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Rhythm & Ribs Festival 2020

POSTPONED to November at Francis Field

All 2020 spring festivals in the City of St. Augustine have been cancelled based on the recommendations of the Governor’s office and the Florida Department of Health.

Across from Parking Garage.
25 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
  • Coronavirus Update: The 2020 Rhythm & Ribs Festival has been cancelled by the City of St Augustine, based on the recommendations of the Governor’s office and the Florida Department of Health. Festival organizers hope to reschedule the festival in November 2020.

    St. Augustine's annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival celebrates delicious barbecue, music and good times, with live entertainment and chefs competing for the best BBQ. The 2020 festival will take place Friday through Sunday, March 27 through 29, 2020, at Francis Field.

    This festival includes great live music throughout the weekend, people’s BBQ choice awards, a kids zone, mechanical bull, an array of vendors, and much more.

    Live Music

    Exceptional live music is a staple of this popular festival. Headliners in 2020 will include Easton Corbin, Muscadine Bloodline, Davis and the Loose Cannons, Luke Langford Band, Jordan Fletcher, Crawford and Power, and DJs Walker Montgomery and EL.

    Great Food

    Award-winning BBQ from regional and national BBQ champions is served throughout the festival, and there is plenty of ice cold beer, sodas and other options as well as a variety of other food items like burgers, pretzels, popcorn, and candy. Barbecue voting takes place all weekend.

    The event includes a kids fun zone with games, pony riding, rock climbing wall, rides, and more. This family-friendly event is one of St. Augustine's most popular annual festivals. Sunday is Family Day, with reduced admission prices.

    Visitors and locals are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. No coolers, no dogs or other pets, and no overnight camping or parking, please.

    Admission: Ticket prices are $10,00 for Friday, $5.00 for Saturday afternoon (until 5:00 p.m.) and $10.00 from 5:00 – 10 p.m. Kids 15 and under are free. On Sunday, admission prices are just $5.00, while kids 15 and under remain free.

    When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 27, 28, and 29, 2020. Friday hours: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Saturday hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Where: Francis Field is located behind the parking garage at 25 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine.

    The St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club consists of community leaders who get together once a week for fellowship and an opportunity to give back to our community and the world.

    Over 200 volunteers put in over 2,000 hours to run the Club's signature fundraiser, the Rhythm & Ribs Festival, each year. Additionally, thousands of hours are spent planning the festival throughout each year. The many beneficiaries who receive funds generated by the Rhythm & Ribs Festival include Home Again St. Johns, Betty Griffin House, Catholic Charities, Boys and Girls Club, Council on Aging, St. Francis House, Habitat for Humanity, SAFE Animal Shelter, and the St. Augustine Orchestra. For a complete list of beneficiaries, visit here.

    Parking

    Parking is available all weekend at the downtown parking facility right next to Francis Field.

    On Saturday, March 28, 2020, only, a free Park & Ride Shuttle will be provided from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The shuttle service picks up from two parking locations north of downtown:

    The shuttle will drop off at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, which is located next to Francis Field, where this event will be held.

    For alternative parking options for the other days of the festival (March 27 and 29), please visit here.

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