2023 Festivals & Events in St. Augustine and St. Johns County, Florida

2023 Festivals & Events  

Find event details below this list! 

  • May-Aug. 31: Dressing Louisa: A Lifetime of Fashion at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
  • May 24-June 28 and Aug. 16-Sept. 27: Music & Art by the Sea at St. Augustine Beach Pier
  • June 1-Aug. 31: Concerts in the Plaza by City of St. Augustine
  • June 15-18: Juneteenth Celebration at Lincolnville Museum
  • June 17: St. Augustine 2023 Pride Parade
  • June 19: St. Augustine Music Festival Juneteenth Concert
  • June 23-July 2: St. Augustine Music Festival
  • July 15 (originally April 28-30): The Trailblazer Country Music Festival – St. Johns County Fairgrounds.  

Cafe Eleven concerts at St. Augustine Beach

May-December 2023: Cafe Eleven at St. Augustine Beach features regional and national recording artists in an intimate listening room! See the concert lineup below. GET TICKETS: originalcafe11.com

  • June 2: JP Soars & The Red Hots
  • June 8: Grass is Dead
  • June 16: King Peach
  • June 26: Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz Band
  • June 28: Davy Knowles
  • August 4: Selwyn Birchwood
  • August 6: Unlimited Devotion
  • September 20: Blues Beatles
  • October 22: Charlie Mars
  • November 14: Popa Chubby
  • November 17: Griffin House
  • December 8: Albert Castiglia

Dressing Louisa: A Lifetime of Fashion at Ximenez-Fatio House

May-Aug. 31: Dressing Louisa: A Lifetime of Fashion is on view throughout the former boarding house rooms at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. Clothing that Louisa Fatio (1797-1875) would have worn during each decade of the 1800s is on view in each room of this historic house. Louisa Fatio is the last owner of the former boarding house, from 1851-1875. Louisa was born Luisa Phelipa Patricia Fatio on March 17, 1797 in St. Johns County, Spanish Florida. In 1851, at the age of 54, she came to Mrs. Anderson’s to work as the boarding house manager. In 1855 she purchased the building and property from Mrs. Anderson for $3,000. Louisa added a second story to the west wing of the house adding an additional four rooms to rent. Louisa passed away in the house in 1875 at the age of 78. Tours are available between 10 AM and 5 PM Monday-Saturday. RSVP: ximenezfatiohouse.org

Little Miss Sunshine at Limelight Theatre

May 12-June 4: Based on the 2006 Academy Award-nominated movie, Little Miss Sunshine, the Musical, follows the Hoover family who have seen better days. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Tickets are $28 with discounts available for seniors, students and military. Preview Night on Thursday, May 11 and one Terrific Tuesday performance on May 16 offers discunted pricing of $18. Tickets are available through Limelight Theatre’s website and box office: www.limelight-theatre.orgor call 904-825-1164.

Music & Art by the Sea Concert Series at St. Augustine Beach Pier

May 24-June 28 and Aug. 16-Sept. 27: The 21st annual Music & Art by the Sea concert series runs May 24-June 28 and picks back up Aug. 16-Sept. 27. This is a FREE concert series is held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. The series features 13 bands playing a wide variety of music, along with food trucks each week. In addition to the music, view artwork by local artists and artisans at The Art Studio, located near the pier. Guests can bring coolers and beach chairs to this event. Parking is limited. Admission is always FREE. More details at www.sabca.org/music-by-the-sea/2023-concert-schedule/

Concerts in the Plaza by City of St. Augustine

June 1-August 31: The City of St. Augustine presents the annual summer music series, Concerts in the Plaza with a  time of 6-8 p.m. every Thursday from June 1 through August 31 in gazebo of the Plaza de la Constitucion in downtown St. Augustine, between King Street and Cathedral Plaza. The lineup includes 14 musical groups — some who have performed for many years during this series, and many others who are new to the St. Augustine stage! Admission is free. Guests are invited to bring chairs for seating. More details at www.CityStAug.com/Concerts

First Friday Art Walk

June 2: Hosted by Art Galleries of St. Augustine, Friday Friday Art Walk will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 2 in 20+ St. Augustine art galleries! View new art exhibits and enjoy refreshments, cash bars at some galleries, and live entertainment. There are over 20 member galleries, each with its own style, located in and around the downtown area and over the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island and St. Augustine Beach. Many of the Galleries introduce their featured artist for the month and they are often on hand to answer questions about their work. First Friday Art Walk is FREE to attend and patrons can start at any participating gallery. Parking for First Friday Art Walk is free downtown at the City of St Augustine meters and parking lots after 5 PM, with additional parking available at the San Sebastian Winery and the City Parking Garage ($). Self-Driving to participating galleries with onsite parking is recommended. For easy mobility downtown, gallery patrons and visitors can enjoy the FREE shuttle service that runs from 6-9 p.m. (February-November) provided by Old Town Trolley Tours St. Augustine. To use this service, shuttle stickers may be picked up at any participating gallery. The shuttle may be boarded at any of the following stops; in front of Butterfield Garage and ArtBox, the Lightner Museum, as well as on Treasury Street in the Plaza. The latest map of all member galleries, with parking zones, can be downloaded from our website: https://www.staaa.org/art-galleries-of-st-augustine/

