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So you’ve reached your final Florida destination, now what? Well, hold tight because this is one Florida destination where the fun never stops! Here’s a quick list of fun Daytona Beaches’ happenings that you won’t want to miss!

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Daytona Flea & Farmers Market

Is open 9am to 5pm, Rain or Shine year-round, including all holidays except Christmas Day! 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! Over 2.5 million visitors per year! FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING. Open extra days for Christmas, Race Week & Bike Week! Call for info: 386.253.3330. 1425 Tomoka Farms Rd, Daytona Beach. 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. 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 MOAS.org. 386-255-0285.

Daytona Flea and Farmers’ Market
Arts & Crafts Show

(Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday) Daytona Flea and Farmers’ Market, 1425 Tomoka Farms Road, Daytona Beach. The Daytona Flea Market invites you to a new monthly Arts & Crafts show! Row D 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. 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.

ONGOING
Bus Tour of Historic Ormond Beach

Two-hour tour includes Ormond Scenic Loop, Fairchild Oak, Three Chimneys Sugar Mill Ruins, Ormond Indian Burial Mound, historic homes and more! A knowledgeable tour guide will describe historic sites along the way. Bus tours leave from The Casements parking lot, 25 Riverside Drive, at 9:45am. Tickets: Adults- $22. Children- $7. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call 386.677.7005 or visit the website for times at OrmondHistory.org and to purchase tickets.

Thru May 5
My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action!

Experience the escapades of iconic superheroes with this pumped-up collection of international artworks in a variety of media. As contemporary idols, superheroes provide a rich source of inspiration for artists around the world. My Hero! Celebrates and re-envisions the possibilities that exist when you have a magic cape, lasso, or some superhuman power that changes everything. Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach. 386.255.0285. moas.org

Thru May 2019
Gone Fishin’

This exhibition emphasizes Florida’s reputation as one of the greatest sport fishing areas in the world. From locals with simple cane poles to celebrities on yachts decked out for challenging sailfish and tarpon. Included are works by A.E. Backus (an unusual painting by him which includes a real mounted sailfish), Jules Andre Smith’s vision of fishing for dinner, Waldo Pierce’s self-portrait of shark fishing with his close friend Ernest Hemingway, fishing camps such as David Burliuk’s color interpretations, plus underwater scenes and ship portraits of luxury fishing vessels. Seen for the first time is the important and large (8′ x 4′) Strife of the Sea – a work by the noted artist and architect, Sam Stoltz. Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, 352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach. 386.255.0285. MOAS.org.

Feb 27 – March 2
American Quilter’s Society – AQS QuiltWeek

The event offers many different educational options. You will find internationally known instructors and speakers that are famous for their books and quilting techniques. Classes on embroidery, piecing, color, design and creative crafts. Hours are Wednesday – Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday 9am to 4pm. Ticket prices are $14 single day for non-members and 20% off for members. americanquiltsociety.com. Ocean Center, 101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach. quiltweek.com. Open to the public. 270.898.7903

March 1 & 2
Sci-Fi Movie Night in the Planetarium:
Interstellar

7-10:30pm. Nominated for five Academy Awards and winner of Best Visual Effects, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is set in a dystopian future with Earth on the brink of collapse. The film follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in desperate search of a new home for humanity. Presented in rectangular 16:9 aspect ratio on the planetarium dome in stunning 4K Ultra High Def, with surround sound, this will surely be a unique viewing experience. Popcorn and snacks available at the concession stand. This event will start promptly at 7PM with no late entry. Rated PG-13. After the movie, stay for a discussion on how the scientifically accurate visual effects of Interstellar bring the story to life. $10. Planetarium at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road Daytona Beach. 386.255.0285. MOAS.org.

March 2
New Smyrna Beach Gumbo Festival & Cook-Off

12- 5pm, on Flagler Avenue!! The Gumbo Festival & Cook-Off features a variety of gumbos from local eateries – vote on your favorite. Gumbo Tasting Passports are $15 each and go on sale at 11am, the day of the event. This is a CASH event and passports can be purchased at the tent located at Famous Philly’s, on the corner of Cooper Street and Flagler Avenue. Proceeds go directly to the 2019 Mardi Gras Parade on Flagler Avenue. partyonflagler.com

March 3
6th Annual Taste of Ormond

4-7PM. Enjoy samples from two dozen of Ormond Beach’s best restaurants all under the cover of an enormous tent. Watch the sunset; listen to great music. Tickets are only $65 per person and include unlimited food, wine and beer samples and more! Call 386.492.2938 for Tickets. Rockefeller Gardens, 25 Riverside Dr, Ormond Beach. ormondbeachmainstreet.com.

