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
Flagler Avenue Chowder Challenge
at Meet Me On Flagler Ave
Come down to the Flagler Avenue Chowder Festival in New Smyrna Beach on Sunday, January 26th 2020 from Noon – 5pm. Participants will be able to eat tasty samples of different types of chowders at host locations on Flagler Avenue.
Dueling Pianos Live at Peanuts
at Peanut's Restaurant & Sports Bar
There's no better way to spend Saturday night then watching the boys sing it out on stage with their pianos! These guys take requests on the spot from the classics to currents, while you enjoy singing out loud with them at the bar!
Puppy Bowl 2020
at Lost Lagoon Wings & Grill
Join us for our third annual Puppy Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday! This one-of-a kind event features puppies frolicking in a makeshift stadium, while kittens cheer them on from the sidelines. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of food and fun.
Images: A Festival of the Arts 2020
at New Smyrna Beach Historic District
44th Annual, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts Presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts https://imagesartfestival.org/ January 24, 25, & 26, 2020 Friday 1 PM – 5 PM | Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM | Historic Downtown New Smyrna Beach, FL
CHALK It UP! 3rd Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition
at The Hub on Canal
Date: Saturday, February 22, 9am-4pm Calling All Chalk Artists! The Hub on Canal’s 3rd Annual Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020, along Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach.
Brian and Charli's Jack and Jill
Dancing, dinner, drinks, come join us!
That 70s Party!
at Norwood's Eatery and Treehouse Bar
Dust off your bell bottoms and get your disco moves ready its time for the Treehouse 5th anniversary party! This years theme is the far out 70s! We will have live music with The Transfers from 7-10pm.
14th Annual Flagler Avenue Mardi Gras Parade
at Meet Me On Flagler Ave
Celebrate Fat Tuesday at 14th Annual Flagler Avenue Mardi Gras Parade on Tuesday, February 25th , 2020, at 7pm! Enjoy Mardi Gras-themed music and food specials from host locations along Flagler Avenue before and after the parade!
at Marine Discovery Center
Don’t miss a celebration of the insanely fascinating and beautiful Indian River Lagoon! Join us for a day of fun, food, and festivities experienced through Art and Marine Discovery at Lagoonacy - presented by AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach!
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