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(to get my weekly email updates, email me at carnicel@bellsouth.net … or 10/15- email is out!    Click here for my email.)

Try to find the NextDoor blog for our area … very helpful info from neighbors. www.nextdoor.com  

(scroll down for Calendar events and activities – by date)  

Parking information in St. Augustine – PARKNOW card   You may have recently read in The Record about the new St Augustine parking app available for download.  The free parking app is called parkstaug.  The website is the same:  www.parkstaug.com  It is currently not available for the Parking Garage (across from Francis Field).  But look for that integration sometime this year.  Some uses include being able to pay for parking with your phone, receive alerts before a parking session expires and, I like this one, extend a parking session without ever having to return to the vehicle.  Your vehicle is identified by its license plate so you won’t need to display a receipt on your vehicle’s dashboard.  Parking meters are going away but not the parking pay stations (issues parking stubs) for those without the app.  Sign up for resident discounts at the web link above; you will need to take a photo of your license and car registration so you can upload it when applying for the discount.  ParkNow cards will be phased out gradually to give you time to use any funds you put on your card.

Those who wish to speak to someone directly may call the city’s Parking Division at 904-825-1090, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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 a ParkNow card info.  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.

Jaguars scheduleclick here.  Jaguar tickets — The First Tee WGV … get your discounted Jaguar home game tickets by clicking here … purchase tickets.  Limited quantity available so order today!

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

Now playing: Maleficient (showtimes  Coming Soon … Terminator-Dark Fate;  Ford vs Ferrari – November; FROZEN – November   You always also have documentary choices, i.e., Great Bear Rainforest.  But go to their website for all the days and times as movies and times are subject to change;  click on Showtimes.   Special showings:  See 10/19 first showing / 12noon for Room on the Broom info! (free popcorn for kids dressed in Halloween gear to any of the times this shows! – click here for showtimes)  Also another special showingsee 10/25-10/31 12noon below – Kayne West film, Jesus is King.

CaddyShack –  Click here for 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?!   And 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.   

WGV Golf Specials … Looking for updates on golf info and specials … go to www.golfwgv.com/specials     Twilight golf, 4pm, $49 S&S, $59 K&B thru 9/30.  940-6088 tee time  King & Bear and Slammer & Squire Updates …  either I post here on the Calendar or on the golf tab.     PGA TOUR Academy WGV … Learn more and contact on website – click hereClinics click here.

King & Bear and Slammer & Squire Restaurants are open to the public … come out for a nice view.   Note: Champions Grille at K&BSaturday – Thursday  7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday Breakfast 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m  Dinner 5 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.     Legends Grille at S&S: open everyday for Breakfast & Lunch from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm — Our Menu is served until 5pm Daily.        Please note that the kitchen times may vary depending on the volume of business and weather conditions.?   www.golfwgv.com

EMMA Concert Series … upcoming events – also listed below in the Calendar:  http://www.emmaconcerts.com/events/ 

Lightner Museumclick here for visitor times and special events at the beautiful Lightner Museum.  Cafe Alcazar – a must for lunch in the Lightner.

St Augustine Art Associationclick here for the 2018— 2019 Exhibit & Events Calendar

St. Augustine Amphitheatre — www.staugamphitheatre.com website   Now being branded as The AMP.     Every Saturday From 8:30am – 12:30pm!   Free and Open to the Public! And … They now have a Night Market every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6-9 pm.    Now being branded as The Amp.     

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

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

First Coast Opera schedule … click here.

Limelight Theatre — click here for events   … check their schedule for more events … Box office: 825-1164    Now playing – until 10/20:  Annie Get Your Gun (tickets)

Lightner Museum  “Lightner After Hours”  For more information on Lightner After Hours, visit www.lightnermuseum.org.

Pirate & Treasure MuseumClick here for the museum website.

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

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

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

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedraclick here for exhibits, contests, events and more.

World Golf Hall of Fame:  General info — Click here     

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

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

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

St Augustine Flea Market … Saturday and Sundays 9am – 4pm (sorry pets are no longer permitted at the flea market)  Click here for their website.  Address: 2495 State Road 207   St. Augustine, FL 32086

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

FSCJ Artist Series 19/20 Season … 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.    The 2020 show schedule is now availableclick here  to go to the new schedule.   Be sure to click on the After Dark schedule also – lots of “tribute” groups, impersonators.  Great shows.  

