Upcoming Events in the NSB Waterfront LOOP

 

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August 29: MaxQ Band in Concert 

The classic rock band, MaxQ, will play a free concert by the water at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, August 29, in Riverside Park, 105 S. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach. Part of Family Fun Night, the concert is free. Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested. In the event of rain, the concert will move inside the park’s Brannon Center. Concerts also will continue into July.  For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175. 

   

August 29: Family Fun Night

When a caravan of gourmet food trucks rolls into the New Smyrna Beach Waterfront LOOP this month, they’ll set up amidst a scene of family fun. The tasty caravan will be part of Family Fun Night from 5-9 p.m., August 29, in Riverside Park, 105 S. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach. The MaxQ band will play classic rock beginning at 4:30 p.m. Additional activities include water slides, pony rides, face painting, a balloon artist and a stilt walker. The event is hosted by the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Events Department. For more information, please call 386.424.-2175. 

   

Sept. 5-14: Bingo! The Winning Musical

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage the comedy, Bingo! The Winning Musical, September 5-7 and 11-14 at the theatre, 726 East 3rd Ave., New Smyrna Beach.  All performances are at 8 p.m. except the Sunday shows, which are at 2 p.m. For more information, please call the theatre at (386) 423-1246 or log on to www.nsbplayers.org.

   

September 6:

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk 

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, September 6, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the 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 from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please log on to the Canal Street Historic District website at www.canalstreetnsb.com or call Lola Duckworth 386.690.8666.

   

September 6: Nathan Perer in Concert

Music lovers may enjoy a free concert Saturday, September 6. Singer/guitarist Nathan Perer 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.

   

September 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 $3. The Hub is at 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please visit www.thehuboncanal.org or call 386.957.3924. 

   

September 13: Canal Street Cruise

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, September 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. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

   

September 17: ‘Island Education’ on the coastal environment 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues September 17 with a class on man’s interaction with the coastal environment. 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.  Classes run through November 19 and are open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/programs

   

Sept. 18-21: Peace, Love & Rock n’ Roll

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will feature music from the 60s and 70s with the show, Peace, Love & Rock n’ Roll, September 18-21 as a special fundraiser for the theatre at 726 East 3rd Ave., New Smyrna Beach.  For more information, please call the theatre at (386) 423-1246 or log on to www.nsbplayers.org.

   
 

September 20: Art Walk on Flagler 

Artists will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, September 20.   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.

   

September 20: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk 

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, September 20.  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.

   

September 24: ‘Island Education’ mangrove maintenance

Proper maintenance of mangroves and Brazilian pepper trees will be covered during the September 24 Island Education class. 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.  Classes run through November 19 and are open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/programs

 

   

September 25: Slo Jam Night @ The Hub

Music lovers may play, sing or listen during Slo Jam Night @ The Hub from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, September 25, at 132 Canal Street. Participants may bring guitars, ukuleles, harmonicas, percussion instruments and more. Play books will be provided. For more information, please log on to www.thehuboncanal.org or call 386-957-3924.

   

September 26-28: New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival  

The 14th annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival will be September 26-28 at venues around the LOOP. Parts of the event are co-hosted by the Flagler Avenue, Historic Canal Street and Third Avenue merchant’s associations.  For more information, please log on to http://www.newsmyrnabeachjazzfestival.com/ or call 386.423.9760.

   
 

Sept. 30 - Oct. 9:

25th annual Senior Games  

The kickoff of the 25th annual Senior Games will be at 9 a.m., September 30, at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach. The games run through October 9 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at various New Smyrna Beach venues. Activities include shuffleboard, basketball, track and field, card games, bowling and much more! People age 50and older are encouraged to participate. For more information, please contact the City of New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation Department at 386.424.2175. 

   

October 4: 1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk 

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, October 4, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the 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 from 4-7 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.

   

October 4: Bob Thames Saltwater Soul  

Music lovers may enjoy a free concert in Christmas Park from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, October 4, in the Canal Street Historic District’s Christmas Park. Singer/keyboardist Bob Thames will play saltwater soul music. 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.

   

October 4: Taste of New Smyrna Beach

Restaurants from around New Smyrna Beach will take over the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, October 4, as part of the Taste of New Smyrna Beach.  Restaurants will offer tastings from 4-8 p.m. along Canal Street.  For more information, please call Mark Parkinson at 386- 409-7881.

   

October 6-11:

Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out in the LOOP  

The 2014 Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out will make its way to the NSB Waterfront LOOP October 6-11. As part of the annual event, artists will paint from dawn to dusk and host demonstrations at various LOOP locations. For a complete schedule of events, please log on to www.friendsofcanaveral.com/paintout

   

October 10: 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 $3. The Hub is at 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please visit www.thehuboncanal.org or call 386.957.3924. 

   

October 17-19: Project Pink 

The 2nd annual Project Pink runs October 17-19 and includes a Bra's for Ta-Tas Breast Cancer fundraiser and silent auction. Two additional events on Saturday, October 19, include a Chili Cook-Off with proceeds benefitting breast cancer charities and a Craft Beer Festival offering a taste of more than 100 craft beers. Tickets for both October 10 events are $10. For more information, please visit www.partyonflagler.com.  

