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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.

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

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

IMAX at WGV: OPEN  –  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!  All are subject to change … always go to the website for latest pricing, shows, etc. 

WGV IMAX:  Now Playing: Spiral    Coming soon … A Quite Place, In The Heights and Top Gun: Maverick.    Our website has been updated with the schedule changes.  If you have questions, please contact us at 904-940-4133 or email us at info@wghof.org.   Tickets and Showtimes – click here.   Click here for membership info.   

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.   

World Golf Hall of Fame Induction – Class of 2021click here

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

The First Tee ... WGV … what’s happening … click here.

Emma Concerts – EMMA CONCERTS … With a brighter 2021 on the horizon, EMMA Concert Association is excited to announce their 43rd Concert Season! An updated website and ticket info is forthcoming. Proposed 2021-2022 schedule:
– Voctave on September 11, 2021
– Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra on October 2, 2021
– Holiday POPS with Gainesville Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 15, 2021
– Philharmonix (The Vienna Berlin Music Club) on January 30, 2022
– Vienna Boys’ Choir on February 5, 2022
– Russian National Orchestra on February 12, 2022
– Siberian Virtuosi on March 19, 2022

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

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. 

St Augustine Art Association … Now thru 8/28 St Augustine Art Association – Soak Up The Summer Art Sale

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.         “Our Town” 2/16 7pm … 

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

Epic Theatres of St Augustine  — What’s playing at the Epic Drive-in in St Augustine? Click here to find out what’s playing, dates and showtimes!

First Coast Opera schedule … click here.

Limelight Theatre — click here for events   … check their schedule for more events … Box office: 825-1164

Pirate & Treasure MuseumClick here for the museum website.

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

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.  Virtual Art Classes at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach … adult and children. Click here then select the program you may be interested in to see the details.

World Golf Hall of Fame:  General info — Click here     NOW OPEN 

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.

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

FSJC / Artist Series … lots of great events coming up … click here. In March a show called “Stayin Alive … One Night of the Bee Gees” … check it out … lots of great shows!

Alhambra Dinner TheaterOPEN AGAIN … 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.  Great shows.  Check their website for details.  2021 season just announced:  Special … 5/24 Salute to Glen Campbell


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.

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

Cinemark Durbin Park and XD – opens 2/13  click here for general movie info  

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

Alligator Farm  Website – click here.

Gamble Rogers 2021 coming soon Concert Series –   www.gamblereogersfest.org 

St. Augustine Wild Reserve –  www.staugustinewildreserve.org

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

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Dates and Events are always subject to change without notice.   NOTE:  many cancellations due to the concern over the coronavirus — call before going

Now – 5/23  Inaugural Lightner Local Exhibition Presents Antwan Ramar: Contemporary Impressions

The inaugural Lightner Local exhibition presents Antwan Ramar: Contemporary Impressions. In his work, Ramar brings a contemporary vision to landscape painting while embracing historic traditions and techniques. Presenting his plein air studies alongside larger studio works, Ramar’s exhibition at the Lightner explores his process of art making from field study to final painting. Antwan Ramar: Contemporary Impressions will be on display from April 2, 2021 – May 23, 2021 in the Lightner Museum’s East Room Gallery above the historic swimming pool. The exhibition will open on Friday, April 2nd during St. Augustine’s First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests should enter through the Granada St. door of the Café Alcazar. Masks are required. For more information about upcoming programming and exhibitions visit lightnermuseum.org or call 904.824.2874.

5/19  Wednesday Pier Farmers Market  8am-12 noon

Our market has re-opened, 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. Click here for their website.

5/19 16th Annual Taste of Golf / TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course Taste of Golf Heads to the Course!

We are excited to put the GOLF in Taste of Golf. Join us for this one-of-a-kind event as we celebrate the game of golf and fine cuisine at the same time. Take on the famed TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course while also trying divine small bites from a few of our incredible Taste of Golf Chefs along the way. All Chefs will also be put through an Iron Chef-like mystery basket competition to determine this year’s Taste of Golf Champion. After golf, enjoy a three-hour deluxe bar, awards luncheon, and words from some of our incredible First Tee – North Florida Participants. We can’t wait to see you on May 19th for an experience of a lifetime while supporting First Tee – North Florida. FOR MORE INFORMATION click here. Virtual Auction! 50-50!  “VIRTUAL” AUCTION
and 50/50 Raffle   April 21st – May 19th

Foursomes and Sponsorships are still available for this event. Please contact Brooke@firstteenorthflorida.org for more information.

