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Commemorating Memorial DayThis Memorial Day we honor and remember those who have fallen in the line of duty. We thank these heroes and their families for their sacrifices.
Memorial Day Recognition EventsSaturday, May 29There will be a special ceremony prior to the Never Stop Believin’ – Journey tribute concert at 7 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell. Daytona Beach Commissioner Stacy Cantu will present a proclamation and there will be a Salute of Rifles, playing of Taps, flyover and four local veterans will be recognized.
Sunday, May 30Jeep Beach is hosting a Memorial Day Celebration at Crabby’s Oceanside from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and the event is a tribute to American patriots. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Veterans Museum and Educational Center. Crabby’s Oceanside is located at 415 S. Atlantic Ave.
Monday, May 31The Marine Corp League Daytona is hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony beginning at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Boothill Saloon, which includes a wreath laying at the Pinewood Cemetery by Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood and Daytona Police Chief Jakari Young. Boothhill Saloon is at 310 Main Street.
City officesCity offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.
Activities in the areaBeachesIf you are going to the beach this weekend, plan to be there early to avoid late morning high tides. Vehicle ramps will open no earlier than 8 a.m., and all vehicles must exit the beach before 7 p.m.
To get real-time beach information, make sure to download the Volusia County Beach app, which can provide ramp closures, locations of staffed lifeguard towers, tides and more. You also can access a real-time map that shows locations for off-beach parking, restrooms, lifeguard towers and beach ramps. Beachgoers should make sure to swim in front of a staffed lifeguard tower and be on the lookout for marked sea turtle nests. For more details, follow Volusia Beaches on Twitter.
Cypress Aquatic CenterCypress Aquatic Center, located at 981 George W. Engram Blvd., will be open noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Monday. The pool is closed Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 per person 17 years old and younger. For more information, visit www.codb.us/pools. Campbell Aquatic Center at 400 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. has been temporarily closed while construction is underway for a new entry pavilion and shaded seating areas. The pool will reopen when the improvements are complete, which is scheduled for next month. Residents with questions can call (386) 671-8393.
FireworksFireworks will be at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell Saturday night after the concert sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants and Friends of the Bandshell. The fireworks are scheduled for about 9:45 p.m. The Saturday night concert is sold out. The series brings the best tribute bands to the area every Saturday night through Sept. 25. For more information, including the list of scheduled performances, visit www.DaytonaBandshell.com.
Main Street – Hello Summer Block PartyThe Hello Summer – Memorial Day Weekend Block Party on Main Street is from 6 p.m. to midnight this Saturday. Enjoy fare from food trucks, live music, specialty drinks and more. Main Street will be closed to motorists from Atlantic Avenue to Peninsula Avenue for the block party. For more information, follow the Daytona Beach Main Street Merchants Association.
Tanger OutletsTanger Outlets is hosting a Memorial Day Block Party from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday near the Under Armour store. Attendees can enjoy live music, kids fun zone, animal adoptions and more. For more information, follow Tanger Outlets.