This Week in St. Johns County
Monday – Monday: August 25 – September 1 (Labor Day)
Journey To The South Pacific at IMAX Theater
Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. 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 at www.worldgolfimax.com call (904) 940-4133. Located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine.
Nao Victoria Tour
Tour this full-sized replica 16th century Spanish tall ship. Currently 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 Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 1- a.m.to 7 p.m.Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Located at 111 Avenida Menendez. For more information, call (904) 824-1606 or visit 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’s Historic Coast Events.
Monday: August 25
Free Admission to Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Enjoy free admission as the Castillo de San Marcos celebrates the National Park Service 98th birthday. The Castillo is open from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cannon firings and historic weapons demonstrations take place throughout the day. Located at 1 South Castillo Dr. St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 829-6506 x 233 or visit www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm.
Monday – Friday: August 25 – 29
ACCORD Civil Rights Museum
Discover St. Augustine’s role in the struggle for civil rights and the city’s pivotal influence in the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Housed in the former offices of Dr. Robert Hayling, a local dentist who was instrumental in getting Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. to personally participate in the efforts to desegregate the Oldest City, the museum features numerous artifacts and documents relating to the local civil rights movement. Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free (donations accepted). Located at 79 Bridge St., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 347-1382.
“Nest” Exhibition by Susanna Richter-Helman
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts “Nest”, an exhibition that explores the growth of a child from the perspective of the parent featuring art by Susanna Richter-Helman of St. Augustine. The Cultural Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. Call (904) 280-0614 or visit www.ccpvb.org.
Tuesday – Sunday: August 25 – 31
5th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit
This stunning exhibition features landscapes, florals, marine life, birds, plant life and more. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. Located at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 824-2310 or visit www.staaa.org.
Wednesday: August 27
Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market
Farmer’s Market located at the oceanside 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. Located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Call (904) 347-8007 or visit www.thecivicassociation.com.
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 Billy Buchannan & The Free Avenue Band playing Soul – Pop – Rock. Gypsy Cab Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10. Admission is free. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. Located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Call (904) 347-8007 or visit www.thecivicassociation.com.
Thursday: August 28
Concerts in the Plaza
Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards will perform the final night of free music for the 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza. The concert takes place from 7 – 9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. For more information, call (904) 824-1004 or visit www.plazaconcerts.com.
Thursday – Sunday : August 28 – 31
Motherhood Out Loud at Limelight Theatre
A joyous, hilarious and altogether thrilling theatrical play that shatters traditional notions about parenthood. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday through August 31. Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. Located at 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 825-1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org.
Friday: August 29
Beres Hammond Concert
Soulful Jamaican Reggae artist Beres Hammond and his “One Love One Life” Tour featuring the Harmony House Musicians and DJ Inferno will be at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall at 8 p.m (doors open at 7 p.m.). General Admission standing Room only $30 in advance; $35 on the Day of the Show. Located at 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call (904) 209-0399 or visit www.pvconcerthall.com.
Friday – Monday: August 29 – September 1
Schooner Freedom Labor Day Sail
Close out summer 2014 with a sail aboard the tall ship Schooner Freedom! Kick back and enjoy a relaxing day sail or a romantic sunset sail — or help the crew by grabbing a halyard and raising a sail. The 2-hour day sail on the Matanzas River casts off at 12:15 p.m. and the Sunset Sail depart at 6:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Marina. The rate for the day sail is $35 adults, $25 for kids 2-12; the Sunset Sail is $45 per person. Pack a picnic or bring dessert. Complimentary beer, wine, soda and water included. Located at 111 Avenida Menendez. For more information, call (904) 810-1010 or visit www.schoonerfreedom.com.
Saturday: August 30
Old City Farmers’ Market
Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (904) 471-3733.
Chocolate & Wine Tasting Tour
Celebrate with this special VIP wine and chocolate tasting tour of St. Augustine. Presented by St. Augustine City Walks, participants indulge themselves in the best selections found in the oldest city, plus learn about the history of chocolate and its role in St. Augustine. Visit unique “foodie” hot spots and sample other foods along the way. A full glass of boutique wine specially paired by the chef is included at several stops. The tour is $89 per person (parking included) and reservations are required. Tours depart at 2 p.m. from the Tour St. Augustine office at 4 Granada St., St. Augustine. Call (904) 825-0087 or visit www.staugcitywalks.com.
Uptown Saturday Night
From 5 – 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking. For more information, call (904) 823-9263.
Friends of Anastasia Hot Dogs and Music Jam Event
The Friends of Anastasia host a Hot Dogs and Music Jam event at Anastasia State Park from 6 – 9 p.m. Bring an instrument, your voice, or just your willingness to listen and jam out with some local musicians. Hot dog specials and other food available for purchase at Island Beach Grill. Regular admission of $8/vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4/single-occupant vehicle, and $2/bicyclist or walker. Located at 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 461-2035 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia.
The Downtown Bazaar
The Downtown Bazaar is held on the last Saturday of every month from 6-10 p.m. on the grounds of the Colonial Quarter. The event is open to the public and includes a free concert, art show, magician, face painters a flag raising ceremony and more. Come check out what’s behind the walls of the Colonial Quarter… you’re sure to have an inspiring evening. Located at 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. Call (904) 315-7454 or visit www.thedowntownbazaar.com.
Saturday – Monday: August 30 – September 1
Patriot Golf Days at the Hall of Fame
The World Golf Hall of Fame joins with the PGA of America in support of the seventh annual Patriot Golf Days, which benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation (www.FoldsofHonor.org). The Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving. World Golf Hall of Fame will match donations from visitors collected at the box office for Folds of Honor. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and noon – 6 p.m. Sunday. Adult admission is $19.50, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students. Located at One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 940-4133 or visit www.worldgolfhalloffame.org.
Sunday: August 31
Plant-A-Poem Workshop and Reading
Arrive with a poem seed and cultivate it in an hour with miracle grow from the Ancient City Poets. The workshop is 1:45 – 3 p.m. at The Gallery Cafe, 1974 US 1 (in the OLD Staples Plaza) in St. Augustine. $10 per person includes endless coffee and sweet treats. Following the workshop go to City Coffee located at 1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd) from 3 – 5 p.m., for a free open mic poetry reading. Call (904) 501-0043 or visit www.bodor.org.
NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tour, and the Hotel Ponce de Leon Legacy Tours at Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery 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.
For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.floridashistoriccoast.com/ or call 1-800-653-2489.