Festivals, outdoor events and markets in St. Augustine & St. Johns County. To submit an event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hop Into Spring
March 27: Join Jacksonville Business Connections for the 3rd Annual Hop Into Spring Event on Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at World Golf Hall of Fame. Details here: www.facebook.com/events/930781991003813/
Flower & Garden Expo
March 27-28: The 25th Annual Flower & Garden Expo will take place at a new location this year —at Sykes Family Farms, 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, off State Road 207, approximately 12 miles fro St. Augustine. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 27; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28. Growers, nurseries and vendors from throughout Florida will offer a variety of flowering plants and gardening accessories. Unique and beautiful arts & crafts, a special children’s area and more! See website for more details. Tickets are $5 and are good for both days (children under 12 admitted free). Free parking. Call 904-829-3295, or visit www.epicbh.org/flower-garden-expo
Old Town Art Show
March 27-28: The Old Town Art Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27-28 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. This juried art and craft show consistsof outstanding artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and around the country. The jury committee carefully selects only the best work submitted in each category assuring well-rounded quality art and craft show. You’ll find everything from exquisite jewelry to funky and functional pottery, abstract sculpture to glistening glass, hand-woven fashions to stunning photography, extraordinary paintings to wonderful wood carvings; this is a show you won’t want to miss! The Old Town Art Show makes “buying American” easy. You’ll have an opportunity to meet and support the artisans who created the work they are exhibiting. Admission is FREE!
Blessing of the Fleet
March 28: On Sunday, March 28, starting at approximately 12:30pm and lasting less than 20 minutes, vehicular traffic in the vicinity of the Plaza de la Constitución will experience brief traffic interruptions to accommodate the annual Blessing of the Fleet’s procession from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine to the Municipal Marina. Additionally, the Bridge of Lions will remain closed to all marine traffic during the duration of the event commencing at 12:30pm and lasting approximately three hours depending on the number of participating vessels. Contact the St. Augustine Yacht Club at 904-824-9725 or visit www.staugustineyachtclub.com for more information.
Easter Egg Palooza
April 2: The St Augustine Fishhouse & Oyster Co & The Hot Plate present The Easter Egg Palooza, a free community event from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 2 (no school for St. Johns County) at St Augustine Fishhouse & Oyster Company, 50 Nix Boat Road, St Augustine. The FREE event will include free ice cream by Ben & Jerry’s, free Face Painting, Free Easter Candy, Live Music, Easter Desserts and more! Live music on the deck and marshmallow roasting over the fire. The Easter Bunny will be out taking pictures and giving out prizes to all kids!
- Desserts Booth- Provided by United Sisters Catering Inc.
- Ice Cream Booth- Provided by Ben & Jerry’s St Augustine
Spring Bazaar at The Carriage House
April 10: Girl Gang STA, a group featuring local female creatives in the St. Augustine and Jacksonville area, will host a Spring Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Carriage House, 283 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, the former location of The Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez. The event will feature 27+ vendors. More details in this Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/243311790821513
First Coast Opera: An Evening of Arias —music of Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy
April 10: First Coast Opera hosts An Evening of Arias: Gala Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at Marsh Creek Country Club. Tickets are $75. RESERVE YOUR SPOT: app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=19
5th Annual Fiddle Fest — Festival for the Birds
April 10: The St. Johns County Audubon will host Festival for the Birds from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 11 at Bird Island Park, 101 Library Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach. This is a fundraiser, with $20 a donation suggested for adults and a $10 donation suggested for kids under 18. Hear amazing music and enjoy desserts, coffee and other non-alcoholic drinks. The Walker Family Band Fiddle Camp started Fiddle Fest in St. Augustine to enable local fiddle students of all ages and musical levels to develop their skills and learn from and play with experienced. The musicians will present a wide variety of styles, from early Baroque and Renaissance through Haydn, lots of Irish, Scottish, and American fiddle music. This year’s Festival for the Birds features not only the Walker Family Band and some of the Fiddle Fest students, but also Seth Walker, Carole Mayedo, and RareSong! See the Facebook event here. Join St. Johns County Audubon for as little as $15/year. Details at stjohnsaudubon.com/membership/
