Port Orange Centennial Celebration

Posted by Kevin Kling on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 8:49pm.

One hundred years ago, citizens of Port Orange voted to incorporate the small community into the Town of Port Orange. It became official on March 17, 1913. Over this century, Port Orange has grown in leaps and bounds with thousands of new families moving to the area to call Port Orange home. As the city continues to grow, it is important to look back on our heritage and renew the appreciation for this comfortable and beautiful community. Throughout this year, the City will host different events and offer programs to celebrate the community and its history.

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March 7 - Concert in the Park
“The Torkays” (rock ‘n’ roll music)
6:00 pm - Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater
2001 City Center Circle

March 11 - History Lecture
Port Orange’s Town Incorporation
1:00 pm - Adult Center Annex, 3738 Halifax Drive
Come celebrate the City's Centennial with a lecture on the Town's Incorporation, 100 Years of History. Founded in 1867 as a community, Port Orange was incorporated as a town on March 17, 1913. Learn about the early votes of the Town Council and our first Mayor Dr. Henry DuBois.

March 17 - Centennial Celebration
4:00-8:00 pm (Fireworks 7:45) - Town Center Riverwalk
Corner of Ocean Ave. and North Halifax Drive
The culmination of the Centennial Celebration is one that you and your family don’t want to miss. There will be an array of activities that will entertain residents of all ages including: carnival games, a stage with multiple bands, entertainers such as stilt walkers and balloon artists, face painting and pony rides. There will also be five or six food trucks set up to offer creative and delicious options. A brilliant firework show will kick off at 7:45, making this an exciting evening for our Port Orange community to get together and enjoy time with family and friends.

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