4th of July Celebration
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. "Fireworks Over the Matanzas" is one of the biggest and best fireworks displays on the East Coast, featuring 5,000 individual shells exploding as high as 2,000 feet and as low as 100 feet. Starting at 6 p.m., the popular local band The All Star Orchestra performs a two-hour show of big band and swing music along with patriotic favorites. The concert is free and open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to bring lounge chairs for seating. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Bridge of Lions 5K
The Bridge of Lions 5K 2017 will take place on Saturday, July 15, 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, 2017, registration fees will be $25. From July 2 to July 14, 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., St. Augustine, 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.