Nestled to the west of Interstate 4 and surrounded by lakes, the St. Johns River, and beautiful and lush state and local parks, DeLand has grown into an impressive destination in the heart of Central Florida. As the seat of Volusia County, DeLand not only is the home to award-winning Stetson University and MainStreet DeLand Association, but is peppered with nationally renowned special events, and a hospitable lifestyle that brings generations flocking here to live, work and play.
From museums and arts programs, and from recreational facilities to nationally recognized sporting organizations, DeLand’s flurry of activities and family-friendly entertainment options keep it at the top of the list of best places to live – year after year. DeLand is the home to world-renowned Skydive DeLand, and the artist- and collector-coveted DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts, as well as some of the largest events in Central Florida, including the annual Volusia County Fair that welcomes 250,000 every November.
As one of the fastest-growing cities in its county, DeLand continues to corner the market as a destination that can both embrace its rich history and attend to a sense of community young and old appreciate. Stetson University, in the heart of DeLand's National Historic District, brings with it theater and music events, year-round sports, internationally acclaimed lecturers, and the youthful vibrancy that keeps DeLand lively, dynamic and rich with opportunities.
Visit for a week, or stay for a lifetime. No matter your destination, DeLand will enhance your journey. The Athens of Florida is a treasure indeed.
1/18/2018 at 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM Opening Night Reception: Yozo Hamaguchi: Master of the Mezzotint and 100 Years of American Prints from the Butler Institute of American Art
1/19/2018 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM 4th Friday Bike Ride
1/19/2018 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Artisan Alley Farmer's Market & More on Georgia
1/19/2018 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Family Fun Saturdays