LOCAL EVENTS

First Friday Artwalk

Every month, Art Galleries of St. Augustine brings the art community together for the First Friday Art Walk. On this very special night, gallery owners open their doors and invite you in to meet the Artist’s view their work enjoy a little food, drink, and conversation. The walk winds around the historic downtown area, highlighting the Art Galleries of St. Augustine Member Galleries. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org

Uptown Saturday Night

Last Saturday of each month on San Marco Avenue combines a festive party atmosphere with hospitality & special deals in the unique shops.

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Sunset Moonrise Lighthouse Tour

Once a month, guests are treated to a spectacular view of Mother Nature’s nightly changing of the guard. From your vantage point on top of the lighthouse tower, you can watch the sun disappear behind historic St. Augustine while the full moon ascends from the Atlantic horizon. http://www.staugustinelighthouse.org/events/sunsetmoon.html

Music by The Sea Concert Series (Mid-May through September)

At the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion The series features 17 bands, our house DJ playing a wide variety of music including jazz, blues, classic rock, pop, reggae, disco and country and we showcase a local restaurant serving an optional dinner each week www.thecivicassociation.org

Concerts In The Plaza

From Memorial Day unitl Labor Day, every Thursday from 7 – 9pm at the Plaza de la Constitución www.visitstaugustine.com/venue/plaza-de-la-constitucion

Nights of Lights

During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic traditionally beginning the weekend before Thanksgiving and running through January 31.  Lit from the ground to the rooftops with over 3 million white lights, our Old City sparkles and shines like never before – a perfect way to spend time in the historic district with the entire family.  www.nightsoflights.com

Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

Ring in the holiday season on the first Wednesday of December at Luminary Night. It’s a great evening event featuring thousands of candlelit luminaries, live music, children’s crafts, and of course, Santa! www.staugustinelighthouse.com

New Year’s Eve

The Saint Augustine Beach Civic Association is again a proud sponsor of the Southeast’s biggest and best New Year’s Eve celebration! Join thousands of friends at the Saint John’s County Pier Park for Beach Blast Off on December 31st. Food, fireworks, live music, a Kids Zone, beer, wine and soft drinks! It’s a great evening of family-friendly fun. www.sabca.org

St. Augustine Film Festival

We are excited each year to bring a diverse array of films to an ever-growing audience who comes to The Saint Augustine Film Festival from as far away as Canada, to neighboring states and across Florida. www.staugfilmfest.com

Next event is January 17-20, 2019

Arts & Crafts Festival at St. Augustine Beach Pier

Located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, just steps away from the beach, the St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival is a laid-back venue filled with some of the nation’s best creations, including jewelry, ceramics, stained glass, photography, handmade soaps and much more. All crafts are made in the USA! This Festival will offer something for everyone. See link for future dates: www.tnteventsinc.com

Searles Sack of St. Augustine

Located at the Fountain of Youth, this is an authentic re-enactment of Captain Robert Searle’s 1668 attack on St. Augustine. Typically occurs the first weekend in March annually. www.searlesbucs.com

Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

The sounds of the ancient Celtic peoples of Scotland & Ireland come alive with an event culminating with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Typically occurs in March annually. www.celticstaugustine.com

St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

Features tons of delicious food, outstanding entertainment and affordable arts & crafts. Visit the Kid Zone, arts & crafts show, Spanish Landing and Pirate Village. Make a pit-stop in the Winn Dixie tent to try some of their seafood specialties. Friday night is jazz night, Saturday and Sunday will feature country and Americana music. Families will enjoy the kiddie rides, magic shows, pirate fun, super heroes & princesses, the clown adventure and interactive drum show. Typically occurs annually in mid-March. www.lionsfestival.com

Old Town Art Show

The Old Town Art Show is a juried art and craft show consisting of outstanding artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and around the country. The jury committee carefully selects only the best work submitted in each category assuring a well-rounded quality event. You’ll find everything from exquisite jewelry to funky and functional pottery, abstract sculpture to glistening glass, hand-woven fashions to stunning photography, extraordinary paintings to wonderful wood carvings; this is a show you won’t want to miss! Typically occurs at the end of March. www.oldtownartshow.com

St. Augustine Race Week Regatta

Three days of spectator-friendly races along the city’s bayfront and free entertainment for everyone in the Big Event Tent. Join us on land, in the bay, or on the high seas! Typically occurs at the beginning of April annually. www.staugustineraceweek.com

St. Augustine Easter Parade of Horses & Carriages

Experience the famous Easter parade featuring horse-drawn carriages, marching bands, floats & St. Augustine’s Royal Family. https://www.visitstaugustine.com/event/easter-parade

Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest

Experience Northeast Florida’s abundant bird life & photogenic natural beauty at more than 100 exciting birding & outdoor photography events www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com

Currently scheduled for April 24-28, 2019

A Taste of St. Augustine

This signature food festival at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre serves up the “tasted” from St. Augustine’s famous restaurants. Typically occurs in April annually. http://www.epicbh.org/taste-of-st-augustine/

Gamble Rogers Music Festival

The popular Gamble Rogers Music Festival brings the best in American folk music to St. Augustine. Typically at the beginning of May. See link for updates: www.gamblerogersfest.org

The Players Championship (5/10 – 5/13)

The game’s greatest players compete at TPC Sawgrass www.pgatour.com

Drake’s Raid (6/1 – 6/3)

At the Fountain of Youth, the English corsair, Sir Francis Drake and his raiders return to St. Augustine for an authentic recreation of the 1586 sack of the city. www.fountainofyouthflorida.com

Fireworks Over the Matanzas (7/4)

The 4th of July Concert & Fireworks in St. Augustine bursts above the ancient Castillo de San Marcos www.fireworksoverthematanzas.com

Ancient City Game Fish Challenge (7/7 – 7/9)

A three-day tournament based in historic downtown www.acgfa.com

Guy Harvey Outpost PUPS & SUPS Dog Surfing Competition (7/21)

Calling all dog lovers! Join us at the Guy Harvey Resort where we will host our Dog Surfing Competition. Entry is $40 / Participant. All are welcome to watch and support their favorite dog who will hang 20! No experience necessary, boards will be provided by the Surf Station and proceeds are to benefit K-9 for Warriors! Register Here

St. Augustine Greek Festival (10/12 – 10/14)

Enjoy Greek food, live Greek music, traditionally costumed Greek folk dances & more. www.stauggreekfest.com

Taste of The Beach (November 2018)

Over a dozen local restaurants will again compete for bragging rights for the best entree, appetizer and desert on the Island. www.sabca.org