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


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

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

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

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

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

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

IMAX WGV: Now Playing through to 1/29 3pm showings. AVATAR: The Way of Water, 3D Avatar: The Way of Water 3D 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:  Titanic 3D 25 Year Anniversary re-release – 2/10;  Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania also showing in 3D, check times – February 17 at 7pm;  Creed III – March 3;  Shazam! Fury of the Gods – March 17; John Wick: Chapter 4 – March; Super Mario Bros. – April 7.

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.

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)   They are located on Beach Blvd. just off of I-95 so you don’t have to go into the city for these great shows.

After Dark … tribute bands (these After Dark shows are awesome!)







JUST ANNOUNCED After Dark tribute shows: Aretha-The Queenn of Soul, one night only – February 21, click here for tickets. And, celebrate Michael Buble also one night only, February 27, click here for tickets. And click here to see their full list.

Britain’s Finest … … click here for tickets










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.











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.   

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)

bestbet St Augustineclick here.

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 Theatreclick here for upcoming shows 2021/2022 Season

Coconut Barrelclick here for details, events, dates and times.  Artisan vendors, certain dates for farmers market and other special fun events and dates.  Regular hours:  904.484.8729  Tues – Sat 10am – 6pm; Sun 12pm – 5pm; CLOSED MONDAY  3175 US Hwy 1 S. St. Augustine, FL 32086 … Farmers Market every Thursday 5-8pm  Note: they are expanding to a second location in Historic St. Augustine. The second location will be known as Coconut Barrel “The Artisan Boutique” and will be located at 35 San Marco Ave.

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 Seaclick here to see the scheduled free concerts (near the St Augustine Pier)
Concerts in the Plazaclick here to see the scheduled free concerts

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

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

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

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

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

First Coast Opera schedule … click here.

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

Flagler Auditorium – They have some wonderful shows coming up! Sounds of Soul – Motown and Beyond 1/15; Bronx Wanderers 1/20; World of Musicals 1/25; Bachelors of Broadway 1/29; Fleetwood Mac Rumours 2/3; Elvis 2/14; The Modern Gentleman 2/24 (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.)   (So many more coming including”Cher”, The Hit Men, A Salute to the Eagles, Swingtime, BeeGees, Rocky and the Rollers; Brothers Doobie.) (Tickets show as $44-$54)

More news from Florida’s Historic Coastclick here to see the 42 Free & Budget-Friendly Things To Do In St Augustine.   This website will not only provide the list but a brief description of each.  This is a great bucket list for locals and tourist visiting the Ancient City! Click here to see all these St. Johns County resident discounts (for September, some year round) listed by Florida’s Historic Coast website. They also have a wonderful link to Things To Do & Attractions … so many! Click here for this great resource.

FSCJ / Artist Series … lots of great events coming up … check it out … lots of great shows!   The Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street Jacksonville, FL 32202    There are more shows that have been added … A Tribute to Whitney Houston and Riverdance … see the full list, click here.

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

Fort Mose Museumclick here for info, events, etc.

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

Historic Coast Culture – find St Augustine itineraries and travel guides and more. Click here.  And main page, click here.    Click here for their email full of Spooky St. Augustine fun!

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

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

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

Lightner Museum  – click here for visitor times and special events at the beautiful Lightner Museum.  Cafe Alcazar – a must for lunch in the Lightner.  Lightner Museum  “Lightner After Hours”  For more information on Lightner After Hours, visit www.lightnermuseum.org.   Free on Sundays for St Johns County Residents.   Lightner Museum – $25 annual membership pass for St Johns County – the Membership page shows all levels, click here.

Limelight Theatre — The 2022 schedule for the Limelight Theatre click here for shows, dates, times, tickets, etc.  Box office: 825-1164

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

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

Pirate & Treasure MuseumClick here for the museum website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Augustine 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 AssociationClick here to see their upcoming exhibits.

St. Augustine Wild Reserve –  www.staugustinewildreserve.org

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

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

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

St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes  St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and ADA-accessible passes are $40. Passes are available during normal business hours at the following locations through March 1, 2023 Click here for locations and more details

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

St. Johns County Libraries Extend Hours and Open Meeting Rooms to the Public   For more information on the extended hours, or to find the meeting room policy and application packet, please visit www.sjcpls.org.    And click here to see all the special events at the St Johns County Public Library System … and there are lots!  Click here to see many of the upcoming events.  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 hereAnd sigh up here to get on their newsletter.   Click here for their Facebook page.  List of parks, click hereSt 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 – TrafficClick here for traffic concern contacts.

St. Johns Cultural Council website … Click here.  Auditions, Grant opportunities, Join the Arts & Organizations Directory, Events – EMMA concerts, Storytellers and Tale Tellers, Artist Directory and more.

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

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

Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience (across from Marineland)  Check on what’s new for Evenings at Whitney (attend or zoom), Traveling Marine Zoo, Tour-Sea Turtle Hospital and more …  www.whitney.ufl.edu/ 

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

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

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

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

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Extended date events (click here for details on these extended events):
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.  Brochureclick here.  

