February 21, 2023

This week is full of celebrations of art, music, history and more at venues and locations through the destinations. 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, February 21-1

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 www.lightnermuseum.org

St. Augustine Through the Lens of William Henry Jackson at Lightner Museum

In the decades following the Civil War, the photographer William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) played a major role in shaping public perception of the American landscape. In the 1890s, Jackson was commissioned by Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railroad to produce a set of images to promote St. Augustine as a tourist destination. Today, Jackson’s photographs remain a remarkable record of turn-of-the-century life in this historic city, offering a striking portrait of Gilded Age 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 www.lightnermuseum.org

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 www.lightnermuseum.org

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 www.lightnermuseum.org

Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania at IMAX!

In the film, which officially kicks off phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Super-Hero partners Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. The 4 p.m. showing will be in immersive IMAX 3D format! This film shows through March 2. 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

Faces and Figures Exhibition at St. Augustine Art Association

Expressions of the human form bring personality to this exhibit. Be invigorated by the human visage in the form of various drawing studies, formal portraits, daily life and other figurative works. Each work of art is rendered and presented in 2D and 3D media and done by local and regional artists. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays 1-4 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.or

Tuesday-Friday, February 21-24

Art in Public Spaces Exhibition: From River to Ocean Plein Air

The St. Johns Cultural Council presents an Art in Public Spaces exhibition featuring the beauty of St. Johns County through the eyes of twenty-eight artists painting en plein air. Free and appropriate for all ages. The Rotunda Gallery is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on public holidays. St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine. 904-808-7330 www.historiccoastculture.com

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 21&22

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum Presents Timothy Stanley: Ursula

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum welcomes multidisciplinary artist Timothy Stanley with the exhibition Ursula, featuring the ongoing body of sculpture by the same name, in addition to a site-specific and interactive installation. Stanley uses a combination of mediums including sculpture, prose, and video game development in order to explore the boundaries of literary narrative, with the aim of uncovering new techniques in storytelling. Admission is free. This exhibit will be on display through February 23. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/information-for/community-members/arts–culture/crisp-ellert-art-museum

Wednesday, February 22

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 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, February 22 & 26

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. www.pilatesyogaloft.com

Thursday, February 23

Playin’ Possum at Colonial Oak Music Park

Playin’ Possum at the Oak from 7-10 p.m. Free admission and family friendly. Food and drink available for purchase. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine. www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com

Marc Douglas Berardo & Abbie Gardner Perform at Café Eleven

Don’t miss Marc Douglas Berardo and Abbie Gardner, of Red Molly performing at 8 p.m. at The Original Café Eleven. Tickets are $15/advance, $20/day of show. 501 A1A Beach Blvd. , St. Augustine Beach. 904-460-9311 www.originalcafe11.com

The Man in Black – Tribute to Johnny Cash at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$49.50. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com

Thursday-Saturday, February 23-25

I Lived Here, As Well – Together

The museum’s latest installment of the series combines the 2022 and 2021 programs into a single performance entitled: “I Lived Here, As Well – Together”. In the past two years, the series has presented, individually, the perspective of a male enslaved person and a female enslaved person, but never together. In the 2023 edition, guests will be joined by two actors portraying each viewpoint to witness the harsh conditions of slavery, and life after. The program will include stories and accounts not heard during the traditional museum tour, along with full access to the house museum’s three floors of exhibition space.

“I Lived Here, As Well – Together” will run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. The tour is open to the public, led by costumed historical actors, and lasts approximately 60 minutes. Admission is $22 per person and must be purchased in advance. 20 Aviles St., St. Augustine. 904-829-3575 www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/ILHAW

Each month, Anastasia State Park hosts an educational Bird Walk Program from 8:15-10 a.m. Open to participants of all birding levels, participants will observe a variety of shore birds, marsh birds, and hammock birds by walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails and other areas. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes and a field guide. The program is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine. 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia

St. Augustine Spanish Food & Wine Festival

Experience a weekend of events featuring Spanish wine. This tasty event connects St. Augustine to our city’s Spanish heritage through a series of special events that feature Spanish wine, cuisine and culture. Thursday is Tapas & Wine at Lightner Museum-Radzinski Family Garden. Friday is the Cava Reception & Dinner at Flagler College Solarium. Saturday is the Grand Tasting at Flagler College Markland House. Reservations and advance tickets are available at www.spanishwinefestival.com.

Friday, February 24

Castillo by Candlelight: The Fort Mose Story

Join the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument for a special look into the important legacy of Fort Mose as the first legally-sanctioned free African settlement in what would become the United States. Candlelight tours last approximately 40 minutes and depart every 15 minutes from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The cost is $15 adults, $5 youth 5-15, and free for youth under 5. Advance tickets must be purchased online, or in person on the day of the event. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. 904-829-6506 x233 https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/10088440/ticket/10089992

Friday – Sunday, February 24 – 26

38th Annual Cathedral Festival

The 38th Annual Cathedral Festival will take place Friday, February 24 5-10:30 p.m., Saturday, February 25 noon-10:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 26 noon-9 p.m. offering exciting rides, games, raffles, food, live music, fireworks and more. $5 for adults, $3 for kids aged 11-17 and seniors over 65, and free for active-duty military and kids 10 and under. Located at Mission Nombre de Dios. 21 Ocean Ave, St. Augustine. www.thecathedralfestival.com

Saturday, February 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 S., St. Augustine. 904-315-9252 www.theamp.com/farmers-market

Cars & Coffee at the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine

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