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., October 18, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018

George Orwell's 1984

Friday – Sunday, Oct. 26 - 28 & Nov. 2 - 4, 2018. | See details below for show times.

The nightmare of the Big Brother Society comes to life in A Classic Theatre’s stage production of George Orwell’s 1984.

Jail Break 5K

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 8:00 a.m.

The whole family can enjoy this Halloween event and fun 5K, where runners “escape” from the Old Jail and race across the Vilano Bridge to the ocean.

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.

St. Augustine Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Event

Huge flea market offering a variety of vendors including a hydroponic U-pick farm offering fresh produce.

Fourth Saturdays Family Seining

9:00 - 11:00 a.m., on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.
Free Event

Families can learn how to cast a seine net to collect various fish and crab species.

The Spanish Colonial Kitchen

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on October 27, 2018
(904) 471-0116
Free Event

Period re-enactors demonstrate how the Spanish Colonial kitchen was influenced by the many cultures that created St. Augustine.

First Coast Arts & Crafts Fall Show

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Event

Browse the unique vendors at this annual arts and crafts show.

A Look Into the Historical Old Spanish Quarry

Saturday, October 27, 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.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Ancient City Kids Day 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(904) 829-2273
200 San Sebastian View
Free Event

Every day may be kids' day, but this one is unique in St. Augustine -- the annual Ancient City Kids Day.

Uptown Saturday Night

Last Saturday of every month
Free Event

Visitors can shop and socialize along San Marco Avenue as the stores remain open for the monthly Uptown Saturday Night event.

Creatures of the Night

Oct. 26, 27, & 28, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00pm

This Halloween, do your trick-or-treating at the zoo during the Alligator Farm’s Creatures of the Night event.

EstuScary Festival & Haunted Forest at GTM Research Reserve

Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, 2018 | 6 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween with candy, popcorn, and kid-friendly activities at this Festival, and enter the Haunted Forest Trails if you dare.

Michael Franti & Spearhead Live

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Hip hop and roots reggae artist Michael Franti & Spearhead bring their "Stay Human Tour" to the Amphitheatre.

HOLLER-Ween Fest 2018

Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20 and 26 & 27, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
(386) 986-8107

The whole family will enjoy the Halloween activities at the HOLLER-Ween Fest at the Florida Agricultural Museum.

Haunted Barn 2018

Fridays & Saturdays from October 5 – 28, 2018

Visitors can get spooked at this Haunted House that will be set up at Rype & Readi's Downtown Farm Market!

Dweezil Zappa: Choice Cuts! World Tour 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Dweezil Zappa brings his "Choice Cuts!" World Tour 2018 to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in a live concert and will also host a Guitar Master Class earlier in the day.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sykes Family Farms Crop Maze

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, October 6 – November 4, 2018

Explore the truly "amaizing" crop maze at Sykes Family Farms and enjoy lots of other fun fall activities.

17th Annual Tactile Art Show

October 5 - 28, 2018
Free Event

The 17th Annual Tactile Art Show features a variety of touchable art, including pottery, sculpture, fiber art and more.

Pumpkin Patches in St. Augustine

Throughout the month of October in 2018

Pumpkins and fall festivals abound in St. Augustine during the month of October.

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

Fort Matanzas Kayak Trips

Thurs.–Sun., October 11–14 & 25–28, 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.

George Orwell's 1984

Friday – Sunday, Oct. 26 - 28 & Nov. 2 - 4, 2018. | See details below for show times.

The nightmare of the Big Brother Society comes to life in A Classic Theatre’s stage production of George Orwell’s 1984.

St. Augustine Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Event

Huge flea market offering a variety of vendors including a hydroponic U-pick farm offering fresh produce.

Salt Air Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(904) 315-0952
Free Event

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