2021 Festivals, Music, Theatre, Events & Markets in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

Festivals, outdoor events and markets in St. Augustine & St. Johns County. To submit an event, please email totallystaugustine@gmail.com

Popcorn Falls at Limelight Theatre

April 16-25: The sleepy town of Popcorn Falls is forced into bankruptcy when a neighboring town threatens to turn them into a sewage treatment plant. Their only hope – open a theater! Two actors play over twenty roles in a world of farce, love, and desperation, proving once and for all that art can save the world. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. Free parking streetside and in the theatre parking lot. For tickets, visit limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164.

St. Augustine Scavenger Hunts

April 22-25 and Thursdays-Sundays in May, June, July, August: The 13 Keys Scavenger & Mystery, located at 76 Spanish Street in downtown St. Augustine, offers three scavenger hunts of the historic district. Participants should bring a fully charged cell phone and wear comfortable shoes. Archives of the Old City is a History Hunt for all ages; Hauntings in Old St. Augustine is a spooky way to explore St. Augustine’s ghostly side; and the Lovely St. Augustine scavenger hunt is filled with beautiful architecture, secret gardens and romantic spots in the ancient city. Locals and visitors will learn new things about St. Augustine on these scavenger hunt adventures. Book online at the13keys.com

St. Augustine Race Week

April 17-24: St. Augustine Race Week takes place from Saturday, April 17 through Saturday, April 24 with a variety of adult and children’s themed races and activities. The sixth annual event is headquartered at the historic St. Augustine Yacht Club, 442 Ocean Vista Ave. in St. Augustine. “The ‘Big Boats’ will race off the coast of St. Augustine in the Atlantic Ocean and inshore racers will sail in the Tolomato River, just north of the Vilano Bridge,” said Roae Ann Points, co-owner of St. Augustine Sailing, the event sponsor. “We’ll have great fun cheering on the youth sailors in the Matanzas Bay between the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States, and the renowned Bridge of Lions that spans the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Augustine,” she said. For information about schedules, activities, rules and fees to register, visit www.staugustineraceweek.com. The public is invited to attend specific activities and view the races free of charge.

St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out

April 22-25: The St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out will feature artists painting outdoors at St. Augustine locations, with the artwork then on display at the St. Augustine Art Association. Outdoor painting locations this year include the Ximenez-Fatio House, Aviles Street, Charlotte Street, Lightner Museum, the St. Augustine Bayfront, Anastasia Island and the beaches, the Castillo de San Marcos. More details here: www.staaa.org/pleinair 

Airstream Row at Vilano Beach- Lullaby of the Rivers Music Festival

April 24: Join St. Augustine musician and storyteller Bob Patterson and his musician friends will perform at the Lullaby of the Rivers Music Festival from noon to 10 p.m. April 24 at Airstream Row Vilano Beach, 190 Vilano Road, just before the Vilano Beach Pier. A lineup of local musicians will be announced soon. Cost is $10 for this all-day event. The music lineup includes Better Half, Bob Patterson, The Carpetbaggers, Doug Spears, The Duffy Bishop Band, The Dunehoppers, John Dickie & Collapsible B, Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards, Michael Jordan, Remedy Tree, and Sam Pacetti.

Roscolusa Songwriters Festival

April 24: The 2021 Roscolusa Songwriters Festival will take place Saturday, April 24 in the Nocatee Community, 245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. Roscolusa is a songwriters festival that brings hit singer-songwriters from Nashville to the Florida. Hear the story behind the hit songs. Food trucks and vendors are part of the event. More details and tickets: roscolusa.ticketspice.com/2021

A Taste of St. Augustine

April 25: The 24th Annual A Taste of St. Augustine will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Thirty of St. Augustine’s finest restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes. The event includes live music as well as a Children’s Area.  Admission is $5. Taste tickets are $1 each, with restaurants charging between 1-5 tickets for the samples. Call 904-829-3295 or visit www.epicbh.org.

Race to the Taste 5K Run/Walk

April 25: The annual Race to the Taste 5K Run/Walk will begin with a 10:30 a.m. start on Sunday April 25 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Run a scenic 3.1-mile road race through Anastasia State Park, nearby neighborhoods and finish during the 24th Annual A Taste of St. Augustine inside the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Runners will enjoy free admission for 2 to A Taste of St. Augustine and the exclusive Runners Village! Call 904.-829-3295, or visit www.racetothetaste.org

