Upcoming Events in the NSB Waterfront LOOP

 

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Through March 21: “The Way We Worked”

From February 7 – March 21, the New Smyrna Museum of History will host the Smithsonian touring exhibit, “The Way We Worked.”  The exhibition’s 86 black-and-white and color photographs document American workplaces, work clothing, working conditions, and workplace conflicts from 1957-1987, according to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. They also reflect a workforce shaped by immigration and ethnicity, slavery and racial segregation, wage labor and technology, gender roles and class, and the American ideals of freedom and equality. Only six museums in Florida will present this exhibit. This local stop is co-sponsored by the Smithsonian and the Florida Humanities Council.  Admission is free to the museum at 120 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach.  For more information, please call the museum at 386.478.0052.

   

 

Through March 15: Oklahoma!

The high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys makes its way to the LOOP when the musical, Oklahoma!, opens at the Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach.  The show runs February 27 –March 1 and March 5-8 and 12-15. All performances are at 8 p.m. except Sundays, which are 2 p.m. matinees. For more information, please visit www.nsbplayers.org

   
 

March 7: Downtown Music Festival III

Music lovers are certain to find something to get their toes tapping March 7, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.,in the Canal Street Historic District. As part of the Downtown Music Festival III, artists will play in several venues indoors and outside under the trees. Most performances are free. For more information and ticket prices, please call Marc Monteson at 386.423.9760. 

   

March 7:

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk 

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, March 7, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday each month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district and at the Hub from 4-8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please log on to the Canal Street Historic District website at www.canalstreetnsb.comor call Lola Duckworth at 386.690.8666.

   

March 7:

4th annual Waterwise Garden Fair

The 4th annual Water-Wise Garden Fair will be from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday March 7, in the Utilities Commission parking lot, 200 Canal Street, New Smyrna Breach. Gardeners may learn how to conserve water in the landscape. More than 25 cold-tolerant, low maintenance plants, trees and shrubs will be on display. Local also merchants will join the Utilities Commission to paint rain barrels for display outside their businesses. Barrels will be raffle prizes. Children’s games and flower pot painting also will be offered along with expert talks on Florida-friendly gardening. 

   

March 11: ‘Island Education’ on Audubon birding 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues March 11 with a class on Audubon birding. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  The series runs through June 24 and is open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/island-education.

   

March 13: Music Night @ the Hub

On the second Friday of the month, the Hub on Canal hosts Music Night at the Hub. From 6-9 p.m. enjoy live entertainment. Member admission is free. The fee for non-members is $5. The Hub is at 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please visit www.thehuboncanal.org or call 386.957.3924. 

   

March 14: Canal Street Cruise 

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, March 14, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

   

March 17: Shamrock & Roll/St. Patrick’s Day

Join the Pot O’Gold treasure hunt along Flagler Avenue from 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 17. Food, live entertainment, dancing and prizes also will be offered. For more information, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   

March 18: ‘Island Education’ on turtle strandings 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues March 18 with Turtle Strandings: Helping sick or injured turtles. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  The series runs through June 24 and is open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/island-education.

   

March 21: Spring Sidewalk Sale 

Flagler Avenue will host its annual Spring Sidewalk Sale from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, March 21, along Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. Stroll along the seaside district and peruse sales outside the shops. For more information, please log on to www.flaglerave.com or call 386.427.2256.

   

March 25: ‘Island Education’ on beach safety 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues March 25 with a class on beach safety including run outs, rip currents, swift currents and public interaction with the shore. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  The series runs through June 24 and is open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/island-education.

   

March 28: 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.

   

March 28: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk March

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 .

   

April 4:

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk April 4

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.comor call Lola Duckworth at 386.690.8666.

   

April 4: Bob Thames in concert

Keyboardist Bob Thameswill play ‘saltwater soul’ during a free concert from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, April 4, in the Canal Street Historic District’s Christmas Park. Christmas Park is on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach.  Bring a lawn chair. For information on monthly performers, please call Marc Monteson at 386.423.9760.  

 

   

April 4: Easter Egg Hunt 

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.

   

April 9: Southeast Volusia Chamber Challenge 5K

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce is hosting a flat 3.1-mile run through the Canal Street Historic District and along Riverside Drive. The race begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, at the Chamber, 115 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. To register or for more information on this 5K USATF Certified Course, log on to http://www.sevchamber.com.

 

   

April 10-19: The Glass Menagerie

One of the most famous plays o the modern theatre is coming to a stage in the LOOP. The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage The Glass Menagerie April 10-12 and 16-19. All performances are at 8 p.m. except Sundays, which are 2 p.m. matinees. For more information, please visit www.nsbplayers.org.

   

April 10: Music Night @ the Hub  

On the second Friday of the month, the Hub on Canal hosts Music Night at the Hub. From 6-9 p.m. enjoy live entertainment. Member admission is free. The fee for non-members is $5. The Hub is at 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please visit www.thehuboncanal.org or call 386.957.3924. 

   

April 11: Canal Street Cruise 

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, April 11, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

   

April 15: ‘Island Education’ on sea turtle nests 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues April 15 with Tracks in the Sand: Looking for sea turtle nests. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  The series runs through June 24 and is open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/island-education.

