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    Some people will find any excuse to drop what they're doing and get together for some fun! West Volusia plays
     host to a variety of festivals and events year-round that celebrate our rich culture, colorful heritage and beautiful
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DeLand: Cruisin' Downtown DeLand - 3rd Saturday of every month!
(04:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Classic car show in downtown DeLand including music and fun!
DeLand: Legendary Florida exhibit by Artist Jackson Walker at the Volusia County Historic Courthouse
May 15, 2014 - May 15, 2016 (09:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
The Legendary Florida exhibit shows Florida History through the Paintings of Jackson Walker.   Volusia County Historic Courthouse 120 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand, FL 32720Free Admission
DeBary: Gateway Center for the Arts, The Power of the Palette group art show
Sep 03, 2014 - Oct 17, 2014
"The Power of the Palette" group art show through October 17, 2014 at Gateway  Center for the Arts, 880 North US Highway 17-92, DeBary, FL  Phone 386-668-5553
DeLand: Hand Art Center at Stetson University: Ocar Bluemner's America: New England Scenes
Sep 05, 2014 - Dec 05, 2014
Oscar Bluemner's America: New England Scenes
DeLand: Hand Art Center at Stetson University: The Waiting Room Exhibition
Sep 05, 2014 - Oct 15, 2014
The Waiting Room Exhibition Stetson University Hand Art CenterSeptember 9, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Hand Art Center (This event is open to the public.) 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand, FL 32724Phone 386-822-7271
DeLand: Museum of Art - DeLand, Chen Chi: Watercolors
Sep 12, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015
Chen Chi: Watercolors September 12, 2014 - January 4, 2015 On view at 600 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand: Museum of Art - DeLand, Appalachian Folk Art
Sep 12, 2014 - Jan 15, 2015
From the Collection of Ramona Love Lampell & Millard Lampell O, Appalachia: Artists of the Southern Mountains DeLand Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FLSeptember 12, 2014 - January 4, 2015
DeLand: The African American Museum of the Arts - "Freedom Riders" Film presented by Stetson University
Oct 02, 2014 (05:30 PM)
Stetson University presents a film presentation "Freedom Riders" at the African American Museum of the Arts
DeLand: Stetson University School of Music, Choral Festival Concert
Oct 03, 2014
Stetson University School of Music Stetson University Choral Festival Concert | Timothy Peter and Andrew Larson, conductors October 3, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Lee Chapel | Elizabeth Hall (This event is open to the public.) 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720
Deltona: Deltona Regional Library, Flamenco Dancer Performance
Oct 03, 2014
Flamenco dancer and choreographer Niurca Márquez and composer and guitarist José Luis Rodríguez will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Deltona, FL
DeLand: Athens Theater -The Miracle Worker
Oct 03, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014 (12:00 PM)
There are few stories on page, stage, or screen, that remain as timeless, courageous, uplifting, and educational as William Gibson's four times Tony winning play, The Miracle Worker.
DeLand: DeLand High School Homecoming - A+ Team Block Party
Oct 03, 2014 (08:00 PM)
A+ Team Homecoming Block Party at Cafe Da Vince
DeLand: DeLand High School Homecoming Parade
Oct 03, 2014 (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
Homecoming parade for DeLand High
DeLeon Springs: De Leon Springs State Park - Children's Cane Pole Fishing Tournament
Oct 04, 2014 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Children 15 and under test their angling skills with the tried and true cane pole. All children must have a parent or adult with them to register. Trophies will be awarded in three different age groups for the largest , smallest, and the most fish caught. Everyone will win something, come join the fun! Bait will be provided by The Friends of De Leon Springs State Park Inc.
