Palm Coast & Flagler Beach - Events and Activities


Ethical questions about dolphins in captivity aside, Marineland has remained a very popular tourist draw since its 1930s beginning. It's actually a historic site and was the filming location for the 'Creature from the Black Lagoon'. Over and above the cost of entry, which allows you to watch strangers swimming with dolphins, you can pay for your own 'dolphin immersion experience'. Swim with dolphins in shallow water (small fee), deep water (bigger fee), or hold a canvas while they paint it for you (much bigger fee). It's called "edutainment".

  • Website:
  • Address: 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, FL 32080
  • Keep in mind: You can see dolphins in the wild, for free, along much of this coast.


Sky-diving and air acrobatics, plus demonstrations with helicopters and heritage aircraft make a great weekend for the whole family. See you in September?


An on-going road race series with an event approximately every 4-6 weeks. Distances range from 5-15K, depending on the event, and many have a holiday theme or charitable cause.

  • Website: Race Series online
  • Children: Some races allow strollers, check website for details.


If you thought Palm Coast was all dolphins and sunshine, a night with the derby girls means a certain change of pace. Team members include 'Dawn-N-Dirty', 'Genycyde' and 'Kalamity Kay'. Check the website for upcoming events or 'adopt a derby girl' and receive an autographed photo. Tempting?

Senior and adult programs

See the Palm Coast municipal government site for details about a great range of seniors' activities – many of which are weekly fixtures and welcome visitors. Amongst those on the calendar:

  • Lunch n' Lectures
  • Wood Carvers Workshops
  • Women's Self Defense Class
  • Co-ed recreational sports program
  • Website: Program listing online