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6 Reasons to Ring in Spring in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

Ahh, spring. The time when we say goodbye to coats and cold winter and say hello to sunshine and sandals. With the temperature getting warmer, now is the perfect time to start planning a spring vacation that includes sun, stellar events and of course, fun. Thanks to the variety of events held in March and April, Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is the perfect destination to escape and welcome spring.

From hotel packages to festivals and pirate invasions, here are six reasons to visit this beautiful beach haven for some springtime fun.

Spring Breakation Package at Hammock Beach Resort

If you need a home base for your spring break shenanigans, this resort is offering a fantastic deal. From floating down lazy rivers and building sandcastles at the beach to playing on a championship golf course, Hammock Beach Resort is the perfect spot for family vacations and romantic getaways alike. This package includes a three-to-four night stay with 15 percent off the best available rate. You’ll also receive a $50 resort credit, which can be used toward experiences like recreation, dining, shopping and the spa. Stay more than five nights and you'll receive 20 percent off the rate and a $100 resort credit.

Flagler Auditorium Performances

Music lovers, rejoice! The Flagler Auditorium offers a variety of sounds to suit musical palates of all kinds. In March, you can catch acts like the Eagle’s tribute band, Hotel California. Or watch Lords of 52nd Street, which is a rock band that includes members of the famous lineup that backed singer-songwriter Billy Joel from 1976 to 1981. (The period when Joel had a run of albums that reached the top 10 on the Billboard charts.)

Rock n' Ribfest (April 6-7)

Thanks to KIX Country 98.7, you can enjoy finger-licking-good ribs and cold beer while jamming out to live bands like Southern Chaos and Restless Heart during Rock n’ Ribfest at the Flagler County Fair. The dazzling fireworks finale on Saturday will be the perfect end to a fun weekend. Admission to the fest is free with fair entry. Just head out to the Flagler County Fair Rodeo Arena to enjoy the fun!

Cheer at the Pier (April 14)

Show your support for the Flagler Beach Museum while enjoying surfside sips and tastes from spots like Beach Front Grille, Break-Awayz, The Island Grille, Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill and Tortugas on the iconic Flagler Beach Pier—which is celebrating its 90th birthday this year. You and your friends will enjoy the beer and wine tastings while listening to live tunes from bands, including returning favorite Tie-dye Road. You’ll also enjoy listening to Jim Lamb, Tropical Drifter, hosted by DJ Vern who is on the area’s local pier radio station, Surf 97.3. Tickets for the event are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. FYI, all tickets are entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes like one of two $50 restaurant gift cards or the grand prize: A private wine tasting class for 20.

Family Farm Days (April 14-15)

Get down and dirty at Family Farm Days, where you can pet the farm animals, enjoy hands-on ag demonstrations and check out the latest farming equipment. The two-day event will have live folk music and a “Shootout in the Swamp.” There is something for everyone—games and educational activities for the kids, arts and craft vendors and a menu that will give you a sampling of Florida’s best. Admission is only $5 and free for children 3 and younger.  

Hammock Music Fest (April 21)

The Hammock Music Fest is located on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway at Bing’s Landing in Palm Coast. Festivities include an outstanding line-up of live musicians for an entire day of rock & blues, award-winning food made available by Captain’s BBQ, beverages and more.

For a full list of events this spring and beyond, click here.