   

October 22: ‘Island Education’ on Audubon birding

 The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues October 22 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.  Classes run through November 19 and are open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/programs

 

   

October 24:

5th annual Night at the Museum

The 5thannual Night at the Museum will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m, Friday, October 24, at the New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Tickets are $30 and include food, beverage and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the New Smyrna Museum of History. For more information, please call 386.478.0052.

   
 

October 25: Art Walk on Flagler

Artists will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, October 25.   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.

   

October 25: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk 

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

   

October 24-November 2: Dracula

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage the show, Dracula,October 24-November 2, at the theatre at 726 East 3rd Ave., New Smyrna Beach.  This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. For more information, please call the theatre at (386) 423-1246 or log on to www.nsbplayers.org.

   

October 29: ‘Island Education’ plant identification 

Plant identification and selection will be covered during the October 29 Island Education class. 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.  Classes run through November 19 and are open to the public. The one-hour classes are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/programs

 

   

October 30: History Mystery Tour  

History Mystery Tours are returning to New Smyrna Beach.  Tours begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 30, at the New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Avenue, in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. Hear stories from famous New Smyrnians of the past and other ghostly stories as you stroll the Canal Street Historic District of New Smyrna Beach. One-hour tours are $8 per person. For more information, please call the Museum at 386.478.0052.

   

October 31:

40th annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest October

The 39th Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest begins at 4 p.m., Friday, October 31, at the corner of Orange and Canal streets and will proceed east on Canal Street to the Chamber of Commerce parking lot.  The costume contest for children and adults begins immediately following the parade. Only homemade costumes will be judged.  No pre-registration is required.  For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach at 386.424.2175. 

   

October 31:

7th annual New Smyrna-Ween Creepy Crawl 

Pretend ghouls and goblins will head to Flagler Avenue for the biggest creepy bash in the LOOP. The 7th annual New Smyna-Ween Creepy Crawl will be from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m., Thursday, October 31, and will include more than 10 adult costume contests with prizes and specials.  For more information, please visit www.partyonflagler.com .

   

November 8-9:

24th annual Flamingo Follies 

The 24th annual Flamingo Follies Holiday Art Show will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., November 8-9, along Flagler Avenue in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. More than 120 artists and crafters from around the state will display their work. Artists, entertainment and food vendors will line the Avenue. Admission is free. For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175. 
   

November 12: ‘Island Education’ on Audubon birding 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues November 12with 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.  Classes run through November 19 and are open to the public.  Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/programs.

 

   

November 15: Fall Sidewalk Sale

The annual Fall Sidewalk Sale will be from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, November 15, along the LOOP’s Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. Merchants will offer sidewalk sales in front of their seaside shops. For more information, please log on to www.flaglerave.com or call 386.427.2256.

   

November 19: ‘Island Education’ on walking the wrack

The final class of the New Smyrna Beach Island Education is November 19 with the topic Walking the wrack: Seashells by 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.  Classes run through November 19 and are open to the public. The one-hour classes are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/programs

 

   

November 28: Spark the Spirit 

Live entertainment will kick off the annual Spark the Spirit celebration from 5-7 p.m., Friday, November 28, in Christmas Park on the corner of Canal and Live Oak streets in the Canal Street Historic in downtown New Smyrna Beach. The Christmas tree will be illuminated at 6 p.m. with star lighting, Santa Claus and horse-drawn carriage rides. For more information, please log on to www.christmasoncanalstreet.com.

   

November 29: Coastal Christmas Market  

Handmade gifts offered in a hometown holiday setting will be available from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, November 29, in the Canal Street Historic District, New Smyrna Beach. The market will fill the heart of the historic downtown Street. Live entertainment, children’s activities, crafts, jewelry, food and other local goods and gifts will be offered. For more information, please log on to www.christmasoncanalstreet.com.

   
 

November 29: Art Walk on Flagler

Artists will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, November 29.   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.

   

November 29: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, November 29.  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.

   

Light Up Flagler December 5 

Snow flurries are forecast along the New Smyrna Beach beachside in early December. Fluffy white flakes will flutter along Flagler Avenue during Light Up Flagler from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, December 5.  In addition to the festive precipitation, strolling carolers, several live performances and light displays, businesses will serve holiday cheer as they welcome guests with refreshments during an open house. Home baked goods and ornaments also will be offered by non-profit and school groups. Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event from Peninsula Drive east to Buenos Aires Street. A free parking shuttle will run from 160 N. Causeway. For more information, please call 386.427.2256.

   

Dec. 5-14: Miracle on 34th Street

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage the holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street,December 5-14, at the theatre at 726 East 3rd Ave., New Smyrna Beach.  For more information, please call the theatre at (386) 423-1246 or log on to www.nsbplayers.org.

   

December 6: Christmas Parade and Boat Parade

The annual New Smyrna Beach Christmas parade will kick off at 4 p.m., Saturday, December 6, and travel the NSB Waterfront Loop from Flagler Avenue to Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach. This year’s theme is a “Sleigh Bells and Snowflakes.” The annual boat parade will follow at dusk in Riverside Park at the end of Canal Street. The event is free. For more information, please call New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department 386.424.2175.

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