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PARKING in St Augustine – the Ancient City … how you can get the best deal!  Click here to go to the City of St Augustine official website.

Parking  On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00pm and national holidays and Sundays, except for the Castillo de San Marcos which is enforced seven days a week. Parking is also available in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility map (HDPF), 10 S. Castillo Dr., located at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, a 10-minute walk along St. George St. from the Plaza. The cost for parking in the HDPF is $15 per entry or $3 with the ParkNow app.  And the meters are just .50 vs $2.50! There is a brochure at this ParkNow site with more details.   Always check the websites – policies and fees are subject to changes.    Parking tips, click here.

ParkStAug  For St. Johns County residents, the ParkStAug app will honor a resident discount automatically, once you register online at ParkStAug. You will be asked to provide proof of residency, and within 14 business days (or less), the resident discount will be applied to your account when you log in to the app and use it to pay to park.

IMAX at WGV: OPEN  –  Click here for show times, and future shows!  Film schedule is subject to change.    Adults $14, Seniors/Students/Military $13, and Children 3-12 $11. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123  www.worldgolfimax.com  All shows and times subject to change … call or check website before going.   Movie Club Members get free admission to all documentaries.  Click here to see all the benefits of being a movie club member!  (I highly recommend this!! CC)  Enjoy the privileges of membership including 50% off Hollywood movie admissions, unlimited documentaries, priority seating and special members-only events!  All are subject to change … always go to the website for latest pricing, shows, etc. 

WGV IMAX:  Now playing:  In The Heights; Coming soon: 6/24 F9 The First Saga;  and  7/8 Black Widow;  Top Gun: Maverick.    Our website has been updated with the schedule changes.  If you have questions, please contact us at 904-940-4133 or email us at info@wghof.org.    Click here for membership info.   

CaddyShack  OPEN dine in/take out … following all guidelines for your safety and safety of their employees.  If you are in the Rosemont (Chicago) area … you can also get your CaddyShack fix there!   Golfers … if you are into some fun with your golf attire, Bill Murray’s golf apparel line is available click here to go to the William Murray Golf website.   

Beach access in St Johns County – if you plan to head to the beach, here is a link from the St Johns County Government website … click here.    This site has great info, including maps, for the beaches in St Johns County.  There is also a Reach the Beach Mobile App or website link, interactive map or PDF map of the beach access points and beach access updates.

Sea Love Fishing Charters … have some family fun, fishing and a great boat ride … here is their website:  https://sealovefishing.com/

More news from Florida’s Historic Coast … click here to see the 42 Free & Budget-Friendly Things To Do In St Augustine.   This website will not only provide the list but a brief description of each.  This is a great bucket list for locals and tourist visiting the Ancient City!

St Johns County Libraries Extend Hours and Open Meeting Rooms to the Public   For more information on the extended hours, or to find the meeting room policy and application packet, please visit www.sjcpls.org.    And click here to see all the special events at the St Johns County Public Library System … and there are lots!

World Golf Hall of Fame Induction – Class of 2022 click here.    

PGA Tour  Learn more and contact on website – https://www.worldgolfvillage.com/pga-tour-academy/  

The First Tee ... WGV … what’s happening … click here.

Emma Concerts EMMA CONCERTS … With a brighter 2021 on the horizon, EMMA Concert Association is excited to announce their 43rd Concert Season! An updated website and ticket info is forthcoming. Proposed 2021-2022 schedule:
– Voctave on September 11, 2021
– Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra on October 2, 2021
– Holiday POPS with Gainesville Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 15, 2021
– Philharmonix (The Vienna Berlin Music Club) on January 30, 2022
– Vienna Boys’ Choir on February 5, 2022
– Russian National Orchestra on February 12, 2022
– Siberian Virtuosi on March 19, 2022

Concerts in the Plaza 2021 schedule – click here

Music by the Sea 2021 schedule – click here.

Jax Business Connections – bringing wonderful fun events to the WGV … click here to see them all.  Note:  Many are being cancelled as we get closer to the dates … so be aware.  Lots of fun events

Lightner Museum  – click here for visitor times and special events at the beautiful Lightner Museum.  Cafe Alcazar – a must for lunch in the Lightner.  Lightner Museum  “Lightner After Hours”  For more information on Lightner After Hours, visit www.lightnermuseum.org.   Free on Sundays for St Johns County Residents. 

