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.


UPCOMING DOWNTOWN

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Downtown Daytona Nights

Friday, October 7th,2016

Come out to Daytona Beach’s biggest Happy Hour block party as Downtown Daytona Nights begins on October 7th with a special Boo Bash Halloween theme!

The FREE fun lasts from 5pm to 9pm on the 100 Block of N. Beach Street featuring live music, great food, arts and crafts vendors, sponsor displays, kids “decorate your own candy bag” station, trick or treating for the kids, and plenty of giveaways all along the block as well as a Hot Rod Car display!

Plus, VIP motorcycle parking on the street with a bike show hosted by Indian Motorcycles.


Parking is plentiful in the beautiful downtown district behind stores and along the streets.

So gather your friends, family, and co-workers and head to Beach St. for Downtown Daytona Nights!


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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BLUES!!!

Friday- Sunday, October 7th-9th,2016

  7th Annual Daytona Blues Festival

The 7th Annual Daytona Blues Festival returns to Jackie Robinson Ball Park, downtown Daytona Beach, October 7th, 8th and 9th. From Friday’s all women fronted bands to Marcia Ball’s headline performance through Sunday’s traditional Victor Wainwright’s close, it promises to be an event to remember.
For the first time, the Friday lineup is a true showcase of women in blues. Vanessa Collier opens the festival with her powerful voice and amazing saxophone. She is followed by the unique Long Tall Deb featuring Colin John. Katy Guillen and The Girls then add their fiery, energetic Kansas City influenced blues to the main stage. As the sun goes down, the crowd will be treated to Carolyn Wonderland’s rough and raw Janis Joplin-esque howl and impeccable riffs. Finally, the night closes with the incomparable Shakura S’Aida.
Saturday kicks off with Florida blues legend Willie Green. Next up is the 2016 IBC first place band with the Albert King Best Guitarist, The Delgado Brothers. The powerful and passionate Tas Cru follows with his Tortured Souls. Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart’s Muscle Theory keeps the party going with their explosion of blues. 2016 BMA winner Joe Louis Walker carries the crowd into the night, and legendary Marcia Ball closes an amazing day of blues.
Sunday begins with a pair of 2016 IBC award winners. First up are Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, winners in the solo/duo category. They are followed by the 2016 IBC band runner up The Paul Deslauriers Band all the way from Montreal. Tinsley Ellis then brings his magical guitar to the stage. He is followed by the showmanship and joy of The Sugaray Rayford Band. The festival ends as it has from the beginning, with the 2016 B.B. King Entertainer of the year, Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots.

Tickets on sale until October 4 at www.daytonabluesfestival.com And don’t you dare miss the seventh annual Daytona Blues Festival! Get your hotel!

$75 for 3 day / $30 for 1 day

See you there!


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Saturday, November 5th – Sunday, November 6th

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. 


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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