FREE summer events in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

Summer in St. Augustine means FREE events, such as outdoor films, live music each week at St. Augustine Beach Pier and in the historic Plaza de la Constitucion in downtown,  at the Colonial Oak Music Park, free events, concerts, and more!  To submit an event, email

MUSIC & ART BY THE SEA – Concerts every Wednesday

1 beach musicThe 19th annual Music by the Sea concert series The 19th annual Music by the Sea concert series began May 26, 2021 and continues each Wednesday. This is a FREE concert series that is held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday through September 1, 2021 at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. The series features 15 bands playing a wide variety of music including jazz, blues, classic rock, pop, reggae, disco and country. In addition to the music, guests can dine before the show with a different local restaurant each week and view artwork by local artists and artisans. Bring a cooler, a beach chair, and get ready for the best entertainment in all of Northeast Florida. Admission is always FREE. M0re details here.


  • June 2:  Slang — The 80’s & 90’s FOOD: Riptide Smokehouse
  • June 9:  Amy Alysia & Soul Operation — R&B – Dance FOOD: Sporks
  • June 16:  Dewey Via Band — Americana FOOD: Kusina Colorado
  • June 23:  The Committee — Pop/Rock, Dance FOOD: Little Sombrero
  • June 30:  Bluesdog 66 — Blues – Rock FOOD: Riptide Smokehouse
  • July 7: Soulfire — Dance – Disco – Pop FOOD: Sporks
  • July 14: JW Gilmore & Blues Authority — Blues FOOD: Big Island Bowls
  • July 21: Those Guys — Classic – Southern Rock FOOD: Little Sombrero
  • July 28: Ain’t Too Proud — Dance FOOD: Kusina Colorado
  • August 4: Dakota — Country – Southern FOOD:Rock Sporks
  • Augustine 11: Chillula — Pop – Dance FOOD: Little Sombrero
  • August 18: Str8up — Funk – Dance FOOD: Big Island Bowls
  • August 25: The Carpetbaggers — Eclectic Americana FOOD: Kusina Colorado
  • September 1: Phoenix — Classic Rock FOOD: Riptide Smokehouse

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA – Concerts every Thursday

Concerts in the Plaza, St. Augustine’s summer-long music series, returns for its 30th season with live music in a gazebo under ancient oak trees in downtown St. Augustine. The FREE concerts are held in the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. each Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The schedule is below. Go to

Concerts in the Plaza 2016 Schedule

June 3 Ancient City Slickers
Old-time Americana
June 10 Billy Buchanan
Rock and Soul, 50’s to the 80’s and beyond
June 17 Str8up
Country, Rock, R&B, Soul
June 24 I-Vibes
July 1 Jolie
July 8 Morrow Family Band
Americana with a mix of Country and Bluegrass
July 15 Victoria Rose
July 22 Last 2 Leave
July 29 The Grapes of Roth
Classic Rock
August 5 LizaMarie
August 12 Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards
Folk, Bluegrass, Jugband
August 19 Timberwood Band
Acoustic Folk Rock
August 26 Big Pineapple
Hawaiian Jazz
September 2 The Driftwoods
Bluegrass and Beyond

All concerts are free and attendees should bring lounge chairs for seating. Picnic dinners are popular, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza.

June 19 – St Augustine Music Festival’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

TWO FREE CONCERTS — On Saturday, June 19, 2021, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host the St. Augustine Music Festival’s 15th Anniversary Celebration featuring two groundbreaking concerts to celebrate the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
The two concerts, one at 3pm and the second at 7:30pm, are both free and open to the public; however, seats must be reserved in advance online at and
As part of its 15th Anniversary Celebration, the St. Augustine Music Festival (SAMF) is bringing together world class musicians from its own orchestra and those of the Ritz Chamber Players and multi-community choirs to “Let Freedom Sing on Junteenth!” and honor Freedom Day with an inspiring selection of spirituals and classical works all rejoicing in the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement.
The 7:30pm concert features old and new classical music from Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a French composer of
African ancestry, Beethoven, Stravinsky and Jessie Montgomery. To register for the free tickets to the 7:30pm
concert, please visit
In addition to the musical performances, an African American art and photography exhibit, curated by the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center and the St. Augustine Art Association, will displayed between concerts.
Please visit for more information.

