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/
CORN MAZE & MORE
Oct. 7-29: Nine acres of a local farm becomes Sykes & Cooper Corn Maze each year — the maze, hayrides, food and games, live animals and more at 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, off State Road 207. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $10 for ages 3 to 64; $8 for seniors and military with ID; and free for ages 2 and younger. Admission is CASH ONLY. Homeschool Day set for Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live music will be offered from 7 to 10 p.m. on certain Saturday nights. Go to www.sycofarms.com for more details.
COLONIAL OAK MUSIC PARK
Oct. 27: Beaver Toyota of St. Augustine is exctited to invite you to our Trunk or Treat event! This free, safe and fun event for the whole family will be held on Friday, Oct. 27th from 5-7pm. Our entire Beaver Toyota is participating to decorate vehicles in many creative ways and we hope to see you here! 2995 US Highway 1 S, Saint Augustine, Florida 32086. See the FB event here
COLONIAL OAK MUSIC PARK
Oct. 27-29: New Rock Soul will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at the the Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. On Sunday, Oct. 29, the Shayne Rammler Band will perform at 2 p.m.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Oct. 27-29: The Wizard of Oz will be presented by KidzfACTory students at Limelight Theatre. This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Tickets will be available in September at limelight-theatre.org. Students can enroll online here. Call 904-825-1164 for more details.
DR. GLENOS HALLOWEEN PARTY
Oct. 27: Join Dr. Jimmy Glenos and the Smiles By Glenos Team from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at our NEW PARTY LOCATION, the ST. AUGUSTINE SHIPYARD (117 Dockside Dr, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084), for a fun filled evening packed with FOOD, MUSIC, CONTESTS, and PRIZES! Come dressed in costume for your chance to win an APPLE iPAD as well as other great prizes. Watch our Candy Corn Contest winner throw a pie in Dr. Glenos’ face. Bring your friends and family. Everyone is invited to this FREE event. No ticket required. See the FB event here
KIDS SPOOKY HAUNTED HOUSE
Oct. 27: **WARNING: THIS MAY BE TOO SCARY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. A Haunted House will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at City One Design Gallery, 3705 Old Lewis Speedway. From the Facebook event: We are doing this strictly for children to have a good time and to be able to experience the scary side of Halloween. The admission is FREE of charge to everyone who choices to come. We hope to see a lot of people there. If we have a good turn out we may open it Halloween night!!
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
Oct. 27-29: The St. Augustine Alligator Farm will hold Creatures of the Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27-29 with trick-or-treating and animal encounters. Wear costumes and join the wild fun! Cost is $8 for children 2-11, and $10 for adults. Go to alligatorfarm.com
ANCIENT CITY KIDS DAY
Oct. 28: The 21st Annual Ancient City Kids Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Francis Field , 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event is FREE for the public, and will include over 40 youth service agencies offering carnival style games and activities, arts and crafts, contests for kids, and live entertainment all day. Information about community resources will be available for parents. The only cost to the public will be for food or drinks. The event is a community outreach for Epic Behavioral Healthcare of St. Augustine. Go to epicbh.org
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
Oct. 28: Uptown Saturday Night features extended shopping from 5 to 8 p.m. the last Saturday of each month in shops and galleries Uptown St. Augustine along San Marco Avenue. Art shows, live music, refreshments, and other events are part of the event. Shops are located between the Mission and Ripley’s, with FREE parking streetside and in the Mission parking lot. Admission is FREE. See more details at www.facebook.com/UptownStAugustine
ANN O’MALLEY’S GROOVY & FAR OUT HALLOWEEN PARTY
Oct. 28: Annual Halloween party. This years theme is 60’s music. The partywill begin at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., downtown St. Augustine. TCome dressed as your favorite 60’s band or musical artist from the 60’s. There will be a costume contest, judging at 9pm. The winner will recieve a $100.00 Ann O’Malley’s gift certificate. Go to www.annomalleys.com
CREEPY CRAWLY HAUNTED PUB TOUR
October: Led by a Tours depart at 7 p.m. from the Tour St. Augustine office, 4 Granada St., St. Augustine. Tours depart at 7 p.m. from the Tour St. Augustine office, 4 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Call 904-825-0087 or go to www.StAugustineCityWalks.com
12th Annual Costume and Historic Area Trick or Treating
Oct. 29: Ancient City Tours will hold the annual community costume contest and downtown trick or treating from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. The event will begin at Ancient City Tours at 6 Cordova St., downtown St. Augustine. See details in the FB event here.
First United Methodist Church
- Opening Sept. 28: First United Methodist Church, 118 King St., offers pumpkins of all sizes, available this month in downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Prices range from 50 cents to $35. Call 904-829-3459.
Rype & Readi Farm Market
- September and October: Pumpkins, squash and gourds of all shapes and sizes are available at Rype and Readi, 115 La Quinta Place, off Riberia St., in downtown St. Augustine. Heirloom pumpkin varieties, baking pumpkins and squash, ornamental gourds, and carving pumpkins are on site. Call 904-429-3070, go to www.rypeandreadi.com, or stay updated on facebook.
River of Life United Methodist Church
- Oct. 1-31: The pumpkins have arrived at River of Life United Methodist Church, 2600 Race Track Road, in the Julington Creek area. A portion of proceeds from pumpkin patch sales benefit the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home and other ministries in the church each year. The patch is open from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Call 904-230-2955 or go to www.rolumc.com
Our Lady of Good Counsel
- Oct. 1-31: The patch is open at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 5950 State Road 16. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thousands of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will share the patch with free hayrides, photo ops and ghostly spooks until Halloween. Proceeds benefit the church’s ministries. Call 904-824-8688 or go to olgc-church.org
Shores United Methodist Church
- The pumpkins will arrive Oct. 7 at Shores United Methodist Church, 724 Shores Blvd. Pumpkin prices vary depending on size of the pumpkin. Patch hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, with weekdays hours from 2 to 7 p.m. Call 904-797-4416 or go to www.shoresumc.org.
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