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Trivia!!! Night at Ancient City Brewing Company, 3420 Agricultural Center Dr.
7:30-10:30 PM www.ancientcitybrewing. com
Open Mic Night
Tradewinds Lounge 5-9 p.m.
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
St. Augustine Farmer’s Market at the Amphitheater (Saturday) 9 a.m -12 p.m.
St. Augustine Flea Market 9-4 p.m.
Salt Air Farmer’s Market 10-2
MAR 16 FNATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CUBA WITH CONDUCTOR ENRIQUE PEREZ MESA PRESENTED BY EMMA CONCERT ASSOCIATION
EMMA Concert Association presents the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba with Conductor Enrique Perez Mesa as part of its Winter Orchestral Series. The concert takes place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $40. 14 Granada Street. • Visit Emma Concerts for more…
MAR 16 FINS AND FREEDOM SAIL
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 included. 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 • Visit the Schooner Freedom website HERE for more info
MAR 16 ST. AUGUSTINE LIONS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
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. Francis Field. Friday 3-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 25 W. Castillo Drive • Lions Seafood Festival Website
MAR 17 ST. AUGUSTINE ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL
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. • Visit the St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival HERE
MAR 17 THE 22ND ANNUAL VILANO BRIDGE 5K AND 10K RUN & WALK
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 • Visit the Vilano Beach 5K & 10K Run/Walk Website
MAR 17 SPRING-4-A-CAUSE 5K
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 • Visit Race Smith to sign up
MAR 17 FOUNDING OF FORT MOSE
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 • Visit the Fort Mose website here
MAR 17 GAMBLE ROGERS MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT
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. • Visit the Gamble Rogers website
MAR 18 SPRING 2018 ST. AUGUSTINE
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 • Visit the St. Augustine Ampitheatre
MAR 18 137TH ANNUAL ST. AMBROSE SPRING FAIR
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. 6070 Church RoadElkton • Visit the St. Ambrose Church website for more information
MAR 24 PUPS AND SUPS SURFING COMPETITION
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. • Visit the Pups and SUPs Surfing Competition for more information
MAR 24 OLD TOWN ART SHOW
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 • Old Town Art Show
MAR 25 MUSIC IN THE BOX
On the last Sunday of the month at the Limelight Theatre, enjoy live acoustic music by some of the area’s best up-and-coming bands and musicians from 6-8 p.m. on stage in the Koger- Gamache Studio Theatre. Admission is $5. Refreshments available for purchase. March features Kyra Livingston! 11 Old Mission Avenue • Visit the Limelight Theatre for more info and tickets
MAR 25 BLESSING OF THE FLEET
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. The Bridge of Lions closes for the Blessing of the Fleet. Sailing and tall craft from north of the bridge should plan accordingly. St. Augustine Yacht Club – 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, Florida
MAR 31 LOVE YOUR MOTHER ECO FASHION SHOW
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. 25655 Marsh Landing Parkway, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 – Visit the Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Website for tickets
MAR 29 GREAT CHEFS OF JACKSONVILLE VII AT TPC SAWGRASS CLUBHOUSE
This 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 Way, Ponte Vedra Beach • get tickets for the Northeast Florida culinary competition here.
APR 1 ST. AUGUSTINE EASTER PARADE
The St. Augustine Easter Parade begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1 at the Mission of Nombre de Dios on San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine and heads south down Avenida Menendez. The annual parade featuring horse-drawn carriages, marching bands, floats, drill teams, the Easter Bunny, and St. Augustine’s Royal Family. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to find parking and secure a spot along the downtown streets. For more details, go to the St. Augustine Easter Parade website.
APRIL 6-8 RHYTHM & RIBS FESTIVAL
The Rhythm & Ribs Festival features barbecue vendors from across the south, a BBQ competition, live music, a kids zone and Kiss the Pig, a fundraiser for Learn to Read. The festival is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 6; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 7; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Hosted by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary, all proceeds go to more than 2 dozen local charities and nonprofits. With the help of nearly 200 volunteers, a total of 2,000 hours are volunteered over the weekend. The music schedule will be announced soon. Go to the Rhythm & Ribs website to stay updated.
APR 5-8 ST. AUGUSTINE RACE WEEK
St. Augustine Race Week features multiple sailing events, boat races and youth sailing regattas along the St. Augustine bayfront and near the Vilano bridge. Cruisers, Racers, Big Boats, and Small Boats are invited to participate. The event also include parties, live music, and local food. For more details, go to the St. Augustine Race Week 2018 website.
APRIL 18-22 FLORIDA’S BIRDING & PHOTO FEST
Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest features more than 100 birding and outdoor photography events in St. Johns County and surrounding locations. This festival is headquartered at the GTM Research Reserve, located 8 miles north of St. Augustine on A1A North. Visit the Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest website for more information