EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
April 22: Earth Day at Anastasia State ParkÂ â€” Celebrate earth day at Anastasia State Park and find out about the great ways to give back and get involved. Enjoy free sâ€™mores and hot dogs while learning fun facts about the ecosystem and local environment. Join a ranger for a guided hike through the nature trail or make fun crafts with park volunteers. This event is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the park, 300 Anastasia Park Road, St. Augustine (off Anastasia Blvd., on the island over the Bridge of Lions). Meet at the Sea Turtle Pavilion near Island Beach Grill in the beach parking lot. Park admission is $8 per vehicle (2-8 people); $4 single-occupant vehicle; $2 per pedestrian, bicyclist or extra passenger. Go toÂ www.floridastateparks.org/park/anastasia
THE TASTE OF ST. AUGUSTINE
April 23:Â A Taste of St. AugustineÂ â€” The annual event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Taste samples from more than 20 St. Augustine restaurants and vote for â€œPeopleâ€™s Choice.â€ Live music and the annual Race to the Taste 5K are part of the event. Go toÂ epicbh.org/tasteofstaugustineÂ orÂ www.facebook.com/ATasteOfStAugustine
FEEL THE WHEELS
April 23:Â Feel the WheelsÂ â€” Hands-on fun for all ages during a static display of service vehicles of all kinds â€” helicopters, firetrucks, boats, tractors and so much more â€” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the St. Augustine Outlet Mall, off State Road 16 in St. Augustine. Hosted byÂ Tag! Childrenâ€™s MuseumÂ of St. Augustine (www.tagmuseum.orgÂ andÂ www.facebook.com/tagmuseum)
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
April 23:Â Uptown Saturday NightÂ â€”Â Enjoy extended shopping, art exhibits, live music and more from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 23 in shops along San Marco Avenue in Uptown St. Augustine.Â FREEÂ parking street-side and at theÂ Mission Nombre de Dios. Free admission.
SLEEPING BEAUTY BALLET
FREE ADMISSION TO THE FORT
April 16-24:Â Free Admission to Castillo de San MarcosÂ â€” In recognition of the National Park Serviceâ€™s 100th Anniversary, the Castillo de San Marcos offers free admission throughout the week. Built 1672-1695, the massive fortress provided protection for Spanish Florida, Spainâ€™s famous treasure fleets and the people of St. Augustine. The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. â€“ 5:15 p.m. daily with the last ticket issued at 5 p.m. 1 Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Call 904-829-6506Â or go toÂ www.nps.gov/casa
FIND YOUR PARK PLEIN AIR ART
April 16-24:Artists, regardless of residency, who love parks, history and The Great Outdoors are invited to participate in Find Your Park Plein Air. Find Your Park Plein Air, coordinated by the National Park Service and St. Johns Cultural Council, features the actual creation of art in plein air, which is a French term meaning â€œin the open air.â€ This art form is when an artist creates outside with the subject in view. Therefore, the program, during National Park Week, offers two places of inspiration and beauty for artists to create masterpieces in the fresh air of historic St. Johns County â€“ the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas. For those wishing to participate in Find Your Park Plein Air, the cost is free. For artists wanting to submit artwork created during Find Your Park Plein Air into the juried show, the cost is $30 to submit up to two works. Go toÂ www.findyourparkpleinair.com
THE 39 STEPS AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE
April 15-May8: Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, and add a dash of Monty Python â€” this whodunit will keep you on your toes and roaring in your seat!Â Â TheÂ 39Â StepsÂ is on stage April 13-May 8 on the Matuza Main Stage at Limelight Theatre in uptown St. Augustine. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. Tickets are $26 for adults; $24 for seniors; $20 for military and students; $10 student rush (30 minutes prior to show); and a FREE child ticket is available with full paid adult ticket. Patrons can choose their seats online atÂ limelight-theatre.orgÂ or by callingÂ 904-825-1164.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS AT ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH
April 15-23: A cast of forty talented performing arts students atÂ St. Augustine High SchoolÂ will take the stageÂ for a seven-day run of this family-friendly musical comedy about a window-washer turned business mogul and the captivating secretary who catches his eye. Directed by Jeff Dodd.Â Show times are below.Â Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. St. Augustine High School is located at 3205 Varella Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
â€¢ Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm
â€¢ Friday, April 15, 7:00 pm
â€¢ Saturday, April 16, 7:00 pm
â€¢ Sunday, April 17, 2:00 pm
â€¢ Thursday, April 21, 7:00 pm
â€¢ Friday, April 22, 7:00 pm
â€¢ Saturday, April 23, 7:00 pm
PETER PAN AT CHRIST EPISCOPAL IN PONTE VEDRA BEACH
April 15-24:Â From writer/director Jason Woods comes a newÂ adaptation of J.M. Barrieâ€™s classic tale, Peter Pan.Â Â Follow beloved characters Peter Pan and Captain Hook in this timeless story newly adapted for the stage, featuring hilarious new songs, captivating music, new choreography by Ashley Yarham, and one veryÂ large crocodileâ€¦ getÂ #readyforneverland! Performances are April 13-April 24 at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach.
