2022 Fall & Winter Events in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

St. Augustine Scavenger Hunts

Thursday-Sunday each week in November and December: 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 Classes

Thursday-Sunday each week in November and December: 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 whichcraftcandleparlor.com

Cafe Eleven Concerts

October-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

  • November 17: Eric Hutchinson
  • November 18: Jennifer Knapp & Sarah Peacock
  • November 20: Paul Nelson
  • November 30: Mike Zito
  • December 1: Matt Hires
  • December 2: Jimmy Carpenter Band
  • December 3: Morgan James
  • December 7: Harper and Midwest Kind
  • December 8: Seth Glier
  • December 9: Selwyn Birchwood
  • December 16: Holiday Pop Up Market & Music by Jory Lyle
  • December 18: Benefit Concert for Matanzas River Keeper
  • December 23: Davis Loose & Friends
  • January 5: Steve Poltz
  • January 10: Mary Gauthier
  • January 12: Griffin House
  • January 13: Willy Porter
  • January 19: David Wilcox
  • GET TICKETS: originalcafe11.com

Veterans Day Event – CANCELLED due to Hurricane Nicole

November 11: The Veterans Council of St. Johns County invites the public in  Celebrating and Honoring our Veterans-on-Veterans Day. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 11 at 9:30am at Anastasia Baptist Church, 1650 A1A South in St. Augustine on Anastasia Island. The event will include 40+ Atrium display tables and the Traveling Vietnam and War on Terrorism Walls. Keynote speaker is MG John Haas, FL National Guard. Entertainment is by the St. Augustine High School Chamber Singers. This year we are recognizing all who served in the Global War on Terrorism. FREE admission and free parking on site.

Historic Lincolnville Festival

November 11-13: The Lincolnville Historical Preservation and Restoration Society is hosting the Historic Lincolnville Festival on November 11-13, with three days of musical performances, food, and more. The theme of this year’s event is “Businesses of Yesterday.” This event will happen at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center and proceeds will go towards restoring and preserving the African American History in Lincolnville. Follow www.facebook.com/LHPRS to stay updated

FRIDAY, November 11

Jazz/Veterans Night 7-11 PM – Willie Galimore Center, 399 Riberia Street
Amy Hendrickson and Doug Carn
$20 in advance / $25 at the door

SATURDAY, November 12

2-10 PM – Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center, 102 MLK Avenue
Cellus, King Jay, Double A, and Marker 82

SUNDAY, November 13

10 AM-5:30 PM – Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center, 102 MLK Avenue
10-12: Jazz Brunch
1:30-3:30: Church Service
3:30-5:30: Dinner

U-Pick Veggies at Wesley Wells Farms

November 12: Pick your own veggies from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 12 at Wesley Wells Farms, 2680 Ada Arnold Rd, St Augustine, FL 32092. U-pick includes peppers, cucumbers, green tomatoes, roselles, Moringa, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, arugula, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, lettuce, kumquats, lemons, and more! Visit www.wesleywellsfarm.com or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WesleyWellsFarm

Fun Fest at Bird Island Park

November 12: A Family Fun Fest in Bird Island Park will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 12, located behind the Ponte Vedra Beach Library at 101 Library Blvd. It is a rain or shine event. Boy Scout Troops 277 and 297 will be grilling hot dogs and helping children paint bird houses to take home. Horticulturist Keith Fuller will lead adults and children on a scavenger hunt throughout the park. A Queen Bee will be conducting bee keeping lessons. Madam Queen will offer tastes of dollar weed dip, complete with a recipe. Native Plant Consulting will offer tips on planting native plants appropriate for your home garden. Craig O’Neal will give nature photo lessons. Join other artists and do plein air painting throughout the park. Bring your camera or phone to take photos of nature at its best. The Ribault Garden Club will help you “Make & Take” wild flower seed balls for your home garden. This FREE family event is sponsored by the Friends of Bird Island Park.

Moonlight Market

November 12: Presented by Jenna Alexander Studio and Sunday Gathering Table, Moonlight Market invites attendees to spend an evening getting to know local makers throughout Northeast Florida crafting small batch, vintage, handmade, artisan, and up-cycled goods. The event will be from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at 73 San Marco Avenue in uptown St. Augustine. In addition to the specially curated items perfect for holiday shopping, this event will include food and drink offerings from Sunday Gathering Table, live sketch drawings by Jenna Alexander, and the return of DJ Zach Engh. 