March 5
Let the Good Times Roll at the 13th Annual Flagler Avenue Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade

7pm. Watch all of the Mardi Gras themed floats, decorated cars, and community acts as they throw out Mardi Gras beads during the parade! The parade route will begin at S. Atlantic Avenue, turn west on Flagler Avenue, and head down to Pine Street to end. Viewing will be available along Flagler Avenue between S. Atlantic and Pine Street on both sides of the street. After the parade Celebrate Fat Tuesday on Flagler Avenue with Mardi Gras-themed music and food specials at 10 venues along the Avenue. Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5-8pm. partyonflagler.com

March 9
Planetarium Laser Rock Concert

in the Museum of Arts & Sciences state-of-the-art Planetarium. 7-9:45pm. 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. 7PM: Laser Beatles, 8PM: Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon; 9PM: Rush 2112. Admission: $5 for one show, $7 for two shows and $9 for three shows. Planetarium at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road Daytona Beach. 386.255.0285. MOAS.org.

Mar 8 – 17
Jam-On Productions 41th Annual Worlds Largest Swapmeet

During the 78th Annual Daytona BikeWeek! 9am-5pm daily. Come for the daily Wall of Death free shows, Xtreme Fury Stunterz show, motorcycle demolition derby, dyno tuning, autographs with Top Fuels Nationals Dirt Drag Champion Paul Plummer and much more! Enjoy browsing through literally tons of new and used parts, foods from corn dogs to lobster rolls, ice cream, drinks, and live music. Daytona Flea and Farmers Market, 1475 Tomoka Farms Rd, Daytona Beach. 386.206.5276

Mar 9
Light the Night 5K Run/Walk

6:15-10PM. Trailhead (230 W Pine Avenue). Participants are encouraged to wear glow-in-the-dark clothing to this nighttime race. Hosted by the city of New Smyrna Beach. 230 W Pine Ave, New Smyrna Beach. $35. 386.410.2890.

March 8 – 10 and March 14 – 16
Bike Week at the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse

Take a leisurely ride out South Atlantic Avenue to the historic Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and discover 130 years of maritime history as you tour one of the largest, and best preserved light stations in the country. Climb 175 feet to the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse where spectacular views of the World’s Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, and inland waterways await. Open daily from 10AM till 6PM with special activities scheduled March 8th-10th, and 14th-16th from Noon to 2PM. All activities are included with regular admission $6.95 Adults; $1.95 Children 2-11, no advance reservations required. 386.761.1821 ext. 10. 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet. ponceinlet.org.

March 16
The 2019 Suds and Spuds Festival

Get in the Spirit and be Irish for a day from 1-6pm. Taste all that is Irish with 20 different Craft Beers and 15 different potatoes dishes served at the host locations along Flagler Avenue! The Suds and Spuds Festival Passports are $25 and include 20 drink tickets for the Craft Beer tasting, plus all the different Potato creations. This is a CASH event and passports can be purchased the day of the event beginning at 12pm. Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach. partyonflagler.com

March 19
Once Upon A Storytime

10-11am. Please join us on our North Lawn at the Gazebo for a story, craft and snack! This is a FREE event for children 4 and under. Please RSVP by calling 386.676.3216. Located at The Casement’s North Lawn Gazebo, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach.

March 20
Climb to the Moon

6:30-8PM. Join the 130 year old historic Ponce De Leon Lighthouse once each month to toast the setting sun and rising of the full moon with a sparkling beverage and light hors d’oeuvres, at the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse. Open to young and old alike. Reservations a must. Tickets $35 and must be purchased in advance and sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 South Peninsula Drive in Ponce Inlet. For reservations email: rsvp@ponceinlet.org or call 386.761.1821 ext 10.

March 21
The Sound of Music

7:30PM. THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC! The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Acade my Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach. peabodyauditorium.org

March 21 – 24
GODSPELL: Live Musical Theater

7:30PM. Tony Award Nominee, Best Original Score 1977. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (a three time Grammy and Academy Award Winner, “Wicked”). A beautiful community forms around Jesus and his parables and learns to carry his message after his crucifixion. Admission: $18. Location: Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Rd, Daytona Beach. 386.690-.9295.

