Upcoming Events in the NSB Waterfront LOOP

 

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Through 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 40th Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest begins at 4 p.m., Friday, October 31, on Canal Street just east of U.S. 1 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:

5th Friday Food Trucks on Canal Street

When a culinary caravan rolls into the New Smyrna Beach Waterfront LOOP this month, they’ll set up amidst a spooky Halloween scene.  The gourmet food trucks will be part of the City's annual Halloween celebration on Canal Street and will serve from 5-9 p.m., October 31. Trucks will begin serving immediately following the 40th annual Halloween Parade, which begins at 4 p.m. Trucks will span Canal Street from just east of U.S. 1 to Sams Avenue.  Additional activities include live music.  The event is hosted by the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Events Department. For more information, please call (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., Friday, October 31, and will include more than 10 adult costume contests with prizes and specials.  For more information, please visit www.partyonflagler.com .

   

November 1:

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk 

U.S. military armed services members will be honored Saturday, November 1, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. From 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., stores will offer specials to veterans with a military ID or a stick-on flag from the event’s Information Booth. Donations also will be accepted for the New Smyrna Beach High School Band for new uniforms and instruments.  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.

   

November 1: Rhonda Patrick in Concert

Music lovers may enjoy a free concert by Rhonda Patrick from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, November 1, in the Canal Street Historic District’s Christmas Park. Patrick will sing and play the acoustic guitar. 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. 

   

November 7: 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. 

   

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 8: Canal Street Cruise

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, November 8, 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.

   

November 12: ‘Island Education’ on Audubon birding 

The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues November 12 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.

 

   

November 14: Fall Muscle Walk for MDA  

More than 100 people will take a small step to make a big difference November 14 as part of the Fall Muscle Walk to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The walk begins at 5 p.m. in Riverside Park, 299 S. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach. For registration information, please visit http://www.musclewalkmda.org/mdafallbeachwalk2014 or call the local MDA office at 407.562.2035.

   

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 28-December 20: Visit Santa in Christmas Park 

Jolly ol’ St. Nick isn’t wasting any time compiling his holiday gift list. On the day after Thanksgiving, Santa will begin greeting children in Christmas Park on the corner of Canal and Live Oak streets in New Smyrna Beach.  For select dates from November 28-December 20, he will pose for photographs and make a note of the holiday wishes of children in Southeast Volusia County.To accommodate busy parents, Santa will open his doors for daytime and evening visits. His schedule is:

·         Friday, Nov. 28, 6 - 8 p.m.

·         Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

·         Friday, Dec. 5, 6 - 8 p.m.

·         Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

·         Friday, Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m.

·         Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

·         Friday, Dec. 19, 6 - 8 p.m.

·         Saturday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

For more information, please call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Special Events Department at 386.424.2175. 

   

November 29: Run to the Sun

The 9th annual Run to the Sun will begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, November 29, at Riverside Park, 105 S. Riverside Drive, in LOOP’s Canal Street Historic District. The timed 4-mile run/walk travels over two bridges for a unique route with a lovely view of the river. For walkers, this course offers a chance to view the sunrise, dolphins at play and boats heading out to sea. Participants will enjoy a custom t-shirt, custom medal, free brunch and more. A one-mile fun run also is offered. This year’s race will benefit CUDAS Unhooked, an organization that provides support to local students dedicated to becoming educated, independent, contributing members of society. For registration information, please log on to www.runtothesun4jeff.com.

   

November 29: Coastal Christmas Market  

A wide variety of gifts and holiday décor handcrafted by local artisans will be featured in a hometown holiday setting from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, November 29.  Each year, the Coastal Market fills the heart of the Canal Street Historic District in the NSB Waterfront LOOP with live entertainment, children’s activities, crafts, jewelry, food and Santa Claus. 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.

