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(Click on the Buc-ee’s tab to get update info from your neighbors about the commissioner’s meetings that anyone can attend … they will be there)

(Links have been updated)   Parking information in St. Augustine … Click Here … Park Now, Metered Parking, maps, etc.   Find out about that Park Now card … you will be able to park at the downtown parking facility for just $3 with it –St Johns County Residents only!  Parking  On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00pm. 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 $12 per entry or $3 with a ParkNow card info.  And the meters are just .50 vs $1.50! There is a brochure at this ParkNow site with more details.

IMAX at WGV:  –  Click here for show times, and future shows!   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.   To purchase membership, click here or contact the box office at 904-940-4133. Please allow 10 business days for delivery.   (All details subject to change; check their website)

IMAX WGV Now Playing –  New:  Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – opening 7/19 7 & 9:30pm; Ant-Man and the Wasp   Check the website for more details, times and movies … http://www.worldgolfimax.com/     America’s Musical Journey – documentary – Now playing.   

Hollywood movies coming soon:  Mission:Impossible FALLOUT;  The Meg and check for the featured documentaries – Pandas 3D now playing

CaddyShack – Click herefor their full menu.  Wednesday night is Trivia Night weekly at the CaddyShack … grab a burger and a brew with your team … have that competitive spirit … want to win?!

Golfers … if you are into some fun with your golf clothes, Bill Murray’s golf apparel line is available click here to go to the William Murray Golf website.

WGV Golf SpecialsLooking for updates on golf info and specials … go to www.golfwgv.com        King & Bear and Slammer & Squire Updates …   

Golf Summer Specials – K&B and S&S … click here!  http://www.golfwgv.com/specials/

Golf news from K&B and S&S  WGV.  Click here for all the details.  (6/12)

St. Augustine Amphitheatre — Click here to see what’s happening CLICK HERE for the St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s full Ticketmaster event listing, including premium parking on an event-by-event basis.   They now have a Night Market every 4th Tuesday from 6-9 pm.

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market  Every Saturday From 8:30am – 12:30pm!   Free and Open to the Public!

Epic Theatres of St Augustine  — Click here for what’s playing

Limelight Theatre — click here for events   Coming up … 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. 

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

World Golf Hall of Fame:     Click here   

The Pioneer Barn is located inside The Old Florida Museum 259 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084 http://www.oldfloridamuseum.com/  904-824-8874

Alhambra Dinner Theater – Jacksonville – this is great fun … food … entertainment! Their impersonator shows are also so good …they had a Barbra Streisand impersonator that was fantastic and also in November they had a great show – Donna Summer and Barry White impersonators)  The 2018 show schedule has been announcedclick here to go to the new schedule. 

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

2018 St. Johns County Beaches  Visit the Reach the Beach Mobile App or www.sjcfl.us/Beaches for current beach access updates and beach driving conditions.

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7/19   2018 Concerts in the Plaza Schedule (5/31-8/30)

Concerts in the Plaza, St. Augustine’s summer-long music series, returns for its 28th season serving up some of the best musical entertainment in northeast Florida.  The series includes 14 weeks of two-hour concerts held every Thursday from The Gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitución starting at 7:00pm, from May 31 through August 30.  See the complete schedule listing below. Park downtown, and come on down rain or shine – the only way you know if it’s cancelled, is to be at the Plaza (or wait for the post on social media)!   Parking for Concerts:   On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00pm. Parking is also available in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, 1 Cordova St., located at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, a 10-minute walk along St. George St. from the Plaza. The cost for parking in the HDPF is $15 per vehicle entry or $3 for St. Johns County residents with a ParkNow card.   All concerts are free and attendees should bring lounge chairs for seating. Picnic dinners are popular, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza.  City’s website:  http://www.citystaug.com/concerts/    

Concert Schedule  Here are some of the upcoming concerts … you can click here for all the dates:
July 19 — The Raisin Cake Orchestra (New Orleans Jazz)
July 26 — Sandals (8-piece dance band, beach music & Motown)

More dates to follow.   Free shuttle begins running at 5:45 PM. Park at City Hall or Ron Parker Park and the shuttle bus will take you to and from the show. The easiest way to see our free concerts is courtesy of Friends of Scenic A1A, Bill McClure for Mayor and The Civic Association.

7/20  Renaissance Resort WGV Friday Night Live – Artists

Our weekly Friday Night Live events begin at 5:30pm with a complimentary Chef inspired hors d’oeuvre and a complimentary mixologist’s choice cocktail served until 6:00pm.