March 22 – 24
30th Annual Spring Turkey Run Car Show

8AM-4PM. Enjoy three days of family friendly FUN! From the classics to street rods, the Spring Turkey Run car show is the largest and most diverse display of automobiles! Happening at Daytona International Speedway’s infield, watch as the World Center of Racing transforms into a car enthusiasts’ dream. There’s always a wide variety of new, used, hard-to-find and custom parts, and all makes and models are on sale. Enjoy great food with a festive atmosphere that also includes musical entertainment and arts and crafts in Artisan Alley. Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach. 386.255.7355

March 23
Florida Heritage Day

Join the Lighthouse for an afternoon of fun, 10:30am to 2:30pm for family-oriented activities while you explore one of the nation’s largest and best preserved light stations. Talk to historic re-enactors, examine historic artifacts, and climb 203 steps to the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse where panoramic views of the World’s Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, and the surrounding inland waterways await. All activities are included with regular admission, no advance reservations required. Open daily from 10AM-6PM. Admission: $6.95 Adults, $1.95 Children ages 2-11. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. 386.761.1821 ext 10. Or visit the website ponceinlet.org.

March 23
Reach the Beach Daytona Nationals

American Cheer and Dance Academy – ACDA is a leading cheer and dance event producer – bringing you Reach the Beach Nationals and many other top-notch events. No Spectator Fees! All participants receive a RTB Nationals beach bag. All teams receive a team trophy! All division winners receive a RTB National Champion banner! All division winners receive a RTB National Champion Jacket! $1,000 awarded to Highest Scoring team of the day! Visit ACDASPIRIT.com. Oceanfront Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach.

March 23
Art Walk on Flagler Avenue

10am-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

March 23
Flagler Avenue Wine Walk

1-7PM. 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

March 29 – 31
Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit Championships – FFCC

The Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit (FFCC) offers a competitive outlet during winter for color guard, indoor marching percussion and concert percussion teams and Winds. Our competitive season begins in January and culminates in our Circuit Championships. Our contests follow the rules and criteria of Winter Guard International (WGI) and are judged by both local and national judges trained to use WGI’s adjudication criteria. Our Mission: To promote positive educational experiences through the competitive arena via the indoor pageantry arts. https://ffcc.org/. Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach.

March 31
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

3PM. The GRAMMY® award winning Buffalo Philharmonic returns to The Peabody for a spectacular season finale. The orchestra made history in 1998 by appointing JoAnn Falletta as its new maestra, making her the first female music director of a major U.S. symphony orchestra. This matinee will include Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring the fabulous Fabio Bidini, in his third appearance here in Daytona Beach. Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach. peabodyauditorium.org

March 28 – 31
Port Orange Spring Fair and Food Festival

This is a four‑day family festival with carnival, crafters and kids zone. This spring event is more about the FOOD! Enjoy a wide variety of food vendors over the 4-day event, well complemented by a large Beer and Wine area. Stroll thru the food vendors and take in the fantastic sights and aromas of Greek, Spanish, Italian, Seafood and many other vendors cooking fresh for you! Live Music typically includes bands at the Amphitheater all 4 days, with the highlight being Saturday night’s Tribute Band! Hear live acoustic sounds in the beer area, or find a strolling musician. The Skate and BMX contest is also held during this event, and hosts skaters from all over the Southeast! FREE admission, parking, and live music! Open 8am-6pm daily. City Center Sports Complex, 4625 City Center Dr, Port Orange. 386.506.5935. familydays.com

April 4 – 7
NCA & NDA Daytona Beach Classic Cheer & Dance Championships

Awe inspiring athletes from across the country will be competing in the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) and National Dance Association’s (NDA) National Championship and Daytona Beach International Championship. The competitions, which are expected to attract more than 12,000 athletes and spectators, will take place at the Ocean Center, Bandshell and Peabody Auditorium. Ocean Center, 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona. 800-nca-2win. For information visit nca.varsity.com/College/Nationals

April 4 – 7
NSSA East Coast Surf Championships

The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) nonprofit organization’s mission is to encourage and assist its members to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition. The NSSA promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers. Since 1978, the NSSA program philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships which is regarded as the highest profile youth surfing event in America. 7am-7pm Inlet at New Smyrna Beach.

