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Community Garage Sale dates are coming in — email me, carnicel@bellsouth.net, if your neighborhood has a date for me to add.  I am adding these below in the Calendar also:

10/1 & 10/2 Heritage Landing – 8am-2pm
10/1 King & Bear – 8am-2pm      CANCELED  no future date noted
10/1 Trailmark – 8am-2pm
10/8 Sevilla – 8am – 2pm (new)
10/15 Royal Pines – 8am – 2pm
10/15 Samara Lakes – 8am-2pm (new)
10/15 Turnberry – 8am – 2pm
10/15 St. Johns Forest (CR210) 8am-1pm (no early entry)
11/5 Arbor Mill & Wards Creek (just off 16A) 8am-1pm

Click here for links to recent emails! To get my weekly email updates, email me at carnicel@bellsouth.net  Try to find the NextDoor blog for our area … very helpful info from neighbors. www.nextdoor.com  


SCROLL DOWN A BIT TO GET TO THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS … (scroll down for Calendar events and activities – by date)  But first … here are some helpful links …

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.

The City of St. Augustine will launch a pilot program at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility beginning on Monday, July 18, which will provide those who wish to park in the parking garage the option of using the ParkStAug mobile app or a payment kiosk to pay for parking.  Click here for details.

(Note: Parking in City-Owned parking lots and on-street parking is free on all national holidays, such as Memorial Day, except for the Castillo de San Marcos and the Historic Downtown Parking Facility. Drivers are urged to confirm if a lot is owned by the City of St. Augustine and not a private operator as many of those lots have strict towing policies.  And click here (SJC FB site)for shuttle info for Memorial Day weekend.)

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:  Movie Club members get a discount on Hollywood movie tickets, call IMAX WGV at (904)-940-4133 to get your advance tickets or purchase them when you get to IMAX. And documentaries are free to members! Click here for Pricing: individual, group and membership info.

IMAX WGV: Now Playing – The original Avatar for a limited time starting 9/23 at noon. End date 10/6 3:30pm show. Avatar will be showing daily at noon, 3:30 and 7:00pm and all showings will be in IMAX 3D. Click here for tickets and trailer. We will also be giving away a limited number of IMAX mini posters for this film, limit one per ticket, while supplies last!

Next up: Premiering 10/6 at 7pm AMSTERDAM Amsterdam features an ensemble cast with some of the biggest names in Hollywood in a period mystery comedy where 3 friends – a doctor, a nurse and a lawyer – become the prime suspects in a murder in the 1930’s. Tickets are officially on sale for Amsterdam, premiering in IMAX October 6! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE Cast: Cast: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Rami Malek, Robert De Niro

And on the schedule … (click on these links for ticket info and trailers) Watch for these (approximate) dates: Halloween Ends, (with Jamie Lee Curtis) 10/14; Black Adam, October 21; Black Panther: Wakanda, November 11; AVATAR: The Way of Water, December 16

Movie Club members get a discount on Hollywood movie tickets and more benefits, call IMAX WGV at (904)-940-4133 to get your advance tickets or purchase them when you get to IMAX.  All the documentary movies are free to IMAX members.

World Golf Hall of Fame is open   Click here for the World Golf Hall of Fame website. Special exhibit of the 2022 Inductees now on display.  Goodbye World Golf Hall of Fame, the World Golf Village location– closes the end of 2023.  Moving to Pinehurst, NC in 2024.  (Click here for one online announcement with details)

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.   (Click here for the menu – a favorite – Crispy Potato Golf Balls appetizer)

CaddyShack Happy Hour update … Happy Hours – Wednesday thru Friday 3pm to 6pm: $2 Domestic Drafts; $4 Single Well Liquor drinks; $5 House Wine New: TUESDAYS 2-for-1 drafts, wine and liquor. $1 off cans and bottles of beer.

Also some new items added to the menu:
Apps: Roasted Garlic Hummus; Loaded Queso Fries; Chicken Sliders
Entrées: The Pasta Dish; Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

A new salad dressing for the Cranberry salad: Balsamic Vinaigrette. And … Oh so good: Andy’s Pot De Crème (a delectable silky smooth chocolate mousse / tort type dessert).

And … Attention Golfers! Bring in a Scorecard and receive 10% off your food (excluding Alcohol)

A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway events … click here.

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)  2022 schedule below.   Note:  Music series – After Dark … these sellout fast!  Tribute shows (impersonators) 


After Dark tribute shows (these are awesome!)  THESE THREE ARE SOLD OUT — order tickets fast when you see something new!  These tribute shows are extremely good and so popular!









Announcing the Alhambra Theatre & Dining’s 2023 Season Schedule     

(Note: Individual tickets for Miracle on 34th Street (2024) go on sale January 2, 2023. Become a Season Partner to book your 2023 holiday tickets today!)

  • A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline – January 6 – February 5
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas – February 9 – March 12
  • Arsenic and Old Lace – March 23 – April 16
  • Jersey Boys – April 27 – May 28
  • Beauty and the Beast – June 8 – July 23
  • Late Summer Surprise – August 3 – September 17
  • Legally Blonde – September 28 – November 5
  • Miracle on 34th Street – November 16 – December 24

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

Alligator Farm  Website – click here.   Camps 2022 – Summer Week-Long and Single Day Camps for students entering 1st-6th grade and some for middle to high school students – click here for details on dates, themes, costs and registration.

Ancient City emails … If you would like to keep up with news from the Ancient City, go to their website: https://www.citystaug.com/

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.  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. (also see St Johns County … below)

Cinemark Durbin Park and XD –   click here for general movie info  

City of St Augustine Beach Events … click here.

Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine – 3rd Saturday of the Month – 5-7pm  Enjoy classic cars, music and door prizes each month at the St. Augustine Classic Car Cruise-in.

A Classic Theatreclick here for upcoming shows 2021/2022 Season

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  Note: they are expanding to a second location in Historic St. Augustine. The second location will be known as Coconut Barrel “The Artisan Boutique” and will be located at 35 San Marco Ave.

