore interesting wines inside host locations and walk Flagler Ave. During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. $25 wine tasting passports are available at the corner of Flagler Ave and Peninsula Ave; at the corner of Flagler Ave and Cooper St or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Ave. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Passport sales end at 5:30PM. Some locations feature both one and multi-ticket wines to sample. $5 for an additional wine glass for sharing. partyonflagler.com.

Thru September 9
Four Footed & Fanciful Art Exhibit
Showcases the work of artists who create whimsical animal creatures. The exhibit features California artist Adonna Khare, creates large pieces using a carbon pencil; Cindy Burkett, uses torn pieces of paper from publications for her collages, and Don Nedobeck, creates fun animals, especially big fluffy cats. Admission: $2 donation please. Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, 78 East Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach. 386.676.3347. Free Parking.

September 1 – 2
Ocean Deck Labor Day Weekend Beach Party!
Enjoy the ONLY place where you can drink and party directly on the sand! Karaoke on the beach starts at 4PM! LIVE BANDS EVERY NIGHT! Ocean Deck, 127 Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach. 386.253.5224.
oceandeck.com

September 1 – 3
The Jurassic Quest Dinosaur Show
9AM to 8PM. It’s a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family! The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs! Over 100 true to life life-size dinosaurs. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride on a huge 24ft T Rex, or the spiky, overgrown, Carnotaurus. Realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. There are Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long hidden dinosaur bones. The “Dino Bounce” area has several towering dinosaur theme inflatable mazes, face painting, HUGE slides, and the multitrack Dino Bungee Pull, Dino crafts and much more! For info and to purchase tickets visit jurassicquest.com. Ocean Center,
101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach.

September 1, October 6, November 3
Craft Beer Walk
1PM to 7PM. Sample craft beers along historic Canal Street. Tickets $20. Includes: a 6 oz. Canal Street Craft Beer Walk souvenir glass and 12 sampling tickets that can be redeemed at 10 locations. A self-guided map is provided. The walk is held on the first Saturday of each month. Canal Street Craft Beer Walk tickets can be purchased at The Half Wall Beer House or New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co.
Visit: canalstreetcraftbeerwalk.com for event details. New Smyrna Beach.

September 8
MOAS 13th Annual Natural
History Festival
10AM to 3PM for a fun and exciting day of fossils, marine specimens, minerals, ecology, and more! Various presentations will take place hourly throughout the day.
10AM: Meet the cast of Fossil Hunters TV Show! See some of the most exciting adventures that these “fossilheads” have had over the last three years. 11am River of Grass, River of Time: The State of the Everglades in 2018. 12PM: The Diversity of Volusia’s Ecosystems. 1PM: A Short History of Nearly Everything 2PM: Smithsonian Environmental Research in the Indian River Lagoon.
Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Rd, Daytona Beach. 386.255.0285. MOAS.org

September 8
Planetarium Laser Rock Concert
Museum of Arts & Sciences state-of-the-art Planetarium. 7PM to 9:45PM. Tickets can be purchased in advance at MOAS front desk or at the event. Entry to the show will be through the Planetarium lobby entrance. Seating is limited. Snacks, beer and soft drinks can be purchased at the Museum to be enjoyed before the show. Laser Spirit, 7PM, Laser Zeppelin, 8PM; Pink Floyd – The Wall, 9PM. Admission: $5 for one show, $7 for two shows or $9 for three shows. Planetarium, Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Rd, Daytona Beach. 386.255.0285. MOAS.org

September 14 – 16
1st Annual Destination Daytona Trike Fest
Calling All 3 Wheelers for a 3-Day Rally at Destination Daytona. Friday Welcome Party and Live Music at Saints & Sinners Pub. Saturday morning Group Ride and Trike Show, prizes, games and more. Sunday Blessing of the Trikes. Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, 1637 North US Hwy. 1, Ormond Beach.

