This week on Florida’s Historic Coast there are great events and happenings taking place.

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, April 10-16

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.


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

Rebecca Lemmon: Leaves & Light at Lightner Museum

Rebecca Lemmon presents fleeting encounters with the world of nature, revealing the power of light to transform everyday experiences. Masterfully realized, Lemmon’s work calls attention to the beauty that surrounds us daily. 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

P.A.St.A. April Feature Artist, Pam Geiger

Pam Geiger will be the Professional Artists of St. Augustine’s (P.A.St.A.) April Feature Artist. Come meet Pam and see her amazing oil paintings. 214 Charlotte St., St. Augustine.

Monday- Saturday, April 10-15

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. 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.

Monday- Wednesday, April 10-13

Super Mario Brothers Premiers at World Golf IMAX

A Brooklyn Plumber named Mario, travels through the Mushroom Kingdom with a Princess named Peach and an Anthropomorphic Mushroom named Toad to find Mario’s Brother, Luigi, and to save the world from a ruthless fire breathing Koopa named Bowser.

The Super Mario. Bros Movie is showing daily through April 13. Tickets are $14 adults, $11 children. and $13 for seniors/students/military. World Golf IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine.

Tuesday – Sunday, April 11-16

Spring Members Show at St. Augustine Art Association Gallery

This bi-annual exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association features a variety of works by emerging, seasoned and professional artists. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310

Annual St. Johns All-County Middle School Art Show

The Annual St. Johns All-County Middle School Art Show is on display both in-gallery and online through May 1. With over 80 pieces of artwork by students in grades 6-8, this exhibit is a community outreach partnership with St. Johns County schools and is a compilation of student art from 13 different middle schools in St. Johns County. Admission is free and gallery hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 1-4 p.m. St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-1023

Wednesday, April 12

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

Matanzas Inlet Hike

Join GTM Research Reserve partnered with the National Parks Service on this guided interpretive walk around the Matanzas Inlet. Your guide will explain the inlet dynamics and movement of the sand as the sea constantly rearranges the shore. Hikers will explore the incredibly rich and diverse communities of plants and animals throughout the ecosystem and witness how hurricanes have affected the inlet. This event meets at the Matanzas Inlet west parking lot. This event is free, but registration is required. 8655 A1A S., St. Augustine. 904-380-8600

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers with Special Guest David Julia at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $38-$51. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399

Improv Night at Colonial Oak Music Park

Join us outdoors at St. Augustine’s most unique venue The Colonial Oak Music Park when 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.

Thursday, April 13

Walk on the Wild Side

Join a fun and educational hike through Anastasia State Park with one of the Park’s knowledgeable volunteers! This walk starts on the beautiful shoreline, continues up through the sand dunes, and travels along the boardwalk over the salt marsh.

Participants will discover an assortment of flora and fauna that populate the several ecosystems of Anastasia, and they will increase their knowledge of some history of the park and the surrounding area. 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. This program 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, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass). 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine. 904-461-2033

Jazz in the Garden at Lightner Museum

Celebrate Spring at the Lightner Museum with an evening of Jazz in the Garden. Relax in the Radzinski Family Garden and enjoy live music by Ramona the Duo from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free. 75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874

Jake Shimabukuro performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $34.50 – $59.50. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399

Beebs X Niko Is: All the Kids with Kat Hall & Jayo at Café Eleven

Beebs (of Beebs & Her Money Makers) and tropical Brazilian MC Niko Is, with special guests Kat Hall & Jayo from 8-10:30 p.m. at The Original Café Eleven. Tickets are $15 advance / $20 day of show. 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-460-9311

Thursday – Sunday, April 13-16

Over The River and Through the Woods at Limelight Theatre

Nick, a single, Italian-American marketing executive from New Jersey, routinely visits his four grandparents every Sunday for family dinner since his parents retired and moved to Florida. As their only close relative, Nick’s grandparents inundate him with family tradition and lots of food. When Nick announces he is being promoted and moving to Seattle, his grandparents are devastated and quickly concoct a series of hilarious schemes to keep Nick from leaving, including introducing him to the woman of his dreams. Tickets are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, and $23 for students. Performances run Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine.

Friday, April 14

The Wallflowers Perform at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49.50-$50. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399

Friday & Saturday, April 14 & 15

JJ Grey’s Blackwater SOL Revue at The AMP

Featuring JJ Grey and Mofro, Brothers of a Feather, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and more! The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with Anastasia State Park, announce JJ Grey’s Blackwater SOL Revue, a two-day music and camping festival taking place at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Anastasia State Park.

Second Annual St. Augustine PoetFest

Poets and poetry lovers will gather for the 2nd annual St. Augustine PoetFest, a National Poetry Month celebration of creative writing and reciting. Presented by St. Johns Cultural Council, Flagler College English Department, and Ancient City Poets, this free event begins with a Kick off on Friday at an open mic presented by the Flagler College English Department from 7-9 p.m. at Relampago Coffee Lab, located at 74 Spanish Street. Sign up sheet is out at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, festival activities start at 8 a.m. with a guided labyrinth meditation to wake up your creative spirits, followed by events running from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Events throughout the day include a storytellers panel, an open mic marathon, and book sale table, and a dramatic theater reading. The keynote presentation will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Virginia Room on the 2nd floor of the Student Center.

Friday – Sunday, April 14-16

Gamble Rogers Music Festival

Join Gamble Rogers this spring for a fun festival featuring four stages, camping, food trucks, local artisans, vendors, and more all at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds! Headliners for 2023 include Iris Dement, Bill & The Belles, Robin & Linda Williams, Annie & The Hot Club, Richard Smith, Red & Chris Henry & Their All Star Band, and Wyatt Ellis. This Gamble Rogers Music Festival event is made possible with support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and the St. Johns Cultural Council. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton.

Saturday, April 15

St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market

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