St Augustine Art Association … Now thru 8/28 St Augustine Art Association – Soak Up The Summer Art Sale

St. Augustine Amphitheatrewebsite   Now being branded as The AMP.    Farmers MarketEvery Saturday From 8:30am – 12:30pm!   Free and Open to the Public! And …    The Night Market is currently postponed.  

St Augustine Aquarium … Located at 2045 State Rd 16, zip 32084.  Phone: 904-429-9777   Click here.

City of St Augustine Beach Events … click here. 

Epic Theatres of St Augustine  — What’s playing at the Epic Drive-in in St Augustine? Click here to find out what’s playing, dates and showtimes!

First Coast Opera schedule … click here.

Limelight Theatre — click here for events   … check their schedule for more events … Box office: 825-1164

Pirate & Treasure MuseumClick here for the museum website.

St Johns County School has posted their Winter/Spring Session — give the gift of lifelong learning … click here to see their schedule. 

St Johns County Parks & Recreationsigh up here to get on their newsletter.

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall:   check here for concert events http://www.pvconcerthall.com/ Click here to see what’s happening at the

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedraclick here for exhibits, contests, events and more.  Virtual Art Classes at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach … adult and children. Click here then select the program you may be interested in to see the details.

World Golf Hall of Fame:  General info — Click here     NOW OPEN 

St Johns County Golf Course – at 207 off I-95 – click here to see rates, events, about the club in general.

YMCA at Murabella website https://fcymca.org/

Download the “Reach the Beach” app  For more information on the “Reach the Beach” mobile app, please visit www.sjcfl.us/Beaches, call 904.209.0331, and download the app here.

Florida Agricultural Museum – Palm Coast   http://www.oldfloridamuseum.com/  386-446-7630  Admission, exhibits, wedding events  Farm N Flea on Thursdays 8am to noon

FSJC / Artist Series … lots of great events coming up … click here. … check it out … lots of great shows!

Alhambra Dinner Theater – Jacksonville – this is great fun … food … entertainment! Their impersonator shows are also so good – “After Dark” shows Keep checking their website for what’s news.  Be sure to click on the After Dark schedule also – lots of “tribute” groups, impersonators (three were scheduled, all three are sold out! sign up quickly  when you see it) 


The Corazon Cinema and Cafe   Click here for Showtimes, movie prices, menus, schedule and more.  Located at 36 Granada Street, in historic downtown St. Augustine  904-679-5736   Virtual Movies right now.

Coconut Barrelclick here for details, events, dates and times.  Artisan vendors, certain dates for farmers market and other special fun events and dates.  Regular hours:  904.484.8729  Tues – Sat 10am – 6pm; Sun 12pm – 5pm; CLOSED MONDAY  3175 US Hwy 1 S. St. Augustine, FL 32086 … Farmers Market every Thursday 5-8pm

Cinemark Durbin Park and XD – opens 2/13  click here for general movie info  

Snake help Brian Garofalo – he lives in St Johns Forest 904 834 1084 text or call and he will be out the door withinn 5 min and on his way to help both you and the snake to protect wildlife and help his neighbors.  Popular on NextDoor helping neighbors, he said I could post his contact info.  There are others also noted on NextDoor.

St. Johns County Beaches  Visit the Reach the Beach Mobile App or click here for current beach access updates and beach driving conditions.

Alligator Farm  Website – click here.