5/20 Virtual Job Fair

Find your next opportunity at the Virtual Job Fair May 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Career Source Northeast Florida in partnership with the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature hundreds of job opportunities with a “virtual room” dedicated specifically to St. Johns County employers.

Job seekers can register today for the free online event at http://bit.ly/virtualjob520. The first hour is reserved for high school seniors and everyone is welcome from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Employers from across Northeast Florida in a variety of fields with open positions at all levels of experience will be participating.

5/20 and 5/21 Music at the Museum / Lightner Museum / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Inspired by the bright and bold colors of American Impressionism, the Lightner presents two socially-distanced spring-themed performances by the St. Augustine Orchestra. Bright and bold colors of American Impressionism are the inspiration for our spring program with the St. Augustine Orchestra. Explore the museum, take in our two American Impressionist exhibitions, and enjoy socially-distanced spring-themed performances as they play throughout the Lightner. Shop at the Lightner Museum Store, and enjoy drinks outdoors on the museum’s south terrace. Adults: $25: Under 17: $15 Click here for details.

5/22 St Augustine Ballet presents the Wizard of Oz / Lewis Auditorium / 1:30pm and 6:30pm

St. Augustine Ballet will present the ‘Wizard of Oz’ May 22, 2021, at the Lewis Auditorium. Lewis Auditorium is located at 14 Granada St. in historic downtown. Tickets are $35, $45 and $50. To purchase tickets, call 855-222-2849 or visit here. Toto, Dorothy and her little red slippers will grace the Lewis Auditorium stage May 22, 2021, for St. Augustine Ballet’s performance of the “Wizard of Oz.”

St. Augustine high school student Jolynne Waldner will play Dorothy in the ballet, which will feature a colorful cast of characters including the dancing Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, The Tin Man, Glinda, Auntie Em and a handful of Munchkins, Monkeys and Poppies, plus dancers depicting farm animals.

5/26 – 9/1 Music By The Sea 2021 Season Begins!

This free weekly concert series at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier features a wide variety of musical genres from 7-9 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket along with a favorite beverage and get ready to dance. Starting at 6 p.m., dinner is offered as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from St. Augustine Beach City Hall or Ron Parker Park. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.freebeachconcerts.com Concert schedule … click here. Some guidelines when attending, click here. And here are a few to get us started! Some guidelines when attending, click here.

5/26/21 The Grapes of Roth Rock – Alternative

6/2/21 Slang The 80’s & 90’s

6/9/21 Amy Alysia & Soul Operation R&B – Dance

5/27 Drive-In Laser Light Show – St Johns County Fairgrounds

Click here for tickets.  The Drive-in Laser Light Show -St. Augustine FL is at St Johns County Fairgrounds.  Get Ready! The Drive-in Laser Light Show! May 27th -30th 2021 to the St Johns Fairgrounds in St Augustine Florida!

Pile up into your raddest ride and come out for the fantastic Drive-in Laser Light Show!  2 action packed Mind Blowing Family Friendly laser shows per night, including one on Sunday! 8:30PM & 10:00PM!

The Laser Shows include some of your favorite Musical Hits from Current Pop to Classic Rock! All choreographed with cutting-edge effects, high-powered lasers, and DUAL large screen laser projection!

We have a dedicated “Tail-Gate” seating area for every vehicle! Bring your own chairs, blankets and refreshments!  Imagine a night out with the family or friends for way less than a movie… Folks it’s only $29 per car -no matter how many people you pile in it!

We also have a completely different Laser Show on Friday and Saturday nights based on the legendary band from the 70’s! Check out our LASER FLOYD Spectacular on Friday and Saturday night at 11:00PM

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch our fantastic traveling Cabin Fever Laser Light Show! We are here for just 1 weekend so get your tickets NOW- before we sell out!

FAQ’s NOTE: Tickets must be purchased in advance. Due to Covid restrictions we will not be taking cash at the gate.

