Summer is in full swing on Florida’s Historic Coast. There are lots of exciting events and celebrations taking place this week and throughout the month Summer is in full swing on Florida’s Historic Coast. There are lots of exciting events and celebrations taking place this week and throughout the month June. Here is a list of events featuring great music, historic reenactments and fun celebrations this week, and a preview of even more events taking place this month!
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.
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.
Martha Ferguson: Beyond the Crowds at Lightner Museum
Inspired by her experiences strolling the streets of St. Augustine and crossing paths with locals along the way, Beyond the Crowds presents Martha Ferguson’s intimate vision of the Ancient 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. Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine. www.lightnermuseum.org
Self-Guided St. Augustine’s Secrets Historical Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt will guide you to secret sights in St. Augustine that millions of people never knew about or looked for. Each Packet is for 2 Adults and their children. 1 prize awarded per packet. Purchase additional packets so you can compete with others in your group for even more fun. The packets are $25 each and there are 15 different quests to choose from. Ancient City Tours, 12 St. George St., St. Augustine www.ancientcitytours.net
Tuesday – Thursday, June 21 – 23
Jurassic World: Dominion is at IMAX!
Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live–and hunt–alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures in a new Era. Visit the website for showtimes. 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
Tuesday – Sunday, June 21 – 26
Annual Honors Show at St. Augustine Art Association
New works by the “best of the best” make up this exhibit featuring St. Augustine Art Association’s award-winning artists from the past three years. Annual Honors Show is on display both in-gallery and online June 3 – 26, 2022. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Free admission. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine www.staaa.org
Tuesday, June 21
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
Marineland Beach Walk
Get to know the beach in an entirely new way. Join this guided walk on Marineland Beach to learn about everything from shore birds to the coquina rocks and flowers blooming along the dunes. Meet your guide at 9 a.m., located at 9741 Oceanshore Boulevard, Marineland. This walk is free, but registration required. www.gtmnerr.org/event
Nathaniel Ratliff & The Night Sweats with Zach Bryan at The AMP
Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $52.50-$87.50. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., St. Augustine. www.theamp.com
Wednesday, June 22
Celebrating 50 Years of St. Johns County Parks – Popsicles & Playground
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. Johns County Parks & Recreation at a community-wide free event at 10 a.m. This family friendly Popsicles & Playground events will take place at Aberdeen Park, 1401 Shetland Dr., St. Johns 904-209-0333 www.sjcfl.us/Recreation
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
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
Music by the Sea
This free weekly concert series at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier returns for the season. This week’s concert features Ain’t Too Proud for a 7-9 p.m. performance. Bring a beach chair or blanket along with a favorite beverage and get ready to dance. Starting at 6 p.m., a local food truck will be on-site. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.freebeachconcerts.com
Thursday, June 23
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.
Free Concerts in the Plaza
Returning for its 31st season, this popular weekly event falls into a tradition shared by many communities: enjoying a concert in the town square on a summer night. Free and open to the public, residents and visitors alike can enjoy great entertainment in a great place together every Thursday through Labor Day from 7-9 p.m. The Billy Buchanan is this week’s performer. www.citystaug.com/657/Concerts-in-the-Plaza
Thursday – Saturday June 23 – 25
St. Augustine Music Festival
The St. Augustine Music Festival is a series of six free concerts held throughout two weekends (June 23-25 & June 30-July 2) in the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. The concerts take place Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a different performance each evening.
Thursday, June 23 | Virtuosity and Beauty
Friday, June 24 | Postcards from Austria
Saturday, June 25 | Danses and Spells 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine 904-814-9404 www.staugustinemusicfestival.org
Intermediate Level Kayak Excursions
Explore the waterways with a St. Johns County Naturalist. This intermediate kayak trip provides scenic views of Fort Matanzas and the natural areas of the intracoastal waterway – prior kayaking experience is recommended. Learn More.
