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WHAT: 10th Annual Daytona Beach Half Marathon
WHEN: February 9-10, 2019
WHERE: Daytona International Speedway and beyond

Get in gear for a fun event that is sure to garnish many new memories — and maybe a little blood, sweat and tears (hopefully ones of joy!). The Daytona Beach Half Marathon is back again for its 10th year this coming February — that’s an entire decade of picturesque running and heart-pumping racing. 

Heading into the area this fall? With so many fun and family-friendly festivals going on in Daytona Beach this season, there are plenty of excuses to come for a fall beach getaway! And if that isn’t enough to convince you, there’s also the mild temperatures and pleasant weather to consider, as well as the reduced numbers of vacationers visiting in the off-season. 

It’s hard to believe it, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner! If you’re coming into town for a fall beach getaway, Daytona Beach offers many fun and festive events surrounding the holiday. Here’s everything you need to know while planning your Thanksgiving in Daytona Beach. 

Happy International Country Music Day!

Are you doing anything to commemorate the distinctive twang and country sound that so many love? In Daytona Beach, there are lots of ways to get grooving and pay homage to country music’s greatest players. Although the official calendar tribute is today, September 17, the celebration of country music extends year-round here.  Ahead, read four ways you can find country music in Daytona Beach. 

Celebrate the Jazz Age at the Museum of Arts & Sciences

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 11:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Many years ago, when this whole jazz thing was new, someone asked the great jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, “What is jazz?” He famously answered, “If you gotta ask, you’ll never know.”

These days, we know plenty about jazz, and this year’s Passport to the Jazz Age — the eighth annual fundraiser for Daytona Beach’s Museum of Arts and Sciences — brings it all home. 

Take Your Family to the 6th Annual Tomoka Fest!

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

WHAT: 6th Annual Tomoka Fest

WHERE: 2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHAT TO EXPECT

If you’re in the Daytona Beach region this coming October 6, make your way toward Ormond Beach for an early afternoon of educational exhibits and natural wonder! At the 6th Annual Tomoka Fest, families flock from all over the county to learn about the area’s natural and cultural resources through hands-on activities, exhibitions, living history demonstrations, guided hikes and so much more. 

Insider’s Guide to a Fun Fall Day in Daytona Beach

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 4:00 PM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

Summer might get more attention, but there’s something magical about a fall day in Daytona Beach. The weather is great, the crowds are smaller, and the beaches still go on for miles … 23 miles, to be precise. Whether it’s fun in the sun, shopping, a restorative spa day, going out on the water, or enjoying local arts and culture, you can do just about everything in the fall here that you can do in the summer. 

Students, science lovers and engineering enthusiasts — head to Daytona Beach for  an event you’ll love! At STEMFEST Volusia, education meets entertainment for all ages. A collaboration between Daytona Stadium and Volusia County Schools, this special event is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — AKA “STEM” in the world of education.