Nov. 10-12: Weekend events & Veterans Day in St. Augustine

VETERANS DAY PARADE

Nov. 11: The 2017 St. Augustine Veteran’s Day Grand Parade will take place at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 — starting on Orange Street, the parade will continue east on Orange Street, south on S. Castillo Drive to Avenida Menendez, west on Cathedral Place, north on Cordova Street, returning to Orange Street near Francis Field. Arrive early to claim your spot along the route, and bring chairs for seating.

ANN O’MALLEY’S IRISH PUB EARLY OPENING

Nov. 11: Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., will open at 9 a.m. and have the porch set up for watching the parade. BEFORE AND AFTER the parade, Veterans get $2 domestic pints and 10% off food until 6 p.m.

NEW YORK MUSICAL REVUE

Nov. 10-11: A musical revue of 19 selections from 19 Broadway shows will be performed by 140 students in the  St. Johns County Center for the Arts dance, musical theatre and chorus program at St. Augustine High School. Show times are 7 p.m. Nov. 10-11 at the school, 3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for students. Tickets are available at the door. Facebook event

BON IVER WITH AERO FLYNN

Nov. 10: Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) is a singer/songwriter from Wisconsin whose sparse, otherworldly indie folk has made him an award-winning critical and commercial success. Bon Iver’s debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, became one of the landmark albums of the late-2000s indie folk sound. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. Go to staugamphitheatre.com for details.

FREE ADMISSION AT CASTILLO

Nov. 11: On Veterans Day the Castillo de San Marcos will be open FREE to the public in honor of our veterans’ service to our nation, and to commemorate 452 years of militia in St. Augustine. Events will include a parade sponsored by the Veterans Council of St. Johns County and the Ancient City Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces. The all-military parade, which begins at 11 a.m. will include units from all the military services.  Within the walls of the Castillo, visitors will be met by volunteers of various time periods, displaying a timeline of the Castillo’s military history, and living history encampments represented by park volunteers between the hours of 9:30 a.m and 4:30p.m. The timeline will include representatives of the First and Second Spanish periods, the British period, the Civil War period, and World War II. Please join us to celebrate our nation’s veterans and explore the history of the many flags that have flown over the Castillo and the people who have shaped history from within its coquina walls. In addition commemorating our country’s veterans, we will be joined by the current military in the form of a United States Coast Guard helicopter and crew from Jacksonville’s HITRON Squadron, and a Florida Air National Guard helicopter. Take a look at the helicopters and visit with the crew on the Fort’s north green. 

VETERANS DAY BASH AT HAMBLEN HOUSE

Nov. 11: Veterans Day is the offical Grand Opening at Hamblen House, 1 Anderson Circle, downtown St. Augustine. Vets of all branches of the military are invited from noon to 10 p.m. A ribbon cutting will take place by Nancy Shaver, the Mayor of St. Augustine after the parade, live music from noon to 3 p.m., and 20% discount to all Veterans.

VETERANS COMEDY NIGHT AT JAYBIRD’S

Nov. 11: All-you-can-eat Club Buffet and Comedy Night from 6-10 p.m. at Jaybird’s Restaurant, 2600 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine. Four comedians who are Veterans will perform After the show, enjoy dancing on the new dance floor. Comedy show tickets are $12. Buffet tickets are $12. Drink specials throughout the night. Call 904-429-7153 for reservations. 

Comedy by Jackie Knight

  • Brian Thomas (Host, Emcee, Comedian)
  • Ozrick Cooley, Comedian
  • Wesley Johnson, Comedian
  • Colonel Patrick Carson, Comedian

All-you-can-eat Club Buffet 

  • Chicken Wings
  • Sliders
  • Pizza
  • Ham & Cheese Pinwheel Wraps
  • Vegetarian Pinwheel Wraps
  • Mini Vegetarian Burritos
  • Corn Nuggets
  • Beer Battered Jalapenos
  • Cheese Nachos
  • Onion Rings
  • Vegetarian Flatbread
  • Fried Pickles

SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE WITH COLLECTIVE SOUL

Nov. 11:  For almost 40 years, Sammy Hagar has been one of rock music’s most dynamic and prolific artists. Collective Soul will open the show at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, Nov. 11. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. For details, go to staugamphitheatre.com

PAPERCUTT AT MARDI GRAS

Nov. 11: 80s Metal Hair Band Papercutt will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave., uptown St. Augustine. This is an age 21 and older event. Cover charge is $5. Follow Papercutt on Facebook

WINE TASTING AT CARRERA WINE CELLAR

Nov. 11: Need some relaxing Saturday fun? Carrera Wine Cellar, 35 San Marco Ave., will have wine tasting and live music by Greg Ruggerio starting at 6 p.m.  Facebook event

LIVE MUSIC AT THE COLONIAL OAK MUSIC PARK

Nov. 10 & Nov. 12: Live music from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, November 10 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE.

Live music on the stage at the Colonial Oak Music Park.

