Daytona Beach Events

2017 Daytona Beach Annual Area Events

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

March 2017

Bike Week 2017
March 10, 2017 - March 19, 2017

Bike Week, March 10-19. 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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Happening during Bike Week:
DeLand Bike Rally, March 11
Strawberry Festival, March 18-19
Persian Festival, March 19

Daytona 200
March 18, 2017

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 24-26

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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Happening during Spring Turkey Run:
Saturday Night Fever, March 21
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, March 22
Edgewater Riverfest, March 25
Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival, March 25
DeLand Outdoor Art Festival, March 25-26
Sister’s Easter Catechism, March 26
A Tribute to John Philip Sousa, March 28 (free)


April 2017

Halifax Oyster Festival
April 29

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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More April events:
National Cheer and Dance Championship, April 5-9
Delandapalooza Music Festival, April 9
Rain, A Beatles Tribute, April 9
Daytona Tortugas’ Opening Day, April 13
P1 Grand Prix of the Sea, April 21-23
Celtic Festival, April 22-23
Dance Theatre of Harlem, April 25
Jeep Beach, April 25-30
Mamma Mia, April 27
Cracker Day Rodeo, April 29
Spring Frolic, April 29-30


May 2017

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017

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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Country 500
May 26-28

The 2nd annual Country 500 Great American Music Fest will be spread over three days and nights of Memorial Day weekend. Festival goers will be able to camp out in the infield, literally inside the festival for the entire weekend. Country 500 artist line-up includes: Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Dan + Shay and many more!
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More May events:
Art in the Park, May 6-7
Free Bandshell Summer Concert Series kicks off with a Bob Seger tribute band, May 27
New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival, May 11-14


June & July 2017

Coke Zero 400
June 30-July 2

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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More June & July events:
Watermelon Festival, June 3-4
A Celebration of Olde Florida, June 10
Shriners Imperial Session, July 9-17


September 2017

Labor Day Weekend

Fire and Ice - Chili Cook Off and Ice Cream Churn Off, Sept. 2.
Feast on delicious chili and fresh-made ice cream at this exciting fall festival that occurs on a 30-acre historic site with a village museum and over 10,000 artifacts. Live music brought to you by community members during the regularly held "First Saturday Jam."
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October 2017

Daytona Blues Festival

The annual Daytona Blues Festival has rapidly grown into a family-friendly musical tradition throughout Central Florida. The festival features dozens of up-and-coming artists as well as some of the biggest names in blues music. Held at historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark(known as “The Jack” to locals), the three-day festival brings thousands of visitors to Daytona Beach each year for fun, sun, surf and, of course, music.

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Biketoberfest® 2017
October 19-22, 2017

More than 100,000 motorcyclists will roll into the Daytona Beach area for the 25th anniversary celebration of Biketoberfest®, a multi-day, annual event. This extended weekend of fun and sun includes motorcycle shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides along A1A and other historic roadways, racing at Daytona International Speedway and vendors offering everything from the latest models to parts and accessories.

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More October events:
Daytona Blues Festival, October 6-8
Thin Man Watts Jazz Festival, October 14
King of the Grill, October 21


November 2017

Daytona Turkey Run
November 23-27

Take a walk down memory lane and relive a 43-year tradition with the Daytona Turkey Run, the largest combined classic car show and swap meet in the United States!

More November events:
Fall Country Jamboree, November 4-5
Halifax Art Festival, November 4-5
Greek Festival, November 9-12
DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts, November 18-19
Riverfest Seafood Festival, November 18-19


December 2017

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!


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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