Daytona Beach Summer Travel Planner


Daytona Beach Summer Travel Planner

The Nautilus Inn is the perfect location for your family summer vacation! With gorgeous year-round weather, some say Daytona Beach is one endless summer. But there are defining moments that make summer in Daytona Beach an adventure all its own.



Bandshell Concert Series


The 2017 Free Bandshell Concerts in Daytona Beach kick off May 26 with local band, Pocket Change and May 27 with Night Moves, a Bob Seger tribute band. This free seasonal concert series is held May - September every Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7:00 p.m. A free fireworks show happens at 9:45 p.m. following the Saturday night concerts.


Join thousands of locals and visitors alike that frequent this historic coquina amphitheater to enjoy the sights and sounds of summer. It's so easy - park in the Ocean Center garage, take the crosswalk to the Bandshell in Oceanfront Park, rent a chair, purchase a drink and enjoy the show. Most concerts end with a free fireworks show too!


2017 Free Bandshell Concerts in Daytona Beach Friday and Saturday Nights

May 26 - Pocket Change
May 27 - Bob Seger Tribute & Fireworks
June 2 - Kook & The Gang Tribute
June 3 - Commodores and Earth Wind and Fire Tribute & Fireworks
June 9 - Santana and Doobie Brothers Tribute
June 10 - Billy Joel Tribute & Fireworks
June 16 - Lockhart
June 17 - Bon Jovi Tribute & Fireworks
June 23 - Aerosmith Tribute
June 24 - Fleetwood Mac Tribute & Fireworks
June 30 - Van Halen Tribute
July 1 - Lynryd Skynyrd Tribute & fireworks  
July 4 - Eagles Tribute & Fireworks
July 7 - Tina Turner, Blues Brothers and Soul Review Tributes
July 8 - Who Tribute & Fireworks
July 14 - Jimmy Buffet Tribute
July 15 - Journey Tribute & Fireworks
July 21 - Garth Brooks and Shania Twain Tributes
July 22 -  Elton John Tribute & Fireworks
July 28 - David Oliver Willis and The Backsliders
July 29 - Styx and Kiss Tribute Fireworks
August 4 - KC and the Sunshine Band Tribute
August 5 - Rolling Stones Tribute & Fireworks
August 11 - Grateful Dead Tribute
August 12 - Beatles Tribute & Fireworks
August 19 - Crosby Stills & Nash and Simon and Garfunkel Tribute & Fireworks
August 26 - David Bowie and Queen Tribute & Fireworks
September 2 - Bruce Springsteen Tribute & Fireworks
September 9 - Bad Company and Foreigner Tribute & Fireworks
September 16 - Pink Floyd Tribute & Fireworks
September 23 - AC/DC Tribute & Fireworks
September 30 -  Led Zeppelin Tribute & Fireworks



Country 500 Great American Music Festival

May 26-28, 2017


The 2nd annual Country 500 Great American Music Fest will be spread over three days and nights of the Memorial Day weekend. Festival goers will be able to camp out in the infield, literally inside the festival for the entire weekend. The inaugural Country 500 in 2016 drew an amazing 75,000 country music craving fans from across the country to Daytona Beach and was met with rave reviews after the event. Visit for information on the on-site lodging opportunities and travel packages.


Country 500 Artists Include:


Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Dan + Shay, Jamey Johnson, Chris Janson, Chase Rice, Travis Tritt, Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, Colt Ford, Easton Corbin  Eric Paslay, Kristian Bush, Pat Green, Margo Price, The Swon Brothers, Maggie Rose, Aubrie Sellers, Mark Chesnutt, William Michael Morgan, Mo Pitney, LANco, Asleep at the Wheel, Simba Jordan and more!


Daytona Tortugas


Daytona Beach and the Jackie Robinson Ballpark are home to the Daytona Tortugas! A Cincinnati Reds' Class A affiliate, the Tortugas will play 70 home games April through September. Plan for some high energy fun and fireworks at select games throughout the summer! Visit their website for more information and tickets!



Coke Zero 400 - the Ultimate All-American Summer Tradition

June 30 - July 2, 2017


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.



Summer Festival Season


Home to over 60 renowned art, music and one-of-a-kind pop culture festivals, Daytona Beach is the Festival Capital of Florida. With some of the most well established events in the state on the festival calendar, it’s an impressive line-up with a flair for everything from culture and cuisine to motorsports and music. View the latest Daytona Beach Summer Events Calendar!


In between these festivities and great events, visitors enjoy soft ocean breezes, chilled tropical drinks, cool dips in the springs and long walks on the beach gathering sea shells and memories along the way.




Information from Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau