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
On break during July and early August
- August 17th The Committee & Big Island Bowls
- August 24th Soulfire & Sporks
- August 31st Amy Alysia & Soul Operation & Kusina Colorado
- September 7th Ramona & The Riot Jazz & Little Sombrero
- September 14th Those Guys & Big Island Bowls
- September 21st Music by the Sea All Star Jam & African Love Kitchen
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
- July 7 God’s City Duo
- July 14 The Grapes of Roth
- July 21 The Committee Band FLA
- July 28 Str8up
- Aug 4 Gypsy Stars
- Aug 11 Ancient City Slickers
- Aug 18 Lonesome Bert & Thick & Thin Band
- Aug 25 Big Pineapple
- Sept 1 Sauce Boss
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.
Kayaking St. Augustine
Daily: Experience the beautiful aquatic landscape of St Augustine! Kayaking St. Augustine provides Eco and History Kayak Tours and Stand Up Paddle tours. SUP lessons and kayak/SUP rentals also are available and can be delivered to any boat ramp in the St Augustine area. Delivery fees may apply. Reservations are required. Guides are CPR certified and all equipment is Coast Guard certified. Call 904-315-8442 or visit kayakingstaugustine.com
Madness + Malice True Crime Tour
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
Fatio Family Fun Days
Every Saturday in July and August: Children 12 and younger get FREE admission every Saturday during summer (June-August) with one paid adult at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum! Children’s activities include an archaeology table (where they can find sharks teeth, shells, and a replica of the 17th century Caravaca cross found on the property!), a scavenger hunt, coloring sheet, and colonial games. It’s FUN and they learn history! Adult admission is just $10. The Ximenez-Fatio house is located at 20 Aviles Street (the oldest street in America). Learn more: www.ximenezfatiohouse.org
Classic Movie Night at Lions & Lanterns
Every Friday: Classic Movie Nights are held at 8:30 p.m. every Friday in the beautiful garden at Lions and Lanterns, a bed and breakfast inn located at 34 Saragossa Street, in downtown St. Augustine. Beer and popcorn is available. Please bring chairs for seating. Visit lionsandlanterns.com
Magic Hideaway — 2-hour magic experience at Casa Monica Hotel
Every Saturday: Magic Hideaway, a boutique two-hour magic experience, is offered by Magician Bill Abbott each Saturday evening at the iconic Casa Monica Resort & Spa. Once guests have arrived at the Casa Monica, they choose from a menu of complimentary magic-themed welcome cocktails to enjoy in the opulent Cobalt Lounge with exclusive access to the VIP area where Bill Abbott will entertain with pre-show sleight of hand magic before everyone is ushered by House Manager Rebecca Abbott into the Magic Hideaway showroom. Styled after a vintage jazz club, the showroom is a 22-seat venue featuring glowing crystal balls, Moroccan chandelier, majestic palms, and carefully-arranged seating so everyone is within touching distance of the magic. Once the house lights dim, Bill Abbott takes the stage to perform one of the most intimate magic shows in the world featuring interactive, mind-bending illusions. Tickets and additional info are available at magichideaway.com
Live music at O.C. White’s Seafood & Spirits
Every Monday and Wednesay-Sunday: O.C. White’s Seafood & Spirits, 118 Avenida Menendez, features a great lineup of talented local musicians each week, performing on the beautiful outdoor patio area! Free parking is available in a lot across the street while you dine.
Country Night at The Oak
August 4: Colonial Oak Music Park, 21 Saint George Street, features live country music every Thursday night from 7-10 p.m. On August 4, Joe Reid & The Heartland Band will be on stage. This music venue is family-friendly and pet-friendly. Admission is FREE!
The Christians at Christ Episcopal Church
August 4-6 and August 11-13: The Christians, a controversial play, will be on stage August 4-6 and 11-13 at Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach. A “big-little” play about faith in America … and the trouble with changing your mind. Pastor Paul does not believe in Hell, and today, he’s going to preach a sermon that finally says what he really believes. He thinks all the people in his church are going be happy to hear what he has to say. He’s wrong. Get this at the-christians-play.ticketleap.com/tcp
Saint Augustine Ballet Open House
August 5: Saint Augustine Ballet will hold an open house from 4:45-7 p.m. Friday, August 5 at the dance studio, 1711 Lakeside Ave #10, St. Augustine. Dance classes begin August 8 and open enrollment continues throughout the fall season. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Creative Movement, Acro, Modern, Contemporary, Character, Pointe, Bollywood, and adult ballet classes are on the 2022-23 schedule. Nutcracker auditions will be held on Saturday, August 13. Learn more at saintaugustineballet.org, email email@example.com or call 904-810-5670.
