July 8-10: St. Augustine WEEKEND events

The Old City Farmers Market is held from

The Old City Farmers Market is held every Saturday at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. See details in the event list below. Photo by Renee Unsworth


July 1-31: The Colonial Quarter proudly announces that they will be hosting a free Summer Concert Series at the Colonial Oak Stage, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Recently renovated, the venue plans on being a showcase for local and national music acts. Concerts will be held Thursday through Sunday through the end of July. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with Sunday concerts beginning at 12 p.m. (noon). Admission is FREE. Beverages will be available for purchase. See the concert schedule below …

Go to colonialquarter.com or call 904-342-2857

Admission is FREESee the full summer schedule here.

Concert Schedule

  • Friday, July 8th – Dewey Via (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, July 9th – Dewey Via (begins at 12 p.m.)
  • Saturday, July 9th – The Evans Bros. (7 p.m.)
  • Sunday, July 10th – Darrel Rae (begins at 12 p.m.)


July 8: Fermin Spanish Guitar, with Dennis Fermin, will perform from 6 to 10 .m. Friday, June 17 at The Gourmet Hut, 17 Cuna St., downtown St. Augustine. Hear music with “Passion and Romance from Spain to the Caribbean Islands.”

Jump n Jive Juliet

July 8-10: This summer musical features more than 25 local 3rd-6th grade students at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine (free parking!). Join the high-flyin’ fun of the post-war 1940s with exuberant jitterbug, boogie-woogie, and jump ‘n’ jive songs of the big band spirit! The Montague-Capulet family feud has moved to Venice Beach in the late 1940s. Mr. Montague and his son Ron are planning a jitterbug dance contest. Mr. Capulet and his daughter Juliet are rehearsing “Romeo and Juliet.” When the community center gets double-booked for both these events at the same time, it’s up to Ron and Juliet to settle the grudge between their fathers. Show times are 7:30 .m. July 8; 2 and 7:30 p.m. July 9; and 2 p.m. July 10. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at limelight-theatre.org or by calling the box office at 904-825-1164.


IMG_2647July 10, July 15-17: The Spotlight Performers, made up of a local group of theatre students, will perform Spring Awakening at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Melendez, 259 San Marco Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. Performances are 2 p.m. July 10 and July 17, and 7:30 p.m. July 15-16. Ticket are $20 for general admission, available in advance by calling 904-825-8874. Tickets also are available at the door. About the show — Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score, and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch. The cast includes Collin Sloan, Cassidy Van Brink, Gerald Kitt, Blair Duncan, Anna Viscardi, John Zamborsky, Dylan Molitor, Max Wolf, Dylan Lev, Katie Thompson, Kianna Longhway, Jamie Irvine, and Bob Dimsey.


3 Blind DatesJuly 10: 3 Blind Dates is an unscripted romantic comedy that follows the lives of three single women on their quest for love. It’s a theatre production that has no script as the female characters are based on audience dating stories that the actors discover in the mingle before the show. Cast mingle begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10 in the Limelight Theatre lobby, with the show to begin at 6:3o p.m.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Get advance tickets at  www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-lovin-with-3-blind-dates-an-unscripted-romantic-comedy-tickets-25953825591 For more 3 Blind Dates information go to www.3blinddatesshow.com


July 9: This charity event began in 2003 by a group of St. Augustine Beach residents and features stops at restaurants and bars along A1A South. Held on Saturday, July 9, all proceeds go to local charities. Cost is $15 for a T-shirt, which is a ticket to the event. Walkers start at 1 p.m. on A Street at Jacks Bar-B-Q, 691 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Participants are treated to a celebration of food, music and prizes at locations along the route. The event ends at 5 p.m. at Jack’s, with a party, prizes and T-shirt contest (most creative re-design of the Flip Flip shirt). Tickets are available at Cafe 11, The Sunshine Shop, and Jacks Bar-B-Q. Call 904-501-0923 or go to the facebook page.


July 9: Bleeding Tree Entertainment and Raven Promotions & Social Media presents the 2nd Annual Old City Steam Art Show beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at Planet Sarbez, 115 Anastasia Blvd., on the island over the Bridge of Lions. Bring out your Best Steampunk Gear and join us in this locals oriented art show in downtown St. Augustine! With Music by Steampunk Stace, www.stacyhobbs.com and Performances by Ancient City Sirens. Cost is $10 at the door.

1. Jessica Lyle – Jessica’s Custom shoes, hats, and more.
2. Leslie Kill
3. Adrian Degiosafatto – Mindz Eye Artworks
4. Jeremy Thompson – Jeremy Thompson Tattoos
5. Julia Gilbert – Art Love Dye
6. Will Baker-Palenik – The Ocklawaha Sutler, LLC
7. Christopher Hernandez – Relics From Rubbish: Upcycled Art, by Chris Hernandez
8. Aruna Andes – Modern Age Vapor & http://www.lightenupfit.com/


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


July 8-9: Comedians are on stage every Friday and Saturday night at Jackie Knight’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, call 904-461-8843. Go to thegypsycomedyclub.com to view the upcoming schedule.


July 8-10: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Belly’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. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily, with dinner, drinks (beer and wine) available during all screenings. Go to www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com


Every SundayThe Salt Air Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday year-round at the Marineland Marina, 101 Tolstoy Lane, from A1A South, across the street from Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The market features locally grown produce, seafood, bread, fruit, honey, soaps, tide clocks, art and more. Free admission and parking. Go to www.saltairfarmersmarket.com


July 10: Live reggae music will be on stage from 3 to 7 p.m. every Sunday beginning through October at The Conch House, 57 Comares Ave., on the island over the Bridge of Lions. Go to conch-house.com/lounge/reggae-sunday to view the entire schedule.



Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 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. Call 904-325-3911 or go to www.thetastingtours.com


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. 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 to www.nps.gov/casa


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


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


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


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


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


Daily: A list of area musicians playing in local venues, bars and restaurants is available at http://www.oldcity.com/calendar/category/music/



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