Solana’s September Sale + Stuff To Do in St. Augustine FL

Fall is the fourth and final major Sun Cycle of the year; as the nights lengthen and the days shorten, it brings forth a time of changing focus and direction in your life, and there is no shortage of reasons to visit St. Augustine, especially now that the heat has lifted a bit!  As a special pre-holiday season special, the Solana’s September Sale will allow afford you weekday rates with any 2-day weekend stay in September at Casa de Solana Bed & Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room Name               Regular Rate             Discounted Rate (includes tax)

Catalina                       $371.80                       $305.80
Theresa                        $437.80                       $349.80
Confederate                $459.80                       $371.80
Francesca                    $569.80                       $437.80
Isabella                        $508.80                       $393.80
Kirby Smith                $437.80                       $349.80
Mary Mitchell             $437.80                       $349.80
Minorcan                     $437.80                       $349.80
Montejurra                  $569.80                       $437.80
Segui                           $547.80                       $415.80
Your room rate always includes breakfast (a different hot entrée each morning and your choice of cereals, scones, and croissants); coffee and tea available from 7 a.m. – 6 pm; wine and cheese in the dining room from 4:30-5:30 pm; and the complimentary use of our bicycles until 7 p.m. daily.
Of course there are some stipulations attached to this discounted offer—you must request the special at the time you make the reservation  (we will not apply it automatically, and it cannot be applied to pre-existing reservations); the offer cannot be used with any other discount or gift certificates of any kind; and it is not available during the holiday weekend, but we’re booked up that weekend anyway.  : )
If you wish to book a Friday-night-only or a Saturday-night-only, you may do so at the regular weekend rate (based on availability of course), the full night’s stay will be due upon booking in the form of a nonrefundable deposit and the reservation is firm.
So if you like the sound of Solana’s September Sale but can’t think of a reason to actually come, well here is list of what’s going on!  Coincidentally, we’ll still be offering the Sunday thru Thursday special with second day 50% off or third day free (food for thought in case one of the weekday events catch your eye).  
September at Solana is “Celebrate Our Local Artists” month. We will be kicking that off with an Open House in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk on September 7 from 6 to 9 pm, and of course we’ll be serving up our complimentary Solana Sangria. Each week from Sunday thru Saturday, we will be showcasing the work of different local artists—writers, painters, musicians, folk artistry, fashion knittery, etc. (details to follow in the form of artist-specific blogs) and will be raffling items to raise money for our October animal welfare charity donation.

Sundays Lincolnville Farmers Market Enjoy St. Augustine’s newest market, with farm-fresh veggies, meats, cheese, bread, and other treats like self-rising bread and chair massages. Enjoy the picnic areas and playground, and if you’re interested, take the time to learn about Lincolnville’s rich civil rights history! Sundays, 11-3 pm, 399 Riberia Street www.LincolnvilleFarmersMarket.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 www.TheCivicAssociation.com

Wednesdays Music By The Sea Bring your lawn chairs and loungers for an evening of good food and good music and breathe in that ocean air! Admission: Free. 7-9 pm (weather permitting). St. Johns County Pier Pavilion at St. Augustine Beach on A1A www.TheCivicAssociation.org
 – Sep 5, jazz by Onion Navy Band (appys by Amici’s)
 – Sep 12, R&B/Jazz by Roland Fleming (appys by Ripe Bistro)
 – Sep 19, ET Swing Band (appys by Café 11)
 – Sep 26, classic R/R by All Star Band (appys by Sunset Grille)
Thursdays Free Concerts in the Plaza: The Best Way To Spend a Thursday Night in St. Augustine For 22 years, residents and visitors have gathered in the Plaza de la Constitución for the summer concert series Concerts in the Plaza for a variety of musical entertainment performing from the historic Gazebo. Bring your own chairs! Picnic dinners are popular but alcoholic beverages are prohibited. All shows 7 to 9 pm. www.StAugustineGovernment.com/sites/concerts-plaza
– Sept 3, The St. Augustine Jazz Society presents John Thomas Group and ET Swing & Friends
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. 8:30-10:30 pm. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 A1A South, 209.0367 www.StAugAmphitheatre.com

