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
Feb. 28-29 and March 1: Fireworks, live music, midway rides and more will be offered Feb. 28-29 and March 1 during the 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
MENORCAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
March 7: The Menorcan Heritage Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday March 7, 2020 at the Llambias House on St. Francis Street, downtown St. Augustine. Menorcan Chowder and Menorcan Pilau are on the menu, with Menorcan cultural displays and Menorcan families. FREE admission and all are welcome.
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
9TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL AT BARLEY REPUBLIC
March 17: The 9th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival will take place Tuesday, March 17 at Barley Republic, 48 Spanish Street, downtown St. Augustine. Doors open at 2 p.m. (21 and over unless accompanied by parent or guardian.) Enterntainment provided by Flatfoot 56, Whiskey of the Damned, The Wobbly Toms, Dylan Walshe, Legacy IRISH DANCE Jacksonville, and MIke Sullivan. Plus, Fastest Pint competition, Irish Food and Drink & special prizes and giveaways all day long! Details & VIP tickets available soon at PaddysdaySTA.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.
OLD TOWN ART SHOW
April 4-5: The Old Town Art Show will feature more than 100 artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and from throughout the country. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. Go to www.OldTownArtShow.com for more details
ST. AUGUSTINE EASTER PARADE
April 11: The St. Augustine Easter Parade will NOT be held on Easter Sunday. The event has been moved to the Saturday before Easter. The 2020 Easter Parade will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 11 along San Marco Avenue and Avenida Menendez in downtown St. Augstine, beginning at the Old Jail Museum. The Easter committeehas commemorated the Easter holiday every year since 1956 in the nation’s oldest city.
FLORIDA’S BIRDING & PHOTO FEST
April 22-26: Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest features more than 100 birding and outdoor photography events in St. Johns County and surrounding locations. See the schedule of speakers and workshops here. Go to FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com
ROSCOLUSA SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL
April 25: This is a songwriters festival based in Ponte Vedra, Florida that takes place from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in the Nocatee Community, 232 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. Hit songwriters from Nashville will share the stories behind their songs for a one-night musical event. See details on Facebook.
ST. AUGUSTINE FAMILY FUN FEST
April 25: A dynamic festival with activities for the KIDS and the KID-IN YOU! Live Entertainment on two stages, activities with law enforcement and military, “Be the Hamster” Snow Cones, Jumperamas, Giant Bubbles, Field Day Events, Human Stress Ball Machine, Photo Booth, Face Painting, DJ Line Dancing, Games, Golf Activities, Fire Trucks, Dunk Tank, Car Smash, Costumed Characters, Live Music Fest, Community Education, Crafts, Raffle Items, Vendors, Food Trucks and MORE! From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 25 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Stay updated at facebook.com/StAugustineFamilyFunFest/
A TASTE OF ST. AUGUSTINE
April 26: A Taste of St. Augustine will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. This signature food festival serves up tastes from St. Augustine’s well-known restaurants. Restaurants will compete for the prestigious TOStA (Taste of St. Augustine) awards, with categories including Best Family Dining, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale and Best Dessert, as well as the ever-popular People’s Choice. Everyone gets to vote. There will be a children’s area with fun activities including crafts and face-painting as well as live music throughout the day. Admission is $5, and taste tickets are $1 each with restaurants charging between 1-5 tickets per taste. The annual Race to the Taste 5K is part of the event. Go to epicbh.org/tasteofstaugustine for more details.
