St. Augustine's Top Events

Find the biggest events in the oldest city!

St. Augustine is a venue for all types of events; large and small, historical and modern, educational and entertaining. Featured events in St. Augustine include annual headliners at the Amphitheatre, exciting new art exhibits, local festivals, seasonal celebrations for holidays, and many other major occasions in the city, including the 450th commemoration. St. Augustine welcomes thousands of visitors every year for the many events it hosts, from one of the most celebrated, Nights of Lights, to more local events like the Music by the Sea concerts.

Featured events include all the biggest concerts and artists to make their way through the nation's oldest city. Find information on the biggest celebrations, like the 4th of July and the Easter parade, and start planning a vacation around the events. Check the calendar to see what's coming up for the 450th Commemoration in St. Augustine, including historic reenactments, festivals, 5Ks, and maybe even a visit from the King and Queen of Spain!

E.g., August 23, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Florida Heritage Book Festival

Thursday – Saturday, September 15 – 17, 2016

Celebrate the written word at this annual festival and conference, featuring workshops and award-winning authors.

Jake Shimabukuro Concert

Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.

Armed with his ukulele, artist Jake Shimabukuro will play at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Florida Heritage Book Festival

Thursday – Saturday, September 15 – 17, 2016

Celebrate the written word at this annual festival and conference, featuring workshops and award-winning authors.

Schooner Freedom Full Moon Sail

On the night of the full moon each month

Take a moonlight sail on Matanzas Bay aboard St. Augustine's premier tall ship.

First Muster

Friday, September 16, 2016, 4 – 5 p.m.
(904) 823-0629
82 Marine Street
Free Event

Join The Florida National Guard and Florida Living History Inc. as they re-create the first mustering of soldiers in the continental United States.

VIP Gallery Art Stroll and Tasting Tour

The third Friday of each month at 4:30 p.m.
(904) 825-0087
4 Granada St.

Enjoy an exclusive look at St. Augustine's art galleries while sampling culinary delights on this St. Augustine walking tour.

Centennial Evenings at the Castillo

5 - 7 p.m. on the 3rd Friday of the month, May – Sept. 2016
(904) 829-6506 x232
Free Event

The Castillo de San Marcos offers extended hours on select Fridays thoughout the summer as part of the National Parks' Centennial.

Lincolnville Timeline Presentation

Friday, September 16, 2016 | 6 to 9 p.m.

This event will support the 37th Annual Lincolnville Festival.

Sunset Moonrise at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

Select dates throughout the year (see details below)

Watch the sun set and the moon rise from atop the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and enjoy complimentary champagne and snacks.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Florida Heritage Book Festival

Thursday – Saturday, September 15 – 17, 2016

Celebrate the written word at this annual festival and conference, featuring workshops and award-winning authors.

Third Saturday Free Concerts: The Pemberwicks

Third Saturday of the month April – September 2016
(904) 829-3168
Free Event

Favorite local band The Pemberwicks perform in free afternoon concerts on the third Saturday of the month from April through September 2016.

International Coastal Clean-Up Day

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8 a.m. – noon
(386) 439-1627
Free Event

Volunteers in 91 countries participate in this international effort to keep our shorelines clean.

Old City Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning
Free Event

This weekly farmers market offers fresh local produce, baked goods, seafood, and a variety of arts and crafts.

Visitors can take a beachside walk through the Guana Research Reserve and learn about the natural wildlife.

Washington Oaks Photo Adventure

Third Saturday of each month, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(386) 446-6783

Sharpen your photographic skills with this in-depth workshop at beautiful Washington Oaks Gardens.

Tolomato Cemetery Tour

The third Saturday of each month from 11 am - 3 pm
Free Event

The Tolomato Cemetery is open to the public only on the third Saturday of each month.

Black Heritage Walking Tour

The third Saturday of each month at 4 p.m.
(904) 825-0087
4 Granada St.
Free Event

This free walking tour focuses on St. Augustine's role in African-American history and culture.

Gamble Rogers Concert Series: Brendan Nolan

Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 7 p.m.

Brendan Nolan will perform with Linser and Lowe (Paradox) as part of the Gamble Rogers Concert Series.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Salt Air Farmer's Market

Every Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(904) 315-0952
Free Event

Visitors can shop for local eats and treats at this farmers market at Marineland.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

GTM Research Reserve/Marineland Lecture

The third Tuesday of each month, 10 – 11 a.m.
(904) 823-4500
Free Event

Marineland Dolphin Adventure and GTM Research Reserve host monthly free lectures on the third Tuesday of each month.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Farmers & Crafts Market

Every Wednesday
(904) 347-8007
Free Event

Find fresh, local foods, hand-crafted items, fresh herbs and much more at this beachfront farmers market.

Music by the Sea

Wednesdays from 6 - 9 p.m., May 11 – October 12, 2016
(904) 347-8007
Free Event

Relax by the sea this summer and listen to great local bands while enjoying delectable, fresh food at this annual summer event.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Limelight Theatre: Oklahoma!

Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun., Sept. 23 – Oct. 23, 2016

Iconic musical Oklahoma! will open the Limelight Theatre’s 2016 - 2017 season.

Limelight Theatre: Oklahoma!

Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun., Sept. 23 – Oct. 23, 2016

Iconic musical Oklahoma! will open the Limelight Theatre’s 2016 - 2017 season.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Golf Festival

Friday - Sunday, September 23 - 25, 2016
(904) 940-4021
Free Event

A weekend-long festival at World Golf Village packed with events for golf lovers and their families.