New Smyrna "Beach Weeks" Coming to Southeast Volusia County

Seven-Week Festival Begins May 23rd, 2013 with FishStock

May 07, 2013, 10:07 ET from Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Beach Weeks" is an exciting new events festival celebrating the coastal heritage and healthy lifestyle of New Smyrna Beach and Southeast Volusia County.  The 7-week-long family-friendly celebration runs from Memorial Day Weekend until July 4th, 2013. Beach Weeks kicks off on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 with FishStock, a 4-day event featuring separate inshore and offshore fishing tournaments; marine expo and boat show.

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Beach Weeks was created to appeal to people of all ages, with something for everyone.

FishStock, Inshore/Offshore Tourneys and Boat Show  

May 23-26

New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival                               

May 31-June 2

NSB Kite Festival                                                        

June 1-2

New Smyrna Beach (FL National Guard)   Boot Camp     

June 8

NSB Sand Art Festival and Sea Turtle Odyssey               

June 15

Seaside Fiesta Block Party                                             

June 20

New Smyrna Beach Reggae Music Fest                            

June 21-23

Surfari Competition & NSB Paddle Battle (SUP)           

June 22-23

New Smyrna Beach Run 5k run/walk                            

June 29

NSB Fireworks Extravaganza                                        

July 4

New Smyrna Beach is a preferred coastal destination for many Central Floridians, who have voted it, "Best Beach" in the Orlando Sentinel's "Best Bets" competition five of the past six years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012). Last year, National Geographic Magazine named New Smyrna Beach one of, "The World's Top 20 Surf Towns"; and  this year, renowned coastal expert, Professor Stephen Leatherman of FIU (aka, "Dr. Beach"), designated New Smyrna Beach one of, "Florida's Top 10 Beach Towns" for USA Today. Dr. Beach's rankings are based upon 50 criteria points such as water quality, sand quality, safety, public access and more.

Volusia County is already a global tourism hotspot that draws thousands to events like Speed Weeks and Bike Weeks in Daytona.  "Beach Weeks" will utilize a similar events-driven approach to further raise the profile of the magnificent beaches, active outdoor lifestyle and family-friendly character of New Smyrna Beach and Southeast Volusia County, which also includes the areas of Port Orange, Edgewater, Oak Hill and Osteen.

For more information about all events including dates/times, visit or contact the Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority at (386) 428-1600. Special considerations are available to members of the media by request or linking your website to our Beach Weeks event page.

Media Contact: Tim Hamby

SOURCE Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority