Fall is in the air and there are many cool ways to get out and enjoy fun times on Florida’s Historic Coast this week. 

Due to the uncertainty of the path of Hurricane Ian please check the status of events to be sure they 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.

Open Daily: September 26 – October 2

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. 75 King St., St. Augustine. www.lightnermuseum.org

Monday – Friday, September 26 – 30

P.A.St.A Art Gallery September Featured Artist: Ginny LeJeune

Ginny LeJeune is the featured artist at P.A.St.A. Art Gallery for the month of September. Her art is represented by her background. Interiors inside and out. Owning a design business in California for 30 years and always looking for beautiful surroundings. She is currently teaching art part time at Painting with a Twist. P.A.St.A Art Gallery is open daily from noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. 214 Charlotte St., St. Augustinewww.pastagalleryart.com

Nancy Hamlin-Vogler: Swimming in the Infinite

The St Johns Cultural Council presents an Art in Public Spaces exhibition featuring the contemporary mixed-media paintings of St. Augustine artist Nancy Hamlin-Vogler. 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, September 27

Earth, Wind & Fire at The AMP

Earth, Wind & Fire are a musical institution. The band has scored eight number one hits, have sold over 100 million albums worldwide and released 23 albums. Eight of those albums went Double Platinum and hit the Top 10, making them one of the best-selling artists of all time. Gates open at 6 p.m., performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65-$135. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., St. Augustinewww.theamp.com.

Popa Chubby Performs at Café Eleven

Don’t miss Popa Chubby from 8-10:30 p.m. at The Original Café Eleven in St. Augustine Beach. General admission seated show tickets are $30 in advance/ $30 day of show. 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beachwww.originalcafe11.com

Tuesday – Saturday, September 27 – 30

Florine Démosthène: Always in All Ways Exhibition

The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum will kick off the Fall 2022 season with a solo exhibition by M. Florine Démosthène, entitled Always in All Ways. The exhibition will include twelve new mixed media works on paper as well as new sculptures.

Admission is free. Open Monday- Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine www.flagler.edu/information-for/community-members/arts–culture/crisp-ellert-art-museum/

Tuesday – Sunday, September 26 – October 2

Fall Members Show at St. Augustine Art Association Gallery

This bi-annual art exhibition features works in varying subjects, styles, and mediums: drawings and paintings, sculptures, photography, and more! Every piece on display was created by artist members of the St. Augustine Art Association and shows the diversity and talent of St. Augustine’s local artists. The exhibit is open during regular gallery hours, Tuesdays through Sundays, 1-4 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustinewww.staaa.org

Wednesday, September 28

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

Wednesday & Sunday, September 28 & October 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. Augustinewww.pilatesyogaloft.com

Thursday, September 29

Country Music Night at the Colonial Oak: Laurel Lee & The Escapes

Head to the Colonial Oak Music Park for Country Night at the Oak! Enjoy this free performance by Playin’ Possum from 7-10 p.m. Food and drink available for purchase. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine.  www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com

Thursday – Saturday, September 29 – October 1

Sunset Kayaking Tours with Earth Kinship

Explore local waterways at sunset with a Master Naturalist. Participants will paddle local waterways and learn about the history and diverse wildlife. Thursday and Saturday paddles are at Palmo Creek; Friday’s paddle is at Hellen Melon Schmidt Park. Cost is $55 per person and includes kayak gear and instruction. Reservations required. Thursday & Saturday Tours leave from the Palmo Boat Ramp at 7 p.m., 8600 Palmo Fish Camp Rd., St. Augustine and 9200 Summer Island Dr., St. Augustine on Friday. www.EarthKinship.us

Friday, September 30

Vilano Beach Clean Up

Help keep Vilano Beach clean! Join us from 4-7 p.m. at the Vilano Beach Pavilion and protect what you love. All necessary supplies will be provided, and there will even be prizes! For more information and to select a time slot, register here. Vilano Beach Pavilion, 2750 Anahma Dr., St. Augustine.