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

2019 St. Johns County Beaches  Visit the Reach the Beach Mobile App or click here for current beach access updates and beach driving conditions.

Alligator Farm discount … St. Johns County residents receive a 50% discount (until February when it goes to 30%) at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm when they show their ID.  They also receive a 20% discount on both the Nile and 10% for the Sepik River course at Crocodile Crossing. Check out their exhibit Oasis on the Nile. View Egyptian artifacts, replicas of famous antiquities, three impressive Nile crocodiles and the visually stunning Gaboon viper!  Website – click here.

Gamble Rogers 2019-20 Concert Series – A celebration of 25 years – tickets and website – click here.

St. Augustine Wild Reserve –  www.staugustinewildreserve.org

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(Note: community garage sales on 10/19 cancelled due to weather – the Trailmark garage sale will now also be on 11/2;  and 11/2 Arbor Mill see below)

Dates and Events are always subject to change without notice.

10/3 – Until the Pumpkins are Gone!  First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church, 118 King St., offers pumpkins of all sizes, available this month in downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Prices range from 50 cents to $35. Call 904-829-3459.

10/5 – 10/27  Sykes Family Farms Corn Maze – Elkton

Visit Sykes Family Farms where fall is in the air for this family friendly event with a corn maze, hayride, playgrounds, races and viewing of farm animals. The farm is open Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $13 and is all inclusive. Admission for youth ages 2 and under is free. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton 904-692-1370  www.sycofarms.com

 10/5 – 10/30 Shores United Methodist Church

  • The pumpkins will arrive Oct. 5 at Shores United Methodist Church, 724 Shores Blvd. Pumpkin prices vary depending on size of the pumpkin. Patch hours are 12 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, with weekdays hours from 2 to 7 p.m.  Call 904-797-4416 or go to www.shoresumc.org.
  • Fall Festival – The Annual Fall Festival is Saturday, Oct. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. with free food, face painting, games, hayrides and more for the entire family to enjoy!  The festival is held on the main campus with plenty of free parking.
  • Trunk or Treat: On Thursday, Oct. 31 – Halloween night, there will be a free Trunk or Treat in the church parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m.  This is a fun safe place to bring children for trick and treating.

10/13 – 10/30  OLGC Pumpkin Patch (SR16 WGV) (Festival 20th)

The patch opens Oct. 13 at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 5950 State Road 16. Hours are 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Thousands of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. A Fall Festival is set for Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with hayrides, games and inflatables, Filipino and festival food, a car show, a sports tent, a country store and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the church’s ministries. Call 904-295-9199, email olgcpumpkins@gmail.com, go to olgc-church.org

10/16, 10/23, 10/30  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.

10/16, 10/23, 10/30 Weekly –  St. Johns County Pier Park – Wednesday Pier Farmers Market

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. – 12:00 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. (904) 315-0952  If you are interested in being a vendor or want more info … Click here.   And click on the Food Artisans and Community Artists tabs to see who will be there.

10/17 – 10/20  Southern Women’s Show – Prime Osborn Convention Center

Shop, sample and share the fun at Jacksonville’s favorite event for women.  Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more. Enjoy fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests.  Bring your mom, sister, and best friend and spend the day doing everything you love!  Click here for their website.   For info on days and times and admission $$ and special discounts – Education, Military, and First responders noted (even Game Day Sunday wearing JORTS a la JAGS Minshew!) – click here for details on specifics for these discounts.

10/18 Renaissance Resort WGV Friday Night Live – Artists

Our weekly Friday Night Live events begin at 5:30pm to 6pm with a complimentary Chef inspired hors d’oeuvre and a complimentary mixologist’s choice cocktail served until 6:00pm.  Join your neighbors …  have fun just listening or get up and dance!!  Have fun with those line dances too (even the Electric Slide!) We have live entertainment from 6:00pm – 8:00pm Friday evenings.

