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Events That You CAN’T Miss In Daytona



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Daytona Beach is always so exciting! But it’s not just the rush of cars at the Daytona 500 that gets everyone’s hearts pumping-it’s also the thrill of a live music set, or the adrenaline jolt that you get when you try something new. The best part? All of it takes place within minutes right here in Daytona. Get pumped for some of the events and activities that are happening this month.

The Magical World of M.C. Escher

 Sponsored by ZOM Living, come face to face with these pop culture artifacts in Deland. Instantly recognizable, the dizzying designs of M.C. Escher have been amazing and delighting people of all ages since their inception. The Deland Museum of Art will be displaying these dizzying images from now until March 25.

Speedweeks at the Daytona 500

 Nine days in February mark Speedweeks, the return of stock car racing to the Daytona 500. From February 10th through February 17th, witness up to seven different races over four different series. Get ready to cheer your favorites to victory!

Yoga In The Gallery at the MOAS

 Stretch among the works of art at the Museum of Arts and Science! Taking place every third Wednesday of the month, participants meet in the lobby to enjoy an hour-long session of yoga. The class is made for all levels of experiences, so don’t be afraid to bring your towel and get ready to sweat!

Race To The Waterfront

 What’s most exciting is that all of these fun-filled events are just minutes away from Marina Grande Daytona! This extraordinary opportunity, the second biggest event in Daytona Beach, has homebuyers racing to the water’s edge with condominiums starting from the $200s, and right on the Halifax River, too! A showcase of coastal modern design and spectacular vistas overlook the Intracoastal Waterway and the world-famous Daytona Beach. This deal of a lifetime won’t last forever-request a free comparison guide today to see why Marina Grande Daytona is the best bang for your buck in Florida. A model showcase unlike anything else in the area show off imported cabinetry, granite countertops in the kitchen, and jetted bathtubs in the bathrooms. Amenities such as two waterfront pools, a fitness center, and a private, 28-slip marina with access to the Atlantic make it all worth it. Get the facts! Download our new fact sheet, which includes inside details like sample inventory and pricing. Come visit us to see our new models, as well! Don’t be that could have, would have, should have guy-contact us and get in one of these exclusive residences today!

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Auto Racing In Daytona

February and July in Daytona Beach are very important months, especially to auto racing fans. Auto racing in Daytona, dates back to 1902, when cars raced on the Daytona Road Course. The road course was run, partly, on the pavement that is A1A, and directly on the beach. The road course was instrumental in the creation of what is now the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, otherwise known as NASCAR. Bill France, Sr. was the founder, and the France family continues to head the corporation, to this day.

Auto Racing In Daytona

The Daytona International Speedway opened in 1959 and has been an attraction to millions ever since. That same year, the inaugural Daytona 500 was run and won by Lee Petty, father to the infamous Richard Petty.

February in Daytona, is always the start to a new NASCAR year. Speed Week kicks off the festivities. This event features seven days filled with racing, musical events, food and fun, in and around the track. Even if you are in the Daytona area during the NASCAR off-season, you can still visit the speedway and ride a tram around the track. You can also tour the Daytona 500 Experience, a museum of racing history and visitors center. Daytona 500 Experience houses a large gift shop where you can purchase the merchandise of your favorite NASCAR driver.

If you still feel a ‘need for speed,’ and have always wanted to get behind the wheel of a stock car, then the Richard Petty Driving Experience is for you! You become the driver and after you complete your training, you will take a few laps in a legit race car.

If, after a day at the track, you want to learn even more about the history of racing, South Daytona is home to the Living Legends of Racing Museum. It is housed inside the Sunshine Park Mall, on Ridgewood Avenue. Folks can stroll through the museum and view photographs of earlier racing days, authentic memorabilia and antique race cars. Another hot-spot is the Living Legends of Auto Racing Memorial Brick Walk of Fame, in Daytona Beach Shores. This wall of inscribed bricks, pays homage to those who pioneered the sport of auto racing.

Auto racing in Daytona is an institution and part of our DNA. If you’re a race fan, no life is complete without enjoying at least one race week!