Celebrate Music, Nature and History This Week on Florida’s Historic Coast This Week!

Beautiful weather, great music, outdoor fun, fascinating history and amazing art makes May an excellent time to visit Florida’s Historic Coast.

Please check to make sure events are on schedule and the attractions you plan to visit are open and tickets are available before traveling long distances. While participating in events, please be safe and follow CDC guidelines. Wear a face mask in crowded areas, wash your hands frequently and practice safe distancing.

Monday – Sunday, May 16-22

Picturing a Nation: American Art from the Lightner Museum

Picturing a Nation is a major installation of American paintings and sculpture from the Lightner Museum’s permanent collection. From America’s great vistas and natural wonders, to intimate scenes of St. Augustine, Picturing a Nation presents a vibrant vision of America on a local and national scale through late-19th and early 20th century American art. The exhibition runs through September 30, 2022. Lightner Museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free. Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine. www.lightnermuseum.org.

Bouke de Vries: War & Pieces at Lightner Museum

This exhibition of London-based Dutch artist Bouke De Vries’ War & Pieces has been described as a “masterwork” by art critics. The monumental artwork, crafted from thousands of fragments of porcelain, reimagines the decorative centerpieces that adorned seventeenth- and eighteenth-century banquet tables. Lightner Museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free. Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine. www.lightnermuseum.org.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at World Golf IMAX

See it in IMAX: Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the door to the multiverse, including an alternate version of himself, whose threat to humanity is too great for the combined forces pf Strange, Wong, and Wanda Maximoff. Tickets are $14 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors/Military; and $11 Children 3-12. World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. www.worldgolfimax.com

Monday – Friday, May 16-20

Dana Hargrove: Iceland Series

Dana Hargrove: Iceland Series offers intimately scaled paintings offer synthesized versions of the natural landscape, where organic forms are tamed and organized to highlight mankind’s ongoing subordination of nature. Lightner Museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free. Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine. www.lightnermuseum.org.

Tuesday, May 17

Taco Tuesday Fiesta Tour (Chauffeured)

Elevate your Tuesdays this summer on the ultimate Mexican Street Food Taco Tour. Features Latin inspired dishes, margaritas, sangria and more on a chauffeured tour through the historic streets of St. Augustine. The tour is 1:30-4:30 p.m. Reservations required. Tickets are $125 per person. Tour departs from 24 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine www.thetastingtours.com

Dance Gavin Dance with guests Memphis May Fire, Volumes, and Moontooth at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $37.50-$40. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. www.pvconcerthall.com

Tuesday – Sunday, May 17-22

Miniature Marvels at St. Augustine Art Association

Masterpieces do not always have to be big and grand to make a huge impression! Sometimes it is the smaller things that solicit a closer and more intimate observation from the viewer. Experience a visually enthralling exhibit as you immerse yourself in a world of minuscule sights. The works in this exhibit are no larger than 12 inches and reveal little marvels in a vast range of mediums and subjects. This exhibit will take place at the St. Augustine Art Association located at 22 Marine Street in historic downtown. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays 1-4 p.m. The Miniature Marvels exhibit can be viewed in person and online at www.staaa.org.

Here & There Art Exhibit at St. Augustine Art Association

Travels here and there, bucket list vacations, weekend getaways and staycations. Hiking in the mountains or climbing Everest, white water rapids or lazy rivers. Iconic landmarks and historical sites. Here & There is on display both in-gallery and online through May 29, 2022. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Tuesdays – Sundays from 1-4 p.m. For more information, visit www.staaa.org

Miniature Marvels at St. Augustine Art Association

Masterpieces do not always have to be big and grand to make a huge impression! Sometimes it is the smaller things that solicit a closer and more intimate observation from the viewer. Experience a visually enthralling exhibit as you immerse yourself in a world of minuscule sights. The works in this exhibit are no larger than 12 inches and reveal little marvels in a vast range of mediums and subjects. This exhibit will take place at the St. Augustine Art Association located at 22 Marine Street in historic downtown. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays 1-4 p.m. The Miniature Marvels exhibit can be viewed in person and online at www.staaa.org.