Our local entertainment artists for September & October 2019 are:

—–> 10/18/2019           PIERRE KENDRICK
10/25/2019           PIERRE KENDRICK

11/1/2019                    CLAY BENJAMIN
11/8/2019                    CLAY BENJAMIN
11/15/2019                  PIERRE KENDRICK
11/22/2019                  PIERRE KENDRICK
11/28/2019                  PIERRE KENDRICK  THANKSGIVING BUFFET
11/29/2019                  CLAY BENJAMIN

10/18  Palencia Friday Night Events  5:30 – 8:30pm

At 701 Market Street zip 32095.   Open to the Public.  Come out to Palencia’s Market Street area on Friday nights and enjoy music, food trucks, kid’s activities, Market Street businesses such as local farms, artisans and a variety of vendors.  (Vendor questions:   Please contact Erin Gunia at erin.gunia@fsresidential.com for information on vendor and event details)  You can Google Palencia Friday Night Events for their Facebook page.

10/18 – 10/19   St. Benedict the Moor Blues Fest

Enjoy two days of soulful blues performances at the St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church in St. Augustine. Performances are 4-10 p.m. on Friday and noon-10 pm on Saturday. Tickets are $5. 86 M.L. King Ave. 904-228-0051

10/19 Community Garage Sale – Trailmark – 8am-2pm   Please be advised that the Trailmark community sale had been postponed until Saturday November 2nd due to unpredictable weather.

10/19, 11/16, 12/21  Saturday Morning Market – 3rd Saturday 10am-1pm 

Starting in October look for the Morning Market at the Good News Church (off I95 & Intl Golf Pkwy in WGV) the 3rd Saturday     (Trying this out for three months … Oct/Nov/Dec — visit it if you want it to stay)      You can find them on Facebook – Jacksonville Business Connections.


In this book adaption of Gruffalo, a witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?

Bring your kids dressed in their Halloween costumes and join us for special showings in October!  Kids dressed in Halloween gear will get a FREE kids popcornClick here for showtimes and dates.

Movie Club Members: FREE ADMISSION   General Admission: $5 (Children under 3 are free.)

10/19  Fall Festival – Markland  10am-3pm  Free Event  – Open to the public

Annual Fall Festival at Markland to benefit the St. Augustine Humane Society. Markland residents, friends and families from surrounding areas are all invited to this free event open to the public. Fun activities for children and adults include crafts, face painting, carnival games, a balloon artist, food trucks, live music and local vendors and much more!

Anyone interested in participating as a vendor or providing an item or Gift Basket for the Silent Auction, please contact Carla Luigs at (904) 599-9015 or carla.luigs@hines.com.

Those who would like to help support the Humane St. Augustine Humane Society, we will have boxes on site where you can bring your donations to drop off at the event. For a listing of what they need, go to this website click here.

10/20 St Augustine AMP – Fall Record Fair 11am-5pm

Free event at the Amphitheatre.

10/20  OLGC Car Show & Fall Festival

Annual Fall Festiv’All with kids games, inflatables, Filipino & Festival Foods, Entertainment and Classic Car Show.  Our Lady of Good Counsel  5950 Florida 16, St. Augustine, FL    11am-4pm (although I have seen it list at different times in other sites)

10/21 Watch Monday Night Football at Slammer+Squire

Watch the New England Patriots take on the New York Jets October 21st at the Slammer+Squire Grille.

Tailgate buffet with all the game time classics starting at 7:30 and is $16++ per person.

Before the game:  Scotty Cameron Demo, located on the Slammer+Squire Practice Green from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm;  Vokey Wedge Demo, located on Legends Grille back patio hitting onto the 9th green from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm;  Putter and wedge demo will be casual and open to everyone.     Sign up … Register.

10/22 Contest entry close date is 10/22 12noon  ET for the Pet Parade and Costume Contest at Ripley’s St Augustine … scroll down to 10/26 for details.

10/22  Fall Luncheons Begins – Womans Exchange

Our Fall luncheon reservations start August 1st. The dates are
10-22, 10-25, 10-29, 10-31,11-5, 11-8 and 11-12.