   

December 4: Girls Night Out

Fashion, friends and fun will hit the Canal Street Historic District from 5-9 p.m., December 4, as part of the street’s annual Christmas on Canal Street celebration. Festivities include a reception, silent auction, fashion show and treasure hunt in the district. For more information, please visit www.christmasoncanalstreet.com

   

December 5: Light Up Flagler 

Beachside-goers soon may say “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Flagler Avenue.” The annual Light Up Flagler celebration is from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Friday, December 5, in New Smyrna beach.  The Avenue will be aglow as part of the holiday kick-off event, which will include toys, entertainers, carolers, hayrides and more.  Businesses will light their façades and offer tastings to the free event. A free parking shuttle will run from 160 N. Causeway. Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event from Peninsula Drive east to Buenos Aires Street. For more information, please call 386.898.9444 or 386.409.3456. 

   

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:

31st annual Ed Root Memorial 5k/10k Run

The annual 31st Ed Root Memorial 5k/10K Run will be Saturday, December 6, in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. at Coronado Civic Center, 223 Flagler Avenue, at the corner of Pine Street and Flagler Avenue.  The race begins at 8 a.m. The 10k is a scenic route that takes runners across the Inlet Dunes boardwalk and the residential streets of the north beach .  The race is a charter member of the Daytona Area Grand Prix.  Race-day registration is $40 for the 10k and $30 for the 5k. Pre-registration closes at 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 3. For more information, please contact the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Office, 1000 Live Oak St., 386.424.2175, or log on to www.cityofnsb.com.

   

December 6: Jim Bryer in Concert 

Music lovers may enjoy a free concert by Jazz Guitarist Jim Bryer from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 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. 

   

December 6: New Smyrna Beach Christmas 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 Southern Christmas.”  The event is free. to complete a parade entry application, visit http://www.cityofnsb.com/parade.  For more information, please call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

 

 

   

December 6: IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes

The 2014 IMAGES Tour of Homes is from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, December 6, and features six very different, must-see homes showcasing the unique charm of New Smyrna Beach. The homes will be decorated for the holidays – some by local florists and some by the homeowners.  Tickets are $20 for Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) members and $25 for non-members. Proceeds benefit  IMAGES:  A Festival of the Arts.  Don’t miss the boutique in the ACA at Yurick Studios, which serves as the hub of the tour, 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please log on to http://www.imagesartfestival.org/tour_homes/tour_homes.html

   

December 13: FEC Toys for Tots Train 

Santa Claus will drive a Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC) train to a 20-minute stop in the NSB Waterfront LOOP at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 13, at the railroad tracks at Canal Street and US 1.  The big guy and Mrs. Claus will provide toys to the local Toys for Tots program and greet local children and families.  The FEC Toys for Tots train is a partnership between the FEC and the Toys for Tots organization that gives FEC employees an opportunity to give toys to children in the communities along eight stops on the FEC rail line between Jacksonville and Miami. The toys are distributed later by the local Toys for Tots organizations. Children attending the stop also may donate to the Toys for Tots drive. For more information, please call Flare Elliot at 386.423.2184.

   

December 13: Holiday Boat Parade

The 27th annual Holiday Boat Parade begins at dusk, Saturday, December 13, and will travel the NSB Waterfront LOOP from the South Causeway to the North Causeway in the Intracoastal Waterway. For more information or a parade application, please call the Marine Discovery Center at 386.428.4828. 

   

December 14: Bed & Breakfast Tour

Spend a Sunday afternoon on a self-guided tour of the LOOP’s bed and breakfast inns from 2-5 p.m., December 14. The historic homes will be decorated for the holidays. For directions and more information, please visit www.christmasoncanalstreet.com

   
 

December 27: Art Walk on Flagler 

Artists will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, December 27.   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.

   

December 27: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk 

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

   

December 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration/Fireworks 

Flagler Avenue will host its annual New Year’s Eve party from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., Wednesday, December 31. Ring in 2015 with fireworks at 9 p.m. at the corner of Cooper Street and Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   
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