Colonial Oak Music Park … click here …  off St George Street – country shows, comedy shows, all kinds of music and events … there’s something for everyone.  Thursday Nights are country nights.

CONCERTS – 2022 – St Augustine links to listings:

Music and Art by the Seaclick here to see the scheduled free concerts (near the St Augustine Pier)

Concerts in the Plazaclick here to see the scheduled free concerts

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.

Daytona Bandshell – free concerts / tribute bands   Click here   (about 63 miles from WGV)

EMMA Concerts – 2022-2023 Concert Season is now available. Click here to see the complete list and ticket information. Concerts are housed in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.  PARKING DETAILS Parking is not available at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets include FREE parking at the St. Johns County Council on Aging, 180 Marine St., St. Augustine FL 32084. Guests will then be transported to and from the concert venue by shuttle service.

EMMA Guild – Interested in becoming involved with EMMA?  Click here for more information about the different ways you can get involved.  There are many volunteer positions – ushering, assistance on concert day and more!  Join us!

Epic Theatres of St Augustine Click here to find out what’s playing, dates and showtimes!

First Coast Cultural Center (was known as The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach) exhibits, contests, events and more.  Virtual Art & Music Classes and more!  … adult and children. Click here then select the program you may be interested in to see the details.

First Coast Opera schedule … click here.

The First Tee ... WGV … what’s happening … click here.   Purchase your Tour Card here – click here.

More news from Florida’s Historic Coastclick 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! Click here to see all these St. Johns County resident discounts (for September, some year round) listed by Florida’s Historic Coast website. They also have a wonderful link to Things To Do & Attractions … so many! Click here for this great resource.

FSJC / Artist Series … lots of great events coming up … click here. … check it out … lots of great shows!  They announced the 20/23 Season 5-Show Package – click here:  The Season Kickoff Event will include prizes, live music, a cash bar, food trucks and more! Purchase tickets to FSCJ Artist Series shows, pick up season packages or buy additional seats!  Monday, September 12 5-7 p.m. Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts,
300 Water Street Jacksonville, FL 32202   Click here for their email.













Florida’s Sales Tax Holidays 2022Here’s The List  Click here to see all. Click on each for more specific details.

Gamble Rogers  2022 First Annual Gala –   www.gamblereogersfest.org 

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

Jumbo Shrimpcheck here for specials at the baseball field updated on their Facebook page!  121 Financial Ballpark.

K9s For Warriors organization – This is the website … https://www.k9sforwarriors.org/

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.   Lightner Museum – $25 annual membership pass for St Johns County – the Membership page shows all levels, click here.

Limelight Theatre — The 2022 schedule for the Limelight Theatre click here for shows, dates, times, tickets, etc.  Box office: 825-1164  Parade  August 5 – September 4, 2022  | Terrific Tuesday: August 9  Click here for Parade show details and tickets.

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center – The Road to Black History Runs Through Lincolnville — click here for details, exhibits, events, etc.

MOSH – Museum of Science and History (Jacksonville) (website) Dinosaur Explorer exhibit coming to MOSH 5/19-9/5 2022.  Click here for details.  Click here for the MOSH Cosmic Concerts and events for August –  click here for dates and tickets.  Click here for their blog/news page.

Old Town Trolley – Home Pass info, click here.  Each Hometown pass holder receives free admission to some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a guest who has purchased A FULL FARE adult ticket.

Pirate & Treasure MuseumClick here for the museum website.

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

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall:   check here for concert events http://www.pvconcerthall.com/ Click here to see what’s happening   The Beatles tribute band, The Fab Four, will be there 12/10/22.

Pop Up Market at Vilano Beach The third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Prime Osboarn Convention Center … Click here to see events at the Prime Osborn Convention Center)

Premium Outlets – Click here for a listing of stores, links, etc. Map.  Located at 2700 State Road 16 in St. Augustine, FL   

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

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. 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.

St. Augustine Art AssociationClick here to see their upcoming exhibits.

St. Augustine Wild Reserve –  www.staugustinewildreserve.org

St. Johns County Beaches  Visit the Reach the Beach Mobile App or click here for current beach access updates and beach driving conditions.  2022 St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes on Sale Now!   St. Johns County resident passes are $50,
non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40.
Passes will be available during normal business hours at the listed locations (click here) through March 1, 2022.

St. Johns County Beach Access and Parking – Listing of all the Beaches

With over 40 miles of scenic coastline, St. Johns County beaches offer some of the best recreational and wildlife viewing opportunities in the beautiful State of Florida. Learn about our many beachfront parks that provide easy access to our beaches here. To get on the mailing list from St Johns County Parks and Recreation …. email to … sjcparksandrec@sjcfl.us

St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes are now on sale and make great stocking stuffers for the holiday season. St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40. Passes will be available for purchase during normal business hours at numerous locations through March 1, 2022. http://www.sjcfl.us/Beaches/Passes.aspx

St. Johns County Facebook page for updates … click here.

St. Johns County Fairgrounds (Elkton) calendar; click here.

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

St. Johns County Hurricane Preparedness Guide click here.  If you are not sure of your Evacuation Zone you can click here on the SJC “My Evacuation Zone Locator”.

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!  Click here to see many of the upcoming events.  How to Get into Florida’s State Parks for FREE – well at least one through to 9/12/22 – Click here for details.  Libraries and State Parks teaming up.

St. Johns County Park & Recreation info, i.e., beach pavilions, youth programs, workshops, adult activities, beach passes, etc. click hereAnd sigh up here to get on their newsletter.

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 – TrafficClick here for traffic concern contacts.

The Waterworks … Community Center; Historic Building/Landmark; Meeting Space; Performing Arts Center; Theater  184 San Marco Avenue, zip 32084  click here for all their events.

The Jacksonville / Time’s Union Center for the Performing Arts has so many shows, click here to see the list and all details.

Stratton Rd Transfer Station  – drop off for household hazardous waste, obsolete electroics and more.  Click here.