They have a new website – very informative and great photos!  Check out their new website:  https://penapeckhouse.com/

Luncheons info: https://penapeckhouse.com/luncheons/

10/24   55+ Men’s Discussion Group Forming – 2nd & 4th Thursday – 10am

A new men’s discussion group is forming in the CR210 area. The group’s name is OMNI/ Older Men = New Ideas. The group is about living and enjoying a healthy retirement and to encourage meaningful conversation and fill a niche for men to just get together talk and listen to each other. With so many new people in the area, this is a chance to meet new people and welcome them to our community. Topics will be chosen by members and no political, religious or inappropriate topics will be tolerated.  Any male over the age of 55 is welcome and there is no charge. Faith Community Church, at 3450 CR210, St. John’s 32259. has graciously offered a meeting place and the group will meet on 2nd and 4th Thursday at 10 Am. First meeting will be Sept 12 and Sept 26th. Refreshments will be served, and there is no charge or expected donations. Reservations are not required, for more information, contact jacqphil@aol.com. Please do not contact the Church.

10/25 – 10/27 St. Augustine Songwriters Festival

Hear the stories behind more than 30 No.1 songs by the writers who wrote them as hit songwriters hit the town at the third annual St. Augustine Songwriters Festival. Songwriters are always behind the scenes, but not at this event. Visit the website for the performance schedule, click here. Admission is free.  904-342-2857  Except for country singer-songwirter Randy Houser  at the Oak 10/27 $100, benefit ticket includes show, auction, dinner and open bar; click here to purchase ticket and more info.

General link:   www.staugustinesongwritersfestival.com

Where?   All at the fantastic stages scattered about the beautiful town of St. Augustine.  Prohibition Kitchen, Colonial Oak Music Park, Tradwinds Lounge.  Schedule click here.






Filmed in the summer of 2019, “JESUS IS KING” brings Kanye West’s famed Sunday Service to life in the Roden Crater, visionary artist James Turrell’s never-before-seen installation in Arizona’s Painted Desert. This one-of-a-kind experience features songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition along with new music from his forthcoming album “JESUS IS KING” — all presented in the immersive sound and stunning clarity of The IMAX Experience®. First Showing October 25 @ 12noon.  10/25 – 10/31 Noon

Movie Club Members: $4   General Admission: $8    Click here to purchase tickets and for more info.   Movie Club Members must call the box office at (904) 940-4133 to purchase tickets at member rates.

10/26 U.S. Coast Guard Aux Flotilla 14-7: About Boating Safety Course

E FL Regional Airport Conference Center 8:30am-4:30pm.  4730 Casa Cola Way. http://abs.mysafeboating.com.


Pet Parade and Talent Show, Costume Contest, and Family-Friendly Vendors

Things are always strange at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in St. Augustine but come October 26, they will also be wild, furry and hilariously fun. And it’s all for a good cause. The famous St. Augustine Odditorium is hosting Ripley’s Wild and Weird Halloween Extravaganza designed to entertain, educate, and find new BFFs (Best Furry Friends) for some of the region’s homeless pets.  To buy tickets and more info about the Pet Parade and Costume contest click here. Trunk or Treat.  With a special appearance by “Wildman” Dusty Crum from tv show “Guardians of the Glades.”

Be sure to read the terms and conditions, click here.   How to Enter

  • Complete the online registration form
  • The Contest commences at 11:00 am and ends at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 26, 2019 (the “Contest Period”).
  • All Entries must be received by 12:00 pm ET on October 22, 2019 (the “Contest Entry Close Date”).

10/26 & 10/27  NOCtoberfest (Ponte Vedra) 









NOCtoberfest is an Oktoberfest style event being held in Nocatee (Ponte Vedra) Florida.  Live music, with headliner Sister Hazel, will take place during the entire festival.  The festival will have several German cities with different selections of German beer.  There will be over 10 food trucks, 40 vendors, a kids’ zone with inflatables, bounce houses, rock climbing walls and a 110 foot ferris wheel.  With the purchase of a ticket, you will have access to the festival for the entire weekend and you will receive a German Stein and a passport, allowing you to get a free t-shirt upon drinking a beer at each German City and having your passport stamped.

