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When it comes to fun in the sun, Florida offers many choices. For years, the savviest travelers have used a simple technique to identify the roads less traveled, yet most worthy of exploration. The key: Follow the Locals. They, more than anyone, can lead you to the places that are quiet and protected, beautiful and charming, fun, interesting and authentic. Greater New Smyrna Beach is one of these places. Year after year, Central Florida residents have voted New Smyrna Beach, “Best Beach” in the Orlando Sentinel’s “Best Bets” competition; telling, when you consider this is one of the world’s premiere vacation destinations, literally surrounded by world-class coastal options. An unspoiled jewel located 45 minutes east of Orlando International Airport between Daytona Beach and Kennedy Space Center, the New Smyrna Beach area still tends to fly under the radar of many. Here, you’ll find a laid-back blend of history, culture, the arts, nature and 13 miles of pristine white sand beaches. Greater New Smyrna Beach is an eclectic mix of old and new, subtle sophistication and bohemian soul, as “real” as Florida gets. It occupies a notable place in history as the second oldest city in Florida, site of the largest single attempt at British colonization in the new world. The city is also recognized as one of the “ Top 100 Small Art Towns” in the US, home to numerous galleries and the internationally renowned Atlantic Center for the Arts, recently profiled in the New York Times. Other local attractions include 1830’s-era sugar mill ruins, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, which, at 187 feet, is Florida’s tallest, two marine science centers featuring hands-on discovery tours, and a host of palate-pleasing local dining options. While history, the arts and culture offer much, New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding areas of Port Orange, Edgewater, Oak Hill and Osteen are perhaps best known for outdoor recreation. Whether your idea of fun is relaxed or adventurous, it’s here. The area’s beaches are clean, safe, wide and uncrowded - perfect for sunbathing, bicycling, swimming, fishing and building sand castles. National Geographic Magazine has named New Smyrna Beach as one of the “World’s Top 20 Surf Towns,” and many recognize the area and its spectacular inland waterways as, “The Redfish Capital of the World.” Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and kite boarding are all popular. Accommodations range from charming hotels to quaint bed and breakfast inns, to a variety of oceanfront homes and vacation rentals. Condominiums are popular choices for families and extended stays. For more information, call the Visitor Center at 1 - 800-541-9621 or visit nsbfla.com. Discover for yourself what the locals have known for years.

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  • Baby-changing station, Restrooms,
  • Business Type:
  • Chambers & Visitors Bureaus, Destination Management Company, Welcome Centers
  • Designation:
  • Official DMO Listing,

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Wine Walk

September 20, 2014
A New Smyrna Beach tradition! Gather your friends and family and come unwind at Wine Walk, a progressive wine tasting along Flagler Avenue where participants can taste 20 of the more than 100 showcased wines, as well as attend art showcases and demonstrations (e.g. glass blowing) and shop along Flagler Avenue. Available with purchase is a "passport" for $25 which includes a keepsake wine glass ($20 with a returning official wine walk glass). Participating Wine Walk host locations include Toni and Joe's Patio, Flagler Tavern, Peanuts Restaurant and Sports Bar, OM Bar & Chill Lounge, Traders' Sports Pub, Galleria De Vitro, Manzano&a ...Read More>> os;s Fine Foods, Gyftz, Clancy's Cantina, That's Amore, Café Heavenly, and Ta Da Gallery. Happening simultaneously to Wine Walk is the Gallery Group's Art Walk, which also takes place on Flagler Avenue but from 10am to 5pm. Art Walk offers artists showcasing and selling their creations, a register-to-win art drawing, and gallery guest artist demonstrations. The Flagler Avenue Gallery Group represents the Avenue's galleries and includes Gallery de Vitro, Jewelry of Joy, Palms Up Pottery and Ta Da Gallery. Read Less
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Billfish Invitational

