Click here for links to recent emails! To get my weekly email updates, email me at email@example.com Try to find the NextDoor blog for our area … very helpful info from neighbors. www.nextdoor.com
ALL EVENT DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE … I AM NOT ALWAYS NOTIFIED OF THE CHANGES … WHEN IN DOUBT CLICK ON THE LINK OR FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK (especially when there is inclement weather).
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 WGV: Now Playing – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Ends 12/1 Note: All 3:30pm showings will be 3D
A favorite is returning: The Polar Express is now playing … but check the website for limited days and times — next 11/25 & 11/26 9:30am and 12/2 – 12/11 5pm and 12/13 10am
Next up: AVATAR: The Way of Water, In 3D Avatar: The Way of Water lands in IMAX Thursday, December 15 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. and tickets are now on sale for Movie Club members only Experience the sequel we’ve all been waiting for on the largest screen. Call the Box Office at (904) 940-4133 to reserve your discounted tickets! Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.
And on the schedule … (click on these links for ticket info and trailers) Watch for these (approximate) dates: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – February; Creed III – March; Shazam! Fury of the Gods – March
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)
WHITE CHRISTMAS IS SOLD OUT
After Dark …
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!) Just announced … A tribute to Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Brooks and Dunn – January 12-15 – click here to purchase tickets.
They just added another After Dark show January 9 & 10 – Beginnings – A Celebration of the Music of Chicago – tickets.
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.
City of St Augustine 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 Theatre … click here for upcoming shows 2021/2022 Season
Coconut Barrel … click 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.
November News from Coconut Barrel – The Artisan Market … click here. See all the events coming up: 11/12 Food Truck Rally and Food Drive; 11/25 Black Market Friday-Stress Free Friday; Small Business Saturday 11/26 and Workshops. Artisan Christmas Market 12/3. Address 3175 US Hwy 1 South. Www.coconutbarrel.com
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. For events calendar, click here.
CONCERTS – 2022 – St Augustine links to listings SEASON 2022 HAS ENDED
— Music and Art by the Sea … click here to see the scheduled free concerts (near the St Augustine Pier)
— Concerts in the Plaza … click 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.
Flagler Auditorium – They have some wonderful shows coming up! Celtic Angels; One Night of Queen; Steve Solomon “My Mother’ss Italian – My Father’s Jewish – I’m Home for the Holidays – The Therapy continues”; Navy Band SE; Sleeping Beauty (State Ballet of Ukraine); Always Patsy Cline; Sounds of Soul – Motown and Beyond; Bronx Wanderers; World of Musicals; Bachelors of Broadway; Fleetwood Mac Rumours; Elvis; The Modern Geentleman (and that’s just through February) Click here to see the full list. Location: 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, FL 32164 (about 43 mi.)
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! 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 2022 – Here’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 Shrimp – check 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) Click here for their blog/news page. Click here for Cosmic Concerts – November. Kids FREE November – Click here for tickets and details on this promotion.
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 Museum — Click 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)
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 Beach Civic Association – recent email with lots of holiday news. Click here.
St. Augustine Aquarium … Located at 2045 State Rd 16, zip 32084. Phone: 904-429-9777 Click here.
St. Augustine Art Association … Click 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 … firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – Connect with SJC (newsletters, etc.) click here. Also listed at this link are Facebook pages, Nextdoor, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram and more.
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 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. Click here for the November Library Newsletter – lots of great info here! Click here for news and past newsletters.
St. Johns County Park & Recreation info, i.e., beach pavilions, youth programs, workshops, adult activities, beach passes, etc. click here. And – sigh up here to get on their newsletter. Click here for their Facebook page. St Johns County Parks & Rec November Newsletter … click here
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 – Traffic … Click here for traffic concern contacts.
THE PLAYERS Championship March 7-12 2023 Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
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 Arena — click 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 Museum … https://www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/
YMCA at Murabella website https://fcymca.org/
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Extended date events (click here for details on these extended events):
Now – 12/31 Cirque Du Soleil – Disney “Drawn to Life”
Now – 1/31/23 Nights of Lights Click on this link to go to a brochure with details of the Calendar Events from Florida’s Historic Coast – Nights of Lights Calendar of Events – November 2022-Januyary 2023. Brochure … click here.
