If you can brave the mid-summer heat, Daytona Beach is brimming with activities for visitors and locals throughout the month of July. With plenty of unique, family-oriented events, July is, perhaps, the best time to be passing through Daytona and its surrounding areas. In this article, we will recap the best ways to spend your days whether you’re staying just for the 4th, or relaxing in the sunshine straight through to August.
Daytona Speedway Campground is a great access point for all of the listed events – the proximity to the bustle of Daytona allows for easy day trips while offering seclusion from the noise and crowds when needed. For information on site bookings, visit the Daytona Speedway Campground.
Main street is usually where the action happens in Daytona Beach, and this weekend’s long holiday is no exception. The Marine Corps League of Daytona Beach is hosting its first annual Veterans 4th of July Parade on the historic Main Street Downtown.
Kicking off at 1PM on Sunday, the parade will begin at North Ocean Avenue and Main Street, heading West to the Main Street Bridge. Vendors, food trucks, fireworks, and drink specials are situated along the parade route, and a multitude of bars and restaurants offer a reprieve from the sun close by.
Since Main Street tends to get busy quickly, try to arrive early with your family in order to secure a comfortable spot to watch the parade. For more information about this event including a list of vendors and sponsors, visit the Stay Happening website.
Are sky explosions your thing? Daytona Beach has got your back. Starting on Saturday, July 3rd, Daytona Beach and its surrounding areas will offer a variety of firework shows. After the sun sets, cool ocean breezes offer the perfect atmosphere for viewing dazzling fireworks and enjoying a cold beach cocktail. Though the fireworks can be enjoyed from a multitude of viewing locations along the long stretches of beach, here is a list of all planned firework location so you and your family can shop around:
Ormond Beach – Music, Food Trucks, Fireworks and more starting at 8 p.m. on July 4th at Rockefeller Gardens (east end of the Granada Bridge). Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Port Orange – July Fourth Celebration begins at 5:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. at City Center Park (1000 City Center Circle).
Other cities within Volusia County putting on firework displays on Sunday, July 4 include: DeBary, Deltona, Edgewater, Lake Helen and Orange City.
As a note, Daytona Speedway RV does not allow fireworks within the campground: please be respectful of your neighbors and leave it to the professionals.
For more information on Daytona’s firework shows, visit the official Daytona Beach Website.
Destination Daytona knows how to treat Mustang enthusiasts: they’re giving these classic car owners full rein over the expansive complex for an entire week! Fans and owners of Mustangs can meet one another, purchase vehicles both new and classic, and, of course, view the plethora of Mustangs that will be on display throughout the week.
Destination Daytona has long been the hub for Harley Davidson and all things motorcycle, but, in a few weeks, cars will be at the centerpiece. Take advantage of this rare opportunity, and plan a trip out to the sprawling venue any time from July 12th to July 17th. In addition to the Mustang event, Destination Daytona contains a multitude of shops, mechanics, restaurants, and bars – it’s definitely worth spending an entire day exploring.
If you or a friend are interested in registering for passes or would like to display a car, registration is simple and inexpensive: albeit limited; so hurry before the proverbial stampede of Mustangs rolls into town.
For a full list of all of the events happening in July, be sure to visit the event page on the Daytona Beach website.
Some highlights: the Daytona Tortugas continue their summer Minor League series at famous Jackie Robinson Park; the Streamline Hotel offers nightly live music and libations; the famous Casements House offers daily tours of the grounds.
Daytona Speedway RV is situated in a close but secluded area of Daytona, offering the perfect proximity to all of the listed events and more. If you plan on staying with us, the folks at the front desk will be happy to answer any questions about what is happening in Ormond and Daytona throughout July.
Check the Daytona Speedway website for more information on how to book your stay and why our campground is considered the best in the area.
As always, enjoy your time in Daytona and enjoy your stay!
Written by Austyn O’Dwyer 7/2/2021