This Week in St. Johns County


Monday – Monday, August 29 – September 5 


Robots 3D at World Golf IMAX

ROBOTS 3D is a sneak peek into the future at what might be possible as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less “humanoid” and more just plain human. Admission is $13 adults; $12 students/seniors/military; $10 children ages 3-12; free for children under 3. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
America’s Parks Exhibition at Lightner Museum

Presented by the St. Johns Cultural Council, this exhibition portrays the wondrous beauty of America’s diverse landscapes. It also includes juried works of the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas from the Find Your Park Plein Air event that was held during National Park Week in April. This exhibition is free and is located in the Lightner Museum’s mezzanine level, overlooking the historic pool area. Please enter through Café Alcazar entrance. The museum’s hours are 9 a.m. –  5 p.m. daily with the last admission at 4:30 p.m. 75 King St. St. Augustine. 904-808-7330  

Monday – Friday, August 29 – September 2 
Curatorial’s Choice Exhibition

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features the Curatorial’s Choice Exhibition in the Main Gallery through September 2. Featured artists include Marilyn Antram, Nancy Banks, Patricia Erickson, Elizabeth Quinn-Bolduc and Lynda Wainright. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 

First Coast Plein Air Painters Member Exhibition

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features the First Coast Plein Air Painters Member Exhibition in the Scene Gallery through September 2. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614    

Wednesday, August 31

Music by the Sea Concert

Free weekly concert at the St. Johns County Pier features a wide variety of musical genres. The seaside concerts are 7-9 p.m. This week’s featured performers will be Those Guys (their 25th Anniversary performance). Starting at 6 p.m., Purple Olive Restaurant will offer dinners as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from the St. Augustine Beach City Hall. The pier is located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 

Goo Goo Dolls with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls, made up of vocalist-guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac, will be touring in support of their new album, entitled Boxes, which is due for release from Warner Bros. Records this spring. The Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986. Doors open at 5 p.m.; show starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $69.50, $49.50 and $29.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, August 31, September 2 & 3 

Sing Out Loud Festival

The inaugural Sing Out Loud Festival, a St. Augustine celebration of music featuring free concerts continues this week with performances by local and national acts. The concert locations include the St. Augustine Amphitheater, Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheater, Colonial Quarter, Downtown Plaza and more. Official Sing Out Loud after parties will be held at Planet Sarbez and Nobby’s. The full schedule of events and locations are available on the website. 904-209-0367 

Thursday, September 1

Concert in the Plaza

From 7-9 p.m. enjoy the summer season final Thursday night free concert under the oak trees in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitución. This week’s performance features Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards.Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Corner of Cathedral Pl. and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004 

Friday, September 2

First Friday: Garden Walk

Visit Washington Oaks Gardens State Park on the First Friday of every month for a guided tour of the beautiful gardens. Meet in the garden parking lot at 10 a.m. and wear comfortable shoes. The tour will last approximately one hour. Admission into the park is $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783

First Friday: Art Walk

From 5-9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour (tour maps available at participating galleries). Plus, free Art Walk Trolleys and Trains provided by St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys, offer free transportation throughout downtown for the art walk. 832-779-2781

Tony Joe White Performs at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Tony Joe White is in his seventh decade of creating music. Beginning on the cotton farm in Louisiana, Tony Joe White learned to play his father’s guitar by ear. On his latest album, entitled Hoodoo, White continues to produce an ethereal, authentic bayou guitar trance. Awash in danger, spiritual uncertainty, and environmental fury, the album’s lyrical concerns are matched by a particularly intense strain of White’s trademark swamp funk. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $43.50 and $38.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367

Friday – Sunday, September 2-4 

National Park Screenings at the Corazon Cinema and Café
To honor the National Park Centennial, the Corazon Cinema & Café is offering free screenings of National Park movies at 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. For films and showtimes, visit the website. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine.  904-679-5736 
Saturday, September 3

GTM Research Reserve Guided Exploration Hike
The first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. features a Guided Exploration Hike that focuses on the Guana Peninsulas 5,000 years of human history. This 1.5-mile guided walking tour departs from the Trailhead Pavilion located just west of the Guana Dam. The programs are free. There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500

Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose

Visit Fort Mose on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to be transported back to the 18th Century. The members of the Fort Mose Militia come together to practice their firing drills, teach new Militia members historic weapons use and safety and generally have an enjoyable Saturday at Fort Mose. Visitors will experience historic weapons demonstrations including musket firing drills. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in the children’s militia training using wooden toy muskets and authentic uniform accessories. The park is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission into the park is free. Admission into the Visitor Center is $2 per person. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2232


Drum Runner Series Barrel Racing at St. Johns County Fairgrounds 

Saddle up and head over to the St. Johns County Fair Grounds for monthly barrel, pole and other timed speed horse events. The event is open to public; free for spectators. Participants must have own horse. Participation fees are $15 for St. Johns County Horse Council members and $25 for non-members. Awards will be presented for each age group in each event. The races take place from 4-8 p.m. at St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 904-471-1965 

Sunday, September 4 


Florida Chamber Music Project Performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Florida Chamber Music Project and St. Johns County Cultural Events Division present a season of performances at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. This performance features String Quartet in F Minor by Beethoven and Five Novelettes by Glazunov. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Admission is $25. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367

Sunday & Monday, September 4 & 5 

Trapdoor Social Performs at Colonial Quarter

The Colonial Oak Music Park at the Colonial Quarter is pleased to welcome Los Angeles-based band, Trapdoor Social, for a free two-night Labor Day music extravaganza. The group will perform on Sunday and Monday. Both Shows begin at 7 p.m. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-342-2857

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