New Smyrna Beach’s Fat Tuesday on Flagler Mardi Gras Parade and Party returns for its ninth year Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.
This year the Mardi Gras events have expanded to create a weekend of activities for visitors and locals alike. The New Smyrna Beach Mardi Gras Weekend series now includes the VooDoo Music Festival, the Voodoo 5K Beach Run, Gumbo Festival, Sidewalk Sale on Flagler, and the Mardi Gras Parade and Party.
The VooDoo Music Festival features several bands playing at multiple venues along and around Flagler Avenue on Friday, Feb 24th. This musical event showcases the broad entertainment options the area has to offer.
Following the music festival is the Voodoo 5K Beach Run on Saturday, Feb 25th. Registration opens at 8:00 am with the 5K race starting at 9:00 am To pre-register for the 5K, text “Voodoo” to 40691 on a smart device – text rates may apply – or visit www.runsingup.com/voodoo.
The New Smyrna Beach Gumbo Festival takes place on Sunday, Feb 26th from Noon to 5pm on Flagler Ave. The festival features over 20 gumbos from local eateries, which participants can enjoy and then vote on their favorite.
Experience some of the best shopping in Volusia County at the Sidewalk Sale on Flagler Avenue Monday, Feb 27th. The Sidewalk Sale runs from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm and offers specials up to 70% off.
The 9th Annual Fat Tuesday on Flagler Mardi Gras Parade and Party presented by Rue and Ziffra starts at 7:00 pm on Flagler Avenue near the ocean and heads west to Pine Street.
Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest. The rules and how to enter can be found here.
As we grow older Veteran’s Day changes. My brother is a Veteran, my fiance is a Veteran, many of my friends are Veterans. Many of them have passed away. When my children were little I took them every year to the local Memorial Day and the Veteran’s Day ceremonies is our community. My kids are not little anymore, they both have jobs and other things going on. I hope by dragging them to those events I helped them learn a little about history and what it means to be in the military in this great country.
We just finished a miserable election cycle that still has people in a tizzy. Today, let’s put that aside and take a minute to thank our Veteran’s. They are the reason we have an election cycle to be upset (or happy) about!
Get a full list of Veteran’s Day events here.
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