Daytona Beach is well known for its wide array of extraordinary events throughout the year. Did you know it is known as the “Festival Capital of Florida”? Check out the Celtic Festival, Festa Italiana, the Greek Festival, Festival of the Arts…just to name a few!
If you are a race fan, Daytona International Speedway is a must see. Home to the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR, this spectacular and recently renovated venue also hosts the Coke Zero 400 July 4th weekend, the Country 500 Festival with live performances from some of country music’s biggest stars throughout Memorial Day weekend, the Rolex 24-hour racing marathon in January and so much more!
Daytona Beach is also famous for its motorcycle rallies. The streets are filled with the sound of live bands and the low rumble of hundreds of bikes during Bike Week in March and Biketoberfest in the fall.
Art and music are also a big part of Daytona Beach events. Halifax Art Festival, the second oldest continual art festival in Florida, features hundreds of artisans from across the country in early November; and Daytona Beach Bandshell, a scenic, historic music venue, provides free beachside concerts throughout the year.
The largest combined car show and swap meet in the United States is held on Thanksgiving weekend at the most revered raceway – Daytona International Speedway. It’s called the Turkey Run, and it showcases over 6,000 vintage classic, muscle and race cars and trucks for show and sale, over 2,500 swap meet spaces, plus food and entertainment!
Daytona Beach is a great place to be during the holidays too. As we enter the Christmas season, Stetson Mansion is all decked out for the holidays. Take a holiday tour, and then ring in the New Year right with an extravagant New Year’s Eve Celebration on Main Street.