St. Augustine Events

As the longest European-occupied settlement in the U.S., St. Augustine is recognized as the nation’s oldest city and host for a multitude of upcoming events. Annual celebrations in St. Augustine reflect this rich heritage and culture, where visitors and locals alike pack the cobblestone streets of historic downtown to participate in events. Our Calendar of Events lists all the exciting things to do in St. Augustine. There are authentic historical re-enactments, exciting attractions, local festivals and fairs, live music concerts, historic guided tours, and so much more to experience in the nation’s oldest city.

E.g., October 1, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Datil Pepper Festival Cook-Off

Saturday – Sunday, October 1 – 2, 2016
Free Event

Celebrate St. Augustine's own datil pepper and vote for the best datil pepper dishes presented by some of the finest restaurants in town.

Pumpkin Patches in St. Augustine

Throughout the month of October in 2016

Pumpkins and fall festivals abound in St. Augustine during the month of October.

"Dugout Canoes" Exhibit

Open daily from October 2015 through January 2017
(904) 825-5034
Free Event

This free exhibit presented by University of Florida Historic St. Augustine explores the historic impact of the dugout canoe on travel and life in the Americas.

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Saturdays throughout the year.

Road to Rio Exhibit

June to August 2016 | See details below.

Celebrate the return of golf to this year's Olympics in Rio and learn about the history of Olympic golf.

Limelight Theatre: Oklahoma!

Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun., Sept. 23 – Oct. 23, 2016

Iconic musical Oklahoma! will open the Limelight Theatre’s 2016 - 2017 season.

Sound Art Exhibit

September 2 – November 22, 2016
Free Event

Explore the medium of "sound art" at this wide-ranging exhibition at Flagler College's Crisp-Ellert Art Museum.

This charity 5K raises funds for cancer treatment and raises awareness about early detection of the disease.

Old City Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning
Free Event

This weekly farmers market offers fresh local produce, baked goods, seafood, and a variety of arts and crafts.

Guided Exploration Hike at GTM Research Reserve

First Saturday of the month, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Free Event

Visitors are welcome to participate in this scenic walk through the Guana Peninsula in Ponte Vedra Beach.

St. Augustine Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday
Free Event

Huge flea market offering a variety of vendors including a hydroponic U-pick farm offering fresh produce.

First Saturday: Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose

The first Saturday of most months, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(904) 823-2232
Free Event

Experience authentic 18th century weapons demonstrations with the Fort Mose Militia.

Maritime Folk Art Workshops

Select Saturdays in Oct., Nov., & Dec. 2016
(904) 829-0745

The St. Augustine Lighthouse will host two Maritime Folk Art Workshops in the fall of 2016.

Art & Architecture Walking Tour

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10 - 11:30 .m.
(904) 824-2310
22 Marine Street

This 90-minute guided tour explores the historic streets of old St. Augustine, highlighting iconic art, architecture, stained glass, and more.

Living History at Fort Matanzas

The first Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(904) 471-0116
Free Event

Period re-enactors demonstrate colonial defense tactics at this historic fort on the first Saturday of the month, weather and staff permitting.

EMMA Opening Night Gala

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
(904) 461-0579
102 King St.

The EMMA Concert Series kicks off its 2016-17 season with this Opening Night Gala at the historic Markland House.

Sunset Moonrise at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

Select dates throughout the year (see details below)

Watch the sun set and the moon rise from atop the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and enjoy complimentary champagne and snacks.

EMMA Concert: Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
(904) 797-2800

Enjoy the sounds of authentic ragtime music at this EMMA concert.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Datil Pepper Festival Cook-Off

Saturday – Sunday, October 1 – 2, 2016
Free Event

Celebrate St. Augustine's own datil pepper and vote for the best datil pepper dishes presented by some of the finest restaurants in town.

Pumpkin Patches in St. Augustine

Throughout the month of October in 2016

Pumpkins and fall festivals abound in St. Augustine during the month of October.

"Dugout Canoes" Exhibit

Open daily from October 2015 through January 2017
(904) 825-5034
Free Event

This free exhibit presented by University of Florida Historic St. Augustine explores the historic impact of the dugout canoe on travel and life in the Americas.

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Sundays throughout the year.

Road to Rio Exhibit

June to August 2016 | See details below.

Celebrate the return of golf to this year's Olympics in Rio and learn about the history of Olympic golf.

Limelight Theatre: Oklahoma!

Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun., Sept. 23 – Oct. 23, 2016

Iconic musical Oklahoma! will open the Limelight Theatre’s 2016 - 2017 season.

Improv Hangout at Limelight Theatre

First Sunday of each month, October– December 2016

Join the fun at an Improv Hangout held monthly at the Limelight Theatre.