Battle of the Datil benefit event

November 12:  The First Annual Battle of the Datil will be held from 2-9 p.m. Saturday, November 12  from at Tringali Barn at Heritage Farms, located at 7310 US Highway 1 South in St. Augustine. This family-friendly, one-day event will feature a Datil-inspired cookoff, live music, games, giveaways, vendors, food trucks, and much more. Presented by Ancient City Entertainment, Battle of the Datil will benefit Rise Up for Veterans Program at HorsePlay Therapy Center, a local charity supporting veterans in need through equine therapy. General Admission tickets are $80. VIP tickets are $150 each and include an open bar, event t-shirt, Datil swag bag, and two sheets of tasting tickets. Discount for Veterans with code VET20. For vendor and sponsorship opportunities, contact info@stamarketplace.com. For more information, visit battleofthedatil.com. To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite.

TRU (Truman Capote) at Limelight Theatre

November 17-20: Tru is a 1989 play by Jay Presson Allen, adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote. This special production and collaboration with Limelight Theatre co-founder Jean Rahner, who directs the play, and actor Jan Peter Buksar, who plays Truman Capote. Based on the writings and works of the inimitable 20th century author, this one-man play is written by Jay Presson Allen (1922-2006), a prolific American screenwriter, playwright, stage director, television producer and novelist. Staged in Limelight Theatre’s Koger-Gamache Black Box Theatre, performances are 7:30 p.m. November 17-19; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 20. All tickets are $20. TICKETS: limelight-theatre.org

Holiday Night Market at St. Augustine Distillery 

November 18: A Holiday Night Market will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, November 18 at the St. Augustine Distillery, 112 Riberia Street, in St. Augustine. This curated shopping experience will feature exclusive holiday merchandise.

The FREE event will feature the following:
* FPL Solar Now Tree Lighting Ceremony
* Huge holiday giveaway basket featuring St. Augustine Distillery products along with tickets and gift cards to local attractions and restaurants
* Exclusive early release and pre-purchase of our Curacao Finished Bourbon
* Live music
* Complimentary seasonal cocktail samples
* Heart and Soul food truck
* Photo Booth
* Free samples from local vendors
* Limited holiday merchandise

Nights of Pints

November 18-January 1: Locally brewed beer for a cause! The annual Nights of Pints runs Nov. 19 through Jan. 1 at four St. Augustine breweries — Dog Rose Brewing Company, Ancient City Brewing and Jack’s BBQ & Brewery. Coinciding with the City of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights, the event was started in 2017 by the breweries as a way to give back to nonprofit organizations in the area while enjoying the festivities during the Nights of Lights. A portion of the proceeds will go to local nonprofits. Shirts are $35, available at any of the four breweries, and each shirt comes with a punch card — good for one free pint at each of the breweries from Nov. 19 through January 1. More details at www.facebook.com/nightsofpints

Holly Jolly Shopping Spree

November 19: Shop ’til you drop in uptown St. Augustine during the 12th annual Holly Jolly Shopping Spree, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 19 at Old Town Trolley Tours, 167 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida. To kick off the spree, don’t miss Carrera’s Wine Cellar’s Sparkling Soirée and The Spice and Tea Exchange’s Bloody Mary Kick-off — from 9-10 a.m. at The Old Jail. After mingling and sipping, catch a sightseeing trolley  for a journey designed specially for you—a whirlwind shop-a-thon that meanders along San Marco Avenue, with silent auction items and photo-booth along the way. Brunch seatings take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Raintree Restaurant. Ticket price is $50.  The cost includes a donation to a local, charitable beneficiary — Fostering Connections. Tickets: www.hollyjollyshoppingspree.com

Nights of Lights

November 19-January 31: The 29th annual Nights of Lights opens on Saturday, Nov. 19 during Light-Up Night, an event that includes live music in the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place in downtown St. Augustine. Light-Up Night is Saturday, November 19 with music starting at 5:30 p.m., and the lighting ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Each year, former St. Augustine mayors gather to flip the switch during Light Up Night. The City of St. Augustine’s giant tree in the Plaza de la Constitucion is lit first, then all the lights come on surrounding the area. Many families start the holiday season with this tradition — going to dinner downtown and and then watching as the lights are turned on. Nights of Lights, which includes more than 3 million lights on city buildings and businesses, continues through Jan. 31, 2020. Visit nightsoflights.com