Orange City: Blue Spring State Park - Blue Spring Water Festival
Oct 04, 2014 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
Join us for the third annual Blue Spring Water Festival - " A Springshed Celebration on Saturday October 4, 2014.  Come join us at the Blue Spring Water Festival and Eco Art Show. The event will have activities for kids, educational displays and programs about the Springshed and Manatees, guided walks. Bring your family and enjoy the day, there will be something for everyone
Barberville: Pioneer Settlement - First Saturday Jam
Oct 04, 2014 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
First Saturday Jam                                    9AM-4PM
Deltona: Latin Arts & Music Festival
Oct 05, 2014 (11:00 AM - 07:00 PM)
LATIN ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL​ The Annual Latin Arts and Music Festival is a vibrant VCHA tradition - an opportunity for the organization to introduce the community to local music and arts celebrating Hispanic heritage.
DeLand: DeLand Regional Library, "Freedom Riders" Documentary
Oct 08, 2014 (04:30 PM)
Watch the two-hour PBS documentary "Freedom Riders" at 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the DeLand Regional Library's auditorium, 130 E.Howry Ave. DeLand, FL 32724
DeLand: Museum of Art - DeLand, The Paintings of John Mellencamp
Oct 10, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014
The Paintings of John Mellencamp - Inspired largely by German Expressionists Max Beckmann and Otto Dix, and in keeping with his award-winning music, John Mellencamp's work is personal and distinctive.
DeBary: Gateway Center for the Arts, Michael Barr ane Benjamin Lane in Concert
Oct 10, 2014 (07:30 PM)
 Michael Barr and Benjamin Lane in Concert  at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 U.S. 17, DeBary, FL 32713  386-668-5553 Friday, October 10 at 7:30 pmPianist Benjamin Lane and French horn player Michael Barr will perform a recital of light and sometimes lighthearted classical music by Mozart, Saint- Saens, Gliere, Basler, Schickele, (aka PDQ Bach) and more. Ben will perform as both a soloist and accompanist on piano.  
DeLand: MainStreet - Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff
Oct 11, 2014 (11:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
This festive, family event draws competitors and visitors from all over the area to East Indiana Avenue. After tasting some of the yummiest chili around, the public will determine the winner of the "Greatest Bowl of Chili" by casting People's Choice ballots. Showmanship entries (best costume, booth design, or "show") will be judged by local "Secret Celebrity Judges." There will also be arts and crafts vendors, entertainment and a Kids' Zone.
Deltona: Lyonia Enviornmental Center - Nature Photography Workshop
Oct 11, 2014 (10:00 AM - 03:30 PM)
If you have ever longed to learn how to take great nature photographs, join Lyonia Environmental Center and St. Johns River Eco Tours for this dynamic beginning photography workshop!  During this four-hour workshop, you will spend the first two hours learning the basics of how to take great wildlife and nature photos at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. You'll also learn some basic editing processes.
DeLand: Indie Market at Artisan Alley
Oct 12, 2014 (11:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 Artists, Handmade, Vintage Boutique, Food Trucks, Music & Libations - DeLand Indie Market at Artisan Alley in Downtown DeLand
DeBary: Gateway Center for the Arts, DeLand Swing Band
Oct 12, 2014 (02:30 PM)
Gateway Center for the Arts presents DeLand Swing Band on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM
DeLand: Cafe da Vinci Jazz Festival Kick-Off
Oct 14, 2014
Thin Man Watts Jazz Festival Kick-Off
DeLand: DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, 2nd Annual DeLand Wine Festival and "Top Chef Tapas Tasting"
Oct 17, 2014
DeLand: Stetson University School of Music, Symphonic Band
Oct 17, 2014
Stetson University School of Music Stetson University Symphonic Band | Douglas Phillips, conductor October 17, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Lee Chapel | Elizabeth Hall (This event is open to the public.) 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720
DeLeon Springs: De Leon Springs State Park - Pioneer Fiber Arts Guild
Oct 18, 2014 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
Members of the guild demonstrate how it it was made in the old days……… spinning, weaving, quilting. Many beautiful fiber items of yesterday are recreated using authentic period methods, tools and materials.The park's goal is to provide access to events and activities for people of all abilities. If you have special needs, please contact the park before your arrival.
