Calendar of Events
The Winner of the 2016 Daytona 500 - Denny Hamlin
The 2016 Daytona 500 took place on February 21, 2016, and was one for the ages! With the closest finish since NASCAR introduced electronic scoring in 1993, Denny Hamlin beat Martin Truex Jr. by .010 seconds to take the checkered flag and a place in Daytona Beach history. Start planning your trip to the 2017 Daytona 500 today!
Nicknamed "The Great American Race," the Daytona 500 is the biggest, most expensive, and most prestigious race in America. With a long history of heart-wrenching defeats, come from behind victories, famous duels, photo finishes and top-of-the-line entertainment, the race is one of the most anticipated in American sports. No NASCAR race would be complete without tailgating, so grab some friends and get in the spirit before you head out to watch Jeff Gordon, Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and other house-hold names compete for the title of NASCAR's most grueling race.
For car enthusiasts, Daytona Swap Meets also present an excellent time to learn, view, buy, and sell classic cars. Held throughout the year, these car shows are ever-increasing in popularity and offer entertainment for every age!
Get your engines revving with a stay at The Shores Resort & Spa. Conveniently located near Daytona International Speedway and a multitude of swap meets, the beachfront hotel will ensure your vacation is memorable. Book your room now and make sure you don't miss a moment of the fun!
Events for August 2016
Florida Lighthouse Day
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet. Come celebrate your local National Treasure - the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. From 10 am to 2 pm, there will be family oriented activities, and several workshops designed specifically for kids. See new lighthouse exhibits and learn about Florida's many lighthouses Visit our lighthouse keeper (in living history mode) as he describes his duties at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Then join him as he talks about the history of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, and demonstrates the maintenance duties on the First Order Fresnel Lens. Included in the cost of regular admission. Regular admission to the lighthouse museum is $5 for adults (12 years and older), and $1.50 for children. (386) 761-1821. www.ponceinlet.org.
Florida Lighthouse Day
Celebrate Florida Lighthouse Day at Ponce de Leon Inlet as the community commemorates the 29 remaining lighthouses in Florida. During the event, learn about the history of the towers, visit the “Old Lighthouse Keeper”, and walk up the lighthouse.