Fall 2023 events in St. Augustine & St. Johns County, Florida


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

August 16-September 27: The 21st annual Music & Art by the Sea concert series picks back up Aug. 16-Sept. 27. This is a FREE concert series is held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. The series features 13 bands playing a wide variety of music, along with food trucks each week. In addition to the music, view artwork by local artists and artisans at The Art Studio, located near the pier. Guests can bring coolers and beach chairs to this event. Parking is limited. Admission is always FREE. More details at www.sabca.org/music-by-the-sea/2023-concert-schedule/

Cafe Eleven concerts at St. Augustine Beach

September-December 2023: Cafe Eleven at St. Augustine Beach features regional and national recording artists in an intimate listening room! See the concert lineup here. GET TICKETS: originalcafe11.com

St. Augustine Amphitheatre concerts  

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets are available at the box office on site or ticketmaster. See the concert lineup here. Learn more at theamp.com

Fall Donuts at Peace Love and Little Donuts

September-November: Pumpkin Spice and Cider donuts will be on the fall menu at Peace Love and Little Donuts, 12 Cathedral Place, in downtown St. Augustine. More details here: www.peaceloveandlittledonuts.com/

Medieval Torture Museum discount

Daily: Visit the largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S., located at 100 St. George St., in historic St. Augustine, Florida. Explore over 5,000 sq ft of space and encounter a vast collection of unique implements and devices that promise an unforgettable, interactive, and fully immersive experience! As Halloween approaches, the museum invites everyone to explore a different facet of their personality with mystical cards and participate in the guaranteed win lottery! Use code HALLOWEEN23 for additional 15%  discount for online tickets (valid October 14-31) at medievaltorturemuseum.com
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Threading the Margins Textile Arts Exhibition features 17 local artists

September 5-November 30: The St. Johns Cultural Council will commemorate textile arts this fall with workshops and theatrical performances at The Waterworks and an Art in Public Spaces exhibition at the St. Johns County Administration Building.  Threading the Margins, an Art in Public Spaces exhibition, will be on display from September 5 until  November 30 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, Rotunda Gallery, 500 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine.  Seventeen local artists were selected following an open call to participate in the exhibition which also includes antique garments and samplers from the collections of the Peña-Peck House and Ximenez-Fatio House museums.

Participating artists include Kathryn Arango, Sherry Buckingham Peck, Susan Cockerham, Gretchen Crawford, Amy Hemphill Dove, Deborah Hossbach, Jenny Keyser, Courtney Krug,  An Marshall, Melissa May, Laura Mongiovi, Elizabeth Odiorne, Linda Schultz, Juanelle Strickland Marshall, Diane Thompson Cortese, Laura Towne, and Cindy Wilson.  An artist reception will be held at 8:30 am on September 5. A formal opening will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 6. The events are free and open to the public.

The Music Man at Limelight Theatre 

September 28-October 22: The Music Man will open Limelight Theatre’s 32rd season. The musical will be on stage September 28 through October 22. The show runs Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee every Sunday. When Harold Hill, a traveling con man, arrives in River City, he convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as soon as he receives the money. Librarian Marian Paroo suspects Harold is a fraud but holds her tongue since her moody brother, Winthrop, is excited about the band. As Harold begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping town. Tickets: limelight-theatre.org

Wine Flights & Local Bites

September 29: The Tasting Tours will offer Wine Flights & Local Bites in the 5th Suite in the Treasury Building in downtown St. Augustine, with breathtaking views of landmarks. Enjoy an evening that highlights local flavor. Boutique wine is complemented with small gourmet bites designed to spark fresh, inventive flavor ideas. The event begins at 6 p.m. each evening. RSVP at www.thetastingtours.com/suite-events.html

Sing Out Loud Festival

September 29-October 1: The Sing Out Loud Festival is the annual epic celebration of live music in the Nation’s Oldest City. National, regional and local artists are featured in free and ticketed concerts at a dozen venues. Live performances, special events, artist development opportunities and more make September the official Month of Music in St. Augustine. Learn more at https://www.singoutloudfestival.com/events

St. Augustine Songwriters Festival

September 29-October 1: The St. Augustine Songwriters Festival runs September 29-October 1 in three locations — Prohibition Kitchen, Colonial Oak Music Park, and Tradewinds Tropical Lounge. The event features songwriters who have written his songs for national recording artists. Admission is free. Learn more at https://www.singoutloudfestival.com/events/st-augustine-songwiters-festival

