July & August events in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

Fireworks over the Matanzas

The City of St. Augustine will host Fireworks Over the Matanzas on Thursday, July 4, 2024!


6:00pm – The All-Star Orchestra will provide two hours of Big Band Music with a Patriotic Flair in the Plaza de la Constitución Gazebo

9:30pm – Fireworks Over the Matanzas, a stunning fireworks display with a stirring soundtrack. See it all from the downtown Bayfront, the Bridge of Lions, Vilano Beach, and more!

Concerts in the Plaza by City of St. Augustine

Every Thursday thru August 29: The City of St. Augustine presents the annual summer music series, Concerts in the Plaza with a  time of 6-8 p.m. every Thursday from June 1 through August 31 in gazebo of the Plaza de la Constitucion in downtown St. Augustine, between King Street and Cathedral Plaza. The lineup includes 14 musical groups — some who have performed for many years during this series, and many others who are new to the St. Augustine stage! Admission is free. Guests are invited to bring chairs for seating. More details at www.CityStAug.com/Concerts


  • July 4: All Star Orchestra
    Patriotic Jazz
  • July 11: Glory
    Dance Tribute Variety
  • July 18: I-Vibes
    A mix of Rock and Roll and Reggae
  • July 25: Groove Coalition
    70’s, 80’s and 90’s R&B Music
  • August 1: Shayla Nelson
    Acoustic Pop and Classics
  • August 8: Feedback
    Classic and Southern Rock, Blues, Adult Contemporary, Pop, Country
  • August 15: Str8up
    R&B, Soul, Country and Rock
  • August 22: JC Hatfield Trio
    Old Style Jazz, or 60’s Folk Music, Old Time Country, Bluegrass, Dixieland
  • August 29:Thick & Thin String Band
    Folk, Bluegrass

Live music + Comedians at Cafe Eleven

Cafe Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach hosts live music and stand-up comedians each week. Tickets and the list herehttps://originalcafe11.com/upcomingevents/

June 29: Ultimate Rush Tribute Band
July 3: Comedians in Drag Doing Comedy
July 5: JP Soars
July 21: Keith Harkin
July 25: Sam Morrow
August 2: Comedian Chingo Bling
August 4: Unlimited Devotion
August 23-34: In the Round with David Loose, Ethan Phillips and Justin Dukes
August 29: Cassie and Maggie
September 13: Chris Kattan
September 14: Albert Castiglia
September 18: Michael McDermott
September 19: Kris Allen
September 27: Jonathan & Abigail Peyton, with guest Rambler Kane
October 1: John Nemeth
October 4: Stephen Kellogg
October 5: Boredom
October 6: The Chris O’Leary Band
October 15-16: Popa Chubby
October 17: Ellis Paul
October 19: Comedian Casey Rocket
October 20: Toronzo Cannon
November 3: Griffin House
November 7: Comedian Zane Lamprey
November 8: Grant Peeples
November 10: Dixon’s Violin
November 12: Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials
November 13: John Primer
November 15: Sauce Boss
November 16: Dave Hause
December 5: Mike Zeto
December 21: Selwyn Birchwood

OakFest at Colonial Oak Music Park

July 3-7: Free live music for 5 days straight at Colonial Oak Music Park on St. George Street in downtown St. Augustine.

  • July 3: Whalin from 7-10
  • July 4: Jonathan, Lee & Chase at 2 p.m., followed by Marshall Horn from 7-11 p.m.
  • July 5: Davis Cook at 2 p.m., following by Versvtile from 7-10
  • July 6: Josh Tennessee Worthy at 2 p.m. and Monticelli from 7-10 p.m.
  • July 7: Cade & The Palmetto Kickers from 3-6 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk

July 5: Hosted by Art Galleries of St. Augustine, Friday Friday Art Walk will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 5 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. 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 latest map of all member galleries, with parking zones, can be downloaded from our website: https://www.staaa.org/art-galleries-of-st-augustine/

First Friday Art Walk artists at Ximenez-Fatio House

July 5: The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles St., will host artists on the lawn from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 6 at 20 Aviles St., downtown St. Augustine. Free admission. View artwork by local artists:

  • Viktoria Kovel – Mandela
  • Ashley Durst – Metal Jewelry
  • Kourtney Tolbert – Seaside Sista
  • John Sallas – Coquina Houses of St. Augustine
  • Erica Patel – A Florida Find – Oyster Shell Painting
  • Ellen Tozzi – BIRDBATHS by Ellen
  • Beth Tozzi — Pottery by Beth
  • Victoria Kamback – Ladybug (hand-painted with heart)

FREE Words & Music Series by EMMA Concert Association

July 11 and August 1: The Words and Music Series continues this summer at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. EMMA Concerts Association hosts this free live music event, with support from the St. Johns County Tourism Development Council. The Waterworks is available through the generosity of the City of St. Augustine and the St. Johns Cultural Council.

