GTM Research Reserve Marineland Lecture
This lecture series is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 - 11 a.m. at the GTM Research Reserve Marineland Field Office. The series is designed to inform the public about the coastal natural world. The lectures are free and reservations are requested. 9741 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland. 904-823-4500.
Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market
Farmers’ Market located at the ocean-side of St. Johns County Pier Park features selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more! Open 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007.
Music by the Sea Concert Series
May 11 - October 12
St. Augustine Beach Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine Beach, FL
Free weekly concert at the St. Johns County Pier features a wide variety of musical genres. The seaside concerts are 7 - 9 p.m. Each week at 6 p.m., a different local restaurant offers dinner as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from the St. Augustine Beach City Hall.
Concerts in the Plaza
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday night through September 1, enjoy a live free concert under the oak trees in St. Augustine's Plaza de la Constitución. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Corner of Cathedral Place and King Street, St. Augustine.
Lightner Museum Curator Tours
Lightner Museum curator provides a themed interactive tour for participants to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays. The tour, included in admission, takes place at 10 a.m. on the second floor of Lightner Museum. Regular admission is $10 adults; $6 for active duty military; $5 college student and youth ages 12-18; under 12 are free. 75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874.
First Friday Art Walk
From 5 - 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour (tour maps available at participating galleries). Plus Old Town Trolley Tours provides transportation throughout downtown for the art walk. 832-779-2781.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Historic Weapon Demonstrations at Castillo de San Marcos
National Parks Service volunteers and personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in the 1740s. Demonstration times are 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults; Children 15 and under are free. The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. daily.
Every Third Saturday
Nocatee Farmer's Market
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This free family-friendly event has over 80 local vendors selling everything from produce, crafts, jewelry, herbs, unique foods and more. Free face painting will be available for the little ones, along with bounce house. 245 Little River Rd., Ponte Vedra.
Old City Farmers’ Market
Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Open 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733.
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour
St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. offers a free historic walking tour at 4 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine’s historic role in black history and events leading up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087.
Musket Firing Demonstrations at Fort Matanzas
Re-enactors fire flintlock muskets at Fort Matanzas National Monument 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from the island. Fort Matanzas is located at 8635 A1A South, 15 miles south of St. Augustine. 904-471-0116.
GTM Research Reserve Guided Cultural Hike
The first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. take a Guided Cultural Hike that focuses on the Guana Peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history. This 1.5 mile guided walking tour departs from the Trailhead Pavilion located just west of the Guana Dam. The programs are free with paid admission to the Reserve. 904-823-4500.
Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose
Visit Fort Mose on the first Saturday morning of each month to be transported back to the 18th century. The members of the Fort Mose Militia come together to practice their firing drills, teach new Militia members historic weapons use and safety and generally have an enjoyable Saturday at Fort Mose. Visitors will experience historic weapons demonstrations including musket firing drills. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in the children’s militia training using wooden toy muskets and authentic uniform accessories. The park is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission to the Visitor Center is $2 per person. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. 904-823-2232.
GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike
Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk through the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (EEC). There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500.
Free St. Augustine Pet Walk Pup Crawl
Explore the timeless streets of St. Augustine and hear tales of the city’s rich history while touring with your beloved pets! This free, one-hour guided walking tour covers several square blocks of the downtown plaza area. All pets must be leashed and all city pet ordinances followed. This is a great way to share quality time with “man’s best friend” and explore the nation’s oldest city. Tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour St. Augustine office. Reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-825-0087.
Photography Challenge Event
Photographers, from beginners to professionals, compete to take the best photo at three designated locations within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Maps to the featured locations can be obtained from the Ranger Station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. Each month, park volunteers will select the winning photo which will then be displayed at the Visitors Information Center kiosk and the park’s gift shop. There is no cost to compete. Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 609-247-8146.
Second Saturday Plant Sale
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park hosts their monthly plant sale from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Regular park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783.
Guided Beach Exploration Guana South Beach
Join GTM Research Reserve Docents from 8:30 - 10 a.m. for a beach walk at the Guana South beach location on A1A, South Ponte Vedra Beach. Learn about the animals that call the beach home as well as seashells and other interesting facts. There is a $3/per vehicle parking fee. 1768 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500.
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour
Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763). Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 16 Cordova St., St. Augustine.
Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve
Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net collecting species of fish, crabs and more. Learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. Waders and boots will be provided. The program is included with regular admission to the Reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center. 505 Guana River Rd. Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500.
Uptown Saturday Night
From 5 - 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Ave., between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking. 904-823-9263.
First & Third Saturdays & Sundays
Fountain of Youth: Cherokee History Presentations
From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., native Cherokee historians describe how their people interacted with the local Timucua for centuries before the arrival of Europeans. The presentations take place in the living history village of Seloy at the Fountain of Youth Park. Park admission is $15 adults, $14 seniors, $9 children 6-12 applies. Local discount available. 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-3168.
Music in the Box
On the last Sunday of the month, enjoy live acoustic music by some of the area’s best up-and-coming bands and musicians from 6-9 p.m. on stage at the Limelight Theatre. Admission is $5. Refreshments available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. 904-825-1164.
The Salt Air Farmer’s Market
Marineland Marina hosts a farmers market every Sunday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, seafood, sauces and jams, cheese, organic ice pops, honey, fresh baked breads, soaps, peanuts, art and more. 101 Tolstoy Lane, Marineland. 904-814-9886.