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., September 15, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Founding of the Castillo

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This annual heritage event features historical demonstrations and reenactments to commemorate the founding of the Castillo de San Marcos in 1672.

Datil Pepper Festival 2019

Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2019
Free Event

Celebrate St. Augustine's own datil pepper and vote for the best datil pepper dishes presented by some of the finest restaurants in town.

Morning Market at St. Augustine Outlet Mall

First Saturday of every month | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(904) 217-5399
Free Event

Shop farm fresh, homemade and handmade goods at the St. Augustine Outlet Mall.

Weekend Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Handmade in the South

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(904) 708-0315
Free Event

Handmade in the South, an expo featuring over 50 local artisan vendors, is presented by Jacksonville Business Connections.

18th Annual Tactile Art Show

Opening reception at 5 p.m. Fri,. Oct. 4; exhibit runs thru Oct. 27, 2019
Free Event

The 18th Annual Tactile Art Show features a variety of touchable art, including pottery, sculpture, fiber art and more.

Pumpkin Patches and Fall Activities

Throughout the month of October in 2019

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

Sykes Family Farms Crop Maze

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays October 5 – 27, 2019 | See times below
The popular corn maze at Sykes Family Farms in Elkton, FL.

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

Limelight: Annie Get Your Gun

September 19 – October 20, 2019 | See below for times

The Limelight Theatre kicks off its 2019-20 season with the popular Broadway musical, "Annie Get Your Gun."

John Medeski's Mad Skillet

Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.

All-star quartet John Medeski's Mad Skillet brings its deep New Orleans groove to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

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

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.

Datil Pepper Festival 2019

Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2019
Free Event

Celebrate St. Augustine's own datil pepper and vote for the best datil pepper dishes presented by some of the finest restaurants in town.

Sykes Family Farms Crop Maze

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays October 5 – 27, 2019 | See times below
The popular corn maze at Sykes Family Farms in Elkton, FL.

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

Weekend Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Pumpkin Patches and Fall Activities

Throughout the month of October in 2019

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

SAiRA Food & Wine Festival

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
(904) 396-4435

The 10th Annual SAiRA Food and Wine Festival showcases local independent restaurants in St. Augustine to benefit a local charity.

18th Annual Tactile Art Show

Opening reception at 5 p.m. Fri,. Oct. 4; exhibit runs thru Oct. 27, 2019
Free Event

The 18th Annual Tactile Art Show features a variety of touchable art, including pottery, sculpture, fiber art and more.

Limelight: Annie Get Your Gun

September 19 – October 20, 2019 | See below for times

The Limelight Theatre kicks off its 2019-20 season with the popular Broadway musical, "Annie Get Your Gun."

EMMA Concert: Hollywood Concert Orchestra

Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.
(904) 797-2800

Enjoy an evening of classic movie music with the Hollywood Concert Orchestra's presentation of "Night at the Oscars."

Monday, October 7, 2019

Pumpkin Patches and Fall Activities

Throughout the month of October in 2019

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

St. Augustine Restaurant Week

Monday – Sunday, October 7 – 13, 2019
(904) 540-3129

Participating local restaurants offer a full week of fine cuisine at affordable prices in St. Augustine, Florida.

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

18th Annual Tactile Art Show

Opening reception at 5 p.m. Fri,. Oct. 4; exhibit runs thru Oct. 27, 2019
Free Event

The 18th Annual Tactile Art Show features a variety of touchable art, including pottery, sculpture, fiber art and more.

Pumpkin Patches and Fall Activities

Throughout the month of October in 2019

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