First Friday Art Walk
August 5: View new exhibits in galleries from 5-8 p.m. on the first Friday of each month during First Friday Art Walk, hosted by Art Galleries of St. Augustine. Admission is FREE and complimentary trolleys are available along with route. Learn more at www.staaa.org/art-galleries-of-st-augustine
First Look Artisan’s Market
August 5: The First Look Artisan’s Market will feature the Outdoor Bougie Market from 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 5. This market features 25+ local artists and artisans, with photography, artwork, home decor, candles, handcrafted soap, ornaments, and other unique items. First Look, The Artisan’s Market is located across from the Old Jail at 162 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. FREE admission and parking. Visit www.firstlookartisans.com
Live music at Colonial Oak Music Park
August 5: The Metro Band will perform from 7-10 p.m. Friday, August 5 at Colonial Oak Music Park, 21 Saint George Street. This music venue is family-friendly and pet-friendly. Admission is FREE!
Parade at Limelight Theatre
August 5-September 4: Parade is on stage August 5 through September 4, each Thursday through Sunday, at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. For tickets, visit limelight-theatre.org or call the box office at 904-825-1164.
Comedy and Dinner at Amici Italian Restaurant
August 11 and August 25: Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club has partnered with Amici Italian Restaurant to host Comedy and Dinner in the restaurant’s Milano Room, located at 1915 A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for the comedy show only and $50 for the show with an Italian food buffet. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the shows starts at 7:30 p.m. For reservations, call 904-461-8843.
- August 11: Comedians Tommy Torres and Paul Jensen
- August 25: Comedians Spike Yoder and Ron Feingold
Music + Moonlight at Music Matters Remixed
August 12: Music Matters Remixed will hold Music + Moonlight from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 22 with local musicians, vendors, food trucks, the Green Turtle Kava Bar, a massage therapist, and sales in the record shop! The free event will benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of St. Johns County. Please bring school supplies to donate to this organization. Music Matters is St. Augustine’s oldest music store, open since 1989. Music + Moonlight is sponsored by the Sheryl Nelson Group, Real Estate Military Veteran Team
August 13: Saint Augustine Ballet will hold auditions for the annual Nutcracker ballet on Saturday, August 13 at 9:30 a.m. Open to the community, all dancers should sign up in advance online through the parent portal at saintaugustineballet.org. There is a $25 audition fee (non-refundable). Ages 8+ should bring a 4×6 Arabesque picture and ages 5-7 (Angels) should bring a headshot. The Nutcracker performances will take place December 17-18, 2022 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Saint Augustine Ballet is located at 1711 Lakeside Ave #10, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-810-5670.
Sundays at Stetson’s — Beluthahatchee Park
August 14: Presented by The Stetson Kennedy Foundation and St. Johns County Parks, this monthly folk music concert series features artists who reflect the values, spirit, and goals of Stetson Kennedy. Shows are from 2-4 p.m. and admission is a suggested donation of $20 per person. All proceeds go to help support the Sundays at Stetsons concert series. Tours of Beluthahatchee (Stetson’s cottage) may be available. Registration required, and space is limited. Beluthahatchee Park, 1501 SR 13 N., Fruit Cove. email@example.com or www.facebook.com/SundaysAtStetsons
August 14 | Paul Smithson
September 11 | Charlie Robertson
October 9 | Songs for Stetson
West King Wednesdays
August 17: Every third Wednesday of the month, small businesses of West Augustine collaborate to share the community and culture of West King Street businesses. Live music, artists, and more are showcased from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. West King Street, St. Augustine.
Words and Music with Tommy Bledsoe
August 18: Presented by EMMA Concert Series, Words and Music is an exploration of cultural connections through song, story and dance, suitable for the entire family. This month’s featured artist is Tommy Bledsoe. Tommy is a storyteller, musician, actor, writer, director, and educator. He grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia where he learned the value of passing along cultural wisdom through dance, songs, and stories. He has performed to audiences of all ages from coast to coast, beyond borders and overseas. Since making his home in St. Augustine, he has been active in arts and educational organizations, helping build community and connections. This free event takes place from 1-2 p.m. at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. www.emmaconcerts.com
Yoga in the Garden at Lightner Museum
August 20: Join the Lightner Museum for an early morning outdoor yoga session. Our instructor Natalie will lead us through an all-levels morning flow in the Radzinski Family Garden. Participants should bring water to drink, a yoga mat or towel to practice on, and props if needed. This class is donation-based and begins at 8:30 a.m. Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine www.lightnermuseum.org
Huguenot Cemetery Guided Tours
August 20: Tour the first cemetery in St. Augustine dedicated for Anglo-American civilians. The Huguenot Cemetery was a Protestant burial ground from 1821-1884. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 3 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-829-6451 www.memorialpcusa.org/visitors/huguenot-cemetery
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tours
August 20: Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials from the First Spanish Period, 1565-1763. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-257-3273 www.tolomatocemetery.com
Vilano Beach Market
August 20: The Vilano Beach Market Walk takes place from 4-8 p.m. along the sidewalks near the Vilano Beach Pier. Local artisan-made items, plants, home décor, datil pepper sauces, and much more. Free parking and admission. Vilano Beach Pier area, 259 Vilano Road.
