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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is located in Volusia County, northeast of Orlando, between Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach. It lies along Highway A1A near Ponce de Leon Inlet and the Atlantic seacoast.

During the late 1800s, the area attracted the attention of numerous out-of-state tycoons who found the land favorable for investment. In 1874, the magnate Mathias Day, founding father of Daytona, constructed the first hotel, Palmetto House. In the early 1900s, John D. Rockefeller made his winter home here. Automobile racing became a regular pastime on the beaches at the turn of the 20th Century. In 1947, the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing was founded in Daytona Beach and the Daytona International Speedway opened in 1959.

Today, the Daytona Beach area, with its balmy weather, attracts more than eight million visitors every year. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 65,136, an increase of 3,145 since 1990.

Daytona Beach is part of the Daytona Beach, Florida metro area.

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07/11 Coming to The area
Florida Old Time Music Championship Dade City FL April5-6 FOTMC celebrates Old Time Music in Florida, encompassing musical styles ranging from child ballads to southern dance music of old time string bands. Contests in many old time acoustic instruments, String Band and Old Time Singing contests.
Catfish Festival Crescent City FL April5-6 Since April 1978, the Rotary Club of Crescent City has held its annual 'Catfish Festival the first Saturday of April at Crescent City's Eva Lyon's Park. This massive volunteer effort has one significant purpose: raising money for college/vocational school scholarships for the high school children in our community. After costs are paid, every dollar generated is used for scholarships.
Santa Fe Comm College Spring Arts Festival Gainesville FL April6-7 The festival is one of the three largest annual events in Gainesville and is known for its high quality, unique artwork. It is held in the downtown historic district, nestled amid restored turn-of-the century homes, stately palms and abundant azaleas. More than 130,000 visitors are anticipated each year.
George's Music Springing the Blues Festival Jacksonville Beach FL April5-7 Springing The Blues is a free outdoor blues music festival designed to celebrate America's indigenous musical form and promote support of the arts. The three-day oceanfront event features a number of renowned blues performers as well as numerous displays and activities geared for the entire family.
New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest New Smyrna Beach FL April5-7 New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest features world class air shows and night! As well as amazing live music on stage and all of the fun in the Entertainment Theater
Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show Brooksville FL April5-13 Week long celebration of the county, entertainment, food, fair rides, livestock and agriculture competitions, demolition derby.