This weekend- March 23 & 24, 2013.
We have highlighted some of the more popular events. Take a look & see what strikes your fancy…there’s a little bit of something for everyone! Have a great weekend!
National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in 1740′s. Demonstration times are 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. throughout the year. Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and staff availability.
Admission is $7 for adults. Children 15 and under are free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult.
The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. daily.
Castillo de San Marcos , Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Celebrate spring at this juried art and fine craft show featuring outstanding artists and craftsmen from St. Augustine and around the country. Features the very best from exquisite jewelry to funky and functional pottery, abstract sculpture to glistening glass, hand-woven fashions to stunning photography, extraordinary paintings to wonderful wood carvings – and much more! Show hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. Held at Francis Field, 25 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine.
The Spanish Garrison’s Grand Muster, tattoo and parade will take place on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Activities and an encampment depicting eighteenth century Spanish military arts and garrison life will be presented at the Garrison encampment area (located in the field across from the City Gates between Orange Street and the “Huguenot Cemetery”) and the Castillo de San Marcos during the day, while the Garrison Grand Muster Torchlight Parade will be held beginning at 8:00 p.m. from the sally port of the Castillo de San Marcos and concluding at the Governor’s Palace on the City Plaza.
Portrayals interpreting Spanish military life, drills and weapons demonstrations, and women’s crafts and activities of the period will be presented.
Visitors are invited to follow the soldiers, militia and townsfolk in the parade and celebration.
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We love gardening here at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park and want to share our passion with you! Come join Park Ranger, Amanda Dixon, on a stroll through the formal Gardens to learn about the various flowers, plants, and butterfly species that this park has to offer.
The tour will also illuminate the wonderful history of the Washington Oaks Historic District. Please be sure to bring your cameras, sunscreen, bug repellant and comfortable walking shoes appropriate for a leisurely stroll through the gardens.
Regular park entrance fees apply.
The park is located at 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, FL.
Join us for an afternoon of fun and chocolate!
Get a FREE Picture taken with the Easter Bunny and enjoy FREE Samples!Saturday, March 23rd from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Located conveniently in the Anastasia Island Publix Shopping Center!
1011 A1A Beach Blvd. #3, St. Augustine, 32080
San Sebastian Winery’s The Cellar Upstairs Wine and Jazz & Blues Bar features top class eclectic live music including Jazz, R&B and Blues.
Voted ‘Best Live Music’ you can enjoy Bands such as “Beautiful Bobby” Blackmon and the B3 Blues Band; The Committee; Soulo and Vinny Jacobs, to name a few
You can purchase a variety of tasty light appetizers to accompany the wide selection of your favorite San Sebastian Wines, as well as imported and domestic beers. Enjoy the comfort, relax and take in the spectacular views from the open-air deck while listening to the live music. There is no cover charge.
Through the Keyhole
Spice and Tea Exchange – March 23 & 24, 2013, 2 p.m.
Experience a Victorian Era tradition — afternoon tea, while learning the bygone taboos of mystic parlor games such as tea-leaf reading, pendulum dowsing and the talking spirit board.
Tea will be served at 2 p.m. in the Upstairs Tea Room of the Spice and Tea Exchange, 59 Hypolita St. in St. Augustine.
The cost is $25 per person.
“Back to the 70′s” themed event will feature a 90-minute performance by Derek St. Holmes, the original lead vocalist for the Ted Nugent Band. The event also features a silent auction, prizes for the best 70′s attire and the Cancer Support Services and Info Tent. The event is a fund raiser for Artbreakers — a non-profit organization supporting St. Johns County cancer patients
The event takes place 5:30 p.m. at Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Ave. in St. Augustine.
For more information and to purchase tickets ($10 each), go to www.ArtBreakers.org or call 904-599-2551.
Friday- 7 p.m.- Chalk Walk Party;
Saturday- 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Event for People of All Ages to Participate & Create
Paseo Pastel – the Spanish custom of a casual promenade or walk. St. Augustine’s “promenade” will take place on the sidewalks in between the City Parking Garage and the Visitor Information Center
Friday, 7:00 p.m. Pre-Event Party
Saturday, 9:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 70+ Artist, competing for cash prizes, will create drawings on 4X6 sidewalk areas with the theme of St. Augustine Heritage. Career Chalk Artists, Art Educators, College and High School Students will turn the city’s sidewalks into a gallery of chalk art.
Sunday, all day, public walk around and sidewalk washing. This inaugural event features “career chalk artists” and will be held annually leading to St. Augustine’s 450th Celebration. Paseo Pastel is being promoted nationally and internationally to a prime audience of chalk festival followers. Approximately 20,000 families, tourists and people of all ages are expected to attend.
70+ Artists, competing for cash prizes, will create chalk drawings on 4X6 sidewalk areas with many differt 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! .
Info: email@example.com or www.StAugustineChalkWalk.com
A little Rock, a little twang, some surf, and something else mixed in there. A mix of old and new music. Salt, Surf, Water, Sun, and Wind inspires a lot of what they are about.
Jimbo Manning Guitars and lead Vocals
Valerie Cason Percussion and Vocals
Rob Autrey Bass and Vocals
Raw Martini Lounge and Sound Room – 113 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, Fl 32080
Dark of the Moon is the only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keepers’ House at night. Enthusiastic guides share paranormal tales and experiences of people who have visited, lived, or worked at the Lighthouse.
Private tours, 90 minutes, 3 hours, & 5 hours, are available.
Advance Reservations are required. Call for updated rates.
Rates: $25 per adult; $20 per child
April – September: 8:30 p.m.
October – March: 7:30 p.m.
Blessing of the Fleet
March 24, 2013, starts at noon
In an annual event dating back to St. Augustine’s earliest history, watercraft from trawlers and yachts to sailboats and motor craft – all decorated with flags and bunting –receive this special blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine.
The ceremony begins at noon with a procession from the Cathedral Basilica along the Plaza de La Constitucion to the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Info:
A murder mystery in the nation’s oldest city, combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment.
Tickets to this five-star dinner theatre experience at the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Raintree is located 102 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine.
For reservations, call 904-824-7211 after 1 p.m.
By N. Richard Nash- 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.
Classic • Family Friendly
Tickets are priced at $25 for adults; $22 for seniors; and $20 for students and active-duty military. Check website for pricing updates.
Box Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (during performance weekends only)
Performance Evenings: 90 minutes prior to curtain
Thursday – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m.
Shop for fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and plants directly from the producers. There’s always live entertainment and there is fresh seafood in season.
The Old City Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday morning at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on A1A South in St. Augustine.
Located at Alpine Groves Park, 2060 State Road 13 in Fruit Cove, the market is open each Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and features local produce, plants, homemade food products, art, crafts and much more. The market is located in a 55-acre park bordered on the west by the St. Johns River.
Admission is free.
St. Augustine’s newest fresh market offers farm-fresh vegetables, meats/fish, cheese, bread, treats, arts & crafts, prepared food, jewelry and more. Plus there are picnic areas and a playground! The Market takes place every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.