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St Augustine Happenings and Activities
Things To Do In St Augustine FL

Blue's Fest Weekend at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 86 M.L. King Jr. Ave
October 17-18, 2014.
Historic Tours of Flagler College  August 1- December 31, 2014
74 King Street, 904.823.3378  A tour of Flagler College that highlights the architectural elements of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon.
Ripple Effect Eco Tours August 1 - December 31, 2014
101 Tolstoy Lane, 904.347.1565.  These are professionally naturalist-guided kayak and boat tours of the most wonderful and natural coastal waters.
Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tour  August 1 - December 28, 2014
81 Lighthouse Ave, 904.829.0745.  The tour gives participants and a chance to climb the lighthouse and tour the grounds of this paranormal site.
Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays is the Historic Weapons Demonstrations August 1 - December 28, 2014, Castillo de San Marcos on Avenida Menedez is run by the the National Parks Service and the personnel demonstrate weapons and experiences of the Colonial Spanish
Paranormal Investigations at the OLD JAIL August 1 - December 27, 2014
167 San Marco Ave, 904.671.5010, Experience the lives of previous prisoners, it has been featured on Ghost Hunters.
Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Vittles and Vino VIP Carriage Tour August 1 - December 28, 2014
The Tasting Tours, 904.325.3911.  Fun and informative a 3 hour carriage travel of local restaurants.
Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays Wine About Town Tour August 1 - December 20, 2014
The Tasting Tours, 904.386.5482.  The Tour of St. Augustine hosts a 2-2.5 hour happy walking tour which includes wine and more.
Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Through the Keyhole August 1 - December 31, 2014
Spice and Tea Exchange, 904.671.5010.  Victorian Spiritualism immersion, learning how to read tea leaves and master the pendulum dowsing with angel cards and more!
St. Augustine Scenic Bay Cruise August 1 - December 31, 2014
Located Municipal Marina, 904.824.1806.  Tour Matanzas Bay viewing the breath take waterways and historic St. Augustine
St. Augustine Distellery August 1 - December 31, 2014
112 Riberia Street, 904.825.4962 Learn how Whiskey, Gine, Vodka and Rum are made and they also have a restaurant.  



May 2014 
GhoSt Augustine Paranormal Tours $15-$35, May 1 - May 31, 2014, Experience GhoSt Augustine's award winning non-theatrical ghost tours, all of which enter haunted buildings and have been featured on many television shows, example My Ghost Story.
Food Wine and Beer Tours via Horse Drawn Carriage (Varies) May 1- 31st, Tours are from 130P to 700pm
The tasting tours take great pride in experiences by keeping the tour size small and believing in quality over quantity.
Inside an African-American Community  Lincolnville in the 1920's now until July 1, 2014 10a-5pm  Richard Aloysius Twine, St. Augustine's first known African-American photographer, he captured the essence of Lincolnville and the African-American Community in St. Augustine, Florida through his wonderful photographs.
Romanza Festival  Varies by each event from May 9-18th, 2014.  It is everything music, dance, theatre, art, cuisine, heritage and ROMANCE in the nation's most romantic city.

Small Group Private Yoga St. Augustine Florida, Thursdays 1-2:15P with Allyson Sunderman, PT, DPT, PYT-C, 4 weeks May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 2014
The Apostles Build  St. Augustine, Florida Habitat for Humanity is coordinating with area Churches and Houses of Worship to take the Robinson Family from substandard housing and into more appropriate housing standard.
Experience Fort Mose:  The Waning Days of the First Fort Mose, at Fort Mose Historic State Park St. Augustine,  This is the fifth annual commemoration of the Battle of Bloody Mose on June 21-22, 2014.
Two French Masterworks St. Augustine Community Chorus a rare treat for an audience to hear two Requiemscomposed by legendary French Composers Gabriel Faure and Maurice Durufle.
St. Augustine Home Brewers Club meeting at Mile Marker Brewing, It's every third Wednesday
2nd Aunnual
Community First Seawalk Music Festival at Jacksonville Beach June 14, 2014 12noon- 10PM
Bridge of Lions 5K  Runners and walkers are welcome as we start the event at the historic Castillo de San Marcos, Saturday July 26, 2014, 1:11pm
St Augustine Maritime Heritage Festival  Following its first successful festival, the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation announces its second Sat/Sun 18-19 October, 2014 9a-6p


February 2014

Portrait and Figure Show host by the St Augustine Art Association
- Shadows of the Past Tour Experience the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park after dark! Take a nighttime guided tour. You've never seen anything quite like it! Timucua burials, an Indian Village at night, and the Menendez Settlement field by moonlight.
- St Augustine Chocolate Tour until Feb 22, 2014 Do you love chocolate? Then indulge your chocolate passion on St. Augustine's Original Chocolate Tour presented by Old Town Trolley Tours.
- A Stroll through Europe Exhibit - February 1 through February 28 Feb 1, 2014 (FREE) Lost Art Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings of classical European scenes. German painters including Mohr, Stadimayr,and Klaiberg capture the essence of Olde World charm depicting scenes of life in the country, on the hunt and in the tavern.
- 3rd Annual Musicfest & Bar-B-Que Marty Scott, February 1, 2014 starting at 2pm and music beginning a 3pm ($5 donation appreciated at door) Have fun!
- Dark of the Moon Tour Every Sunday Friday Saturday 7:30 pm  The paranormal tour gets you in the Lighthouse and Keepers' House at night!  Guides share paranormal history and experiences of people who have visited, lived, or worked at the Lighthouse.
Celebrate Art 2014, 7th Annual Juried Artist Exhibition, with works selected by Christina Foard and Holly Keris. The Scene Gallery will host 2013 Best in Show Winner, Mae Jean Gregg. Admission to the gallery is free.  Until Feb 21, 2014  Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Historic Weapons Demostrations at Castillo De San Marcos Every Sunday Friday Saturday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm, Rangers and volunteers demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the colonial Spanish soldier of 1740s St. Augustine.
- Changing of the Guard  Feb 15, 2014 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm  The St. Augustine Garrison will hold a Changing of the Guard Ceremony with the march beginning at the Spanish Bakery at 5:15 p.m. where forces will divide into two groups.  The first group will march down St. George Street from the entrance of the bakery to the Governor's House, while the second group will march to the City Gates to meet and greet the public. When the first group arrives at the Governor's House, a presentation will be given to the public about military arts and the nature and purpose of the changing of the guard.  Then 5:45, the group at the City Gates will march to meet the first group in the city plaza. A changing of the guard ceremony, including a volley of musket fire, will take place. The two groups will then join forces and march back to the bakery and dismiss from drill, concluding the event.

March 2014
March 7, 2014 Author Book signing –Free The City Coffe Company will host a book signing by Nancy Pellicer Dyer, author of "The Minorcan Yoke". Nancy's historic novel about the New Smyrna Colony is an adventurous tale of a real life hero, Don Francisco Pellicer.March 7, 2014 Whisky Tasting Event & Pre Celtic Festival Party $45 The festivities of the 4th Annual Celtic Music & Heritage Festival with this event. Raise your glass and delve into the correct way to taste and learn the background about each one as you savor five different whisky’s.

March 8, 2014 Second Saturday Jam Session The Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at the Second Saturday "Gamble Jam Session". The jam session will take place at the Intracoastal Pavilion on the day use side of the park. Musicians of all skill levels will be performing.

Free March 8, 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade The luck of the Irish be with you at the St. Augustine St. Patrick's Day Parade, an annual celebration of the Emerald Isle's most revered saint. This one is a favorite part of the annual St. Augustine Celtic Festival, March 8, 2014

March 8, 2014 4th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival Join us for the 4th Annual Celtic Music & Heritage Festival. Wonderful Celtic music performed by Albannach, Black 47, Dublin Ccity Ramblers, Rathkeltair, Scuttered the Bruce and more there will be ALL THINGS CELTIC

March 12, 2014 "Local Heroes" Community Exhibit -Free "The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II", written and photographed by Thomas Sanders, is a special exhibit that has traveled across America bringing to life stories of valor and horror from WWII veterans.

March 14, 2014 Spring to the Beach Festival $5 The SPRING VENDOR SHOW comes to the Cultural Center. If you like our Holiday Shoppes, you'll love this Festival featuring art, music, and shopping from dozens of hand-picked vendors from all over the country. Time Friday - Saturday



St Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com

March 8, 2014 Steve Miller Band, starts 7p, tickets $39.50-89.50
March 22, 2014 The Moody Blues, starts 8p, tickets $39.50-89.50
April 19, 2014 Darius Rucker, starts 630p, tickets $49.50-$65.50
Arpril 27, 2014 Carlos Santana starts 7p, tickets $59.50-139.50
July 27, 2014 Fall Out Boy, starts 730p, tickets $35-$45

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com  
February 9, 2014 Florida Chamber Music Project Presents "schubert" starts 3p, tickets $25
February 16, 2014 Mason Jennings starts 630p, tickets $30
February 20, 21, 2014 Tommy Emmanuel, special guest Martin Taylor starts 730p tickets, $36.50-$44.50
February 22, 2014 Delbert McClinton starts 8p, tickets, $49-$65
February 23, 2014 Dark Star Orchestra, starts 8p, tickets $25-$28
February 28, 2014 An Intimate evening with Art Garfunkel, starts 8p, tickets $39.50-$49.50
March 1, 2014, Iron & Wine starts 8p, tickets, $35
March 6, 2014 Carolina Chocolate Drops, starts 8p, tickets $40-$50

Sundays Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre Presents “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” Finally … something different for Christmas! Eight reindeer dishing about the REAL Santa! All those rumors you’ve heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph’s little secret? About Vixen’s story that was leaked to the press? All true! Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and do not hold back! Some mature themes. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, 102 San Marco Avenue, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Wednesdays thru Jan 1 River Cruise Caps on the Water and Jax Water Tours bring to you their 45-minute river cruise at 4, 5, and 6 pm for $10 pp (kids $5). At 7 pm, hop on board for the 90-minute Nights of Lights cruise to downtown’s bayfront for just $20 pp (kids $10). All tickets are first come / first served. www.capsonthewater.com

thru Dec 5 St Johns County Festival of Trees at World Golf Village The ninth annual Festival of Trees will take place at the St Johns County Convention Center adjacent to the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. Visitors to the Festival are encouraged to vote for their favorite tree or wreath with minimum $1 donations. The decorated trees and wreaths are also part of a silent auction – all proceeds will be given to the benefiting charities. Daily 9 am-9pm. www.WorldGolfHallOfFame.org

thru Jan 4 Holidays at Colonial Quarter Enter a fantastic holiday wonderland featuring S'more stations, hot chocolate, cider, and mulled wine, and the joyous sound of carolers. You can even climb the 35 ft. watchtower for a spectacular view of the holiday-sparkling city. Admission free, 6 pm, 33 St George Street, 599.2113 www.colonialquarter.com

thru Jan 4 Holly Jolly Trolley Nights of Lights Tour Explore St Augustine's famous Nights of Lights in the cozy comfort of the Holly Jolly Trolleys. New this year is a stop with complimentary admission to the Colonial Quarter by Candlelight where guests can stroll through two acres hidden in the heart of the historic district, while enjoying holiday music, festivities, and seasonal treats. Child-sized magical viewing glasses also available. Daily 6-8pm, Sunday thru Thurs $9, Fri/Sat $12, children $4. Departing from the Old Jail and from both Welcome Centers at 27 San Marco Ave and 1700 N. Ponce de Leon. 829.3800, www.trolleytours.com/st-augustine/holiday-tour.asp

thru Jan 5 Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Train Hop on board for an evening tour of the Nights of Lights! Your train ticket will include FREE magical viewing glasses. On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy snow, family-friendly holiday movies on the big screen, marshmallow decorating, and a visit from Santa! Sun-Thurs 6 pm-8pm, Fri/Sat 6 pm -9 pm (no tours Dec 25). Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 19 San Marco Avenue, 824.1606, www.Ripleys.com/RedTrains

Dec 4 Luminary Night at St Augustine Lighthouse The grounds of the St Augustine Lighthouse will be outlined with luminaries from 6 - 9 p.m. Climb to the top of the Lighthouse to see the acclaimed Downtown Nights of Lights, enjoy holiday music and cider and visit with Santa! 81 Lighthouse Ave. 829.0745 www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Dec 5, 7, 10, 13, 17, 19, 21, 27, 28, 30 Candlelight Tour at Villa Zorayda The Villa is beautifully decorated for the holidays with a spectacular Christmas Tree decorated in red and gold. Candles are aglow throughout the museum as you experience by way of guided tour this historic former home. Refreshments available on some tours. Space limited, reservations recommended by calling 829.9887. Visit www.VillaZorayda.com for prices.

