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

Until December 15, 2018

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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Romanza Festivale in St. Augustine

May 4-13, 2018

Come to Saint Augustine for a celebration of art and music in the Nation’s oldest city featuring more than 60 events and exhibits by dozens of organizations. Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, dramatic productions and much more at locations throughout the city.

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THE PLAYERS Championship – TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach

May 8–13, 2018

THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach combines the best field in golf with the world-class venue of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. The tournament takes place from May 8 to 13, 2018. Visitors are welcome to attend each day of the championship including the practice rounds.

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Music by the Sea

May 23 – September 13, 2018

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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Great Chefs of St. Augustine III

May 25, 2018

Ten of the area’s top chefs will compete in two teams, Team Island and Team Mainland. Diners can indulge in four courses, sampling eight dishes in total, all of which will be prepared by the dueling teams and paired with wine. Guests will judge each course, picking one of the two dishes per course as their favorite. The ballots are then totalled to determine a winner, and in the event of a tie, there will be an invited panel of judges serving as an arbiter.

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Blue Crab Festival

2018 Dates TBA

The Blue Crab Festival is held every Memorial Day weekend along the riverfront in Palatka, Florida, in remembrance of the members of the U.S. military who died while serving our country. This exciting and free festival features carnival rides, a seafood cook-off, live music, arts and crafts, commercial display vendors, and more.

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Drake’s Raid Re-Enactment

2018 Date TBA

Drake’s Raid Re-Enactment brings to life the siege of San Agustín by Sir Francis Drake in 1586. It is a popular annual event that re-creates this historic raid that occurred on June 6, 1586, when 2000 Englishmen in 23 ships attacked the Spanish settlement of San Agustín.

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Vettes at the Village

April 21, 2018

This exciting event is just in time for Father’s Day. Vettes at the Village is an annual Corvette show at World Golf Village where attendees may view more than 100 new, classic, and custom Corvettes on display along the Walk of Champions. There will be an award ceremony featuring Best of Show and People’s Choice awards. Visitors and residents alike will enjoy the amazing array of classic cars.

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July 4th Fireworks

July 4, 2018

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

2018 Dates TBA

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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Ghost & Gravestones Night Tour

Year Round

On this Ghost and Gravestones Night Tour through St. Augustine, Florida you will take a guided night tour on a trolley that will take you to sights such as an Indian burial ground, an old jail, and many other locations said to be haunted.

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Founder’s Day

September 9, 2018

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

2018 Dates TBA

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 9, 2018

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

2018 Dates TBA

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

2018-2019 Dates TBA

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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