Mortality & Mourning Candlelight Tours at Ximenez-Fatio House

September 29-October 28: Join the circa 1798 Ximenez-Fatio House Museum for a candlelight tour on the exploration of death and spiritualism practices from St. Augustine’s Second Spanish Colonial Era through its Victorian Era. This spooky, but family-friendly, tour guides visitors through the 225 year old house museum in mourning, showcasing cultural practices and stories from Old St. Augustine. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ximenez-fatio-house-museum-58114885363

Pumpkin Festival + Handmade Market

September 30: A Pumpkin Festival + Handmade Market will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 30 at Wesley Wells Farms, 2680 Ada Arnold Road, St. Augustine. The event will feature fall activities for all ages, including Pick-Your-Own-pumpkins right off the vine, baked goods, local food trucks, sunflower field, you-pick and we-pick produce, farm animals, photo opportunities, local vendors and artisans, and more!  Tickets at gate: $10/person for ages 24 months and up. Learn more at wesleywellsfarm.com/pumpkin-festival-handmade-market/

St. Johns Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve – Grand Opening

October 1: The St Johns Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve will hold a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 1, located at 8310 CR 13 S in Hastings, Florida. The botanical garden is dedicated to conserving rare and endangered species of plants from around the world, as well as natural resources and native plants and animals. Guests will find over 350 species of palms, 300-year-old oaks, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and even more flora and fauna around the property. Visit stjohnsbotanicalgarden.org to learn more about guided tours, monthly animal shows, and classes that cover identification, landscaping, and planting, among other topics.

Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church on King Street

October 4-until the pumpkins are gone: First United Methodist Church, 118 King St., offers pumpkins of all sizes, available Oct. 4 until the pumpkins are gone, in downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday-Friday; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Prices range from 50 cents to $35. Call 904-829-3459.

First Friday Art Walk

October 6: Hosted by Art Galleries of St. Augustine, Friday Friday Art Walk will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday, August 4 in 20+ St. Augustine art galleries! View new art exhibits and enjoy refreshments, cash bars at some galleries, and live entertainment. There are over 20 member galleries, each with its own style, located in and around the downtown area and over the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island and St. Augustine Beach. Many of the Galleries introduce their featured artist for the month and they are often on hand to answer questions about their work. First Friday Art Walk is FREE to attend and patrons can start at any participating gallery. Parking for First Friday Art Walk is free downtown at the City of St Augustine meters and parking lots after 5 PM. For easy mobility downtown, gallery patrons and visitors can enjoy the FREE shuttle service that runs from 6-9 p.m. (February-November) provided by Old Town Trolley Tours St. Augustine. To use this service, shuttle stickers may be picked up at any participating gallery. The shuttle may be boarded at any of the following stops; in front of Butterfield Garage and ArtBox, the Lightner Museum, as well as on Treasury Street in the Plaza. The latest map of all member galleries: https://www.staaa.org/art-galleries-of-st-augustine/

Pink up the Pace 5K Run/Walk

October 7: Pink Up The Pace is more than a race. Funds raised help serve local breast cancer patients. The organization aims to have a positive impact on the lives of those affected by breast cancer in St. Augustine and the surrounding areas. Pink Up The Pace raises money to assist the uninsured and underinsured in the early detection of breast cancer and increase public awareness of the importance of early detection and provide support to survivors and their families. Visit www.pinkupthepace.com

Fall Craft Market at Coconut Barrell

October 7: A Fall Craft Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 7 at Coconut Barrell, located in Mall 2121, at 2121 US Hwy 1, St. Augustine. The event will feature 200 indoor vendors, 45 outdoor vendors, and a hot/cold apple cider bar. Free parking on site. 

St. Augustine Greek Festival

October 7-8: The 25th Annual St. Augustine Greek Festival will feature Greek music, culture and FOOD at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in St. Augustine. Choose from baklava, koulourakia, chocolate kok, kourabiedes, melomakarona, tsoureki, galaktoboureko and loukomodes. Order online now at staugustinegreekfestival.com/menu

To attend the event, please park at RJ Murray Middle School located at 150 N. Holmes Blvd. FREE shuttles by Old Town Trolley will take guests to and from the event, located on County Road 214.

