Weekend entertainment in the oldest city

St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys reported some great entertainment ideas for Historic City News readers to enjoy this weekend.

Friday: September 10
NIGHT OWL CINEMA AT ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE
Bring the entire family to enjoy a night at the movies, featuring “School of Rock”. In addition to the movie, South Woods Elementary Rock Band will be performing prior to the start of the movie and during intermission. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.StAugAmphitheatre.com or call 904.471.1965.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: September 10-12
DARK OF THE MOON
Climb into the paranormal on this two-hour tour of the historic St. Augustine Lighthouse. History and legend blend in an unforgettable setting. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children. Tours begin each night at 8:30 p.m. Reservations required. Call 904.829.0745

Saturday and Sunday: September 11-12
ST. AUGUSTINE CYCLING FESTIVAL
Pedal in to St. Augustine for a great weekend that is all about riding your bike. From bicycle touring to an exposition of bike vendors and food, this second annual event features North Florida Bicycle Club’s Endless Watermelon Ride; vendors from local bicycle shops and bike manufacturers; Adult and Children’s Bicycle Safety Course; and performances by two live bands, Pili Pili and Trap Door. The Festival is based out of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, located at 1340 A1A S in St. Augustine. For more information about this exciting family event, visit www.staugustinecyclingfestival.com.

Saturday: September 11
BEGINNERS OUTDOOR PAINTING WORKSHOP
Learn to paint outdoor scenery with simple techniques in a beautiful setting at St. Augustine’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. The course is 9 a.m. to noon – and you can take your painting home! The $40 cost includes all the necessary materials to create a masterpiece. Reservations required. Call 904.829.3168 or email veryhoppy@gmail.com.

FRIENDS OF WASHINGTON OAKS SECOND SATURDAY PLANT SALE
Come explore Washington Oaks State Park and shop for featured plants that are unusual and hard to find. Many of the plants were propagated and grown in the park by volunteers. All proceeds benefit the park for enhancement of current and new facilities. The sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is located at 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd. in Palm Coast. Admission to the park is $5 per vehicle and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. For more information, call 386.446.6783.

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