Saturday’s headliner will be Sister Hazel. The complete lineup will be announced soon. We invite you to enjoy live music at the Nocatee Stage, located next to the Nocatee Splash Park.  Sunday’s lineup will be announced soon.  Click here for the festival website.   Click here to order tickets.    We will be open from 12-10 on Saturday and 12-8 on Sunday.

10/26, 11/30, 12/28  Uptown Saturday Night – last Saturday of the month 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.

10/26 – 10/27  25th Annual Mt Dora Craft Fair – Historic Downtown Mount Dora 

Featuring 400+ exhibitors from around the United States displaying and selling the most unique, handcrafted items you will find anywhere. Wrap up your holiday shopping in two days of incredible shopping against the backdrop of historic downtown Mount Dora.  Click here for more details.

Mount Dora is a pet-friendly town but City Ordinance does NOT allow pets during special event weekends. Please make plans for your pet before coming.

11/1 & 11/2  OLGC Boutique on Church Rd (off Pacetti Rd – 4 mi from K&B)

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 monthly9am-3pm

11/1, 12/6  First Friday Art Walk  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

11/1, 12/6  Art Walk Off the Beaten Path – 6-9 pm – Vilano Beach – First Friday Monthly 

11/2  9th Annual Cascades Art and Craft Holiday Show

The 9th Annual Cascades Art and Craft Holiday Show at Cascades WGV (400 N. Legacy Trail, St Augustine, Fl, 32092) will be Nov 2, 2019 10am to 3pm. Free admission. All local artists: pottery, wood block prints, watercolors, quilted hand bags, soaps and lotions, jewelry, children’s books, wood art and more. This in an indoor event – rain or shine FREE ADMISSION.   All are welcome.

11/2  Fall Community Garage Sale:  King & Bear  8am-2pm

The K&B garage sale with donation pickup on Saturday, November 2nd, 8am-2pm.   (If any other neighborhoods are having garage sales, let me know so I can mention it and add it to the Calendar.)  Let the guard at the gate know your are going to the garage sale.   (If any other neighborhoods are having garage sales, let me know so I can mention it and add it to the Calendar.)

11/2  Arbor Mill Community Garage Sale 8am – 2pm 

Arbor Mill at Creek off 16A will be holding our fall 2019 community yard sale on Saturday November 2, 2019 from 8am-2pm!

11/2 Community Garage Sale – Trailmark – 8am-2pm  (was 10/19)  Please be advised that the Trailmark community sale had been postponed until Saturday November 2nd due to unpredictable weather.

11/2, 12/7   Saturday Morning Market – St Augustine Outlets 10am-1pm

The 1st Saturday of the month.  Located east of I95 off exit SR16 – at the St Augustine Outlets (across from the New Harley Davidson they are building).  You can find them on Facebook – Jacksonville Business Connections.

11/3 The Florida Travel Expo – Renaissance WGV  12-5pm

The Florida Travel Expo is the annual travel event in Northeast Florida that both travelers and exhibitors will not want to miss! Intended to educate and inform about the new, exciting, and varied products available in the travel marketplace, the knowledge you gain from attending The Florida Travel Expo will help you make better decisions about your vacation travel. No matter the type of vacation you are seeking, that and much more will be found at The Florida Travel Expo!

There are many worlds just waiting to be explored! Discover first-class destinations and exotic locations. Learn about new travel products, safety while traveling, or how to cruise for free with our breakout discussions. Meet numerous expert exhibitors that provide land, sea, and air travel with your needs and desires in mind. See the latest in travel style with our travel fashion show. The Florida Travel Expo will be the facilitator in bringing the best travel suppliers to you – the sophisticated traveler – to help you plan the trip of a lifetime!  Click here for more details.

11/16 North Florida Floating Lanterns Festival – 6-9pm

UPDATE … the venue has been changed to WORLD GOLF VILLAGE — they had such an overwhelming response of neighbors wanting to participate they needed more space and what better place then at Kelly Lake / Walk of Champions!  They have opened up tickets again … so sign up fast!

Join us for the inaugural North Florida Floating Lanterns Festival presented by Jacksonville Magazine, an event that celebrates autumn and the season of being thankful.

