April 5, 2019 – April 7, 2019 all-day
Francis Field
25 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine.
$10 / day

Rhythm & Ribs Festival 2019

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 5, 6, and 7, 2019 at Francis Field

The 24th Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival in St. Augustine features amazing BBQ, outstanding live music, and fun activities for the whole family.

St. Augustine’s annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival celebrates delicious barbecue, music and good times, with live entertainment and chefs competing for the best BBQ. The 2019 festival will take place Friday through Sunday, April 5 through 7, 2019, at Francis Field.

This festival includes great live music throughout the weekend, people’s BBQ choice awards, a kids zone, mechanical bull, an array of vendors, and much more.

Exceptional live music is a staple of this popular festival each year. The entertainment schedule for 2019 is below.

Award-winning BBQ from regional and national BBQ champions is served throughout the festival, and there is plenty of ice cold beer, sodas and other options as well as a variety of other food items like burgers, pretzels, popcorn, and candy. Barbecue voting takes place all weekend.

The event includes a kids fun zone with games, pony riding, rock climbing wall, rides, and more. This family-friendly event is one of St. Augustine’s most popular annual festivals. Sunday is Family Day, with reduced admission prices.

Visitors and locals are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. No coolers, no dogs or other pets, and no overnight camping or parking, please.

Admission: Ticket prices for Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, are $10 each day for adults, with kids 15 and under free. On Sunday (Family Day), admission prices are just $5 for adults, while kids 15 and under remain free.

When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 5, 6, and 7, 2019. Friday hours: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Saturday hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday hours: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Francis Field is located behind the parking garage at 25 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine.

Parking and Shuttle Services on Saturday: Parking is available for the whole weekend at the downtown parking facility right next to Francis Field. On Saturday, April 6, 2019 only, a free Park & Ride Shuttle will be provided from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The shuttle service picks up from two parking locations: the St. Johns County Health Department (200 San Sebastian View), and the North San Marco Lot (301 San Marco Avenue). The shuttle will drop off at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, which is located next to Francis Field (where this event will be held).