Calendar: The 11th-annual Ormond Beach Celtic Festival returns to Rockefeller Gardens

What to do this week in Ormond Beach.

Rosie O'Grady's Pipe Band march through the 2021 Celtic Festival at Rockefeller Gardens. File photo by Michele Meyers
Rosie O'Grady's Pipe Band march through the 2021 Celtic Festival at Rockefeller Gardens. File photo by Michele Meyers
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Thursday, April 21

African-American Trailblazers, then and now... A bright future

When: 6 p.m.

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

Details: The Ormond Beach Historical Society's programs on Black History will continue through June. This series of programs focuses on the achievements of area residents in a variety of fields. This month's program will highlight the achievements of two local pastors: Charlie Freeman and Gary Pelhalm, who will tell the story of their education and careers in the local community. The Historical Society's current exhibit, "Jim Crow Era Propaganda and Artifacts in Florida" is also available to view. Program is free and open to the public. Visit 

Friday, April 22

Daytona Beach Symphony Society annual spring luncheon

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach

Details: Join the DBSS in celebrating music and springtime at the group's annual spring luncheon. There will be entertainment, an auction and cash bar. Valet parking included in $50 ticket. Call 386-253-2901 or visit

Saturday, April 23

Ormond Beach Police Athletic League Donut Dash 5K

When: 8 a.m.

Where: North end of the Trails Shopping Center,  254 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach

Details: This year's Donut Dash 5K will run through The Trails and Tomoka Oaks subdivisions. The roads will not be closed to vehicular traffic. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. near La Fiesta. Registration costs $25 for adults, $20 for children and $20 for first responders through April 21; Race day registration costs $30. Participants will receive medals and a T-shirt. Pre-register at

12th-annual Mutt Strutt 5K

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Daytona Beach Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach

Details: Join the Halifax Humane Society for its annual 5K Fun Run/Walk, open to walkers, joggers and runners of all ages and skill levels. Leashed and well-behaved pets are welcoming to join in the fun. Pre-registered general admission costs $5, and all-access admission — which includes a T-shirt, one drink ticket and one raffle ticket — costs $25. Registration on the day of costs $5 more. Visit

11th-annual Ormond Beach Celtic Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 24

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Join Ormond Ballet for this show as they explore the human condition. Courtesy photo
Join Ormond Ballet for this show as they explore the human condition. Courtesy photo

Details: Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds and tastes of Celtic heritage with this annual festival featuring folk music, food and fun from the seven Celtic Nations and beyond. The festival, hosted by Ormond MainStreet, takes place over the two downtown bridge parks on the beachside and fills them with five music stages, a Highland Games, clans and Celtic societies from throughout the region. Tickets purchased in advance cost $12 per day; tickets purchased at the gate are $15 per day. Children 12 and under are free. Two-day passes cost $18, available online only. Visit

Ormond Ballet presents 'The Gathering'

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. US. 1, Ormond Beach

Details: In a world that is divided and isolated, what will it take to compromise and heal to gather once again supporting one another? Join Ormond Ballet for this show as they explore the human condition. General reserved seating tickets cost $32.50 and $37.50 for the first five five rows. The PAC's box office is open Tuesday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at

City of Ormond Beach night with the Daytona Tortugas 

When: 7:05 p.m.

Where: Jackie Robinson Ballpark, 110 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach

Details: The Daytona Tortugas invite the people of Ormond Beach to come out and see the Daytona Tortugas play the Bradenton Marauders. Anyone who lives or works in the Ormond Beach area is able to buy discounted tickets at Tickets must be purchased 48 hours before the game. The discount will not be available on the day of the game..

Sunday, April 24

Jeep Beach Food Truck Festival

When: 12-6 p.m.

Where: Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach north parking lot, 1100 Cornerstone Blvd.. Daytona Beach

Details: Tanger Outlets is inviting shoppers to kick off Jeep Beach week with a food truck festival featuring over 20 food trucks, in addition to local businesses and artisans. The festival is hosted by Touch of Magic Events and is free and open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the Jeep Beach nonprofit, which distributes funds to the NASCAR Foundation, the Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Petty Family Foundation. There will be free bounce houses, face painting and more activities for kids.

Thursday, April 28

Victor Wainwright and The Train 

When: 6-11 p.m.

Where: 31 Supper Club, 31 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

See Victor Wainwright and the Train at 31 Supper Club. Photo by Damian Battinelli
See Victor Wainwright and the Train at 31 Supper Club. Photo by Damian Battinelli

Details: See 2019 Grammy-nominated American Roots band Victor Wainwright and the Train. Tickets, which cost $99.95 per person, include dinner. Dining begins at 6 p.m.; Wainwright will begin his performance at 8 p.m. Visit to purchase tickets. For more information, call 386-275-1625.


Florida Women's Art Association presents 'Collective Wisdom'

When: April 24 through May 31

Where: The Art League of Daytona Beach, 433 S. Palmetto Ave. Daytona Beach 

Details: See the latest art exhibition by the Florida Women's Arts Association. The opening reception will be held 1-4 p.m., Sunday, April 24. Visit

Seated fitness classes

When: 11 a.m. on select Mondays, starting April 4; 3:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays, beginning April 5

Where: Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach

Details: The library is offering two programs for adults who would rather work out while seated. On select Mondays, staff will lead "Sit and Be Fit" classes, which focus on stretch and strengthening exercises. On select Tuesdays, certified yoga instructor Carol Jones will offer a gentle chair yoga practice. Seating is limited. All fitness levels are welcome. Free and registrations are not required.  Call 386-676-4191 for more information.

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, Daytona Beach

Details: Want to spend a day looking at fine art? The Museum of Arts and Sciences has the following shows on display: "The Color of Rain: From the Florida Women's Art Association" ; "Volusia Creates Art" (through April 23) ; "Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald: Clear and Colored Glass Traditions in the Collection" ; " A River Runs Through It: Hudson River School and Other Landscapes from the Collection" (opening April 23) ; and "Ladies First: The Art of Carlos Luna" (through April 24).


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