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Blue skies meet over 13 miles of white sand in New Smyrna Beach. This beach lays claim to the best Florida offers–excellent backwater and offshore fishing, golf, historical sites, cultural events and eclectic shopping and dining experiences along historical Flagler Avenue and Canal Street. Named one of “America’s Top Small Cities for The Arts,” New Smyrna offers excellent special events throughout the year. They are fun and exciting and cultural.

On October 17 join New Smyrna Beach residents and tourists for the fourth Annual Bras for Tatas event. It will feature bras decorated and donated by locals businesses, celebrities, breast cancer survivors and friends. The Bras will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to local breast cancer charities. Chili & Craft Beer Festival from Noon to 5pm. Taste over 20 homemade chili’s from NSB’s local restaurants. Vote for your favorite in our “Best on the Beach” awards. This event is to raise money for The Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Save the Ta-Tas Foundations. Or join in the fun at our Craft Beer Walk with over 100 great craft beers to choose from inside sponsor locations along Flagler Avenue.

Ween Creepy Crawl on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach is the place to be on Halloween night with 6 great parties in 1, including over $10,000 in cash and prizes fand over 10 individual costume contests throughout the night inside sponsor locations. The event happens October 31 (8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

The Volusia County Fair & Youth Show, (11/5 – 15) provides a place for youth to learn and show their livestock products; residents of Volusia County are encouraged to participate in art, photography, music, agriculture, horticulture, home and craft projects. The fair gives students an opportunity to showcase their talents while competing for awards. The Volusia County Fair and Youth Show is a service of the Volusia County Fair Association, Inc., which is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors who are nominated for membership.

The City of Port Orange will hold their annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony on November 11 at 10:00 a.m. located at the City Center Veteran’s Park. The VFW Post 3282 will host the ceremony, which will feature a display of colors, speeches and a 21 gun salute.

Enjoy strolling up and down Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach when you attend the Fall Sidewalk Sale. Treat yourself to pre-holiday sales on November 14 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 25th annual Flamingo Follies Holiday Art Show will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., November 14-15 along Flagler Avenue. More than 120 artists and crafters from around the state will display their work. Artists, entertainment and food vendors will line the Avenue. Admission is free. Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Light Up Flagler December 4 – Beachside-goers soon may say “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Flagler Avenue.” The annual Light Up Flagler celebration is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Friday, December 4, in New Smyrna Beach. The Avenue will be aglow as part of the free, holiday kick-off event, which will include toys, entertainers, carolers, and more as businesses light their façades.

Marching bands, decorated floats, dancers and even troupes of horses will travel the Canal Street Historic District in New Smyrna Beach to bring the “Lights and Sounds of Christmas” to the seaside town on December 5, 2015 (4:00p.m.) The theme for this year’s Christmas Parade is Candy Canes & Christmas Carols. The parade will begin at the intersection of Flagler Avenue and South Atlantic Avenue. It will travel west along Flagler Avenue and the North Causeway, south on Riverside Drive and will turn west onto Canal Street.

Kick off your New Year celebration with a live fireworks display at 9 p.m. on the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street. Afterwards, dance the night away at any of the great parties on Flagler Avenue.

Canal Street Cruise event is a Classic Car Show with East Coast Cruisers from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. The city closes off the street to all vehicle traffic with the exception of the Classic Cars themselves. This is an awesome event for the whole family to enjoy, there is food, a D.J. and most of the merchants are open for business during the event. Second Saturday of every month (4:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

Flagler Avenue and Canal Street, which were recently renovated, feature several quaint shops and cafes. It should be no surprise that the second oldest city in Florida is also home to many antique shopping pavilions.

New Smyrna Beach possesses a distinct hometown quality reflected in its cracker architecture, lush tropic landscape and community. Enjoy culinary delights from fresh seafood to steaks and pasta on the waterfront, or under an umbrella at a sidewalk cafe. At the end of the day, retire to a charming bed and breakfast inn, family-size condominium or oceanfront hotel.