September for Locals: CLICK HERE to see the list for St. Johns County residents deals in September 2022.
St. Augustine Art Association Fall Members Show
September 2-October 2: This bi-annual art exhibition features works in varying subjects, styles, and mediums from drawings and paintings, sculptures, photography, and more! Every piece on display was created by artist members of the St. Augustine Art Association and shows the diversity and talent of St. Augustine’s local artists. The exhibit is open during regular gallery hours, Tuesdays through Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 22 Marine St. www.staaa.org
Sing Out Loud Festival
Once Upon a Mattress at St. Augustine High School
Cafe Eleven: Fall + Winter Concerts
September-December: Cafe Eleven features regional and national recording artists in an intimate listening room at St. Augustine Beach! See the concert lineup below. GET TICKETS: originalcafe11.com
- September 27: Popa Chubby
- October 12: Sweet Lizzy Project
- October 15: Ellis Paul
- November 5: Adam Ezra Group
- November 6: Curtis Salgado
- November 10: Trent Harmon
- November 20: Paul Nelson
- December 1: Matt Hires
- December 7: Harper and Midwest Kind
- December 8: Seth Glier
Pumpkin Festival at Wesley Wells Farms
September 24: Tickets are available for the Pumpkin Festival + Handmade Market on September 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wesley Wells Farms, 2680 Ada Arnold Road, St. Augustine. This local farms grows a wide variety of pumpkins, along with veggies, fruits and flowers. See the huge vendor list in the eventbrite link. Tickets & Details on eventbrite here.
Shantytown Village September Fall Festival
September 24: Shantytown Village, 10270 U.S. 1 South, St Augustine, close to Palm Coast. The September Fall Festival will begin at 12 p.m. and includes food, beverages, cookies, cakes and pastries, and petting zoo. Indoor arts and crafts, along with outdoor vendors under tents. Visit www.shantytownvillage.com or call 386-449-9149.
EPIC Recovery Fair
September 24: September is National Recovery Month and in honor of those in recovery and/or working on their recovery (mental health and/or substance use), EPIC Behavioral Healthcare will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Recovery Fair” on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on the grounds of the St. Johns County Health & Human Services Building (200 San Sebastian View). The Recovery Fair will feature carnival-like games and activities for children and adults as well as behavioral health organizations providing resource information. Additionally, there will be a Memorial Wall, food trucks (including Mayday Ice Cream and I Love Pierogi), live music, and free t-shirts while they last. Visit www.epicbh.org/recovery-fair or call 904-829-3295.
Jerk & Curry Festival
September 24: The Jerk & Curry Festival will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 2-10 p.m. at Francis Field. Caribbean heritage in music, food, and art will be featured at this family-friendly event. Don’t miss the Jerk Chicken Cook-off, the Pepper Eating Contest, and LIMBO! Hosted by Professor Nuts, live music includes the Innercircle Band, Talmagilla, Round Head, Everton Blender, Pato Banton, Anthony B, Ikal and others. Admission is $20 per person. Tickets are available on eventbrite. Call 904-713-5111 or 904-698-1830 for more information.
