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.
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..
UPCOMING DOWNTOWN EVENTS:
Friday, August 26th, 5:00PM-9:00PM
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Saturday, November 5th – Sunday, November 6th
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 restaurants. People 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.