Sept. 18-20: St. Augustine WEEKEND events

This photo shows a gathering at a previous Talk Like A Pirate Day at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Contributed image

This photo shows a gathering at a previous Talk Like A Pirate Day at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Contributed image

TALK LIKE A PIRATE WEEKEND

Sept. 18-20: Talk Like a Pirate Day is an international event that takes place on Sept. 19 each year. In St. Augustine, there are many event celebrating this day of Pirate fun … including events all week. The list is below.

Friday, Sept. 18

7 p.m. Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint  George Street
A fabulous dinner provided by the terrific chefs at the Colonial Quarter. Cost is $30 per person. Go to www.shop.southernpromotionsevents.com/Full-Swagger-Dinner-Ticket-Friday-7pm-Colonial-Quarter-FullSwaggerDinner.htm

Entertainment and activities for the evening to include:

  • Music from the Beach Bum Pirate (Scott Ramsey)
  • Pirate Fashion Show from The Pirate Store and Anastasia’s Designs
  • Dancing & aerial performance by The Fly By Pirates
  • Rum tastings provided by Code Rum

Saturday, Sept. 19

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, FREE admission
Kids Fun Activities & Treasure Hunt!
The museum courtyard will be the location for the on going activities for both youngsters and adults. Music throughout the day along with the traditional Talk Like a Pirate Day photo at 1 p.m.

2:15 p.m. The Black Raven Pirate Ship – City Marina
Treasure Hunt Cruise Adventure — A treasure hunt — not with just one pirate ship, but two, the Black Raven and the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The cruise starts off with Blackbeard dashing aboard the Black Raven, stealing treasure and sword fighting his way out of the chaos he just created.
Call 1-877-578-5050 for a reservations.

5 to 7 p.m.  The Spanish Bakery, St. George Street, cost is $15
Dinner With The Pirates — The Spanish Bakery’s courtyard will be the setting for dinner. Not only for the pirates, but also for the wee buccaneers to dine with the scourge of the Caribbean. Attention scallywags — be on ye best behavior (at least until the pub crawl starts)! A buffet dinner will be catered by the Spanish Bakery and there will be some traditional pirate music. There will be a beer and rum bar set up for donations. All proceeds go to the St. Francis House homeless shelter, hosted by three crews — Ancient City Privateers, St. Augustine Swashbucklers and the Krewe of the 13.

7 to 10 p.m. Poker Pub Crawl, St. George Street
Beginning immediately after dinner at The Spanish Bakery. If you want to participate in the Poker part of the pub crawl – it be $10 per card. Thar be 5 locations — the first being The Spanish Bakery and the last being the Taberna. The other 3 will be given to you at the beginning of the crawl. At each location you can draw a playing card and have it marked on your crawl card. The best poker hand at the end gets 25% of the pot, second get 15% and third gets 10%. The prize money will be awarded at the Taberna during the post crawl festivities. Scott Ramsey, The Beach Bum Pirate will be playing.

Sunday, Sept. 20
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Golf With The Pirates, City Marina
Miniature golf be the sport for little buccaneers to play with their favorite pirates.

2:15 p.m. The Black Raven Pirate Ship – City Marina
Treasure Hunt Cruise Adventure — A treasure hunt — not with just one pirate ship, but two, the Black Raven and the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The cruise starts off with Blackbeard dashing aboard the Black Raven, stealing treasure and sword fighting his way out of the chaos he just created.
Call 1-877-578-5050 for a reservations.

ANCIENT CITY MUSIC FEST

Ancient City Music FestSept. 19: The Ancient City Music Fest will feature 10 bands and 15 food trucks from noon to 10 p.m. at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, next to the parking garage in downtown St. Augustine. Bands and music schedule below. Admission is $5 and goes to local charities that benefit youth. See more in the facebook event.