Vietnam Veterans of America – Donations / Pickup  Click here to schedule a pickup.  Wide range of acceptable donations — click here for more info and a helpful list of what they can use / pickup – so many items.  Not large items, i.e., TVs, appliances, large furniture, at this time (will be noted on this link as well).

Vilano Beach events … click here.

Vystar Veterans Memorial Arenaclick here for the website for a list of upcoming events / shows.

Water Shuttle – Vilano Beach Pier / St Augustine Marina – click here for info.

Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience (across from Marineland) www.whitney.ufl.edu/ 

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

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

Ximenez-Fatio Museumhttps://www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/

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

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Now – 9/30 St. Augustine Humane Society & Columbia Community Harvest

It’s time for the Columbia Community Harvest! Simply dine at the Columbia Restaurant during the month of September. While there, choose the St. Augustine Humane Society from the list on the ballot provided. During the entire month of September, Columbia Restaurant’s Community Harvest program gives back to local charities. Diners are given a ballot from which to choose their favorite non-profit, i.e. St. Augustine Humane Society, and Columbia Restaurant will donate 5% of the check to the selected charity, in the form of gift certificates. The Gonzmart family, founder of the Columbia Restaurant, will donate a portion of your check to the St. Augustine Humane Society. It really is that simple. Since the program’s inception, the Columbia Community Harvest has given more than $3 million to charities in cities throughout Florida.

Now – 10/16 Educator Appreciation – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and More …

From September 6 – October 16, all educators and school employees will receive FREE entry to the following St. Augustine Attractions! … for more info click here.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium; Red Train Tours; and/or Bayfront Mini Golf

All school employees are eligible, and up to four additional guests will receive 50% off. To receive the discount, please provide a current pay stub from an educational institution along with a photo ID.

  • Homeschool families are included in this promotion. They must provide a letter of intent, attendance record, or homeschool ID card upon admission to receive this discount.
  • This discount is only available at the ticket counter and cannot be purchased online.
  • This discount cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.

Now – 10/15 Hispanic Heritage Month – 9/15-10/15

National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements for the United States.  This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.  

Now – 11/15 Art in Public Spaces Exhibition – Rotunda Gallery – St. Johns County Admin Bldg – Monday – Friday

Stop by the St. Johns County Administration Building to view the Art in Public Spaces Exhibition, “Swimming in the Infinite”. Featuring the artwork of St. Augustine-based artist Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, the works are a collection of her contemporary mixed-media paintings. Free and open to the public. 8:30am-5pm. Monday – Friday. St. Johns County Administration Building 500 San Sebastian View Street, St. Augustine, FL. St. Johns Cultural Council.

Now – 11/19 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 8:30am – 9pm

Take a Taste Tour Across 6 Continents and More. Click here for more details on the EPCOT F&W Festival. Click here to see what the food choices are in the Global Marketplaces.  (If you read about these food choices you will want to eat there! Looks delish!)  A theme park reservation and valid EPCOT admission is required.  

Now through 12/31 Cirque Du Soleil – Disney “Drawn to Life” – have Grandkids coming for a visit? Disney Springs – Orlando, will be presenting this new show. Drawn to Life invites you into an astounding world where the art of Walt Disney Animation is experienced like never before. Gather your whole family for an unforgettable leap into this amazing new show—a live acrobatic journey where the stage is transformed into a giant animation table. For tickets and more details about this show, click here. This love letter to the art of Disney animation is the first-ever collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and Disney. See it live – only at Disney Springs.

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9/28 Wednesday Pier Farmers Market  8am-12 noon

Our market is open and 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. for their website.
Click here

9/28* Free Concert Series – Music and Art by the Sea!  Wednesdays 3-9pm (Music 7-9)     

The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association has posted their Free Concert Series – Music and Art by the Sea! Band and Food Truck Schedule Subject To Change. Click here for the 2022.)  Click here for general info about the venue, what to bring, food and parking info.  Click here to see the fun photos from these concerts!

next up: *Note: Music &Art by the Sea has added a BONUS CONCERT! 9/28 STR8up

9/28 West King Wednesday – 5-8pm

You’re invited to come out to West King Wednesday! Celebrate the West King Shopping District and all it has to offer on the third Wednesday of the month! This monthly event is a collaboration of community, culture and small businesses of West Augustine. Food * Specials * Art * Music * Beer * Wine. Click here for their Facebook page.

9/29 Circles of Wellness September Event – Fall Into Luxury – 10am-5pm

We invite you to Fall into Luxury at Circles of Wellness for our Neurotoxins and Fillers Special Event. Click here to read more about it … ask them about all the specials. We also will be raffling off a gift basket to those who RSVP and come to the event! Circles of Wellness 955 Registry Boulevard #117 St. Augustine, FL 32092 

9/29 Country Night at the Colonial Oak (Thursdays) 7-10pm Free Event St George St   7-10pm    (exceptions when private parties – no show)

Join us for Country Night at the Oak on Thursday nights at 7:00pm. Enjoy listening to a hand-selected variety of musical acts bringing the best to North Florida’s Country Music scene! So, if you like country music, be sure to stop in! Curated in collaboration with Jacksonville’s Country WQIK.    (2/17 Jameson Daniels Band)  Click here for website.

Performances – Free of charge. Food and beverages available for purchase. Contact the Colonial Oak Music Park at 904-460-4193 or click the event website link for additional info. Doors open at 6pm. Music from 7-10pm. Davis Loose (local St. Augustine Singer/Songwriter) is our weekly MC. All ages and families welcome (dogs too – on a leash)

9/30 – 10/3 Jacksonville Home + Patio Show Fall 2022

Plan to spend some time with us immersed in all things home improvement. Whether you’ve got your mind on small refreshes for fall or big renovations ahead of holiday entertaining, we’ve got your covered. The show delivers local experts who can answer all your questions and guide you to the right products and resources! Click here to purchase tickets.

