Aug. 22-24: St. Augustine WEEKEND events

Learn about Spanish and Menorcan heritage on Aug. 23-24 at the St. Augustine LIghthouse during Sea Your History Weekend. See event list below for more details. Contributed image

Learn about Spanish and Menorcan heritage on Aug. 23-24 at the St. Augustine LIghthouse during Sea Your History Weekend. See event list below for more details. Contributed image


Red River Band

Aug. 22-23: The Red River Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. in Tradewinds Tropical Lounge, 124 Charlotte St., in downtown St. Augustine. Also at Tradewinds, Elizabeth Roth will play from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 23; and Keith Godwin & The Rio Grande Band will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 24.

Pollard Hall Open House 

Aug. 22: Flagler College will opening its doors to unveil the latest addition to its campus — Pollard Hall, 31 Cordova St., downtown St. Augustine. Guests are welcome to check out the new academic building from 4:30 to 6 p.m. In addition to Pollard Hall, visitors can also tour the studios of the Flagler College radio station, WFCF, and meet on-air personalities and even record their own voices for audio broadcast. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Call 904-819-6205. 

Fresh Beat Band

Aug. 22: Nickelodeon’s popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series, The Fresh Beat Band, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, in St. Augustine. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets range from $29.50 to $46.50. Call 904-209-0367 or go to  

Guinness World Records attempt (ALS Ice Bucket Challenge)

Aug. 23: Guinness World Records® has confirmed that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, to be held by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! St. Augustine Odditorium and Ripley’s Red Trains on Saturday, Aug. 23, will be a Guinness World Records Official Attempt. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! parking lot, located at 19 San Marco Ave. Parking will be available in the nearby parking garage or lots. The event should be over by 9:15 a.m. Cost is $5 to participate (FREE to watch). Sign up here:

Nutcracker ballet auditions

Aug. 23: Saint Augustine Ballet will hold open auditions for the sixth annual production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, August 23 at Abella’s School of Dance, 1711 Lakeside Avenue Unit 9, in Saint Augustine. Registration for dancers between the ages of 8 and 10 years old will start at 8:30 a.m. Auditions begin promptly at 9 a.m. and will end at approximately 11 a.m. Dancers must be eight years old by Sept. 1 in order to audition. Registration for ages eleven and up will begin at 12:30 p.m. Auditions will begin promptly at 1 p.m. and end at approximately 3 p.m. Audition registration forms are available at If you have additional questions email

Live music by Jesse Cruce

Aug. 23-24: Local musician Jesse Cruce will perform with his Electric Trio (includes Kenny Hamilton on sax) at 9:30 p.m. at Cellar Six, 6 Aviles St., downtown St. Augustine. On Sunday, Aug. 24, Cruce plays solo beginning at 5 p.m. at Salt Life Food Shack at St. Augustine Beach.

Seminole Indian Wars living history event

Aug. 23: A living history event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles St., in historic St. Augustine. The FREE event is open to the public. The event will feature the impact of the Seminole Indian Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, to be portrayed by professional and volunteer re-enactors with an emphasis on the Second War period from 1835 until 1842. For more information, contact Julia Vaill Gatlin at 904-829-3575 or email Visit the website at, Twitter at and the Facebook page at

Sam Pacetti at DOS

Aug. 23: Local musician Sam Pacetti will perform at 7 p.m. at DOS Coffee & Wine, 300 San Marco Ave. Admission is FREE. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Go to or follow on facebook:

Journey to the South Pacific at IMAX 

Aug. 22-24: Filmed amid the pristine coral reefs of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, “Journey to the South Pacific” opens at The IMAX Theater at World Golf Village. This film transports audiences to an underwater Eden of exotic marine life. Audiences join a 12-year old boy on a voyage through the islands as he dives with sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays and other unusual creatures that thrive in the most bio-diverse marine ecosystem on earth. Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Call 904-940-4123 or go to

Ann O’Malley’s Live Music

Aug. 22-24: The band Drinking Water will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., in downtown St. Augustine. On Aug. 23, Scuttered the Bruce will play  live Irish music from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. On Aug. 24, Todd & Molly will play from 4 to 7 p.m. and Beef on Weck will be served (every Sunday). Call 904.825.4040 or go to to view the entire August entertainment calendar.

Laffs for Less finals & stand-up comedians

Aug. 22-23: Finals night for Laffs for Less will begin at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club at Gypsy’s Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., over the Bridge of Lions. Hosted by comedian Brian Thomas, eight regional comedians will compete for the top prize — performing in several area comedy clubs. Tickets for Friday’s show are $10 per person. On Aug. 23, James Yon will headline, with Catherine Maloney Larson opening the show. Tickets are $12 and the show starts at 9 p.m. For reservations, call 904-461-8843.

Motherhood Out Loud at Limelight Theatre

Aug. 22-31: A joyous, hilarious and altogether thrilling theatrical play that shatters traditional notions about parenthood. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre, an intimate space with about 70 seats. Tickets are $20 per person, with two for $25 on Terrific Tuesdays (Aug. 19 and Aug. 26). Limelight Theatre is at 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Call 904-825-1164 or go to

Live music by Dennis Fermin

Aug. 22-23: Local musician Dennis Fermin will perform from 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday at Taberna del Caballo, 37 St. George St., downtown St. Augustine. He also will play from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Saturday at O.C. White’s, 118 Avenida Menendez. In addition, Fermin plays from 4 to 7 p.m. every Monday at Pizzalley’s Chianti Room, 60 Charlotte St.