Gamble Rogers 2021 coming soon Concert Series –   www.gamblereogersfest.org 

St. Augustine Wild Reserve –  www.staugustinewildreserve.org

Womans Exchange … website:  https://penapeckhouse.com/

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Dates and Events are always subject to change without notice.   NOTE:  many cancellations due to the concern over the coronavirus — call before going 

Now – 8/5 to enter and Voting ends 8/7 – Pin Up Paws – Pet Calendar Photo Contest: The St. Augustine Humane Society has launched its 11th annual Pin Up Paws pet calendar photo contest with the theme this year, “Paws Across America” to feature winning pets and their photos in a variety of scenes featuring iconic American landmarks. Online pet photos and write up entries end on Thursday, August 5 at 8 p.m. and the close of the contest – Voting Ends ($1 per vote) is on Saturday, August 7 at 8:00 p.m. Last year, more than $21,000 was raised by the effort for calendar votes and donations to the campaign. For more information, call (904) 829-2737 or email mmurphy@staughumane.org. Visit the contest website at www.PinUpPaws.com.

6/20 Sunday is Father’s Day!

6/21 – 6/27  St. Augustine Premium Outlets Virtual Job Fair

Looking for a job? Full–time, part–time and seasonal positions available at St. Augustine Premium Outlets retailers & restaurants.  Click here to see the list.

St. Augustine Premium Outlets will be hosting a virtual job fair to fill a variety of more than 100 available positions at over 60 retailers on property. June 21st through 27th, area residents are invited to inquire about positions ranging from full time management to part time sales associate.   APPLY NOW – set filter to St Augustine Premium outlets: https://careers.simon.com/retailer-job-openings

6/23  Wednesday Pier Farmers Market  8am-12 noon

Our market has re-opened, our vendors are so excited to be back to see you all! … at the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier parking lot, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., has resumed modified operations from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesdays. Click here for their website.

6/23 Music By The Sea Schedule – FREE Concerts – Wednesdays at The Pier

This free weekly concert series at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier features a wide variety of musical genres from 7-9 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket along with a favorite beverage and get ready to dance. Starting at 6 p.m., dinner is offered as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from St. Augustine Beach City Hall or Ron Parker Park. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.freebeachconcerts.com Concert schedule … click here. Some guidelines when attending, click here.  And here are a few – I will keep posting a few at a time.

6/23/21 The Committee  Pop -Dance   Little Sombrero
6/30/21  Bluesdog 66   Blues – Rock   Riptide Smokehouse

6/24  Concerts in the Plaza Schedule – FREE Concerts – Thursdaysclick here

Concerts in the Plaza returns! 7-9pm View details on parking and rain delay/cancellation policy. Also view the 2021 line-up schedule (PDF). Concerts in the Plaza is produced by the City of St. Augustine. For more information, call 904-825-1004 during weekday office hours or email events.   Here are a few coming up … I will add more as the dates come up.

June 24 I-Vibes Reggae
July 1     Jolie
July 8     Morrow Family Band   Americana with a mix of Country and Bluegrass
June 15 Victoria Rose

6/24 – 7/26 and 8/20 – 8/21  St Augustine Music Festival – Cathedral Basilica  7:30-10pm  Reserve your tickets this free event by day.   7:30pm

6/25 Full Moon Friday Luau – St Johns County Pier – 6-9pm   Prince Pele’s Polynesian Review performs

Come have some fun at the Full Moon Friday Luau! Celebrate the kick-off to Summer in the 1st annual Full Moon Friday Luau!.  Get in the “Aloha!” spirit. Featuring a spectacular interactive performance by Prince Pele’s Polynesian Review.  Join in the fun as they teach you “how to hula” from the island of Hawaii, “swing the poi balls” from New Zealand and “gather the tropical fruits” from Tahiti.  Enjoy some tasty treats. Check out the local artists booths.  Click here for more details.











 6/26 Battle of Bloody Mose – 10am – 2:30pm  Reenactments at 11am & 1pm

National Landmark Fort Mose recreates the Battle of Bloody Mose   Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL   Reenactments at 11 am and 1 pm   Experience the Battle of Bloody Mose at Fort Mose Historic State Park. This unique event unfolds on the 281st anniversary of the original conflict, on the original battle site!    Click here for details and schedule.    Throughout the day there will be musket demonstrations, foodways exhibits, colonial craft making and special activities for children.

6/28-7/2 or 7/5-7/9 Youth Choir Camp – St Augustine Youth Chorus

The St Augustine Youth Chorus is sponsoring a summer choir camp, 5 days June 28-July2 or July 5- 9from 9:00 am to Noon.  Children and youths from ages 8 to 18 are invited to join in group singing, musical games, note reading, and special private singing lessons. Check the website www.staugustineyouthchorus.org, for further information or call Kerry Fradley at 904-806-7781.