September 15 – 16
The Flagler Fondo
A two-day cycling event that includes cycling along the A1A Scenic and Historical Coastal Byway, the Ormond Scenic Loop and the Intracoastal Waterway. Route options range from 40 to 100 miles each day, plus a 28 mile course on Sunday of some of the most beautiful, waterfront, water view and cycling friendly roads in Florida as you pedal from Crescent Beach all the way down to Ponce Inlet! $75 single day or $140 both days.
Palm Coast. 407.509.6977.
Support@FlaglerFondo.com

September 14 – 16
Flagler Beach Pirate Invasion
at Veterans Park! Aye! The Pirates’ be comin’! Treasure hunts and puppet shows for the kids. A Jack of All Sparrows ‘look-a-like’ contest, tattoo contest, best beard contest and the best pirate joke contest are some of the fun to be had. The 2nd annual Pirate invasion will walk the streets in grand fashion to show their spirit with a grand parade. Come out and bring the kids in your best pirate gear. The thieves market will have plenty of pirate accessories, hats, patches and more. Plenty of parking along A1A and in neighboring lots. Flaglerbeachpirateinvasion.com.
105 S. 2nd St, Flagler Beach.

September 20 – 23
18th Annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival
One of Central Florida’s premier music events! A lively three-day affair with great jazz, food and lots of fun. Flagler Avenue has proven to be the perfect location, with concert goers going from club to club all day from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River. Through the years the festival has expanded to include Third Avenue, Canal Street, Atlantic Ave and the North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach. Visit nsbjazzfest.com for complete details

September 22
Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
Enjoy free Museum admission to any Smithsonian affiliated Museum today only when you present a Museum Day Live coupon! Visit Smithsonian.com/museumday for details and to download your coupon. Coupon does not include MOAS planetarium admission. Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Rd, Daytona Beach. 386.255.0285. MOAS.org

September 24
Climb to the Moon
6:30PM to 8PM at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Florida’s tallest lighthouse! Journey to top of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and experience this National Historic Landmark in all its glory. Join the Old Lighthouse Keeper on a personal tour of lighthouse and Lantern Room, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Ponce Inlet, and scenic inland waterways. Toast the setting sun with a sparkling beverage and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres by the light of the full moon with family and friends to breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, World’s Most Famous Beach and Ponce Inlet under the golden glow of the setting sun. Open to young and old alike, Climb to the Moon is offered only on the eve of each full moon. Admission $35. Participation is limited to 25 guests per event. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are sold on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Angel at admin@ponceinlet.org or 386.761.1821
ext. 10. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse,
4931 S. Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet.

September 24
MOAS After Hours
5PM to 7PM. Join the Museum of Arts & Sciences for exclusive after-hours access to all of the galleries, including a planetarium show, guided docent tours with live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from a local food truck. Cost is $5.
Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Rd, Daytona Beach. MOAS.org. 386.255.0285

September 28
Passport to the Jazz Age Gala
6PM to 10PM. Enjoy an evening filled with prohibition era cocktails, a progressive dinner showcasing the Museum, and a fabulous silent auction. Finish the evening with an exclusive performance by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra as they transport you to different cities that played a significant role in the incubation of jazz music and developed unique regional styles that would slowly influence and inform the larger language of jazz. $95 per person. Age 21+.
Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Rd, Daytona Beach. 386.255.0285. MOAS.org

September 29
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Concert
Jazz Cities: Regional Style & Evolution. Matinee 3PM to 5PM and Concert 7PM to 9PM. It is commonly accepted that New Orleans was the birthplace of jazz, but many cities and regions around the country played a significant role in the incubation of jazz music and developed unique regional styles that would slowly influence and inform the larger language of jazz. Paired with the continual evolution of technology, changing regional characteristics, migration, education, and cultural shifts, we will explore jazz as it has continued to evolve around the country and in new generations. $35.
Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Rd, Daytona Beach. 386.255.0285. MOAS.org

September 29 – 30
DeLand Craft Show
Saturday 10AM to 5PM; Sunday 10AM to 4PM. Free admission & parking. Celebrate the works of artists and crafters from throughout Florida in this 18th annual event! Stroll award-winning Woodland Boulevard in downtown DeLand while sampling delicious farm-to-table foods from nearby eateries, enjoy homemade chocolate treats and fresh-brewed coffees and teas. The lively event features entertainment, crafter demonstrations, chrildren’s activities and much more. 100 North Woodland Blvd.
in Historic Downtown DeLand. 386.738.0649. MainstreetDeLand.org.

