Downtown New Smyrna Beach Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Destination.
Charming, historic downtown New Smyrna Beach is an enjoyable place to shop, dine and meet friends in the heart of the city.
-Annual Progressive Food and Wine Pairing- October 2013
Many of the shops along Historic Canal Street will be offering a free sampling of paired appetizers and wines, for the public to enjoy while shopping. This event is in collaboration with the Canal Street “Go Fish Prize Game” October 13 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.mand the Billfish Invitational held in Riverside Park . Gather your friends for an evening of fun, shopping, and sampling in the New Smyrna Beach Historic Downtown!
Downtown Canal Street is host to a great Classic Car Show with East Coast Cruisers usually from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. The city closes off the street to all vehicle traffic with the exception of the Classic Cars themselves. This is an awesome event for the whole family to enjoy, there is food, a D.J. and most of the merchants are open for business during the event. Second Saturday of every month The Cruise takes place on the second Saturday of each month from 4:00 to 8:00M. Expect to see anywhere from 200 to over 500 of the finest custom cars, trucks and motorcycles you'll find anywhere. Cruisers usually start arriving around 3:00 PM. At 4:00 the streets are blocked off to through traffic and the cruisers are directed turn their cars to park diagonally.
Events in Historic Canal Street combine topical themes, live music, great food and drink and special offers from downtown merchants throughout the year. Don't miss our weekly Farmers Market, First Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk and Car Show, and of course our host of Annual Events including our Home & Business Expo , Wine and Food Pairing , Billfish Invitational , History Mystery tours and our Christmas on Canal Street Events.
THE DOWNTOWN ARTS DISTRICT GALLERY
First Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk is the “go-to” event in New Smyrna Beach ! The galleries located on Douglas and Canal Streets feature monthly solo and group exhibitions, artist talks and live music. The First Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk has become a community gathering spot for a discerning mix of art lovers, patrons and artists for over 10 years. Join us every 1st Saturday of the month from 10-7pm for this fabulous free event.
First Saturday Art Stroll/ Gallery
Every first Saturday 10am-7pm
Music, Plein Air Artists and Specials in the Stores
- Clay Gallery, We feature and sell the works of over 60 local and national artists who specialize in pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, and painting.
- Artists WorkshopThe Workshop makes available its studio facilities for art classes and workshops approved by the Artists’ Workshop Board..
- Atlantic Center for the Arts - is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists' community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence..
Vendor displays, on site food/beverages, art exhibits, silent auction and raffles will keep the crowds busy while waiting to see the boat parade during weigh in. As an IGFA & WBS qualifying event, crews will be visiting from many destinations for the opportunity to earn a coveted spot in the IGFA Tournament of Champions and the WBS Grand Championship.
Coming October 2013
Wear your walking shoes to enjoy a tour of New Smyrna Beach's Historic Canal Street downtown that will include mystery and historical stories performed by recreated personalities from our city's past. Start at the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History, 120 Sams Avenue, walking tour of Canal Street, The Historic District & Old Fort Park.
Tickets are $6 and are available at: The New Smyrna Beach Museum of History at 120 Sams Avenue, The Pennysaver, 223 Canal Street, Coastal Comfort, 421 Canal Street, Southern Trends, 334 Canal Street and TUI Pack 'n Ship, 1321 Saxon Drive
Coming October 2013
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Spark the Spirit –Live caroling and bells will kick off the annual Spark the Spirit celebration on Canal Street at 5:30 p.m. in Christmas Park on the corner of Canal and Live Oak streets in Historic Downtown New Smyrna Beach. The Christmas tree will be lighted at 6:15 p.m. Horse-drawn carriage rides also will be available.
Coastal Market – Handmade gifts offered in a hometown holiday setting will be available from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.,The Coastal Market will fill the heart of the Canal Street Historic District on Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Live entertainment, children’s activities, and local goods and gifts will be offered.
Bed and Breakfast Tour and Taste– The annual Canal Street Historic District Bed and Breakfast Tour. The walking tour highlights historic B&Bs that have been professionally decorated for the holidays. Treats and music also are provided. Self-guided tours are free and begin at any of the bed and breakfasts
Spark The Spirit
Tree Lighting & Entertainment
Coastal Christmas Market
Christmas Parades Land & Sea
B & B Tour & Girls Weekend Out