Daytona Beach Events
The Nautilus Inn and Daytona Beach puts you close to all of the
area's best annual events!
October 11-13, 2019
Great American Celebration of Speed
The only event in the world that brings together the fastest historic, current and future vehicles from the tracks, dirt, air and water to one location! Watch them come alive: cars take to the track, motorcycles jump, boats race down Lake Lloyd in the infield while planes soar above the world's most iconic destination for speed, Daytona International Speedway.
October 17-20, 2019
With temperate and pleasant weather in early fall, the multi-day event attracts more than 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts and features the best sun, fun, surf, (and of course, riding,) that you’ll find in the U.S. There’s also the heat-seeking “World Center of Racing” events at Daytona International Speedway.
November 2-3, 2019
Halifax Art Festival
From ceramics and basket weaving to watercolors and oil paintings, the Halifax Art Festival, held each fall in early November, celebrates seasoned as well as emerging artists and craftsmen. Featuring 250 juried artisans from all over the country, it is the second oldest continual art festival in the state of Florida.
November 2-3, 2019
43rd Annual Fall Country Jamboree
Presenting one of the area's most unique cultural events, the 43rd Annual Fall Country Jamboree! The Annual Fall Country Jamboree is one of the longest running events in Volusia County. This event features examples of pioneer living that included blacksmith demonstrations, cane grinding, a boil, spinning, weaving, wood working, and many more historical demonstrations.
November 7-9, 2019
STEMFest USA is a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This highly visible event at Daytona Stadium provides an opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families and STEM professionals and features numerous exhibitors providing hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment. New this year, the 2019 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship brings the top-100 pilots to the event for a competition happening on opening weekend, November 7-9.
November 7-10, 2019
Greek Festival Daytona
Fully immerse yourself in Greek culture. For over 40 years, the annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival has featured authentic traditional Greek food, music, dancing and libations. The multi-day community event is held every November on the Halifax River at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on Halifax Avenue in Daytona Beach. The event is free and open to the public, which includes parking and shuttle service.
November 8-10, 2019
New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Fest Airshow
The New Smyrna Balloon & Sky Fest traditionally begins with a Friday night balloon glow to launch this spectacular event. This is a breathtaking site and one of the most popular and scenic events during the festival.
Saturday and Sunday are packed with aerial demonstrations by some of the top acrobatic pilots in North America. Confirmed appearances include the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, National Aerobatic Champion Patty Wagstaff, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduate and retired Air Force pilot John Black and air show veteran Gene McNeely. You’ll also see a 1940 Ford fire truck equipped with TWIN Rolls-Royce Bristol Viper jet engines (totaling over 24,000 horsepower) that can travel at an amazing 407 MPH! Our military forces always delight with a presence.
Between aerial acrobatics, you can enjoy a fully complemented carnival, catch a ride in a helicopter, explore static aviation displays. and animal encounters, supporting local rescues. Sky Fest will also host a “Taste of New Smyrna Beach” where restaurateurs serve up their favorite dishes in a festival atmosphere.
November 16-17, 2019
Riverside Seafood Festival
The 11th Annual Ormond Beach Riverfest Seafood Festival is a free two-day community celebration of seafood, boats, water sports, music and more! Whether you prefer active water play or just sitting back and enjoying the view with a plate of fresh seafood, Riverfest has something for everyone to love. Admission is free. There’s music all day long on the main stage, a boat show, plenty to eat, draft beer, eco-life presentations and lots of vendors. The highly anticipated event grows in size every year and drew more than 12,000 area residents and visitors in 2017. Pet friendly event. Free parking shuttle each day from City Hall.
November 22, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Magic of Lights® Holiday Display
See over a million holiday lights! Magic of Lights is an amazing holiday light display at Daytona International Speeway that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own vehicle. Wind your way through a display more than a mile long that uses the latest LED technology. New to this year’s Magic of Lights is an out-of-car experience featuring a S’Elfie Tunnel, refreshments and snacks and an expanded route with new displays and an additional 100,000 lights. Among the new light displays for 2019 are the Ornament Passing and Joy to the World. Returning favorite traditional displays include the Enchanting Tunnel of Lights, 12 Days of Christmas, 200-foot Candy Cane Lane and Snowflake Forest. The whole family will enjoy the digital animations such as Santa and his reindeer, Candy Cane Lane, Snowflake Forest, and more surprises and merriment! Stay tuned for more information on exact dates and times, Dash Passes and special pre-sale pricing.
November 23-24, 2019
DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts
The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts is proud to be voted “Best Florida Outdoor Fine Art Festival” by Florida Living! Plus, it's free of charge and open to the public. You and your family can enjoy a variety of kid-friendly activities, live music and performers, as well as the work of talented artists from all over the country.
November 28-December 1, 2019
Daytona Turkey Run
Take a walk down memory lane and relive a 46-year tradition with the Daytona Turkey Run, the largest combined classic car show and swap meet in the United States! Four days of family fun at Daytona International Speedway! The annual Daytona Turkey Run is a car enthusiasts dream held each Thanksgiving weekend in the infield of the World Center of Racing. Special features include swap meet vendors, a Car Corral of thousands of cars available for purchase, and handmade art, crafts and fashion – perfect for holiday shopping! Please visit the website for more information.
November 30, 2019
Light Up Volusia Holiday Tree Lighting, Free Kaleb Lee Concert and More!
Kick off the holiday season "Light Up Volusia," a free fun-filled holiday event! The Ocean Center will host the ninth annual Light up Volusia from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, on the east plaza of the convention center. The public is invited to kick off the holiday season with this free fun-filled holiday event. Highlights include a live performance by country music artist Kaleb Lee, the lighting of a 50-foot holiday tree at 7:15 p.m., the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, holiday refreshments, children’s activities, holiday showcases and a gingerbread house competition.
