April-June 2024 Festivals + Events in St. Augustine & St. Johns County, Florida

April 6: Spring Market & Scavenger Hunt at Coconut Barrel

Shop from 40 indoor pop-up vendors on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Coconut Barrel, 2121 U.S. Hwy 1, in the former Ponce de Leon Mall building. Local artisans will offer handcrafted items. The first 100 shoppers will receive a gift at checkout. In addition, Captain Jack White, a pirate re-enactor, will host a fun scavenger hunt. Admission is free.

April 6: Secret Garden Market at Jenna Alexander Studio

Jenna Alexander Studio, 73 San Marco Ave., will host the Secret Garden Market on Saturday, April 6 from 5-9 p.m. featuring area artisans and art by Jenna Alexander. Admission is free. An early shopping VIP event will take place from 4-5 p.m. with tickets for $25 that include: a tote bag, crowd-free no line experience.

April 6-7: St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

The 41st annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival returns to Francis Field with seafood delicacies and all kinds of cuisine and county fair foods, live entertainment for the whole family, kids rides and 100 craft artisans. Enjoy two days of great food and fun including a live music lineup featuring regional and local favorites.

As always, the festival will serve up traditional fish and shrimp, lobster rolls and Cajun specialties but this year, there’s way more food selections to please all palates.

Festival hours are Saturday, April 6th from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday, April 7th from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Arts & Crafts village closes at sundown. No pets allowed except service animals.

April 10: 80s Prom Party to benefit Island Prep Private School

Dress in your 80s neon for the 80s Prom Party on April 10 at San Sebastián Winery, with live music by Chiluba and catering by The Perch. The event will benefit Island Prep Private School. Tickets at islandprepschool.ticketspice.com/ips-80s-prom

April 11-13: St. Augustine PoetFest

Poets and poetry lovers will gather for the 3rd annual St. Augustine PoetFest on April 11-13. The festival, a National Poetry Month celebration of creative writing and reciting, is presented by St. Johns Cultural Council, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College, and Ancient City Poets. sjcc@historiccoastculture.com

April 12-14: Gamble Rogers Folk Festival at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds

Join Gamble Rogers this spring for a fun festival featuring four stages, camping, food trucks, local artisans, vendors, and more all at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds!

2024 Headliners

Headlining the festival is AJ Lee & Blue Summit and the John Jorgenson Quintet, with supporting acts including Verlon Thompson, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Remedy Tree, The Krickets, Red and Christopher Henry & Their All Star Band, Wyatt Ellis, and more.

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival event is made possible with support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and the St. Johns Cultural Council. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton. www.gamblerogersfest.org

April 13, April 20, April 27: Roper Romp Pub Crawl with The Tasting Tours

Step back in time and join The Tasting Tours for a groovy, progressive pub crawl inspired by the iconic Mrs. Roper and her beloved Stanley from Three’s Company. Slip into your most colorful and flamboyant caftan for an experience that’s sure to be the talk of the town. More details at thetastingtours.com

April 13-14: St. Augustine Beach Pier Art & Craft Festival at St. Augustine Beach Pier Park

Artists and fine craftsmen will converge at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park Pavilion in St. Augustine Beach. 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, stained glass, 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. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. FREE admission. www.tnteventsinc.com

April 14: Kidz Spring Indoor Market at Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine

The Kidz Spring Indoor Market will be held from 12-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine, 4730 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine. Youth artisans will offer handcrafted items – art, jewelry, pottery, candles, home goods, sweets and more. Workshops and face painting on site. Admission is free.

April 18:

April 18: BBQ & Beer at the Barn – Benefit for Horseplay Therapy Center

Horseplay Therapy Center, 1925 State Road 207, in St. Augustine will host the 3rd Annual BBQ & Beer at the Barn, a fundraiser for this equine therapy center, helping those with special needs and veterans in our community. The event will include live music, an open bar, catered BBQ by Woodpeckers, line dancing, and more. Tickets at horseplay-therapy-center.ticketleap.com

April 18: Lightner Museum Spring Market

Shop from a selection of 35 local artisans GTM 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18 around the historic Alcazar Hotel former swimming pool area and in the Radzinski Garden at Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, downtown St. Augustine, Florida. Live music by the Raisin Cake Orchestra. Lightner Museum Members early access shopping begins at 5 p.m. This free event is open to the public. Learn more at lightnermuseum.org

April 20-21: Lullaby of the Rivers

The fourth annual Lullaby of the Rivers Festival takes place on Earth Day weekend, April 20-21 at North Shores Community Park, 120 Meadow Avenue, St. Augustine. Bob Patterson, well-known activist and legendary in the Florida music community, has lined up some of the region’s most talented musicians to come and play at the Lullaby of the Rivers Festival. Music, storytelling and Open Mics happen throughout the weekend on the outdoor Rivers Stage at North Shores Community Park in Vilano Beach, and the Springs Stage inside the North Shores Community Center, where people can eat while enjoying performances. Food trucks and vendors are located nearby. The Lullaby of the Rivers Festival is an Earth Day event with an Earth Day Fair and an extraordinary lineup of performers playing music and telling stories. TICKETS & DETAILS: www.lullabyoftherivers.com

April 24-28: Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest

Experience more than 100 events over five days in America’s Most Photogenic City®. Florida’s Historic Coast is spreading its wings to present another year of birding and outdoor photography where participants benefit from insights and instruction from a collection of upper-echelon international nature and wildlife photographers at multiple venues.

