2022 Summer Events in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

Music & Art by the Sea (Free Beach Concerts)

May 25-Sept. 21: The 20th annual Music by the Sea concert series runs May 25-June 29 and picks back up Aug. 17-Sept. 21 each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. The FREE concert series features 12 bands playing a wide variety of music including jazz, blues, classic rock, 80s, pop, disco and Americana. This annual series is hosted by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. Bring beach chairs, coolers, and arrive early to grab your spot. Learn more at sabca.org/music-by-the-sea

Concerts in the Plaza (Free City Concerts)

June 2-Sept. 1: The City of St. Augustine is proud to announce Concerts in the Plaza, St. Augustine’s free summer-long music series, from June 2-September 1. The series includes 14 weeks of two-hour concerts held at 7 p.m. every Thursday from June 2 through September 1.  For complete information visit www.CityStAug.com/Concerts.

Oldest House Museum Complex

Daily: Tour the oldest house in Florida and other historic buildings at the Oldest House Museum Complex, 14 St. Francis Street, downtown St. Augustine. This museum and grounds is maintained by the St. Augustine Historical Society. Visit staughs.com to learn more. 

Madness + Malice True Crime Tour

All summer: The Madness + Malice True Crime Tour begins April 20 and continues through this summer! This new tour for mature audiences was developed with the help of a retired law enforcement professional — giving a gripping, gritty, and accurate insight into some of St. Augustine’s chilling crimes and murders! Book your adventure at anightamongghosts.com

St. Augustine Scavenger Hunts

Thursday-Sunday each week:  Search for clues and solve puzzles with your very own group of family and/or friends on a St. Augustine Scavenger Hunt with The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery — and find 13 locations throughout the nation’s oldest city. Choose from a History Hunt, Haunted Hunt, or a Lovely Hunt and have a blast learning more about St. Augustine while exploring. Details at the13keys.com

Candle-Making at WhichCraft Candle Parlor

Thursday-Sunday each week: The WhichCraft Candle Parlor, located at 76 Spanish Street in downtown St. Augustine, offers soy wax candle-making sessions, complete with participants creating their own custom-fragranced candles, and learning to wick and pour the wax. Book online at whichcraftcandlebars.com

Ghost Walks & Paranormal Investigations

Thursday-Sunday each week: Real haunts. Real history. Real paranormal.  A Night Among Ghosts is a fully investigative experience combining a captivating mix of deep rooted, researched histories and amazing haunted locations in St. Augustine, Florida. Group will reach beyond the history, as they attempt to communicate with those on the other side — utilizing intuitive techniques, Victorian Spiritualism practices, and modern paranormal equipment. Details at anightamongghosts.com

Old Town Cycle Cruise

Thursday-Sunday each week: See St. Augustine from the water on this boat cruise that allows passengers to cycle their way from Vilano Beach to the historic downtown bayfront and beyond. For those who don’t want to cycle, just choose your favorite songs and BYOB! This cycle cruise becomes for adults only at night and is the perfect way to see Nights of Lights. Details at oldtowncyclecruise.com

 St. Augustine Music Festival

June 18-19, June 23-25, and June 20-July 2: The St. Augustine Music Festival features FREE concerts in several locations, including Juneteenth Celebrations at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at  St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 135 N Rodriquez St, St. Augustine; and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19 in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustine. More concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. June 23-25 and June 30-July 2 in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. See the schedule below. Find more details at www.staugustinemusicfestival.org

Cathedral Basilica Schedule

Thursday, June 23 @ 7:30pm | Virtuosity and Beauty
Friday, June 24 @ 7:30pm | Postcards from Austria
Saturday, June 25 @ 7:30pm | Danses and Spells

Thursday, June 30 @ 7:30pm | Mozart and More
Friday, July 1 @ 7:30pm | Rare Musical Gems
Saturday, July 2 @ 7:30pm | Baroque to Romanticism

Music Matters Remixed Anniversary Music Festival

June 24-25: Music Matters Remixed, St. Augustine’s oldest music store, will hold a 2-day anniversary music festival on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25 with live music, area vendors, food trucks, and music store sales on vinyl and CDs. The free event will feature area musicians. See the schedule below. Music Matters Remixed is located at 196 State Road 312 in the Hobby Lobby plaza. Free admission and free parking.

MUSIC FEST SCHEDULE

7-10 p.m. Friday, June 24

  • Amy Hendrickson
  • Shayla Nelson
  • Charlie Hanneman
  • Cody Boulos
  • Aramis (piano set)

12-5 p.m. Saturday, June 25

  • Shayla Nelson
  • Chris Rudasill (of Dog Apollo)
  • Rambler Kane
  • Conyak
  • Rachel Sinversa
  • Julian & The Jeepsters
  • Pat Murphy & Friends

Mary Poppins Jr. by Apex Studio Theatre

June 24-26: Apex Theatre Studio will present Disney’s beloved family classic Mary Poppins Jr. on June 24-26 at Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., located on the campus of Flagler College. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.” The production features over 40 young artists from the North Florida area. Olivia DeMaio, a rising junior in the musical theater program at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, plays the title character. George Eastman, a sophomore in the same program, portrays the chimney sweep, Bert. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24; and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. Tickets are $22.00 and can be purchased at www.apextheatrejax.com/events

Hastings Main Street Market

June 25: A street market with food, music, and community vendors will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at All Wilke Park, 6150 S. Main Street, in Hastings. This event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Hastings. Food trucks and market vendors can register by June 18 at the Hastings Branch Library or email hastingsflrc@gmail.com 

Battle of Bloody Mose

June 25: The Battle of Bloody Mose will take place on Saturday, June 25 at Fort Mose Historic State Park, with re-enactments at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event: It’s 1740. British troops have captured Spanish  forts in St. Augustine, including Fort Mose. The free event is open to the public. Learn more at fortmose.org

Pirate Debauchery Bingo

June 25: The Ancient City Privateers will host an ADULTS ONLY event called Pirate Debauchery Bingo from 6-9 p.m. at the Willie Galimore Center, 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine. Play some bingo with a bit of risqué and roguish fun and games. Every game has a prize! Cost is $20 to play. Pizza and beverages will be available. Visit ancientcityprivateers.org

ONGOING MARKETS

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

Wednesday Pier Farmers Market

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.  Click here to follow the Facebook page.

Coconut Barrel Farmers Market

Select Thursdays: Coconut Barrel hold a Farmers Market from 5 to 8 PM every Thursday 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.

Nocatee Market

Third Saturday of the month: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.

County Line Produce

Seasonal hours:Produce straight from local farms is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days each week at County Line Produce, 848 State Road 207, in Hastings. The market is located next to fields which grow produce such as cabbage, broccoli, potatoes, green beans, corn, cauliflower, squash, and other vegetables on St. Johns County farmland. Stay updated on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/countylineproduce/

 

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