Vilano Beach Artisans Market
April 17: The Vilano Beach Artisan Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17 at Vilano Beach Airstream Row, 190 Vilano Road, on the right just before Beaches at Vilano. Artisans and vendors will be spread out on the grounds. Vendors include Merry Tate’s (airstream shop featuring fashions and accessories), Ginger and Herbs (soaps, bath bombs, etc.), Fae’s BBQ (food truck), Crochet with Passion (crocheted items such as purses, clothing, etc.), Datil Bloody Mary Mix, Kristen’s Cupcake Cafe, Island Soul Designs (jewelry), Noelle Alexandra Home (handcrafted home decor), The Plant Moms, Mindful Eyes Artistry (natural artwork), Off Her Head Hat Shop, and many other vendors. Admission is FREE. Other market dates are March 20, April 17, and May 15. Details at www.facebook.com/VilanoBeachMainStreet
Airstream Row at Vilano Beach- Lullaby of the Rivers Music Festival
April 24: Join St. Augustine musician and storyteller Bob Patterson and his friends for the Lullaby of the Rivers Music Festival from 12-10 p.m. April 24 at Airstream Row Vilano Beach, 190 Vilano Road, just before the Vilano Beach Pier. A lineup of local musicians will be announced soon. Cost is $10 for this all-day event. More details will be announced in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/739837793264837/
Roscolusa Songwriters Festival
April 24: The 2021 Roscolusa Songwriters Festival will take place Saturday, April 24 in the Nocatee Community, 245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. Roscolusa is a songwriters festival that brings hit singer-songwriters from Nashville to the Florida. Hear the story behind the hit songs. Food trucks and vendors are part of the event. More details and tickets: roscolusa.ticketspice.com/2021
A Taste of St. Augustine
April 25: The 24th Annual A Taste of St. Augustine will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Thirty of St. Augustine’s finest restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes. The event includes live music as well as a Children’s Area. Admission is $5. Taste tickets are $1 each, with restaurants charging between 1-5 tickets for the samples. Call 904-829-3295 or visit www.epicbh.org.
Race to the Taste 5K Run/Walk
April 25: The annual Race to the Taste 5K Run/Walk will begin with a 10:30 a.m. start on Sunday April 25 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Run a scenic 3.1-mile road race through Anastasia State Park, nearby neighborhoods and finish during the 24th Annual A Taste of St. Augustine inside the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Runners will enjoy free admission for 2 to A Taste of St. Augustine and the exclusive Runners Village! Call 904.-829-3295, or visit www.racetothetaste.org
CANCELLED -Gamble Rogers Music Festival
CANCELLED April 30-May 2: The annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival will take place April 30-May 2 at the Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 Saint George Street, in historic St. Augustine, Florida. The festival keeps alive the spirit of Gamble Rogers, a local folk singer and storyteller who passes away in 1991 trying to save a drowning swimmer. More details at gamblerogersfest.org
Romanza Festivale of the Arts
May 1-16: Concerts and arts events will take place over three weeks in different venues throughout St. Augustin — May 1-16, 2021. Romanza St. Augustine hosts the event and helps promote area arts nonprofits. Details at www.romanzafestivale.com
St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival
May 6-9: A world-class culinary and beverage celebration will take place on Florida’s Historic Coast, May 6-9, 2021 at the World Golf Hall of Fame. The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival will be a showcase of culinary, beverage and culture that highlights celebrity guest chefs, local chefs, celebrity winemakers/proprietors, artisans, farmers, local craft spirits and beers, along with renowned wine, spirits and beer brands from around the globe. The inaugural festival offers a wide variety of events for all tastebuds and budgets, from wine dinners and tasting events, to master classes and more. More details at www.staugustinefoodandwinefestival.com
STA Brewers Fest
May 8: 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 1-6 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021. This event will feature more than 20 local and regional craft breweries, including St. Augustine’s own BOG Brewing Company, Dog Rose Brewing Co., Old Coast Ales, and Ancient City Brewing. Food trucks, and live music will be part of the event. Tickets will go on sale March 1, 2021. For more information about the St. Augustine Craft Brewers Fest, visit www.stabrewersfest.com
St. Augustine Community Chorus — How Did We Keep from Singing?
