Cathedral Basilica Hosts Choral Celebration

Prepare for goosebumps when you hear joyous harmonies resonating through St Augustine’s historical Cathedral Basilica.  On Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 the St Augustine Community Chorus returns for its annual celebration of classical holiday songs.   This year’s show, “From Prophecy to Peace” will include highlights from Handel’s Messiah. And count yourself among […]

Villa Zorayda by Candelight

Villa Zorayda by Candlelight You’ve seen the colorful outside, now see the lavish interior — Villa Zorayda, St Augustine’s own Moorish castle, is open for Candlelight Tours during the holidays.  On certain dates, visitors can take a guided tour and see the Villa in its Christmas finery. Villa Zorayda Candlelight Tours will be held December […]

Amahl and the Night Visitors

You have the reindeer memorized.  You know Clarence is going to get his wings.  How about a new Christmas time tradition? On December 13, you can experience culture and holiday feels as the First Coast Opera presents Amahl and the Night Visitors. In Amahl and the Night Visitors, a disabled little boy has an encounter […]

Gilded Age Dining

Hungry? Are you leftover-Halloween-candy hungry, or four-course-meal hungry? How about four-course-Edwardian-meal-with-a-wine-pairing hungry? If you have the kind of hunger that crumbly Sweet Tarts can’t satisfy, consider the Gilded Age Dining program at the Lightner Museum. The meal will consist of food from historic Alcazar Hotel menus from the 1890s to the 1920s, thoughtfully prepared by […]

Model Train Display at The Oldest House

Well, here’s a childhood fantasy come true: a model train set that you can control.  Now you’ll have your chance: the Windows to the Past: American Flyer display will be on exhibit at the Oldest House from December 1-10.  Model trains – and so close to Christmas morning! There will be five different trains that […]

Tour de Farm

If you like your food fresh and local, we have a number of St Augustine restaurants to recommend.  If you want to go one step further, we have a suggestion for that, too: The First Coast Slow Food Tour de Farm on Sunday, November 19. From noon to 5:00 that day, you’ll have the chance […]

Garden Club Tour of Homes

It’s Christmas in the subtropics, where we celebrate the holidays but can still grow our own floral decorations.  On December 3, the St Augustine Garden Club invites you into seven local homes that they have decorated for the season. The Christmas Tour of Homes has been a popular annual tradition in this town for 49 […]

Free Concert You Won’t Want To Miss!

The Black Lillies and The Dustbowl Revival The Black Lillies and The Dustbowl Revival will be performing in concert as part of the Front Porch Series, a free music series held on the brand new 4,800 square feet hardwood deck located on the St. Augustine Amphitheatre grounds. The Black Lillies are a band for the […]

Bluegrass at the Creekside Festival

An autumn day, some great music, and beautiful surroundings – can you think of anything better? The Creekside Festival is a popular annual event at Princess Place Preserve, and this year it has been rescheduled to November 11 and 12.  Bring a lawn chair* or picnic blanket and listen to the music all day long.  […]

The Art of Dining: The Table at Downton Abbey

Oh, admit it – you’ve probably imagined yourself attending a glamorous dinner party at Downton Abbey.  But in your imaginings, did you know the appropriate time to remove your gloves? And could you name every piece of cutlery? I daresay you might be in need of the The Art of Dining: The Table at Downton […]

Full Moon Water Tours

Full Moon View From the Water Florida Water Tours offers Full Moon tours each month on the three nights surrounding the full moon from March through November in 2017. Cruising the waters of Matanzas Bay in the light of a full moon is an unforgettable experience. This tour is BYOB, so guests may bring their […]

Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour

If you’re going to exercise, you might as well challenge yourself.  And if you’re going to challenge yourself, you might as well reward yourself.  How about with an unbelievable scenic view? On Sunday, November 5, the Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour celebrates A1A Scenic Coastal Byway. A1A, an officially designated American Byway, is 72 miles […]

Moonlight and Magnolias

  A perfect southern evening would have to include moonlight, romantic fashions, and the scent of flowers floating on the sultry air.  On Saturday, November 4, the Junior Service League of St Augustine will be hosting just such a night.  The black-tie affair “Moonlight and Magnolias” will be held at the Fountain of Youth waterfront […]

The Day of The Deceased

El Dia de los Difuntos (“The Day of the Deceased”) On Saturday, October 28, come celebrate the ancient Spanish tradition of El Dia de los Difuntos (“The Day of the Deceased”), when friends and family commemorate and joyfully honor the memory of their loved ones who have died. From 11AM to 3PM, at the Tolomato Cemetery, […]

Dressing Downton At The Lightener Museum

Dressing Downton at The Lightener Museum The splendor of Downton Abbey will grace the Ballroom at the Lightner Museum during the “Dressing Downton Exhibition,” which will be on display in the museum from October 4, 2017, to January 7, 2018. This special exhibit features nearly 40 costumes worn by characters of the Masterpiece Classic series, Downton Abbey. Fans and […]

The Jail Break 5k

Jail Break 5k Escape From St. Augustine The Old Town Trolley Tours proudly announce the Jail Break 5k.  Make your escape from the Authentic Old Jail to the Atlantic Ocean! Costumes encouraged, full trolley system for spectators and participants, huge costume party and bicycle rodeo after the race! Bring the family for an opportunity like […]