Upcoming Events in the NSB Waterfront LOOP

 

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January 17: 5th annual Home Show and Business Expo

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will hosts its 5th annual Home Show and Business Expo from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, January 17, along Historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. The outdoor event will include exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, food and fun. For more information, please contact the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce at 386.428.2449 or log on to www.sevchamber.com

   

January 21: ‘Island Education’ on beach erosion 

The second New Smyrna Beach Island Education series begins January 21 with a class on beach erosion.  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 the New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Special Events Department at 386.424.2175.

   

January 24: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk 

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, January 24.  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 . 

   
Art Walk on Flagler January 24Art Walk will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, January 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. 
   

January 25:

25th annual NSB Chowder Festival January 25

The 25th annual NSB Chowder Festival will take over Flagler Avenue from noon-5 p.m., Sunday, January 25, in New Smyrna Beach.  Featuring 30 chowders, the progressive chowder cook-off will be held along both sides of the Avenue. The event is sponsored by the Merchants of Flagler Avenue and the New Smyrna Beach Moose Lodge. Proceeds from the $15 passport benefit the Florida Sheriff's Youth Camp in Barberville. For more information, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   

January 28: ‘Island Education’ on seashells and the seashore 

The second New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues January 28 with a class on seashells and life along the seashore.  Taught by the Marine Discovery Center, 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. 

   

January 30-February 1:

39th Annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

More than 40,000 visitors from around the state are expected to visit the 39th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts. The festival will be from 1-5 p.m., Friday, January 30, and 9 a.m.- 5p.m., Saturday, January 31, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, February 1, at Riverside Park, 105 Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach. Enjoy artwork by the 210 juried artists from across the United States. IMAGES is presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts. This is a free public event. For more information, please log on to www.imagesartfestival.org.

   

February 6-8: Black Heritage Festival

The 24th annual Black Heritage Festival will run from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday, February 6, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, February 7, and 1-7 pm, Sunday, February 8, at Pettis Park, 314 North Duss St., New Smyrna Beach. Enjoy live music and entertainment, food, arts & crafts, hair weaving and face painting, cane grinding and syrup making, soap making, storytelling, a school art display and a tour of the Black Heritage Museum. For more information, please call 386.478.1934. 

   

February 7:

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk 

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, February 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. 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 386.690.8666.

   

February 7: Thomas Jones in Concert

Music lovers may enjoy a free, smooth jazz concert in Christmas Park Saturday, February 7, in the Canal Street Historic District. Guitarist Thomas Jones will play from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Christmas Park 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. 

   

February 7 – 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.

   

February 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. 

   

February 13-17: Mardi Gras Weekend on Flagler

Join the Flagler Avenue Merchants Association February 13-17 for a Mardi Gras Weekend on Flagler. 

- Voodoo Music Fest begins at 9 p.m., Friday, February 13, inside 10 sponsor locations along the Avenue.  Enjoy sounds from jazz to rock and blues to zydeco. 

- The Sweet Heart Dine-Out offers Valentines specials at participating locations on Saturday, February 14.

- Tasty gumbos vie for Best on the Beach from noon - 5 p.m., Sunday, February 15, during the Gumbo YA-YA Cook-Off.  Taste more than 20 gumbos with a $15 passport.

- A Mardi Gras-Themed Sidewalk Sale is from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday, February 16.

- The weekend ends with the Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration Tuesday, February 17.  

For more information, please call Shelly Pestine at 386.795.1060 or log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

 

   

February 14: Canal Street Cruise 

Take your sweetie on a trip down memory lane with classic cars. The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, February 14, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly 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.

   

February 14-15:

53rd Annual Art Fiesta 

The 53rd annual Art Fiesta will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., February 14-15, in Old Fort Park, across from City Hall at 210 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Admission to the fine arts and crafts show is free. For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation Department at 386.424.2175, or log on to www.cityofnsb.com.

   

February 16: Mardi Gras-Themed Sidewalk Sale

Flagler Avenue merchants will host a Mardi-Gras-Themed Sidewalk Sale 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, February 16, along Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. Stroll along the seaside district and peruse sales inside and outside the shops. For more information, please log on to www.flaglerave.com .

   

February 17: Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration

Flagler Avenue will host its 7th annual Flagler Avenue Mardi Gras Parade at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 17. The parade will travel from South Atlantic Avenue to turn south on Flagler Avenue and end on Pine Street. Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the parade, Mardi Gras-themed music and food specials at 10 venues along the Avenue. The parade route will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5 - 8 p.m.  Cars also must be moved from the street to accommodate the large crowds. For more information, please call Shelly Pestine at 386.795.1060 or Beverly Hesson at 386.295.7567 or log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   

February 18: ‘Island Education’ on nesting sea turtles 

The second New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues February 18 with a class on the area’s nesting sea turtles.  Taught by the NSB Turtle Trackers, 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.

   

February 25: ‘Island Education’ on Audubon birding 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues February 25 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.

   

 

February 27 - 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

   

February 28: Art Walk on Flagler 

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

   

February 28: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk 

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

   
 

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 II, 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 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.

   

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. 

   

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.

   

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.

   
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