Area Events

St. Augustine is a venue for all types of events large and small, historical and modern, educational and entertaining. Featured events in St. Augustine include annual headliners at the Amphitheatre, exciting new art exhibits, local festivals, seasonal celebrations for holidays, and many other major occasions in the city, including the 450th commemoration. St. Augustine welcomes thousands of visitors every year for the many events it hosts. These include one of the most celebrated, the Nights of Lights, to more local events like the Music by the Sea concerts.

Third Saturdays Nocatee Farmers’ Market

February 19, 2017 to December 16, 2017

Nocatee Farmer’s Market takes place from 10:00AM - 2:00PM every third Saturday. This free family-friendly event has over 80 local vendors selling everything from produce, crafts, jewelry, herbs, unique foods and more. Free face painting will be available for the little ones, along with a bounce house.

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Music by the Sea

May 24 – September 13, 2017

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

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July 4th Fireworks

July 4, 2017

St. Augustine’s July 4th celebration by the Castillo de San Marcos includes a live music concert and a spectacular fireworks display over the historic bayfront. “Fireworks Over the Matanzas” is one of the biggest and best fireworks displays on the East Coast, featuring 5,000 individual shells exploding as high as 2,000 feet and as low as 100 feet.

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Free Admission to Castillo de San Marcos

August 25, 2017

Free entrance to the Castillo de San Marcos for visitors and residents on the birthday of the National Parks Service. The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. This large Spanish stone fortress was built to protect and defend Spain’s claims in the New World. It’s a National Monument and, at over 315 years old, it’s the oldest structure in the entire city.

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Founder’s Day

September 9, 2017

St. Augustine is the oldest continuously-occupied European settlement in the continental United States. Volunteers will reenact the landing of Menéndez and his crew at the original site of the founding of the “Noble and Loyal City” on September 8, 1565.

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Spanish Wine Festival

September 8-10, 2017

Spanish Wine Festival celebrates St. Augustine’s Spanish heritage through food and wine events presented by experts from around the world and benefitting local charities. The Festival offers Spanish food and wine for visitors and locals to enjoy at a variety of events over three days, showcasing the many aspects of Spanish influence on the culinary scene in St. Augustine.

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Ponte Vedra Auto Show

September 8-10, 2017

This annual auto show in Ponte Vedra Beach features almost two hundred collectors' cars, trucks, and motorcycles. An eclectic gathering of classics, exotic cars, pristine trucks, and sleek motorcycles will be on display, competing for trophies in over 30 categories.

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Datil Pepper Festival

October 7, 2017

Celebrate St. Augustine’s own datil pepper and vote for the best datil pepper dishes presented by some of the finest restaurants in town. Featuring a variety of activities and delicious datil pepper tastings, this annual celebration seeks to encourage the cultivation of the datil pepper in the St. Augustine area and to recognize its importance in the culinary heritage of the nation’s oldest city.

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Nights of Lights

November 18, 2016 to January 31, 2018

The Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display. During Nights of Lights, businesses downtown stay open later, letting you dine in view of the three million lights and shop amongst the lit buildings.

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