Local Things to Do

Visitors can search this section for all the up and coming hotspots, new events, local happenings and things to do. Find out where the locals go in St. Augustine and why. The area’s family-friendly events are listed as well as local ongoing events for adults. While on a trip to the nation’s oldest city visitors can experience the town from a resident’s point of view and enjoy the variety of things to do in the downtown district, at the beaches, on Anastasia Island and beyond. Local farmers markets, guided tours, special events, outdoor activities and more await visitors in this small coastal town.

E.g., November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 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.

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Wednesdays throughout the year.

Wednesday Pier Farmers Market

Every Wednesday
(904) 315-0952
Free Event

Find fresh, local foods, hand-crafted items, fresh herbs and much more at this beachfront farmers market.

GTM Marineland River-to-Sea Trail Walk

Wednesdays, November 7 and 28, 2018, 9 – 11 a.m.
(904) 823-4500
Free Event

Visitors can take a scenic walk through ancient Florida coastal woodlands and learn about native flora and fauna.

Saltwater Fishing Clinics 101

5 Wednesdays Oct. 17 – Nov. 14, 9 - 11 a.m.
(904) 209-0335
603 Euclid Ave.
Free Event

Five lessons are offered over five weeks in this series of free clinics on saltwater fishing.

Let's Talk Turtle

Wednesday, November 14 and 28, 2018 | 1 – 2 p.m.
(904) 461-2033

Guests can learn all about sea turtles, from species specifics and behavior to the dangers they encounter in our oceans, at this presentation at Anastasia State Park.

Farmers Market

Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12, 2018 |
(904) 460-2729

Through December 2018, a farmers market will be held on the second Wednesday of the month at World Golf Village.

Napoleon Dynamite

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy this special screening of “Napoleon Dynamite” and meet several of its biggest stars at this Community First Night Owl Cinema event.

Flagler Creative Arts: "The Witness" by Lee Weaver

Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15, 2018 | 7:30 – 10 p.m.
(904) 826-8582

Well-known local actor Lee Weaver, sponsored by the Flagler College School of Creative Arts and Letters, performs in his own production about racism in 1960s St. Augustine.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Night Under the Stars

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Experience the mystery of the stars, and learn about their mythology and the most recent scientific discoveries.

Annual Whitney Lecture: "The Serengeti Rules"

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7 p.m.
(904) 461-4000
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd.
Free Event

Acclaimed author, biologist, writer, and filmmaker Sean Carroll will speak about "The Quest to Understand How Nature Works and Why It Matters."

Flagler Creative Arts: "The Witness" by Lee Weaver

Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15, 2018 | 7:30 – 10 p.m.
(904) 826-8582

Well-known local actor Lee Weaver, sponsored by the Flagler College School of Creative Arts and Letters, performs in his own production about racism in 1960s St. Augustine.

Friday, November 16, 2018

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Fridays throughout the year.

Florida Tiny House Festival 2018

Friday – Sunday, November 16 - 18, 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.
(904) 461-2033

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

Coquina Crossing Craft Show

Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(904) 810-5000
4536 Coquina Crossing Drive

This seasonal arts and crafts show features a variety of handcrafted items, many of them ideal for holiday gifts.

Bird Walk at Fort Matanzas

November 9 & 16, 2018 | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
(904) 471-0116
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.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Surf Illumination 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018, 4 - 8 p.m.
(904) 347-8007
Free Event

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

VIP Gallery Art Stroll/Tasting Tour

4:30 p.m. on the third Friday of each month in 2018
(904) 825-0087
4 Granada St.

Enjoy an exclusive look at St. Augustine's art galleries while sampling culinary delights on this St. Augustine walking tour.

Saturday, November 17, 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.

Eco Tours Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly, November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 377-7245

Float away from the crowds and view St. Augustine's spectacular holiday lights from the water on this delightful one-hour tour.

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Saturdays throughout the year.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 17, 2018, to Feb. 3, 2019
(904) 827-7728

View St. Augustine's breathtaking festival of lights from the bay with Florida Water Tours.

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Holiday Tours

November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 325-3911
47 Cordova Street

See St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from a horse-drawn carriage or an old-fashioned roadster with The Tasting Tours.