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., December 8, 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Apex Theatre Presents: Frozen Jr.

Thursday, Dec. 16, through Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 | See Times Below
(904) 209-0399

The Apex Theatre will bring holiday magic and family fun to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Dec. 16–19, 2021, with four performances of Frozen Jr.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Live Music on Fridays

Every Friday

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

Lightner Museum Art Exhibit: Picturing a Nation

Oct. 29, 2021, to Sept. 30, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(904) 824-2874
William Francis Snow, Florida Landscape, ca. 1930, oil on canvas. Lightner Museum.

The Lightner Museum is showcasing a major reinstallation of its American paintings and sculptures through Sept. 30, 2022.

Lightner Museum Art Exhibit: Faces of Alcazar

Oct. 29, 2021, to March 7, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(904) 824-2874
The Lightner Museum will showcase artwork by Tom Schifanella from Oct. 29, 2021, to March 7, 2022.

The Lightner Museum will showcase artwork by Tom Schifanella from Oct. 29, 2021, to March 7, 2022.

Nights of Lights Scavenger Hunt 2021

Nov. 26, 2021, to Jan. 30, 2022 | See Times Below
(904) 679-4806

Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibit

Friday, Nov. 5, to Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Free Event

The St. Augustine Art Association will present its annual 'Florida Wild,' nature and wildlife exhibit Nov. 5, to Dec. 31, 2021.

Light Up West King Celebration

Dec. 4, 2021 to Jan. 25, 2022 | Nightly
(386) 682-0245
223 West King Street
The shops of West King Street will be lit for the holidays through January 25, 2022.

The shops of West King Street will be lit for the holidays through January 25, 2022.

Tours for Nights of Lights 2021-22

Nov. 20, 2021 to Jan. 31, 2022

Here are some delightful tours that transport guests around St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights holiday display by land and sea.

Old Town Trolley's Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly Nov. 21, 2021, through Jan. 29, 2022
(904) 335-3155
10 West Castillo Dr.
Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour offers guests an exciting way to see the holiday lights in St. Augustine.

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

Ripley's Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly Nov. 21, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022

Take a ride on Santa's Red Express for a "lightseeing" tour of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022
(904) 827-7728

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

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Tours 2021-22

November 20, 2021 – January 31, 2022
(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.

St. Augustine Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from November 20, 2021, to January 31, 2022
(904) 687-8297

Be dazzled by St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights on this relaxing one-and-a-half-hour boat tour.

Explore Tours Nights of Lights

Nightly Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 to Monday, Jan. 31, 2022

Enjoy the convenience and personal perspective offered by Explore Tours Nights of Lights Tours.

St. Augustine Sailing Nights of Lights Charters

Nov. 21, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022 | See details below.
A couple enjoying a private Nights of Lights cruise aboard a sailboat from St. Augustine Sailing.

Guests can take in the breathtaking Nights of Lights holiday displays from the water aboard a private luxury charter in Matanzas Bay.

Elkton's Bright Nights of Drive Thru Lights

Thursday–Sunday, Nov. 27, 2021, to Jan. 2, 2022 | 6 to 9 p.m.
(904) 692-1370
A tractor and trailer lit for the holidays at Elkton's Bright Nights of Drive-thru Lights in Elkton, just west of St. Augustine.

Sykes Family Farm in Elkton presents a festive drive through fields and equipment decorated for the holidays.

Private Golf Cart Nights of Lights Tours

From November 20, 2021 through January 31, 2022
(904) 679-9880
3 Cordova Street
St. Augustine Land and Sea Tours take visitors around town to see the lights.

St. Augustine Land and Sea Tours offers special private golf carts tours each evening during the Nights of Lights.

Scenic Cruise Nights of Lights Tours 2021-22

Nov. 20, 2021, through Jan. 30, 2022 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
(904) 824-1806

See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water aboard the Victory III.

Old Town Cycle Cruise: Holly Jolly Yachty

Nightly Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022 | 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
(904) 599-9492

Take a tour on the Matanzas River and see St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water.

Sabrage: Nights of Lights 2021/2022

Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022
(904) 310-4999
17 Dockside Drive
A view of the Nights of Lights from the deck of Sabrage in St. Augustine.

View St. Augustine's Nights of Lights from the water, while cruising on a 63-foot custom-built power catamaran.

Quackery: The Dark Side of Medicine Tour

Every Friday and Saturday Night at 7 and 8:15 p.m.
Audiences will be enthralled and appalled at the outrageous medical treatments from St. Augustine's past.

The Spanish Military Hospital enthralls audiences with tales of outrageous medical treatments in St. Augustine’s past.

Dark of the Moon Tour at the Lighthouse

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, After Dark (Times will vary)
(904) 829-0745

The St. Augustine Lighthouse after dark explores the history and the tales of ghosts as guests tour armed only with a glowstick.

Apex Theatre Presents: Frozen Jr.

Thursday, Dec. 16, through Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 | See Times Below
(904) 209-0399

The Apex Theatre will bring holiday magic and family fun to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Dec. 16–19, 2021, with four performances of Frozen Jr.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Live Music on Saturdays

Every Saturday

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

Amphitheatre Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free Event

This weekly farmers market is back, offering fresh local produce, baked goods, seafood, flowers, and a variety of arts and crafts.