October 4 – 7
Port Orange Family Days
9AM to 9PM.
Four-day festival
with carnival rides, food vendors, food trucks, entertainment, movie under the stars, and car show. The fun begins Thursday night with the opening of carnival, featuring $1 ride night, Food Truck and Car Show night too. Friday is ‘Movie Under the Stars’. Start off at the amphitheater Saturday morning for Mascot Breakfast and finish just in time for the big parade! The Amphitheater always has something exciting going on: a dance showcase, magicians or band performance. Free admission and free parking with family friendly fun for all ages!
1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange. 386.506.5935. familydays.com

October 5 – 7
NSB Country & Bluegrass Music Festival
Prepare yourself for a three-day, music-filled journey into two of America’s most celebrated and popular music genres – country and bluegrass! The festival features scores of bands playing at multiple locations around town! So dust off your cowboy hat and don’t forget your boots for a weekend full of fun! Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach. partyonflagler.com

October 6
6th Annual Tomoka Fest
10:30AM to 2:30PM. Bring the family for a day of learning about our natural resources through hands-on kids activities, guided hikes, exhibitor displays, living history demos, crafters, ranger programs and more. There will be guided park tram rides, food for sale, live music, local author’s book signings, live critters and a few surprises. So come out and “Fall for Our Parks”. $5 per vehicle (Limit 2-8 people per vehicle). Check for event updates at floridastateparks.org/park-events/Tomoka. 386.676.4075. Tomoka State Park,
2099 N. Beach St, Ormond Beach.

October 7
Corvettes at the Beach
10AM to 3PM The Flagler County Corvette Club presents the 16th annual “Corvettes at the Beach” car show. The show is located at the intersection of Route 100 and A1A, Flagler Beach. Day of Show Registration is $35 and is Display Class Only. Show registration is from 7:30AM until 10:00AM. Free to spectators and will take place rain or shine. Door prizes, gift baskets, food, music, and 50/50 raffle! flaglercountycorvetteclub.com. 386.437.6888. Veterans Park, 105 S. 2nd S, Flagler Beach.

October 12
Museum at Night at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
6PM to 8PM. Climb the lighthouse at night and learn about the science of Lighthouse Illumination at the tallest Lighthouse in Florida. All active teachers will be admitted free of charge with proof of employment. All activities are included with regular $6.95 admission, no advance reservations required. Please contact Mary Wentzel at mwentzel@ponceinlet.org, or 386.761.1821 ext. 18, for more information. To find these activities and much more visit ponceinlet.org. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse,
4931 S. Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet.

October 13
Ormond Beach Live Original Music & Art Festival
10AM to10PM. The Songwriters Showcases of America, a non-profit performance arts organization will be celebrating its 19th Anniversary and having its 41st Music Festival in Ormond Beach at the Casements and Rockefeller Gardens. The event will consist of 10 stages and over 120 original music acts comprising mostly of Rock, Folk, Jazz and Country music. In addition to the live music featured at the festival the event will also feature over 40 artist display booths, various trade booths, food court, beer garden,
kid zone and more. The Casements,
25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach.

October 18 – 21
Annual Motorcycle Swapmeet & Bike Show
At Daytona Flea and Farmers Market. Come for the daily Wall of Death free shows, Xtreme Fury Stunterz, dyno tuning, autographs with Top Fuels Nationals Dirt Drag Champion Paul Plummer and more! Enjoy browsing through literally tons of new and used parts, dealer spots, food and drink, and live music. Jam-On Productions presents the Motorcycle Swapmeet and Bike Show during the 26th Annual Daytona Beach Biketoberfest!
Daytona Flea and Farmers Market, 1475 Tomoka Farms Rd,
Daytona Beach. 386.206.5276.

