Yo ho ho the weekend is so close. The beachside city you've come to love is now almost completely free of tourists giving locals the opportunity to reign supreme. With Labor Day weekend adding a little extra wee to your weekend we've put together a well-rounded list of things to do in Daytona Beach this weekend. We've made it easier to find the Daytona events that you're looking for by organizing them by category. Not into nightclubs in Daytona? Skip on down to the family-friendly events section, or discover a new favorite thing to do in Daytona Beach with our explore section.
Island Rum Festival and Pub Crawl - Saturday, September 1st
Kick off Labor Day Weekend in Daytona Beach with the Island Rum Festival returning for another year. Enjoy entertainment that includes a pirate ship, sword fighting, dancers, music, a variety of rum drinks and festival foods!
Daytona Beach Carnival - August 31st - September 2nd
The first annual Daytona Beach Carnival is set to be held on Labor day weekend in Daytona Beach with 5 exciting and uniquely themed events. Live music, food and drinks, and different cultures together at the World's Most Famous Beach!
Daytona Family Events
Jurassic Quest - Daytona Beach - Friday, August 31st
The largest exhibition of life-size, moving, museum-quality dinosaurs in North America is coming to Ocean Center in Daytona on August 31st! Tour the exhibits and check out the interactive science stations, crafts, dino rides, and fossil digs.
DeLand Crafts & Farmers Market - Saturday, September 1st
The DeLand Crafts & Farmers Market is one of the finest arts and crafts markets in Volusia County and is open every Saturday from 9 AM - 2 PM. Find hundreds of handcrafted items like jewelry, flower arrangements, ceramics, wood crafts, and more.
(Photo Provided By DeLand Crafts & Farmer's Market)
2018 COLORIFIC 5K at Daytona State College - Saturday, September 1
This fun-filled color run promises to have every runner thoroughly covered and colored. Wear your white and see how colorful you can be. Fun for the whole family and kids 12 and under run for FREE with every adult paid entry.
Bandshell Live 2018: Michael Allman Band (Allman Brothers Tribute) - Friday, August 31
Catch the Michael Allman Band perform a tribute to Allman Brothers at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on August 31st.
Rocket Man- The Premier Elton John Tribute Show - Saturday, September 1
The Daytona Beach Star Spangled Summer Bandshell Concert Series presents Rocketman - The Elton John Tribute! The show starts at 7:15pm and make sure to stay to catch the fireworks display at 9:45pm.
(Photo Credit: Ricardo Canhoto)
Daytona Dining and Restaurants
The Oyster Pub
The Oyster Pub is located in the heart of Daytona's Beachside District and has been catering to locals and tourists alike for nearly 30 years! Choose from menu items ranging from finger foods to their famous oysters which are shipped to them live and shucked fresh to order. Enjoy a round of cocktails at their fully stocked bar, or shoot some pool while watching the game on one of their multiple TVs.
Explore New Things To Do in Daytona
Canal Street Gallery Walk / Craft Beer / Art Stroll - Saturday, September 1st
Every 1st Saturday of each month, stroll the Canal Street Historic District in the NSB Waterfront Loop and sample craft beers while checking out galleries and exhibits from local artists.
Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse is a historic piece of Daytona Beach history. It is not only one of the most popular in Florida, it is also the tallest in the state. Visitors agree that the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse offers a treasure trove of sights, sounds, and experiences for young and old alike.