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 13, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Meteor Showers at the Beach

Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14, 2018 | 8 – 10 p.m.

Experience the mystery of the stars, and learn about their mythology and the most recent scientific discoveries.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Villa Zorayda Candlelight Tours Nights of Lights 2018-19

On select dates from Nov. 23, 2018, to Jan. 5, 2019
(904) 829-9887

Special Candlelight Tours of the exotic Villa Zorayda are available on select evenings throughout the holidays.

Schooner Freedom Nights of Lights Sails

November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019
(904) 810-1010

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

Community Chorus Holiday Concert 2018

Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16, 2018 | See below for times

The St. Augustine Community Chorus presents "Gaudete! Rejoice!" in its annual holiday concert at the Cathedral Basilica.

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.

Nights of Lights Biplane Tour

Every evening from Nov. 17, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2019.
(904) 625-1540
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.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 17, 2018, to Feb. 3, 2019
(904) 827-7728

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

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Holiday Tours

November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 325-3911
47 Cordova St

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

Native Sun Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly form November 17, 2018, to February 3, 2018

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.

Free Park and Ride Shuttle for Nights of Lights 2018-19

On Saturdays from November 17 to December 29, 2018
(904) 209-4211
Free Event

Take advantage of this easy and free park and ride shuttle service on Saturdays from November 17 through December 29 during Nights of Lights 2018.

Nights of Pints

Offered during Nights of Lights, November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 217-3278

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

St. Augustine Sailing Private Nights of Lights Charters

November 17, 2018 to February 3, 2019 | See details.
(904) 829-0648

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

Apex Studio: A Christmas Story

Friday – Saturday, December 14 - 15, 2018 | See below for times

Apex Theatre Studio presents "A Christmas Story" with three performances at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Limelight Theatre: Foxfire

November 30 to December 23, 2018 | See below for details

This Broadway classic tells the story of 79-year-old widow Annie Nations, who lives alone on her hardscabble mountain farm in Southern Appalachia.

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.
(904) 823-4500
2200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.

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.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly from November 18, 2018, to February 3, 2019
(904) 335-3155
10 West Castillo Dr.

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
(904) 824-1806

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