Gin 101 and Gin Cocktail Workshops

Aug. 23: Each Saturday evening at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.,the St. Augustine Distillery presents workshops that explain gin’s history, it’s various categories, how the distillery’s New World Gin is created and show participants how to create their own gin cocktails. Tickets are $38 per person and can be purchased up to one-hour prior to the event here. Free tours of the distillery are conducted daily. The St. Augustine Distillery is at 112 Riberia St., downtown St. Augustine. Call 904-825-4962 or go to

Family Seining at The GTM Research Reserve

Aug. 23: Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for a family seining activity. Pull a seine net through Guana Lake, collecting species of fish, crabs and more, and then learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. Necessary gear including waders and boots will be provided. The program takes place at the Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, in South Ponte Vedra Beach. RSVP online at or call 904-823-4500.

Sea Your History Weekend at Lighthouse

Aug. 23-24: Discover the Spanish and Menorcan influences on St. Augustine’s maritime history with traditional boatbuilding, shipwreck artifacts and guest presenters at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. Attend a workshop, climb the tower, explore the keepers’ house, walk the nature trails and experience history. Call 904-829-0745 or go to

An Evening On the Matanzas COA Gala

Aug. 24: The St. Johns County Council on Aging will feature a gala that includes a buffet by Chief’s Garden, live entertainment by the Frank Staffi Band, cocktails, and a silent auction from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the River House, 179 Marine St., in St. Augustine. Go to

Through the Keyhole

Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 28: Victorian spiritualism immersion. Learn to read tea leaves, master pendulum dowsing with angel cards and talking spirit board. Afternoon sessions at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday are $35 per person. Keyhole After Dark is at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and is priced at $40 per person. Sessions take place above the Spice and Tea Exchange, 59 Hypolita St., St. Augustine. 904-671-5010 or go to

Vittles and Vino VIP Carriage Tour

Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 28: VIP tours featuring more than 3 hours of carriage travel in St. Augustine with 4-5 food tasting stops, stops at 3-4 wine sampling venues and a bottle of wine to enjoy on the ride. The tours are presented by The Tasting Tours. The Vittles and Vino tour is $109. Call 904-325-3911 or go to  

Sunday Acoustic Open Mic

Sunday, Aug. 24: Join host Fre Gordon every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Johnny’s, 3009 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. Musicians are invited to perform during the weekly event. Call 904-829-8333.

Reggae Sundays

Sunday, Aug. 24: De Lions of Jah will perform from 3 to 7 p.m. during Reggae Sundays at the Conch House Marina, 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine. The event continues each Sunday through Sept. 28. For the full schedule, go to


Historic Weapons Demonstrations

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in 1740′s. Demonstration times are 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and staff availability. The Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S., was built by the Spanish in 1672 to help protect their empire in the New World. Admission is $7 for adults. Children 15 and under are admitted free. The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily. For details, go to

Old City 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. Go to

St. Augustine Flea Market

Saturdays and Sundays: The St. Augustine Flea Market, 2495 State Road 207, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. More than 100 vendors offer a variety of items including fresh produce, datil pepper sauce, prepared foods, antiques and collectibles, instruments, cell phones, jewelry, art and everything in between. Free admission and parking. The flea market is the site of the Old City Music Fest, with headliner Joan Jett and other big bands on stage Nov. 7-8. On the third Sunday of each month, a motorcycle swap meet is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 904-824-4210 or go to

Historic Tours of Flagler College

Daily: Take a tour of Flagler College that highlights the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon. Built by millionaire developer, Henry Flagler, in 1888, the hotel is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and houses the largest collection of in use Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Located at 74 King Street, tours depart from the Rotunda at the top of each hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $1.00 for children, and free to St. Johns County Residents. Call 904-823-3378 or go to

Nao Victoria Tour

Daily: Tour this full-sized replica 16th century Spanish tall ship, docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez.The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan in the 16th century. The ship is available for tours from 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. daily.  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Call 904-824-1606 or go to

Schooner Freedom Sailing Excursions

Daily: The Schooner Freedom sets sail daily from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. The tour provides guests with an unforgettable two-hour sailing adventure. Daytime sails are $35 for adults, $25 for kids ages 2-12, free for under age 2. Sunset sails are $45 per person and once each month there’s a full moon sail for $35 per person. All sails are weather permitting. Call for reservations and departure times. Call 904-810-1010 or go to

St. Augustine Eco Tours

Daily: St. Augustine Eco Tours take nature enthusiasts of all ages on guided tours of the waters and salt marshes surrounding the Oldest City. See coastal birds like ospreys and herons, marine mammals including bottlenose dolphin and an occasional manatee. Daily tours aboard a special explorer vessel take 2-6 guests through 12 miles of tidal creeks and coastal waters — listen for dolphin conversations using the vessel’s underwater microphones. Call 904-377-7245 or go to

St. Augustine Scenic Cruise

Daily: The Victory III sets sail  at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Since the 1900′s St. Augustine Scenic Cruise family have been giving visitors to St. Augustine a unique view of the city and a way to enjoy historic landmarks and natural beauty by water. Cost is $16.75 for adults; $9.75 for ages 9 to 13; $7.75 for ages 4 to 12; $13.75 for ages 60 and older. Cruises are weather permitting. Reservations are recommended. Go to or call 904-824-1806.





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