New Smyrna Beach
About New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach, Florida has the Atlantic Ocean to its east, the Intra Coastal Waterway to its west, and the Mosquito Lagoon in between the two.
With the nickname of "Florida's Secret Pearl" and a motto of "cygnus inter anates" which means "a swan among ducks", you can expect to find a unique city.
It has the distinction of being the largest attempt by colonization in the New World by a member of the British Crown. Scottish physician Dr. Andrew Turnbull established "New Smyrna" in 1768 by bringing 1500 settlers to the area. However, disease, Native American raids and mistreatment by Turnbull caused it to be abandoned until 1887 when the Town of New Smyrna was incorporated with only 150 residents. In 1892 Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway helped the area's economy. It became New Smyrna Beach in 1947 and now attracts over 1,000,000 visitors a year.
New Smyrna Beach has been voted Florida's Best Beach and is also known for water sports, fishing tournaments. a historic downtown, museums, performing arts centers, parks, festivals, concerts, etc.
Events in New Smyrna Beach
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Show
at Riverside Park | New Smyrna
Schedule: - Food trucks start serving along Riverside Drive: 4:00 PM - Live music starts in Riverside Park: 5:00 PM - Fireworks show starts over the river: 9:15 PM
4th of July Casino Night
at Brannon Civic Center
Make a date with Lady Luck and join in the fun as the City of New Smyrna Beach hosts 4th of July Casino Night to benefit Alonzo "Babe" James Summer Fun scholarships on Thursday, July 4 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Brannon Center (105 S Riverside Drive).
Archery Summer Camp
This camp introduces children to the basic skills needed to shoot a bow and arrow on a target range by certified USA Archery Level 2 instructors. All equipment is provided through our partnership with Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network.
New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Skyfest
at New Smyrna Beach Airport Find Tickets
The air show is a 3 day event featuring thrilling performances by nationally known performers as well as interesting and historical static displays of aircraft and vehicles.
2019 Cross Florida Individual Time Trial
at end of 4th avenue Find Tickets
The Cross Florida Individual Time Trial is Florida’s Premier Off road Ultra Endurance Event. It is a one of a kind coast to coast bikepacking/Ultra Running challenge, the only one of its kind in the United States.