St. Johns County Area Events & Activities

2022 Florida's Historic Coast

St. Johns County Calendar of Events


The calendar of events posted here are believed to be correct as provided as of the date of publication.

Please confirm with individual event organizers before traveling to attend as event dates, locations and times may vary. Most major vents are updated on www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com and www.HistoricCoastCulture.com. For more details, call 800.653.2489 or 904.829.1711. Florida’s Historic Coast is ready to celebrate its arts, heritage and culture events with you in 2022


MAJOR ANNUAL ONGOING EVENTS

First Friday Art Walk: 904.373.8697 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com

From 5-9 p.m. more than 27 art galleries in St. Augustine feature new exhibits.


Farmer’s Markets: www.floridashistoriccoast.com/things-to-do/shopping/farmers-markets

Florida’s Historic Coast is home to several quality Farmer’s Markets and Fairs that regularly take place

throughout the year.


JANUARY

Saint Augustine Film Festival:  904.461.3993 www.staugfilmfest.com

This four-day film festival takes place at various locations throughout St. Augustine.

Matanzas 5000 5K & Fun Run: www.matanzas5k.com

5K race on a scenic USATF-certi ed course through historic St. Augustine.


Flight to Freedom: 904.823.223 www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Mose

From the mid-17th century through the first half of the 18th century, hundreds, if not thousands, fled

enslavement to Spanish St. Augustine.


FEBRUARY

St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival: www.spanishwinefestival.com

Various food & wine events over three days, showcasing the Spanish influence on the culinary

scene in St. Augustine.


St. Augustine Country Festival: www.staugustinecountryfest.com   This signature event features live country music, craft beer festival, country food,  new crafts & country fashion exhibits, a kids corner and more.


MARCH

THE PLAYERS® Championship: 904.285.7888 www.pgatour.com   The game’s greatest players compete at TPC Sawgrass – THE PLAYERS® Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach.


Searle’s Sack of St. Augustine:  904.534.6168  www.hfm.club/about/searles-buccaneers/

searles-raid-for-participants This is an authentic reenactment of Captain Robert Searle’s 1668 attack on St. Augustine.


Menorcan Heritage Festival: 904.826.3388 www.menorcansociety.net  Celebrate the anniversary of the Menorcans’ arrival in St. Augustine at this festival featuring authentic Menorcan culture.


Celtic Music and Heritage Festival: 904.315.8061 www.celticstaugustine.com  The sounds of the ancient Celtic peoples of Scotland and Ireland come alive with an event culminating with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.


St. Augustine Lions Spring Festival: www.lionsfestival.com  Enjoy outstanding seafood, live music and

much more.


St. Augustine Race Week Regata: 904.396.6382 www.staugustineraceweek.com   Experience five great days of multiple sailing events operating out of the harbor of the nation’s oldest city.


Blessing of the Fleet: 904.824.9725 www.staugustineyachtclub.com  Watercraft from trawlers and yachts to sailboats receive this special blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine.


APRIL

Old Town Art Show: 904.794.0084 www.oldtownartshow.com   Celebrate spring at this juried

art and  ne craft show.


The Murray Brothers Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament: www.murraybrosgolf.com

This all-inclusive, two-day event combines great parties, fabulous golf, one-of-a-kind concerts and plain fun, just as the Murray Brothers intended it to be.


St. Augustine Easter Parade of Horses and Carriages:  904.669.7992 ww.oldestcityeaster.org/easter-parade

Experience the famous Easter parade featuring horse-drawn carriages, marching bands,  oats and St.Augustine’s Royal Family.


Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest: www. oridasbirdingandphotofest.com  Experience Northeast Florida’s abundant bird life and photogenic natural beauty at more than 110 exciting birding and outdoor

photography events.


A Taste of St. Augustine: 904.829.3295 www.epicbh.org  This signature food festival at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre serves up “tastes” from St. Augustine’s famous restaurants.


Riding Into History: 904.677.9452 www.ridingintohistory.org   Riding Into History, one of America’s premier motorcycle events, returns to World Golf Village.


Spoonbills and Sprockets Cycling Tour: 386.503.5197 www.scenica1a.org Tour the A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway via bike highlighting area landmarks.


MAY

Gamble Rogers Music Festival: 904.377.4163 www.gamblerogersfest.org  The popular Gamble Rogers Music Festival brings the best in American folk music to St. Augustine.


St. Augustine Craft Brewers Fest:  www.stabrewersfest.com    Enjoy food, live music, and samples from local and regional breweries.

St. Augustine Food +Wine Festival: www.staugustinefoodandwinefestival.com   A culinary weekend celebration with celebrity guest chefs, winemakers and beverage experts in spirits and beers.


