Daytona Beach is world famous for its beautiful beaches and its action-packed events!
If you are a race fan, you probably think of the Daytona International Speedway as the Taj Mahal of racing venues. If you aren’t necessarily a NASCAR enthusiast and you visit the recently renovated home to the Daytona 500, you just may become one! Aside from hosting NASCAR’s most prestigious event, Daytona International Speedway also holds the largest combined car show and swap meet in the United States. The Turkey Run, as it’s called, showcases over 6,000 vintage classic, muscle and race cars and trucks for show and sale, over 2,500 swap meet spaces, plus food and entertainment.
Daytona Beach is also famous for its motorcycle rallies. The streets are filled with the sound of live bands and the low rumble of hundreds of bikes during Bike Week in March and Biketoberfest in the fall.
And let’s not forget art and music! Cultural events are a large part of the Daytona Beach event scene. Halifax Art Festival, the second oldest continual art festival in Florida, features hundreds of artisans from across the country in early November; and Daytona Beach Bandshell, a scenic, historic music venue, provides free beachside concerts throughout the year. And you may not have known it, but Daytona is referred to as the “Festival Capital of Florida” because so many festivals, including the Celtic Festival, Festa Italiana, the Greek Festival and Festival of the Arts, are held in Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach is also the perfect place to celebrate the holidays. Take a holiday tour, and then ring in the New Year right with an extravagant New Year’s Eve Celebration on Main Street.