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From funky galleries to Smithsonian-affiliated collections, Daytona Beach is home to a vibrant art movement — it’s part of what makes the area’s fabric so completely distinct. Dive into the rich arts and culture scene with a trip to one of these upcoming exhibitions.

Jazz Passion, Photography of the Late Roger Kallins

WHEN: December 6, 2018 –

7 Ways to Discover the Romantic Side of Daytona Beach

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

There are few things more romantic than being whisked away to a beachfront hotel and spending a long weekend in your own little happy place. Romantics have long been drawn to Daytona Beach’s endless beauty, but the area offers more to lovebirds than just its pretty views. Along with the beach-y reprieve you would expect from a coastal destination

Year-round events, gatherings and happenings bring the Daytona Beach area’s diversity to life. Known as the "Festival Capital of Florida," Daytona Beach hosts more than 60 fun, unique events and festivals from January through December. 

Here in Daytona Beach, there’s no end to the list of things to love and explore. From the year-round gorgeous weather to the world-class golf courses, and from the expansive beaches to the miles of waterfront wonder — there’s so much to be proud of in a place like this. 

From stock cars and sunshine to sugar cane mills, Daytona Beach has a deep and colorful history — and it’s all waiting for you to explore. Although there are a variety of museums and guided tours throughout the area, one way to experience Daytona Beach’s rich history and culture is to hop in the car and drive! If you have a full day to spend on your excursion, consider following the five-stop route below. Of course, depending on the day or season, you may want to add to or omit a destination on this list. 

One of the best things about a fall getaway by the beach is that the whole place feels serene and refreshed — as if the beach has come up for air after a summer of surfboards, sandy strolls and splashing. A couple things unique to Daytona Beach are its wide, expansive beaches and its fun downtown area, each of which tend to stay uncrowded all year long. Visitors don’t have to feel like they’re in a crowd everywhere they turn, because there’s plenty of elbow room for all! 

Art, Food & Family Fun Await at Halifax Art Festival

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:00 AM by Daytona Beach Area CVB

WHAT: Halifax Art Festival
WHEN: November 3-4, 2018
WHERE: Riverfront Park on Beach Street, Daytona Beach 
COST: FREE

What is the Halifax Art Festival?

Back again this November is the 56th Annual Halifax Art Festival! As the second oldest continual art festival in the state of Florida and named a top 200 festival by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the Halifax Art Festival attracts more and more visitors every year. This year, approximately 45,000 visitors are expected to attend! Art enthusiasts, students and families seeking a fun event all flock to the fest to view the works of 250 fine artists and craft artisans from all over the country. 

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. 

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.