October 18 – 21
Biketoberfest at the Lighthouse
Noon to 2PM daily. On display during the Biketoberfest event will be an exhibition chronicling the History of Motorcycles on the Beach. Discover what life was like in early 19th century Florida as you explore the historic Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station. Located ten miles south of Daytona on the World’s Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet is home to one of the largest, best preserved, and most complete light stations in the country. Climb 203 steps to the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse and explore the site’s historic keeper dwellings. All activities are included with regular admission. $6.95 Adults, $1.95 Children; free ages 2-11. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 Peninsula Drive,
Ponce Inlet. 386.761.1821. ponceinlet.org

October 18 – 21
26th Annual Biketoberfest®
A trip to Daytona for races, bike shows, and sand between your spokes. Each year over 150,000 motorcyclists roll into the Daytona Beach area for this multi-day, annual event called Biketoberfest. This extended weekend of fun and sun includes motorcycle shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides along A1A and other historic roadways, racing at Daytona International Speedway and vendors offering everything from the latest models to parts and accessories. Put your knees in the breeze for a 12- mile ride along a series of scenic state and county highways in Volusia County known as the Ormond Scenic Loop or ‘Loop’. Other popular rides include up and down Main Street, US 1 and Beach Street, thru Tomoka State Park and to the historic Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, located just south of Daytona Beach in Ponce Inlet. There’s also plenty of vibrant nightlife for Biketoberfest revelers. Famous Main Street bars offer food and drinks, as well as live entertainment and giveaways. If you have the need for speed, there are also multiple motorcycle races and demos on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. Details at daytonabeach.com/biketoberfest/events.

October 18 – 21
Fall Cycle Scene at Daytona International Speedway
The roar of motorcycles fills the air as two-wheel racing action returns to Daytona International Speedway during Fall Cycle Scene! Visiting motorcycle enthusiasts will enjoy a host of activities both on and off the track. Fall Cycle Scene wouldn’t be complete without CCS & ASRA motorcycle races. You can test-ride the latest and greatest motorcycles with free manufacturer demo rides. Valid motorcycle driver license and DOT approved helmet required to participate. Speedway Bike Show along the Midway displays some of the most unique motorcycles. Does your custom ride have what it takes to bring home the grand prize? Now’s your chance to show it off to other enthusiasts in the Speedway Bike Show on Saturday! See the Bikini Contest & Fashion Show in Harley-Davidson’s Thunder Alley. Bikers can find the nation’s top aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel companies at the Daytona Motorcycle Marketplace located in the Midway. More powerful than being here? Staying here. Whether you’re in a decked out motorcoach or a tent is more your style, Daytona offers a camping option in the 180-acre infield. Daytona International Speedway, 1800 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach. Call 1-800-PIT-SHOP for info. daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

October 19 – 21
35th Annual Race of Champions
October brings two wheel racing back to Daytona International Speedway with a roar! Featuring ASRA/American Sportbike Racing Sprints and ASRA Team Challenge Series offering the best seat time anywhere during the CCS/Championship Cup Series race weekend adding even more to the mix with competition on the Pro level. Also see Team Hammer Pro Practice and the National Championship Awards Ceremony. Visit ccsracing.us for details. Daytona International Speedway,
1801 W Int’l Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach.

October 20
Craft Beer Walk & Chili Cook-Off
Noon to 5PM. A favorite event for beer lovers and chili enthusiasts! The Original Craft Beer Walk & Chili Cook-Off inside participating business along Flagler Avenue. Look for the Craft Beer Walk signs! Craft Beer Tasting passports are $20 for 20 tasting tickets that you may use to taste any of over 80 craft beers along the Avenue. The Chili Cook-Off passports are also $15 which allows you to taste over 20 chili’s donated by local area restaurants. 100% of the Chili Cook-Off proceeds go to low cost mamogram’s for local NSB residents without health insurance. partyonflagler.com.
Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach.

