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May – June 2013
Reservations will be accepted 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 or flip-flops). Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. Dress to get wet. Individuals with their own kayaks or canoes are welcome to join in. Call to reserve your spot. Meet at the Visitors Information Center at 9:45 AM. We will leave promptly at 10:00 AM.
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.
Summer wouldn’t be complete without soulful blues humming throughout the streets of New Smyrna Beach, and this year, we’re taking things to a whole new level. Prepare yourself for a 3-day, music-filled journey into one of America’s most celebrated and popular music genres. This much-anticipated new event will feature scores of bands playing at multiple locations around town. Rich with history, tradition and diversity, the New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival will be the place to get your groove on this summer.
Text “Blues” to 71441 for a performance schedule.
The area around the NSB Waterfront LOOP’s Christmas Park will be transformed into a dance floor later this month. Free Latin dance lessons will be offered as part of Salsa in the Park.
Lessons will be offered on several Latin dance styles. The full schedule includes:
- 6 – 6:45 p.m.: Salsa and zumba party
- 7 – 7:30 p.m.: Salsa, merengue and cha-cha line dancing
- 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Open dance to Latin music
- 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: A Taste of Salsa (food) contest
Christmas Park is on the corner of Canal and Live Oak streets in New Smyrna Beach.
The event is hosted by the City of New Smyrna Beach and is open to the public.
Lessons will be taught by a professional dance instructor.
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.
The entry is $20 for this 3.1-mile run/walk, which includes a raffle and silent auction.
Click here for the YGM Registration Form.
Get ready for a high-flying weekend of colorful fun at the New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival. Located directly on the beach, just south of Flagler Avenue, this event is sure to provide real “fun-in-the-sun” for the whole family.
There will be professional kite demonstrations; friendly competitions; and free lessons and tips for novices, including free kite kits and decorating stations for the kids. Adults and children are also encouraged to bring their own kites.
Admission is free, but registration (on a walk-up basis, the day of the event) is required.
“These food trucks will bring new culinary options,” said Liz Yancey, New Smyrna Beach recreation and events manager. “We’ve sandwiched this event between the Art Stroll and the Gallery Walk. It will be a fun, busy day around Canal Street.”
Dishes will include flat bread, tacos, barbeque, fish, lobster, crab, Vietnamese cuisine, gelato, ice cream and more.
As many as 20 trucks are expected to participate.
Are you ready to challenge yourself the way our nation’s finest do? Beach Boot Camp, hosted by the Florida National Guard will let you learn what it’s like to “get fit” the Armed Forces way.
Located right on the beach at Flagler Avenue, participants will be able to engage in variety of different individual fitness challenges, as well as a beach obstacle course based upon the actual US Army PT test.
Run for fun, or compete in a variety of age / gender divisions (M/F, ages 12 and under; 13-18; 19-35; 36-50; and 51 and up). The course includes a shuttle run, pull ups, low crawl, tires, push ups, and sit ups.
There will be t-shirts for all competitors and prizes for top finishers. There will also be armored vehicle displays, and a Health and Wellness check with free blood pressure screenings.
Registration for this free event will be on a walk-up basis the day of the event.
Located at the beautiful lighthouse point park in Ponce Inlet Florida, we are only minutes south on A1A from the “worlds most famous beach” – Daytona Beach. Here you will find an experienced professional instruction program teaching surfing and ocean skills in a positive all ages environment.
Students will learn paddling techniques, balance and how to read the ocean during this week long course.
Whether it is your first time on a surf board, or you are aspiring to become an elite professional surfer, our team of highly experienced watermen will make your camp experience fun and memorable. Our small camp size is limited to a maximum of 15 surfers per week to increase the amount of instruction you receive.
Amateur teams will consist of families, friends, co-workers and community groups. All competitors will create their own sand sculptures in 10′ X 10′ plots of cordoned beach. Prizes will be awarded for individual adult, child and team categories, judged by both professionals and local celebrity judges. Sand art professionals will also create magnificent sculptures, showing off one of our area’s most valued natural resources. This is a free event, however spaces will be limited.
Here in New Smyrna Beach, we’re proud of our efforts to preserve wildlife and natural resources, and would like to share it during this great family weekend. On June 15th, following the Sand Art Competition and an afternoon of fun and games with Radio Disney, visitors will have a wonderful opportunity to relax and learn about our preservation of Sea Turtles right here in Southeast Volusia County.
Team Members from Canaveral National Seashore and the Marine Discovery Center will host an educational seminar where you have the chance to find out about all sorts of ocean creatures and river critters! Check out shark, whale, mollusk and crustacean exhibits, and get up close and personal with live turtles. Explore the educational opportunities for kids and grown-ups alike, and join in the fun activities presented by the Marine Discovery Center. End the evening under the stars with everyone’s favorite surfer dude, Crush the Turtle, at an outdoor showing of the Disney movie favorite, “FINDING NEMO”.