April 6
Florida Lighthouse Day

10:30am-2:30pm. Join the Lighthouse for Family Fun activities and workshops designed for children and families. Come visit our Lighthouse museums and climb the largest lighthouse in Florida. Meet our lighthouse keeper as he describes his duties at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. All activities are included with regular $6.95 admission, no advance reservations required. Contact Mary Wentzel at mwentzel@ponceinlet.org, or (386) 761-1821 ext. 18, for more information. To find these activities and much more visit the website at ponceinlet.org

April 6
Jackson Browne

8:00 PM. Singer Songwriter Jackson Browne announces an acoustic concert run in the South and Florida beginning March 22 through April 9. Accompanying Jackson during the March and April shows are longtime band mates and vocalists Alethea Mills and Chavonne Stewart, and the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz. For more information, please visit jacksonbrowne.com. Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach. peabodyauditorium.org

April 6
Canal Street Historic District Craft Beer Walk

(Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday) 1-7PM. Sample craft beers along historic Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach at participating business and restaurants. Each location has 2-3 beers for you to choose from. Ages 21+. Admission: $20 (CASH ONLY)*, includes a Canal Street souvenir glass, 12 sampling tickets and a map of participating locations. On Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach. Visit canalstreetbeerwalk.com for info.

April 6
Cheer at the Pier

2-5pm. Join us for surfside sips and samples on the iconic Flagler Beach Pier. We’ll have live music and local restaurants serving food, wine and beer tastings! Tickets are $30 at the door. Your ticket enters you in a raffle for great prizes! Proceeds support the Flagler Beach Museum. For information – check our website at flaglerbeachmuseum.com. Flagler Beach Pier, 105 S 2nd St, Flagler Beach. 386.517.2025

April 11 – 14
National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs Annual NAIGC

National Championships featuring collegiate and adult competition at all levels. Open to the public, ticket price is by donation. The public can see gymnasts of all ages (18+) and all levels (beginner through level 10) compete in one space. Men’s and women’s gymnastics, tumbling & trampoline all under one roof. https://naigc.org/event/2019-nationals-daytona-flordia/.

April 13
Steve Solomon: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy”

7-9:30pm. Steve has met with rave reviews and great audience acclaim throughout the country; and became one of the longest running one-man shows in Broadway history. To say that an evening spent with Steve Solomon is like being with a dear, funny friend, is an understatement. In truth, an evening with Steve is more like being with dozens of hilarious friends and eccentric members of your own family. $39.90. Flagler Auditorium, 5500 E Hwy 100, Palm Coast. 386.437.7547. flaglerauditorium.org.

April 13
Eggstravaganza

Hop on over to historic Downtown Daytona Beach! Bring the kids for games, candy, and more at this spectacular spring event. 1-4pm. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. riverfrontshopsofdaytona.com

April 13 -14
Ormond Beach Celtic Festival Returns For Its 9Th Year Of Music, Food And Fun

Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds and tastes of Celtic heritage when the Ormond Beach Celtic Festival returns to Rockefeller Gardens with folk music, food and fun from the seven Celtic Nations and beyond. This nine-year old festival occupies two downtown parks along the Halifax River and fills them with 5 music stages, a Highland Games, clans and Celtic societies from throughout the region as well as a host of other activities. The weekend attracts more than 8,000 locals and visitors each year. Admission is $10 each day for adults, children 12 and under free. Free Parking, including free off-site parking at Ormond Beach City Hall, with free shuttle service to the Festival activities. ormondbeachcelticfestival.com.

April 13 -14
P1 AquaX Daytona Beach Grand Prix

11AM-4PM daily. P1Aquax is a family-friendly event for fast action, jet ski racing enthusiasts. P1 AquaX is the fastest growing personal watercraft racing series in the world and is returning to the World’s Most Famous Beach in Daytona Beach to kick off the 2019 season! This two-day event will showcase both professional and amateur racers traveling from around the world including England and Canada to battle it out for that 1st place trophy! The Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is the place to be over this race weekend, giving the best views of the race course, world-class service with music and fun for all! Free beachfront parking is available next to the hotel. Hard Rock Hotel, Daytona Beach, 918 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach.