October 24
Climb to the Moon
6:15PM to 7:45PM at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Florida’s tallest lighthouse! Journey to top of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and experience this National Historic Landmark in all its glory. Join the Old Lighthouse Keeper on a personal tour of lighthouse and Lantern Room, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Ponce Inlet, and scenic inland waterways. Toast the setting sun with a sparkling beverage and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres by the light of the full moon with family and friends to breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, World’s Most Famous Beach and Ponce Inlet under the golden glow of the setting sun. Open to young and old alike, Climb to the Moon is offered only on the eve of each full moon. Admission $35. Participation is limited to 25 guests per event. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are sold on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Angel at admin@ponceinlet.org or 386.761.1821 ext. 10. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S. Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet.

October 26 – 28
OktoberFast
11th Annual Porsche Club of America Daytona Club Race. Enjoy racing at its finest when the Porsche Club of America (PCA) comes to Daytona International Speedway! PCA is the largest single marquee racing series in the world. OktoberFast is host to the Trophy East, Enduro and 944 Cup races along with an exciting Autocross. Register online at Club Registration.net for all events. The 2-day registration option, Sat/Sun is $500 and the 3-day option is $550. Check-in 9:30AM, 11AM first car out; awards 3PM to 4PM. Daytona International Speedway, 1801 West International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach.

October 26 – 28
58th Annual Daytona Beach News-Journal’s Fall Home Show
Held in the Ocean Center Exhibit Hall. See and experience all the latest in home renovation, décor and remodeling with over 400 vendors! This event also features raffles, giveaways, contests, demos and tutorials. Open to the public. Free! Fri and Sat,
10AM to 6PM and Sun, 10AM to 3PM.
Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave,
Daytona Beach. News-JournalEvents.com

October 27
7th Annual King of the Grill
11AM. Enjoy the aroma and taste the best BBQ! Ormond Beach pits amateurs against local chefs in a delicious BBQ competition along the shore of the Halifax River! Serving up BBQ and a lot of family-fun and entertainment with live music, a beer garden, and a kids’ zone. Restaurants and amateurs, all compete for the title “King of the Grill“.
The Casements, Rockefeller Gardens,
25 Riverside Dr., Ormond Beach. 386.677.3454.

October 28
7th Annual Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon and 5K
7AM. There is no better way to spend an autumn morning than running and there won’t be a more beautiful run than along the eastern coastline of Volusia County. Begin near the base of the Dunlawton bridge. The half marathon route will take you south until you loop around the scenic Ponce Inlet lighthouse. When you cross the finish line prepare yourself for a great after party at our exclusive PartyZone! This race raises funds for local high school athletic departments. lighthouseloop.com. D.J.’s Deck,
79 Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange.

October 31
Ocean Deck Halloween Party!
The tradition continues! Featuring $3 ANYTHING! MIXED DRINKS, BEER, WINE OR SHOT – Only $3 bucks from 9PM to close! Ocean Deck, 127 Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach. 386.253.5224. oceandeck.com

October 31
New SmyrnaWEEN Halloween
8AM to11:30PM. Flagler Avenue comes alive for Halloween! In the evening, the avenue will be closed to car traffic and turn into one big block party! Restaurants, bars and pubs will be hosting costume contests and have drink or food specials. partyonflagler.com. Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach.

October 31
44th Annual Halloween Parade & Costume Contest
4PM to 7PM will begin on the corner of Orange Street and Canal Street and proceed east down Canal Street to the Chamber of Commerce parking lot. The costume contest will begin immediately following the parade. Various age groups will be judged…including adults! Only homemade costumes will be eligible for awards and no pre-registration
is required. FREE! 115 Canal Street,
New Smyrna Beach. 386.410.2890.

