Daytona Beach is the Festival Capital of Florida!
Home to over 60 renowned art, music and one-of-a-kind pop culture festivals, Daytona Beach is the Festival Capital of Florida. With some of the most well established events in the state on the festival calendar, it’s an impressive line up with a flair for everything from culture and cuisine to motorsports and music. The environment, art, history and endless outdoor pursuits are enjoyed side-by side in gatherings large and small. Learn about about local traditions, enjoy live music and dancing, and most of all indulge in local foods classic to each festival. With so many events in the Daytona Beach area and throughout Volusia County, many that are free to enjoy, you will find an experience that is just your speed. Festivals are constantly being added to the line-up, so please visit FestivalCapitalOfFlorida.com often for the most up-to-date information or search the full Events Calendar. When you're ready, book a value-packed vacation in Daytona Beach!
Snap shot of the 2017 Festival Capital of Florida line-up:
Rolex 24 at DAYTONA, Jan. 28. This race kicks off the three weeks of race action for Speedweeks with great racing, carnivals, a car show and more.
Happening during the Rolex 24:
Crappie Masters Tournament, Jan. 27-28
Lunar New Year Festival, Jan. 28
41st Annual Images Arts Festival, Jan. 28-29
Native American Festival, Jan. 28-29
Manatee Festival, Jan. 28-29
Chowder Festival, Jan. 29
Speedweeks, Feb. 18-26. Racing is in the February air! This nine-day motorsports campaign includes an action-packed schedule of six of the most exciting races, culminating with the DAYTONA 500 which will showcase 59 years of history in the world's only motorsports stadium.
Happening during Speedweeks:
Enterprise Chili Cook Off, Feb. 18
Art Fiesta, Feb. 18-19
Taste of the 500, Feb. 21
Day of the Duels Motoring Festival, Feb. 23
Voodoo Music Festival, Feb. 24-26
Mardi Gras on Main Street, Feb. 25
Gumbo Festival & Cook Off, Feb. 26
Bike Week, March 10-19. Dubbed the “World’s Largest Motorcycle Event,” Bike Week is a 10-day event filled with high-octane street festivals, concerts, motorcycle races, bike shows, rallies, manufacturer showcases and much more.
SpringTurkey Run, March 24-25. March 24-26. Classics to street rods, the largest and most diverse display of automobiles! Come out and enjoy crafts, antiques, and great food.
Happening during Spring Turkey Run:
Saturday Night Fever, March 21
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, March 22
Edgewater Riverfest, March 25
Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival, March 25
DeLand Outdoor Art Festival,March 25-26
Sister’s Easter Catechism, March 26
A Tribute to John Philip Sousa, March 28 (free)