St. Augustine Record Fair (vinyl event)
September 25: The St. Augustine Record Fair returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. This event is a free, family-friendly event that is open to the public. Music lovers and collectors are invited to shop thousands of music-related items including new and used vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, posters, turntable equipment and supplies, memorabilia, collectibles and more. The event is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.theamp.com
Backyard Southern Series — Fundraiser for Fostering Connections
September 26: We Feed, Inc. presents Break My Soul: Backyard Southern Feast, a fundraiser & awareness dinner for Fostering Connections, a local nonprofit. Tickets are $100 and include dinner, live entertainment and an open bar. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. September 26 at Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine, 4730 US 1 South, St. Augustine. TICKETS: www.eventbrite.com/e/break-my-soul-backyard-southern-feast-tickets-395287514597
Big Fish at Limelight Theatre
September 30-October 30: Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $22 for students. Performances run Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. TICKETS: www.limelight-theatre.org
Mortality & Mourning: Candlelight Tours at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
September 30-October 29: The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles Street, will host Mortality and Mourning — A Century of Death! This special tour runs September 30 through October 29, at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. on select nights. Enjoy a guided spooky candlelight tour through the 223-year-old historic house museum and learn about the ways St. Augustine townsfolk of the 1800’s practiced medicine and mourning rituals from Spanish-American last rites, Victorian Spiritualism, to Afro-Caribbean practices. Learn how illnesses were treated with at-home remedies from our colonial garden and original 1798 kitchen. This is a family-friendly nighttime activity for anyone looking to get into the Halloween spirit! RSVP here: https://form.jotform.com/222344523924150 Learn more about this circa 1798 museum at ximenezfatiohouse.org
The Maze at Sykes Family Farms
Pink up the Pace 5K Run/Walk
Historic Floridians event at the Ximenez-Fatio House
October 1: University of Western Florida professor Margo Stringfield will present a program at 4 p.m. October 1 at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles Street. This event event will focus on Floridians of days gone by … What was is like as pioneers in a strange country? How did these early settlers deal with death and morning far from home? Stringfield is also an archaeologist, author and a Dame (The Ximenez-Fatio House is owned by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida, since 1939). She has studied about different groups and cultures that have made Florida the cultural melting pot that it is today. Admission is FREE. Call 904-829-3575 or learn more at ximenezfatiohouse.org
Fall Lecture Series: “Uncovering Black Society in 19th Century Florida”
October 3-24: RSVP for the Sally A. Kellogg Lecture Series, “Uncovering Black Society in 19th Century Florida” — available from the comfort of your own space on zoom, all taking place at 7 p.m. on select dates in October 2022. See dates and details below. RSVP here: www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/kelloggpromo
- October 3: Dr. Jane Landers – The Spanish Period and an overview of Black Society in 19th Century Florida
- October 10: Ms. Alcione Amos – The Life of Luis Fatio Pacheco, 1800-1895, the “Accidental” Black Seminole
- October 17: Dr. Anthony Dixon – “Maroon Communities” – An overview of Black Seminoles and the impact of the Seminole Wars on Florida
- October 24: Mr. James Bullock and Ms. Charmin Russell – Cultural cooking in 19th Century Florida
Bon Appetit! by First Coast Opera
October 7-8: BON APPETIT! An operetta about Julia Child, with servings of chocolate cake … Join First Coast Opera for dinner and a show to open the 23rd Season — October 7-8 from 5-9 p.m. at Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S, St. Augustine Beach. The Dinner-Opera event is catered by La Cocina International restaurant, featuring performances of Bizet’s comic Le Docteur Miracle and Lee Hoiby’s operatic depiction of Julia Child making a chocolate cake in Bon Appetit! The night will include a special treat from Crème de la Cocoa! TICKETS: www.firstcoastopera.com
“Murder in St. Augustine” Elizabeth Randall Talk & Book Signing
Gamble Rogers Gala
Rhythm & Ribs Festival
Matanzas Bay Buccaneers 3rd Annual Halloween Revelry
October 15: A fun Halloween event begins at 7 p.m. at Ann O’Malley’s, 23 Orange Street, downtown St. Augustine — and then continues to local places on a scavenger hunt pub crawl to earn tickets for prizes at the after party!Participants must be 21 or older. Participants begin at O’Malley’s where they receive directions to visit several establishments and complete challenges. Tickets will be awarded for a Grand Prize Boozy Basket Raffle at the after party. Costumes are encouraged! Prizes for best costumes! $25 per person. Proceeds benefit Dreams Come True, St. John’s Foster and Adoptive Parents Association, and K9s For Warriors. Tickets here.
EMMA Words & Music: Backintyme
October 18: This FREE event presented by EMMA Concert Association will take place from 1-2 p.m. October 18 at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine. Backintyme makes history come alive! Musicians don period dress to perform stories of the 19th century. Each performance piece consists of an anecdote drawn from historical research, interwoven with a related song of the time. Music by composers Stephen Collins Foster, James Bland, George Root, Fanny Crosby, Henry Clay Work and others will be featured. Members include Tim Martin on musical saw, Frank and Mary Lee Sweet on banjo and bones, and Martha Hotz on violin. The Waterworks is available through the generosity of the City of St. Augustine and the St. Johns Cultural Council.