Dec 6-7 A Christmas Carol A Classic Theatre presents for your holiday pleasure 2 one-acts in a celebratory evening of theater - Act I opens the evening with Jason Woods in a shortened reprise of his original one-man version of the classic A Christmas Carol. Refreshments, surprise treats, and prize drawings during intermission. Act II presents will feature Ashley Carter with a reading of Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory. This gem of a holiday story is a warm autobiographical recollection of Capote's rural Alabama boyhood and has become a modern-day classic! 7:30 pm, $25 pp. The Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Avenue, www.classictheatre.org

Dec 7 Surf Illumination Light up your evenings when the St Augustine Beach Surf Illumination complements the seasonal lighting of A1A Beach Boulevard. The event includes the ceremonial lighting of the seasonal tree by the Mayor. Food and beverages are offered by local restaurants and many local arts and crafts vendors provide convenient shopping for the holiday season. Santa, musical performers and traditional carolers make it fun for all. 4-7 pm, 347.8007, www.thecivicassociation.org/surf_illunmination

Dec 7 Annual Christmas Parade Floats, marching bands, horses, Santa’s arrival. Parade starts at the Mission of Nombre de Dios; will continue downtown, and end behind the Visitors Center on Castillo Drive. Pictures with Santa in the Plaza. Parade at 10 am. 824.4997

Dec 7 39th Annual British Night Watch: Encampment and Grande Illumination The British Night Watch is an historic reenactment commemorating the British Period of St Augustine. The main feature of the event is the British Night Watch--a Grande Illumination Parade. Experience an encampment of British Troops, period Sutlers (vendors), and various historic persons at Francis Field. There will be a day full of activities, and at 7 pm, you’ll want to head to the West Garden of the Basilica Cathedral to get your candles (available by way of your donation); at 7:30 the Fife & Drum Corps concert will set the stage as you prepare to march behind the British Redcoats at 8 pm as they secure St Augustine (or you can just watch). The parade will conclude at Government House with muskets firing and volleys of joy and then caroling in the Plaza. Visit www.britishnightwatch.org for the full event schedule.

Dec 8 45th Annual Garden Club Christmas Tour of Homes Annual tour showcases holiday decorations at a selection of St Augustine's most outstanding private homes. Enjoy a taste of St Augustine nostalgia in the colorful and natural floral decorations and arrangements designed and hand crafted by members of The Garden Club. Noon to 5 pm. Advance ticket purchase required, $20 pp. 797.0660, www.christmastourofhomes.com

Dec 9-11 Pioneer Barn Holiday Dinner Theatre Entertaining holiday show filled with music, dancing, and fine cuisine. Cocktails at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm, show at 7:30 pm. Call for reservations and ticket prices. 259 San Marco Avenue, 824.8874, www.oldfloridamuseum.com

Dec 13 Sounds of the Season Presented by St Augustine Orchestra, the concert features selections from Messiah and The Nutcracker, along with competing "Sleigh Ride" pieces -- one by Mozart and the other by Leroy Anderson. 8 pm, $15, 25 Granada Street, www.staugustineorchestra.org

Dec 13 - Jan 5 The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays This Ken Ludwig comedy / mystery takes the audience to December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities quickly turn dangerous. The mystery and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. www.limelight-theatre.org

Dec 14 Regatta of Lights Hosted by the St Augustine Yacht Club, this annual holiday parade of boats lights up Matanzas Bay between the Bridge of Lions and Castillo de San Marcos. Avenida Menendez, 6 pm.

Dec 14-15 20th Annual Holiday B&B Tour 2 Days, 25 Inns, 25 Restaurants, $25! Join the fun on this year’s tour as each inn presents their version of Christmas Around The World. 1-5 pm both days. Advance ticket purchase required at www.staugustinebandbtour.com

Dec 14-15 St Augustine Community Chorus Presents “Celtic Christmas Celebration” to include selections from Handel’s Messiah. Saturday 8 pm / Sunday2 pm. Tickets $20 prepaid, $25 at the door. Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, 794.5327 www.StAugustineCommunityChorus.org

Dec 15 Breakfast with Santa This buffet-style breakfast includes a special Flagler College ornament per family, photo opportunities, and a visit from Santa. 9-11 am, $20 pp 13 and older, $10 ages 2 to 12. Seating limited, booster seats not available. 823.3378, http://legacy.flagler.edu

Dec 15 Holiday Solarium Tea View the newly restored Hotel Ponce de Leon’s Solarium also known as 400 Rotunda. Guests will be offered their choice of three teas (one specially blended for the Hotel Ponce de Leon), a selection of traditional tea sandwiches and sweets and receive a special Flagler College ornament. 3 pm, $40 pp. reservations required, 74 King Street, 823.3378, https://legacy.flagler.edu  

Dec 17-18 Emma Concert Series – Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and EMMA in one of St Augustine’s most beloved holiday traditions! Enjoy holiday favorites performed by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and a featured vocalist as they delight audiences with their celebration of the yuletide season! 7:30 pm, $35, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Dec 21 Navidad en el Viejo San Agustin / Christmas in Old St Augustine Living historians in period garb representing 16th century St Augustine; a colonial, Spanish Christmas procession; colonial Spanish musical entertainment; a 16th-century, Spanish Christmas play; colonial Spanish holiday treat samples; and a traditional Spanish Nativity scene, all presented by torch and candlelight on the grounds of historic Mission of Nombre de Dios and Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche. 6-9 pm at Mission Nombre de Dios on San Marco Avenue. Free parking, 877.352.4478, www.FloridaLivingHistory.org, www.MissionAndShrine.org

Dec 21-22 St Augustine Ballet Presents The Nutcracker Special guest artists from the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets $25/$30 at www.saintaugustineballet.com. Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street.

Dec 28-29 Old Town Arts & Crafts Show Juried art and craft shows featuring everything from exquisite jewelry to funky and functional pottery, abstract sculpture to glistening glass, hand-woven fashions to stunning photography, and extraordinary paintings to wonderful wood carvings. Admission free, 10 am - 5 pm, Francis Field, 25 W. Castillo Drive, www.holidayartshows.com

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Dec 30-31 Annual New Year’s Eve Beach Blast Off Chili-Cook Off, ice sculpting, live local musicians, dance talent, Beer & Wine Zone, Kids Zone, food vendors, clowns, face painting, pony rides, and more. 4-10 pm, fireworks display synchronized with music at 8:30 pm, after-party 9-10 pm. St Augustine Beach Pier, www.BeachBlastOff.com

Dec 31 Flagler College New Year’s Eve Gala Ring in the New Year and celebrate 125 years of the Hotel Ponce de Leon with an evening of historic elegance--dining and dancing the night away. Experience the magic of the Gilded Age amid an architectural wonder where presidents stayed and innovators played. Flagler College's New Year’s Eve Gala takes place in the Ponce de Leon Dining Hall, built in 1888 as part of the Gilded Age gem Hotel Ponce de Leon. The opulent setting is ringed with glass windows, golden chandeliers, wall sconces, all designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Muralist George W. Maynard adorned the dining hall ceiling and walls with beautiful murals to complement Tiffany's designs. Guests enter through the magnificent 80-foot-tall Rotunda, which is adorned with gold-leaf murals, hand-carved caryatids and intricate mosaic African tile. Black tie or Great Gatsby Attire, 8 pm to 1 am, $200 pp (includes cocktail hour, plated dinner, dessert buffet, open bar, champagne toast at midnight), 74 King Street, www.flagler.edu/our-community/events/nye_ball/index.html

THINGS TO DO IN ST AUGUSTINE FL
That are not holiday related!

thru Dec 31 Celebrating the Legacy Exhibit at Flagler College A commemorative exhibit celebrating the 125th anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Augustine. Daily 8 am to 8 pm. 74 King Street, www.ponce125.com

thru Jan 5 New World in the Eyes of Explorers Exhibit When European explorers touched the shores of the New World, they had no idea people were living there, nor did Native Americans know that an Old World culture existed. This epic event changed the world forever. Images of the New World and its indigenous peoples and animals are some of the most fascinating documents of this cultural collision and exchange. See this and more at the New World in the Eyes of Explorers exhibition. Free, daily 9 am - 5 pm, St. Augustine Visitors Information Center,10 West Castillo Drive, www.StAugustine-450.com

Mondays/Fridays Lost Ships Tour Multimedia presentation presented by marine archaeologists. Visit areas of the historic light station that are off-limits for general admission visitors. See recovered artifacts that are undergoing tedious cleaning and stabilization procedures by conservators. Free time will be available to see museum exhibits in the historic Keeper's House and to also climb the 165' lighthouse. 10 am and 3 pm, $24 pp, advance reservations required, 81 Lighthouse Avenue, 829.0745, www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in the 1740s. 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm. $7 for adults, children 15 and under free. Castillo de San Marcos, Avenida Menendez, https://nps.gov/casa

thru Dec 31 Viva Florida Exhibit at St Augustine Art Association Florida's 500th Anniversary year concludes with this popular exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association celebrating the sights and structures, beaches and byways, flora and fauna, history and happenings that are uniquely Florida. Free, Tuesday-Saturday noon - 4 pm, Sunday 2-5 pm. 22 Marine Street, 824.2310, www.staaa.org

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday thru Dec 17 Wooden Boatbuilding Demonstrations Traditional wooden boatbuilding techniques are demonstrated Boatworks volunteers. 9 am-noon, $9.75 adults, $7.75 seniors, children under 12 free (price includes admission to Lighthouse and Museum also). 81 Lighthouse Avenue, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.com

Dec 4 Lightner Museum Curator Tours On the first Wednesday of each month, enjoy a Lightner Museum curator exclusive encounter with some of the museum's eclectic relics. Different tour each month, included in the regular admission price of $10 adults; active duty military $6; $5 college students and young people ages 12-18; free for under 12. 10 am. 75 King Street, 2nd floor. 824.2874, www.lightnermuseum.org

Dec 5 Discover First America Lecture Series "Calling All Tories and Patriots, Too! Towne Meeting" The Brits will take over Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the beginning of British rule in Florida and the eve of St. Augustine's annual British Nightwatch. Jesse Fish, a British Colonial entrepreneur and opportunist, will keep the audience on its toes with his unique mannerisms and wit. Daniel Schafer, British Colonial scholar and professor emeritus at the University of North Florida, will recount life and politics in British St. Augustine. The evening will conclude with colonial dance and demonstrations. Free, St. Augustine 450th Commemoration passports with souvenir stampings are complimentary to attendees. Doors open at 6 pm for seating, lobby displays, information and book signings; lecture begins at 7 pm. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, http://staugustine-450.com/discover-first-america-adventure-program-returns-nov-6-2013/

Dec 6 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Dec 7 39th Annual British Night Watch: Encampment and Grande Illumination The British Night Watch is an historic reenactment commemorating the British Period of St Augustine. The main feature of the event is the British Night Watch--a Grande Illumination Parade. Experience an encampment of British Troops, period Sutlers (vendors), and various historic persons at Francis Field. There will be a day full of activities, and at 7 pm, you’ll want to head to the West Garden of the Basilica Cathedral to get your candles (available by way of your donation); at 7:30 the Fife & Drum Corps concert will set the stage as you prepare to march behind the British Redcoats at 8 pm as they secure St Augustine (or you can just watch). The parade will conclude at Government House with muskets firing and volleys of joy and then caroling in the Plaza. Visit www.britishnightwatch.org for the full event schedule.

Dec 7 Evening Nature Program at Anastasia State Park Park rangers or volunteers present programs on topics ranging from bird watching to star-gazing. Admission to the park $8 per vehicle. 461.2033, 1340 A1A South, www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia

Dec 7 Sunset Celebration Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Entertainment by Phil Bonanno. Dressing of the Palms Awards. 2 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Dec 8 Free Live Music at St Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden Bring a picnic and enjoy free music by local band Lonesome Bert and The Skinny Lizards, 4 to 6 pm, Lakeside Park, 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, 824.4493, www.st-augustine-sculpture-garden.org

Dec 10 Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country: Money, Power, and the New Woman in the Gilded Age Dr. Judith Burdan presents this lecture as part of the commemorative events celebrating The 125th Anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler's Ponce de Leon Hotel. Reservations required, space limited. $5 pp, 10 am, the lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception. Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King Street. 923.3378 www.flagler.edu/our-community/events/community-lecture-series/index.html

Dec 13-27 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves to reclaim Erebor.$13 pp, World Golf Hall of Fame 3D IMAX Theater, One World Golf Place, 940.4133, www.WorldGolfIMAX.com

Dec 14 Living History Day at Fort Matanzas National Monument Authentically clad re-enactors will 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. 10:30 am-3:30 pm, 471.0116, 8635 A1A at the south end of Anastasia Island approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine, https://nps.gov/foma

Dec 14 Changing of the Guard Ceremony The St. Augustine Spanish Garrison conducts a 1740 Changing of the Guard Ceremony in the city's Plaza de la Constitucion. Soldiers will march from the Spanish Bakery to the City Gate and to the Governor's House where they will demonstrate Spanish military arts and explain the purpose of the Changing of the Guard. 5:30, http://historic-florida-militia.org/upcoming-events/

Dec 15 Third Monday Beach Art & Merchant Walk on the Boulevard Free Trolley from FA Café at 303 A1A Beach Blvd to The Sunshine Shop at 645 A1A Beach Blvd, with stops in between so you can get to your favorite shop. Local artists and live music in the Parklets and in many shops. 5-7 pm.

Dec 16 Sunset Moonrise Tour St Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20. 4:45 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Dec 21 Tolomato Cemetery Tour This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree) www.TolomatoCemetery.com

Dec 21 Castillo de San Marcos by Candlelight Enjoy night tours by candlelight at Castillo de San Marcos as you revisit the events of the second Seminole war from the perspective of a U.S. Army Sergeant. Advance tickets required, $8 pp. Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Drive, 829.6506, https://nps.gov/casa

Dec 28 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263.

