It’s almost time for the Daytona 500! If you’ll be visiting us during the next month or two, check out these events:
Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway (January 25th-26th): This endurance sports car classic has attracted racing legends since 1962. From sunrise to sunset to sunrise again, this twice-around-the-clock marathon is intense!
Historic North Turn Legends Beach Parade (February 8th): This free event is held in honor of Daytona’s historic beach racing days. Vintage race cars from 1948-1958 will parade down the beach beginning at 10:30 a.m.
And the big one… Daytona 500! (February 16th): This year, the Daytona 500 celebrates its 62nd running! This event usually sells out, so make your plans now. Or start planning for 2021!
Another popular choice? Hanging at our beachside pool while grilling on the BBQs and then catching some shade under our beautiful tiki huts… enjoy!
Planning on spending the 2019 holidays in Daytona? Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy this beautiful area:
Holiday Events at the Casements: tree lighting, shopping, music and more, throughout December! Set on the shore of the Halifax River and just two blocks from the ocean, the mansion has been called “the jewel of Ormond Beach.” During the holidays it transforms into a winter wonderland!
Magic of Lights at the Daytona International Speedway: Through the end of the year, the “World Center of Racing” transforms into a holiday wonderland. The holiday drive-through is open from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (and from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. from November 28th-December 1st). A portion of the proceeds from the Magic of Lights will benefit AdventHealth Foundation in Volusia/Flagler Counties.
Stetson Mansion Christmas Tours: Built in 1886, this famed Victorian Gilded Age residence is a perfect backdrop for elaborate Christmas decorations, which are different every year.
No matter when you’re planning to visit Daytona Beach, there are always lots of activities to choose from! Here are a few of our favorites that are held year-round:
The Daytona Beach’s Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m at City Island. This popular event has a rich history, a fabulous location and great vendors. Come explore food products, farm produce, crafts, flowers and more.
The Casements is a Rockefeller home located in Ormond Beach. It offers daily tours of the beautiful home and grounds, Monday through Saturday. Various events and festivals are also held throughout the year. The first Friday of each month, watch a movie under the stars in the Rockefeller Gardens!
Planning a trip to Daytona this fall? Here are a few more events to consider:
Immerse yourself in Greek culture! For 40 years, the annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival has featured authentic traditional Greek food, music, dancing and libations. The event is held from November 7th-10th on the Halifax River at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Daytona Beach. The event is free and open to the public, which includes parking and shuttle service.
The Riverfest Seafood Festival in Ormond Beach features a celebration of everything water: boats, seafood and even pirates! Held from November 16th-17th, this free party is held in Rockefeller Gardens and features two fun-filled days of music, food, vendors, kids’ activities and more.
The Daytona Turkey Run will be held November 28th-December 1st. This family event takes place on the infield of the Daytona International Speedway, and features a car show, car corral, swap meet, crafts and more!
And don’t forget about Biktoberfest from October 17th-20th! This motorcycle rally draws over 125,000 visitors each year. Watch the pros compete, enjoy live music and more!