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
Canal Street Classic Cruise Car Show
at 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.
Night at the Museum at New Smyrna Museum of History
at New Smyrna Museum of History
Come out to Night at the Museum 2018 on October 19th for the largest annual fundraiser for the New Smyrna Museum of History.
3rd Annual ?Toys for Tots SSGT BONE?
at Cypress Head Golf Club Find Tickets
The 2017 SSgt Jonathan Bone "Honors" Toys for Tots Golf Tournament honors the service of all Past and Present Military Service members. U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Golf Tournament
Cross Florida Individual Time Trial 2018
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.
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.