May 11: The St. Augustine Community Chorus will perform a concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Details and tickets here.
AS IF! The 90s Fest
May 15: On Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, AS IF! The 90’s Fest will raise funds for ACE Alliance, the nonprofit chapter of Ancient City Entertainment committed to supporting St. Johns and Putnam County’s “movers and shakers” who dedicate their craft and livelihood to the culture of tourism, entertainment, and hospitality. ACE Alliance provides fellow artists and industry members disaster relief and wellness impact.
Headliner Eve 6, who rocked the 1990s with hit singles like “Inside Out,” “Here’s to the Night,” and “Promise,” will take the stage as well as bands like Spider Monkey, Ramona + the Riot, The Space Heaters, NKO Nerd Kill Overdrive, Bad Dog Mama, Chillula, The Swell Acoustics, and Salt and Pine.
AS IF! The 90’s Fest will be held on Saturday, May 15, 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 $30 and include a lounge area and VIP bar access. Sponsor and vendor opportunities are still available! Contact Monika Bernthal at email@example.com for more information. Buy your tickets here: www.asifthe90sfest.com
Vilano Beach Artisans Market
May 15: The Vilano Beach Artisan Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at Vilano Beach Airstream Row, 190 Vilano Road, on the right just before Beaches at Vilano. Artisans and vendors will be spread out on the grounds. Vendors include Merry Tate’s (airstream shop featuring fashions and accessories), Ginger and Herbs (soaps, bath bombs, etc.), Fae’s BBQ (food truck), Crochet with Passion (crocheted items such as purses, clothing, etc.), Datil Bloody Mary Mix, Kristen’s Cupcake Cafe, Island Soul Designs (jewelry), Noelle Alexandra Home (handcrafted home decor), The Plant Moms, Mindful Eyes Artistry (natural artwork), Off Her Head Hat Shop, and many other vendors. Admission is FREE. Other market dates are March 20, April 17, and May 15. Details at www.facebook.com/VilanoBeachMainStreet
Rhythm & Ribs Festival
Oct. 15-17: The Rhythm & Ribs Festival will take place October 15-17, 2021 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. Live music, award-winning BBQ pit masters, artisans, a kids zone, and other activities will be part of this event, hosted by the St Augustine Sunrise Rotary. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations. More details at rhythmandribs.net
Wednesday Market at the St. Augustine Beach Pier
Every Wednesday: Fresh produce, arts and crafts, and prepared food from local vendors is available from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. More than 40 vendors offer a variety of items including paintings, photography and jewelry. Facebook page
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 lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Facebook page
Salt Air Farmers Market
Every Sunday: The 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 or the Facebook page
Third Saturday: The Nocatee Farmers Market features more than 70 vendors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every third Saturday of the month in the Nocatee community. Free admission and parking in the Nocatee community in Ponte Vedra Beach. Go to www.nocatee.com for details.
STA City Market
Select Saturdays: STA City Market runs 10 an. to 3 p.m. select Saturday at Eddie Vickers Park, 399 Riberia St., in the Lincolnville area of downtown St. Augustine. Food trucks, live music, organic produce, coffee, locally made soaps, artists offering paintings and photography, hot sauces and more are offered. More details at stafarmersmarket.com or on the Facebook page
Coconut Barrel Farmers Market
Select Dates: Coconut Barrel will hold a Farmers Market on select dates at 3175 US 1, Saint Augustine, FL 32086. This artisan market opens its parking lot each week for produce vendors, food trucks, artists and artisans. Stay updated on the Facebook page