4 Days and 5 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Daytona Beach is gearing up for Memorial Day, and there’s no shortage of fun things to do and see over the holiday weekend.

If you’re at Sea Shells Beach Club over Memorial Day weekend, check out these FREE events.

Friday, May 22-Sunday, May 24
Freedom Music Festival
Kick of the holiday weekend with this three-day live music festival featuring 24 acts on three stages at Main Street Station. The event is free and raises support and awareness for local and national veteran charities. Live music begins at 3 p.m. daily.

Saturday, May 23
Bruce Springsteen Tribute and Fireworks
Whether you were “Born in the USA” or not, nothing says summertime in America like some Bruce Springsteen tunes. The Boss Project, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, will kick off the Bandshell Summer Concert Series on Memorial Day Weekend with fireworks to follow. The concert series happens every Saturday night through Sept. 19.

Cheer on the ‘Tugas
The Daytona Tortugas will take on the Jupiter Hammerheads Saturday, May 23. Enjoy the game at the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark (and don’t miss the “Funnel Cake Fries”).

Sunday, May 24
Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens
Walk the peaceful grounds of this veterans’ memorial beachside in Ormond Beach. The Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens was founded in 1946 by Ormond Beach residents as a living monument to creative freedom and equality of all persons, and to commemorate the service of World War I & II veterans who fought valiantly for that ideal.

Monday, May 25
Dazzling Memorial Day Remembrance Service
Rockefeller Gardens lights up with liberty and pride as numerous military color guards and color corps enter and assume their position for this inspiring 90-minute program.

So after the beach and a good lunch or dinner, make time for a fun, free Memorial Day weekend event in Daytona.

What’s your favorite way to celebrate Memorial Day?

Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.