Daytona Beach Events

Daytona Beach loves welcoming visitors to its sunny shoreline year-round. Put some of these events on your list and make the most of your next visit to the Nautilus Inn.


Featured are amazing fine art festivals, classic car shows, the best specialty food festivals, premier racing at Daytona International Speedway and more! The World’s Most Famous Beach is home to this line-up of annual events, making a visit fun for your family to look forward to year after year.


Hope you can visit soon! Add these popular Daytona Beach annual events to your travel itinerary.



January 2021



November 13, 2020 to January 2, 2021

Magic of Lights® Holiday Display

See a dazzling display of over a million holiday lights! Magic of Lights(TM) 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 and digital animation. Among the 2020 favorite traditional lights displays will be the Enchanting Tunnel of Lights, 12 Days of Christmas, 200-foot Candy Cane Lane and Snowflake Forest, as well as Ornament Passing and Joy to the World.


This popular drive-through, family-friendly lights extravaganza runs from Nov. 13, 2020 through Jan. 2, 2021 at Daytona International Speedway. The experience will include a drive behind the Ticket and Tour Building, through the motorsports facility and conclude in the Midway display area.


Magic of Lights(TM) offers, and encourages, contactless ticketing by allowing customers to purchase tickets in advance by going online in advance at Tickets purchased online in advance can be used at any date, allowing you the flexibility of deciding when to attend! One car load, one price to enjoy more than a million lights.


Guests should follow safety recommendations and adhere to social distancing guidelines.



January 30 & 31, 2021

Rolex 24 at DAYTONA

Come be a part of the 59th 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. Fans around the globe will converge upon Daytona International Speedway for this unique and enduring event! The Rolex 24 At DAYTONA evokes an unmistakable energy and excitement as more than 60 cars take the starter’s flag to compete for 24 hours.



February 2021



February 9, 2021

Busch Clash At DAYTONA

The 2021 Busch Clash At DAYTONA will be held under the lights on Tuesday, February 9, making the annual preseason NASCAR Cup Series event one of the most unique in all of motorsports. The historic Busch Clash, an exhibition-style event, will be held on the iconic DAYTONA Road Course - the same famed road course as the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and the DAYTONA 200. In contrast to the tightly packed competition on the speedway’s famed 2.5-mile high-bank-tri-oval, the reimagined Busch Clash will utilize approximately three-quarters of the tri-oval along with the challenging infield portion of the road course. That translates into 14 turns over the 3.61-mile course instead of the usual four. Fans will also be able to engage in the same festive infield experience as the Rolex, with prime viewing opportunities.


February 10, 2021

Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented by Kroger

Don't miss out on the nonstop action and excitement at the DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented by Kroger, February 10! Don't miss one of Speedweeks many highlights and start planning your racing adventures today!


February 11, 2021

Bluegreen Vacations Duel At DAYTONA

Don't miss out on the nonstop action and excitement at the Blue Greens Vacation Duel At DAYTONA, February 11! Don't miss one of Speedweeks many highlights and start planning your racing adventures today!


February 12, 2021

NextEra Energy 250 / NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series

Don't miss out on the nonstop action and excitement at the NextEra Energy 250 / NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, February 12! Don't miss one of Speedweeks many highlights and start planning your racing adventures today!


February 13, 2021

Lucas Oil 200 and NASCAR Racing Experience 300 Doubleheader

Twice the excitement! Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Menards Series season-opening race is a doubleheader with the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the NASCAR Racing Experience 300! Don't miss one of Speedweeks many highlights and start planning your racing adventures today!


February 14, 2021


Tickets are on sale now for the 63rd DAYTONA 500, the most prestigious event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. "The Great American Race" will be held on Presidents' Day Weekend on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Don't miss out on nonstop action and excitement at the World Center of Racing. With high energy performances, spectacular finishes and amazing memories, start planning for the 2021 #DAYTONA500 today!



March 2021



March 6 - 14, 2021

Daytona Bike Week 2020 - 80th Anniversary

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, Froggy's, Main Street Station, Full Moon Saloon, Boot Hill Saloon, Bank and Blues and much more! Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2021, join the motorcycle enthusiasts who make the annual pilgrimage to this premier rally.


March 26 - 28, 2021

Spring Turkey Run Car Show

From the classics to street rods, the 31th Annual Spring Daytona Turkey Run car show is the largest and most diverse display of automobiles! Happening at Daytona International Speedway's infield, watch the World Center of Racing transform 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 arts and crafts vendors. Please visit the website and make your spring travel plans today!



April 2021



April 19 - 25, 2021

Jeep Beach 2021

Ready for a "Great Time with 4,000+ of Your Closest Jeep Friends"? It's Jeep Beach 2021! #JB2021


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, for a week in the Daytona Beach, Florida sun.


Festival highlights include:


Jeep Beats™ & Jeep Glo™ Sound & Light Show Kick Off

Jeep Beach Concert & Beach Party

Jeep Beach Luau at the oceanfront Bandshell

Jeep Beach Block Party & Fireworks

Jeep Beach Main Event and Track Laps at Daytona International Speedway

Jeep Beach 5K Fun Run


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. Make plans now to attend and enjoy the many festivities, great friends and wonderful Daytona Beach weather!



June 2021



June 11 - 13, 2021

Daytona Truck Meet 2021

Daytona Truck Meet 2021 will be held June 11-13 at Daytona International Speedway. The truck show features custom truck builds and and monster machines. 



August 2021



August 27, 2021

Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola - NASCAR Xfinity Series

The NASCAR Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola race will be held on August 27, 2021, the evening prior to the traditional Coke Zero Sugar 400 Cup Series race, set for Saturday, Aug. 28, the final regular season Cup Series race. With the intense racing of the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway, and drivers fighting to make their way into the playoffs, anything is possible under the lights at DAYTONA! Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or by visiting


August 28, 2021

2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400

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 a premier event 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.


For more information, including ticket purchase, go to or call 1-800-PITSHOP (800-748-7467).