Daytona Beach

Volusia Sheriff’s Office Warns ‘Orlando Invades Daytona’ Organizers


UPDATE: Sheriff Chitwood has said the organizers have called off their event.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For the second time in a few weeks, the Volusia Sheriff's Office has warned the organizers of an unsanctioned event about potentially strict consequences if their event oversteps the law. The 'Orlando Invades Daytona' event has circulated on social media in recent days, leading to speculation of conflicts for residents and businesses.

According to a statement from the VSO, two promoters received a cease and desist letter. One, identified as Keairra Gardner, reportedly stopped promoting the event. Another, Reginald Butler II, is said to have continued promoting it and started promoting an additional unsanctioned event.

It appears the event will be under a 'special event zone', a designation authorized by the state legislature which gives the VSO the ability to impose maximum fines for any legal violations. Regular fines may be doubled and vehicles stand to be impounded for up to 72 hours.

In a follow-up to the earlier instance of the VSO establishing a special event zone this month, the statement said that 'Orange Crush 2K23' never materialized, sparing the community from what may have been a problematic, if not dangerous event.