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MOSH – Kids Free November All month long, up to 5 children ages 12 and under receive FREE general admission to the Museum with an accompanying paid adult entry. The paying adult must purchase a General Admission Only ticket ($17.95) to receive this promotion. This promotion does not include daily programs, events or other discounts. Click here for tickets. (Children price 3-12 years is $14.95 – a big savings for Kids FREE November!)
11/22 – NOTE … DATE CHANGE TO FRIDAY 12/2 … see 12/2 for details … Book Signing at CaddyShack:Eat, Drink, and Be Murray: A Feast of Family Fun and Favorites family cookbook – by Chef Andy Murray – 5-7pm
11/22, 11/29 Trivia Tuesday – Renaissance WGV – 7pm – Come on out and enjoy the fun!
11/23, 11/30 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.
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.
11/23/22 – 1/14/23 Lighthouse Illuminations – Ticket event 12/7 Luminary Night 6-9pm – Open to Public
Luminary Night will be held on December 7th this year, from 6 – 9 pm. A family-friendly tradition during the Nights of Lights festival. Families around the community will light their luminaries. More than 2,000 luminaries are displayed throughout the grounds and on the streets surrounding this historic landmark, creating a magical holiday experience. Lights and holiday décor also adorn the 1876 Keepers’ House and other historic buildings on the property.
Luminary Night 12/7 is a community event open to the public for one night and one night only. Come to this event that is free to the public. See the trees, the luminaries lit up, climb the lighthouse if you wish … a great family event.
Lighthouse Illuminations is a ticketed event. Visitors can still view the grounds if they can’t climb the tower, which will have 21 trees throughout it. Discover 21 uniquely decorated trees, each with a distinct theme at this special after-hours event. Explore the Keepers’ house and grounds illuminated by lights and garlands, and enjoy a sensational view of the Lighthouse’s night mark. Click here to purchase your tickets, scroll down to the calendar provided and select the day you want to attend.
Adults: $21.95; Children* (under 12) $19.95
*Children under 44″ are unable to climb the tower and receive free admission.
11/24 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
11/25 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! 11/25 Karribean Flavor
11/25 – 12/17 Christmas on the Farm – Sykes Family Farms
Enjoy a hayride through this ¾ miles drive thru Christmas light display at Sykes Family Farms, 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton. Bring the family, sip on hot chocolate or apple cider while roasting s’mores over the large fire pit. Mr. & Mrs. Claus are visiting from the North Pole so be sure to get some great pictures. Admission is $16 for ages 3 & up, ages 2 and under are free. Click here.
11/26 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.
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.
12/2 – 12/3 Annual Holiday Shoppes at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – 11am-4pm Each Day – $5 admission
The First Coast Cultural Center’s Holiday Shoppes shopping extravaganza features unique boutiques from all over the country offering everything from beautiful clothing and jewelry to home accessories, toys, food trucks and more. The event takes place at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall from 11am-4pm each day, admission is $5. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 Click here to learn more about this event.
12/2 Mistletoe Market – Silverleaf Landing – 5:30-9pm
Save the date! More info being posted soon, But you can click here for information and RSVP. Location: Silverleaf Landing | 53 Oak Heights Ct, St. Augustine, FL 32092 For Updates on NEW Vendors, Door Prizes, and an event reminder please RSVP here. No pressure and we promise not to put you on the naughty list if you bail. This is strictly to gauge interest and help our vendors plan. All guests who RSVP receive a bonus raffle ticket.
