Beachcombing Boat Trip
Join St. Augustine Eco Tours for a private two-hour beachcombing boat trip each Monday in July and August. Spend time learning from a professional interpretive marine naturalist about the living treasures that surround us but often go unnoticed. The fascinating ecosystems, which are the basis for much of the ocean’s diversity, are revealed in a fun and relaxed outing for the entire family. Fiddler crabs, oysters, sea grasses, marine worms, shells, algae, jellyfish, birds, plants and reptiles will not just be identified, but explored and explained. The tour departs at 12:45 p.m.
from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. The cost is $275 for up to 6 people. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine (904) 377-7245www.staugustineecotours.com
Tuesday – Sunday, August 23- 28
7th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association
This popular exhibition features landscapes, florals, marine life, birds, plant life and more. This exhibition will be on display through August 28
. The gallery is open Tuesday
and Sunday 2-5 p.m.
Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310
Wednesday, August 24
Music by the Sea Concert
Free weekly concert at the St. Johns County Pier features a wide variety of musical genres. The seaside concerts are 7-9 p.m.
This week’s featured performer will be Chillikaya. Starting at 6 p.m.
, Beachcomber Restaurant will offer dinners 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 the St. Augustine Beach City Hall. The pier is located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.sabca.org
Last Thursday: Lightner After Hours
Kick off the weekend in style in the Lightner Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery for this monthly social from 6-8 p.m.
August’s cocktail hour will play host to a Sing Out Loud Festival preview performance by Sam Pacetti, a finger-style guitarist and songwriter. Guests will also have an opportunity to view the America’s Parks exhibition after hours. This event is free and open to the public. Music and refreshments provided. A $3 donation per drink is appreciated. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
Concert in the Plaza
From 7-9 p.m.
night through September 1
, enjoy a live free concert under the oak trees in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitución. This week’s performance features Rob Ellis Peck & Friends. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Corner of Cathedral Pl. and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com
Concert at Colonial Oak Music Park
The Colonial Quarter is expanding its concert schedule on the Oak Stage to include free weekly offerings throughout the summer. Ivan Smith will perform at 7 p.m.
33 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-342-2857 www.colonialquarter.com
Thursday – Friday, August 25-26
Ever wanted to do your own paranormal investigation inside an actual haunted building? Ghost Tours of St. Augustine looks for the supernatural in places like old homes, museums
, inns, taverns and sacred grounds…and now you can join us! For the summer of 2016, we are offering two-hour professionally guided paranormal investigations of the Oldest Wooden School House at 9 p.m. on Friday
nights. Tickets are $49 and include use of paranormal investigation equipment. 14 St. George Street, St. Augustine 904-829-1122www.ghosttoursofstaugustine.net
Thursday – Sunday, August 25-28
Happy Birthday National Park Service!
Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service with a visit to the Castillo de San Marcos. Admission is free to the Castillo de San Marcos in recognition of the National Park Service Centennial. On Thursday
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
, take part in special hands-on activities hosted by the Florida Public Archaeology Network. On Saturday
, the St. Augustine Youth Choir will perform the NPS Centennial Song, Children’s Earth Anthem and other patriotic songs. Performances are approximately 20 minutes long and will start at 10 a.m.
, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Experience historic weapons firing demonstrations, become Centennial Junior Rangers, and participate in games and activities on Saturday
. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 www.nps.gov/casa
America’s Parks Encore Exhibition
Presented by the St. Johns Cultural Council, this exhibition portrays the wondrous beauty of America’s diverse landscapes. It also includes juried works of the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas from the Find Your Park Plein Air event held during National Park Week in April. This exhibition is free is held on the Lightner Museum’s mezzanine level, overlooking the historic pool area. Please enter through Café Alcazar entrance. The museum’s hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
daily with the last admission at 4:30 p.m.
