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Plan Your Vacation Around the Top Daytona Beach Events

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is close to many of Daytona’s top attractions and has something for everyone, all year long! From January through December, you can experience big thrills and oceanside chills at one of these spectacular Daytona Beach events. 

Home to the World Center of Racing, iconic beachfront venues, and the World’s Most Famous Beach, start planning your Daytona getaway around these top events. 


Rolex 24 at Daytona

Take your seats and prepare for a 24-hour endurance race at Daytona International Speedway. Teams of three to five drivers compete for the special Rolex Cosmograph Daytona from title sponsor Rolex. Around 60 cars race at once, featuring a range of sports cars including Porsches, Lamborghinis and Corvettes. This annual event is held at the end of January, right before the start of NASCAR Speedweeks.

Daytona 500

The Daytona International Speedway might be best known for hosting February’s iconic Daytona 500 NASCAR event. Nicknamed The Great American Race, this 500-mile race is considered one of the most prestigious for its large purse size. Legendary winners of the Daytona 500 include Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, and Cale Yarborough. Bring the whole family for this racing good time! 

Bike Week

Speaking of speed, March means Bike Week in Daytona Beach. As the world’s largest motorcycle event, Bike Week is a 10-day rally jam-packed with concerts, bike shows, beach rides, and of course, stellar races. 


Spring Break

With a world-famous beach and sunny shoreline, who wouldn’t want to spend their spring break at Daytona Beach? From college students to families, Daytona Beach is the perfect spot to spend Easter or spring break soaking up the sun. 

Jeep Beach

Don’t forget to check out the week-long Jeep Beach festival, which takes place annually at the end of April. Jeep enthusiasts from around the world gather on Daytona Beach’s hard-packed sand and throughout the city for a series of family-friendly and Jeep-centric activities. 

Welcome to Rockville

In the month of May, head to the speedway for Welcome to Rockville, a four-day music event that will rock your socks off! From KISS to Guns N’ Roses, this festival has the sounds and superstar names that make it one of the best rock attractions in Florida. 

Hippie Fest

Every June, an explosion of tie-dye and good vibrations turns the streets of Daytona Beach into an all-out 60s and 70s spectacular at Hippie Fest. A family-friendly festival with good food, good music, and good people, it’s sure to be a groovy-good time, baby! 


July 4th Weekend

Fireworks. Live music. Pool parties. Daytona Beach has everything you need for an unforgettable Fourth of July weekend. Stay at Hilton Daytona and enjoy our July 4th pool party complete with family fun and drink specials. Every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer, visitors and locals alike can also attend the oceanfront concert series at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. On Saturday, enjoy a free fireworks show over the Atlantic to celebrate this All-American holiday.

Coke Zero 400

August brings the heat and the heroes as NASCAR crowns its champion in the season finale Coke Zero 400 race. An international attraction under the lights, this is one Daytona Beach event you simply cannot miss. 

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is a flurry of fun and entertainment at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. Located right next door to the Hilton Oceanfront Resort, the boardwalk features classic games, magicians, jugglers, live concerts, and fireworks to send summer off with a bang! 



The bikes are back in October! Take a break from your oceanfront view to check out Biketoberfest with the family. This event brings together motorcyclists from all over the world to race, cruise on the scenic A1A, swap bikes, and enjoy live music, vendors, food, and more. 

Daytona Turkey Run

Ready to put a little trot in your Thanksgiving vacation? The Daytona Turkey Run is a classic car show that will take you back in time as you peruse a colorful collection of classic and antique cars. From enthusiasts to families, the Turkey Run has something for everyone. 

Magic of Lights

The warm glow of the holidays comes to Daytona Beach each December at the Magic of Lights display. Transforming the speedway into a breathtaking spectacle of holiday cheer, this event is a favorite for all ages.

No matter when you visit Daytona Beach, you’re sure to create the perfect vacation highlight at one of these unforgettable events. So bring the family and make your next Hilton getaway one for the books!

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