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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.

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:   Click here for show times, and future shows!  Film schedule is subject to change.    Click here for more pricing info:  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. Click here for updates – this will have the most up-to-date information on hours, COVID policies, etc.

IMAX WGV: Now Playing: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Top Gun: Maverick – Note: the special fan-first premier (5/24) is SOLD OUT.  Regular-scheduled show times/pricing start Thursday, 5/26 (4 & 7:30pm). Click here for early access event tickets. (Movie Club members, call us at (904)-940-4133 to get your advance tickets and discounted rate!) For other Top Gun: Maverick show times, visit this link.

And … Jurassic World: Dominion tickets are on sale, too. It premieres Thursday, 6/9. Currently scheduled for one week … will update if that changes. Get your tickets – click here! There is a DinoTopia Community & Movie Event on June 25th (by Jax Business Connections) that will have 3 movie options at IMAX (purchased tickets required) – for the community there will be vendors, food, bounce house and characters. (more details to follow; click here)

Check the IMAX WGV calendar for LOTS of wonderful documentaries – (free with your membership). Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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.

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.     

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)  2022 schedule below.   Note:  Music series – After Dark … these sellout fast!  Rocky Horror – in October 2022, now selling tickets. 








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

Alligator Farm  Website – click here.   Camps 2022 – Summer Week-Long and Single Day Camps for students entering 1st-6th grade and some for middle to high school students – click here for details on dates, themes, costs and registration.

Ancient City emails … If you would like to keep up with news from the Ancient City, go to their website: https://www.citystaug.com/

Beach access in St Johns County – if you plan to head to the beach, here is a link from the St Johns County Government website … click here.    This site has great info, including maps, for the beaches in St Johns County.  There is also a Reach the Beach Mobile App or website link, interactive map or PDF map of the beach access points and beach access updates.  Download the “Reach the Beach” app  For more information on the “Reach the Beach” mobile app, please visit www.sjcfl.us/Beaches, call 904.209.0331, and download the app here. (also see St Johns County … below)

Cinemark Durbin Park and XD –   click here for general movie info  

City of St Augustine Beach Events … click here.

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.

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.

CONCERTS – 2022 – St Augustine links to listings:

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

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.

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 2022 schedule)

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.

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!

FSJC / Artist Series … lots of great events coming up … click here. … check it out … lots of great shows!

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

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

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    May 13 – June 12th – Little Women – click here for details and tickets.

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center – The Road to Black History Runs Through Lincolnville — click here for details, exhibits, events, etc.

MOSH – Museum of Science and History (Jacksonville) (website) Dinosaur Explorer exhibit coming to MOSH 5/19-9/5 2022.  Click here for details.  Click here for the MOSH Cosmic Concerts through 5/29 –  click here for tickets.

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 at the

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 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 are now on sale and make great stocking stuffers for the holiday season. St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40. Passes will be available for purchase during normal business hours at numerous locations through March 1, 2022. http://www.sjcfl.us/Beaches/Passes.aspx

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

St. Johns County Libraries Extend Hours and Open Meeting Rooms to the Public   For more information on the extended hours, or to find the meeting room policy and application packet, please visit www.sjcpls.org.    And click here to see all the special events at the St Johns County Public Library System … and there are lots!  Click here to see many of the upcoming events  Note:  Libraries Closed for Staff Development Day (5/4) and Memorial Day (5/30).

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.

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

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.

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) 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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Dates and Events are always subject to change without notice.

Now – 5/29   6th Annual Plein Air Paint Out – EXHIBITS 

The “Adventures in Plein Airexhibit will run May 6 through 29, 2022, at the St. Augustine Art Association. Gallery hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. (Click here to see all their upcoming exhibits.)     Artists were invited to participate and guests were welcome to watch the magic of creation in this week-long “plein air” painting event in St. Augustine. Artists will be painting “en plein air” in St. Augustine from 4/27 – 5/1.

5/14 — dates listed below   Florida’s Sales Tax Holidays – Here’s The List

Below you’ll find a list and links to details on each sales tax holiday in 2022 along with a printable calendar. Click here to see all. Click on each for more specific details.

5/18, 5/25  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. for their website.
Click here

5/19, 5/26 Country Night at the Colonial Oak (Thursdays) 7-10pm Free Event St George St   7-10pm    (exceptions when private parties – no show)

Join us for Country Night at the Oak on Thursday nights at 7:00pm. Enjoy listening to a hand-selected variety of musical acts bringing the best to North Florida’s Country Music scene! So, if you like country music, be sure to stop in! Curated in collaboration with Jacksonville’s Country WQIK.    (2/17 Jameson Daniels Band)  Click here for website.

