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St. Augustine’s Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival ever held in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends in September 2017. With hundreds of musical acts over three weekends on multiple stages, including the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Colonial Oak Music Park, Mardi Gras, Hoptinger, Tempo Bistro, and many more, the Sing Out Loud Festival is well on its way to becoming a signature event in northeast Florida.

The 2017 Sing Out Loud Music Festival will include performances by Steve Earle & The Dukes, Lake Street Dive, Wolf Parade, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Los Lobos, Justin Townes Earle, and a dozen more, as well as an impressive regional and local lineup. All the concerts are free, and they will take place over three weekends: September 8, 9, and 10; September 15, 16, and 17; and September 22, 23, and 24.

The second annual Sing Out Loud Festival brings together a diverse group of local and national musical artists, with musical genres that range from Texas outlaw country and New Orleans brass and funk to alternative indie rock, Americana, bluegrass, punk, and more. The inaugural festival in 2016 attracted an estimated 15,000 music fans and featured 315 performing artists. This year’s festival should be even more impressive, with a host of acclaimed national touring artists as well as some of the best talent from St. Augustine’s well respected local music scene. Local and regional artists that will participate in this year’s event are Billy Buchanan, the Emma Moseley Band, Michael Jordan, Sam Pacetti, This Frontier Needs Heroes, The Young Step, Chillula, the Wild Shiners, and the Wobbly Toms, just to name a few.

Headliner Acts Performance Dates

Fri., Sept. 8 Ramona, The Young Step, Brent Byrd & the Suitcase Gypsies, Z.F. Lively
Sat., Sept. 9 Lake Street Dive, Lucero, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Darren Hanlon, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Shelley Short
Sun., Sept. 10 Steve Earle & The Dukes, Los Lobos, and John Moreland
Fri., Sept. 15 Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Doug Carn, and Willie Green
Sat., Sept. 16 Justin Townes Earle, Lydia Loveless, David Dondero, Wax Wings, and Bears and Lions
Sun., Sept. 17 The Infamous Stringdusters, Dave Simonett (of Trampled by Turtles), Joe Pug, and Joey Harkum
Fri., Sept. 22 Langhorne Slim and Mariee Sioux
Sat., Sept. 23 The Wobbly Toms, Last Electric Rodeo, The Rubies, Katie Grace Helow, Folk Is People, Kristopher James, I Like Dandelions
Sun., Sept. 24 Wolf Parade, Deer Tick, and Blackfoot Gypsies

 

Sponsors and Partners

The Sing Out Loud Festival is sponsored by the Community First Credit Union, which has committed to the sponsorship for three years. Several local businesses have also added their support, including the St. Augustine Distillery, WJCT 89.9FM, WSOS 89.9FM, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Canan Law, Flying Saucer Presents, Narrow Magazine, and Folio Weekly.

Participating hotels include the Bayfront Westcott House, Beacher’s Lodge, Casa de Sueños, The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens, St. Francis Inn, St. George Inn, and TRYP by Wyndham Sebastian St. Augustine.

The Sing Out Loud Music Festival is produced in a unique collaboration among the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the St. Johns Cultural Council, and the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Admission: The Sing Out Loud Festival concerts are all FREE.

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday on three successive weekends: September 8, 9, and 10; September 15. 16, and 17;  September 22, 23, and 24.

Where: Multiple venues in the St. Augustine area: the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Colonial Oak Music Park, Mardi Gras, Hoptinger, Tempo Bistro, Planet Sarbez. Nobby’s, and more.

Daily Schedules

Complete schedules for each Festival date are here:

Friday, September 8, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

For the most current information about the festival, including special package deals offered by area hotels, curated artist showcases happening throughout the festival, and artist-focused educational workshops for musicians, can be found at the Sing Out Loud Festival website.

The Music by the Sea series presents its 15th season in 2017, with concerts continuing each Wednesday evening through September 13, 2017. This annual summer music and food celebration features local bands and performers paired with local restaurants to entertain visitors and promote St. Augustine Beach.

