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Monday – Sunday: July 28- August 3

Nao Victoria TourTour this full-sized replica  16th century Spanish tall ship. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina.  The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan in the 16th century. The ship is available for tours beginning at 10 a.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth.111 Avenida Menendez. 904-824-1606 www.elgaleon.org


For a complete list of  eco/kayak, food, and history tours, and other special tours taking place on Florida’s Historic Coast this week, visit Florida’sHistoricCoast.com/events 

Monday – Thursday: July  28 – 31

Hercules at World Golf IMAX Theater – Hercules is a revisionist take on the classic myth playing in 3D at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame. This IMAX Theater features the largest 3-D screen in the Southeast.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

WednesdayJuly 30

Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market - Farmer’s Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007

 

Music by the Sea Concert Series 2014 – Every Wednesday night through September 24, live concerts take place from 7 – 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. This week’s band is Jimmy Parrish & the Ocean Waves playing Beach Music.  Mango Mango’s Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10.  Admission is free.  For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org

The Soulshine Tour – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts Michael Franti & Spearhead’s first-ever music & yoga tour. The event features daytime and nighttime experiences including music, yoga, sustainable lifestyle and DJs guaranteeing a full–blown dance party.  SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall will be joining the North American Tour along with special guest yoga teachers such as Canada’s Ryan Leier. In the afternoon, a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Michael Franti & Friends will give way to the full concert beginning at 6 p.m.  Tickets range from $30.50 – $40.50. 1340 A1A South St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

Movie by the Bay  - Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday throughout the summer.  The movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez.  Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay.  904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys

Thursday:  July 31

Adult Saltwater Fishing WorkshopWashington Oaks Gardens State Park will host a series of hands-on, saltwater fishing workshops to teach visitors the basic techniques for catching fish, as well as the importance of conservation and safety.  This 3-hour workshop is designed for adults and begins at 9 a.m. and costs $20 per participant, including park entrance fee.  Advance registration is required.  6400 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Palm Coast, 386-446-6783 www.Washingtonoaks.org

Trout Creek Kayak Tour -The St. Johns County Recreation Department hosts a guided kayak tour of Trout Creek.  The tour  emphasizes both the natural and historical aspects of the creek. The tour is from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and departs from the Trout Creek Community Center and Boat Ramp.  The fee is $40 for the tour with rental of a county kayak and equipment or $30 ($20 for county residents) if you bring your own kayak. Reservations are required. 6795 Collier Road, St. Johns County 904-209-0348

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson Concert – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts multi-platinum recording artists Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson in concert.  DeGraw’s latest smash hit Make a Move and his hit single Best I Ever Had have received rave reviews. Nathanson’s latest album, The Last of the Great Pretenders, was named Album of the Week by USA Today.  He has evolved into one of the most applauded songwriters and engaging performers on the music scene today. Tickets range from $37.50 to $57.50.  The concert starts at 6 p.m. (gates open 5 p.m.)  1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

2014 Concerts in the Plaza – The 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza continues with a free live performance every Thursday night from 7 – 9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion.  Bring a chair or blanket for seating. This week’s performers are Rob Ellis Peck & Friends.  904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com

Thursday Night Groove at Amici’s Milano Room – Join Linda Cole from 7-10 p.m. for an evening of jazz, rhythm and blues as Amici’s Milano Room is transformed into a groovy, candlelit jazz club.  Cole, who has appeared with The Spinners, Count Basie and many other greats, isn’t a song stylist, but instead is an interpreter who brings a conversational intimacy to the most familiar standards.  Choice food and drink menu specials will be offered.  Reservations are recommended. 1915 A1A South., St. Augustine.  904-461-0102

FridayAugust 1

First Friday Art WalkFrom 5 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries.  The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour (tour maps available at participating galleries).  Plus, free Art Walk Trolleys and Trains by St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys, provide free transportation throughout downtown for the art walk.   832-779-2781 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org

 