Performances – Free of charge. Food and beverages available for purchase. Contact the Colonial Oak Music Park at 904-460-4193 or click the event website link for additional info. Doors open at 6pm. Music from 7-10pm. Davis Loose (local St. Augustine Singer/Songwriter) is our weekly MC. All ages and families welcome (dogs too – on a leash)

5/20, 5/27  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)

5/20, 5/27 Friday Night Live – Renaissance Resort WGV – 7-9pm Free – Open to the Public  

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!

(p.s.  Karaoke will now be the 1st Wednesday of the month! – next is 6/1, 7/6, 8/3)

5/20, 5/27 Cathedral Basilica – Free First Friday Concerts 

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.

5/21, 5/28  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.

5/21, 6/18 Saturdays 10am-noon and 6/14  Tuesdays 5-7pm OLGC FOOD PANTRY   

If you or anyone you know in the WGV area are in need of food, please visit the OLGC Food Pantry at 5950 SR 16, St Augustine, Fl. The pantry is a drive through operation and on-site signs will guide you. Customers typically receive a variety of non perishable food, bread, pastries, fresh produce and frozen meat – of course dependent on our donations.

The pantry is always in need of non perishable food. Our most pressing need is for peanut butter, any kind, in 16 to 18 oz. plastic jars. Cans (15oz) of vegetables and beans are also needed. Donations can be delivered to our volunteers during the above pantry hours or to the church office (on the right of the church building) Tues thru Thurs 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Also monetary donations in the form of a check made out to OLGC Food Pantry sent to OLGC, 5950 SR 16, St Augustine, Fl, 32092 are always appreciated.

5/21 AS IF! North Florida’s 90s Fest 2022 – Francis Field – 12-9pm

As If! 90s Fest is back! Join us again on May 21, 2022 from noon to 9 p.m. on Francis Field in St. Augustine for the raddest event northeast Florida has ever experienced. Here’s the 411: DOUBLE headliner Montell Jordan and Eve 6 plus Quad City DJs will be gettin’ jiggy wit you! Tickets $5 – $60 Click here for the website and to get tickets.

In addition to the national acts, the 90s celebration festival features a full-day concert lineup with regional musicians. The family-friendly event is the official summer kick-off filled with live music, vendors, food trucks, water slide, a fly photo booth and DUH… a celebration of all things 90s.

The nonprofit event benefits ACE Alliance, a 501c3 designated to assist movers and shakers who dedicate their craft and livelihood to the culture of tourism, entertainment, and hospitality serving coastal northeast Florida. The 2021 event raised more than $50K and 2022 is going to be ALL that AND a bag of chips!

5/21  Vilano Beach – Artisan Market Walk – 4-8pm

85 Ava Way – Vilano Beach – sidewalk event.  Monthly market in Vilano Beach Town Center featuring artisan vendors. 3rd Wednesdays.  Contact Linda LaCerva for more information.
















5/25 Free Concert Series – Music and Art by the Sea!  

The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association has posted their Free Concert Series – Music and Art by the Sea!  (Note, no concerts in July … But the schedule goes beyond Labor Day!  Band and Food Truck Schedule Subject To Change. Click here for the website.)

May 25 The Grapes of Roth – Classic & Alternative Rock
June 1 Rob Peck and Friends – Rock, Blues and More
June 8 Josh Stewart Band – Americana
June 15 Ain’t Too Proud – R & B – Pop – Dance
June 22 Paul Lundgren Band – Rock – Pop
June 29 Slang 80’s & 90’s Pop – Rock

(No concerts in the month of July!)

August 17 The Committee – Pop – Rock – Dance
August 24 Soulfire – Disco – Pop – Dance
August 31 Amy Alysia & Soul Operation – R & B, Jazz, Blues

September 7 Ramona & The Riot – Jazz – Blues – Dance
September 14 Those Guys – Classic and Southern Rock
September 21 Music by the Sea All Star Jam – Eclectic Mix

5/27 – 5/28 Heroes Honor Festival – Honoring Vietnam Veterans – Daytona International Speedway (Toby Keith 5/28)

Get ready for the biggest, baddest, most-patriotic celebration honoring our Vietnam veterans!

This Memorial Day weekend (May 27 & 28), join us for the Heroes Honor Festival at the iconic Daytona International Speedway. This patriotic, public tribute honors our Vietnam veterans with a grand display of American appreciation. Free to All Veterans, Active military & their spouses, as well as kids 12 & under. Toby Keith, with special guests, will be live in concert 5/28. Click here to see event details, schedule of events and on getting tickets for special Vietnam Veterans, and tickets for military as well as general public for this event. Vietnam Veterans and also for All Active Military & Other Veterans … be sure to click on the areas for you (scroll down their website tickets page).    Reunions, military flyovers, interactive exhibits, ticket-tape parade, veterans resource expo, memorial walls, a Ferris wheel, and more!









