West African Drum Circles of Saint Augustine
Every Thursday:Â West African “Drum Circles” is a community, rhythm-based FREEÂ event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Thursday evening at the St. Augustine Beach Pier.Â Tacos, freebies for the kids, hula hoopers and dancers are part of thisÂ family-friendlyÂ event.Â You don’t have to be a drummer to participate. Bring a chair, a smile and an open heart.Â For more information, contact Michael Scott Thomas, Drum Circle Facilitator, at 904-392-4707 or email WADCSA@Gmail.com.
The Corazon Cinema & Cafe grand opening
Friday, Sept. 26: The Corazon Cinema & Cafe, 36 Granada St. (formerly Pot Belly’s), will have a grand opening celebration with FREE popcorn and two movies screenings â€” Life is Beautiful at 7 p.m., and The Usual Suspects at 7:30 p.m. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. and live music will including Amy Hendrickson and other area musicians. Tickets are $8 for movies, with students, military and senior tickets for $7. Go toÂ www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
The Wobbly Toms at the Colonial Quarter
Ann Oâ€™Malleyâ€™sÂ entertainment
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27: A comedy showcase hosted by Brian Thomas on Friday, Sept. 26 beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club at the Gypsy Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., next to Gypsy Cab Restaurant. Tickets are $10 for the Friday show. On Saturday, Sept. 27, comedian Terry T. Harris headlines, with Jackie AnnÂ opening the show.Â Tickets are $12 and the show starts at 9 p.m. For reservations, callÂ 904-461-8843 or go toÂ thegypsycomedyclub.com
Musician Sam Pacetti
Catfish Alliance concert
Saturday, Sept.27:Â Tallahassee’s Catfish Alliance will bring their unique brand of “sex rock” to downtown St. AugustineÂ a show at Local Heros, 18 St. George St., downtown St. Augustine.Â Catfish Alliance is well known in the Southeast for debaucherous live shows and their provocative hype man â€œSex Manatee.â€ Their music and has been affectionately dubbed North Florida Sex Rock. Doors open at 10 p.m. No cover charge for ages 21 and older.
Vittles & Vino VIP Carriage Tour
Saturday, Sept.27: Take a 3-hours of food and wine tour on aÂ horse drawn carriage with The Tasting Tours. There are just a few spots left for theÂ 1 p.m.,Â all inclusiveÂ tour.Â For more information, text or call 904-325-3911 or go toÂ www.thetastingtours.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, Potterâ€™s Wax Museum and the Oldest Store Museum. Bring a valid ID.
18th ANNUAL DINNER FOR THE BIRDS
Sept. 26: Raintree Restaurant hosts H.A.W.K.E. Wildlife’s 18th Annual Dinner for the Birds, a benefit event for the Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education facility. A live wildlife program will include owls, hawks and a swallow-tailed kite.Â Dinner is included.Tickets are $75 online or by calling 904-692-1777. Go to http://www.hawkewildlife.org/
CREEPY CRAWLY HAUNTED PUB TOUR
Sept. 26-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 http://www.StAugustineCityWalks.com
NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY CELEBRATION
Sept. 27: This yearâ€™s National Estuaries Day theme will be ecoMENTALITY, with activities from 9: a.m. to 4 p.m. at the GTM Reserve, 505 Guana River Road, in Ponte Vedra Beach. The activities will provide resources to implement environmentally inspired ideas at homeâ€” register for classes at http://www.gtmnerr.org/NED2014.php. The event also will include a Green Cleaning stand hosted by Flagler College, Spring Water Challenge hosted by DEP, Fish Printing, and “The Blue Balloon” book readings and signings. Call 904-823-4500 or go to http://www.gtmnerr.org
SWINGLE SINGERS â€” A CAPPELLA CONCERT
Sept. 27: The London-based, internationally renowned, Swingle Singers are legendary in the world of a cappella music. The Swingle Singers will showcase their internationally acclaimed, unique, and engaging vocal stylings at 7:30 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. The event is part of the EMMA Concert Associationâ€™s 2014-15 season. Tickets are $35. Go to http://www.emmaconcerts.com
SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY
Sept. 27: Admission is free to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, the Ximenez-Fatio House and the World Golf Hall of Fame for visitors who print their tickets in advance from the Smithsonian Museum Day website â€” http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL
Through Oct. 19: Limelight Theatre stages The Addams Family musical â€” with Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley, Lurch, Uncle Fester, Cousin Itt and other popular characters. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 each, with a free childâ€™s ticket with each full paid adult. Call 904-825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.
FLORIDA HERITAGE BOOK FESTIVAL
Sept. 25-27: The seventh annual Florida HeritageÂ BookÂ FestivalÂ and Writers Conference will take placeÂ Sept. 25-27Â with events honoring best-selling authors Robin Cook and John D. MacDonald (posthumously), celebrating the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and giving participants the chance to learn from dozens of published authors and writers. For more information, prices or to register, go toÂ www.fhbookfest.com
CLEAN WATER MUSIC FEST
Sept. 27: Flagship Romance, Chico Lobos Band, Be Easy, Canary in the Coalmine, The Dog Apollo, Bob Patterson, Adams Sams, Fort Stories, This Frontier Needs, Bethany & The Troubadours and a list of other musicians and bands will perform from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, in Ponte Vedra Beach. Donation is $15 per person and all proceeds will go to Charity:Water, which provides clean drinking water to people who need it. Go to http://pvconcerthall.com
THE DOWNTOWN BAZAAR
Sept. 27: The Downtown Bazaar is held from 6 to 10 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Colonial Quarter, 33Â St. George St., downtown St. Augustine. Live music and entertainment, artisans, food and drink are part of the event. Admission is FREE.
