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Daytona Events

'The Great American Race,' 43 of the best stock car drivers in the world take center stage in the Daytona 500, NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious race. Daytona International Speedway.

Half a million visitors flock to Daytona Beach/Volusia County each year for this world-renowned 10-day motorcycle event and rally. The festivities include motorcycle racing, concerts, parties and street festivals. The event is usually held on the first full week of March.

It's an Independence Day holiday tradition - hot dogs, hamburgers, fireworks, top-notch entertainment and the exhilarating thrill of NASCAR racing on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. 
 

Biketoberfest, held each fall in Daytona Beach/Volusia County, is known as the 'kinder, gentler Bike Week,' including bike races, entertainment, food and vendors all week long.

'Gentlemen, start your engines!' Enjoy 12 nights of action-packed racing including UMP DIRTcar modifieds, Sprint cars, Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and more. Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville 

 

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DeLand Events
Spring

Head out on the highway for the DeLand Bike Rally. Held during the first weekend of Bike Week, the rally features live music, vendors, food, a beer garden, pro-am bike show and thousands of motorcycles. Downtown DeLand

You'll know that spring has sprung at this family-friendly festival with hands-on demonstrations, off-site field trips, children's activities, wildflower and gardening vendors and entertainment. Downtown DeLand

You have never seen anything like this parade! Dogs of all sizes and breeds, more than 30,000 in fact, parade down MainStreet in their Mardi Gras finery. After the parade, chow down on some Mardi Gras food, visit the kids' area and enjoy the live music.

Expect an entire day of family fun entertainment! Presented by the Volusia County Cattlemen's Association, this rodeo has been around for 61st years and still features good ol' fashioned bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, sack sled races and greased pig races for the kids. Admission includes a homemade BBQ dinner. Volusia County Fairgrounds, DeLand.

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Summer

Cool off during the Hot Summer Nights festivities with the Boulder Brewery Beer Crawl! Enjoy six cups of Boulder Brewery beer, each paired with a food tasting from establishments all around downtown. Tickets are $25. Downtown DeLand.

Named the 'Hottest Event in Town', this festive, family event draws competitors from all over the U.S. The public determines the winner from all the chilies offered for tasting. There's also live entertainment, children's games, and arts and crafts vendors. Downtown DeLand

Every 3rd Saturday Night from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Downtown DeLand

 

Get out your grass skirts, tropical hats, Hawaiian shirts and leis! MainStreet DeLand Association's Tropical Nights is every July.  Thousands of revelers will hit the streets of downtown DeLand from 6pm-9pm in search of hula, conga and crazy tropical hats. The steel drum band, Tropical Hammer, will once again play on West Indiana Avenue.  There will be limbo contests, hula hoop showdowns, kids' activities and conga lines.  The downtown DeLand merchants will offer refreshments, food & drink specials, sales and discounts.  Bring the whole family for a fun night out!

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Fall

Voted 'Best Florida Outdoor Fine Arts Festival' by Florida Living Magazine, it's a great way to start the holiday shopping season. This is a juried show featuring over 200 national and international artists of various mediums so you will find the best of the best. Enjoy live entertainment, exceptional food and hands-on art workshops for children. Downtown DeLand

September:

Featuring more than 100 crafters, live musical entertainment, hands-on demonstrations, a cool kids' play area and great food.

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Winter

Voted one of the best county fairs in Florida, it has all the staple ingredients, hair-raising rides, tricky carnival games, yummy fair food, traditional livestock shows and a variety of entertainment. Volusia County Fairgrounds, DeLand 

The largest one-day music festival in the Southeast with over 130 independent acts featured on 21 stages throughout the downtown historic district. This 12 hour musical marathon includes rock, folk, blues, Americana, jazz, punk, electronic, hip hop, country and blends of everything in-between. Downtown DeLand

Florida history and folk culture come alive through more than 100 historical demonstrators, re-enactors, artisans and trades people. Continuous performances by 150 Florida musicians, historical exhibits, storytelling, hands-on children's activities and Florida Cracker style food transport you back in time. Pioneer Settlement, Barberville

A re-creation of World War II vintage socials for military personnel, the dance features tunes from America's musical past, a tribute to the Big Band era. So put on your 1940s attire and get ready to jitterbug. DeLand Naval Air Station.

Here in West Volusia the holidays wouldn't be complete without our boat parade. Limited only by imagination, each of the themed entries sparkles with thousands of lights. Ed Stone Park, DeLand

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