This weekend in the area

Friday: August 22

BOSTON IN CONCERT
Get “more than a feeling” when one of America’s most popular rock groups performs live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. BOSTON, The rock group behind one of the fastest-selling debut albums in history, was essentially the vehicle of studio wizard Tom Scholz. Hit songs include “More Than a Feeling”, “Don’t Look Back,” “Amanda”, “Long Time”, and “Peace of Mind”. Tickets are $35-$75. Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340 A1A South in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904.471.1965 or visit www.staugamphitheatre.com.

Saturday: August 23

PALM HAT & MAT WEAVING
Learn traditional Menorcan techniques of weaving hats and mats of sabal palm fronds. Lessons take place at 2 p.m. at the Island House at Princess Place Preserve, 1850 Princess Place Road in Palm Coast. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children, reservations suggested. For more information, call 386.446.7630.

FAMILY FESTIVAL
Bring the entire family to the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach for a special day of family fun with a green twist! Walk through rain forests, create butterfly gardens, make and play your own drums, grab some colored chalk and join the sidewalk artists. This Family Festival is free from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 50 Executive Way, in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more details, call 904.280.0614 or go to www.ccpvb.org.

11TH ANNUAL GIVE KIDS THE WORLD FUNDRAISER
Enjoy fun in the sun while helping children at the 11th Annual Give Kids the World fundraiser at the Holiday Inn St. Augustine Beach. The event takes place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and features the highly competitive Beach Tug of War as well as a Silent Auction offering prizes! All proceeds go to Give Kids the World. The events begin poolside at the Holiday Inn, St. Augustine Beach, located at 860 A1A Beach Blvd. For more information, call 904.471.2555.

Sunday: August 24

G LOVE AND THE SPECIAL SAUCE IN CONCERT
Find out why Philadelphia natives G. Love and Special Sauce have remained a favorite among the groove/jam band set. Featuring their laid-back blend of blues, rock, soul and hip-hop, this special performance will take place at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Florida’s newest outdoor arts and cultural venue. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased at the St. Johns County Pier (cash only) located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 904.471.1965 or visit www.staugamphitheatre.

WINGS OVER FLORIDA KAYAK TOUR
Leave from the lush gardens of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park only to find the true heart of Florida on our two-hour kayak tour. Search for the inhabitants of the coastal estuary including dolphins, manatees, turtles and an incredible variety of local and migrating birds. This tour leaves at 9 a.m. and is $40 per person, all instruction, and equipment included. Space is limited so call today to reserve your place! For more information, call Ripple Effect Ecotours at 904.347.1565 or visit www.RippleEffectEcoTours.com.

NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to Government House Museum, the Lightner Museum, the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum, the Fountain of Youth, the Ximenez-Fatio House, and the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Authentic Old Drug Store, Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel and the Peña-Peck House (donations are welcomed)…

For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, contact the Visitors and Convention Bureau at 904.829.1711 or go to: www.Getaway4Florida.com.

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