St. Augustine’s 13th Annual Greek Festival tops Communications Director Jay Humphreys’ calendar of great entertainment ideas for Historic City News readers to enjoy this weekend.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: October 8-10
13th ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL
Everyone can be Greek for the weekend at the 13th Annual Greek Festival hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Francis Field behind St. Augustine’s Historic Downtown Parking Garage on Castillo Drive. Enjoy a delicious assortment of Greek foods, pastries and beverages along with nonstop entertainment with live Greek music and traditional Greek dances. Admission is $2, children under 12 are free. For more information, call 904.829.0504 or visit www.stauggreekfest.com.
Saturday and Sunday: October 9 & 10
22nd ANNUAL ST. AUGUSTINE COLONIAL FOLK ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
See colonial craftspeople from throughout Florida demonstrate “Lost Arts” such as spinning, weaving, basket making, blacksmithing, pottery making and many other arts and crafts. Historical musical performances, children’s hands-on craft experiences, storytelling and much more show how entertaining the old days could be. The event takes place each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum, 53 St. George St., St. Augustine. Admission is free. For more detailed information, contact 904.825.8055.
UNITY AND PEACE EVENT
The Center for Spiritual Living’s 4th Annual Unity and Peace Weekend takes place from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the St. Johns County Pier and Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, in the City of St. Augustine Beach. Saturday’s events begin at 8 a.m. with a 5k run/walk and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the will be a Children’s Corner with a labyrinth on the beach. Live music will be performed throughout the day at the Pier Pavilion, including a 1 p.m. birthday salute to John Lennon. Sunday features interfaith worship service at 10 a.m., special speakers throughout the day and an interfaith forum at 2:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Cyprian Center for Expressive Arts in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904.471.6735 or go to www.unityandpeacestaugustine.org
Saturday: October 9
THINK PINK MOTORCYCLE RIDE
Be a part of this 2nd Annual event to raise awareness of breast cancer. This 90-mile ride escorted by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and City of St. Augustine Police department will begin at 9:45 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.) from Flagler Hospital Imaging Center, 101 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine. Registration is $20 per rider and $10 for each passenger. Following the ride at noon, there will be celebration that includes raffles, vendors, kids games a health fair and more at the Imaging Center. For more information, visit www.ThinkPinkInOctober.com.
CROCODILE ROCK III AT ST. AUGUSTINE ALLIGATOR FARM
Dress in your favorite 80’s-style outfit and head over to the Alligator Farm for great food, music and fun to benefit Epic Community Service. Dinner provided by the St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association, 80s music by Cloud 9, singing and costume contests – there will even be a special alligator feeding show! The Crocodile Rock is from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and tickets are $50 per person. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is located at 900 Anastasia Blvd. For more information, visit www.crocodilerock.org
EMMA CONCERT SERIES- BEST OF BROADWAY
Enjoy this fully-choreographed event “Best of Broadway” performed by a company of gifted stage actors and musicians. The performance takes place at 8 p.m. in the Flagler College Auditorium, located at 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information, call 904.797.2800 or visit www.emmaconcerts.com.