Lighthouse Illuminations – 20+ themed trees

November 23- January 14: View 20+ uniquely decorated trees, each with a distinct theme, at this special after-hours event at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum — in the historic buildings, throughout the grounds, and in the lighthouse tower! Explore the Keepers’ house and grounds illuminated by lights and garlands, and enjoy a sensational view of the lighthouse’s night mark. Tickets and details at www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Christmas on the Farm at Sykes Family Farms

November 25-December 17: Christmas on the Farm will take place from 6-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday from November 25-December 17 at Sykes Family Farms, 5995 Brough Road, Elkton, Florida. Take a hayride through a dancing light display with music, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, take fun holiday photos, enjoy Christmas movies on a big screen, enjoy a s’mores roasting station, stocking and ornament making, kids jump pads, tube slides, barnyard ball zone, and so much more.  Tickets and details at www.sycofarms.com

Villa Zorayda Candlelight Tours

November 26-December 30: Candlelight Tours at the Villa Zorayda Museum continue on select dates through December 30. Enjoy the museum at night with Christmas decorations and more than 100 candles inside. The event includes a grand Lighting of the Christmas Tree, cookies and punch will also be featured at this event. Visit villazorayda.com/candlelighttours for details and reservations.

Holiday Market at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

December 2: Artisans will be featured on the lawn of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles Street, in St. Augustine, Florida. This holiday event will be from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, December 2 during First Friday Art Walk — also during Nights of Lights! Enjoy holiday shopping and enjoy the lights! More details at ximenezfatiohouse.org

Holiday Shoppes in Ponte Vedra Beach

December 2: The First Coast Cultural Center’s Holiday Shoppes will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. December 2-3 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. This shopping extravaganza features unique boutiques from all over the country offering everything from beautiful clothing and jewelry to home accessories, toys, food trucks and more. Admission is $5 per guest. Call 904-280-0614 or visit www.firstcoastculturalcenter.org

Christmas Parade

December 3: The 67th annual St. Augustine Christmas Parade will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 3 in St. Augustine, Florida along San Marco Avenue, starting at the Mission Nombre de Dios and following around past the fort to Cathedral Place, then Cordova Street, and ending at the parking garage. Arrive early to grab a spot to watch.

Gullah Geechee Heritage Festival 

December 3: Presented by the SEA Community Help Resource Center, Inc. and the St. Johns Cultural Council, the Gullah Geechee Heritage Festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at Armstrong Park,4950 Harvey Avenue, Elkton, Florida. The event will include music, dance, traditional foods, and craft celebrating 450 years of West African influence in St. Johns County. Performers include the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters, Nan Nkama African Drum & Dance Ensemble, Doug Carn, and Amy Alysia & the Soul Operation.Special guest Chef Matthew Raiford, author of Bress ‘n’ Nyam, presents a cooking demonstration and book signing. Andrea Cayetano-Jefferson of Gullah Sweetgrass Baskets will demonstrate her basket-weaving techniques and sell her works. Admission is FREE. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. This festival will benefit the SEA Community Resource Center. Learn more at www.historiccoastculture.com/event/gullah-geechee-heritage-festival/

Surf Illumination

December 3: This free holiday event from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, December 3 takes place at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. The event features a ceremonial lighting of the holiday tree, a visit from Santa, music, arts and crafts and children’s activities. Visit www.staugbch.com/events/page/sab-events

Colonial Nightwatch

December 3: Join Historic Florida Militia for activities depicting 18th Century culture and lifestyles of the Spanish, British, and French. The colonial militia and Native American military arts will be on the grounds of the Oldest House Museum Complex, 271 Charlotte St., and the Castillo de San Marcos, 1 S. Castillo Dr. The St. Augustine Colonial Night Watch Torchlight Parade will begin at 7 p.m. December 3, starting at the north end of Saint George Street at the City Gate and ending at the Governor’s House Cultural Center & Museum, 48 King St., St. Augustine.

Holiday Hallelujah Chorus 

December 3-4: Something new is coming to the Old City! The Holiday Hallelujah Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3; and 2 p.m. Sunday, December 4 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. In partnership with Limelight Theatre, musical director Jeff Dodd has assembled a chorus of more than 100 singers who performed in his choirs during his 35-year tenure as a performing arts educator at St. Augustine High School. Jeff will lead his past students, who are returning from near and far, in an inspiring concert of traditional, nostalgic and festive music that is sure to be a highlight of your holiday season! Holiday Hallelujah is part of Limelight Theatre’s 31st Season. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased at www.limelight-theatre.org or call the box office at 904-825-1164.