The Maze at Sykes Family Farms

October 7-29: Nine acres of a local farm becomes The Maze each year — with live music, the maze, u-pick sunflowers, games, kids area, farm animals, hayride, food vendors and more at 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, just off State Road 207. From the website: With over 50 years of farming experience, Sykes Family Farms continues to grow. Providing folks of all ages with a FARMtastic family tradition that they can look forward to each Fall. Since 2010, Sykes Family Farms has been providing folks of all ages with “Agritainment”! You may wonder what this means… We combine a 9-acre corn maze full of “cornfusing” twists and turns. Mix it all together and you have “Agritainment!” TICKETS & DETAILS: www.sycofarms.com

Florida Heritage Livestock & Ag History Event

October 13: The St. Johns County Agricultural Center will host the Florida Heritage Livestocks & Ag History Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, October 13 at Riberia Garden, 22 St. George St., in downtown St. Augustine. Join the Ag Center for a day of learning about Florida’s Cracker cattle, bees, horses, chickens, vermiculture (worms) and more. Admission is free. Learn more at sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/stjohns

HorsePlay Therapy Center 6th annual Fall Festival

October 14: HorsePlay Therapy Center will host the6th annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 14th at HorsePlay Therapy Center barn, 1925 SR 207, St. Augustine. The event will include pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, bounce houses, dunk tanks, potato sack races, arts and crafts, County Line Provisions food truck, Kona ice, a pumpkin patch and more! New this year: Surprise stations! The 2023 HorsePlay Therapy Center Fall Festival is sponsored by Indianhead Exploration and Soils. Tickets: https://horseplay-therapy-center.ticketleap.com/6th-annual-horseplay-therapy-center-fall-festival-sponsored-by-/

Big Dill Pickle Ball Classic by Rhythm & Ribs Presents

October 14-15: The St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary’s Rhythm & Ribs Presents the Big Dill Pickle Ball Classic on October 14-5 t Treaty Park. The event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County. This exciting tournament is open to players of all levels, from beginners to advanced, and promises to be an unforgettable experience! Register today at https://bit.ly/BigDillClassic2023 The Big Dill Pickle Ball Classic offers a chance for players to showcase their skills and compete against some of the best players in the area all to help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County and other amazing local charities through the Rhythm & Ribs Foundation. The classic boasts a fun and friendly atmosphere, music, food, and drinks and is the perfect event for players and spectators alike.

Halloween Bash Under the Sea at the St. Augustine Aquarium

October 14, October 21 and October 28: The Halloween Bash Under the Seas will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. October 14, October 21 and October 28 at the St. Augustine Aquarium, 2045 FL-16, St. Augustine. Enjoy a nights of treats, games and prizes, candy, horror movie trivia, haunted nature trail, sirens and mermaids, and more! Admission is $10 for age 12+; and $5 for children under 12. Call 904-429-9777 for reservations. 

Pumpkin Patch at Shores United Methodist Church

October 14-30: Find your favorite pumpkin at St. Augustine Shores United Methodist Church, 724 Shores Boulevard, St. Augustine. www.shoresumc.org The Pumpkin Patch will be open the following dates and times: 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:  2:00-6:00pm
  • Wednesday:  1:30-6:00pm
  • Saturday:  11:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00-6:00pm

West King Wednesday

October 18: Every third Wednesday of the month, small businesses of West Augustine collaborate to share  community and culture of West King Street businesses. Live music, artists, discounts, specials, artisan pop-ups and other events are showcased from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. along West King Street, in St. Augustine. More details at https://www.facebook.com/WestKingWednesdays

Master Gardeners Plant Sale, Plant Clinic & Garden Tours

October 20-21: The St. Johns County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale, plant clinic and garden tours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 20-21 at the Ag Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Dr, St. Augustine. The sale offers locally grown Florida-friendly plans, gardening advice from Master Gardener Volunteers, and tours of the demonstration gardens on site. 

St. Benedict the Moor Blues Festival 

October 20-22: The St. Benedict the Moor Blues Festival will take place October 20-22 on the historic church grounds in Lincolnville, 86 M L King Avenue, in downtown St. Augustine. Nestled in the heart of the historic district, of Lincolnville, this festival is a magnificent opportunity to soak up the vibrant atmosphere, savor delicious southern delicacies, and lose yourself in the captivating sounds of traditional and contemporary blues melodies. What makes this festival even more special is its noble cause — all proceeds go towards the restoration of the historic St. Benedict the Moor rectory/church. By attending this incredible event you’ll be contributing to the preservation of a significant piece of St. Augustine’s rich cultural heritage. TICKETS & DETAILS: http://stbensbluesfest.com/purchase-ticketsfood.html#/


