Andy Romano Beachfront Park

Labor Day marks the official end of summer—and a much-needed—extended break after school has returned. Wave jumping, sand sunning and skimming through the water are great ways to say farewell to the golden rays of summer. But if you’re searching for something fresh and new, we have some ideas for you.

Visit Andy Romano Beachfront Park to cool off this holiday weekend. With easy access to the ocean plus a splash pad, it’s a great way to soak up summer and stay cool. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Make a splash at the Community Park in DeBarry. It’s still hot, so hang out in the refreshing flow Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Splash pad access is available until Oct. 30.

Arts and Culture: The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach is staging Over the River and Through the Woods, a hilarious and heartwarming tale of family, changes and the evolution of relationships. Showtime starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, and Saturday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $21, seniors $20 and children $11. See The Little Theatre website to purchase.

Fall into creativity with Michaels. Sunday, Sept. 3, Michaels Craft Stores are hosting a Fall Painted Rocks session. This event is free and open to all ages. Find all the details here.

The Labor Day Classic is coming back to Volusia Speedway. Watch various models swerve around the curves. Practice laps begin Friday, Sept. 1, and races begin Saturday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. Weekend admission is $30 and general admission is $20.

The Food Truck Rally is in full effect in Daytona Beach. Visit Magnolia Avenue to indulge in your favorite snacks, music and fun for the entire family from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Get moving: Several races are open for Labor Day fun. The First Responders NSB Beach 5K begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. This beach run starts and finishes at the Flagler Avenue Boardwalk. Registration check-in begins at 7 a.m. with an awards ceremony at the Flagler Tavern. Save your bib for Tavern bucks towards your food and beverage. Sign up here.

Go the distance with the Luau Half Marathon in DeBary on Sept. 2. Choose 5K, 10K or the full 13.1. Packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. on race day. Entry fees begin at $30 for the 5K, $45 for the 10K and $65 for the half marathon. The event is at Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary, Florida, 32713. Register online.

Water outings: Complete your holiday festivities with a boat tour. World Famous Boat Tours hosts Wildlife and Sunset River excursions for $29.95 and $39.95, respectively. Adventures are daily, except Sundays. Reservations can be made online.

Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach

Always on: Kick off the long weekend with some scrumptious grub First Friday style. DeBary is bringing the food trucks to Gateway Park Sept.1, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

There’s always something to admire during the First Fridays Artwalk in Daytona Beach. Enjoy refreshments as you peruse the galleries. Begins at 5 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m.

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