The Gainesville Orchestra’s A Sonic Symphonic Spectacular at The Amp

April 27:  The EMMA Concert Association, in partnership with the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, will present the Gainesville Orchestra in “A Sonic Symphonic Spectacular” created for the entire family on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The Gainesville Orchestra in “A Sonic Symphonic Spectacular” concert is sponsored in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the St. Johns Cultural Council and marks the kickoff to the 2021 Romanza Festivale.
Tickets for the Gainesville Orchestra in “A Sonic Symphonic Spectacular” are available at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office or via Ticketmaster. Designed to awe and entertain all ages, the Gainesville Orchestra will perform music from beloved productions such as “West Side Story,” “Frozen” and “Star Wars” alongside classic compositions such as Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture” plus an Armed Services
Salute and several special surprises. This is truly a sonic treat for the whole family! More details here: www.emmaconcerts.com/event/gainesville-orchestra-in-a-sonic-symphonic-spectacular/

St. Augustine Food Truck Festival 

May 1: The St. Augustine Food Truck Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. This local event is managed by local food truck owners and will help increase St. Augustine’s visibility as a hotspot for culinary tourism. Proceeds from the event will go toward St. Augustine’s opportunity to vie for the distinguished International Institute of Gastronomy and Cultural Tourism’s Region of Gastronomy title. Food truck lineup with be announced soon. Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/139029868178751

10th annual Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts

May 1-15: Free concerts and arts events will take place over three weeks in different venues throughout St. Augustine during the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts,  celebrating its 10th year and including 35 events and exhibits by dozens of independent nonprofit organizations and talent. From Saturday, May 1 until Saturday, May 15, daily concerts, plays, dance showcases, art exhibits, opera, wine events, and more will be featured. Romanza Festivale is the only local event which showcases the arts, culture and heritage. It is an annual collaboration by dozens of organizations and businesses in St. Augustine. For general information, schedules and locations, visit  www.romanzafestivale.com.

St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival

May 6-9: A world-class culinary and beverage celebration will take place on Florida’s Historic Coast, May 6-9, 2021 at the World Golf Hall of Fame. The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival will be a showcase of culinary, beverage and culture that highlights celebrity guest chefs, local chefs, celebrity winemakers/proprietors, artisans, farmers, local craft spirits and beers, along with renowned wine, spirits and beer brands from around the globe. The inaugural festival offers a wide variety of events for all tastebuds and budgets, from wine dinners and tasting events, to master classes and more. More details at www.staugustinefoodandwinefestival.com

STA Brewers Fest

May 8: The beautiful Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine will be the host venue for the second annual St. Augustine Craft Brewers’ Festival from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021. This event will feature more than 20 local and regional craft breweries, including St. Augustine’s own BOG Brewing Company, Dog Rose Brewing Co., Old Coast Ales, and Ancient City Brewing. Food trucks, and live music will be part of the event. Tickets will go on sale March 1, 2021. For more information about the St. Augustine Craft Brewers Fest, visit www.stabrewersfest.com

St. Augustine Shimmy Mob

May 8: Creating change one shimmy at a time — this is a global bellydancing movement, on World Bellydance Day (the second Saturday in May), where teams of belly dancers around the world dance a Shimmy Mob, a belly dance flash mob held annually to raise awareness of domestic abuse.. The local St. Augustine Shimmy Mob will perform at the following locations, with donations going to the Betty Griffin Center in St. Augustine.
  • 12 pm: Woodpeckers BBQ: 4930 FL-16A
  • 12:30 pm: Blue Hen Café: 117 M L King Ave.
  • 2 pm – Delish Kabobs, 12 Cathedral Place
  • 3 pm: Betty Griffin Thrift Shoppe: 1961 A1A South
  • 4 pm: Dog Rose Brewing Company: 77 Bridge Street
  • 5 pm: Ancient City Brewing: 3420 Agricultural Center Drive
  • 7 pm: Marina Munch – 509 South Ponce de Leon Blvd.
  • 8 pm: 904 Churros: 164 State Road 312
  • 8:40 pm: Arnold’s Lounge: 3912 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.

St. Augustine Community Chorus — How Did We Keep from Singing?

May 11: The St. Augustine Community Chorus will perform a concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Details and tickets here.

Always…Patsy Cline at Limelight Theatre

May 14-30: From the moment Texas housewife Louise Seger first heard Patsy Cline’s voice, she was hooked. After quickly becoming Cline’s biggest fan, Louise met her idol before a show one surprising evening in Houston. That night sparked a deep friendship between the two women which continued through the years, writing letters to each other as Cline’s fame skyrocketed. Years after Cline’s tragic death, Louise reminisces on their friendship and her love for the singer. Based on a true story, the musical features all of Patsy Cline’s greatest hits and a heartfelt, down home good time. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. Free parking streetside and in the theatre parking lot. For tickets, visit limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164.