“Flee” presented by the St. Augustine Film Society at The Waterworks

“Flee” was nominated in 2022 for three Academy Awards: Best Documentary Feature, Best Animated Feature, Best International Film. The screening begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and include water and popcorn. Cash wine bar available. 184 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-254-9524 staugustinefilmsociety@gmail.com

Sing Out Loud – Lucious at The Back Yard Stage

Sing Out Loud is thrilled to announce that Lucius will perform at The Backyard Stage at The AMP on Friday, September 30, 2022. This event is FREE and open to the public! Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., St. Augustinewww.singoutloudflorida.com

Robbie Litt at the Colonial Oak Music Park

Stop by the Colonial Oak Music Park for a family friendly free performance by Robbie Litt. The show is from 7-10 p.m. 21 St. George St., St. Augustinewww.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com

Molly Hatchet With Special Guest Strayin’ Anchors at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28-$32. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beachwww.pvconcerthall.com

Friday – Sunday, September 30 – October 2

The Ximenez-Fatio House Presents: Mourning and Mortality – A Century of Death

Enjoy a guided spooky candlelight tour through our 223-year-old Historic House Museum and learn about the ways St. Augustine townsfolk of the 1800’s practiced medicine and mourning rituals from Spanish-American last rites, Victorian Spiritualism, to Afro-Caribbean practices. Learn how illnesses were treated with at-home remedies from our colonial garden and original 1798 kitchen. This is a family-friendly nighttime activity for anyone looking to get into the Halloween spirit! Tours will take place every Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 per person. Online reservations in advance are required.20 Aviles St., St. Augustine. www.ximenezfatiohouse.org

Big Fish at Limelight Theatre

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $22 for students. Performances run Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustinewww.limelight-theatre.org

Saturday, October 1

Pink Up The Pace 5K

Participate in the largest 5K race in St. Augustine starting at 8 a.m. near the City Gate in downtown St. Augustine. The race route takes runners throughout downtown St. Augustine. Registration ranges from $15-$35. 10 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine www.pinkupthepace.com

Yoga in the Garden at Lightner Museum

Join the Lightner Museum for an early morning outdoor yoga session. Our instructor Natalie will lead us through an all-levels morning flow in the Radzinski Family Garden. Participants should bring water to drink, a yoga mat or towel to practice on, and props if needed. This class is donation-based and begins at 8:30 a.m.  75 King St., St. Augustine. www.lightnermuseum.org

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

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 Beachwww.gtmnerr.org

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. 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

Guided Bird Walk at Fort Matanzas National Monument

Fort Matanzas National Monument will host a free educational bird walk from 9:30-11 a.m. This fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Participants will observe a diverse 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, bug repellent, water, comfortable walking shoes and a field guide. Meet Ranger Caroline and Volunteer Veronica at the Oceanside Boardwalk. 8690 A1A S., St. Augustine. 904-471-0116 www.facebook.com/FortMatanzasNPS

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 Aviles Street and makes its way north to the Castillo de San Marcos. Interpreters answer questions related to St. Augustine’s history and pose for pictures. The saunter is made possible by St. Johns Cultural Council and the Tourist Development Council. Aviles Street to the Castillo de San Marcos. hfm.club/about/saunter

CROCtoberfest – Brew at the Zoo

Participants will enjoy roaming the zoo at night while sampling beer from amazing local breweries! Participation from multiple local restaurants and conservation organizations will make this event another unforgettable experience! Tickets are $75-$125 per person. This is a strictly 21 and older event. No children including infants or toddlers are allowed. No pets are permitted. St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustinewww.alligatorfarm.com

Baba Caiman at the Colonial Oak Music Park

Head to the Colonial Oak Music Park for Baba Caiman! Enjoy this family and pet friendly free performance from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy live Latin music, cool drinks from the on-site bars, and grab dinner from the adjacent St. Augustine Seafood Company. 21 St. George St. St. Augustine. www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com

