Summer means fireworks! As the spring and summer heat up, you’ll have more and more opportunities to take in sky-high pyrotechnics in the Daytona Beach area. These three locations have fireworks consistently through the summer, starting in May.
Daytona Beach Bandshell Concerts & Fireworks, and 4th of July Celebration
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the historic Daytona Beach Bandshell in Oceanfront Park hosts weekend concerts every Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. The music is sweet, and the price is right:
- Friday night concerts are $3 for general admission or $10 for VIP (includes chair), and children under 10 are free.
- Saturday night concerts are admitted free!
- Fourth of July Celebration - the Eagles tribute band, the Alter Eagles, will be playing on the Wednesday, July 4, at 7:00 p.m. with fireworks to follow.
After the Saturday night concert, there is a free fireworks show at 9:45 p.m.
The historic amphitheater is built with coquina, a naturally occurring rock made up mostly of seashells, and located in Oceanfront Park on the north end of the Boardwalk amusement area overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. You can conveniently park in the Ocean Center garage across the street, rent a chair, buy a drink, kick back and enjoy the show.
Daytona Tortugas Minor League Baseball Games
Head to historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark to catch a home game with the Daytona Tortugas, a Cincinnati Reds Class-A minor league affiliate. Jackie Robinson Memorial Baseball Park is located on City Island, right next to the Halifax River. The Tortugas play 70 home games from April through September, giving you plenty of chances to experience the fun. Their adorable turtle mascot Shelldon revs up the crowd, and gourmet ballpark food is served from a food truck.
The Tortugas are known for creative promotions and theme nights. In 2018, there will be 12 different specialty jerseys and two bobblehead giveaways. The Tortugas pride themselves on being the “Best Dressed Team” in baseball, showing off a new jersey every Friday throughout the season. Fireworks cap off the evening after every Friday and Saturday night home game, as well as on July 3 to celebrate Independence Day. Don’t miss out on the action!
Coke Zero Sugar 400
This July 7 nighttime automotive duel is one of the most anticipated races of the season. The Coke Zero Sugar 400 brings out the stars and cars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, along with pageantry and patriotism. One of the biggest fireworks displays in the Southeast starts as soon as the checkered flag drops, marking the end of the race. It’ll be an Independence Day celebration you’ll never forget!
Practice and qualifying runs take place July 5 and 6. The 160-lap race under the lights is July 7, beginning at 7 p.m. and followed by fireworks at about 10 p.m. after the race. Everything happens at the Daytona International Speedway, the world’s only motorsports stadium.
Summer fun in the sun and dazzling fireworks at night — what could be better? Plan your trip today!