has lots of special events throughout the year, including a weekly Farmers Market each Wednesday morning, held at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, east of the city. Other ongoing events include special recitals held at Stetson College and “Music in the Courtyard” held in the summer months at the City Hall Courtyard. The following list is for special events held during the months of July, August and September. In October, DeLand celebrates with the DeLand Original Music Festival and Monsters on Main Street. The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts is an annual event, usually held in November. If you are visiting during the winter months and are interested in special events being held in DeLand, please contact the local Chamber of Commerce at 336. N Woodland Blvd., 386-734-4331.
DeLand: Tropical Nights
Merchant Open House. Steel drums calypso music.
DeLand: Annual Central Florida Railroad Show
Volusia County Fair grounds
Over 270 tables of RR items for sale. Model railroad trains, plus the Volusia County Fair Operating Model Railroad.
Admission: $6.00/Adults, 12 and under, free
DeLand: Annual Back to School Battle of the Bands for the Homeless
Great music, great fun, prizes.
Location: Life Enrichment Center; First United Methodist Church
DeLeon Springs: A Day in Florida History of DeLeon Springs
Highlighting this exciting day is a re-enactment of a skirmish between soldiers' and settlers of the early 1800's and Seminole Indians, complete with actual weapons of the period. Also, explore an authentic Indian village and soldier's encampment, examine Indian artifacts, old rifles and weapons, artisans and join in the performance of Indian dances.
Location: DeLeon Springs State Park
DeLand: Annual Athen's Wine Tasting & Auction
350 E. International Speedway Blvd.
A fundraiser for the restoration of the Historic Athen's Theater. The event features premium wine tasting, wine importers and industry professionals to facilitate and answer all questions, and a buffet provided by favorite local restaurants and caterers. All wines tasted will be available for purchase at significant discounts.
Admission: $35.00 per person
DeLand: Rivertown Craft Show
Annual two day Craft show with food and entertainment. Over 175 crafters.
Location: Downtown DeLand
Barberville: Harvest Time Celebration
Handmade items, garage sale treasures, and home baked goodies. Gospel music on 2 stages. Old fashion children's games. Boxed lunch auction at noon.
Location: Pioneer Settlement
Directions: just west of Hwy. 17 and S.R. 40