Things To Do In St Augustine FL


Nights of Lights 2013 festivities commence on November 23 with the lighting of the tree
Refer to www.nightsoflights.com for those activities

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com
Nov 2, Bare Naked Ladies, $39.50-$9.50, gate 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
Nov 8, Passion Pit, $33-$42.50, gate 5 pm / show 6:30 pm
Nov 9, Justin Moore, $24.50-$50, gate 5:30 pm / show 6:30 pm
Nov 15, The Avett Brothers, $37-$47, gate 6:45 pm / show 8 pm
Nov 16, O.A.R. with Crisis Cab, $32.50-$35, gate 5 pm / show 6:30 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Nov 8, Cat Power with Nico Turner, $30, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Nov 10, Florida Chamber Music Project Presents Beethoven, $25, doors 2 pm / show 3 pm

Sundays Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre Presents “Check Please” in the upstairs dining room at 102 San Marco Avenue. “Check Please” follows a hilarious series of blind dates that couldn’t get worse (until they do). $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Saturdays Improv Sketch Comedy The Picolata Players take the stage under the stately Colonial Oak at the Colonial Quarter’s outdoor theatre. $10 adults, $5 ages 5 to 15, 33 St. George Street, 599.2113, www.colonialquarter.com

thru Nov 24 Bad Seed The Limelight Theatre presents the drama/mystery thriller, Bad Seed. On the surface Rhoda Penmark is sweet, charming, and admired by her elders. But things take a dark turn when one of Rhoda's rival schoolmates mysteriously drowns at a picnic. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org

Nov 1 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Nov 2 Ancient City Auto Club 29th Annual Auto Show Registration 8 to 11 am; awards at 3 pm. Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, 207 N San Marco Ave, www.local.aaca.org/ancientcity/

Nov 2 Sunset Celebration Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. St. Augustine Cruisers Car Club, DJ music, and more! 2 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Nov 3 Great Chowder Debate Local restaurants compete for top honors in this tasty fundraiser for Shriners Children's Hospitals. Tastes are $1 each and winners will be selected in New England, Minorcan, conch ad/or seafood categories. Good Food, Good Fun for a Great Cause! Sponsored by and held at The Conch House Marina Resort, 57 Comares Avenue, 12:30 - 4 pm, 829.8646, www.conch-house.com

Nov 7 Wine Tasting & Casino Night This fundraiser at San Sebastian Winery will benefit the nonprofit organization Healing the Children. Live music, hors d'oeuvres, Black Jack, Texas Hold'em and more. 6-9 pm, 157 King Street, www.htcflorida.org

Nov 8-10 5th Annual Pirate Gathering Historic exhibits, living history demonstrations, a privateer parade, a pirate land battle, Drop Anchor Tavern, Historic Pub Crawl, a Buccaneer Bash Ball on Saturday from 5-11 pm, and the Thieves Market! Sounds like fun? It is! Francis Field on West Castillo Drive. For details, visit www.PirateGathering.com

November 9-11 / Veterans Appreciation Weekend - Castillo de San Marcos - free admission for veterans, 1 South Castillo Drive - World Golf Village Hall of Fame - Free Admission for Veterans and Scavenger Hunt for All - Veterans Council of St. Johns County and Florida Guard Ceremony at Francis Field 11 am - Memorial/Observance at Lakeside Park Veterans’ Memorial 2200 A1A South, 3 to 5 pm

Nov 9 Emma Concert Series – New Directions Veterans Choir with Director George Hill The New Directions Veterans Choir is an award winning a cappella group comprised of men and women who have served proudly in the United States Military. Another element they have in common: following their service to our country, they became homeless. The New Directions facility gave them new hope and direction. The choir recently performed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and has been featured on the NBC Nightly News and E! Entertainment TV. “Through singing,” says director George Hill, “we let veterans who are suffering know that there is hope.” In honor of their service to our country, we have special pricing for veterans for this concert -- $5 each (veterans only); nonveterans $30, 7:30 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Nov 10 Free Live Music at St Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden Bring a picnic and enjoy free music by local band Lonesome Bert and The Skinny Lizards, 4 to 6 pm, Lakeside Park, 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, 824.4493, www.st-augustine-sculpture-garden.org

Nov 10 Hansel & Gretel: A Fairy Tale Opera First Coast Opera presents this piece by 19th-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck. The idea for the opera was proposed to Humperdinck by his sister, who approached him about writing music for songs that she had written for her children for Christmas based on "Hansel and Gretel". After several revisions, the musical sketches and the songs were turned into a full-scale opera. 4 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, 417.5555, www.firstcoastopera.com

Nov 10 2nd Annual Old City Music Fest Morgan Frazier, Angie Johnson, Bush Hawg, John Anderson, Uncle Kracker, and Kansas! Parking and flea market open 8 am; festival gates open 1:30 pm; music at 3 pm. Tickets $25 general admission (bring your own chair or blanket); $77.99 VIP tickets (seating, specialty concessions, covered bar area); $10 military (active and veterans, show ID at gate), www.facebook.com/oldcitymusicfest

Nov 15 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. 201.6300.

Nov 16 Tolomato Cemetery Tour This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree) www.TolomatoCemetery.com

Nov 16-17 Arts & Crafts Festival Live music, great food. Admission is free. Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. St Augustine Beach Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, 352.344.0657.

Nov 17 Sunset Moonrise Tour St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 5 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Nov 21 The Hunger Games at IMAX Catch the original 2012 at 5 pm, followed by the premiere of Catching Fire at 8 pm and 11 pm. Visit worldgolfimax.com for ticket prices or call 940.4133. World Golf Hall of Fame 3D IMAX Theater, One World Golf Place.

Nov 23 Colonial Autumn in Spanish Florida Fort Mose Historic State Park will sponsor this wonderful event that will depict Fall harvest time. The families living at Fort Mose grew vegetables (pumpkins, squash, gourdes, beans, lentils, corn). They planted fruit trees like sweet and sour oranges, lemons, figs, and persimmons. Florida Living History’s Los Companeros de la Cocina demonstrates in the chosa how some of these local products were prepared and cooked in 18th century Spanish Florida. At 11am (and 1 pm), Annie Francis, independent scholar, will present her research findings from original sources in the Archives of the Indies on foods commonly consumed in Colonial Spanish Florida along with original recipes. She will take visitors on a walking tour through the farmers market and the chosa, giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about these traditional products and their preparations. Visitors will have a chance to sample some of these traditional foods, receive recipes, and purchase vegetables and fruits for the celebration of their own Thanksgiving the following week. 11 to 3 pm, Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, 823.2232, www.floridastateparks/fortmose

Nov 30 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St. Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263.

Nov 30 & Dec 1 48th Annual St. Augustine Fine Art & Craft Festival A Thanksgiving tradition in the nation's oldest city, this popular outdoor art fair draws the finest artists and craftsmen from across the region. Live music, children's activities, art demos, food trucks and libations combine to create a memorable start to the holiday shopping season. Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4:30 pm, Francis Field on West Castillo Drive, 824.2310, www.staugustineartfestival.com

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

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Things To Do In St Augustine FL
October 2013

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com  
Oct 3, Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, $40-$80, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
Oct 5, The Black Crowes, $33.50-$45, gates 6:30 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 18, The Lumineers with Dr. Dog & Nathaniel Ratcliff, $27.50-$45, gates 5:30 pm / show 6:45 pm
Oct 19, Folio Weekly’s Oktoberfest 2013, $20-$35, VIP gates 5 pm / general admission 6 pm
Oct 26, John Fogerty, $39.50-$79.50, gates 7 pm / show 8 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com  
Oct 4, City and Colour with The Paper Kites, $32/$35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 25, Neko Case, $35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 29, Asleep at the Wheel, $37.50-$47.50, doors 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm

Sundays Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre Presents “Check Please” in the upstairs dining room at 102 San Marco Avenue. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007
Fridays/Saturdays AND HALLOWEEN NIGHT Zombieville – Terror Under the Big Top Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! invites you to the most terrifying show on Earth! The zombie apocalypse has hit the big top and each guest will contribute to saving the circus! This live action paintball shooting gallery will turn each guest into a zombie hunter (zombies will not be shooting back). $9.99 PP (includes 2 cartridges, additional cartridges $1 each), 8-10 pm, Old Sugar Mill Station, 254 San Marco Avenue, www.ripleys.com/staugustine

Fridays/Saturdays Spooky Stories at “The Worth Mansion” (aka O.C. White’s Restaurant) Some say Ms. Worth still haunts the building to this day. Take a picture in front of our internationally photographed haunted stairs and try to catch an Orb like many ghost hunters have before. Enjoy a festive Halloween Cocktail or an after dinner dessert while listening to spooky stories about this haunted restaurant. Free admission, free parking (in OC White’s parking lot on Marine Street), 9:30 pm, 118 Avenida Menendez, 824.0808, www.ocwhitesrestaurant.com

Fridays/Saturdays AND HALLOWEEN NIGHT Zombieville – Terror Under the Big Top Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! invites you to the most terrifying show on Earth! The zombie apocalypse has hit the big top and each guest will contribute to saving the circus! This live action paintball shooting gallery will turn each guest into a zombie hunter (zombies will not be shooting back). $9.99 PP (includes 2 cartridges, additional cartridges $1 each), 8-10 pm, Old Sugar Mill Station, 254 San Marco Avenue, www.ripleys.com/staugustine

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

thru Oct 13 SpamALot Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical with a book and lyrics by Eric Idle and an entirely new score created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org

Oct 2-29 Butterfield Garage Art Gallery presents “Dreamer’s Dreams” With common purpose, three artists have come together for the opportunity to share their individual feelings, ideas, perceptions and 'Dreamer's Dreams' toward giving a better understanding as to why they do what they do. Artists: Peter Cerreta, Painter & Sculptor; Marilyn Leverton, Sculptor; and Fay Samimi, Sculptor. Opening Reception Friday Oct 4, 5-9 pm. Daily exhibit 11 am to 5 pm. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, www.ButterfieldGarage.com

Oct 4-6 President’s Cup Weekend at World Golf Hall of Fame The World Golf Hall of Fame will celebrate the 2013 Presidents Cup with activities including a special scavenger hunt, a photo opportunity with the Hall’s President’s Cup trophy and more. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Oct 4 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Oct 5 Datil Pepper Cook-off Festival at Home & Garden Show The history of the datil pepper is steeped in mystery and legend. The Datil Pepper Festival is a celebration of culture, tradition, flavor, and heat. St. Augustine has long been the center of datil pepper cultivation and production. For hundreds of years, descendants of Minorcan immigrants have been using the Datil Pepper as flavoring and even medicine. The Festival invites you to experience the fire and the flavor of this unique species of Capsicum chinense for yourself and your family. Prizes to participating chefs. Admission is free, tasting tickets are available at the event. 11 am, St. Johns County Agriculture Center, 3125 Agriculture Center Drive, 209.0430, www.datilpepperfestival.com

Oct 5 Sunset Celebration Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Showtime USA. 3 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Oct 5 Emma Concert Series – Alexander Kobrin - Pianist and Van Cliburn Gold Medal Winner "Van Cliburn of today,” putting him in the front row of musicians of his generation, Kobrin was born in 1980 in Moscow. The internationally acclaimed artist began playing the piano at the age of 5 and in the same year was enrolled in the famous Gnessin’s Special School of Music. After completing his studies there, he went on to further his skills at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Since receiving the prestigious Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Twelfth Van Cliburn Piano Competition in 2005, Mr. Kobrin has solidified his reputation with an outstanding tour of the United States. $30, 7:30 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Oct 6 Middle Passage Commemoration Ceremony Meet on the north lawn of Castillo de San Marcos as part of a nationwide initiative to celebrate the Middle Passage project. This 90-minute event will feature dancers and drummers; a Native American site cleansing and blessing; ancestral libation; a youth-oriented flowers-into-the-water tribute; a historical statement; and remembrance prayers by various faith groups. Noon, 1 South Castillo Drive. Contact Ann Chin at middlepassagemarkers@gmail.com or visit www.middlepassageproject.org

Oct 10 Flavors of the Historic Coast Top Chef Cook-off Sample a taste of the tantalizing creations offered by many area restaurants at this popular event. The year’s entertainment is an iron-chef style of cook-off among Flavors chefs before a panel of local celebrity judges who will select the Best of the Best. 6 to 9 pm. Admission $30 pp. Renaissance World Golf Village Resort. www.HistoricCoastFlavors.com

Oct 11-13 Annual St Augustine Greek Festival celebrates all things Greek--food, dancing, music, heritage, outdoor marketplace, Kids Center with carnival rides and games and other children's activities. Francis Field at US 1 and West Castillo Drive (next to the parking garage) $3 adults, active-duty military and children 12 and under free. www.stauggreekfest.com

Oct 12-14 Fort Mose and Viva Florida 500 present The African Market at Fort Mose, featuring entertainment, food, and African goods for sale. West African drummers, dancers, and gospel concert. 9 am to 9 pm, Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, 823.2232, www.floridastateparks/fortmose

Oct 12-31 Victorian Holiday at Villa Zorayda Museum Built in 1883, visitors will see period decorations from the late 1800s to early 1900s along with the more traditional Halloween decorations. See the ghost of Franklin Smith, architect and builder of the house, as he writes a letter to his beloved wife, Laura. All Treats no Tricks for this tour. Regular admission prices apply. State of the art audio guided tours are included with admission and are available in English, Spanish, and French. Monday thru Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm (last tour at 4:30 pm), Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. $15 adults, $7 kids. 83 King Street, 829.9887. www.villazorayda.com

Oct 13 Free Live Music at St Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden Bring a picnic and enjoy free music by local artists Jim and Rachel Carrick. 4 to 6 pm. Lakeside Park, 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, 824.4493, www.st-augustine-sculpture-garden.org

Oct 18 Sunset Moonrise Tour St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 6:15 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Oct 18 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. 201.6300.