We have live entertainment from 6:00pm – 8:00pm Friday evenings. Our local entertainers for June, July and August 2018 are:

7/20/2018 CLAY BENJAMIN
7/27/2018 CLAY BENJAMIN

8/3/2018 CLAY BENJAMIN
8/10/2018 THE CAPTAINS
8/17/2018 PIERRE KENDRICKS
8/24/2018 CLAY BENJAMIN
8/31/2018 PIERRE KENDRICKS

7/21 5th Annual Summer Craft & Vendor Event – @ Renaissance WGV 10-4pm

140+ crafters and vendors, free to the public,workshops, free sample bag to first 50 guests, kids meet Tinker Bell, Star Wars, Minion (certain times) …

7/21 5th Annual Summer Craft & Vendor Event & Workshops @ Renaissance WGV  10am-4pm

Grab a friend, mom, sister and join Jacksonville Business Connection’s for a fun Day of Craft Make & Take Workshops

This event will be the same day and time as the 5th Annual Summer Craft & Vendor Event Free to the Public featuring 139 vendors and crafters at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort July 21st from 10am-4pm

Make and Take awesome products at each workshop. Each workshop is 45 minutes and being taught by a seasoned workshop host. Attend as many as you like, but purchase tickets early as each class has limited seating and supplies.

Use Code: CraftNews to save $5

10am: Mala Bracelet DIY Workshop – $25
11am: Decorate Ring Dishes Workshop – $20
12pm: Cards & Gift Box Make & Take Workshop – $20
1pm: Leather and Beads: Make & Take Necklace Workshop – $20
2pm: Jellyfish Air Plant Make & Take Workshops – $25
3pm: Soap Make & Take Workshop – $30

7/21  First Coast Arts & Crafts Show – 10-5 Mark Lance Natl Guard Armory

First Coast Arts and Crafts event will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Mark Lance National Guard Armory. There will be many unique items available for purchase. Admission is free.  190 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine, FL 32084  http://www.firstcoastcrafts.com/

7/24  Night Market – St Augustine Amphitheatre – 6-9pm

Starting July the Night Market will now be open both the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month at the St Augustine Amphitheatre 6pm to 9pm  Free admission and parking and is open to the Public.

Meeting the demand for locally-made goods and gifts will be the Night Market, taking place the fourth Tuesday of each month. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the same Amphitheatre grounds as the Saturday Farmers Market, the Night Market will host up to 90 vendors specializing in handmade crafts and goods. The Night Market will also feature live entertainment and activities. The Night Market will be free to enter and open to all ages

7/25  Ripley’s – Free Movie Night – Colonial Oak Music Park  Start-8:30pm

The Red Train will pick you up at the parking garage train stop or at Ripley’s and drop you at the north end of St George before and after the film.  The movie train starts running at 7:30pm.  There is seating available on a first come first serve basis.  No coolers please.  (Every Wednesday June 6 – Aug 1)

July 25           Justice League
August 1         Cars 3

7/25 Wine Wednesday — Renaissance Resort World Golf Village

Join us every Wednesday evening in our Villagio Lounge from 5:30pm – 6:30pm for complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre tasting.  Sample red and white wines from around the world and savor a chef inspired appetizer to complement the wines.

7/25 Weekly –  St. Johns County Pier Park Wednesday – Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market at the Pier 

Farmer’s Market located at the ocean side  –  Over 70 vendors on hand with locally grown produce (some organics), baked goods, honey, nuts arts & crafts, jewelry, soaps & lotions, art, clothing and much more! Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007  If you are interested in being a vendor or want more info … click here.

7/25 Music by the Sea Concerts schedule is now available … click here to see the entire schedule.  I will post reminders in my email but it will always be available on the Calendar.   A few for starters …     Wednesdays!   

Free shuttle begins running at 5:45 PM. Park at City Hall or Ron Parker Park and the shuttle bus will take you to and from the show. The easiest way to see our free concerts is courtesy of Friends of Scenic A1A, Bill McClure and SABCA

  • 7/25  Billy Buchanan / Rock & Soul Revue

and soon to follow more dates to follow.

7/28, 8/25 …  Uptown Saturday Nights – Every Last Saturday  5-8pm

Uptown Saturday Night is the perfect event for fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers from  5-8 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. Uptown Saturday Night takes place year-round and combines a festive party atmosphere with hospitality and special deals in the unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue, concentrated between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Many participating shops also serve refreshments. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking most months

8/3  First Friday Artwalk  1st Friday of the Month

On the first Friday of each month, enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St.   Augustine art galleries. Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer  free round-trips to the heart of the art district – or go on your own self-guided art walk. Galleries are open from 5 to 9pm. Free to the public. Don’t forget to check out 233 West King for the featured artist of the month!  For info: 904.829.0065 |www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com

8/3  Art Walk Off the Beaten Path – 6-9 pm – Vilano Beach – First Friday Monthly

8/3 & 8/4    OLGC Boutique on Church Rd (off Pacetti Rd – 4 mi from K&B)

BIG SALE THIS MONTH!!   See what’s new at the OLGC… new items monthly.  Stop in and buy a few items or bring a few items to donate.  Either way it is such a nice experience visiting this very old and unique church turned boutique that is a resale clothing and home goods store that directly benefits the many ministries of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.  Click here to go to their Facebook page.  All are welcome!  Come shop!   First Friday & Saturday monthly.  9am-3pm

8/4 Cannon Firing at Fort Matanzas National Monument

On Saturday, August 4, 2018 come join our Colonial British Navy re-enactors to learn about the life of an 18th century British sailor and watch the fort’s cannons fire. Fort tours complete with cannon firings will take place at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30.  Space on these tours is limited. Be sure to stop in the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center to collect your free boarding pass for the passenger ferry to the fort. Boarding passes are issued for the next available fort tour on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance. Each tour will last about 45 minutes. Weather Permitting

If using a GPS to locate us, our address is 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080.  The park is located 14 miles south of St. Augustine on Anastasia Island and four miles south of SR 206 on Highway A1A.  For additional information, call 904-471-0116 or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FortMatanzasNPS.