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1/27 – 1/29 Jacksonville Boat Show

The North Florida Marine Association invites you to join us at the 75th Anniversary of the Jacksonville Boat Show! There will be a large variety of boats on display, from skiing, fishing, cruisers, personal water-crafts and more! Vendors will be set up for all your boating needs. Special surprises for the kids as well as Seminars and Education for the Adults. DON’T MISS IT! Get out on the water and have fun!

Location: Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center 1000 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32204 No pets. Service animals only. Click here for more details.

Adult $15.00
Children ages 5 – 12 $5.00 ?(Under 5 are free)
Seniors: $12.00 (55)
Military and First Responders: $12.00 with ID

Parking for the general public is $5.00 per
automobile per day.

Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm


1/27  Library Book Mobile at Murabella 1-2:30pm – Every Friday  

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

1/27  Friday Night Live – Renaissance Resort WGV – 7-9pm Free – Open to the Public      Come on out neighbors!   Karribean Flavor 1/20; and Pierre 1/27.  

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!







 1/28  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.      Click here for the market info on their website.

1/28 2023 River Blessing – Alpine Groves Park – 9am

This is a free and public event where the community gathers with local River-keepers to share appreciation for the waters of our local earth, and offers a quiet blessing in their own way. River-keepers will speak about their personal connection to the waters, and then pass a bowl of river water around for all to touch it, held within the sound of a drummed heartbeat. Following the passing of the bowl, we will walk to the river and offer the water back into the river.

2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 Wednesday Pier Farmers Market  8am-12 noon

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

2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 West King Wednesday – 5-8pm

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

2/1, 3/1, Karaoke with Aly – Renaissance Resort WGV – 6-8pm – First Wednesday of every month

Enjoy karaoke, dinner, and drinks at our Villagio Restaurant.

2/2 – 2/4 Flight to Freedom – Fort Mose – 9am-3pm

Event Highlights – As you step onto the wooded Freedom Trail, you enter the year 1738. You’re drawn into a dangerous world where men, women and children flee from enslavement on British plantations, and toward the free Black community of Fort Mose. Join us in this unique journey, and honor those who risked it all, in order to secure freedom for themselves and their offspring.

Click here for more information on times, dates, parking, etc. This event is weather-sensitive. Please watch this site frequently for event updates. No fee for this event; but the museum fee is $2.

2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2, 7/7  First Friday Artwalk – First Friday of the month – 6-9pm

Browse the wide variety of creative artwork exhibited at St. Augustine’s fine art galleries at this festive monthly event.  Click here 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.

2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2, 7/7 Cathedral Basilica – Free First Friday Concerts – 6pm

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

As Music Director, David organizes the First Friday Art Walk Concerts, which begin at 6:00 PM at the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place.

2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1  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.


2/4 Jacksonville Model Train and Railroadiana Show 2023 – 9am-5pm

Over 300 tables representing dealers from all over the nation will have model items in all gauges and Railroad Antiques for sale. This is Florida’s largest combination show, displaying items for both the “Modeler” and “Railbuff” alike all under one roof. The model railroader may choose from Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Marklin or Ives Trains from the past or present. The rail buff may focus on dining car china, lanterns, switch locks and keys, calendars, timetables, signs or any other artifacts actually utilized by the railroads. Both collecting interests represent truly unique pieces of Americana. More details, click here.

Admission is $12.00, children under 12 are free. Please go to www.gserr.com for discount coupons. To purchase tickets online go to www.eventbrite.com. Parking is free in the main lot only.

2/7, 3/7, 4/4  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.

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.

Fri, Feb 10: Mavis Staples
Sat, Feb 11: Christian McBride’s “New Jawn”
Thu, Feb 16: Valerie June
Fri, Feb 17: Gladys Knight
Sat, Feb 18: Rhiannon Giddens
Sun, Feb 19: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

2/13 The Grand Haven Tournament is Back – benefiting the First Tee – North Florida

There are lots of ways to participate, i.e., several sponsorships, purchase a foursome ($600) – you can click here for more info and to register. 10am-5pm at the Grand Haven Golf Club at 500 Riverfront Dr, Palm Coast, FL 32137.

2/16 – 2/19 Jax International Auto Show

The #JaxAutoShow is rolling back into town, this year with a new look and feel and the first year partnered with Airstream Ventures. Over 30 car companies will be showing off their latest innovations – from sports cars to electric to special purpose vehicles, imports and domestics. Vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks and sport utilities. See what’s new for 2023 and beyond!

Different ticket options are available now at the button below. For more information, visit thejaxautoshow.com! Click here for dates, tickets and parking. Saturday is First Responders Day – Active military and first responders (EMTs, nurses, doctors, healthcare workers) receive free admission with valid ID. *(Active and Retired Military Personnel and Vets with appropriate military ID – tickets must be purchased onsite at the box office)

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. 




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.