Oct 19 Tolomato Cemetery Tour This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree) www.TolomatoCemetery.com

Oct 19 Full Moon Fever Join the fun at the Conch House for their monthly moonlight luau on the Lounge Deck, with Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue and music by DJ Vince, a Polynesian food menu, Captain Morgan drink specials, and free leis for all. Weather permitting of course. 8 to 11 pm, 57 Comares Avenue, www.conch-house.com/fullmoon.html

Oct 19 Halla Galla: Neo-Victorian Reverie Festivities will begin with cocktail hour at 6:30 pm on the third floor of the Lightner Museum. Ticket price includes open bar, gourmet dinner by Black Molly and desserts by Luli’s, silent and live auctions, charitable gambling, and live music. $150 pp, 75 King Street, www.hallagalla.com

Oct 21-26 St. Augustine Spanish Wine & Food Festival Celebrate authentic Spanish food, fun, and incredible bargains. Special week-long events will include a Fresh Starts in Culinary Arts luncheon; Blessing of the Wines and Batalla at the Cathedral Basilica and Marina Green; Restaurant tastings at Raintree, The Tasting Room, Rhett’s Piano Bar, and Black Fly; Cava Reception and Dinner at River House; and the Grand Tasting at the Visitors Center. Some events are free, some are not. Visit www.StAugustineSpanishWineFestival.com event details, times, locations, and prices!

Oct 24 Artbreaker’s Annual BraTini Fundraiser This event features a live auction of creatively decorated bras modeled by local male community leaders which are auctioned off to the highest bidder. Combined with signature martinis, hors d'oeuvres and good friends, it's a night you won't soon forget! 8-9 pm, Serenata Beach Club, 3175 S Ponte Vedra Blvd. www.artbreakers.org

Oct 25-27 Maritime Heritage Festival The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park hosts this Viva Florida 500 festival including live entertainment, the quick and dirty boat building competition, book signings, kid zone, old city maritime bar tending challenge, beer and wine tent, and more. 8 am to 5 pm. Adults $12; seniors (60+) $11; children 6-12 $8, 5 and under and St. John's County residents free. VIP Reception Friday night $45. Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Avenue, 829.3168, www.fountainofyouthflorida.com

Oct 25 & 27 St. Augustine Orchestra Presents “It’s About Time” Under the direction of William McNeiland the Orchestra will present movements of Haydn’s “Clock Symphony” and the second movement of Beethoven’s 8th Symphony (dedicated to Johann Maetzel, inventor of the metronome). The concert will conclude with music by John Williams from the film “Star Wars”. Friday Oct 25, 8 pm, $15 Lightner Museum, 25 Granada; Sunday Oct 27, 3 pm, $10, Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive Ponte Vedra, www.staugustineorchestra.org

Oct 25-31 Creatures of the Night at the Alligator Farm Candy, creepy creature experience, animal trading cards and a great time are just some of the special treats awaiting young ghosts and goblins at this popular annual event. Plus, there will be an alligator feeding show, a drawing for annual passes, costumed animal keepers, and a chance to wander the wild walkways! Daily 5:30 to 7 pm. Adults $9 / children $7, 999 Anastasia Boulevard, 824.3337, www.alligatorfarm.com

Oct 26 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St. Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263. Be sure to stop in Florida Olive Press at 35 San Marco and taste-test all those fabulous balsamics!

Oct 26 Oddtoberfest Kickoff Party Entertainment, prizes, contests. Ghost Train Adventure tours, Ripley’s Haunted Castle tours, free showing of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 11:30 PM for anyone who purchases a Ghost Train ticket for that night. Encourage guests to bring a chair or blanket for the movie. 8 pm, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, 19 San Marco Avenue, www.ripleys.com/staugustine

Oct 26-27 Fiesta de Aviles Its time again for everyone’s favorite annual St. Augustine street festival on Aviles Street, to include live music, costumes, art exhibits, and our own very special version of the Running of the Bulls down Aviles Street (Saturday at 3 pm). Saturday 11 am to 8 pm; Sangria Sunday noon to 5 (Sangria to begin flowing at 2 pm). Admission is free! Stay tuned to Facebook ThingsToDoInStAug for event details!

Oct 27 Oddtoberfest Ripley’s presents this family-friendly festival. “Beebs and Her Money Makers,” just back from the Warped Tour will perform. Photos with Trina the Mermaid, a Potions bar, the Trick or Treat Train; bounce house, costume contest, howl-at-the-moon contest, pumpkin painting, lots of games, prizes, and much, much more! Free admission, tickets for activities $1 each or wristband for unlimited play and activities $12 per person. 2 pm - 6 pm, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, 19 San Marco Avenue, www.ripleys.com/staugustine

Oct 31 Frankly My Dear, I DO Give a Damn! Scarlett O’Hara’s will once again host its annual Halloween Bash. Live music and drink specials throughout the night. Prize give-aways at 8 pm, 10 pm, and midnight! 70 Hypolita Street, www.scarlettoharas.net

Oct 31 - Nov 3 Lighthouse Haunted History Tour Listen to the all-ghosts-no gimmicks true stories of paranormal experiences on the grounds of the St. Augustine Lighthouse before your guide releases you into the night with only a glow-stick to guide your way. Reservations required, $25 ($20 for members). 81 Lighthouse Ave., 829.0745, www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

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Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach, www.TheCivicAssociation.org
- Aug 7, Classic R/R by Mid-Life Crisis (appetizers by Sea Oats Café)
- Aug 14, Beach Music by Jimmy Parrish & The Ocean Waves (appetizers by FA Café)
- Aug 21, R/R by Smokin’ Mirrors (appetizers by Ripe Bistro)
- Aug 28, Southern Blues by Big Lonesome (appetizers by Gypsy Cab)
- Sep 4, Jazz by ET Swing (appetizers by Design Catering Co.)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com  
Aug 9, Alabama, $29.50-$110, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
Aug 10, 3rd Annual Back2School Beach Fest, FREE, show 6 pm
Aug 16, Victoria Justice, $37.50-$65, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
Aug 22, Slightly Stoopid & Atmosphere with Tribal Seeds, $37.50, gates 4:30 pm / show 5:30 pm
Aug 23, Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Guitar Raffle Auction, FREE, 4 pm
Sep 8, Steely Dan, $52.50-$99.50, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
FREE MOVIES AT THE AMPHITHEATRE! Gates 7 pm / Movie 8 pm
Aug 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Aug 23, Oz: The Great and Powerful

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Aug 10, 2nd Annual Clean Water Music Fest (make donation to Charity Water to receive a ticket), 1 pm–11 pm

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Thursdays The 22nd Season of Concerts in the Plaza, 7 pm, http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/sites/concerts-plaza/ 
Aug 1, Rob Ellis Peck & Friends 
Aug 8, Ancient City Slickers 
Aug 15, The Grapes of Roth 
Aug 22, Morris Duenow 
Sep 2, The St. Augustine Jazz Society (1 pm)
Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

Fridays/Saturdays Music Mystery Magic Comedy Join both locals and tourists at the Colonial Quarter’s lantern-lit amphitheatre under the trees for the Colonial Crew Revue, a lively, fun-loving and historic variety show for the whole family as presented by the Picolata Players! When Don Ramon Bellagrande and his troupe of traveling performers take the stage with Mayhem de Magnifico's magic all around, you never know what to expect. Get ready to clap your hands, sing along, raise a glass and become a part of history at Colonial Quarter. Nibble and nosh on unlimited sangria, wine and draft beer, complimentary for guests 21 years and older (with proper ID), as well as savory snacks. Just one more of those fun things to do in St Augustine FL! Adults $29.99; ages 5 to 12 $14.99; ages 4 and under FREE (purchase at Colonial Quarter Gift Shop or call 888. 991.0933. 33 St. George Street, www.colonialquarter.com

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 8:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
thru Aug 4, The Last Romance, a romantic comedy by Joe Dipietro. Two strangers in their golden years meet on their daily visits to the dog park. Their playful banter leads them to common ground, and a charming relationship develops. Bonding over distant dreams and the fear of ending up alone, they make plans to take their romance out into the real world.

thru Aug 11 Picasso Art & Arena Exhibit is an educational exhibition of graphic work and ceramics by the Spanish master, showcasing 39 art pieces (created between 1929 and 1961) from the Fundación Picasso, Museo Casa Natal of Málaga, Spain. The art was produced in different styles, techniques and media, providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting. The exhibition is designed for families as well as the art connoisseur. The exhibition offers tours led by specially trained guides who interact with the audience. The show is presented in both English and Spanish. $10 pp, 9 am to 5 pm, Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Drive, www.staugustine-450.com

thru Aug 16 Free Movies By The Bay Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina Present FREE Movies by the Bay. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be for sale at the mini golf ticket outlet. No alcohol will be allowed on the premises. 8:30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays at the marina green space adjacent to Bayfront Mini Golf course. Schedule subject to change due to inclement weather or special events, so for a complete schedule of the free movies and any changes, please visit facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Aug 2 – On Golden Pond
Aug 7 – The Great Outdoors
Aug 9 – Fried Green Tomatoes
Aug 14 – Honey I Shrunk The Kids
Aug 16- Singing In The Rain

Aug 2 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Aug 2 thru Sep 3 Annual Garage Sale Butterfield Garage Art Gallery will hold its super-popular Garage Sale where you’ll find works by Butterfield artists at very reasonable prices. The artists clean out their studios and bring in older works, experimental pieces, sometimes a slightly damaged frame … you get the idea. It is a time when you can get an original work of art at a very special price. All 35 of the artists at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery are quite accomplished in their media of choice and boast impressive backgrounds, so this is a terrific opportunity to collect a work of art from an artist you admire or acquire a new admiration! Plenty of complimentary parking in front and back of the building! Daily exhibit 11 am to 5 pm. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, www.ButterfieldGarage.com

Aug 3 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. 2 pm to dusk. Salt Driven Ride. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Aug 4 and 18 Murder In The Olde City Dinner Theatre Set in 1880s St Augustine, this powerful tale of murder, scandal, love, and deceit is presented in an entertaining and interactive "you are there" style of staging, where the audience members assist in the re-enactment of the story. Told with a seamless blend of history, theatre, and storytelling, the audience also serves as the jury in the conviction of the guilty party. Raintree Restaurant, upstairs dining room, 102 San Marco Avenue. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Aug 8-11 PGA Championship Week at the World Golf Hall of Fame There's no better time to visit the Hall than during PGA Championship Week! Enjoy learning about Hall of Fame members who are PGA Champions as you take a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame with a chance to win a special prize pack of tournament merchandise courtesy of the PGA of America. Special photo opportunity with the Hall's Wanamaker Trophy in Shell Hall Thursday through Sunday. The broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during the week during business hours. All residents of the Illinois and PGA Professionals receive free admission with ID. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Aug 16 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. 201.6300.

Aug 17 Tolomato Cemetery Tour This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree) www.TolomatoCemetery.com

Aug 20 Sunset Moonrise Tour St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 7:15-8:45 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Aug 24 Full Moon Fever Join the fun at the Conch House for their monthly moonlight luau on the Lounge Deck, with Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue and music by DJ Vince, a Polynesian food menu, Captain Morgan drink specials, and free leis for all. Weather permitting of course. 8 to 11 pm, 57 Comares Avenue, www.facebook.com/conchhouse

Aug 23, 24, 25 Dinner Theatre - The Belle of Amherst A one-woman play based on the writings of Emily Dickinson. Starring Sinda Nichols in her masterful performance. Directed by Ron Kurtz. Raintree Restaurant upstairs dining room, 102 San Marco Avenue. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Aug 24 Second Seminole War Commemoration Activities will begin on the parade field in front of the Barracks and then move down to the pyramids in the cemetery for the ceremony. This is to honor the memory of those soldiers who died during this conflict and whose bones were collected and reinterred beneath the pyramids. Hosted by the West Point Society in partnership with the Florida National Guard and the Veterans Council of St. Johns County. National Cemetery just south of the St. Francis Barracks.