9/30 Library Book Mobile at Murabella 1-2:30pm – Every Friday  

The Bookmobile will be visiting the Publix at the Shoppes at Murabella, 1:00 – 2:30pm. Find us at 84 Tuscan Way, St. Augustine, FL 32092   Click here for the St Johns County Library, main branch/St Augustine website. (Also details in my Main-Library tab here)

9/30 Friday Night Live – Renaissance Resort WGV – 7-9pm Free – Open to the Public      Come on out neighbors!  

Open to the public and is free – come out out and enjoy music, libations and a bite to eat — maybe even dance a bit!   Come on out and enjoy!   Performing: Clay Benjamin 

9/30 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Tournament – King & Bear – 12pm Shotgun Start – Four Person Scramble (must register by 9/21 – first 36 teams accepted on a first come first serve basis)

Entry $150.00 per player. Includes – Greens Fees, Carts, Lunch Award Reception, Hole Prizes & Flight Prizes. Optional 50\50 raffle | Charity Auction | Mulligans All proceeds from event will go to Ovarian Cancer Research Charities. Click here for tournament notes and registration. Deadline for Entries: Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, at noon.

10/1 & 10/2 Community Garage Sale – Heritage Landing – 8am-2pm

10/1 Community Garage Sale – King & Bear – 8am-2pm  CANCELED 

10/1 Community Garage Sale – Trailmark – 8am-2pm

10/1 Garage Sale – in the Meadows.  Not a community yard sale but making a mention here.  836 Mackenzie Circle 32092…We will have a Pressure Washer for sale, household items, Beautiful Quilts, some kitchen items, purses, jewelry and so much more

10/1, 11/5, 12/3 Beachwalk Farmers Market – Your Farmers Market – First Saturday – 10am-2pm (CR210, East of I95)   10am-2pm

The Beachwalk Farmer’s Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings! Every first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., join them for food, music, fun and more.  Dogs are more than welcome and they have water available for our 4-legged friends.

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.


10/1, 108 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 St Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market – Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm

Every Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Amphitheatre Farmers Market (click here) offers fresh local produce, baked goods, seafood, handmade arts and crafts, and flowers. Because of health guidelines, the number of vendors has been limited to accommodate CDC physical distancing guidelines, and face masks are encouraged.

Additional Market Information … Free Admission, Free Parking at The Amp and at The Elks Lodge, No pets please, We are a green market – please bring reusable bags and containers or purchase one of our reusable totes while shopping!  Note: The Tuesday Night Market is still postponed. 

10/1 – 10/30 The Maze – Sykes Family Farms – Open on the weekends

Click here for their events, admission, days & times. Check back on their website for updates. For details on The Maze, click here. Admission tickets include the following attractions: Corn Maze, Hayride, Playgrounds, Cow Milking Station, Duck Races, Cow Train, Teeter Totter, Farm Animals, Barn Yard Ball Zone and Pedal Karts (New this year)! *Pumpkins, Sunflowers, and any other items from our pumpkin barn sold separately.


10/4, 11/1, 12/6 St Augustine Orchid Society Meeting – First Tuesday Monthly – 6:30-9pm

Visit our website (https://www.staugorchidsociety.org/index.html) to learn about each month’s topic and to find other events of interest. Plants will be available on the sales and raffle tables. Friends and guests are always welcome! Where: Memorial Lutheran Church 3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086   No fee to attend the meetings.

10/7 Pumpkins – All Sizes for Sale – First United Methodist Church – 8am-6pm

Every year, the First United Methodist Church offers pumpkins of all sizes and prices at their downtown location on the corner of King St. and Riberia. The date for this year’s pumpkin patch is 118 King Street St., St. Augustine FL 32084 (904) 829-3459

10/7 – 10/9 25th Annual St. Augustine Greek Festival – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

For one weekend, surround yourself with the sounds of Greek music and participate in traditional Greek folk dancing. The 25th annual event also features a small arts and crafts market showcasing Greek products as well as a Greek bookstore. You can also take a guided church tour and we welcome you to join us for our Sunday morning liturgy. Click here for details.

This is a FREE event, open to the public. Take out or eat in and enjoy the festivities… or better yet, eat in AND take out to enjoy later. See menu and whole pans are available via online pre-order ONLY. Pick up on October 7th between 4 and 7 p.m.

Friday 4-7pm; Saturday 11am-8pm; Sunday 12noon – 4pm
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church – located at 2940 CR 214, St Augustine







10/7 Free – Community Open House – Lightner Museum – 5:30-7:30pm – for St. Augustine Residents

Lightner Museum invites St. Augustine residents and museum members to a Community Open House for a first look at our new fall exhibitions, Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, Contemporary Chronicles of St. Augustine, and Audrey Hope: Disappointed Tourist. Click here for more details on the exhibits. Explore these exciting new exhibitions, enjoy live music by Raisin Cake Orchestra, shop the museum store, and spend time in the Radzinski Family Garden at this free Community Open House.

10/7 Cathedral Basilica – Free First Friday Concerts – 6pm

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is proud to host free monthly concerts the first Friday of the month. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The performance begins at 6 p.m. and is open to all, free of charge. There will be a free-will offering. 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine 904-824-2806  Click here for all dates-Florida Historic Coast.

10/7  First Friday Artwalk – First Friday of the month – 6-9pm

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.

10/8 Community Yard Sale – Sevilla – 8am – 2pm (new)

10/8 Michael Riley Car Show Fundraiser & First Responders Day – 10am-2pm – Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine

Car Show Fundraiser & First Responders Day October 8, 2022 (10am-2pm) to benefit Michael Riley, Retired Disabled St. Augustine Firefighter, who was critically injured responding to a Gas Station explosion in 2011 (SR16). Michael is now suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s, encephalopathy, and most recently Parkinsonism’s as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals from the fire and is now in palliative care. Additionally we will be honoring all First Responders in our community for the dedicated support they provide to all of us.  Outdoor Car Show is FREE to Spectators with general admission $12 + tax to visit the museum. Kids 12 and under receive Free Admission to museum. First Responders and their immediate families will receive FREE Admission to the Museum all day.

