Buffalo Soldiers at the Fountain of Youth
June 13: Buffalo Soldiers of Florida will give demonstrations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday, June 13 at the Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine. These men and their horses recreate the history of heroic black Americans who were members of two Cavalry Regiments and three Infantry Regiments enacted by Congress in September, 1866. The Buffalo Soldiers of Florida are an historical re-enactment group founded in 1992 to tell the true story of the black men who were the first to serve in the Regular U.S. Army, starting in mid 1800s. They will discuss their history in full period uniforms. They will also demonstrate Cavalry tactics on horseback, and give saber and revolver demonstrations, all on the lush grounds of the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. General admission rates apply. Go to www.fountainofyouthflorida.com
Book signing at the Fountain of Youth
be heard, and Dr. Smith is telling their story. General admission rates apply. Go to www.fountainofyouthflorida.com
St. Francis House Fundraiser at Limelight Theatre
June 13: Five popular St. Augustine restaurants are serving appetizers at the Limelight Theatre on Saturday, June 13 before the eveningâ€™s performance of Hello, Dolly. Menu selections will be served by Candlelight South, Meehanâ€™s Irish Pub & Seafood House, Mellow Mushroom, O.C. Whiteâ€™s Seafood & Spirits, and South Beach Grill. This special â€œSample a few â€¦ Restaurant Previewâ€ begins at 6:30 p.m. and benefits St. Francis House, the only full-time emergency shelter between Jacksonville and Daytona. Tickets are $45 each and can only be reserved online at stfrancisshelter.org or by sending a check to St. Francis House, 70 Washington St., St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Worley Faver and Matthew J. Cutter exhibit
June 13: Local artists Matthew J. Cutter and Worley Faver will exhibit artwork at Brilliance In Color gallery, 25 King St., across from the plaza in downtown St. Augustine. Faver is considered a master of the ancient hand-coiled pottery technique. Cutter will exhibit his latest works created â€œen plein air,â€ as well as works on paper including oils, acrylics, sketches and studies. Call 810-0460 or go to cutterandcutter.com.
The Downtown Bazaar at the Colonial Quarter
June 13: The Downtown Bazaar is held from 6 to 10 p.m. on the grounds of the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St. Artists, artisans, re-enactors, magicians, belly dancers and live music on the stage under the stars is featured. Admission is FREE. Call 904-315-7454 or go to thedowntownbazaar.com.
Fermin Spanish Guitar performances
June 12-13: Dennis Fermin of Fermin Spanish Guitar will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 12 at the Taberna Del Caballo (Colonial Quarter), 37 St. George St,. Saint Augustine. On June 13, he will perform from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at O. C. White’s, 118 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine.
IMAX: Jurassic World
June 12-14: The IMAX Theater at World Golf Village presents Jurassic World! Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly. Tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military; and $10 for children ages 3 to 12. For show times, call 904-940-4123 or go to www.worldgolfimax.com
The Corazon Cinema & Cafe
June 12-14: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Bellyâ€™s), will screen movies throughout the weekend. â€œWelcome To Meâ€ is on screen at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 12-13 (8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday matinee; and 3 p.m. Sunday matinee through June 25). An environmental documentary calledÂ â€œCowspiracyâ€ will play at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily, with dinner, drinks (beer and wine) available during all screenings. Munchkin Mondays during the summer feature at family film at noon, with lunch included in the price. Go toÂ www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
June 12-13: A comedy showcase will begin at 8:30 p.m. every Friday at Jackie Knightâ€™s Comedy Club at the Gypsy Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., next to Gypsy Cab Restaurant.Â Tickets are $10 for the Friday show. The Saturday show features a stand-up comedian headliner and opener. For reservations, callÂ 904-461-8843. Go toÂ thegypsycomedyclub.comÂ to view the upcoming schedule.
Hello, Dolly at Limelight Theatre
Through July 5: This classic Broadway musical runs through July 5 on the Matuza Main Stage at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Hello, Dolly is the story of Mrs. Dolly Leviâ€™s efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater (the way her late husband, Ephraim Levi, taught her). Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 per person. There are no performances on July 4; and two performances on July 5, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Call 904-825-1164 or purchase tickets online at limelight-theatre.org.Â
June 14: Live reggae music will be on stage from 3 to 7 p.m. every Sunday beginning through Oct. 25, 2015 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.
Sunday Acoustic Open Mic
June 14:Â Join host Fre Gordon every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Scarlett Oâ€™Haraâ€™s,Â 70 Hypolita St.Â Musicians are invited to perform during the weekly event. All musicians and singer-songwriters are invited to participate.
Night Owl Cinema at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 14: â€œNapoleon Dynamiteâ€ will be on screen at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 14 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. Gates open at 7 p.m. FREE admission and parking. Concessions will be available for purchase. Call 904-209-0367 or go to staugamphitheatre.com.
Game Day at Washington Oaks State Park
June 14: Game Day will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14 at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North, Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. Corn hole, Frisbee, and other outdoor games will be set up in the event field. Bring a picnic lunch. The program is included with park admission of $5 per vehicle (up to eight people); $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle. Call 386-446-6783 or go to floridastateparks.org/park/Washington-Oaks.
TAPESTRY: THE CULTURAL THREADS OF FIRST AMERICA
Daily through Sept. 20: This signature St. Augustine 450th Commemoration exhibition shares the story of how three intertwining cultures â€” Hispanics, Africans and Native Americans â€” came together to form the foundation of American cultureÂ and create the blended society of todayâ€™s St. Augustine.Â This state-of-the-art exhibition features authentic objects, original documents and interactive elements.Â The exhibition anchors a citywide passport program that connects visitors, residents and students with important historical sites and programs throughout St. Augustine and St. Johns County. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Visitors Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Dr., downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. Call 904-825-1000 or go to www.staugustine-450.com/tapestry
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 lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Go toÂ staugustinefm.com
COCKTAIL WORKSHOPS AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE DISTILLERY
Saturday: Each Saturday evening at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., the St. Augustine Distillery presents workshops that explain ginâ€™s history, itâ€™s various categories, how the distilleryâ€™s New World Gin is created and show participants how to create their own gin cocktails. Tickets are $38 per person and can be purchased up to one-hour prior to theÂ event here.Â Free tours of the distillery are conducted daily. The St. Augustine Distillery is at 112 Riberia St., downtown St. Augustine. Call 904-825-4962 or go toÂ Â www.staugustinedistillery.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.