Deltona: Lyonia Enviornmental Center - Wildlife of Central Florida
Oct 18, 2014 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Wildlife of Central FloridaOctober 18, 2014 11:00 am
DeLand: Thin Man Watts Jazz Fest
Oct 18, 2014
A celebration of live Jazz, Blues and Gospel music
DeLand: Stetson University School of Music, Great Pianists at Stetson Series: Jeremy Samolesky, piano
Oct 19, 2014
Stetson University School of Music Great Pianists at Stetson series: Jeremy Samolesky, piano Jeremy Samolesky is Associate Professor of Music at Auburn University. General admission tickets: Adult $10; Senior (62 and older) $8; Area student $5; 12 and younger - no charge; Complimentary admission with Stetson ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at https://www.ticketreturn.com/Prod2/team.asp?SponsOctober 19, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Lee Chapel | Elizabeth Hall (This event is open to the public.) 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720
Deltona: Lyonia Enviornmental Center - "Turtle: The Incredible Journey"
Oct 19, 2014 (01:30 PM - 03:00 PM)
Popcorn and a movie: 'Turtle: The Incredible Journey" This is a remarkable story about the harrowing trek around the globe of this threatened species and an amazing odyssey you won't want to miss!   
DeLand: Stetson University School of Music, Guitar Ensemble | Stephen Robinson, director
Oct 21, 2014 (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
Stetson University School of Music Guitar Ensemble | Stephen Robinson, directorOctober 21, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Lee Chapel | Elizabeth Hall (This event is open to the public.) 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720 Phone 386-822-8950
DeLand: DeLand Art Walk on 4th Fridays
Oct 24, 2014 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Each Fourth Friday evening of the month, the DeLand Art Walk highlights nearly two dozen Central Florida artists displaying their works at downtown shops, restaurants and galleries from 6-9 p.m.
DeLand: Stetson University School of Music, Stetson University Symphony Orchestra | Anthony Hose, conductor
Oct 24, 2014 (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
Stetson University School of Music Stetson University Symphony Orchestra | Anthony Hose, conductorOctober 24, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Lee Chapel | Elizabeth Hall (This event is open to the public.) 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720Phone 386-822-8950
DeLand: Artisan Alley Farmer's Market Friday Evenings from 6pm-9pm
Oct 24, 2014 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
A growers only farmers market in Artisan Alley every Friday night.
DeLand: Athens Theater- Maleficent's Sleeping Beauty
(07:00 AM)
Preps Dance Companypresents Maleficent's Sleeping Beauty"In times past, in a kingdom far away...  …lived a King and Queen who bore a beautiful child, Princess Aurora. The entire kingdom came from far and wide to celebrate this joyous occasion including three enchanted fairies that bestowed wonderful gifts for the princess. The first the gift of beauty, the second the gift of song…
DeLeon Springs: DeLeon Springs Community Assn., Inc. - Autum in the Oaks Arts, Music & Crafts Festival
Oct 26, 2014 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Join us for the Annual "Autumn in the Oaks" Arts, Old Tyme and Bluegrass Music, and Crafts Festival
Deltona: Lyonia Enviornmental Center - "Blazin' the blue hike' in Lyonia Preserve
Oct 26, 2014 (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
Blazin'  the blue hike in Lyonia Preserve.  Take a 3.5 mile guided hike along Lyonia Preserve's Blue Trail.
Lake Helen: Shoestring Theatre - "Rehearsal for Murder"
Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
Shoestring Theatre presents "Rehearsal for Murder"This is a thrilling "theatrical" mystery in which the theatre becomes the set for the play.Oct. 31, Nov. 1 - 16, 2014
DeLand: MainStreet - Monsters on MainStreet
Oct 31, 2014 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Safe Trick-or-Treating from the downtown DeLand merchants and a kids dance party.
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