Kelly Lake at the heart of World Golf Village is the setting for the family-friendly festival. Modeled after water lantern festivals held in tropical locations like Hawaii, we believe this new event will become a First Coast tradition. Bring your children, friends and neighbors and share what what makes you happy and thankful—and do it in a way that creates lifelong memories for all.

Use your lanterns to create twinkling one-of-a-kind works of art featuring drawings and words of hope, love, kindness and peace. Write a prayer in remembrance of a deceased loved one, make a wish for the upcoming new year, give thanks to blessings received in 2019, ask Santa for a special present…it’s up to you. Use your lantern to express messages that are closest to your heart.

In addition to a beautiful display of glowing lights drifting across the lake, the St. Augustine Floating Lanterns Festival will be highlighted by illuminated decorations, music, kids games, food trucks, vendors and more.

Each ticket to the North Florida Floating Lanterns Festival includes admission for four, four floating water lanterns, and markers for writing messages on your lanterns. Each ticket provides admission for four attendees only and tickets must be purchased to gain entry to the festival site and parking area.  At approximately 7:30 PM—about two hours after the sun has set in the western sky—festival goers will be invited to launch their lanterns into the glimmering water.  Lanterns will not be sent into the air.  The venue has limited capacity for people and vehicles—and we expect it to sell out. Click here for tickets! 

11/17  7th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event – Renaissance WGV 10am-4pm

Jacksonville Business Connections invites you to our 7th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event featuring 150 vendors and crafters at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Nov 17th from 10am-4pm. We hope to see you there!

– Free to the public & Indoor event
– First 50 guests receive FREE swag bags!
– Kid friendly event – Character Meet & Greets To Be Announced
Free Santa Meet & Greet – Nov 17th
Charity Raffle at 7th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event

Become a vendor or sponsor – https://www.jacksonvillebusinessconnections.com/holiday-application
LuLaRoe Mandy Rachelle
Color street
Perfectly Posh

Vendors … so far :
Paparazzi – Lani Jewels
Homemade with the Pampered Chef

11/20/19 to 4/26/20 Broadway in Jacksonville – 20/19-20/20 Season

The 2019/2020 Broadway in Jacksonville presented by FSCJ Artist Series has been announced.  Click here to go to a page where you can order tickets or learn more.  5 show package starts at $250.

2019:   11/20 – 12/1 2019 Wicked
1/14-19 Rent / 20th Anniversary Tour
2/18-23 Bandstand
3/17-29 Hamilton (subscription week 3/17-22)
4/21-26 Anastasia













St Augustine Nights of Lights 2019/20 – Nov 23 – Jan 31  – Light Up! Night is 11/23!

Voted one of the Top 10 Holiday Light Displays by National Geographic in the world.

The trains and trolleys will get you in the spirit of the holidays.  Many times walking through the city one will go by with all the riders chiming in to sing a holiday song together.

Light Up! Night 11/23 — the grand opening of Nights of Lights at the Plaza de la Constitucion.  4pm gather at the Lightner Museum for Showtime USA local hip-hop dance team sings & performs; 5:30pm Performance by the All-Star Orchestra of holiday tunes and then at 6:30pm the lights of the Christmas Tree in the Plaza are switched on.  Be there for the countdown … 100, 9, 8 … tadaaa the plaza tress are bright with lights!  These lights will dazzle all those who visit until January 31st.

Shuttle during Nights of Lights … The Downtown Park and Ride shuttle operates from 1:00 to 11:00 p.m., bringing visitors to the Visitor Information Center at 10 S. Castillo Drive from two locations north of the city:
• St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View
• Parking Lot at the northern end of San Marco Ave, 301 San Marco Ave.

There are many specialty tours and I saw one called OnTheWaterStAug.com 904.907.7970 will take up to six people, year round and must be nice to see the Nights of Lights from the water. You can see them FB also.