ONGOING SPRING–SUMMER SERIES


Music by the Sea Concert Series: 904.347.8007 www.sabca.org   Every Wednesday evening through September, a free live concert takes place at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park.


Concerts in the Plaza: 904.825.1004  www.cityofstaug.com/concerts    In the summer months, every Thursday evening a free live concert takes place from 7–9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitution.


JUNE

Drake’s Raid: 904.824.9823 www.hfm.club The English corsair, Sir Francis Drake, and his raiders return to St. Augustine for an authentic re-creation of the 1586 attack on the city.


The Battle of Bloody Mose Commemoration: 904.823.2232 www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose

Reenactment and encampment of the 1740 Spanish victory at the Battle of Bloody Mose.


JULY

Fireworks Over The Matanzas: www.fireworksoverthematanzas.com  The 4th of July Concert and Fireworks in St. Augustine bursts above the ancient Castillo de San Marcos.

Bridge of Lions 5K Run: 386.747.3532 www.bridgeoflions5k.com  The annual run across St. Augustine’s Bridge of Lions.


Ancient City Game Fish Challenge: 904.824.8324 www.acgfa.com   The Ancient City Game Fish Challenge is a three-day tournament based in historic downtown St. Augustine.


SEPTEMBER

Founders Day: 877.352.4478 www.floridalivinghistory.org  Commemoration of the anniversary of the

founding of St. Augustine in 1565.


Sing Out Loud Festival:  904.209.0367  www.singoutloudfestival.com  Florida’s largest free music festival and benefit concert taking place over the course of four weekends at multiple venues.


St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association Food and Wine Festival: 904.540.3129

www.staugustinerestaurants.com   This is a popular food and wine sampling from 13 area restaurants.


OCTOBER

Pink Up the Pace Walk/Run: 904.471.1819 www.pinkupthepace.org   The Annual Pink Up the Pace 5K Walk/Run raises money to assist local uninsured and underinsured residents in the early detection of breast cancer.


Datil Pepper Festival and Cook Off: 904.209.0430

ww.floridashistoriccoast.com/events/datilpepper-fall-festival  This annual celebration of the spicy little datil pepper includes a cook off of recipes using the datil pepper in appetizers and entrees.


Taste of the Beach: 904.347.8007 www.sabca.org   Enjoy delicious food from St. Augustine Beach

area restaurants.


St. Augustine Greek Festival: 904.479.6729 www.stauggreekfest.com   Enjoy Greek food, live Greek music, traditionally costumed Greek folk dancers and more honoring America’s first Greek community.

Rhythm & Ribs Festival: 904.417.8470 www.rhythmandribs.net  Non-stop music and award-winning scrumptious barbecue all weekend long.


NOVEMBER

Ponte Vedra Auto Show: 904.994.5662 www.pvautoshow.com  More than 180 collector’s cars compete to capture prestigious trophies from 30+ categories.


Great Chowder Debate: 904.829.8646 www.conch-house.com   More than 30 area restaurants serve up their chowder to compete for top honors.


St. Augustine Half Marathon Weekend: 305.716.1111  www.staugustinemarathon.com   Participate in a foot race that suits your running level: a 10K run; a family 5K; kid’s race; and Half Marathon.


Nights of Lights: www.nightsoflights.com    From mid-November through January, St. Augustine glows with more than 3 million white lights from the ground to the rooftops.


DECEMBER

Surf Illumination: 904.347.8007  www.sabca.org   This free holiday event features a ceremonial lighting of the holiday tree, pictures with Santa and entertainment.


Colonial Night Watch Weekend:  904.501.0391  www.hfm.club/nightwatch   Visitors enjoy various vignettes representing historical events during the siege of 1740 in St. Augustine along with a torchlight parade.


Christmas Parade: 904.824.4997  St. Augustine’s Annual Christmas Parade through the Historic District.


Rails to Trails Festival: 904.806.3939  www.seachrc.org  This festival honors the Gullah Geechee with a bike tour along the Rails to Trails bike and walking trail that introduces the rich culture of the area.


Light Up the Night Fireworks & Beach Blvd. Block Party: www.staugbch.com/events/page/sab-events

Enjoy the fireworks from multiple locations at this year’s Fireworks & Beach Blvd. Block Party! This

celebration offers a true taste of St. Augustine Beach with businesses along the Boulevard offering discounts, live music and other specials. Fireworks ring in the new year at 8:30 p.m.


Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse:  904.829.0745  www.staugustinelighthouse.com

The highlight of the holiday season at the Lighthouse is Luminary Night.


Regatta of Lights: 904.824.9725  www.staugustineyachtclub.com   This is an annual holiday parade of boats and many other vessels with brilliant lighted displays ranging from patriotic to whimsical.