Top 5 things to do in Volusia County this week: boats, shopping

It’s a busy and varied week of entertainment ahead. Do you like boats? We have a boat show for you. Like the music? We have two kinds this week. We also have a local theater and at the end of the week the Roar Before the Rolex 24. So get out of the house, have fun and stay safe.

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Daytona Beach Boat Show

Presented by the Marine Industry Association of Central Florida, the show began Friday and wraps up today at Daytona International Speedway. The boat show begins at 10 a.m. and features more than 80 boat builders who represent a wide variety of boats, including jet boats, pontoon boats, bowriders, center consoles, deck boats, fishing boats in fresh water, surf boats and more. There are also vendor stalls and live music.

For more information, visit

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform Friday at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center.

The famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center is the venue for the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s only show at 7 p.m. Friday January 21. Known for their swing dancing and unique jazz arrangements, the Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has since toured the world.

The Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 399 NUS 1. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 386-676-3375 or visit

Michael Bolton will take the stage Friday at the Peabody Auditorium.

Michael Bolton

If the Glenn Miller Orchestra isn’t your style, maybe Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bolton could be. It performs at Peabody Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 21. A songwriter and performer, Bolton has written songs with a variety of talents, including Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga and David Foster.

The Peabody Auditorium is located at 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information or tickets, call 386-671-3472 or visit

Get ready for the Roar Before the Rolex 24, from Friday to Sunday.

The roar before the Rolex 24

This is what racing fans have been waiting for: the start of the racing season. The Roar serves as a dress rehearsal before the Rolex 24 as some of the best drivers in the world take to the track. The action begins Friday, January 21 and continues through Sunday, January 23 at Daytona International Speedway.

For more information, call 800-748-7467 or visit

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The suspense builds during 'Wait Until Dark' at the City Repertory Theater in Palm Coast.

‘Wait until nightfall’

A masterful and tense thriller, the play from the City Repertory Theater in Palm Coast tells the story of a blind woman who is terrorized by a group of criminals as they search her home for a doll stuffed with heroin. Known for its jaw-dropping final scene, the play is based on the hit 1967 film starring Audrey Hepburn. Performances are scheduled for January 21-23.

CRT is located at City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. For more information, call 386-585-9415 or visit

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