  • 12-12:45: The Somethings
  • 1:30 to 2:15: DJ Cellus
  • 2:30-3:15: Lawrence Motzel
  • 3:30-4:15 Alex Hobbs
  • 4:30-5:15 Datil Duo
  • 5:30-6:15 Fireball
  • 6:30-7:15 Chillula
  • 7:30-8:30 Amy Hendrickson
  • 8:45-10 p.m. The Emma Moseley Band

RING OF FIRE AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE

Sept. 18-Oct. 18: Limelight Theatre stages Ring of Fire, a musical revue that features Johnny Cash hits! In 38 musical numbers, a mosaic of American experience is pieced together in Ring of Fire! Synopsis — “A set of gifted singers and instrumentalists sing through some of the greatest songs of one of America’s most brilliant singer/songwriters, Johnny Cash. Though he is never impersonated, his remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate.” This show is family-friendly. Ring of Fire is sponsored by The Raintree Restaurant. Tickets are $26 each, with a free child’s ticket with each full paid adult. Call 904-825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

ENDLESS SUMMER RUN

Sept. 19: The 12th Annual Endless Summer Run runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Anastasia State Park, 300 Anastasia Park Road, St. Augustine. The run includes a 10K Cross Country and 5K Beach Run, sponsored by the Friends of Anastasia State Park and Don’s Friends, with proceeds going to both nonprofit organizations. Go to endlesssummerrun.com

KIWANIS GALA – BOOTS AND BLING

Sept. 19: The Kiwanis Club of St. Augustine will hold the 2nd Annual Boots and Bling Gala from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Ave. A barbecue dinner, mechanical bull rides, photo opportunities and live music by The Red River Band will be part of the e vent. Tickets are $50 per person, available online at www.eventbrite.com/e/boots-and-bling-the-kiwanis-gala

BRATINI – StAR Council and Art Breakers Fundraiser

Sept. 19: Local men model decorated bras at this annual fundraiser which is designed to create awarenewss for local cancer patients. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Serenata Beach Club, 3175 S Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach. The public can vote for their favorite model with $1 bills, and can bid on the decorated bras. Hors d’oeuvres and $5 martinis are available. Proceeds go to the StAR Council and Art Breakers, two St. Augustine nonprofit organizations. Tickets are $45 per person. Reservations should be made by Sept. 17 by calling 347-3957 or go to bratini.com

FREE ADMISSION IN SEPTEMBER

Daily through September: St. Johns County residents are granted FREE admission to Old Town Trolley tours, the St. Augustine History Museum at the Old Jail, Potter’s Wax Museum and the Oldest Store Museum. Bring a valid ID. Call 844-388-6452 or go to www.trolleytours.com/st-augustine

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

ANN O’MALLEY’S LIVE MUSIC

Sept. 18-19: Chelsea Saddler will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., downtown St. Augustine. Scuttered the Bruce plays on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 23, beef on weck is served all day. Admission is FREE.

COMEDY CLUB

Sept. 18-19: 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

Sept. 18-20: 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 

CREEPY CRAWLY HAUNTED PUB TOUR

August-December 2015: This pub crawl provides spirits with your spirits, led by your ghost-hunting guide on a spine-tingling crawl not only to enjoy drinks and local lore, but also explore the bizarre tales of the various haunts along the way.  You can even do an investigation of your own with EMF meters and professional ghost-hunting equipment. Tickets are $19 per person; with the first drink included, then receive discounts and drink specials at each of the haunted pubs along the way.  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 http://www.StAugustineCityWalks.com

GILDED AGE FASHIONS

September: Visitors to Flagler College’s Ponce Hall will be offered a more detailed glimpse into 19th century life with the college’s “Gilded Age Fashion Show,” an event showcasing the period garb with patterns from 1888, the year the Hotel Ponce de Leon opened. The costumes will be on display in the Flagler Room beginning Sept. 12, as a part of the college’s historic tours. For more information on the project from a student perspective, visit Kayla Lindsay’s blog at historicfashion.flagler.edu. For information on Flagler College’s historic tours, go to legacy.flagler.edu/pages/tours.