April 14
12th Annual Picnic and Pops Concert

Join the Jacksonville Symphony and bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoor concert (tables, chairs, and plastic table coverings provided). $500 for table of 10; $50 per ticket. 6:30PM Park opens, 8PM Concert. Palm Coast Arts Foundation Park, 1500 Central Ave, Palm Coast. palmcoastartsfoundation.com/events 386.225.4394.

April 15
52nd Annual Easter Beach Run!

This festive, Easter-themed beach run was established in 1967 and is now the oldest consecutive footrace in the State of Florida. Participants enjoy a scenic run on the World’s Most Famous Beach while traveling out and back for the 4-mile race, 2-mile fun run or health walk. Kids run the 1/4-mile race, 100 and 50-yard dash. Following the race, registered participants head over to title sponsor, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. for shrimp and grits. Professionally chip-timed by the 5K Race Director. Cash prizes for the top three overall finishers. 2019 custom “finisher” medals for the first 1,000 registered runners and walkers completing the race. Start/Finish at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, 250 N Atlantic Ave. easterbeachrundaytona.com

Apr 18
11th Annual New Smyrna Beach Food Festival

3-10PM. The festival showcases scores of local restaurants selling tastes of their best dishes at “sample-size prices” from $3 to $5. The Festival is designed to allow guests to stroll the avenue and enjoy tastes of sumptuous food from multiple restaurants. The restaurants will be competing for New Smyrna Beach’s winner-take-all “Best on the Beach” award. In addition to the food booths, the festival offers local artisans, live entertainment inside host sponsor locations, venders, sponsor displays and exhibits. Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic to accommodate the festival from Pine Street to S. Atlantic. Parking is plentiful throughout the Flagler Avenue arts-entertainment-shopping district on pocket parking lots, side streets and lots behind many of the businesses. Flagler Ave Beachside off the N. Causeway from US 1/Ridgewood, New Smyrna Beach. partyonflagler.com

April 19
Climb to the Moon

7- 8:30 pm. Join the 130 year old historic Ponce De Leon Lighthouse once each month to toast the setting sun and rising of the full moon with a sparkling beverage and light hors d’oeuvres, at the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse. Open to young and old alike. Reservations a must. Tickets $35 and must be purchased in advance and sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 South Peninsula Drive in Ponce Inlet. For reservations email: rsvp@ponceinlet.org or call 386.761.1821 ext 10

April 20
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt Party

9:45 AM to 11:00 AM. Hippity hop! It’s time to hunt for delightful Easter eggs at Davies Lighthouse Park in Ponce Inlet. Make a day of it and enjoy the playground, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Marine Science Center. With nearby restaurants, fishing charters and eco tours, there’s something for everyone! Davies Lighthouse Park, 4931 S. Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet.

April 21
7th Annual New Smyrna Beach Easter Celebration

Various age groups hunt for Easter Eggs. 12-2PM. Old Fort Park Archeological Site 200 N Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach. 386.236.2163

April 22 – 28
2019 Jeep Beach

Jeep enthusiasts gather to celebrate a passion for off-road vehicles over seven days of family-friendly fun for Jeep owners. Attracting Jeepers and Jeep industry vendors from all over the USA, Canada, and overseas. Jeep Beach brings a week of fun in the sun with thousands of your closest Jeep friends! The largest Jeep only five-day event in the southeast United States, Jeep Beach has become one of the premier Jeep events in the United States. Jeep Beach is a Jeep only charity event held each April in Daytona Beach to raise much needed funds for worthwhile local and national charities and organizations. Citywide, on the beach and at Daytona International Speedway. Visit jeepbeach.com for complete information.

April 25 – 26
The New Smyrna Beach Wine and Food Festival

Showcasing over 250 wines with food pairings from acclaimed local chefs. All proceeds from this event will go towards our benefiting charity The Atlantic Center for the Arts. This year, the festival has expanded to include a winemaker’s dinner on Thursday April 25th and the Grand Tasting on Friday April 26th. Once again the festival will be held at the World Class Brannon Center, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway in New Smyrna Beach. Visit nsbwinefest.com for more information.

Apr 27
Art Walk on Flagler Avenue

10am-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

Apr 27
Flagler Avenue Wine Walk

1-7PM. 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.

