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Deland is located in Volusia County (is the county seat) at the junction of US Hwy 17/92 and Hwy 44 southwest of Daytona Beach. This community is also located at the southeast corner of the Ocala National Forest (part of the (us:z2020]).

John Rich was the first settler in the area known as Persimmon Hollow. Several others followed. The century-old history of DeLand, however, can be traced to its founder, Henry Addison DeLand. In 1882 a small number of townspeople voted to incorporate the town and to name it DeLand.

Once known as the "Athens of Florida," DeLand's historic downtown area retains the small town qualities of the old South.

Blue Sky Yoga Center | Comfort Inn De Land | Deland Church of God |
Art African American Museum of Arts | DeLand Museum of Art | Wolf Contemporary Gallery |
History Henry A DeLand House Museum |

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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 .....day 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.