If you’re craving a little culture during your stay in the Daytona Beach area, count on the array of local galleries and live concerts to offer you a dose of creativity. Located just north of downtown Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach offers its own unique vibe and artsy events.Whether you’re admiring the beauty of the waterfront or gazing upon a priceless work of art, Ormond Beach impresses every time. 

Make a day of it! Grab brunch at one of the many eclectic eateries, shop at cute boutiques along the main stretch, and then head to one of these upcoming events in Ormond Beach:

Ormond Beach Farmers Market

WHERE: City Hall Plaza, 22 South Beach Street
WHEN: Every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind souvenir, handmade keepsake or fun fashion item, head to the Ormond Beach Farmers Market. Every Thursday morning, the market is bustling with locals and visitors looking for fresh foods and craft goods. Here, you’ll find local produce, handcrafted jewelry, garden plants, prepared foods, art, fine cuts of meat and so much more.

There is plenty of free parking, as well as easy handicap access. It’s even a pet-friendly atmosphere! For a fun morning activity, peruse the market, grab a snack, and head across the street to enjoy a picnic in a waterfront park along the Halifax River.

Illusions & Delusions                

WHERE: Arts on Granada, 78 East Granada Blvd.
WHEN: May 27 through June 23 

A fantasy art exhibition and competition comes to Arts on Granada, a cooperative artist gallery located in the Arts District of Ormond Beach. Visitors can expect a whimsical collection of juried and nonjuried contributions across a variety of media. 

Beaux Arts Exhibition - 'Art Is Why I Wake Up In The Morning'

WHERE: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive
WHEN: June 7 through July 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Opening reception July 7, 6-8 p.m.)

Come see artwork from artists who can't wait to create every morning! Come meet them at the opening reception July 7, 6-8 p.m. at The Casements, the former winter home of billionaire and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. Beaux Arts members in this exhibition include: Peggy Banks, Peter Cerreta, Cheri Erdman, Patrick Flannigan, NC Hagood, Linda Hoffmeister, Carson Kapp, Sharon LaDue, Carolyn Land, Renee Lewis, Babz Lupoli, Nancy McElroy, Robin Moore, Gretchen Nass, Kathy O’Meara, Barbara Perkins, Shirley Pittman, Clare Radigan, Amelie Rogers, Wilson Romero, Fay Samimi, Robert Shirk, Patricia Thompson, Beau Wild, Peg Williams.

Laser, Light and Video Show: Led Zeppelin & Pink Floyd Tribute

WHERE: Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 North U.S. Highway 1
WHEN: July 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Get your groove going at this unique multimedia tribute to British rock legends, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. With a mesmerizing laser, light and video show, this is a fully immersive concert experience unlike any other. $50 VIP package includes reserved seat and a 30-minute meet and greet and photo op.

With 23 miles of beaches and rich cultural roots that run just as deep, the Daytona Beach area has a wide variety of entertainment and activities for people of all ages and interests. While you’re in the area, you have to head to Ormond Beach and experience its quirky charm and thriving arts scene. Start planning your trip today!