Florida’s Most Unique Waterfront Shopping, Dining & More


Downtown Daytona Beach’s Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach boasts more than 60 shops, restaurants, attractions and services, plus our exceptional Farmers’ Market—all in a splendid waterfront setting. Head to the historic Beach Street retail area located between Bay Street and Orange Avenue to spend a delightful day enjoying new flavors, treasures, experiences and events. We have been surprising visitors and locals alike since 1870.



Saturday, October 29th, 7AM-12PM

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.

We believe that everyone with breast cancer should have support.

That’s why the American Cancer Society is so determined to be here for the survivors, the patients, the caregivers, and the millions saved through early detection.

Help raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education, and critical patient services by walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Making Strides of Volusia – Flagler.

Get ready to join more than one million volunteers nationwide. When you sign up, fundraise, and participate in one of our noncompetitive, three- to five-mile walks, you will be there to support every person affected by breast cancer.

We walk to make sure that anyone touched by this disease has a hand to hold. So give us yours by taking the first steps in supporting this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

You can start a team, or keep your team going. And keep raising awareness and donations.

Begin today! The sooner we start, the farther we’ll go.

Join us now.


Saturday, November 5th, 9AM-5PM – Sunday, November 6th, 10AM-4PM

The 54th Annual Halifax Art Festival

The Halifax Art Festival is a “Heritage” event for the City of Daytona. 

After 53 successful years, the Festival has risen in attendance and notoriety to become one of the most prestigious festivals in the Central Florida area.  As the second oldest continual Festival in Florida, the Halifax Art Festival is known for its elegance of venue and variety of affordable art.

It’s staged on historic Beach Street between Orange Avenue and Bay Street and free to the public.  The city closes Beach Street to accommodate the over 30,000 people who come to shop the 230 plus artists, artisans, craftsmen, and venders.  

The Festival, also, offers something for the younger artists.  The Student Art Exhibit and Competition awards $4,000 in prize money from the Wessel Foundation to winning students K-12.  Little Van Gogh is designed to offer the small artists the opportunity to paint their own masterpieces for free.  This feature is well received by parents and grandparents!

The Halifax Art Festival offers a paradigm shift for the people of Daytona Beach to embrace the arts and art community.  The Festival introduces families and ‘snow birds’ to the vibrant downtown area with its many shops and locally run restaurantsPeople come from all over Florida to attend as well as out-of-state visitors.

Over 75 volunteers comprised of Guild member as well as friends who spend over 4,000 hours over the course of the year to support the event.  1,800 of those hours are spent on the Festival weekend. In 2015, the Halifax Art Festival raised over $35,000 for the Museum of Arts & Sciences, its Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art.

For more information  www.HalifaxArtFestival.org or email: HalifaxArtFestival@gmail.com. 



Unwrap Our Holiday Charm
November 18th, 2016-January 1st, 2017

The Daytona Beach Downtown Development Authority is proud to present a full schedule of Holiday festivities to celebrate the season. Come join us in beautiful Historic Downtown Daytona Beach and celebrate your holiday season.  Bring the entire family to watch weekly holiday performances, shop local merchants, as well as a large variety of vendors at the Holiday Riverfront Market, and dine at our various cuisines offered at our local restaurants. Children can enjoy a FREE Kids Zone featuring games, crafts, Santa,  trackless train rides, and pet adoptions.

Festive Events

Holiday Season Kick-Off
Friday, November 18th, 5PM  

Downtown welcomes the Holiday Season with music, the holiday tree lighting, and seasonal opening of the Storybook Park & Creche Art Exhibits.

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 26th, All Day

This shopping day is promoted by American Express to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize local businesses.

Riverfront Festival of the Season
Saturday, December 10th, 4PM

This event includes music and entertainment, pictures with Santa, kids crafts, a scenic sky lantern release, food trucks, and prime Christmas Boat Parade viewing.

*****Click here to download Vendors applications for the Riverfront Market****

Weekly Activities

Riverfront Market
Saturdays, November 19th-December 17th, 2PM-7PM

Every Saturday during the season, visitors enjoy open-air gift shopping and holiday performances. Artists and vendors will show their wares, including pottery, glass, home décor, jewelry, holiday items, crafts, original art, and more.

Holiday Performances
Saturdays, November 19th, December 17th, 2PM-5PM

The Volusia County Cultural Alliance (VCCA) is proud to sponsor the live performance stage at Storybook Park. Each week, local theater, dance, and musical groups are invited to present 20-30 minute samples of their Christmas program live on stage in Riverfront Park.


Veterans Memorial Bridge

Veterans Memorial Bridge

Beginning Monday June 6th, the Orange Avenue bridge, will be closed for a 32-month project to replace the existing drawbridge. The closure will enable Volusia County to begin construction of the new Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. The new high-level, multi-arch concrete bridge will replace the existing drawbridge, which is more than 60 years old.

Motorists headed to and from the beachside should use the International Speedway Boulevard (U.S. 92) Bridge. A well-signed detour will remain in place until the new bridge opens. The Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau building, Daytona Beach Downtown Farmers’ Market, Jackie Robinson Stadium, Volusia County Courthouse Annex, Daytona Beach Regional Library, and City Island (Daytona Beach) will remain open and accessible throughout the project..

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