This exciting concert series features a different delicious restaurant at each concert event along with a different local performer. The concerts are a family-friendly event and a favorite thing to do among locals during the summer in St. Augustine. Guests can purchase a dinner plate from the sponsoring restaurant and kick back and relax while enjoying some great tunes.

Music by the Sea concert series takes place every Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the St. Johns County Pier on St. Augustine Beach. The concerts take place “rain or shine,” but may occasionally have to be canceled if the weather is severe. The best way to check if the concert will go on is to visit the Facebook page for Music By the Sea some time after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the show.

This year, Old Town Trolleys of St. Augustine is offering free shuttle service to the Pier from two satellite locations on St. Augustine Beach (see details under parking, below).

Where: St. Augustine Beach Pier located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

When: Every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. from May 24 through September, 2017. Food is served at 6:00 pm and the music starts at 7:00 p.m.

Parking Information

Old Town Trolley Tours offers free shuttle services from satellite parking areas at Ron Parker Park (607 Old Beach Rd.) and St. Augustine Beach City Hall (2200 A1A South) from 5:45 until 10 p.m.

Visitors can bring beach chairs, a cooler and dancing shoes. Well-behaved dogs are permitted, as long as they are leashed. For more information, please call (904) 347-8007 or visit here.

2017 Date Band Style Featured Restaurant
5/24 Ramona Quimby Jazz, R & B Purple Olive
5/31 The Committee Pop, Dance Amici’s Italian Restaurant
6/7 Those Guys Classic Rock Seafood Kitchen
6/14 Ain’t Too Proud to Beg Dance, Pop Oyster Bay
6/21 Str8-Up Disco, Pop Panama Hattie’s
6/28 Jax English Salsa Band Latin La Strada
7/5 Chilula Dance, Pop Mango Mango’s
7/12 Billy Buchanan & Free Avenue Motown & Pop By Design Catering
7/19 Grapes of Roth Classic & New Rock Red Frog & McToad’s
7/26 Amy Alysia & Soul Operation R & B, Pop Raintree Restaurant
8/2 Soulfire 70s, 80s, & more Little Margie’s
8/9 Go Get Gone Rockabillly South Beach Grill
8/16 JW Gilmore & Blues Authority Blues Blackfly
8/23 Maggie Baugh Country Gypsy Cab
8/30 Catch the Groove Jazz, Funk, R & B Salt Life Food Shack
9/6 15th Anniversary All Star Show Classic Rock Viola’s Pizza & Pasta
9/13 Mr. Natural Southern & Classic Rock Sunset Grille

Here’s a list of bars and restaurants in St. Augustine that offer live music.

Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille
(904) 824-7765

Harry’s festive outdoor patio area features live music every day of the week.

Salt Life Food Shack
(904) 217-3526

This two-story beachside restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and features live music daily from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. during the week and from 1:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Prohibition Kitchen
(904) 209-5704

Prohibition Kitchen on St. George Street offers live music daily, featuring a variety of genres including jazz, alternative, folk, and more. The music starts at 6 pm

Café Alcazar
(904) 825-9948

This unique, historic café features daily live music, with a classical guitarist performing 12-3 p.m. Monday – Wednesday and a classical pianist 12-3 p.m. Thursday – Sunday.

Tradewinds Lounge
(904) 829-9336

Tradewinds Lounge is known for its laid-back tropical vibes and live music every night of the week.

Creekside Dinery
(904) 829-6113

Live music Thursday – Sunday.

The Chianti Room
(904) 825-4100

The Chianti Room features live music on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. along with their happy hour specials: 2-for-1 drinks (including top shelf beverages) and a free slice of pizza with drink purchase.

