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Apr 25 Fri
Cast Netting Lesson @ Visitor Center Dock
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

netLearn the skill and grace that goes along with this fun hobby at the Canaveral National Seashore.  If you have a cast net, please feel free to bring it with you (we will provide a few nets).  Bring water and insect repellant.  Meet at the Visitor Center dock.

 

PLEASE NOTE: all programs are subject to cancellation and/or rescheduling due to staff limitations, weather conditions, or other factors. Some programs require reservations, a minimum age, or a cost-recovery fee.  Call 386-428-3384 ext. 0 for program information during operating hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), www.nps.gov/cana.  Entrance fees apply to all interpretive program participants.  All programs meet the requirements for the Canaveral National Seashore Junior Ranger program.

Pontoon Boat Cruise: The Backwaters of Mosquito Lagoon @ Canaveral Visitor Center
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

turtle mound

Take a leisurely cruise to the places that lend character to this vital estuary.

We’ll see lots of wildlife and enjoy some of the same views as river steamer passengers saw in the 19th century.

Our comfortable pontoon boat, Tortuga del Sol, and our licensed captains and experienced mates are trained to provide you with a memorable and safe tour.

Join us as we depart from the Visitor Center, weather permitting.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and SPACE IS LIMITED.  A cost recovery fee of $20.00 per person is charged. There is a 50% discount for each holder of Senior or Access passes.  Children 15 and under are free.

 

PLEASE NOTE: all programs are subject to cancellation and/or rescheduling due to staff limitations, weather conditions, or other factors. Some programs require reservations, a minimum age, or a cost-recovery fee.  Call 386-428-3384 ext. 0 for program information during operating hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), www.nps.gov/cana.  Entrance fees apply to all interpretive program participants.  All programs meet the requirements for the Canaveral National Seashore Junior Ranger program.

 

Apr 27 Sun
Pontoon Boat Cruise: The Backwaters of Mosquito Lagoon @ Canaveral Visitor Center
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

turtle mound

Take a leisurely cruise to the places that lend character to this vital estuary.

We’ll see lots of wildlife and enjoy some of the same views as river steamer passengers saw in the 19th century.

Our comfortable pontoon boat, Tortuga del Sol, and our licensed captains and experienced mates are trained to provide you with a memorable and safe tour.

Join us as we depart from the Visitor Center, weather permitting.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and SPACE IS LIMITED.  A cost recovery fee of $20.00 per person is charged. There is a 50% discount for each holder of Senior or Access passes.  Children 15 and under are free.

 

PLEASE NOTE: all programs are subject to cancellation and/or rescheduling due to staff limitations, weather conditions, or other factors. Some programs require reservations, a minimum age, or a cost-recovery fee.  Call 386-428-3384 ext. 0 for program information during operating hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), www.nps.gov/cana.  Entrance fees apply to all interpretive program participants.  All programs meet the requirements for the Canaveral National Seashore Junior Ranger program.

 

Apr 28 Mon
Open Mic Night w/ Greggy Gregg @ Flagler Tavern
8:00 PM – Tuesday @ 12:00 AM
Apr 29 Tue
After School Art Program @ Artists' Workshop
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Apr 30 Wed
Canoe Mosquito Lagoon @ Canveral Visitors Center
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM

turtle mound

Reservations will begin a week before the canoe date.  Join a guide as you explore this rich and diverse estuary up close.  Some experience is preferred.  You must be at least 8 years old and able to paddle.

You must wear covered shoes (no sandals, flip-flops or Crocs.) Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. Dress to get wet.

Individuals with their own kayaks or canoes are welcome to join in.

 PLEASE NOTE: all programs are subject to cancellation and/or rescheduling due to staff limitations, weather conditions, or other factors. Some programs require reservations, a minimum age, or a cost-recovery fee.  Call 386-428-3384 ext. 0 for program information during operating hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), www.nps.gov/cana.  Entrance fees apply to all interpretive program participants.  All programs meet the requirements for the Canaveral National Seashore Junior Ranger program.

 

May 3 Sat
Art Stroll / Gallery Walk @ Canal Street Historic District
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

art strollOn the first Saturday of the month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street.

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. 

Concert in the Park @ Christmas Park
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Christmas parkLive music will be offered in an intimate setting in the Canal Street Historic District.

Music lovers may enjoy a free concert by Bob Thames Saltwater Soul.

Christmas Park is on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach. Bring a lawn chair.

 

 

May 5 Mon
Cinco de Mayo @ Flagler Avenue
2:00 PM

cinco de mayoBreak out your sombrero and come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at this Mexican food-themed progressive street festival and tequila flight tasting!

It’s the Fun Coast’s biggest with up to six bands and sombrero decorating stations, located along Flagler Avenue. The fun starts early with special Mexican-inspired lunch and dinner specials, a special tequila tasting event after dinner, and tons of free give-aways all night long.

Flagler Avenue’s Progressive Tequila Tasting will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside sponsor locations. Passports will be available for sale on-site the day of the event.

So gather your amigos and join the fun at the 6th Annual New Smyrna Beach Cinco de Mayo!

Open Mic Night w/ Greggy Gregg @ Flagler Tavern
8:00 PM – Tuesday @ 12:00 AM
May 6 Tue
After School Art Program @ Artists' Workshop
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
May 8 Thu
Blues Festival
May 8 – Sunday all-day

blues fest

Summer wouldn’t be complete without soulful blues humming throughout the streets of the New Smyrna Beach area, and this year, we’re takin’ things to a whole new level!

Prepare yourself for a 4-day, music-filled journey into one of America’s most celebrated and popular music genres. This much-anticipated returning event will feature scores of bands playing at multiple locations around town!  Rich with history, tradition and diversity, the Beach Weeks Blues Festival will be THE place to get your groove on this summer!

Text “Blues” to 71441 for a performance schedule right to your cell phone!

Admission is free unless otherwise stated; some locations are age 21 and up.

Find this year’s schedule below: blues festival

blues festival

May 10 Sat
Canal Street Cruise @ Canal Street Historic District
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

canal st cruiseThe Canal Street Cruise will be held along historic Canal Street. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting.

East Coast Cruisers Hot Rod Show @ Historic Canal Street district
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

car showAfter a day of fun at the beach, the fishing tournament or the bluegrass festival, settle in for a fun and relaxing evening checking out all the classic cars and hot rods at the East Coast Cruisers Classic Car Show.

The city closes off historic Canal Street to all vehicular traffic with the exception of the classic cars themselves. This is an awesome event for the whole family to enjoy! There’s food, a D.J. and most of the merchants are open for business during the event.

East Coast Cruisers Car Club has proudly hosted the Canal Street Cruise for 16 years. Expect to see anywhere from 200 to over 500 of the finest custom cars, trucks and motorcycles you’ll find anywhere.

May 12 Mon
Open Mic Night w/ Greggy Gregg @ Flagler Tavern
8:00 PM – Tuesday @ 12:00 AM

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