I Lived Here, As Well: A Woman’s Story — Ximenez-Fatio House Tour
February 3-March 26, 2022: St. Augustine’s Ximenez-Fatio House Museum is featuring I Lived Here, As Well: A Woman’s Story, told by the women who may have spent their entire lives in this house, yet never used the front door. Guests will be introduced to several women whose lives were restricted due to the color of their skin. Some are enslaved, yet some are free. Some have hopes for freedom and some see no hope at all. For guests who had the opportunity to experience the first “I Lived Here, As Well” series told from an enslaved man’s point of view in Spring 2021, the new program continues the story of urban slavery from the woman’s perspective. The tour is open to the public, led by costumed historical actors and will last approximately 60 minutes. The program will include stories and accounts not heard during the traditional museum tour and guests will also have access to the newly opened Servants Hall exhibit. Regularly scheduled performances will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. February 3 through March 12. Tickets: www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/ILHAW
The Mincorcan Experience activities
February 28-March 26, 2022: The Minorcan Experience will celebrate St. Augustine’s Minorcan heritage with a month of activities in historic downtown from February 28-March 26, 2022. The activities will begin with a proclamation by the City of St. Augustine declaring March Minorcan Heritage Month. The proclamation will be read in the Alcazar Room at City Hall at 5 p.m. February 28, 2022. Other activities will include a Minorcan Art Exhibit from March 3-30 at the Oldest House Complex, 271 Charlotte St.; a Minorcan Writers Symposium from 2-3 p.m. March 12 at Lewis Auditorium; and a discussion on Minorcan burials in St. Augustine at 10 a.m. March 26 at the Mission Nombre de Dios. All events are free and open to the public. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Augustine Scavenger Hunts
Thursday-Sunday each week: Search for clues and solve puzzles with your very own group of family and/or friends on a St. Augustine Scavenger Hunt with The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery — and find 13 locations throughout the nation’s oldest city. Choose from a History Hunt, Haunted Hunt, or a Lovely Hunt and have a blast learning more about St. Augustine while exploring. Details at the13keys.com
Candle-Making at WhichCraft Candle Parlor
Thursday-Sunday each week: The WhichCraft Candle Parlor, located at 76 Spanish Street in downtown St. Augustine, offers soy wax candle-making sessions, complete with participants creating their own custom-fragranced candles, and learning to wick and pour the wax. Book online at whichcraftcandlebars.com
Ghost Walks & Paranormal Investigations
Thursday-Sunday each week: Real haunts. Real history. Real paranormal. A Night Among Ghosts is a fully investigative experience combining a captivating mix of deep rooted, researched histories and amazing haunted locations in St. Augustine, Florida. Group will reach beyond the history, as they attempt to communicate with those on the other side — utilizing intuitive techniques, Victorian Spiritualism practices, and modern paranormal equipment. Details at anightamongghosts.com
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
Music + Moonlight at Music Matters Remixed
March 11, 2022: Join Music Matters Remixed for Music + Moonlight on Friday, March 11 from 6-10 p.m. for an event that includes live music by local musicians, local vendors and artists, food trucks, music shop discounts, and The Green Turtle Kava Bar.This FREE event will benefit Epic Cure, Inc. — feeding more than 900 families in St. Augustine and St. Johns County.
The event will take place at Music Matters Remixed, 196 State Road 312 in the Hobby Lobby plaza. This beloved music shop opened in 1989! The event is sponsored the Sheryl Nelson Group, Military Veteran Real Estate Team, Keller William St Augustine; and Totally St. Augustine.
Connor T Hennessy
St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
March 12-13, 2o22: The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival features world famous Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, Highland games, Celtic artisans and food, live music on two stages, and a variety of entertainment. The festival is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event also includes the St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Day parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12. Tickets are available at CelticStAugustine.com
St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Parade
March 12, 2022: A celebration of the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint. Northeast Florida’s ONLY St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 10 a.m.Saturday, March 12 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The parade travels down Orange Street to Avenida Menendez (the bayfront), then to Cathedral Place, next on Cordova Street, then back to Orange Street. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to claim a spot along the parade route, then follow the parade to the Celtic Festival at Francis Field. Details at CelticStAugustine.com
Vilano Beach Market
March 19: The Vilano Beach Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Vilano Beach Airstream Row, 190 Vilano Road, on the right just before Beaches at Vilano. Artisans and vendors will be spread out on the grounds. FREE admission and parking. Details at www.facebook.com/VilanoBeachMainStreet
3K Raptor Run at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
March 20, 2022: The 3K Raptor Run is designed for all ages to participate in as participants run to help save endangered species in Florida. With registration, racers will receive a 3K Raptor Run t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, post-race refreshments. All proceeds of this event will benefit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Foundation for the Anastasia Island Beach Mouse. Registration is $30-$40. The race begins and ends at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.alligatorfarm.com/3k-raptor-run
Flower & Garden Expo
March 26-27, 2022: The 26th annual Flower & Garden Expo returns March 26-27 to Sykes Family Farm, 5995 Brough Rd., in Elkton. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 26; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27. The event will feature wide variety of growers, nurseries and garden-related artisans— everything to make your garden grow! Expo patrons can also enjoy popular food trucks while attending the event and there are fun play areas for the kids.Admission is $5 per person which is good for both days plus children 12 and under are admitted free.Parking is free. The event is a fundraiser for EPIC Behavioral Healthcare. Patrons also receive a pass for free admission to EPIC’s A Taste of St Augustine, taking place on April 24 at The Amp. To learn more about the Expo and see a vendor list, visit www.epicbh.org/ or call 904-829-3295.All proceeds from the Expo benefit EPIC Behavioral Healthcare which has been providing substance use and mental health treatment in St. Johns County since 1973.
St. Augustine Lions Spring Festival
March 26-27, 2022: The 39th annual St. Augustine Lions Spring Festival, formerly called the St. Augustine Seafood Festival, will take place on March 26-27 at Francis Field, 25 West Castillo Drive, in downtown St. Augustine. More details about this event will be shared at www.lionsfestival.com
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. Facebook page
Salt Air Farmers Market
Every Sunday: The Salt Air Farmers Market runs 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. The market features locally grown produce, seafood, bread, fruit, honey, soaps, tide clocks, art and more. Free admission and parking. Go to www.saltairfarmersmarket.com or the Facebook page
Wednesday Pier Farmers Market
Every Wednesday: Fresh produce, arts and crafts, and prepared food from local vendors is available from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. More than 40 vendors offer a variety of items including paintings, photography and jewelry. Click here to follow the Facebook page.
Coconut Barrel Farmers Market
Select Thursdays: Coconut Barrel hold a Farmers Market from 5 to 8 PM every Thursday at 3175 US 1, Saint Augustine, FL 32086. This artisan market opens its parking lot each week for produce vendors, food trucks, artists and artisans.
Third Saturday of the month:The Nocatee Farmers Market features more than 70 vendors 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. Go to www.nocatee.com for details.
County Line Produce
Seasonal hours:Produce straight from local farms is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days each week at County Line Produce, 848 State Road 207, in Hastings. The market is located next to fields which grow produce such as cabbage, broccoli, potatoes, green beans, corn, cauliflower, squash, and other vegetables on St. Johns County farmland. Stay updated on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/countylineproduce/