Aug 25 Free Entrance Day at the Fort Though its construction started in 1672 the Castillo de San Marcos’ history embodies the struggle and contest of the entire colonial era as well as the foundations of American identity. The monument itself consists of 20.5 acres and includes a reconstructed section of the walled defense line surrounding the city of St. Augustine incorporating the original city gate. The Castillo de San Marcos' architecture and detail are distinctive and unique. It is the oldest masonry and only extant 17th century fort in North America. As such it is an excellent example of the "bastion system" of fortification. Regularly $7 pp (ages 16 and above). Hours 8:45 am to 5 pm. The Castillo is located on A1A / San Marco Avenue just north of the Bridge of Lions in downtown St. Augustine. www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm

Aug 25 Poetry At The Gallery Ancient City Poets celebrate their fourth anniversary with a poetry writing workshop from 1:30-2:30 pm and a community open mic poetry reading. Workshop $10 in advance, $12 at the door; donations at the door for the open mic. Gallery Café, 1974 US-1 in the Staples Plaza, www.bodor.org

Aug 30 – Sep 2 Patriot Golf Days at the Hall of Fame The World Golf Hall of Fame is joining with the PGA of America in support of the seventh annual Patriot Golf Days, which benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Aug 31 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St. Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. Be sure to stop in Florida Olive Press at 35 San Marco and taste-test all those fabulous balsamics! 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263

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Things To Do In St Augustine FL July 2013

Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach, www.TheCivicAssociation.org 
- Jul 3, Classic R/R by The Falling Bones (appetizers by Purple Olive)
- Jul 10, Southern Rock by Restless Kind (appetizers by Panama Hatties)
- Jul 17, R/R by Grapes of Roth (appetizers by Gas Full Service)
- Jul 24, Reggae by Bush Doctors (appetizers by Raintree Restaurant)
- Jul 31, Classic R/R by Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg (appetizers by Zaharia’s Restaurant)
- Aug 7, Classic R/R by Mid-Life Crisis (appetizers by Sea Oats Café)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphithreatre.com  
Jul 6, Summer Break Tour: Big Time Rush, $29-$65, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
Jul 20, Sublime with Rome, $28.50-$49.50, gates 5 pm / show 6 pm
Jul 26, The Monkees, $39.50-$79.50, gates 6:30 pm / show 8 pm
Aug 9, Alabama, $29.50-$110, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
FREE MOVIES AT THE AMPHITHEATRE! Gates 7 pm / Movie 8 pm
Jul 12, Rise of the Guardians
Aug 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com  
Jul 2, The Big Lebowski, $5, doors 6:30 / show 7:30 pm
Jul 24, Toad The Wet Sprocket, $25-$30, doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Jul 25, The Psychedelic Furs, $28.50-$32, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Sundays Murder In The Olde City Dinner Theatre Set in 1880s St Augustine, this powerful tale of murder, scandal, love, and deceit is presented in an entertaining and interactive "you are there" style of staging, where the audience members assist in the re-enactment of the story. Told with a seamless blend of history, theatre, and storytelling, the audience also serves as the jury in the conviction of the guilty party. Raintree Restaurant, upstairs dining room, 102 San Marco Avenue. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Thursdays The 22nd Season of Concerts in the Plaza, 7 pm, www.staugustinegovernment.com
Jul 4, The All-Star Orchestra (6 pm) with fireworks to follow at 9:30 pm
Jul 11, The Falling Bones
Jul 18, The Mike Hart Band
Jul 25, The Company
Aug 1, Rob Ellis Peck & Friends
Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 8:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

thru Jul 8 Historic Ship Sets Sail from Puerto Rico, Destination St. Augustine! In tribute to the bold Spaniards who sailed to Florida centuries ago, El Galeón will set sail to Florida’s Atlantic Coast this spring, inviting visitors to come aboard at four ports of call--Miami, Cape Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Augustine FL. El Galeón is a detailed replica of ships that brought Spanish explorers and settlers to Florida after Juan Ponce de León claimed the land for Spain in April 1513. It is a floating museum and a living-history testament to the mariners who forged Florida’s history. The ship departed from Puerto Rico, where Ponce de Leon was governor, and is being sailed in much the same way his crew did. Visitors will learn about Florida history and sense the spirit of adventure that drove those Spanish mariners to explore such distant lands. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 7 pm daily (ticket office closes at 6:30 pm), $15 pp. Learn more at showclix.com/event/3754484

thru Aug 11 Picasso Art & Arena Exhibit is an educational exhibition of graphic work and ceramics by the Spanish master, showcasing 39 art pieces (created between 1929 and 1961) from the Fundación Picasso, Museo Casa Natal of Málaga, Spain. The art was produced in different styles, techniques and media, providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting. The exhibition is designed for families as well as the art connoisseur. The exhibition offers tours led by specially trained guides who interact with the audience. The show is presented in both English and Spanish. $10 pp, 9 am to 5 pm, Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Drive, www.staugustine-450.com

thru Aug 16 Free Movies By The Bay Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina Present FREE Movies by the Bay. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be for sale at the mini golf ticket outlet. No alcohol will be allowed on the premises. 8:30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays at the marina green space adjacent to Bayfront Mini Golf course. Schedule subject to change due to inclement weather or special events, so for a complete schedule of the free movies and any changes, please visit www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys  
Jul 3 – The Sandlot 
Jul 5 - From Here to Eternity
Jul 10 - The Never Ending Story
Jul 12 NO MOVIE
Jul 17 – Blank Check
Jul 19 – Driving Miss Daisy
Jul 24 – Hook
Jul 26 – The Princess Bride
Jul 31 – Despicable Me

Jul 2-31 Imprints of Light: A Selection of Fine Art Prints Reflecting Saint Augustine, Our American Community This Tom Tibbitts exhibit features photography and that medium of light that which composes light’s imprint to art. The prints convey unique and captivating views reflecting St. Augustine. Meet the artist July 5 from 5 to 9 pm. Daily exhibit 11 am to 5 pm. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, www.ButterfieldGarage.com

Jul 5 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Jul 5 Book Signing and Writing Tips Jacksonville Beach thriller writer Ron P. Whittington will be in the courtyard at Casa de Solana B&B to autographs his books and provide marketing and writing tips to potential and published authors who stop by. He’ll also be offering a special Art Walk price to buyers of both his first Parker Glynn thriller, Second Strike, and the sequel Doppelganged. Chase Rideman will be providing the acoustic guitar musical backdrop for the event, and if you pop inside the bed and breakfast, you’ll find some sweet treats created by Chef Amelia and Solana’s famous Sangria. 6 to 8 pm, 21 Aviles Street, www.casadesolana.com

Jul 5 Wearable Art! Plum Gallery, 9 Aviles Street, 5 to 9 pm, www.plumartallery.com

Jul 6 Anniversary Party Celebrate Plum Gallery’s third anniversary party, featuring Lonesome Burt and the Skinny Lizards. The Gallery will feature Mile Marker Beer and treats from the Back 40. 2-6pm, 9 Aviles Street, www.plumartgallery.com

Jul 6 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. 2 pm to dusk. Gary Hiatt - AAA Gold DJ . Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary - Celebrating the Legacy Exhibit, 74 King Street (Flagler Room), www.ponce125.com
Jul 14 – Second Sunday Teas The public’s first chance to view the newly restored Solarium in the Hotel Ponce de Leon, also known as 400 Rotunda. Guests will be offered their choice of three teas (one specially blended for the Hotel Ponce de Leon) and a selection of traditional tea sandwiches and sweets. 11 am and 3 pm, $50 pp, limited seating, reservations required, call 823.3378 or visit www.legacy.flagler.edu

Jul 16 – Route 66 Viewing “This Is Going To Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You” Watch the episode filmed in St. Augustine and the Hotel Ponce de Leon and listen to the cool jazz of the House Cats while surrounded by the beauty of historic downtown St. Augustine. 7 pm, Virginia Room, Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla Street

Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
- Jul 16 – Aug 4, The Last Romance, a romantic comedy by Joe Dipietro. Two strangers in their golden years meet on their daily visits to the dog park. Their playful banter leads them to common ground, and a charming relationship develops. Bonding over distant dreams and the fear of ending up alone, they make plans to take their romance out into the real world.

Jul 18-21 Open Championship Week at World Golf Hall of Fame & IMAX Theatre There's no better time to visit the Hall than during British Open Week! Enjoy learning about Hall of Fame members who are Open Champions as you take a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame with a chance to win a Hall of Fame prize pack. Special photo opportunity with the Hall's Claret Jug Thursday through Sunday. The broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during the week during business hours. All residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland receive free admission with ID. One World Golf Place, 940.4123, www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Jul 19 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. 201.6300.

Jul 19-20 Bizarre Buying Bazaar Ripley's Believe It or Not! National Tour to Discover Strange, Weird, & Unbelievable Items Comes to Ripley’s St. Augustine looking to buy items from the public. It's the second stop on a road trip to several cities in the U.S. and Canada to find and acquire items worthy of being part of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Have historic pirate and nautical items or anything else you think is Ripley-esque? Bring them! At the very least, you might get an “oddpraisal”. 10 am-6pm , Ripley’s Odditorium, 159 San Marco Avenue, www.ripleys.com/staugustine

Jul 20 Tolomato Cemetery Tour This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree) www.TolomatoCemetery.com

Jul 20 Full Moon Fever Join the fun at the Conch House for their monthly moonlight luau on the Lounge Deck, with Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue and music by DJ Vince, a Polynesian food menu, Captain Morgan drink specials, and free leis for all. Weather permitting of course. 8 to 11 pm, 57 Comares Avenue, www.facebook.com/conchhouse

Jul 22 Sunset Moonrise Tour St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 7:45-9:15 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Jul 23 Spa & cash giveaways, food, music, free foot or chair massage, chat with the podiatrist and PT St. Augustine Foot and Ankle, Physical Therapy, and Medi Nails & Spa invite the public to see their comprehensive center at this Open House. 5-8 pm. RSVP to kbennett@staugustinefoot.com or 239.272.3461 medinailsandspa.com longevityptcenter.com thetoelasercenter.com staugustinefoot.com

Jul 27 Food Truck Wars 40 Trucks – Celebrity Judges – Beer Garden – Live Music – Kids Area! Forty gourmet food trucks from all over Florida compete at in 5 categories. The competition includes the Spirit Award, People’s Choice Award, Top Sales, Delectable Dessert and Casual Cuisine. There are always new trucks debuting and previous round participants seeking revenge. Foodies have a chance to vote on cuisines from Latin America, British, Caribbean, Gourmet Desserts and everything in between. Food costs generally run from $3 to $18; most entrees run $6 to $8. 3-9pm, Francis Field 29 West Castillo Drive, www.foodtruckwars.com

Jul 27 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St. Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. Be sure to stop in Florida Olive Press at 35 San Marco and taste-test all those fabulous balsamics! 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263

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Things To Do In St Augustine FL in June 2013

Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach, www.TheCivicAssociation.org
- Jun 5 Motown R&B by Amy Alyssia & The Soul Operation (appetizers by Amici’s Italian Restaurant)
- Jun 12, R/R by Funk Shui (appetizers by Mango Mangos)
- Jun 19, Classic Southern Blues by Rob Peck & Friends (appetizers by Paula's Beachside Grill)
- Jun 26, Motown Review by Steam the Band (appetizers by Napoli Italian Restaurant) 
- Jul 3, Classic R/R by The Falling Bones (appetizers by Purple Olive)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphithreatre.com
-  Jun 1, Peter Frampton with The Robert Cray Band & More
- Jun 7, Kings of the Mic Tour (LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul, $45-$85, gates 5 pm / show 6:30 pm
- Jun 12, Billy Idol, $35-$65, gates 6 pm / show 7:30 pm
- Jun 19, Kendrick Lamar with ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, $35-$59.50, gates 5:30 pm / show 6:30 pm
- Jun 21, Earth, Wind & Fire, $50.50-$80.50, gates 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
- Jun 28, Community First Night Owl Cinema Series The Hunger Games, FREE, gates 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Jul 6, Summer Break Tour: Big Time Rush, $29-$65, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.pvconcerthall.com
- Jun 4, Taj Mahal and His Trio Band, $55-$65, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
 - thru Jun 30, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Thursdays - The 22nd Season of Concerts in the Plaza, 7 pm, www.staugustinegovernment.com
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May 27, Frankie and Friends Big Band (1 pm)
- May 30, The Driftwoods Jun 6, Lis & Lon Williamson with Ricky Kuncicky
- Jun 13, Big Pineapple Jun 20, Mid-Life Crisis
- Jun 27, Bob & Joline & The Friends of Mine Band
- Jul 4, The All-Star Orchestra (6 pm) with fireworks to follow!
Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 8:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary - Celebrating the Legacy Exhibit, 74 King Street (Flagler Room), www.ponce125.com
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Jun 6 – Route 66 Viewing “This Is Going To Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You” Watch the episode filmed in St. Augustine and the Hotel Ponce de Leon and listen to the cool jazz of the House Cats while surrounded by the beauty of historic downtown St. Augustine. 7 pm, at the Plaza de la Constitucion.
- Jun 9 – Second Sunday Teas The public’s first chance to view the newly restored Solarium in the Hotel Ponce de Leon, also known as 400 Rotunda. Guests will be offered their choice of three teas (one specially blended for the Hotel Ponce de Leon) and a selection of traditional tea sandwiches and sweets. 11 am and 3 pm, $50 pp, limited seating, reservations required, call 823.3378 or visit http://legacy.flagler.edu/home.php?cat=36

Jun 1 Drake’s Raid Don’t miss the 27th reenactment of Sir Francis Drake’s 1586 raid on St. Augustine! Daytime events (10 am to 5 pm) will feature a 16th century-style military encampment open to the public at the Fountain of Youth Park and will play host to drills, demonstrations and living history interpretation. The reenactment of the sacking and burning of the town will commence Saturday evening at 7 pm, beginning at the Old City Gates and ending in the Plaza. This military display is intended to symbolically commemorate the temporary abandonment of the city of St. Augustine by Spanish colonial forces. After the town was looted and burned by Drake’s men, the Spanish returned to rebuild upon the same streets you walk on today! www.DrakesRaid.com

Jun 1 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. 3 pm to dusk. Stan Alston, pop and rock; Bluebird Dedication; Nease Band. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Jun 1 20th Annual Beach Bash Anastasia Park is the place to be today! This day of outdoors fun has activities for everyone—scavenger hunt, sandcastle and sculpture contest, geo-caching, kite demonstrations, kayaking demonstrations, etc. Smokey The Bear will be among the participants! 9 am to 4 pm. There will be prizes too! Anastasia Park is located just over the Bridge of Lions or about 1.5 miles north of SR312 on A1A Blvd. Check website for entrance fees and directions. www.floridastateparks.org/Anastasia

