Daytona Beach Events

2018 Daytona Beach Annual Area Events

The Nautilus Inn and Daytona Beach puts you close to all of the area's best annual events!

January 2018

Rolex 24 at Daytona 2018
January 27-28, 2018

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is a race featuring superstars from the worlds of sports car racing, NASCAR and open-wheel. This races' intensity billows throughout the 3.56-mile infield road course. It is a perfect battle between machine, driver and time, kicking off three weeks of race action.

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February 2018

Daytona 500
February 18, 2018

The Daytona 500, also known as "The Great American Race," is NASCAR's signature event and is the biggest, richest and the most prestigious event of the year for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Since 1959, it's proven that year after year, lap after lap, this is the race that creates more memories, more hall-of-fame moments and more believers in the power of racing dreams than any other. If you've never been, the DAYTONA 500 is the one race that will make you believe there's no greater feeling - than being here.

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More February events:

Granada Grand Festival of the Arts, February 3
Daytona Beach Half Marathon, February 4


March 2018

Bike Week 2018
March 9, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Dubbed the “World’s Largest Motorcycle Event,” Bike Week is a 10-day event filled with high-octane street festivals, concerts, motorcycle races, bike shows, rallies, manufacturer showcases and much more.
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Daytona 200
March 18, 2018

From the its humble beginnings on the beach to its first race on the high banks of Daytona Internatioinal Speedway, the DAYTONA 200 by Victory has always been about showcasing the best in motorcycle road racing. In 2017, there is been no better stage for such a showcase than the world’s first motorsports stadium. Wider seats, upgraded amenities, and unmatched sightlines make for a more immersive experience at the premier event of the motorcycle racing season.

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Spring Turkey Run
March 23-25

Classics to street rods, the largest and most diverse display of automobiles! Come out and enjoy crafts, antiques, and great food.
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April 2018

Halifax Oyster Festival

The Halifax Oyster Festival isa party with a purpose! Enjoy delicious oysters and live music at a festival that helps raise awareness about the important role the local oyster population plays in the ecosystem. Free parking.
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May 2018


The Country 500 festival returns for a second consecutive year with some of the biggest stars in country music spread over an entire three-day, three-night weekend extravaganza. Once again, the mega-music festival will take place inside the hallowed grounds of one of the most iconic motorsports venues in America as the infield of the famous Daytona International Speedway transforms into the site of world-class music and fun.

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June & July 2018

Coke Zero 400
July 6 - 8

Celebrate Independence Day in Daytona Beach with an amazing race experience! The Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola is the summer getaway of all getaways. Drivers race 400 miles, 160 laps under the lights to the finish, followed by the largest fireworks show in the Southeast. It's a great time to see America's most iconic racetrack, and will make your summer vacation a memorable one for years to come.
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November 2018

Daytona Turkey Run
November 22-25

Take a walk down memory lane and relive a 44-year tradition with the Daytona Turkey Run, the largest combined classic car show and swap meet in the United States.

December 2018

December to Remember in Daytona Beach

December 1-31
December to Remember in Daytona Beach is a flurry of family fun activities that take place all month long at the festive oceanfront Bandshell!

New Year's Eve in Daytona Beach

December 31
New Year’s Eve in Daytona Beach is a festive scene at the oceanfront Bandshell that traditionally features fireworks after an early evening tribute band and again at midnight overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Join the Main Street block party celebration complete with a ball drop. Hoteliers and restaurants throughout the area also delight New Year’s Eve visitors with live music and midnight champagne toasts.