Home to Stetson Mansion, Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, De Leon Springs State Park, stately historic buildings, as well as murals that catch the eye and captivate the mind, Deland is also the County Seat of Volusia County and nicknamed The Athens of Florida. Aside from all that swag, Deland hosts fun, engaging events throughout the year!
Take February in Deland, for instance, which promises a Downtown Classic Car Cruise with classic cars and rods lining East Indiana Avenue; and a Mardi Gras themed Deland Dog Parade and Costume Contest that is sure to make you smile.
March is the time for the Deland Outdoor Art Festival, with tempting food booths, an extensive array of arts and crafts and live music performed by talented artists; as well as the Florida Wildflower and Garden Festival, which is simply bursting with gardening vendors, supplies, plants, artwork and more!
Don’t miss the toe tappin’ Delandapalooza Music and Art Festival in April or the one-of-a-kind Reptile and Exotic Animal Show in June.
Fall in Deland is no slouch either! Get a jump on your holiday shopping at Deland’s Christmas in September Craft Fair. Then, November rocks the house with the Deland Music Festival, the Volusia County Fair and the Fall Festival of the Arts.
Last, but not least, in December, Deland residents and visitors can enjoy Christmas parades by both land and sea. Whatever your pleasure, you can find it in Deland!