AS IF! The 90s Fest

May 15: On Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, AS IF! The 90’s Fest will raise funds for ACE Alliance, the nonprofit chapter of Ancient City Entertainment committed to supporting St. Johns and Putnam County’s “movers and shakers” who dedicate their craft and livelihood to the culture of tourism, entertainment, and hospitality. ACE Alliance provides fellow artists and industry members disaster relief and wellness impact.Headliner Eve 6, who rocked the 1990s with hit singles like “Inside Out,” “Here’s to the Night,” and “Promise,” will take the stage as well as bands like Spider Monkey, Ramona + the Riot, The Space Heaters, NKO Nerd Kill Overdrive, Bad Dog Mama, Chillula, The Swell Acoustics, and Salt and Pine.AS IF! The 90’s Fest will be held on Saturday, May 15, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Francis Field, 25 West Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine. This action-packed, family-oriented, one-day event will feature live music, games, slime zone, a Lisa Frank selfie station, a 27-foot water slide, food trucks, and more. General Admission tickets are $15. Children under 5 are free and children ages 5-13 are $5. VIP tickets are available for $30 and include a lounge area and VIP bar access. Sponsor and vendor opportunities are still available! Contact Monika Bernthal at asif90sfest@gmail.com for more information. Buy your tickets here: www.asifthe90sfest.com

Vilano Beach Artisans Market

May 15: The Vilano Beach Artisan Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at Vilano Beach Airstream Row, 190 Vilano Road, on the right just before Beaches at Vilano. Artisans and vendors will be spread out on the grounds. Vendors include Merry Tate’s (airstream shop featuring fashions and accessories), Ginger and Herbs (soaps, bath bombs, etc.), Fae’s BBQ (food truck), Crochet with Passion (crocheted items such as purses, clothing, etc.), Datil Bloody Mary Mix, Kristen’s Cupcake Cafe, Island Soul Designs (jewelry), Noelle Alexandra Home (handcrafted home decor), The Plant Moms, Mindful Eyes Artistry (natural artwork), Off Her Head Hat Shop, and many other vendors. Admission is FREE. Other market dates are March 20, April 17, and May 15. Details at www.facebook.com/VilanoBeachMainStreet

Wizard of Oz by Saint Augustine Ballet

May 22: Follow the yellow brick road! Saint Augustine Ballet presents the Wizard of Oz during two performances on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Show times are 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at saintaugustineballet.com, with social distanced seating.   Young Dorothy Gale, played by local high school student Jolynne Waldner, and her dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas farm and plopped down in an otherworldly place called Oz. She offends one witch, is befriended by another and, after collecting a trio of oddball sidekicks, heads off to the Emerald City so that the all-powerful Wizard of Oz can help her go home. Luis Abella, Artistic Director of Saint Augustine Ballet, selected the cast of local dancers who attend schools throughout St. Augustine and St. Johns County, from ages 8 to 18.  Tickets are $35, $45 to $50, available at saintaugustineballet.com or by calling 855-222-2849.  Seating is safely socially distanced, with a limited number of tickets available in advance for each performance.

Rhythm & Ribs Festival

Oct. 15-17: The Rhythm & Ribs Festival will take place October 15-17, 2021 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. Live music, award-winning BBQ pit masters, artisans, a kids zone, and other activities will be part of this event, hosted by the St Augustine Sunrise Rotary. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations. More details at rhythmandribs.net

AREA MARKETS

Wednesday Market at the St. Augustine Beach Pier

Every Wednesday: Fresh produce, arts and crafts, and prepared food from local vendors is available from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. More than 40 vendors offer a variety of items including paintings, photography and jewelry. Facebook page

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 lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Facebook page

Salt Air Farmers Market

Every Sunday: The Salt Air Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday year-round at the Marineland Marina, 101 Tolstoy Lane, from A1A South, across the street from Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The market features locally grown produce, seafood, bread, fruit, honey, soaps, tide clocks, art and more. Free admission and parking. Go to www.saltairfarmersmarket.com or the Facebook page

Nocatee Market

Third Saturday: The Nocatee Farmers Market features more than 70 vendors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every third Saturday of the month in the Nocatee community. Free admission and parking in the Nocatee community in Ponte Vedra Beach. Go to www.nocatee.com for details.

STA City Market

Select Saturdays: STA City Market runs 10 an. to 3 p.m. select Saturday at Eddie Vickers Park, 399 Riberia St., in the Lincolnville area of downtown St. Augustine. Food trucks, live music, organic produce, coffee, locally made soaps, artists offering paintings and photography, hot sauces and more are offered. More details at stafarmersmarket.com or on the Facebook page 

Coconut Barrel Farmers Market

Every Thursday: Coconut Barrel will hold a Farmers Market on select dates at 3175 US 1, Saint Augustine, FL 32086. This artisan market opens its parking lot each week for produce vendors, food trucks, artists and artisans. Stay updated on the Facebook page

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