St. Augustine's Top Events

Find the biggest events in the oldest city!

St. Augustine is a venue for all types of events; large and small, historical and modern, educational and entertaining. Featured events in St. Augustine include annual headliners at the Amphitheatre, exciting new art exhibits, local festivals, seasonal celebrations for holidays, and many other major occasions and festivals in the city. St. Augustine welcomes thousands of visitors every year for the many events it hosts, from the celebrated Nights of Lights to popular weekend events like the Celtic Festival, the Lions Seafood Festival, and Rhythm & Ribs.

Featured events include all the biggest concerts and artists to make their way through the nation's oldest city. Find information on the biggest celebrations, like the 4th of July, the Beach Blast Off on New Year's Eve, and the Easter Parade, and start planning a vacation around the events. Check the calendar to see what's happening here at any time of the year!

E.g., November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Florida Tiny House Festival features live entertainment, speakers, vendors, kids activities, and every kind of tiny house you can imagine..

Coffee with a Ranger

Friday, November 16, 2018 | 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Learn all about what it takes to be a park ranger at the Coffee with a Ranger event at Anastasia State Park.

Bird Walk at Fort Matanzas

November 9 & 16, 2018 | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Free Event

Visitors can learn about the coastal ecology and species of birds in the Matanzas Inlet area on a free Bird Walk offered by Fort Matanzas.

Surf Illumination 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018, 4 - 8 p.m.
Free Event

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

Saturday, November 17, 2018

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

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
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.

The Florida Tiny House Festival features live entertainment, speakers, vendors, kids activities, and every kind of tiny house you can imagine..

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.

Antique and vintage cars are on display at the 34th Annual Ancient City Auto Club Car Show.

Super Scenic 72-Mile Garage Sale

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 8 a.m – 2 p.m.
Free Event

“Shop 'til you drop” takes on new meaning for a garage sale that extends over 72 miles!

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.

Holly Jolly Shopping Spree 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
167 San Marco Ave.

Take a holiday whirlwind shopping tour of Uptown San Marco shops and restaurants aboard the Old Town Trolley, and enjoy some great deals and goodies along the way.

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.

Light-Up! Night Ceremony 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Free Event

Watch the city flip the switch to begin the magical Nights of Lights holiday celebration for 2018.

This handcrafted miniature village of St. Augustine historic buildings will delight visitors with its Christmas themed decorations, including a tiny Santa!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

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.

The Florida Tiny House Festival features live entertainment, speakers, vendors, kids activities, and every kind of tiny house you can imagine..

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.

Salt Air Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free Event

Visitors can shop for local eats and treats at this farmers market at Marineland.

The Florida Chamber Music Project continues its sixth season with a quartet by Mark O'Connor and Dvorak's "American Quartet."

Monday, November 19, 2018

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 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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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.