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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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Bird Walks

Now - April 14, 2015
Weekly bird walks begin Tuesday, January 13 and continue each Tuesday until early April. Walks at the Indian River Lagoon Preserve Park begin at 8:00 a.m. and last approximately 2 hours. Participants should bring binoculars if possible. No reservations are required.
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Smithsonian Exhibit at the NSB Museum of History

Now - March 21, 2015
During February and March 2015 the museum will be home to a touring exhibit called The Way We Worked. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Smithsonian and the Florida Humanities Council and one of only six museums in the state that will be presenting this exhibit. SCHEDULE: February 11, 1 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Dr. Daniel Schafer will discuss Dr. Andrew Turnbull and his recruitment of indentured servants to work in the Smyrna settlement. February 18, 1 p.m.: Gary England from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services will discuss the citrus industry including comments from William Bartram regarding wild citrus groves ...Read More>> n New Smyrna. February 19, 6:30 p.m.: Learn about Liveoakers and what their purpose was. Linda Cody will be talking about what these men did and their history in the New Smyrna area. February 24, 1 p.m.: Documentarian Eric Dusenbery will discuss his book Florida Soup: Putting History on the Table. This book deals with food production and consumption practices in rural and small town Florida. February 26, 6:30 p.m.: Fannie Hudson will be discussing African American owned businesses in New Smyrna Beach. March 3, 1:3 p.m.: Noted railroad historian Seth Bramson will discuss the Florida East Coast Railway. March 4, 1:30 p.m.: University of Florida professor Dr. Steve Noll will discuss Florida work and labor history. March 9, 6:30 p.m.: The shrimping industry has a long history in our area. Many families lived on the bounty of the ocean. Join Irene Beckham as she discusses the shrimping industry in Southeast Volusia County. March 11, 1:30 p.m.: Dr. Roger Grange will discuss the life of a working archaeologist. March 18, 6:30 p.m.: Few industries have more association to New Smyrna Beach than our local Utilities Commission. Join former UC employee Walter Allen for a discussion of the history of the Utilities Commission and how it was changed and evolved with technology. Unless otherwise stated, all events are held at the Utilities Commission Building, DeBerry Room at 200 Canal Street. Parking is available in the Chamber of Commerce lot and along Canal Street. As with all museum exhibits this will be free and open to the public. Read Less
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Port Orange Spring Fair

Now - March 09, 2015
Spring Fair takes place in early March at Port Orange City Center. Spring Fair attracts almost 30,000 attendees over a four day period. Of course, carnival is on hand from Thursday to Sunday. We have free hands on crafts for both the young and young at heart to participate in on Saturday and Sunday, along with some fantastic food vendors over the two day weekend as well. Pony Rides, petting zoos and interesting activities are what the kids look forward to at the event. Held at the Port Orange City Center, 1999 City Center Circle, Port Orange FL 32129
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Gallery Walk

March 07, 2015 - March 08, 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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Classic Car Show

March 14, 2015 - March 15, 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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Shamrock 'N Roll

March 17, 2015 - March 18, 2015
Join the Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt along Flagler Avenue from 5-9 p.m., March 17. Food, live entertainment, dancing and prizes also will be offered.
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Edgewater Riverfest & Business Expo

March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Join us for 3 days of fun along the beautiful Indian river! Enjoy carnival rides, great food, a business expo and an exciting entertainment line-up, and of course, Edgewater Riverfest takes place on the shores of the Indian River so there will be lots of river activities including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and the 3rd annual “Tug Boat Race”.
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Benji's Blues Doggle

March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Festival Location: Under the shady oak trees at Airport Field. FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015 Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots The Nighthawks Doug Deming/Dennis Gruenling and the Jewel Tones Biscuit Miller and the Mix Ben Prestage Kim Reteguiz and the Black Cat Bones SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015 Anthony Gomes Monkey Junk Sean Chambers Skyla Burrell Jarekus Singleton Betty Fox SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015 Mike Zito Brandon Santini Stacy Mitchhart Alexis P. Suter Band Sean Carney
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Wine Walk

March 28, 2015
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
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Gallery Walk

April 04, 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.
http://www.nsbfla.com

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Chamber Challenge 5K Run

April 09, 2015
Run (or walk) for fun and prizes. USATF sanctioned 5K course through beautiful historic New Smyrna Beach. Both the start and finish line of the race will be in front of the Historic Chamber building on Canal Street. Corporate team and individual winners.
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Little Theater presents The Glass Menagerie

April 11, 2015 - April 20, 2015
Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother's nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striv ...Read More>> n to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, THE GLASS MENAGERIE is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre. Performances: April 10, 11, 12*, 16, 17, 18 and 19* *Denotes matinee performance starting at 2 p.m. Read Less
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Horsin' Around Auction

April 12, 2015
The event to enjoy an afternoon with friends in support of the arts! Live and silent auctions, art, getaways, antiques, restaurant gift certificates, a spa day or a round of golf. Location: New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (US 1) in New Smyrna Beach
http://www.nsbfla.com

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NSB Food Festival

April 16, 2015 - April 17, 2015
Showcasing local restaurants with tastes of their best dishes (at sample size prices). Restaurants will compete for "Best on the Beach" awards.
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NSB Balloon & Sky Fest

April 17, 2015 - April 20, 2015
World class air shows, balloon glows, carnival, the 4-H Animal Encounter and Inspiration Village. Airplane, balloon and helicopter rides, live entertainment, food.
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Lipton Cup Regatta

April 17, 2015 - April 20, 2015
Fun loving sailors should now reserve April 17th, 18th and 19th, 2015. There will be two races on Saturday located just off the beach at the end of Flagler Avenue, with a final race on Sunday. This is the one sailing event in the southeastern United States where you have a chance to have your name engraved for posterity on a historic Lipton Cup Trophy. Most sailors know about the America's Cup and the several America's Cup challenges by Sir Thomas Lipton. They also know that he donated trophies in a number of locations around the world with the intent of promoting the sport of sailing. Such a historic trophy sits in the trophy ca ...Read More>> e at Smyrna Yacht Club and there is a place on the trophy base for you and the name of your boat, if you can compete and win. The competition will be strong, but the reward is priceless. Canal Street Historic District brings the spirit of the holidays to Christmas Park at the corner of Live Oak and Canal Streets. Stop in at Santa's Place, and watch the children's eyes light up when they see the sparkling decorations and Santa, too. Have your picture taken in front of a mural by local artist Cathy Berse. Entertainment by local groups puts you in the holiday spirit. Read Less
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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 05, 2015 - May 06, 2015
Cinco de Mayo celebration & Tequila Fest.
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FishStock

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Fishing tournaments, seminars, boat show, food, Kid Stock, 5K run.
http://www.nsbfla.com

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