ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla- Around every corner, there is another art exhibit, live performance, or historic sight waiting to be explored. Historic Coast Culture provides a full list of entertaining and unique events on Florida’s Historic Coast this summer. Join us for festivals, concerts, interactive art exhibits and so much more this summer season.
Florida East Coast: Selections from the Guidi Collection
May 4-June 15
Florida’s Historic Coast is home to some of the most historic American painters and works of art. Stories of the Highwaymen and the Lost Colony, as well as their work, have grown into the backbone of our state. Free of charge, you can take a look into an exhibition of works from the Doris and William Guidi Collection.. Learn more at www.flagler.edu/news-events/crisp-ellert-art-museum/, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (904) 826-8530.
Music by the Sea
May 23-Sept. 12
Live music, local food, and a breathtaking ocean view are just three components of what Music by the Sea has to offer. Every Wednesday for the summer season, stop by the St. Johns County Pier Pavilion from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for free live music and a fun-filled evening. To prepare for your beach-side evening and to learn more, visit www.sabca.org/8-2/, call (904) 347-8007, or email email@example.com.
Summer Concerts in the Plaza
May 31-Aug. 30
Say goodbye to silent days indoors and hello to fresh air and beautiful sounds. For the twenty-seventh season, St. Augustine will be presenting free two-hour concerts at La Plaza de la Constitución every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Music selections will include everything from bluegrass and blues, to jazz and country, swing and folk, old time and popular rock, and so much more. For the schedule of performances and more information, call (904) 825-1004 or visit www.citystaug.com/concerts/.
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean at the Limelight Theatre
This June, the Limelight Theatre will present showings of Ed Graczyk’s “Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”. For tickets and information on other shows, visit limelight-theatre.org/shows/or contact (904) 825-1164 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
In The Mood: The Art of Harry McCormick
July 3 – Sept. 20
Harry McCormick, the world-renowned artist, will display his artwork all summer long at the St. Johns County Administrative Building’s rotunda. McCormick is noted for his realistic paintings with a focus on light and shadow, and has been called a painter of “interiors” and “genre”’ – such as ordinary people doing ordinary things. Learn more at www.historiccoastculture.com/event/mood-art-harry-mccormick/.
A Night of Creatures
Creepy, crawly, slimy, scale-y and…theatrical? Join the Corazon Cinema and Café on July 14th for two free creature features. Starting at 7:00 p.m. Kilted Creature will be performing Bagpipe Swamp Metal, followed by an 8:00 p.m. showing of “Revenge of the Creature”. Visit www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com/events for more information and events happening at the Corazon.
St. Augustine Music Festival
Sit back and enjoy as world-class artists and internationally known musicians take the stage in the World’s largest free classical musical festival. St. Augustine’s historical Cathedral Basilica will host six days of Symphony Orchestra and talented guests. Performances will include everything from Bach and Stravinsky to new original pieces, both as solos and ensembles, and everything in between. To learn more about this incredible and free opportunity, visit www.staugustinemusicfestival.org/ or email SAMFnews4U@gmail.com.
The Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
It is not often that you are presented with the opportunity to experience two titans of classic rock under one roof. Luckily, on July 20th, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will be presenting a combined concert with the Steve Miller Band alongside Peter Frampton for a night of “psychedelic blues”. Get tickets at www.staugamphitheatre.com/.
Nature and Wildlife Exhibit
July 21-Aug. 26
Attend St. Augustine’s 9th Annual “Nature and Wildlife Exhibit” for a chance to explore nature through the eyes of some of St. Augustine’s best artists. Gallery Admission is free, and all proceeds from artwork purchases will benefit conservation efforts and art education. Visit www.staaa.org/nature/ or call (904) 824-2310.
Happy 102nd Birthday National Park Service!
We love our National Parks and those who maintain them. This month, we are honoring the 102nd birthday of the National Park Service and opening up our National Parks to the public for free on August 25th! Take a trip outside and enjoy the beauty and serenity Mother Nature gave us. And as always—Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints!
Sing Out Loud Festival
During the month of September, we challenge you to Sing Out Loud! Attend the free, 23-day Sing Out Loud Musical Festival, that is! Featuring hundreds of musicians, this festival will take you on a trip to various musical venues throughout St. Augustine. Come one day, come two days, come all twenty-three days—the more we see you the happier we’ll be! To learn more about the events, please call (904) 209-0367.
Ponte Vedra Auto Show
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
For the 16th year, the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce will showcase up to 180 classic and new collectors’ cars—all vying for your attention as well as for special awards. Stop by for free or put your own wheels on display for only $35. To find out more or to register your own automobile, visit www.pvauthoshow.com.
First Friday of Every Month
Take an adventure through some of the art that has formed St. Augustine into the artistic city it is today. The first Friday of every month, more than 30 of St. Augustine’s art galleries open their doors and welcome visitors inside for an experience of a lifetime. Browse, socialize, and enjoy refreshments with artists as you take in incredible works of paints, metals, photography, and more. Admission is free. Visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com/ or call (832) 779-2781.
Art Classes at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center
Discover your full artistic potential with the help of experts! At Ponte Vedra’s Cultural Center, visitors can master their artistic ability in classes led by a number of different artists, working with mediums from acrylic, to charcoal, to clay, and even more. Class dates and times vary. Visit app.etapestry.com/cart/CulturalCenterAtPonteVedraBea/default or email email@example.com.
Vilano Beach Art Program
Every Wednesday, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Each Wednesday, artists gather at OASis (Vilano’s Open Art Studio) to create a warm, inviting, and inspirational atmosphere for creating art. Reserve a spot at www.vilanobeachfl.com/membership or learn more at www.facebook.com/VilanoBeachArtProgram/.
Lighthouse Tiny Clues Hands-On Program
Help uncover more of St. Augustine’s artifacts and secrets! The St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum is hosting “search parties” for small artifacts that can lead to further and better understanding of shipwrecks off of our shore. Have your hand in furthering St. Augustine’s history and culture. To learn more about how you can become an archeologist for the day, visit http://www.staugustinelighthouse.org/visit/main or call (904) 829-0745. Your search starts today!
Summer Concerts at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Featured performances at the eco-friendly venue include John Fogerty and ZZ Top June 5, Harry Connick Jr. June 8, Paramore with guests Foster The People June 12, Rebelution June 24, and incredible others. Location: St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, 32080. For more information, call (904) 209-0367 or visit staugamp.sjcvenues.com.
Summer Performances at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Spring performances include Disney Newbies July 20-22, Done McLean July 27, Paul Reiser July 28, and many more. Location: 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082. For more information, call (904) 209-0399 or visit www.pvconcerthall.com.
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About St. Johns Cultural Council
The St.Johns Cultural Council is a 501© (3) not-for-profit agency. Under agreement with the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, the SJCC provides arts, culture and heritage tourism destination marketing services to the county’s Tourist Development Council (TDC). Funding for marketing services comes from a portion of the county’s bed tax. For more information, call (904) 808-7330 or visit www.stjohnsculture.com.