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., December 4, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Live Music on Saturdays

Every Saturday

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

Amphitheatre Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free Event

This weekly farmers market is back, offering fresh local produce, baked goods, seafood, flowers, and a variety of arts and crafts.

The Christmas Parade is a time-honored tradition in St. Augustine, designed to get everyone into the holiday spirit!

Fort Mose Militia Muster & Training

First Saturday of the month except July | 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Free Event

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

Guided Exploration Hike

First Saturday of the Month, July 3, 2021 to July 2, 2022 | 9 to 11 a.m.
Free Event
Participants can explore the natural biodiversity of the GTM Research Reserve during guided hikes every other Wednesday from April 14 to My 26, 2021.

Guests explore the flora and fauna of the Guana Peninsula during a Saturday hike at the GTM Research Reserve.

Lightner Museum Art Exhibit: Picturing a Nation

Oct. 29, 2021, to Sept. 30, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
William Francis Snow, Florida Landscape, ca. 1930, oil on canvas. Lightner Museum.

The Lightner Museum is showcasing a major reinstallation of its American paintings and sculptures through Sept. 30, 2022.

Lightner Museum Art Exhibit: Faces of Alcazar

Oct. 29, 2021, to March 7, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Lightner Museum will showcase artwork by Tom Schifanella from Oct. 29, 2021, to March 7, 2022.

The Lightner Museum will showcase artwork by Tom Schifanella from Oct. 29, 2021, to March 7, 2022.

Colonial Night Watch

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Free Event

Experience St. Augustine history and join the parade of the Colonial Night Watch in the nation's oldest city.

Wasabicon's Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Shop for anime, cosplay or gaming gifts at WasabiCon's Holiday Marketplace in World Golf Village Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.

Shop for anime, cosplay or gaming gifts at WasabiCon's Holiday Marketplace in World Golf Village Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.

Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibit

Friday, Nov. 5, to Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Free Event

The St. Augustine Art Association will present its annual 'Florida Wild,' nature and wildlife exhibit Nov. 5, to Dec. 31, 2021.

Free Nights of Lights Park and Ride Shuttle

Saturdays, Nov. 20 - Dec. 17 & Daily, Dec. 26 - 30, 2021| 1:00 - 11:00 p.m.
10 South Castillo Drive
Free Event

The City of St. Augustine, in cooperation with St. Johns County offers a free park and ride shuttle service during Nights of Lights.

Surf Illumination 2021

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 | 4 to 7 p.m.
Free Event

St. Augustine Beach's Surf Illumination lighting festival kick off the holiday season.

Nights of Lights Sunset Sails

Nightly Nov. 20, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022 | 4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water aboard the tall ship Schooner Freedom.

Nights of Lights 2021-22

Every Night from Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022
Free Event
The Lightner Museum under a blue evening sky during Nights of Lights.

The 2021-22 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Tours for Nights of Lights 2021-22

Nov. 20, 2021 to Jan. 31, 2022

Here are some delightful tours that transport guests around St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights holiday display by land and sea.

Villa Zorayda Candlelight Tours

Select dates from Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, to Thursday, December 30, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.
Villa Zorayda entrance, lit up for Christmas 2021 in St. Augustine.

Guests can tour the Museum and enjoy the spectacle of the red-and-gold Christmas tree as it lights up, floor by floor.

Old Town Trolley's Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly Nov. 21, 2021, through Jan. 29, 2022
Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour offers guests an exciting way to see the holiday lights in St. Augustine.

Old Town Trolley's Famous Nights of Lights Tour is an entertaining and family-friendly way to see the best of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Take a ride on Santa's Red Express for a "lightseeing" tour of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

View St. Augustine's breathtaking festival of lights from the bay with Florida Water Tours.

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Tours 2021-22

November 20, 2021 – January 31, 2022

See St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from a horse-drawn carriage or an old-fashioned roadster with The Tasting Tours.

St. Augustine Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from November 20, 2021, to January 31, 2022

Be dazzled by St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights on this relaxing one-and-a-half-hour boat tour.

Explore Tours Nights of Lights

Nightly Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 to Monday, Jan. 31, 2022

Enjoy the convenience and personal perspective offered by Explore Tours Nights of Lights Tours.

A couple enjoying a private Nights of Lights cruise aboard a sailboat from St. Augustine Sailing.

Guests can take in the breathtaking Nights of Lights holiday displays from the water aboard a private luxury charter in Matanzas Bay.

First City Helicopters Nights of Lights Tours

Thursdays through Mondays, November 20, 2021 – January 31, 2022
4900 U.S. 1 North, Suite 400

Experience St. Augustine Nights of Lights from the air with First City Helicopters.