Car Show Participants Registration: All proceeds from this event go towards Michael Riley’s care.  ~We are asking for $20 Donation to participate in the Car Show. ~Registration is day of event (Oct. 8, 2022) at 8am Please click here for details. (Questions:  904-806-4625) The museum website – click here.

10/8 11am-6pm and 10/9 10am-5pm Psychic Fair – St Augustine Shrine Club

Experience Psychic Fairs – Readings, Crystals, Healers and more – Saturday 11:00 – 6:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 5:00. Food and refreshments available for purchase – Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, French Fries. he Shrine Club 250 Brainard Drive, St. Augustine, FL.  Click here for the website.   $10 admission.  Cash only at the Door. (Exhibitors accept cards)

10/8 Annual Halloween Bash – World Golf Hall of Fame – 11am – 2pm

Jacksonville Business Connections invites you to the 4th Annual Halloween Bash Community Event at the World Golf Hall of Fame from 11-2pm More updates coming … check back on their Facebook page … click here.

  • Vendors
  • Music
  • Pet Friendly – Lets see those creative pet costumes!
  • Candy
  • Food
  • Car Show & Trunk or Treat
  • Bounce House

10/8 Back to the 80s Fest – World Golf Hall of Fame – 3-7pm (6-7 Michael Jackson Music Tribute)

Join Jacksonville Business Connections for the Back to the 80’s fest featuring DJ Dabbs playing all the hits from the 80’s.Free admission; $5 for costume entry; click here.  DJ Dance Party, Food, Vendors, Bounce House & Characters.  80’s Costume Contest – $100 Cash Prize – Proceeds Benefit Dare to Hire Different.  Open to Adults & Kids

AND – the last hour of this event is a Michael Jackson Music Tribute 6-7pm. Link here for more details (DJ Dabbs for bringing us the tunes – Free Event & Parking – Outside; Bring Chairs, Drinks/Snacks













10/8 First Annual Gamble Rogers Gala – st Johns County Agricultural Center – 6-9pm

First Annual Gamble Rogers Gala – Raffle, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Hors D’Oeuvres & Drinks. $25 per ticket. Click here to purchase tickets. Music by Medicine Springs.    Click here for more info on Game Rogers (gala, book, radio show).














10/8 LimeLight Theatre presents Big Fish – Hors d’oeuvres served at 6:30pm; Performance at 7:30pm

Big Fish – The Larger-Than-Life Broadway Musical. Hors d’oeuvres served at 6:30pm – Performance at 7:30m. Tickets are $32 – Open Seating…We have the full house. Contact Teresa Freedman at 774-994-2066 or teresa.freedman@gmail.com for more information and ticket sales.















10/9 – 10/21 – 10/28 Woman’s Exchange of St Augustine – October Event Series

The Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine is pleased to invite you to our October event series, including Jazz Brunch in the Garden and 2 luncheons featuring distinguished local speakers.  The three events are highlighted with links here – check for details and tickets:

10/9 Sunday Funday Brunch – Jazz Brunch in the Garden – click here
10/21 Luncheon – featured speaker, Jessica Clark of First Coast News – click here
10/28 Luncheon – featured speaker, Rosamund Parrish, artist & author – click here

10/13 Upstairs Downstairs Tour & Lunch at Lightner 11:45am

The EMMA Guild is planning fun events – Upstairs Downstairs Tour & Lunch at Lightner Museum.Experience an exclusive tour of the Lightner Museum and enjoy lunch at Cafe Alcazar, a restaurant that is located where the indoor pool once stood! The event will take place on October 13, 2022 at 11:45am. Lunch choices include a Cranberry Turkey sandwich, a Curried Chicken Salad, a Hummus sandwich, or a Turkey Bacon and Avocado sandwich. Click here to reserve you spot and pay online. 

10/13 – 10/16 The 30th Annual Biketoberfest®

Biketoberfest® celebrates a full-throttle lifestyle born on two wheels. Motorcycle enthusiasts come together during the four-day rally each year to enjoy beautiful Florida weather, live music, motorcycle racing at Daytona International Speedway, and miles of scenic rides along famous A1A, historic Main Street or the scenic Loop. Come experience the Southeast’s best motorcycle rally featuring motorcycle shows, custom bike builds and hundreds of the industry’s top vendors throughout Daytona Beach. All roads lead to this rally.

Biketoberfest® is a collection of activities that take place at venues and businesses in cities throughout Volusia County and beyond. Our local hotels, businesses, parks and beaches are open for visitors to enjoy the area’s beautiful October weather and scenic rides. We ask all our visitors who do decide to travel to please visit responsibly. Click here for their website.

10/13 Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show is coming to the Vystar Veterans memorial Arena 10/13. Whether you are a country fan or not, who doesn’t like his song, Tennessee Whiskey. (Lyrics) American singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton has received multiple awards and nominations. He is the recipient of five Grammy Awards, nine Academy of Country Music Awards, ten Country Music Association Awards, five Billboard Music Award, among others.  With special guest, Elle King. Tickets – Click here.










10/14 – 10/16 26th Year – Rhythm & Ribs Festival – Francis Field

FYI … Voted St. Augustine’s Best Festival by the readers of The St. Augustine Record
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2021.

You’ll need to check the Admission / ticket pricing and event times before going. Click here for their main page with details about the event, admission and festival times. The site will be updating with the band schedule as we get closer to the event date.

10/15 Community Garage Sale – Royal Pines – 8am – 2pm

10/15 Community Garage Sale – Samara Lakes – 8am-2pm (new)

10/15 Community Garage Sale – Turnberry – 8am – 2pm

10/15 Community Garage Sale – St. Johns Forest (CR210) 8am-1pm (no early entry)

10/15, 11/19, 12/17; and 2023: 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 Vilano Beach Artisan Market Walk – 4-8pm   (Third Saturday)

The Vilano Beach Artisan Market Walk takes place from 4-8 p.m. along the sidewalks near the Vilano Beach Pier. Local artisan-made items, plants, home décor, datil pepper sauces, and much more. Free parking and admission. Click here for more details.