ST. AUGUSTINE ECOCINEMA AT THE AMP – Free films June 15, Aug. 17, Oct. 19

From the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s Green Hands Initiative, in partnership with the St. Augustine Film Society, The Golden Way and Beaches Go Green proudly present the St. Augustine EcoCinema: A Four-Part Environmental Film Series featuring screenings of environmental documentaries on the Front Porch at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the film begins at 7 p.m.

All four screening events are free and open to the public due to generous sponsorships made by the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (FOSAA) and Maritime Studios. This summer through fall, the community is invited to view four documentaries addressing the environmental topics of plastic pollution, rising sea levels, food waste and marine habitat destruction.

The documentaries will be shown on the Front Porch at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre beginning at 7pm, followed by a question and answer session with local experts. Local organizations will also be on hand to answer questions and share information on ways to positively address these four areas of environmental concern. All film screenings are free and open to the public with free parking at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Concessions and a food truck will be on site. Socially distanced seating will be on a first come, first seated basis and masks will be required unless seated.

On Tuesday, June 15, Part Two will feature two documentaries addressing rising sea levels, “Sinking Cities: Miami” and “The Oldest City Underwater.” “Sinking Cities: Miami” is one of four “Sinking Cities” episodes exploring how global cities are coming to grips with the real-time effects of rising seas and extreme weather. “The Oldest City Underwater” addresses rising water levels within St. Augustine. Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser and others experts will be the evening’s panelists following the films.

“Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” will be the featured documentary in Part Three of the series on Tuesday, August 17. This Anthony Bourdain-produced documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chefs, audiences will see how chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! explains how food waste contributes to climate change and shows how each of us can make small changes to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

Thefinal screening will take place on Tuesday, October 19 with “Blue,” the stunning, intimate and grand documentary that delves deep into how industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. “Blue” is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

Historic downtown St. Augustine’s most attractive and largest outdoor venue is coming back and hopping.  Beginning in June, The Colonial Oak Music Park will again host concerts and other entertainment every week. Shows will range from folk to funk, and even include some professional improv comedy.

COLONIAL OAK MUSIC PARK – Free concerts and some ticketed events

The Colonial Oak Music Park, located on Saint George Street in historic St. Augustine at the Colonial Quarter, will host free concerts each weekend. A new website has been launched,, with the music lineup listed throughout each month.


  • Monday, June 7: Stephen Pigman at 3 p.m.

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Did you know that St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted FREE of charge to many local attractions?

In addition, residents and visitors receive FREE admission to DOZENS of other sights, including city and county parks, art galleries, winery and distillery tours, and SO. MUCH. MORE!

Here is the list …

Free for residents with ID

Many other local attractions offer discounted admission to St. Johns County residents and St. Augustine locals with valid ID.

Free for everyone


  • St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market — Free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South. Free admission and free parking.
  • Wednesday Pier Farmers Market From 8 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the St. Augustine Beach Pier parking lot, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach.
  • Salt Air Farmers Market — 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.
  • Nocatee Farmers Market — 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. 


  • Music by the Sea FREE summer concerts — Mid-May through Mid-September— 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the pavilion at the St. Augustine Beach Pier
  • Concerts in the Plaza FREE summer concerts — 7 p.m. Thursdays (May-September) in the gazebo of the Plaza de la Constitucion in downtown St. Augustine.


    • Nights of Lights 3rd Saturday of November through February 2, 2020 — More than 3 million white lights decorate the City of St. Augustine during the holiday season. 
    • Light Up the Night (formerly called Beach Blast Off) — The BIGGEST New Year’s Eve party in Northeast Florida! Every December 31 from 4-10 pm; Fireworks will be at the St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach.  


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