April-June: 2019 Festivals in St. Augustine & St. Johns County


April 13: Hands-on fun for all ages is available at Feel the Wheels — a static display of service vehicles of all kinds — helicopters, firetrucks, boats, tractors and so much more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the St. Augustine Outlet Mall, off State Road 16 in St. Augustine. Hosted by The Junior Service League of St. Augustine, this event benefits Tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine. Go to facebook.com/FeelTheWheels to stay updated.


April 13: For The Birds features decorated bird houses by the community, all to support Pie in the Sky, a community outreach program in Hastings. The annual event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Simple Gestures, 4 E. White St., off Anastasia Boulevard, on the island just over the Bridge of Lions. Local bands Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards a will perform during the event. Food, handmade pies, a silent auction art, and fun family activities are part of the family-friendly event.


April 13-14: The Old Town Art Show will feature more than 100 artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and from throughout the country. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. Go to www.OldTownArtShow.com for more details


April 20-21: The St. Augustine Easter Parade will NOT be held on Easter Sunday. The event has been moved up to the Saturday before Easter. The 2019 Easter Parade will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20 along San Marco Avenue and Avenida Menendez in downtown St. Augstine, beginning at the Old Jail Museum. The Easter committeehas commemorated the Easter holiday every year since 1956 in the nation’s oldest city.

The Annual Easter Sunday Promenade is held at the gazebo of the Plaza de la Constitución between King Street and Cathedral Place. The promenade is a spectacle of  Easter bonnets and festive Easter costumes. Awards are presented in various categories, including Most Creative Hat, Best Dressed Pet, Prettiest Hat, Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Man and Woman, Best Dressed Boy and Girl, Largest Family, and Family from Farthest Away. Prizes will be handed out at the end of the judging. Anyone is welcome to participate in the contests. The FREE event begins at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21.


April 24-28: Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest features more than 100 birding and outdoor photography events in St. Johns County and surrounding locations. See the schedule of speakers and workshops here. This festival is headquartered  Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia at St. Augustine Beach. Go to FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com


April 26-27: Keepers of the Coast, a local sustainable living non-profit organization, will host its inaugural Full Circle Fest 2019 on April 26-27. More details will be announced soon at keepersofthecoast.net and on the Facebook page.


April 27: This is a songwriters festival based in Ponte Vedra, Florida that takes place from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in the Nocatee Community, 232 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. Hit songwriters from Nashville will share the stories behind their songs for a one-night musical event.  See details on Facebook. 


April 27: A dynamic festival with activities for the KIDS and the KID-IN YOU! Live Entertainment on two stages, activities with law enforcement and military, “Be the Hamster” Snow Cones, Jumperamas, Giant Bubbles, Field Day Events, Human Stress Ball Machine, Photo Booth, Face Painting, DJ Line Dancing, Games, Golf Activities, Fire Trucks, Dunk Tank, Car Smash, Costumed Characters, Live Music Fest, Community Education, Crafts, Raffle Items, Vendors, Food Trucks and MORE!  From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 27 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Stay updated at facebook.com/StAugustineFamilyFunFest/


April 28: A Taste of St. Augustine will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. This signature food festival serves up tastes from St. Augustine’s well-known restaurants. Restaurants will compete for the prestigious TOStA (Taste of St. Augustine) awards, with categories including Best Family Dining, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale and Best Dessert, as well as the ever-popular People’s Choice. Everyone gets to vote. There will be a children’s area with fun activities including crafts and face-painting as well as live music throughout the day. Admission is $5, and taste tickets are $1 each with restaurants charging between 1-5 tickets per taste. The annual Race to the Taste 5K is part of the event. Go to epicbh.org/tasteofstaugustine for more details.


May 3-5: The Gamble Rogers Music Festival will be held May 3-5 at the Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Four stages will feature local, regional and national groups. Follow the Facebook event and find details about performers. The schedule will be announced soon at gamblerogersfest.org 


May 4: On May 4, be a part of history as we bring authentic Latin American culture from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at Francis Field. Skip the lines and beat the rush on the day of the festival by purchasing tickets online here. General admission tickets are $5 each, with a VIP option for $50. Bring in Cinco de Mayo weekend with some authentic Cumbia flare as two time Latin Grammy Nominee Celso Piña headlines Unidos en la Musica: A Latin American Festival! Musical performances also featuring Taller Balancé, LPT & Baba Caiman! The event also will include Latin Dance workshops, cultural exhibitions, a mural competition, and amazing Latin food vendors. Details at unidosenlamusica.com/


May 11: Plan a weekend stay this Mother’s Day in Vilano Beach, Florida! This year’s annual MUSIC FEST 2019 will take place from 3 to 7 p.m.  Saturday, May 11 overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean at the Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park, 2750 Anahma Drive, St. Augustine (Vilano Beach). Bands featured at this Great Florida Event are Peach Life and Not Quite Dead – two of the area’s most popular groups celebrating the tunes of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers. The annual MUSIC FEST is one of the many cultural events sponsored by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association in partnership with VISIT FLORIDA. The events will feature food trucks, music, raffles, arts and craft vendors, games, food and drinks, and other family friend activities. Tickets are $5 per person. Get tickets at vilanobeachfl.com or at the gate.


May 11:  The beautiful Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine will be the host venue for the first ever St. Augustine Craft Brewers’ Festival from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019. Benefiting the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, this event will feature more than 25 local and regional breweries, including BOG Brewing Com[nay, Dog Rose Brewing Co., Old Coast Ales, Ancient City Brewing, Grasslands Brewing Co., Infinite Ale Works, Wicked Barley, and many more.   Food trucks, live music, tastings from St. Augustine Distillery and San Sebastian Winery, and other family fun activities will be part of the event. Admission  is $40 in advance and $45 the day of the event.  There is limited on-site parking. VIP tickets are available for $100 each and include guaranteed on-site parking, access to the climate controlled pavilion, private restrooms, a lunch buffet, special premium bourbon tastings from St. Augustine Distillery, a festival tasting glass and full festival access. There will be no charge for individuals attending the festival as a designated driver for festival goers. DD bracelet will be given upon arrival. For more information about the St. Augustine Craft Brewers Fest, visit www.stabrewersfest.com


May 3-12: The Romanza Festivale of the Arts is a celebration of art and music in America’s Most Romantic City, featuring more than 60 events and exhibits by dozens of organizations. Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, dramatic productions and much more at locations throughout the city. Many events are FREE and admission is required for the others. Go to www.romanzafestivale.com for more details.


June 20-22 and June 27-29: The largest, free classical music festival in the U.S., the St. Augustine Musical Festival includes six evenings of world-class music in the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustine. See more details at www.StAugustineMusicFestival.org

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