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School's Out! A Summer Guide for Teens

Check out these hot summer events for high school students to enjoy.

School's out for St. Augustine High School, Pedro Menendez High School, and St. Joseph's Academy, so students are gearing up for an action-packed summer. What's there for a high school-aged teen to do in St. Augustine? Here are a few events teenagers can check out during summer break.

Local teenager, Camille, visits South St. Augustine's Shantytown Village, on summer break.


May 24 - 26 / Blue Crab Festival @ the Riverfront in Palatka / 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Live music featuring hip hop artist, Trick Daddy, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, karate demonstrations, and all the crabs (and other seafood) you can eat. Can you say, "Hello summertime?" as it has officially arrived with this festival.

The Blue Crab Festival takes place in Palatka, Florida, each Memorial Day weekend.

Check out the Monkey Maze at Memorial Day Weekend's Blue Crab Festival on the St. Johns River.


June 1 / Fort Mose Militia Muster & Training @ Ft.. Mose State Park / 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Hang out at Fort Mose State Park on Saturday morning for a fun day with The Fort Mose Militia as the 18th century comes back to life with firing drills and new members learning to use historic weapons. You can witness the weapons demonstrations, which include musket firings.

The militia muster is a great way to check out how historic weapons were used.

Wednesdays - Sundays / Dark of the Moon Tour @ St. Augustine Lighthouse / 8:30 p.m. Explore the Lighthouse history, and the ghost tales, armed with only a glowstick. You can climb to the top while the guide shares the history of the lighthouse and grounds as well as true tales of ghostly encounters.

Luminary Nights at St. Augustine's Lighthouse and Museum.

Things get spooky at the St. Augustine Lighthouse after dark.

June 27 / Uptown Block Party @ Spinster Abbott's / 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. A block party that has food, drinks, shopping, and fun is up any teenager's alley since it includes a kick-a** food truck and some fab live bands. Wander beyond the block party headquarters because everything on San Marco is open late -- including the ice cream shops!


July 2 / T-Pain's Mansion in Wisconsin @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre / 7:00 p.m. Hip hop artist, T-Pain's Grammy award-winning career boasts more than 50 million singles sold and a big time global following. Known for his signature auto-tuned vocals, T-Pain set trends in the industry. (And he sure is hilarious as part of the Lonely Island project with Saturday Night Live's, Andy Samberg.)

T-Pain smiles and poses in glasses and colorful clothing with a matching hat.

T-Pain visits the St. Augustine Amphitheatre this summer.

July 4 / Fourth of July Fireworks @ Castillo de San Marcos / 9:30 p.m. "Fireworks Over the Matanzas" is one of the biggest and best fireworks displays on the East Coast, featuring 5,000 individual shells exploding as high as 2,000 feet and as low as 100 feet. The 20-minute fireworks show is choreographed to music over an extensive sound system that carries over the entire bayfront.

Everyone loves a great fireworks show in the summertime!

July 16 / Tolomato and Huguenot Cemetery Tours @ Tolomato Cemetery and Huguenot Cemetery / 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit the elders who are no longer with us at the Tolomato Cemetery which is the final resting place for people from a wide variety of cultures - Spanish, Cuban, Greek, Minorcan, African, Irish, and Haitian, just to name a few. It was closed to burials in 1884. The first burial ground in St. Augustine dedicated to Anglo-American civilians, the Huguenot Cemetery was a Protestant burial ground from 1821 to 1884. (And yes, there may be ghosts.)

July 22 - 26 / Improv Summer Camp for TeensThird Space Improv / 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. If you'd rather do improv than watch re-runs of Whose Line is it Anyway?, join Third Space Improv's summer camp. At the end, you'll put up your own improv showcase for friends and family. If that isn't enough improv for you, Third Space hosts shows rated "E" for everyone on Saturday nights this summer.

Teens in black t-shirts, jeans, and sunglasses sit on the stage.


August 11 / Last Day of Summer! / Cue the weeping emoji faces (the one with the tears really flowing).  School returns tomorrow. But admit it, you're kind of excited for the first day.

So many options for summer...

Go-carting at Adventure Landing.

Summertime fun means riding tiny cars around a track at Adventure Landing.

For more activities this summer, check out our Calendar of Events and our Things To Do.

Amy Angelilli updated this article with 2024 information.