Kidz Entrepreneur Fair & Indoor Market at Lincolnville Museum

June 3: Youth vendors ages 4-17 years are invited to participate in the Kidz Entrepreneur Fair & Indoor Market from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at the Lincolnville Museum, 102 M. L. King Avenue, St. Augustine. The public is also invited to shop at this event. There will be live entertainment, games, industry speakers, and most importantly, kids selling their items to the public!  FREE ICE CREAM by Ben & Jerry’s of St. Augustine.

Youth can sell any product, food item, craft, art and merchandise that is inspired and made by kids.
👉🏼FREE VENDOR SIGN UP! Please sign up your child for this opportunity by emailing
weeventinc@gmail.com or call 386-682-0245
Special Industry Speakers
✨Greg White- West Augustine CRA Steering Committee
✨Mark Bailey- Bailey Insurance Group
✨Chris Shee – Mastercraft Builders Group
✨Tyronda Sanks- Spoil Her Because LLc
✨Clay Murphy – Sonny’s BBQ
✨Chef Chip Richard – Cap’s On The Water
✨Sarah Cheshire & Chris Cheshire – The Vibe Nutrition

The Tipsy Tea Party

June 3: Don your most fashionable HAT and point your pinkies in the air – with a decadent Royal Afternoon Tea at 3 p.m., a collaboration with Cutie Pies Bake Shop and The Tasting Tours! This boozy twist on a traditional high tea comes complete with savory bites, delicate desserts, antique teapots and bubbly delights! It’s the BEES KNEES! The Tasting Tours, LLC is offering amazing FOODIE events in the stunning Treasury Building historic St. Augustine, Florida — with incredible views and delicious food and wine. RSVP for upcoming events here: https://www.thetastingtours.com/suite-events.html

The Courageous Women of Fort Mose

June 3: “The Courageous Women of Fort Mose” will take plat at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. This is a dramatic presentation of the challenges of the women who settled and lived in the community of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose. Join Fort Mose Historic State Park as we partner with the Fort Mose Historical Society to bring you back in time to the harrowing moments when a decision to seek freedom over chains occurred. Dr. Dorothy Israel, Ms. Twila Hudson, and Harold “Red Bear” Lock, along with the Courageous Women of Fort Mose, will tell the story of how the first leg of the Underground Railroad led to St. Augustine
through re-enactment in a theatrical setting. Hear from the Fort Mose women who experienced the
middle passage, the harrowing trip from slavery in the Carolinas to freedom in the Spanish Colony of La Florida, and the life challenges they experienced living on the northern edge of St. Augustine.
Dr. Israel, the Women of Fort Mose and Dr. Jane Mahoney will unveil and sign their new book, “The
Courageous Women of Mose: All for Freedom.” There will also be an exhibit/sale of local artists whose art reflects the Fort Mose Story and the Freedom Seekers experience. Featured exhibiting artists: Diane Thompson Cortese, Joe Desiderio, Lenny Foster, Lucy George, Claire Kendrick, Deb Lightfield, Mare Martelli, Ovico Gallery, Gayle Prevatt, Mary Ann Rosenthal, Alise Sheppard, Linda Sperruzzi, and Jasmine Turner. Admission is FREE.  

St. Augustine Singers — St. Augustine High School Alumni Chorus

June 5: The St. Augustine Singers, the St. Augustine High School Alumni Chorus, under the direction of Jeff Dodd, will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 5 at San Sebastian Catholic Church, 1112 State Road 16, in St. Augustine. The concert will benefit the upcoming Rome performance trip. Donations will be collected during the event. 

FREE Words & Music Series by EMMA Concert Association

June 8, July 6 and August 3: The Words and Music Series continues this summer at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. EMMA Concerts Association hosts this free live music event, with support from the St. Johns County Tourism Development Council. The Waterworks is available through the generosity of the City of St. Augustine and the St. Johns Cultural Council.