   

April 16: New Smyrna Beach Food Festival

The 5th annual New Smyrna Beach Food Festival will fill the beachside from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, April 16, along Flagler Avenue. Diners may sample Volusia County restaurants and enjoy live entertainment along the Avenue. For more information, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   

April 22: ‘Island Education’ on seashore life 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues April 22 with Walking the Wrack: Seashells and life along the seashore.  The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  The series runs through June 24 and is open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/island-education .

   
 

April 25: Art Walk on Flagler

Art Walk will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, April 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.

   

April 25: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk 

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, April 25.  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 . 

   

April 29: ‘Island Education’ on beach safety 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues April 29 with a class on plants of the dunes. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  The series runs through June 24 and is open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/island-education.

   

May 2: Pancakes in the Park 

The New Smyrna Museum of History will fire up the griddle from 7-11 a.m., Saturday, May 2, for the annual Picnic in the Park fundraiser in Old Fort Park, 210 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. The cost is $6 and includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, and orange juice under the oaks. A Bluegrass group will provide entertainment. For more information, please call the museum at 386.478.0052.

   

May 2:

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk 

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, May 2, 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.comor call Lola Duckworth at 386.690.8666.

   

May 2: Rhonda Patrick in concert

Acoustic guitarist Rhonda Patrickwill play pop rock and standards during a free concert from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2, in the Canal Street Historic District’s Christmas Park. Christmas Park is on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach.  Bring a lawn chair. For information on monthly performers, please call Marc Monteson at 386.423.9760. 

   

May 5:

7th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration 

Flagler Avenue will host its 7th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration beginning at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, along Flagler Avenue. The celebration of Mexican heritage and pridewill include food, live entertainment, and dancing. For more information, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   

May 8: Music Night at the Hub

On the second Friday of the month, the Hub on Canal hosts Music Night at the Hub. From 6-9 p.m. enjoy live entertainment. Member admission is free. The fee for non-members is $5. The Hub is at 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please visit www.thehuboncanal.org or call 386.957.3924. 

   

May 9: Canal Street Cruise

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, May 9, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

   

May 20: ‘Island Education’ on turtle hatchlings 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues May 20 with Hatchlings Head for the Ocean: Keeping dark beaches.  The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  The series runs through June 24 and is open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/island-education

   

May 22-31: Charley’s Aunt 

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage comedy, Charley’s Aunt, May 22-24 and 28-31. All performances are at 8 p.m. except Sundays, which are 2 p.m. matinees. For more information, please visit www.nsbplayers.org.

   

May 27:

‘Island Education’ on native plants and coastal systems 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues May 27 with a class on native plants and coastal systems. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  The series runs through June 24 and is open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/island-education

   
 

May 23: Art Walk on Flagler 

Art Walkwill be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, May 23.  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.

   

May 23: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk 

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, May 23.  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 . 

   

May 27:  ‘Island Education’ on native plants and coastal systems 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues May 27 with a class on native plants and coastal systems. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  The series runs through June 24 and is open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/island-education

   

May 29:

5th Friday Food Trucks May 29

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. 

   

May 30: Sea Turtle Odyssey  

Learn about the ‘sea-cret’ lives of sea turtles at the Sea Turtle Odyssey from noon – 11 p.m., Saturday, May 30, at the east end of Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. Various marine organizations will educate on one of the Earth’s most ancient creatures and some of its neighbors under the sea including diet, population, behavior, reproduction, threat and protection.  

   

June 6:

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, June 6, 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.comor call Lola Duckworth at 386.690.8666.

   

June 6: Concert in Christmas Park

Music lovers may enjoy a free concert from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, June 6, in the Canal Street Historic District’s Christmas Park in New Smyrna Beach. Guitarist Thomas Jones will play smooth jazz.  Bring a lawn chair. For information on monthly performers, please call Marc Monteson at 386.423.9760. 

   

June 12: Music Night at the Hub 

On the second Friday of the month, the Hub on Canal hosts Music Night at the Hub. From 6-9 p.m. enjoy live entertainment. Member admission is free. The fee for non-members is $5. The Hub is at 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please visit www.thehuboncanal.org or call 386.957.3924. 

   

June 13: Canal Street Cruise

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, June 13, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

   

June 17: ‘Island Education’ on turtle hatchlings 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues June 17 with Walking the Wrack: Seashells and life along the seashore.  The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  The series runs through June 24 and is open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/island-education

   
 

June 18:

27th annual Seaside Fiesta 

Kick off the summer season at the 27th Annual Seaside Fiesta from 5 - 9 p.m., Thursday, June 18, along Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach.  The Fiesta features entertainment, arts and crafts booths, food, games, music and more.  Many of the Flagler merchants also feature special sales and activities. The Fiesta is co-sponsored by the City of New Smyrna Beach and the Flagler Avenue Merchants.  Admission is free. Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic at 3 p.m.  For more information, please call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

   

June 24: ‘Island Education’ on turtle hatchlings 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series ends June 24 with Determining Hatchling Success: Excavating sea turtle nests. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/island-education

   
 

June 27: Art Walk on Flagler 

Art Walkwill be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, June 27.  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.

   

June 27: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk 

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, June 27.  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

   
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