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Wednesday – Sunday, October 26 – 30   

Kids Krew Tours

kids_krew_nocAhoy!!!! If your a little pirate or even just a pirate at heart come be apart of our Crew!! Join us and learn about pirates in the oldest city by a authentic Pirate guide. Use real nautical tools to help the Captain and crew raid the town for treasure, you take back home with you !! Tours: Fri. 5pm & 6pm Sat. 3pm, 5pm & 6pm Sun. 3pm 5pm & 6pm *Weekday tours, Private tours, VIP tours & Group rates available upon request! Call now to reserve your next adventure with us!! (904) 417-8391 **Mention your a Instagram or Facebook friend to receive a special rate**
A Ghostly Encounter
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Sunday, October 30th 2-5 pm
Ancient City Tours will offer our 11th annual free Halloween Costume Contest followed by Trick or Treating in the Historic District! We will have Categories for the contest, and trophies for the winners. Come and join us judging starts at 2pm. Please let us know your coming by logging in to our facebook page event at….
Sheriff’s Ghost Walk Tours
 A Ghostly Adventure you will never forget.
A 90 Minute Walk Along The Dark Streets And Cemeteries Of Old St. Augustine.  You will hear bone chilling tales of stories long past, stories that have lived for more than 400 years! Our ghost tours have many surprises in store. Beware to the faint at heart!!!
One Tour Nightly 8:00 PM. For reservation please call 904-540-0031
32 St. George Street @ Fudge Buckets, across from Colonial Quarter

Wednesday, October 26

Crisp-Ellert Artist in Residence Program Featuring Olivia Block
Chicago-based artist Olivia Blockwill perform a multi-speaker concert titled Dissolution, in the Rotunda of Flagler College’s Ponce de Leon Hall at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Block creates sound recordings, audio-visual installations, performances, sound design for cinema and scores for orchestra and chamber music concerts. She is a classically trained musician with a degree in anthropology, and throughout last 20 years she has utilized field recordings and found materials to create trans-disciplinary work that spans genres such as visual art, music, film and performance. 74 King St., St. Augustine
Pumpkin Patch Fun
Rype & Readi welcomes you and your family to an event that will get everyone into the Halloween spirit. Decorated with colored corn, hay bales, scarecrows and thousands of pumpkins, every child will receive their own pumpkin and decorate it with art supplies available at this event. Families are invited to sample fall farm treats, including fruits, vegetables and seasonal kitchen creations to celebrate Halloween. Enjoy a hayride where kids have the opportunity to meet the cows, donkeys, goats, sheep, geese and chickens. The event is from9:30 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. Admission is $3. The cost for photos is an additional charge. 5780 County Road 305, Elkton 904-429-3070

WednesdaySunday, October 26-30

God of Carnage Performed by Flagler College’s Department of Theatre Arts
Flagler College’s Department of Theatre Arts launches its 2016-2017 season with God of Carnage, a Tony award-winning play about the unraveling of civility between two sets of modern-day parents. The comedy centers on concerned parents, who meet after a confrontation between their sons. Their cordial discussion quickly disintegrates into irrational arguments, unveiling chaos and mayhem. Performances on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday andSaturday are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s performance is at 2 p.m. All performances are at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Admission is $15. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-826-8600

Thursday, October 27

Lightner After Hours
Kick off the weekend in style in the Lightner Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery for this monthly social. The Lightner Museum will host evening socials the last Thursday of the month from 5-7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Wine, beer and appetizers are available for purchase from Café Alcazar. 75 King St., St. Augustine
Writers-In-Residence Series – The Essential Humphrey Bogart
As part of Flagler College’s Writers-in-Residence series, Professor Emeritus Dr. Constantine Santas will discuss his recently published book, The Essential Humphrey Bogart, at 6 p.m. in the Gamache-Koger Theater. His book includes a brief biographical sketch of the 1930s movie star, as well as a plot analysis and leading historian critiques of Bogart’s most significant films. The event is free and open to the public. 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine

ThursdaySaturday, October 27-29

EstuSCARY Festival and Haunted Forest
Join the GTM Research Reserve for this frighteningly fun Halloween event. Enjoy candy, popcorn, a food truck and games at the Guana Dam. Then, all aboard for a hayride into the Haunted Forest. You’ll have the opportunity to travel through our Scary Trail, and if you survive, you’re welcome to visit our kid-friendly stations. The kid-friendly stations are open from 6-8 p.m.and the Scary Trail is open from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $6. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500

