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., January 19, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The St. Augustine Film Festival

Thursday to Sunday, January 17 – 20, 2019

See outstanding film talent at this St. Augustine festival of independent film projects.

Nights of Lights 2018-19

Every Night from Nov. 17, 2018 to Feb. 3, 2019
Free Event

The 2018-19 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Visit the Oldest Wooden School House during the holidays to experience a traditional Menorcan Christmas.

Gold Tours' Private Nights of Lights Tour

November 18, 2018 - January 20, 2019 | Nightly except Saturdays
6 Cordova St.

Gold Tours offers another option for viewing St. Augustine's Nights of Lights - up close and personal, with no waiting.

Nights of Lights Biplane Tour

Every evening from Nov. 17, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2019.
4796 U.S. Highway N.

Take an unforgettable ride on a biplane to see St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from above.

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

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

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

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

Nights of Lights Tours 2018–19

November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019

Here are some of the best tours to see St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights holiday display by land and sea.

Nights of Pints

Offered during Nights of Lights, November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019

Celebrate Nights of Lights with Nights of Pints featuring local craft beers!

Lightseers can take in the Nights of Lights holiday displays from the water aboard a private charter.

Venardos Circus

Wednesdays thru Sundays, Dec. 19, 2018 – Jan. 27, 2019 | Details below

This family-friendly, musical circus brings its Big Top back to the Amphitheatre for 50 performances from mid-December 2018 through the end of January 2019.

Limelight: An Enemy of the People

January 11 to February 3, 2019 | See below for details

This play investigates the conflicts that arise when a local physician discovers contamination in the waters of a newly famous spa resort.

Amphitheatre Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Free Event

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

GTM Guided Beach Exploration

Third Saturday of the month | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Visitors can take a beachside walk through the Guana Research Reserve and learn about the natural wildlife.

St. Augustine Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Event

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

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Tolomato Cemetery Tour

The third Saturday of each month from 11 am - 3 pm
Free Event

The Tolomato Cemetery is open to the public only on the third Saturday of each month.

Anastasia Marsh Discovery Walk

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Discover more about the maritime hammocks and estuarine ecosystem along the Anastasia Marsh Trail.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly from November 18, 2018, to February 3, 2019

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

Ripley's Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly Nov. 18, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 / Fri. & Sat. only Jan. 11 - 26, 2019.

Take a ride on Ripley's Big Red Christmas Train for a "lightseeing" tour of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Scenic Cruise Nights of Lights Tours 2018-19

Saturdays from November 17, 2018, thru January 26, 2019

See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water aboard the Victory III.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

The St. Augustine Film Festival

Thursday to Sunday, January 17 – 20, 2019

See outstanding film talent at this St. Augustine festival of independent film projects.

Nights of Lights 2018-19

Every Night from Nov. 17, 2018 to Feb. 3, 2019
Free Event

The 2018-19 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.