November 1 – 11
Volusia County Fair & Youth Show
Always a much-anticipated event, this fantastic fair always features fun midway rides, fabulous headliner entertainment, and great food and fun for the whole family! Admission $10 ages 13 and above,
$7 ages 6-12; free 5 and under with an adult. Hours 11AM until midway closes. Volusia County Fairgrounds,
3150 East New York Ave, DeLand. 386.734.9515. volusiacountyfair.com

November 3
Beach House 5K and Sand & Sun Fest
10AM out and back on the beach, starting at the Ocean Deck. For runners, this a chip timed event with age group awards and best overall male and female. In honor of Veterans Day, special prizes for 1st place by any US military veteran or active military member who participates. beachhouse5k.com. If you aren’t a runner, the event also serves as an awareness walk and fundraiser for Beach House Runaway Shelter. FREE childcare in the KidZone for children ages 2 and up, with supervised activities. Music, refreshments, door prizes, T-shirts & Goodie Bags, beach volleyball and FREE Valet Parking provided by Ocean Deck. 127 S. Ocean Ave,
Daytona Beach. oceandeck.com

November 3 – 4
56th Annual Halifax Art Festival
Sat 9AM to 5PM; Sun 10AM to 4PM is the second oldest continual art festival in the state of Florida! Attracting 45,000+ visitors to view and purchase the works of over 252 fine artists and artisans from all over the country, a student art competition and children’s activities too. Live music will be featured both Saturday and Sunday. Plenty of seating will be available in Riverfront Park on the Halifax River to enjoy the music or a snack. Shoppers can choose from good, old-fashion festival food or the many fine bistros and restaurants along Beach Street. Downtown Daytona Beach historic Beach Street area between Bay Street and Orange Ave. HalifaxArtFestival.org 386.255.0285.

November 3 – 4
18th Annual DeLand Original Music Festival
1PM to 1AM. “The Largest One-Day Independent Original Musical Festival in the Southeast”. Everything from Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Hip Hop, Electronica, Industrial, Folk, Christian Rock, Metal, Ska and more – OVER 170 ACTS ON 28 STAGES. In addition to over 40 Art Displays and various vendors. A 12 hour monumental celebration of the creativity of music and art! $15 at the gate; kids 12 and under free. RAIN OR SHINE. Held throughout the Historic Downtown DeLand District, DeLand, FL. For more info on the event go to www.ssa.cc

November 8 – 11
42nd Annual Greek Festival
Celebrate Greek culture, food, music, dancing and libations at the annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival. Sample authentic Greek cuisine created from family recipes. Enjoy the sounds of traditional Greek music while the church’s Saint Demetrios Dancers perform folk dances in costume. A family-friendly, indoor and outdoor event in a lively atmosphere along the Halifax River. Relax in the coffeehouse, enjoy a beer or glass of ouzo at the Taverna or sip wine at one of the riverfront tables. Craft and souvenir booths full of Greek-themed gifts and jewelry. Free parking and free admission.
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 134 N Halifax Ave, Daytona Beach. 386.252.6012

November 10 – 11
The 27th Annual Flamingo Follies
Holiday Art Show will be held from 9AM to 5PM daily along Flagler Avenue. Enjoy more than 120 artists and crafters from around the state, displaying their work. Artists, entertainment and food vendors will line the Avenue. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity to buy local gifts for the holiday season. Admission is free. Along Flagler Avenue (Beachside), New Smyrna Beach. 386.424.2175. partyonflagler.com.

November 11
Veteran’s Day at the Lighthouse
10AM to 6PM. Admission free for all veterans and active duty service men and women with proof of service ID. Constructed in 1887, the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse has guided ships along the Florida coast for more than 130 years! Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the Ponce Inlet Light Station is now home to one of the largest and most comprehensive lighthouse museum’s in the country. All activities are included with regular admission. $6.95 Adults, $1.95 Children; free ages 2-11. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet. 386.761.1821. ponceinlet.org.

