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From arts and crafts shows to food, wine and musical festivals, every season brings a festival to celebrate on Florida’s Historic Coast. Use this guide to help you plan your getaway.

January

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.

staugfilmfest.com

February

Lincolnville Porch Fest

A free musical tour of historic Lincolnville in St. Augustine, over forty of St. Augustine’s favorite local bands play music on porches and sites throughout Lincolnville.

lincolnvilleporchfest.org

Spanish Wine Festival

Experience the culture of Spain each fall with a weekend filled with events showcasing authentic Spanish wine and cuisine. 

spanishwinefestival.com

March

St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

Sea foodies will delight in March’s St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival. Fresh seafood, live music, and hundreds of arts and crafts vendors are stationed in downtown St. Augustine.

lionsfestival.com

Minorcan Heritage Celebration

250 years of Minorcan culture is celebrated through food, dance, and traditional craftsmen demonstrations at the Minorcan Heritage Fest. 

visitstaugustine.com/event/minorcan-heritage-celebration

St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

Immerse yourself in Celtic culture at the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival in March. Enjoy whiskey tasting, highland games, extraordinary musical performances and, of course, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Drink, dance, and be Celtic.

celticstaugustine.com

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. 

holidayartshows.com/old-town-art-show

April

Rhythm and Ribs Festival

Award-winning barbecue, live music with local and national bands and children’s activities kick off the beginning of April each year.

rhythmandribs.net

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.

floridasbirdingandphotofest.com

Roscolusa Songwriters Festival

Have you ever wondered about the real stories behind the lyrics of your favorite country-hit songs? The Roscolusa Songwriters Festival brings singer/songwriters from Nashville, TN to sunny North Florida.

roscolusa.com

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.

epicbh.org/taste-of-st-augustine

May

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:

romanzafestivale.com

Gamble Rogers Music Festival

This three-day folk music festival commemorates Gamble Rogers, a lover of balladry and storytelling, who greatly influenced and shaped American folk music.

gamblerogersfest.org

June

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. 

staugustinemusicfestival.org

September

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.

fhbookfest.com

Sing Out Loud Festival

For three weekends on stages throughout the city, this music 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.

singoutloudfestival.com

October

Greek Festival

Indulge in freshly prepared Greek food, drinks, and desserts while watching traditional Asteria Greek dancers perform with an authentic Hellenic Band.

stauggreekfest.com

November

Fall Art & Craft Festival

Bring the entire family to enjoy an array of beautiful work including jewelry, pottery, woodwork and glass from over 150 national and regional artists. Enjoy art, food, live music and Nights of Lights while supporting the St. Augustine Art Association. 

staaa.org/festival

Nights of Lights

Occurs November – January. Hailed by National Geographic as “one of the best light displays in the world,” this city-wide experience of millions of white lights is something you don’t want to miss. 

floridashistoriccoast.com/nights-lights

Recurring Events | Catch these music and arts events throughout the year.

First Friday Art Walk

On the first Friday of every month, St. Augustine’s art galleries welcome visitors to browse the latest art exhibits and enjoy refreshments and live entertainment.

Uptown Saturday Night

Mingle and shop with artists and art lovers on the last Saturday of each month. Enjoy live music and other activities as the unique shops on San Marco Avenue come to life. Many shops also serve wine and refreshments.

Night Market at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Underneath the moonlight, see handcrafted art and goods from more than 70 artists on the 4th Tuesday of every month.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market

In town for the weekend? Sample goods and support local farmers and vendors at the St. Augustine Amphitheater Farmers Market every Saturday morning.

Free Summer Concert Series at the Plaza de la Constitución and St. Augustine Beach Pier

Bring a chair or blanket and kick back and relax on the lawn of Plaza de la Constitución or the St. Augustine Beach Pier with two free summer concert series every Wednesday and Thursday during the summer. To see dates, visit:

Performing Arts Venues

Planning a night to see a theater performance or a concert during your visit? These are the top venues to check.

St. Augustine Amphitheater

This 4,100-seat state-of-the-art outdoor amphitheater hosts world-renowned musicians and events throughout the year. For a full calendar of upcoming shows visit: staugamphitheatre.com

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Located in Ponte Vedra Beach, this intimate venue hosts concerts, orchestras, comedy shows and more. For a full calendar of events visit: pvconcerthall.com/events

Colonial Oak Music Park

Listen to live music under lantern-lit oak trees on historic St. George Street. For a list of upcoming concerts visit: colonialquarter.com/music

Limelight Theatre

St. Augustine’s favorite black box community theater performs musicals, plays and laugh-out-loud comedies. Find out what’s on stage at: limelight-theatre.org

From arts and crafts shows to food, wine and musical festivals, every season brings a festival to celebrate on Florida’s Historic Coast. Use this guide to help you plan your getaway.

 

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