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Best 4th of July Events & Weekend Activities in Daytona Beach

Celebrate Independence Day in Daytona Beach and embrace a whirlwind of red, white, and blue. From eye-popping fireworks displays to beachfront concerts, you'll find a fun array of things to do and special events during the 4th of July weekend in Daytona Beach. Car shows, parades, and fireworks are just the start! Start planning your All-American weekend with these weekend events: 

Independence Day Block Party at Tanger Outlets

July 1, 2022
If you’re searching for a Daytona Beach 4th of July event that caters specifically to kids, look no further than the Independence Day Block Party at Tanger Outlets. With face painting, live music, and a kids fun zone, little ones will have the time of their lives celebrating the 4th of July.

Cruisin’ One Daytona Car Show

July 2, 2022
One Daytona puts on its Cruisin’ One Daytona Car Show on the first Saturday of every month. If you happen to have a muscle car, street rod, or classic car of your own, bring it to the event! And if you don’t, simply admire these amazing vehicles.

Daytona Beach Bandshell Summer Concerts & Fireworks

July 2-4, 2022
The Daytona Beach Bandshell offers free beachside concerts all summer long, and the 4th of July is no exception. This series is mostly known for its talented tribute bands, who play songs by some of the most famous bands of all time. 

  • July 2, 2022: Watch BOXER and SOUTHERN CROSS perform on Saturday. These incredible musicians perform as a Simon & Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute band, so there will be loads of fantastic songs to listen to. After the show, stay for a colorful fireworks show over the Atlantic you won’t want to miss.
  • July 3, 2022: On Sunday, the U.S. Bee Gees will do their thing, paying tribute to none other than the Bee Gees. Listen to classics like You Should Be Dancing and Stayin’ Alive all night long! 
  • July 4, 2022: On July 4, watch the Alter Eagles and rock out to the best Eagles hits, including New Kid in Town, Lyin’ Eyes, and Hotel California. To celebrate the holiday, there will be another dazzling fireworks display after the music ends.

Daytona Soccer Fest

July 2-3, 2022
The Daytona Soccer Fest is arguably one of the coolest 4th of July events in Daytona Beach. Located in the iconic Daytona International Speedway, this event features professional international soccer matches. The highlight of this event is the Colombian Classic match between Deportivo Cali and America de Cali.

Daytona Soccer Fest also features awesome live music performances from Rauw Alejandro (July 2) and Chance the Rapper (July 3). And don’t forget to ride the thrill rides, watch teqball players, and even camp inside the speedway!

Fourth of July Summer Pool Party

July 4, 2022

Enjoy a day of All-American family fun on the Pool Deck at Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. There will be live entertainment, watermelon and mini hot dog eating contests, prizes and more! Don't forget to stay for the 

Daytona Tortugas Baseball Game & Fireworks

July 4, 2022
Watch the Daytona Tortugas take on the St. Lucie Mets in this 4th of July minor league baseball game! The players will even be wearing special uniforms in honor of Independence Day. And at the end of the game, there will be an incredible fireworks show!

2nd Annual July 4th Main Street Parade

July 4, 2022
What 4th of July celebration is complete without a parade? The Marine Corps League Daytona has put together the fantastic 2nd Annual July 4th Main Street Parade for all to watch. Grab your chair and head to Main Street to reserve your spot. 

More Ways to Play This 4th of July Weekend

While events in Daytona Beach are plenty of fun, there’s a good chance that you’ll still have some extra time to explore. Luckily, there are many other things to do during your 4th of July weekend in Daytona Beach.

Plan the Perfect Beach Day

A trip to Daytona Beach just isn't complete without some fun in the sun, sand, and surf! Rent boogie boards, paddleboards, chairs, and bicycles on the 12-mile, car-free stretch. Or pick up a surfboard and sign up for lessons at Vast Oceans Surf SUP School to test out the legendary surf at the World's Most Famous Beach.

Paddleboarding with the Dolphins

Paddleboarding is one of the coolest water sports to try in Daytona Beach. Book yourself a paddleboarding tour and cruise through peaceful natural landscapes. If you’re lucky, you may even discover amazing marine life such as manatees and dolphins. Paddleboarding tours happen daily, including on the 4th of July.

Dive Deep into Arts and Sciences

Immerse yourself in an experience that is as entertaining as it is enlightening. Pay a visit to the Smithsonian-affiliated Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) and explore the state-of-the-art planetarium, vast permanent collections, fascinating seasonal exhibits, and the only hands-on science center between Jacksonville and Orlando, the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum.

Cast a Line from the Pier

Catch a keeper at the Daytona Beach Pier or Sunglow Pier. Lure in everything from flounder to trout to pompano! Florida residents and children under 16 years old don't need a saltwater fishing license to fish from a pier. Nonresidents over 16 years old may purchase an annual or temporary saltwater fishing license online. Rental fishing poles and bait are available for purchase at the Sunglow Pier.

Stroll Along the Boardwalk

Located directly behind the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, the Daytona Boardwalk is an American classic featuring gift shops, snack bars, restaurants, and a classic arcade. Enjoy hand-pulled taffy or grab a delicious slice of pizza and set the stage for family fun!

Zip Through the Trees

If you're looking for a thrill, Daytona Beach Zipline Adventure in Tuscawilla Park has you covered! Spend a fun-filled day climbing, swinging, and zipping from tree to tree. Located between Daytona Beach and Daytona International Speedway, the adventure park features over 40 aerial games, including 10 adrenaline-pumping zip lines.

Paddle Away

Take in the captivating scenery along the paddling trail at one of Daytona Beach's historical landmarks, Tomoka State Park. Embark on an exciting canoeing or kayaking adventure just minutes away from the Hilton Daytona Beach. This tour of the beautiful local waterways is a great way to exercise your muscles and rediscover inner peace. Rentals are available on-site along with area maps.

Make a Splash at Daytona Lagoon

With over one million gallons of rushing water and exciting high-speed slides, Daytona Lagoon has all the ingredients for an incredible family-friendly experience. Located right across the street from Hilton Daytona Beach, this water park features go-karts, mini golf, arcade games, laser tag, and more!

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