one voice

ONE VOICE CONCERT

Sept. 20: Live music and local performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1795 Old Moultrie Road, St. Augustine. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m. Free desert bar. Cash bar available for donations. See the schedule below …

  • 7:30 to 8:00 The Soulful Sounds of Gina Cuchetti
  • 8:15 – 8:45 Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizard
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Rhythm Bazaar and Spiritual Hand Pans
    with The Blue Lotus Belly Dancers

REGGAE SUNDAY

Sept. 20: Live reggae music will be on stage from 3 to 7 p.m. every Sunday beginning through Oct. 25, 2015 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.

SUNDAY ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

Sept. 20: Join host Fre Gordon every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Scarlett O’Hara’s, 70 Hypolita St. Musicians are invited to perform during the weekly event. All musicians and singer-songwriters are invited to participate.

ONGOING EVENTS

EL GALEON SHIP REPLICA TOURS

Sept. 3-23: El Galeón, the authentic replica of a ship that traveled the coasts of Florida 500 years ago, will again sail into Matanzas Bay from Sept. 3-23, 2015, for St. Augustine’s 450th Anniversary, offering tours and the opportunity to glimpse back into maritime history by walking the decks and wandering through the ships quarters. El Galeón, a 170-foot, 495-ton authentic wooden replica of a Spanish galleon, is owned and operated by the Nao Victoria Foundation of Seville, Spain. Twenty-eight crew members must maneuver more than 9,600 square feet of sail area in the same fashion as 16th century sailors. Docked at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galéon will be open daily for tours. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for youth age 5 to 12, and free for youth under age 5. Veterans and St. Johns County residents receive a $2 discount per ticket. Additionally, family discounts are available with $2 off per ticket of groups of five people or more. Go to www.ElGaleon.org.

CELEBRATE ST. AUGUSTINE ART EXHIBIT

Sept. 4-28:  The  St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., launches its 92nd season with a juried exhibit “Celebrate St. Augustine.” The opening event is from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, and the show runs through Sept. 28. The exhibit reflects St. Augustine’s landscape, people, wildlife, history, culture and more in celebration of the citywide 450th anniversary commemoration. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is FREE. Call 904-824-2310 or go to www.staaa.org

TAPESTRY: THE CULTURAL THREADS OF FIRST AMERICA

Daily through Sept. 20: This signature St. Augustine 450th Commemoration exhibition shares the story of how three intertwining cultures — Hispanics, Africans and Native Americans — came together to form the foundation of American culture  and create the blended society of today’s St. Augustine.  This state-of-the-art exhibition features authentic objects, original documents and interactive elements.  The exhibition anchors a citywide passport program that connects visitors, residents and students with important historical sites and programs throughout St. Augustine and St. Johns County. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Visitors Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Dr., downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. Call 904-825-1000 or go to www.staugustine-450.com/tapestry

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

FIRST COLONY: OUR SPANISH ORIGINS EXHIBIT

Daily: This bilingual exhibit uses interactive displays and artifacts to explore the daily lives of the Spaniards who established St. Augustine in 1565 as the nation’s first permanent European colony. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $7.99 for adults; $5.99 for ages 6-15 and 62+; and free for ages 5 and younger. Admission for St. Johns County residents is $5.99 for adults and $3.99 for children. The exhibit is on view at the Government House, 48 King St., downtown St. Augustine. Call 904-823-2212 or go to www.flmnh.ufl.edu/firstcolony

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Victorian spiritualism immersion. Learn to read tea leaves, master pendulum dowsing with angel cards and talking spirit board. Afternoon sessions at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday are $35 per person. Keyhole After Dark is at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and is priced at $40 per person. Sessions take place above the Spice and Tea Exchange, 59 Hypolita St., St. Augustine. 904-671-5010 or go to www.2ghouls.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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