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Join the party at Daytona Beach's spring festivals

Daytona Beach is known as the Festival Capital of Florida. It's a great stop when looking for art and music in a family friendly scene. Here's four festivals that are worth the trip this spring.

New Smyrna Beach Skyfest, April 15-17

The Skyfest is known as one of the biggest and most popular events in Central Florida. This event features night and day air shows, live animals, music, a huge carnival with interactive exhibits, helicopter rides and aircraft displays. It takes place at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, and adult tickets start at $10, kids 5-12 are $7, and children under age four are free.

Festival Mar y Sol, May 20-22

This Latin American Festival blends the beach culture with the high-energy music, art, food, and dance of the Hispanic community. The three day festival is free, so visitors can immerse themselves in Florida's Latin American culture while enjoying the World's Most Famous Beach.

Memorial Day Weekend Rocks, May 27-29

The Daytona 500 is Memorial Day Weekend, but you don't have to be a NASCAR fan to enjoy the Country 500 concert series. At Daytona International Speedway the concerts will feature some of the biggest names in Country music, like Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Kid Rock, Willie Nelson and more. Single day tickets start at $75. Get the three-day weekend pass for $199.

Hippie Fest, June 5

Get dressed up with tie dye and psychedelic pants for this annual street and music festival. The free street festival starts at 3 p.m. and is followed by a paid concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring The Happy Together Tour - highlighting some of the most memorable bands from the '60s and '70s. Ticket prices start at $39.

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