Friday, October 28

Not-So-Spooky Halloween Party
Rype & Readi Farm Market’s Halloween Party includes a Not-So-Scary Haunted House, BBQ dinner and other fun Halloween festivities from 6-8 p.m. This event is for youth eight and under; must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $9 for adult BBQ dinner; $5 for youth BBQ dinner; $5 for haunted house. Please bring canned goods as an additional part of the admission fee. 5780 C.R. 305, Elkton 904-429-3070
Culinary Talk and Taste
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra invites foodies to attend this tasty event where Chef Sam Forbes of the Savory Market prepares a light dinner consisting of local, fresh, seasonal delicacies. From 6:30-8:30 p.m., Chef will discuss the intricacies of preparing and cooking the meal while explaining the facts on regional foods. Price is $45 per person, per dinner and includes a three-course tasting menu with wine pairings for each course. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 x204
Mario Lanza – Hollywood Tenor
First Coast Opera explores the brief, shining career of iconic American tenor and heartthrob, Mario Lanza (1921-1959). Hear live performances of selections from his films The Student Prince, The Toast of New Orleans, The Great Caruso and others in the unique swimming pool of The Lightner Museum in downtown St Augustine at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-417-5555
The Minneapolis Sound Featuring Billy Buchanan – The Ultimate Prince Tribute Band Performs at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
On April 21, 2016, the world lost Prince, one of the most prolific songwriters and entertainers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Although we still mourn his loss, his music lives on through The Minneapolis Sound, the Ultimate Prince Tribute Band. Spanning The Purple One’s 40-year career, this band of Prince disciples performs the hits, B-sides, deep album cuts, and even the music from Prince’s protégés. Incorporating choreography and multi-media, this is a must-see show for every Prince fan. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $27. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367

ThursdaySaturday, October 28-29

Origins of Halloween and Tales of St. Augustine’s Dark Side Tour
Explore the stories of how many of our present-day Halloween customs began…bonfires, jack-o-lanterns, costumes and masks, trick-or-treating and more! This family friendly evening tour features enchanting stories on the history, myths and legends of the Original Halloween, also known as Samhain – The Celtic New Year. Join our licensed, professional guide for this special 1.25-hour Halloween event where you will also hear twisted tales of St. Augustine’s dark past as you explore ‘off-the-beaten-path’ back alleys in the historic downtown district. This walking tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Advance reservations required 4 Granada St., St. Augustine

FridaySunday, October 28-30

Creatures of the Night at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Trick-or-treating and fun await young ghosts and goblins at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Hours are 5:30-7 p.m. Special Alligator Feeding at 7:15 p.m. Admission is $10 adults, $8 children. Annual pass holders receive $1 off admission. 999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine 904-824-3337
Sykes and Cooper Farms Corn Maze

This award-winning, nine-acre maze is sure to get your family pumped up for fall – there’s even a Spookley the Square Pumpkin maze for the kids. Located on SR 207 in Elkton, Sykes and Cooper Farms features a nine-acre corn maze, hayrides, playground and farm animals to see and meet. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m.5 p.m.Sundays. General admission is $10, seniors and active military $8, children 2 and younger free. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton 904-692-1370

