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., January 22, 2020

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Limelight Theatre: The Young Man from Atlanta

January 16 – February 9, 2020 | See below for times

The Limelight Theatre presents Horton Foote's 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "The Young Man from Atlanta."

Shrink Rap

Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9, 2020 | Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2:30 p.m.

This social satire explores the confusion that seems to make up the majority of daily life, with abundant humor where humor is needed most.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly from Sunday, November 24, 2019, to Sunday, February 2, 2020
(904) 335-3155
10 West Castillo Dr.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour is an entertaining and family-friendly way to see the best of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Holiday Tours

November 23, 2019 – February 2, 2020
(904) 325-3911
47 Cordova St

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

Nights of Lights Tours 2019–20

November 23, 2019 – February 2, 2020

Here are some of the best tours to see St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights holiday display by land and sea.

Gold Tours' Private Nights of Lights Tour

November 24, 2019 - February 2, 2020 | See below for dates
(904) 325-0547

Gold Tours offers another option for viewing St. Augustine's Nights of Lights — up close and personal, with no waiting.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Nights of Pints 2019-20

Offered during Nights of Lights, November 22, 2019 – February 3, 2020
(904) 217-3278

Celebrate Nights of Lights with Nights of Pints featuring local craft beers!

A Walk on the Wild Side

Select dates January – April 2020 | See below for dates and times
(904) 461-2035

Discover more about the shoreline, maritime hammocks, and other diverse ecosystems throughout Anastasia State Park.

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

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Bird Walk at Anastasia State Park

Select dates in January, February, & March 2020 | 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
(904) 461-2035

Bird watchers and nature lovers are invited to join this guided bird walk at Anastasia State Park.

Coquina Beach Walks

Select dates in spring 2020 | See below for dates and times
(386) 446-6783

Learn all about coquina rock while exploring the beach with a naturalist guide at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.

Tips for Kids' Sake 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 5 – 8 p.m.
(904) 829-9986

Celebrity waiters serve their friends, family and visitors at dozens of local restaurants to earn donations for "Tips for Kids' Sake!"

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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

Florida Freshwater Fishing 101

Wednesdays January 8 – February 5, 2020 | 9 – 11 a.m.
(904) 209-0355
Free Event

Join just one or all five of this series of free fishing clinics to learn the basics of Florida freshwater fishing.

Family Fishing Clinic

4 Wednesdays in February 2020 | 4 - 5:30 p.m.
(904) 823-4500
Free Event

This free fishing clinic is four weekly sessions on successive Wednesdays in February for kids ages 5 to 15 along with their parents.

Asleep at the Wheel

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 8 p.m.

Country Western Swing band Asleep at the Wheel will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Limelight Theatre: The Young Man from Atlanta

January 16 – February 9, 2020 | See below for times

The Limelight Theatre presents Horton Foote's 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "The Young Man from Atlanta."

Friday, February 7, 2020

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

First Friday Garden Walk

First Friday of every month, 10 a.m.
(386) 446-6783

Take a guided walk through beautiful Washington Oaks and learn about the history of the park's formal gardens.

Weekend Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday of each month, 5 - 9 p.m.
Free Event

Browse the wide variety of creative artwork exhibited at St. Augustine's fine art galleries and enjoy an evening of refreshments and live entertainment at this festive monthly event.

Owl and Sunset Symphony

Friday, January 17 and February 7, 2020 | See times below.
(904) 209-0348
Free Event

Enjoy nature's symphony at sunset along the St. Johns River at Beluthahatchee Park.

Menéndez Birthday Celebration Historical Saunters

Fridays, February 7 and 14, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
(732) 309-2332
Free Event
Two historical saunters will take place during the Festival de San Agustin to celebrate the birthday of the city's founder.

Historical reenactors will "saunter" the streets of downtown St. Augustine in celebration of city founder Don Pedro Menéndez's birthday during the week-long Festival de San Agustīn.

Limelight Theatre: The Young Man from Atlanta

January 16 – February 9, 2020 | See below for times

The Limelight Theatre presents Horton Foote's 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "The Young Man from Atlanta."

Shrink Rap

Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9, 2020 | Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2:30 p.m.

This social satire explores the confusion that seems to make up the majority of daily life, with abundant humor where humor is needed most.