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., December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

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.

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.

Lightner Museum After Hours & Holiday Market

Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
(904) 824-2874
Free Event

Enjoy some holiday cheer along with live music, hors d'oeuvres, wine, and local handcrafted gift items for sale.

Friday, December 21, 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.

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 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.

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.

Winter Solstice Celebration 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018, at 6:45 a.m.

Celebrate the winter solstice with this gathering at beautiful Washington Oaks Gardens State Park beachside.

Saturday, December 22, 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.

The Nutcracker Ballet 2018

Sat. & Sun., Dec. 22 & 23, 2018 | 1:30 & 7 p.m. each day
(904) 824-1746

The St. Augustine Ballet presents their annual production of the holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker," with four performances over two days.

Schooner Freedom Full Moon Sail

On the night of the full moon each month, March 1 – December 22, 2018

Take a moonlight sail on Matanzas Bay aboard St. Augustine's premier tall ship.

Sunset Moonrise Tours 2018

Select dates throughout 2018 (see details below)

Watch the sun set and the moon rise from atop the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and enjoy complimentary champagne and snacks.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

A Look Into the Historical Old Spanish Quarry

Wednesday and Saturday, December 5 and 22, 2018 | 10 – 11 a.m.
(904) 461-2033

Participants can learn all about the coquina that was quarried here and how it influenced the architecture and history of St. Augustine.

Sunset and Full Moon Paddle on Salt Run

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
(904) 460-9111

Take a paddle along Anastasia State Park's Salt Run and enjoy the view as the sun sets and the full moon rises.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Nutcracker Ballet 2018

Sat. & Sun., Dec. 22 & 23, 2018 | 1:30 & 7 p.m. each day
(904) 824-1746

The St. Augustine Ballet presents their annual production of the holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker," with four performances over two days.

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.

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 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.

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.