Jun 2, 9, 23, 30 Murder In The Olde City Dinner Theatre Set in 1880s St Augustine, this powerful tale of murder, scandal, love, and deceit is presented in an entertaining and interactive "you are there" style of staging, where the audience members assist in the re-enactment of the story. Told with a seamless blend of history, theatre, and storytelling, the audience also serves as the jury in the conviction of the guilty party. Raintree Restaurant, upstairs dining room, 102 San Marco Avenue. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

thru Jun 9 Historic Ship Sets Sail from Puerto Rico, Destination St. Augustine! In tribute to the bold Spaniards who sailed to Florida centuries ago, El Galeón will set sail to Florida’s Atlantic Coast this spring, inviting visitors to come aboard at four ports of call--Miami, Cape Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Augustine FL. El Galeón is a detailed replica of ships that brought Spanish explorers and settlers to Florida after Juan Ponce de León claimed the land for Spain in April 1513. It is a floating museum and a living-history testament to the mariners who forged Florida’s history. The ship departed from Puerto Rico, where Ponce de Leon was governor, and is being sailed in much the same way his crew did. Visitors will learn about Florida history and sense the spirit of adventure that drove those Spanish mariners to explore such distant lands. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 5 pm daily, $15 pp. Learn more at www.showclix.com/event/3754484

Jun 4 The Grand Unveiling of the Corazon de Madre This 70’ double mast caravel will be unveiled from noon to 5 pm, with commencement ceremony at 4 pm. There will be a decree read from the King himself and the blessing. Local vendors, cash refreshment bar, and live entertainment by the Craic Band. The Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Avenue, www.oldfloridamuseum.com

Jun 5 – Aug 16 Free Movies By The Bay Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina Present FREE Movies by the Bay. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be for sale at the mini golf ticket outlet. No alcohol will be allowed on the premises. 8:30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays at the marina green space adjacent to Bayfront Mini Golf course. Jun 5 - Dr. Seuss's The Lorax; Jun 7 - Sleepless in Seattle; Jun 12 - Space Jam; Jun 14 - It Happened One Night; Jun 19 - Angles in the Outfield; Jun 21 - Sunset Boulevard; Jun 26 – Tangled; Jun 28 - Casablanca The schedule may change due to inclement weather or special events, so for a complete schedule of the free movies and any changes, please visit www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys

Jun 6 Brew With A View The St. Augustine Lighthouse presents an incredible evening featuring a low-country boil, local craft beer, and live music. Visitors can see sunset from the top of the tower and get a wonderful night view when the sun goes down. The latest artifacts recovered by the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program's archaeologists will also be on display. $30 pp for nonmembers, $25 pp for members, 7 to 10 pm. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Jun 7 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Jun 7 – 30 Butterfield Garage Art Gallery Presents “Coastal Connections” by Sam Kates Over 30 recent paintings were inspired by interesting boats and shorelines that Kates found in St. Augustine and the Florida panhandle. A retired art museum director and native Floridian, Kates has a passion for old working boats, sailboats, salt marshes and the undisturbed sand dunes that were common during his 1940s youth years. He documents his subjects in a style he describes as "painterly realism" which employs diligent draftsmanship as well as light and shadow to give his works clarity and depth. 11 am – 5 pm daily, Butterfield Art Gallery, 137 King Street, 825.4577, www.butterfieldgarage.com

Jun 8 Privateers Ball The Pioneer Barn will host a costumed Ball celebrating 450 years of maritime history in St. Augustine. will be a scavenger hunt, costume contest (cocktail attire can also be worn) and entertainment provided by "Mid Life Crisis" and the "Bilge Rats". This is a fundraising event to benefit Lighthouse Maritime Camp and the "School of the 16th Century" presented in January by the Historic Florida Militia. Tickets $40 per person, $70 per couple, cash bar. 6 - 11 pm. Fort Menendez Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Avenue, 824.8874, www.theprivateersball.com

Jun 15 The St Augustine Ballet Presents Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Ballet Tickets $25 and $30, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.saintaugustineballet.com

Jun 15 Tolomato Cemetery Tour This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree) www.TolomatoCemetery.com

Jun 15 Special SINGLES ONLY Pirate Pub Crawl Learn about pirate history and be entertained by the notorious pirate Anne Bonny on this special singles only pub crawl. $17 pp (your guide will purchase your first domestic draft). St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours, 69 St. George Street, info and reservations 392.7137, www.staugustinehistorictours.com

Jun 20-29 Seventh Annual St. Augustine Music Festival Free classical music festival focused on chamber music like Back to Bach on Jun 20; Mozart and More on Jun 21; Musica Nocturna on Jun 22; Grace and Beauty – Spanish Accents on Jun 27; Piano Spectacular on Jun 28; Summer Music on Jun 29. 7:30 pm, St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, www.staugustinemusicfestival.org

Jun 21 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. This week's musical entertainment features Gove Scrivenor. 201.6300.

Jun 23 Sunset Moonrise Tour St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 8-9:30 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Jun 29 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St. Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

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When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
[George Washington Carver]

Things To Do In St Augustine May 2013

Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach, www.TheCivicAssociation.org
- May 8 R/R by Outta Sight (appetizers by Wildflower Café)
- May 15 Classic R/R Leisure Man (appetizers by LaStrada Italian Restaurant)
- May 22 R/R by Navy Pride (appetizers by Coquina Beach)
- May 29 Classic R/R by Those Guys (appetizers by South Beach Grill)
- Jun 5 Motown R&B by Amy Alyssia & The Soul Operation (appetizers by Amici’s Italian Restaurant)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.StAugAmphithreatre.com
May 2, The Smashing Pumpkins, $29.50-$49.50, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
May 3, Styx/REO Speedwagon/Ted Nugent, $39.50-$89.50, gates 5 pm / show 6 pm
May 5, Bob Dylan with Dawes, $39.50-$59.50, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
May 10, San Agustin Sol Latin Jazz Festival, $35-$100, gates 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
May 11, Imagine Dragons with Paper Route & X Ambassadors, $25-$38.50, gates 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
May 17, Alan Jackson with Gloriana, $60.50-$86, gates 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
May 19, The Take Over, $15, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
May 26, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell, $39.50-$89.50, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
Jun 1, Peter Frampton with The Robert Cray Band & More
Jun 7, Kings of the Mic Tour (LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul, $45-$85, gates 5 pm / show 6:30 pm
Jun 12, Billy Idol, $35-$65, gates 6 pm / show 7:30 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
- May 1, Janis Ian, $28-$32, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- May 9, San Agustin Sol Latin Jazz Festival, $35-$100, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Jun 4, Taj Mahal and His Trio Band, $55-$65, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary - Celebrating the Legacy Exhibit, 74 King Street (Flagler Room), www.ponce125.com
- May 7. “Faith, Fortune and Empire: Henry Flagler, Florida Politics and the Rise of America's Global Ambition” presented by Dr. Arthur Vanen Houten, $0, 10 am
- May 17 “The Modern Wonder of the Ancient City: The Myth and the Marvel of the Hotel Ponce de Leon” presented by Professor Leslee Keys

Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
- thru May 12, ‘Til Beth Do Us Part
- May 31thru Jun 30, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 8:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

May 3 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

May 3-5 Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Enjoy the very best in folk and Americana music at this annual three-day celebration of the music, stories, and dance that made Gamble Rogers famous. This year, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival performances will take place at a St. Augustine Amphitheatre. On Friday evening, enjoy First Friday Art Walk, where various galleries in downtown St. Augustine will host festival performers, and there will be a stage set up at the city marina located at the base of the Bridge of Lions. On Saturday and Sunday from 1-10 pm, performers will take to several stages throughout the day at the Amphitheatre. Tickets will be available for single venue shows and in a variety of packages including an all-access weekend pass. 794.4163, www.gamblerogersfest.org

May 4 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Chris Kastle and Michael Elias, acoustic guitarists with song. Adoption dogs will be there, and A1A Dog Training. 3 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

May 5 Emma Concert Series – Peter & Helen Morin, Piano & Violin Duo Peter Morin serves as Director of Music and Organist at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, St. Augustine. Since his arrival, he has developed the foundation for a strong choral and music program, with his focus principally around the church’s daily liturgy. Helen Morin earned a Master of Music in Violin Performance with Lucia Lin at Boston University and holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin from Trinity College of Music, London, where she studied with John Crawford. FREE 2 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

May 10-19 Romanza Festival Ten days of music, street festivals, tours, shows, and delicious Florida fare! For the full exciting list of events, dates, and times, visit www.RomanceStAugustine.org!

thru May 11 Picasso Art & Arena Exhibit is an educational exhibition of graphic work and ceramics by the Spanish master, showcasing 39 art pieces (created between 1929 and 1961) from the Fundación Picasso, Museo Casa Natal of Málaga, Spain. The art was produced in different styles, techniques and media, providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting. The exhibition is designed for families as well as the art connoisseur. The exhibition offers tours led by specially trained guides who interact with the audience. The show is presented in both English and Spanish. $10 pp, 9 am to 5 pm, Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Drive, www.staugustine-450.com

May 11 Dine on the Wild Side This 19th annual dinner at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park benefits HAWKE, a not-for-profit organization licensed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Federal US Fish and Wildlife Service to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles. Come early to enjoy the park and then stay all evening to participate in a guided tour of the bird rookery to view thousands of birds including endangered wood storks. Dinner 6-9 pm. Adults $45 in advance, $50 at the door; $30 for ages 5-11; free for children age 4 and under. St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd, www.hawkewildlife.org

May 12 Colonial Harpist & Friends Harpist Mary Jane Ballou and her musical colleagues celebrate St. Augustine's musical heritage with this special Romanza performance at The St. Augustine Art Association. Harp, recorders, violin, and voices from the many people who found their way to the nation's oldest city. 3-4 pm, $0, 22 Marine Street, reservations required 824.2310, www.colonialharpist.com

May 12-14 The Secret: The Spanish Inquisition in Old St. Augustine Could Jews, fleeing for their lives from Spain, have arrived with Pedro Menendez in 1565 when he founded the City of St. Augustine? This stunning new play by Lee Weaver features this possibility, along with the drama of an ocean crossing, Indian and pirate attacks, religious intolerance and an unforgettable love story. This one-person show covers 50 years in St. Augustine as one family struggles with both survival in the New World and the betrayal, secrecy and bigotry of the Spanish Inquisition. Sunday 4:30 pm; Monday and Tuesday 7:30 pm, general admission $20. Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue, www.OldFloridaMuseum.com

May 15 100 Years of Mark Twain America's favorite humorist and philosopher will pay another visit to St. Augustine to share his wit and wisdom. In what St Augustine Record calls "a brilliant monologue" and a "triumphant performance", this spellbinding production will include Twain's irreverent take on many subjects, with a generous assortment of observations sprinkled in as well. Admission $39.99 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner served at 6pm (suggested arrival time 5:30), show starts at 7 pm, 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

May 16 A Gilbert & Sullivan Evening First Coast Opera performs A Gilbert & Sullivan Evening featuring favorite songs in a cabaret setting. 7:30 pm, $25 in advance / $30 at the door. The Riverview Club, 790 Christina Drive, St. Augustine Shores, www.FirstCoastOpera.com

May 17 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. This week's musical entertainment features Gove Scrivenor. 201.6300.

May 17-18 Riding into History Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance For the 14th straight year, this premier motorcycle event returns to World Golf Village. On Friday, at 10 am, there will be a Grand Marshall Historic Ride led by National Champion Racer and Motorcycle Hall of Famer Kevin Scwantz. All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project. World Golf Village, I-95 Exit 323, 1 World Golf Way. For event times and details, visit www.ridingtohistory.org

May 18 Classic Patric You’ll laugh, cry, and sing along while Patric croons his way through some of the finest standards and show tunes ever written. The show will include such favorites as Java Live, That Luck Old Sun, Night and Day, Summer Place, You Don’t Know Me, You Send Me, and many more. 7 pm, $15. Fort Menendez Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Avenue. www.OldFloridaMuseum.com

May 18 Tolomato Cemetery Tour This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree) www.TolomatoCemetery.com

May 19 Taste of the Beach Enjoy tastings from 15 local restaurant favorites like Amici’s, Mango Mango’s, Panama Hattie’s, Red Frog, and Wildflower Café. Vote on your favorite! 12-5 pm. 350 A1A Beach Blvd, 347.8007, www.TheCivicAssociation.org

May 19 Two Titans of Classicism The St. Augustine Community Chorus will perform Haydn's Te Deum and Mozart's Requiem. 3 pm, at Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St. in St. Augustine. Advance tickets $20; $25 at the door. Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla Street, www.StAugustineCommunityChorus.org

May 23-Jun 3 Historic Ship Sets Sail from Puerto Rico, Destination St. Augustine! In tribute to the bold Spaniards who sailed to Florida centuries ago, El Galeón will set sail to Florida’s Atlantic Coast this spring, inviting visitors to come aboard at four ports of call--Miami, Cape Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Augustine FL. El Galeón is a detailed replica of ships that brought Spanish explorers and settlers to Florida after Juan Ponce de León claimed the land for Spain in April 1513. It is a floating museum and a living-history testament to the mariners who forged Florida’s history. The ship departed from Puerto Rico, where Ponce de Leon was governor, and is being sailed in much the same way his crew did. Visitors will learn about Florida history and sense the spirit of adventure that drove those Spanish mariners to explore such distant lands. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 5 pm daily, $15 pp. Learn more at www.showclix.com/event/3754484

May 24 Sunset Moonrise Tour St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 7:30-9 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

May 25 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St. Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263

Jun 1 Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor 4th Annual National Marina Day National Marina Day recognizes the important recreational, environmental and social contributions marinas make to thousands of waterfront communities all over America. This is a major fundraiser for the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch in Palatka for trouble boys. It promises to be a fun day for all. Activities will include a homemade sailboat regatta for children; pirate dunk tank; casting contest; blindfold dinghy race; children's carnival games; nautical knot tying contest; and powdered donut scallywag. Boat rides and sailing demos, nautical flea market and maritime vendors, silent auction and boat displays will keep everyone busy. Swashbucklers and pirates will raid the harbor. Don't ye miss the cannon firing, black powder rifles and sword fights. 10 am to 3 pm. 687.4625, www.camacheeisland.com

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

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April

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.StAugAmphithreatre.com
Apr 14, Third day with Colton Dixon and Josh Wilson, $25-$75, gates 4:30 pm / show 6 pm
May 2, The Smashing Pumpkins, $29.50-$49.50, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
May 3, Styx/REO Speedwagon/Ted Nugent, $39.50-$89.50, gates 5 pm / show 6 pm
May 5, Bob Dylan with Dawes, $39.50-$59.50, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, PVConcertHall.com
- Apr 19, David Benoit & Brian Culbertson, $42-$52, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- May 1, Janis Ian, $28-$32, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 904.825.1164, limelight-theatre.org
- Apr 18 thru May 12, Gibby Hayden is not putting the effort into his 27-year marriage that his career-driven wife Suzannah expects. Suzannah finally hires an assistant named Beth who whips their household into Southern style shape, causing a rift between the married couple while she’s at it. Who will stay and who will go in this uproarious comedy? Admission $25, 7:30 pm.

