Spring Festivals and Events
The Spring time is gorgeous here in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. The weather is mild, the cinnamon colored beaches are uncrowded, your drive down A1A is uncluttered by high rises so you have a pure view of the ocean! There is so much to love about this area. There is also a lot to do here in the Spring. Here is just a look at a few of the awesome festivals/events we will have going on:
There will be some of the finest seafood available - both food trucks & seafood restaurants from throughout Florida. Everything from lobster & shrimp to fish & oysters. For the landlubbers - there will even be chicken & bar-b-que options.
Turtle Fest April 8th
Turtle Fest is the primary fundraiser for the Volusia/Flagler Turtle Patrol. Activities include face painting, turtle races, live music, entertainment, white elephant sales, a variety of vendors and wares, local artists and crafts along with food and beverages for sale. Generally, a turtle from rehabilitation is released on the beach mid-afternoon.
Educational exhibits and materials are often available from the Marine Science Center, Gamble Roger State Park and other environmental organizations. Information on volunteer opportunities and Turtle Nest Adoptions are also available. T-shirts and canvas tote bags may be purchased, along with turtle magnets, temporary turtle tattoos and miscellaneous turtle-related items. All proceeds go to the Turtle Patrol.
Cheer at the Pier April 22nd
Sip and sample under the sun with a background of live music, surf, and sea breezes.
Picnic and Pops May 7th
The Palm Coast Arts Foundation (PCAF) invites you to the 10th Annual Picnic and Pops featuring the Jacksonville Symphony performing on their new outdoor stage! Bring a picnic basket and enjoy an outdoor evening concert with one of the nation’s top regional orchestras, the Jacksonville Symphony, as they perform favorite show tunes, Broadway hits and popular film scores.
Flagler Beach Pirate Invasion May 20-21
Pirates, Mermaids, Rum, and fabulous vendors for your shopping pleasure. There will be black powder demonstrations, cannon fire, Anne Bonny's Code Rum Tavern, Clothing, jewelry and leather vendors, a Powder Monkey parade, and not to mention a Ball on Friday May 19th at Tortugas Bar and Grill (seperate event page)! This will be the first of its kind in Flagler Beach so its sure to be a grand time!
Admission is free so come out for some Pirate adventures and stay to hear our fantastic lineup of entertainers in the evening. There is plenty of parking along A1A and in neighboring lots. Accomodations are available and hosting hotels and rentals will be posted soon! Many restaurants in Flagler Beach will be serving throughout the weekend so food is readily available within walking distance.