Starting this Tuesday night, the St. Augustine Ghosts and Gravestones boarding location will be changed to the OTT Welcome Center at 1305 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. This change will be remain until the construction of our new Welcome Center at 27 San Marco is completed sometime during the beginning of next year.
Come and explore the spooky history of St. Augustine with your friends this Halloween! 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!
Join park staff, volunteers and members of Florida Living History to commemorate the founding of the Castillo de San Marcos. In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, volunteers will honor this key date in American history and the Castillo’s 346th anniversary with interpretations and demonstrations on the construction of the Castillo from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., culminating in the re-enactment of the 1672 groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m. Throughout the day, explore how this undefeated fortress was planned and constructed to protect this community and anchor the important trade route back to Europe. General admission into the park is $10 and admission for youth ages 15 and under is free.
Celebrate St. Johns County’s official plant, the Datil Pepper, at this festival that takes place at the UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County Agricultural Center. The event features vendors, a plant sale, an amateur Datil Pepper hot sauce contest and a Datil Pepper restaurant cook off.
This family friendly event offers a corn maze, hayride, playgrounds, races and viewing of farm animals. The farm is open Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $13 and is all inclusive. Admission for youth ages 2 and under is free.
Celebrate all things Greek – food, dancing, music and heritage – at this annual festival celebrating St. Augustine’s Greek heritage. The festival takes place at Francis Field on Friday from 4-10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hosted by the St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association, this festival takes place at the River House from noon-4 p.m. Enjoy culinary specialties from local restaurants, a beer garden and sample more than 100 wines. Tickets are $70.
St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association (SAiRA) is hosting a celebration of the local dining experience during this week. Foodies can take a tour of local cuisine from more than 12 independently owned SAiRA member restaurants located throughout St. Augustine. Chefs from each restaurant will prepare special, adventurous and delicious
lunch and dinner menu experiences for participants. Dinner menu experiences are $35, and lunch menu experiences are $20. Participants can pick up a Restaurant Week Passport at any SAiRA member establishments listed on the website. Diners who receive passport stamps from five different restaurants throughout the week will receive a $25 SAiRA gift certificate.
Celebrate the Lightner Museum’s 70th anniversary and the Alcazar Hotel’s 130th anniversary as the museum’s “Get Gilded” theme continues with a spectacular array of wine and food samplings stationed throughout the museum property.
Hear the stories behind your favorite No. 1 songs by the writers who wrote them. Located at Prohibition Kitchen, 119 St. George St., and Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 St. George St. Visit the website for the performance schedule. Admission is free.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Centennial of the National Park Service, this special ticketed event asks visitors to follow in the footsteps of a young Spanish
boy joining the Spanish Garrison at the Castillo to defend his home, his family and his country. Tours for this special ticketed event are available for 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reserve tickets in advance by calling or stopping by the Castillo ticket booth. Tickets are limited, so advance reservations are recommended. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 5-15 and free for youth under age 5.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, 999 Anastasia Blvd. Join the wild side for three nights of treats, costumes and fun at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Meet eerie bugs and beasts during this hands-on experience while collecting creepy creature cards around the park from 5:30-7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for youth ages 2-11, and member admission is $9 for adults and $7 for youth ages 2-11.
Make a break from St. Augustine at the Jail Break 5K. Hosted by the Velofest Community Initiative and Old Town Trolley Tours, this 5K race takes participants from the Old Jail throughout St. Augustine. The race begins at 8 a.m. Post event activities include live music and a BMX Trickstars show.