2022 Festivals & Spring Events in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

2022 Festival & Event List

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

February 3-April 2, 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

Discover Fort Mose Concert Series

February 24-26, 2022: Recording Artist Gregory Porter takes the stage on Thursday, February at Fort Mose Historic State Park in St. Augustine. Fort Mose Historic State Park is the first free Black settlement in what is now the United States, making it one of the most important places in American history. Fort Mose is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered the settlement of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, or Fort Mose for short, as a settlement for those fleeing slavery from the English colonies in the Carolinas. On Friday, February 25, Tank and the Bangas will perform, followed by Trombone Shorty on Saturday, February 26. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and at The Amp box office. Learn more at discoverfortmose.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

The Mincorcan Experience activities

February 28-March 26, 2022: The Minorcan Experience will celebrate St. Augustine’s Minorcan heritage with a month of activities in historic downtown from February 28-March 26, 2022. The  activities will begin with a proclamation by the City of St. Augustine declaring March Minorcan Heritage Month. The proclamation will be read in the Alcazar Room at City Hall at 5 p.m. February 28, 2022. Other activities will include a Minorcan Art Exhibit from March 3-30 at the Oldest House Complex, 271 Charlotte St.; a Minorcan Writers Symposium from 2-3 p.m. March 12 at Lewis Auditorium; and a discussion on Minorcan burials in St. Augustine at 10 a.m. March 26 at the Mission Nombre de Dios. All events are free and open to the public. For information, email theminorcanexperience@gmail.com  

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

Flower & Garden Expo

March 26-27, 2022: The 26th annual Flower & Garden Expo returns March 26-27 to Sykes Family Farm, 5995 Brough Rd., in Elkton. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 26; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27. The event will feature wide variety of growers, nurseries and garden-related artisans— everything to make your garden grow! Expo patrons can also enjoy popular food trucks while attending the event and there are fun play areas for the kids.Admission is $5 per person which is good for both days plus children 12 and under are admitted free.Parking is free. The event is a fundraiser for EPIC Behavioral Healthcare. Patrons also receive a pass for free admission to EPIC’s A Taste of St Augustine, taking place on April 24 at The Amp. To learn more about the Expo and see a vendor list, visit www.epicbh.org/ or call 904-829-3295.All proceeds from the Expo benefit EPIC Behavioral Healthcare which has been providing substance use and mental health treatment in St. Johns County since 1973.

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/

Florida Ma’am Music Festival

April 2-3, 2022: Florida Ma’am is an all-female event that will take place April 2-3 at Colonial Oak Music Park in downtown St. Augustine. Performers include Bad Dog Mama, Ramona + the Riot, Amy Hendrickson, Shine and the Shakers, MJ Baker and more to be announced. The event will feature live music, full bar, food, and local female vendors. Hours are 2-10 p.m. April 2; and 3-9 p.m. April 3. Tickets are $20 for one day or $30 for 2 days. TICKETS: www.eventbrite.com/…/florida-maam-a-festival-of?fbclid=IwAR3j1Idg37ZaqPiI6cDC1pxQyXZflImhN6hfqYhtpcDY9Jw-qHZt5pGiDfg
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St. Ambrose Spring Fair

April 3, 2022: The 139th annual St. Ambrose Spring Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2022 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church and grounds, 6070 Church Road, in Elkton, from State Road 207. This is St. Johns County’s oldest fair. This annual event has been on hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The last event held at this location was the St. Ambrose Fall Fair in October 2019. The most popular item at the fair is the Minorcan clam chowder, prepared by Mary Ellen Masters and her chowder crew, which features the famous Datil pepper and a recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation. More than 100 gallons are made for each fair in the spring and in the fall — and it all sells out every time! Hay rides, children’s games, tours of the historic church, live music, face painting, a bake sale, a yard sale, a 50/50 drawing, and silent auction also are part of the event. Other menu items include pulled pork, corndogs, French fries, hot dogs and hamburgers, homemade desserts, ice cream, soda, water, and beer. An ATM will be on site. Admission is FREE.

St. Augustine Poet Fest

April 8-9, 2022:  Ancient City Poets have partnered with the English Department of Flagler College and the St. Johns Cultural Council during National Poetry Month (April) to present a day-long celebration of creative writing and reciting on Saturday, April 9, the day after the Henry Rollins spoken word tour stop at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. The festival kicks off with an open mic on Friday, April 8 from 7  to 9 p.m. hosted by the English Department of Flagler College at Relampago Coffee Lab, located at 74 Spanish Street. Sign up sheet out at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 festival activities start at 9 a.m. at the registration table. Events include a children’s story hour, a panel discussion on change, an open mic marathon, and book sale table, and a dramatic reading. Festivities will continue until 5 p.m. Four featured readers will spotlight their work at 3:30 p.m. in the Virginia Room on the 2nd floor of the Student Center. For more information, contact sjcc@historiccoastculture.com. Events are FREE and open to the public.

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

Lullaby of the Rivers Festival

April 23, 2022: In celebration of Earth Day, local musician Bob Patterson has planned a one-day music festival from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at North Shores Community Park in Vilano Beach.Patterson’s award-winning song “Lullaby of the Rivers” is the inspiration for the festival, which will feature popular regional performers throughout the afternoon and evening. “Lullaby of the Rivers” is a tribute to Florida’s rivers and their heritage. In his folksy storytelling style, Patterson invites listeners to embrace the Native American traditions of environmental responsibility by remembering how Florida’s great rivers like the Apalachicola, Ichetucknee, Ocklawaha and Kissimmee got their names. In addition to a full day of musical entertainment, activity stations will be set up for environmental organizations to distribute educational materials and to provide experiences that will raise awareness about environmental issues, impacts and initiatives. Proceeds from the event will provide environmental education materials to students. This is the second annual Lullaby of the Rivers and singer/songwriters from various genres have been invited to participate. Admission is$10 for adults; and free for children 12 and younger. 

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.

Romanza Festival of the Arts

April 29-May 15, 2022: St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of Music and The Arts is two weeks of daily events featuring dozens concerts, shows, exhibits and much more at locations throughout the city, showcasing productions by dozens of St. Augustine’s talented arts and cultural nonprofit organizations. Most events are free. Learn more at www.romanzafestivale.com

Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show

April 30, 2022: The Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show is BACK! Organized each year by Panache (salon and spa), this benefit event will take place from 7-11 p.m. April 30 at Blue Water Jewelers, 500 Anastasia Blvd., on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine. Proceeds will benefit Matanzas Riverkeeper, a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to ensuring that the Guana, Tolomato, Matanzas watershed remain clean and healthy through advocacy, education, and engagement. GET TICKETS on eventbrite here. This fashion show fuses trash and fashion to create an epic runway show.  This event gives back to the community by raising awareness of the importance of conservation and brings everyone together to accomplish one mutual goal. Follow on social media on Facebook at www.facebook.com/loveyourmotherstaug or Instagram @loveyourmotherstaug

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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