5/27 – 5/29 Blue Crab Festival Returns – Downtown Palatka

As the name of the festival suggests, there will be plenty of blue crabs. From May 27 to May 29, you can enjoy music from headliners like Ginuwine and Little Texas, visit vendors, try out food trucks, get on carnival rides and let the kids explore the kids’ zone.

The full concert line-up includes Ginuwine, Little Texas, The Original Whalers, Meachum L. Clarke & Company Gospel Choir, The Band Be Easy, Fortune Child and Papercutt Chillula.

The event will take place in downtown Palatka and along the waterfront. It will go from 6-11pm on May 27; 9am to 11pm on May 28; and 8am to 11pm on May 29th. Click here for more details.











5/28 – 5/29  Jacksonville Home Expo – Free admission all weekend – Prime Osborn Convention Center

At the Jacksonville Home Expo, you’ll find wall-to-wall displays and exhibits. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak directly with experts and receive the advice and inspiration you need to turn your dream home or other home improvement project into a reality. We have built a reputation for bringing together the most active and discerning homeowners and the leading home improvement experts under one roof. For homeowners and leading contractors alike, it’s a can’t-miss event!  Click here for the website and more details.  Hours: Sat 10AM – 6PM and Sun 10AM – 5PM


5/30 Memorial Day at The Colonial Oak Music Park 12-9pm

Spend Memorial Day in Downtown St. Augustine at the Colonial Oak Music Park. The Oak will be hosting live music from 12-9 p.m. Featured performers include Dr. Jonathan Dotson, Brad Edwardson, and Monticelli. Each performance takes place s under the shade of a 300 year old oak tree right in the heart at the Colonial Oak Music Park. The Concert is family and pet friendly, and admission is free. The Colonial Oak Music Park is conveniently located in the backyard of the St. Augustine Seafood Company, 21 St. George St., St. Augustine www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com

6/2 Concerts in the Plaza begin …  6/2 – 9/1   Thursdays, 7-9pm

The concerts take place from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Thursday evenings. View details on parking and rain delay/cancellation policy.  Concerts in the Plaza is produced by the City of St. Augustine.   Go to this link, click here, to see the photos and listing of the free Concerts in the Plaza. (trying to get a better photo from the City or a listing)

Starting with June 2 – the Driftwoods / Bluegrass & Beyond; June 9 – Morrow Family Band / Americana with a mist of Country and Bluegrass.












 6/3 – 6/4   OLGC Boutique – 9am-3pm – First Friday & Saturday of the month

ALERT! ohhhh noooo will miss this wonderful place: “We will be having a huge clearance over the next several months. Unfortunately, we’ll be closing our boutique in June.”

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.   (Pacetti Road – follow the signs, 4 miles past K&B)   With so many folks moving the have lots of “NEW” inventory.  Home decor, furniture, kitchenware, dishes, toaster ovens … and more!

6/3  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.

Join the Lightner Museum and artist Martha Ferguson for the opening of Beyond the Crowds during First Friday Art Walk on June 3. Inspired by her experiences strolling the streets of St. Augustine and crossing paths with locals along the way, Beyond the Crowds presents Martha Ferguson’s intimate vision of the Ancient City.

6/4 Beachwalk Farmers Market – Your Farmers Market – 10am-2pm (CR210, East of I95)      First Saturday

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.










6/18 21st Anniversary Vettes at the Village – 10am – 3pm Kelly Lake/Champions Way / WGV

The 21st Anniversary Vettes at the Village will be held Saturday, June 18, 2022. Come check out the Vettes from 10:00am to 3:00pm at World Golf Village. This annual Father’s Day People’s Choice All Corvette Show is sponsored by Murry Bros. Caddy Shack. All proceeds donated to Wolfson Children’s Hospital. (Click here for the registration form to participate)

6/18 Shopping in the South – Renaissance Resort WGV – 10am-3pm

Jacksonville Business Connections invites you to our Shopping in the South (8th Annual Summer Craft & Vendor Event) – featuring 60+ creatives and retailers. Click here.


6/18 – 7/2 SAMF2022 (St Augustine Music Festival)

SAMF concerts are free to all. Performances are made possible with support from the St. Johns Cultural Council. Click here to see the dates, locations, and free reservations for all Basilica Concerts will be available May1. Venues include St. James Missionary Baptist Church; Lincolnville Museum and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.