GAMBLE ROGERS MUSIC FESTIVAL
May 1-3: The Gamble Rogers Music Festival will be held May 3-5 at the Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Four stages will feature local, regional and national groups. Follow the Facebook event and find details about performers. The schedule will be announced soon at gamblerogersfest.org
FEEL THE STEAM (formerly Feel the Wheels)
May 2: Hands-on fun for all ages is available at Feel the Steam (formerly Feel the Wheels) — a static display of service vehicles of all kinds and STEAM labs by community organizations for hands-on learning! Hosted by The Junior Service League of St. Augustine, this event benefits Tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine. Go to facebook.com/FeelTheWheels to stay updated. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
A LATIN AMERICAN FESTIVAL: Unidos En La Música
May 2: In 2019 we made history bringing the 1st Latin American Festival ever to America’s Oldest City, St Augustine! With 5,000 attendees and a day filled with beautiful music, culture, and dance … we knew that 2019 was the first of many so on May 2, 2020 Latin America is making a return to St Augustine! Somos Latinos! Music will fill the air from Headline performer Salsa Legend Charlie Aponte and he will be joined with Baba Caiman, A Flor De Piel from Chicago, Papayera Arenosa and Los Inedito Del Vallenato from Miami throughout the day. What Latin Festival is complete without food? Authentic Latin American Food Trucks and Vendors like GuanaBana Ice Pops & More, La Authentica, Churros & Cream, Delish Kebabs Jax Caterer Truck. Authentic Brazilian Skewers Since 2013., El chamo Criollo, De Leon Cocina, El agave azul Jacksonville, Empanada’s Factory Latin Fusion, Rinconcito De Lima and more to be announced! Our all new game section will have Authentic games from Latin America for all ages. Aztec Ball Game, Bolletas, Sapo, Tejo, Dominoes, PInatas and more!! First Coast Futsal Academy will be hosting a free soccer clinic throughout the morning! Details at unidosenlamusica.com/
ST. AUGUSTINE BREWERS FESTIVAL
May 9: The beautiful Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine will be the host venue for the second annual St. Augustine Craft Brewers’ Festival from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020. Benefiting the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, this event will feature more than 25 local and regional breweries, including BOG Brewing Company, Dog Rose Brewing Co., Old Coast Ales, Ancient City Brewing, Grasslands Brewing Co., Infinite Ale Works, Wicked Barley, and many more. Food trucks, live music, tastings from St. Augustine Distillery and San Sebastian Winery, and other family fun activities will be part of the event. Admission is $40 in advance and $45 the day of the event. There is limited on-site parking. VIP tickets are available for $100 each and include guaranteed on-site parking, access to the climate controlled pavilion, private restrooms, a lunch buffet, special premium bourbon tastings from St. Augustine Distillery, a festival tasting glass and full festival access. There will be no charge for individuals attending the festival as a designated driver for festival goers. DD bracelet will be given upon arrival. For more information about the St. Augustine Craft Brewers Fest, visit www.stabrewersfest.com
ROMANZA FESTIVALE OF THE ARTS
May 1-17: The Romanza Festivale of the Arts is a celebration of art and music in America’s Most Romantic City, featuring more than 60 events and exhibits by dozens of organizations. Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, dramatic productions and much more at locations throughout the city. Many events are FREE and admission is required for the others. Go to www.romanzafestivale.com for more details.
AS IF! THE 90s FEST
May 16: With hit singles like “Inside Out,” “Here’s to the Night,” “Promise,” and “Victoria,” 1990s rock band, Eve 6, will make their way to Francis Field on Saturday, May 16 for the inaugural AS IF! The 90’s Fest. The event will also feature the reunion show of Spider Monkey, a Florida-based rock band comprised of Todd Horn (vocals), Tony Gialluca (bass), Garrett Coleman (guitar), and Randy Rockalotta (drums). Additional bands playing the festival will include Salt & Pine, The Banned, Kapowski, Nerd Kill Overdrive, Bad Dog Mama, Ramona, and Chillula. AS IF! The 90’s Fest will be held on Saturday, May 16th from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Francis Field, 25 West Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine. This action-packed, family-oriented, one-day event will feature live music, games, slime zone, a Lisa Frank selfie station, a 27-foot water slide, food trucks, and more. General Admission tickets are $15. Children under 5 are free and children ages 5-13 are $5. VIP tickets are available for $25 and include a lounge area and VIP bar access. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/as-if-north-florida-90s-fest-tickets-93202682733
ST. AUGUSTINE MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 18-20 and June 25-27: The largest, free classical music festival in the U.S., the St. Augustine Musical Festival includes six evenings of world-class music in the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustine. See more details at www.StAugustineMusicFestival.org