Friday, October 20

  • 4-6pm Ken Jensen Blues Ensemble
  • 6-8pm Duffy Bishop Band
  • 8-10pm JW Gilmore Blues Authority

Saturday, October 21

  • 4-6pm Jazzy Blue
  • 6-8pm Mathias Lattin
  • 8-10pm Warehouse Blues

Sunday, October 22

  • 11:30-12:30pm Americana Gospel
  • 1-2:30pm Hillbilly Thomists
  • 2:30pm Rick Spence Jazz Combo

Vilano Vibe-Rations Music Festival

October 21Catch the beach vibe at the 2023 Vilano Beach music festival, taking place from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 21 at North Shores Community Park, 120 Meadow Avenue, in Vilano Beach. This year’s event will highlight five favorite local bands (see the list below) who will be strumming up great tunes throughout the afternoon into the early evening. As the music flows and the crowd is dancing, local food trucks will offer delicious dishes. A full cash bar will be available, along with a Bloody Mary Bar.  Tickets are $15 for general admission. VIP Packages are $50 and include VIP Parking Spot, Shaded VIP Tent, Dedicated Bar and Bartender, Food Coupons, Drink Coupon, event T-Shirt. RSVP here: www.vilanobeachfl.com/event/vibe-rations/


  • Ramona the Duo  
  • Dewey Via Band 
  • Bad Dog Mama 
  • Chillula 
  • Money for Nothing 
  • DJ Andy spinning tunes during sets  

Jail Break 5K 

October 21: Old Town Trolley and Investing in Kids (INK) will host the annual Jail Break 5K run/walk on Saturday, October 21, 2023! Race start is 8 a.m. at the Old Jail Museum, 167 San Marco Blvd. in uptown St. Augustine, Florida. REGISTER HERE: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/SaintAugustine/EscapeFromStAugustine

Cracker Day 

October 21: The St. Johns County Cattlemen’s Association will host the annual Cracker Day at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 S.R. 207, in Elkton. The event will feature horse games and food, including barbecue, and a farmers market with local vendors. Cracker Day celebrates cracker horses and cracker cattle, which were brought to the area by the Spanish. “Cracker” also refers to a cowboy who uses a whip to round up cattle, which makes a cracking sound when used. Gates open at 6 a.m., and the event is from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $5 per guest at the gate.  Call 904-669-6186 for more details.

Copland’s America by First Coast Opera

October 27-28: Celebrate the Dean of American Composers, Aaron Copland, in our season opener.  Enjoy excerpts from his opera The Tender Land and Old American Songs while savoring a catered dinner by La Cocina International. First Coast Opera will stage this performance on October 27-28 at Celebration Hall, 5205 A1A S, St. Augustine. Tickets: firstcoastopera.com

4-H Pumpkin Sale

October 28: The local 4-H Pumpkin Club will offer locally grown pumpkins at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The pumpkins were grown in the St. Johns County Ag Center’s variety trial plot — an assortment of colors and uses! 

All Hallows Eve Third Annual Charity Bash

October 28: Local pirate group, The Krewe of the 13, will hold the All Hallows Eve Third Annual Charity Bash on Saturday, October 28 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the St. Augustine Elks Lodge, 1420 A1A S., St. Augustine on Anastasia Island. The event includes live music, costume contests, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and many silent auction items. The charity event will support local families in need. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-all-hallows-eve-charity-bash-tickets-653119236217

Bad Boys of Opera

October 28: Back by popular demand! EMMA Concert Association hosts the Bad Boys of Opera at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. The group featuries highly acclaimed vocalists, with individual performance credits including The Metropolitan Opera, NY City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Philadelphia Opera Company, as well as appearance at Carnegie Hall, with the Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony! The performance will include excerpts from Carmen, La Boheme, TraviataPhantom of the Opera and additional arias and ensembles from Opera, musical theater, and popular hits. Tickets include free parking at the St. Johns County Council on Aging, with a complimentary shuttle to and from the venue. Tickets: emmaconcerts.com

Ancient City Kids Day

October 28: The 26th annual Ancient City Kids Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Coordinated by EPIC and brought to the community by a committee of children organizations, Ancient City Kids Day is a day of fun-filled activities for children and families. The event is FREE for the public, and will include over 40 youth service agencies offering carnival style games and activities, arts and crafts, contests for kids, and live entertainment all day. Information about community resources will be available for parents. There will  be free t-shirts/goody bags for kids while they last. The only cost to the public will be for food or drinks. The event is a community outreach for Epic Behavioral Healthcare of St. Augustine. Visit epicbh.org

