Calendar: Attend the Ormond Beach Live Original Music and Art Festival

What to do this week in and around Ormond Beach.

Guillermo Lopez del Castillo of Coastal Breed jams out during last year's Ormond Beach Live original music and art festival. Photos by Jake Montgomery
Guillermo Lopez del Castillo of Coastal Breed jams out during last year's Ormond Beach Live original music and art festival. Photos by Jake Montgomery
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Friday, Sept. 23

Sixth-annual Taptoberfest

When: 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-25

Where: The Brass Tap, 250 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Unit 201 Building G, Palm Coast

Details: Attend a local Oktoberfest party, with drafts, pretzels, beer cheese, and activities like stein hoisting, liter relay chugs, corn hole and more. There will be live music on Saturday from 7-10 p.m. 

Flagler County Pro Rodeo

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Flagler County Recreation Area and Fairgrounds, 650 County Road 13, Bunnell

Details: Watch professional cowboys and cowgirls compete. Tickets cost $20 for adults; $10 for children. Visit


When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, suite B207, Palm Coast

Details: See Steven Sondheim and John Weidman’s "Assassins," described as "perhaps the most controversial musical ever written" by City Repertory Theatre. The show is bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny. Tickets cost $30 for adults; $15 for students. Show runs through Oct. 2 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Visit

Saturday, Sept. 24

Community health fair

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Tomoka United Methodist Church, 1000 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach

Details: In an effort to raise public health awareness, Tomoka United Methodist Church will host a community health fair with free health screenings including children's eye exams, blood pressure readings and flu shots. The Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club will be conducting blood sugar screenings. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 386-441-4421.

Remembering Heroes Fall Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast

Details: Honor those who have served and continue to serve during this second-annual fall festival featuring food, music, vendors and children's activities. All proceeds will be used to help veterans, first responders, gold star families and community heroes. A $5 donation per person is requested for entrance; children under 3 are free. Visit

Fourth-annual Ormond Beach Live Original Music and Art Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25

Details: See over 100 local and regional bands perform during the fourth-annual Ormond Beach Live Original Music and Art Festival, which consists of 12 stages. There will also be over 30 artist display booths, a food court, beer garden, youth art contest and kid zone. The event is sponsored by Yuengling, S.R. Perrott, Ormond Beach Observer, Broken Step Studios and East Coast Current, and is presented by the Songwriters Showcases of America. Tickets cost $15 in advance or online for a two-day pass; $20 at the gate on the day of the show. Visit

Low-cost pet shot clinic

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: A Pampered Pooch Groomer 295 S. Yonge St., Ormond Beach

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 386-748-8993 or visit

Poetry open mic

When: 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: The Songwriters Showcase of America has invited Creative Happiness Institute and its poets to perform and sell authors' books as part of the fourth-annual Ormond Beach Live Original Music and Art Festival. Register with CHI in advance. Contact Dr. David B. Axelrod via text or phone at 386-337-4567, or
email [email protected].

Saturday, Oct. 1

'Pretty in Pink' cancer benefit

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach

Details: The Palmetto Club will host its annual cancer benefit luncheon and fashion show, the latter of which is presented by Chico's at the Trails Shopping Center. The entree is chicken piccata with a house salad, along with tea, coffee, rolls and dessert. Luncheon costs $40 per person. Deadline to RSVP is Sept. 24. Call 386-760-9476.


The Color of Rain

When: Sept. 3 through Oct. 29

Where: Jane's Art Center, 199 Downing St., New Smyrna Beach

Details: See this art exhibition composed of painted umbrella installations by the Florida Women's Art Association. The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3, from 4-7 p.m. Visit

Turning News into Art

When: Sept. 12 through Oct. 28

Where: News Journal Center Fine Art Gallery, 22 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach

Details: See this exhibition by the Florida Women's Art Association. Opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Visit

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: "Art as Alchemy: An Exhibition from Miami’s New World School of the Arts" ; "Epiphany! Visions of Art" ; "Minor Masterpieces: Porcelain Painted Scenes from the Collection" ; and "Tech Savvy: Home Technology from 1890s to the 1990s".


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