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
Sugar Works Grand Opening
Time for a PARTY! We are celebrating our a official grand opening with food, music and drinks.
Valentine Dinner at Bistro 424
at Bistro 424
Now accepting reservations for our special Valentines Day Dinner at Bistro 424.
57th Annual Art Fiesta
at Old Fort Park and Sams Ave
The 57th Annual art show will feature over 240 artisans and crafters from around the country to show and sell their wares. Browse the street and park while listening to musical entertainment throughout the weekend.
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.