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Daytona Beach Lists Full Calendar of Football Events

9 Nov, 2018


Fall is in the air and for sports fans that means one thing – football! For Daytona Beach visitors and football fans, it’s a win-win. From Bethune-Cookman Wildcats final home game and NAIA National Football Championship Game to the debut of the American Patriots League in Daytona Beach, football season is jam-packed!  When paired with lively festivals, outdoor adventures and a “wonderfall” beach vacation football season goes long on fun. Here are some football games and events you won’t want to miss:

  • For an extra kick: Volusia County Fair and Youth Show, through November 11

  • Greek Festival November 8-11; and Flamingo Follies Art Show, through November 11

  • November 9: Mainland Buccaneers versus Eau Gallie at Daytona Stadium, 7 p.m.
    For an extra kick: Greek Festival November 8-11 and Flamingo Follies Art Show, through November 11

  • November 20-24: Elite 8 Nationals youth football events at Sperling Sports Complex in DeLand.  
    For more information, please visit http://elite8nationals.com/.
    For an extra kick: Daytona Turkey Run, largest combined car show and swap meet in the U.S., November 22-25. and Magic of Lights Holiday Display at Daytona International Speedway through January 1

  • December 9: 9th Annual National Bowl at 9:30 a.m. and Annual Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Bowl, 1:30 p.m. at Daytona Stadium. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the gate. For more information, visit https://www.fcsbowl.com/stadium-tickets.
    For an extra kick: Magic of Lights Holiday Display at Daytona International Speedway through January 1, Wonderland festivities at ONE DAYTONA, December 9 and Snow & Glow Christmas Show/New Smyrna Hot Air Balloon Festival, December 7-8

  • December 15: 63rd Annual National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Football National Championship at Daytona Stadium, 6 p.m. For more information and tickets, please visit DaytonaStadium.com.
    For an extra kick:It’s a Wonderful Life at Daytona Playhouse, December 14-16, Wonderland festivities at ONE DAYTONA, December 16, and Magic of Lights Holiday Display at Daytona International Speedway through January 1

  • December 26-29: 13th Annual All American Bowl at Daytona Stadium.
    For more information, please visit https://bowl.o-d.com.
    For an extra kick:World Karting Association Kartweek at Daytona International Speedway, December 27-30, New Year’s Eve in Daytona Beach, December 31 and Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular Holiday Home Tours daily through January 15

  • January 12: All America Classic at Spec Stadium, DeLand, 5 p.m.
    For more information, visit https://www.allamericaclassic.com/.
    For an extra kick: Great Tasting Tours in DeLand Wednesdays-Saturdays and Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular Holiday Home Tours daily through January 15

  • January 13: Spiral Tropical Bowl at Daytona Stadium, 10 a.m.
    For more information, please visit https://www.tropicalbowl.com/.
    For an extra kick: Masters of Illusion Live! at Peabody Auditorium, January 17 and Rolex 24 at DAYTONA, January 26-27

  • January 19: USA Bowl at Daytona Stadium.
    For an extra kick: Great Tasting Tours in DeLand Wednesdays-Saturdaysand Daytona Ideal Miniature Enthusiasts Flea Market, January 19

  • February through July 2019 - New Professional Football League Games at Daytona Stadium. The World Professional Football Association announced Daytona Beach is the first city in its new professional league, the American Patriot League (APL). For more information, please visit aplfootball.us.
    For an extra kick:Volusia Beer Week, February 1-10; Granada Grand Festival of the Arts, February 2; DAYTONA Speedweeks by AdventHealth, February 9-17; Quilt Week, February 27-March 2; Daytona Bike Week, March 8-17; Spring Turkey Run Car Show, March 22-24, and Jeep Beach, April 22-28

For more information, please visit DaytonaBeach.com.

About the Daytona Beach Area: Discover the new Daytona Beach and its surrounding area, a resurging destination along Florida’s East Coast comprising eight distinct communities. Recognized worldwide for its annual events including Bike Week, Biketoberfest®, the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and the DAYTONA 500, Daytona Beach’s famed heritage also claims the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR -- and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing.’ With more than 12,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets from 4-star resorts, to hotels, B&Bs and everything in between.  Ranked #1 in Travel Channel’s 2017 “Top 10 Attractions in Florida, and one of TripAdvisor’s 2016 “10 Most Affordable Beach Vacations on Florida’s East Coast” and “25 Most Popular Summer Vacation Rental Spots in the US.” Visitors can enjoy experiences beyond the beach by choosing from a surprising list of outdoor adventures, family-friendly attractions, cultural venues and a colorful culinary scene.  With 23 miles of world-famous beaches ideal for swimming and surfing, it is no surprise Daytona Beach was chosen as a Best Florida Attraction and Best Spring Family Beach Break Destination in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contests sponsored by USA TODAY.  To order a complimentary comprehensive Official Visitors Guide or book a stay, visit DaytonaBeach.com. For real-time updates, visit Facebook.com/DaytonaBeach or Twitter.com/DaytonaBeachFun

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