Our Welcome Center, Stop 20, is temporarily closed. The St. Augustine Ghosts & Gravestones boarding location has changed temporarily to the Old Town Trolley Welcome Center at 1305 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. These changes will remain until the construction of our new Welcome Center at 27 San Marco is complete (Spring 2019).
Enjoy the 4th of July celebration with your loved ones and Old Town Trolley! St. Johns County residents can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass!
St. Augustine’s Fourth of July celebration at the Castillo de San Marcos includes a live music concert and a spectacular fireworks display over the historic bayfront. Lighting up the sky over the waters of Matanzas Bay, with the Castillo de San Marcos and the Bridge of Lions in the foreground, the “Fireworks Over the Matanzas” display is truly unforgettable. Visitors are welcome to line the streets and sit anywhere along the Bridge of Lions and South Castillo Drive to view the fireworks from downtown. The 20-minute fireworks show is choreographed to sync with a soundtrack of patriotic music over an extensive sound system that carries over the entire bayfront area. The show is produced by Fireworks by Santore, who also produce fireworks shows for such major entertainment venues as Sea World Orlando and Walt Disney World. Fireworks Over the Matanzas is one of the best places in Florida to catch fireworks on Independence Day. Concert from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m; fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Road closures from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Some of the best vantage points are on the Bridge of Lions and at the Castillo de San Marcos.
Bridge of Lions 5K
The Bridge of Lions 5K 2018 will take place on Saturday, July 14, along the scenic bayfront in historic downtown St. Augustine. The course will take runners past the Castillo de San Marcos, over the historic Bridge of Lions, and through Davis Shores located on Anastasia Island. Registration: Up to July 1, registration fees will be $25. From July 2 to July 13, fees will be $30. The registration fee on the day of the race will be $35 (cash/check only please.) The race will begin at the Castillo de San Marcos located at 1 South Castillo Dr. and end at Oglethorpe Park on Anastasia Island. There will be water stations at the start, at 1-mile, 2-mile, and the finish. Digital time clocks will be viewable at the 1-mile, 2-mile, and the finish line. The Bridge of Lions 5K course is 5K USATF Certified.