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March 3: The St. Augustine Lighthouse Fest will grant FREE admission to the Lighthouse and grounds on Saturday, March 3 from 4 to 8:30 p.m., with exhibits, activities, and the Lighthouse open for the public. The annual 5k & Fun Run will take place at 4:30 p.m. (see details below). Go to or stay updated at


Join the Junior Service League of St. Augustine on Saturday, March 3, 2018 for the 35th Annual Lighthouse 5k & Fun Run. Managed by RaceSmith, Inc., the Lighthouse 5k is a chipped race that serves as a qualifier for the famed Gate River Run. Start time is 4:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Sign up today at to support the continued preservation of our beautiful Lighthouse. The event is hosted by the Junior Service Leaue of St. Augustine.


March 3: The annual Menorcan Heritage Fest presented by the Menorcan Cultural Society will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Llambias House, 31 Saint Francis St., downtown St. Augustine. The event will include traditional Menorcan foods, guest speakers and story tellers, living history and arts/culture demonstrations (Menorcan cast net demos), hot dogs for the kids, Datil pepper hot sauces and jellies, Menorcan t-shirts, caps and other items. Admission is FREE!

CORPSE! Murder Mystery at Limelight Theatre

March 8-31: Corpse!, a comedy thriller, in on stage March 8-31 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. This murder mystery is set in London in 1936 — not so much a whodunnit as a whodunnit to whom! As with most fool proof plans, things do not go as they should and people are not what they seem. Tickets are available at or call 904-825-1164


March 9-11: The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival features world famous Celtic bands, including the Dublin City Ramblers, Seven Nations, Albannach, Rathkeltair, and Emish. Emmet Cahill and Enter the Haggis are headliners, and new bands are House of Hamill and the Steel City Rovers. The festival is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event also includes a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, Highland games, Celtic artisans and food, live music on two stages,  a variety of entertainment — and the ONLY St. Patrick’s Day parade in Northeast Florida begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Tickets are available at


March 10: A celebration of the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint. Northeast Florida’s ONLY St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The parade travels down Orange Street to Avenida Menendez (the bayfront), then to Cathedral Place, next on Cordova Street, then back to Orange Street. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to claim a spot along the parade route, then follow the parade to the Celtic Festival at Francis Field. See details at

Fins and Freedom Sail

March 16: Schooner Freedom Charters and Marineland Dolphin Adventure, the dolphin experts, are bringing a one-of-a-kind sailing experience. Guests will hear from Marineland educators about the world’s first oceanarium. Also, guests will learn about dolphins and the conservation efforts at Marineland. Complimentary beverages includd. Passengers may bring snacks or a picnic. Ticket price includes the sail and admission into Marineland. The boat departs at 2:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina and lasts two hours. Ticket costs are $60 adults and $45 for youth under age 16.  111 Avenida Menendez •

St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

March 16-18: This annual festival includes delicious seafood, Kidz Zone, Arts & Crafts show, Spanish Landing and Pirate Village and music. It’s a family friendly event with rides, magic shows, pirate fun, super heroes and princesses, clowns and an interactive drum show. Admission is $5 for adults; free for kids ages 15 and under. The festival takes place at Francis Field. Hours are Friday 3-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Please, no pets or coolers.  25 W. Castillo Drive •

St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival

March 17: The St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival features some of the nation’s best artists and crafters and offers jewelry, ceramics, stained glass, photography, handmade soaps and much more. All items are made in the USA. The event is Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the St. Johns County Pier Park. Admission is free.  350 A1A Beach Blvd. •

The 22nd Annual Vilano Bridge 5K and 10K Run & Walk

March 17: The Vilano Bridge 5K and 10k run/walk starts at 8 a.m. at the Vilano Beach Community Center and Park. The race route takes runners through the Vilano Beach community, across the Vilano Bridge with views of the Intracoastal and beaches, and includes routes through Porpoise Point. The race finishes at the Community Park where there will be a post-race celebration.  120 Meadow Avenue •

Spring-4-A-Cause 5K

March 17: Participate in this race to help end domestic violence. It begins at the St. Augustine Shores Riverview Club at 8 a.m. The 5K course is a loop through the St. Augustine Shores neighborhood. Awards will be given to the top three finishers, and recognition will be given to the top finishers in various age groups. Registration ranges from $35-$25.  790 Christina Drive •

Founding of Fort Mose

March 17: Fort Mose, founded by Spanish Florida Governor Manuel de Montiano in 1738, was the first legally sanctioned free Black community in the continental United States. This event begins with a reading of the governor’s proclamation that provided freedom to Captain Francisco Menendez and his militia men and established Fort Mose. Then, the site will be blessed by Franciscan Friar Don Joseph de Leon. The free event is from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.   15 Fort Mose Trail •

Gamble Rogers Concert Series – Richard Smith

March 17: The Gamble Rogers Music Festival hosts this concert featuring national champion guitarist Richard Smith at the Whitney Laboratory Lohman Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments and merchandise will be available. Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance.   9505 Oceanshore Blvd. •

Spring 2018 St. Augustine Record Fair

March 18: The St. Augustine Record Fair will be held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The fair is a free, family friendly event and is open to the public. Music lovers and collectors are invited to shop thousands of music-related items, including new and used vinyl records, CDs, posters, turntable equipment and supplies, memorabilia, collectibles and more. There will also be fun activities for the entire family.   1340 A1A South •

137th Annual St. Ambrose Spring Fair

March 18: The entire family will enjoy this spring festival from noon-4 p.m. featuring live music by local entertainers, great food, including Minorcan clam chowder and pilau, and special fun and games for the kids at St. Ambrose Church in Elkton. Admission and parking are free.   6070 Church RoadElkton •

Pups and Sups Surfing Competition

March 24: Hosted by K9s for Warriors, Surf Station and Guy Harvey Outpost Resort, this dog surfing contest takes place on St. Augustine Beach at 8:30 a.m. Check in starts at 8 a.m. Registration per “pawticipant” is $40 and is available at the Surf Station or online. All dog participants must wear a life vest while in the water. All proceeds benefit K9s for Warriors.   860 A1A Beach Blvd. •

Old Town Art Show

March 24: The Old Town Art Show is being held Palm Sunday Weekend at Francis Field in historic downtown St. Augustine. Exceptional artists and craftsmen from around the country will gather for this wonderful event. From the contemporary to the traditional, there will be something for everyone and every budget. This is a juried event, which means only the best artwork in each category is selected. The event hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.  25 W. Castillo Drive • www.holidayartshows

Blessing of the Fleet

March 25: This is an annual event dating back to St. Augustine’s earliest history, where watercraft of all types, decorated with flags and bunting, receive a special blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. The ceremony begins at noon with a procession from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine along the Plaza de la Constitución to the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.  111 Avenida Menendez •

Great Chefs of Jacksonville VII at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse

March 29This Northeast Florida culinary competition returns to the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach with the area’s best chefs. Diners are served four courses and vote for their one favorite. Guests will also be able to vote for the best cocktail and food truck. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person.  110 Championship WayPonte Vedra Beach •

Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show

March 31: Coming to Ponte Vedra Beach for the first time, this fashion show at Marsh Landing Country Club features innovation, imaginative outfits made from eco-friendly and recycled materials. The VIP and sponsor reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. VIP tickets are $250, and general admission tickets are $55. Professional photographs of the wearable art will be on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach from March 9-April 21.  25655 Marsh Landing Parkway, Ponte Vedra Beach •