* Rain enhances the Lasers. Do not fear the sprinkles!
* Please turn off your headlights when you park.
* Tune into the designated FM Station for instructions and sound during the event.
* Bring your snacks and refreshments.
* Clean & sanitized portable bathrooms on site
* No RV’s, Buses, Trailers, TALL Sprinter Vans

6/4 & 6/5  OLGC BOUTIQUE – 9AM-3PM     

The OLGC Boutique is open the first Friday and Saturday of the month.  Come on out and see what’s new.  House decor, ladies wear, jewelry, and more.    (If you have donations you can bring them that day to drop off as well)  Contact number – Monica – is 505-453-7274 for donations.   (Pacetti Road – follow the signs, 4 miles past K&B)

6/4   First Friday Artwalk – First Friday of the month 

Browse the wide variety of creative artwork exhibited at St. Augustine’s fine art galleries at this festive monthly event.  Click here to read more about the galleries.  Click here for the Art Galleries of St Augustine brochure … includes info about free parking and free shuttles for the First Friday Art Walk 6-9pm. Meter parking free after 5pm.

6/5   Beachwalk Farmers Market – Your Farmers Market – 11am-3pm (CR210, East of I95)

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.





 6/25/21 Friday  St Augustine Amphitheatre just announced RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND LIVE IN ST. AUGUSTINE ON FRIDAY, has been rescheduled (was June 2020)!     2021 – go to St Augustine Amphitheatre for tickets and other events.

7/2 – 8/22 Then & Now: 50 Years of Veterans Experiences – Art Exhibit Coming This Summer to the St. Augustine Art Association

The St. Augustine Art Association is proud to provide a voice and stage for Veterans with a riveting, sometimes raw, emotionally-charged exhibition, entitled Then & Now: 50 Years of Veterans Experiences, on display July 2 through August 22, 2021. Click here for details and meet the artists for this exhibit. This exhibit demonstrates the healing power of art by showcasing eight individuals who use painting, sculpture, photography, poetry and other creative outlets. These Veterans share their experiences from subtle murmurs of anguish to cries for support and understanding. Then and Now merges St. Augustine’s art and history with today’s global military awareness and experiences, providing both an educational narrative and outreach. Click here to see their full list of events; and click here for their Exhibits calendar.

7/4 4th of July Fireworks Display Over the Matanzas Returns!

The Fourth of July Fireworks event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 4, 2021. But keep in mind that the City of St. Augustine could cancel the event if it is deemed that it will not be in the best interest of public safety.

Concert: The “Fireworks Over the Matanzas” festivities start at 6 p.m. with the popular local band, The All-Star Orchestra, performing a two-hour show of big band and swing music along with patriotic favorites. The free concert is taking place at the Plaza de la Constitucion in the center of the Historic District and open to the public. Bring a chair if you’d like to relax and have a seat.

Fireworks: Then, get ready to be dazzled by 5,000 individual shells exploding as high as 2,000 feet and as low as 100 feet. The breathtaking display, one of the biggest and best on the East Coast, starts at 9:30 p.m.

Parking & Logistics

Keep in mind that there will be no shuttle service or satellite parking this year and there will be some road closures starting at 8:30 until 10:30, so plan to arrive early for a cool drink at a local hot spot or enjoy a delightful meal at one of our many outdoor restaurants. Parking is available at the Historic Downtown Parking Garage behind the Visitor Information Center.

9//17 – 9/19/2021 Ancient City Con 2020 – Renaissance WGV – cancelled until September 17-29 2021 was 9/18-9/19/2020   

The 12th Annual Ancient City Con brings new celebrity guests and a ton of activities for all ages to St. Augustine’s Renaissance Resort.  Visitors to the comic convention can dress up in cosplay, partake in table gaming, and attend panels, photo ops, and other scheduled events, including lots of gaming.

Ancient City Con, an annual comic convention in Northeast Florida, will take place at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine.  Click here to purchase tickets and more info on this event.

11/6, 11/7 & 11/8TheRhythm & Ribs – Francis Field CANCELLED UNTIL NOV 2021

CANCELLED ALSO NOW … This event that was postponed from the Spring will be back at Francis Field! Click here to go to their website … Band Schedule, Admission, Directions, Parking and more.              HOPEFULLY TO RETURN NOVEMBER 2021


Over 20 B&B’s on tour, list of B&Bs, each partnering with a local restaurant or culinary partner that will provide delicious samples of their signature dishes or treats ~ on Saturday and Sunday ~ along with some of our Cultural/Heritage Partners. ~ And, if you can add a 3rd day, come enjoy all of our bonus Cultural/Heritage Partners. Click here to go to their home page. Their site will be updated and we get down the road a bit.

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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/

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 to St. Johns County residents with valid ID. TO FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF FREE THINGS TO DO … CLICK ON THE TOTALLY ST AUGUSTINE WEBSITE,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.