12/2, 12/11 First Look Bougie Market – The Artisan’s Market
FRIDAY 12/2 First Friday’s Bougie Market – 11/4, 12/2 (open until 8pm)
SUNDAY 12/11Sunday Outdoor Bougie Market – 2nd Sunday of the month (open 10am-2pm)
Support local artisans every second Sunday in Uptown St. Augustine at First Look, The Artisan’s Market’s Outdoor Bougie Market. Shop handcrafted art, aromatherapy, and vintage finds while enjoying live painting demonstrations, tastings, and more. Click here for more info. First Fridays – We’re open until 8! Second Sunday – Outdoor Bougie Market 10-2 FIND US: 162 San Marco Ave – Uptown, St. Augustine Across from the Old Jail, Next to Subway FREE PARKING
12/2 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 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. Click here for a list of galleries and more information.
First Friday Art Walk – Trolley Service
The Old Town Trolley Tours provide free transportation during First Friday Art Walk from 6-9pm. Art Walk Shuttle Stickers are required to ride and can be picked up at participating galleries. The shuttles run every 20-30 minutes on a continuous loop. They may be boarded at any of the following stops: in front of Butterfield Garage and ArtBox, the Lightner Museum, and Treasury on the Plaza.
12/2 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.
As Music Director, David organizes the First Friday Art Walk Concerts, which begin at 6:00 PM at the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place. Next concert:
December 2, 2022 | Lessons and Carols, Cathedral Choir
12/2 FRIDAY Book Signing at CaddyShack:Eat, Drink, and Be Murray: A Feast of Family Fun and Favorites family cookbook – by Chef Andy Murray – 5-7pm
(Note: date changed from 11/22 to 12/2 with same time, 5-7pm)
So excited, just got an update from Amazon on my pre-sale purchase of my copy of the Eat, Drink, and Be Murray: A Feast of Family Fun and Favorites family cookbook. I received my book and love the recipes and fun family stories. Many of you visiting our local CaddyShack restaurant in WGV may have had a chance to meet Andy Murray – the chef in the family. Others in Andy’s family, like famous brother Bill Murray, went into acting. Andy is also starting to do YouTube Videos, click here for a link to one for the famous HOT NUTS recipes. Click here to read more about the book and if you would like to order your own copy. BOOK SIGNING – there will be a book signing by Chef Andy Murray on Friday 12/2/22 from 5-7pm at the CaddyShack here in World Golf Village!
Mussels Meunière – Here is another fun and delicious recipe on YouTube with Chef Andy Murray – right out of his new book … Eat, Drink, & Be Murray. Be sure to mark your Calendar for the book signing event on 11/22 at the Murray Bros CaddyShack in World Golf Village! Click here!
12/3 St Augustine Christmas Parade – 9am
Annual Christmas Parade with floats, marching bands, cars, horses and the arrival of Santa. The paradee starts at 9am by the Mission Nombre de Dios on San Marco Ave and continues through the downtown streets of historic St. Augustine. www.facebook.com/staugustinechristmasparade
12/3 Surf Illumination – St Augustine Pier Park – 4-7pm
Free holiday event takes place 4-7pm features a ceremonial lighting of the holiday tree, a visit from Santa, music, arts and crafts and children’s activities. Several vendors will have arts & crafts including holiday themed gifts. Click here for their recent email with lots of events news.
We’ll light the City’s Christmas Tree in Pier Park on Saturday December 3rd. This will be our second year collaborating with the City on this event and we’ve got all of the Children’s activates you are used to plus some new and exciting stuff! We are proud to welcome the Pirates, Mermaids and Dancer of The Ancient City Sirens! This delightful group of Pirates and entertainers will be taking pictures with children, and will provide a couple of live dance performances too! Near the Pirate Ship, we’ll have a place where you can donate a new, unwrapped children’s toy. We’ll be donating these toys so Foster Children in St Johns County have a very special Christmas too! The event is from 4 until 7pm – DJ Danimal for VIP Entertainment will be spinning holiday tunes and will add a little snow to the Pier Park! Wayne Fusco of Wayne Fusco Photography is gracious taking free photos with Santa all evening. We’ll have a 15 vendors selling items including unique holiday gits, refreshments and a little food too! See you on December 3rd at Pier Park for the 21st annual Surf Illumination
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.
