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 6, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Old Dominion Concert

Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021
Top country performers Old Dominion return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for two shows in December 2021.

Old Dominion returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for two nights in December 2021.

Piano Concert with Maria Dolores Gaitan

Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Free Event
Pianist Maria Dolores Gaitan will perform at the Cathedral Basilica in November.

NEW DATE: Pianist Maria Dolores Gaitan will perform Dec. 11, 2021, at the Lewis Auditorium as part of the St. Augustine Music Festival.

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 | 8 p.m.
(904) 209-0399

Country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder return to the stage at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Live Music on Sundays

Every Sunday

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

Exotic Bird Expo

Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Guests can explore the world of exotic birds at the family-friendly St. Augustine Exotic Bird Expo Dec. 12, 2021.

Guests can explore the world of exotic birds at the family-friendly St. Augustine Exotic Bird Expo Dec. 12, 2021.

Nights of Lights Scavenger Hunt 2021

Nov. 26, 2021, to Jan. 30, 2022 | See Times Below
(904) 679-4806

First Look Outdoor Bougie Market

Second Sunday of Each Month | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free Event
First Look Artisan Market will host a Sunday Outdoor Bougie Market July 11, 2021.

Local artists and artisans offer their goods in an outdoor market environment.

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.

Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour

CANCELLED Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13, 2021 | See Times Below
(386) 405-3779

This tour has been cancelled for December 2020, but will be back in 2021.

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.

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.