Wednesday, May 18

Wednesday Pier Farmers Market

The Wednesday Pier Farmers Market offers oceanfront shopping at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park from 8 a.m.-noon. Approximately 60-80 vendors sell locally grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods, arts, crafts and more. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine 904-315-0952 www.wednesdaypierfarmersmarket.com

West King Wednesday

Every third Wednesday of the month, small businesses of West Augustine collaborate to share the community and culture of West King Street businesses. Live music, artists, and more are showcased from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. West King Street, St. Augustine.

Improv Night @ Colonial Oak Music Park

First Coast Comedy veteran professionals have no plan and willingly dive headfirst into almost any challenge the audience will throw at them, resulting in unforgettably hilarious moments. This show is for everyone so bring the whole family because these improvisers ensure the show is always clean and never mean. Pay what you will, all seating is general admission. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine www.firstcoastcomedy.com

Wednesday-Saturday, May 18-21

Sport Fishing Championship NEFMA Bluewater Tournament

The Sport Fishing Championship (SFC) will celebrate 50 years of the Northeast Florida Marlin Association (NEFMA) Blue Marlin Tournament when Atlantic Division action in St. Augustine, Florida. The SFC is the world’s premier offshore fishing series, consisting of eleven points-based tournaments, culminating in one grand champion angling team. Competitors earn points based on their placement in qualifying events, including St. Augustine’s Blue Marlin Tournament, and additional points for every qualified catch recorded throughout the regular season. The tournament based out of Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine. www.sportfishingchampionship.com

Thursday, May 19

Night Market at Coconut Barrel

From 5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, come enjoy fresh food, live music, craft shopping & fun at the Coconut Barrel Artisan Market. 3175 U.S. Highway 1 South, St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.coconutbarrel.com/pages/farmers-market

Country Music Night at the Colonial Oak Music Park

Watch local and regional country music live at The Colonial Oak. The performance takes place at 7 p.m. at Colonial Oak Music Park, 21 St. George St., St. Augustine. www.thecolonialmusicpark.com/events.

Leon Bridges: The Boundless Tour with support from Chiiild

Grammy Award-winning R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges takes the stage at The AMP on May 19 at 7:30 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.50-$79.50. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine www.theamp.com

Rob Schneider performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Schneider is well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, and has become one of the most popular touring acts in comedy. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $39.50-$125. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach www.pvconcerthall.com

Friday, May 20

Smokestack at the Colonial Oak Music Park

From 7-10 p.m., enjoy a live performance by Smokestack under the shade of a 300-year-old oak tree in the heart of historic St. Augustine. The pet and family friendly Colonial Oak Music Park is adjacent to the St. Augustine Seafood Company. Admission is free. 21 St. George St. www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com

Friday & Saturday, May 20&21

Undercurrents Exhibition at Crisp-Ellert Museum Gallery

This exhibition brings together the work of ten international artists that explore the human condition in the midst of climate change. The featured artworks shift from photographs of disrupted, flooded landscapes to films exploring our ties to the natural world. The exhibit is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m., through June 17. Admission is free. Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. www.flagler.edu/information-for/community-members/arts–culture/crisp-ellert-art-museum

Saturday, May 21

St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market

From 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. shoppers stroll up and down the vendor-lined pathways of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market, browsing more than 100 tents loaded with local produce, flowers, baked goods, handmade arts and crafts and more. Admission into the market is free. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine

904-315-9252 www.theamp.com/farmers-market

Nocatee Farmer’s Market

Enjoy a traditional market with a unique theme every third Saturday from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Nocatee Farmers Market. This market offers a wide variety of selections including the freshest locally grown produce and herbs as well as homemade jams, jellies, home-baked goods, hand-stitched quilts, plants, art, and pottery items. Nocatee Station Field, 400 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra. www.facebook.com/NocateeLiving