September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014
The 2014 Billfish Invitational has some exciting changes to unveil this year! First, this year, we debut the New Smyrna Beach Blue Water Tournament. The "Blue Water", as it is affectionately referred to, has been designed with center console and small sportfish boaters in mind. Anglers will target traditional pelagic fish including Dolphin, Whaoo, and Tuna with the aim of bringing home the biggest fish of the day. For the lucky angler that brings the biggest eligible haul to the dock, a guaranteed $5,000.00 price awaits. Second, the Billfish Invitational is unveiling a new a la carte format for those wishing to target specific billfish inc ...Read More>> uding Sailfish, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Spearfish. The a la carte format will allow the teams to fish for regulated tackle species as well as those species within the "Blue Water" division. Third, the NSBBI team is proud that this year we will be teaming up with our presenting sponsor Marine Max and the Bonnier Group (who brings FishSTock to New Smyrna Beach every year) to ensure the highest level fishing tournament in the area. During the course of the tournament weekend, Marine Max will be offering water demonstrations with vessels from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Sea Hunt and Parker Boats. Fourth, this year, the NSBBI team has teamed up with Free Family Team Fishing Event presented by Southern States Fishn' & Huntn'. The Family Tournament is hosted by Bert Fish Medical Center and will allow parents and children of all ages to participate in an onsite fishing tournament. The Family Tournament will features prizes and giveaways for the participants. Finally, the NSBBI team is proud to continue the tradition of giving in our community. Each year the NSBBI and New Smyrna Beach Backwater Tournaments raise money to provide scholarships to NSB High School students showing an interest in fishing and conservation. Over the past 16 years, the NSBBI team has been able to raise and contribute more than $145,000.00. This year, we hope to continue the tradition of fishermen and fisherwomen giving back to the community. We ask that you help us in the tradition by participating in this year's exciting tournament weekend. 2014 NSBBI Schedule Thursday, September 25, 2014 – Brannon Community Center 5:00 pm – Registration opens 7:00 pm – Captain’s Meeting 6:30 pm – Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Friday, September 26, 2014 – Fishing 5:30 am – Boats may pass sea buoy 8:00 am – Lines in water 3:00 pm – Lines out of water 5:30 pm – Boats must be checked in at sea buoy Saturday, September 27, 2014 – Fishing 5:30 am – Boats may pass sea buoy 8:00 am – Lines in water 3:00 pm – Lines out of water 5:30 pm – Boats must be checked in at sea buoy Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:00 pm – Awards Banquet – Brannon Community Center Read Less
http://www.nsbbi.com

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Port Orange Family Days

October 02, 2014 - October 05, 2014
The fun begins on Thursday night with the opening of carnival. Every day is a new exciting event. Thursday is our Food Truck and Car Show night while Friday is generally Movie Under the Stars. Businesses, organizations and food vendors come out in full force for our 2 day Expo on Saturday and Sunday. Start off at the amphitheater early Saturday morning for our Mascot Breakfast and finish just in time for the big parade! The Amphitheater always has something exciting going on. Whether it be a dance showcase, pet costume contest or band performance, we have it all! Our event has free admission and parking, and families will find there is plenty ...Read More>> to do for everyone! Read Less
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Gallery Walk

October 04, 2014
Gallery Walk is the "go-to" event in New Smyrna Beach! The galleries to visit in the surrounding area are: Arts on Douglas, Harris House, Clay Gallery and The Hub. Expect to experience the coolest artists' studio/gallery/retail store you will ever set foot in and featured monthly solo and group exhibitions, artist talks and live music. The first Saturday Gallery Walk has become a community gathering spot for a discerning mix of art lovers, patrons and artists for over 10 years! Along with these events, don't forget the Farmers Market and Museum of History both on Sams Avenue.
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paintout

October 06, 2014 - October 11, 2014
5th Annual Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out October 6th–11th 2014 Wet Room Gallery & Gala – 540 Barracuda Blvd (Artist Workshop) 9a– 4:30p Gallery Open Daily Monday, Oct. 6th Artists Paint in the Park (dawn to dusk) 10a-Noon Artist Demo- Leeper Shultz House 1p-3p Artist Demo-Eldora House Evening Nocturnal Painting on Flagler hosted by Third Wave Café & Wine Bar Tuesday, Oct. 7th Artists Paint in NSB (dawn to dusk) 10a-Noon Artist Demo– SE Volusia Historical Museum 1p–3:00p Artist Demo–The Beach @ Flagler 7p–9p Artists Welcome Reception @ Arts on Douglas Wednesday, Oct 8th Artist Paint in the Park (dawn to dusk) 10a-Noon Artist ...Read More>> Demo- Castle Windy 1p-3p Artist Demo– WO # 5 Thursday, Oct. 9th Artist’ Choice - Paint in the Park/NSB (dawn to dusk) AM Middle School Art Students @ Canaveral Visitors Center 4pm Sunset Paint Out, Music & Live Auction @ JB’s Fish Camp 7pm Live Auction begins Friday, Oct. 10th Artist Paint in NSB (dawn to dusk) 10a-12p Artist Demo– Canal Street Historical District 1p–3p Artist Demo- City Marina 6:00p- Private Patron/Sponsor dinner hosted by Wekiva Island Saturday, Oct 11th Artists Choice... Paint in CANA/NSB 9a–2p Wet Room Gallery Open & Artists hang final paintings (3:00p) 5:30–6:30p Patron/Sponsor Champagne Social @ Wet Room Gallery 6:30–8:30p Plein Air Gala & Art Sale @ Wet Room Gallery Gala catered by That’s Amore Read Less
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Project Pink