December 13-15, 2019
CHALLENGEDAYTONA Triathlon Festival
Named “Best New Race of 2018” by Triathlete Magazine, the Challenge Daytona Triathlon Festival weekend at the World Center of Racing includes sprint and middle distance triathlons, a Junior Challenge kids’ race, relay categories, duathlon and aquabike events, and 5K/10K run/walk events.
December 27-30, 2019
World Karting Association Daytona Kartweek - 45th Anniversary
Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Daytona Kartweek showcases hundreds of karters from the World Karting Association (WKA) at the World Center of Racing! Celebrated as the "Foundation of Motorsports," spectators can watch the WKA National Road Racing Series karts compete on the same road race layout as the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA! The Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup takes place inside Turn Four of the famed tri-oval and you can watch (even at night!) the Daytona Dirt World Championship karting event on the dirt flat track.
Janaury 25-26, 2020
Rolex 24 At DAYTONA 2020
Sports cars will jumpstart the three weeks of activity at the “World Center of Racing” on Jan. 25-26 with the 58th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, North America’s most prestigious sports car event and the season opener to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Drivers from around the world will compete in exotic sports cars in the ultimate test of machine on the 3.56-mile road course.
February 7-16, 2020
DAYTONA Speedweeks & DAYTONA 500 2020
DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth officially kicks off the NASCAR season with an action-packed schedule of races across several different racing series -- all at the "World Center of Racing." Historic performances, spectacular finishes and amazing memories await you at "The Great American Race." Join us for the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500 on February 16, 2020 for an experience you will never forget! Don't miss out on the nonstop action and excitement.
March 6 - 15, 2020
Daytona Bike Week 2020
Dubbed the “World’s Largest Motorcycle Event,” Bike Week is a 10-day Daytona Beach area event filled with high-octane street festivals, concerts, motorcycle races, bike shows, rallies, manufacturer showcases, live music daily at iconic venues like Destination Daytona, Iron Horse Saloon, Main Street Station, Full Moon Saloon, Boot Hill Saloon, Bank and Blues and much more! Established more than seven decades ago, over 500,000 motorcyclists make the annual pilgrimage to this Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.
April 4-5, 2020
Brushes, Bites and Blues Art Festival
Brushes, Bites & Blues, an inaugural juried and non-juried outdoor fine art show, welcomes residents and visitors to experience a weekend of art and culture! The art festival is held in concert with ONE DAYTONA’s monthly car show, Cruisin’ ONE DAYTONA and offers an opportunity to experience culture and refinement over the course of two days with high-end fine art, cars, music by a live professional Blues band on the stage in Victory Circle, popular performances by Volusia County high school music ensembles, artist talks at Gallery500, special event menu options from ONE DAYTONA’s local restaurants and bars, and $15,000 in cash awards to attract the best fine artists and a wide audience of savvy collectors and shoppers with a taste for the finer things in life.
April 18-20, 2020
Ormond Beach Celtic Festival
Hear that? It’s the skirl of bagpipes beckoning you to join a fun family event! Enjoy a memorable day in bonnie Ormond Beach at the annual Ormond Beach Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Nominated a best local event 2017, the festival draws people from Celtic societies throughout the region. This cultural event takes place at Rockefeller Gardens at The Casements and doesn’t do anything halfway — there are five stages of music, two days of Highland Games, authentic Celtic food, vendors selling everything from Claddagh rings to tartan kilts, kids’ activities and so much more!
April 20-26, 2020
Jeep Beach 2020
Jeep Beach enthusiasts celebrate a passion for off-road vehicles over five days of family-friendly fun for Jeep owners. Attracting Jeepers and Jeep industry vendors from all over the USA, Canada, and even overseas, Jeep Beach brings you a week of fun in the sun with thousands of your closest Jeep friends! The largest Jeep only five-day event in the southeast USA, Jeep Beach has become one of the premier Jeep events in the United States. Thousands are expected, so make plans now to attend and enjoy the many festivities, great friends and wonderful Daytona Beach weather!
May 8-10, 2020
Welcome to Rockville 2020
The 10th anniversary celebration of Welcome to Rockville will be happening at Daytona International Speedway, May 8-10, 2020. The bigger-than-ever line-up will be unveiled in the coming months. Please visit WelcomeToRockville.com for more information.
August 27-29, 2020
Coke Zero Sugar 400 Weekend 2020
Be a part of one of the most anticipated races of the season as the stars and cars of the NASCAR Cup Series battle for victory under the lights. The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is one of the cornerstone events on the NASCAR schedule. Serving as the regular-season finale, the 160-lap, 400-mile race will provide one last opportunity for drivers to qualify for the NASCAR playoffs. With playoff spots on the line, the stakes are going to be high for drivers; racing action will be intense throughout the entire field. Every competitor in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 is going to have an equal shot to make the NASCAR playoffs – win and you are in. With the traditional pack-style racing that occurs at Daytona, everyone is going to have a chance at victory. Experience the World Center of Racing, America's most iconic racetrack, and make your summer vacation a memorable one for years to come.
October 15-18, 2020
Join us this fall in Daytona Beach as we celebrate a full-throttle lifestyle born on two wheels. More than 125,000 motorcycle enthusiasts come together each year to enjoy beautiful Florida weather, live music, motorcycle racing at Daytona International Speedway, and miles of scenic rides along famous A1A, historic Main Street or the scenic Loop during this four-day rally. Come experience the Southeast’s best motorcycle rally featuring motorcycle shows, custom bike builds and hundreds of the industry’s top vendors throughout Daytona Beach. All roads lead to this rally. Biketoberfest.org is your official source for information.