2022 Festivals in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

St. Augustine Film Festival

January 20-23, 2022: The 12th annual Saint Augustine Film Festival will take place January 20-23, 2022 on the Flagler College campus and at venues throughout St. Augustine. View 50+ independent films at downtown St. Augustine venues. Virtual passes for streaming are also available. Details at www.staugfilmfest.com

Matanzas 5K & Fun Run

January 22, 2022: Hosted by the Ancient City Road Runners, the Matanzas 5K will take place on Saturday, January 22 through downtown St. Augustine along the Matanzas River. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the free fun run begins at 9:15 a.m. Registration ranges $30-$35. Register at ancientcityroadrunners.org/matanzas-5k/

I Lived Here, As Well: A Woman’s Story — Ximenez-Fatio House Tour

February 3-March 12, 2022:  St. Augustine’s Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, a long-standing fixture of historic Aviles Street south of the plaza, will re-launch “I Lived Here, As Well” tour. I Lived Here, As Well – A Woman’s Story is told by the women who may have spent their entire lives in this house, yet never used the front door. Guests will be introduced to several women whose lives were restricted due to the color of their skin. Some are enslaved, yet some are free. Some have hopes for freedom and some see no hope at all. For guests who had the opportunity to experience the first “I Lived Here, As Well” series told from an enslaved man’s point of view in Spring of 2021, the new program will continue the story of urban slavery from the woman’s perspective. The tour is open to the public, led by costumed historical actors and will last approximately 60 minutes. The program will include stories and accounts not heard during the traditional museum tour and guests will also have access to the newly opened Servants Hall exhibit. Regularly scheduled performances will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. February 3 through March 12. Tickets: www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/ILHAW

Mural, Mingle & More

February 5, 2022: The Mural, Mingle & More event will take place at 4 p.m. February 5  at the North Shores Improvement Association Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue in St. Augustine, near Vilano Beach. The community is celebrating the wonderful mural titled ‘All Things Vilano’ painted by local artist Fran Windeler. In addition, the community center, tennis, and pickle ball courts have been renovated. The Reef Restaurant who will be providing appetizers. There will be great food, drinks, and music. The public is welcome to this free event. More details: www.northshoresfl.com/home

Lighthouse 5K & Fun Run

February 12, 2022: Join the Junior Service League of St. Augustine on Saturday, February 12 for the 38th Annual Lighthouse 5k & Fun Run. Managed by RaceSmith, Inc., the Lighthouse 5k is a chipped race that serves as a qualifier for the famed Gate River Run. Start time is 4 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Register here

Lighthouse Night Fest

February 12, 2022: Lighthouse Night Fest will grant FREE admission to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum on Saturday, March 4 from 4 to 8 p.m., with exhibits, activities, and the Lighthouse tower open for the public. The annual Lighthouse 5k & Fun Run will take place at 4 p.m. Go to staugustinelighthouse.org  

Lincolnville Porch Fest

February 19, 2022: Live music on 30+ porches of historic homes in the Lincolnville neighborhood of downtown St. Augustine will take place on Saturday, February 19. More details will be announced in the coming months. Stay updated at lincolnvilleporchfest.org

Resilience Family Fest

February 19, 2022: The St. Augustine Archival Society presents Resilience Family Fes, a celebration of St. Augustine’s Black history and culture, held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine, Florida. The event will feature dance and musical performances, food trucks, historical reenactments, pop-up exhibits, arts and crafts activities, and much more. Performances will include Melvin Smith Jazz Ensemble, Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble, St. Augustine High School Jazz Band, and storytellers James Bullock and Charmin Russell of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum “I Lived Here, As Well” program. All are welcome to the free community event; young and old, individuals and families, residents and visitors. Masks and social distancing are recommended; free masks will be available while supplies last. The event is a part of “Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine,” a collaborative project between cultural and academic institutions that began in 2021 as a celebration of the history and culture of Black St. Augustinians. More details at resilienceblackheritageinstaugustine.wordpress.com

 St. Augustine Beach Pier Art & Craft Festival

February 19-20 & March 12-13, 2022This arts and crafts festival features handmade items such as ceramics, stained glass, photography, soaps and more at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Hours are  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. www.tnteventsinc.com

37th Annual Cathedral Festival

February 25-27, 2022: Organizers of the Cathedral Festival in St. Augustine have announced that the 37th annual event will take place Feb. 25-27, 2022 on the 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. 26over 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

St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival

February 24-26, 2022: The St. Augustine Spanish Food & Wine Festival’s mission is to connect St. Augustine to our city’s Spanish history through a series of special events that feature Spanish wine, cuisine and culture.  The festival serves to raise money for local charities, provide memorable experiences for visitors, foster international economic development, and enrich the quality of life in our community. All proceeds from the St. Augustine Spanish Food & Wine Festival will go to benefit the Flagler College Hospitality & Tourism Management Program and its talented students.  The Flagler College Hospitality & Tourism Management Program is career-focused, offers a complementary blend of hospitality and business, and is structured around practical application of hospitality and tourism business principles. Visit www.spanishwinefestival.com