  • Words and Music with Backintyme — July 11 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm —Frank and Mary Lee Sweet perform as Backintyme. Dressed in 19th century clothing, they share stories and music from the pages of history. Each performance piece consists of an anedote drawn from historical research, interwoven with a related song of the time. The stories tell what people did back then. They form the source of our knowledge of the past. The songs reveal what they felt. They weave the fabric of our understanding.
  • Words and Music Series with Scott Watkins — August 1 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm — Scott Watkins, Professor of Music at Jacksonville University, will talk about American composer Howard Hanson and will perform his “Three Etudes, Op. 18” as part of the presentation.

Historic House Tours

  • Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, circa 1798, located at 20 Aviles Street – Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Oldest House Museum Complex, featuring Florida’s oldest house circa 1702 and other historic houses, museum and grounds, 14 St. Francis Street – seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 1876 Keepers’ House at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum – seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Peña-Peck House, circa 1750, Tours by donation Wednesday-Saturday at 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Villa Zorayda Museum, circa 1883, located at 83 King Street – Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Governor’s House, 48 King Street, the property was home to government offices since 1598 – free self-guided tours seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Oldest Wooden School House, circa late 1700s – open seven days a week, Sunday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pesca Rooftop in Vilano Beach at Hyatt Place

  • Reggae Sundays from 6-9 with Chillakaya
  • 90s Nights on Saturdays with DeeJay Natural 6-10
  • Thursday, July 4: Chillula from 7-10 — see the fireworks from the rooftop!
  • Starting July 11 Salsa Thursdays 6-9
  • Hours 12-9 seven days a week
  • Happy Hour 3-6 daily

Asadolife July 4 – Ramona + The Riot

Asadolife water restaurant will have extended hours on Thursday, July 4 with festive food and drinks served from 11-6 p.m. and live music from Ramona + The Riot from 3-6. Asador’s will be live fire grilling throughout the day, with amazing specials offered. Please make reservations in advance on OpenTable or call 904-501-1482

St. Augustine Amphitheatre concerts

Concerts continue through summer at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. More details at theamp.com

July & August concerts

  • July 2: T-Pain’s Mansion in Wiscansin Party with special guests LaRussell, NandoSTL and Young Ca$h
  • July 12: Bumpin Uglies and Ballyhoo! With Joe Samba – Live from the Backyard Stage
  • July 20: Buddy Guy – Damn Right Farewell
  • July 21: Iration and Pepper with special guests DENM and Artikal Sound System
  • August 2: Straight No Chaser Summer: The 90’s
  • August 3: Switchfoot, Blue October, Matt Nathanson
  • August 8: SOJA with special guests Algorhythm and Sensamotion
  • August 10: UB40 – Red Red Wine Tour with special guests The English Beat and Maxi Priest
  • August 11: Slash – S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival with special guests Larkin Poe, ZZ Ward, Robert Randolph
  • August 17: 311 – Unity Tour with special guests AWOLNATION & Neon Trees
  • August 26: Charley Crockett -$10 Cowboy Tour
  • August 29: Crowded House

West King Wednesday

July 17: 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

Summer & Vine Week at Chez L’Amour

July 24-28: Chez L’Amour, 45 San Marco Ave., will partner with Carrera Wine Cellar for Uptown St. Augustine’s Wine Week. Tickets are available on eventbrite here

The Schedule

  • July 24: Wine around the World – 12 wines and 12 global tapas
  • July 25: The Great San Marco Wine Mixer / Chef Austin’s Naked Sushi / Thursday Night Social Dance Night
  • July 26-27: Select Cellar Dinners from Breakthru Wines and Carrera Wine Cellar
  • July 28: Daysippers – Sangrias, Bubbles, Pinxos and tapas with Latin music

Uptown Block Party

July 25: Held the fourth Thursday of each month from 5-9 PM at local shops, restaurants annd businesses along San Marco Avenue in uptown St. Augustine, Florida! Enjoy local deals, live music, pop-up vendors, and festive fun at this free event. See participating merchants and more details here

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