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

February 18 – Acoustic Eidolon with Marianne Lerbs

















2/23 – 2/25 The St. Augustine Spanish Food & Wine Festival – Flagler College

The St. Augustine Spanish Food & Wine Festival’s mission is to connect St. Augustine to our city’s Spanish history through a series of special events that feature Spanish wine, cuisine and culture. The festival serves to raise money for local charities, provide memorable experiences for visitors, foster international economic development, and enrich the quality of life in our community.

To purchase tickets, click here. More than 100 Spanish Wines will be available to taste, throughout the 3 day event, including Spanish inspired cuisine prepared by local chefs. Click here for the schedule of events.


2/25 Tocoi Creek High School – TORO FEST – Athletics Annual Fundraiser –   1-7pm

Join us for the once a year fundraiser for all 28 athletic teams at thenew high school – Tocoi Creek. Super fun family day around the lake behind Caddyshack (1 World Golf Place). As noted in the flyer below there will be A Closest to the pin golf outing; face painting, bounce houses, laser tag, game truck, Sheriff K9 demonstration, vendors, food & drinks and DJ Averez! Please click here to read about this event and please plan to join us!













3/4 – 3/5 Clay County Strawberry Festival – Green Cove Springs

Head out for a day trip of family fun & festivities, including art & crafts, delicious food, bounce houses, live entertainment, pony rides, face painting, pie eating contest, petting farm, train rides, and of course, all things strawberry!

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








3/11 & 12 Strawberry Fest – Palm Coast – 10am-5pm

Click here for ALL the info happening at this festival and admissions is $6 but there is a $1 off coupon also on this page. So many games and tournaments and food and petting farm and axe throwing … the website will have it all and this flyer below.









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.

3/30 – 4/9 Clay County Agricultural Fair

There is a lot to see and experience at the Clay County Fair – click here for general information about this event. Too much to list here. Definitely go to their website and see all that there is! But this Fairgrounds map may give you an idea … click here. Location: Clay Fairgrounds – 2497 FL-16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 – click here for hours and directions. From WGV, continue on SR 16 West across the Shands bridge; At the red light take a right (still on SR 16) to the next red light; Turn left by Walgreens continuing on SR 16 West toward Penney Farms; Go approximately 4 miles and the fairgrounds is on the left.






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.

4/14 – 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! 

4/15/2023   Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance

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.

4/22 Annual U-Pick Festival – Towers Farms – Palatka

Towers Family Farms is family-owned and operated since 2013. In 2014 they planted 10 acres of blueberries, which has since grown to 20 acres, all of which are USDA certified. In 2020 they added a small U-Pick strawberry patch to the farm and are in the process of building a brand new 6,000 sq. ft. event venue.

They have not posted event info just yet on their website but they will soon. This is their home site link, click here. Click here for their FAQs page, helpful info about their farm and new events venue. We sell blueberries, strawberries, peaches, blackberries, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, and watermelon when they are seasonally available.

5/3 – 5/7 St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival

The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival is a culinary celebration taking place in one of the country’s most beautiful and historic cities. A showcase of culinary, beverage and culture that highlights celebrity guest chefs, celebrity winemakers/ proprietors, local chefs, artisans and local craft spirits/beers. The festival offers a wide variety of events for all tastebuds, from wine dinners and tasting events, to master classes and more.

The World Golf Hall of Fame and the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort and the historic district of St. Augustine are the host location sites for the 2023 festival. Click here for more details. Buy tickets, click here.

5/6 Unidos en la Musica: A Latin American Festival – 10am-10pm – Francis Field

Get ready for Unidos en la Musica: A Latin America & Grammy Award Winning Legendary Salsa Band from Colombia Grupo Niche for a day filled with beautiful music, culture, and dance on May 6th, 2023.

This festival is kid-friendly so bring the whole family to experience a day filled with Latin Music, Dance, Workshops, Art, Games, Food & Adult Beverages!

The Mural Exhibition has been expanded to include 5 artists who will paint murals throughout the day that will come to life right in front of your eyes. Vote for a winner and maybe go home with a painting. They will be offering different artistic perspectives of a topic to be announced.

Click here to purchase tickets. General admission tickets are $10; go to the website regarding VIP ticket info.







7/4 Fireworks Over the Matanzas

Waiting for update from the City of St Augustine.

11/2-11/5 Whiskey, Wine, and Wildlife – Vilano Beach

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best chefs and local culinary superstars, with a chance to experience coastal wildlife up-close, all in one weekend! It’s a culinary weekend experience like no other. Expect to sip and savor great whiskey, spirits, wine, beer and culinary tastings – all oceanside with music and a relaxed Vilano Beach vibe. Tickets will be on sale June 2023. Click here for their website. 


12/2 10th Annual Gullah Geechee Heritage Festival – Armstrong Park

Music, dance, traditional foods, and craft celebrating 450 years of West African influence in St. Johns County. Celebrate over 450 years of West African influence in St. Johns County with food, music, dance, crafts, and more. Stay tuned for updates!

Free admission. Location: Armstrong Park 4950 Harvey Avenue, Elkton, FL








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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 HEREAnother great listing – from Florida’s Historic Coastclick here.

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