7/2 & 7/3  OLGC Boutique – 9am-3pm

The OLGC Boutique is open the first Friday and Saturday of the month.  Come on out and see what’s new.  House decor, ladies wear, jewelry, and more.    (If you have donations you can bring them that day to drop off as well)  Contact number – Monica – is 505-453-7274 for donations.   (Pacetti Road – follow the signs, 4 miles past K&B)

7/2   First Friday Artwalk – First Friday of the month 

Browse the wide variety of creative artwork exhibited at St. Augustine’s fine art galleries at this festive monthly event.  Click here to read more about the galleries.  Click here for the Art Galleries of St Augustine brochure … includes info about free parking and free shuttles for the First Friday Art Walk 6-9pm. Meter parking free after 5pm.

Note: Local artist and author Rosamond Parrish will sign copies of her second book, St. Augustine, A Sketchbook, An Artist’s View of Our Nations Oldest City, on June 4 during First Friday Art Walk at the St. Augustine Art Association  Artwork of other architectural marvels include Memorial Presbyterian Church, Lightner Museum, the Cathedral Basilica, and Fort Matanzas. Also, within the book, watercolors include the Bridge of Lions, the Aviles Street entrance with arch, the gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitución with the Cathedral as the backdrop, the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum on Aviles Street, and Roosevelt Upshaw, a beloved carriage driver, and his Belgian draft horse, Rufus.  Other scenes show the Hamblen House on the bay front, the Castillo de San Marcos, Collage restaurant on Hypolita Street, and statues within the Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens, formerly the Dow Museum of Historic Houses.  This book is also available on Amazon … I saw some of the watercolor sketches and they are beautiful.

7/2 – 8/22 Then & Now: 50 Years of Veterans Experiences – Art Exhibit Coming This Summer to the St. Augustine Art Association

The St. Augustine Art Association is proud to provide a voice and stage for Veterans with a riveting, sometimes raw, emotionally-charged exhibition, entitled Then & Now: 50 Years of Veterans Experiences, on display July 2 through August 22, 2021. Click here for details and meet the artists for this exhibit. This exhibit demonstrates the healing power of art by showcasing eight individuals who use painting, sculpture, photography, poetry and other creative outlets. These Veterans share their experiences from subtle murmurs of anguish to cries for support and understanding. Then and Now merges St. Augustine’s art and history with today’s global military awareness and experiences, providing both an educational narrative and outreach. Click here to see their full list of events; and click here for their Exhibits calendar.

7/2 – Lightner Museum Presents Local Artist – Inner Light: In a Time of Pandemic

We’re excited to announce our next Lightner Local artist, Anna Miller. Miller’s exhibition, Inner Light: In a Time of Pandemic opens at the Lightner Museum on July 2.

Inspired by the natural environment and beauty of Saint Johns County, Inner Light: In a Time of Pandemic, explores the resiliency of the human spirit in times of struggle through a series of dramatic abstract paintings.

Created to showcase the extraordinary talents of artists who live in the Northeast and Central Florida regions, Lightner Local is supported by the Benjamin and Jean Troemel Arts Foundation.   Look for more information coming soon on lightnermuseum.org.

7/3 Freedom Fest – Flagler Executive Airport 11am-10pm   Palm Coast

Planes will fly and bands will play on July 3rd this year at the Flagler Executive Airport, as officials confirm plans for one of the largest events held annually in Flagler County – Freedom Fest   201 Airport Rd, Palm Coast

7/3   Beachwalk Farmers Market – Your Farmers Market – 10am-2pm (CR210, East of I95)

This is a wonderful way to start each first Saturday of the month. The market is full of fantastic vendors bringing to the table real treats! Some you eat like Pierogis, artisan breads and pastries, fresh produce, local seafood, empanadas, dips, kettle corn, nuts, local honey, Italian ice, food trucks and more. Then there is the talented artists, seamstress, jewelers, metal art, solar lights, and much more. Please join us for a fun filled start to the day as we can’t wait to see you.  Grab the family & pups for a wonderful time.