Holiday Tour of Homes by St. Augustine Garden Club

December 4: Enjoy this walking tour featuring 6 homes located in the historic district decorated for the holidays by the Garden Club of St. Augustine. The tour begins at 12 p.m. Sunday, December 4 at the River House, 179 Marine St., and ends at 5 p.m. Tickets include an afternoon tea at The River House. Complimentary shuttles are available. Tickets and details: www.gardenclubofstaugustine.org

Festival of Trees at Lightner Museum 

December 5-8: The 2nd Annual Festival of Trees will be December 5-8 at Lightner Museum, a benefit event for St. Francis House & Port in the Storm. The event will feature a silent auction that includes themed trees and wreaths decorated by community businesses and sponsors. St Francis House envisions a future in which all those in St. Johns County have a safe, permanent place to call home. Our housing focused programs provide temporary shelter, basic needs, and case management services for youth, individuals and families. 

Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

December 7: Luminary Night is an annual tradition hosted by the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. From 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, the Museum grounds will open for an evening celebration for all ages. During the event, the Museum offers luminaries throughout the grounds, visits with Santa, children’s activities and holiday crafts, yuletide refreshments and live music. FREE admission and parking! In the spirit of giving, please bring a donation of a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to a local food pantry.

Lightner Museum Holiday Market

December 8: The Lightner Museum 2022 Holiday Market will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. The shopping event will feature 30+ artisans and small businesses for this holiday shopping extravaganza in the area of the former Hotel Alcazar historic swimming pool. Admission is FREE

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Limelight Theatre

December 9-11 and December 16-18: Limelight Theatre Education Department will host performances of the KidzfACTory Performance Camp: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The elves, reindeer and townspeople alike will be featured in this fun-filled holiday show! Performances are at 7 p.m. December 9-10 and December 16-17; with 2 p.m. matinee shows on December 11 and December 18 at 2 p.m. Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in uptown St. Augustine. Tickets: 904-825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org

A Country Christmas + Holiday Market at Wesley Wells Farms

December 10: A Country Christmas on the Farm + Holiday Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 10 at Wesley Wells Farms, 2680 Ada Arnold Road St. Augustine, FL 32092. Visit the Elf on the Shelf, Santa, create your own Christmas ornaments, follow the Christmas Story Walk, explore the Upick field, visit farm animals, check out the Gingerbread Houses made with real construction material, and shop the holiday market and snag a last-minute Christmas gift or some delicious handmade treats. Let the kids play Christmas games while they wait their turn with Santa, too! Storytime with Elf on the Shelf will begin every half hour. General admission is$6 per person (23 months and under are free). Tickets and details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-country-christmas-on-the-farm-holiday-market-tickets-458841907497

The Dance Company’s Winter Spectacular

December 10-11:  Experience the magic and excitement of the holidays at the 9th Annual St. Augustine Winter Spectacular! Directed by Stephanie Burkhardt, Executive Artistic Director of The Dance Company, this production will kick-off the holiday season in the nation’s oldest city with over 100 live performers. The show features different scenes that comprise a family-friendly, entertaining storyline that follows a young girl’s journey during the holidays with a dance-based storyline including kicklines, ballerinas, tap dancers, acrobats, and musical theatre numbers. This original production will entertain all ages with its talented cast, dazzling costuming, and wide array of eye-catching scenery and quality live entertainment. Performances are in the beautiful Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College amidst the Nights of Lights at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, December 10; and 2 p.m. Sunday, December 11. Tickets are available at staugustinewinterspectacular.com

Hastings Main Street Market

December 10: The Hastings Main Street Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 10 at the newly restored historic Ford Motors building, 301 N. Main Street, in Hastings. The Hastings Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m. and passes by this location. Admission is FREE. Vendors, artisans, and food trucks will be part of the event. Vendors ($20 to participate) and food trucks ($40 to participate) can register:

Hastings Hometown Christmas Parade  

December 10: Experience this holiday parade that takes place at 10 a.m. along Main Street in Hastings. The parade starts at the W.E. Harris Community Center,400 E. Harris St., in Hastings and marches south on Main Street to the Library Campus and Al Wilke Field on South Main Street. The community is invited. Call 904-827-6970 or visit www.sjcpls.org

Regatta of Lights – Boat Parade

December 10: Watch the brilliant displays of brightly lit boats pass by the bayfront during the annual Regatta of Lights boat parade, hosted by the St. Augustine Yacht Club. The Regatta of Lights begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 10 along the St. Augustine bayfront. Spectators should arrive early to get a spot along the seawall to watch the free event. To learn more or to register a boat, visit www.staugustineyachtclub.com