10/21 – 10/22 Plant Sale – Master Gardener Volunteers – 9am-2pm – Agricultural Center

Come join us for some great deals and discussion about the world of gardening. 3125 Agricultural Center Drive St. Augustine, FL 32092 904-209-0430

10/21 – 10/22 Growing Local in St. Johns County – A New Event

Click here to read about this new event. For two days, you will have access to the Master Gardeners and their fabulous plant sale. These plants are all Florida Friendly, and non-invasive. Pumpkins. Educational sessions and lectures, farm tours .. take a tour on a 50-passenger bus to visit farms. Details on their web page.








10/22 Cars & Coffee at Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine – 8-10 am (free coffee & doughnuts) 

Must love Coffee ~ Must love Classic Cars! If you do then cruise over to Classic Car Museum for Cars & Coffee from 8-10 a.m. Enjoy the morning checking out over 150 beautiful classics, and enjoy free coffee and doughnuts. Classic Car Museum offers this free event every 4th Saturday of the month. Click here for more details. Click here for the museum’s website.

10/22 Jail Break 5K 2022 Run / Walk – 7:30am – $35 (Price increase after 9/30)

Proceeds from the race will benefit Investing in Kids (INK!). Our mission: To provide innovative programs, teacher support and classroom resources to promote the academic success of all St. Johns County public school students. Click here for details and to sign up.

Runners and walkers are welcome to escape with us from the historic Old Jail, in uptown St. Augustine! Starting at the Old Jail, run through beautiful Magnolia Avenue and over the Vilano bridge to make your escape to the Atlantic Ocean. Shuttle transportation for all racers will be provided at the finish returning to the start. There will be water stations at the start, 1 mile, 2 mile, and finish. Run/walk in costume to win one of three cash prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the top three (3) costumed participants and will be determined by a panel of local celebrity judges. Note: Price increase after 9/30.

10/22 – 10/23 NAS Jax Air Show

The NAS Jax Air Show, Birthplace of the Blue Angels, will be held October 22 & 23, 2022 aboard NAS Jacksonville. This event has free admission and parking, no tickets are required to attend ($5 Kids Zone access). Click here for their Facebook page. Or, their website, click here. Location: 6801 Roosevelt Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32210. At the NAS Jax Air Show you will witness thrills like never before from a variety of military and civilian demonstrations. The grand finale will be the Navy’s flight demonstration team: The Blue Angels. The gates open at 9am and the show will begin at 11amclick here for more details. The schedule will be posted in the Fall.











10/22 Annual Craft Show – Elk’s Lodge #829 – 9am-3pm

The ELAND Club of St. Augustine, Elks Lodge #829, will hold its annual Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, October 22 from 9am to 3pm. Vendors are needed for this event. Tables are $30 each or 2 for $50. Email Elizabeth Bastedo at ELAND829@gmail.com for more details or to reserve a spot!

















10/22 – 10/23 One Daytona Art Festival – 10am-5pm

Here’s what will be happening at the Art Festival – click here for the website:

  • Fine art festival featuring juried fine artists and non-juried fine craft artisans>
  • Live entertainment
  • ArtHaus Kids Zone where children young and old will have an opportunity to take part in hands-on art projects
  • Artists Talks at Gallery500
  • Volusia County Public Schools Student Art in display
  • Chalk Art Competition presented by ArtHaus
  • Wine Walk at ONE DAYTONA restaurants

Location: One Daytona Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 386-681-4814
(I just read there are plans to build a Costco here also in 2024)











10/22 26th Annual Ancient City Kids Day – Francis Field – 11am – 3pm – Free admission

Pirates! Mermaids! Smokey Bear! Super Heroes! Princesses! All will be at Ancient City Kids Day!

Coordinated by EPIC and brought to the community by a committee of children organizations, Ancient City Kids Day is a day of fun-filled activities for children and families. The event is free for the public and will include over 40 youth service organizations each of whom will offer games, activities, crafts, giveaways, bounce houses or fun contests for kids. They will also be offering resource information for parents regarding programs and services in the community. There will be free t-shirts/goody bags for kids while they last. There is live entertainment all day. The only cost to the public will be for food or drinks but the cost is minimal.

10/22 Vilano Beach – VIBE-RATIONS – 1-7pm – First Annual

Catch the small town beach vibe at our first annual – Vilano Beach Music VIBE_Rations Festival!  This year’s event will highlight four of our favorite local musicians who will be strumming up great tunes throughout the afternoon into the early evening.

As the music flows and the crowd is swaying, we have plenty of deliciousness that will be served up by a some of our city’s finest food truck vendors from BBQ to Seafood and everything in between – come hungry!! A beer tent and bars will be available and we will be serving up one-of-a-kind local brews, wines,cocktails and of course non-alcoholic bevvies. Free Trolley services from Town Center to North Shores Community Park. Pick up at North Beach Park, Mussallem Park, Nease Park and Surfside Park.

For information and tickets, click here. General Admission / $10 +$2.24 fee and also VIP Tickets / $50-special seating with perks for viewing. Location: North Shores Community Center PARK 120 Meadow Avenue St. Augustine, FL 32084













 10/22 – 10/23 36th Annual Mount Dora Craft Fair

The historic downtown streets of Mount Dora come alive with more than 400 of the best exhibitors in the country ready to show and sell their fine and fun crafts. Festival food, music, beer and wine tasting for adults and a free kid zone for the kids will round out the event. Entertainers/Buskers may apply for approval at no charge.

Two-days of shopping to wrap-up your Christmas list with the most unique gift items you will find anywhere. Don’t forget to visit our fabulous, one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants behind the tents. Click here for the website with details. FAQs, click here. Click here for parking and map.

10/22, 11/19, 12/17 Live From The Waterworks – Gamble Rogers Concert Series – doors open at 7pm

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival and St. Johns Cultural Council have partnered to present a new concert series, Live from The Waterworks, celebrating the legendary recording artist Gamble Rogers, whose balladry and storytelling shaped American folk music. Events will be held on the third Saturday of each month from October through June. Purchase tickets for the first three concerts.

