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2017 NSB Events

New Smyrna Beach, a town that is well-known for its quiet historic charm and beachside appeal,
promises a very “event-full” 2017!
In fact, New Smyrna Beach visitors and those lucky enough to live here have already enjoyed a host of
terrific events this year. There was the Festival of the Arts, which is held every January at Riverview Park
and Canal Street. It’s an absolutely fabulous event with art displays by over 230 talented artists, live
music, a student art exhibit, a creative education tent, food court and more. At the end of January, New
Smyrna Beach hosted the NSB Chowder Festival. On this day – a day like no other – the area’s best
chowder chefs filled both sides of Flagler Avenue to compete in their legendary culinary cook-off. There
was a Mardi Gras party and parade of tremendous proportions in honor of Fat Tuesday. The smells from
Mardi Gras-themed food and live Mardi Gras music filled the air, and prizes were awarded for best float,
parade marchers and vehicles. The NSB Art Fiesta, with more than 250 artisans and crafters, food
vendors and live entertainment, was also a February event not to be missed. Then, soulful sounds filled
the air for four melodious days during the New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival in May.
Ah, but never fear! In the latter half of the year, there is plenty more fun to be had. Attention seafood
lovers! If you like seafood, you won’t want to miss New Smyrna Beach’s Annual Shrimp and Seafood
Festival in August. Taste great seafood from Volusia’s best restaurants, and enjoy live entertainment all
day! The holidays are also filled with cheer. Check out the Turkey Run around Thanksgiving. It is
America’s largest classic car show! Then there are Christmas parades by land and sea, and a spectacular
fireworks display for New Year’s Eve.
New Smyrna Beach also holds monthly events, including incredible art shows; the well-known “Wine
Walk” – a progressive wine tasting event in which participants can choose from over 100 wines within
local pubs, restaurants and galleries; and classic car shows beyond compare!
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