Spookley the Square Pumpkin at Limelight Theatre

October 28-29: Spookley The Square Pumpkin will be on stage at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. October 28-29 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission, uptown St. Augustine. The musical tells the story of a square pumpkin living in a round pumpkin patch on Holiday Hill Farm. Shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders who convince him that, square or not, he has a right to be the Pick of the Patch. Encouraged by kindly Jack Scarecrow, Spookley tries his best, but he isn’t sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens Holiday Hill Farm. Spookley realizes it is up to him and his square shape to save the day. As a result, all the pumpkins in the patch learn that the things that make you different make you special. Tickets: https://ci.ovationtix.com/34666/production/1178602

2023 Clam Jam – Chowder Challenge

October 29: The 2023 Clam Jam will take place from 11 AM-4 PM Sunday, October 29 at the St. Augustine Elks Lodge #829 on Anastasia Island! Sign up today and show some support for the local Veterans charity, which the event will the event will support. REGISTER HERE: https://app.promotix.com/events/details/CLONE—Clam-Jam-Chowder-Challenge-presented-by-the-Elks-Lodge-829-tickets 

1. Traditional white clam
2. Traditional red clam
3. Minorcan (added by request)
4. Anything other than clam
to include: chicken, seafood, crawfish, conch, corn…as long as it meets the characteristics of a chowder.
People’s Choice votes…
One token is provided to a single purchase of tasting tickets. If you purchase $10/10 tickets … 1 vote …$20/20 tickets still 1 vote.
Nobody will be allowed to purchase People’s Choice votes only.
Judges will be selected from within the community who have no connection to restaurants/anyone participating to ensure fair judging.
Awards presented for 1st place in each category and for People’s Choice, 2nd and 3rd place recognized.
Award Recognition for the Home Cook Category people’s choice only

Whiskey Wine & Wildlife in Vilano Beach

November 2-5: Early Bird tickets are available  through Oct. 15 for this foodie experience that takes place Nov. 2-5 in Vilano Beach. The event kicks off on Thursday, November 2 with the Pesca by Michael’s W3 Wine Dinner at the new Hyatt Place. Enjoy an elegant 4-course, wine paired dinner by Executive Chef Michael Lugo and Dessert course, by Pastry Chef, Rebecca Reed at the highly acclaimed new Pesca by Michael’s in Vilano Beach. The Vilano A1A Soirée takes place Friday, November 3 with Cocktail Reception & Appetizers and Dinner, followed by with Guided Tours through the GTM Reserve/Wine & Cheese Paired Reception at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 4. The W3 Grand Tasting – Block Party in Vilano Beach will be from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 4. Find more events, details and tickets at  whiskeywineandwildlife.com

Farm Tour by St. Johns County Agricultural Center

November 3: The St. Johns County Agricultural Center will hold a Farm Tour on a 55-seat bus from 9 am-12:30 pm Friday, November 3 departing from the St. Johns County Ag Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive St. Augustine, FL 32092. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-local-in-st-johns-county-farm-tours-tickets-719274016947

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM
Depart St. Johns County Ag Center (St. Augustine)
9:20 AM – 10:00 AM
Riverdale Potato Farm
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Jeff Parker Farms
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Hastings Agricultural Extension Center – Cowpen Research Farm
11:30 AM – 12:10 PM
Tater Farms
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM
Return to St. Johns County Ag Center

Papercutt to host 20th Anniversary benefit show at The Amp

November 4: North Florida’s premier 80s hair metal tribute band Papercutt is bringing their 20th Anniversary Show to The Backyard Stage at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Ticket proceeds are generously benefitting the United Way of St. Johns County Empty Stocking Fund. This is an all-ages event. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, August 25 at 10am online at ticketmaster.com and at the venue Box Office.

2023 Walk to Defeat ALS St. Augustine 

November 4: On Saturday, November 4, 2023, the St. Augustine community will gather at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for the 2023 Walk to Defeat ALS St. Augustine — to  support and fund a cure for ALS. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive motor neuron disease that gradually robs people of their ability to walk, talk, swallow and eventually breathe. With no known cause or cure, the St. Augustine community is coming together with determination to change this reality.


