Feb. 23-25: Fireworks, live music, midway rides and more will be offered Feb. 24-26 during the 32nd Annual Cathedral Festival, held on the grounds of the Mission of Nombre de Dios, off San Marco Avenue in uptown St. Augustine. Music headliner the Red River Band performs each year, along with local musicians on the schedule throughout the three-day event. The fundraiser is one of the area’s largest festivals featuring rides, games, bingo, a silent auction and a fireworks spectacular show. Proceeds go to the private Cathedral Parish School and the Cathedral Parish Early Education Center. A fireworks show will light up the sky at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 over the water near the grounds. A silent auction will begin at noon Feb. 25, featuring vacation packages, gift baskets, gift certificates, sports memorabilia, art, jewelry and other items from area businesses and the community. Parking is available in the Mission parking lot, and 500 parking spaces are available each day in the parking garage. Hours are 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23; noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24; and noon to 9 p.m. Feb. 25. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children 11-17 and adults 65 and older; with free admission for active duty military and children 10 and younger. Go to thecathedralfestival.com or stay updated on Facebook.
A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
Feb. 23-24: Arnold Lobel’s classic children’s’ stories come to life on the Murray stage as SJCCA performers sing and dance their way through four seasons of fun and friendship with Frog and Toad. Shows are Feb. 22-24 at Murray Performing Arts Auditorium, 150 N Holmes Blvd, St. Augustine, FLTickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door and in advance at www.ShowTix4U.com
7 p.m. February 22-23
11 a.m. February 24
7 p.m. February 24
ANN O’MALLEY’S IRISH LIVE MUSIC
Feb. 23: Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., will have Mr. Denny Blue playing Friday, Feb. 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. On Saturday, Feb. 24, Chelsea Saddler performs from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.
ANCIENT CITY CAT SHOW
Feb. 24-25: The Ancient City Cat Show takes place Feb. 24-25 at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors & children; and free ages 5 and younger.
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
Feb. 24: The free monthly traditional evening event will take place inside the Uptown St. Augustine shops along San Marco Avenue, rain or shine. Uptown Saturday Night is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Admission is FREE! Many participating shops — listed below — also serve refreshments. The event is sponsored by the San Marco Avenue Merchants Association. This event combines a festive party atmosphere with hospitality and special deals.
WHERE: Uptown St. Augustine is a unique 5-block area of locally-owned boutiques, antique shops, galleries and restaurants along San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine, between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Located along a section of famed Highway A1A, San Marco is especially popular with fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers.
THE WAY WE WERE VINTAGE CLOTHING GRAND OPENING ON SAN MARCO AVENUE
Feb. 24: Join The Way We Were Vintage Clothing for a grand opening of it’s new location at 74 San Marco Avenue in Uptown St. Augustine! The event will take place from 5:00-9:00PM during Uptown Saturday Night and will include refreshments, extended shopping hours, live music by The Morrow Family Band and special discounts. Enjoy sipping on champagne while shopping our selection of quality vintage clothing and accessories for men and women from the 1800’s to the 1990’s! Featured artist AnaRosa Art will be unveiling her newest Pop Art collection of glamorous and history-making Leading Ladies of Classic Hollywood during our grand opening. Everyone loves a good red lip, but sometimes finding the right shade to compliment your skin tone is not easy. Kira of Onsite Muse Hairstylists & Airbrush Makeup Artists will be joining us for our Grand Opening Celebration to help you find the perfect red lipstick to wear with all of your favorite vintage looks!
MUSIC IN THE BOX AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE
Feb. 25: St. Augustine musicians Chelsea Saddler and Shea Birney will be on stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 25 in the Limelight Studio Theatre, a 75-seat black box space at Limelight Theatre. Admission is $5 at the door and goes to the musicians. Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. FREE parking. Call 904-825-1164 or see details limelight-theatre.org
ONGOING WEEKEND EVENTS
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 St. Augustine Lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Go to staugustinefm.com
CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE
SALT AIR FARMERS MARKET
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 1740s. 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. The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily. For details, go to 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 to 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 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $1 for children, and FREE to St. Johns County Residents. Call 904-823-3378 or go to legacy.flagler.edu/Tours
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 there’s a full moon sail for $35 per person. All sails are weather permitting. Call for reservations and departure times. Call 904-810-1010 or go to 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. Daily tours aboard a special explorer vessel take 2-6 guests through 12 miles of tidal creeks and coastal waters to listen for dolphin conversations using the vessel’s underwater microphones. Call 904-377-7245 or go to www.staugustineecotours.com
ST. AUGUSTINE SCENIC CRUISE
Daily: The Victory III sets sail 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. The 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 since the early 1900s. Cost is $16.75 for adults; $9.75 for ages 9 to 13; $7.75 for ages 4 to 12; $13.75 for ages 60 and older. Cruises are weather permitting. Reservations are recommended. Go to www.scenic-cruise.com or call 904-824-1806