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare at Flagler College
Ancient City Kids Day
Live From The Waterworks: A Gamble Rogers Concert Series
October 22: The Gamble Rogers Music Festival has partnered with the St. Johns Cultural Council to present “Live from The Waterworks: A Gamble Rogers Concert Series.” Celebrate the legendary recording artist Gamble Rogers whose balladry and storytelling shaped American folk music. On the third Saturday of each month, a local musician will open for a nationally known act at The Waterworks (184 San Marco Avenue), built in 1898 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On October 22, Ruth Wyand Music opens for Doyle Dykes at the inaugural concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Only 100 seats are available for this very special performance. The ticket fee will go to the nonprofit Gamble Rogers Music Festival. TICKETS: gamblerogerfest.org
- October 22
- November 19
- Dec 17
Jail Break 5K
St. Benedict Blues Festival
Trick-or-Treating at the Ximenez-Fatio House
All Hallows Eve Second Annual Charity Bash
Hollywood Concert Orchestra — The First 50 Years of Broadway
October 30: EMMA Concert Association hosts the Hollywood Concert Orchestra on Sunday, October 30 from 2-4 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Performing music from The First 50 Years of Broadway, this orchestra is known as “the Orchestra of the Stars,” specializing in the music that MADE the movies — with its unique presentation of the latest TV, movie, and Broadway themes written and arranged especially for the orchestra! Tickets are avaialble at emmaconcerts.com or by calling 904-797-2800.
Trick-or-Treating on Saint George Street
Whiskey, Wine, and Wildlife
Seafood Music & Art Festival and Wine & Spirits Fest
November 5: The Seafood, Music & Art Festival, combined with the Wine & Spirits Fest, will take place on November 5 at Francis Field. The Seafood Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, and $5 for children ages 3-12 years old. Beverage and food packages are available. Get tickets on eventbrite here. Learn more at www.
Nights of Lights
Oldest House Museum Complex
Daily: Tour the oldest house in Florida and other historic buildings at the Oldest House Museum Complex, 14 St. Francis Street, downtown St. Augustine. This museum and grounds is maintained by the St. Augustine Historical Society. Visit staughs.com to learn more.
Kayaking St. Augustine
Daily: Experience the beautiful aquatic landscape of St Augustine! Kayaking St. Augustine provides Eco and History Kayak Tours and Stand Up Paddle tours. SUP lessons and kayak/SUP rentals also are available and can be delivered to any boat ramp in the St Augustine area. Delivery fees may apply. Reservations are required. Guides are CPR certified and all equipment is Coast Guard certified. Call 904-315-8442 or visit kayakingstaugustine.com
Madness + Malice True Crime Tour
St. Augustine Scavenger Hunts
Thursday-Sunday each week: Search for clues and solve puzzles with your very own group of family and/or friends on a St. Augustine Scavenger Hunt with The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery — and find 13 locations throughout the nation’s oldest city. Choose from a History Hunt, Haunted Hunt, or a Lovely Hunt and have a blast learning more about St. Augustine while exploring. Details at the13keys.com
Candle-Making at WhichCraft Candle Parlor
Thursday-Sunday each week: The WhichCraft Candle Parlor, located at 76 Spanish Street in downtown St. Augustine, offers soy wax candle-making sessions, complete with participants creating their own custom-fragranced candles, and learning to wick and pour the wax. Book online at whichcraftcandlebars.com
Ghost Walks & Paranormal Investigations
Thursday-Sunday each week: Real haunts. Real history. Real paranormal. A Night Among Ghosts is a fully investigative experience combining a captivating mix of deep rooted, researched histories and amazing haunted locations in St. Augustine, Florida. Group will reach beyond the history, as they attempt to communicate with those on the other side — utilizing intuitive techniques, Victorian Spiritualism practices, and modern paranormal equipment. Details at anightamongghosts.com
Old Town Cycle Cruise
Thursday-Sunday each week: See St. Augustine from the water on this boat cruise that allows passengers to cycle their way from Vilano Beach to the historic downtown bayfront and beyond. For those who don’t want to cycle, just choose your favorite songs and BYOB! This cycle cruise becomes for adults only at night and is the perfect way to see Nights of Lights. Details at oldtowncyclecruise.com