Saturday, October 29

Jail Break 5K
Runners will enjoy a 5k to the Atlantic Ocean facing a treacherous climb over the Vilano Bridge as they flee from the Authentic Old Jail. We invite runners of all ages and abilities this Halloween weekend to make a break and enjoy the fun. Costumes are encouraged. The race begins at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is $25; day of race is $45. 167 San Marco Ave., St Augustine904-509-6895
Fall Arts and Craft Event
This First Coast Arts and Crafts event will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Mark Lance National Guard Armory. There will be many unique items available for purchase. Admission is free. 190 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-669-5950
Healthy Lifestyle Expo
The St. Augustine Record Healthy Lifestyle Expo offers a fun way for all ages to learn about health, fitness and leisure from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the St. Augustine Outlets. Free admission and parking. Demonstrations include martial arts, self-defense for women, tai chi, tap dance and ballet, yoga and more. The expo will take place throughout the mall, so enter any entrance to begin enjoying the exhibits. 500 Outlet Mall Blvd., St. Augustine
Uptown Saturday Night
Uptown Saturday is the perfect event for fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. Uptown Saturdays take place year-round and combine a festive party atmosphere with hospitality and special deals in the unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue, concentrated between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Many participating shops also serve refreshments. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking most months. 904-829-6831
Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade
Dress up your dogs and yourself and participate in this free pet-friendly Halloween parade. The walk starts at 3 p.m. at the Mission Nombre de Dios and will go downtown, along the bayfront and back to the starting point by St. George Street. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. 27 Ocean Ave., St. Augustine 904-829-6165
Music at Grace Presents RareSong Three
RareSong brings the music of the First Coast’s history, which features the English music that Sir Francis Drake left behind on his voyage to conquer St. Augustine and conduct other piratical adventures. While Drake and other adventurers were expanding England’s domain abroad, the homeland was being musically invaded by Italians in the form of madrigals and instrumental fantasies and soloistic ornamentations. This year’s program, titled An Italian Conquest in Imperial England, presents this invasion and its assimilation in the flowering of Elizabethan and Jacobean Renaissance music. The performance is at 5 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church. There will be a free-will offering. 8 Carrera St., St. Augustine
Halloween Party at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is hosting a free event to celebrate Halloween. There will be a DJ from 5-7 p.m. with dancing and activities. Also, the movie Beetlejuice will be shown at 7 p.m.with free popcorn. More than 20 businesses and organizations have joined together to provide entertainment, games, activities and – of course – candy. Organizers will try and fill the Great Pumpkin with donations for local families in need. People are encouraged to bring donations of gift cards, cash and even spare change. Donations are not required to participate in the event. 19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-824-1606
Haunted Masquerade Art Show
Let the haunting and arts begin! This event features music by Ramona Quimby and a special performance by Blue Lotus Bellydance. The artists include Dana Blanton, Courtney Cassandra, Sean Riley, Krystle Medeiros and Taylor Leigh. The event is from 7-10 p.m. at the Corazon Cinema and Café. Admission is $10. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine
Bonnie Raitt at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt brings her Dig in Deep Tour to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Throughout her spring 2016 tour, Raitt’s performances have garnered praise, with Billboard complimenting her “magnificent form: confident, engaging and sexy, while singing and playing her bottleneck slide guitar with searing soulfulness” at one of two sold-out shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. Continuing a long-standing tradition in conjunction with the Guacamole Fund, Bonnie will donate one dollar from every ticket purchased to grassroots local, regional and national organizations whose work focuses on safe and sustainable energy, social justice and human rights, environmental protection, and blues/music education. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $99.50 to $39.50.1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367
Todd Snider Performs at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Alt-country singer/songwriter Todd Snider with special guest Rorey Carroll will be live in concerton Saturday at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Todd Snider’s new album Eastside Bulldog is romp, a stomp and one heck of a party. Rorey Carroll’s sound rolls in low and powerful with the feeling of a Tarantino film for the ears. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $41.50 and $36.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach

Sunday, October 30

St. Augustine Shrine Club Chowder Challenge for Children
The St. Augustine Shrine Club Chowder Challenge for Children will be held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre from noon-4 p.m. The event is a cooking competition for the best chowder, Minorcan, New England and various others. The proceeds will be donated to the Shriner’s Hospital in Tampa to help serve the children and their families. Food and drinks available for purchase. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine
Thriller at the Lightner Halloween Party
Get your zombie on from 5-7 p.m as the Lightner Museum hosts a special dance performance by Abella’s School of Dance titled Thriller at Lightner. Come dressed in your best zombie attire for this spooky affair. Abella’s School of Dance will perform Michael Jackson’s Thriller and teach our zombie guests how to bust a move. This event is free and family friendly. Donations are requested at the door. 100% of proceeds will go to the hurricane recovery effort in St. Johns County. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874
Music in the Box
On the last Sunday of the month, enjoy live acoustic music by some of the area’s best up-and-coming bands and musicians from 6-9 p.m. on stage at the Limelight Theatre. This month’s event features Songwriters in the Round with Colton McKenna, Todd Jones, Greg Ruggiero, and Mike Lagasse. Admission is $5. Refreshments available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164
Origins of Halloween and Haunted Pub Crawl Tour
Learn about how many of our present-day Halloween customs began…bonfires, jack-o-lanterns, costumes and masks, trick-or-treating…as you search for ghosts and goblins at pubs and taverns in St. Augustine’s historic downtown district on this exclusive 2.5-hour Halloween tour with our licensed, professional ghost-hunting guide. Learn to use EMF meters and professional ghost-hunting equipment, which is provided to you during the tour and included in your ticket. This spine-tingling walking tour departs at 7 p.m. from Al’s Pizza, where our guests will enjoy a complimentary welcome drink before the start of the tour. Tickets are $19 per person. Advance reservations required. 1 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087

Sunday October 30

Dressing of the Palms in Vilano Beach
Through December 31, The Dressing of the Palms along Vilano Beach features palm trees decorated in holiday finery, a celebration of coastal living. The trees showcase the creative talents of residents, artists, businesses, clubs, schools and organizations. Vilano Beach Main St., St. Augustine 904-540-0402


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