Here is What is Happening This Week on Florida’s Historic Coast!

February 27, 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 27- March 5

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

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.

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

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 27 & 28

Al Stewart Performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50.50-$55. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399

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–culture/crisp-ellert-art-museum

Walk on the Wildside

Join a fun and educational hike through Anastasia State Park with one of the Park’s experienced and knowledgeable volunteers! This walk starts out on the beautiful shoreline, continues up through the sand dunes, and travels along the boardwalk over the salt marsh. The walk will continue along Salt Run, our estuarine habitat, and through the maritime hammock. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, a reusable water bottle, bug spray, and sunscreen. Meet in the beach parking lot in front of the Island Beach Shop & Grill. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

The program takes place 9-11 a.m. and is free with regular park admission fee. ($8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 per single-occupant vehicle. $2.00 per pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers.

Ancient City Cooking Demonstrations with Chef Tyrone Bennett

Learn to make flavorful things with Chef Tyrone Bennett at Ancient City Brunch Bar’s Cooking Experiences. Chef Tyrone, Heart and Soul Food Truck. Chef will conduct two presentations. At 4:30 p.m. he will demonstrate how to serve Smoked Pork Belly w/ Pineapple Honey Fort Mose 1738 Reduction which will be paired with wines and include a dessert. Chef’s 6:30 p.m. demonstration will include Smoked Pork Belly w/ Pineapple Honey Fort Mose 1738 Reduction with Gouda Mac & Cheese, Soulfully prepared Turnip Greens and a dessert by Ancient City Brunch Bar. This full course meal will be accompanied by a special cocktail prepared by St. Augustine’s favorite bartender, Kelley Fitzsimonds. Tickets are $85 per person.

The Cooking Experiences take place at Ancient City Brunch Bar, 210 St. George St., St. Augustine.

Wednesday, March 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

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. 

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.

Ancient City Cooking Demonstration with Chef Ellie Schultz

Chef Ellie Schultze, Vilano Main Street Diner will demonstrate how to prepare traditional French-style Mussels at the Ancient City Cooking Experiences. Chef Elle grew up in St. Augustine, but left home after college to explore the world, traveling to over 50 countries before heading to culinary school in New York. Ellie and her family recently moved back to her hometown and will open the Vilano Main Street Diner in summer 2023. This is your chance to get a taste of what is to come.

Tickets for the 4:30 p.m. cooking session are $45 per person, and include the demo, a tasting of the dish paired with a wine, and a sweet dessert by Ancient City Brunch Bar. Ancient City Brunch Bar, 210 St. George St., Suite C3, St. Augustine.

Friday, March 3

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 on St. George Street, near the Spanish Bakery. Interpreters answer questions related to St. Augustine’s history and pose for pictures. The saunter is made possible by St. Johns Cultural

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