APRIL 14 â€“ 24
Evening performance times: 7:30pm
Matinee performance times: 3:00pm
Wednesday, April 13th: Preview Night
Thursday, April 14th, Premiere Party
TILLY THE TRICKSTER AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE
April 23 and April 30: A scene from Tilly the Trickster, on stage at Limelight Thaetre. From left, Flagler College student Rylee Kuberra as Tilly; Flagler College student Alison Zador as Mom; Morgan Kelly, with Teddy the puppet; and Craig Wickless as Dad. AÂ family-friendly showÂ is featured on Saturdays atÂ Limelight Theatre, written by Molly Shannon. The musicalÂ Tilly the TricksterÂ is on stage 11 a.m. April 16, April 23, and April 30.Â Molly Shannon has created numerous unforgettable characters on Saturday Night Live and in movies such as SUPERSTAR and NEVER BEEN KISSED and now introduces young readers to her latest hilarious creation, TILLY THE TRICKSTER.Â TICKETS â€”$26 for adult with FREE child ticket (use codeÂ jrpatronÂ when ordering the tickets online);Â $10 for additional child ticket. Go toÂ limelight-theatre.orgÂ or callÂ 904-825-1164.
JACKIE KNIGHTâ€™S COMEDY CLUB AT GYPSY CAB
April 22-23: Comedians are on stage every Friday and Saturday night at Jackie Knightâ€™s Comedy Club at the Gypsy Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., next to Gypsy Cab Restaurant in St. Augustine. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays, and cost is $10 per person. Saturday shows begin at 9 p.m. and tickets are $12. For reservations, callÂ 904-461-8843. Go toÂ thegypsycomedyclub.comÂ to view the upcoming schedule.
CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE
April 22-24: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Bellyâ€™s), will screen movies throughout the weekend. Movies begin at 7 and 8 p.m. each Friday and Saturday, with matinees at 1 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sundays.Â Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily, with dinner, drinks (beer and wine) available during all screenings. Go toÂ www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com Â
MUSIC IN THE BOX AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE
OLD CITY 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 St. Augustine Lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Go toÂ staugustinefm.com
THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Victorian spiritualism immersion. Learn to read tea leaves, master pendulum dowsing with angel cards and talking spirit board. Afternoon sessions at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday are $35 per person. Keyhole After Dark is at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and is priced at $40 per person. Sessions take place above the Spice and Tea Exchange, 59 Hypolita St., St. Augustine. 904-671-5010 or go toÂ www.2ghouls.com
VITTLES & VINO CARRIAGE TOURS
Friday, Saturday and Sunday:Â VIP tours featuring more than 3 hours of carriage travel in St. Augustine with 4-5 food tasting stops, stops at 3-4 wine sampling venues and a bottle of wine to enjoy on the ride. The tours are presented by The Tasting Tours. The Vittles and Vino tour is $109. CallÂ 904-325-3911Â or go toÂ www.thetastingtours.comÂ
HISTORIC WEAPONS DEMONSTRATIONS
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in 1740â€²s. Demonstration times are 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and staff availability. The Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S., was built by the Spanish in 1672 to help protect their empire in the New World. Admission is $7 for adults. Children 15 and under are admitted free. The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily. For details, go toÂ www.nps.gov/casa
ST. AUGUSTINE FLEA MARKET
Saturdays and Sundays: The St. Augustine Flea Market, 2495 State Road 207, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. More than 100 vendors offer a variety of items including fresh produce, datil pepper sauce, prepared foods, antiques and collectibles, instruments, cell phones, jewelry, art and everything in between. Free admission and parking. On the third Sunday of each month, a motorcycle swap meet is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 904-824-4210 or go toÂ staugustinefleamarket.com
FLAGLER COLLEGE TOURS
Daily: Take a tour of Flagler College that highlights the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon. Built by millionaire developer, Henry Flagler, in 1888, the hotel is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and houses the largest collection of in use Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Located at 74 King Street, tours depart from the Rotunda at the top of each hour between 10Â a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $1 for children, and FREEÂ to St. Johns County Residents. Call 904-823-3378 or go toÂ legacy.flagler.edu/Tours Â
SCHOONER FREEDOM SAILING
Daily: The Schooner Freedom sets sail daily from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. The tour provides guests with an unforgettable two-hour sailing adventure. Daytime sails are $35 for adults, $25 for kids ages 2-12, free for under age 2. Sunset sails are $45 per person and once each month thereâ€™s a full moon sail for $35 per person. All sails are weather permitting. Call for reservations and departure times. CallÂ 904-810-1010 or go toÂ www.schoonerfreedom.com
ST. AUGUSTINE ECO TOURS
Daily: St. Augustine Eco Tours take nature enthusiasts of all ages on guided tours of the waters and salt marshes surrounding the Oldest City. See coastal birds like ospreys and herons, marine mammals including bottlenose dolphin and an occasional manatee.Â Daily tours aboard aÂ special explorer vessel take 2-6 guests through 12 miles of tidal creeks and coastal waters â€” listen for dolphin conversations using the vesselâ€™s underwater microphones. Call 904-377-7245 or go toÂ www.staugustineecotours.com
ST. AUGUSTINE SCENIC CRUISE
Daily: The Victory III sets sail Â at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Since the 1900â€²s St. Augustine Scenic Cruise family have been giving visitors to St. Augustine a unique view of the city and a way to enjoy historic landmarks and natural beauty by water. Cost is $16.75Â for adults;Â $9.75 for ages 9 to 13; $7.75 for ages 4 to 12; $13.75Â for ages 60 and older.Â Cruises are weather permitting. Reservations are recommended. Go toÂ www.scenic-cruise.comÂ or call 904-824-1806.