2020 Festivals in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

ST. AUGUSTINE FILM FESTIVAL

Jan. 16-19: The 10th annual Saint Augustine Film Festival will run January 16-19, featuring more than 40 films created all over the world. The movies will be shown in downtown St. Augustine venues including Flagler College, Corazon Cinema & Cafe, and the St. Augustine Distillery. See the list of films and the schedule, and get tickets at www.staugfilmfest.com or follow on Facebook.

OLD CITY PIRATE FEST

Jan. 25-26: Join the St. Augustine Swashbucklers as they host the Old City Pirate Fest  from Jan. 25-26 at the Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Stroll through the historic Colonial Quarter for a trip back through 16oo-1800 St. Augustine history.  Blacksmithing, Sword-fighting & Black Powder Weaponry Demonstrations, Musicians, Gypsies, Dancers, Magicians, Mermaids and other performers.  Shop the vendors, sample some rum, and the kids can dress up in the ‘Lil Pirates area. Stay updated in the Facebook event.

LINCOLNVILLE PORCH FEST  

Feb. 15: Stroll through the Lincolnville neighborhood of historic St. Augustine and attend concerts performed on front porches. The music schedule will be announced soon in the Facebook event.

ST. AUGUSTINE SPANISH WINE FESTIVAL

Feb. 28-29: The 2020 St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival features Spanish wines (and food) to benefit local charities. Learn more and get tickets at spanishwinefestival.com

CATHEDRAL FESTIVAL

Feb. 28-29 and March 1: Fireworks, live music, midway rides and more will be offered Feb. 21-22 during the 35th Annual Cathedral Festival, held on the grounds of the Mission of Nombre de Dios, off San Marco Avenue in uptown St. Augustine.  The fundraiser is one of the area’s largest festivals featuring rides, games, bingo, a silent auction and a fireworks spectacular show. Proceeds go to the private Cathedral Parish School and the Cathedral Parish Early Education Center. A fireworks show will light up the sky at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 over the water near the grounds. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children 11-17 and adults 65 and older; with free admission for active duty military and children 10 and younger. Go to thecathedralfestival.com or stay updated on Facebook.

LIGHTHOUSE NIGHT FEST

Feb. 29: Lighthouse Night Fest will grant FREE admission to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum on Saturday, March 2 from 4 to 8 p.m., with exhibits, activities, and the Lighthouse tower open for the public. The annual Lighthouse 5k & Fun Run will take place at 4:30 p.m. (see details below). Go to staugustinelighthouse.org or stay updated on Facebook.

LIGHTHOUSE 5K & FUN RUN

Feb. 29: Join the Junior Service League of St. Augustine on Saturday, March 2 for the 38th Annual Lighthouse 5k & Fun Run. Managed by RaceSmith, Inc., the Lighthouse 5k is a chipped race that serves as a qualifier for the famed Gate River Run. Start time is 4:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Register here

ST. AUGUSTINE FASHION WEEK SEASON 6

March 1-7: St. Augustine Fashion Week returns for Season 6 with local designers and models. On March 1, a “Student Design Showcase” presented by St. Augustine Premium Outlets Featuring 20+ Emerging Student Designers! Bartram Trail Fashion Academy Student Design Competition and Student Design Teams present their fabulous collections from 6-9 pm at St. Augustine Premium Outlets. On March 6-7, Main Runway Events will take place at Bozard Ford Lincoln. Details at stafashionweek.com

ST. AUGUSTINE CELTIC MUSIC & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

March 13-15: The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival features world famous Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, Highland games, Celtic artisans and food, live music on two stages, and a variety of entertainment. The festival is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event also includes the St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Day parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14. Tickets are available at CelticStAugustine.com

ST. AUGUSTINE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

March 14: A celebration of the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint. Northeast Florida’s ONLY St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The parade travels down Orange Street to Avenida Menendez (the bayfront), then to Cathedral Place, next on Cordova Street, then back to Orange Street. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to claim a spot along the parade route, then follow the parade to the Celtic Festival at Francis Field. Details at CelticStAugustine.com

ST. AUGUSTINE LIONS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

March 20-22: The 38th annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival is set for March 22-24 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Children 12 and younger are admitted FREE with a paying adult (only $5 for adults at the gate). The Seafood Festival features dozens of seafood vendors and other fair foods, adult beverages, more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, live music on the main stage, and kids rides and games. Festival hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 20; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 21; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22. The Arts & Crafts Village closes at sundown each day. Go to www.lionsfestival.com for more details.  

RHYTHM & RIBS FESTIVAL

March 27-29: The 24th Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival returns to downtown St. Augustine March 27-29 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive. Live music, award-winning barbecue vendors, and children’s activities are part of this festival. Organized by St Augustine Sunrise Rotary, all proceeds go back into the community. Details at rhythmandribs.net

EPIC FLOWER & GARDEN EXPO

March 28-29: A popular spring event in northeast Florida, the EPIC Flower & Garden Expo will delight gardeners of all ages with growers, nurseries and artisans from around the state offering shoppers every item to make your garden all it can be. Held at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30. Go to epicbh.org/flower-garden-expo/ for more details.

 

 

 

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