Gainesville Orchestra Holiday Concert

December 14: EMMA Concert Association presents the annual holiday concert with the Gainesville Orchestra on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. The orchestra will perform popular holiday songs. Tickets include free parking at the St. Johns County Council on Aging, with a complimentary shuttle to and from the venue during Nights of Lights. See the lights and enjoy a holiday concert. Tickets: emmaconcerts.com

Candleight Tours of the circa 1798 Ximenez-Fatio House 

December 16-17: The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum is announces the return of “Holiday Traditions by Candlelight!” This specialty, family-friendly nighttime event will lead guests through the 224-year-old Boarding House, while sharing stories about how the holidays were celebrated through the 1800’s. TICKETS & DETAILS: www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/candlelight

Venardos Circus

December 16-January 1: Venardos Circus will perform December 16 through January 1 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the shows features  Broadway-style circus acts, reinventing the American circus tradition for a new generation. Performances are held in a Big Top Tent in the Amphitheatre parking lot! Showtimes and ticket details at venardoscircus.com

The Nutcracker by Saint Augustine Ballet

December 17-18: Saint Augustine Ballet presents the 14th annual St. Augustine Nutcracker, on stage at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, December 17; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 18 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. More than 50 local dance students and professional ballet dancers will come together for this holiday tradition, held during Nights of Lights. Tickets are available at saintaugustineballet.org

Live Nativity Event — Una Noche de Navidad 

December 17: Celebrate Las Posadas commemorating the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem at Mission Nombre De Dios. The event will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 17 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at the Mission Nombre de Dios, 101 San Marco Ave., uptown St. Augustine. A live nativity, hot cocoa and cookies, Christmas carols, and a 16th Century presentation of Las Posadas will be part of the FREE event. Visit missionandshrine.org

New Year’s Eve Gala – Junior Service League of St. Augustine

December 31: The Junior Service League of St. Augustine (JSL) will host the annual New Year’s Eve Gala at 8:30pm on Saturday, December 31 at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Avenue, in St. Augustine. The event will include live music by Chillula, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, specialty desserts, midnight champagne toast and other NYE surprises! All proceeds go directly back to the beautiful St. Augustine community of St. Augustine, with JSL supporting local nonprofits in the area. Tickets are available at jslgala2022.givesmart.com

Lightner Museum New Year’s Eve Gala – 75th Anniversary event

December 31: Lightner Museum’s 75th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Gala will take place from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, downtown St. Augustine. Choose the Dinner + Party Ticket, or just come for the Countdown Party! Enjoy delicious food by Chef’s Garden, open bar, entertainment by Ramona + the Riot, and a midnight balloon drop in the historic Alcazar Casino. Tickets & Details: https://lightnermuseum.org/event/75th-anniversary-new-years-eve-gala

Die Fledermaus (The Bat) by First Coast Opera

December 31 and January 1Ring in the New Year with this fully-staged opera with orchestra production of Johann Strauss Jr’s classic 19th Century Viennese Operetta, Die Fledermaus (The Bat). Performed in English with complimentary champagne at intermission. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturday, December 31 and 3 p.m. Sunday, January 1 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Tickets are available at firstcoastopera.com


Tour the circa 1798 Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

Daily: Located on the oldest street in America, the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum was built in 1798 by and Spanish merchant and his Minorcan wife. The house was then owned and run by women throughout the 1800s as a boarding house. Self-guided audio tours and guided tours are available Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Step back in time when you stroll through the historic house, detached colonial kitchen, gardens and grounds. More details at www.ximenezfatiohouse.org

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.  Stay updated at facebook.com/staugampmarket/ 

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

Every Wednesday-Friday: The Madness + Malice True Crime Tour is a new tour for mature audiences was developed with the help of a retired law enforcement professional — giving a gripping, gritty, and accurate insight into some of St. Augustine’s chilling crimes and murders! Book your adventure at anightamongghosts.com

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

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. 

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 Wednedsay-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. 

Monday: Bill Sabo
Wednesday: Gary Campbell
Thursday: Bob Patterson
Friday: Trevor Compton
Saturday: Amy Hendrickson
Sunday: Damon Slaughter

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 3-7, 2023: St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival — World Golf Village
  • May 6: Unidos En La Musica: A Latin American Festival — Francis Field
  • May 6: St. Augustine Brewers’ Festival — Fountain of Youth
  • May 11-13: St. Augustine History Festival – Multiple venues/attractions

Comments are closed.