Calendar: Attend the 12th-annual Riverfest Seafood Festival

What to do this week in Ormond Beach.

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Friday, Nov. 19

Tree lighting ceremony

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach, 1100 Cornerstone Blvd.

Details: Tanger Outlets invites shoppers to a tree lighting ceremony, presented by Halifax Health Medical Center. Santa Claus will arrive on a Jeep Beach Jeep, and there will be a holiday performance by Mia Bella Dance Group. Additionally, the event features a balloon artist, face painting, meet and greet with Santa and the Jeep Beach Shark mascots, holiday drinks and music. The first 1,000 guests will receive a holiday tree necklace; the first 50 will get a Tanger tote bag. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Nov. 20

13th-annual Super Scenic 150-mile garage sale

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: A1A from Fernandina Beach to Ponce Inlet

Details: Presented by the Friends of A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway and Sccenic Byway Friends. This massive garage sale spans five counties. Bring your friends as you peruse the various stops along the way. Visit

12th-annual Riverfest Seafood Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive

Details: The Riverfest Seafood Festival is returning to Ormond Beach with fresh fish, family fun and fall festival delights. There will be over two dozen vendors, live music, boats, paddle boards, kids' activities and a draft beer garden. The Kid Fish fishing clinic, for ages 4-12, will be back this year, sponsored by Fish Florida, Hull's Seafood, Nauti Pets, Innovative Bookkeeping and Florida Fish and Wildlife.  Participants will take home one of 300 free fishing poles, while supplies last. Free admission. A free shuttle service available from some parking lots. Visit

The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. Augustine

When: 10-11 a.m.

Where: Anderson-Price Building, 42 N. Beach St.

Details: Learn about how the 1964 visits of Martin Luther King drew national attention and sparked marches, arrests, and clashes with police from J. Michael Butler, a Flagler College professor. This is part of the Ormond Beach Historical Society's speaker series. No registration necessary. Visit

Kids Thanksgiving crafts 

When: 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave.

Details: Kids will create fun turkey-themed crafts. Space is limited. Recommended for ages 4-11. Reservations required. Call 386-615-7081.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Low-cost pet shot clinic

When: 9-11 a.m.

Where: Big Lots Plaza  122 N. Nova Road

Details: Get your pet vaccinated at a lower cost. Rabies shots will cost $5 for 1-year vaccinations. Other shots offered include dog distemper/parvo combo, dog flu, cat distemper combo, feline leukemia and more. Heartworm prevention and flea control products will be available for purchase. All vaccinations are administered with a licensed veterinarian. Cash only for shots; cards accepted for product purchase. No appointment needed. Clinic is open to everyone. Proceeds benefit abused animals. Call or text 748-8993 or visit

Thursday, Nov. 25

Turkey Trot 5K

When: 9-11 a.m.

Where: Granada Boulevard beach approach, 21 Ocean Shore Blvd.

Details: Race is organized by UPCELTO Event Promotions as an event for families and individuals to participate on Thanksgiving Day. Costs $45 per runner. If you have a group of four, you get $20 off. All ages and athletic abilities welcome. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and pie from a local bakery. Register at


K of C Poinsettia sale

When: 3-5 p.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays

Where: St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd.

Details: The annual Christmas poinsettia sale sponsored by the Father Eamonn Gill Council 13018 Knights of Columbus is now underway. The sale will take place in the church parking lot, continuing until supplies are sold out. Fresh, locally-grown flowers in sizes from 6-inch to 14-inch pots are available. While advance orders are not required, you may order any quantity for pick-up by calling Vince at 795-4260. The proceeds of the sale support the works of the Knights of Columbus in the community.

MOAS exhibitions

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road

Details: Want to spend a day looking at fine art? The Museum of Arts and Sciences has the following shows on display: "American Empire;""A Symphony of Color: Beaux Arts of Central Florida;""Farm Life and Other Scenes: The Art of Henry George Keller from the Collection;" "Vistas: Seasonal Landscapes from the Collection;""Flora, Fauna, and High Color: The Fantastic Florida Landscapes of Mark Messersmith;" and "Artful Books 2021."


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