March 9-11: St. Augustine Weekend Events

The St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, followed by the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, March 10-11 at Francis Field. Photo by Renee Unsworth

ST. AUGUSTINE FASHION WEEK

March 9-10: See area fashion designers at St. Augustine Fashion Week Season 4, set for March 3-10 at St. Johns County venues. The main runway shows will take place March 8-10 in the St. Augustine Record building, One News Place, St. Augustine. Fashion gives back to local nonprofits. A portion of the proceeds will go to Alpha-Omega Miracle Home  and  S.A.Y.S. St. Augustine Youth Services. For details and tickets, go to 904tix.com and stafashionweek.com

CORPSE! MURDER MYSTERY AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE

March 9-31: Corpse!, set in London in 1936, is not so much a whodunnit as a whodunnit to whom! As with most fool proof plans, things do not go as they should and people are not what they seem. Corpse! is on stage March 8-31 on Limelight Theatre’s Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. Free parking is available on site and street-side. For tickets, go to limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164.Directed by Matthew Whaley and sponsored by CycleHere Media, the cast includes Chris MacEwan playing the lead roles of Evelyn and Rupert. MacEwan’s early acting career included work on All My Children, One Life to Live, and Saturday Night Live. The cast also includes James “Dez” Desmond as Powell; Francesca Bellavista as Mrs. McGee; and Andy Nance as Hawkins. 

COMEDIAN MUSICIAN KIER AT JACKIE KNIGHT’S GYPSY COMEDY CLUB

Comedian musician Kier performs musical impressions of recording artists.

March 9-10: Musical impressions by musician comedian Kier will be on stage at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9-10 at Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club at Gypsy Cab, 828 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, next door to Gypsy Cab Restaurant. Tickets are $15 per person. Call 904-461-8843 or go to   thegypsycomedyclub.com

 ST. AUGUSTINE CELTIC MUSIC & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

March 9-11: The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival features world famous Celtic bands, including the Dublin City Ramblers, Seven Nations, Albannach, Rathkeltair, and Emish. Emmet Cahill and Enter the Haggis are headliners, and new bands are House of Hamill and the Steel City Rovers. The festival is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event also includes a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, Highland games, Celtic artisans and food, live music on two stages,  a variety of entertainment — and the ONLY St. Patrick’s Day parade in Northeast Florida begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Tickets are available at CelticStAugustine.com

ST. AUGUSTINE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

March 10: A celebration of the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint. Northeast Florida’s ONLY St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The parade travels down Orange Street to Avenida Menendez (the bayfront), then to Cathedral Place, next on Cordova Street, then back to Orange Street. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to claim a spot along the parade route, then follow the parade to the Celtic Festival at Francis Field. See details at CelticStAugustine.com

BRAD PAISLEY AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE

March 10: Brad Paisley takes the stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, March 10. Brad Paisley is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards. Chase Bryant will open the show. Get ticket details at staugamphitheatre.com

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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