New Smyrna Beach is the perfect place to bring together family and friends for a 4th of July getaway. Whether you’ve been visiting the area for years or if it is your first time, you’ll find the residents of New Smyrna Beach to be warm, welcoming and fun. The community offers a variety of activities and events centered around the 4th of July so that people of all ages are sure to have a memorable trip.
Things to do for your vacation
We’ve put together a list of events to help you plan your ultimate vacation, and if you have any specific questions about them, please don’t hesitate to call us at (386) 478-7863.
Saturday, July 1st
Check out the New Smyrna farmers markets
New Smyrna has two wonderful farmers markets. One located at Old Fort Park and the other located at the beach near Third Avenue. Each farmers market offers a variety of local produce, seafood, grass-fed meats, baked goods, handcrafted items, and more! The hours are from 7am-noon for Old Fort Park or 8am-noon for the beachside farmers market.
Don’t miss the First Saturday Art Stroll Gallery Walk
After checking out one or both of the farmers markets, don’t miss the First Saturday Art Stroll Gallery Walk. Like the name states, this event happens the first Saturday of every month. Enjoy art and music presented by artists and gallery owners while taking a leisurely stroll along Douglas and Canal Streets. This event runs from 10am-4pm. Admission is free.
Sample local craft beer at the Craft Beer Walk
Another similar event along Canal Street is the Craft Beer Walk. From 1-7pm, sample delicious local craft beer while taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful, pedestrian-friendly street. This historic, tree-lined district showcases specialty shops, art galleries, fine dining, cultural attractions, as well as the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History. Tickets for this event cost $20 and are cash only. You receive a glass, 12 beer sample tickets, and a map of the participating locations.
Racing fans should check out the Coke Zero 400
If none of these events are your cup of tea, definitely look into The Coke Zero 400. This NASCAR event takes place every Independence Day weekend inviting spectators to watch drivers compete for the coveted Daytona victory. In addition to the race, you get to watch an amazing fireworks show, pre-race festivities and concert.
Tuesday, July 4th
Riverside park will feature a fireworks show, music and more
Independence Day just isn’t the same without food and fireworks. Luckily, the New Smyrna Beach area has plenty of both. Fourth of July festivities begin at 4pm, starting with food trucks lined up along Riverside Drive. Live music will be performed at Riverside Park starting at 5pm followed by the fireworks show at 9:15pm. This event is open to all ages and is free. Food will be available nearby at the food trucks and a wide range of restaurants in the area.
So much more to do and see in New Smyrna Beach
Of course, these are just the events and activities related to the 4th of July in New Smyrna Beach. The area is also home to beautiful beaches, delicious eateries, delightful shops, and fascinating historical sites. We hope this list gives you a taste of some of the fun and unique things this charming area has to offer during the upcoming 4th of July season.
We can help you plan your trip to New Smryna Beach
Now is the perfect time to start planning your trip here for the 4th of July, so feel free to give us a call at (386) 478-7863 for information about lodging and vacation rentals in New Smyrna Beach.