There's something about Florida in the spring that can't be matched by any other destination, and Daytona Beach is the epicenter of it all. From local arts festivals to the vibrant beach culture, to events you won't find anywhere else, this region is packed with limitless things to do all season long. Here's our list of the top things to do in Daytona you won't want to miss, from the always-popular Jeep Beach to weekly downtown Farmer's Markets filled with the best regional produce.
Daytona Beach Arts Fest
Sat, Apr 9 – Sun, Apr 10
Downtown Daytona Nights
160 N Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL
This inaugural, free, immersive art experience includes juried fine art, artisans, craftworks, and an international live painting competition. Enjoy Fashion on the Beach, an after-hours fashion show, plus kids' activities, a live music competition, and food from local vendors. The entire event benefits the Riverfront Arts District. Find out more at www.DaytonaBeachArtsFest.com.
Jeep Beach 2022
Apr 24 – May 1
Daytona Beach, FL
Don't miss out on the largest Jeep-only event in the southeast. Join the hundreds of Jeeps gathered on the beach, browse vendors, shop Jeep merchandise, and enjoy activities for the kids. Grab a bite at some of the top-rated food trucks that flock to this event from all over the country, participate in the Jeep Beach 5k run and walk, and show your love of Jeep culture.
Beach Bike Bar Crawl
9:30am – 5:00pm
Take part in one of the most fun bar crawls in all of Daytona Beach, taking place rain or shine on April 23rd. This is a great way to give back to the Veteran's Support Fun, as attendees gather to hop from bar to bar enjoying drinks and local brews, along with fun prizes for participants. Every registration comes with an event t-shirt and raffle tickets. You don't want to miss this one.
Downtown Farmer's Market
7:00am – 1:00pm
100 Magnolia Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Every Saturday throughout the spring, downtown comes alive with a farmer's market that offers up the absolute best local produce and goods you can find anywhere. While you're staying in town, be sure to check it out and browse vendors for both fresh food and dry goods, as well as crafts, snacks, and more. The farmer's market is a hub for some of the best food and ingredients in town.
Freedom Dance Festival
Apr 29 – May 1
101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
This dance festival is the very definition of the word expression. Taking place at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, this two-night event aims to promote cultural diversity and exchange through intercultural dance in a competition environment. Watch as some of the best dancers in the region compete in a showcase of artful expression that can't be missed.
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