FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
Nov. 3-5: 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. FREE Shuttles run every 20-30 minutes on a continuous loop. Admission is FREE. Go to www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org for more details.
LIVE MUSIC AT THE COLONIAL OAK MUSIC PARK
Nov. 3: The Perry Phillips Collective will perform from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, November 3 at the Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE.
PIRATE MUSTER IN THE ANCIENT CITY
Nov. 3-5: The Ancient City Privateers, the St. Augustine Swashbucklers and the Krewe of 13 will hold PIRATE events throughout St. Augustine during the weekend. See details in these Facebook events:
ROGER DALTREY, THE WHO & EDGAR WINTER
Nov. 3: Roger Daltrey and The Who band (featuring Simon Townshend, Jon Button, Scott Devours, Loren Gold and Frank Simes) with special guest Edgar Winter live on Friday, November 3 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. Go to staugamphitheatre.com
COTTONMOUTH QUARTER MARATHON & 5K
Nov. 4: The Cottonmouth Quarter Marathon and 5K will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. at Sykes & Cooper Farm, 5995 Brough Rd, in Elkton, from State Road 207. The event will benefit St. Johns County 4-H program. Run or walk one of the most beautiful courses around. Other amenities include: finisher’s medals for all, chip timing, live results, beautiful/unique t-shirt, great post race food, and much more. Sign up at cottonmouth run.com
FARM BRUNCH & PUMPKIN CHUNKIN FAMILY FESTIVAL
Nov. 4: Join Rype & Readi Farm Market in Elkton from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, November 4 for a delicious brunch menu — from strawberry pancakes to poached Atlantic Salmon and mimosas. Then experience PUMPKIN CHUNKIN Trebuchet — catapulting pumpkins Medieval-style! The event also will include kite flying, a petting zoo, down home-music and an optional Family Friendly Countryside BIKE TOUR organized by VELOFEST Community Initiative alongside the St. John’s River-to-Sea Loop. See details here.
CANCELED – LINCOLNVILLE FESTIVAL
Nov. 4-5: The Lincolnville Festival has been canceled.
SISTER HAZEL CONCERT
Nov. 4: Sister Hazel will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Originating from Gainesville, Florida, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Combining elements of acoustic rock, folk and jangle pop, Sister Hazel’s megahit song “All for You” topped the Adult Alternative Charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album Somewhere More Familiar to platinum status. Go to pvconcerthall.com
TONEVENDOR FALL RECORD FAIR
Nov. 5: From 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 5 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, music lovers and collectors are invited to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre to shop thousands of music-related items including new and used vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, posters, turntable equipment and supplies, memorabilia, collectibles and more.
This year, over 30 music vendors from across the Southeast United States will be on site, offering shoppers the chance to choose from nearly every type of musical genre to grow their collection. DJ sets by Ancient Deep will take place throughout the day. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from several on-site food trucks as well as the Amphitheatre Concessions. Fun activities for the entire family will include a jump rope making booth hosted by St. Augustine Makers Fest, arts and crafts hosted by the St. Johns County Public Library System’s Anastasia Island Branch, face painting and more.
The Fall 2017 St. Augustine Record Fair is presented by local record store toneVENDOR and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The biannual record fair is a FREE, family-friendly event that is open to the public with free parking at the Amphitheatre Main Parking Lot.
GREAT CHOWDER DEBATE
Nov. 5: Love chowder? Want to try as many chowders as possible in St. Augustine? The 34th annual Great Chowder Debate will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at The Conch House, 57 Comares Ave. Originated by The Conch House in 1984, the event is one of the longest-running chowder championships in the country. Local restaurants compete for the ultimate chowder bragging rights by entering their specialty chowders in one of five categories: Minorcan conch, Minorcan clam, New England clam, seafood, and non-Seafood. There is also the People’s Choice, voted on by the public so patrons are encouraged to make their vote count. In addition to the delicious chowder, the main goal of the Great Chowder Debate is to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County (BBBS). All proceeds go to this local charity. Admission is FREE. Patrons can purchase taste tickets for $1 each. Go to conch-house.com/chowder-debate or call 904-829-8646.
DRESSING DOWNTON AT LIGHTNER MUSEUM
Oct. 4-Jan. 7: The Dressing Downton exhibit opens Oct. 4 in Lightner Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery, 75 King St., downtown St. Augustine. Dressing Downton, Changing Fashion for Changing Times is an exquisite exhibition of 36 costumes and accessories paired to perfection in engaging vignettes, immersed amongst Otto Lightner’s collection of turn of the century fine art and furniture. Many museum pieces in storage and others presently being restored will be on view for the first time as a part of the exhibition, masterfully displayed in the Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery. Admission is $19.99 for adults, $14.99 for military/students/seniors, $9.99 ages 12-17, and free for ages 11 and younger. Go to www.lightnermuseum.org/dressing-downton
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
JACKIE KNIGHT’S COMEDY CLUB AT GYPSY CAB
Friday & Saturday: 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
SALT AIR FARMERS MARKET
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