It's weekend o'clock somewhere, and a holiday weekend at that! From early Santa sightings to new BBQ restaurants, and everything in between, here are our top picks for this week's list of things to do in Daytona and the surrounding area. And while you're out this weekend, if you run into someone who served in our military, be sure to thank them for their service.



42nd Annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival

When: Nov. 8th - 11th

Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

Fully immerse yourself in Greek culture at the Annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival, featuring authentic traditional Greek food, music, dancing and libations. November 8-11, 2018.

Fall Night Sky Viewing Party at MOAS

When: Fri. Nov. 9th | 6:30 PM

Where: Museum of Arts and Sciences

Come celebrate the fall night sky with us in our front entrance courtyard with telescopes and astronomy experts and hand. The MOAS Planetarium will be hosting live planetarium shows about the night sky throughout the evening as well for your enjoyment. 

2018 Florida Surf Film Festival

When: Nov. 9th & 10th | 4:30 PM

Where: Atlantic Center for the Arts

The 2018 Florida Surf Film Festival invigorates surf culture and artistic appreciation by exhibiting contemporary documentary films with surfing as a focus from artists far and wide and operate featured artist workshops in journalism, photography, and filmmaking.


28th Annual Flamingo Follies Art Show

When: Nov. 10th & 11th | 9 AM

Where: Flagler Avenue

Stroll down to Flagler Avenue for the 28th Annual Flamingo Follies. This free holiday art show will feature 120 exhibiting guest artists, in addition to the wonderful array of shops and galleries along Flagler Ave. 

Wildlife Fest

When: Sat. Nov. 10th | 10 AM

Where: Marine Science Center

Celebrate Volusia County’s native animals during Wildlife Fest! Attendees can meet glove-trained birds of prey, observe sea turtles undergoing lifesaving rehabilitation, and visit booths staffed by nature groups and crafters. 

Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro

When: Begins Nov. 11th

Where: Bass Pro Shops

Bring the family and enjoy the magic of Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops. Get your photo taken with the big guy and enjoy crafts along with other fun activities!

Image: Bass Pro Shops

Canal Street Classic Cruise Car Show

When: Sat. Nov. 10th | 4 PM

Where: Canal Street

Cruise on over to Canal Street on the second Saturday of every month for the Canal Street Classic Cruise Car Show presented by East Coast Cruisers Car Club! Food, shopping, and lots of family fun.

Volusia County Fair

When: Now - Nov. 11th | 4-9 PM

Where: Volusia County Fair & Expo Center

The Volusia County Fair is back for another year! Visit the livestock, ride all the rides, and see all the shows, vendors, and attractions. This year is bigger and better than the last!


Oklahoma Joe's at ONE Daytona Grand Opening

When: Fri. Nov. 9th | 11 AM

Where: Oklahoma Joe's ONE Daytona

Sink your teeth into some juicy BBQ at ONE Daytona's newest addition, Oklahoma Joe's, during its official grand opening. Get a free sandwich card with any minimum $1 food purchase to be used at a later date. Fun fact: this Daytona location is the first one in Florida. 

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Feature Image: Volusia County Fair