Ease into longer spring days on Florida’s Historic Coast with a calendar full of activities tailored to all tastes. Whether you’re looking to stroll through a farmer’s market, attend a folk music festival, or participate in arts and crafts with your children, there is something for everyone this May in St. Augustine and the Beaches.
Romanza Festivale of Music and The Arts
May 4-13 in Historic Downtown
Whether you’re watching live theater or marveling at the visual arts, St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale has something for everyone. Over 60 events in only 10 days, visitors are sure to find something to romance their every interest. Enjoy mouth-watering cuisine and view spectacular cultural and musical performances while staying in one of America’s most romantic cities.
Gamble Rogers Music Festival
May 4 – 6 at the Colonial Quarter
Come celebrate the history of folk music in America with this three-day music festival commemorating one of the greats in balladry and story-telling, Gamble Rogers. In addition to live music from over 40 performers such as Mean Mary and Veronica Jackson, this spring festival will take place under the historic oaks of the Colonial Quarter on St. George Street.
Gipsy Kings Concert
May 6 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Join GRAMMY-Award winners Gipsy Kings for a night of Spanish vocals and be immersed into the South of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals. The group has reached enormous popularity around the world, reaching the U.S. and world music charts while being featured on “Glee” and “Toy Story 3.” This is a unique and vibrant concert experience you will not want to miss.
Where Art Meets History – Plein Air Exhibition
May 4-27 at the St. Augustine Art Association
Come see where art meets history. The St. Augustine Art Association hosted its 2nd Annual Plein Air Paint Out in April. Artists completed their works in one week in open-air locations in St. Augustine. Now, visitors have a chance to see the winning masterpieces displayed at the St. Augustine’s Art Associations exhibition.
St. Augustine Amphitheater Farmers Market
Every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Come explore St. Augustine’s variety of fresh produce and artistry under historic oaks the first Saturday of each month. Whether you’re looking for a gift, fresh produce options or fine art, this event has you covered. Enjoy your weekend in beautiful St. Augustine and shop local.
Changing of the Guard
Travel back in time to 1740 with the Saint Augustine Garrison and reenactors for the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Follow the soldiers’ march, beginning at the Colonial Quarter down St. George Street. At the Governor’s House at the Plaza de la Constitución, authentic military drills will be performed. This traditional experience will have you feeling like a true colonial!
David Crosby and Friends Concert
Legendary singer-songwriter, David Crosby will be gracing the stage of Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for an evening filled with rock ‘n’ roll and a showcase of Crosby’s exquisite songwriting abilities. Crosby will be performing with his five friends: James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar, and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals. The performance will include songs from his latest album, “Sky Trails” as well as Crosby’s greatest hits for a night you will not forget.