Friday, June 24
Start Music at Colonial Oak Music Park
Enjoy live music from 7-10 p.m. under the shade of a 300 year old oak tree at the Colonial Oak Music Park is conveniently located in the backyard of the St. Augustine Seafood Company Admission is free and the event is family and pet friendly. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine. www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com
Ancient Dunes Trail Hike
Enjoy a guided hike through ancient dunes shaded by a maritime hammock. The tour starts at the Hilltop Picnic Area at 9 a.m. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray, and sunscreen. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. Anastasia State Park, 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Friday – Sunday, June 24 – 26
Mary Poppins Jr. Presented by APEX Theatre at Lewis Auditorium
Apex Theatre Studio presents Disney’s beloved family classic Mary Poppins Jr. The production features over 40 young artists from the North Florida area. Olivia DeMaio, a rising junior in the musical theater program at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, plays the title character. George Eastman, a sophomore in the same program, portrays the chimney sweep, Bert. Performances take place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $22. Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine www.apextheatre.com/events
Dial M for Murder at Limelight Theatre
Opening weekend! A portrayal of this classic story where Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot. Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $22 for students.
Performances run Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 m. in the Koger-Gamache Black Box at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. www.limelight-theatre.org
Saturday, June 25
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
I-Vibes at Colonial Oak Music Park
Enjoy a free performance by I-Vibes under the shade of a 300 year old oak tree at Colonial Oak Music Park is conveniently located in the backyard of the St. Augustine Seafood Company. The show is from 7-10 p.m. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com
13th Annual Big Bang 5K
Join the 13th Annual Big Bang 5K in Ponte Vedra Beach. The race begins at 8 a.m. from Christ Episcopal Church located at 400 San Juan Dr. Registration is $40 and all participants receive a tech race shirt and a finisher’s medal. 400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach. Learn More
Cars & Coffee at Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine
Must love Coffee ~ Must love Classic Cars! If you do then cruise over to Classic Car Museum for Cars & Coffee from 8-10 a.m. Enjoy the morning checking out over 150 beautiful classics, and enjoy free coffee and doughnuts. Classic Car Museum offers this free event every 4th Saturday of the month. Event sponsored by Bozard Lincoln. 4730 US 1 South, St. Augustine. 904-806-4625 www.facebook.com/classiccarmuseumstaug
GTM Reserve Beach Clean Up
Join Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM) for a beach cleanup on every fourth Saturday of the month. Enjoy coastal views while helping remove debris and microplastics from the beach. GTM Rangers will supply gloves and trash bags at 9:30 a.m. at a different meeting location each month. Visit www.gtmnerr.org/events for information on where to meet.
Hello Summer! Hastings Main Street Market & Festival
Hello Summer! will include music by DJ Danny Fro, food vendors, a Kid’s Zone that features a bouncy house and a monster slide, the “Celebrity Dunk Tank”, and a 50/50 drawing. A variety of vendors with hand-made crafts, art, jewelry items, antiques, and woodworking. Folks with yard and garage sale items will be there, too so there’s something for every taste and budget. The festivities take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Al Wilke Park, 6150 S. Main St., Hastings. www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofHastingsFL
Battle of Bloody Mose Reenactment
Visit Fort Mose Historic State Park for this event from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with battle reenactments at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. between the British and Scottish invaders and the victorious Spanish defenders along with the free black militia and Native American auxiliaries. Event admission is free. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2232 www.fortmose.org
Sunday, June 26
Ancient City Poets Open Mic
The Ancient City Poets gather on the last Sunday afternoon of each month to host a free community open mic reading at Kookaburra Coffee-Dondi, 4265 A1A S., St. Augustine. Sign-up begins at 2:30 with readings starting at 3 p.m. The first 15 names on the sign-up sheet will be called in the order that they appear on the list. www.facebook.com/ancientcitypoets
June 27 & Beyond!
Highlights of Happenings on Florida’s Historic Coast in June/July:
June 30- July 2: St. Augustine Music Festival
July 1-4: Oak Fest at Colonial Oak Music Park
July 1: First Friday Artwalk
July 4: Fireworks Over the Matanzas
July 9 : Living History Saunter
July 9: Bridge of Lions 5K