Local Events

Year-Round Family Fun

Whether you love racing, outdoor music, festivals, family-friendly activities or exploring history, there is something for everyone in Daytona Beach. Check out our favorite annual events in the area to help you choose when to visit.

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Returns to Daytona in 2020

A summer classic at the iconic track for many years – the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – will make its historic return to Daytona this Independence Day. The championship on the 3.56-mile high-banked tri-oval/infield road course is set to take the green flag at 6:05 pm ET. Guests will not be permitted, but the race will be broadcast on live television by NBCSN.

People at the top of a lighthouse

Climb to the Moon Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Once a lunar month, climb Florida’s tallest lighthouse as the sun sets. Marvel at panoramic views of the beach, Atlantic ocean, Ponce Inlet and the Florida coast before joining the keeper on a historical tour.

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Race Week

Daytona International Speedway

One of Daytona Beach’s most famous events occurs during Race Week every February. Watch as stock cars speed around the track in the Daytona 500. Race Week draws crowds from all over the world, so be sure to book your room early!

Row of motorcycles

Daytona Bike Week

Daytona Beach

Over 500,000 motorcycle lovers travel from all over the world to take part in the world’s largest motorcycle event. Festivities include festivals, concerts, races, bike shows and more during this 10-day event.

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Coke Zero 400

Daytona International Speedway

Experience the year's second NASCAR cup series event in Daytona Beach. This family-friendly event takes place during the summer. Sit back, watch exciting races and enjoy one of the biggest fireworks displays in the southeast.

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Daytona Beach

Join over 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts at this annual event for live music, professional motorcycle racing at the Daytona International Speedway and themed festivals.

Vintage Maroon car

Daytona Turkey Run

Daytona International Speedway

The Daytona International Speedway offers one of the best swap meets and car shows you’ll see. Browse handmade crafts, view over 5,000 classic cars, and even purchase your own.

kid karting on a track

Daytona Kart Week

The karts roar to life on 3 different venues, at Daytona International Speedway for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek! See the Road Race Series tackle the high banks of Daytona, the Mfg Cup Series take to the challenging Infield Sprint Track, and the very best in Dirt Track Racing sling dirt on the Daytona Flat Track!

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Daytona Beach Half Marathon

Daytona Beach

Take part in two days of events in one of the most scenic half-marathons in America as you race from the speedway to the beach and back on a course dotted with classic cars.

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Rolex 24 at Daytona

Daytona International Speedway

Taking place towards the end of January every year, the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA is a 24-hour endurance race that kicks off the new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season at Daytona International Speedway.

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