Here are Events Happening This Week and Beyond on Florida’s Historic Coast!

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.

Tuesday, May 31

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

Bikini Kill Live from the Backyard Stage at The AMP

Gates open at 7 p.m., performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40, general admission. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., St. Augustine. www.theamp.com

Tuesday – Sunday, May 31 – June 5

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.

Top Gun: Maverick is Coming To IMAX!

Showing through June 9: Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. 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 – Saturday, May 31 – June 4

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

Wednesday, June 1

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 The Grapes of Roth (Classic & Alternative Rock) 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

Wednesday & Thursday, June 1 & 2

Rebelution “Good Vibes Summer Tour 2022” with Steel Pulse, DENM, & DJ Mackle at The AMP

For two nights, gates open at 4 p.m., show starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $17.93-$45. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., St. Augustine. www.theamp.com

Wednesday – Sunday, June 1 – 5 and beyond

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

Thursday, June 2

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.

St. Augustine 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 from June 2 through Labor Day from 7-9 p.m. The Driftwoods are the seasons’ first performance. www.citystaug.com/657/Concerts-in-the-Plaza

Thursday – Saturday, June 2 – 4

St. Augustine Kingfish Mayhem

The St. Augustine Kingfish Mayhem presented by Meat Mayhem Tournaments includes cash prizes up to $10,000. Thursday there will be a mandatory captains’ meeting at 7 p.m. Tournament and weigh-ins are on Friday and Saturday with an awards ceremony following. The tournament is based out of Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor. Registration is $500. Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, 3070 Harbor Dr., St. Augustine. www.meatmayhemtournaments.com/event/st-augustine-kingfish-mayhem-2022

Friday, June 3

First Friday Garden Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Join a Ranger the First Friday of every month for a garden walk. Learn about the history of Washington Oaks while exploring the formal gardens. The walk starts in the Garden parking lot at 10 a.m. and is approximately one hour. No registration required. Walk included with park entry fee of $5 per vehicle. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd. Palm Coast www.washingtonoaks.org

Barenaked Ladies with Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket at The AMP

Gates open at 5 p.m. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $44-$129. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.theamp.com

First Friday Art Walk

Join Art Galleries of St. Augustine the first Friday of every month from 5-9 p.m. for new exhibits, refreshments and live music at many participating galleries. For easy mobility downtown, patrons and visitors can enjoy the complimentary shuttle service that runs from 6-9 p.m. provided by Old Town Trolleys. Tour maps are available at participating galleries or online. 904-373-8697www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com

First Friday Artwalk Classical Concerts at Cathedral Basilica

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is proud to host free monthly concerts the first Friday of the month. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. This week’s performance is an organ recital by Chad Levitt and begins at 6 p.m. and is open to all, free of charge. There will be a free-will offering. 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine 904-824-2806 www.thefirstparish.org

Fashion for Action

Local models and influential men, women and their children will model fashion from the Betty Griffin Thrift Shoppes during the second-annual ‘Fashion for Action’ fundraising event from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crosswater Hall at Nocatee. All proceeds will benefit the Betty Griffin Center, which provides shelter and support for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in St. Johns County. Tickets are $30 per person. 245 Nocatee Center Parkway, Ponte Vedra Beach. bit.ly/FashionForAction2022

Daniel Jude Band at the Colonial Oak Music Park

Enjoy a concert by Daniel Jude Band under the shade of a 300 year old oak tree right in the heart at the Colonial Oak Music Park from 7-10 p.m. The Concert is family and pet friendly, and admission is free. The Colonial Oak Music Park is conveniently located in the backyard of the St. Augustine Seafood Company, 21 St. George St., St. Augustine www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com

Friday – Sunday, June 3 – 5 – and beyond

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

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

Saturday, June 4

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

RESET St. Augustine 5K

Lace up your sneaks and support a great cause at the RESET St. Augustine 5K. Proceeds benefit RESET, a St. Augustine based nonprofit that strives to empower, educate, and engage teens to develop the necessary skills to be productive citizens. Registration is $30-$35. For more information, or to register, visit www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/SaintAugustine/RESETStAugustineAnnual5k

Guided Exploration Hike of the GTM Research Reserve

On the first Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m., visitors can learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula as well as the natural biodiversity during a guided hike. Find out about the peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history, including how native peoples used estuarine resources, what European plantation life was like, and current efforts to learn about and save these resources. Meet at the GTM Research Reserve’s Trailhead Pavilion located west of the Guana Dam. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. Reservations are required and space is limited. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. gtmnerr.org/visit/events

Militia Muster at Fort Mose State Park

Experience free musket firing demonstrations from 9-11:30 a.m. at Fort Mose Historic State Park. Youth are welcome to participate in Junior Militia training using handmade wooden toy muskets. This program is free. Visitor Center admission is $2. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/fort-mose-historic-state-park

Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5

Fool’s Paradise Ft. Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, and more at The AMP

Fool’s Paradise is a destination event returning to St. Augustine after a five year hiatus. The third edition of the beloved funk-fueled weekend will be headlined by prog-rock vanguards Umphrey’s McGee and Grammy-nominated funk powerhouse Lettuce. In addition to a diverse and exciting lineup, fans can expect surprise sit-ins and artist-led excursions. Additional appearances from Andy Frasco & The U.N., Isaiah Sharkey Band (x2), and Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino, with more artists TBA. Tickets are $126.50-$176.50 in include both days. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. www.theamp.com

June 5 & Beyond!

Highlights of Happenings on Florida’s Historic Coast in June:

June 8 & 22: Celebrate 50 Years with St. Johns County Parks and Recreation

June 9 & 10: Jason Isbell and Sheryl Crow at The AMP

June 10 -12: 2022 Old School Kingfish Shootout

June 11: St. Augustine Living History Saunter

June 12: Flogging Molly & The Interrupters with special guest The Skints and Tiger Army at The AMP

June 15: West King Wednesdays

June 15: She is Fierce! Women’s Wednesday

June 18: Vettes at the Village

June 18 & 19: Juneteenth presented by St. Augustine Music Festival

June 22: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Zach Bryan at The AMP

June 23-25 & June 30- July 2: St. Augustine Music Festival

June 24: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band with guest Edgar Winter at The AMP June 25: Battle of Bloody Mose

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