Concerts are limited to 100 seats at each concert at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine, Florida. Doors for each show open at 7 p.m. and the opening act will start at 7:30 p.m.

General admission tickets are available for individual concerts for $20.00 + a $2.85 ticket fee. Click here for tickets.  Click here for more info on Game Rogers (gala, book, radio show).

















10/23 Fall Festiv’all – OLGC – 11am-4pm – All are welcome!

Our Lady of Good Cousel presents: Fall Festiv’all. Join us for games and inflatables; Fillipino and festival food; sports tent; country store; hay rides and entertainment! All are welcome. 5950 SR16, St. Augustine zip 32092 www.olgc-church.org














10/28 – 10/30 Annual St Benedict the Moor Blues Fest – St. Benedict’s Field

Save the date for the 10th annual St. Benedict the Moor Blues Fest 2022 — October 28-30, 2022! If you enjoy the blues and good food, then St Benedict the Moor Blues Festival is for you! Enjoy three days of blues music on the grounds of Saint Benedict the Moor Catholic Church Friday & Saturday, 4-10 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person, and there is free parking on site. There will be plenty of food and refreshments available, including a beer tap by Ancient City Brewing. Bring a lawn chair. www.saintbensbluesfest.com. 86 MLK Ave 32084

10/29 Trick-or-Treat at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum – 1-4pm – FREE event

The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum – we are so excited to announce the return of our FREE Community Safe Trick-or-Treating & Family Harvest Fest on October 29th from 1pm to 4pm! Please join us for a family-friendly afternoon of safe trick-or-treating and fun activities for the whole family. This is a special community event that locals and visitors alike look forward to each year. Wear your spooky or not-so-spooky costume and play games, win prizes, and of course, collect lots of candy! All donation proceeds go to our “Save Our Coquina Fund” for restoration and preservation of our unique 223-year-old Coquina House Museum. (Click here for FB page)

10/29 Halloween Event – Headless Bangers Costume Ball — can purchase tickets now – Renaissance Resort WGV

HALLOWEEN IS COMING !! Get your tickets for the Headless Bangers Costume Ball NOW before they’re all gone:

About this event:  **IT’S HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE ON LINE – THERE WILL ONLY BE A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF TICKETS BEING SOLD AT THE DOOR ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT AND THOSE WILL HAVE A $10 UPCHARGE**  (tickets are $40 if purchased in advance on line – they will be $50 at the door on the night of the event!)    Click here for details and to purchase tickets.











11/4 – 11/6 Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – Vilano Beach

Just in:  You can save $10 on Friday and Saturday tickets by using the promo code: WJXT10    Click here for News4Jax article

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best chefs and local culinary superstars, with a chance to experience coastal wildlife up-close, all in one weekend! Click here for more details. (early Bird Discount Tickets Expire Sept. 18) It’s a culinary weekend experience like no other. Expect to sip and savor great whiskey, spirits, wine, beer and culinary tastings – all oceanside with music and a relaxed Vilano Beach vibe.

The weekend’s events will raise funds and awareness for Vilano Beach Main Street and the GTM Reserve, with the Reserve’s research and education experts on-hand Friday and Saturday, showcasing some fun, interactive programs with coastal wildlife, from sea turtles to alligators!

11/5 Community Yard Sale – Arbor Mill & Wards Creek (just off 16A) 8am-1pm

11/5 The  10th Annual Art and Craft Holiday Show – Cascades Community – 10am-3pm

Everyone is welcome to attend – it’s always fun and so many wonderful vendors. If you are a local artist or crafter, this will be a juried event. If interested in participating, please contact, via email, Mary Ellen Davidson for an application and guidelines: maryellen.davidson@yahoo.com The deadline for applying is August 26th; artist notification will be September 9th.

11/5 St Augustine Seafood, Music and Art Festival 10am-7pm and Wine & Spirits Festival – Francis Field – 2-6pm

The St. Augustine Wine & Spirits Fest is a festival within The Seafood, Music and Art Festival.

Wine & Spirits Fest takes from 2-6pm. The St. Augustine Seafood, Music, & Art Festival is an all day festival with exhibits, live music, amazing seafood and other foods and is family friendly. Seafood Music and Art Festival takes place from 10am to 7pm. There are three wine & spirits fest ticket options … click here to read more or purchase tickets (these tickets also give you access to the Seafood Music and Art Festival). General admission to The Seafood, Music, and Art Festival is 10am-7pm is $15 adults, $5 children 3-12 years old.







11/11 – 11/13 Historic Lincolnville Festival – Lincolnville Cultural Center & Museum

The Historic Lincolnville Festival is about sharing the history of this community that was built by African American people and sharing the role this community plat in St. Augustine. This free event takes place at the Lincolnville Cultural Center & Museum located at 102 ML King Ave., St. Augustine. For details including dates, times, ticket prices, events, click here.

11/12 Palm Coast Makers Market – 11am-3pm – Community Center

Handmade & homemade goods, giveaways, and workshops. Palm Coast Community Center – 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE zip 32137 Swag bags to first 20 guests. Click here for website.

  • Indoor & Free Event
  • Handmade & Homemade Makers
  • First 20 guests receive swag bags
  • Workshops
  • Market Cash Contest $ to use at event
  • Giveaways
  • Playground on the property for kids







11/13 20th Anniversary Edition – Ponte Vedra Auto Show – 10am-3pm

Two hundred classic and collector cars will be on display and in competition for special honors in 25 categories. Admission and parking are free. A variety of local food trucks as well quality product vendors will be in attendance. www.pvautoshow.com Location: Nocatee Station Field, 400 Nocatee Center Way in Ponte Vedra Beach.

11/18, 11/19, 11/20 Diamonds in the Rust Fall Market – Jacksonville – 150 Vendors!