75 King St., St. Augustine 904-808-7330 www.stjohnsculture.com
National Park Screenings at the Corazon Cinema and Café
To honor the National Park Centennial, the Corazon Cinema & Café is offering free screens of National Park movies at 11:45 a.m.
, 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.
For films and showtimes, visit the website. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Friday – Sunday, August 26-28
Family Sailing Adventure
Join St. Augustine ECO Tours, located at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, for a two-hour sailing adventure. Bring the family, up to six people, to get hands-on experience with an instructor/captain and learn sailing terminology as well. The tour is pet friendly, so bring the family dog. The cost is $275 for the entire boat rental. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
Sing Out Loud Festival
The inaugural Sing Out Loud Festival is a St. Augustine celebration of music featuring free concerts by Brandi Carlile
, The Indigo Girls, Booker T Jones, The Travelin’ McCourys and more than 100 additional local and national acts spanning three weekends in August (26, 27 & 31) and September (2, 3, 9, 10 & 11). The concert locations include the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Colonial Quarter, Downtown Plaza and more. Official Sing Out Loud after parties will be held at Planet Sarbez and Nobby’s. The full schedule of events and locations are available on the website. 904-209-0367 www.singoutloudfestival.com
Saturday, August 27
Fourth Saturday: Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve
Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
to learn how to pull a seine net collecting species of fish, crabs and more. Learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. Waders and boots will be provided. The program is included with regular admission to the Reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
National Parks Adventure 3D
Visit the World Golf Village IMAX Theater for screenings of National Parks Adventure 3D as a way to explore some of the awe-inspiring beauty of America’s National Parks. Join National Park Rangers from several area parks for ranger talks prior to each screening. Ranger talks begin at 10 a.m.
, followed by the film at 10:45 a.m.
and again at 11:30 a.m.
followed by the film at 12:15 p.m.
Admission is $13 for adults; $12 for students/seniors/military; $10 for children ages 3-12; free for children under 3. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
19th Annual Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort Poolside Beach Party & BBQ
This party hosted by Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
and features children’s activities, live music, live and silent auctions and attractions. All proceeds benefit Give Kids The World Village, a 79-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. 860 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-471-2555 www.holidayisleoceanfront.com
Last Saturday: Uptown Saturday
is the perfect event for fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers from11 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 www.facebook.com/uptownstaugustine
Fourth Saturday: Free Historic Walking Tour
History comes alive as you saunter through the narrow brick streets of our nation’s oldest city for an up close and personal view of the city. Our licensed, professional guide will relate more than 400 years of St. Augustine’s past during this all-encompassing 1.5-hour history lesson. You’ll be intrigued and inspired as you hear tales of the Colonial Exploration Period, the opulent Henry Flagler Development Period, and the modern Civil Rights Movement and events that took place. This tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m.
Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087www.staugcitywalks.com
Fourth Sunday: Pet-Friendly Food Tours
This special pet-friendly version of our original St. Augustine Food and Wine Tasting Tour is also a fundraiser for our local Humane Society. To help support this wonderful cause, City Walks Food and Wine Tasting Tours will donate $20 directly to the Humane Society for every furry friend that joins our St. Augustine Pet-Friendly Food Tour. Spend the afternoon sampling wonderful food and wine while visiting select eateries that welcome
your pet. What better way to enjoy food, fun, history and companionship… all while supporting a great cause. This exclusive 2.5-hour walking tour departs at 2 p.m.
from Tour Saint Augustine where our guests will enjoy complimentary San Sebastian wine and chocolates at check in. Tickets are $59 per human and, of course, free for their furry-companions. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087www.staugcitywalks.com
Fourth Sunday: 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 The Gatorbone Band. Admission is $5. Refreshments available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Concert at Colonial Oak Music Park
The Colonial Quarter is expanding its concert schedule on the Oak Stage to include free weekly offerings throughout the summer. The John Dickie Trio will perform at 7 p.m.
33 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-342-2857 www.colonialquarter.com