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
Spark The Spirit Tree Lighting on Canal Street
at The Hub on Canal
Christmas tree lighting in Christmas Park, as well as live entertainment and Santa’s grand entrance make this family friendly event the kick off for Christmas on Canal Street in beautiful downtown New Smyrna Beach. Free to the public.
Ballyhoo with Propaganjah at Beachside Tavern
Ballyhoo with Propaganjah at Beachside Tavern December 1st | 9 PM.
Snow & Glow Christmas Show
at Snow and Glow Christmas Show Find Tickets
Snow & Glow Christmas Show by Snow & Glow Christmas Show
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.
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