– Sep 6, Train, $39.50-$65, gate 5 pm / show 6 pm

– Sep 13, Brantley Gilbert with Big Smo, $14.50-$39.50, gate 6 pm / show 7:30 pm
– Sep 14, Brantley Gilbert with Tyler Brandt & The Shakedown, $14.50-$39.50, gates 6:30 / show 8 pm
– Sep 21, Jethro Tall’s Ian Anderson Plays Thick As Brick 1 & 2, $29.50-$69.50, gate 6:30 / show 8 pm
– Sep 22, Blondie and Devo, $31.50-$76.50, Gate TBA / show 7:30 pm
– Sep 25, Stevie Nicks, $62.50-$90, gate 6 pm/show 7:30 pm
– Sep 30, Joe Cocker with Dave Mason, $39.50-$79.50, gate 6 pm / show 7 pm
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
– Sep 12, Citizen Cope, $32.50-$35, standing room only, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
– Sep 16, Half Way to St. Paddy’s Day, Irish Ceili ($7) and whiskey tasting ($47), 2:30 pm
– Sep 23, UNF Jazz Ensemble, $10, 4 pm
– Sep 25, Ben Sollee, $20-$25, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
– Sep 28, Keiko Matsui, $42-$49, doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
– Oct 4, Victor Wooten, $29.50-$35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
– Sep 8 – Oct 7 Big River Based on Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this bluegrass and country musical brings the classic tale to toe-tappin’ life! Huck and the gang encounter more twists and turns than the Mississippi River as their journey unfolds and life lessons are learned. Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun. Admission $25. Call or visit the website for times and tickets.
Sep 1 Sunset Celebration Artistic performers, local arts and crafts, and genuine Old Florida surprises. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses.  Entertainment by Gary Hiatt – AAA Gold DJs. Floating docks are nearby the pier to allow for waterway transport from the mainland to the island – just as in the early Flagler days. Free to the public, vendors by reservation.  3 pm-dusk.  Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402  www.VilanoBeachFl.com
Sep 1 Park Ranger Program The first Saturday of every month park rangers or volunteers will present a program in one of the open aired pavilions, with one of the most beautiful scenic backdrops in Northeast Florida as inspiration. Programs will be on various topics from sea turtles to star-gazing. 461.2035 www.FloridaStateParks.org
Sep 1 The Platters, Coasters, & Temptations Salute Oldies But Goodies – Only You, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, My Girl, Up On The Roof … Enjoy an evening of classic songs performed by The Platters’ lead singer Myles Savage! 3 & 7 pm, admission $20 pp. Pioneer Barn at Old Florida Museum Fort Matanzas, 259 San Marco Avenue, 824.8876, www.FortMatanzas.com
Sep 4-Oct 14 Ripley’s St. Augustine Educator Appreciation Days Free admission for K-12 educators to the Odditorium, Red Sightseeing Trains, and Ripley’s Ghost Train! All educators need to do is visit a Ripley’s ticket location with a current pay stub and a matching photo ID to receive complimentary tickets. All your guests will receive 50% off their tickets! www.ripleys.com/staugustine.com
Sep 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
Sep 7 Sangria & Seafood on Aviles Street Casa de Solana Bed & Breakfast will be hosting an Open House in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk. Complimentary homemade sangria will be available, and Mac’s Seafood catering will be on board with delish southern seafood plates for purchase. 6-9 pm, 21 Aviles Street, www.CasadeSolana.com
Sep 7-9, 447th Menendez Founders Day Events
A full weekend of reenactments and events commemorating the 1565 founding of St. Augustine by Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles on the original colony site at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. 10 am-4pm, 11 Magnolia Drive, 829.3168  www.FountainOfYouthFlorida.com
– Sep 8 Reenactment and special Mass Dozens of authentic re-enactors portray the first Spanish settlement of the oldest city in the nation. Ceremonies and presentations are followed by a special mass at the Mission Nombre De Dios outdoor altar located at 27 Ocean Avenue in St. Augustine, free admission www.missionandshrine.org
Sep 7 & 14 Check Please The summer dinner theatre at Raintree Restaurant presents this delightful dating comedy. Dating can be hard, especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac or your grandmother’s bridge partner or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse—until they do. Tickets $39.95 with special dinner menu.  Dinner at 6:30 pm, show at 7 pm (reservations required). 824.7211 www.RaintreeRestaurant.com
Sep 13-15 Florida Heritage Book Festival Florida’s rich and colorful literary heritage is celebrated at a series of workshops, presentations, and readings. Keynote speaker Jeff Lindsay (author of the Dexter novels). The 2012 Literary Legends Awards Banquet will honor Edna Buchannan. The Marketplace is free; visit website for conference prices. Complimentary trolley service from Parking Garage to Ringhaver Student Center (The Virginia Room) at Flagler College, 50 Sevilla Street, www.FHBookfest.com