April 26 – 27
Port Orange Lakeside Jazz Festival

Established in 1998 and serving as one of the premiere jazz festivals in the southeastern United States, this event offers a unique blend of quality adjudication and special performances in the pristine setting of an outdoor lakeside amphitheater situated just minutes from Daytona’s “World’s Most Famous Beach. Over 85 jazz bands and combos from MS, HS, College, University and Military jazz will perform. Jazz fans love the outdoor bandshell venue by the beautiful lake, with an arts & crafts show ’round it on Saturday. Food booths, good music under the sun & the stars! A memorable festival experience for all. Don’t miss it! City Center, Port Orange. 386.562.2513. Visit lakesidejazz.org for complete details.

May 3 – 5
The National High School Drill Team Championships

Taking place in the Ocean Center’s Exhibit Hall, Arena & Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. Ocean Center, 101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach.

April 27
The Water Festival

10 AM – 4 PM activities will include a sidewalk chalk-art competition, live DJ and dancing, educational displays, interactive dance performances, live mermaids, a Blessing of the Waters inspired by a Native-American tradition, children’s games and activities, vendor booths and other exciting opportunities for entertainment and education. The Water Festival is for all ages to celebrate water, to learn and to join together to preserve and protect these essential natural resources. West Indiana Ave in DeLand will be blocked off from traffic. volusiawater.org

May 4 – 5
46th Annual Ormond Beach Art in the Park

This event brings together fine artists and crafters from throughout the region to feature their work, kids’ craft zone, entertainment, and food vendors along the banks of the beautiful Halifax River in Rockefeller Gardens at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. FREE! Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. 386.676.3241.

May 4
Canal Street Historic District Craft Beer Walk

(Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday) 1-7PM. Sample craft beers along historic Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach at participating business and restaurants. Each location has 2-3 beers for you to choose from. Ages 21+. Admission: $20 (CASH ONLY)*, includes a Canal Street souvenir glass, 12 sampling tickets and a map of participating locations. On Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach. Visit the website canalstreetbeerwalk.com for info.

May 10
Dueling Pianos Show

Featuring Amy and Randy Keith. 6:30-9PM. A night of fun with dueling piano music! Join us in Root Hall and the Root Family Auditorium at MOAS for a dueling piano show and reception with Amy and Randy Keith of Premier Piano Shows of Orlando. Guests enjoy a pre-show mixer with light appetizers and a cash bar from 6:30-7pm followed by the show from 7-9pm. This interactive piano show is sure to create a unique experience for all in attendance. This event is for ages 18 and older. Tickets must be purchased in advance! Tickets not available at the door the evening of the event! Admission: $35. Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach. moas.org. 386.255.0285.

May 12
The DeLand Indie Market

This is a curated event held four times a year showcasing Artists, Boutiques, Vintage and Handcrafted Vendors. 11am-5pm. We have great food and live music in the Courtyard of Cafe DaVinci too! Vendors come from all over Florida to take part in this fun event! Come out and see for yourself! Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Indie! https://www.facebook.com/DelandIndieMarketatArtisanAlley/. Artisan Alley, DeLand.

May 14
KINKY BOOTS

7:30 PM is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach. peabodyauditorium.org

May 17 – 19
Coquina Cup

8am-5pm. Flagler Beach is a haven for those who embrace the open water lifestyle. Coquina Cup is your invitation to leave the world behind and embrace the aquatic athlete that lies within us all. Competitions include lifeguard skills, open water swimming and paddle boarding. Open to ages 9 to 99, with events designed for the family or the adult weekend getaway. Flagler Beach Municipal Pier, 215 South Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach. coquinacup.com. 386.313.4230

May 18
International Museum Day

10:30 am to 2:30 pm. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is proud to be a part of the International Museum community. Museums are the story-tellers of a community’s cultural heritage and collective memory. Enjoy family fun activities and workshops designed for children and families. Lead docent, John Mann will be giving special program at 11am on lighthouses around the world. All activities are included with regular admission, no advance reservations required. Contact Mary Wentzel 386.761.1821 ext. 18 or mwentzel@ponceinlet.org for more info. To find these activities and much more visit the website at ponceinlet.org. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S Peninsula Drive in Ponce Inlet.

