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My Happy City tells Positive Local stories for West and South East Volusia County Florida. We showcase People, Events, Community & History.

Community

ME STRONG 5K Run-Walk for Cancer 2017

The ME STRONG 5k Run-Walk is an annual DeLand event and is now the largest 5k hosted in Volusia County! Five incredible women pulling together the community, sponsorship and support that has made this event a huge success. Proceeds raised from the event went toward assisting community members battling cancer and cancer research. ME Strong […]

Hospitality

DeLand Craft Beer Festival 2017

The Premier Event of Volusia Beer Week was the 8th Annual DeLand Craft Beer Festival. This festival featured over 80 breweries and over 300 beers. Proceeds from the event benefited Mainstreet DeLand Association. DeLand Craft Beer Festival 2017 Creative Brew, Craft Beer, Liquid Science… either way you put it each beer was born from the […]

Historic

Fun on Hontoon Island State Park

Did you know that in our very own Volusia County there is an Island you can only get to by taking a ferry? Happy DeLand took that ride to Hontoon Island State Park that is quaintly nestled between the St. Johns River and Hontoon Dead River. Fun on Hontoon Island with Happy DeLand!HELLO from Hontoon […]

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Recreation

DeLand Craft Beer Festival 2017

The Premier Event of Volusia Beer Week was the 8th Annual DeLand Craft Beer Festival. This festival featured over 80 breweries and over 300 beers. Proceeds from the event benefited Mainstreet DeLand Association. DeLand Craft Beer Festival 2017 Creative Brew, Craft Beer, Liquid Science… either way you put it each beer was born from the […]

Shopping

EFG’s Orchtoberfest Orchid Festival 2016

EFG’s 14th Annual Orchtoberfest 2016 Orchid Festival boasted tropical plants and orchids galore that left you in awe. Themed by German roots, George Hausermann put on quite the botanical show. We had such a great time and were glad to be invited as a special guest to this festival. Orchtoberfest 2016 at EFG Orchids Did you […]