March 3-5: St. Augustine WEEKEND events!

The St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival is set for March 3-5, 2017 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine.

ST. AUGUSTINE LIONS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

March 3-5: The 36th annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival is set for March 3-5 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Children 12 and younger are admitted FREE with a paying adult (only $5 for adults at the gate). The Seafood Festival features dozens of seafood vendors and other fair foods, adult beverages, more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, live music on the main stage, and kids rides and games. Festival hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 3; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 4; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5. The Arts & Crafts Village closes at sundown each day. Go to www.lionsfestival.com for more details.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

March 3: 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. Ripleys Red trains and Old Town Trolleys provide complimentary transportation during the art walk. Shuttles run every 20-30 minutes on a continuous loop.Call 1-832-779-2781 or go to www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org

SEARLES SACK OF ST. AGUSUTINE

March 3: his is an authentic re-enactment of Captain Robert Searle’s 1668 attack on St. Augustine. Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the Spanish royal coffers at St. Augustine. Their vicious attack killed 60 of the town’s citizens and led to the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos. On Friday, March 3 at 4:30 p.m. at Cathedral and San Marco, there will be a call to arms and procession of Spanish soldiers followed by a weapons demonstration at the redoubt near the City Gate. Go to www.searlesbucs.com

THE WOBBLY TOMS CONCERT

March 3: Local band The Wobbly Toms will perform at 10 p.m. Friday, March 3 at Prohibition Kitchen, 119 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Call 904-825-4100 or stay updated at www.facebook.com/prohibitionkitchenstaugustine/

THE WEIGHT WITH MEMBERS OF THE BAND, LEVON HELM BAND & RICK DANKO GROUP

March 3: The Weight with members of The Band, the Levon Helm Band, and the Rick Danko Group will perform Friday, March 3 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $43 for first 9 rows, and $33 for all remaining rows. Go to pvconcerthall.com

COLONIAL OAK MUSIC PARK

March 3 and March 5: Hear live music by local musicians under the stars on the Colonial Oak Music Park at the Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Local band Twisted Vibes is on stage at 7:3o p.m. Friday, March 3, and Amy Vickery plays at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5. Admission is FREE.

ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE NIGHT FEST & 5K /FUN RUN

March 4: The St. Augustine Lighthouse Fest will grant FREE admission to the Lighthouse and grounds on Saturday, March 4 from 4 to 8:30 p.m., with exhibits, activities, and the Lighthouse open for the public. The Junior Service League of St. Augustine celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Lighthouse 5K & Fun Run. The 5k Race starts at 4:30 p.m. and the mile Fun Run follows. Go to  www.staugustinelighthouse.org or stay updated at https://www.facebook.com/events/1730593053927953/

LUCINDA WILLIAMS & BUICK 6

March 4: Lucinda Williams and the band Buick 6 will perform Saturday, March 4 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $43 for general admission, standing-room only. Go to pvconcerthall.com

MENORCAN HERITAGE FEST

March 4: The annual Menorcan Heritage Fest presented by the Menorcan Cultural Society will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4 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!

ART, SPORKS FOOD TRUCK, YOGA, COLLABORATIVE DISTRICT

March 4-5: What’s the Collaborative District? It’s an local artist collective at 150 Riberia St., downtown St. Augustine. Kids Art Classes featuring Koi Fish art will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, followed by Sunset Yoga from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Shop local art, jewelry, handmade items, and more at the Collaborative. Go to www.collaborativedistrict.com for more details and to view the calendar.

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 St. Augustine Lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Go to staugustinefm.com

JACKIE KNIGHT’S COMEDY CLUB AT GYPSY CAB

March 3-4: 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.

CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE

March 3-5: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Belly’s), 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

ONGOING EVENTS

VITTLES & VINO CARRIAGE TOURS

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

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. 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

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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