O.C. White’s Seafood and Spirits
(904) 824-0808

O.C. Whites, located on the bayfront in downtown St. Augustine, offers nightly live entertainment in their garden area.
Stogies Cigar Bar
(904) 826-4008

Stogies Cigar Bar on Charlotte Street has an extensive selection of cigars, fine wines, and craft beers, and features nightly music in an attractive cottage setting and outdoors on their patio.
Centro After Dark
(904) 891-0318

After 10 p.m. Thursdays – Sundays, Centro After Dark offers a nightclub setting with a live DJ, dancing, and drink specials.
Tempo Restaurant
(904) 342-0286

Tempo offers live music every night of the week except Mondays, when the restaurant is closed. Styles range from Latin guitar to jazz and blues. Music starts at 7 p.m.

Barley Republic
(904) 547-2023

This authentic Irish pub on Spanish Street features live music in the evenings Thursday – Sunday. They have a full bar and a great selection of craft beers and fresh food.

The Bar with No Name
(904) 826-1837

The Bar with No Name, often just called “No Name,” features live music six nights a week right on the bayfront.
Admission: Free entrance to the event and ticket price for meals is $10 or less per person.

The 8th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association celebrates the natural world through original artwork.
Live Music on Wednesdays
Every Wednesday

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Wednesdays throughout the year.

Farmers & Crafts Market
Every Wednesday
St. Johns County Pier
(904) 347-8007
Free Event

Find fresh, local foods, hand-crafted items, fresh herbs and much more at this beachfront farmers market.
Music by the Sea
Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m., May 24 – Sept. 13, 2017
St. Johns County Pier
(904) 347-8007
Free Event

 

 

Old Town Trolley Tours offers a complete narrated tour of St. Augustine, along with the convenience of 23 stops throughout the historic district.
(904) 335-3155

FEATURED TOUR SERVICES
Flagler College in historic St. Augustine was built by Henry Flagler as the Ponce de Leon hotel in 1888.
Flagler’s Legacy Tours
74 King Street
(904) 823-3378
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Tour Saint Augustine Inc.
4 Granada Street
(904) 825-0087
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162 St. George St.
(904) 824-8840

Attendees to Taste of St. Augustine can enjoy discounts to these attractions and businesses:

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
  • St. Augustine Premium Outlet Mall
  • Red Train Tours
  • Marineland
  • Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure
  • Fort Menendez
  • St. Augustine Pirate Museum
  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm
  • Colonial Quarter
  • Ghost Tours
  • City Walks Savory Food Tour and Historic Pub Crawl

Admission: $5 per person and taste tickets are $1 each with restaurants charging between 1 and 5 tickets per taste.

When? Saturday, April 23, 2016, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where? The St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

All proceeds from A Taste of St. Augustine benefit EPIC Behavioral Healthcare. EPIC Behavioral Healthcare was established in 1973 as a community-based non-profit organization. Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families, EPIC was created to provide substance abuse prevention, intervention, outpatient treatment and aftercare services.

14th Annual Birding & Photo Fest

April 27 – May 1, 2016 at Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR

Over 140 workshops, outdoor excursions, classes and seminars make this annual event a must-do for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts.

Now in its 14th year, Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest has gained international acclaim among nature lovers and photography enthusiasts, with attendance growing every year. Headquartered at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Research Reserve, the event runs from Wednesday, April 27, to Sunday, May 1, 2016, and features more than 140 events, classes, and outdoor excursions this year.

Each day is jam-packed with activities, with a variety of field workshops on birding and nature photography each day. The nature tours this year include sunrise and sunset outdoor adventures and everything in between. Specialized tours focus on photographing wildlife at beaches, from boats, and even from horseback.

Photography classes range from beginners-level lectures on digital asset management and basic Photoshop or Lightroom skills to advanced seminars on digiscoping techniques and much more.

The opening reception speaker this year will be Mac Stone, a fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, and the keynote speaker will be renowned wildlife photographer Charles Glatzer.

Speakers and Presenters

There will be 20 speakers and presenters at the 14th Annual Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest, including Nick Athanas, Joe Brady, Pablo Cervantes, Desiree d’Sylva, Vinny Collucci, Maxis Gamez, Charles Glatzer, Roy Halpin, Glenn Hastings, Stephen Ingraham, Kevin Karlson, Jackie Kramer, Roman Kurywczak, Kevin Loughlin, Mike Matthews, Tim McEver, Jack Rogers, Mac Stone, and Brett Wells.