Lorri Gill as PATSY KLINE — Thursday, June 8 from 1-2 p.m.
Music on the radio will come in strong for a time, then fade away. On occasion there are voices and songs that have staying power. Patsy Cline is one of those voices. “Time Only Adds to the Flame” is a one- woman show featuring Lorri Gill. With costumes, stories and your favorite Patsy Cline songs, Lorri is convincing in her tribute to this country music icon.
Oyster Bed Outlaws — Thursday, July 6 from 1-2 p.m.
Join Britt Corry, Stephen Carpenter, Mike Elliot and Pete Arnold, known as Britton Henry and the Oyster Bay Outlaws, as they entertain you with music about Love: Lost and Found.
Laura and Chuck Rogers — Thursday, August 3 from 1-2 p.m.
Chuck and Laura Rogers are a married guitar and flute duo who perform a variety of musical styles from Bach to the Beatles. Many of their pieces are composed for solo classical guitar or guitar and flute by Chuck and are included in his recently published book of compositions titled Cathedral Falls which can be found on Amazon. In addition, Chuck and Laura are currently working on their first studio project by the same name.

Murder Mystery Roaring 20s

June 10: Step back into the roaring 20s and indulge in a night of wine, secrets, and murder. Our speakeasy invites you to join us for a thrilling evening of mystery, as you race against the clock to solve the crime of the century. With one killer and three victims, it’s up to you to piece together the clues and uncover the truth. The Tasting Tours, LLC is offering amazing FOODIE events in the stunning Treasury Building historic St. Augustine, Florida — with incredible views and delicious food and wine. RSVP for upcoming events here: https://www.thetastingtours.com/suite-events.html

Juneteenth Celebration at Lincolnville Museum 

June 15-18: The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center will host a series of concerts to celebration Juneteenth – The anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Enjoy four days of history, culture, food and fun in the nation’s oldest city and spend Juneteenth in the city of St. Augustine where emancipation began. Learn more and purchase tickets here www.lincolnvillemuseum.org/2023-juneteenth-celebration

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 

June 16-17 and June 23-24: Apex Theatre Studio will present their 10th-annual summer theatre series with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, the inspiring true story of Carole King’s journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Before she was hit-maker Carole King, she was Carole Klein, a spunky, young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From the chart-topping hits she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, trailblazing success with her 1971 hit album Tapestry. Beautiful show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 16; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17; and 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, June 23-24. Tickets are available at www.apextheatrejax.com/events

St. Augustine 2023 Pride Parade

June 17: Presented by House of Prism, join the Pride Parade in downtown St. Augustine! The parade begins at 9:45 a.m. at the City Gate. Participants are asked to meet at 9:30 a.m. The Parade heads south on St. George Street to the Plaza de la Constitucion for entertainment and guest speakers from 10 a.m.-noon. Learn more at www.facebook.com/houseofprism

St. Augustine Music Festival – Juneteenth Concerts

June 19: The St. Augustine Music Festival will host a Juneteenth concert in collaboration with Ritz Chamber Players at 7:30 p.m. June 19 in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustine. The concert will feature works by Samuel Coleridge Taylor, with featured artist Ann Marie McPhail. Admission is free. More details at staugustinemusicfestival.org

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 

June 22-25: Apex Theatre Studio will present their 10th-annual summer theatre series with Disney’s Newsies Jr. at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Disney’s Newsies Jr. is a shorter version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies Jr. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right. With a running time of 70 minutes, it is a perfect night out for the whole family. A special kids’ matinee is planned for 11 a.m. Friday, June 23 with student tickets at a special rate of $15. Other show dates are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22; and 2 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, June 24-25. Tickets are available at www.apextheatrejax.com/events 

St. Augustine Music Festival

June 23-25 & June 30-July 2: The 2023 St. Augustine Music Festival features free classical concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night from June 23-25 and June 30-July 2 in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustine. Admission is free. More details at staugustinemusicfestival.org 

The Trailblazer Country Music & Craft Beer Festival 

July 15: The Trailblazer Country Music & Craft Beer Festival will take place July 15 at Francis Field. (This event originally scheduled for April 28-30 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds but was rescheduled.)This event will feature more than 30 hours of country music, the St. Augustine Craft Beer Festival, a BBQ Showdown, and 200 Arts & Craft vendors, glamping and camping, a kids corner, and free parking.  DETAILS & TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trailblazer-country-music-festival-tickets-403703446877


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

U-Pick Veggies at Wesley Wells Farms

Every Saturday: Pick your own veggies from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday 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

Lifting the Veil Investigative Ghost Walk

Fridays & Saturdays:  Lift the veil to the spirit realm on this interactive ghost walk with an introduction to paranormal investigation with A Night Among Ghosts. Eye-opening evidence with fascinating factual histories and true stories. Your guide will delve into self intuitiveness, communication techniques, and you will get hands on with a sampling of paranormal equipment at one outdoor location along the route. Go beyond the typical ghost tour … Investigate! This tour has one interactive paranormal investigation spot along the route in historic St. Augustine, Florida. RSVP: anightamongghosts.com

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

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

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

Magic Hideaway – Magic Experience

Every Friday & Saturday through January: Magic Hideaway, a boutique two-hour magic experience, is offered by Magician Bill Abbott each Saturday evening at the iconic Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection. 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

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