The event is headquartered at the Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach 904-885-0043www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com

Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show

April 27: Hosted by Panache at St. Augustine Beach, this exclusive night of fashion, storytelling and community will raise funds for Matanzas Riverkeeper. This event will be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Bluewater Jewelers, 500 Anastasia Blvd., on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine. Tickets & Details here.

April 27: Roscolusa Songwriters Festival in Nocatee/Ponte Vedra Beach

At this festival, songwriters from Nashville perform and share the stories behind their songs. Enjoy an evening of popular music. Plus, there will be local food trucks and vendors. The event will also have a Kids Corner. The show is from 5-10 p.m., and gates open at 4 p.m. at Nocatee. General admission is $25. VIP tickets are available for $100. 232 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra. www.roscolusa.com

April 27-28: Cabbage, Potato and Bacon Festival in Hastings, Florida

Immerse yourself in a weekend of agricultural celebration right in the heart of downtown Hastings! This historic festival revives the essence of Hastings and its neighboring communities. Enjoy the finest Farm to Table culinary demonstrations, an exclusive Chef Tasting event with Host Chef Hari Pulapaka and an ACF-sanctioned cooking competition. Reminisce with beloved local traditions like the Great Hastings Mow Down Lawn Mower races, the scenic Spud Run 5K & 10K, the Miss Potato Queen Beauty Pageant. And it wouldn’t be a festival without an outdoor artisans’ market, live music and a kids zone! This free event takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with a special ticketed “Taste of Hastings” event from 5:30- 9 p.m. ($35) and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 301 N. Main St., Hastings. www.hastingsfl.org

April 28: St. Augustine Sailing Ladybug Race

St Augustine Sailing introduces a new sailing event that will bring together the boating community from near and far to celebrate all things sailing! The inaugural Ladybug Race sets sail on Sunday, April 28, 2024 from Camachee Cove Marina, at the base of the Vilano Bridge in St. Augustine, Florida. But don’t let the name fool you – it’s much more than a race. The day will be filled with activities featuring educational workshops, yacht sales, and an awards dinner! It’s an event designed for all sailors, from dreamers to seasoned captains. All information can be found at www.sta-sail.com/ladybug-race

✨ Mini Boat Show – A Lineup of vessels available
✨ Open house for our Sailing Club – see their fleet of vessels.
✨Open house for our Sailing School where they can come and meet our team and see the vessel we use for class.
✨Introduction sailing courses – limited space available, occurring at 9, 11, 1 and 3.
✨Free demonstrations — space is limited so book a spot online at www.sta-sail.com/ladybug-workshops
✨ Seminars
⚓️Staying ship shape: Yoga class on aboard our catamaran – 10AM
⚓️Inboard Diesel Engines 101 – 10AM
⚓️Navigating writing and publishing aboard – 10AM
⚓️Leaving the dock and begin cruising – 10AM
⚓️St Augustine Marine Weather Forecasting – Held by John Gaughan, former 4Jax meteorologist – 11AM
⚓️List to last bite – 12PM
⚓️Eating well aboard – 1PM by Jennifer our nutritionist
⚓️Marine Electronics – 1PM
⚓️Dinghy & Outboard 101 – 1PM
⚓️Introduction to Marine Weather – held via Zoom with Chris Parker (who is a BIG DEAL in the cruising world) 3PM
⚓️Marine Surveys – 3:30PM
⚓️Essentials for your Medical Kit – held by a RN – 4:30PM
⚓️Rigging – 4:30PM

LADYBUG RACE – The starting sequence starts at 12:55PM and the race begins at 1PM. Both Performance and Cruising class will be racing. VIP spectator area – $25 pp and includes light refreshments, space is limited – www.sta-sail.com/ladybug-race-registration

April 28: The Taste of St. Augustine at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

This signature food festival at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre serves 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. 1340 A1A S., St. Augustine. 904-829-3295 www.epicbh.org

May 3-19: Romanza Festivale of Music + Arts

This annual arts and culture festival is presented by the St. Augustine and St. Johns County community. Cultural organizations and businesses come together once a year to showcase the community’s talents. Join in for dozens of concerts and other arts events in St. Augustine’s premiere local Arts Festival spanning 3 weekends! Visit the website for a schedule of events at various locations in St. Augustine. 904-315-8061www.romanzafestivale.com

May 4: STA Brewers’ Fest

Visit the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park from 1-5 p.m. (general admission tickets) to enjoy unlimited samples from over 25 regional and local breweries, live music and food trucks!