Classic Movie Night at Lions & Lanterns
Every Friday: Classic Movie Nights are held at 8:30 p.m. every Friday in the beautiful garden at Lions and Lanterns, a bed and breakfast inn located at 34 Saragossa Street, in downtown St. Augustine. Beer and popcorn is available. Please bring chairs for seating. Visit lionsandlanterns.com
Magic Hideaway — 2-hour magic experience at Casa Monica Hotel
Every Saturday: Magic Hideaway, a boutique two-hour magic experience, is offered by Magician Bill Abbott each Saturday evening at the iconic Casa Monica Resort & Spa. Once guests have arrived at the Casa Monica, they choose from a menu of complimentary magic-themed welcome cocktails to enjoy in the opulent Cobalt Lounge with exclusive access to the VIP area where Bill Abbott will entertain with pre-show sleight of hand magic before everyone is ushered by House Manager Rebecca Abbott into the Magic Hideaway showroom. Styled after a vintage jazz club, the showroom is a 22-seat venue featuring glowing crystal balls, Moroccan chandelier, majestic palms, and carefully-arranged seating so everyone is within touching distance of the magic. Once the house lights dim, Bill Abbott takes the stage to perform one of the most intimate magic shows in the world featuring interactive, mind-bending illusions. Tickets and additional info are available at magichideaway.com
Live music at O.C. White’s Seafood & Spirits
Every Monday and Wednesay-Sunday: O.C. White’s Seafood & Spirits, 118 Avenida Menendez, features a great lineup of talented local musicians each week, performing on the beautiful outdoor patio area! Free parking is available in a lot across the street while you dine.
2023 Festivals & Events
- January 12-15: St. Augustine Film Festival
- March 11-12: Celtic Fest – Francis Field
- March 24-25: Lions Spring Festival – Francis Field
- March 25-26: 27th Annual Flower & Garden Expo – Sykes Family Farm
- April 1-2: Old Town Art Show – Francis Field
- April 8: Easter Parade
- April 14-15: PoetFest 2023 – Flagler College
- April 22: Lullaby of the Rivers – Vilano Beach
- April 26-20: Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest
- April 28-30: The Trailblazer Country Music Festival – St. Johns County Fairgrounds
- April 29: The Trailblazer Craft Beer Festival – St. Johns County Fairgrounds
- April 29: Family Fun Fest by Alpha Omega – Francis Field
- April 30: 26th Annual Taste of St. Augustine – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
- April 30: 13th Annual Race to the Taste 5K -S t. Augustine Amphitheatre
- April 29-May 15 (these are 2022 dates, 2023 TBA: Romanza Festivale
- May 6: Unidos En La Musica: A Latin American Festival — Francis Field
- May 3-7, 2023: St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival — World Golf Village
- May 6: St. Augustine Brewers’ Festival — Fountain of Youth
- May 11-13: St. Augustine History Festival – Multiple venues/attractions
- The Trailblazer Country Music Festival April 28-30, 2023, at St. John’s County Fair Grounds
- The Trailblazer Craft Beer Festival April 29, 2023, at St. John’s County Fair Grounds
- Southern Rock & Craft Festival July 15, 2023, at Francis Field
- The St. Augustine Craft Beer Festival July 15, 2023, at Francis Field.
Exclusive Overnight at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
October 8: The first ever overnight paranormal investigation at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum! About
Join us for the first ever overnight paranormal investigation of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum! Constructed in 1798 and situated on the oldest street in the continental U.S., Aviles Street. This exceptional property has been the site of numerous archaeological findings, centuries of history, and quite its fair share of death.
Food and Drink
Snacks, bottled water, sodas, coffee, midnight pizza, and a light continental breakfast included.
Overnight Investigation on All Hallow’s Eve October 30th into Halloween
All Hallow’s Eve Overnight Parnormal Investigation at the Enchanting Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
Welcome Halloween with us alongside the spirits of the Ximenez- Fatio House Museum on this spell binding overnight adventure! Constructed in 1798 and situated on the oldest street in the continental U.S., Aviles Street. This exceptional property has been the site of numerous archaeological findings, centuries of history, and quite its fair share of death.
Food and Drink
Snacks, bottled water, soda, coffee, midnight pizza, s’mores and a light continental breakfast included.