Programs

Numerous programs will take place throughout the festival including kayaking excursions, boating excursions, birding and walking excursions as well as several events at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Each day offers events throughout the day, beginning at dawn and continuing through the evenings. Some of the presentations are free, but classes and excursions vary in price from $20 to $125.

Here are links to the full schedules for each individual day: Wednesday, April 27, Thursday, April 28,Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1.

2016 Photo Contest

Every year, Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest sponsors a photo contest for all participants. They offer monetary prizes for 1st – 3rd places as well as a People’s Choice award. The deadline to get photos in for the contest is Friday, April 8, 2016. Please visit here for contest details. A Young Birders photo contest is also offered for anyone 17 or under. The submission deadline is the same (April 8, 2016), with a parent’s or guardian’s permission.

Registration

There is a one-time fee of $25.00 per person to register. All classes, workshops, and activities have their own cost, which is listed on the schedules. All participants are required to pay the registration fee in order to be placed on the 2016 festival guest list (any persons who have not pre-registered will be required to do so on site).

When? Wednesday, April 27 – May 1, 2016. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, April 27, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., and the keynote & dessert reception will be on Saturday, April 30, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Both receptions will take place at the Pioneer Barn at 259 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine FL 32084. Individual events will take place throughout the area; visit the festival website for complete information.

Where? The festival is headquartered at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Research Reserve, located at 505 Guana River Rd. in Ponte Vedra Beach, about ten miles north of historic downtown St. Augustine.

For more information on this event please call (904) 209-4422 or visit here.

The GTM Research Reserve is dedicated to the preservation of an unspoiled and undeveloped natural treasure, supporting a vibrant ecosystem and subsystems. Sea turtles, land tortoises, porpoises, manatees, roseate spoonbills, North Atlantic right whales … all these and many more live here year-round or are seasonal visitors.

Gamble Rogers Music Festival

Friday thru Sunday, April 29 – May 1, 2016 at Colonial Quarter

Over 50 national, regional and local musicians perform live in this St. Augustine celebration of Americana folk music, now in its 21st year.

The annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival celebrates Americana music with over 50 national, regional and local acts performing over the weekend of April 29 – May 1, 2016. The Festival is dedicated to commemorating the life and music of Gamble Rogers, and how his passion for balladry, storytelling, and the oral tradition have shaped American folk music. This is the 21st Annual Gamble Rogers Festival.

Festival details and schedule of performers for 2016 are still to be announced. Traditionally, the festival begins with a headliner concert on Friday evening, followed by two full days of great music on multiple stages, along with plenty of food and drink, a jam area, and more. A children’s area features interactive music making, folks arts and crafts demonstrations, and storytelling, making the event ideal for families.

Admission: TBA

When? The weekend-long music events takes place from Friday to Sunday, April 29 through May 1, 2016.

Where? The Colonial Quarter is located at 33 St. George Street, in the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district.

For more information on this event please call (904) 794-4163.

About Gamble Rogers: Gamble was born in 1937 and was the son and grandson of prominent architects in Florida, but he chose to be a musician instead. He blended music with dialogue and storytelling to captivate any audience he came before. Gamble inspired many artists, including Jimmy Buffet, to expand their capacity for storytelling and their musical talent will follow. Gamble first gained national attention as a lead singer and guitarist, both acoustic and electric, for the band the Serendipity Singers.

He introduced and verbally set the stage for their songs when they appeared on television shows such as “The Tonight Show,” “Hootenanny,” and “The Ed Sullivan Show.” He soon moved to a solo career where Gamble earned much acclaim and appeared on talk shows across the country, hosted numerous music specials, and continued to play his whimsical, spellbinding music. At the age of 54 Gamble passed away trying to save a drowning man at Flagler Beach in Florida. He is remembered today through the Gamble Rogers Memorial Foundation and the Gamble Rogers Music Fest.

