Historical Events

History is the backbone of St. Augustine and is ever present in many of the local events. Living history takes visitors back in time to imagine what life was like in the colonial days of St. Augustine. Historic re-enactments take place often to re-create the significant events in St. Augustine’s past. Annual re-enactments like the Founder’s Day event in St. Augustine or the Spanish Colonial Grand Muster both commemorate notable events during the Spanish colonial period. It is the history in St. Augustine that ties each visitor and resident together and is common in all of us since St. Augustine’s successful port helped shape the country.

E.g., April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lightner Museum Curator's Tour

First Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
(904) 824-2874

The Lightner Museum Curator Tours give visitors a chance to see behind-the-scenes at this unique museum.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Gilded: Impressions of the Flagler Era

Opening Friday, May 5, 2017, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 28, 2017
Free Event

This juried show will celebrate the legacy of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine as part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Romanza Changing of the Guard

Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00 – 7:30 pm
Free Event

The Romanza Festivale kicks off its 2017 season with plenty of musket fire in this dramatic historical reenactment.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Change of Flags Ceremony

Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The Castillo de San Marcos hosts two presentations that re-enact the 1763 change of flags from the Spanish to the British in St. Augustine.

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Gilded: Impressions of the Flagler Era

Opening Friday, May 5, 2017, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 28, 2017
Free Event

This juried show will celebrate the legacy of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine as part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts.

First Saturday: Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose

The first Saturday of most months, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(904) 823-2232
Free Event

Experience authentic 18th century weapons demonstrations with the Fort Mose Militia.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Gilded: Impressions of the Flagler Era

Opening Friday, May 5, 2017, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 28, 2017
Free Event

This juried show will celebrate the legacy of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine as part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts.

Gilded: Arias and Accolades

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Free Event

First Coast Opera and the St. Augustine Art Association team up to celebrate St. Augustine's Gilded Age in a synergy of art and music.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Gilded: Impressions of the Flagler Era

Opening Friday, May 5, 2017, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 28, 2017
Free Event

This juried show will celebrate the legacy of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine as part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts.

Romanza: St. Augustine Maritime 450th Legacy Vessel

Tuesday - Thursday, May 9 - 11, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
(904) 829-3168

Visitors can learn all about the 450th Legacy vessel from St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation boatbuilders.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gilded: Impressions of the Flagler Era

Opening Friday, May 5, 2017, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 28, 2017
Free Event

This juried show will celebrate the legacy of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine as part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts.

Romanza: St. Augustine Maritime 450th Legacy Vessel

Tuesday - Thursday, May 9 - 11, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
(904) 829-3168

Visitors can learn all about the 450th Legacy vessel from St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation boatbuilders.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Gilded: Impressions of the Flagler Era

Opening Friday, May 5, 2017, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 28, 2017
Free Event

This juried show will celebrate the legacy of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine as part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts.

Romanza: St. Augustine Maritime 450th Legacy Vessel

Tuesday - Thursday, May 9 - 11, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
(904) 829-3168

Visitors can learn all about the 450th Legacy vessel from St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation boatbuilders.