Diamonds in the Rust Fall Market is getting closer by the day! Whether you’re looking for vintage furniture, handmade holiday décor, or unique Christmas gifts, we have you covered. We have been working all year to make sure we bring you the best! Over 150 booths.

Click here for their Fall Market page with all the info including ticket info, free parking, location, food, etc. and to see photos and video and vendor info)

Ticket prices depends on day attending. Tickets: $10 – $20 Click here for event info and link to purchase tickets. Ticket must be presented at the gate. Children under 12 free admission. (Click here to see photos and video and vendor info) Location: Diamond D Ranch Inc Solomon Road Jacksonville, FL 32234







11/19 – 1/31/23  Nights of Lights – Light-Up! Night is 11/19

The dates are in: 11/19/22 – 1/31/23. And it all begins with Light-Up! Night on Saturday, November 19 at 6pm. Click here for details. The City of St. Augustine may be offering a Free Park & Ride Shuttle on select days during the Nights of Lights Season; more details as we get closer. Click here for Light-Up! Night events, times, etc.

11/20 Holiday Market in the South (9th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event) Renaissance WGV – 10am-3pm

Jacksonville Business Connections invites you to our Holiday Market in the South (9th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event) – featuring 100 creatives and retailers at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Sunday November 20th from 10am-3pm. We hope to see you there!  Click here for website.

  • Free to the public & Indoor event
  • Over 100 Retailers & Makers
  • FREE swag bags to first 30 guests
  • Santa Meet & Greet
  • Raffle & Giveaways









11/26 Christmas at the Village – Holiday Shopping & Fun – Hosted by Sunshine Play & Learn – 10am-2pm (by WGV – Kelly Lake/Walk of Champions)

Kick off the holidays with Christmas At The Village where you will enjoy a walk around the lake (Kelly Lake WGV) to find lots of unique gifts, creative crafts, yummy treats, and great family fun. Come spend a day getting to know your neighbors and local businesses! Meet and take pictures with Santa and his favorite Elf, Elsa and Olaf, and a few cool superheroes. Click here for more details on their event (including info for sponsors and vendors).  Note: We have lots of other details still being planned so make sure to check back on this page over the next few week to stay updated! Tickets will go on sale soon, sign up below to be notified.

 12/16 – 1/1/23 Venardos Circus – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The Venardos Circus, a unique broadway-style Circus, is returning to the Saint Augustine Amphitheatre. Special matinee and extra showtimes on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos (veh-NARR-dos), the Venardos Circus wraps world-class animal-free circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format dubbed “The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” Click here for the Facebook page. Note: Their shows usually sell out so get your tickets soon!

Click here to see an intro to Vernardos Circus – and Click here to see more about Vernados Circus – via this link to Sunday Morning coverage.







12/31 75th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Gala – Lightner Museum

Tickets On Sale September 1 – 2023 is the 75th Anniversary of the Lightner Museum’s founding. Join us this December for an all-inclusive NYE celebration in downtown St. Augustine as we kick off our 75th Diamond Anniversary.  Website, click here.

Featuring a seated dinner by Chef’s Garden in the Alcazar Casino and a Countdown Party with live music by Ramona + The Riot in the historic pool, the evening will conclude with a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop.

Choose the Dinner + Party ticket or just come for the Countdown Party:

7-9:30pm Dinner + Countdown Party in the historic Alcazar Casino (Black Tie optional) $250 per person OR a table of 8 guests for $188. Open bar, cocktail reception, seated dinner catered by Chef’s Garden, and live music by the Alberto Cebollero Trio.


Countdown Party only (10pm-12:30am) in the historic Alcazar Pool $100 per person. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres by Chef’s Garden, dancing to live music by Ramona + The Riot, and a midnight champagne toast with a balloon drop.

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1/12-1/15-2023 Saint Augustine Film Festival

The Saint Augustine Film Festival has a reputation of showing films you would not find anywhere else in North Florida. Frequently the filmmakers will attend and intro their film, then take Q&A after. Click here for website. If you have never been to a film festival, but you have been to the movies, you know all you need to know. More info to follow.

3/11 & 3/12  2023 St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival – Francis Field

The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival – Click here for the website.

“The Finest Celtic MUSIC Festival in the United States”
8 of the Top Celtic Bands in the WORLD
PLUS The WORLD’S Original St. Patrick Parade! The St. Augustine Highland Games, Celtic Merchandise, Celtic (and non-Celtic) food, and much more!
WHISKEY TASTING on FRIDAY NIGHT – 3/10 7-9pm Tickets on sale Thanksgiving Day
Saturday, March 11 (10am-10pm)
Sunday, March 12 (10am-7pm)
TICKETS GO ON SALE on THANKSGIVING! www.celticstaugustine.com








3/25 – 3/26/2023 40th St. Augustine Lions Seafood – Spring Festival – Francis Field

Saturday, March 26th: 10 am-10 pm
Sunday, March 27th: 10 am-6 pm
(Note: Some exhibitors close at sundown)


Click here for details. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions. Be sure to click on the other tabs of their website for all the details.

4/1 – 4/2 Old Town Art Show – Francis Field – Free Admission

You’ll find everything 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; this is a show you won’t want to miss!

Hours: Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm Click here for more details.

4/15/2023   Next year’s Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance, will be April 15, 2023. Mark you calendar and when you see our sponsors be sure to tell them “THANK YOU”

Riding Into History is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization with its primary charity, K9s for Warriors, which provides service dogs for disabled veterans. Riding Into History has donated over $600,00 to local charities since its founding in 1999.

For more information go to RidingintoHistory.org.

~   ~   ~ Other news  ~   ~   ~   subject to change without notice

For Jax events / Time-Union Performing  Arts and more go to this website:  (Look for the Broadway 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 Florida’s 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.  (List is subject to change)   TO FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF FREE THINGS TO DO … CLICK ON THE TOTALLY ST AUGUSTINE WEBSITE,CLICK HEREAnother great listing – from Florida’s Historic Coastclick 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.  Click here for all discount info (also for military and seniors).