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
at Paint O Rama Find Tickets
Join us for a Paint n Sip Class at The Crows Nest Bar & Grille NSB.
Wine Makers Wine Dinner Chalk Hill
The Inaugural New Smyrna Beach Wine and Food Festival was held April, 2018 as a huge success. Our goal is to grow this annual event each year gaining national recognition for being “first in class” with wines, food, and fun.
Environmental Boat Tour
at New Smyrna Marina Find Tickets
Join us for an afternoon dolphin and estuary tour on board the pontoon boat, Discovery. Get a chance to view estuary wildlife from a unique perspective on the water
NSB Wine & Food Festival
New Smyrna Beach is a coastal community known for culture, art, dining and surfing. The New Smyrna Beach Wine and Food Festival intends to showcase over 250 wines with food pairings from acclaimed local chefs.
Ricky's Canteen welcomes Coastal Vibe
at Ricky's Canteen / Poke Bar & Street Food
Ricky's Canteen welcomes Coastal Vibe.
at Peanuts Restaurant & Lounge
Dueling Pianos is BACK at Peanuts on Friday, April 26th! Get ready for the best kind of battle with us and watch the show with our handcrafted burgers, washed down with your favorite cold brew.
Eat NSB Canal Street Walking Food Tour
at New Smyrna Beach Find Tickets
On this walking tour of the Canal Street Historic District, find some of the best restaurants in New Smyrna Beach! Tour lasts 3-4 hours, and food and beverages are provided at 5 stops. Each stop provides samples that will leave you full when we're done! Wear comfort
1st Fridays with The Cyclones At The Half Wall Brewery
at Half Wall Brewery
Come on out and join the party! The Cyclones play a mix of original music and your favorite hits from the 50s on!
Opening Reception: Rachel Simmons
at Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles
Join us on Saturday, May 4 between 4 - 7 PM for the opening of "The Language of Watching" by Orlando artist and Rollins College professor Rachel Simmons.
Cinco de TIKI
at Tiki Bar and Swim Club at Venetian Bay
Cinco de Mayo is happening at the Tiki Bar! Join us for Sunday Funday on May 5!