Sundays Murder in the Olde City The teaming of “Murder in The Olde City” with the Raintree Restaurant is a natural one. The century-old Victorian building is one of the last surviving the post-Civil War period of development, and the performances there, set in an intimate ‘you are there’ style of staging, is a perfect pairing. This is the very best St. Augustine has to offer, and a not-to-be-missed dinner theatre experience. Tickets $39.99, reservations 824.7211. Dinner 6 pm (5:30 arrival suggested), show time 7 pm. Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave, www.RaintreeRestaurant.com

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 8:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

thru May 11 Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit is an educational exhibition of graphic work and ceramics by the Spanish master, showcasing 39 art pieces (created between 1929 and 1961) from the Fundación Picasso, Museo Casa Natal of Málaga, Spain. The art was produced in different styles, techniques and media, providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting. The exhibition is designed for families as well as the art connoisseur. The exhibition offers tours led by specially trained guides who interact with the audience. The show is presented in both English and Spanish. $10 pp, 9 am to 5 pm, Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Drive, staugustine-450.com

Apr 2 Dedication of GTM NERR Ponce de Leon 30°8´ Historical Site Celebrate the naming of Ponce de Leon’s La Florida. This experience recognizes the only navigational reading recorded of Ponce de Leon’s “Journey of Discovery,” taken the day prior to his landing on April 3, 1513, when he claimed La Florida for Spain. The site, at a position of 30 degrees 8 minutes north latitude, is between St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach, and will include an official historical marker, interpretive signage and a 15’ statue of Ponce de Leon peering over the dunes. 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. www.floridashistoriccoast.com/listings/view/21896#sthash.aZQyDLou.dpuf

Apr 3 Commemorative Reenactment of the Landing of Juan Ponce de Leon Along St. Augustine’s historic downtown bay front, a colorful ceremony of Ponce de Leon’s landing in Florida on April 3, 1513, will be presented by authentically-clad historic reenactors. Additional activities will take place throughout the day. At 8:15 am, there will be a morning ceremony gathering at the Fountain of Youth National Archaeological Park. At 9 am, there will be a commemorative landing of Don Juan Ponce de Leon on the St. Augustine bayfront to include re-enactors led by Ponce de Leon landing en mass at the foot of the Bridge of Lions (north side dock). At 10 am, there will be a ceremonial laying of the wreath at the foot of the Ponce de Leon statue with short speeches by Mayor Boles; Mayor of Santervas (Spain), the birthplace of Ponce; a representative of the Spanish Embassy; and a blessing by Bishop Estevez and others. At 11 am, there will be a commemorative mass at the Basilica Cathedral conducted by the Bishop. A blessing of the Baptismal Font, a hand-masoned replica of the 15th century font used to baptize Juan Ponce at Santervas. Spanish dignitaries will be present as well as state representatives. At 12:30, The U.S. Postal Service will unveil the 2013 Ponce de Leon Commemorative Stamp at Flagler Auditorium. Visit StAugustine-450.com for details. Some events by invitation only.

Apr 4 Wine Tasting Enjoy a charitable night of food, fun, and wine tasting at San Sebastian Winery. Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 157 King Street, 461.1800.

Apr 5 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Apr 5 Buddha-inspired Collection – Abiding Works by Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Jan Tomlinson Master, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, and Marcia Myrick Siany. Also included will be silk screened prints by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, carved coral Buddha heads from China, prayer malas, and carved wood Buddhas from Thailand. 9 Aviles Street, 824.8460, www.AmiroArtAndFound.com, marciamakes.com

Apr 5-30 Eureka! A Steampunk Exhibition Butterfield Garage Art Gallery Back by popular demand,
Jim Smith will exhibit his incredible collection of Steampunk assemblages, a unique display of found objects that have been designed to resemble scientific prototypes having the appearance of devices that hark back to a time gone by. On display will be over twenty works of art by the artist. On opening night, the 'owner' of these devices will be on site to engage and enlighten the audience on their origins and use. Opening night activities Friday April 5, 5-9 pm. 137 King Street, 825.4577.

Apr 5-7 18th Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival Voted St. Augustine’s best festival 9 years in a row! Award Winning Bar-B-Que from 7 regional and national BBQ champions; great continuous live music; arts and crafts vendors; children’s games, rides, and activities. Entertainment to include JJ Grey & Mofro, The Corbitt Brothers, The Lee Boys, and more! Francis Field, West Castillo Drive, 417.8740, www.rhythmandribs.net

Apr 6 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Chris Kastle and Michael Elias, acoustic guitarists with song. 2 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Apr 6-7 Ponce de Leon Celebration: La Fiesta de la Florida Revival of St. Augustine's Ponce de Leon celebration that began in 1883. Events to include a re-enactment on the bayfront of Ponce de Leon's 1513 discovery and naming of La Florida. A ceremony will follow at the Ponce de Leon statue at the east end of the Plaza de la Constitucion. Re-enactors representing 500 years of Florida history will appear during festivities continuing until 10 p.m. Latin food, historic military demonstrations by the Historic Florida Militia, folkloric dancers, San Patricio Mexican Dancers and Belly Flamenco Dancers; "Taste of the Fuego Flamenco"; Blue Lotus belly dancing; guitar performances and special appearances by Don Juan Ponce de Leon, and so much more. This weekend is loaded with fun things to do! For times, places, and other details, visit www.facebook.com/PonceDeLeonCelebration and historic-florida-militia.org.

Apr 8 Open House: Stories & Snacks by The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine If you’d like to learn about the art of storytelling, you’ll want to attend this open house. The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine (a non-profit organization of cultural and educational orientation) was founded in 1993 to promote the art and perpetuate the tradition of storytelling. Dedicated to community enrichment, the guild promotes the art of storytelling by sponsoring its membership in performance.New members and visitors welcome. Refreshments will be served. RSVP required at 829.8711. 7-9:30 pm, St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South.

April 11-14 Masters Weekend and Putting Championship at World Golf Hall of Fame It’s the perfect time to visit the Hall of Fame! Enjoy learning about Hall of Fame members who are Masters champions as you take a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame and enjoy a photo opportunity with the Masters trophy. All scavenger hunt participants will be entered to win a Masters prize pack featuring a signed pin flag from past Masters Champions, Phil Mickelson and Sandy Lyle. Put your putting skills to the test during the 10th annual World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship. Set on the Hall of Fame's 18-hole, natural grass putting course during the weekend of the Masters, you have a chance to compete for prizes including golf trips, rounds of golf and more. 1 World Golf Place, www.WorldGolfHallOfFame.org

Apr 12-14 Velofest This annual Bicycle awareness event features professional cyclists racing through the streets of St. Augustine, with live music, food, and a bike parade open to cyclists of all ages. 509.6895, www.velofest.org

Apr 14 Fromajardes Serenade Traditional Minorcan celebration during which you men are rewarded for their serenading abilities with Fromajardes, a Minorcan cheese pastry. 1:30 pm, St. Augustine Cathedral Courtyard, 40 Cathedral Place, 829.2333.

Apr 14 St. Augustine Royal Tea Enjoy this afternoon royal tea party with St. Augustine Royalty--Queen Marianna, King Juan Carlos, and Princess Margarita Maria (portrayed by local heritage residents). 2:30 pm, St. Augustine Cathedral Courtyard, 40 Cathedral Place. Admission is free. 829.2333.

Apr 20 Tolomato Cemetery Tour This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree) www.TolomatoCemetery.com

Apr 20 Emma Concert Series – Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra – Viva Florida The Orchestra recently celebrated its 60th anniversary season, as well as the tenth season of Music Director and Principal Conductor Fabio Mechetti. Its programming reflects the diversity of the community with a variety of live symphonic music that is relevant to today’s audience – from the classic masterpieces, to contemporary works, to grand opera and musical theater, to popular styles. Admission $30, 8 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Apr 25 Sunset Moonrise Tour St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 7:30-9 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Apr 27 17th Annual Merrill Lynch “A Taste of St. Augustine” This signature food festival serves up exciting “tastes” from over 20 of St. Augustine’s famous restaurants. A live music festival all day, special children's area, and a culinary marketplace. Race To The Taste 5K run takes place during this event also. www.epicbh.org/tasteofstaugustine.html

Apr 27 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St. Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

To list your event, send date, time, location, and contact info by the 15th of each month to StAugEvents@gmail.com.

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MARCH 2013

Sundays Murder in the Olde City The teaming of “Murder in The Olde City” with the Raintree Restaurant is a natural. The century-old Victorian building is one of the last surviving the post-Civil War period of development, and the performances there, set in an intimate ‘you are there’ style of staging, is a perfect pairing. This is the very best St. Augustine has to offer, and a not-to-be-missed dinner theatre experience. Tickets $39.99, reservations 824.7211. Dinner 6 pm (5:30 arrival suggested), show time 7 pm. Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave, RaintreeRestaurant.com

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org  

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.StAugAmphithreatre.com
Mar 15-16, Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company, $10-$20, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
Mar 16, Matchbox Twenty, $39.50-$75, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
Mar 22, Yo Gabba Gabba Live, $25-$45, gates 5 pm / show 6 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
- Mar 7, Judy Collins with Ledfoot, $45-$65, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Mar 8, Sister Hazel, $27.50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Mar 16, Awolnation with Blondefire and Mother Mother, $22.50-$25, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Mar 19, Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra, $39-$44, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
- Mar 8-30, NN. Richard Nash’s The Rainmaker In Depression-era America, spinster-like Lizzie Curry’s family worries more about their daughter’s marital prospects than the drought that is threatening their ranch. When a swindler arrives and promises rain for $100, a chain of events have Lizzie seeing herself in a whole new light. Admission $25, 7:30 pm.

Mar 1 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Mar 1-3 Seafood Festival The St. Augustine Lions present the 32nd Annual Seafood Festival, featuring contests and raffles. Entertainment lineup to include Rotageezer, Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards, Stone Family Band, Kickin’ Grass, The Saltwater Cowgirls, and more! Food – gator skewers, Louisiana crab cakes, bayou pockets, blackened shrimp, calamari, conch fritters, lobster nachos, crab won tons, grilled shrimp marinara, oysters, seafood boil, BBQ chicken, Minorcan chowder, etc. Euroe Bungee, a rock wall, mechanical bull, slides, an obstacle course, a bumper boat ride, face painting, balloon art, kids drafts, and Sparky the Clown. Friday/Saturday/Sunday. $2 adult admission, children 12 and under free. Food prices vary. Francis Field at 25 Castillo Drive, next to the Parking Garage, www.LionsFestival.com

Mar 2 Sack of St. Augustine: Captain Robert Searle’s Raid of 1668 Join the reenactment of the "1668 Sack of St. Augustine". A 17 century-style military encampment will be open to the public and will play host to drills, demonstrations, and living history interpretation. 10 am to 5 pm. Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Avenue, www.SearlesBucs.com

Mar 8 Brass Battles St. Augustine Orchestra and Ancient City Brass will provide the effect of dueling brasses as a special feature of the orchestra’s winter concerts on Friday, March 8 at 8 pm at the Lightner Museum. Members of the Ancient City Brass Band will be located on opposite sides of the galleries above the orchestra where, under the direction of Conductor William McNeiland, they will play Giovanni Gabrielli’s “Sonata Pian’ e Forte”. The piece is designed for two brass choirs playing antiphonally to provide a dynamic acoustic effect. The work was originally written in 1597 for two orchestral groups to play at opposite sides of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, Italy. Admission $15 (children 12 and under free), 8 pm. Lightner Museum, 25 Granada Street, www.StAugustineOrchestra.org

Mar 8 Celtic Whiskey Tasting Start off the Celtic Festival weekend with a whiskey tasting, featuring 5 offerings and one general admission ticket to the Celtic Festival. The tasting will be held at the 2nd Stage Tent on Francis Field at 29 W. Castillo Drive. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, the event will start at 7 pm. $30 pp. www.CelticStAugustine.com

Mar 9 St. Patrick’s Day Parade The luck o' the Irish be with you at the St. Augustine St. Patrick's Day Parade, an annual celebration of the Emerald Isle's most revered saint. Lads and lasses from throughout Georgia and Florida, Savannah to Sarasota and beyond converge upon the Ancient City each year, donning their best greens. 10 am. To see the parade route, visit www.CelticStAugustine.com

Mar 9 Menorcan Heritage Celebration Celebrate the 236th anniversary of the arrival of the Menorcans in S. Augustine. Mullet nets by Mike Usina, Sally Walton & Friends, t-shirts and books, datil pepper sauce and jelly, Menorcan family photos, storytelling by Herb Greenleaf and Ann Masters. Menorcan clam chowder, pilau, and baked goods. Admission free, 11 am to 3 pm, Llambias House, 31 St. Francis Street.