2016 Romanza Festivale

Friday, May 6 – 16, 2016

The Romanza Festivale is ten days of art, music, dance and living history in St. Augustine.

 The Romanza Festivale of the Arts is ten days of historical, cultural, and creative events that celebrate all things St. Augustine. From May 6 – 15, 2016, the nation’s oldest city will be jam-packed with music and dance concerts, living history events and historical tours, live theater, and much more.

The Romanza Festivale includes nearly 100 events and exhibits (many of them free) that showcase St. Augustine’s historical and cultural heritage. Performances, tours, and a variety of activities happen daily in many locations throughout the city.  Romanza means romance, and this is the fifth year the Romanza Festivale will bring the talents of the arts community to the forefront to express their love affair with St. Augustine.

Highlights of this year’s Romanza Festivale include a wide variety of historic and culinary tours each day, as well as the Romanza Procession, the Changing of the Guard, and the opening Dixieland jazz concert on Saturday May 7. There will even be an opportunity (on May 2 and 15) to learn a new game — petanque, pronounced “pay-tonk,” which is one of the world’s most popular boules game and a favorite in St. Augustine’s sister city of Avilés in Spain.

This year’s Romanza Parade will be led by Chad Light, our local representative from 16th-century Spain, in his role as Pedro Menendez, and will feature dancers, re-enactors, and more, all marching to the beat of the Jaguars’ Drumline.

The First Friday Art Walk on May 6 will be the prelude to the Romanza Festivale and the first event in the visual arts category. On the first festival weekend, “Art on Aviles Street” will feature plein-air artists painting and sketching outside on this historic street on May  7 and 8. The St. Augustine Art Association will host a new exhibition entitled “Clay, Canvas, Collage, Cutting Edge,” which will also be free and open to the public on select days of the festival.

On May 10, visitors can get a closer look at the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation’s Spanish Colonial Shipyard at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.

Events in the category of live theater will include dramatic performances of Lee Weaver’s “The Box” at the DOS Coffee and Wine and A Classic Theatre’s production of “Sweet Emmaline” at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center.

The Festivale’s opening musical concert will feature the River City Rhythm Kings in a free concert at Government House on the Plaza. This concert will set the stage for nine days of musical presentations, including two series of free concerts. “A Little Night Music” will feature some of St. Augustine’s finest local musicians and will take place in the evenings at the Colonial Quarter. In addition, free afternoon concerts, The Romanza Chamber Music Series, will be presented at the Ancient City Baptist Church.

On May 7, the Romanza Festivale will present an eclectic sampling of the art of dance with “The Kaleidoscope of Dance” at the Lewis Auditorium, and on May 13, the St. Augustine Orchestra will perform their signature spring concert in the Lightner Museum Courtyard.

Romanza is sponsored in part by the St. Johns Tourism Development Council, the State of Florida, the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

With almost 100 events this year, Romanza boasts a varied and tightly-packed schedule. To learn more about Romanza in general, including information on the full lineup for the ten days of the 2016 Festivale, visit here.

Great American Burgerfest

Friday – Sunday, May 20 – 22, 2016 at Francis Field

Celebrate the great American burger and much more at this new spring festival in St. Augustine!

  • The Great American Burgerfest 2016 will take place over the weekend of May 20 – 22, 2016, at Francis Field in St. Augustine.A celebration of the all-American burger, the festivities will include live music, best burger contests, arts and crafts, a kids zone, more than 75 exhibitors and food vendors from all over the southeast, and, of course, burgers and more burgers!This event promises to be a great addition to St. Augustine’s roster of spring festivals. Details on musicians and other activities are still to be determined. Check back here for more information, or visit the Great Amerian Burgerfest website here.Admission: $5 for adults, while kids 12 and under are free.When? Friday – Sunday, May 20 – 22, 2016.Where? Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine.