May 18
Climb to the Moon

7- 8:30 pm. Join the 130 year old historic Ponce De Leon Lighthouse once each month to toast the setting sun and rising of the full moon with a sparkling beverage and light hors d’oeuvres, at the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse. Open to young and old alike. Reservations a must. Tickets $35 and must be purchased in advance and sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 South Peninsula Drive in Ponce Inlet. For reservations email: rsvp@ponceinlet.org or call 386.761.1821 ext 10

May 24th
2019 Bandshell Summer Series:

Caribbean Chillers – Tribute To Jimmy Buffett ARE YOU READY TO GO TO MARGARITAVILLE?! 7:15pm – 9:30pm. The Caribbean Chillers are a dynamic Florida based Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band that brings you the SIGHTS and SOUNDS, and the FUN of a real Jimmy Buffett Concert! Close your eyes and you’ll be transported to that “Magical Musical place” Jimmy calls Margaritaville! They perform Jimmy’s songs just like he does and Jason looks, sings, and plays just like Jimmy! Parrothead clubs all over revere this act almost as much as they love the real Jimmy Buffet! The Caribbean Chillers have performed at countless family-friendly festivals and corporate events in Florida and all over the US. Daytona Beach Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach. Bandshell.info

May 25-27
Memorial Day Weekend at Ponce de Leon Lighthouse

(Saturday – Monday), 12:00 am to 2:00 pm. Join the lighthouse and explore historical exhibits and climb the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Lighthouse admission will be free on Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day) for all veterans and active duty service men and women with proof of service ID. All activities are included with regular $6.95 admission, no advance reservations required. Contact Mary Wentzel 386.761.1821 ext. 18 or mwentzel@ponceinlet.org for more info. To find these activities and much more visit the website at ponceinlet.org

May 26th
2019 Bandshell Summer Series:

Play It Again – Tribute To Luke Bryan & Friends – Play It Again Country Girl! 7:15- 9:30pm. One of the hottest modern country acts in recent years is LUKE BRYAN! “PLAY IT AGAIN”, a fantastic live tribute band show dedicated to the great tunes from this fantastic artist! Expect all the smash hits from his career! Plus they cover several other similar modern country artists to round out the show. Daytona Beach Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach. Bandshell.info

May 31
2019 Bandshell Summer Series:

Swingtown – Tribute To Steve Miller Band. 7:15pm – 9:30pm. SWINGTOWN is the Definitive Steve Miller Band Tribute show. It is a fantastic tribute concert packed with hits, awesome guitar licks and pro level band. You will be singing along all night! The Steve Miller Band is a legendary American rock band formed in in San Francisco, California. It is best known today for a string of hit singles that are staples of classic rock radio. Hits include – Abracadabra, The Joker, Jet Airliner, Take The Money And Run, Fly Like An Eagle, Jungle Love, Rock ‘N Me, Swingtown, Space Cowboy, Wild Mountain Honey, and many more. The Steve Miller Band’s Greatest Hits 1974–78 has sold over 13 million copies, and Miller continues to perform sold-out concerts everywhere. If you want to almost experience that show come see a Swingtown concert! PLUS they do the hits of Peter Frampton as well!! Daytona Beach Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach. Bandshell.info

May 31 – June 2
EVP Pro Hammock Beach Resort Invitational

1-4PM daily. Bring the family for an opportunity to see some pro athletes in action! The EVP® Pro Hammock Beach Resort Invitational promises three great days of competitive volleyball but also the chance to interact with the pros by participating in contests and promotions. Free and open to the public, spectators will see elite athletes compete on the sand for top honors! Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast. 312.287.5988. http://www.evptour.com/ev_series.cfm

OTHER FLORIDA HAPPENINGS

April 12 – 28
Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

Clearwater: World-acclaimed sand artists transform 1,000 tons of Clearwater Beach’s
famous white sand into magical sculptures. The festival also includes sand sculpting clinics, live music, fireworks and kids’ play zones. Takes place from 10am – 10pm at Pier Dr 60, Clearwater. Info: 727-871-8060; sugarsandfestival.com.

May 16 – 19
Key Largo Original Music Fest

Key Largo: Four days of multiple musical happenings set the stage, during this eclectic
music festival which showcases hit songwriters from Nashville and beyond, as well as an elite group of local and national singers and bands who perform everything from Rock to Country to Blues and more. The festival kicks off on Thurs, May 18 at Sundowners Waterfront Restaurant, MM 104, Bayside and continues all weekend long with multiple stages at neighboring Cactus Jacks and Señor Frijoles. For a full schedule of events call 305-394-37; keylargooriginalmusicfest.com

Ongoing
ART WALK

Historic River District in downtown Fort Myers comes alive artistically on the first 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. Visit their website at FortMyersArtWalk.com