Hello! Welcome to New Smyrna Beach!
New Smyrna Beach is shark capital of the world according to ISAF, (I wish I was kidding, but I’m not!). New Smyrna was founded in 1769 from a Scottish man named Dr. Andrew Turnbull, who brought around 200 settlers here consisting of; 200 Greeks, 110 Italians and 1190 Minorcans. In 1783, the Spanish regained control over the land. In 1819 they sold New Smyrna to the United States. The town of New Smyrna was incorporated in 1887. The name was changed in 1947 to New Smyrna Beach as the city took over the seaside community of Coronado Beach. It’s also a little town, I call home..
These are some local events I hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting, and if you live here and happen to see me at a local event don’t forget to say, “Hi!” (I promise I don’t bite!)
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Thanks for stopping by and checking out our local festivities!
Stroll up and down Riverside Drive to view local business booths, live entertainment, food, talent contests and much more!
Art Walk on Flagler
Art Walkwill be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, March 24. Nearly a dozen local and Florida artists scatter along the Avenue at 12 retail locations. Artists change each month to offer a unique variety of fine art and crafts. Sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue, the event has been a part of the community for more than six years. For more information, please call (386) 428-1770.
Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, March 28. During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Peninsula Avenue, at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. For more information on the progressive wine tasting, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com .
Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, April 4, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday each, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A free concert also is scheduled from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Christmas Park. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district and at the Hub on Canal from 4-8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please log on to the Canal Street Historic District website at www.canalstreetnsb.com or call Lola Duckworth at 386-690-8666.
Children may get an early start on their annual search for eggs Saturday, April 4. An Easter egg hunt will begin at noon in Old Fort Park, 210 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. The hunt will be divided into four age groups: 2-3, 4-5, 6-9, 10-12. The event is free. Children should bring a basket. Free hot dogs, drinks and activities also will be offered. The event is hosted by the City of New Smyrna Beach, the Canal Street Special Events Team, and the New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 Free and Accepted Masons of Florida. For more information, please call the City’s Recreation Department at 386-424-2175.
This event is free. You can visit Eventbrite for tickets to attend. The great cloth diaper change is hosted by The Real Diaper Association, every year around the world people gather to attempt to break the world record by changing the most cloth diapers at one time.
Grab your appetite and head to Canal Street Friday, May 29, for the 5th Friday Food Trucks in the historic district. From 5-9 p.m., gourmet food trucks will serve along the street. For more information, please call 386-424-2175.