Mar 9-10 Celtic Music and Heritage Festival Find the Celt in you as you take in the sights, sounds and tastes of centuries of European history. Celtic clans from around the world show their ancestral pride. Highland games athletes demonstrate their mind-boggling strength. The food is fantastic. The entertainment is stellar! Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive. To see the complete entertainment lineup, visit www.CelticStAugustine.com

Mar 15-17 Nobody in My Family Wore a Kilt Derek Coghlan brings to the Pioneer Barn stage his one-man show that examines the great ordinary lunacy of growing up in the middle of nowhere in the middle of Ireland in the 1970s and 80s. Coghlan riffs on the ubiquity of familial dysfunction and the Irish obsession with words; contrasts the Irish diaspora with its unique sense of place; explodes the myths and legends of Ireland that so many Americans read as gospel and does it all with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Check website for times. $20 pp. 259 San Marco Avenue. www.FortMenendez.com

Mar 22-23 Dean Mitchell Exhibition Cutter & Cutter Fine Art Galleries is proud to announce that artist Dean Mitchell will make a personal appearance at this exhibition 15 years in the making, It is the first exhibition they have held for any watercolorist. An artist's artist, Dean Mitchell is without question one of America's most important and respected masters. Collectors who adore and understand the skill and talent of those few artists able to master the medium of watercolor cannot miss this wonderful weekend-long event! 120 Charlotte Street Mez. #1, www.CutterAndCutter.com

Mar 23 The 4th Annual Artbreakers Music & Art Festival will feature a 90-minute performance by Derek St. Holmes (the original lead vocalist for the Ted Nugent Band) and a silent auction and a prize for the person in the best 70s attire. 5:30 pm, $10. Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, 11 Magnolia Street, 599.2551, www.ArtBreakers.org

Mar 23 Spanish Garrison’s Grand Muster St. Augustine's Spanish Garrison will present an encampment depicting 18th century Spanish military arts and garrison throughout the day at the Colonial Quarter and Castillo de San Marcos. At 8 pm, the Garrison's Torchlight Parade will begin at the Castillo and end at the Governor's Palace on the Plaza. Visitors are invited to follow the parade. 10 am to 9 pm. Castillo de San Marcos, www.StAugustineGarrison.com

Mar 23- 24 St Augustine Chalk Walk Festival This St. Augustine 450th Signature Event is free for people of all ages! 70+ artists will compete for cash prizes with chalk drawings on 4X6 sidewalk areas with many different categories, including themes of St. Augustine’s Spanish Colonial History. Career Chalk Artists, Art Educators, College and High School Students will turn the city’s sidewalks into a gallery of chalk art! Live music too! 10 Castillo Drive, 823.0027, www.StAugustineChalkWalk.com

Mar 23- 24 Old Town Art & Craft Show Exquisite jewelry to funky and functional pottery, abstract sculpture to glistening glass, hand-woven fashions to stunning photography, extraordinary paintings to wonderful wood carvings. 10 am – 5 pm. Francis Field, 25 W. Castillo Drive, 794.0084, www.OldTownArtShow.com

Mar 24 Blessing of the Fleet It is time again for the annual Blessing of the Fleet, part of our rich maritime heritage in St. Augustine since 1946. Reverend Felipe J. Estevez, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine will offer the traditional blessing from the docks of the St. Augustine City Marina to all who pass before him. 111 Avenida Menendez, 824.9725, www.Sayc2000.com

Mar 24 Emma Concert – Dance Alive National Ballet Dance Alive National Ballet has toured the United States and Costa Rica under the auspices of the National Endowment of the Arts. The company’s repertoire ranges from the classical and neo-classical to the contemporary side of the dance spectrum. Admission $30, 2 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Mar 26 Sunset Moonrise Tour St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 6:45-8:15 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Mar 30 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St. Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263

Mar 31 Promenade & Parade Come dressed in your Sunday best and promenade through the Plaza starting at 12:30 pm. Prizes for all sorts of categories – best dressed, best hat, youngest, oldest, who travelled the farthest, etc. Afterwards at 3 pm, enjoy the Easter Parade with its marching bands, floats, drill teams, clowns, the Easter Bunny, the Royal Family, and the city's carriage horses wearing hats!

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Candle light, moon light, star light; the brightest glow is from love light. [Grey Livingston]

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Saturdays St. Augustine’s Original Chocolate Tour Do you love chocolate? Learn the history of chocolate and chocolate formation while sampling truffles, pastries, and gooey delights from the finest chocolatiers in all of St. Augustine. You’ll think you’ve won Willie Wonka’s Golden Ticket as you step aboard our confectioner’s trolley to visit a chocolate paradise. Before the chocolate tour gets underway, chocolate will be thrust upon you learn the story of Peterbrooke famous chocolate popcorn and how it started their adventure in chocolate. Your tour de force will take you to several houses of culinary creation beginning with the Aviles Restaurant at the Hilton Bayfront where you will enjoy the chef’s pièce de résistance. Then, on to the charming San Sebastian Winery for more chocolate tasting and goodies. Now you are on to the renowned Raintree Restaurant where you will get a lesson in chocolate tasting from St. Augustine’s original Chocolate Family, Whetstone Chocolates. And, just when you think you have seen it all, the heavenly Warm Chocolate Dome Cake is a tantalizing treat to top the tour. Hordes of people marvel at the lovely old-world ambience at the Raintree; but nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for this unique embodiment of chocolate. Even when your journey has ended, your chocolate indulgence does not…you will leave this trance with a sample of the finest Whetstone Chocolates to carry you home to your dreams. 1:30 pm, $60 pp, Old Town Trolley Center, 27 San Marco Avenue, www.TrolleyTours.com/st-augustine/tour-chocolate.asp

Jan 24-Feb 17, Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers, when Jay and his younger brother Arty are left in the care of overbearing Grandma Kumitz and sweet-but-slow Aunt Bella, Jay must come to terms with his bleak life in Yonkers. After a tumultuous teenage year, will Jay learn to accept his comically dysfunctional family? Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org  

Sundays Murder in the Olde City The teaming of “Murder in The Olde City ” with the Raintree Restaurant is a natural. The century-old Victorian building is one of the last surviving the post-Civil War period of development, and the performances there, set in an intimate ‘you are there’ style of staging, is a perfect pairing. This is the very best St. Augustine has to offer, and a not-to-be-missed dinner theatre experience. Tickets $39.99, reservations 824.7211. Dinner 6 pm (5:30 arrival suggested), show time 7 pm. Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave, www.RaintreeRestaurant.com 

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org 

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
- Feb 1, Ed Kowalczyk Acoustic, $30-$35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Feb 7, Leon Redbone, $28-$32, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Feb 14, Johny Winter, $36.50-44.50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Feb 16, Dan Zanes Benefit Concert, $20-$30, 5:30 pm
- Feb 17, Carolina Chocolate Drops, $40-$45, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Feb 21, Tommy Emmanuel, $36.50-$44.50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Feb 24, Leo Kottke, $35-$45, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Feb 27, Jesse Cook, $33.50-$38.50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Mar 1, Loudon Wainwright III, $30-$35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm 
- Mar 2, Keb’Mo’, $47.50-$57.50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Feb 1 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Feb 1 Meet the Artist Amiro Art & Found announces the opening of a special exhibit, Music from the HeART, by local artist and musical instrument designer Dick Bozung (aka Frog) during the February 1st First Friday Art Walk. His unique and colorful musical folk art is inspired by the harmony of the natural world and has been exhibited in galleries and festivals throughout the Southeast. The public is invited to celebrate the opening and meet the artist. 5-9 pm, 9C Aviles Street, 824.8460, www.amiroartandfound.com

Feb 1 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Feb 1 thru 24 Big Red Art Show From abstract to realism, this exhibit celebrates the color red. Includes works that convey a range of moods and meanings with any variation of the spectrum's hottest color. St. Augustine Art Show, 22 Marine Street, 824.2310, www.staaa.org

Feb 2 Emma Concert – New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra with Rachel Barton Pine, Violin Soloist Acclaimed as an outstanding ensemble of distinguished virtuosi, performing widely diverse repertoire in creatively programmed concerts, the New York Chamber Soloists have maintained a unique niche in the chamber music world for over five decades. This twelve-member ensemble of strings, winds, and keyboard can increase to as many as twenty with the addition of guest artists, giving it the flexibility to offer many works that are seldom heard. With more than 250 works in their repertoire, the Chamber Soloists have made a valuable contribution to the musical life of this country and have helped to expand the audience for chamber music. 8 pm, $35, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Feb 3 Big Game, Big Screen, Big Fun Watch the Super Bowl on the IMAX screen at the World Golf Hall of Fame! There will be a tailgate party at the Fairways restaurant next door along with frosty beverages to enjoy in the theater. Fairways tailgaters will also receive priority seating in the IMAX theater for the game. Seating is limited, online reservation required. 1 World Golf Place off I-95 exit 323, 940.4133, www.worldgolfimax.com

Feb 6 Enduring Love: Stories from Cupid’s Quiver Ensemble program features Wayne and Jane Sims' "All's Fair in Love and War" -- the Civil War courtship of St. Augustine's own Confederate General Edmund Kirby-Smith and his bride Cassie Selden. 7:30 pm, $10, Limelight Studios Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue, 823.7969.

Feb 9 First Coast Opera Performs Puccini’s Turandot First Coast Opera performs Turandot, Puccini's final operatic masterpiece, sung in Italian by international cast accompanied by a full orchestra. 7:30 pm, $25-$30, Flagler College Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, 417.5555, www.FirstCoastOpera.com

Feb 10 PARTICIPANTS NEEDED - Guinness World Record Weddings Vows Renewal Ceremony Ripley’s Believe it or Not! once again will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest wedding vows renewal ceremony. Last year, nearly 700 couples from seven countries around the world re-joined each other in holy matrimony in our multilingual wedding vow renewal ceremony. The current world record is held by the University of Miami with 1087 couples. Registration begins at Ripley’s at 11 am, ceremony to commence at 2 pm. 19 San Marco Avenue, www.ripleys.com/staugustine

Feb 10 Tour of St. Augustine Houses of Worship Self-guided walking tour provides an opportunity to learn about the Oldest City's historic houses of worship. Hosts will be available to explain the history and architecture of each and St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains will provide a special free shuttle between locations. 1:30-4, admission free but donations appreciated, 8 Carrera Street, 829.8272.

Feb 10 Emma Concert – Thomas Pandolfi American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. In the “Pops” genre, Thomas is considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin. The 2008-09 season marked Thomas’s debut recitals in Canada, Germany and China. Highlights during the 2009-10 season included the world premiere of British composer, Simon Proctor’s, dazzling “James Bond” Piano Concertoin London, debuts with The Cluj Philharmonic, The Great Falls Symphony, The Memphis Symphony, The Allegro Chamber Orchestra and The American Festival Pops Orchestra. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Pandolfi earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a scholarship student. 2 pm, $25, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Feb 16 Tolomato Cemetery Tour This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree) www.TolomatoCemetery.com

Feb 16-17 Arts & Crafts Festival at St. Augustine Beach Pier features some of the nation’s best artist and crafters, 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. St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, 352.344.0657, www.tnteventsinc.com

Feb 17 Royal Knighting Ceremony The St. Augustine Association will play host to this event for the Royal Family (composed of heritage residents representing Spain's 1672 Queen Marianna, King Juan Carlos, and Princess Margarita Maria) as they bestow knighthood on St. Augustine residents selected for their civic good deeds. No admission fee, 2 pm, Isabella Gardens at the corner of Hypolita and St. George Streets, 829.2333.

Feb 22 Vienna Boys Choir The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir will perform as part of the Cathedral's "Rejoice and Restore" campaign leading up to the 2015 celebration of the city's 450th anniversary. 7:30 pm, $50 adults, $25 children (available at the Cathedral Gift Shop and online). St. Augustine's Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, www.TheFirstParish.org

Feb 23 Menendez Birthday Grand Procession Authentic 16th Century reenactors, musicians, and entertainers stroll along St. George Street to the Lightner Museum for the opening of the Noche de Gala, the 494th birthday celebration of St. Augustine's founder Pedro Menendez de Aviles. 5 pm, City Gate at Orange and St. George streets, 827.1888

Feb 23 Noche de Gala (Night of the Ball) Be a part of this 16th century ball celebrating the 494th birthday of St. Augustine’s founder, Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. A black tie affair or period attire (16th century Spanish), cocktail reception and elegant dining experience capped by an evening of dancing in one of St. Augustine's premier historic buildings. Sponsored by the Casa Monica Hotel. $195 per person for the entire event or $80 per person for just the cocktail reception. 6:30 pm-11 pm, reservations required 819.6081,
www.nochadegala@casamonica.com

Feb 23 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St. Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263

Feb 25 Sunset Moonrise Tour St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 5:45-7:15 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

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