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., November 29, 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Light the Way Home Festival of Trees

Monday, November 29 - Friday, December, 2021
(904) 824-8987 x3
Free Event
A volunteer decorates a Christmas tree to be enjoyed and auctioned for charity at the Festival of Trees in the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine.

This four-day Christmas celebration helps to raise funds for St. Francis House and Port in the Storm Homeless Youth Center.

Nights of Lights Sunset Sails

Nightly Nov. 20, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022 | 4:15 to 6:15 p.m.
(904) 810-1010

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

Farmers Market

Every Thursday | 5 to 8 p.m.
Free Event
Local produce and handmade items are available at the Coconut Barrel Farmers Market every Thursday.

Local produce and handmade crafts are available at the Coconut Barrel Farmers Market every Thursday.

Nights of Lights 2021-22

Every Night from Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022
(904) 829-1711
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.

Old Town Trolley's Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly Nov. 21, 2021, through Jan. 29, 2022
(904) 335-3155
10 West Castillo Dr.
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.

Ripley's Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly Nov. 21, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022

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

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022
(904) 827-7728

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
(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.

St. Augustine Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from November 20, 2021, to January 31, 2022
(904) 687-8297

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.

St. Augustine Sailing Nights of Lights Charters

Nov. 21, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022 | See details below.
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
(904) 824-5506
4900 U.S. 1 North, Suite 400

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

St. Augustine City Tours Nights of Lights

Nightly Nov. 21, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022 | 6 to 10 p.m.
(904) 325-3366

St. Augustine City Tours offers a comfortable and up-close view of the Nights of Lights in their luxury 8-seater golf cart.

Elkton's Bright Nights of Drive Thru Lights

Thursday–Sunday, Nov. 27, 2021, to Jan. 2, 2022 | 6 to 9 p.m.
(904) 692-1370
A tractor and trailer lit for the holidays at Elkton's Bright Nights of Drive-thru Lights in Elkton, just west of St. Augustine.

Sykes Family Farm in Elkton presents a festive drive through fields and equipment decorated for the holidays.

Private Golf Cart Nights of Lights Tours

From November 20, 2021 through January 31, 2022
(904) 679-9880
3 Cordova Street
St. Augustine Land and Sea Tours take visitors around town to see the lights.

St. Augustine Land and Sea Tours offers special private golf carts tours each evening during the Nights of Lights.

Scenic Cruise Nights of Lights Tours 2021-22

Nov. 20, 2021, through Jan. 30, 2022 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
(904) 824-1806

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

Old Town Cycle Cruise: Holly Jolly Yachty

Nightly Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022 | 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
(904) 599-9492

Take a tour on the Matanzas River and see St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water.

Sabrage: Nights of Lights 2021/2022

Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022
(904) 310-4999
17 Dockside Drive
A view of the Nights of Lights from the deck of Sabrage in St. Augustine.

View St. Augustine's Nights of Lights from the water, while cruising on a 63-foot custom-built power catamaran.

Country Night at Colonial Oak Music Park

Thursdays through Dec. 30, 2021 | 7 p.m.
(904) 342-2857
Free Event
Davis and the Loose Cannons will perform at the Colonial Oak Music Park Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

The Colonial Oak Music Park will showcase local talent with its Country Night at 7 p.m. each Thursday.

Trace Adkins Concert

Thursday, Dec.2, 2021 | 7 p.m.
Veteran country musician Trace Adkins brings music from his 13th studio album to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

Country musician Trace Adkins will bring music from his 13th studio album to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in December 2021.

The Outlaws

Thursday, December 2, 2021
(904) 209-0399
The Outlaws return to Ponte Vedre Concert Hall.

Southern country rock legends The Outlaws will perform live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Live Music on Fridays

Every Friday

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

Lightner Museum Art Exhibit: Picturing a Nation

Oct. 29, 2021, to Sept. 30, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(904) 824-2874
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.
(904) 824-2874
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.