12/4, 12/14, 12/28 North Florida Women’s Chorale – Dancing Day – Songs of the Holiday Season (12/28 St Augustine)
The North Florida Women’s Chorale will be singing three Holiday concerts in Jacksonville and St Augustine in December. This premier chorus of 40 singers, directed by Kerry Fradley, with Kathleen Vande Berg accompanying, will perform the much-loved Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten, accompanied by Isabelle Scott on harp. The programs will include other beautiful Christmas season favorites and an the ever popular audience sing along.
Concerts are on December 4, Sunday, at 3 pm, at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, 2001 University Blvd W, Jacksonville and on December 14, Wednesday, 6 pm, at Community Presbyterian Church,150 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach and December 28, Wednesday, 7 pm, at the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, St Augustine. The concerts are free and open to the public. Www.womenschorale.org
12/5 2nd Annual “Santa’s BIG Scramble” Golf Tournament – 8am Check-in; 9am Shotgun Start
Join us for the 2nd Annual Coldwell Banker Premier Properties “Santa’s BIG Scramble” Golf Tournament – benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of SJC. Where: Marsh Creek Country Club – 196 Marshside Dr Zip 32080.
Contests/Activities: Closest to Pin; Longest Drive; Putting Green; Mulligans; Prize Raffle and Silent Aucton; Special Surprise Guest(s); and Breakfast & Lunch. Are you in? Register – click here. Team of four players $600; individual $175.
(If you are interested or curious about the BBBS program, click here for their website.)
12/5 Winter Arts and Crafts Show – Trailmark Community – 2-5pm
Come on our to our Winter Arts and Crafts Show! Hours: 2-5pm
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.
12/8 Lightner Museum – Holiday Market 5-8pm
Shop for holiday gifts from a curated selection of over 30 artisans and small businesses in the Historic Alcazar swimming pool. Click here. (Currently accepting applications from artisans and small businesses interested in participating in the Holiday Market.)
12/10 Polar Express Holiday Event & Movie – IMAX WGV – 8am-11am (9 & 11 time options)
Join Jacksonville Business Connections for Santa meet & greet, shop for the holidays, enjoy kids activities and of course the well loved Polar Express movie at the Polar Express Holiday Event & Movie in partnership with the IMAX World Golf Theatre! Santa Meet & Greet. Click here for the more details on the website. (IMAX WGV trailer – tickets not available yet, check back, click here)
12/10 Holiday in the Gardens Event – Washington Oaks Gardens State Park – 10am-3pm
Join the Park for Holiday in the Gardens More Details To Come! Keep Checking Back for More Information! Click here for updates and photos. Also soon Soon the Park will be looking for Volunteers to help with decorating the Park & helping at the Holiday in the Gardens Event!
12/10 – K9s for Warriors Benefit – Willis Christmas Open House – 12-7pm
This annual event will be held at the Willis home at 740 so. Heritage Creek Way, St. Augustine. (Free – Optional Donation to K9s for Warriors) Browse thru the Willis’ festive home. Please come out and visit the house and support this great benefit for K9s for Warriors. There will be a link coming soon to donate if you can’t make this event.
12/10 A Country Christmas on the Farm – Wesley Wells Farms
Come visit the Elf on the Shelf, Santa, create your own Christmas ornaments, follow the Christmas Story Walk, explore our u-pick field, and visit our farm animals! Be sure to visit our vendors in the holiday mini-market and snag a last-minute Christmas gift or some delicious handmade treats. Let the kids play Christmas games while they wait their turn with Santa, too! There will be a gingerbread house contest (entry fee $25). (Facebook page, click here.) For their website page, click here.
Tickets are limited so be sure to get them early. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Tickets will go on sale starting on 11/1/22. Details will be posted for different tickets prices including General Admission ($6 – with 23 months & under free); VIP Bundle $100 – wow this is some package (includes 4 general admission tickets, 1 pre-picked bag of produce (our normal 5-gallon bucket size), 4 ornament-making tickets, 4 homemade cookies, plus 1-hour early entry!) No tickets will be sold at the gate.