Proceeds benefit Brewing a Community, a nonprofit distributing all proceeds to various organizations in need throughout the St. Augustine and St. Johns County community.

General admission is $45/VIP tickets are $100. VIP tickets include guaranteed on-site parking, access to the climate-controlled pavilion, private restrooms, a catered buffet, a festival tasting glass, and full festival access an hour early. 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine www.stabrewersfest.com

May 4: Unidos En La Música: A Latin American Festival at Francis Field

Unidos en la Música will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine.  Unidos en la Música is an event of Latin Community Services Inc. — a non-profit organization dedicated to promote education and change the conversation while fighting stigmas within the Latin American Community. Live music, food, dancing, culture exhibits, vendors and more will be available throughout the day, with amazing headliners. Tickets & Details: unidosenlamusica.com

May 8-12: St. Augustine History Festival

The St. Augustine History Festival was created and conceived the University of Florida Historic St. Augustine, Inc. and the Lastinger Family Foundation to showcase the history of America’s oldest city. The goal is to showcase every era of St. Augustine’s long and storied past, from the founding in 1565 to the most advanced technology available in 2023 to research and study every year in-between. American history began here, and no one tells our story better than we do – come out and enjoy our city! Tour 20+ historic properties, attend events and lectures, visits churches, gardens and cemeteries in St. Augustine, Florida. Learn more at staugustinehistoryfestival.com

May 8-12: St. Augustine Food & Wine Festival

The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival is a culinary celebration taking place in one of the country’s most beautiful and historic cities. A showcase of culinary, beverage and culture that highlights celebrity guest chefs, celebrity winemakers/ proprietors, local chefs, artisans and local craft spirits/beers. The festival offers a wide variety of events for all tastebuds, from wine dinners and tasting events, to master classes and more. Tickets & Details at staugustinefoodandwinefestival.com

May 11: Sunflower & Tomato Festival at Wesley Wells Farms

The Sunflowers & Tomato Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wesley Wells Farm, 2680 Ada Arnold Rd, St. Augustine. The event will feature family activities, food trucks, kid zone, a salsa tasting contest, u-pick flowers and veggies, live entertainment, a handmade market, a whip cracking contest, a best homegrown contest and more. Tickets & Details: wesleywellsfarm.com

May 16: St. Augustine Pub Crawl 80s Style

St. Augustine Pub Crawl 80s Style will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 in downtown St. Augustine at Meehan’s Irish Pub, Pierre’s Pub, and Prohibition Kitchen. Tickets are $15 and includes entry into the Best Dressed Costume Contest and a digital group photo keepsake by Memories by Marvin Photography. RSVP at www.pubcrawlsta.com

May 18: As If! 90s Fest at Francis Field

The 4th annual AS IF! The 90’s Fest features a full-day concert lineup with national acts, local and regional musicians, vendors, food trucks, a water slide, ‘fphoto booth, and more. The event will be from 1 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Francis Field in St. Augustine. Tickets & Details: www.asifthe90sfest.com

Music & Art by the Sea at the St. Augustine Beach Pier

May 22-October 2: Music by the Sea at the St. Augustine Beach Pier continues on select Wednesday evenings with live music, local food trucks, and artists at the Art Studio at St. Augustine Beach. Dates are May 22, May 29, June 4, June 12, June 19, June 29, and the concerts will pick back up August 14, August 21, August 28, September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25 and October 2. Food trucks open at 6 p.m., and the music by local bands begin at 7 p.m. The schedule will be announced soon. More details at freebeachconcerts.com

June 19: St. Augustine Music Festival Juneteenth Concert

“New Orleans meets Harlem” featuring the Marcus Roberts Trio will perform on June 19 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine, Florida. The Festival Chamber Orchestra will join the Marcus Roberts Trio during the second half of the program to perform Rhapsody in Blue on the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin’s famous composition. The Juneteenth concert will be a ticketed event and more information will be provided at a later date. 2024 is the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964. This concert will be one of many events in St. Augustine during the year highlighting this historic legislation and highlighting the extensive history of Civil Rights in St. Augustine. Learn more at staugustinemusicfestival.org

June 21-23 and June 28-30: St. Augustine Music Festival

Each year, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine comes alive during the last two weeks in June with six FREE concerts of World Class Music in the beautiful and acoustically superior Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, Florida. Founded by Jorge A. Pena and Jin Kim-Pena in 2007, the St. Augustine Music Festival (SAMF) has grown over the years, recognized as a summer musical gem in St. Augustine and the largest FREE classical/chamber music festival in the USA. Learn more at staugustinemusicfestival.org

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