April in the Sunshine State means mild temperatures that make for a popular travel destination. Outdoor events and theme parks tend to be very attractive this time of year. But you won’t have to travel far to find entertainment for the whole family. Take a peak at some of the upcoming events in Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas.
Movies on The Halifax
Visit the Rockefeller Gardens in Ormond Beach the first Friday of the month and watch a movie under the stars. The movie for the month of April is Peter Rabbit and it begins at 8:00 p.m. For more information visit www.TheCasements.net/events.php.
Visit the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet for their 17th annual Turtle Day. The festivities run 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This is a public event hosted by Friends of the Marine Science Center and admission is FREE all day. There will be live presentations, educational vendors, games, food, and much more. For more information visit www.marinesciencecenter.com/.
Cheer at the Pier
Check out the Flagler Beach Pier on Saturday, April 6th, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. for the 6th Annual Cheer at the Pier. This event is hosted by the Flagler Beach Historical Museum. Enjoy an afternoon of live music, food and drink tastings, and much more. Tickets are required for this event and are available in advance. For more information visitwww.flaglerbeachmuseum.org/.
9th Annual Mutt Strutt
The Daytona Beach Bandshell is the location for the Halifax Humane Society 9th Annual Mutt Strutt 5k Fun Run and Walk-a-thon. The event takes place 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on April 13. Help raise money for the Halifax Humane Society to care for the community’s lost, abandoned, and neglected animals. Registration is required to attend this event. To register and see all the rules, guidelines, safety information and schedule visit www.halifaxhumanesociety.org/Mutt-Strutt-2019-9th-Annual-5k-Fun-Run-and-Walk-a-thon-8-51.html.
7th Annual Beach Bike Bar Crawl
The 2019 Beach Bike Bar Crawl is a public event to raise funds for our local Veterans Support Fund. Bike to Landshark, Mai Tai’s, Oyster Pub, Main Street Station and Ocean Deck. Enjoy raffle giveaways, silent auctions, and beer specials at all stops. Registration and breakfast start at 8:30 a.m. and the crawl will start at 10:00 a.m. on the beach. For more information and to register visit www.oceandeck.com.
This annual spring fundraising event, hosted by Marine Discovery Center and Artists’ Workshop, Inc., takes place at the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach. It is on Saturday, April 13th, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a day of fun with food, kayaking, arts and crafts, face painting, live mermaids, the Cardboard Boat Race at Lagoonacy and more. There will be live music and presentations at the new Hunter Amphitheater. Admission is $5 and kids 10 and under are FREE. For more information visit www.Lagoonacy.org.
Ormond Beach Celtic Festival
April 13 & 14
Stop by The Casements in Ormond Beach on April 13th & 14th for the 9th Annual Ormond Beach Celtic Festival. Saturday the festival will run 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. There will be five stages of music, clans, Highland Games, Celtic vendors, activities for the kids, draft Guinness and much more. Admission cost is $10 and ages 12 and under are FREE. To purchase your tickets, see schedule of events and more information visit www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com.
P1 AquaX USA – Daytona Grand Prix
April 13 & 14
The AquaX USA series will kick off the 2019 season in Daytona Beach. There will be over 100 riders from around the world gathering on The World’s Most Famous Beach in front of the Hard Rock Hotel for the Daytona Grand Prix. Watercraft racing is 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit www.p1aquax.com.
8th Annual DeLandapalooza Original Music and Art Festival
April 13 & 14
Downtown DeLand Historic District will be hopping on April 13th & 14th with the 8th Annual DeLandapalooza Original Music and Art Festival. Expect to see over 160 acts on 27 different stages and over 40 art displays along with many vendors. It’s fun for the whole family and it’s pet friendly. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Get your tickets and keep a lookout for the lineup and all other information at www.ssa.cc/delandapalooza.html.
52nd Annual Easter Beach Run
Daytona Beach continues their tradition with the 52nd Annual Easter Beach Run on Saturday, April 20th. Registration for this festive Easter-themed run is open now but you can also register on the day of the event. For more information and to register online in advance visit www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/DaytonaBeach/EasterBeachRun.
New Smyrna Beach Wine & Food Festival
April 25 & 26
The World Class Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, will be hosting the New Smyrna Beach Wine & Food Festival on April 25th & 26th. There will be a winemaker’s dinner on Thursday, April 25th and the Grand Tasting on Friday, April 26th. Discover new wines and gourmet foods while enjoying music and fun. All proceeds go towards the benefiting charity The Atlantic Center for the Arts. For more information and tickets visit www.nsbwinefest.com.
Earth Day Celebration
Port Orange Parks & Recreation is hosting an Earth Day Celebration at the Riverwalk Park in Port Orange. The celebration takes place 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The first 200 guests will receive a FREE potted baby Live Oak Tree. There will be demonstrations with bikes, paddle boards, and kayaks. Enjoy kids craft workshops, live music, bounce houses, yoga and more. For more information about this event visit www.facebook.com/events/452134831991644/.