March 6, 2023

This week golf is really BIG, new art exhibits are on display, music is everywhere, and everything goes Green. Here are this week’s events taking place on 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.

Daily Events, March 6-12

Contemporary Chronicles of St. Augustine at Lightner Museum

Contemporary Chronicles of St. Augustine explores the urban fabric of St. Augustine through large-format photographs, hand drawn maps, and interactive photographic flip books. The project seeks to define St. Augustine through the residential streets and neighborhoods that have long been inhabited by the people that help support the city as a premier tourist destination. Through interactive sequential images, visitors to the exhibition will uncover the overlooked aspects of everyday life in America’s oldest city. 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. 75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874

75 for 75: Diamond Anniversary Exhibition

The Lightner has been an important part of the St. Augustine community since it was first built as the Hotel Alcazar in 1888. The building opened as a museum in January 1948. In celebration of our 75th diamond anniversary in 2023, 75 for 75 presents a compelling selection of artwork and objects from the museum’s permanent collection and celebrates the incredible legacy that Otto Lightner left to the people of St. Augustine. 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. 75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874

Ride On! Historic Bicycles At Lightner Museum

In the 1890s the bicycle took over the hearts and minds of Americans. Swept up in the craze for cycling, our historic building, the Hotel Alcazar, offered its own bicycle academy, allowing its guests to tour Gilded Age St. Augustine on two wheels. Drawn from the collection of St. Augustine bicycle aficionado Keith Pariani, this exhibition will feature bicycles chosen by Pariani as examples of pivotal moments in late 19th and early 20th century bicycle design. 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. 75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874

Creed III Playing at World Golf IMAX

See the first sports movie filmed with IMAX cameras! After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. Creed III is showing daily at 1 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $13 for seniors/students/military, $11 for children. 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine.

Monday- Saturday, March 6-11

Sasha Wortzel: Dreams of Unknown Islands: St. Augustine

Dreams of Unknown Islands: Saint Augustine is a multisensory exhibition of work by New York-based visual artist and filmmaker Sasha Wortzel. A walk through of the exhibition with the artist will be held on Friday, March 3 at 5pm, followed by an opening reception. The exhibit will be on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College through April 22. Admission is free. This exhibition is generously supported through grants from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The museum is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday noon-4 p.m. Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine.

Tuesday, March 7

St. Augustine Archeological Association Monthly Meeting and Lecture

This presentation will overview the results of recent work by a team of researchers investigating the Mound Key (8LL2) archaeological site in Southwest Florida. Mound Key has long been considered to have been the most likely candidate as the location for the sixteenth century seat of power, the effective capitol, of the powerful Calusa kingdom, as well as one of the earliest Spanish missions in Florida. The lecture takes place in the Flagler Room at Flagler College at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 74 King. St., St. Augustine. 301-221-2610

Alan Doyle Performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32-$40. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399

Tuesday & Friday, March 7 & 10

Ancient City Cooking Experience at Ancient City Brunch Bar

Enjoy artful cooking demonstrations by local culinary experts using local ingredients and recipes that celebrate the exciting culinary scene of Northeast Florida. Ancient City Cooking Experiences take place at Ancient City Brunch Bar every Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Space is limited in each session and reservations are required. Tickets range $55 and $95. The 4:30 p.m. session includes the demo, a sampling of the dish paired with wine and a dessert. The 6:30 p.m. session is a full course meal with wine and cocktail pairings. , 210 St. George St, Suite C3, St. Augustine.

Tuesday- Sunday, March 7-12

THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass

One of the biggest events in golf welcome the arrival of spring to Florida’s Historic Coast. For golf’s millions of fans, THE PLAYERS Championship is something special to savor and for the hundreds of thousands lucky enough to attend, it’s six days of excitement and fun that create lasting memories. Admission and parking tickets must be purchased in advance. Tuesday and Wednesday (March 7 & 8), admission is $30. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday admissions are $90-$100. Throughout the week, each adult ticket is also good for free admission for two youths ages 15 and under. Special military tickets are available, including free admission for active duty, retired and reserve members and one dependent for Tuesday, Wednesday and one competitive day. Parking is $15 on Tuesday and Wednesday and $30 for all other days.TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach.

