March 2-4: St. Augustine WEEKEND EVENTS

Night Fest is shown at a previous event at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The 2018 event will take place March 3. See details in the list below. Contributed image

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

March 2: Art Galleries of St. Augustine, an organization of area galleries, sponsors the First Friday Artwalk from 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of each month. Galleries offer new exhibits and meet-the-artist receptions during this event. Start your free self-guided tours at any gallery and hop on the free trolleys to get to locations that are just a short ride away. Ripley’s Red trains and Old Town Trolleys provide complimentary transportation during the art walk. Shuttles run every 20-30 minutes on a continuous loop. Go to www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org for more details.

MURRAY MIDDLE ARTWORK AT THE GALLERY GROUP

March 2: Twenty two advanced art students from SJCCA at Murray Middle will exhibit Canvas Collaborations from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 2 at The Gallery Group, 303 Anastasia Blvd., on the island. The arts program received a scholarship from Art Galleries of St Augustine (AGOSA). Admission is FREE!

ANN O’MALLEY’S IRISH PUB LIVE MUSIC

March 2-3: Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., will have Jazzy Blue playing Friday, March 2 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. On Saturday, March 3, Chelsea Saddler performs from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.

ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE NIGHT FEST

March 3: The St. Augustine Lighthouse Fest will grant FREE admission to the Lighthouse and grounds on Saturday, March 3 from 4 to 8:30 p.m., with exhibits, activities, and the Lighthouse open for the public. The annual 5k & Fun Run will take place at 4:30 p.m. (see details below). Go to  www.staugustinelighthouse.org  

LIGHTHOUSE 5K & FUN RUN

March 3: Join the Junior Service League of St. Augustine on Saturday, March 3, 2018 for the 35th Annual Lighthouse 5k & Fun Run. Managed by RaceSmith, Inc., the Lighthouse 5k is a chipped race that serves as a qualifier for the famed Gate River Run. Start time is 4:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Sign up today at Lighthouse5krun.com to support the continued preservation of our beautiful Lighthouse. The event is hosted by the Junior Service Leaue of St. Augustine.

MENORCAN HERITAGE FEST

March 3: The annual Menorcan Heritage Fest presented by the Menorcan Cultural Society will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Llambias House, 31 Saint Francis St., downtown St. Augustine. The event will include traditional Menorcan foods, guest speakers and story tellers, living history and arts/culture demonstrations (Menorcan cast net demos), hot dogs for the kids, Datil pepper hot sauces and jellies, Menorcan t-shirts, caps and other items. Admission is FREE!

SEARLES RAID – SACK OF ST. AUGUSTINE

March 3: A re-enactment of the Capt. Robert Searle’s Raid — the 1668 Sack of St. Augustine — will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 beginning at the Plaza de la Constitucion and ending at the City Gates.  This historical re-enactment sponsored by Searle’s Buccaneers and the Men of Menendez (members of the Florida Historic Militia), with the assistance of the St. John’s County Tourist Development Council. Go to https://hfm.club/events/annual/searles-sack/

SACK OF ST. AUGUSTINE ENCAMPMENT

March 3: A 17 century-style military encampment will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Fountain of Youth Park (Free with PAID park admission. Drills, demonstrations and living history interpretation will be done by the Men of Menendez (members of the Florida Historic Militia). From the group: “Our focus is on an accurate historical impression, using correct materials, styles, and equipment.”  Go to https://hfm.club/events/annual/searles-sack

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

Florida produce is available every Saturday at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market.

CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE

Weekends: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St., will screen movies throughout the weekend. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily, with dinner, drinks (beer and wine) available during all screenings. Go to www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com to see movie times and listings.

SALT AIR FARMERS MARKET

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

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

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