7/4    4th of July Fireworks Display Over the Matanzas Returns!

The Fourth of July Fireworks event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 4, 2021. But keep in mind that the City of St. Augustine could cancel the event if it is deemed that it will not be in the best interest of public safety.

Concert: The “Fireworks Over the Matanzas” festivities start at 6 p.m. with the popular local band, The All-Star Orchestra, performing a two-hour show of big band and swing music along with patriotic favorites. The free concert is taking place at the Plaza de la Constitucion in the center of the Historic District and open to the public. Bring a chair if you’d like to relax and have a seat.

Fireworks: Then, get ready to be dazzled by 5,000 individual shells exploding as high as 2,000 feet and as low as 100 feet. The breathtaking display, one of the biggest and best on the East Coast, starts at 9:30 p.m.

Parking & Logistics

Keep in mind that there will be no shuttle service or satellite parking this year and there will be some road closures starting at 8:30 until 10:30, so plan to arrive early for a cool drink at a local hot spot or enjoy a delightful meal at one of our many outdoor restaurants. Parking is available at the Historic Downtown Parking Garage behind the Visitor Information Center.

9/17 – 9/19/2021 Ancient City Con 2020 – Renaissance WGV – cancelled until September 17-29 2021 was 9/18-9/19/2020   

The 12th Annual Ancient City Con brings new celebrity guests and a ton of activities for all ages to St. Augustine’s Renaissance Resort.  Visitors to the comic convention can dress up in cosplay, partake in table gaming, and attend panels, photo ops, and other scheduled events, including lots of gaming.

Ancient City Con, an annual comic convention in Northeast Florida, will take place at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine.  Click here to purchase tickets and more info on this event.

11/6, 11/7 & 11/8TheRhythm & Ribs – Francis Field CANCELLED UNTIL NOV 2021

CANCELLED ALSO NOW … This event that was postponed from the Spring will be back at Francis Field! Click here to go to their website … Band Schedule, Admission, Directions, Parking and more.              HOPEFULLY TO RETURN NOVEMBER 2021


Over 20 B&B’s on tour, list of B&Bs, each partnering with a local restaurant or culinary partner that will provide delicious samples of their signature dishes or treats ~ on Saturday and Sunday ~ along with some of our Cultural/Heritage Partners. ~ And, if you can add a 3rd day, come enjoy all of our bonus Cultural/Heritage Partners. Click here to go to their home page. Their site will be updated and we get down the road a bit.

3/9/2022 World Golf Hall of Fame – Class of 2022 Induction … The Induction Ceremony for the World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be held on Wednesday, March 9 in Ponte Vedra, Florida, the week of THE PLAYERS Championship. Susie Maxwell Berning, Tim Finchem, Marion Hollins, and Tiger Woods. Click here to read about each one of the inductees. “Given the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, moving the ceremony back a year will give us a better opportunity to properly recognize and honor this important class,” said Greg McLaughlin, chief executive officer of the World Golf Foundation.

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For Jax events / Time-Union Performing  Arts and more go to this website:  (Look for the Broadwy in  Jacksonville lineup – http://www.jaxevents.com/timesunion.php New  Events posted to their calendar:  http://www.jaxevents.com/events-calendar/

FREE St. Augustine Activities – no charge to St. Johns County Residents (from Floridas Historic Coast): NOTE: St. Johns County  residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest  House, the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden School  House, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tour and the Hotel Ponce de  Leon Legacy Tours at Flagler College. Every Thursday admission to the First Colony Exhibit at the Government House is also free to SJC residents.  The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery and St. Augustine Distillery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed).  Many other local attractions offer discounted admissions to St. Johns County residents with valid ID. TO FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF FREE THINGS TO DO … CLICK ON THE TOTALLY ST AUGUSTINE WEBSITE,CLICK HERE.

Ripleys Believe It or Not!  Residents of St. John’s County Save 50% OFF on Tickets! Just bring your local St. Johns ID and get the discount at the door!  Promotion is available for Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium and Ripley’s Red Train Tours.