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
Sept. 27: Extended shopping is available from 5 to 9 p.m. in shops along San Marco Avenue in uptown St. Augustine. New exhibits, live music and refreshments are part of the event. Admission is FREE, with free parking street side and in the Mission parking lot.
WEEKEND OF POETRY
Sept. 27-28:A Weekend of Poetry for Change kicks off fromÂ 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27Â with a panel discussion at the Markland House in conjunction with the Florida Heritage Book Festival, followed by poetry on the main stage of the â€ªThe Downtown Bazaar from 6 to 10 p.m. (in between the musical acts) at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St.Â On Sunday, Sept. 28, there will be a Poets for Change Writing Workshop from 1:45 to 3Â p.m.Â at The Gallery Cafe of St. Augustine (1974 U.S. 1 South) with Ann Kiyonaga-Razon. The celebration will conclude with an open mic from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at City Coffee Company,Â 1280 N Ponce De Leon Blvd.Â These local activities are part of a global initiative called â€ª100 Thousand Poets for Change/ More information can be found on the Ancient City Poets website:Â â€ªhttp://www.bodor.orgÂ .
FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Sept. 28: Guests will wine and dine from noon to 4 p.m.Â Sunday, Sept.Â 28Â in one of the cityâ€™s waterfront locations â€”Â The River House,Â 179 Marine St. â€” all to benefit the local Boys & Girls Club. The St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association (SAIRA) will offerÂ selections from 17 of the cityâ€™s best local independent restaurants and more than 100 wines from around the world.Â St. Augustineâ€™s Fifth Annual Food & Wine Festival also will include a Bubble Room and Beer Garden. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door and can be purchased at www.staugustinerestaurants.com. For additional information, contact Jennifer Tesori, Boys & Girls Clubs Community Liaison, atÂ 904-669-0107.
PONTE VEDRA AUTO SHOW
Sept. 28: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., owners of more than 160 classic, custom and antique automobiles compete for trophies at the TPC Sawgrass, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. FREE admission and parking. Automobile registration is $35 per vehicle for pre-registration (ends 5 p.m. on Sept. 26) and $50 per vehicle for day of registration. Call 904-285-2004 or go to http://pvautoshow.businesscatalyst.com/
Through the Keyhole
Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 28: 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 toÂ www.2ghouls.com
Vittles and Vino VIP Carriage Tour
Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 28:Â 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. CallÂ 904-325-3911Â or go toÂ www.thetastingtours.comÂ
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 1740â€²s. 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 toÂ www.nps.gov/casa
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 lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Go toÂ staugustinefm.com
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. The flea market is the site of the Old City Music Fest, with headliner Joan Jett and other big bands on stage Nov. 7-8. 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 toÂ staugustinefleamarket.com
Sunday Acoustic Open Mic
Sunday, Sept. 28:Â Join host Fre Gordon every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Johnnyâ€™s, 3009 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. Musicians are invited to perform during the weekly event. Call 904-829-8333.
Sunday,Â Sept. 28: Mystic Dino & The Reggae Swat TeamÂ will perform from 3 to 7 p.m. during Reggae Sundays at the Conch House Marina, 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine. The event continues each Sunday through Sept. 28. For the full schedule, go toÂ www.conch-house.com/reggae.html
Historic Tours of Flagler College
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 10Â a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $1.00 for children, and free to St. Johns County Residents. Call 904-823-3378 or go to legacy.flagler.edu/Tours
Nao Victoria Tour
Daily: Tour this full-sized replica 16th century Spanish tall ship, docked at the St. Augustine City Marina,Â 111 Avenida Menendez.The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan in the 16th century. The ship is available for tours from 10:30 a.m. â€“ 6:30 p.m. daily.Â Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Call 904-824-1606 or go toÂ www.elgaleon.org
Schooner Freedom Sailing Excursions
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 thereâ€™s a full moon sail for $35 per person. All sails are weather permitting. Call for reservations and departure times. CallÂ 904-810-1010 or go toÂ 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.Â Daily tours aboard aÂ special explorer vessel take 2-6 guests through 12 miles of tidal creeks and coastal waters â€” listen for dolphin conversations using the vesselâ€™s underwater microphones. Call 904-377-7245 or go toÂ www.staugustineecotours.com
St. Augustine Scenic Cruise
Daily: The Victory III sets sail Â 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 1900â€²s 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 $16.75Â for adults;Â $9.75 for ages 9 to 13; $7.75 for ages 4 to 12; $13.75Â for ages 60 and older.Â Cruises are weather permitting. Reservations are recommended. Go toÂ www.scenic-cruise.comÂ or call 904-824-1806.