Magic Hideaway at Casa Monica Resort & Spa

A brilliant magic and mind-reading experience with award-winning Master Magician Bill Abbott at the Casa Monica Resort & Spa. Indulge in a complimentary cocktail in the opulent Cobalt Lounge before being ushered into the Magic Hideaway, a boutique showroom with a vintage jazz vibe. One of the most intimate magic shows in the world featuring interactive mind-bending illusions happening literally inches away from you! Don’t miss this magical experience at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets are $125 per person and include a welcome cocktail, Cobalt Lounge VIP access, Pre Show Sleight of Hand, the Magic Hideaway experience and a post-performance social for autographs and photos. 95 Cordova St., St. Augustinewww.magichideaway.com

Kairos Creature Club, with K.UTIE – in collaboration with Underwire Collective

Jacksonville based musician K.UTIE will open up for headliner Kairos Creature Club, a Jacksonville-based collective of songwriters and collaborators. The Underwire Collective aims to support humans through musical collaboration in created spaces for expression focusing on supporting BIPOC artists, trans & queer folx, and women through diverse bookings and multi-genre showcases. Admission to this 7:30-10 p.m. performance at Flagler College’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum is free. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustinewww.kairoscreatureclub.com

Comic Todd Barry at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33.50. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.pvconcerthall.com

Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2

P.A.St.A. Art Gallery featured artist for October: Valarie Pothier

Valarie Pothier-Forrester received her Bachelor of Art Education and her Master of Arts from the University of Florida, and worked as an artist for the Florida Museum of Natural History and taught taught art in Alachua County for almost 30 years at the high school and middle school levels before moving to St. Augustine where she is active painter and creator. As featured artist of the month, her work will be on display through October at P.A.St.A Art Gallery. Open daily from noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. 214 Charlotte St., St. Augustinewww.pastagalleryart.com

Sykes Family Farms Crop Maze & You Pick Sunflowers

Fall is in the air at Sykes Family Farms. This family friendly event offers a corn maze, you pick sunflowers, hayride, playgrounds, races and viewing of farm animals. Open through October 30, the crop is open Fridays 6 – 10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission (ages 3 to 64):$19; Children 2 & under are free; Military (with ID) & Senior Citizens (65+) are $17. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton. 904-692-1370 www.sycofarms.com

Sunday, October 2

Island Boulevard Culinary Tour

Eat like a local on island time! This fun tour takes you across the historic Bridge of Lions to experience ‘island time’! Learn where the local islanders dine, sip boutique wines & craft beers, experience creative cocktails and explore the beautiful island streets! A St. Augustine restaurant insider, will take guests to four of the Ancient City’s hottest island dining spots on an open air electric chauffeured city exploration that includes food and pairings. Food tastings equal up to a full lunch or dinner experience. This tour is every Sunday in September & October 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are $135 per person. Reservations are required, The tour departs at 12:30 p.m. from 24 Cathedral Place, #401, St. Augustinewww.thetastingtours.com

Ainsley Earhardt with Sean Hannity at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49.50-$99.50. 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. www.pvconcerthall.com

“Flee” presented by the St. Augustine Film Society at Temple Bet Yam

This award-winning animated documentary tells the true story of a man’s need to confront his past in order to truly have a future. “Flee” was nominated in 2022 for three Academy Awards: Best Documentary Feature, Best Animated Feature, Best International Film. The screening begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and include water and popcorn. Cash wine bar available. 2055 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine. 904-254-9524 staugustinefilmsociety@gmail.com

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

October 1-30: Sykes Family Farms Crop Maze & You Pick Sunflowers

October 6: War on Drugs at The Amp

October 7 – 9: 25th Annual St. Augustine Greek Festival

October 8: Gamble Rogers Gala

October 14-16: Rhythm & Ribs Festival

October 15: Cracker Day 

October 22&23: Creatures o fthe Night

And More..

For more information and accompanying images contact:

Barbara Golden 904-669-8142

Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida’s Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine, the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra, and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches. For information call 1-800-653-2489 or go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com.

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