12/10 St Augustine Beach Holiday Market – St Johns County Ocean Pier – 3-7pm
Bring the whole family to the 3rd annual Holiday Market at the Pier. Stroll through the market where you will find local vendors with offerings for everyone on your holiday gift list. The market will offer gift wrapping for your one-of-a-kind purchases. Capture the family fun in the grinchy themed photo booth and discover delicious treats to take home, all while enjoying the vibrant light displays at Pier Park.
12/10 Holiday Regatta of Lights – St Augustine Bayfront – 6pm
Presented by St. Augustine Yacht Club, click here for their website. The vessels “parade” before the crowds on the Bayfront just North of the Bridge of Lions. There will be sailboats, sport-fishermen, shrimp boats, trawlers, and more. Click here for more details.
12/10 – 12/11 st. Augustine Community Chorus – Christmas Concert – Cathedral Basilica
Messiah Born is the theme of this year’s holiday concert to be presented by the St. Augustine Community Chorus. We are continuing our presentation of Handel’s glorious work, which we began in our masterworks concert last Spring with parts 2 & 3 of Messiah. This time we highlight part 1, the story of the nativity and its prophecy. Along with the touchingly spiritual and profoundly dramatic pieces from Messiah, we will include some familiar carols and other moving holiday offerings. We will be joined by the Youth Chorus and accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Come celebrate a 74-year tradition with the St. Augustine Community Chorus, Saturday December 10th at 7:30pm and Sunday December 11th at 2:00pmat the Cathedral Basilica in Downtown St. Augustine. Happy Holidays. Click here for the website for ticket prices and to purchase tickets; open seating. $0 Child (10 and under), $5 Military (active duty with ID), $12 Youth (11-17), Adult $25.
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!
12/17 The Grinch Open – Slammer & Squire
Don’t miss the 2022 Grinch Open at World Golf Village! Play the Slammer & Squire with unforgiving hole placements, on-course challenges, and the Grinch himself roaming around. Register today before it sells out! Click here to register.
Location: Slammer & Squire Golf Course
Date: Saturday, December 17
Time: 9:00am Shotgun Start
Cost: $500 per team (4 Players)
Format: 4-person scramble
Prizes: On-course challenges, best team name, best team outfit, and more!
Food & Beverage: On course, food/drink stations and after-play reception are included!
12/17 Gullah Geechee Heritage Festival – 12-5pm
Celebrate over 450 years of West African influence in St. Johns County with music, dance, traditional food, and more from noon-5 p.m. See performances from the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters, Doug Carn, and Amy Alysia & the Soul Operation. Special guest Chef Matthew Raiford, author of Bress ‘n’ Nyam, presents a cooking demonstration and book signing. Free to attend with food and beverage available for purchase. This event benefits the SEA Community Resource Center. Armstrong Park, 4950 Harvey Ave., Elkton. www.historiccoastculture.com
12/17 2nd Annual WGV Holiday Kids Event – Elite Smiles Dentist Parking Lot – 1-4pm
Save the Date! Closing 904 Real Estate & Jacksonville Business Connections invites you to the 2nd Annual World Golf Village Holiday Kids Event at Elite Smiles Dentist from 1-4pm. Santa & Grinch Meet & Greet, Vendors, Music, Food, Candy, Bounce House & Face Painting. Click here for more details on their website.
12/17 “NOCHES DE NAVIDAD” AND LAS POSADAS AT MISSION NOMBRE DE DIOS – Tours start at 3pm
Our Lady of La Leche invites you to experience a truly silent night on the Sacred Acre, complete with a Live Nativity, Eucharistic Adoration, cookies and hot cocoa. A 16th-Century Spanish procession of “Las Posadas” (the Inns) is presented by Historic Florida Militia. Tours begin at 3 p.m. Admission is free. Reservations required. 101 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Click here to make a reservation.
