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

March 27, 2023

Here are some great events and happenings taking place this week 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, March 27- April 2

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

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

Monday- Wednesday, March 27- 29

John Wick at World Golf IMAX

John Wick uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes. Showtimes are 3:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $14 adults, $11 children. and $13 for seniors/students/military. World Golf IMAX Theatre, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. www.worldgolfimax.com

Monday- Friday, March 27- 31

P.A.St.A March Features Artist: Wood Turner, Tina Minahan

Tina Minahan, award-winning wood turner, will be the Professional Artists of St. Augustine’s (P.A.St.A.) March Feature Artist. Come meet Tina and see her amazing wood turned bowls, platters, and vessels. 214 Charlotte St., St. Augustine. www.pastagalleryart.com

Monday- Saturday, March 27- April 1

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. A walk through of the exhibition with the artist will be held on Friday, March 3 at 5pm, followed by an opening reception. 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.

Tuesday, March 28

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 www.gtmnerr.org

Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia- Blood Brothers Tour at Café Eleven

Don’t miss The Blood Brothers tour with Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia at The Original Café Eleven. Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $35 in advance/$40 day of show. 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-460-9311 www.originalcafe11.com

Tuesday- Sunday, March 28-April 2

17th Annual St. Johns All-County High School Art Show

The future of St. Augustine’s artists! All works of art are done by exceptional students in grades 9-12. The works in this gallery-wide exhibit are bold, daring, and visually compelling, showcasing our students’ immense artistic talent. This exhibit is a community outreach partnership with the St. Johns County Schools and is sponsored by LeShane CPA. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays noon-4 p.m. This exhibit will be on display through April 2 at the St. Augustine Art Association. 22 Marine Street, St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org

Miniature Marvels at St. Augustine Art Association

Masterpieces do not always have to be big and grand to make a huge impression! Sometimes it is the smaller things that solicit a closer and more intimate observation from the viewer. Experience a visually enthralling exhibit as you immerse yourself in a world of minuscule sights. The works in this exhibit are no larger than 12 inches and reveal little marvels in a vast range of mediums and subjects. This free exhibit will be on display through April 2 at the St. Augustine Art Association. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays 1-4 p.m. 22 Marine Street, St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org

Wednesday, March 29

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

Walk on the Wild Side at Anastasia State Park

Join a fun and educational hike from 9-11 a.m. 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. 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 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). 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine. 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia

Spring Market at Lightner Museum

Local artisans showcasing their ware will be on display at the Lightner Museum Spring Market. The market takes place from 5:30-8 p.m., admission is free. 75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org

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, March 29 & April 2

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, March 30

St. Augustine Royal Family Transfer of Office

The St. Augustine Easter Week Festival will host the Royal Transfer of Office for 2023. Since 1959, the St. Augustine Royal Family has promoted the City of St. Augustine by portraying the Spanish Royal Trio of King Carlos II, Queen Marianna and Princess Margarita Maria. This Royal Trio was in reign and decreed the Castillo de San Marcos to be built to defend and protect the town. Each year, this event is celebrated in St. Augustine and three heritage natives are chosen to portray them. These individuals represent St. Augustine throughout the year in various events. The ceremony takes place at 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica West Courtyard, 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine. www.oldestcityeaster.org

Saturday, April 1

Vilano Bridge Run 5K & 10K

Join the 26th Annual Vilano Bridge 5K & 10K Run that starts at the Vilano Beach Community Center and Park and winds through the Vilano Beach community and across the scenic Vilano Bridge with its sweeping views of the Intracoastal and area beaches. This 10K run will continue to wind through Vilano area communities. Both races finish at the North Shores Community Park for the post-race celebration with food, beer, music, drawings & fun! A family 1-Mile Fun Run will immediately follow the 5K. The 5K and 10K races begin at 8 a.m. and registration ranges from $10-$45. 120 Meadow Ave., St. Augustine.

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