 

Ongoing Events in St. Augustine:

Music by the Sea 2016

Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m., May 11 – October 12, 2016 at St. Johns County Pier

Relax by the sea this summer and listen to great local bands while enjoying delectable, fresh food at this annual summer event.

The Music by the Sea series presents its 14th season in 2016, with concerts beginning on May 11, 2016, and continuing each Wednesday evening through October 12, 2016. This annual summer music and food celebration features local bands and performers paired with local restaurants to entertain visitors and promote St. Augustine Beach.

This exciting concert series will feature a different delicious restaurant at each concert event along with a different local performer. Music by the Sea concert series is a family-friendly event and a favorite thing to do among locals during the summer in St. Augustine. Guests can purchase a dinner plate from the sponsoring restaurant and kick back and relax while enjoying some great tunes

Music by the Sea concert series takes place every Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the St. Johns County Pier on St. Augustine Beach. The live music schedule for 2016 is below. The roster of restaurants for each night is still being firmed up as of March 1, 2016. We’ll update the schedule as the information comes through.

Admission: Free entrance to the event and ticket price for meals is $10 or less per person.

Where? St. Augustine Beach Pier located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

When? Every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. from May 11 through October 12, 2016. Food is served at 6 pm and the music starts at 7 pm.

Visitors can bring beach chairs, a cooler and dancing shoes. Sponsors for the 2015 Music by the Sea Concert Series included Longstreet Auto, Reunion Bank, Camping World RV, Flagler Hospital, and Diane’s Natural Market.  Sponsors for the 2016 season will be posted soon. For more information, please call (904) 347-8007 or Visit Here.

 

MUSIC BY THE SEA 2016 SCHEDULE
May 5/11/16 Outta Sight Band with Rotageezer Variety
5/18/16 Maggie Baugh Band Country
5/25/16 Duffy Bishop Blues Band Blues
June 6/1/16 Take Cover 80s, Rock, & Pop
6/8/16 Str8-Up R&B, Disco
6/15/16 Mid-Life Crisis Oldies, Classic Rock
6/22/16 Catch the Groove Jazz, R & B
6/29/16 Chillula Pop, Dance, Reggae
July 7/6/16 Billy Buchanan & Free Avenue R&B, Pop
7/13/16 Jimmy Parrish & The Waves Trop Rock
7/20/15 Mr. Natural Classic Rock, R&B
7/27/16 The Grapes of Roth Rock
August 8/3/16 Committee? Dance, Pop, 80s
8/10/16 Spanky the Band Classic Southern Rock
8/17/16 Amy Alysia & Soul Operation Motown, R&B
8/24/16 Chillikaya Reggae
8/31/16 Those Guys (25th Anniversary) Classic Rock
September 9/7/16 JW Gilmore Blues Band Blues
9/14/16 Ain’t 2 Proud
9/21/16 Rob Peck & Friends Southern Rock
9/28/16 Go Get Gone or NAVY Band — TBD TBD
October 10/5/16 Music By the Sea All Star Band Almost anything
10/12/15 NAVY Band or Go Get Gone — TBC TBD

 

Lightner Museum Curator’s Tour

First Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. at Lightner Museum

The Lightner Museum Curator Tours give visitors a chance to see behind-the-scenes at this unique museum.

The Lightner Museum offers special Curator Tours on the first Wednesday of every month. Led by Curator Barry Myers, the tours feature a behind-the-scenes look into some of the unique treasures in the Lightner Museum’s eclectic collection.

The tours give visitors a chance to learn more about some of the Lightner’s most unusual relics and collections and about museum curatorship in general. Topics range from new acquisitions to in-depth appraisals of particular collections. Call (904) 824-2874 to learn more about the tour offered each month.

Admission: The tour is included with regular admission, which is $10 for adults, $6 for active-duty military, $5 for college students and youth ages 12 – 18, and free for anyone under 12. Donations are appreciated and will be accepted after the tour.

When? The First Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

Where? The Lightner Museum is located at 75 King Street in downtown St. Augustine.

