Countdown is on to New Smyrna Beach Area beach weeks


New Smyrna Beach Area Beach Weeks Poster / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer video produced by Multimedia Editor Serafina Frederick / Here is a performance at the 2012 NSB Jazz Festival at the Garlic restaurant.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Central Floridians from Kissimmee, Windemere, Lake Mary, Ocala, St. Augustine, Melbourne and those beyond the Sunshine State's borders may want to check out the New Smyrna Beach Area beach weeks that runs Sept. 27 to Nov. 30.

There are certainly plenty of local overnight accommodations for vacationers ands tourists looking to check out the sights and sounds with the ocean as a backdrop. Plus the beach weeks coincides with Biketoberfest, the four-day motorcycle rally in Volusia County on Oct. 17-20.

The Southeast Volusia Advertising has a brand new poster highlighting the myriad New Smyrna Beach Area beach weeks activities planned all the way through November, which also coincides with the Turkey Rod Run, another big countywide tourism event centered around Daytona with hot rods and classic wheels.


But, it's the local events in and around New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Edgewater, Oak Hill and Osteen that the SVAA, of course, is focusing on to draw locals and tourists alike.

Here's the Beach Weeks events listing that is sure to bring excitement for people of all ages, from families with small children to seniors:

New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival
Sept. 27-29
Enjoy an all Jazz weekend along Flagler Avenue and other venues on Canal Street and Third Avenue.
Port Orange Family Days
Oct. 3-6
Fun for the whole Family with carnival rides, movies under the stars, a community expo, parade and so much more. Free admission, free parking. Held at the Port Orange City Centre. Details:
New Smyrna Beach Book Festival 
Oct 5-6
With two-dozen-plus authors, book readings, Q & A sessions, book signings, writers' workshops, festival book shop and nightly author socials, the festival provides activities from everyone from the avid to the recreational reader. Activities take place at multiple locations and admission is free.  
Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paintout
Oct 7-12
Week long celebration of plein air painting and a great way to support the arts. There will also be outdoor downtown festivities. Thirty professional artists will come together to paint our coastal seascapes, dune habitat and unique and historical scenes around our charming community.  Details:
BillFish Invitational
Oct 10-13
New Smyrna Beach's largest Fall fishing tournament. Details:
New Smyrna Beach Country & Bluegrass Music Festival
Oct 11-13
Autumn would not be complete without our very own twist on the Fall barn dance. Prepare yourself for a 3-day music-filled journey into one of America's most celebrated and popular music genres - Country - and, of course, Bluegrass. The festival features scores of bands playing at multiple locations around town.  
Florida Harmonica Festival
Oct 20
Calling all harmonica players. Held at the Beachside Tavern on Third Avenue, beachside.
Defending Lizzie
Oct 25-Nov 3
This updated play, written by Little Theatre member, Karen Poulsen, takes a fresh approach to the story behind Lizzie Borden and her family. The Little Theatre, 726 Third Ave., Details:

Editor's Note: Headline Surfer will provide details on the other events in November as soon as they are provided by the SVAA. For more information, please log onto

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