Things to do in Daytona Beach

Native American Festival

919 Reed Canal Road

South Daytona

386-322-3070 (Parks and Recreation)

Pow Wow Arena

Usually scheduled for April every year, this festival is a great place for entertainment, learning and shopping for authentic native american arts and crafts.  In the main arena, the events and entertainment are scheduled pretty much back to back through out the Saturday and Sunday of the annual festival.  You’ll see indigenous animals, a gun fight, as well as Inter-tribal Native Dancers.


Make sure you walk all around the Arena to see the amazing displays of reproductions of encampments and trading booths of the early native american tribes.  It’s an accurate portrait of how life used to be in the early history of Florida, including Tee Pee’s, animal skins, and weapons.  Don’t forget to stop by and pan for gold either!  We actually found some nice stones we made into jewelry doing this.

Petting Zoo

What would any festival be without a petting zoo, which is usually by the playground, and wild life exhibits.  Please make sure you take the kids to see the cute baby animals and then head over to the Wolfe exhibit to see these beautiful animals.  Admission for the festival is $4.oo per person, $2.00 for children 2-4 and free for children under 2.  There food trucks, and water fountains and plenty of shade.  The weather is beautiful in April, so this makes a great way to spend a day with the family.

See you at the Beach!