October 17, 2014 - October 19, 2014
October 17: 50/50 Poker Walk from 5-9pm. Join in our Breast Cancer 50/50 Poker Walk with drink and food specials at the host locations on Flagler Avenue. October 18: Chili & Craft Beer Festival from Noon to 5pm. Taste over 20 homemade chili's from NSB's local restaurants. Vote for your favorite in our "Best on the Beach" awards and raise money for The Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Save the Ta-Tas Foundations. Or join in the fun at our Craft Beer Walk with over 100 great craft beers to choose from inside sponsor locations. October 18: Bras for Ta-Tas Contest, Noon to 5pm. View the 75+ bras decorated by local residents and me ...Read More>> chants for auction. Your $1 donation to the American Cancer Society casts your vote for your favorite bra. October 19: Awards Ceremony from 2-4pm. See if you favorites took home the gold in the weekend's contests. Read Less
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Chili & Craft Beer Festival

October 18, 2014
Chili & Craft Beer Festival from Noon to 5pm. Taste over 20 homemade chili's from NSB's local restaurants. Vote for your favorite in our "Best on the Beach" awards and raise money for The Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Save the Ta-Tas Foundations. Or join in the fun at our Craft Beer Walk with over 100 great craft beers to choose from inside sponsor locations.
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Florida Harmonica Championships Harmonica Festival

October 20, 2014
Calling all Harmonica Players!! Held at the Beachside Tavern. Trophy for best in show. Featured Artists: Mike "The Great" Galloway & Bryan Bassett of Foghat Special Guests: Little Mike & Rockin Jake Registration is at Noon.
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Under the Sea Mermaid Costume Contest

October 25, 2014
A contest of fun and imagination at the Shoppes at Seaside Station. The mermaid costume contest will be open to all ages with several categories: Best Youth Costume, Best Individual Costume, Best Homemade Costume, and Best Mermaid Tail. Judging starts at 4:30. The Shoppes at Seaside Station is located at the east end of Flagler Avenue.
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Sand Art Festival

October 25, 2014
Sand and water: These are the key elements in sand art, and something in no short supply here in New Smyrna Beach! With sand so fine, it squeaks when you walk on it and beautiful clear water, it is the ideal combination for a fun, creative day of sandy shenanigans! Amateur teams will consist of families, friends, co-workers and community groups. All competitors will create their own sand sculptures in 10' X 10' plots of cordoned beach. Prizes will be awarded for individual adult, child and team categories, judged by both professionals and local celebrity judges! Sand art professionals will also create magnificent sculptures, showi ...Read More>> g off one of our area's most valued natural resources! This is a free event, however spaces are limited, so please use the downloadable form on our website to pre-register. Walk-up registration available the day of the event until spaces are filled. Read Less
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Wine Walk

October 25, 2014
A New Smyrna Beach tradition! Gather your friends and family and come unwind at Wine Walk, a progressive wine tasting along Flagler Avenue where participants can taste 20 of the more than 100 showcased wines, as well as attend art showcases and demonstrations (e.g. glass blowing) and shop along Flagler Avenue. Available with purchase is a "passport" for $25 which includes a keepsake wine glass ($20 with a returning official wine walk glass). Participating Wine Walk host locations include Toni and Joe's Patio, Flagler Tavern, Peanuts Restaurant and Sports Bar, OM Bar & Chill Lounge, Traders' Sports Pub, Galleria De Vitro, Manzano&a ...Read More>> os;s Fine Foods, Gyftz, Clancy's Cantina, That's Amore, Café Heavenly, and Ta Da Gallery. Happening simultaneously to Wine Walk is the Gallery Group's Art Walk, which also takes place on Flagler Avenue but from 10am to 5pm. Art Walk offers artists showcasing and selling their creations, a register-to-win art drawing, and gallery guest artist demonstrations. The Flagler Avenue Gallery Group represents the Avenue's galleries and includes Gallery de Vitro, Jewelry of Joy, Palms Up Pottery and Ta Da Gallery. Read Less
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Michelob Cup Race and Regatta

October 25, 2014
The top event of "Boatoberfest" is the Michelob Cup downwind river race. It is a pursuit race with a staggered start for all boats that can navigate the Indian River. This is probably the most spectacular event of the year based on close quarter spinnaker competition.
http://www.nsbfla.com

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NSB Halloween Parade and Costume Contest

October 31, 2014
The 40th Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will begin at the corner of Orange Street and Canal Street and will proceed east down Canal Street to the Chamber of Commerce parking lot. The costume contest will begin immediately following the parade. Various age groups will be judged....including adults! Only homemade costumes will be judged and no pre-registration is required.
http://www.nsbfla.com

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