Meet the Treasure Hunters- From 6 – 8 p.m., The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum hosts Mark Anthony, a treasure diver and collector known worldwide and founder of St. Augustine’s ‘Treasures by Mark Anthony’.  To have an item appraised by Anthony, send a photo of it along with a brief description to tracy@thepiratementmuseum.com in advance.  The event is free.  12 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 877-467-5863 www.thepiratemuseum.com 

 

Amiro Art & Found Displays Cabinet of Curiosities – As part of St. Augustine’s Art Walk from 5 – 9 p.m., Amiro Art & Found creates a modern-day Cabinet of Curiosities when they fill the gallery with art, oddities, and other objects of interest.  The Gallery is open Thursday-Monday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7 p.m.  9C Aviles St., St. Augustine. 904-824-8460 www.amiroartandfound.com

Poems by Rev. J. H. Hankerson – During the First Friday Art Walk, Anastasia Books will host Derek B. Hankerson as he interprets poems written by this great grandfather Rev. J. H. Hankerson. His poems were first printed in 1931 by Rhythmic Religious Logic, written by the first Negro Postmaster in Armstrong, FL, St. Johns County.  81 King St., St. Augustine. 904-377-3465

Free Community First Night Owl Cinema at the Amphitheatre – The Lorax is the featured film to be shown at 8 p.m. on the big screen at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (gates open at 7 p.m.) The free cinema is presented by Community First Credit Union and the Amphitheatre.  Admission and parking are free and no tickets are required.  A variety of concessions will be available for purchase.  1340 A1A South, St. Augustine  904-209-0367; www.staugamphitheatre.com

FridaySundayAugust 1 – 3

Guardians of the Galaxy at the IMAX TheaterAn action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunter after stealing a mysterious orb.  This IMAX theater features the largest 3-D screen in the Southeast.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for showtimes. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

SaturdayAugust 2

Old City Farmers’ Market -Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733  

 

GTM Research Reserve Guided Cultural Hike   – The first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. features a Guided Cultural Hike that focuses on the Guana Peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history  This 1.5 mile guided walking tour departs from the Trailhead Pavilion located just west of the Guana Dam.  The programs are free.   There is a $3 parking fee.  505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr.org

Living History Day at Fort Matanzas  – From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad reenactors demonstrate Spanish cannons at this fortress that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine.  Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island.  Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A, approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine. 904-471-0116 www.nps.gov/foma

Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration – A celebration of a spectacular sunset across the bay featuring dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more at the Vilano Pier on the Intracoastal Waterway.   Activities are from 2 p.m. – dusk.  Admission is free. 260 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine 904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com

Dirty Heads & Pepper Concert – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host Dirty Heads & Pepper along with special guest AER at 6:30 p.m. (gates open 5:30 p.m.).  Huntington Beach’s Dirty Heads mix hip-hop, reggae, and rock along with that laid back, South Cali attitude.  Tickets range from $24.50 – $39.50.  1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com 

  

Gin 101 and Gin Cocktail WorkshopsEach Saturday evening at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., the St. Augustine Distillery presents workshops that explain gin’s history, its various categories, how the distillery’s New World Gin is created and shows participants how to create their own gin cocktails.  Tickets are $38 per person and can be purchased up to one-hour prior to the event by going to  www.eventbrite.com/o/st-augustine-distillery-co-6266122955 Free tours of the distillery are conducted daily.  112 Riberia Street 904-825-4962 www.staugustinedistillery.com

Sunday: August 3

First Sunday St. Augustine Vintage Car Tour of Mission Nombre de DiosTravel in style aboard an electric, vintage-style automobile to the peaceful, historic grounds where the first parish Mass in what is now the United States was celebrated in 1565.  The tour includes a visit to the museum, shrine, and gift shop.  Tour departs at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. The cost is $25 per person.  Reservation Required.  21 Orange St., St. Augustine 904-430-3542  www.staugustinevintagecartours.com

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