17th Annual St. Johns All-County High School Art Show

The future of St. Augustine’s artists! All works of art are done by exceptional students in grades 9-12. The works in this gallery-wide exhibit are bold, daring, and visually compelling, showcasing our students’ immense artistic talent. This exhibit is a community outreach partnership with the St. Johns County Schools and is sponsored by LeShane CPA. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 1-4 p.m. with the exception of First Friday Art Walk (STAAA is open from 5-7:30 p.m. for Art Walk). This exhibit will be on display through April 2 at the St. Augustine Art Association. 22 Marine Street, St. Augustine. 904-824-2310

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 free exhibit will be on display through April 2 at the St. Augustine Art Association. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays 1-4 p.m. 22 Marine Street, St. Augustine. 904-824-2310

Wednesday, March 8

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

Improv Night at Colonial Oak Music Park

A fun night at St. Augustine’s most unique venue The 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 family friendly show is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and improvisers play smart to ensure the show is always clean and never mean! Tickets are Pay-What-You-Will. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine.

Wednesday & Sunday, March 8 & 12

Yoga on the Lawn at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

Enjoy yoga on the lawn at the historic Ximenez-Fatio House Museum. This one-hour vinyasa flow is perfect for all levels. Bring a beach towel or mat and water. Free parking behind the museum is available, but limited. Access the parking lot from Cadiz Street. Instructor will contact you by phone if class is canceled due to weather. Practice gets underway at 8 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour. Cost is $15 and registration is required. 20 Aviles St., St. Augustine.

Thursday, March 9

Dean Winter and The Heat Perform at The Colonial Oak Music Park

Check out Dean Winter & The Heat play from 7-10 p.m. Free admission and family friendly! Food and drink available for purchase. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine.

Tommy Emmanuel Performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $44.50-$79.50. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399

Thursday – Sunday, March 9-12

The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

The three-day St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival takes place at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, featuring internationally acclaimed Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting (Friday night), Highland games, Celtic shopping and food, live music, two stages and a variety of entertainment. Also, the only St. Patrick Day parade in Northeast Florida begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. General admission into the festival is $10. Visit the website for the schedule of events. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine.

Sylvia by A.R. Gurney Presented by A Classic Theatre

A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog, by the playwright who brought us The Dining Room. As Mr. Gurney notes, the play has a “timely message of the need to connect in an increasingly alien and impersonal world. ‘There is a need to connect, not only to a dog, but to other people through the dog.'”

Performances are held on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at

Friday, March 10

Coffee With a Ranger at Anastasia State Park

From 9-10:30 a.m. come grab a cup of coffee and hang out with a Park Ranger! This family-friendly event is a good time to ask questions, learn more about the park, and hear stories from the field. Meet by Island Beach Shop & Grill. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. Free with park admission. $8/per vehicle with up to 8 people, $4 per vehicle with one occupant, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine. 904-461-2033

Jaws of The Sea

St. Johns County Parks and Recreation hosts this free event to learn sharks! During the walk you’ll learn about shark biology, common sharks of our area, local shark research, as well as human and shark encounters. Participants will even have a chance to find sharks’ teeth.

This free walk is from 3-4 p.m. and take place at Mussallem Beachfront Park, 3365 Coastal Highway, St. Augustine. Registration is

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge Performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter, and vocalist of The Moody Blues, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, is bringing his incredible ‘Performs Days of Futures Passed’ solo tour to Ponte Vedra!

Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $48-$73. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399

Saturday- Sunday, March 11 & 12

St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival

Visit this festival featuring handmade items such as ceramics, stained glass, photography, soaps and more at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 352-344-0657

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