Volusia County

Volusia County is located in Central East Florida bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Brevard, Seminole, Lake, Putnam, Marion and Flagler Counties. 

Volusia County was established from a portion of Mosquito (Orange) County in 1854 and named for a landing called "Volusia" near Lake George on the St. Johns River. The origin of the name is unknown, but may be from a Frenchman or Belgian named "Veluche."

Volusia County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
443,343
Population - 2010
494,593
Population - 2015 Est
510,494
Land Area (sq mi)
1,101
Water Area (sq mi)
331
Total Area (sq mi)
1,432
Average Rainfall
54
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
59

November 15, 2018 - January 15, 2019

Location: Deland, Florida

Step into a historical Christmas wonderland when you visit the Stetson Mansion during the holidays. The mansion puts together elegant designer decorated Christmas displays every year.

The Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park is home to an historic 19th century plantation that once flourished from 1816 to 1836 until it was burned in the Seminole wars. The Addison Blockhouse lies on the west side of the Tomoka River and is one of the most worthwhile sights in Volusia County.

October 18 - 21, 2018

Location: Daytona Beach, Florida

Motorcycle enthusiasts converge on Daytona Beach every year for Biketoberfest to enjoy the beautiful weather, live music, live racing at Daytona International Speedway's motorcycle races, and lots of great company! 

October 5 - 7, 2018

Location: Daytona Beach, Florida

Blues fans unite for this three day festival is held the weekend before Columbus Day at the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark in downtown Daytona Beach. Come out for nationally known and emerging blues artists and enjoy the festivities. 

November 17 - 18, 2018

Location: Deland, Florida

Voted “Best Florida Outdoor Fine Art Festival” by Florida Living, this festival is an event that shouldn't be missed by any art lovers!

November 9 - 10, 2018

Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida

This is a festival to celebrate new and independent surf documentary films.

January 25 - 27, 2019

Location: Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

This highly regarded art festival brings over 200 artists from all over the country together to showcase tons of amazing artwork. Here you will also find live music and hands on art projects to help you really get involved.

April 21, 2018

Location: Marine Discovery Center, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Marine Discovery Center's annual fundraiser has fun for the whole family. It's a celebration of the Indian River Lagoon that includes an array of activities such as kayaking, archery, face painting, arts & crafts, a live mermaid, a cardboard boat race, local vendors, food trucks, beer, games, live music, and much more.

April 20 - 22, 2018

Location: Port Orange, Florida

This festival specializes in showcasing students of all ages who play jazz music. It helps raise money for summer music camp scholarships for Atlantic High School and Spruce Creek High School music students.

Marine Science Center is located in Volusia County and offers an experience into Florida's marine environments with a hands on touch tank and more. The main goals of the Marine Science Center is sea turtle rehabilitation and seabird rehabilitation. The center includes educational activites and programs. 

September 20 - 23, 2018

Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida

One of Central Florida’s premier music events this three day affair includes jazz, food and lots of fun.  

Volusia County School District is Florida’s thirteenth largest school district and 57th largest school district in the United States. The district serves 16 cities.

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Bethune-Cookman University is a historically black college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is in Daytona Beach and offers many undergraduate and a few graduate programs in several fields.

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

The Daytona Playhouse is a small community theater in Daytona. It has been putting on plays and musicals to entertain audiences since 1946.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's largest fully accredited university that specializes in aviation and aerospace. It has two campuses in Prescott, Arizona and Daytona Beach, Florida. The Daytona Beach campus offers about 30 majors in addition to it's most well-known Aeronautical programs.

Florida Technical College is a two-year college with degree programs in healthcare, food and beverage, beauty, and criminal justice. It has locations in DeLand, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, and Cutler Bay.

Hometown News Volusia County provides five editions for the Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Port Orange-South Daytona, Southeast Volusia, Northwest Volusia and Southwest Volusia areas featuring stories of triumphs, generosity, perseverance and uniqueness of Volusia residents as well as detailed reports on business, crime and events. 

Located in the gymnasium on the Children’s Home main campus, provides at-risk student residents with a better chance for educational success.

A homeschool support network for families in the Volusia Co., Florida area.
This is a Christian group, however; all are welcome. There are park days, and field trips.