9/8-10, 9/15-17, 9/22-24  Sing Out Loud Music Festival

The Sing Out Loud Festival, the largest free music festival ever held in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends this September — Sept. 8-10, Sept. 15-17, and Sept. 22-24. Hundreds of performances will take place at multiple music venues around St. Augustine, Florida in an epic celebration of local, regional and national singers, songwriters and musicians. Go to singoutloudfestival.com to stay updated

9/23  EMMA Concert Series begins … 

Here is the list but get the details at their webiste: www.emmaconcerts.com – tickets are $40  Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Children & Students with ID $5 any performance.   Information: 904-797-280

9/23  3pm Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
10/6  7:30pm Chris Thomas Band
12/19  7:30pm Holiday Pops Concert – Gainesville Orchestra
1/26  7:30pm Chicago Tap Theatre
2/16  7:30pm Russian National Orchestra
3/30  7:30pm Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
4/6  7:30pm Siberian Virtuosi

10/12-14  St Augustine Greek Festival

The St. Augustine Greek Festival celebrates all things Greek — food, music, dancing and heritage. The annual event is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Live music will be on stage throughout the weekend, with dance performances, a dance floor for the public, an outdoor marketplace, children’s activities and more. Admission is $5 for adults, and children age 14 and younger are admitted free with paying adults. Free admission for active military and first responders. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Go to www.stauggreekfest.com for more details.

10/23 Woman’s Exchange Fall Luncheons

The Woman’s Exchange Fall Luncheon Series dates are now available – Pena-Peck House.  You can start calling for your reservations as early as 8/1 at 10:30am.  Call 904-829-5064.    Dates are: (they fall on different days throughout the weeks) 10/23, 10/26, 10/30, 11/1, 11/6, 11/9/11/13       Their motto is:  “Women Helping Women” – and because of their generous donors they were able to award 18 scholarships for $1000 each to 12 deserving women of all ages.

10/27 The 21st Annual – Ancient City Kids Day – Francis Field

The 21st Annual Ancient City Kids Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event is FREE for the public, and will include over 40 youth service agencies offering carnival style games and activities, arts and crafts, contests for kids, and live entertainment all day. Information about community resources will be available for parents. The only cost to the public will be for food or drinks. The event is a community outreach for Epic Behavioral Healthcare of St. Augustine. Go to www.epicbh.org

11/10  2nd Annual Lincolnville Porch Fest   12 noon

The Lincolnville Porch Fest featuring local musicians on porches in the historic Lincolnville neighborhood in downtown St. Augustine. Stay updated: https://www.facebook.com/Lincolnvilleporchfest/

11/17-1/31  The 24th Annual Nights of Lights – St Augustine

Nov. 17-Jan. 31: The 24th Annual Nights of Lights opens on Saturday, Nov. 17 during Light-Up Night, an event that includes live music in the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place in downtown St. Augustine. The music will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the lighting ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Each year, former St. Augustine mayors gather to flip the switch during Light Up Night. The City of St. Augustine’s giant tree in the Plaza is lit first, then all the lights come on surrounding the area. Many families start the holiday season with this tradition — going to dinner downtown and and then watching as the lights are turned on. Nights of Lights, which includes more than 2 million lights on city buildings and businesses, continues through Jan. 31, 2016. Go to nightsoflights.com

11/24-25  The 53rd Annual Fall Art & Craft Festival

The 53rd Annual Fall Art & Craft Festival, hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association on Thanksgiving weekend, features more than 150 artists offering painting, pottery, jewelry, glassware, sculpture, fiber art, photography and mixed media. The even takes place at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24; and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Go to staugustineartfestival.com for more details.

11/25 and 11/26  Gamble Rogers Concert Series

The Gamble Rogers  They will be on stage sometime at the annual Art Festival (Francis Field) 11/25 11am-5pm and 11/26 11am-4pm.  Ticket info www.gamblerogersfest.org.

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3/22/19 38th St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

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WEEKLY EVENTS AT CADDYSHACK — starting at 7pm:  Wednesday nights are for  TRIVIA night … can you and your team beat the group that seems to be winning  week after week!?

RENAISSANCE   Check out the  music on  Friday nights.

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/

Lightner Museum – New admission tickets beginning February 19, 2018 — Please note:  St. Johns County residents and Flagler students will be free every Sunday with a valid I.D.  Flagler students will be free with a note from a professor during other days of the week.  (Not everyday like previous was the case) 
General Admission  |  $15
Senior  |  $12
College  |  $12
Active Military  |  $12
12 – 17 Year Olds  |  $8
11 and younger  |  Free

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 toSt. Johns County residents with valid ID.