Looking for a way to liven up your weeknights? Thinking of what you can do to entertain your family this weekend? Daytona Beach has plenty of answers for you. Not only is Daytona Beach considered the Festival Capital of the World, but plenty of smaller-scale events and activities also happen here on a weekly basis.
Whether you’re into wine tastings, live drums or downward dog, you’ll find something to do amongst the many ongoing events that happen here each and every month. With all the fun monthly and weekly events to choose from, it’s hard to know where to even start in Daytona Beach! Checking out these seven events to get started:
This unique excursion into sounds, awareness and the environment is a fun way to explore the rhythms of our urban and natural worlds. Each second Saturday of the month from October through April, the Atlantic Center for the Arts hosts this walkabout and tour for people of all ages. Each walk is beneficial for anyone who wants to de-stress, focus and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into the ecosystem of our environment. And, it’s totally free!
This fun foodie experience was started by a couple who wanted visitors to get a taste of the “real” Florida by sipping and sampling local food, brews, wines and more. There’s something for everyone — from the Sip & Shop tour that hits wine bars and boutique shops, to the Sweet & Savory tour, on which you’re sure to find something that hits the spot. The tours take place every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and are designed for adults over the age of 21. Everything on the tour — including restaurant gratuities — is included in your ticket price of $49 per person. To ensure each guest gets an authentic, intimate experience at every tour stop, each tour is limited to 12 guests at the maximum — so book your spot in advance!
Every Wednesday evening, find your yoga flow at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. At Yoga in the Gallery, you’ll have no problem finding inspiration amongst all of the world-class exhibits the museum holds. Come and take a break from your worries by giving your mind and body an intentional space to connect. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., you’ll be guided through a series of yoga poses and relaxation exercises. All experience levels are welcomed, but advance reservations are required since space is limited. The class is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members.
On the last Saturday of every month, stroll Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach and explore a wide variety of wines. Savor new tastes and flavor profiles by choosing from over 100 wines showcased at a number of designated locations. And, it’s a great deal for what you get — wine-tasting “passports” are $25 per person, and are available for purchase at the corner of Flagler and Peninsula avenues, at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of South Atlantic and Flagler avenues. This passport includes 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass!
On the third Tuesday of each month, you can enjoy a traditional Victorian tea at the oldest home in the Daytona Beach area. Originally built in 1884, this house has since become a popular spot for history buffs of all kinds. And for $20, you can experience its antique charms as well as scones, pastries and a variety of teas. Call ahead for seating, and enjoy a tour of the home after you’ve had your fill of finger sandwiches!
If it’s Saturday night, break out your dancin’ shoes and head on over to the Gold Star Ballroom for the weekly ballroom dancing event! At 7 p.m. each week, a $10 admission fee gets you into a dance lesson offered by a local professional instructor, followed by social ballroom, Latin and swing dancing until 10:30 p.m. It’s a wonderful way to let loose and make a few friends along the way.
Listen up, ladies! Each Wednesday, you can unwind from the daily grind at the Cinematique Theatre, Daytona Beach’s only art-house cinema. Kick back, relax, and savor $3 house wine while catching the night’s featured film. Reduced admission for women is available at just $7 — and that includes all the popcorn you can eat. Come and toast to a well-earned evening out.
From a relaxing movie night to fun-filled dance floors, there’s always something exciting going on in Daytona Beach. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!