May 20-22: St. Augustine WEEKEND events

The Old City Farmers Market is held from

The Old City Farmers Market is held from

CENTENNIAL EVENING AT CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS

May 20: As an additional way to commemorate the National Park Service Centennial and provide more opportunities to “Find Your Park,” the Castillo de San Marcos will have extended hours one Friday per month from May to September. Visit the Castillo from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to informally explore the history and importance of this fortress. 1 South Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Go to www.nps.gov/casa

JACKIE KNIGHT’S COMEDY CLUB AT GYPSY CAB

May 20-21: 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.

44TH ANNUAL NATIONAL BEACH PADDLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

May 20-22: Moved up from its usual Memorial Day weekend schedule to take advantage of the perfect tides at St. Augustine Beach, this year’s tournament features more than 100 players from throughout the country. Presented by the U.S. POP Tennis Association, this tournament decides the nation’s beach tennis champions in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Preliminary matches at Treaty Park and Ron Parker Park, finals on the beach at Butler Park East. 5860 A1A South, St. Augustine. Free admission for spectators. Contact paddletennissa@gmail.com Go to poptennis.com

CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE

May 20-21: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Belly’s), will screen movies throughout the weekend. Movies begin at 7 and 8 p.m. each Friday and Saturday, with matinees at 1 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. daily, with dinner, drinks (beer and wine) available during all screenings. Go to www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com

THE GREAT AMERICAN BURGERFEST

May 20-22: Burgers, Bands, and Beer Friday-Sunday, May 20-22 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, in downtown St. Augustine. The event will feature “every type of burger imaginable (even veggie burgers),” live music, a vendor marketplace, a kids zone and other activities. Local and regional restaurants will compete in a Best Burger competition. Admission is $5 per person (kids under 12 are admitted for FREE). All proceeds go to Great American Foundation, a non-profit organization in support of our veterans and active duty military in need, GreatAmericanFoundation.org. Get tickets at the gate or at www.greatamericanburgerfest.com/admission

CANVAS, CLAY, COLLAGE & CUTTING EDGE EXHIBIT

May 20-22: The St. Augustine Art Association, founded in 1924, is presenting an exhibition entitled “Canvas, Clay, Collage, Cutting Edge.” An additional exhibit in the Marguerita Phillips Gallery will commemorate the 150 year anniversary of the Sisters of St. Joseph and is entitled: “150 Years of Courage.” The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine St., downtown St. Augustine. Museum hours are: Tuesday through Saturday from 12 – 4 pm; Sunday from 2 – 5 pm; closed on Mondays. Admission is FREE.

17th ANNUAL RIDING INTO HISTORY MOTORCYCLE CONCOURS

May 21: For the 17th consecutive year, Riding Into History, one of America’s premier motorcycle events, returns to World Golf Village in St. Augustine. The event features hundreds of classic American motorcycles along the Village’s Walk of Champions. This year’s event will also include Viva Moto Europa motorcycles. The y Grand Marshal is Malcolm Smith, selected as Motorcyclist of the Century by Motorcyclist magazine. Vendors, exhibitors and entertainment will be included. The gates to the event open at 10 a.m. Admission is $10. All proceeds will benefit K9s for Warriors. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. Go to www.ridingintohistory.org

SUNSET-MOONRISE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE

May 21: Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the Lighthouse! The $30 admission includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d’oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. Call 904-829-0745 or go to www.staugustinelighthouse.org

SALT N PEPA AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE

May 21: Hip hop legends Salt-n-Pepa, Kid ‘n Play, Rob Base, Coolio, Tone Loc and Color Me Badd perform at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. With popular hits ranging from “Push It” to “Funky Cold Medina,” these performers have sold millions of albums, won one Grammy, been nominate for six more and catapulted hip hop to new levels that continue to influence the musical landscape worldwide. Tickets are $73.50 standing pit; $63.50 level 100; $53.50 level 200; $43.50 level 300 and obstructed view. 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

FULL MOON SALE ON THE SCHOONER FREEDOM

May 21: Go on a 75-minute sail aboard the Schooner Freedom and enjoy the sound of the wind and waves beneath the magical glow of the full moon on St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay. Bring along a picnic basket – the crew provides complimentary soda. water, beer and wine. Each full moon sail features live music by a local musician. Tickets are $35 per person; reservations highly recommended. Departs the City Marina at 8:45 p.m. 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com

CHANGING OF THE GUARD CEREMONY

May 21: At 6 p.m., see history come to life when 18th century Spanish soldiers march down St. Augustine’s St. George Street to Government House where they perform authentic military drills before firing an exciting volley of musketry.  The event features the St. Augustine Garrison. 48 Cathedral Pl., St. Augustine. Go to hfm.club/garrison/cog/

BRAVE WOMEN CONCERT AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION

May 22: The St. Augustine Art Association presents “Brave Women: 150 Years of Courage,” a concert and reception honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sunday at 3 p.m. Cantorae St. Augustine is best known for singing monthly vespers at the Mission Nombre de Dios. Director Mary Jane Ballou, a specialist in chant and polyphony, has crafted a rich program of songs, readings and images to highlight the nuns’ arrival and good works in St. Augustine during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Admission is free, but concert seating is limited. To make reservations, call 904-824-2310. The Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street, downtown St. Augustine. Go to staaa.org

REGGAE SUNDAY

May 22: Live reggae music will be on stage from 3 to 7 p.m. every Sunday beginning through October 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.


ONGOING EVENTS

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

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 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 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 — 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. 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 www.scenic-cruise.com or call 904-824-1806.

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