12/17 – 12/18 The Nutcracker – Lewis Auditorium – St. Augustine Ballet
Saint Augustine Ballet presents the 14th Annual Nutcracker — a timeless classic featuring professional ballet dancers and dance students around the area. This holiday favorite will be staged December 17-18, 2022 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.
Performance dates: Saturday, December 17th – 1:30 pm & 7:00Ppm; and Sunday, December 18th – 1:30pm Click here to purchase tickets. ($20 – $50)
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.
Vilano Beach Main Street also hosts a cash beer/wine bar so you can sip while you shop.
12/17, 1/21, 2/18 Gamble Rogers Concert Series – 7:30-9:30pm – 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.
December 17 – Michael Reno Harrell with Bob Patterson
January 21 – Verlon Thompson with Aslyn & the Naysayers
February 18 – Acoustic Eidolon with Marianne Lerbs
12/31 Ring in 2023 at the Alhambra’s New Year’s Eve Gala! – Formal Wear Requested
Ring in 2023 with great live music featuring Rainere Martin as Donna Summer. Dance all night to hits from Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, and Natalie Cole performed by Leelynn and Danielle Osborn, and Marah Lovequist, accompanied by Crescendo Amelia Big Band. Plus, an unforgettable culinary experience from Executive Chef DeJuan Roy. Tickets just $149! Click here or call the box office at 904.641.1212 for more information and to secure your seats. Doors open at 7pm – Hors D’oeuvres & Dinner Served; Show at 9pm; Music & Dancing at 10pm. Balloon Drop & Midnight Breakfast.
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.
Film Festival passes will go on sale November 24 and single tickets will go on sale December 30. Stay updated – click here. VENUES: Lewis Auditorium, Gamache-Koger, and Alcazar Room at Lightner Museum/City Hall
2/10 – 2/19 Fort Mose Jass & Blues Series
This event brings Gladys Knight (2/17) and Mavis Staples (2/10) to St Augustine.
The Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series is a collection of six memorable performances honoring both the rich history of American music, and the legacy of the first free Black settlement in what is now the United States.
In the course of two weekends, from February 10-19, 2023, world-class artists like Mavis Staples and Gladys Knight will grace our stages to celebrate music at Fort Mose Historic State Park. Join us as we celebrate history, freedom, and creativity–through the incomparable joy of live music. Click here for the website with details.
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
Get ready to eat great food; tap your toes to live music, and then stroll through the exhibitors. These are just a few of the highlights of the St Augustine Lions Spring Seafood Festival. The Festival features tons of delicious food, outstanding music and affordable arts & crafts. Sorry NO pets or coolers. Hours are Saturday 10:00-9:00 and Sunday 11:00-6:00. Hey We’re Havin Fun! www.lionsfestival.com and click here for their Facebook page.
Saturday, March 26th: 10 am-9 pm
Sunday, March 27th: 10 am-6 pm
(Note: Some exhibitors close at sundown)
ADULT ADMISSION. KIDS 10 AND UNDER FREE. NO PETS (I don’t see adult admission price on their website as yet)
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. This has information for parking, shuttle and more. Click on the Activities tab to see what fun they have lined up.
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.
4/14 – 4/16 27th Annual Gamble Rogers Folk festival – St Johns County Fairgrounds
The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival is delighted to announce that we are returning to our old stomping grounds at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds! Not only that, we are changing our date to the 14th, 15th, and 16th of April 2023.
We hope you all will make plans to join us this spring for a fun festival featuring multiple stages, camping, food trucks, local artisans, and vendors! Though we shall ever be grateful to the Colonial Quarter and the Colonial Oak Stage for hosting our event for these past years, we are happily growing and expanding our scope for the future. Stay tuned for all of the details and be sure to follow us on social media, linked at the bottom.
This Gamble Rogers Folk Festival event is made possible with support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and the St. Johns Cultural Council to not only serve the community and surrounding area, but to also honor the legacy and memory of the late Gamble Rogers. We look forward to having you and your family join us for our 27th year. Thanks for your generous support!
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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 HERE. Another great listing – from Florida’s Historic Coast … 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. Click here for all discount info (also for military and seniors).