November 15 – January 15
Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular Tours
Decks the halls, walls and ceilings for the holidays! Magical and awe-inspiring Christmas décor tour. Built in 1886 for famed hat maker John B. Stetson, this winter retreat was the only richly detailed “Gilded Age” mansion built in Florida before the 20th Century. Reservations required! $26.63 CASH ONLY! 75-90 minute tours daily (except Sun mornings) 10:30AM, 1:30PM, 5PM. Mansion is still a private residence. Free Parking. Stetson Mansion, 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand. 386.873.0167. stetsonmansion.com

November 16
The Ultimate Holiday Tradition! MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS
7:30PM. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year! The Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach. 386.671.3460

November 17
Travis Tritt
With full band 7:30PM – Live at The Peabody. More than 25-years after he launched his music career, the Southern-rock influenced artist continues to stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. Over the course of his career, Tritt has produced over 25 million in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the country radio charts, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Can I Trust You With My Heart” and “Foolish Pride.” Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter” and “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.” The Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach. 386.671.3460

November 17 – 18
DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts
10AM to 5PM. Free! Woodland Boulevard blossoms into an artist’s garden of color every November! More than 50,000 patrons will enjoy the fine art exhibits presented by over 175 juried artists of various mediums including painting, glass, sculpture, jewelry, leather, photography, printmaking, wood, ceramics, and fiber. Enjoy musical performances with a broad range representing a variety of styles: blues, folk, rock, jazz and other unique musical genres. The outdoor stage music performances are presented at the Pioneer Park Stage
(Rich Ave) and at the Indiana Ave Stage. There are also street performances, plays and films presents during the festival weekend. Downtown Historic District, Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386.738.5705.
DeLandFallFestival.com

November 17 – 18
10th Annual Riverfest Seafood Festival
Free! Enjoy two days of music all day, and maybe even a pirate or two, seafood, water sports, learn to fish, kid’s activities for all ages, Sunday boat rides and Rubber Duckie 5K River Run, plenty to eat, boat show, draft beer, lots of vendors and more on the Halifax River in Ormond Beach! More than a dozen food vendors offer up seafood in all its forms, including local oysters, crab, shrimp and fresh fried fish, scrumptious desserts along with hot dogs, BBQ and landlubber foods too. Whether you prefer active water play or just sitting back and enjoying the view with a plate of fresh seafood, Riverfest has something to enjoy.
Sat 10AM to 6PM, Sun 11AM to 5PM.
Rockefeller Gardens at The Casements,
26 Riverside Dr, Ormond Beach. 386.492.2938. Free parking shuttle each
day from City Hall. ormondriverfest.com

November 17
72 Mile Garage Sale
8AM to 2PM. While the 9th Annual Super Scenic A1A Highway Garage Sale specifically seeks to attract shoppers and browsers to its designated sites, it also brings people to the communities along a 72-mile stretch. Registration fees pay for signs to direct motorists to vendor sites and also help to promote A1A National Scenic Byway.
The sale follows the scenic byway’s length, which runs from Flagler Beach north to
Ponte Vedra Beach. A printable map and list of all the registered sites can be found at
scenica1a.org. Veterans Park,
105 S. 2nd St, Flagler Beach on A1A.

November 21
Thanksgiving Eve Annual Party at the Ocean Deck
Come in and empty the bar! Enjoy $3 Anything! Any Mixed Drink, Beer, Wine or Shot – Only $3 from 9PM to close! Ocean Deck, 127 Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach. 386.253.5224. oceandeck.com

November 22
Turkey Day Beach 5K Run
8AM to 10AM. Gobble, Gobble! What better way to enjoy your Turkey Day than by burning those calories before the big meal?! Runners, walkers, and joggers of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Prizes for the best costumes and free t-shirts! Pilgrims, Native Americans, and even turkeys are all welcomed! Don’t miss the post-race social, with plenty of games, including a turkey toss, where you can win Thanksgiving themed prizes. Please re-donate any food prizes to local food banks and nonprofits. Race proceeds benefit Southern Stone Charities, so bring the whole family out to make some unforgettable Thanksgiving memories! $30. 201 Buenos Aires St,
New Smyrna Beach.

