Please note that event information is subject to change, so we encourage you to check with event organizers directly for the most up-to-date info!
Daytona International Speedway Tours
Daytona Beach: Go behind-the scenes and discover how Daytona International Speedway became the World Center of Racing. Special “Track Tours” run daily and leave every thirty minutes beginning at 9:30am with the last tour of the day running at 3pm. Tour tickets include a digital photo package as well as free admission to the Speedway’s legendary Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. “Up” your experience with the special VIP Tour that runs every Tu and Th at 1pm. This roughly 2.5 hour tour features an exclusive stop to the NASCAR Archives & Research Center and Press Box in addition to visiting the Axalta Injector and the infield of Daytona International Speedway. Both regular and VIP tour tickets available at the main Ticket Office or can be purchased in advance at daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
Giant Ground Sloth Exhibit
Daytona Beach: The Impressive 13’ tall skeleton of the giant ground sloth (Eremotheriumolaurilardi) 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’ on its hind legs; was 5’ wide and about 20’ long; 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. See it at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. Info: 386-255-0285.; MOAS.org.
Every Tuesday – Sunday
Coca-Cola® Memorabilia Exhibit
Daytona Beach: See one of the largest Coca-Cola® memorabilia collections in the world! This incredible display includes every conceivable item relating to bottling, advertising, and the consumption of Coca-Cola®. 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. Also on display: teddy bears, Indy Series race cars, and other popular Americana. See them all Tu-Su at The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) Root Family Museum, 352 S. Nova Rd. Info: 386-255-0285; MOAS.org. !
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Daytona Flea & Farmers Market
Daytona Beach: Ranked as the 6th Best Flea Market in the world, this shopping extravaganza boasts 1,000 vendor booths and three miles of aisles with two air conditioned malls, Classic Car Shows and many special events happen every month. With nine Snack Shacks and two restaurants, you’ll never be hungry. Open year-round, rain or shine including holidays except Christmas Day. Open extra days for Christmas, Race Week and Bike Week. Free parking. Takes place from 9am – 5pm at 425 Tomoka Farms Rd. Info: 386-253-3330; daytonafleamarket.com.
MONTHLY: Last Monday
MOAS After Hours
Daytona Beach: Join the Museum of Arts & Sciences for exclusive after-hour access to all galleries, happy hour drink specials, and live music. You can also enjoy a special talk and tour of new exhibits. Takes place from 5 – 7pm at the Museum of Arts & Science. Nova Rd, Daytona Beach. Info: 386-255-0285; MOAS.org.
MONTHLY: First Saturday
Classic Car Cruise In
Daytona Beach: Sponsored by The Daytona Flea & Farmer’s Market and Steve’s Pickle Place, this monthly Classic Car Cruise In showcases over 300 classic cars and trucks. DJ Frank Roberts spins the tunes and emcees the show from 9am until 2pm. No charge to bring your own classic to the next event! Door Prize drawings for everyone who displays a vehicle! FREE admission. Takes place in the West parking lot of the Daytona Flea and Farmers’ Market, 1425 Tomoka Farms Rd, Daytona Beach. Info: 386-214-3018; daytonafleamarket.com.
MONTHLY: First Saturday
Ormond Beach Art Walk
Ormond Beach: Celebrate culture with six gallery stops featuring over handcrafted artwork by 100 local, national, and international artists. Experience new creations, meet new creators, and treat yourself to a night of intellectual and aesthetic stimulation Stroll the Boulevard or grab the free shuttle at any gallery. Takes place from 5 – 8pm at Ocean Art Gallery, Frame of Mind, Arts on Granada, Thays Art Gallery, and Ocean Child Boutique on East & West Granada Blvd. Free! Info: 386-492-2938; daytonabeach.com.
MONTHLY: Second Saturday
Laser Rock Concerts
Daytona Beach: Spend an evening rocking out under the stars during this powerful multi sensory event. You can purchase tickets the week of the show at the Museum’s guest relations desk or at the door the night of the event. FYI: Limited seating and advanced ticket purchase strongly encouraged. Showtimes: 7pm and 8pm. Takes place at the Lohman Planetarium at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 325 S Nova Rd. Tickets & Info: 386-255-0285; moas.org.
MONTHLY: Third Saturday & Sunday
Garage Sale Weekends.
Daytona Beach: Shop for treasures or get your own garage sale booth for just $5/day. Harness the foot traffic of the Daytona Flea Market for a successful garage sale here under one roof. Takes place from 9am – 4pm at The Daytona Flea and Farmers’ Market, 1425 Tomoka Farms Rd. Info: 386-214-3018; daytonafleamarket.com.
MONTHLY: Fourth Saturday
Flagler Avenue Wine Walk
New Smyrna Beach: Stroll from venue to venue on historic Flagler Ave and sample a variety of wines at several locations. Typically, this event features over 100 wines to choose from. For $30, you can purchase a wine tasting passport
which includes 20 tastings and a souvenir wine glass. Takes place from 1 – 7pm along Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach. Info: visitnsbfl.com.
June 24 – 26
CEO 2022 Fighting Game Championships
Daytona Beach: This annual tournament series is one of the most attended fighting game events in the world and a “must see” for fighting game fans. The event features American and international players, live wrestling, 24 hour gaming, game vendors, and celebrity guests. Takes place at Ocean Center, 101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach. Info: ceogaming.org.
June 29 – July 4
Showbiz National Dance Finals
Daytona Beach: Enjoy some of the best dance competition in the US. In addition to the fierce national competition, there will also be some unique sessions that will keep dancers on their toes and offer even more ways to win. The Solo Showdown, Duet/Trio Battle and leveled Grand Finals are some of the most fun and innovative in the dance world! Takes place at Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach. Info: showbiztalent.com.
July 1 – 5
Red, White, and Blue Music Festival
New Smyrna Beach: Let Freedom Ring! Enjoy different sounds of America each night. Takes place at various times and locations along Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach. Free. Info: PartyOnFlagler.com.
Ice Cream Social
New Smyrna Beach: Taste all kinds of Ice Cream prepared in all kinds of ways! Tasting passports and maps are $15 and can be picked up at the corner of S Cooper St and Flagler Ave starting at 11:30am on the day of the event. Takes place from 1 – 6pm along historic Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach. Info: partyonflagler.com.
July 2 – 3
Daytona Soccer Fest July 4th
Weekend Daytona Beach: For the first time in history, a professional soccer field will be built in the legendary infield at Daytona International Speedway and professional teams from North and South America will compete in high octane matches. Dubbed ‘the greatest soccer event of all time” the festival includes concerts, race car ride alongs, carnival rides, water slides, a fishing tournament held at Lake Lloyd, an eSports competition, food from around the globe and culminates with spectacular fireworks to celebrate July 4th. Takes place at Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach. Info: DaytonaSoccerFest.com.
Climb to the Moon
Ponce Inlet: Each month only on the full moon you can experience spectacular views of the sunset and moonrise at the top of Florida’s tallest lighthouse. The lighthouse keeper will lead you on your journey into the past to discover the unique history of this National Historic Landmark. Reservations are a MUST and limited ticketing up to 25 people. This is a rain or shine event. Takes place from 7:45 – 9:15pm at Ponce DeLeon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S. Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet. Reservations: 386-761-1821 ext 10. Info: ponceinlet.org.
OTHER FLORIDA HAPPENINGS
Historic Downtown Punta Gorda: Every Saturday you can enjoy fresh local produce, warm hospitality and family fun. Takes place from 8 am – 1 pm in front of the old Historic Courthouse on Taylor Street. Info: PuntaGordaChamber.com/punta-gorda-