Guided Bird Walk at Fort Mose
August 21: Fort Mose Historic State Park will host an educational guided bird walk program at the park. Join a birding expert on a hike and birding exploration of our salt marsh and the secondary fort site island. Bring your rubber boots, binoculars, cameras, water and any other pertinent items to make your travel through the estuary more enjoyable. The walk is from 8-10 a.m. and is free. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/fort-mose-historic-state-park
The Great Community Giveback Family Day
August 27: Join Jacksonville Business Connections for The Great Community Giveback Event which will spotlight local non profits and organizations from North Florida to encourage a day of community engagement and enlightenment on all the wonderful local organizations and nonprofits and spark community involvement. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, downtown St. Augustine. This free event will include area nonprofits, vendors, food, a bounce house, and those attending can vote for “People’s Choice” for favorite nonprofit. Learn more here.
Cafe Eleven: Fall + Winter Concerts
Concerts all fall and winter: Cafe Eleven features regional and national recording artists in an intimate listening room at St. Augustine Beach! See the concert lineup below. GET TICKETS: originalcafe11.com
- August 27: Earthkry performing at Cafe Eleven, with special guest DalWayne.
- September 16: An intimate evening with Victor Wainwright & Friends
- September 27: Popa Chubby
- October 12: Sweet Lizzy Project
- October 15: Ellis Paul
- November 5: Adam Ezra Group
- November 6: Curtis Salgado
- November 10: Trent Harmon
- November 20: Paul Nelson
- December 1: Matt Hires
- December 7: Harper and Midwest Kind
- December 8: Seth Glier
Founder’s Day — celebrating St. Augustine’s 457th Anniversary!
September 3: St. Augustine, Florida was founded on September 8, 1565. With the help of dedicated historical reenactors whose members dress in full, traditional Spanish garb, visitors can experience that very special day, starting with the reenactment of the landing, complete with chalupa boats, as Menendez and his crew step foot on the grounds of the Mission Nombre de Dios. After the Mass held at the Rustic Altar, the celebration continues with a grand procession, cannon and musket salutes and a Thanksgiving meal on the grounds of the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the site of the first Spanish settlement.
- 10 a.m. Menendez and crew land at Mission Nombre de Dios grounds, FREE
- 11 a.m. Catholic Mass at Rustic Altar on Mission grounds, FREE (bring a folding chair)
- 12 p.m. Procession from Mission to Fountain of Youth, FREE
- 1 p.m. Reenactment of first Thanksgiving meal at Fountain of Youth, St. Johns County residents and participants admitted FREE; Regular admission: $19.95 adults, $9.95 ages 6-12, FREE for 5 and under
- 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Encampment and weapons demonstrations at Fountain of Youth, Regular admission rates above apply, FREE for St. Johns County residents.
Live From The Waterworks: A Gamble Rogers Concert Series
October 22: Gamble Rogers Music Festival has partnered with the St. Johns Cultural Council to present “Live from The Waterworks: A Gamble Rogers Concert Series.” Celebrate the legendary recording artist Gamble Rogers whose balladry and storytelling shaped American folk music. On the third Saturday of each month, a local musician will open for a nationally known act at The Waterworks (184 San Marco Avenue), built in 1898 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On October 22, Ruth Wyand Music opens for Doyle Dykes at the inaugural concert. Doors at 7; show starts at 7:30. Tickets will be available online on August 15. Only 100 seats available for this very special performance. Ticket fees will go to the nonprofit Gamble Rogers Music Festival. Stay updated at gamblerogersfest.org
- October 22
- November 19
- December 17
Live From The Waterworks: A Gamble Rogers Concert Series
October 22: The Gamble Rogers Music Festival has partnered with the St. Johns Cultural Council to present “Live from The Waterworks: A Gamble Rogers Concert Series.” Celebrate the legendary recording artist Gamble Rogers whose balladry and storytelling shaped American folk music. On the third Saturday of each month, a local musician will open for a nationally known act at The Waterworks (184 San Marco Avenue), built in 1898 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On October 22, Ruth Wyand Music opens for Doyle Dykes at the inaugural concert. Doors at 7 PM; show starts at 7:30 PM Tickets will be available online on August 15. Only 100 seats available for this very special performance. The ticket fee will go to the nonprofit Gamble Rogers Music Festival. Stay updated at gamblerogerfest.org
- October 22
- November 19
- Dec 17
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: This market has stopped.
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.
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 — CLOSED UNTIL FALL 2022
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/