HOLIDAY SHOPPES IN PONTE VEDRA BEACH

Nov. 10-11: The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach’s shopping extravaganza features more than two dozen unique boutiques offering everything from beautiful clothing and jewelry to home accessories, toys, food trucks and more. The event takes place at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., 1050 A1A North Ponte Vedra Beach.

TASTE OF THE BEACH

Nov. 12: The 2017 Taste of the Beach to benefit the Betty Griffin Center will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 12 in the Pavilion at the St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. More than a dozen local restaurants will again compete for bragging rights for the best entree, appetizer and desert on the Island. Proceeds go to The Betty Griffin Center to support the victims of domestic violence here in our community.  Participating restaurants include Sunset Grill, The Purple Olive, Amici Italian Restaurant, Salt Life Food Shack, Viola’s Pizza, Pasta & More, Tide’s Oyster Company, BlackFly the Restaurant, Cold Calf Ice Cream and The Grower’s Alliance Coffee Shop and others. Local band Those Guys will perform during the event. Patrons will purchase tickets for $1 each and use those tickets for tastes of food and beverages. Items will cost anywhere between one and 4 tickets each. Admission is FREE.

ONGOING WEEKEND EVENTS

DRESSING DOWNTON AT LIGHTNER MUSEUM

Oct. 4-Jan. 7: The Dressing Downton exhibit opens Oct. 4 in Lightner Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery, 75 King St., downtown St. Augustine. Dressing Downton, Changing Fashion for Changing Times is an exquisite exhibition of 36 costumes and accessories paired to perfection in engaging vignettes, immersed amongst Otto Lightner’s collection of turn of the century fine art and furniture. Many museum pieces in storage and others presently being restored will be on view for the first time as a part of the exhibition, masterfully displayed in the Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery. Admission is $19.99 for adults, $14.99 for military/students/seniors, $9.99 ages 12-17, and free for ages 11 and younger. Go to www.lightnermuseum.org/dressing-downton

ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE FARMERS MARKET

Every Saturday: Find fresh produce, plants, bread, cheese, handmade products, fine art and crafts from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, just south of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Go to staugustinefm.com

Florida produce is available every Saturday at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market.

 

CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE

Weekends: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St., will screen movies throughout the weekend. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily, with dinner, drinks (beer and wine) available during all screenings. Go to www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com to see movie times and listings.

SALT AIR FARMERS MARKET

Every SundayThe Salt Air Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday year-round at the Marineland Marina, 101 Tolstoy Lane, from A1A South, across the street from Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The market features locally grown produce, seafood, bread, fruit, honey, soaps, tide clocks, art and more. Free admission and parking. Go to www.saltairfarmersmarket.com

HISTORIC WEAPONS DEMONSTRATIONS

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in 1740s. Demonstration times are 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and staff availability. The Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S., was built by the Spanish in 1672 to help protect their empire in the New World. The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily. For details, go to www.nps.gov/casa

ST. AUGUSTINE FLEA MARKET

Saturdays and Sundays: The St. Augustine Flea Market, 2495 State Road 207, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. More than 100 vendors offer a variety of items including fresh produce, datil pepper sauce, prepared foods, antiques and collectibles, instruments, cell phones, jewelry, art and everything in between. Free admission and parking. On the third Sunday of each month, a motorcycle swap meet is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 904-824-4210 or go to staugustinefleamarket.com

FLAGLER COLLEGE TOURS

Daily: Take a tour of Flagler College that highlights the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon. Built by millionaire developer, Henry Flagler, in 1888, the hotel is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and houses the largest collection of in use Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Located at 74 King Street, tours depart from the Rotunda at the top of each hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $1 for children, and FREE to St. Johns County Residents. Call 904-823-3378 or go to legacy.flagler.edu/Tours

SCHOONER FREEDOM SAILING

Daily: The Schooner Freedom sets sail daily from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. The tour provides guests with an unforgettable two-hour sailing adventure. Daytime sails are $35 for adults, $25 for kids ages 2-12, free for under age 2. Sunset sails are $45 per person and once each month there’s a full moon sail for $35 per person. All sails are weather permitting. Call for reservations and departure times. Call 904-810-1010 or go to www.schoonerfreedom.com

ST. AUGUSTINE ECO TOURS

Daily: St. Augustine Eco Tours take nature enthusiasts of all ages on guided tours of the waters and salt marshes surrounding the Oldest City. See coastal birds like ospreys and herons, marine mammals including bottlenose dolphin and an occasional manatee. Daily tours aboard a special explorer vessel take 2-6 guests through 12 miles of tidal creeks and coastal waters to listen for dolphin conversations using the vessel’s underwater microphones. Call 904-377-7245 or go to www.staugustineecotours.com

ST. AUGUSTINE SCENIC CRUISE

Daily: The Victory III sets sail at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. The St. Augustine Scenic Cruise family have been giving visitors to St. Augustine a unique view of the city and a way to enjoy historic landmarks and natural beauty by water since the early 1900s. Cost is $16.75 for adults; $9.75 for ages 9 to 13; $7.75 for ages 4 to 12; $13.75 for ages 60 and older. Cruises are weather permitting. Reservations are recommended. Go to www.scenic-cruise.com or call 904-824-1806

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