November 22
Thanksgiving Day At Ocean Deck
Open all day serving full bar and full menu. Turkey Sucks! Eat Crab! Crab Special All Day! Drink specials all day and Happy Hour! Ocean Deck, 127 Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach. 386.253.5224. oceandeck.com

November 22 – 25
45th Annual Turkey Run
Take a walk down memory lane and relive a 45-year tradition with the Daytona Turkey Run, the largest combined classic car show and swap meet in the United States. Admission $15 Thur, Fri, Sat 8AM to 4PM and $10 Sun, 8AM to 2PM. Children under 11 are Free! A family event held in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach. 386.255.7355. turkeyrun.com

November 23
Thanksgiving Gifts Event
10AM to 2PM. Looking for something to do other than shopping on Black Friday? Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Gifts Day. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the grounds, climb the tower and visit with the “Old Lighthouse Keeper” and learn about turn of the century life at historic Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Participants create holiday ornaments that were handmade by families over 100 years ago. Call 386.761.1821 ext. 18, for more info. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse,
4931 Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet.

November 23
Climb to the Moon
5PM to 6:30PM at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Florida’s tallest lighthouse! Journey to top of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and experience this National Historic Landmark in all its glory. Join the Old Lighthouse Keeper on a personal tour of lighthouse and Lantern Room, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Ponce Inlet, and scenic inland waterways. Toast the setting sun with a sparkling beverage and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres by the light of the full moon with family and friends to breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, World’s Most Famous Beach and Ponce Inlet under the golden glow of the setting sun. Climb to the Moon is offered only on the eve of each full moon. Admission $35. Participation is limited to 25 guests per event. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are sold on a
first come first serve basis. Please contact
Angel at admin@ponceinlet.org or 386.761.1821 ext. 10. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse,
4931 S. Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet.

November 24
8th Annual Light Up Volusia
5PM to 9PM. Free! Fun filled holiday event at the Ocean Center! On the east plaza of the convention center. Highlights of the event include the lighting of a 50-foot holiday tree at 7:15PM, the arrival of Mr and Mrs Claus, holiday refreshments, children’s activities, entertainment, holiday showcases and a gingerbread house competition. 386.254.4500 or visit www.oceancenter.com/lightupvolusia. Ocean Center, 101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Ave, Daytona Beach.

November 25
Jersey Boys
7PM is the Tony and Grammy Award® winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” *Advisory: JERSEY BOYS contains authentic, “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for ages 12+. Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach. 386.671.3460. PeabodyDaytona.com

November 30 – Dec 2
40th Annual Casements Christmas Gala
Holiday extravaganza spans the entire weekend The former Rockefeller home is decked with decorations, filled with trimmed trees, alive with musical entertainment, and packed with handcrafted goodies for sale. Starting 6pm Friday with the lighting of The Casements and then lighting the 36 foot Christmas tree in Rockefeller Gardens. Fun holiday activities for everyone from ages 1-99 including Santa and Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, train rides, and ice cream. General admission tickets are $5 each; children 12 and under are free. Tickets are valid the entire weekend. The gala will be from 6PM to 9PM Fri, 11AM to 4PM Sat and Noon to 4PM Sun. Call 386-673-5312 for special event tickets and info. The Casements,
25 Riverside Dr, Ormond Beach. 386.676.3216. thecasements.net

OTHER FLORIDA HAPPENINGS ONGOING

Art Walk Historic River District
Downtown Fort Myers comes alive
artistically on the 1st Friday of each month, when local art galleries, restaurants and boutiques join together for Art Walk from 6PM to 10PM with art shows, live artist demonstrations, shopping and dining. FortMyersArtWalk.com

October 7
VIVA Tampa Bay
Hispanic Heritage Festival Tampa: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during this fun annual family art and cultural festival that includes Latin food, arts and craft vendors, local bands, cultural dance exhibitions and more. 11am to 6pm. Takes place at Centennial Park,1800 E 8th Ave, Tampa. Info: AllAmericanMusicEvents.com.

October 19 – 28
39th Annual Fantasy Fest® Celebration “Oh…The Games We Play”
Key West: This wildly outrageous, world renowned event celebrates 39 years of fun and debauchery starting with the crowning ceremony of the King and Queen of Fantasy Fest. This year’s theme is a sure to be a “cranium conundrum” for costume ideas. Become your favorite game show host, bring to life your childhood board games, or transport yourself into your most loved nether world. More info: 305-295-9112; FantasyFest.com.