First Friday Art Walk:

On the first Friday of every month, St. Augustine’s art galleries welcome visitors to browse the latest art exhibits and enjoy refreshments and live entertainment at some 30 participating galleries.

This cooperative open house showcases the amazing variety of artwork represented in St. Augustine’s fine art galleries, from contemporary to traditional and everything in between, created by local and national artists working in oils, pastels, photography, ceramics, wood, textiles,

First Saturday of Every Month:

GTM Research Reserve Guided Cultural Hike

The first Saturday of each month at 8:30am take a Guided Cultural Hike that focuses on the Guana Peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history. This 1.5 mile guided walking tour departs from the Trailhead Pavilion located just west of the Guana Dam.  The programs are free with paid admission to the reserve.

Living History Day at Fort Matanzas

From 10:30am until 3:30pm, authentically clad reenactors demonstrate Spanish Cannons at this fortress that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine. Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island.  Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A, approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine.

Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration

Features a spectacular sunset across the bay plus dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more at the Vilano Pier. Activities are from 4:00pm – dusk. Admission is free. 260 Vilano Road, St. Augustine.

 

Last Saturday of each month – Uptown Saturday Night

Uptown Saturday Night takes place along San Marco Ave. on the last Saturday of each month. Art galleries, antique stores, and unique shops between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios remain open to showcase their products, serve delicious refreshments and more! There’s live music, artists, special showings, and much more at this favorite, local event.When? From 5 – 9 pm on the last Saturday of each month.

Where? Up and down San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Admission: FREE event.

Parking is available streetside and at the Mission of Nombre de Dios’ parking lot. The Mission is located at 27 Ocean Avenue St. Augustine, FL 32084. Call (904) 824-3152 for additional details.

 Every Wednesday: Farmer’s Art & Craft Market

Farmer’s market located at the Ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more! Anywhere from 70 vendors participate each Wednesday morning year round, rain or shine from 8am – 12:30pm. Join the fun and shop local!

First Wednesday: Lightner Museum Curator Tours

Lightner Museum curator provides a themed interactive tour designed to give participants an opportunity to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays. The tour, which is included in admission, takes place at 10:00am on the second floor of Lightner Museum.  Regular admission is $10.00 adults, $6.00 for active duty military; $5.00 college student and youth ages 12-18; under 12 are free.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the San Sebastian Winery

The San Sebastian Winery’s Cellar Upstairs Wine, Jazz and Blues Bar is a roof-top venue with exquisite views of the historic downtown area and the Matanzas River. The rooftop bar at Sebastian Winery is open every weekend, rain or shine!

The Cellar Upstairs features fantastic live music, a delicious variety of appetizers, San Sebastian wines, specialty wine cocktails and over 20 imported and domestic draft or bottled beers for the visitor’s weekend relaxation pleasure. Visitors can bring their family and friends out for a wonderful weekend at the Winery. All ages are welcome, no reservations are needed and there is no cover charge at the door.

The live music is scheduled from 7 – 11 p.m. on Fridays, from 2 – 5 p.m. and again from 7 – 11 p.m on Saturdays, and from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information on the Cellar Upstairs and the schedule of performers, call (904) 826-1594

 

Saturday’s – The Old City Farmer’s Market:

Offers visitors a variety of goods like local, fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, baked goods, plants directly off the farm, freshly-caught seafood (when in season), cheeses and more!The farmer’s market makes for a morning of family-friendly fun with live entertainment on select dates and more.

This market is a great way to shop the huge variety of local vendors and merchants who handcraft their wares, or cultivate the produce.Visitors can come by and experience Northeast Florida’s finest organic produce and enjoy a variety of amazing handcrafted items!

Admission: FREE

Where? St. Augustine Amphitheatre located at 1340 A1A South St. Augustine, FL 32080.

When? Every Saturday morning from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

For more information on this event please contact the Old City Farmer’s Market athttp://staugustinefm.com/ or call the Amphitheatre at (904) 209-0367