 

Sep 1& 15 The Saint George Players & The Bilge Rats Present Comic Plays and Sea Shanties! The Saint George Players, acclaimed Comedia Actors performing authentic, historic, and hilarious short comic plays, are joined by The Bilge Rats, St. Augustine’s premiere Sea Shanty singers, in the courtyard at the Spanish Bakery. Enjoy great food and entertainment in the cool of the evening in the Spanish Bakery courtyard. Experience 16th century ambiance with torchlight and live performances of short comic plays and songs. 8 pm. Supper and show $10, kids $5 (under 6 free), 42 1/2 Saint George Street www.saintgeorgeplayers.weebly.com

Sep 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

Sep 15 Call for Captains & Volunteers for Intl Coastal Cleanup For the 27th year, Ocean Conservancy is partnering with local groups around the globe to clean up our waterways and oceans. Friends of A1A is leading the charge in Flagler County and has established several access points. 8 am-1pm. Call 425-8055 or visit www.scenicA1A.org
Sep 20 Planting For Better Health Discover how native plants contribute to our well being. Free, 2-4 pm, St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, 209.0430, www.NativePlantConsulting.com
Sep 28 15th Annual Dinner for the Birds Enjoy a delicious meal at the Raintree Restaurant where you’ll also get to meet some of HAWKE’s favorite residents. This fundraising event is one of the most popular programs of the year and features a pre-dinner show-and-tell and some special HAWKE friends. Only 50 guests will get to experience this great event, so get your tickets now! Tickets: Members $70, $nonmembers 75. Call for reservations 692.1777 or visit www.hawkewildlife.org
Sep 29 Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Concert Band Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band is an affectionate re-creation of a small-town band that existed in Lynchburg, TN from 1892 until about 1914. The ‘modern’ version of this band was the creation of David Fulmer, who wrote the show and performed as the “Perfesser” for many years. Since the band began touring in 1978, it has performed and delighted audiences in concert halls throughout the United States and Canada. More than just a band concert, a performance by the Silver Cornet Band is a time traveling excursion to an era when time moved at a less hurried pace; to a time when a warm summer evening was spent with a picnic supper in the park, the fellowship of friends and neighbors, and the sound of band music in the air. 8 pm, admission $30, www.emmaconcerts.com
Sep 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
Sep 29 Sunset Moonrise You can enjoy a Sunset and full Moonrise from the most unique perspective of all — atop the St. Augustine Lighthouse! This special event includes a champagne toast (provided by San Sebastian Winery) and light hors d’oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20. 6:15-7:45 pm, reservations required, 829.0745.
Sep 29 Walk On The Wild Side Experience various coastal habitats within Anastasia State Park rangers and observe what life is like on the wild side. Take this 2.5-mile leisurely guided stroll through the Maritime Hammock, continuing along Salt Run, with a rest room break at the windsurf pavilion and then on to the boardwalk over the marsh, through the dunes, and finishing on the shoreline. 9 am, park admission $5-10, depending on number of people in vehicle, event free. 461-2033, www.FloridaStateParks.org
Sep 30 Food & Wine Festival St. Augustine Restaurants Association hosts this fabulous foodie event! Over 100 wines to choose from with delicacies from 18 local, independently-owned restaurants (Amici, Barnacle Bill’s, Bistro at Culinary Outfitters, Café Atlantico, Caps on the Water, Creekside Dinery, Gypsy Cab, Kingfish Grill, Old City House, Purple Olive, Raintree, Salt Water Cowboys, South Beach Grill, Sunset Grille, The Reef, The Tasting Room). 1-5 pm, $50 pp (purchase tickets online or at participating restaurants). The Riverhouse, 179 Marine Street www.StAugustineRestaurants.com

So book your room now! Visit www.casadesolana.com or call us at 904.824.3555!