  • What: Walk to Defeat ALS St. Augustine Presented By Ring Power, CAT St. Augustine
  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2023
  • 8:00 am – Registration
  • 9:15 am – Walk Begins
  • Where: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum
  • Why: To raise funds and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a progressive, fatal
    neurodegenerative disease. There is no known cause or cure for ALS. All proceeds raised will support patient careand comfort, as well as research for treatments and a cure.
  • For more information: Walk to Defeat ALS St. Augustine

Feel the Wheels

November 4: Hosted by the Junior Service League of St. Augustine, Feel the Wheels is a day created to soak up that fall sunshine and let the little ones loose to explore all different types of vehicles. Years past have provided race cars, trucks of all sizes, emergency vehicles, boats, motorcycles, tractors and much more. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 4 in the front parking lot of Mall 2121, located at 2121 US-1, St Augustine. Entrance fee is $5 per guest, with children under age 2 admitted for free. All proceeds from the event benefit local nonprofits.

Holiday Christmas Market

November 4: The Holiday Christmas Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, November 4 at Shores United Methodist Church, 724 Shores Boulevard, St. Augustine. Christmas items, baked goods, homemade goods, books and puzzles and a raffle will be available. www.shoresumc.org

Patriot Remembrance Ceremony  

November 18: The Daughters of the American Revolution will hold Patriot Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 18 in the Tolomato Cemetery in downtown St. Augustine. This event will honor the Patriots of the American Revolution. All are welcome to attend the free event. 

Nights of Lights 

November 18-January 31: Nights of Lights begins November 18, 2023 and continues nightly through January 31, 2024. Nights of Lights has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic, During this festival of lights, downtown St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights features millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City. Admission is free. Tour companies offer tours by trolley, boat, bus, golf cart and more. Details at nightsoflights.com

The Boardwalk Bazaar at Marina Munch

November 24: Held on the last Friday of each month, the Boardwalk Bazaar at Marina Munch Food Truck Park will feature live music and local artisans from 5-8 p.m. Friday, November 24. Food trucks and The Marina Munch Cantina  will offer dinner and drinks. Marina Munch is located at English Landing Marina, 509 S Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine. 

Hastings Main Street Fall Festival of Art

November 25: Hastings Main Street will hold at Fall Festival from 10 a.m. a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 25 at the Historic Stanton Ford Building, 301 N. Main Street and surrounding areas in downtown Hastings, Florida. Discover creativity and culture at the inaugural Main Street Fall Festival of Art, a collaboration between Hastings Main Street and the St. Augustine Art Association. Explore diverse art forms like painting, glasswork, pottery, fiber, photography, and jewelry within the Historic Stanton Ford Building. Downtown Hastings will come alive with live music, vendors, food trucks, and a kids zone. Esteemed guest speaker Dr. Seth Bramson will be sharing insights, while original Highwaymen artists enchant with live demonstrations, infusing history into this artistic spectacle. For more details, visit www.hastingsfl.org/festival-of-art


Ancient City Tours Private History Tours

Ongoing: Are you visiting St. Augustine for the history? Ancient City Tours offers a 90-minute PRIVATE walking history tour! A trained, licensed professional tour guide will take you through life in the nation’s oldest city — from Ponce de Leon to Pedro Menendez to Henry Flagler and so much more. Want to learn about the Castillo de San Marcos and pirate history?? Ancient City Tours has that covered, too. They can adjust and adapt your experience! Call 904-827-0807 or visit www.ancientcitytours.net

Tour the circa 1798 Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

Monday-Saturday: Located on the oldest street in America, the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum was built in 1798 by and Spanish merchant and his Minorcan wife. The house was then owned and run by women throughout the 1800s as a boarding house. Self-guided audio tours and guided tours are available Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Step back in time when you stroll through the historic house, detached colonial kitchen, gardens and grounds. More details at www.ximenezfatiohouse.org

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.  Stay updated at facebook.com/staugampmarket

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

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. 

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

Live music at O.C. White’s Seafood & Spirits 

Every Monday and Wednesday-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. 

Monday: Bill Sabo
Wednesday: Gary Campbell
Thursday: Bob Patterson
Friday: Trevor Compton
Saturday: Amy Hendrickson
Sunday: Damon Slaughter

Magic Hideaway – Magic Experience

Every Friday & Saturday through January: Magic Hideaway, a boutique two-hour magic experience, is offered by Magician Bill Abbott each Saturday evening at the iconic Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection. 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

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