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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
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  • Official DMO Listing,

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Gallery Walk

May 02, 2015
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.
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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 05, 2015 - May 06, 2015
Cinco de Mayo celebration & Tequila Fest.
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NSB Blues Festival

May 07, 2015 - May 11, 2015
Summer wouldn’t be complete without soulful blues humming throughout the streets of New Smyrna Beach, and this year, we’re takin’ things to a whole new level! Prepare yourself for a 4-day, music-filled journey into one of America’s most celebrated and popular music genres. This much-anticipated returning event will feature scores of bands playing at multiple locations around town! Rich with history, tradition and diversity, the New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival will be THE place to get your groove on this summer! Text “Blues” to 40691 for a performance schedule right to your cell phone! Admission is free unless otherwise stated, some locations ...Read More>> re age 21 and up. Read Less
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Classic Car Show

May 09, 2015 - May 10, 2015
The Canal Street Cruise with classic cars will be from 4-8 p.m., on the second Saturday of the month. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly event offers food and entertainment in a historic setting.
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The Cook and the Book

May 16, 2015 - May 18, 2015
Discover your inner chef and get a few dish ideas at the Cook and the Book festival set for May 16th and 17th at the New Smyrna Beach Coronado Civic Center on Flagler Avenue. Watch as six cookbook authors each demonstrate a recipe from their cookbook, attend the festival cooking expo and enter for your chance to win a great cooking-related prizes. Each evening of the festival, our special participating restaurants “adopt” each of our cookbook authors and feature items from their cookbooks for patrons to enjoy! There will be plenty of opportunities for meet and greets, photos, and book signings over this weekend celebrating great cooking. Best ...Read More>> yet, admission is free! Read Less
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FishStock

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Fishing tournaments, seminars, boat show, food, Kid Stock, 5K run.
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VIBE Tsunami Beach Party

May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015
This monthly summer beach party includes beach volleyball, giant jenga, live music, hula hoop contests and plenty of dancing on the beach. Also includes door prizes, contests and station give-aways. Drink and food specials.
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Turtle Take-off Beach 5K

May 30, 2015
Run like a turtle – or maybe a bit faster with 400+ of your friends, family, and fellow runners/walkers at this chip-timed race that takes place on the beautiful hard-packed beaches of New Smyrna Beach, with registration starting at 8am, race start at 9am. YES - the race is appropriate for all runners of all skill levels and ages be it your first or 51st race. In fact, medals in 84 categories and two overall plaques will be awarded. Best yet, there are free t-shirts, a social, and a post race party. Proceeds benefit Turtle and Marine Life Odyssey, an interactive marine life educational program that starts at noon after the run. Text “turtle” ...Read More>> o 40691 for registration information. Read Less
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Turtle & Marine Life Odyssey

May 30, 2015
Attention nature lovers!! And at the beach, who isn’t? Bring your entire family to for the best kind of show and tell ever! The day-long event offers on-going marine and wildlife educational presentations and informative environmental booths complete with a mock-up turtle nest. 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's Fine Foods, Gyftz, Clanc ...Read More>> '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
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5th Friday Festival

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Leave the cooking to someone else! Visit Canal Street every 5th Friday of the month for Food Trucks galore! From fresh seafood to grilled cheese there is something yummy for everyone. Then work off your dinner at one of several entertainment areas.
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Outdoor Movie

May 31, 2015
End our everything turtle and marine life day with a free outdoor showing of the hit family film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The screening takes place at the Shops at Seaside Station. Movie time is dusk with free pre-movie games and contests.
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NSB Kite Festival

June 06, 2015 - June 07, 2015
Get ready for a high-flying weekend of colorful fun at the New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival! Located directly on the beach, just south of Flagler Avenue, this event is sure to provide real "fun-in-the-sun" for the whole family! Festival highlights include scores of tethered kites - some as large as a vehicle, kite demonstrations and competitions hosted by kite clubs from throughout Florida, and free lessons for first-timers. The kid's zone at the festival offers free kites to the first 400 children each festival day and a decorating station to personalize each kite. Adults and children are also encouraged to bring their own kites. Admiss ...Read More>> on is free, but registration (on a walk-up basis, the day of the event) is required. Read Less
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NSB Sand Art Festival

June 13, 2015
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, show ...Read More>> ng off one of our area's most valued natural resources! This is a free event, however spaces are limited, so please use the attached downloadable form and pre-register. Walk-up registration available the day of the event until spaces are filled. Read Less
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Seaside Fiesta

June 18, 2015 - June 19, 2015
The Fiesta features entertainment, arts and crafts booths, food, games, music and more. Many of the Flagler merchants also feature special sales and activities. Admission is free.
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NSB Reggae & Island Music Festival

June 19, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Yeah Mon'- Don't worry 'bout a thing, cause every little thing's, gonna be alright! The annual New Smyrna Beach Reggae and Island Music Festival is here! No need to set sail for the Caribbean, we'll bring the islands to you! Sit back, relax and enjoy the variety of performances at multiple locations throughout New Smyrna Beach. All singin' sweet songs of melodies, pure and true! Text "reggae" to 40691 for a complete schedule to your cell phone! Admission is free unless otherwise stated.
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New Smyrna Surfari Club Surf & SUP Contests

June 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015
The centerpiece of Seaside Fiesta Weekend - the 27th Annual New Smyrna Surfari Club Surf Contest - starts at 9am Saturday at the Flagler Avenue Beach approach. Should the ocean not cooperate, the surf contest moves to the north inlet. The Stand Up Paddle Board contest takes place Sunday at 9am also at the Flagler Avenue beach approach. Proceeds benefit the Surfari Club Scholarship Program. Go to SmyrnaSurfariClub.com for registration information for both contests.
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NSB Life's A Beach Triathlon

June 21, 2015
This not-so-serious but full of fun triathlon includes a ¼ mile swim, 4 mile bike run, and 2 mile foot race all on the beautiful hard-packed sand of New Smyrna Beach. Noodles, floaties, and hair caps welcome, decorated bikes expected and running backwards is ok if you are coordinated enough. Medals to all runners, Prizes in multiple categories and a Post-Party like no other. For registration information text "beachrun" to 40691
http://www.nsbfla.com

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