St. Augustine K9s United 5K | 9K | Family Fun Run

Join K9s United at World Golf Hall of Fame for the K9s United 9K for K9s. This event includes the classic 5k, our challenging 9k plus a 1-mile fun run! Both the 5k and 9k will be chip timed with awards for the top runners in each category. All the runs are open to runners and walkers of all levels. Registration is $16-$35. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the World Golf Hall of Fame, 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine. For more information visit www.k9sunited.org/events

Beach Exploration at the GTM Reserve

Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 9-11 a.m. for a beach walk! You will learn about the animals that call the beach their home, as well as seashells and other interesting facts. This is a “Beaches 101” experience that the entire family will enjoy. The hike will begin at the Visitor Center where you will learn about the different habitats on our beautiful seashore. The group will then walk across the street to the beach for this salty adventure! Parking for this event is located in front of the visitor center. There is no fee for this lot, but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.gtmnerr.org/gtmevents

St. Augustine Ballet Presents Peter and The Wolf & Don Quixote Suite

Saint Augustine Ballet presents Peter and the Wolf and Don Quixote Suite: The Dream. Performances are at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets $35-$50. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. saintaugustineballet.org

Tolomato Cemetery Tours

Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials from the First Spanish Period, 1565-1763. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-257-3273 www.tolomatocemetery.com

Huguenot Cemetery Guided Tours

Tour the first cemetery in St. Augustine dedicated for Anglo-American civilians. The Huguenot Cemetery was a Protestant burial ground from 1821-1884. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 3 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-829-6451 www.memorialpcusa.org/visitors/huguenot-cemetery

As If! The 90’s Fest

Break out the bright Starter jackets and fanny packs and get ready to party like its 1996. From noon to 9 p.m. this family-oriented summer kickoff party is dedicated to the decade that was All That and a Bag of Chips. Headliners include Montell Jordan and Quad City DJs. General Admission tickets are $20. Children ages 0-10 are $5. VIP tickets are available for $60 and include a lounge area and VIP bar access. Francis Field, 25 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. www.asifthe90sfest.com.

Finger Mullet Film Festival

This year’s festival brings together film and video shorts by regional, national, and international artists and filmmakers, including an under-18 screening block and an exhibition of time-based art from 4 to 4:45p.m.; local filmmakers and Flagler College Alumni from 5 to 5:45 p.m; national and international films show is from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and a selection of silent films by American filmmaker Maya Deren (1917-1961) from 8 to 10 p.m. The festival takes place at Crisp-Ellert Art Museum 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine www.flagler.edu/information-for/community-members/arts–culture/crisp-ellert-art-museum/

Cruise In – St. Augustine Cruisers

Cruise in and check out the classics during St. Augustine Cruisers Car Club Cruise-In. Held every 3rd Saturday of the month from 5-7 p.m. There will be music, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing! Cruise in and check it out! Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine, 4370 Dixie Hwy South, St. Augustine. www.staugustinecruisers.com

Living History Saunter

Join living history interpreters from the Historic Florida Militia as they present a timeline of St. Augustine’s colonial history from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The saunter begins at the north end of St. George Street and makes its way south to the Plaza. Interpreters answer questions related to St. Augustine’s history and pose for pictures. Click here for more information.

Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22

Florida Invitational Rugby Showcase

Witness more than 500 high school and middle school boys and girls as they compete in the annual invitational youth rugby showcase. The Invitational Youth Rugby Showcase takes place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at Davis Park, 210 Davis Park Rd., Ponte Vedra. www.floridarugby.org

Sunday, May 22

START Music at Colonial Oak Music Park

Enjoy a free concert featuring Stephen Quinn & Hunter Hays at the Colonial Oak Music Park from 6-9 p.m. The Concert is family and pet friendly, and admission is free. The Colonial Oak Music Park is located in the backyard of the St. Augustine Seafood Company, 21 St. George St., St. Augustine www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com

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