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Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t take a beach vacation!

So, head on down to New Smyrna Beach! Located just south of Daytona Beach, it offers wide, white-sand beaches, parks, historical sites, boutiques and a wide choice of restaurants and other eateries.

You’ll find plenty to do on and off the beach, including paddleboarding, surfing, hiking, fishing, sailing and kayaking as well as golfing, hiking and camping.

As if these fun recreational, outdoor activities aren’t enough, there are always events going on in New Smyrna Beach–even in the off-season months!

Into art? Car shows? Farmer’s markets? Running events? Halloween festivities? These are among the main themes you’ll find when you visit New Smyrna Beach in October.

Let’s take a look at some of the upcoming New Smyrna Beach events this month. There’s sure to be plenty of family-friendly events that everyone can enjoy.

Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday you can visit the New Smyrna Beach Farmer’s Market, where you’ll find local produce, organic goods, baked items, plants, coffees and so much more! There’s definitely something for everyone at this farmer’s market.

Art Stroll Gallery Walk

The first Saturday of each month features individual and group artist exhibitions at the Art Stroll Gallery Walk. Get specials on local art at the shops on Douglas and Canal Streets and also enjoy live music shows.


Biketoberfest comes to nearby Daytona Beach in October! This four-day event occurs between October 19th – 22nd and features motorcycle shows, rallies, scenic rides, live music and racing at the Daytona International Speedway. A must-attend for motorcycle enthusiasts. Now in its 25th year!

Zombie 5K Beach Run (Oct. 21st)

The Zombie 5K Beach Run will be held at the Flagler Ave Beach Approach in New Smyrna Beach on October 21st, 2017 and feature zombies roaming the beach. The first 400 runners to sign up will receive a flag football which the zombies will attempt to steal. T-shirts are given out after the race, while the runners with one flag football remaining will receive one that says, “I Survived the Zombie 5K Beach Run.” You can register ahead of the event for $25 or the day of the event for $30.

Halloween Parade & Costume Contest (Oct. 31st)

The Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest has been a staple of New Smyrna Beach since 1976 and will be held at 500 Canal Street in downtown New Smyrna Beach this year. Starting at 4:00 p.m. you can enjoy the parade which will start at the Orange Street parking lot and continue to the parking lot of the Chamber of Commerce.

Stick around for the costume contest right after the parade, but if you want to enter, keep in mind that only homemade costumes will be judged! There is no requirement for pre-registration, so just head over to the festivities if you are in town visiting or on vacation.

Where to Stay at New Smyrna Beach

If you’re a fall visitor to New Smyrna Beach and want to be in town for some (or all!) of the fun events planned for October or November, you’ll need a place to call home while you’re away from home.

Great Ocean Condos can help you find great oceanfront and two-, three- and four-bedroom condo rentals and vacation homes that will suit your family’s needs. These vacation homes are more than suitable for your needs and will ensure that your stay on New Smyrna Beach is always comfortable.

Daily, weekly and monthly rentals are available! Call Great Ocean Condos at 386-478-7863 and let our helpful staff make you feel right at home while you enjoy your fall stay at New Smyrna Beach!