March 27-29: St. Augustine WEEKEND events!

These locally handmade magnets are available at High Tide Gallery, 76B San Marco Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Extended shopping will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28 during Uptown Saturday Night. Shops, galleries and boutiques along San Marco Avenue will participate. Photo by Renee Unsworth

These locally handmade magnets are available at High Tide Gallery, 76B San Marco Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Extended shopping will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28 during Uptown Saturday Night. Shops, galleries and boutiques along San Marco Avenue will participate. Photo by Renee Unsworth

Willie Sugarcapps concert

March 27: The acclaimed collaborative musical project Willie Sugarcapps and guest Seth Walker will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 27 at the Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George St., in downtown St. Augustine. Tickets are $15. Willie Sugarcapps consists of five distinct musicians – Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Corky Hughes and the duo Sugarcane Jane (Savana Lee and Anthony Crawford). Taking turns singing lead and switching up between fiddle, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, bass and even ukulele, Willie Sugarcapps represents a new kind of organic and artisanal music. It’s laid-back, it rocks, it comes from classic country, from the blues, from New Orleans and from the best kind of rock ‘n’ roll. Austin-based bluesman, Seth Walker will be special guest opener. Go to

Golden Dragon Acrobats

March 27-28: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes the return of The Golden Dragon Acrobats for two very special performances on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. This year, The Golden Dragon Acrobats present a brand-new cirque spectacular entitled “Cirque Ziva.” Tickets are $16 for general admission; $8 for children, veterans and senior citizens. Go to

Uptown Saturday Night

March 28: From 5 to 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at galleries, antique stores and unique shops along San Marco Avenue  in uptown St. Augustine, between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Free parking street side and at the Mission Nombre de Dios. Admission is FREE.

Old Town Art Show

March 28-29: Old Town Art Show — More than 100 artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and from throughout the country are featured at this show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. Go to

Chalking Workshop

March 28: The St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR) is hosting a chalking workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue, uptown St. Augustine. An indoor demonstration will be from 9 to 10 a.m., with outdoor instruction on the sidewalks to follow. Artists of all genres are invited to participate in this annual event conducted by nationally known chalking instructors. This year’s workshop is being led by Lee Jones, Orlando Chalk Artist and one of the featured artists  participating in the 2015 Chalk Walk event to be held May 1-3 in St. Augustine. Call 904-315-3963, email or go to

Theatre: The Boys Next Door

March 6-29: The Boys Next Door is a two-act comedy-drama about four intellectually disabled men who live together in a small apartment — and Jack, the caring social worker who is on the verge of career burn-out. Limelight Theatre’s co-founder Jean Rahner directs the play, staged March 6-29 on the Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 per person. For reservations, call 904-825-1164 or purchase online at

16th Annual USA 5K (Health & Fun Fair)

March 28: 16th Annual USA 5K (Health & Fun Fair) — This event is hosted by the University of St. Augustine. Stay updated at

6th Annual Ponte Vedra Beach Home & Art Tour

March 28: Tour five outstanding Ponte Vedra homes and the art they contain — artists and interior designers will be on hand to talk about their work.  Tickets for the self-guided tours are $30 each and proceeds go to benefit children’s art programs at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.  Also included in the Tour is free admission to Fantasy Farms, an exotic animal farm and habitat for endangered species for this day only. Call 904-280-0614, ext. 205 or go to

El Galeon Paella Tasting

March 28: Join the crew of the  17th century El Galeon from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28 for a special taste of traditional Spanish Paella by Michael’s Tasting Room. Wine and live music also will be part of the evening. Coost is $35 per person and includes two complimentary glasses of wine.  Tickets can be purchased at  or on the dock, 111 Avenida Menendez, downtown St. Augustine. Call 904-824-1606.

The Corazon Cinema & Cafe

March 27-29: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Belly’s), will screen movies throughout the weekend. Show times are 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and matinees at 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily. Go to

Comedy show

March 27-28: Comedian Brian King will open the show, and headliner Katrina will be on stage Saturday, March 28 Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club at the Gypsy Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., next to Gypsy Cab Restaurant. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. On Friday, March 27, a comedy showcase begins at 8:30 p.m.; tickets are $10. For reservations, call 904-461-8843. Go to to view the upcoming schedule.

Ann O’Malley’s Live Music

March 27-29: Crawford Boyd’s Acoustic Anomaly, with Tony Paul Neal, will perform from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, March 27 at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., downtown St. Augustine. On Saturday, March 28, Scuttered the Bruce will play from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. On Sunday, March 29, Crawford Boyd’s will perform at 4 p.m., and beef on weck will be served. Go to for more details.

Blessing of the Fleet

March 29: In an annual event dating back to St. Augustine’s earliest history, watercraft from trawlers and yachts to sailboats and motor craft —decorated with flags and bunting — receive a special blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. The ceremony begins at noon with a procession from the Cathedral Basilica along the Plaza de La Constitucion to the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Call 904-824-9725 or go to

Palencia Street Festival

March 29: The Palencia 2015 Street Festival scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 29 in the Palencia Community, 701 Market St., from U.S. 1 North. All proceeds will go to the The StarLight Project. Local vendors and community organizations will be part of the event. For more details, stay updated at

Jazz Society Spring Fling with Rusty Springfield

March 29:Well-known bass player Rusty Springfield headlines the St. Augustine Jazz Society’s Annual Spring Fling from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Royal St. Augustine Country Club, 301 Royal St. Augustine Parkway, St. Augustine. Springfield’s illustrious career includes performances with a variety of music greats including Lou Rawls, The Temptations and The Four Lads. This fundraiser includes a Spring Fling Egg and Bunny Hunt, Spring Bonnet Contest, dancing and food. Admission is $7 per person. Call 904-471-3496 or go to

Reggae Sunday

March 29: Live reggae music will be on stage from 3 to 7 p.m. every Sunday beginning March 1 through Oct. 25 at The Conch House, 57 Comares Ave., on the island over the Bridge of Lions. St. Augustine band I-Vibes will perform on March 29. Go to to view the entire schedule.

Jig to a Milestone at Limelight Theatre

March 29: Jig to a Milestone will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 29 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Admission is only $5 and goes to the musicians. Beer, wine, soda and snacks are available for a donation in the lobby. Jig to a Milestone is a Celtic folk duo hailing from the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida. Their unconventional instrumentation and eclectic song list makes for a unique and rich listening experience. They cover all your favorite ballads, pub classics, instrumentals, sea shanties, and the occasional bawdy tune.


Acoustic open mic

March 29: Join host Fre Gordon every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Scarlett O’Hara’s, 70 Hypolita St. Musicians are invited to perform during the weekly event. All musicians and singer-songwriters are invited to participate.



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 to


Through Feb. 1: The full-sized replica of a 16th century Spanish ship, El Galeon is open for tours at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Named Andalucia, it is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played such an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. It is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. The ship is available for tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children 5-12 and free for those younger than 5. Veterans and St. Johns County residents receive a $2 discount per ticket. The replica is docked at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Call 904-824-1606 or go to 


Saturday: Each Saturday evening at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., the St. Augustine Distillery presents workshops that explain gin’s history, it’s various categories, how the distillery’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 the event here. 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 to


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 to


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 


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 1740′s. 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


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


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  


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


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 — listen for dolphin conversations using the vessel’s underwater microphones. Call 904-377-7245 or go to


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. Since the 1900′s 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 $16.75 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 or call 904-824-1806.


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