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 19, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Free Historic Walking Tour

4:00 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month in 2018
(904) 825-0087
Free Event

Visitors are welcome to learn all about the history of the nation's oldest city in this monthly free historic walking tour, courtesy of Tour St. Augustine.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Plein Air Paint Out

Sunday, April 22 – Sunday, April 29, 2018

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

Hallowes Cove Historical Guided Kayak Tour

Friday – Sunday, April 27 – 29, 2018
(904) 209-0335
4065 S.R. 13

History buffs as well as nature lovers will enjoy these guided kayak tours on the historic St. Johns River.

National Park Week at Castillo

National Park Week April 21–29, 2018 | FREE Admission Saturday, April 21
Free Event

The Castillo de San Marcos offers FREE admission on the first day of National Park Service Week.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Fort Mose Kayak Trip

Thurs.–Sun., May 3–6 and May 17–20, 2018 | Times vary (see below)
(904) 209-0335
603 Euclid Ave.
Free Event

This intermediate-level kayak trip explores the Tolomato River and Robinson Creek on Fort Mose.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Where Art Meets History

Opening Friday, May 4, 2018, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 27, 2018
Free Event

First Coast Opera will provide the entertainment at the opening reception for this art exhibit as part of the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts.

Fort Mose Kayak Trip

Thurs.–Sun., May 3–6 and May 17–20, 2018 | Times vary (see below)
(904) 209-0335
603 Euclid Ave.
Free Event

This intermediate-level kayak trip explores the Tolomato River and Robinson Creek on Fort Mose.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where Art Meets History

Opening Friday, May 4, 2018, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 27, 2018
Free Event

First Coast Opera will provide the entertainment at the opening reception for this art exhibit as part of the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts.

Fort Mose Kayak Trip

Thurs.–Sun., May 3–6 and May 17–20, 2018 | Times vary (see below)
(904) 209-0335
603 Euclid Ave.
Free Event

This intermediate-level kayak trip explores the Tolomato River and Robinson Creek on Fort Mose.

First Saturday: Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose

The first Saturday of the month | 9 - 11:30 a.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!

VIP Chocolate Tasting Tour

First Saturday of the month in 2018
(904) 825-0087

Explore the decadent delights of the nation's oldest city on this indulgent tour of St. Augustine's finest chocolate creations.

Gilded Age Historic Walking Tour

First Saturday of the month in 2018
(904) 825-0087

Enjoy the spectacle of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine, when Henry Flagler and the nation's wealthiest families called the destination "America's Riviera."

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Where Art Meets History

Opening Friday, May 4, 2018, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 27, 2018
Free Event

First Coast Opera will provide the entertainment at the opening reception for this art exhibit as part of the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts.

Fort Mose Kayak Trip

Thurs.–Sun., May 3–6 and May 17–20, 2018 | Times vary (see below)
(904) 209-0335
603 Euclid Ave.
Free Event

This intermediate-level kayak trip explores the Tolomato River and Robinson Creek on Fort Mose.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Where Art Meets History

Opening Friday, May 4, 2018, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 27, 2018
Free Event

First Coast Opera will provide the entertainment at the opening reception for this art exhibit as part of the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts.

Romanza: St. Augustine Maritime 450th Legacy Vessel

Tuesday - Thursday, May 8 - 10, 2018 | 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 9, 2018

Where Art Meets History

Opening Friday, May 4, 2018, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 27, 2018
Free Event

First Coast Opera will provide the entertainment at the opening reception for this art exhibit as part of the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts.

Romanza: St. Augustine Maritime 450th Legacy Vessel

Tuesday - Thursday, May 8 - 10, 2018 | 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 10, 2018

Where Art Meets History

Opening Friday, May 4, 2018, 5 – 9 p.m. | Exhibit runs thru May 27, 2018
Free Event

First Coast Opera will provide the entertainment at the opening reception for this art exhibit as part of the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts.

Romanza: St. Augustine Maritime 450th Legacy Vessel

Tuesday - Thursday, May 8 - 10, 2018 | 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.

Florida Humanities Speaker Series

2nd Thursday of the month, February - May 2018, 6:30 p.m.

The Lightner Museum will host the Florida Humanities Speaker Series, with four presentations focusing on Florida's colonial history, culture, and people.