Discover St. Augustine Festivals & Performing Arts Venues
From arts and crafts shows to food, wine and musical festivals, every season brings new St. Augustine festivals to celebrate. Use this guide to help you plan your getaway.
St. Augustine Film Festival
Discover foreign and independent films at the St. Augustine Film Festival. Meet and greet with directors and actors at gala parties while the Old City serves as a stunning backdrop.
Lincolnville Porch Fest
A free musical festival in historic Lincolnville in St. Augustine, over forty of St. Augustine’s favorite local bands play music on porches and sites throughout Lincolnville.
Spanish Wine Festival
Experience the culture of Spain each year with a weekend filled with events showcasing authentic Spanish wine and cuisine.
St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival
Sea foodies will delight in March’s St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival. Fresh seafood, live music, and a large arts and crafts show are stationed in downtown St. Augustine.
Minorcan Heritage Celebration
250 years of Minorcan culture is celebrated through food, dance, and traditional craftsmen demonstrations at the Minorcan Heritage Festival.
St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
Among the most popular St. Augustine festivals is the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival in March. Immerse yourself in Celtic culture, enjoy whiskey tasting, highland games, extraordinary musical performances and, of course, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Drink, dance and be Celtic.
Old Town Art Show
See dozens of unique works of art at St. Augustine’s Old Town Art Show in March. From paintings to wood carvings, eclectic jewelry and more, it’s an arts and crafts show for the ages.
Rhythm and Ribs Festival
Award-winning barbecue and musical festival with local and national bands and children’s activities kick off the beginning of April each year.
Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest
A one-of-a-kind festival that you don’t want to let fly by. Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest encourages bird-watchers and photographers to join in on birding tours, training programs, and much more.
Roscolusa Songwriters Festival
Have you ever wondered about the real stories behind the lyrics of your favorite country-hit songs? The Roscolusa Songwriters Festival is a musical festival that brings songwriters from Nashville, TN to sunny North Florida.
Taste of St. Augustine
Another of the favorite St. Augustine festivals is Taste of St. Augustine. From local specialties to home-cooked eats, the Taste of St. Augustine Food Festival features samples from more than 25 local restaurants.
Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts
St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale provides 10 days of live musical, cultural and dance performances across the city. Spend a day or a week and discover more at:
Gamble Rogers Music Festival
This three-day musical festival commemorates Gamble Rogers, a lover of balladry and storytelling, who greatly influenced and shaped American folk music.
St. Augustine Music Festival
World-class artists and internationally known musicians take the stage in the world’s largest free classical music festival at the historic St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica.
Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writer’s Conference
A celebration of Florida’s rich and unique literary legacy, welcoming writers and literary enthusiasts to historic Flagler College.
Sing Out Loud Festival
For three weekends on stages throughout the city, this musical festival brings together both national and local musicians and songwriters. The inaugural festival in 2016 attracted an estimated 15,000 music fans and featured 315 artists.
Indulge in freshly prepared Greek food, drinks, and desserts while watching traditional Asteria Greek dancers perform with an authentic Hellenic Band.
Fall Art & Craft Festival
Bring the entire family to enjoy an arts and crafts show featuring an array of beautiful work including jewelry, pottery, woodwork and glass from over 150 national and regional artists. Enjoy art, food, live music and St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights while supporting the St. Augustine Art Association.
Nights of Lights
St. Augustine Nights of Lights is a city-wide experience occurring November – January. It has been hailed by National Geographic as “one of the best light displays in the world,” featuring millions of white lights. It’s something you don’t want to miss.