Wags 'n' Whiskers: the City celebrates pets and their owners each year, usually in March, with this annual pet festival at the Keysville Dog Park, 2461 Keysville Avenue. Low cost pet shots are usually offered by a local veterinarian. The City partners with organizations like PETCO and H.E.L.P. Animals, Inc. to bring Wags 'n' Whiskers to the public.
Eggstravaganza: West Volusia's largest egg hunt and Deltona's fastest event is our annual Easter egg collection with over 30,000 eggs. The event takes place annually the Saturday before Easter weekend and begins promptly at 10 a.m. at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., and is for children ages 2 to 10. (Parents: DON’T BE LATE.) Believe it when we say it is the fastest annual event conducted by the City. The egg “hunting” typically lasts just over 10 minutes. "Hunters" are divided into age categories and should each bring their own baskets for egg collecting. The festivities and entertainment continue until noon keeping all the kids interested.giving families lots to do.
Community Health Expo: Cancelled for 2020. Usually held in June, Parks & Rec staff gather the best vendors all in one space, to encourage residents to consider improving their wellness and overall health. The event is designed to provide opportunities for all Deltona residents to educate themselves on health and wellness related resources available to them both in and around Deltona. The expo is for the entire family including children, young adults, moms, dads and seniors. Vendors from health care providers, wellness organizations, financial and retirement advisors and government liaisons are on hand to answer questions. Free massages, blood pressure checks and hearing screenings are usually available.
Fourth of July: Cancelled. Will be re-scheduled to a later date. Join us as we celebrate our Independence with fireworks and good old fashioned party. The event begins at 6 p.m., usually on July 4, at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd. Fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m. There will be live music, entertainment, games, food and a whole lot of fun. The City provides complementary shuttle bus service from Deltona City Hall to the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex with the last bus before the fireworks, usually leaving around 8:45 p.m. After the event, all traffic must exit the park by making a right on Saxon Boulevard.
National Night Out: the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office hosts an annual National Night Out block party at City Hall during late summer. National Night Out (NNO) is an opportunity for Deltona's community to get to know law enforcement officers and others that work to make our community a safer place. NNO also encourages crime and drug prevention awareness and generates local support for and participation in, local anti-crime programs. At the event you are likely to see demonstrations by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9, Motors and SWAT teams. Additionally, different companies and organizations operate booths with information for families, residents and businesses. These venues help create support for local anti-crime programs, and police-community partnerships. The ultimate message: Deltona residents are organized and fighting back against crime.
National Night Out was introduced in 1984, by the National Association of Town Watch, a non-profit crime prevention organization.
Fire Department Open House and Safety Day: The Deltona Fire Department will hosts their Annual Open House at Fire Station 65, 2983 Howland Blvd. There are fire demonstrations, police demonstrations, vendors, face painting, games, BBQ, raffles, food and sometimes a 5K run.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Previously Owned Treasures: During the cooler months, Deltona Parks & Rec staff coordinate a popular event giving families an opportunity to join a big community yard sale at a safe place--City Hall! Dates will soon be released for their 2020 Previously Owned Treasures events, giving families the opportunity to browse old trinkets and stuff to bring to the sale. You never know what item might become someone else's treasure. Gently used items only, please. There is a $5 fee for outdoor space and $10 fee for an indoor space. The following items will not be allowed: no business, retail merchandise liquidation, bulk sales, handmade arts, crafts or jewelry of any kind; no questionable material, cars, boats, pets, large furniture or large appliances; no solicitation, requests for donation, advertisement for groups, charity or organization will be allowed.
Deltona Arts & Crafts Festival: Usually in November this event features hand made arts and crafts made by Deltonians and others around our community. The event offers families an opportunity to browse and purchase quality hand-crafted items just in time for the holidays. Contact Deltona Parks & Recreation offices if you are interested in being a vendor.
Movies in the Courtyard: When the weather get's cooler, Parks & Rec hosts movies in the courtyard under the stars and shown on a huge screen. Admission is always free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Small coolers are permitted but no alcoholic beverages are allowed. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be cancelled. Movies are usually shown one Friday night a month in the Fall.
Light Up City Hall:
Santa's North Pole: Visit our winter wonderland inside City Hall, where a large of display of decorated Christmas trees provides the perfect backdrop for lots of photo opportunities. Crafts are available to entertain children as they wait for their turn for a photo with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. This event usually takes place the first weekend in December.
The Deltona Christmas Parade: the City's annual Christmas Parade usually begins at 6 p.m., the second weekend in December on Deltona Boulevard and features lighted floats, marching bands, local groups and organizations, elected officials and of course Santa and his entire team of elves. Parade entrants must register for the parade and donate an unwrapped toy which is given to children in our community.
Volunteers are always needed and welcome when Deltona Parks & Recreation is hosting an event. An application is required. Potential volunteers can find volunteer opportunities by calling (386) 878-8900.
Interested in planning an event of your own in Deltona. Deltona Parks & Recreation can help with that too. You can get started by completing a Special Event Permit. *Please keep in mind that staff starts coordinating City events approximately 90 days prior to the event date and NOT before. For information on Parks & Recreation events, please call (386) 878-8900.