6/18 – 6/19 Juneteenth Presented by St. Augustine Music Festival – Locations below

The St. Augustine Music Festival, a united multi-community choir performs an inspiring selection of Negro Spirituals and classical works all rejoicing in the triumphs of the Civil Rights movement. Performances are on Saturday at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 135 N. Rodriguez St. and at Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, 102 M.L. King Ave., and on Sunday at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine www.staugustinemusicfestival.org 

6/25 DinoTopia Community and Movie Event – IMAX / WGV 

There is a DinoTopia Community & Movie Event on June 25th (by Jax Business Connections) that will have 3 movie options at IMAX (purchased tickets required) – for the community there will be vendors, food, bounce house and characters. (more details to follow; click here)

6/25 Battle of Bloody Mose – Fort Mose Historic State Park – Reenactments 11am and 1pm

Visit Fort Mose Historic State Park for this event from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with battle reenactments at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. between the British and Scottish invaders and the victorious Spanish defenders along with the free black militia and Native American auxiliaries. Event admission is free. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2232 www.fortmose.org

7/16 St Augustine Country Festival – Francis Field – 11am – 9pm

Admission for the day is $10, children age 3-12, $5.

Dust off those cowboy boots because in addition to live country music from the best country bands around, there’s amazing country food, fine crafts, country fashion exhibits, a kids zone, dog and pet zone and lots of contests with great prizes for the whole family to enjoy. Click here.

Want more reasons to come? Join us for the Unlimited Craft Beer Fest 4-8pm (click here for more info and to purchase beer fest tickets) – a festival within the country festival, and choose from a selection of 125 craft beers, 55 wines and 25 craft spirits available for $29 in advance, or $39 at the gate the day of festival. All Inclusive VIP tickets are $79 to enjoy unlimited food samples, unlimited craft beer, wine and spirits and full access to the rest of the festival.

8/19 – 8/21 18th Annual Tattoo Convention – Renaissance WGV 

Admission:        (Click here for website / details)
Free Parking     $20 ?one day; $35 weekend (best value)
cash only/atms available/ tickets at the door
Kids 15 and under ?free with paying adult
Military/first responder discount – $5.00 off for a 1-day or weekend pass **valid military or f.R. Id required  ?(one discount per i.D.)

Show times:
Friday 14:00 – 23:00
Saturday 11:00 – 23:00
Sunday 11:00 – 19:00

9/18 Bride To Be & Wedding Expo – Presented by World Golf Hall of Fame – 11am-2pm

We are excited to partner with local non-profit Hopefull Handbags, an organization whose mission is to spread awareness about domestic violence. Bring a gently used purse and receive free entry! BONUS: want to be entered into the raffle? Donate a journal and receive a raffle ticket! Click here for the website.

Indoor/Outdoor event

Giveaways, Promotions, Samples & More!

$FREE General Admission Tickets with a donation of a gently used purse or new journal/Scarf

$5 General Admission Tickets (12-2pm)

$12 VIP Ticket: Exclusive one hour previewing & swag bags

10/8 Annual Halloween Bash – World Golf Hall of Fame – 11am – 2pm

Jacksonville Business Connections invites you to the 4th Annual Halloween Bash Community Event at the World Golf Hall of Fame from 11-2pm More updates coming … check back on their Facebook page … click here.

  • Vendors
  • Music
  • Pet Friendly – Lets see those creative pet costumes!
  • Candy
  • Food
  • Car Show & Trunk or Treat
  • Bounce House

 10/8 First Annual Gamble Rogers Gala – st Johns County Agricultural Center

First Annual Gamble Rogers Gala – Raffle, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Hors D’Oeuvres & Drinks. $25 per ticket. Click here to purchase tickets. Music by Medicine Springs.














10/13 – 10/16 The 30th Annual Biketoberfest®

Biketoberfest® celebrates a full-throttle lifestyle born on two wheels. Motorcycle enthusiasts come together during the four-day rally each year to enjoy beautiful Florida weather, live music, motorcycle racing at Daytona International Speedway, and miles of scenic rides along famous A1A, historic Main Street or the scenic Loop. Come experience the Southeast’s best motorcycle rally featuring motorcycle shows, custom bike builds and hundreds of the industry’s top vendors throughout Daytona Beach. All roads lead to this rally.

Biketoberfest® is a collection of activities that take place at venues and businesses in cities throughout Volusia County and beyond. Our local hotels, businesses, parks and beaches are open for visitors to enjoy the area’s beautiful October weather and scenic rides. We ask all our visitors who do decide to travel to please visit responsibly. Click here for their website.

10/13 Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show is coming to the Vystar Veterans memorial Arena 10/13. Whether you are a country fan or not, who doesn’t like his song, Tennessee Whiskey. (Lyrics) American singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton has received multiple awards and nominations. He is the recipient of five Grammy Awards, nine Academy of Country Music Awards, ten Country Music Association Awards, five Billboard Music Award, among others.  With special guest, Elle King. Tickets – Click here.










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4/15/2023   Next year’s Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance, will be April 15, 2023. Mark you calendar and when you see our sponsors be sure to tell them “THANK YOU”

Riding Into History is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization with its primary charity, K9s for Warriors, which provides service dogs for disabled veterans. Riding Into History has donated over $600,00 to local charities since its founding in 1999.

For more information go to RidingintoHistory.org.


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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 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.  (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).