Sports & Outdoors

The St. Augustine landscape is a mixture of beautiful marsh land, scenic and sandy beaches, wild inlets, and coastal forests. The great outdoors serves as a natural backdrop for visitors and residents to go kayaking, play sports, fish, and explore. Our Calendar of Events lists the many outdoor sports and recreation options too, including numerous marathons, golf tournaments, fishing charters, paddle boarding excursions, and more. Exploring and enjoying sports and outdoors in St. Augustine is easy from the Municipal Marina and the many beaches, state parks, and golf courses in St. Augustine.

E.g., July 18, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Music by the Sea 2019

Wednesdays from May 15 to Sept. 11, 2019 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Free Event

Relax by the sea this summer and listen to great local bands while enjoying fresh food from local restaurants at this annual summer event.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Dolphin Paddle on Salt Run

Two Saturdays in July 2019: July 6 and 20. | See below for times
(904) 460-9111

Take a paddle along Anastasia State Park's Salt Run and learn more about the flora and fauna of the estuary.

GTM Guided Beach Exploration

Third Saturday of the month | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
(904) 823-4500
2200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.

Visitors can take a beachside walk through the Guana Research Reserve and learn about the natural wildlife.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Guy Harvey Outpost Angler Academy: Surf Fishing

Select Sundays June – November 2019 | 6 – 10 a.m.
(904) 471-2555

Learn surf fishing from one of the pros at the Guy Harvey Outpost Angler Academy.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Music by the Sea 2019

Wednesdays from May 15 to Sept. 11, 2019 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Free Event

Relax by the sea this summer and listen to great local bands while enjoying fresh food from local restaurants at this annual summer event.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Ancient Dunes Trail Hike

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
(904) 461-2033

This guided hike explores the dunes and maritime hammocks of Anastasia State Park.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

A Historical Look Into the Old Spanish Quarries

July 10 and July 27, 2019 | 9 – 10 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.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Music by the Sea 2019

Wednesdays from May 15 to Sept. 11, 2019 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Free Event

Relax by the sea this summer and listen to great local bands while enjoying fresh food from local restaurants at this annual summer event.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

A Night Under the Stars

Thursday and Friday, August 1 and 2, 2019 | 8 – 10 p.m.
Free Event

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

Friday, August 2, 2019

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.

A Night Under the Stars

Thursday and Friday, August 1 and 2, 2019 | 8 – 10 p.m.
Free Event

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

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Drum Runner Series Barrel Racing

First Saturday of the month Feb. 2 – Nov. 2, 2019
Free Event

These monthly Drum Runners equestrian competitions are free for spectators.

Guided Exploration Hike at GTM Research Reserve

First Saturday of the month, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Free Event

Visitors are welcome to participate in this scenic walk through the Guana Peninsula in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Music by the Sea 2019

Wednesdays from May 15 to Sept. 11, 2019 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Free Event

Relax by the sea this summer and listen to great local bands while enjoying fresh food from local restaurants at this annual summer event.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Second Saturdays Family Seining

9 – 11 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of each month
Free Event

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

Second Saturday Plant Sale

Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(386) 302-5590

Guests can visit the magnificent gardens, browse rare and beautiful plants for sale, and attend a cultivation workshop.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Music by the Sea 2019

Wednesdays from May 15 to Sept. 11, 2019 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Free Event

Relax by the sea this summer and listen to great local bands while enjoying fresh food from local restaurants at this annual summer event.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Nature Photography

Thursdays, August 15, 22, & 29, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
(904) 209-0035 x5
Free Event

John local photographer Nicholle Goodnight in this three-class workshop to learn how to capture stunning nature shots with your digital camera.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Full Moon Stand Up Paddle

On the nights of the full moon from July to October 2019 | Times vary
(912) 441-2391

Enjoy a stand-up paddle from the Lighthouse Boat Ramp to the Conch House Marina and back.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Alex's Capes & Tiaras 5K

Saturday, August 17, 2019
(904) 814-6668
790 Christina Drive

This 5K honors the life and legacy of Alex Landis, who worked to raise awareness of neuromuscular diseases.

GTM Guided Beach Exploration

Third Saturday of the month | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
(904) 823-4500
2200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.

Visitors can take a beachside walk through the Guana Research Reserve and learn about the natural wildlife.

Full Moon Stand Up Paddle

On the nights of the full moon from July to October 2019 | Times vary
(912) 441-2391

Enjoy a stand-up paddle from the Lighthouse Boat Ramp to the Conch House Marina and back.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Guy Harvey Outpost Angler Academy: Surf Fishing

Select Sundays June – November 2019 | 6 – 10 a.m.
(904) 471-2555

Learn surf fishing from one of the pros at the Guy Harvey Outpost Angler Academy.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Music by the Sea 2019

Wednesdays from May 15 to Sept. 11, 2019 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Free Event

Relax by the sea this summer and listen to great local bands while enjoying fresh food from local restaurants at this annual summer event.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Palmo Sunset Kayak Trip

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 22, 23, and 24, 2019 | 6 – 9 p.m.
(904) 209-0348
8600 Palm Fish Camp Rd.

Explore Palmo Cove with St. Johns County naturalists in a sunset kayak on the St. Johns River.