About Daytona Beach
Named "The World's Most Famous Beach" since the 1920's, Daytona Beach, Florida, located on the Atlantic Ocean, is one of very few places where you can drive a car (a 4 wheel drive not needed) on designated areas of an ocean beach.
Attracting over 8,000,000 visitors every year, and several thousand bikers during Bike Week and Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach still manages to provide high security with cameras filming the beach and hotel areas.
The Timucuan Indians lived in that area originally. The United States acquired Florida from Spain in 1821 although permanent settlement did not occur until after the Second Seminole War which was fought from 1835 to 1842.
The City of Daytona Beach, founded in 1870, was named for its founder, Matthias D. Day, who built the first hotel, the Palmetto House, in 1874. Automobile and motorcycle races began in 1902, and the first stock car race was held in 1936. The famous Daytona International Speedway replaced the beach course in 1959 when NASCAR was created and is the scene of the Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 (also called the Pepsi 400 or Firecracker 400).
Located only 10 miles south, the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse is Florida's tallest lighthouse completed in 1887 and becoming a National Historic Landmark in 1998.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is actually a collection of galleries and museums and has one of the world's largest Coca-Cola collections.
The Daytona Cubs (a minor league baseball team) and the Daytona Beach ThunderBirds (an arena football team) call this home.
Events in Daytona Beach
Moonlight Drive-In Duo & Trio & Band Dates
Moonlight Drive-In Duo & Trio & Band Dates by Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Tuned In: Worship Weekend 2018
at Kingdom Life Center
TUNED IN: Hearing and Releasing God's Voice through Worship and the Word This event is FREE just please register so we can better prepare. There is no childcare.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller, America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years!
Downtown Farmers Market
at Downtown Farmers Market
The Daytona Beach Farmers' Market at City Island is the place for Local Fresh Grown Produce, Dairy, Seafood, Baked Goods, Foliage, Handmade Crafts and more…
Santa's Workshop at Volusia Mall
at Volusia Mall
Whisper wish lists and create unforgettable memories as you celebrate the wonder of the holidays at Santa’s Workshop at Volusia Mall.
Tree Lighting Celebration & Santa's Arrival at Tanger Outlets
at Tanger Outlets, Daytona Beach
'Tis the season to be jolly! Celebrate with family and friends at Tanger Outlets Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration & Santa's Arrival, presented by Halifax Health on Saturday, November 17th from 6-9PM near H&M.
Peabody Auditorium present Travis Tritt w/ full band Live at The Peabody on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM.
at The Bank and Blues Club
Hayfire is the hottest country band in Florida, with nearly 100 years combined experience in ALL areas of the entertainment industry.
Danksgiving Block Party at The District
at Seabreeze Entertainment District
Seabreeze Entertainment District brings you Danksgiving Block Party, featuring multiple live music artists at 4 venues throughout the district!
Thanksgiving Feet to Feast 5K Run/Walk
Motivate your entire family to get Huffin’ N‘ Puffin’ before all the Turkey N‘ Stuffin’. The Feet to Feast 5K takes place Thanksgiving morning at Daytona State College.