Gorgeous beaches and balmy weather aside, Daytona Beach is revered by locals and vacationers alike for its wide array of extraordinary events throughout the year.
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!
If it’s music you long for, visit Daytona Beach Bandshell, a scenic, historic music venue providing free beachside concerts throughout the year; or check out the three day Daytona Blues Festival in October.
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.
Don’t forget the Tortugas! Sports enthusiasts can catch a Daytona’s minor league baseball game all summer long at the Jackie Robinson Ball Park.
Maybe you’re more into art? Halifax Art Festival, the second oldest continual art festival in Florida, features hundreds of artisans from across the country in early November. Later in November, on Thanksgiving weekend, Daytona Beach hosts the largest classic car show in the United States – the Turkey Run.
Known as the “Festival Capital of Florida,” we are also truly passionate about our festivals here in Daytona Beach. If you are too, check out the Celtic Festival, Festa Italiana, the Greek Festival, Festival of the Arts, and so many more!