Jay Humphreys reported several special entertainment opportunities to Historic City News that are available this weekend in the greater St. Augustine area.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at over 20 participating galleries. At 6 p.m., Schola Cantorae, the St. Augustine women’s Gregorian chant choir will present a free concert at the Cathedral Basilica. Tours begin at Rembrandtz American Craft Gallery, 131 King Street. Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m. St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys offer attendees a complimentary shuttle service to most of the galleries. Shuttles run on a continuous loop every 30 minutes. For more information, call 904.829.0065
JACKSON BROWN IN CONCERT AT ST. AUGUSTINE AMPITHEATRE
Experience the talents of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Brown as he performs at Florida’s newest outdoor performing arts venue, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Brown will perform many of his classic unflinchingly sensitive works that in the 70’s provided a touchstone for a generation of baby boomers coming to terms with adulthood. The show begins at 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, call 904.471.1965
FAVER-DYKES STATE PARK KAYAK TOUR
Explore the beautiful Pellicer Creek Aquatic Preserve by kayak and uncover what native Florida really looks like – including great birding and possible appearances by dolphins, otters and manatees. This professionally-guided tour is from noon to 3 p.m. and departs from Faver-Dykes State Park, located off US1 South at I-95 Exit 298 in St. Augustine. The $50 cost includes park admission, kayaking equipment, guided tour and photos. For more information or to reserve your space, call 904.347.1565
Saturday: August 8
2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL MARINA DAY
Come celebrate the important role that marinas play in waterfront communities across the nation. The festivities are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor located at 3070 Harbor Drive in St. Augustine. Enjoy educational displays, contests, games and a raffle in which all proceeds benefit St. Johns Riverkeeper. Admission is free. For more information, call 904.829.5676.
Sunday: August 9
BIRTHDAY PARTY ON THE PIER
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the City of St. Augustine Beach when the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division presents an evening of live music at the pier. Featured performers include local Reggae artist Scholar’s World, Southern rockers Red River Band and Ocala’s Delta blues legend Willie Green. Plus, the event will include a live sand sculpture along with local craft, food, and beverage vendors. The party is 4-9 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call Dan Larson, 904.209.0366.
Guided bird walk at Fort Mose Historic state park
Enjoy a fun and informative guided bird walk through Fort Mose State Park. The walk takes place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Admission to the park is $3 per vehicle and $1 for walk-ins. Fort Mose is located at 15 Fort Mose Trail, off US 1 North in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904.823.2232
PRINCESS PLACE PRESERVE KAYAK TOUR
Enjoy beautiful views of the Princess Place Preserve while a Florida Master Naturalist interprets local ecology, history, folklore, and proper kayaking technique. The cost is $50 per person and includes park admission, kayaking equipment, guided tour and photos. The tour is from 9 a.m. to noon and departs from Faver-Dykes State Park, located off US1 South at I-95 Exit 298 in St. Augustine. No experience required! For more information and to make reservations, call 904.347.1565