11/28 Thanksgiving Buffet – Renaissance WGV — 11am – 3pm — Must RSVP

$49.00 Adults; $39.00 Seniors; $25.00 Ages 4 years – 12 years; Under 3 Free and Pierre Kendrick’s Music

11/30 & 12/1 St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival – 10am-4:30pm Francis Field

The St. Augustine Art Association, with the support of many community volunteers, has been hosting the annual St. Augustine Festival of Art for over five decades.  Click here for more details at their website.  Thousands of original works of fine art,  from paintings and pottery to handbags, jewelry, sculpture, woodworks, glass and other one-of-a-kind creations.  Music!  Play – hands-on-activities for the whole family.  This event is fun for the whole family. $2 entry donation at gate, includes prize drawing ticket.

12/17 Firefighters Chili Cookoff at The AMP

The gates open at 2pm for this annual event at the St Augustine Amphitheatre.  Admission to the event is FREE! We do ask for $1 per sample of chili. 100% of the funds raised for the chili samples goes directly to Hoods for Heroes!







12/21 Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – 8pmTimes-Union Center

Tickets are now on sale for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Times-Union Center.  See a trailer of the show – click here. You can buy tickets now, click here.    Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

12/18  Holiday Pops by Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra – 7:30-10pm

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084   BUY TICKETS

1/9/20 –  12/24 Season 2020 Schedule – Alhambra Theatre

The Alhambra Theater Season 2020 shows has been released.  I will post the picture of it on the Calendar in January since that is the first show.

1/25/2020  Glenn Miller Orchestra – 7:30-10pm

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084    BUY TICKETS

2/8/2020  Russian State Symphony Orchestra – 7:30-10pm

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084    BUY TICKETS

2/9 Together We Will Marathon – The DONNA Foundation

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The 26.2″Together We Will” marathon is scheduled for February 9th, 2020 Neptune Beach, FL, benefiting The DONNA Foundation.  Click here for more information and to register.

3/14/2020  Dance Alive National Ballet

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ – 7:30-10pm

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084    BUY TICKETS

3/28 – 3/29 2020  Flower & Garden Expo

The Expo will be held Saturday, March 28th, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, March 29th, 10am to 3pm in 2020.  Location:    3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084.   Click here to go to their website where it lists a schedule of Expert Lectures, i.e., Monarchs and Other Pollineighbors, Salt Tolerant Landscape Plants, Gardening for Mental Health, Invasive Plant Species, and more.    Click here for more info including a list of vendors that will be there.

There is a $5 admission fee per person, which is valid for both days of the Expo (Children are admitted for free)   (Note:  Save your Expo ticket! It will grant you free admission to our event, “Taste of St. Augustine!” (see below 4/26)  A children’s area will be provided as well. Meaning, face-painting, crafts, and so much fun!)

4/11/2020  Gainesville Orchestra – 7:30-10pm

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084    BUY TICKETS

4/26 2020  A Taste of St Augustine – St Augustine Amphitheatre 11am-5pm

Everyone likes to eat! The Taste of St. Augustine highlights the culinary heritage and culture of St. Johns County by showcasing new restaurants and established favorites. Sample our local cuisine and learn about our area’s food culture.  Click here for more info.

As you pay your $5 admission (children admitted free and free parking), you will receive a map which indicates the participating restaurants, their location at the Taste and the dish(es) they are serving. $1 “Taste” tickets will be sold at the event to sample the restaurants food! This will allow you to make a plan for your culinary exploration!  There will be a FREE children’s area too! The children’s area will include fun activities such as face painting and arts/crafts!

6/8-12 Camp Broadway – Ages 10-17 FSCJ Artist Series

Camp Broadway, presented by the FSCJ Artist Series, will return June 8-12, 2020!

With authentic Broadway instructors teaching dance routines and musical numbers at the same break-neck speed as a real Broadway show, Camp Broadway is a fun-filled week of activities designed to teach kids about the serious business of live theater.

  • Jacksonville at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, 11901 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246
  • Ages 10-17
  • Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. on Friday for the showcase.
  • Camp tuition is $575 for the week and includes lunch, snacks and two t-shirts.


Click here for more details.  If you have any further questions, please contact Amanda Scott at Amanda.Scott@fscjartistseries.org and Kim Mecca at kimberly.mecca@fscjartistseries.org  

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

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 and Wine Wednesdays.  Noted on the Calendar, above.

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.

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.