Ancient City Cat Show

February 25-26, 2022: The Ancient City Cat Club will hold the Ancient City Cat Show on February 26-27 at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval Street, St. Augustine. There will be 6 judges each day of pedigreed and household pet cats and kittens. Vendors will feature items for cats and humans. The Food Truck Flying Sausage will be providing breakfast and lunch. More details at www.facebook.com/ancientcitycatclub

St. Augustine Country Festival & Craft Beer Fest

February 26, 2022: The St. Augustine Country Festival is an all-day, all things country festival that includes craft beer, taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 26 at Francis Field, next to the downtown parking garage in St. Augustine. The event will feature live country music, country food, fine crafts & country fashion exhibits, a kids korner, contests, family fun and more. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 3-12 years old. Learn more at www.staugustinecountryfest.com

CRAFT BEER FEST $29 – Enjoy unlimited samples of beer, plus wine and spirits with food for sale for just $29 or $39 day of the event. Hours are from 3-6 p.m. This ticket also gives you full access to the St. Augustine Country Festival which runs all day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

$79 – VIP All Included: Enjoy unlimited food samples, craft beer, fine wine & craft spirits for just $79 or $99 day of the event. Hours are from 2 – 6 p.m.. This ticket also gives you full access to the rest of the St. Augustine Country Festival.

St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 12-13, 2o22: The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival features world famous Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, Highland games, Celtic artisans and food, live music on two stages, and a variety of entertainment. The festival is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event also includes the St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Day parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12. Tickets are available at CelticStAugustine.com

St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Parade

March 12, 2022: A celebration of the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint. Northeast Florida’s ONLY St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 10 a.m.Saturday, March 12 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The parade travels down Orange Street to Avenida Menendez (the bayfront), then to Cathedral Place, next on Cordova Street, then back to Orange Street. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to claim a spot along the parade route, then follow the parade to the Celtic Festival at Francis Field. Details at CelticStAugustine.com

3K Raptor Run at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

March 20, 2022: The 3K Raptor Run is designed for all ages to participate in as participants run to help save endangered species in Florida. With registration, racers will receive a 3K Raptor Run t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, post-race refreshments. All proceeds of this event will benefit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Foundation for the Anastasia Island Beach Mouse. Registration is $30-$40. The race begins and ends at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.alligatorfarm.com/3k-raptor-run

St. Augustine Lions Spring Festival

March 26-27, 2022: The 39th annual St. Augustine Lions Spring Festival, formerly called the St. Augustine Seafood Festival, will take place on March 26-27 at Francis Field, 25 West Castillo Drive, in downtown St. Augustine. More details about this event will be shared at www.lionsfestival.com

Vilano Bridge 5k & 10k Run 

April 2, 2022: The Vilano Bridge 5K & 10K Run is the perfect event for the whole family with stunning views of Vilano beach, the intracoastal, and downtown Saint Augustine. In addition to running over the bridge and Camachee Cove, the 10k runners will wind through the beautiful grounds of the Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind before making their way back to the North Shores property on Meadow Avenue. At the North Shores Community Center runners, walkers and family can enjoy time with the Party in the Park — food, fun, awards and more! Updates will be posted at www.northshoresfl.com/vilano-bridge-run and our plans are underway for this historic and fun event. Sponsorships are needed  for the race and the party in the park. Please email nsiaboard@gmail.com for information. Register: 1stplacesports.com/events/race-calendar/

Old Town Art Show 

April 9-10, 2022: Artists and artisans from the Northeast Florida and around the country will once again converge at the Old Town Art Show at Francis Field, 25 Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. The show will feature showcase nearly 100 juried artisans and master craftsmen who will be exhibiting their carefully created jewelry, pottery, paintings, fiber art, glass art, sculpture, photography, wood and much, much more. Admission is free. Show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. www.OldTownArtShow.com

St. Augustine Easter Parade

April 16, 2022: The St. Augustine Easter Parade will NOT be held on Easter Sunday. The event has been moved to the Saturday before Easter. The 2020 Easter Parade will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 11 along San Marco Avenue and Avenida Menendez in downtown St. Augstine, beginning at the Old Jail Museum. The Easter committeehas commemorated the Easter holiday every year since 1956 in the nation’s oldest city. 

St. Augustine Easter Promenade

April 17, 2022:  The Annual Easter Sunday Promenade is held at the gazebo of the Plaza de la Constitución between King Street and Cathedral Place. The FREE event begins at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27. The promenade is a spectacle of  Easter bonnets and festive Easter costumes. Awards are presented in various categories, including Most Creative Hat, Best Dressed Pet, Prettiest Hat, Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Man and Woman, Best Dressed Boy and Girl, Largest Family, and Family from Farthest Away. Prizes will be handed out at the end of the judging. Anyone is welcome to participate in the contests. 

Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest

April 20-24, 2022Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest features more than 130 birding and outdoor photography events in St. Johns County and surrounding locations. See the schedule of speakers and workshops here. Go to FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com

25th annual Taste of St. Augustine

April 24, 2022: This signature food festival takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, serving up tastes from St. Augustine’s famous restaurants. The area’s best restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes. Restaurants will compete for the prestigious TOStA (Taste of St. Augustine) awards, with categories including Best Family Dining, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale and Best Dessert, as well as the ever-popular People’s Choice. Everyone gets to vote. There will be children’s area with fun activities including crafts and face-painting as well as live music throughout the day. Admission is $5 and taste tickets are $1 each with restaurants charging between 1-5 tickets per taste. The event benefits  EPIC Behavioral Healthcare. The annual Race to the Taste 5K is part of the event. Go to epicbh.org/tasteofstaugustine for more details.

St. Augustine Fashion Week Season 8

May 1-7, 2022: St. Augustine Fashion Week Season 8 will take place May 1-7, 2022, with the runway show on May 5 at Lightner Museum. STAFW is a registered non-profit 501c3 that seeks to educate the local community by increasing awareness about the art of fashion, and giving small brand designers a platform to present their fashion collections and grow their brand. STAFW donates a portion of proceeds from each event to non-profit organizations in our area who serve the community by providing arts programs, education opportunities, or services to vulnerable populations. Learn more at www.stafashionweek.com

St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival

May 4-8, 2022: The second annual St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival, recently named “One of Florida’s Top 10 Food & Wine Festivals” by USA Today, will take place on Florida’s Historic Coast, May 4-8, 2022 at World Golf Village. The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival, presented by PublixGreenWise Market, will once again 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. Tickets: staugustinefoodandwinefestival.com

Wesley Wells Farms Spring Festival

May 6-7, 2022:  A Spring Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6-7 at Wesley Wells Farms, 2680 Ada Arnold Road Saint Augustine, FL 32092. This event will feature fresh produce, food trucks, vendors, farm animals and other activities. Stay updated at www.wesleywellsfarm.com

Gamble Rogers Music Festival

May 6-8, 2022:  The 25th Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival will celebrate Folk and Americana music May 6-8, 2022 at Colonial Oak Music Park, on Saint George Street in downtown St. Augustine. The Gamble Rogers Festival is dedicated to commemorating the life and music of Gamble Rogers, whose passion for balladry, storytelling, and the oral tradition have shaped American folk music. Along with three full days of great music, the Gamble Rogers Festival offers plenty of food and drink available at the Colonial Quarter’s restaurants. A children’s area features interactive music making, folk arts and crafts demonstrations, and storytelling, making the event ideal for families. Details at gamblerogersfest.org

Unidos en La Musica: A Latin American Festival  

May 7, 2022: In 2019, this event made history by bringing the firstt Latin American Festival ever to America’s Oldest City — St Augustine, Florida. The festival is kid-friendly, so bring your whole family to experience a day filled with Latin Music, Dance, Workshops, Art, Games, Food & Adult Beverages! Performances, activities, workshops, and schedules will be announced throughout the year. We have limited space so Purchase your tickets today!!! Event is Rain or Shine. Ticket prices are $10 general admission and $60 for VIP.  Musical & Dance groups will be performing on and off the main stage throughout the day with a mixture of styles ranging from across Latin America. Cultural Exhibitions will be an exciting way to learn about various Latin American Cultures. Five artists will participate in the Mural Exhibition. The VIP section in 2019 sold out with with 350 passionate fans that enjoyed performer meet & greets, front of stage access, private seated and standing tables under the canopy, private bathrooms with A/C, private access to the VIP Bar, and creative Latin American Inspired Hors d’ oeuvre supplied by a Local Chef. For 2022, the VIP area will be expanded to 500 with more activities and private performances,  which will be announced. Visit unidosenlamusica.com

St. Augustine Brewers’ Fest

May 7, 2022: The 3rd annual Sta Brewer’s Fest will take place at the Fountain of Youth, featuring 20+ Florida craft breweries. Stay updated at stabrewersfest.com

As If 90s Fest

May 21, 2022: As If! 90s Fest is back for its second year! The event will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Francis Field in St. Augustine. The full-day concert lineup featuring national headliners and regional musicians drops January 20. Prior to the big reveal, take advantage of Early Birdticket pricing now through January 18th with general admission only $15, kids 10 and under $5, and VIP only $50. VIP sold out last year and we’re selling 200 fewer tickets than last year, so get ‘em while you can. TICKETS & DETAILS: www.asifthe90sfest.com

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