2021 St. Augustine Events – Festivals, Music, Markets + More

Saint Augustine Film Festival – STREAMING 129 films

Jan. 14-24: The Saint Augustine Film Festival is going virtual in 2021. The 11th annual event will screen 129 films online from January 14-24, 2021. Originally scheduled for January 14-17 in St. Augustine venues, festival organizers have chosen a different option during the covid-19 pandemic, offering online movie-watching for a safe viewing experience. More details available at staugfilmfest.com, including a film guide.

5th Annual Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam & Car Show

Jan. 30: The 5th Annual Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam & Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, January 30 at Trout Creek Memorial Park and Marina, 6550 State Road 13 N Saint Augustine, FL 32092. Live music, BBQ vendors, a Cornhome Tournament (sign-up begins at 11 a.m.) and other vendor, a Family Fun Zone with inflatables, and a classic car show provided by A Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine. Live music by Heather Craig, Craig Hand, and Billy Glisson. Masks are recommended and social distancing will be practiced. Sanitizing stations will be available. Admission is free, and parking is $5 during the day and $10 after 4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Epic Cure, Inc. See details on facebook here.

My Vintage Valentine Card-Making

Feb. 4-28: My Vintage Valentine Card Making is hosted by The Odd Macabre Parlor, 76 Spanish Street, in us in downtown St. Augustine. This creative card-making workshop is inspired by vintage greeting cards of the past. Bring your love or gather a few friends for fun and crafting. Book online at theoddmacabre.com or call 904-217-9164

Be My Valentine Scavenger Hunt

Feb. 4-28: We ❤️ St. Augustine and we know you will fall in love with the oldest city on this history hunt. This adventure introduces you to the romantic side of the ancient city — with great love stories, romantic architecture, and enchanting sites. Perfect for couples, families, and small friend groups. This lovely history hunt runs February 4-28. BOOK ONLINE at theoddmacabre.com

Old Coast Ales 4th Anniversary

Feb. 5-7: Old Coast Ales, 300 Anastasia Blvd., is celebrating 4 years during regular hours February 5-7. Thankful to have made it through 2020, the local brewery will have 3 special beer releases during the event. Live music from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 6. As always, there will be hand sanitizing stations throughout the brewery, and masks are required while not at your table and while walking around the taproom. Event details: www.facebook.com/events/918874528855746

Knotty Pairing

Feb. 6: The Pretzel Lady, 235 State Road 207, will host A Knotty Pairing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 6, a benefit event for Hopefull Handbags, a local nonprofit that helps survivors of domestic abuse. TICKETS & DETAILS: www.hopefullhandbags.org/event-details/knotty-pairing-pretzels-beer-wine 

Tickets to this outdoor event include:
🥨two drink tickets
🥨 and a flight of pretzel knots from The Pretzel Lady
🥨the opportunity to make your own pretzel
🥨 drawings for prizes will happen throughout the day (win a collectible beer stein from Austria!)
🥨 A chance to enter the drawing is included with your ticket (purchase more drawing tickets at the door)
📔🧣👜🧴Hopefull Handbags is collecting donations of journals, scarves and  to once-loved handbags.

The Allman Betts Band

Feb. 6: The Allman Betts Band, presented by Mellow Mushroom of St. Augustine, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 6 at The Amp, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. Limited tickets available on ticketmaster.com or at the Amp Box Office. Details here: www.theamp.com/events

Our Town on stage on the Backyard Stage at The Amp

Feb. 16: Apex Theatre Studio will present a performance of Thornton Wilder’s great American stage classic, “Our Town” at 7 p.m. on February 16 on the Backyard Stage at The Amp, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets are $17, available at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office and Ticketmaster.com

Vilano Beach Artisans Market

Feb. 20: The Vilano Beach Artisan Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 20 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

Wine Down Wednesday

Feb. 24: Get your girlfriends together for a Wine Down Wednesday Ladies Night from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at Southern Vibes Tasting Room and Wine Cellar, 105 Murabella Parkway. The $15 per person ticket price goes directly to support the mission of Hopefull Handbags. For the best experience and health and safety of attendees, ticket sales are limited to 20 people per hour.

Tickets include a special menu, with a portion of your purchases going to Hopefull Handbags. Also included is a chance to win a bottle of specialty wine valued at over $25! For $5, you can purchase additional chances to win, either at the event or before the event by visiting Southern Vibes Wine.  TICKETS & DETAILS: www.hopefullhandbags.org/event-details/wine-down-wednesday

Children’s Entrepreneur Market

Feb. 27:  STA City Market presents a Social Market run entirely by KIDS, held outdoors from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 27 at 399 Riberia St, St Augustine, FL 32084. Support our young entrepreneurs!  The only rule? KIDS must do the selling! Most are handmade by kids — Crafts, Art, Honey, Dog Biscuits, Ice Cream, Soaps, Toys, Games, Popcorn, and other diverse offerings. The FREE event is open to the public. For kids to reserve booth space: https://forms.gle/tyVoBLzKYzaXzC4h7

Cathedral Festival

Feb. 26-28: Organizers of the Cathedral Festival in St. Augustine have announced that the 36th annual event will take place Feb. 26-28, 2021 on grounds of the Mission Nombre de Dios, off San Marco Avenue in uptown St. Augustine. The fundraiser is one of the area’s largest festivals featuring rides, games, bingo, a silent auction and a fireworks spectacular show. Proceeds go to the private Cathedral Parish School and the Cathedral Parish Early Education Center. A fireworks show will light up the sky at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 over the water near the grounds. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children 11-17 and adults 65 and older; with free admission for active duty military and children 10 and younger. Go to thecathedralfestival.com or stay updated on Facebook.

The 36th Annual Cathedral Festival is set for Feb. 26-28, 2021 on the Mission grounds in St. Augustine. This photo shows the 2014 Cathedral Festival. By Renee Unsworth

Flower & Garden Expo

March 27-28: The 25th Annual Flower & Garden Expo will take place at a new location this year —at Sykes Family Farms, 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, off State Road 207, approximately 12 miles fro St. Augustine. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 27; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28. Growers, nurseries and vendors from throughout Florida will offer a variety of flowering plants and gardening accessories. Unique and beautiful arts & crafts, a special children’s area and more! See website for more details. Tickets are $5 and are good for both days (children under 12 admitted free).  Free parking.  Call 904-829-3295, or visit www.epicbh.org/flower-garden-expo

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 Tase 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

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

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


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

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

Select Dates: 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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